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Editors letter

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elcome to the November and December edition of The West Essex Directory, your local community magazine and business Directory. The year is heading inexorably towards Christmas, and all that that entails. For me, it generally entails getting cards too late from friends that I’d forgotten, sending cards to people who seem to have forgotten me, receiving embarrassing socks, dispensing embarrassing stuff that I saw online to embarrassed people, socialising awkwardly with awkward people at awkward dos, watching another Poinsettia die on the dinner table, wondering what to do with all that turkey when everyone I know, including me, is vegetarian, rashly resolving to make no rash resolutions, pretending to enjoy a rom-com from 1994 on Channel 4, and, of course, pretending to like turkey, Poinsettias and embarrassing socks.

Contents PUZZLES Sudoku Fun Quiz Crossword

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HOME & GARDEN Home and Interiors: Textures For Interiors Beauty Feature: All About Hair Extensions Garden Feature: Ground Cover

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Thaxted Technology Feature: The Heat Is On Travel Feature: Essaouira, Morocco Motoring Feature: Aston Martin Rapide S

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REVIEWS 36

COMMUNITY Community Events Local Useful Numbers

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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The West Essex Directory is published bi-monthly by E4 Publishing. Our distribution covers most of Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill. We deliver to half of each area one month, and the other half of each area the following month (approximately 7,500 households per month, or around 15,000 households in a two month distribution).

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 Andy Green Proprietor & Publisher: Peter Atkinson, E4 Publishing

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But I like all that other stuff about midwinter and rebirth. Yule logs and holly and that. I like it when the snowdrops pop their little heads out to see if it’s OK to flower. I like walking in the forest when a listless lingering mist gets caught on the bare branches of the beech trees. And I really like it when someone wishes you a Happy New Year and you know that they mean it. So Seasonal Greetings to one and all, and all the very best for 2014.

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Thaxted or Cakes, Cathedrals and Cutlery

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wilight spread across the fields. In the nearby church, bells rang. Tess stepped out of the thatched cottage, then flinched just slightly as a bat flitted across her unlit path to swoop upwards and dance around one of the gargoyles that knelt beneath the spire of the church. Her heart went pitter-pat, pitter-pat, and ached just a little bit. Tess was to meet her lover down the lane. Lovely tall, handsome, clever, urbane Alec. And her heart went pitter-pat again at the thought. Treading cautiously lest her parents hear her leave, she eased open the creaking kissing gate and slipped through the gap and out onto the open fields. On the horizon, against the sunlit sky, stood the windmill, its sails static in the stagnant evening air. The hedge beside her was rich with scented cow parsley and hawthorn, the white blossom seeming to glow in the gloom. There was a sudden scuttling, scurrying sort of a sound, and the girl jumped at the noise. A stoat, or possibly a dormouse. She checked her wicker basket for a moment, in case her sudden jolt had disturbed its contents, but the cider and the cakes were safe.

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Guildhall

From somewhere overhead there came a thunderous roar and Tess looked up to the sky. Something huge and metallic was moving across the heavens. It was the Easyjet flight from Stansted to Alicante. Do you get it? It’s not some Victorian heroine in Dorset. It’s 21st century Essex. She’s called Tess, I’ll grant you. Nothing wrong with that. Nice name. But she doesn’t work in a dairy. She works for a flooring company in Braintree. And this is Thaxted, not Casterbridge, thank you very much. And what I’m trying to say, in rather a roundabout way, is that this lovely town makes a good day out. (Tess, ironically, is immune to its charms and longs for a flat of her own, in Braintree if at all possible.) Thaxted is named in the Domesday Book as Tachesteda, which means the place where you get thatching. It was once a top place for the manufacture of cutlery, until Sheffield took over in the 16th century. And it’s a beautiful place today– just ask Tess from the flooring people – with actual tourist attractions and stuff. The Guildhall dominates the main street, built by the Guild of Cutlers who used the open ground floor for meetings. It’s been restored over the years and now holds regular exhibitions. The church with the bells and bats and gargoyles

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was built between 1340 and 1510. It has a 180 foot soaring spire with flying buttresses, and its elevated location has earned it the nickname of Essex’s Cathedral. A picture postcard country lane leads between almshouses to John Webb’s Windmill of 1804. At the moment, it’s been somewhat emasculated since it lost a sail last year, leaving it standing like a stout pepper pot looking over the Essex countryside. If Don Quixote were alive today and living in Essex, he’d fancy his chances against this one. It ceased production in 1910. Of the almshouses that line the lane, the lower thatched building was the Priest’s House before it became an almshouse. The building opposite was built

