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Hello and welcome to the July edition of

T he V illager This month we are celebrating the 50th issue of The Villager, which is why we decided to put a rather unusual picture on the front cover. You can read all about it in the article on page 8 about the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival. When I took over the magazine, five years ago, it was still in its infancy. It was a bi-monthly publication, just 28 pages long, part black and white, part colour and with very little content. Now The Villager is full colour throughout, packed with content - thanks to all our talented contributors - and is published every month. The magazine has grown in size, and number - we now deliver 8,000 copies to homes and businesses from Drakes Broughton to Evesham and from Inkberrow to Upton-upon-Severn. Of course none of this would be possible without the support of our wonderful advertisers, so thank you all very much for your continued support. Here's to the next 50 issues!

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contents 8

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

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The Cheeseboard

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Welland Steam & Country Rally

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Cats Protection

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Helping Hands

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ALM Fitness

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Perfect Planting Partners

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What's happening in July

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Animals R Magic!

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Fladbury Festival & Walkabout

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The Berkeley

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Coffee Break

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Windmills & Wildlife

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Flyford Flavell War Memorial

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Friends of St James' Church

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Your Community Directory

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Avon Leisure Cruises

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Index

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wo sculptures commissioned by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society to mark the site of one of the crucial battles of the Wars of the Roses have been erected on the Stonehill roundabout, on the southern edge of the town. It was from here the Yorkist forces would have had their first sight of their Lancastrian opponents on the morning of the Battle. The opposing armies are each represented by a single oak sculpture. The Yorkists by a five-metre high horse carrying a knight who holds an eight-metre long stainless steel lance topped with a pennant. The second piece, a riderless horse with a similar lance resting across its back, stands facing the mounted knight. Its head is bowed and represents the defeated Lancastrian army. The sculptures were created by artistis Philip Bews and Diane Gorvin, and have been constructed using green English Oak; the natural bends and forks recreating the limbs and outline of the horses. These boughs also reflect the timbers seen in many of the historic buildings in Tewkesbury.

The Battle of Tewkesbury The Battle Of Tewkesbury took place on 4th May 1471 and was the final battle in the War Of The Roses between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Prince Edward was killed either during or just after the battle and is now buried in Tewkesbury Abbey. The Battle Of Tewkesbury is now fought every year with cannons firing, swords clashing and soldiers marching. Thousands of re-enactors and medieval enthusiasts from all around the world visit Tewkesbury as part of the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival. The battleground is filled with knights in armour, warriors and townsfolk in medieval dress. Many sleep in traditional tents and cook over open fires eating typical medieval food. The festival is the largest free medieval enactment and fayre in Europe. Traditional medieval entertainment is provided by jugglers, musicians, dancers and jesters. The Medieval Market is full of stall holders selling everything from musical instruments to medieval style pots and pans. Its a great family day out and a insight into living history.

The project began in 1997, with a design competition funded by the Town Council. After the final approval was given in August 2011 the next challenge was tackled – finding the funding to make the sculptures a reality. Thanks to fundraising, generous donations from charitable This year the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival takes organisations and ‘in kind’ contributions from place on 12th and 13th July. For more information local businesses the funds were finally raised for go to: a lasting memorial to a significant event and a www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org/ new land mark for Tewkesbury. 8 To advertise call 01684 833715 or 07754 170286 or visit www.grapevinepublications.co.uk


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Whilst studying for school and university qualifications, sons Tim, Ben and James Lee helped out regularly by visiting customers, answering telephone enquiries and assisting the payroll for the growing team of dedicated Carers. Their commitment to Helping Hands and all of the customers it supports remains extremely high today, as they work hard to continue Mary ’s mission following her well earned retirement in 2007. Attracting great media attention in recent months, the state of care in the UK is a prevalent and a deeply important issue affecting families right across the country. Recent documentaries, including BBC Two’s ‘Protecting our Parents’ and BBC One’s Panorama, have really emphasised the need for quality and closely managed care in the UK. Responding to the bad press the care industry has received, Tim comments, “It is important that people looking to receive care are made aware of all of the options available to them. Its crucial to increase awareness of care options such as hourly visiting care and full-time Live-in Care in people’s own homes. Local communities need to know that they do have access to high quality care providers like us at

