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The Villager February 2013


Marion Freeman 1934 - 2012

As many of you will know, Marion Freeman, well-known local historian and former Mayor of Pershore, passed away on 28th December 2012. Those of you who didn't know Marion personally, will have come in contact with her, albeit indirectly, through her many activities in Pershore, and through her writing. During her lifetime, Marion was involved with the Pershore Operatic Society, helped set up the Pershore Plum Festival, spent a great deal of her time working with the Heritgage Centre, and in 1999, was Mayor of Pershore. She also wrote seven books about Pershore, amongst these were the first, entitled "Pershore", others being "Pershore through Time", "Pershore Revisited" and two written in conjunction with Janet Daniels, "Pershore People" and "Pershore Digest". More recently, Marion put her writing skills and knowledge of Pershore to excellent effect writing articles for The Villager. Marion leaves her husband Ken, son and daughter, Christine and David, and grandchildren Bramwell, Ellie and Kylie. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, and by all of us who so greatly enjoyed her writing.

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Cloudy2Clear Windows

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Recipes

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Texting 4 Seniors

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Pershore College Conference Facilities

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ALM Fitness

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HMRC Warning!

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Los Reyes Magos

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Business Editorial

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Whiskers & Woofers of Pershore

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Exercises for the over 60's

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150th Anniversary of the London Underground

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Coffee Time!

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Events in February

FRONT COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Ambury

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Your Community Directory

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Index of Advertisers

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Pershore Market

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WARNING! Please read carefully! HMRC have issued a warning about the importance of accuracy when completing your Tax Return. Mr Smith of Evesham recently had his Tax Return rejected by HMRC after he apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly. In response to the question, "Do you have anyone dependant on you?", Mr Smith wrote: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f)

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Los Reyes Magos (Feast of Epiphany : The Three Kings) Article & Photography by Brian Joyce

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n Madrid and throughout many cities in Spain and the Christian world (predominantly Catholic) this event is celebrated even more than than our traditional Christmas Day, in the UK.

Madrileños, the name for folks from Madrid, decorate the streets of their beautiful city with lights and the children look forward eagerly to the Annual Procession on the eve of Kings Day, 6th January. More importantly, it is the day on which they generally receive their gifts. This is the twelfth night after Christmas and is usually acknowledged as a celebration of the Baptism of Jesus, the visit of the Three Wise Men (Kings) and much more. It is certainly NOT so much a celebration of the Spanish Premiera Liga trio of footballers Messi, Ronaldo and Falcao (though footie fans here might suggest otherwise?) as it is the visitation of Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar who reputedly brought with them gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. These gents are our traditional ". . . Three Kings of Orient are", although probably more than three in number, travelling to the East towards the Star, that they, as Magi had observed. They weren’t Kings at all, and were more than likely from Persia or Syria, not from the Orient as our Christmas carol tells us. All of this matters but little to the very excited, younger Madrileños who eagerly await the annual

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procession, seek out the street entertainers, look forward to the distribution of sweets from the float occupants and then, best of all . . . opening their gifts on Kings Day. To celebrate the occasion, the children in Spain (supposedly) go to bed early, awaiting the morning when they hope to find the presents that they requested of the three kings, in letters which were written on Boxing Day. They leave shoes on windowsills or balconies or under the Christmas tree, hopefully to be filled with toys and goodies. Somehow this all makes a bit more sense of some traditions, and explains why we observe such things throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays. To have three distinguished Magi bringing gifts rather than a rotund, jovial gent in red and white with a long white beard, almost sounds rational to me but then again, as a kids, did we really care where they came from as long as the long awaited doll or bike arrived as requested . . . though perhaps now it is X-Box or Laptop? I can recommend the sights and sounds of Madrid if you’re ever in Spain around Christmas & New Year.

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More Encore than Agincourt! here is something very satisfying about basking in sunshine, mug of coffee in hand, inspecting serried ranks of vegetables, in the kitchen garden. A peaceful haven of regimented calm, orderly, neat rows of food.

