Issue 85 / July 2022
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Welcome to your July issue...
ow, what a fabulous, funpacked month that was! It was really heart-warming the ways in which whole communities came together to share in celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and I’m sure memories of the four-day weekend and all its various activities will live forever in our minds.
Some things which a town or a village decide to organise so that everyone in that community can get together don’t just happen – it’s always down to a small number of individuals who selflessly give their time and commitment to ensuring that everything works according to a plan. In Bourne, most of the planning and ensuring that everything went ahead was in the capable hands of the Bourne Events Team and Bourne Town Council, and it is to those willing volunteers that a huge thank you is offered. Similarly, for all the other towns and villages within our “Discovering region”, take a bow all you fixers and shakers. Well done, every one of you!
It’s almost fifty-eight years since the Motown classic, “Dancing in the Street” by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas was released, with the unforgettable suggestion: “Summer’s here and the time is right For dancing in the street.” But, as the whole country came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the fourth verse was to become particularly relevant: “This is an invitation across the nation A chance for folks to meet There’ll be laughing and singing and music swinging Dancing in the streets”.
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The whole fabulous weekend certainly gave us all the chance to put aside almost everything else, and be with others in harmony.
•.............I admit I was wrong about how good my chiropractor is. I stand corrected.
32............ Nature Notes with David Denman. 36............ Local History: The Laurels. 44............ The Quiz Inquisition. 46............ Vine House Farm and Café. 48-50..... Schools News. 51............. Dinosaurs at Peterborough Cathedral.
52-53..... What’s on: Events guide. 59-63..... Classified businesses directory. With thanks to:
Coleen Everitt, Richard Ash, Gordon Cochran, Deepings Heritage, David Denman, Nick Ash, Vine House Farm.
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ealth qigong is a series of beautiful, slow flowing, meditative movements. Where most movement in western culture primarily works on the muscles, qigong works on the meridians, which are unique channels that run through the body between the muscle and the skin, and every single organ has one.
Most people have heard of acupuncture, and an overactive mind weakens the spleen, crippling it qigong is based on the same traditional Chinese from doing its job. We live in a high demand society, medicine principles, only instead of sticking needles surrounded by screens and so we are constantly into the meridians, we gently stretch and over-stimulated. In qigong, we force the stimulate them. Chinese medicine can The spleen’s body to slow down into these gentle be broken down into five elements - Fire, flowing movements; we follow along primary job with the breath and, in turn, the mind Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. This month we are going to dive into the ‘Earth’ is to take the settles. We then stretch and stimulate element, namely the spleen, stomach, meridians, the spleen and stomach food that we the and the late summer. running either side of the kneecap and
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ADVICE FROM NICK ASH, MANAGING Director Will and Probate Services
Families: who needs them?
ell, in truth, we all do but there is nothing like a death in the family to bring out the fractures that exist in almost every family. Just this week I have had three cases that illustrate what can happen when Mum and Dad have finally gone. My first client’s father died recently; her mother had died some years ago. He didn’t leave a will, but he did leave his partner living in the family home. The law says that the daughter, my client, is entitled to the estate, but her father’s partner thinks she (the partner) should get everything and has employed her own solicitor to fight her corner. I do, if I am honest, have some sympathy with the partner, but the law is very clear on what happens when a person dies without a will. Ultimately, this dispute will likely knock tens of thousands of pounds off the value of the estate as it is dragged through the courts by solicitors and barristers. The second client turned up with a letter, purporting to be from her mother saying that when she (Mum) died, her daughter’s son should get the family home. It was just a letter; again, there is no valid will so Mum’s wishes are simply that the letter has no effect in law, so the house, along with the rest of the estate will be split equally between my client and her sister. The problem is that they hate each other, so my client knows that any attempt to honour Mum’s wishes and get the house into the grandson’s hands are doomed.
The third client had also lost their Mum. This time, there was a will, but the three children who were all named as executors have fallen out over money that was taken by the eldest (who was Mum’s carer) before her death. The eldest child claims that the money was given to her as a thank you for caring; the younger two think that she ‘stole’ the money from Mum. The only person who could answer the question is dead, so the family are at war with each other. If Mum had had a Lasting Power of Attorney in place before her death, this wouldn’t have happened. The common theme in all three cases is that there are people who will never trust each other, and probably never speak to each other again. Relationships ruined for the want of the right planning. Three different cases … and it is only Tuesday; it might be a long week! Don’t let this happen to you and yours; get your planning in place as soon as possible. We will be happy to help, and it will cost a lot less than you think. Call us on 01778 252301 and book your free initial consultation.
