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ago. Well, that whole bit about Spring was insensitive in me, I know. Should have hedged my bets. Played it safe. Should have said something that was more certain, like some upsets for Tottenham. So I’m saying nothing about the coming months. They may be hot, cold, dry, wet. There might be volcanos in Epping for all that I know. A tsunami might rush down the Roding. I shall refer, in future, to the past. So, Spring, eh? That was cold and wet, wasn’t it? David Young

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umans have been trying to cross the Thames for millennia. This may seem an exaggeration, but, for those of you who have queued at Dartford, you’ll know that it’s no overstatement. I was certainly stuck there for a thousand years once. The earliest evidence of any bridge across the Thames hints at a primitive wooden bridge at Vauxhall in about 1600BC. Romans subsequently constructed pontoon bridges across the river, but when the Romans left London, in the 5th century, their bridges slowly fell into disrepair and London itself

was largely abandoned. The Saxons began to repopulate the area in retreat from invading Danes, and London Bridge may have been reconstructed to aid their flight. By 1014, the Danes controlled both sides of the river, in the City of London and at Southwark. An ally of Ethelred the Unready is believed to have destroyed the bridge to divide the Danish forces. The famous timber bridge, familiar in historic prints, was finished in 1163. Over the centuries, more bridges were built. Then, when there were quite a lot of these bridges spanning the river, some bloke stood by the Thames

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at Wapping, looked across to Rotherhithe, and felt a sudden urge to dig 23 metres down, burrow through the mud for 400 metres, and come out at the other side. Takes all sorts. Can’t say it’s an urge I feel very often. I get dizzy doing the gardening. But the Thames Tunnel was created between 1825 and 1843 to connect the expanding docks, the first tunnel built beneath a navigable river. Then some more tunnels were built, and some more bridges. It seems to be some instinct, as with those who must climb mountains, that when we see a river we have to find new ways across. Given all of which, it seems amazing to me that it is only in the last year that they finally got round to doing the obvious thing. First, build giant pylons either side of the river, linking Silvertown with the O2 Arena, formerly known as The Dome, although I’ve heard it called less kind things. Then link the pylons with 1.1km of cable. Then dangle cabins across that will cross the river at a height of about 90 metres. Eh voila. You’ve got yourself a cable car crossing. And don’t those Romans look silly now with their pontoons. The Emirates Air Line, to give it its proper title, opened on 28th June 2012, and has carried almost 2 million people. The crossing takes 10 minutes (5 minutes during the rush hour) and each cabin carries 10 people, and they are spaced at about 30 seconds. Being naturally cautious, and having some cynicism about technology, I decided to let the 2 million people test it out for safety before I eventually went on it (or took the flight, as we are supposed to say). You’ll be glad to know that I survived, not only to tell the story (which, come to think of it, you may be regretting by now) but that I enjoyed my trip (or

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flight). The view to the east goes over the Royal Docks and the Thames Barrier towards the eerie marshes of Essex where the river widens and seems to be stretching out before dissolving into the sea. To the west, beyond the strange new shapes of the Olympic Park, rise the skyscrapers of Docklands. The river squeezes tightly round the bend by the O2 Arena, which seems to sit beneath the cable car like a safety net. And beyond all that is London itself, with the old bits of skyline sharply pierced by The Shard, rising so much taller than its forebears, like an ungainly adolescent in a family shot. When you see it from a distance, stretched across the old docks and running past the cranes and office blocks, it seems to hang like a necklace of beads about the skyline. We tend not to treat London as a tourist destination, those of us who live and work near to its bustle, but sometimes we all should award ourselves a day out, don some embarrassing souvenir pants and marvel at what is just down the road, up in the sky, over the river. David Young FREE ESTIMATES

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he South Chingford Community library held its first public event, the Chingford Foundation School Arts Award fifth annual community poetry evening. Theme of the evening was “I have a dream”, to celebrate fifty years since the famous speech by Martin Luther King. MC for the evening was local performance poet Neal Zetter, who entertained the packed library with a selection from his comic poems.

