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Editors letter

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elcome to the July edition of The Chingford Directory, your local community magazine and business Directory. Summer should be well under way by now, when we traditionally come together as a nation to complain about the weather (either too hot or too cold), moan about the sport (either rained off or else we lost badly), and grumble about the telly (either too many repeats or else the new stuff is rubbish). Key dates to remember in July include the World Toe-Wrestling Championship in Derbyshire, and, of course, Don’t Step On a Bee Day, which glorious festival kind of implies that, for the rest of the year, you should go round jumping on every bee that you see. I, for one, try to avoid such behaviour, as it seriously affects my chances in the Toe-Wrestling.

Contents PUZZLES Sudoku Fun Quiz Crossword

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HOME & GARDEN Health Feature: Safety in the Home Beauty Feature: Make-up Masterclass Garden Feature: Dry Weather Gardening Home and Interiors: Lofty Ideals Who do you love?

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GENERAL Inventions Portmeirion Time of year: July Technology Feature: Holiday Technology Seen on the Green Travel Feature: Costa Rica Motoring Feature: Peugeot 208

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REVIEWS Book Review Film Review

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COMMUNITY Community Events Local Useful Numbers

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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Those of you who are unfortunate enough to know me may have gathered that I no longer work in the local library, and have transferred my questionable skills to Epping Forest. In July, the new Visitor Centre next to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge is due to open. It’s an exciting conversion of the old Coach House, so watch out for the official announcement, and feel free to pop in and wrestle my toes. David Young FRONT COVER PHOTO: Butler's Retreat, Epping Forest by David Young

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The Chingford Directory is published monthly by E4 Publishing and distributed to 10,000 homes in the North Chingford and South Chingford areas. Copies are also available in the libraries in Station Road and in Highams Park. Copy deadline date for all adverts (as well as for listings in the ‘Community Events’ section) is normally on the 15th of the month prior to publication, but occasionally the date may have to be brought forward due to production and printing considerations. E4 Publishing cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine.

Editor Features Editor Sales Manager David Young Sue Lavery Lauren Ford Proprietor & Publisher: Peter Atkinson, E4 Publishing

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o this woman comes up to me and goes “You’re so superficial.” “Thank you,” I reply. “One does try one’s best.” “That,” she replies, “Is exactly what I mean.” Not sure what she meant by that. I’ve always maintained that beauty is skindeep, and therefore avoid having any personality. Portmeirion is a bit on the superficial side, and is Campanile against backdrop of mountains quite proud of this too. When you look from the main square to see a formed a plan to build an Italianate village, but now pastel plastered campanile against the peaks of he had found the perfect location. From 1925 to nearby Snowdonia, you know that something a bit 1939, the main structures were planned and built, odd is going on. Somehow, a bit of Adriatic Italy has including the campanile and the hotel. Then, from been moved to North Wales. It’s settled in quite 1954-1976, he filled in the gaps. His ethos was to nicely, thank you, and has grown accustomed to the prove that a spot of natural beauty could be develvagaries of the local weather, and is happy to show oped without spoiling it. its superficial façade to the tourists. Even the smallest parts of the village seem meticuSir Clough William-Ellis spent half a century delously planned to fit in with the general feel. Narrow signing and building and adding to his pretend Italian cobbled streets wind between small shops of aprivillage. He bought the site in 1925, when it was in a cot orange and eggshell blue, baroque and rococo. bit of a state, a wilderness on a promontory. He Taller houses surround the central square of flowchanged its name from Aber Ia (which means Glacial ers and ponds, as though to smile down and nod in Estuary) to Portmeirion, a reference to the county a general approval. Paths wind through gardens, of Merioneth in which it stood. He had already under arches with Renaissance murals and through porticos. A lane leads down to the water’s edge, a private hotel, and a concrete boat that seems to have noticed this strange village in passing along the estuary, and decided to stay. Look back up at the village on its hillside, at this strange Italian skyline of turrets and domes, pillars and pantheons, then glance across the estuary at the brooding Welsh peaks of Snowdonia. You can decide for yourself whether William-Ellis succeeded in his dream. Behind the village, botanical gardens have been cultivated against the hillside. Begun before WilliamEllis arrived, early Victorians had planted Himalayan Firs and Scots Pine. The strangely mild climate is more in keeping with Cornwall than North Wales, Shops and houses and allows the exotic species to thrive. Although 8

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William-Ellis did a lot of planting in the gardens, as well as the digging of lakes and the development of paths, his main interest remained the village itself, and the gardens were allowed to become a bit wild. In 1980, a couple of years after his death, clearance work began to create paths and avenues in the gardens, which now offer views over the rooftops and towers of the village, across the estuary to the mountains. True, it’s superficial. No doubt it’s beauty is skindeep. But it has a special personality beneath all that, something in completely the wrong place at