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in the early 1700s and used to be home to 16 aged residents. We seem to have gone a bit soft these days, though, as a mere three couples occupy the buildings. Gustav Holst lived in the town, and the original hymn tune from Jupiter, which became ‘I vow to thee, my country’, was called ‘Thaxted’. All of Thaxted has about it a picture postcard quality. The curving dipping main street runs between pastelwashed cottages down to the main square, and cobbled alleys wind back up to the church and the lane where we began. But we must modestly look away - I think that young Tess has met up with her swain. Church and almshouses

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BOOK REVIEW: 'A Better World is Possible’

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RH the Prince of Wales is passionate about environmental sustainability, growing and eating organically and avoiding contributing to an already polluted planet. Increasing toxicity of the air, seas and soil will become the most important issue of our time. Despite our proximity to Epping Forest, Chingford has high levels of pollution due to the proximity of the incineration plant at Edmonton. Over the August Bank Holiday, London recorded very high levels of air pollution. Therefore, this book is one that should be read by everyone, not just young people in their sixth form year. Bruce Nixon worked as a transformational advisor to many large international corporations and he is now a campaigner and consultant on environmental issues. He is the author of ‘New Approaches to Management Development’ (1981) ‘Global Forces: A Guide for Enlightened Leaders – what companies and individual can do’ (2000) ‘Making a Difference – Strategies and Tools for Transforming Your Organisation’ (2001) and ‘Living System: Making Sense of Sustainability’ (2006) and numerous articles. In his ground-breaking book ‘A Better World is Possible’ he describes the enormous problems that are slowly engulfing everyone on the planet and explains what we need to do to save the health of future generations. I needed to read this book very slowly because there was a great deal of new information that I needed to

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digest in order to fully understand the quest that the writer has embarked upon. Affluent countries are using more than their share of natural resources and causing pollution for future generations to try to solve. Whilst I was reading, I was reminded of the beauty of the birds and flowers, the creativity of nature and the great expanse and variety that planet Earth supports, which will certainly be in jeopardy if we continue to consume at the present rate. I see our time as the peak of consumption, and that in times to come, we will look back and see our behaviour as extremely stupid! How often have we heard it said ‘this book changed my life’? I can say with conviction that this book has the capacity to change lives and to change the lives of our descendants if we decide to create a cleaner, more efficient and healthier planet! I would recommend the book to business owners and managers, those interested in ecology and politics and to consumers, especially in Western nations. Wendy Stokes A Better World is Possible by Bruce Nixon is published by O Books in paperback with 395 pages at £14.99 or kindle format at £8.23 ISBN: 978 1 84694 514 4. There is a free ebook download available from the author’s website www.brucenixon.com Reviewed by Wendy Stokes www.wendystokes.co.uk

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Haven House: building a future for local children and families

onstruction of a new annexe to the Woodford Green hospice is now underway, which will mean improved services and support for local life-limited children and their families. Thanks to a grant of £464,000 from Department of Health (DoH) and following planning approval from Waltham Forest Council, the hospice has been able to start work on an annexe to its current building, the historic White House in Mallinson Park. The building will create additional space, and will enable Haven House to provide a broader range of services to those who currently use the hospice, as well as allowing support for increased numbers of local lifelimited and life-threatened children. Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of the hospice, explains; ‘We are so pleased to see the diggers moving in and starting the build. He continues; ‘Its been a nailbiting process; securing funding and gaining planning approval, but this annexe will make such a difference to the lives of local life-limited children and families, so it will all have been worth it in the end.’

Plans for the new building will include: New consultation facilities for clinicians (from Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital for example) to meet with local life-limited and life-threatened children closer to where they live  Increased meeting space for training and support for parents  A dedicated room for music and other therapy work (at present the hospice uses a sensory room for music therapy and only one thing can happen at any one time) The design and authority negotiations have been carried out by the architects at Clear Design, while the building work is being undertaken by Mason Construction. Both are local companies, based in Loughton, Essex and both have significantly reduced the costs normally associated with this kind of project. 