Tasting the first peas (they never made it to the kitchen), fresh baby carrots washed off under the garden tap, their unbelievably sweet flavour resembling nothing purchased at Tesco; the ephemeral scent of sweet peas mingling with the fruity aroma of ripening tomatoes on a humid summer evening. This romantic notion of the kitchen garden is often a long march from the reality of the average British veggie plot. Several I recall resemble a battleground rather than dig for victory. Treading carefully through this vegetarian minefield, when it comes to design, I postulate that this is one instance where French style wins over British practicality. A triumph of Potager over Kailyard. Too often our vegetables are hidden away in gloomy garden corners, almost as though we are embarrassed by the sight of them. Better yields are achieved when vegetables are grown in good soil with full sun and this means turning over a prime piece of garden to production; so it needs to look good too. The French, ever passionate about food, have spent centuries perfecting beautiful kitchen gardens. Whereas historically, we have tended to be a bit resistant about the green things on our plate. However, the great culinary renaissance of the past decade, has resulted in a quest for information; we want to know how our food has been produced and that it is chemical free. Growing your own vegetables is even better; from plot to plate in less than 20 minutes with no air-miles and flavour which knocks the spots off a travel-worn supermarket runner bean.

and tasty vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers are grown in an ornamental fashion, whilst providing food for the kitchen. They are not complicated or flashy, but simply laid out with a quiet sophistication and a certain style. The French cram in the plants so close, there is no room for weeds. The potager system is so productive, there is plenty to donate to friends, with a few spare for the odd itinerant slug. Decide where to cultivate yours and to prevent the raising of a white flag, design it  first on paper: simplicity is key. On a small  scale you could choose a formal parterre or rustic cottage-garden style.

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Traditionally a potager garden consists of symmetrical beds in geometric shapes, divided by pathways of grass, brick, flagstone, gravel or even bark chips. Accessibility is important, so make the beds no more than 1.5m wide, so you don’t have to walk on them to cultivate. Then you can use the no-dig-system, where you mulch thickly with compost and let the earthworms do the work. Beds can be ground level, edged with timber or raised; being constructed from wood planks, sleepers or even brick. Use  good soil, enrich with compost, sharp sand   and fertilise frequently with Vitax Q4. 

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The vegetables are not planted just in straight rows, but growing with some military precision would be good: think diagonals, triangles and square formations. Edge the beds with box hedging or shrubby Teucrium lucidrys. You can even use single Marigolds, Tagetes, Parsley or herbs as a border.   Which varieties?   layout and style is

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of crops is equally critical. Not only should the produce taste good at harvest, but it should look beautiful whilst growing. For example, if you must have cabbage, select one with purple tinges to the leaves. Choose runner beans for flavour and flower colour: the white flowered heirloom variety Czar alongside the flame coloured ‘Firestorm’. Beetroot: Quattro Gourmet mix has four different coloured roots. Grow tomatoes of different colours: chocolate, gold and scarlet. The fluorescent pink, gold and orange stems of Swiss Chard Bright Lights illuminate a winter border, and provide baby leaves for salad and stems for a winter vegetable. Herbs and flowers are important for the French Potager and are selected to coordinate with their vegetable bed-fellows.  Nasturtiums, Borage and Calendula are ideal for attracting bees and butterflies and the petals make a great addition to the summer salad bowl. Introducing a more diverse range of plants will also ward off pests and diseases that are inherent with mono-cropping; in particular Tagete tenuifolia will confuse the rootfly which attacks your carrots and parsley. In addition, you will have created a pleasant place to sit as opposed to the traditional depressing rows of cabbages.  Tight on space? Grow small or grow tall!  Bring height to borders and structure to the winter garden with obelisks.