Botanical gardens

totally the wrong time, but so right too. And that is what I was getting at when I thanked that rather rude woman. David Young

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esidents of North Chingford may not have heard of the E4 Business Forum – but it was this group, made up of local traders, that encouraged the Local Authority to review parking restrictions in Station Road, E4. This review resulted in the Council relaxing restrictions, parking now being free in Station Road before 10am and after 4pm, Monday to Saturday, with a free 15 minute ‘Stop and Shop’ facility. From our discussions with Council Officers we can now give clarification on the thorny problem of how to best use your FREE 15 minutes. Essentially, the free minutes can be added to the front of your stay – for example, if you park at 1pm, you can scratch the card for 1.15pm. This is great news! Working in partnership with the Local Authority we have also protested the recent large increases in parking charges, and continue to lobby to have these reduced. In the 12

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meantime, we have been successful in encouraging the Local Authority to provide signage directing visitors to the area to the Richmond Road car park. It’s not generally known, but with the exception of Sunday, it is far less expensive to use this car park than it is to park in Station Road. Charges being: Monday to Sunday: 80p an hour, £1.60 for two hours, £2.40 for 4 hours and £6 for the day. Parking is free before 9am and after 5pm.

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Puzzles Magazines & Newspapers

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Chingford artist has had his work accepted into an exhibition at the Royal Academy set to be viewed by more than 150,000 people over the next two months. David Sullivan, a fellow graduate alongside David Hockney and Tracey Emin of the Painting Department at the Royal College of Art, and who until recently worked for many years from a studio in Lloyd Park in Walthamstow, was delighted to have had the painting, 'Man on a beach ball' selected for the exhibition from nearly twelve thousand entries. The Summer Exhibition is the world's largest open contemporary art exhibition drawing together a wide range of new work by both established and emerging living artists, and this year the show launched the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a special reception. Held annually since the Royal Academy's foundation in 1768, the Summer Exhibition is a unique showcase for art of all styles and media, encompassing paintings, sculpture, prints, film, photography and architectural models.

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Puzzles Across 1. Marian became a pilot (6) 4. Crazy reel a tot put up with (8) 9. Force out from so deep (6) 10. Maintain in a perverse sort of way (8) 12. Name in a church, perhaps (8) 13. Racing round feeling concern (6) 15. Sheep by Richard's first jug (4) 16. Clio can become terse (7) 20. Gardens pose these risks (7) 21. Succeed with nothing; a sot! (4) 25. Odd talk about two rings to view (4,2) 26. Point before mountain, most acute (8) 28. Sortie to find a slow creature (8) 29. Girl circling a hot desert (6) 30. Clothes made from straw, see (8) 31. Revel about a show (6)

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Miniature Steam Train Rides in Chingford's Ridgeway Park Every Sunday & Bank Holiday afternoon from 2pm to 5:30pm during the summer (April until October) train rides are available at 50p or ÂŁ1 depending on the track (1000 foot long 5" raised level track and a 3000 foot long 7Âź" ground level track). During late July and August (school holidays), rides are also available on Wednesday afternoons 2:00pm - 4:30pm. Private hire events can also be arranged. Bus: 179 from Ilford to Chingford then 215 or 97 to Ridgeway Park, ask for Green Man pub stop. or Buses 215 or 97 from Walthamstow Central station. Car: Entrance to car park via Peel Close off Old Church Road, Chingford. E4 6XU. SatNav: E4 6XU

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BOOK REVIEW: 'A View of Epping Forest'

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ow proud we are of our local 6,000 acres of ancient woodland and how pleased we feel when a book is released which aids enjoyment. People of all ages and from many walks of life will be familiar with the author, Nicholas Hagger, who was a pupil at Oaklands and Chigwell Schools and read English at Oxford. He lectured at universities in Iraq, was tutor to Prince Hitachi, Emperor Hirohito’s son in Japan and was almost executed whilst teaching in Gaddafi’s Libya. He was a leading light in Oaklands, Coopersale Hall and Normanhurst Schools and has written 30 books on diverse subjects, such as statecraft, philosophy and comparative religion.

were medicinal springs in Chigwell Row and Tennyson visited his depressed brother, who was a voluntary patient at Fair Mead House asylum. A failed business caused a huge financial loss to Tennyson’s family and resulted in him being too broke to marry. The poet John Clare is also remembered with the locations of his poems. The five stages of the building of Waltham Abbey are detailed and a suitable Abbey walk for visitors is provided. Chingford, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Epping, Chigwell and other villages of bygone eras are included. Copped Hall receives several pages, along with Hill House and Loughton Hall as is the sad story of the lady of Wanstead House.