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Since my team arrived in March we’ve renamed the business, enhanced the appearance of the building inside and out, put up new signage, overseen a £45k facelift to the garden and car park, created a fresh new menu and scheduled a calendar of great entertainment in the form of monthly tribute acts for the coming months. We are also organising a Wedding Fayre here on Sunday 28th September. 18

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The reason we’ve been able to achieve so much so quickly is that myself, my Operations Manager, Emma, and my Head Chef, Dean, are a long established working team. I’ve spent the last 14 years as General Manager of various 3 and 4 Star hotels across the UK, most recently in Sutton Coldfield. I’d been thinking about my own business for a while but needed

We offer an extensive menu with a great range of dishes on our specials board and smaller portions for lighter appetites. We have partnered up with some amazing local suppliers as fresh locally sourced food is important to us. The bar serves a variety of real ales, continental lagers and wines from around the world with a good selection of these available by the glass. All this can be enjoyed in our freshly

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oth my husband and I love exploring and map reading, and whilst in Holland we discovered a breathtaking place. Its name is Kinderdijk, and was marked on the map by some miniature windmills, and is 15km east of Rotterdam. Nowhere in the world can you find a windmill landscape like the one at Kinderdijk. It has 19 windmills either side of two parallel canals and has been inhabited since the 11th century. The people of Holland reclaimed the peat bog and developed the area by digging ditches and watercourses that drain away into the rivers. The windmills were added in 1740. Some are thatched while others are brick built. To this day people still live in them and keep them working. The windmills pump out the water into the reservoir, when the water reaches a certain level the sluice gates open and the water drains into the river. If the river level raises the sluice gates close preventing flooding in Kinderdijk. Each windmill owner has to dredge his section of the dyke every year. The name “Kinderdijk” comes from a children’s story of a cat and a baby who were found floating in a basket on the dike.

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We mostly saw a great number of geese and ducks, nesting or hiding in the reed beds and lots of young families swimming in amongst the lily pads. We were told that goshawks are a common sight but didn’t see any. The bird we liked to watch most was the white heron. They feed in shallow water mainly on fish, frogs, small mammals, and occasionally small reptiles and insects. Most of the time they stand motionless and allow the prey to come within striking distance, then they spear it with their sharp bill. The reed beds that many of the birds nest in are used for thatch and are in great demand but every care is taken not to disturb the birds at breeding times. Kinderdijk can be seen as an example of the battle against the rising waters, which has lasted over the centuries using ingenuity and perseverance.

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he Summer Ball held on Saturday 7th June at the Villages Hall chalked up yet another success for the Friends of St. James charity, with a welcome boost to funds which exceeded all expectations in reaching in excess of £1,300. Over eighty people enjoyed the sell-out event with a hot and cold buffet and dancing to local band ‘Hot Fingers’. The charity, set up in February 2012, to maintain and improve the fabric of the 12th church, has gone from strength to strength in its fundraising efforts. To date, trustees and members have organised a fashion show, a poets and poems event, a harvest supper, and two ‘alternative’ Christmas celebrations to which the local community have responded with enthusiasm.

So much so in fact that they have managed in just under two years to raise a jawdropping £25,000 thanks to members’ donations, contributions from functions and major funders, to install underfloor heating and a water supply, as well as restore the original Victorian tiled floor in the church. The Friends are now in the process of completing a car park and toilet facilities subject to more fundraising income. Chairman Martin Dickinson said: “The Summer Ball was a ‘first’ venture of its kind or us but we received a fantastic response from the local community and sponsors alike. “We are moving forward with our plans and are hoping to attract even more members

to come on board and help us to restore and improve our lovely village church which is an important centrepiece of the community. Our membership stands at 84 currently and it would be great to get to 100 this year.” The next events in the charity’s calendar are a talk by two eminent World War II experts on 15th September, the Harvest Supper in October and Christmas Celebration.

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Mrs P is one of our more senior cats looking for a home ... she has also been waiting the longest! She would like a home where there are no other pets, as she likes all the attention, making her a great companion. If you would like to find out more about Mrs P, and maybe offer her a home, please call Fran Holder on:

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Bacon & Broccoli Salad Pork & Nut Stir Fry

Bacon lovers will adore this fresh alternative salad which will brighten up any dinner table.

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Ingredients 2 large broccoli heads 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, finely sliced Olive oil 2 tsps Dijon mustard ½ clove of garlic, peeled and finely grated 2 tbsps white wine vinegar 6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper Small bunch of finely chopped fresh chives 3 firm red tomatoes, halved, deseeded and finely sliced

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This is an extra special article seeing as it’s the 50th Edition of The Villager magazine! Congratulations to The Villager team for making each issue so unique.