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Sadie Shines At Regional Championships ll of us, if not most of us, have some time in our lives uttered the words, “I must write a book!” and dreamed of it being published.
Sadie Hunter won a superb bronze medal in the 200m butterfly as Deepings Swimming Club came away from the final weekend of the East Midland Regional Championships in early May, with four finalists and numerous personal bests. Sadie was joined at the international pool in Ponds Forge, Sheffield, by Holly Leggott, Millie Herrick, and Jacob Briers, with the squad contesting twelve events between them against the best swimmers from clubs across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire. Her standout performance came on the first day as she swept into the 14yrs 200m butterfly final
as the third fastest qualifier, with a new long course personal best. In the final, Sadie came third and her time of 2:36.86 was almost two seconds quicker than the heats and set a new Deepings club record. Sadie also made the 100m butterfly final.
Jacob Briers competed in five events in the 14yrs age group and reached two finals (200m breaststroke and 200m butterfly). Other representatives from Deepings SC were Holly Leggott who raced in the 17/ over 100m and 200m events, and Millie Herrick, who competed in the 15yrs age group (100m and 200m freestyle). Lynn Chapman, Deepings Swimming Club Head Coach, said, “The team should be proud of their achievements in reaching the regional championships. Everyone performed to the best of their abilities, and I was delighted with their attitude and application of skills across all their races.”
Medals Galore for Deepings Swimming Club
An up-and-coming squad of younger swimmers represented Deepings Swimming Club at the Fenland Open Meet at the end of May and swam away with an impressive twenty-one medals. Hosted by March Marlins at Whittlesey, the event saw swimmers up to the age of eleven compete in 50m. races and those twelve and over compete in 100m. races, with everyone having the chance to contest the 100m. individual medley (100IM).
livia Laud O (9yrs): Bronze - 100IM ● Lucy Jenkinson (10yrs): Bronze – 50m backstroke ● Eydee Chilvers (11yrs): Silver - 50m backstroke ●
and 50m freestyle Mieke McDonald (12yrs): Silver – 100m butterfly; Bronze – 100m breaststroke ● Isobel Vause (13yrs): Silver – 100IM; Bronze - 100m freestyle ● Kendra Greenwood-Covell (14yrs): Bronze – 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 100IM ●
Boys: shton Hunter (9yrs): Gold – 50m backstroke; A Silver - 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100IM ● James Cash (11yrs): Silver – 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly; Bronze – 50m backstroke and 100IM ●
Lynn Chapman, Deepings Swimming Club Head Coach, said: “This was a relatively inexperienced squad of swimmers, but they all performed strongly across all the strokes. I was delighted to see so many of them enter all the events and do themselves justice – their hard work in training is really paying off.” JULY 2022
Sing for Life 2022 Supporting Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice
Launching in September, “Sing for Life” will sign up forty-plus local women to take part in a ten-week, pop-up singing project, working towards a fantastic live performance event at The Cresset this November, supporting charity partner Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
ou’ll learn to sing, meet new people, challenge yourself, perform live on stage AND raise money for this much-loved local charity. Absolutely no previous singing experience is needed, just a willingness to get stuck in and give it a go. “Sing for Life is not about finding the next Adele; it’s about helping ordinary women find their voice,” says William Prideaux, the project’s director. After missing a year due to Covid, last year’s project was a bumper one with over one hundred brave women signing up in September 2021 and raising almost £10,000 for the charity. For most of them it was their very first experience of singing in public. Helen Kingston, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, says: “We are delighted that “Sing for Life” 2022 will raise the roof in aid
Raluca and Reka, two of last year’s singers, who loved the experience.
of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. It’s truly fitting that our friends are helping to raise vital funds so we can be there when it matters for local families, while creating joy through music and helping to bring people together. We want to wish everyone taking part lots of luck – we can’t wait to hear the group hit the high notes!” The project kicks off with introduction sessions at The John Mansfield Campus, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, PE1 4HX, when you can meet the team and some of the other women who’ll be taking part. Don’t worry, this is NOT an audition, just an opportunity to find out more and get involved. Whatever your starting point, “Sing for Life” will improve your singing and your confidence in leaps and bounds and that’s a huge confidence boost and very liberating! For more information, please visit www.peterborough sings.org.uk, email email@example.com or call 01733 425194. Introduction sessions will be on Thursday September 8th 7pm - 10pm Friday September 9th 7pm - 10pm Saturday September 10th 2pm - 5pm Please call or email to register. The “Sing for Life” concert will be at Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre on Friday November 11th at 7.30pm.