Install arches over pathways for training Loganberries, primocane Blackberry Reuben or cordon gooseberries. The secret to productivity is successional planting; always have something ready to pop into a vacant space, once a crop is harvested. Further more, interplant; mingle the hugely productive dwarf french  bean with lettuce. Underplant newly sown  runners with radish. I sow Cornflowers (for   of perpetual the bees) in-between the rows  spinach, grown for our chickens.  Small can be beautiful: try mini varieties 

tasty salad leaves for a quick turn around. ‘Accessorise’ tastefully. No tatty bits of polythene, nor old bamboo canes; plastic pots are forbidden! This is to be a beautiful garden feature. If cottage-garden is your plan, choose hazel wigwams, add chestnut archways, edge beds with hazel mini-hurdles. Complete the look with wicker baskets of scarlet geraniums in summer. Find a good quality bench, use terracotta cane tops, give an old metal watering-can a lick of paint, deploy bamboo or metal plant labels. If the budget runs to it, acquire a terracotta rhubarb forcer. Keep replanting with new things, and the beds raked. Above all, tidy away old crops as soon as they are over; no old leaves lying around. Heavens, anyone might think it’s a vegetable plot! Empty beds? Pop in some instant bedding or stand out a few pots of patio plants, bulbs, mix of herbs, until you need the bed again. The trick is to keep the beds in use, with something beautiful. We’re not aiming to replicate Chateau Villandry gardens (a work of art), but visit www.pinterest.com/bekytrail/raisedbeds-and-potagers for some workable ideas. And in the spirit of Entente Cordiale, pinch a leaf from the French: “bon jardinage!”

Article & Photography by Hilary Collins BSc. (Hons)hort., M.I.Hort. Grower, Horticultural Consultant and Garden Designer for Envisage...gardens by design Grafton Nursery Grafton Flyford Worcester WR7 4PW Tel: 07515 261511 email: hilary@grafton-nursery.co.uk www.grafton-nursery.co.uk www.hardy-eucalyptus.com www.envisage-gardens.co.uk

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Bad Publicity? When I was a teenager - more years ago than I care to remember - The Rolling Stones released a number called “Let’s Spend the Night Together”. By today’s standards the song was pretty mild, but in those days it was enough to send the censors swooning with shock, and the song was promptly banned. The result: every teenager with the price of a 45rpm went out and bought it. (If you don’t know what a 45rpm is, you’re probably under the age of 50, so ask your parents or your grand-parents – they’ll know!)

So, I think its safe to say there’s no such thing as “bad publicity” – there’s only advertising which gets attention. Now I’m not suggesting that ‘negative’ advertising is better than ‘positive’ –either will get you noticed – but ‘no advertising’ will get you nothing. Now consider this: there six or seven major supermarket chains and over 60 million people in the UK, so not much competition and plenty of customers for all. And still they advertise! Open a newspaper on any day of the week and you will see a supermarket advert. Watch television for an evening and count how many supermarket adverts are screened. These multi-billion pound corporations know what it takes to be successful.

A few years later, Peter Sarstedt (under 50’s, you know the drill!) released “Take off your clothes”. Now this song was pretty racy - it was also very funny - but the song police deemed And now look closer . . . 'no advertising' it “unsuitable” and in my to home, and at home town of Nairobi, will get you nothing . . . your particular line the radio stations could of work. How many only play it after midhairdressers are there in night so children wouldn’t Worcestershire? How many hear it! And in less time than it takes to tell, solicitors, bridal shops, window cleaners, the record shops sold out and you couldn’t get estate agents . . . the list goes on – and here’s a copy anywhere! the crunch - how many people are there in Worcestershire? The ratio of customers to More recently, I’m sure you’ve all heard about any specific business is small. So if you aren’t the horse-meat burgers “scandal”, and in doing something very deliberate and very the Daily Mail (and no doubt in all the other positive to attract those customers, then your national dailies) Tesco ran a full page apology, competition is getting the business! offering a refund to anyone who’d bought the offending burgers. No till slip required, just One of the reasons people often give for take in the packet, full or empty, and get your not advertising is that they’ve tried it and it money back! This is undoubtedly one of the doesn’t work. Well we know advertising does cleverest pieces of advertising I’ve seen for a work, so next month I’ll cover some of the long time! Why – because not only does it say reasons why an advertising campaign fails to “we’re sorry and we care about you” (always get the required response. good for business!) but it also gets people in In the meantime, if you would like to discuss their thousands flocking to Tesco to get their your advertising requirements, or have any money back. And while they’re in the store questions about advertising, please give me a getting their £2 or £3 refund, they’ll almost call at any time. certainly decide to do a bit of shopping at the same time. So Tesco refunds a couple of tel: 01684 833715 quid and the customer spends another ten or mob: 07754 170286 twenty! Brilliant! email: or info@grapevinepublications.co.uk 24 To advertise call 0845 224 7061 or 07754 170286 visit www.grapevinepublications.co.uk