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15. Exercise reduces stress.

ere is a mixture of my 50 reasons to exercise and ways get fit for the summer. 1. Take control. Write down your goals and reasons you want to reach them. 2. Exercise helps prevent strokes and heart disease.

8. Exercise improves body image and gives you confidence.

3. Keep a food diary. It can educate, guide and inspire – and will possibly highlight eating habits you are unaware of.

9. Think "little and often". A small commitment to exercise on a regular basis is better than no commitment at all.

4. Exercise has anti-ageing effects, increases longevity and keeps your body fit and able. 5. Buy a decent pair of trainers. The right footwear is essential, whether you are road running, dancing or playing tennis. Don’t exercise in worn out trainers. 6. Exercise lifts your mood and builds your self-esteem.

10. Exercise strengthens your heart, your bones and improves posture. 11. Move more. More of us are sitting down at desks, in cars, in front of the TV – get up and move, go for a walk and get active.

16. Have a ball. Get a Swiss ball, the body automatically responds to the balls instability and acts naturally to stop you falling off, working mostly your back and abdominal muscles. 17. Exercise boosts mental health, keeps your brain fit and sharpens memory. 18. Find a diet that suits you. Focus on healthy eating and you can’t go wrong. Eliminate processed foods, sugar and limit your alcohol intake. 19. Exercise improves balance and coordination.

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20. Run. Higher intensity exercise = more calories burnt, which means more weight lost. However, just be careful of your joints.

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21. Exercise reduces feelings of depression.

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23. Exercise improves learning abilities and creative thinking. 24. Eat and drink less. Cut down on: alcohol, soft drinks, sausages, chips, white bread, and cheese. 25. Exercise reduces back pain and decreases osteoporosis risk. 26. Exercise improves cholesterol levels 27. Take up yoga or Pilates. They promote flexibility; reduce stress and increases stamina and strength. 28. Exercise increases energy and endurance. 29. Listen to Baz Luhrmann’s song ‘Sunscreen’ – “Do one thing every day that scares you” to give you an ‘adrenaline ‘rush’ which increases metabolism, helps fight stress, reduces the risk of stroke and can control allergies. 30. Exercise Prevents colds and boosts your immune system. 31. Eat Breakfast. “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper”. 32. Exercise improves skin tone and colour. 33. Drink lots of water. I’d recommend at least 2 litres of filtered water every day, more in hot weather or if doing exercise. 34. Exercise alleviates anxiety and helps keep you focused in life.

35. Cut out sugar: cakes, sweets, chocolate and focus on your natural sugars found in fruit – but that doesn’t mean you can overindulge in fruit too! 36. Exercise lowers risk of diabetes, certain cancers and reduces high blood pressure. 37. Don’t ban all foods. Banned foods = forbidden fruits. A little of what you fancy does you good – but only if you stick to a “little”. 38. Exercise habits.

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46. Sleep. The body’s time to repair and rebuild. If you’re not getting adequate amounts of sleep you will become sleep deprived which can in turn reduce muscle mass, leave you fatigued and not having the energy to exercise. 47. Exercise makes life more exciting. 48. Ask yourself “Am I hungry?" Most of the time thirst is mistaken for hunger. Try having a glass of water when you think you’re hungry and see if it is food you actually need. 49. Exercise improves quality of life 50. Start now!! Why wait until tomorrow, Monday or any day – there is no better time than the present! Start your healthy lifestyle now!

42. Get active with the kids. Encourage your children to be active from a young age and make it a familiar part of their daily lifestyle. 43. Exercise lessens fatigue. 44. Phone a friend. Exercise in any form is far more enjoyable when you are doing it alongside someone else. So, too, is dieting. 45. Exercise productivity, concentration dementia.