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Community Events and What’s On CADOS presents Teechers, John Godber’s comedy set in a secondary school. Music and dance enhance this hilarious play which runs from Wednesday 30th October to Saturday 2nd November at 7.45pm plus a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Come along to our intimate theatre with its raised seating and licensed bar at Mornington Hall, the Green Walk, North Chingford, E4 7EN. Tickets £9.50 (£8.50 for Seniors on Weds and the matinee) from 020 8524 4380 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/ cadoschingford

BUCKHURST HILL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AGM followed by 'The History of the NGS Gardens Open in Essex' a talk by Mrs Linda Holdaway. Buckhurst Hill Horticultural Society. MONDAY 4 NOVEMBER 7.30pm 9.30pm. St James' Church, Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5NJ. All welcome. £1 including refreshments. (Tel: 020 8529 0947).

EPPING FOREST & DISTRICT STAMP CLUB We are celebrating the 70th Anniversary on Tuesday 12th November at 8.15pm. The Venue is Roding Valley High School, Loughton IG10 3JA (Dining Room). Looking back over the years with stamp displays & ephemera. Light refreshments available. Loughton Town Mayor will be in attendance. Further details : contact Roger Pearce 8282 1386, Keith Smith 8505 5620

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Loughton Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton, IG10 1RB. All proceeds going to Children in Need, 11.00am4.00pm. Entry to include tea/ coffee mince pie. Children will be able to visit Santa's grotto and there will be a post box to put their letters in. Also face painting, childrens tombola, stalls selling a large variety of items. Come along and help to raise money for Children in Need and have lots of fun doing it.

AUTUMN CONCERT - TRUE LIGHT Saturday 16th November at 7.30pm – St. John’s Church Epping, CM16 5DN. Autumn Concert by The Chigwell Choir featuring excerpts from Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ and Campkin’s ‘True Light’. The choir will be under the direction of Alexander Campkin with soloists and accompanying orchestra. Tickets £12 Adults, £10 Concessions, £5 Under 16 available on the door, in advance from 020 8504 8443 or online from www.wegottickets.com/ event/231032 www.chigwellchoir.org

THE WOODFORD SINGERS DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? YOU’LL BE ABLE TO – AND JOIN IN –AT THE WOODFORD SINGERS’ LES MISERABLES WORKSHOP! The Woodford Singers will be holding a Les Misrables open workshop for anyone who has ever wanted to have a go at singing some of the famous songs from Les Misrables, but have never had the chance – or the nerve – to do it before. Taking place from 10.30am4.30pm on Saturday 16th November, the workshop will be held at the Derby Road

Methodist Church, South Woodford, E18 2PU. Men and women are welcome. The day will finish off with a sing through in front of friends and family at 5pm. The workshop will include favourites such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘Castle on a Cloud’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Empty chairs at Empty Tables’, ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘Master of the House and ‘Do you Hear the People Sing? Tickets cost £15, which includes tea and coffee, musical tuition and all music which can be kept. Men, women and accompanied children are all welcome. Kath Savage, Musical Director of the Woodford Singers said “It doesn’t matter if you’ve sung before or can’t read music – we’ll prepare notes, harmonies and give you top tips for singing musical theatre. Above all, the day will be about singing in a relaxed and friendly environment and having fun”. Details on the workshop and booking forms are available from Christine Franklin on

chris-franklin62@hotmail.com or on 07889 323 697.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF AUTUMN Sat, 16 November - 1:00pm 3:00pm. Come and join Claire the Ranger for two hours of outdoor nature themed activities (which may include storytelling). Suitable for children aged 4 – 8. All children must be supervised by an adult (1 adult: 2 children). Meet at the Grange Farm Centre (off Grange Farm Lane), Chigwell. Please call Claire on 020 8500 3094 or email clairer@essexwt.org.uk Suggested donation to Essex Wildlife Trust of £3 per child.