Neal Zetter performing to a packed audience in the South Chingford Community Library

The audience was principally made up of parents and children from local schools. These included Parkside Primary School (year 4 with their class teacher Mrs Pearce), Larkswood Primary School (year 6), Oak Hill Primary School, Chingford Foundation School, and Rushcroft Sports College. Via Chingford Foundation School's Arts Award supporter status, students from two schools from further afield were also present; Heathcote School and Havering Sixth

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Form College. A ladies writing group in Loughton was also represented. Children and adults presented a variety of their own poems to an appreciative audience, and each received a signed certificate to commemorate the event. Not to be outdone, Alison Griffiths, job club coordinator from the community library, gave an impromptu performance of “The Owl and the Pussycat”. Yolanda Guns, Arts Coordinator from Chingford Foundation School, who organised the event, also presented several poems. After the event, Yolanda said “I'm really pleased that you were able to let us use the library for the Poetry Evening. I knew it would be the perfect venue and it was!” South Chingford Community Library (SCCL)

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Haven House awarded £464,000 from Department of Health to fund new annexe

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he Department of Health has just announced that it has awarded Haven House Children’s Hospice £464,000, as part of a £60million boost to hospices across England. The Woodford Green hospice, which bid for the funds last year, has already submitted a planning application to Waltham Forest Council, with the hope that it will be able to create an annexe to the current building at The White House in Mallinson Park, Woodford Green. There is no confirmed date for works to commence until planning consent has been approved. However if successful, the new annexe will create additional space to provide a broader range of specialist services for all those who use the hospice, as well as allowing Haven House to provide support for increased numbers of local life-limited children. The total cost for the building works exceeds the Department of Health funding and is currently estimated at £699,000. Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of the hospice, said of the award; ‘This really is an amazing boost for our 10th birthday year and will enable us to provide vital additional activities and a more comprehensive care programme for the local children and families we support.’

Mr Palfreman continues; ‘While this is a fantastic amount, the cost of the new annexe and other improvements is significantly higher than the funding we’ve received. Therefore we will still be working hard to secure additional funding for the build, in addition to the day-to-day costs of running the hospice. With this in mind, we will need the support of our local community more than ever to help us achieve these objectives.’ Speaking about the funding, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said, ‘Hospices help patients and their families at what can be the most difficult part of their life. This extra funding will help bring hospices up to date, so staff and volunteers can work in modern environments, helping them continue to provide wonderful support with compassion and kindness and patients will see a huge difference in the surroundings that play a considerable part in helping them psychologically and physically.’

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Whipps Cross Hospital Radio Wins National Awards

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hipps Cross Hospital Radio has won two Gold awards at the prestigious National Hospital Broadcasting Association annual competition. The awards, announced at a ceremony held in Blackpool recognise excellence in not just radio programming but also in connecting with and supporting patients in hospitals in the UK. The local volunteer-run station, which has been broadcasting for more than 40 years at Whipps Cross University Hospital, took first place in the Best Speech category for an interview recorded at the Chingford Model Engineering Society and was also selected as the UK Hospital Station of the Year with a 15 minute compilation of highlights from the past year. Phil Hughes, station manager, commented: “The station award is really for everyone who contributes to patient care. We provide round-the-clock bedside entertainment tailored for the Whipps Cross community and we like to think we can brighten up the time patients spend with us. We make great efforts to visit and chat to patients and the radio service can become a good friend while they are with us. Smiling really does help recovery and we try to contribute to the high standards of care set at the hospital” Barts Health Medical Director Dr Steve Ryan said: “I am delighted that the hard work of the Whipps Cross Hospital Radio team has been recognised by this national award. The team, who all give their time and energy voluntarily, makes such a difference to our patients’ experience. We know that patients who are happy and relaxed in their surroundings recover more quickly, and the music, companionship and good humour provided by the hospital radio team go a very long way in achieving that.” Station chairman, Ian Betteridge added: “As a charity it means a lot to be recognised for what we do and it’s wonderful to pick up these awards. Our ABOUT WHIPPS CROSS HOSPITAL RADIO Whipps Cross Hospital Radio is a registered charity which receives no funding and is run entirely by volunteers – currently 47. Most have full time jobs and a number have professional broadcasting backgrounds. It has been active since 1969 when it started in a leaking garden shed in the grounds of the hospital. The station provides a 24-7 bespoke radio service – live in the evenings and at weekends (using automation at other times}, via the Hospedia bedside entertainment consoles. The output is also broadcast on speakers in waiting areas and receptions around the hospital. The programmes generally play relaxing, middle-of-the-road music and include traditional request shows but also shows presented live from wards. There is a full football commentary service from the main local teams at West Ham and Leyton