The Magic of Music
[ by Lucy Briggs ]
Music is such a huge part of my daily routine, that I often take for granted how much it helps my mental health.
listen to it as I get ready. I listen to it as I work (currently playing: Kate Bush – ‘Running Up That Hill’). I never leave the house without my headphones, and I have spent countless weekends in muddy fields, or evenings in sweaty venues, singing along as I watch my favourite acts play live.
But how can enjoying music help our mental health?
Lyrics. I find that most of my favourite songs have words that I can identify with that give me strength, and don’t make me feel so alone. If you have trouble hearing them, a simple Google search will bring up the lyrics to any songs. Spotify now even has a ‘Lyrics’ function!
Bringing enjoyment to mundane tasks. I absolutely hate housework. But if I pop on an energising playlist, that all changes! Think Freddie Mercury hoovering in the Queen video for ‘I Want To Break Free’. Allow yourself to dance and make your chores more fun. I promise you; it will zoom right by!
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Watching them in bright summer sunlight reveals the rich red hues of their plumage. Thinking of the recent Platinum Jubilee celebrations and everybody re-telling stories of the Silver Jubilee celebrations I couldn’t help thinking how much the flora and fauna has changed since 1977. There would have been no red kites or little egrets in the seventies. Otters would have been a lot rarer than they are now and the recent limited introductions of beavers would have seemed very far-fetched in 1977. Once again, the underlying wildlife headline is that nature never stands still.
Roadside verges have been transformed into waving displays of ox-eye daisy and areas which have been recently worked have produced excellent displays of red poppies. Within gardens there has been a strong showing from many of our larger, more colourful, butterfly species such as red admirals and small tortoiseshells. There are also many day-flying moths such as Burnet moths which, with their bold black and red markings, could be easily mistaken for a butterfly.
Our summer visitors are back and it is great to hear the clouds of screaming swifts around the houses in Deeping St. James. However, it was another summer visitor that caused much hilarity on a well known Cambridgeshire Nature reserve several weeks ago. I was leading an insect workshop and found a nice, hedge fringed, wild flower pasture to speak to my group.
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The Laurels as a private house in the 1930s
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Deeping St James Community Primary School
ome of the Year 4 and 5 children at Deeping St. James Community Primary School recently took on the challenge of performing an extract from ‘The Highwayman’ poem by Alfred Noyes. The children learnt the piece and then put together a Choral Speaking interpretation which they performed to four judges from the Peterborough Drama Festival in the school hall. The judges complimented the children on “a very effective tableau and immediately capturing the
We had our Sports Day in the last week of term with a record turn out from parents. We had our usual Olympic theme with an opening ceremony where the children are led out by the house captains, carrying the flag of the represented country.
audience’s attention”. They went on to praise the “energy and attack and it was obvious you were thoroughly engaged and enjoying the experience. This was an excellent interpretation of the poem”. The choir were then presented with the Platinum Jubilee Trophy, as well as certificates of distinction in recognition of their performance. The choir’s headteacher, Mr. Westley said, ‘The festival gave the children an opportunity to celebrate their commitment, creativity, and hard work.” The children at DSJ were involved with the NSPCC Children’s Day, where each class came dressed in a different colour of the rainbow. They were involved in lots of play activities led by staff and Year 6 pupils. They then created a whole school rainbow. It was a fabulous day, and lots of money was raised for the NSPCC.
Many traditional races like egg and spoon, skipping, obstacle, hurdles, relays, sprints, and long distance were undertaken. The weather was just right and the children did a brilliant job, and also encouraged their parents to race each other.
On the last day of term before the Spring Bank Holiday, the school hosted our Jubilee Picnic. Families were invited into school to picnic with their children on the field, and afterwards each class shared a Jubilee related performance. The school band and our musicians all shared their work from the term as well – including a rendition of the Jubilee Song, all capped off with a rendition of the National Anthem! 48
Linchfield Community Primary School!
YFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) pupils from Linchfield in Deeping St James visited Market Deeping Fire Station recently and had a great time finding out about the role of a firefighter and how they help to protect the public in emergency situations. In Maths, Year 4 pupils have been calculating with money, working out the total cost, and keeping within a set budget. In Computing, they have been creating their own podcasts, recording their voices, adding sound effects, and then editing them. The Year 5 children have been busy learning about the importance of the rainforest in the growth of the cocoa pods. They really enjoyed a practical chocolate tasting session, rating chocolate from across South America on its subtle variations in taste and smell. They also had a personalised message from two chocolate farmers from Brazil (via Zoom), inviting them to visit the chocolate plantation when they are older. Year 6 pupils have been engrossed in their new guided reading book, “Pig-Heart Boy” by Malorie Blackman. They have debated the pros and cons of
a thirteen-year-old boy receiving the heart of a pig as a heart transplant. The pupils formed a ‘conscience corridor’ in which Sycamore Class argued for the transplant and Chestnut Class argued against. The whole school have enjoyed a range of indoor and outdoor activities to promote mental health awareness including mindful breathing, dot-to-dot drawings, dancing, yoga, chatting and playing outdoor games. Making the most of the lovely weather, the school completed activities on the school field! Claire Cross from The Spinroom conducted fitness sessions and Joni Russell ran yoga sessions. The whole school also took part in The ProKick Challenge, an exciting and free initiative for schools across the country. It is a fully inclusive event, designed to build children’s resilience, confidence, and self-esteem, whilst educating them about global citizenship. Endorsed by the PFA, every ProKick Challenge is hosted by a former professional footballer, and every child receives certificates with positive messages from Premier League and England international superstars which the children loved!
William Hildyard C of E Primary and Nursery School
he children at William Hildyard took part in a day of fun activities to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The day started with a special worship focusing on the Queen. After this, children spent the day learning about the different decades of the Queen’s reign, from the 1950s to the present day. The school ran a competition to design a hat for the Jubilee. There were over eighty entries for this
competition and the standard was superb - staff found it very difficult to pick winners for each of the categories. The day was rounded off with a celebration on the field, with the hat parade; a performance from the singing club (singing the official Jubilee song “Rise Up and Serve”); and a rendition of the National Anthem with lots of flag waving! A fantastic day was had by all!
e were very proud to have been part of the community Jubilee events at Northborough School, naming and training some corgis for their parachute jump off Northborough Church. We were also delighted to share an assembly in school to raise the jubilee flag. One of our on-going projects has been to work with PECT to develop our outdoor area. This year we are focussing on sustainability and finding ways to support our environment. In May, we were lucky enough to win two big awards: the sponsors’ award for our work in school, and the hosts award for the enthusiasm of the children who attended. Well done to Amelie, Ayla, Megan, Emma, Elicia, and Grace who were BRILLIANT – but
well done also to everyone who has contributed at home or school to our eco efforts. We have been as busy with Foundation Class holding their annual Ugly Bug Ball. They enjoy the same feast as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and release butterflies they have raised in class. Year 1 had a ‘Super Hero Day’, whilst Year 2 had a visit from the ‘Raptor Foundation’ in conjunction with their topic about nocturnal animals. We are looking forward to sports days, residentials and day trips, but also to welcoming the new families who will be joining us in September.
Langtoft Primary School
t has been a fabulous time in school, especially with our Platinum Jubilee celebrations. From commemorative plate designing to singing and dancing from every decade during Her Majesty’s reign, by our children – we had it all! Our ‘design and make a crown’ competition was hotly contested with some amazing entries. The weather was kind, and we all enjoyed a Jubilee picnic together. We even had a very special ‘guest’ arrive by car with HRH on their number plate! This September we will be launching our new initiative as a Forest school. This helps and facilitates more than knowledge-gathering; it helps learners develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and intellectually. It is a long-term programme that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. The activities help to develop confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. Interested in your child attending Langtoft? We still have spaces. Why not contact the school
by phone or e-mail and book a visit to look around our wonderful school? Year 6 comment. On May 27th, Langtoft Primary School held a jubilee celebration to acknowledge Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. All the students and teachers arrived, for the day, dressed in red, white, and blue- the colours of the Union Jack. In the morning, we learnt about the Queen and the Commonwealth. Every year group learnt a song from a decade in the reign of the Queen 1950-2020 and performed them in front of the whole school in the afternoon. As well as a visit from ‘The Queen’, we also had a whole school photograph taken in our jubilee outfits. Everyone had a great time celebrating the Platinum Jubilee! Written by Rebecca, Freya, and Maisie.
THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING TO PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL Yes, it’s true, animatronic dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum in London are coming to Peterborough Cathedral during the school summer holidays!
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13th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows, Craft Club: 1pm at the Oddfellows Hall, 57 Church Street, Market Deeping, PE6 8AN. For further details, contact Mrs Janice Bedford, 01778 560059. 15th - Song and music night in celebration of the poet (and fiddle player), John Clare: 8pm - The Bluebell, 10 Woodgate, Helpston, PE6 7ED – free. 16th - Innocent Hare, in concert as part of the John Clare Society Festival at St Botolph’s Church, Church Lane, Helpston, PE6 7DT: 6pm. Innocent Hare are a Milton Keynes-based folk band and dance group delving into the arcane art of folk music! For tickets or more information, call 01353 668438 or 01522 788656 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 16th - Homemade cake and bacon butty morning at St Michael’s Church, Langtoft, 10am - 1pm. Lucky dip table. 19th - The Deepings Flower Club are delighted to welcome back Crystal Dyball with her themed floral demonstration, “Up the Garden Path”. Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tea & coffee, raffle of all the arrangements. Visitors very welcome £6. Enquiries: Sue Lee, 01778 560362. 19th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows, Surprise Bingo: 2pm at Oddfellows Hall, 57 Church Street, Market Deeping, PE6 8AN. For further details, contact Miss Virginia Moran, 07711 883938, virginia.moran@ oddfellows.co.uk. 20th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows, Friendship Lunch: 12.30pm at The Crown Inn, 6 Gosberton Road, Surfleet, PE11 4AB. To book and for further information, contact Mrs Christine Sargeant, 07714096801, Karen.Earth@oddfellows.co.uk. 21st - Deepings Library are holding a Quiz Night for all book lovers: 7pm-8.30pm - £3.50 pp, max 4 per team. Please bring your own refreshments. To book, please phone the library 01778 346528 during opening hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, 10am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 3pm.
12th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows, Cold Pudding Club: 6.30pm at the Oddfellows Hall, 57 Church Street, Market Deeping, PE6 8AN - bring a pudding or just try for £2. For further details, contact David Hitchcock, 01778347876.
24th - Nene and Welland Oddfellows, Car Boot Sale: 10am - Glebe Field/John Eve Field, Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, PE6 8LH, admission free. To book a table and for further information, contact Miss Virginia Moran, 07711 883938, virginia.moran@ oddfellows.co.uk.
12th - Deeping Ladies Coffee Club meeting at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James. Doors open at 10am. Visitors always welcome. For more information, please call Sue on 01778 344195.
28th - Deeping Probus Coffee Morning at the Oasis Room, Waterside Garden Centre, Baston: 10.30 am. Retired gentlemen, come and find out about our local Probus Club. Your first coffee will be free!
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28th - Deeping St James WI meeting at the Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James with a talk about the work of the Air Ambulance. Doors open at 7pm and visitors are always welcome. For more information, please call Sue on 01778 344195. 28th - Lawrence’s singaround/playaround/ sayaround, all welcome: 7.30pm at the Red Lion, 48 King Street, West Deeping, PE6 9HP. For further details, contact Lawrence Haydock 01733 253347. 30th - Deeping St Nicholas Dog Show and Fun Day, DSN Church. Registration at 10.30am or register at DSNDogShowCommittee@outlook.com. Various classes for dogs, including the ‘Best Junior Handler in Royal Jubilee Fancy Dress’ Bring the family, various stalls, charities, WI serving delicious cakes and drinks, burger, and ice cream vans. Games for the children. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. 31st - Friends of Bourne Woods Bug Hunt. Come and hunt for bugs, beetles, and butterflies, and have them identified by Keith Porter. Suitable for all, (children are particularly good at finding insects!) There will be a limited number of nets to use. Meet 2pm, main car park. Donation of £2pp appreciated.