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Community Events and What’s On WOODFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 50th Anniversary Concert, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16th at 7.30pm, Bancroft’s School, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 0RF. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 Soloist: David Silkoff. Dvorak Symphony No.8. Cost: £8, concessions £7 (including programme and interval drink) at door or telephone 020 8924 9370 or see website www.WSOrchestra.org.uk

CHIGWELL FLORAL ART Thursday 21st November, Christmas meeting Chigwell Floral Art. National demonstrator Susan Phillips 'That Special Time of the Year'. Victory Hall Chigwell, 2.00-4.00pm, visitors welcome, contact 0208 505 2716 for details

FREDDY BOY'S ROCK N ROLL NITES presents The Fabulous "Good Rockin' Tonight" RnR band, one of the best and hardest working bands on the circuit:

www.markkeeley.com/index.php Another great Dance & Concert on Friday 22nd November 2013, from 7:30 11:55pm. In aid of the Hopes And Dreams Charity. Venue: Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, Chingford E4 7EN. Dance Floor, Bar, Car Park, and parking on local roads after 18:30. Advance tickets £12 (also at the door if any left). Limited tickets, advanced ticket purchase/reservation recommended. Info & tickets, Tel: Ron and Anny Wortley-Millek: 020 8505 9274. or write with S.A.E. & cheque to: Ron WortleyMillek, 40 Forest Approach, Woodford Green, Essex. IG8 9BS.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

CRAFT FAIR

on Saturday 23rd November 11.00 – 4.00, Saint Francis Hospice, Pepperell Education Centre, Havering – atte –Bower, Romford RM4 1QH. Come and buy your Christmas, gifts, cards and wrap, Home made cakes, chocolates, tombolas, raffle and much more. Hot drinks, mince pies and bacon rolls to keep you going! Free entry and plenty of free parking on site. Any queries please contact Rochelle Hodds 01708 753 319

Saturday 30th November, Chingford British Legion Club, Back Hall Hall Lane, Chingford E4 8HW. Sellers £5 in advance or £7 on the day for a Table (set up from 11am). Buyers 20p Entrance fee open 12 – 4pm. Refreshments available, proceeds to the Chingford Poppy Appeal. For more details please contact Emma at emma.cantwell@sky.com

WOODFORD CONCERT SOCIETY Sunday 24 November at 3.00pm at Forest School, Snaresbrook, E17 3PY. Trio SOL Music by Beethoven, Brahms and Enesco Christiane Eidsten Dahl, violin David Horwich, horn Chad Vindin, piano. An exciting new trio formed in 2012 from members of Southbank Sinfonia. Tickets £12.50 (children under 18 £2) from 020 8529 3571 or at the door.

ART AND CRAFT CHRISTMAS FAIR Sunday 24th November 1.00 – 4.00pm. Christmas Cards, Prints, Paintings, Pottery, Jewellery, Needlecraft, etc. Bric-aBrac, Cake and Book Sale, Refreshments - tea/coffee and cake. Bedford House, Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5NW. Admission FREE A fundraising event on behalf of Buckhurst Hill Community Association Please come along and support us! Tel: 020 8504 6668 Email:

office@bedfordhouse.org.uk Reg. Charity No 301268

THE CHRISTMAS STORY Wednesday 18th December at 8pm – St. Mary’s Church, High Road, Chigwell, IG7 6QQ. Annual carol concert by The Chigwell Choir with traditional carols, audience participation, some Messiah choruses and readings under the direction of Alexander Campkin and accompanied by Chigwell Brass Ensemble. Retiring collection in support of our chosen charity, Vitalise. Tickets/programme on the door: £8 (Under 16 free) including mulled wine and mince pies afterwards in the Church Hall. www.chigwellchoir.org

LEA VALLEY FRIENDS SHORT WALKS If you find long walks too much for you, why not try walking with us .Walks last two hours. We have a wonderful programme covering forest, city, canal, and country village walks. See what you could gain by joining us - regular walks, a healthier life style, the chance to make new friends, some organised social events and visits to places of interest. Why not send for a free programme and see all that’s on offer. Contact details are below. www.leavalleyfriends.org.uk Email; lvfwalkers2001@hotmail.com Telephone 020 8529 1602

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Matt Green

Personal Training brought to your doorstep specialising in...

 weight loss programmes  core strengthening  marathon training  circuit training  plyometrics  boxing

tel: 07957 16 17 14 web: www.mattgreenpt.com email: npt.mattgreen@ymail.com

At this time of year we always like to run a campaign for a charity to help people less fortunate than ourselves.

This year our chosen charity is

HAVEN HOUSE FOR CHILDREN. I hope you agree that HAVEN HOUSE is such a great cause.

Therefore starting from November 1st 2013 until April 30th 2014 we will donate £1.00 from every gold and silver service carried out to HAVEN HOUSE. HAVEN HOUSE is a worthy cause so please feel free to send a donation of your own to them to help children. We shall be offering a Christmas 15% discount until further notice. This does not include any other special offers running.

