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Discovering The Greatford Hall fire of 1922 page 42

In the Spotlight - Langtoft Church pages 58

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Introduction

Welcome to Your March Issue. Mother’s Day on March 11th gives us all the opportunity to show mum just how much she means to us by showering her with hugs, kisses and gifts. This month’s issue includes some touching thoughts from our young contributor, Holly Jean, and what Mother’s Day means for her. We’re hoping that you also enjoy reading our section on Schools News, which brings together some of the ways in which our dear little ones are enjoying those “best days of their lives”. I don’t know why, but it brought to mind this gem from the American novelist, Peter De Vries – “A mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and then by car forever after”. Happy Mother’s Day!

Claire x

This month, we’re delighted to feature local farmer, Nicholas Watts, and his fabulous conservation work in our area. The long established and highly successful Bourne firm, Johnsons Bourne Textiles Services, comes under the spotlight too, with some job vacancies which they need filling. This issue also contains many ways to help you make the most of the springtime, whether it’s inside or out in the garden, or maybe visiting Market Deeping’s Empire Gym or some of our eateries. That extra evening light, when the clocks go forward an hour on March 25th, will make us all feel that summer’s not too far away either. Enjoy the read!

John

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Inside

Highlights

4................ Mother’s Day feature by Holly Jean 6................ “Finding the Hidden”

– Pinfold Photographic

8................ Mother’s Day recipe 10.............. In the Hot Seat – Nicholas Watts M.B.E. 14.............. Golden rules for good hair – Renu 16 ............. Hummingbird Hypnotherapy 18.............. Phoebe Smith – Osteopath Profile 20/21...... Empire Gym – The Voice 22............. Travel Column

– International waterparks

26/27 – Community Matters 28............. Four Seasons featured 33/36..... Johnsons Bourne Textile Services featured

38............. Will and probate Services

– Update that will

42 ............ Discovering … The Greatford Hall fire

of 1922

48 ........... The Technology Site

– Meltdown and Spectre

50............. Your Finances – Retirement plans 51.............. The Puzzle Page 52/53 .... Schools News 55............. Words from the Mayor of Market

Deeping 56/57..... Events and gigs guide 58............. In the Spotlight - Langtoft Church 60............. Pets and Vets – Rabbits 63/65..... Classified businesses directory With thanks to:

Taff Lovesey, Nick Ash, Rex Needle, Clare Lockett, Zoe Reeve, Eileen Le Voi, Liberty Partnership Ltd, Sgt. Rachel Blackwell, Claire Saunders, Matt Weston, Pauline Redshaw, Patrick Hunt, Nicole Woodcock, Lydia Pinfold

Photography:

Cover Photo taken by Lydia Pinfold, www.pinfold-photographic.co.uk

Discovering Deeping is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

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Entertainment

“Ain’t No Hood Like Motherhood” – by Holly-Jean

It’s Mother’s Day! And whether you’re celebrating your mum, your grandmother, your carer, or even a friend who acts a little too parent-y sometimes – Happy Mother’s Day.

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y identity rests solely and firmly on this: “I am my mother’s daughter.”

As some of us females get older, we often hear the phrase: “You are JUST like your mother”, “Ooh, apple didn’t fall far from the tree now did it?” And so on and so forth. We start to look like our mothers and start to do and say things where we get that chill as we feel ourselves morphing into our parental figure. Now, for some of us, this is a blissful change, graceful and beautiful, showcasing our own maternal instincts. For others, it glistens through in a less graceful way and more of a ‘slap in the face’ kind of way. I didn’t notice at first, but here are just a few things that I started to become aware of; the sudden outbursts of sarcasm. At any given time, I will just explode into a tyranny of rage and wit. The God awful road rage at the smallest thing. Flailing my arms in the air and screaming through the misted-up glass. And then this... this is the big one. After all my life boasting about my 20/20 vision, here I am, wearing glasses to write this, holding reading material at arm’s length. Put mum and I together and well, we’re like twins. So, these are some things that mum, and I definitely have in common, but there are a million other things that outweigh these little quirky qualities, all positive I’ll add.

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The amount of things my mum has taught me throughout my life is uncountable. I’m so lucky to have such a kind, caring, selfless, funny and lovely role model, who puts everyone before herself and tries her hardest no matter what. I have learnt everything from my mum and model myself on her entirely. Obviously, I am not a mum. I know nothing about motherhood. All I know, is the way I was brought up – and I had a pretty amazing childhood. Some would say that your younger years are when your mother has the biggest role in your life. And yes, I agree to an extent. However, I would say my mother has had the biggest impact on my life as a young adult. The 3am talks, taking the mickey out of each other, the girly things, the advice, everything – I’m really lucky. I have some amazing childhood memories with my mum, but what I favour as much and more is the opportunity to make more memories with her, less as her child and more as her best friend. When people tell me “well aren’t you like your mum!” it gives me an unexplainable feeling because at the end of the day, if I grow up to be half of the amazing woman my mum is, then I’ve achieved all I can. Thank you for all you are. This day is for you. Happy Mother’s Day mum.

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Lifestyle

Finding the Hidden by Lydia Pinfold

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volution has ensured that almost all animals of the natural world have an amazing skill to keep themselves hidden from predators and, importantly, from their prey; the tiger with stripes to replicate grassland and the chameleon which can melt into their environment. The same can be said for animals within the UK. Lattersey Nature Reserve, located just outside Peterborough, has a wealth of diversity with mammals and reptiles, all with the ability to blend into their natural surroundings. The common lizard has dark colours, which blend naturally into the earth or, in this case, a fallen tree trunk, allowing the lizard to catch the heat of the sun and remain hidden from predators. The muntjac deer within the reserve also camouflage themselves amongst the tree trunks and tall grass.

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Check the weather before photographing outdoors. It is dull and overcast at the moment, and this can ruin even the most perfect of pictures. So, open your lens aperture to around f/2.8 or f/4 to let in as much light as possible.

If you plan to visit this reserve, where there are no hides available, it would require a keen eye, to scan the landscape and the patience to sit and listen. If it is the reptiles that you hope to find, the best time to see both lizards and snakes is on a mild day when the sun

is shining. Take the time to look around the undulating, moss covered areas, which line the path throughout the reserve. When setting up your camera for such an outing, have your lens on manual focus. This will help to pick out the mammals and reptiles through any dense foliage. The automatic focus on your camera, will have the unwanted habit of picking out the thinnest blades of grass instead!

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Good Friday Fun Join us for two hours of Easter Fun! Cookie decorating Activity sheets Story time Pass the parcel

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1.30pm till 3.30pm Friday 30th March 2018

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Booking is Essential Call 01778 560000 Activities are aimed at under 10s

Children £7.99

Price includes choice of jacket potato or panini, with tea or coffee for adults. Meatballs, fish fingers or chicken nuggets for the children, followed by ice cream or banana split and juice drink.

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Mother ’s Day Special FREE DESSERT FO R MUM

Free homemade dessert for every Mum who purchases a Sunday carvery. Available from 12 - 2pm

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Waterside Garden Centre

King Street, Baston, Peterborough.

Sunday 11th March


Mother’s Day Brunch

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Bacon and Egg Cups Why not treat your mum with this unbelievably simple breakfast/brunch recipe? These are so easy that a recipe is barely needed, but here you go:

Eg gs Thick cut ba co n M uf fin Pa n Sa lt & Pe pper

Method 1 2

Pre-heat the oven and bake the bacon according to the package instructions. When the bacon is mostly done, still soft and not crunchy, remove it from the oven. When it’s cool enough to touch, wrap it around the cups in the muffin tin, placing another small piece in the bottom of each cup for a ‘bottom’. Crack an egg into each muffin cup, lightly salt and pepper it, then bake at 350°C for about 20 minutes or, when the egg is lightly touched, it bounces a bit and doesn’t stick to your finger. Cooking them this way makes the eggs over medium, so some of the yolk is cooked and some is runny. Perfection.