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Tues 1st July to Saturday 30th August WWI - Outbreak of War A selection of photographs and documents from the archives, showing scenes at Home and at the Front, housed in display cases throughout The Hive. Free entry. Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB Wednesday 2nd July Garden pests and diseases Louise Badham, lecturer from Pershore College, talks about pests and diseases followed by an opportunity to ask questions. 7.30pm. £2 for non-members and free for members. Refreshments and raffle. Bishampton Villages Hall, Bishampton, WR10 2LY. Tel: 07854 362318 Saturday 5th July Circus Pazaz & Summer Fete The Circus Is Coming To Town! On Saturday, Circus Pazaz Children’s Circus Show will unfold its big top tent on Broadway Village Green. Performances will feature clowns, juggling, acrobats and more. Fete 11am - 5pm. Circus shows 12pm, 2pm. 4pm. Circus tickets £5. Broadway Village Green, High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DT. Tel: 07713 349536. www.facebook.com/ friendsofstmarysbroadway

Friday 11th July Fawlty Towers Dinner Show Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you in typical Fawlty style. 7pm to 11pm. £39.50. The Boathouse, Waterside, Upton upon Severn, WR8 0HG. Tel: 01684 593112. www. severnleisurecruises.co.uk Saturday 12th July Fright Nights Worcestershire Ghost Hunt The Almonry Museum and Heritage Centre is housed in the Almoner's House of the 8th century Abbey of St. Ecgwin. Abbot Ballard lived in the Almonry following his reluctant evacuation of Evesham Abbey, when Henry VIII's enforcers took possession during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. 9pm - this is an overnight event ... prepare to be scared till 4am!!! Abbey Gate, Evesham, WR11 4BG. Tel: 07847 811560 Saturday 19th July Paddle, Plod & Pedal in aid of St Richards Hospice The Paddle, Plod & Pedal (PPP) is a 45 mile multidisciplined event around the Worcestershire countryside organised by, and in support of, St Richard’s Hospice. Free to enter, but challengers are asked to raise a minimum of £250 per person or £2,500 per team for St Richard’s Hospice. 6am to 6pm. High Street, Pershore, WR10 1DS. Tel: 01905 763963 Visit the website for an entry form: www.strichards.org.uk/Events/pppchallenge.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July Evesham Vale Light Railway Annual Steam Gala A variety of whistles and hooters will be echoing across the Vale of Evesham as the whole EVLR steam & Diesel fleet will be in action. 10.30am to 5pm both days. Adults £2.30, children £1.70, seniors £2.00. Evesham Country Park, Evesham, WR11 4TP. Tel: 01386 422282. www.evlr.co.uk

Wednesday 23rd July The BIG TUDOR FEST (1) An Audience with Henry VIII The year is 1544. King Henry VIII breaks his Royal Progress in Worcester in order to afford his loyal subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King. Hear his life story and what life was like at Court.

Mon 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July Quiz Night at The Old Oak Pub Every Monday at 8.30pm. Free entry. First prize £30 cash. The Old Oak Pub, 40 Stonebow Road, Drakes Broughton, Pershore WR10 2AP. Tel: 01905 841897.

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Pershore, WR10 1DS. Tel: 01386 554397. www. pershoreplumfestival.org.uk Tuesday 29th July Pershore Plum Festival Family Race Night Evening race meeting at Worcester Racecourse including the Land O'Plums chase. Victorian dress and the colour purple are the focus of the evening as well as the Pershore Plum. High Street, Pershore, WR10 1DS. Tel: 01386 565373. Price packages available. www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk Tuesday 29th July Pack up your Troubles! An entertaining singing workshop, led by Piers Maxim, celebrating songs from the years of WW1, culminating in an informal performance, open to all, at 10am. College Green, Worcester, WR1 2LH. s://3choirs.org/programme-tickets/ Wednesday 30th July Elgar and Korngold Piano Quintets Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84 Korngold Piano Quintet in E Op. 15. The ever-popular Aronowitz Ensemble explores the extremities of early 20th-century chamber music. Performed in the historic Pershore Abbey, this concert juxtaposes the quintessential Englishness of Elgar with the romantic virtuosity of Korngold. 2.30pm. Church Street, Pershore, WR10 1DT. s://3choirs.org/ programme-tickets/

Saturday 26th July Badsey Flower Show and Fete A traditional village event with a marquee display of flowers, horticultural, domestic products etc. Show ring for displays, side shows and a variety of stalls, plus a local dog show. 1pm to 5pm. Sands Lane, Badsey, Evesham, WR11 7EZ. badseyflowershow.co.uk

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Thursday 31st July Annual Bredon Coffee Morning in aid of the RNLI (Lifeboats) Usual stalls, plus raffle and tombola. Coffee, tea , squash and delicious refreshments! Everyone welcome! Please come and support the RNLI ! 10am to 12pm. Bredon Village Hall, Worcestershire.