In this book, he records many forest delights and also poses some interesting questions. Raised in the area, one of his favourite childhood recollections is visiting his dentist, who was Howard Carter’s brother, and as he drilled, he told Nicholas exciting stories. “My brother entered the tomb of the great Pharaoh, Tutankhamen – open wide please, just a little more drilling – and saw wonderful things!” Hagger describes some local events, including his meeting with Winston Churchill in 1945 and recalls events which hit the national headlines, such as how the double police murderer, Harry Roberts, whilst living wild in the forest, burst into the Owl Inn public house to rob everyone at knifepoint. Celebrities are also mentioned, such as Rod Stewart who attended sports day at his school and Jane Goody’s sons who attended the school before her untimely death. What wonderful memories!

Nicholas Hagger provides a personal memoire, a fascinating history of the people, places and institutions of the Epping Forest area and a timeline that begins prior to the ice age. Add to this, selected poems, written by the author, and some interesting ancient maps, and you have an excellent book which will delight everyone of all ages. Wendy Stokes A View of Epping Forest by Nicholas Hagger is published by O-Books. ISBN: 978 1 84694 5878. £13.99, 443 pages. Author website: www.nicholashagger.co.uk Reviewed by Wendy Stokes www.wendystokes.co.uk

The book escorts us from armoured elephants brought here by Claudius to pillow mounds at High Beach (possible ritual structures of funeral pyres of Romans killed in battle). Could Boudicca’s last stand be at Amesbury Banks and could she have picked hemlock at Cobbin’s Brook and died near Copped Hall? This wonderful possibility is presented! Other fascinating historical events are that the county of Essex claims descent from Woden and the Danish conquest gave it Danelaw. It did not escape the Great Plague and was involved in the Peasants’ Revolt. Henry VIII created a deer park in Chingford and Dick Turpin lived in a cave in the forest. There 32

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Who do you love? Sue Rowan is a Life Coach, living and practising in North Chingford. To contact her, email sjrowan@virginmedia.com

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was at a psychology conference in Eastern Europe recently. I had a wonderful time; the presentations were excellent, the presenters (who came from all over the world) were great fun to be with and delegates were warm and welcoming. The hotel we stayed in was superb, despite being in a rather rundown Black Sea resort. It was all good. The country we were in seems to be a country of “haves” and “have-nots” – no in-between. You are either wealthy (by their standards anyway), driving a smart car and wearing smart clothes, or you are very poor with little chance of improving your lot. Needless to say, most of the delegates at the conference fell into the former category. What surprised me, though, was that virtually all the women delegates I spoke to were desperate to get some time for themselves and it seemed that attendance at this conference was about the only way they were going to be able to do that. They all had numerous family and caring responsibilities and it appeared that their culture was such that this was “normal” i.e. it was a woman’s role to take care of everyone (except herself). I spoke to one affluent and educated woman, whom I will call Asha, who spoke very good English (much to my shame, not having a word of her language except “thank you”!). Asha is a psychotherapist and she told me that her husband’s mother who was unwell, was so dependent on her for absolutely everything that she was desperate to get some time away. Juggling the demands of a young family and her work was more than enough and she felt her husband and his brother could take some share of the work involved in caring for their mother. They did not agree. Asha told me that she had become so desperate that she told her mother-in-law that she would be away in London for 3 months; this was not true but Asha felt that she had no choice if she wanted to keep her sanity. Asha’s husband and brother were astonished by this but, after some discussions, they agreed to back Asha up on her story. The other women I spoke to had similar issues; one woman (again a psychotherapist) was in agonies

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over her dilemma, which was to choose between furthering her career and losing her family. I would put money on the fact that when she finally made her decision, it would be her career that was sacrificed. Another woman told me that she felt totally unappreciated and worthless, despite the fact that she, too, was a therapist, because her role was to be a wife, mother, housekeeper provider-to-everyone and nothing else was recognised. Interestingly enough, there was one woman there (who I will call Julia) who did not have these issues. Julia was confident, joyful and was clearly there to have a good time and work hard. I talked to her towards the end of the conference and she told me that she had left her six-month old son and four year old daughter at home with her husband and motherin-law and had come to have a good time despite the fact that she was no longer working as a therapist (by choice) because of her young children. She was very clear that she needed time for herself and made sure she got it; she did not stress about things and her degree of self-confidence was like a shining light in the gloom. What set Julia apart from the other women there? She believed in herself and had a good sense of what she wanted and needed and made that clear. Julia managed to do all this without any appearance of arrogance or rudeness. The reason I am telling you this is not to have a feminist rant (!) but to look at what it was about these women who couldn’t/wouldn’t value themselves. Certain their culture doesn’t encourage that kind of behaviour but Julia proved it could be done in a totally acceptable way. This applies just as much to men as to women; many men experience low self-esteem and the consequences of that. Lack of confidence and self-doubt might stem back to childhood, or they might have their roots in a recent event; redundancy, break up of a relationship, being bullied are just a few examples. If we don’t value ourselves, feel good about ourselves, love ourselves, why would we expect anyone else to? If we look for approval and acceptance from others before we give it to ourselves, we will probably be disappointed. Learning to value what we have and who we are boosts our self-esteem and we instantly become more attractive, in the broadest sense of the word. Who do you find attractive – what is it about them that attracts you? I am guessing that it isn’t just their looks. If you make a list of the people you love, and your name isn’t near the top of the list, what will you do to change that?