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PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN SERVICE Garden Maintenance Plumbing ● Decoration ● General Odd Jobs ● Flat Pack Service ● Paving & Drive Cleaning Fitting Service (Blinds Shelves and Poles) ●
NO JOB TOO SMALL, WE FIX THEM ALL
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CALL 01778 421427 OR 07931 600661 PRICES START FROM JUST £29
PAINTING AND DECORATING
Neil Armstrong Painter & Decorator
APM. Handyman Services.
Specialising in all aspects of painting and decorating services, including interior and exterior for residential purposes.
• Roofing & Gutter Maintenance • Painting & Decorating • Garden Maintenance • Carpentry Work No Job too
All work fully guaranteed. Free, no obligation estimates on request. Professional service.
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PC LAPTOPS AND REPAIRS
PC or Laptop Issues? Better call Ray!
Do you need help with any aspect of BOOKKEEPING?
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.
Tel: 01778 420362
Accounts PAYE/CIS In-House VAT
Bourne Computer Store
Unit 4, Crown Walk, West Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9PB
• Self Assessment • Out of House • Making Tax Digital
07951 841333 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Main Road, Dyke, Bourne, PE10 0AF
REPAIR & SERVICING
A P Appliance Care DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIR & SERVICING
DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL WORK | CONTRACTS OR CLEARANCES Rodent control Rats mice squirrels
flying insects wasps hornets flies cluster flies
other insects bed bugs fleas carpet beetle woodworm
advice and solutions for non lethal bee control
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19 Years Fully Trained Engineer • ALL MAKES & TYPES OF APPLIANCE • SPECIALISING IN BUILT-IN OVENS AND COFFEE MACHINES • FULLY INSURED AND EXPERIENCED ENGINEER
For a quote or to discuss a problem:
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R J MILLS AND SONS REGISTERED PLUMBERS 24 HOUR EMERGENCY PLUMBING Call us 1st... “We will always answer the phone”
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Covering a 25 mile radius of Peterborough | Cancelling while en route will result in a charge
PLUMBING AND HEATING
All aspects of plumbing & heating covered
PLUMBING AND HEATING
PW Heating Ltd
WORCESTER ACCREDITED & BAXI TRAINED INSTALLER
Central Heating Specialists All aspects of Plumbing and Central Heating Maintenance, Installation and Repairs
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FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
FREE COMPETITIVE QUOTES AVAILABLE
WINDOWS AND DOORS
• All Roofing Work Undertaken including Leadwork • Fascia and Guttering • Re-Pointing Work • Free Estimates • All Work Guaranteed
OFFICE 01778 346 472 MOBILE 07947 695 774 TREE SERVICES
Plumbing PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES
Established for over 25 years
• Flat Roofing Specialists
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Friendly Family Business
TREE CARE NOW IS THE TIME TO GIVE YOUR TREES THE PRUNE THEY NEED Why choose Pine Woods? • Competitive rates • Friendly & honest approach • We undertake all aspects of tree work • Free estimates, quotes & advice • Provide references upon request What we do? • Tree Felling • Thinning & Pruning • Lopping & Topping • Hedge Trimming • Stump Grinding • Power Washing • Graveling Proud member of Trustatrader For a FREE estimate with no obligation E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 07468 442 002 or T: 01733 322 562 (please try both phone numbers)
M Oglesby Installations 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 replaced? Are you a Landlord? Repairing could save you £££’s
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YOUR ONE-STOP CARAVAN SHOP
Does your caravan need a little TLC? CARAVANS BOUGHT FOR CASH
Our onsite workshop offers a fully comprehensive repair service for your caravan or motorhome.
From a minor service to a full comprehensive check, our experienced engineers will give you peace of mind for your journeys ahead.
Looking to buy? We have a range of used caravans that may suit your requirements.
We are a fully, insuranceapproved repair centre for all major UK insurers and manufacturers.
We’ve got everything for your camping needs in our friendly, onsite shop.
Looking for a spare part? Why not get in touch? With our contacts in the industry, we may be able to order spares in for you.
A FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS WITH 30 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE
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email@example.com www.vandgcaravans.co.uk 107 Benwick Road • Whittlesey • Peterborough • PE7 2HD
01778 349300 You instructed WHO to sell your property?
Should have gone to Briggs Residential 17 Market Pl, Market Deeping, PE6 8EA
T. 01778 349300 W. briggsresidential.co.uk