3 Serve and eat within a few minutes of being taken out of the oven. Great with a side of hash browns! Yummy, Mummy!

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In the Hot Seat

IN THE HOT SEAT I am a farmer, basically because my father was a farmer, my mother’s parents and father’s parents were farmers, and so were their parents! My interests are all related to the countryside, farming and wildlife. In 1982, I did a breeding bird survey on my farm in Deeping St. Nicholas, and I have done it every year since. By 1992, I found that corn buntings had declined by 90% and skylarks had declined by 90%. This worried me so much that I set about trying to reverse that decline, by feeding birds in my farmyards with wheat and oilseed rape. So many came that it was a spectacle, up to 800 buntings and finches in the yard at any one time! I thought other people might like to see it, so I organised an open day, where two people asked me if I could sell them some bird seed, which I duly did. The next year I had the same spectacle, so I organised another open day, again I gave all the proceeds to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, and again people asked me to sell them some bird food. About eleven years ago, the Wildlife Trusts came to me and asked me if I would be interested in supplying Wildlife Trust members with bird seed. I said we would and, for being able to do that, we pay the Wildlife Trusts 5% of every transaction. Those 5%s have already added up to well over £1m! Unfortunately, our countryside is getting less food in it, there are less hedges and less weeds in our crops and so less insects upon which birds feed their young. For a farmer to look after the wildlife, he should restore a few of the features that we used to have in our countryside, such as planting hedges, digging ponds, leaving wide margins to his fields and restoring his old barns, but very few are willing to do this sort of thing, even with government help. Those are the sorts of things I have done, and I have even turned one farm over to organic farming, and now my farms are full of wildlife. I have won more conservation awards than any other farmer in the UK and was proud to be awarded the MBE in 2006 for my services to farming and wildlife.

Where were you born, and what is your favourite memory of your childhood? I was born in the house where I live now, and so was my father and my grandfather. One thing that sticks in my mind is seeing a brambling on the bird table when I was eight or nine years old.

Nicholas Watts M.B.E.

How would you describe yourself in just a few words? Farmer and conservationist. If there was one thing which you could change about the Deepings, what would it be and why? Stop it expanding, it is big enough.

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why? My mother and father steered me along through my childhood, whilst Tony Cook from Peakirk taught me how to ring birds, and that has been a great influence on me.

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Which character would you most enjoy sharing a meal with? Sir David Attenborough.

What advice would you give to a “sixteen-year-old you”? Don’t smoke or drink - if you don’t drink you can always wake up with a clear head!

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Seasonal Delights with Amy Our farm shop manager brings you the best products of the season, available at Vine House Farm It’s starting to feel very Spring like in the Farm Shop with some of our favourite fruit & vegetables beginning to make a welcome return. First to arrive is British rhubarb, an unmistakable taste of Spring & perfect in a crumble. Look out for spring greens too - less boring than broccoli, these bundles of green goodness are the ideal antidote to the months of heavier winter cooking. They also taste sweeter & fresher than the robust hearted cabbages, so they are great for lighter Spring & Summer recipes ENJOY..... Purple Sprouting Broccoli. Boiled or steamed, it makes an excellent side dish when tossed in butter or oil. Also, try serving in a sauce with pasta or as a starter, covered in hollandaise

HOME GROWN

THIS MONTH

Savoy & January King Cabbages, Celeriac, Flower Sprouts, Brussel Sprouts, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Leeks, Kale, Cauliflowers & of course our sacks of potatoes!

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Homemade Rhubarb Gin. Add 400g caster sugar & 800ml gin to 1kg of rhubarb to make a G&T with a difference, or top with soda water for a refreshing pink summertime drink

COMING UP

NEXT MONTH

Lovely local lamb & if the weather is kind to us, the Asparagus season should start around 23rd April (St George’s Day)

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examinations with the Society of Shoefitters. We try to make shoe shopping an enjoyable experience and not something you dread to do.

All our staff are fully trained to fit orthotics, specialist fittings, including wide feet and slim feet. This training can take up to a year to get well equipped in dealing with all those different types of feet. Over the years, we have made it our priority to make sure that every child that comes through our doors has the best experience in having their shoes fitted. We look at the individual needs of the customer and try to provide the best quality and fit of shoes for that purpose.

Over the years, we have built up very special relationships with our customers, based on trust and customer service.

We work closely with podiatrists who are medically trained, should we need them, and Liz, the owner, is a V.T.C.T. (Vocational Training Charitable Trust), qualified reflexologist and who has also passed through

Here are just some of the services we offer: • We cater from birth up to an adult size 12. • We fit specialist orthotics, splints, inserts etc. • We help with supportive shoes/boots for hyper- mobility, in-toeing etc. • We offer advice, should you think you need to have your child checked for any foot problems. • We run appointments out of hours for special needs customers and busy mums. • We run appointments during the busy “back to school time” for mums who work or have more than one child to fit. • We have parking facilities at the rear of the shop.

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Matelia Beauty Having read such a glowing recommendation in a recent issue of “Discovering Deeping”, and then listening to friends who had been really impressed when they paid a visit to Matelia Beauty, I was so excited when I turned up for my hour-long “Eve Taylor Winter Rescue Facial”. Upon arrival, Claire took me through the details of the treatment and made me aware of what she would be doing, asking if I wanted her to talk through the products as she went along, or to remain silent throughout and then go through them afterwards. This attention to every small

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detail, along with Claire’s friendly nature, was a feature that made the whole experience so enjoyable and memorable for me. The treatment room with its lovely pastel colours and relaxing music in the background made me feel incredibly at ease. Claire certainly took the utmost care with me throughout, ensuring that I was warm enough and that I was aware of having to drink plenty of water afterwards to maximise the benefits of the facial.

3A High Street, Market Deeping PE6 8ED

I must admit that my skin after the facial feels so smooth and I will certainly be returning before too long. An hour of total relaxation and quality pampering is just too good an opportunity to turn down!

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Health

The Renu Golden Rules of Good Hair Care by Claire Saunders, Renu - Health, Beauty & Fitness

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he hair team at Renu give their top five golden rules for healthier, happier and more manageable tresses to banish bad hair days forever……

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Wash your hair two to three times a week, max. Your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away. This creates a vicious circle of overproduction of oils and a need to shampoo more often. Dry shampoo would help to refresh your roots whilst helping you to retain the essential moisture your hair needs.

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Avoid hot showers, and shampoo your scalp, not your ends. Healthy, beautiful shiny hair starts in the shower, so make sure you use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and level of damage. Giving your head an invigorating massage as you shampoo is a good way to encourage blood circulation and helps to detoxify the scalp. Blasting your scalp with extremely hot water will dry out your hair and create tangles that could result in breakage.

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Towel dry your hair before applying conditioner. Excess water in your hair will hinder the conditioner. If you are short of time, at least squeeze out excess water and concentrate on application on the ends. Invest in a few good quality conditioners and leave-in treatments or hair masks, especially if you have coloured hair.

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Brush your hair twice a day, from the bottom up. Healthy hair needs regular brushing, but don’t tear mindlessly through your locks. Work from the bottom up, once in the morning and once before going to bed, for about a minute each time. Make sure that you wide tooth comb on wet hair; don’t brush it, as it’s much more susceptible to breakage.

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Use a low heat setting for hair drying and point the nozzle down, not side on. Overheating your hair is one of the worst things you can do for it. Keep your dryer on a low setting and a good distance from your hair. Move your hair around and use protective styling products before using heatstyling tools. Take your time for a decent blow dry on day one, rock it out on day two and tie it back on day three. Making your style last a few days will really help to prevent damage.