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Chairman Ian Betteridge and Station Manager Phil Hughes

service not only provides music but we also feature our own football commentaries from Leyton Orient and West Ham as well as local musicians, interviews, short stories, poems and public service health information. We try to provide an all-round entertainment service and these awards recognise our success in doing that.” The station began in 1969 and provides 24 hour programming from studios in the basement of the hospital. With almost 50 volunteers it is one of the longest-running stations in the region. Phil described the unique challenges faced by a hospital radio presenter in planning a playlist: “Still top of the pops most weeks at Whipps Cross is Frank Sinatra’s - My Way, which is odd as the opening lyric runs: ‘And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain’. There are quite a few records with pitfalls for the unwary presenter: Love is Like Oxygen, The Trolley Song, Heartbeat, Achy Breaky Heart and I Chest Called To Say I Love You. But of course the station loves playing any records by The Cure!”

Orient and member Jay Barnett has recorded a series of his own short stories (one was broadcast by Radio 4) for patients’ enjoyment. There is an hourly network news service and a vibrant website with blogs, listen again clips and information. The station also schedules public service information about local charities and services of relevance to patients, local interest interviews and sessions with visiting live musicians. There have been testimonials from patients who particularly found the overnight service to be a comfort. In the age of video entertainment, there is considerable evidence that smiling and enjoying music is a genuine aid to recovery and hospital radio is able to provide that to patients, free. The old saying about smiling being just the tonic stands as strongly now as it did forty years ago.

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

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This Month: Seen But Not Forgotten

ver the past 3 years ‘Seen on the Green’ has profiled some of the most famous people to have been born or lived in the wonderful area of Chingford. However, there are many more who live and have lived among us who hit the headlines for reaching the top of their profession. David Beckham may be Chingford’s most famous son but there are plenty of sporting heroes who have called Chingford home. Potential sports stars of the future Ben and Sam Bolger are from our area. Ben Bolger is a professional rugby league player for Harlequins in the English ‘Super League’. Ben has also played for Saracens rugby union side and Essex County. His brother, Sam Bolger, plays for the Under-20s Harlequins team. Both are tipped to play for England in the future. The British Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Michael Watson has lived in Chingford. Back to football, Chingford is also home to Football World Cup winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey’s Freemasonry regalia. His Lodge, Waltham Abbey Lodge No. 2750, is based in the Chingford Masonic Hall, where he attended many times. Sir Alf’s wife donated his regalia to Chingford Masonic Hall after his death in 1999. In the music world the DJ and “UK Garage Godfather” 1 Grant Nelson was born and raised in Chingford. Edward ‘Eddie’ Brett, whose band the ‘Lovable Rogues’ found fame on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, lives in Chingford. Although Seen on the Green has profiled James ‘Kenzie’ Mackenzie, the 9 other members of the hip hop group ‘Blazin’ Squad’ are from Chingford. When the band relaunched themselves in 2005 they used local knowledge to change their band name to ‘Friday Hill’. The ‘Larkswood Open Air Pool’, commonly known as Chingford Lido, saw over 300,000 people a year go through its doors in the early 1960s. One of these was a young Shane Fenton, with his band ‘Shane Fenton and the Fentones’, who went on to become Alvin Stardust. Alvin says he was taken there by Mick Jagger who called it ‘his favourite place in London in the summer’. While ‘Seen on the Green’ has written about James Alexandrou, there are many other famous actors and actresses who live and have lived in Chingford. Daniella Westbrook is another ‘Eastenders’ star who lives in the area. Patsy Smart, the star of ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’, was born and raised in Chingford, and Jack Watling, a British film stalwart who starred in Goodbye Mr Chips and The Demi-Paradise opposite Sir Laurence Olivier, was also born in Chingford. Along with actors, Chingford 32