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Haven House: Providing a programme of glamour and fun this summer

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animals from Paradise Wildlife Park and a 3km sponsored walk in super-hero fancy dress! On Friday 27th July, there will be an Olympic Opening Ceremony Dinner at Woodford Rugby Club. In partnership with the club, Haven House will be inviting guests to watch the opening ceremony and tickets will include complimentary drinks, a deluxe BBQ, grand draw and auction. Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of the Woodford Green hospice explains; ‘At Haven House we strive to provide a varied and exciting programme of events and this summer is no exception. He continues; ‘These events are key to the West Essex social scene and raise much needed funds for our work with life-limited and life-threatened children in the local area.’ For more information about any of these events, please contact Rebecca Cushway 020 8506 3637 rebeccacushway@havenhouse.org.uk

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Chingford Village Vintage & Handmade Bazaar Saturday 14th July 11:30am-3:30pm United Reformed Church, Buxton Road, Chingford, E4 7DP The Chingford Vintage & Craft Bazaar will be the first of its kind to be held in Chingford. Maria and Amy, the co-founders of Strawberry Hearts Events are bringing the community of Chingford and the surrounding areas in East London and Essex together to meet, browse, shop, and eat in the Vintage Tearoom. A bazaar totally devoted to everything vintage dating from the 1900’s to the 1980’s, and unique handmade and crafts. A great place to find hidden treasures, great fashions and curios. This is a fair for dealers, collectors or just for people wanting to spend an afternoon shopping. We are thrilled to have Sugar Pie Simone DJ spinning tunes from Big Bands to 80's Pop. Our stalls include high quality Handmade and Vintage Jewellery, Fashion and Homewares, Art, Curiosities and Collectables. Sellers are a mixture of local artisans and people who will join us from further a field. The Vintage Tea Room will be open throughout the day and will be serving tea & coffee, homemade lemonade, cakes & cookies. £1 entry on the door for Adults, Children free. We are welcoming booking requests from a wide variety of sellers so if you are interested in finding out more about booking a stall or joining the fun on the day please contact us.

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by Councillor Thom Goddard, Chingford Historical Society member | www.chingfordhistory.org.uk

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This Month: Tennis World Champions at the Connaught Club

estled in the forest at the eastern end of Chingford, opposite Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, is a tennis club. Driving along Rangers Road it is easily missed, hiding amongst the trees. But for the most famous tennis stars, Chingford’s Connaught Club was one of the most important places to play in the world.

The Connaught Club was created in 1885, only seven years after the ‘All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club’ at Wimbledon. The earliest details come from ‘Pastime’ magazine in June 1888 proving it was well established with 9 tennis courts, a full-size bowling green and an indoor tennis court under construction*. One of the Club’s first ‘world beater’ members was G.P. ‘Pat’ Hughes who trained on the courts. Pat is the only Englishman to ever win the Italian Open, and in Grand Slams he won the Doubles title at the French Open in 1933 and Australian Open in 1934 with Fred Perry. Later Pat Hughes teamed up with C.R.D. Tuckey and they won the Wimbledon Men’s Doubles in 1936. In 1951, Harold Storer created a ‘Tennis Open Tournament’ at the Connaught Club. Many of the winners of this tournament went on to much greater things. One of the most prominent Women’s Champions was Virginia Wade OBE in 1967. Virginia would go on to win the French and Australian Singles titles, the US, French and Australian Doubles titles, and Ladies Wimbledon Singles title in 1977. One of the world’s greatest tennis players came to Chingford and lifted the men’s title. Rod Laver MBE played many times at the Connaught but only won the Club Championship once in 1962. Globally, Rod is remembered for over 200 championships won in the professional game. The same year as winning at the Connaught Club Rod became the first winner of