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Your Health

Spring is on the Way - Be Positive, Move Forward - Here’s How by Nicole Woodcock, Hummingbird Hypnotherapy

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pring is starting to raise its head as we begin to notice the snowdrops and catkins, and enjoy clear blue, crisp skies. This marks new beginnings, time to open our eyes, become energised and start to look forward to warmer days and, dare I say it, ... summer! For some of us, it can be difficult to even acknowledge these things, particularly if we struggle with anxiety and depression. With one in four people being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, it’s

necessary to not only break down the stigma behind these unseen conditions but also raise awareness that you are not on your own. Having experienced anxiety at very stressful times in my life, I am well aware of how debilitating this condition can be. Getting up in the morning and even leaving the house to do the school run can seem to others to be such a simple task, but once our anxiety increases and our primitive brain kicks in, we have no option but to shut down and stay where we are or overload

into panic, hoping that this moment will pass in time or that the tight feeling in your chest will go away, then waiting for the next time it rears its ugly head. At Hummingbird Hypnotherapy, we use a solution focused approach to enable clients to see the positive in things, no matter how small, to get them moving forward. Every day can be a battle, but putting into practice and utilising positive tools, we can get you doing all those things you have always wanted to. Hummingbird Hypnotherapy also offers home visits within a ten mile radius of Bourne, if you are unable to come into the hypnotherapy room. For further information, or to book an initial consultation, please get in touch. Alternatively, come and find me at the next Bourne Wellbeing Event held on Saturday March 10th at Wake House in Bourne. A wonderful day of hypnotherapy, tarot, skincare, kinesiology, EFT, crystals, treatments, therapists, workshops, tasters and talks. For further information, find Hummingbird Hypnotherapy on Facebook and click on events.

Room 23 | Wake House | Bourne | PE10 9AE Phone: 07540 873928 Email: info@hummingbirdhypnotherapy.co.uk Website: www.hummingbirdhypnotherapy.co.uk

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Practitioner Profile - Phoebe Smith M.Ost. - Registered Osteopath What made you consider a career in osteopathy? Osteopathy was a career that appealed to me for some time before I began my training. I saw a lot of sense in the concept of treating a patient as a whole person, rather than a collection of symptoms. When I was fourteen, our osteopath provided treatment for my mum who had injured her back. She was able to avoid surgery and return to normal life in a relatively short time. Up until this point, I had wanted to study medicine. However, I was so impressed by this holistic alternative that I began to consider a career as an osteopath instead. In the end, I took the long way around, studying languages and spending several years in Canada, before training as a mature student.

Where did you study your degree and where do you practice now? I trained at the College of Osteopaths where I completed my master’s degree. I gained some external qualifications and set up as a mobile manual therapist while I was studying; this work, together with over 1300 hours of pre-qualification clinical experience, smoothed the transition into my new career following graduation. I joined Bridge View Osteopaths outside Boston in February 2017, and The Wellhead Practice in Bourne last November, and between these clinics and my mobile work I’m pretty busy these days! What type of patients do you see? Everyone! I have a special interest in paediatric patients and in musculoskeletal problems associated with pregnancy, but I see a whole range of patients from babies to the elderly, and everyone in between.

Tel: 01778 392832 www.thewellheadpractice.co.uk E: enquiries@thewellheadpractice.co.uk

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I use a variety of techniques so that I can tailor a treatment to the most appropriate for the patient. I would use very different techniques for a six-week-old with digestive problems than I would use for a twenty-four-year-old with back ache, for example. What do you enjoy most about osteopathy? One of the loveliest things about being an osteopath is that our appointments are nice and long so I can take time to really get to know my patients, and understand how their lives are affected. I know what it means for them to be able to get back to work or to the sport they love, to be able to walk to the shops unassisted or merely to be out of pain. For this reason, I’ll never tire of watching patients improve, helping them to understand and manage their condition and knowing that their lives are changed for the better.

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Market Deeping

New venue

Wednesdays 9.30am & 11.30am

Masonic Hall, New Row, Off 96 Bridge Street, Deeping St. James

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The Deepings School, Park Road, Deeping St James

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Empire Gym - The Voice by Matt Weston

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ince the inception of Empire Gym in June 2014, we have always tried to innovate. It is very important that we demonstrate that our approaches and ideas are authentic, genuine and original. Indeed, there have been times when we have tried new ideas and got them wrong. But over time, authenticity always overrides the dangers of taking honest risks for the right reasons. Indeed, our ideas have always been new, original and our own. We own our successes and we own our failures. From the very beginning, the risk in renovating and resurrecting the old Empire Cinema building and bringing it back to its former glories was a considerable one. The building is a metaphor for the business that now calls it home. In making the building what it is now, (modern, fresh, vibrant, colourful and fit for purpose), we literally had to “dig deep” and find out where it was necessary to strengthen and build solid foundations and structures, while maintaining respect for the Art Deco authenticity of its façade and its place in Deeping’s history. So, what do we do that is so innovative, so original and so authentic? Well it starts with the smallest details… Empire members know that it is now tradition to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave the gym. A simple idea, but part of Empire culture, so much so that people don’t even notice they do it anymore. A smile and a hello when you arrive. A moment of conversation and the willingness to take an interest in something personal to you, or to notice if you’ve had a haircut or your nails painted. Ultimately, it’s nice to be nice and to bring a smile to a person’s face. Cleaning the gym during opening hours. It is the norm and accepted that when training you may have to lift your feet for the hoover and people now

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Health based circuit training classes as the ultimate example, we do things our way. Our unique Empire way.

way we have introduced a change to the culture of exercise in the Deepings, and possibly even in greater Peterborough and beyond.

The circuit classes have grown as the gym has grown. They have changed as the gym and its equipment has changed. They have evolved as our membership has grown and evolved and as training styles have advanced and, indeed, as our members have advanced, improved and flourished.

A change to the way people think, feel and do when it comes to fitness. Traditionally, gyms or fitness facilities choose a style. It may be that a gym is known for bodybuilding. It may be that it is a facility known just for a range of fitness classes. It may be known for something as specific as ‘Crossfit’. Or it may be a sprawling corporate entity that offers ‘everything to all people’, including a swim, a sauna, a beauty parlour and a coffee shop, but that lacks in the personal approach. What we have created is real.

We have added and invested. We have watched and listened. We have learned. We have evolved. You’ll now see battle ropes, the big blue training rig and monkey bars, rope pulleys, weighted sleds, Stairmaster machines, Sissy Squats, the tyre to flip, slam balls to slam … and so much more.

Culture comes first. Manners – Support – Friendliness – Family. Then you can exercise in the way that suits you.

The point is, it is not a reaction to an industry culture change, rather, we have become the culture that changes the local fitness industry.

You arrive to find out we will give you an induction and write you a plan which gives you structure enough to flourish in the Empire Gym environment, being able to ask questions at any time.

Indeed, we are delighted to see that local training culture is changing in reaction to our work and findings over the years, and it is flattering indeed to see other businesses take up the model.

From here, you have the confidence to look at the class timetable… • “Can I do this?... I think I can!”

The Empire way has created an ‘Echo’ in the industry. We are proud to be The Voice.

• “What is Metafit? Or am I more suited to Body Pump or Clubbercise?” • “And the circuit class I’ve seen in the gym?… that looks like fun… hard work, but I think I’m ready to try this”. And this is where the magic lives - in the organic and authentic process of progression and confidence building that so many people have benefitted from, over the last three, nearly four years. In conclusion, and to use the Empire Gym, gym floor

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Travel

“Water, water everywhere” … with lots of holiday fun

Clare Lockett

Travel Counsellor

There’s nothing quite like a day at a waterpark. Make incredible memories, have fun and cool off in the sun at the best waterparks in Europe. Siam Park, Tenerife This ultimate water adventure playground regularly basks in glorious sunshine. Its impressive Thaithemed layout has slides, pools and rollercoasters to suit everyone. Choose from adrenaline-pumping rides, such as Singha, a water rollercoaster which reaches speeds of up to 18 metres per second, whilst child-friendly options include the Lost Kingdom. The floating market is a relaxing way to explore a Thai village and purchase souvenirs. Glide through the winding rivers, tackle wild waves or simply relax in style.

provide the ultimate beach fun, or you may opt to explore beneath the waters during an unforgettable scuba diving experience. Chilled restaurants alongside lively bars provide tempting refreshments. Aqualand, Mallorca If you’re looking for a fun-filled day during your Mallorca villa holiday, look no further than Aqualand. Pit yourself against your friends in Formula Race, a double slide race to the bottom. Whoever makes a splash first is crowned the winner. Kamikaze’s sheer drop will also get your heart racing. Surf Beach mimics ocean waves, making it perfect for family fun, while the Jacuzzi provides the ultimate relaxation if you want some peace and quiet. Slide and Splash, Portugal Last but not least is the Algarve’s answer to all that waterpark fun – Slide and Splash. But there’s so much more behind its doors; with a range of aquatic adventures, falconry shows and sunbathing areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You may wish to soak up some sun and relax on your beach towel, before venturing off for some excitement in the intertwining tube slides. Child-friendly foam slides and a fun Tropical Paradise play area will put a spring in your little ones’ steps.