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The standard of photographic entries was high last year, winners were selected by Judge Josie Reavely who picked two images by Alex Wagner for awards - the categories were Flowers and Humour. The River award went to Christine Brookes, the People award went to Emma Hildesley and yours truly got the one for House & Garden. I have to admit that although I was covering the event for The Villager last year, I found wandering around looking for photo opportunties great fun even if I was occasionally distracted by the various ale houses and eateries displaying their wares. Same topics this year so get your camera out and go find that award winning image this year: if ya ain’t in it …! For the more energetic, there is a 3km fun run on the Sunday, but if you are slightly less energetic, you can always utilise the

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Childrens' main fitting centre in the area for both CLARKS & START-RITE at Redditch Our Alcester shop also has a large selection OUR STOW SHOP SPECIALISES IN LADIES & MENS FOOTWEAR Owned and run by a local family BRANDS INCLUDE: CLARKS, ECCO, RIEKER, HOTTER, LOTUS, LELLI KELLY, ROHDE, GABOR, ANATOMIC, LOAKE, BARKER, START-RITE, GEOX, MERRELL, SKECHERS, SEBAGO, VAN-DAL, EQUITY, TAMARIS, TIMBERLAND ~ HANDBAGS BY RADLEY & TULA

KINGFISHER CENTRE, REDDITCH - REDDITCH Tel: 01527 62416 HIGH STREET, ALCESTER 4 PARK STREET, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD Please mention THE VILLAGER when responding to advertisers

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Flyford Flavell War Memorial Restoration Commemorative

Event

Sunday 3rd August 2014 2pm

Fox Walks, Old Hill, Flyford Flavell, WR7 4DA. Kind permission of Mr and Mrs W. Cowley

Agricultural machinery (pre WW1 to 1960s) Vintage tractors, vintage car, shepherds’ huts, etc

Tea and cakes • Raffle • Bowling Games and Quizzes 42

£2.50 per head with children free (incl refreshments)

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Dog Grooming

Garden Machinery Mobile Service & Repair for an estimate call

Will White t: 01386 860918 m: 07716 404489

by Julie

1 on 1 grooming tailored to your requirements Home visits can be arranged Minimal restraints used All breeds and ages, large and small, elderly and infirm Tel: 01386 438335 Mob: 07984 598319 Email: info@juliesdoggrooming.co.uk Please see my website for more details

www.juliesdoggrooming.co.uk

Doors, windows, porches and conservatories • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Insurance backed guarantee FENSA registered Trader Register member Local references available Locally based in Worcester Tidy, polite & reliable Argon-filled, double-glazed units fitted as standard. Composite doors in a range of colours. Eight-point locking system on all new PVC doors. Order to installation within a fortnight! Range of prices to suit No pushy salesmen Full design service Free! 0800 M: 0832 660 373648 T: Call 01905 679962 07976 info@pjimprovements.co.uk info@pjimprovements.co.uk

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• New Builds & Extension • Full/Part House Rewires • Outdoor Security Lighting • Mains Smoke Detectors • Extra Sockets & Lights • Night Storage Heaters • Fuseboard Changes

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VETS & ANIMAL CARE

Directory

AGE UK & CARE IN THE COMMUNITY malvern Malvern & District Tel: 01684 560666 EVESHAM & PERSHORE South Wychavon Tel: 01386 422700 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 & WORCESTER: 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 pershore Martin & Carr Tel: 01386 553631 UPTON-UPON-SEVERN The Stocks Veterinary Centre Tel: 01684 592606 RSPCA Tel: 0300 123 4999 CATS PROTECTION EVESHAM Tel: 01386 833343 CATS PROTECTION WORCESTER Tel: 01905 425704 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 861705 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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For all your Trade & DIY needs!

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Fern’s Cattery Windmill Hill Field Alcester Road Radford WR7 4LS

Are you planning a trip? Now your feline friends can have a luxurious time too... - Purpose built cattery situated in beautiful countryside. - Our chalets are constructed to the highest standards using the most up-to-date materials to comply with the model license conditions. - All chalets are heated, secure, hygienic and designed to offer interested, comfortable accommodation. - Any medical conditions are catered for. - Collection and delivery service. - 24 hour veterinary care. - Fully qualified staff.