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Whiskers & Woofers of Pershore Dog Walking • Pet Sitting • Doggie Day Care • Pet Taxi

Hi, I'm Clare, I run Whiskers and Woofers . I am a dedicated pet lover based in Pershore, providing a friendly, reliable and responsible pet care service in Evesham, Pershore and the surrounding villages.

I set up Whiskers and Woofers last year after finding it a real challenge to get combined holiday care for my family of pets . . . my dog, four cats and brood of hens. I know from personal experience what it is like working long hours, getting home in the dark or in the rain, when walking the dog is the last thing on your mind. That’s where Whiskers and Woofers can help! We provide a dog walking service to suit you and your dog’s needs. Whether on a short walk around town or a long countryside walk, we aim to provide a stimulating experience to match your dog’s energy level! Whiskers and Woofers primary focus is to provide top quality pet care at an affordable price. We cater for all your pet care needs, including:

• dog walking - all sizes and ages welcome! • pet sitting

- holiday stays for your dogs, cats, small animals and poultry

• pet taxi

- visits to the vet, kennels, cattery and grooming parlour

• doggie day - combine your dog walk with a day care stay . . . complimentary cuddles and play provided!

Contact Clare: Tel: Mobile: Email:

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Tel: 01386 793 221 Mob: 07846 198157 BG Digital Photographs Digital Photography for you. Contact me to cover your event, photograph your product, take images of you or your loved ones. Getting married and want images of the whole event. Preparing product or website advertising and need images (including digitally manipulated), need shots taken of architecture, landscapes or landmarks.

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My Worcestershire Free Solar FREE solar panels means:  

My Worcestershire Free Solar is all about giving away free solar to qualifying properties in Worcestershire. There are no fees, no catches. FREE.

Your electricity bill will reduce – saving you money You will be reducing your carbon footprint, helping the environment, and helping the country reach it’s carbon efficiencies targets

How can we do this? In April 2010 the government introduced an initiative called the FIT Scheme. The FIT scheme allows investors to be paid for all the electricity that panels generate. This means that if you let us put panels on your roof, you benefit from free electricity, and we sell what is left over back to the grid.     

You must own your property (mortgaged is fine) Have a south facing roof or within 30 degrees of south Your roof must be free from shading No slate roofs, thatched roofs, or listed buildings Have 24 square metres of interrupted space on your roof (larger semi detached and detached properties on the whole are fine)

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his year marks the 150 th anniversary of the London Underground, when the world's first underground railway was opened.

London has changed considerably since the Metropolitan, or Met as it was known, first opened on 9th January 1863. Today the London Underground covers over 250 miles of railway, with 275 stations and more than 3 million passenger journeys made every day.

1884 these lines completed to form the route known today as the Circle line. The Met was here to stay, and the search was on for ways to extend and expand it, and in 1869 the world's first underwater tunnel became a railway tunnel which now carries the East London line.