Faliraki Water Park, Rhodes Kamikaze and Freefall slides will have you plummeting down at fast speeds and are not for the fainthearted! The Stingray Slide is the perfect option for all your family fun. For the toddlers, pirate ships promise endless amusement. With an onsite train to travel around the park, a supermarket, various snack bars and lockers, a fun day for all ages awaits.

If you’re looking to make a splash, then contact Clare Lockett, Travel Counsellors.

Fasouri Watermania Water Park, Cyprus Prepare to be spoilt for choice with an astonishing thirty slides. Challenging and thrilling slides meet more gentle rides, entertaining all ages. There are activities to keep your whole family entertained. The Tarzan Swing, Wet Wall Climb and High Kamikaze slide are just some of the stand-out attractions. There’s even a massage parlour, tattoo studio and souvenir shop! Star Beach, Crete Family activities, water sports and bungee jumping all form an enticing list of attractions. Banana boats and parasailing

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Legal Corner

“Legal Spring Cleaning” By Richard Wood – Double & Megson Solictors Now that spring is within sight, it is a good time to review our circumstances. It is always advisable to keep our wills up-to-date, especially if new family members have been born or sadly, where a loved one has died. Sometimes, our income or capital position may change and that should be reviewed, as well as considering if we are affected by the government allowances for residential property in relation to Inheritance Tax. As we get a little older, we should consider whether we need assistance managing our financial affairs by creating a Lasting Power of Attorney. This can allow us to manage finance and property and/or health and welfare. Although we must

decide individually what is best for each of us, this assistance can provide valuable support, especially when feeling less able to get out or manage our affairs. The Lasting Power of Attorney appoints trusted persons to act for us in specified circumstances. If we lose our capacity, it can take longer to resolve matters with higher fees than under the Lasting Power of Attorney option. If a couple are unmarried, they should consider their legal position so that their wishes for one another are protected in the sad event of one of them predeceasing. This can be very important, especially when one of them is not mentioned on the Title Documents/Deeds. A will would allow that couple to protect one another, to limit issues which can affect them when they are unmarried. The Lasting Power of Attorney option can also help to limit risks, if one of them becomes incapable of managing their affairs. We should also check that those holding our pensions and certain life insurances know who we have nominated to benefit from any lump sums as they pass outside of our wills. The same applies for death in service.

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Deeping Receives Safe Car Parking Title The Deeping Shopping Centre has been awarded the Safer Parking Scheme’s “Park Mark” for the first time, making it the only car park in Market Deeping to have this recognition. The award comes less than a year since a new parking scheme was introduced at the centre which has granted shoppers easier access to the centre.

A Park Mark is awarded for parking facilities that pass a rigorous risk assessment, conducted by the police and the British Parking Association. The assessments include management and maintenance of the facility, ensuring that there are appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage and cleanliness.  These criteria are known to reduce the opportunity for crime, and create a safer environment for the motorist and their vehicle. Centre Manager, Kevin Smith, said: “We are very pleased to have our

car parking facilities recognised. We work very hard to ensure that the entire centre is safe and welcoming for our shoppers, and the car park is an extension of that”. Peter Gravells, B.P.A. Area Manager, said: “I am delighted that Deeping Shopping Centre has been awarded Park Mark. As part of the ongoing process required for the Safer Parking Scheme, the site will be assessed again in a year’s time by the Lincolnshire Police Assessor to ensure it continues to meet the scheme’s standards.” The short-stay car park is free to use for a maximum stay of four hours. There are then two long-stay car parks within the centre; in these, the first four hours are free and those wishing to stay longer can purchase a Pay & Display ticket for a nominal charge of £1 per day. Alternatively, a weekly seven day permit can be purchased for £4. The car park

(Left to right) Peter Gravells, British Parking Association Area Manager, presents the “Park Mark” to Kevin Smith, Manager at the Deeping Shopping Centre. restrictions for the long and shortstay areas are in place, Monday to Saturday, 6am-6pm, which allows for overnight parking without charge. There are no time restrictions in either of the car park areas on Sundays or Bank Holidays. For more information, please contact the Deeping Shopping Centre on 01945 584109.

‘Walk to Remember’ and Raise Money for Thorpe Hall Hospice A spring woodland is the setting for a new event on the calendar at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, giving people the chance to remember loved ones, while fundraising for hospice care. Walk to Remember is a 5km walk of remembrance and reflection, open to people from across the region – and early bird entry is now available. It is hoped that hundreds of people will join the walk on Sunday, May 20th, which starts in the beautiful grounds of Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe, Peterborough. It heads out to Longthorpe village, through woodland and back to the finishing line in the grounds of NGA 26

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Exhibition at Baldock’s Mill Saturday March 10th – Sunday March 18th (2.00 pm – 4.00 pm every day) Bourne Civic Society was founded in 1977 to fight for conservation and good planning in Bourne. The society runs many other activities, including lectures, tours and visits, and continues to take a great interest in our town … past, present and future. The Society manages a heritage centre and museum at Baldock’s Mill, on South Street, that features three major displays: the Raymond Mays Exhibition, the Charles Worth

Gallery and a gallery of Bourne’s history and heritage. The Mill has a shop selling a range of gifts and publications, pamphlets and maps relating to Bourne and the specialist displays. The exhibition, running for the full week during March, will show just how much has changed since the Society started over forty years ago, and how much has been done to the Mill during that time. There is no entrance fee, but donations would be most welcome for the upkeep of the Mill.

Deepings Swimming Club Strike Gold, (and more), at County Championships Deepings Swimming Club won twenty-seven medals, including eight golds, over an exceptional weekend of competition at the Lincolnshire County Championships in Grantham. Ten-year-old Alex Sadler continued his outstanding form in 2018 by winning five golds in his age group, for the 200m and 400m freestyle, 100m individual medley, 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly. Isabel Spinley (17) won two golds and collected the County Championship trophy for the overall winner in the 100m butterfly and 400m individual medley. Bethany Eagle-Brown (14) also topped the podium, taking gold in her age group for the 100m butterfly. The Deepings swimmers also won twelve silver and seven bronze medals, putting the club on track m a rch 2 0 18

for one of its most successful ever County Championships. They also achieved an impressive sixty-one “personal bests”.

Silver medallists were: Tom Neal (100m individual medley); Harry Cardell (100m butterfly and 400m freestyle); Bailie Harrison (100m butterfly, 100m and 400m individual medley, 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke); Isabel Spinley (200m freestyle and 50m backstroke); Oliver Harrison (200m breaststroke); and Joseph Lund (400m individual medley). Bronze medallists were: Tom Neal (50m backstroke); Harry Cardell (200m freestyle); Jake Jungmann (50m backstroke); Chloe Jones (200m freestyle); Joseph Lund (200m breaststroke); Holly Leggott (50m backstroke); and Bethany EagleBrown (400m freestyle).

Christmas Hunt Winner revealed

Congratulations to six year old Daisy! She correctly matched the novelty pictures in December’s issue with those placed in shop windows in town to scoop £50 cash!

