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ow the humble poppy came to symbolise remembrance and raise millions to help war veterans.

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2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. More than nine million soldiers were killed during the four-year conflict. Much of the worst fighting took place in Flanders, the western part of Belgium. The whole area was completely devastated, with homes, farms, roads and trees all completely destroyed. The land became a bleak, muddy graveyard for the thousands of soldiers who fell there.

The idea to use the poppy as a symbol of remembrance came from an American professor and YWCA worker, Moina Michael, in 1918. She wrote a poem in reply to McCrae’s called ‘We Shall Keep the Faith’ and started to sell silk poppies. The idea was adopted by the American Legion in 1920 and she became known as ‘The Poppy Lady’.

One plant, however, thrived in the disturbed soil and that, of course, was the poppy. Year after year, as the warm weather arrived, the poppies bloomed and turned the bare ground into a sea of red. Nowadays, we are all familiar with the poppy as a symbol of remembrance and a way to raise funds to support veterans. But how did the iconic flower make the journey from the fields to our lapels? It all began with Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian physician who fought in Flanders. In May 1915, his friend, a fellow soldier, was killed in action. Looking at the poppies growing alongside his

In 1921, Anna E Guerin started making artificial poppies in France and gained the support of Field Marshal Douglas Haig, founder of the Royal British Legion. The first poppy appeal was held on Armistice Day 1921. It was hugely popular and, despite a recommended selling price of threepence per poppy, single petals sold for £5. In all, the appeal raised £106,000 – that’s nearly £30 million in today’s terms! Some people choose to wear a white poppy, either instead of or alongside a traditional red one. This symbolises pacifism and remembers the civilians killed in war, as well as the soldiers. The idea was initially put forward in 1926 by the No More War Movement, and the first white poppies were sold by the Cooperative Women’s Guild in 1933. They are now distributed by the Peace Pledge Union, a British pacifist non-governmental organisation that works for a world without war. And finally, did you know that there is also a purple poppy? It commemorates the animals that have been victims of war and raises money for Animal Aid. By Alex Brown

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Well, the short answer to that is ‘Yes!’ Even chimneys serving gas fires need cleaning on a regular basis – and if you are one of the growing number of householders returning to the cosy, romantic comfort of a traditional coal or log fire, it is essential that you spend a little time and money ensuring that your fireplace is functioning both safely and efficiently. As a fire burns, it releases numerous gases up the chimney which escape into the atmosphere. As they pass through the chimney, soot - which contains a flammable substance called creosote begins to accumulate on the walls. Over time, these deposits can begin to obstruct and eventually completely block the chimney, which could lead to an inefficient and potentially unsafe fireplace and the risk of chimney fires. This is why regular cleaning of a chimney is essential. Although it is possible to clean the chimney yourself, you might prefer instead to hire a professional chimney sweep to do this tiring, messy job! In addition to cleaning the chimney, he or she will check for other problems which might lead to chimney fires or inefficient burning, and will also inspect your chimney for potential problems from the roof.

prolonged disuse (for example at the end of the summer) , and also at the end of the heating season to ensure that it is clear of animal nests and is prepared for the idle period. Chimneys that are used frequently may need cleaning more often, whilst those serving gas fires less often. A visit to the National Association of Chimney Sweeps or Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps websites will help you locate a local, reliable chimney sweep. These two organisations have worked together over recent years to introduce a National Code of Practice for Chimney Sweeps, designed to protect the public from untrained or poorly trained sweeps. Sweeps meeting the Standard are required to issue an Industry Standard certificate (the Standard being printed on the reverse) and where necessary, an Industry Standard Warning Notice and Label. A sweep typically takes around 45 minutes and costs around £40 per chimney, though this can vary according to location and the difficulty of the job. Before employing anyone to carry out the work, please check that they have full public liability insurance. By Debbie Singh-Bhatti

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Winter Tyres

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Then last November I had to hire a car in Switzerland, and I was amazed at the handling of the little vehicle and the confidence I felt behind the wheel, in what can only be described as less-than-ideal weather conditions - for that read snow, snow and more snow. I mentioned it to the Swiss friend I was visiting. She looked astonished, ‘It’s the winter tyres,’ she said matter-of-factly. ‘We always wonder why British people don’t use them.’ I was sold. On my return I called in at my local tyre

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Keep Warm This Winter

drop in body temperature can lower A the body’s resistance to germs, so if you are elderly or otherwise susceptible

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The Perfect Christmas Pud

aking your own Christmas pudding isn’t just the perfect way to get in the festive mood, it’s also incredibly simple.

Remember, the key to making a fabulous pudding is choosing the best ingredients you can afford. You’re doing this only once, so try not to cut corners.

Put a circle of baking parchment and foil over the top of each basin and tie securely round the rim with string. Make a string handle by tying both round and over the basin, to make it easier to pick out of the pan after cooking.