the tennis ‘Grand Slam’, winning the Australian, French and US Open Championships, and Wimbledon in one year. Rod Laver remains the only person to ever achieve this twice as he won the ‘Grand Slam’ again in 1969. The Connaught Club’s Open Tournament continued to draw the world’s top players to Chingford. Miss Angela Mortimer won the Connaught Championship 6 times between 1955 and 1962. She also had time to become the World’s Number One female tennis player in 1961 and won the Australian, French and Wimbledon Championships. Other world stars to win the Connaught Club title in Chingford include Denmark’s Torben Ulrich, who won at the age of just 16 in 1954. Although he did not win any Grand Slam events, he became the World’s Number One tennis player and his son is Lars Ulrich from the band ‘Metallica’. Not forgetting Englishman R.K. ‘Bobby’ Wilson who beat Rod Laver in Chingford, and won the Connaught title 5 times, but could only get to the Finals of the French Open and Wimbledon, finishing runner-up each time. So do keep a look out for any champions, from tennis or any other sport, you meet in the Mount or have seen on the Green! * Pastime Magazine, 1888. * Thanks to Atholl McDonald, Dr. Andrew Pringle and Dr. Jean Pringle. * Thanks to G.A. Davis and his book ‘The Connaught Club History’. * Thanks to The Connaught Club, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH.

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NEWS FROM Beverley Tankard

BOOK REVIEW

at THE BOOKSHOP, North Chingford The Little Bookshop with the Big Heart!

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e love Usborne books here, and this great title is just in time! This is an updated addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. The Story of the Olympics is a lively and engaging look at the story of the Olympic Games, from its foundations in Ancient Greece to the global spectacles seen by modern audiences. Humorously illustrated throughout by Paddy Mounter, it has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. £5.99 – 20% OFF! – You pay £4.79.

The Official Book of the London 2012 Olympic Games is a real must-have. Whether you are watching the Olympic Games live in London or on television at home, this is the perfect companion to the ultimate sporting spectacle. £12.99. GI Barnett & son have been producing large scale street maps and county atlases since 1951 – we sell loads of their LB Waltham Forest Street Maps, for instance. And their contribution to all things Olympic is a Full Colour Street Map of Stratford and surrounding areas, incorporating local Olympic and Paralympic Games Venues. At only £2.95, it is a great way to assist in any journeys you might be undertaking. What’s new at ‘Jigsaw Junction’? Straight off the block we have London from Above. This is one of the six new Spring Issues from Gibsons, and artist Phil Dobson has designed a smashing new 500 piece jigsaw to capture England's capital city in a new light with this fantastic aerial perspective. Challenge yourself to spot the fifty historic landmarks and familiar sights which are detailed on the back of the box. £10.

And if you are planning to stay at home you could try knitting your own ticket. Yes, Knit Your Own Ticket with Knitlympics! Patterns to knit your favourite sports star – and for the Torch and Podium! £7.99 This is the latest of the Knit-mad titles which include ‘Knitting for Gold’ ‘Meerkats’ and ‘London’ – you can see some of the finished articles from the latter title on display at JJ Wool and Crafts in Station Road.

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Community Events and What’s On THE FOREST RECORDED MUSIC SOCIETY presents evenings of Classical and Light Classical music on disc. Programmes are presented by the members themselves. Evenings are relaxed and informal occasions. We are not an elitist Society and you do not have to be very knowledgeable about music to enjoy the evenings. Entry is FREE and membership of the Society is just £5 for the season (First season only - £15 a year thereafter). Why not come for an evening for free and see if you enjoy it? We meet every Friday Fortnight at All Saints Church Hall, Church Avenue, Highams Park, E4. Meetings start at 7.30 prompt and finish at around 9.45. For further details call Andrew Golds on 8531 2938 or Judi Cooper on 8531 7418. PROGRAMME 6th July, Members Evening 13th July, Annual General Meeting followed by Cheese & Wine

WEST ESSEX RAMBLERS 6 July, Friday, 18.30. Meet at Loughton Nursury Rd. Car Park for a 5 mile circular walk round and about Epping Forest. 14 July, Saturday, 9.30. A circular walk of 5 to 6 m. from outside Chingford Station. 25 July, Wednesday, 10.30. Meet at the road bridge near Epping Station for a 5.5 m. circular walk taking you via Garnon Bushes. 26 July, Thursday, 10.30. An 11 m. circular walk starting from the Free Lorry Park in Ongar and going via Greensted Church, Greensted Hamlet and Toot Hill. Any queries or a copy of our programme of 4 walks a week, telephone 020 8502 1628, www.westessexramblers.org.uk, 48

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CRAFT & ART ON THE GREEN Saturday 7th July, The Green, North Chingford, outside of the library, E4, 10am to 4.30pm. An art exhibition and sale as well as stunning crafts for the Summer.