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Equinox Roof – Before

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Four Seasons - Quality Conservatories for the Whole Year Round Whether you are looking to build a new conservatory or just to refurbish an existing one, you will want it to be an ‘all year round’ feature, not somewhere that is so cold and unpleasant for several months of the year! The roof you choose to invest in is the crucial factor and, just as its name suggests, Four Seasons Window Solutions can provide you with the all year round solution. Based in Bourne, Four Seasons Window Solutions is managed by Brian Dodd who has been in the conservatory business for over twenty-four years. Since it began operating three years ago, Four Seasons has seen business boom, as a result of the popularity of the Equinox tiled roof systems which their skilled and experienced fitters have been installing. These innovative, multi-layered roofs are Certass-approved, and bring a host of features and benefits to make the room warm in winter, and cool in summer. They offer high energy efficiency (0.15 ‘U’ value); they are fully insulated with a plastered interior finish; they include integral down lighting; and they also provide soundproofing benefits to reduce weather noise. They also come in a variety of colour options and textures, creating a stylish vaulted finish to produce a much more attractive appearance than a flat roof. 28

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The installation process is very efficient too, with it usually being assembled and rain-tight within just one working day, followed by another day’s work to create the ceiling and lighting. The systems are building-control-approved and conform to the heat loss prevention requirements of Building Regulations. They also come with a ten year guarantee, underwritten by the C.P.A. (Consumer Protection Association), which is transferable to new owners if you move house. To finish off your new room, blinds and curtains can be made to measure in a wide variety of fabrics and styles. Four Seasons also install a wide range of ‘A’ energy rated UPVC and aluminium windows, doors and conservatories, made by Choices, including manual and electric garage doors, as well as guttering, cladding and fascias. A free estimate and free design service is available and quotes are valid for a full twelve months, so call today to arrange a convenient appointment. There is usually a four to five week wait for an installation, depending on weather conditions. Four Seasons Window Solutions Design House, Meadow Drove Farm, Bourne PE10 0AL Tel: 01778 394440 info@fourseasonswindowsolutions.co.uk www.fourseasonswindowsolutions.co.uk

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Successful Past and an Impressive Future One of the principal workplaces in Bourne, with now almost five hundred people on its payroll, Johnsons Bourne Textile Services continues the success story from the last century, with its relocation in the town, massive expansion on the new Tunnel Bank site, and a service provision covering vast swathes of the United Kingdom. I recently caught up with Site Operations Director, (and one-time “Bourne Laundry storeman” on the original Manning Road site), Richard Clark.


He outlined the fascinating manner in which this family-oriented business progressed from their early servicing of local R.A.F. bases and comprehensive coverage of households in the local area, into the diversification into linenhire to hotels, now on a huge scale. He reminds me though that the local element remains, and the dry-cleaning shop for the general public on Cherry Holt Road is as busy as ever. In the 1970s, Bourne became a franchise of Brooks Textile Services, and by 1986 were delivering up to 100,000 pieces of laundry per week. There were many of us students, back in the day, eager to join on a temporary basis to deliver sheets and towels across much of the East Midlands and out to the coast. We would see how


local families, such as the Strouds, the Deweys and the Dimblebys, (not forgetting the long-standing feature that was David Johnson), were instrumental for decades in keeping “The Laundry” ahead of the field. 1992 saw the introduction of the first night shift, a sure sign that business was booming. Five years on, and the first piece of land on the Tunnel Bank site was purchased, which enabled vehicles to be loaded off-site. It was at the turn of the century though, when the building of a whole new, stateof-art factory began and, by 2013, Phase 3 had been completed, dedicated to servicing Premier Inn establishments. A year later, Bourne became Johnson’s first acquisition in the high volume linen market, which was soon to become the U.K.’s second biggest supplier of hotel linen. Besides Premier Inns, the impressive list of national firms serviced by the company include Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn, Accor and Crowne Plaza Hotels. Operating from their four acre site, and using only four giant washing machines, the Bourne factory is now capable of delivering up to 1.5 million pieces of linen per week. It’s no wonder then that you’ll be spotting the distinctive blue livery of the forty lorries out on the roads, and not just around South Lincolnshire either. An area, from Leeds to London, and from Birmingham to the east coast sees the fleet covering over 200,000 miles per month!


Regarding the future and its employment potential, Richard Clark is eager to stress that the laundry of 2018 is an exciting world, where a range of job opportunities is to be found. No longer to be perceived as just a female world of machine operatives, there are plenty of roles to be filled. These include engineers to maintain the various pieces of machinery, accounts and administration, human resources, management and a sales team to ensure that the future prospects are as bright as they possibly can be!

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Seven Times in Life When You need to Update (or Make) Your Will by Nick Ash, Managing Director

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Buying a House – Most people don’t think about this, but when you buy a house it makes sense to protect what will be your biggest asset, by making provision for what happens to it if you die.

On Retirement – This is perhaps the most common time for people to have a review of their arrangements. It might be that retirement reminds us of our own mortality, or it might be that your financial position is radically changed. In any case, make sure your will still reflects your circumstances.

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On Bereavement – When a loved one dies, it forces all of us to face the reality that life is short. Circumstances change and plans often do too. This is a time to review the arrangements you have made, and take steps to ensure that the assets you have acquired over the years are properly protected for your family.

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Life changes; make sure your will keeps track. Clients who work with Will & Probate Services, receive regular reminders to keep them on track. With our ForeverSafe Scheme, their updates can even be free of charge.

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If you want to update your will, make a new one, or find out more, call us today on 01778 382723 and book a free consultation.

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History

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ne of the great country houses in the area is Greatford Hall, a large mansion to the north of West Deeping which was built during the reign of Elizabeth I and later used as the private asylum of Dr Francis Willis, who was noted for curing George III of his madness in 1788. But in 1922 the hall was burned down in a disastrous fire which broke out in the early hours and quickly spread throughout the building. The house at that time had recently been bought by Major Cuthbert Fitzwilliams, a retired officer in the Welsh Guards, who was busy carrying out improvements. His architect who was staying there discovered the fire at 4.30 am on Tuesday 5th September and a kitchen maid raised the alarm before running into the nearby village screaming “Fire!” . Pandemonium ensued and as the occupants fled, the fire brigades from Bourne and Stamford raced to the scene. But the flames spread quickly and by the time they arrived the entire building was enveloped in smoke and flames, throwing a glare into the sky which could be seen for many miles around. Water was pumped from a stream which flowed through the grounds but the firemen were powerless in preventing the destruction of the picturesque building.

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Villagers who had turned out in large numbers helped save some furniture and rescue the collection of valuable paintings although they were forced to abandon many in the flames. Several of the domestic staff had narrow escapes and got out by using bed sheets tied together to lower themselves out of windows while two sisters employed as under-housemaid and cook who were trapped in their bedroom jumped almost thirty feet from the window on to the gravel drive below. Both were injured and taken to hospital. Meanwhile, Major Fitzwilliams and his wife and children who were in another part of the hall managed to escape safely by a back staircase but the flames spread so rapidly that they had no time to dress and were still wearing their night attire. An investigation failed to establish the cause of the outbreak and it was later revealed that neither the house nor the furniture were insured for their full value. Fortunately, Major Fitzwilliams decided to rebuild and Greatford Hall was subsequently restored in the straightforward vernacular style and so it remains today as one of South Lincolnshire’s grand country homes, now Grade II listed. Archive photograph from 1922 showing the scene outside the hall the morning after the fire. march 2 0 1 8


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ou may have heard on the news that two major vulnerabilities have been identified that can allow criminals to steal personal data from your system, even if you are running updated Internet security suites. These two threats are called Meltdown and Spectre. Both vulnerabilities exist at the very core of today’s systems and will be difficult to address as they impact Intel, AMD and other modern processors as well as mobile devices and cloud-based solutions. What is Meltdown? Meltdown allows intrusive programs and applications to access the data being stored or used by other applications. This effectively means that a hacker can read any information being accessed by software on that device, whether this be a computer system or mobile device, such as a tablet or phone.