Makes 4 x 1 pint (450ml) or 2 x 2 pint (1 litre) puddings.

Put the basins in a large steamer of boiling water and cover with a lid.

Preparation time 30 minutes plus 5-6 hours steaming time, plus 2 hours re-steaming on the day of eating.

Boil for 5-6 hours, topping the boiling water up from time to time if necessary so that it doesn’t boil dry. If you don’t have a steamer, you can use a large pan and stand the basins on inverted saucers placed in the base. Pour in boiling water to come a third of the way up the sides of the pudding bowls. Cover and steam as before. Cool.

Ingredients 225g/8oz golden caster sugar 225g/8oz vegetarian suet 340g/12oz sultanas 340g/12oz raisins 225g/8oz currants 120g/4oz chopped candied peel 120g/4oz plain flour 120g/4oz fresh white breadcrumbs 60g/2oz flaked almonds Zest of 1 lemon 5 eggs, beaten 1level tsp ground cinnamon 1level tsp mixed spice 1 level tsp freshly grated nutmeg Pinch of salt 150ml/5fl oz brandy or rum

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Escabeche sponsors West Bridgford Youth Rugby escabeche, West Bridgford’s freshly cooked tapas bar and restaurant, is proudly supporting local sport by agreeing an exciting sponsorship deal with West Bridgford Rugby Club’s Youth Teams. The sponsorship will see the escabeche logo emblazoned across WBRFC’s website and pitchside hoardings, youth team shirts and balls. escabeche co-owner Jon Perkins enthused: “We’re an independent business based in West Bridgford, so supporting a local club makes perfect sense. Sincerely, it’s smashing to know that we are a part of a brilliant organisation that helps kids get out there and work up an appetite every Sunday morning, hopefully ahead of an hearty escabeche Sunday lunch!”

escabeche co-owner Jon Perkins along with Wilf, Stan and Youth Team Coach Clive Hewitt West Bridgford Rugby Club Youth Team Coach Clive Hewitt added: “It was great when escabeche approached us about sponsoring youth rugby. At youth team level, every penny is needed for balls, equipment, ground upkeep etc., so it makes a real difference when a local business puts their hand in their pocket and supports our organisation. We’re extremely grateful and hope this can be a mutually beneficial, long term agreement.” As well as a financial contribution, escabeche is also offering members of West

Bridgford Rugby Club a 10% reduction off their main menu between Monday and Thursday. About escabeche escabeche tapas bar and restaurant is open every day from 10am serving freshly cooked tapas dishes influenced by the flavours of the Mediterranean. On Sunday afternoon, escabeche serve traditianl favourites with a Mediterranean twist and on Sunday evening, there’s live acoustic music by Nottingham’s finest musicians. For more information visit • 0115 822 4995 •


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What’s happening in your area

This is a free page to publicise your local events and information. We would love to hear from you if you know of any event in or around the West Bridgford area; copy deadline is the 25th of each month. Please email:

The Poppy Folk Club Sunday 17th November is concert night with traditional singer and folk song collector, Brian Dawson. Tickets £7.50. See the website for more details: or contact Phil & Julie 0115 9812861, Dave 07790 943893, email phil@ The next meeting will be on Sunday 15th December for our Christmas Party night. Radcliffe Sword Club Learn the exciting modern Olympic sport of fencing with Radcliffe Sword Club, meeting at the main sports hall, Clifton Leisure Centre, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, NG11 8AB. Juniors (aged 9-14): Tuesday 18:30-20:00; Adults (15+) : Tuesday 20:00-22:00 and Wednesday 20:00-22:00 Next beginners course will start on Tuesday 17th Sept 2013 The next meeting of the South Notts Flower Club is on Tuesday the 12th November from 7.30pm at Edwalton Church Hall, Wellin Lane, Edwalton, NG12 4AP. The title of the demonstration is “Christmas Cheer” demonstrated by National Demonstrator Tony Brown. New members and visitors are always welcome. Refreshments included. For more information please contact Gail Tel no. 0115 9822070. Nordic Walking Classes available in West Bridgford, new venue for Summer 2013 is the Poppy & Pint Pub off Pierrepont Road. Meeting on Tuesday evenings at 6pm walks will take in some urban areas, sections of the Trent Embankment, LadyBay and around Holme Pierrepont. First session must be booked in advance. All information is available at, contact Matthew Tandy on 07919 060592 for more details or a friendly chat. Notts Orienteering Club is a not-for-profit community sports club run by volunteers. We offer beginners orienteering sessions in the community for people to learn how to read maps and get a bit of gentle exercise at the same time. We have three evening sessions available in Worksop, West Bridgford and Mansfield on Tues and Wed evenings. For more information call Catherine on 07940575758 or e mail Taekwon-Do (ITF) West Bridgford – From beginner to black-belt. Training Twice A Week, Monday & Thursday evenings. Free Trial Session. One of the Top 10 Martial Arts in the World. Like Karate but with more emphasis on kicking. Great for Self Defence, Fitness & Suppleness, Self Confidence, Discipline & Respect.