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has wonderfully talented writers including Jill Barklem who illustrates and writes the ‘Brambly Hedge’ book series. In years passed Chingford was also home to England’s greatest poet, Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson, who lived here for a short time before moving to High Beech in 1837 where he lived until 1840. In a category all to himself is Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the scouts and girl guides, and first ‘Chief Scout of the World’. The scout movement bought Gilwell Park, in Chingford, Essex at the time, in 1919. Although Lord Baden-Powell never lived there he emphasized the crucial role Gilwell Park played in advancing the Scout movement. When knighted in 1929 he chose to be known as ‘Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell’ in honour of “the heart of the international scouts in Chingford” 2. Another internationally known figure is Chris Barltrop who was born and raised in Chingford, and was the Ringmaster for the Moscow State Circus. Along with the famous there are the infamous. Highwayman Dick Turpin had a hide-out in Epping Forest and robbed at least 4 houses in Chingford in 1734, though there is no evidence he lived here. Other notorious criminals include the Kray brothers - Ronnie, Reggie and Charlie - who are all buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery with their beloved mum, Violet Lee. Over the last three years ‘Seen on the Green’ has profiled many of the most talented and high profile people to have been born, raised and lived in Chingford. Now we look to the future to see who else from our area will see success or hit the headlines. We hope you will see many more highly successful people that you can meet in the Mount or will have Seen on the Green! 1. www.discogs.com 2. Lord Baden-Powell, Paris, 1931.

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Film Favourites from All Star Films

All Star Films make professional corporate films: www.allstarfilms.com by Thom Goddard

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FILM REVIEW

fter almost 6 months of cold, wintery weather summer has arrived. This usually heralds the start of numerous mindless, action filled summer blockbusters. However, this year we have a wide range of films from family to horror movies on the big screen. Unfortunately they are not that great but at least you’ll have more time to relax in that summer sun now that it’s finally here. Enjoy!

Released: 3rd May - Chimpanzee If a review could solely be based on cinematography then this would be 5 star - it is stunning. The plot came from filmmakers following a group of chimpanzees in the rainforest. On a simple level we follow a young chimp who becomes an orphan only to be adopted by the alpha male of the group. However, the visuals take you into the film and the positive messages about life itself make this a lovely movie. 29th May - The Big Wedding This is a classic case where an all star cast does not make for an all star film. Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams and many more A-listers labour through a movie that wants to be an English wedding comedy. The plot revolves around a long divorced couple’s adopted son getting married. But they have to fake being married so as not to offend the biological mother. There are few jokes and even less laughs. 7th June - The Iceman This is a fascinating crime drama based on the life of notorious Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski. Between 1948 and 1986 Kuklinski murdered up to 250 people for the Gambino crime family whilst keeping up a friendly, suburban facade. When finally arrested his wife and family knew nothing of his psychopathic other life. So the movie’s content is certainly engaging but the film making has misfired trying to shoehorn this into another ‘Goodfellas’, making this intriguing but boring. 28th June - This Is The End A comedy from the ‘Judd Apatow studio’ starring Seth Rogen, James Franco and many other stars as themselves. Quite literally this time. The world’s biggest comedians are ‘off duty’ at a party in Hollywood when the end of the world occurs. They must then survive and stay alive against some of the movie businesses biggest stars including Emma Watson. The first half of the film is inventive and funny but the rest is a slow let down. DVDs to please The BAFTA and Academy Award winners are released on DVD and Blu-Ray so you can see what the ‘experts’ thought are the best films of 2013. The Impossible (6th May on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99) is an emotional roller-coaster focusing on a British family who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. DJango Unchained (20th May DVD rrp: £11.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £18.99) won the Best Screenplay Oscar and while very violent is story-telling at its best. Academy Award-nominated Flight (3rd June on DVD rrp: £9.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £14.99) is a thrilling drama about an airline pilot who becomes a hero but the attention reveals his dark secrets. Lincoln (10th June on DVD rrp: £14.99 and Blu-Ray rrp: £19.99) is all about Daniel Day Lewis’ Oscar-winning Best Actor performance and not to be missed. Enjoy! 36