Back in 1863, the first stretch of the Met measured just 4 miles and ran between This tunnel had been built in 1843 by Sir Tube map Bishop's Road Marc Brunel and 8 8 7 6 9 7 5 6 and Farringdon his famous son, 5 4 Street. The first Isambard, and 4 3 sections of the ran under the 3 2 Met were built Thames between 2 using a method Rotherhithe and 2 1 3 4 2 1 known as 'cut 6 5 4 3 Wapping. The and cover'. This method used to 2 2 1 involved digging build the tunnel 3 4 3 2 5 up the road along was similar to 4 the route, laying that used in coal 3 4 5 the tracks and mining. Vertical then covering the whole with a brick- shafts were sunk and the tunnels were lined tunnel, after which the road surface then excavated from inside a metal shield. was replaced. However, although this It is a tribute to the Brunels' engineering was a quick way of building the railway, genius that the first major refurbishment the congestion caused during the to the tunnel only became necessary in process lead to this method of building the 1990's. being abandonded towards the end of the 19th century. By now though, the In 1870 another sub-Thames railway Met was a great success and stretched opened. This had a cable-hauled line across Middlesex, Hertfordshire and into between the Tower of London and Buckinghamshire. This success lead to Bermondsey. Unlike the success of the other companies becoming involved in the Thames Tunnel, this one failed as an construction and in December 1868 a new Underground line and was converted for line was opened between Westminster pedestrian use a few months later. It was and South Kensington. The new line was permanently closed when Tower Bridge linked to a branch line off the original Met station opened in 1894. and some extensions to the east, and in 30 To advertise call 0845 224 7061 or 07754 170286 or visit www.grapevinepublications.co.uk 1

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Burnt Oak

Canons Park

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Rayners Lane

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THE FABRIK SHOP 24a Broad Street, Pershore. Tel: 01386 553 626 e: thefabrikshop@btinternet.com

Independent Financial Advisers • Pensions and Retirement Planning • Savings and Investments • Later Life Advice

Stockist of: Linens, Cotton Poplins, Lawns and fabrics for evening wear Full range of fleece, patchwork cottons, waddings, stencils, cutters and boards Fat quarters from £1

• General Financial Advice

www.cameronandcompanyfp.co.uk Eugénie Cameron AIFP APFS Certs CII (MP&ER) Chartered Financial Planner Call: 01684 891768 Email: advice@candcfp.co.uk

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covering pershore and surrounding areas . . . . . . evening and weekend appointments always available Please mention THE VILLAGER when Focus responding 25to advertisers Ledbury

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Number Workout Fit the numbers 1-6 once in every hexagon so that where the hexagons touch, the numbers are the same. No number is repeated in any hexagon.

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5. What element makes up 89% of water's weight? 6. What is the active ingredient in smelling salts? 7. What colour is the Central Line on maps of London's underground? 8. Who had a big hit in 1955 with The Drinking Song from The Student Prince? 9. What traditional Japanese drink is served warm in cups? 10. What disease is transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito?

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Professional Paws & Claws

CLIVE CAMPION Painter & Decorator

Dog Grooming Salon

Interiors, Exteriors & Exhibitions

clipping, bathing,

Over 23 years of experience

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Free Quotations 1 Cowleys Way, High Street, Pershore

(Find us in Pershore Market)

Tel: 01527 401427 We also sell bowls, collars and accessories.

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Local Friendly Service ~ References Available contact Glenn Baker 01905 380128 or 07792 613020 Please mention THE VILLAGER when responding to advertisers

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Events in

February Saturday 2nd February Basket Making - Introduction This is a one day introduction to basket making, with well known tutor and member of the Basketmakers Association, Jenny Pearce. Come and have a go at making your own basket (to take away), and learn some of the history behind willow weaving. Lunch and refreshments provided. Pre- booking essential. Min age 18. 10am to 4pm. Phone: 01299 250513. £60 pp. Crossway Green, Stourport, DY13 9SE Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February Rustic Furniture - Intermediate Course This is our intermediate 2 day Rustic Furniture course, for those who want to take their skills a little further. Learn more about green wood joinery, and the traditional skills and techniques used to create rustic furniture. Lunches are provided. 9am to 4pm. Phone: 01299 250513. £140 pp. Pre-booking essential. Crossway Green, Stourport, DY13 9SE Saturday 9th February The Ramblers group walk. Distance 10 miles Enjoy British wildlife on a Ramblers group walk. Pershore, through villages of Pensham, Great Comberton and Birlingham, and Tyddesley Wood, returning along the river. 10am. Contact: Kath tel: 01905 425114. Non-members are welcome to join us as guests on two or three walks. The Ramblers group walk starting point. Grid Ref: SO952452 Worcestershire WR10 1AS. www.ramblers.co.uk/walksfinder/walkInfo.php Saturday 9th February Valentines Craft Fair Craft fair with lots of lovely ideas for Valentines Day: hats, bags, cards, hearts, soaps, jewellery etc. Admission free. Call Jill on 07754950939 for booking and details. 11am till 3.30pm. Bargains galore all hand made; some taster treatments, vouchers and readings £10 for 20 mins. The Blue Bell, Guarlford Road, Malvern, WR14 3QP. www.jillpeertreatments.com Thursday 14th February Valentine’s by Candlelight The Cross, Bretforton. Three-course menu. £30 pp. 7pm to 11pm. Booking advised. Phone:01386 831173. The Cross, Bretforton, Evesham, WR11 7JE. www.thefleeceinn.co.uk