For more details contact Ayley on: Tel: 01386 792554 Email: ayley@fernscattery.co.uk www.fernscattery.co.uk

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- Collection and delivery service. It is my aim to help you achieve more - 24 hour veterinary care.bring a more calm well-being in your life and Fully and positive qualified outlook.staff.

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The Bottle Of Wine

Answers to Trivia on page 40: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Sally was driving home from a trip in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.

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Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally. "What in bag?" asked the old woman. Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband." The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said: "Good trade ....."

The Pantry, Peopleton

as featured on the TV programme BBC Countryfile Fresh British & Continental Bread & Patisseries High Quality Meat & Cheeses Local Honey & Eggs • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Pickles & Preserves Plants & Fresh Flowers • Gardening Supplies Flower & Vegetable Seeds Newspapers, Greetings Cards, Gift Paper & Stationery • Post Office Traditional bicycle delivery service to Peopleton - unique in our area.

“Come and experience how good village shopping can be !!” Open: 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday 9am to12noon Sat 9am to11am Sun Post Office: 9am to 3.30pm Mon to Fri

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Index of Advertisers Accountants Crowthers 31 Focus Accountancy 6 Bathrooms & Kitchens A Job 4 John Dream Doors Mark Ellis Interiors Building & Construction Evesham Trade Centre Simon Haines Construction

13 7 36

45 31

Cars: Parts, Repairs & Sales Marshalls of Evesham Ltd

15

Cleaning Services Lady Cleaner & Gardener

22

Chimney Services Elite Sweeps Community Services Age UK Computing & IT Services Pendas CS Ltd Decorators, Painters & Plasterers A Job 4 John Aztec Painting & Decorating CR Decorating S.A .Cooper Electricians Craig Merchant Electrical Sparky Williams

16

2

9

13 21 23 9

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Entertainment & Leisure Avon Leisure Cruises Steam & Country Rally

24 10

Fencing A Job for John

13

Funeral Directors E Hill & Son

22

Gardening & Landscaping Bowbrook Gardens 16 Garden Machinery Mobile Service & Repair 43 Lady Cleaner & Gardener 22 Luke's Garden Maintenance 13 Smartcut 9 Haberdashery & Material The Fabrik Shop

2

Hairdressers Hair by Colette

41

Handyman A Job 4 John

13

Health & Beauty ALM Fitness 32 EFT 26 Pranayama Yoga 45 Heating & Plumbing A+ Plumbing J S Plumbing Mark & Will Hartley

21 41 23

Interior Design & Soft Furnishings Pershore Rugs 11 Shuttercraft 31 Sunflower Soft Furnishings 31 Kitchens Dream Doors Mark Ellis Interiors

7 36

Locksmiths Alcester Locks SJM Locksmith Services

23 11

M O T Marshalls of Evesham Ltd

15

Oven Cleaning Ovenclean 46 Pershore Retail Market Anything Goes 48 Decorative Touches 48 Poppy's 48

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Pet Care Dog Grooming by Julie Fern's Cattery

43 45

Picture Framing Huxley Imaging

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Photography BG Digital Photographs

2

Plumbing & Heating A+ Plumbing J S Plumbing Mark & Will Hartley

21 41 23

Pubs & Restaurants Avon Leisure Cruises The Berkeley The Dolphin

24 18 6

Recipes Bacon & Brocolli Salad Pork & Nut Stir Fry

30 30

Roofing Services G.M. Roofing Weather Guard

21 6

Second Hand Dealers Sally's Bargains

11

Skip Hire MHF (UK) Ltd

6

Shoes Humphries 41 Village Shops The Pantry, Peopleton

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Windows, Doors & Conservatories Cloudy2Clear Windows 3 ETC Windows, Doors & Conservatories 36 Mr Demister 28 P J Home Improvements 43 Wood Burning Stoves Chase Heating Elite Stoves

37 16

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Pershore Retail Market Cherry Orchard, Pershore, WR10 1EY

Decorative Touc hes

01386 553232

www.pershoremarket.com

Decorative Touches

For all your decorating eq cake uipm and supplies ent

Tel: 01386 561136

Mob: 07794 1

63444

Poppy’s

Poppy’s

Stationery for home and office Packing materials Hardware & Cleaning Knitting Service

Anything Goes

Tel: 01905 820914

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Small business advertising and community magazine, distributed in and around Pershore, Evesham and surrounding villages. 8000 hard copies...

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