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Cineworld Cinemas Tel: 0871 200 2000 www.cineworld.co.uk 208 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YQ I Scene, Clements Rd, Ilford, IG1 1BP

Odeon Cinemas Tel: 0871 224 4007 www.odeon.co.uk

Picketts Lock Lane, Edmonton, N9 0AS 60-64, High Rd, South Woodford, E18 2QL

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NEWS FROM Beverley Tankard at THE BOOKSHOP, North Chingford The Little Bookshop with the Big Heart!

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t is with a heavy heart that I write this, my last column, but it’s time for ‘The Bookshop Angels’ to say ‘Goodbye’ to Station Road – we’ve had a wonderful 25 years, and we will miss you all. We’ve had an absolute blast serving the folk of Chingford, and I know I speak for all my colleagues when I say how much we have appreciated the regular customers who have put their money where their mouths are and supported us over the years. I know it’s not been easy recently, with all the temptations on offer elsewhere, but these folk (yep, you know who you are!) have kept us laughing, eating and working! But you never know what’s around the corner – we’re still hoping we can work our magic and introduce some new enthusiasm to Station Road, so – keep watching! Thank you all so much. I know I speak for all my Bookshop Angel colleagues when I say – it’s been a pleasure and a privilege serving you. Our SALE starts on the 28th April and will run all through May. T&C apply; purchase of Book Tokens not included 'Community' - what does it mean to you? Getting around locally - possibly without your car - facilities to supply you with what you need and knowing the faces you see around you; the people who serve you in the shops, and who are there when things need sorting out. So - use your local shops and facilities to keep your community healthy and alive!

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Asheton Farm Business Centre Tysea Hill, Stapleford Abbotts Romford, Essex RM4 1JU

Willows Complementary Centre

Registered Osteopath Specialising in cranial treatment, pregnancy, sports injury and low back rehabilitation.

Chiropodist HPC RG TUESDAYS: CHINGFORD

Providing full chiropody treatment, special rates for Senior Citizens (Tues, Thurs).

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Tel Christine: 020 8529 1384 or 07985 708 093

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Community Events and What’s On SILVERTHORN BOWLING CLUB Ropers Avenue Ground, Chingford, E4 9EJ. The Club offers Free Coaching at their Saturday Morning Club, commencing Saturday 27th April through to August. Young People's Groups ages 1116years. Also free coaching for Parents/Adult Groups. (no upper age limit) Sessions are 10.30am to 12.30pm(so arrive at 10.15am. Don't be afraid to come alone. You can be sure of a warm welcome, and meet new friends. Our friendly Club House has a kitchen/bar and outside patio. Our aim is to bring the Sport of Bowling into the Local Community. We anticipate building a Junior Team, that can match other Bowling Clubs with a youth element. The bowling can be as leisurely as you wish, or you could move into competition if inspired to do so after Coaching. You can be assured of the support of our Coaches, who are all qualified with CRB checks. There is no obligation, and free refreshments are available. Come along, join in the fun, meet new people and learn the Sport of Bowling. Telephone to confirm that each of the Saturday Sessions are taking place, as there is a busy programme for the Summer. To be sure of your place, please telephone and book 020 5316619 Alternatively just turn up on the day and enjoy. FLAT SHOES MUST BE WORN.