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What is Spectre? Spectre poses a similar threat but can be used to ‘trick’ running software into releasing sensitive information. It is harder for criminals to exploit, but also harder to protect against.

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f you were given a large sum of cash, perhaps £100,000, to invest, then we are certain that you would take great care in how this was invested; you would clearly understand the risk you were taking and the charges you were paying. You would probably take financial advice and would be certain about what you would be doing and why you would be doing it! If you were to take the same £100,000 and buy a property, you would understand the perils and pitfalls involved. Ultimately, you would clearly see the value of your invested capital and you would have a plan as to how you would benefit from your investment in the future. Pensions quite often seem to be the exception to this rule, and yet pension pot values of £100,000 plus are very common. It is worrying, but perhaps unsurprising given the perception of rules and regulations surrounding pensions, that a significant number of people simply do not know how much they have saved for their retirement. So pensions in that respect do appear to be unique. A pension though is your own money and it is your own retirement that we are talking about. A retirement that we

hope will last for many years, and your pension should be there to generate your capital requirements and income for life. So, as you approach your retirement, or if you have a number of years left to work, you need to keep tabs on your pension and that it will deliver to you what you are expecting. Whichever pension you are in, you will receive an annual benefit statement. This should act as a trigger to you to review your options; it will show you how your pension pot is performing and whether you need to review your investment options, contribute more or even set up an additional pension. The Pensions Advisory Service warns that many people only look at their pension as they come to retire, by which point it is often too late to take action! If you’re confused about any aspect of your pension, the rules more generally, or how your own retirement will shape up, then as always we are here to help. Please contact our office to arrange a FREE initial consultation.

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All the answers to the following questions begin with the letter B, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given.

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In Test Cricket, what are the Ashes supposedly the remains of? Answer: (A wooden) bail. Who invented television? Answer: (John Logie) Baird.

3) What type of headgear was named after a battle in the Crimean War?

4) What is the extremely light wood from tropical America, often used in model making? 5) 6) 7)

What is the name of a small breed of farm chicken, a term also used in boxing?

What is the first name of the USA’s 44th President?

What is the Jewish ceremony in which a boy formally accepts full religious responsibilities?

15) What was the original function of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

16) An area of the Atlantic Ocean, with a high number of unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft.

17) This name links Ringo Starr’s predecessor in The Beatles with Manchester United’s own �El Beatle�. 18) What comes between alpha and gamma in the Greek alphabet? 19) Which American sit-com from the 1960s featured Samantha, who could perform magic by twitching her nose?

8) What is the yellow and pink sponge cake, which forms a chequered pattern when sliced?

20) This swimming costume’s name comes from a site in the Pacific Ocean, where atomic bomb experiments were held in 1946.

10) In the film �Goldeneye�, which British actor, and Sheffield United F.C. fan, played agent 006?

22) What links the state capital of Massachusetts with Lincolnshire’s �Stump�?

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Les McKeown was the lead singer with which 1970s Scottish pop group?

11) In the Stock Exchange what animal is used as a nickname to describe someone who sells shares thinking that the price will fall? 12) What scale is used to estimate wind speeds without using instruments? 13) Minsk is the capital of which country?

14) Which �Sir Toby� appears in Shakespeare’s �Twelfth Night�?

21) Which commonly eaten food has a name which literally translates as �twice cooked�?

23) In music, who was sometimes known as the �thin white duke�?

24) What famous London building did John Nash rebuild in the 1820s? 25) What was the name of the horse in the film �Toy Story 2�?

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 8: square it, +5, divide by 3, +6, x2, +15, -7, divide by 6, x7 = ?

2) 17: square it, +36, 40% of it, x3, +18, 25% of it, +54, divide by 3, +77 = ?

3) 22: square it, +436, 70% of it, x3, +163, +1/5 of it, +998, 7/8 of it, -198 = ?

ANSWERS Section A: 3) Balaclava, 4) Balsa, 5) Bantam(weight), 6) Barack (Obama), 7) Bar mitzvah, 8) Battenburg, 9) Bay City Rollers, 10) (Sean) Bean, 11) Bear, 12) Beaufort, 13) Belarus, 14) Belch, 15) Bell tower, 16) Bermuda (Triangle), 17) Best, (Pete and George), 18) Beta, 19) ‘Bewitched’, 20) Bikini, 21) Biscuit, 22) Boston, 23) (David) Bowie, 24) Buckingham (Palace), 25) Bullseye. Section B 1) 77, 2) 129, 3) 2875.


School News Reception Children Reach for the Stars

Careers Education Programme Attains Highest Status!

On Wednesday January 24th, children in Reception at Market Deeping Community Primary School had the opportunity to look at the stars with the help of Peterborough Astronomical Society. Five volunteers from the society came to share their knowledge and some images, and allow the children to have a close-up view of the stars and the craters on the moon.

The Deepings School has been recognised for achieving excellence in their Careers, Employability and Enterprise programme and have been presented with The Quality in Careers Standard – Career Mark – Platinum Award.

The event took place after school and the children brought their parents along. First, they listened to a story written by a real astronaut and then they had hot chocolate and biscuits before braving the cold. It was a little bit cloudy but, with the help of apps on tablets and the experts on hand, the children were able to get a close-up view of the heavens. Peterborough Astronomical Society is a local group who have a passion for outer space. They came from far and wide to share their enthusiasm with the children. Mrs Jo Stoneer, class teacher, organised the event and said, “The children have been learning all about space this term and to have a real opportunity like this to see things up close was very special. We are very grateful to the people who volunteered their time to help boost the children’s learning”. Harry, aged five, said, “I could see the craters on the moon and it was really exciting. I think the aliens were hiding behind the craters. It was out of this world!”

Miles Brooker gazes up to space with the help of a volunteer from Peterborough Astronomical Society.

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LINCHFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL WEMBLEY HERE WE COME - and not for football! One cold, Friday afternoon, I had the privilege to meet with three delightful members of the Mini G’s, Linchfield Primary School’s fifty-one strong Years 5/6 choir, (Daisy, Bella and Josh), and their director and Year 5 teacher, Richard Gombault. They were all very excited because, not only had they auditioned for “Britain’s Got Talent”, but something amazing had happened whilst they were there. They were rehearsing before their performance and were overheard by the director and co-founder of “Voice in a Million”, Jo Garofalo. “Voice in a Million” is a charity concert, held at Wembley Arena, which is to raise awareness of children in care around the globe. The concert involves schools from around the country learning parts to songs that they will sing at the concert on March 15th, and when the estimated five thousand children get together, what a sound that will be! Not only were the Mini G’s asked to be part of this massed choir but they will have a special role – they have been asked to perform their song as one of the two or three featured choirs. The special song they will be singing, “It’s Nobody’s Fault,” a child’s perspective on divorce, was written by Daisy and Carolyn, as part of a year group music project to write lyrics on issues that were relevant to the children. Richard will accompany them on guitar.

in!” Not only are there five thousand children there but the audience, consisting of parents and families, will also be vast. As Daisy said, and I think she echoed the feeling of all three of them, “The best part is that it’s fun.” Other recent high spots have been the Christmas Choir competition, where they came second, singing a “John Lewis” melody, songs that have been featured in the Christmas adverts. However, a precious and special moment for Richard Gombault was when they supported the Grimethorpe Colliery Band at a recent Rotary Club of the Deepings concert. Richard did not quite know what to expect but as he said it was; “The proudest moment I have ever had with the Mini G’s, one I shall take to my grave. It made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. . .” . . as the choir got a standing ovation from the audience and the band! So good luck and congratulations to the choir and to Richard Gombault, whose enthusiasm and hard work has rubbed off onto the choir members. Report by Hilary Bloomer.