Contact Marcus Reilly (2nd Dan) 07973 405362, CRB Checked, Valid Insurance, First Aid Certificate. Wilford Karate school - www.karate-nottingham. com/ We teach traditional Shotokan Karate to people from 7 years through to adults. Our club is part of a world wide federation and offers the unique opportunity to train under Master Asano Hanshi, 9th Dan. All abilities 7yrs + Mon 7-8pm Thu 7:30-8:30pm Brown and Black belts (Honbu) Tue 7:30-8:30pm At Nottingham Emmanuel School – Wilford. Contact C Goronwy 0115 9814246 for more details Mirabilé is looking for quality trained and/or experienced soprano singers. We are a small ladies ensemble covering a wide range of repertoire from early music to contemporary arrangements, both in English and other languages. We rehearse Monday evenings from 8.00-10.00pm in West Bridgford. For enquiries or audition details please contact: Alison Smith on 0115 9143510

MODERN LINEDANCING CLASSES:- Daytime and Evenings Held in West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Plumtree (also Bakersfield and Stapleford) Suitable for Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate Levels. For further information please contact Pat on 0115 9140673.

‘FRIENDLY BADMINTON CLUB seeks players. We play Wednesday evenings throughout the year in West Bridgford. For further information please contact Cherry on 0115 8461634 or Mick on 0115 8457024.’ The ladybay karate club have classes in traditional shotokan karate at the scout headquarters in mona road,in lady bay. every monday & friday, from 7.00p.m -8.00p.m We welcome everyone from 8years to the more mature person who wishes to learn what this fascinating art has to offer.for further details please tel.01159821161 or visitour website. Friends of Bridgford Park need volunteers of all ages to help keep our truly beautiful amenity in really good condition. The Friends plant, clear wooded areas, help all wildlife survive and increase. We work closely with Rushcliffe Borough Council staff and take advice from Notts Wildlife Trust. We meet bi-monthly at the Civic Centre planning our ongoing work and any new projects. A summer Meadow is planned and a tree trail. We are also interested in installing a beehive. So we need people from all walks of life to join us Interested? Please contact Linda on 9819146 or Lorraine on 9816646 • 0115 822 4995 • To advertise or contribute call 07595 510190

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Stylishly Casual at 60+

y mother turned 70 this year M but doesn’t look it. She’s often complimented about her effortless style

and how she looks so much younger than her years. However there is nothing effortless about how great my mother looks, quite the opposite in fact. “The trouble is darling that so many women my age give up,” she often says, “It’s sad and really there’s no excuse.” Now my mum isn’t one of those surgically enhanced botox-loving souls, she’s a regular woman who cares about her appearance – and it shows. I asked her what her favourite tips are. Good Underwear: Good foundation garments are essential. Mum is measured professionally every year so her bras fit properly. She swears by seam-free nudecoloured bras under light tops, “White is awful, it shows straight through.” And black for under black clothes. “Modern control slips are wonderful inventions,” she enthuses. “They’re so comfortable and they smooth out my lumps and bumps as if by magic.”

never dates.” Chunky-heeled Boots: “I love chunkyheeled boots worn with jeans. I have a black pair and a tan pair and I live in them.” Funky shoes: “I prefer plain neutral clothes, but I always wear really fashionable bright shoes with a low heel. They add zing to my outfits.” Statement jewellery: Mum swears by great costume jewellery. “Bigger statement pieces look more stylish than fine gold chains. They change the look of my neutral basics and keep them up-to-date.” Hair style: “Long can be gorgeous on someone my age if it’s worn with panache, but any cut should be sharp and up-todate. Shoulder-length limp locks drag your features down and show up thinning hair cruelly. A short cropped style with lots of texture looks more youthful.” Her final tips? “Good posture. Pilates has improved mine. And SMILE. Nothing ages you like a scowl.” By Sarah Davey

Dark Jeans: “I see lots of women my age wearing pale chambray jeans with a gathered waist. They add pounds and years, and really are the most hideously awful things. Dark coloured jeans in indigo or black in a bootleg style are the most flattering. A tip that a young sales assistant in a high street store gave me was to make sure the back pockets are not too far apart and are the right proportion. By choosing pockets that end an inch or so below the natural curve of your bottom, you’ll make it look smaller. Try it and see for yourself!” Fitted T shirts: “Buy the best quality, thickest T shirts you can afford, because they’ll wash well and layer well.” Mum recommends having some short-sleeved and some long-sleeved in mainly neutral colours plus a couple of bright colours which suit you. Cashmere cardigans: In whatever style you like. “I like shorter cardigans because I’m not tall,” she says, “I layer them over my T shirts. And cashmere

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