OLYMPIC SUMMER FAIR Chingford C of E Parents Association, Sat 7th July 11-3, Junior School, Cambridge Road, E4 7BP. Climbing Wall, Inflatable Run, Sports Displays, Barbeque, Pimms, Punch & Judy, Olympic Themed Activities and Stalls, Raffle and much more… Contact Hushnarah Hussain for a stall/enquires 07908 819 000.

PARLOUR EVENING with Malcolm Boulter. atbSouth Chingford Congregational Church, 161 Chingford Mount Road, E4 8LT. Friday 13th July at 7.30PM. There will be a £7.00 donation which includes refreshment. Everyone is welcome.

SUMMER FLOWER SHOW Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society. Saturday, 14th July 2pm - 5pm. The Centenary Hall, St John's Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5RX. Includes vegetables, floral art, art & craft, cookery and junior entries. Plus there will be sales of plants, teas and delicious homemade cakes. Entry: Non members £1, children free. (Tel: 020 8504 3238).

WALTHAMSTOW SCHOOL FOR GIRLS ALUMNAE ANNUAL EVENT Annual get together for former pupils and staff. Saturday 14th July @ 10.30am3.30pm, at Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill,

E17 9RZ. £15 includes lunch & refreshments. Contact details to find out more: Lesley Winter 020 8509 9410, or l.winter@wsfg.waltham.sch.uk.

VICARAGE GARDEN PARTY The Vicarage (St Edmund's), Larkswood Road, South Chingford E4 9DS - Saturday 14 July, 2 p.m. Cream Teas and music in the garden. Contact

church@stedmund.freeserve.co.uk for more information. THE GAMES CITY YOUTH PROJECT

is holding a fundraiser on Sunday 22nd July from 11:00am at Goals Soccer Centre, Morrison Avenue Chingford E4 8SN. This is a football tournament where 32 teams will compete for a cash prize of £1000!! If anyone would like to enter the tournament please visit our website

www.thegamescityproject.co.uk for full details. On the day there will also be a BBQ, penalty shoot out and raffles with great prizes, so all local residents are welcome. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to The Games City Youth Project, a safe and fun activity centre, which provides safe leisure and educational facilities to local youths, as an alternative to gang activity, anti-social behaviour and becoming victims and perpetrators of youth offending. Please contact us on gamescity@hotmail.co.uk or on 020 8531 4475 or visit the website for further information.

CRAFT & ART ON THE GREEN Saturday 4th August, The Green, North Chingford, outside of the library, E4, 10am to 4.30pm. An art exhibition and sale as well as stunning crafts for the Summer.

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Chingford Photographic Society 2012 Summer Workshops

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re you puzzled by depth of field? Do blown highlights and wonky horizons spoil your prints?

Would you like the opportunity to learn how to produce better pictures with your camera? Would you like to know how to make successful prints? Do you want to take years off your selfportraits? Or inches off your waist? Building on the success of last year's course, Chingford Photographic Society are again running their series of summer workshops. This is your opportunity to get to grips with the basics of your camera, or if you are an experienced user, learn more about composition, which lens for which situation, and how to develop your creativity. The workshops incorporate tutorial information, hands on exercises and further tasks for you to carry out during the week to get you really used to using your camera. If you own a camera – dust if off and come and join us. If you don't, then still come along – we will be able to give simple advice and answer any questions you may have to assist in your choice of camera. Our aim is to take the mystery out of photography. The friendly and flexible approach adopted by all of the society's course presenters means that you will get out of the workshops what you want, not what we think you want.

We also cover various simple techniques in ‘Photoshop', where you can learn simple tricks to bring out the best in your photographs. In fact, if there is any area of photography where you want to learn more, do drop us a line before the course commences, as we deliberately leave availability within the schedule to include any aspects of photography you want us to cover. The six evenings, which are on Mondays, will start on 16th July 2012 between 8pm and 10pm. The six evenings are a complete course, and each person who signs up for it would be expected to attend all evenings to fully benefit. The total cost for joining the workshop will be £50. Included in the cost will be all six evenings, one or two weekend outings PLUS full membership of the Society for a period of six months commencing after the final evening. Why not come along and learn at our friendly club in Chingford, Larkshall Road E4. If you would like to take part, then click the 'Download an Application Form' from our website www.chingfordphotographic.com. If you have any other queries about the workshops or the Society in general, then contact us: r-poole@lineone.net or telephone Robert Poole on 01268-765 184 (evenings please).