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Sat 16th, Wed 20th & Sat 23rd February “A Big Surprise” - Tudor House, Worcester Following on from our Diary Day last year when we asked the good citizens of Worcestershire and their children to turn into Diarists, this year we are extending the Love idea to "A Big Surprise". The love or friendship that individuals have for each other or family members to arrange something to surprise and/or amaze someone else. Come and tell us and write about or draw the Biggest Surprise you have ever had, or organised for someone else. Bring pictures to put with the event or just draw. You can bring your page printed on your computer. Are there memories of music, words or travel. All our work will be laminated and put in a folder on permanent display like our “Best Day” one. The event will take place from 10am – 4pm. Why not bring your special drawing and writing things? Tudor House, Friar Street, Worcester. Saturday 23rd February Close Encounter of the Third Kind (PG) An ordinary man sees something strange. He doesn’t know what it is but he feels compelled to find out more. Stephen Spielberg’s intriguing and intelligent film about what and who just might be “out there”. Richard Dreyfuss and Françoise Truffaut star. Restored and showing in HD Digital (Original theatrical version). 7.30pm - £4.50 – book online or call 0844 8700 887. The FeckenOdeon Cinema, High Street, Feckenham, B96 6HN. www. feckenodeon.co.uk/ Sunday 24th February Worcester Dance Festival A full day of Ballroom & Latin American Dance competitions for children and adults covering all grades from Beginners to Champions. Childrens events commence 10.30am. Adults Ballroom 2.30pm. Latin 5.30pm Admission: Children/Parents/Spectators £9, Senior Citizen Spectators £5, Adult Competitors £11. St Johns Sports Centre, Malvern Road, St Johns, Worcester, WR2 4LE. www.Dancextras.co.uk

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Mothers R Us Visit our online shop for a range of affordable mother and baby items See our new range of affordable stylish maternity clothing Baby clothing: new and pre-loved, including Next, H&M, Osk Kosh and many others Baby shower, new baby and mum to be gifts and hampers Relax & Chill Out range of pampering treats for everyone follow us on www.facebook.com/MothersRUsShop @MothersRUsShop info@mothersrus.com

www.mothersrus.com for more information and to view our full range

EFT - The Path to Inner Peace Emotional Freedom The Path to Inner Peace Do you suffer from anxiety, stress or depression? Do you want to ‘let go’ of this and really start enjoying your life? EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) helps to:  let go of any negativity so you feel calm and gain peace;  increase your positivity and well-being;  bring you self-acceptance and contentment. Gain more peace in your life, contact Kim on 07518 053311 www.eftworcestershire.co.uk

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VETS & ANIMAL CARE

Directory

AGE CONCERN & COMMUNITY CARE malvern Malvern & District Tel: 01685 560666 EVESHAM & PERSHORE Hereford & Worcester Tel: 01905 740950 UPTON-UPON-SEVERN 15 High Street Tel: 01684 593633

CHEMISTS EVESHAM Lloyds Parmacy Tel: 01386 48899 Morrison Pharmacy Tel: 01385 40610 MALVERN Boots The Chemist Tel: 01684 572905 Lloyds Pharmacy Tel: 01684 573811 PERSHORE Boots The Chemist Tel: 01386 556860 UPTON-UPON-SEVERN Talbot Cooper Chemists Tel: 01684 592637