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Lengthening days, spring flowers and smiling faces. It’s a shame therefore, that I have to report on a number of complaints received recently. • Parking seems to be a perennial complaint. Please be considerate and don’t park across gateways to homes. Also, not all owners have driveways and would like to be able to park close to their house. This particularly applies to the residents of Stamford Road who live backing onto the river. There is parking in the car park near the Co-op. Four hours free parking is available in the part of the car park near to the shops, and after that a fine could be imposed if you stay longer. Four hours free parking is also available on the end by Godsey Lane; however, if you wish to stay longer there is a small charge of a £1. If you are a regular all-day user it will cost a £1 per day or £4 for the week. These conditions are in place between 6am and 6pm.There are enforcement officers who patrol regularly on the Co-op car park and on the Market Place. Cars may be parked on the Market Place for an hour between 6am and 6pm; after that there are no restrictions. The Market Place has parking for the disabled which is often used by those who have no disability and by those who block the Blue Badge drivers. Parking near the Post Office is also considered to be a nightmare. Please be aware of those who need to be able to go to the Post Office without having to walk too far. • The Council have received complaints about dog fouling on the footpaths. It is an offence, and owners should pick up the dog mess. The ‘poo bags’ can be placed in your domestic black bin, although the Town Council does have special bins around the town.

There will be a Car Boot Sale on Saturday March 17th, on the Glebe Field, between 10am and 2pm, in aid of the Mayor’s Charities. Pitches are £5. Enquiries and booking to the Clerk on 01778 343170. The Annual Town Meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday May 1st at the Green School. More information will be given nearer the date Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

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• The Town Council is very concerned about the graffiti that is appearing around the area and is trying its best to deal with it. Please inform the Council if it appears near you. Diary dates The Council’s Civic Dinner and Dance is being held on Saturday March 10th at the Sports and Social Club on Outgang Road, Market Deeping. The proceeds will go to the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and the Genetic Disorders Charity. Enquiries to the Clerk : 01778 343170.

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Events - March 2018 1st - 31st - Art exhibition at John Clare Cottage of oil paintings

by Market Deeping’s artist in oils, John Mills. John is a retired plumber and builder, turned artist in oils, and has lived in the Market Deeping area all his life.  His exhibition covers local scenes, as well as some further afield and will continue until 23rd March. The Cottage is open: Friday, Saturday and Monday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Last entry to the Cottage 2pm).

3rd - Need cheering up? Then go along to The Deeping Round

Table Charity Comedy Night at the Coronation Hall, Halfleet, Market Deeping, doors 7-15pm for an 8pm start. Funhouse Comedy Club presents Paddy Lennox and Tom Houghton with compere James Dowdeswell. Bar and snacks available plus raffle. Tickets £10, £15 for two (plus £1 booking fee), in advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/430112.

bulbs, will be open from today until April 8th from 11am – 4pm. For further details, visit www.burghleyhouse.co.uk.

20th - West Deeping Heritage Group’s March speaker is

Rosemary Canadine of Lyddington Manor History Society, with a talk entitled “The Reeve’s Reckoning.” The archives for the Manor of Lyddington in Rutland reveal not only the history of many historic buildings but also a fascinating story of village society. 7pm for 7.30 pm at the Village Hall, King St, West Deeping.  Entry £2.50. All welcome. Contact 01778 344768 or wdheritage@hotmail.co.uk.

20th - The Deepings Flower Club will be welcoming David

7th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows meeting at Waterside Garden Centre: meet at 11.30am in the coffee shop for refreshments then enjoy a walk with friends round the centre contact Karen 01778 342006.

Wright who was unable to come to the Club in February as he was in hospital. David’s demonstration is entitled “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. They meet at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James, 7pm for 7.30pm. and are always happy to welcome visitors (£6) and New Members (£30).  Tea and coffee are served and there will be a raffle of all the arrangements at the end of the evening. Enquiries - Sue Lee 01778 560362.   24th - Langtoft Church Easter Egg Trails: start from the church anytime between 10am and 4pm.  Three trails: one for young children, one for older children and one for adults.  Only £1.00 to take part and everyone gets an egg!  Light refreshments all day with sandwich lunches from 12noon.  Children’s tombola, toys and games for sale, and craft activities for the children.

8th - Deepings Heritage March speaker is Derek Harris whose

25th - The Peterborough Spring 10k and half marathon at the

7th - Langtoft Church Lent Lunches. Every Wednesday until

21st March. Come along to the church between 12noon and 1.30pm to enjoy a bowl of delicious homemade soup, followed by cheese and biscuits, and coffee or tea. Suggested donation is £4.00 and the money raised is divided between Christian Aid and Langtoft church.

talk, “Up the Cut,” will be about the history of canals of England and Wales. Start 7-30pm in the Conference Centre, Deepings School. Everyone is welcome. £2 charge for non-members.

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- Quiz, teams of four, at the Whistle Stop, Tallington, bonus prize money –warm interval snack: 8-15pm start.

16th - Lincs Wildlife Trust meeting, 7-30pm at Bourne

East of England Showground, Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 6XE. For full details, www.britevents.com.

26th - Easter Bingo at Langtoft Village Hall: eyes down at 7-30pm. £1 entry fee to include tea/coffee and biscuits. 27th - Friends of Bourne Wood present a talk by Aiden Neary on the “Love Lincs Plants” project, which is preserving Lincolnshire’s heritage of plants: come along and find out more and how you can help! 7-30pm at Bourne Methodist Church Hall. £2 admission. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a raffle.

Methodist Church Hall, with speaker Geoff Lee. Geoff is a regular and popular speaker to the Trust’s area groups. Now retired from over 40 years’ teaching Biology, he spends a lot of his time on photography, as he watches and studies wildlife within and outside Lincolnshire. £1-50 donation, children free. Refreshments available. Visit the website at www.lincstrust.org. uk.

28th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows invite you to join them for Indoor Games at the Hub/Library, Knight Street, Pinchbeck - call Christine 07714096801.

17th - Murder Mystery Evening in Langtoft Village Hall. Doors

31st - Langtoft Church Decorated Egg Competition: different

17th - The Hardy Plant Society will be meeting at 2-30pm at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ. This month’s talk, by Lou Nicholls, will be entitled, ‘The Ornamental Garden through the Seasons:’ visitors welcome. Entry £4. For further details, contact Angie, 01733 222367, janda.salix@gmail.com

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categories depending on age. Bring your entry to the church on Easter Saturday, between 4pm and 5pm. Entry forms available at the Easter Egg Trails, or when you bring your entry. £1.00 to take part and lots of fun!

11th - The Rocking Rector for one night only – unplugged at

St Guthlac’s Church, Market Deeping. Doors 7.30pm - gig from 8pm. Tickets £10 with free glass of wine at the interval. All proceeds to The Organ Restoration fund.  For tickets - Reverend Philip Brent : phone 01778 342237 or e-mail revphilipbrent@ stguthlacs.org.uk Or Susanne Denton: phone 01778 341219 or e-mail susanne.denton@live.com. m a r ch 2 0 1 8


What's On

Gigs and Musical Events - March 2018 1st - Jazz at The Toft House Hotel at 8 00 pm. Stamford Jazz

Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Admission £10, booking advisable, 01778 590335.

3rd - “Carole King Tribute:” with Charity Stow at John Clare Cottage, 7-30pm. Local performer, Charity, accompanied by her father Jack and friends, will be performing a tribute to the great singer songwriter, Carole King. They will be performing songs from the 1971 album, “Tapestry”, together with some more recent music inspired by the music of Carole King. Entry by ticket only: £6 from Clare Cottage: licensed bar. Further details, phone 01733 253330. 3rd - It’s music night at the Deeping Stage with popular UK’s very own Buena Vista band, having played at Glastonbury, the Cork Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s plus many more venues here and abroad. They play an authentic, intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms, which gives the irresistible music a contemporary edge: 7-30pm at Crowland Abbey. Tickets can be obtained from www.ticketsource.co.uk (booking fee applies); from Bridge Hardware Crowland or from the Abbey itself between 11am and 3pm. Tickets are £10 in advance and £12.50 at the door.

24th - Popular local band, Revolver, playing tonight at the Deeping Stage, Market Deeping: -9-30pm start.

31st - New to the Deeping Stage, Filthy Contact will be playing this evening at 9-30pm.