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Film Favourites from All Star Films

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ummer and the beach can be a perfect combination. Sand castles, ice cream and lots of laughs. As long as the sun comes out. At the flicks, the ‘blockbuster’ and summer usually go together. As long as the film is fun. But this month it’s better to go small scale than big budget. Enjoy! Released: 3rd July - The Amazing Spider-Man Andrew Garfield replaces Tobey Maguire in the ‘new’ $220 million Spider-man film. The action sequences are sensational, especially if you can see the movie in 3D, and the villain, played by Rhys Ifans, is perfect. However, the plot involves discovering why Peter was changed into Spider-man and how this will affect the rest of his life. It may be a new film with a new Spider-Man but it feels old and tired. 13th July - Detachment A substitute teacher, who drifts from one school to another, suddenly finds a deep connection with students and teachers during his latest assignment. A simple story is beautifully told by English director Tony Kaye (American History X). There is no all star cast, Adrien Brody (The Pianist) is the lead, and certainly no action scenes. Just a good plot, excellent cinematography, moving characters and a lovely film. 20th July - I am Bruce Lee Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary reveals why Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago. The greatest martial artists, athletes, actors, film directors and celebrities of today share their feelings about the one who started it all. The "Father of Martial Arts Cinema" has an amazing legacy and it’s wonderful to watch. 27th July - Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax In a city where everything is artificial, a 12-year old boy called Ted searches for a real tree to impress the girl of his dreams. But to find one, Ted must discover the story of the Lorax, a grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. This is a good, entertaining film from the people who made Despicable Me. But, like that movie, it’s good without being great. DVDs to please DVDs mirror the big screen in July. The most expensive film of all time John Carter (2nd July on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99) is all huff and no puff with amazing special effects but little else to entertain. Contraband (9th July on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99) is a lively action film with Mark Wahlberg. Matt Damon gives his all in the sweet We Bought A Zoo (16th July on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99). If all that sounds too much Mirror Mirror (30th July on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99) is a classic re-telling of Snow White for all the family.

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PLASTERER 30 years experience Pay on satisfaction Small jobs welcome

Ring Steve:

020 8500 5900 07889 905 817 www.safplastering.co.uk

UPVC Double Glazing supplied and fitted and Double Glazing repairs

If you have a business and are looking for more customers in

ARBIS

Chigwell & Buckhurst Hill

why not give our other Directory a try? For more information call Andy on

0845 519 4682 Do you really need a skip? We clear HOUSES, GARAGES, SHOPS, OFFICES, etc, and do the loading!

SAME DAY & NEXT DAY SERVICE Single items to full loads FULLY LICENSED WASTE CARRIER

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LOCAL PLUMBING/ HEATING ENGINEER

75780

All Plumbing & Heating All Gas Works Central Heating Bathrooms O.A.P. Special Discount No Job Too Small

TRUSTED TRADESMAN

RING KEN ON 07956 442 523 | 020 8529 0592

Useful telephone numbers - all in one place EMERGENCY SERVICES - Fire/Police/Ambulance - DIAL 999 (or 112) Whipps Cross Hospital Silverthorn Medical Centre Childline L. B. of Waltham Forest Crimestoppers Consumer Advice Chingford Police Gas Emergencies Citizens Advice Bureau NHS Direct

(020) 8539 5522 (020) 8430 7210 0800 1111 (020) 8496 3000 0800 555 111 08454 04 05 06 (020) 8529 8666 0800 111 999 0844 826 9696 0845 4647

Samaritans RSPCA Cruelty Line Library - Castle Ave Library - Station Rd National Rail Enquiries Heathrow Airport Gatwick Airport Stansted Airport Luton Airport London City Airport

08457 90 90 90 0300 1234 999 (020) 8496 1050 (020) 8496 1070 08457 48 49 50 0870 000 0123 0870 000 2468 0870 000 0303 01582 405 100 (020) 7646 0088

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS for friends and families of alcoholics. Al-Anon Family Groups offer understanding and support to anyone whose life is, or has been deeply affected by someone else’s drinking whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, whether you are living with the alcoholic or not. You need not be alone. To speak to someone who understands and for details of an Al-Anon meeting near you, ring the confidential helpline on: 020 7403 0888 (10 am-10pm). w: www.al-anonuk.org.uk e: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk.

Family Groups Ltd., Registered Charity.

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R Creed & Son Building Contractors

FREE

New Roofs Repairs, Lead Work Felt & Asphalt Flat Roofs, Slating Tiling & Pointing, UPV.c Fascia & Soffit Boards

QUOTATION

All new work GUARANTEED FOR 10 years

Professional Building Service

with over 20 years experience Loft Conversions Extensions Renovations & Alterations Refurbishment & Maintenance Garden Landscaping Tel:

Surveys & Reports

20 years experience

ALL INSURANCE WORK UNDERTAKEN

37A Suffield Rd, Chingford, E4 9TA

020 8524 7333 3 The Drive, Chingford, E4 7AJ

www.rcreedandson.co.uk

B. Lott Mob: 07944 113 831

J. Aldridge Mob: 07776 207 550

ARCHITECTURAL ROOFING LTD A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONAL ROOF REPAIRS AT COMPETETIVE PRICES FOR A FREE QUOTATION PHONE: DAVE NORMAN