CITZENS ADVICE EVESHAM & PERSHORE Wychavon CAB Tel: 08444 111 303 MALVERN Malvern Hills CAB Tel: 01684 563611

HOSPITALS Evesham Community Hospital Tel: 01386 502432 Malvern Community Hospital Tel: 01684 612600 Pershore Hospital Tel: 01386 502070

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Evesham Bowler Lewis & Partners Tel: 01386 442804 malvern Avenue Veterinary Centre Tel: 01684 572420 pershore Martin & Carr Tel: 01386 553631 UPTON-UPON-SEVERN The Stocks Veterinary Centre Tel: 01684 592606 RSPCA Tel: 0300 123 4999 CATS PROTECTION Tel: 0845 3977074 RSPB Tel: 01767 693690

POST OFFICES Bishampton Tel: 01386 462873 EVESHAM Tel: 01386 423344 GREAT MALVERN Tel: 01684 573003 Inkberrow Tel: 01386 792201 Lower Moor Tel: 01386 861287 MALVERN LINK Tel: 01684 573634 PENDOCK Tel: 01531 650034 pershore Tel: 01386 552608 PEOPLETON Tel: 01905 840471 Upton Snodsbury Tel: 01905 381511 UPTON-UPON-SEVERN Tel: 01684 592634 WELLAND Tel: 01684 310377

TOURIST INFORMATION EVESHAM Tel: 01386 442348 MALVERN Tel: 01684 892289 PERSHORE Tel: 01386 556591 UPTON-UPON-SEVERN Tel: 01684 594200

COMMUNITY SUPPORT CHILDLINE Tel: 0800 1111 CHILD PROTECITON HELPLINE Tel: 0800 800 500 CRIMESTOPPERS Tel: 0800 555 111 WORCESTERSHIRE RAPE & SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT CENTRE Tel: 01905 611 655 SAMARITANS Tel: 01432 269 000

RAILWAY STATIONS EVESHAM Tel: 0845 700 0125 malvern Tel: 0121 634 2040 pershore Tel: 0845 700 0125

EMERGENCY SERVICES POLICE FIRE AMBULANCE Emergency: 999 FIRE BRIGADE Worcester Road, Malvern Minge Lane, Upton upon Severn Tel: 01684 572948 Defford Road, Pershore Tel: 01905 24454 Merstow Green, Evesham Tel: 01386 466388 WEST MERCIA POLICE Victoria Road, Malvern Station Lane, Upton Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore Abbey Road, Evesham Tel. 0300-333 3000 AMBULANCE SERVICE Victoria Road, Malvern Tel: 01684 561556 Spetchley Road, Worcester Tel: 01905 764226 GAS Tel: 0800 111 999 WATER Tel: 0800 783 4444 ELECTRICITY Tel: 0800 328 1111

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Landlord's safety inspections and certification. All aspects of heating and plumbing undertaken from new boilers to replacing washers Contact us on t: 01386 793720 or 0845 5390 329 m: 07872 824482 or 07872 824481 We are based in Worcestershire

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Index of Advertisers Accountants Crowthers 13 Focus Accoutancy 39 Jackie Richards 29 Paul Jenkins 23 Bathrooms & Kitchens A Job 4 John

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Building & Construction Simon Haines Construction Welconstruct UK

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Business Venues Pershore College

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Cars: Parts, Repairs & Sales Car Trade Direct Marshalls of Evesham Ltd Triple C Autos Limited

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Carpenters & Joiners A Job 4 John Church Farm Joinery Chimney Services Elite Sweeps

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Clothing Ice Cream Soda Vintage Clothing 7 Mothers R Us 35 Community Services Age UK Jacqui Garner

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Fencing A Job 4 John JM Paddock & Field Maintenance

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Finance Cameron and Company

Oven Cleaning Ovenclean 39

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Funeral Directors E Hill & Son

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Pet Care Fern's Cattery Pershore Pet & Livestock Professional Paws & Claws Whiskers & Woofers