WEST ESSEX RAMBLERS We have 4 walks each week, for sample programme or queries Tel. 020 8502 1628 www.westessexramblers.co.uk 9 May, Thurs. 10.00 Meet outside Woodford Station, Snakes Lane East exit for a 6 m. circular morning walk ex42

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ploring the lakes and hills of Redbridge. 18 May, Sat., 10.30 FAMILY WALK Meet in car park off Crooked Mile roundabout, Waltham Abbey for this easy, child friendly 4 m. walk. Suitable for buggies. 8 June, Sat., 9.30 This 5-6 m. circular walk through fields and forest starts from outside Chingford Station. 28 June, Fri., 18.30 For this 4 m. circular ramble meet at Upshire, 1/3rd m. east of village hall, between Fernhall Lane and 'Good Intent' pub.

FLORAL ART DEMONSTRATION Thursday 16th May Floral Demonstration by Susan Horne, 2.00-4.00pm at Victory Hall, Chigwell. contact 0208 505 2716

BITE BACK AT HUNGER CHRISTIAN AID CHARITY LUNCH Saturday 18 May - Bite Back at Hunger Christian Aid Charity Lunch (hot soup & bread). Please join us from 11am until 2pm Saint Edmunds Halls, Chingford Mount Road, E4. Plants and Cakes for sale.

WOODFORD CONCERT SOCIETY Sunday 2 June at 3.00pm at Forest School, Snaresbrook, E17 3PY. 'Great Sonatas'. Music by Beethoven, Brahms and Enesco, Chihiro Ono, violin, Evgenia Startseva, piano. Brilliant young Japanese virtuoso accompanied by a duo partner of violinist Maxim Vengerov. Tickets £12.50 (children under 18 £2) from 020 8529 3571 or at the door.

FAMILY FUN DAY At South Chingford Congregational Church, 161 Chingford Mount Rd, E4 8LT. On Saturday 15th June from 12 noon to 4pm, Bar B Q, Fun and games, Stalls and tombolas, Cakes and bakes. Something for all the family to enjoy.

GARDEN OPEN FOR THE NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME the garden at 4 Stradbroke Grove, Buckhurst Hill will be open from 2-4.00pm on 15/16th June

SUMMER FLOWER SHOW Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society. Saturday 13th July, 2pm - 5pm. The Centenary Hall, St John's Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5RX. Includes vegetables, floral arrangements, art & craft, cookery and junior entries. Plant sales, teas and delicious homemade cakes. Entry: Non members £1, children free. (Tel: 020 8257 8996).

THEYDON BOIS OPEN GARDENS' DAY 23rd June (11am-5pm). Visit various private gardens in Theydon Bois. Free parking on the Village Green. A mini-bus service is provided for some gardens. £5 admission. Ploughmans lunches & afternoon teas on sale throughout the day. More details on www.theydon.org.uk email : theydonyouth@hotmail.com Tel : 01992 815 982

PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER COURSE 1st July - 19th August, Walthamstow & District Photographic Society. Meetings each Monday 8-10pm, Greenleaf Baptist Church Hall, 4 Greenleaf Road (off Hoe

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Community Events and What’s On Street), Walthamstow, E17 6QQ. For those new to photography, and those wishing to improve their skills. Email: info@wdps.org. Information and full programme visit our new website: www.wdps.org

ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG AT COPPED HALL Come on a Taster Weekend in July and try your hand at digging on a real archaeological site: July 13/14, July 20/21, & July 27/28. Aimed at beginners, full instructions will be given. For information contact Andrew Madeley (020 8491 6514) or email coppedhalldigs@weag.org.uk or visit www.weag.org.uk or www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk

AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society. Saturday 7th September, 2pm - 5pm. The Cen-

tenary Hall, St John's Church, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5RX. Includes fruit, vegetables, floral arrangements, cookery and junior entries. Plant sales, spring flowering bulbs, garden sundries, teas and delicious homemade cakes. Entry: Non members £1, children free. (Tel: 020 8257 8996).