020 8531 4031 07966 530 472 57 HANDSWORTH AVENUE, HIGHAMS PARK, E4 9PF July 2012

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Index of advertisers Aerial & Satellite Installations Mediacoms

Driving Tuition 55

Architect Nic Antony Architects Ltd

7

49

Fitness - Misc

26

Flooring

Beauty Treatment Tranquillity Beauty Therapy

Blinds Shades

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Bookshop The Bookshop

46

Building Services aws builders Covent Builders CP Building Contractors Dendale Construction Ltd L Finch R Creed & Son

25 39 37 25 5 53

Alison Tritschler

49

Care Agency Abbey Care Solutions

17 38 38

6

5 43 43 2 37 49 33 39 52 24 41

Computer Services Andy's Computer Repairs Problem Computers

31 38

Conference Centre The Scout Association

3

Decorating Services AAB Decorating Alison’s Decorating Services BC Painting and Decorating

54

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41

Moo-Creative Ty Joshua Design

5 51

21 39

Hockey Club

32 51 5

21

31

Lilian

45

Eco Trade T & L Windows & Doors

11 40

Leonardos

31

Roofing Services Architectural Roofing Ltd Cook & Son Graham Willsdon J & R Roofing

53 15 40 53

Solicitor 5

Slimming Services 21

Snooker & American Pool 47

Sports Massage 27

Supplementary Education 47

Tennis School 30

Upholsterery Collards Upholstery Limited Leadale Upholstery

29 39

Arbis

51

Watch Repair 45 45

Music Tuition

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Waste Disposal 43

Motor Car Services

London Music House

Printing Service

Chingford School of Tennis 50

Mini Cab Service

D. Ranger Motors Dipstick's, Tyres and Exhausts

52 30

Kumon 18

Medical-Aesthetic Clinic

Chingford Premier Cars

Ken Roberts Quality Plumbing

Fitness Therapy 4 You 35

Loft Ladders

The Body Clinic

51

Plumbing/Heating Services

Mile End American Pool & Snooker 17

Locksmith Unique Services

26

Plasterering Services

Slimming World 35

Ironing Service

SJR Consultancy

Pet Services

Sweetman, Burke & Sinker 5

Home & Garden Centre

Mayfair Ironing Service

18

Restaurant 36 39

Handyman

Lancasters

Pest Control

Replacement Windows & Doors

Glass & Glazing MJ Glazing Repairs Ltd P & M Glazing

27 27

Reflexology

Gold Buying Centre

Artisan Loft Ladders

Community Service Chingford and District MEC Sewardstone Evangelical Church

5 23 37 7

Life Coach

Community Event Chingford Parish Church Chingford Photographic Society City of London Corporation Vintage & Handmade Bazaar WCRF

Lofty Heights Tree Surgeons MG Landscapes The Flower Pot Man Weald Hall Landscapes

Fitness Therapy 4 You Matt Green

SAF Plastering 13

Gardening Services

Crostyx HC

Cleaning Services Angels Time for You

P. J. Bridgman & Co. Ltd

3

Personal Training

Cosy Catz 19

Garden & Interior Furniture

Mr Fix It 27

Chiropodists Dean Shulton M Freedman

London Re-use Limited

47

Pawnbrokers & Jewellers

AR Cook Pest Control 45

Furniture/Appliance Sales

Hair on the Green

Catering Service Ridgeway Catering

27

Hair Salon

Carpet, Curtain & Upholstery Cleaning M&K Cleaning Services

GW Flooring

Oven Wizards Franchising Ltd Gold ‘N’ Image

37 2

Graphic Design Service

Carpenter Chingford Carpentry SK Carpentry

Nordic Walking

The Watch Shop

Business Mentor

Oven Cleaning Services 30 30

Electrical Services DMB Electric Ultra Electrics

Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner Louise

1-2-1 Driving Tuition Cavendish Driving School

The Watch Shop

41

Weight Loss Programmes Matt Green

27

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Where beautiful homes start Our extensive and affordable ranges of shutters, blinds, awnings and curtains will bring your home to life.

At SHADES of Chingford we have a huge range of Window Blinds, Curtains,Plantation Shutters, Conservatory Blinds, Wallcoverings and Awnings.

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HUNDREDS OF DESIGNS & STYLES FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED SHOWROOM CONSULTANTS READY TO HELP & ADVISE FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS FOR OVER 35 YEARS OVER 5,000 STYLES, PATTERNS & COLOURS INCLUDING CURTAINS & WALLPAPERS • HOME APPOINTMENTS

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