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Gardening & Landscaping Bowbrook Gardens 33 Smartcut 35

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Gifts Yuuki-Mitsukai 15

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Haberdashery & Material The Fabrik Shop Vera's Haberdashery

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Hairdressers Hair by Colette

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Plumbing A+ Plumbing C E T Plumbing & Heating J S Plumbing Mark Hartley Paul the Plumber

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Handyman A Job 4 John Home Handyman

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Health & Beauty ALM Fitness E F T Therapeutic Yoga Willow Spa & Beauty

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Heating C E T Plumbing & Heating Mark Hartley

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Conference Facilities Pershore College

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Decorators, Painters & Plasterers A Job 4 John Clive Campion Paul Cooper

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Dental Services Malvern Denture Centre

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Drainage & Waste Treatment Cleansing Service Group

Locksmiths Alcester Locks

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Electricians Craig Merchant Electrical MJ Print Ltd

Logs & Firewood Smart Cut

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Marketing Services From the Sticks

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Picture Framing Huxley Imaging

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Photography BG Digital Photographs

Computing & IT Services From the Sticks Pendas CS Ltd Silver Training

Equestrian Services JM Paddock & Field

Mother & Baby Care Mothers R Us

Hotels Howden Court Hotel

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Interior Design & Soft Furnishings Pershore Rugs 39 Sunflower Soft Furnishings 11 Vision Interiors 4 Jewellers Jacksons Jewellery Ltd

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Printing Graphix 40 Pubs & Restaurants The Bell at Salford Priors

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Property Care Avon Safe Home Ltd C E T Property Care

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Roofing Services Timbrell Roofing Services Second Hand Dealers Cosy Nook Furniture MJs Real Deals Skip Hire MHF (UK) Ltd

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Shoes Humphries 17 Solar Power My Worcestershire Free Solar

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Village Shops The Pantry, Peopleton

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Windows, Doors & Conservatories Cloudy2Clear Windows 5 P J Home Improvements 25 Wood Burning Stoves Chase Heating Elite Stoves Vale Stoves

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Pershore Rugs Pershore Retail Market Cherry Road, Pershore WR10 1EY

Rugs of all colours, shapes & sizes Doormats & Kitchenmats Curtain Accessories

Tel: 01386 555588

MJsRealDeals Unit 6-7 Bakers Arcade, 54, High Street Pershore WR10 1DU

SECOND HAND DEALER

Helping our clients to Earn More, Keep More &

PAY LESS TAX

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Why give your items away?

Welcome to Focus Accountancy. We are a firm of accountants, tax advisors and business consultants based in Evesham, Worcestershire. We offer all of the services you would expect to find from firm of accountants including:

We can often sell them for you On a 50/50 basis WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS

Accountancy Tax Compliance Bookkeeping & VAT Payroll & CIS

PAUL COOPER Plastering, Rendering and Screeding Services Overskim Old Walls and Artex 25 years experience

Phone 01386 764 765 or Email enquire@focusas.co.uk www.focusas.co.uk

tel 01905 381082 mob 07977 742245

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Pershore Retail Market CHERRY ORCHARD, PERSHORE, WR10 1EY

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Father Christmas will be at the market from Saturday 10th December - Come and visit Santa and his helpers from only £2.50 per child, includes a present. Profits going to the Air Ambulance. Friday 16th December – Late Night Christmas Shopping - 4.30pm – 7.30pm Monday 19th December - Closed Tuesday 20th December Stockist of: Woolcraft, Tivoli, Katia & – 24th December – 9am – 4.30pm Mondayribbons, 26th – Wednesday 28thSecond-Hand December – Furniture: Closed Stylecraft yarns, buttons, elastic, Beautifully needles, pinsThursday and much more . . . 30th December restored –hand-painted wooden furniture 29th – Friday 9am – 4.30pm 40 To advertise 0845 224 7061 07754 170286– or visit – www.grapevinepublications.co.uk Tel: 07799 call 55513 Tel: 07869 776512 Saturday 31storDecember 9am 3pm


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