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

Solution to page 26 Crossword

Answers to page 18 Fun Quiz 1) 2) 3)

A troll A comb I'm A Believer (a hit single for The Monkees) 4) Grimm (known as the Brothers Grimm) 5) Tom Thumb 6) Tangled 7) Danish 8) Three Little Pigs 9) Galway Bay 10) Rumpelstiltskin

AFFORDABLE LOCAL ADVERTISING To find out how The Directory can help you and your business,

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We offer a

FREE QUOTE and

NO CALL OUT CHARGE

ALL AREAS COVERED

Tel 020 8472 0622 Mob 07956 537 374 51 Victoria Avenue, London, E6 1EX www.standardappliancesltd.com

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Useful telephone numbers - all in one place EMERGENCY SERVICES - Fire/Police/Ambulance - DIAL 999 (or 112) Childline

0800 1111

Samaritans

08457 90 90 90

Crimestoppers

0800 555 111

RSPCA Cruelty Line

0300 1234 999

Consumer Advice

08454 04 05 06

National Rail Enquiries

08457 48 49 50

Gas Emergencies

0800 111 999

Heathrow Airport

0844 335 1801

Citizens Advice Bureau

020 8502 0031

Gatwick Airport

0844 892 0322

NHS Direct

111

Stansted Airport

0844 335 1803

Thames Water

0845 9 200 800

Luton Airport

01582 405 100

Age Concern

020 8478 2896

London City Airport

(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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ANGELS

Domestic Services A local family run business established 1997 Regular Cleaning from £9.95 Ironing Spring Cleans Gardening Maintenance Shopping Dog Walking Our cleaning ladies are experienced reliable and affordable

Tel: 020 8523 7426 Mob: 07939 318 401

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Index of advertisers Accountants Peter Angel & Co

Family Law Services 12

Spectrum Family Law

25

Belgrave Motor Services

37

Holford Motors

26

Planet Leasing Ltd

Architect Nic Antony Architects Ltd

7

JMG Property Services

30

Oven Cleaning Services Oven Wizards Franchising Ltd

Bathrooms Bodywash Bathrooms

5

Fencing 41

Fitness - Misc 3

Kemi

17

Personal Training

Nordic Walking

17

Matt Green

37

Building Services 19

Function Hall

Dendale Construction Ltd

13

Chigwell Victory Hall

12

Cosy Catz

17

Woodville Building Services

18

The Woodford Wells Club

43

Hugs and Tails

17

Woodford Aquatics

14

CP Building Contractors

Garage Conversions

Carpet, Curtain, & Upholstery

West Essex Garage Conversions

Cleaning M&K Cleaning Services

9

Cleaning Services Angels

Pet Services

41

31

Gardening Services Haven Landscapes

39

MG Landscapes

28

Plumbing/Heating Services Heatwiz Plumbing & Heating

13

London & Essex Heating Ltd

31

Psychotherapy Darcey Williams Psychotherapy

City of London Corporation

29

Eco

28

Replacement Windows & Doors

Glazing Maintenance Services

14

Allied Media Partnership Ltd Eco Trade

Cruise Holidays The Cruise Village

7

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Graphic Design Service Moo-Creative

33

Roofing Services Diamond Roofing & Guttering

Dance Studio Home Entertainment

Redbridge Classical Dance Studios Ltd

10

Glass & Glazing

Community Event

11

Bang & Olufsen

Contractors

43

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Upholsterery Home Improvements

Decorating Services Alison’s Decorating Services

10

D Mulqueen

19

Sullivan and Co

39

Domestic Appliance Repairs Standard Appliances

Indoor Lighting Argus

Granite Transformations

Andrew H Young

Your direct access to local companies and shops who want your custom!

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Collards Upholstery Limited

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Leadale Upholstery

17

Waste Disposal 33

Arbis

7

Web Design 30

Swivel Creations

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Motor Car - Services 19

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Kitchens 39

Electrical Services Ultra Electrics

Marshalls Home Improvements

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From £2450 For owners of a newer Bang & Olufsen TV with built-in surround sound module the price is £2450 and includes 4 satellites. To connect to a TV without a built-in surround sound module from Bang & Olufsen, an external A/V receiver is required.

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