Ongoing Events These are now listed on our website. All Forthcoming Events will continue to be listed in the Directory.

Visit the Community Events page online at:

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COPY DEADLINE DATE FOR ALL LISTINGS IS NORMALLY THE 15th OF THE MONTH PRIOR TO PUBLICATION. Occasionally the date may have to be brought forward by up to a week, due to production and printing considerations, so please allow plenty of time if you want your event listed.

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R Creed & Son Building Contractors

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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

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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.

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SAF Plastering

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Plumbing/Heating Services Ken Roberts Quality Plumbing

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Property Management 39

Reflexology 33

Replacement Windows & Doors 2 38

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

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Mediacoms

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Slimming Services 41

Sports Massage 18

Supplementary Education Kip McGrath

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Tiling Services 9

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Stairway Projects Ltd

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Upholsterery 6

Collards Upholstery Limited Leadale Upholstery

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Locksmith

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Fitness Therapy 4 You 13

Leisure Centre

Unique Services

Dance School

Cosy Catz

Slimming World 38

Inheritance Specialist

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre

Cosmetic Surgery Spire Health Care

Lancasters

The Moneta Partnership

Conference Centre The Scout Association

Mr Fix It

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Pet Services

Security 16 45

Home and Garden Centre

Computer Services Andy's Computer Repairs Problem Computers

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Handyman

Complementary Centre Willows

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Graphic Design Service

Paula Hair Designs

Pest Control

Eco Trade T & L Windows & Doors

Gold Buying Centre

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Hair Salon

Community Service Sewardstone Evangelical Church

Glazing Maintenance Services MJ Glazing Repairs Ltd

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Community Event City of London Corporation Haven House S. Chingford Congregational Church

P. J. Bridgman & Co. Ltd

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Personal Training

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Cleaning Services Angels

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Gardening Services

Chiropodists Dean Shulton M Freedman

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Catering Service Ridgeway Catering

The Woodford Wells Club

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Carpet, Curtain & Upholstery Cleaning M&K Cleaning Services Supreme Carpet Cleaning

My Dream Kitchen

Function Hall

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Fitted Kitchens

Business Mentor

Pawnbrokers & Jewellers

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Fitness - Misc Nordic Walking

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Electrical Services DMB Electric Ultra Electrics

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Oven Cleaning Services

Gold ‘N’ Image 5

Dry Cleaning Formula Dry Cleaning

Paint Technik

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Driving School MPH Driving School

Blinds

Motor Car Services 30 37

Domestic Appliance Repairs Standard Appliances

Bathrooms Bodywash Bathrooms

Alison’s Decorating Services Sullivan and Co

The Watch Shop

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Yoga Classes 37

Hatha Yoga Classes

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awsbuilders awsbuilders prides itself on customer satisfaction Our services include :  Kitchen refurbishments  Bathroom refits  Plumbing  Carpentry  Plastering  Garden design and hard landscaping  Complete room makeovers

For more information and examples of our work / rates please visit: www.awsbuilders.com or contact Alex on 07980 810 997 or 020 8524 3794

WE CAN ALSO PROVIDE REFERENCES AND ARE FULLY INSURED

We also offer a maintenance service and a small job service on an hourly rate

awsbuilders, Richmond Road, E4 7BN

INSURANCE WORK ALSO UNDERTAKEN

Dendale Construction Ltd All building & property maintenance & repairs

 Plumbing & Heating  Electrical test, repairs & rewire

Serving homes, businesses, schools, churches, local authorities, architects & leaseholder management.

Fully insured. Insurance & grant work undertaken. Established over 20 years Full project management Free survey & estimates

May & June 2013

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 Roofing - flat & pitched

 Windows & doors  Decorating - in & out  Plastering & damp  Glazing & board up  Full refurbishment

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Specialist refurbishment contractors to period & listed buildings

418 Hale End Road, London, E4 9PB. Phone: 020 8527 5777 Fax: 020 8926 4621 E-mail: sales@dendale.co.uk

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