6th - The Masons Folk & Acoustic Club: singers & musicians

wanted, all instruments, abilities and ages welcome! Singaround style, any kind of tunes and traditional music, even an ‘open stage’ section if you like! 8pm at the Mason’s Arms, South St, Bourne. For further details, phone Dean on 01778 570115.

Regular Clubs The Deepings Camera Club meet every Wednesday from September to May at the Market Deeping Community Centre in Douglas Road Market Deeping. Bingo Clubs every Friday and Sunday from 1st September at the Green School Church St Market Deeping doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, admission £1 and 50p for tea coffee and biscuits. £5 a book, £1 for a flyer and £1per raffle ticket. For more details phone Trisha on 01778 346348

- Superheroes at the Deeping Stage tonight at 9-30pm.

17 - St Patrick’s night with Pennyless at the Five Horseshoes, Barholm near Stamford -8.30pm. th

17 - Singing Day at Stamford Arts Centre: “Singing from the Soles of Your Feet” led by Rowena Whitehead. From jazz to folk to gospel, traditional and contemporary, all taught in a relaxed and inclusive style, guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and uplifted. £16 (£14) www.stamfordartscentre.com . th

17th – Peterborough-based band, “Leon”, at the Deeping Stage

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23rd - Karaoke at the Whistle Stop Pub, Tallington: 8 till late.

Music Society presents The Toft House All Stars. Admission £10, booking advisable, 01778 590335.

to Pennyless at Mama Liz’s, Stamford 4pm - 6pm, free.

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music, all styles: 7.30pm at the Red Lion, 48 King Street, West Deeping, PE6 9HP. For further details, phone 01733 253347.

31st - Jazz at The Toft House Hotel, at 8 00 pm. Stamford Jazz

4th - Relax with a drink and maybe a bite to eat whilst listening

tonight at 9-30pm.

22nd - Lawrence’s singaround – acoustic-only songs and

unwind whilst listening to some superb local talent at the Key Theatre bar Peterborough 2-30pm -5-30pm : doors 2pm. This month, Caitlyn P: Dan Perrin, Joe and Mary and Car Park Rendezvous.

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cafe, Woodgate, Peterborough, PE6 7ED: 6.30 for 7pm start. Organiser: Rev. Dave Maylor (blues guitar) - details 01733 253330.

25th - Glasshouse Acoustic: Sunday afternoon, relax and

Bourne-based band, Miscellaneous: start 9-30pm.

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22nd - Open Mic, Acoustic Café, at John Clare Cottage

The Rotary Club of The Deepings Part of one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organisations in the world ; serving the needs of communities and promoting peace worldwide by initiating thousands of humanitarian projects. Register your interest on our website: http://rotary-ribi.org/clubs/ contact.php?ClubID=413 [1] or email Club Secretary Jenny Spratt, jennyspratt@btinternet.com” Priory Youth Players / Priory Players. Amateur dramatics for ages four years and upwards. We rehearse for pantomime every Monday and Wednesday at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St.James, from September to January. Acting workshops for teenagers and adults in February and March. Contact Kate Redhead on pypdsj@ gmail.com for details on places - (waiting list may apply) or visit our Facebook page. The Young at Heart Club meets alternate Tuesdays at Coronation Hall, Market Deeping. Programme includes speakers, games, quizzes and trips. Contact Trisha on 01778 346348. Deep In Friends meets alternate Tuesdays at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James 2-4pm. Programme includes craft activities, quizzes, games, outings & speakers.

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In the Spotlight

St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Langtoft

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elcome to St Michael’s Church, which has served the village for over 700 years. It is part of the Ness Group of churches, with St John the Baptist, Baston, and St Firmin, Thurlby. Last July, following the retirement of the previous incumbent, we welcomed Reverend Carolyn Bailey as our new Rector.

Our church services are usually at 10 o’clock. The first Sunday of the month is Morning Praise, and the fourth Sunday our Family Service, with craft activities for the children. On other Sundays, there is a service of Holy Communion, either in Langtoft, or as a group service in Baston or Thurlby. Each Thursday morning, a short service of Holy Communion is held in one of the churches in the group.

Our church also supports several charities, including Action Aid and The Children’s Society. Half the money raised at the Lent Lunches is given to Christian Aid. One of our popular social activities is the Gentlemen’s Breakfast Club. It meets at the pub opposite the church, where members enjoy a hearty breakfast and can listen to speakers on a wide range of subjects.

The Ness Group choir sings at most of our group services, and we are also fortunate to have a band of enthusiastic bell ringers. On Sunday May 13th at 6.30 pm, we are starting a new, café-style service called ‘OMG’ (Oh My God), with songs, prayer and praise, led by our worship group, ‘Rock of Ages’, who also provides the music for our Morning Praise service. Every Saturday, from 10 o’clock to 12 noon, we have ‘open church’, when coffee and tea are available. People can meet their friends, look round the church, or bring flowers in memory of a loved one, to place in our memorial window. On the first Saturday of each month, we sell cakes, bric-a-brac and other items. Maintaining our ancient church is very expensive, so there are other fundraising events during the year, the main ones being the Christmas Tree Festival and Summer Fair.

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Puppets Plus is a church-based activity which uses puppets and music to tell bible stories in a new and exciting way. Our annual Easter egg trails and Christmas travelling nativity also aim to take the Christian message out of the Sunday morning service and into the local community. For more information about our church, please see The Ness Group Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you at St Michael’s! Judy Robinson, Churchwarden, 01778 343383 judy@cookingforlargenumbers.com

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Pets and Vets

Rabbits as Pets

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abbits have traditionally been children’s pets but, as many people have discovered, they are often better suited as adult pets. They are very inquisitive animals and much more intelligent than most people realise. It is now being understood that it is not enough for a rabbit to be kept in small solitary situations. They need a windproof and waterproof area of shelter, with an outdoor space as large as possible, that has plenty of interesting things in it. Some people allow their rabbits to roam the whole garden, but this can have problems if cats hunt them. Also, care must be taken with possible poisonous plants. Some rabbits are kept in the house and can easily be toilet-trained. Great care

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ALL WORK GUARANTEED • FULLY INSURED

For all your Drainage needs

Call now! No Job too Big or Small No call out charge

Simon Manley 01778 702560 | 07769 707361 manleydrainage@live.co.uk Call for a quote today

07769 187998 / 01778 571263 E: ashley.fox5@btinternet.com

10 Hamiliton Close Bourne | Lincolnshire | PE10 9PL

PC LAPTOPS AND REPAIRS

PRINTING SERVICES

PC or Laptop Issues?

OVEN CLEANING

MITCHELL’S OVEN CLEANING SERVICE PROFESSIONAL OVEN CLEANING SERVICES

TEL: 07871 927518

EMAIL: kevinmitchell82@icloud.com BOURNE & surrounding area

WINDOWS & DOORS

M Oglesby Installations

Better call Ray!

Sales • Service • Training Let me assist you with your problems. Virus removal to full re-builds. Upgrade work undertaken. Extensive range of new and used equipment.

Quality uPVC Windows & Doors

Repair - Don’t replace

Full uPVC repair service including:

• MISTED UNITS • LOCKS • HINGES • HANDLES

Have you just moved into your new house? Do you need your locks replced? Are you a Landlord? Repairing could save you £££’s

Bourne Computer Store

Tel: 01778 420362

Email: sales@bournecomputerstore.co.uk Unit 4, Crown Walk, West Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9PB

01733 686255 or 07961 486933

Martyn M: 07508 800245 Stuart M: 07540 267769 • T: 01775 712973 E: moglesbyinstallations@googlemail.com

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FOR Sold SALE

Briggs Residential have had a very busy start to this year with many properties successfully sold.

01778 349300 Our quickest sale 4 hours !!

We now require more homes to sell to replace those sold, so if you are thinking of selling please call us and get moving

01778 349300

Discovering Deepings issue 033, March 2018  
Discovering Deepings issue 033, March 2018  
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