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This month, we have a number of new articles, which I hope you will enjoy, in particular the item by Andrew Brooks from The Cheeseboard in Malvern, about Stinking Bishop cheese.

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Another article which I hope will be of interest is by Brian Joyce on the changing face of Pershore. And following on from this, over the next few months, we will be running a series of articles on the various towns and villages where we deliver The Villager. So if you have an anecdote about your village - whether it relates to a person or event - that you think we'd like to hear about, please give me a call, or drop me an email. We'd also love to see any photos you may have of "the old days". As I mentioned last month, our new website is now complete, and we have a couple of new offers for both new and regular advertisers. If you don't have a website and don't want the expense of having one built, but would like a web-presence, for a small monthly fee you can have your own page on the Grapevine Publications site, together with a free QR code to put on your advert. Not sure what a QR codes is or how they work? Have a look at the bottom right-hand corner of the next page to see our QR code. Anyone with a smart-phone can scan the code and go straight to our website. If you'd like to find out more about having a web-page or a QR code for your business, give me a call anytime on 01684 833715.

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Cloudy2Clear Windows

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The Cheeseboard

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Sally's Bargains

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A Wander Down Memory Lane

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G.M. Roofing

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Salford Priors 3

Editor

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JM Paddock & Field

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How to keep wet guests happy!

Advertising & Editorial

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Asparafest

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Firefly Fireplace Studios

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ALM Fitness

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Throckmorton Air Show

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Le Petit Parlour

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Events in May

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Your Community Directory

June 2013

Issue No. 37

“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” Mark Twain

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Betty-Ann Ambury

Betty-Ann Ambury

Contributors

Andrew Brooks Amy Marshall Brian Joyce Hilary Collins

Front Cover Photography Mike Ambury

Next Issue Copy Date 10th June 2013

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money, although that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didn’t focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how they really didn’t expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole.’ Cloudy2Clear service the Malvern, Worcester & Hereford areas and Paul is finding that his approach is a major

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harles Martell began making Stinking Bishop cheese from the milk of his herd of Gloucestershire cattle, to increase awareness of the breed, which had previously been near to extinction. The remarkable smell of the cheese is in the rind, which is washed in perry (the name for cider made from pears) from the Stinking Bishop variety of pear. The pear was named after an infamous Ledbury farmer, Frederick Bishop, nicknamed Stinking Bishop, who was born in the mid-19th century and known for his drunken temper. O n e story is that he blasted a kettle t h a t was on his stove at home, because it annoyed him! He is reputedly buried in the churchyard of the Parish Church of

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A Wander Down Memory Lane

. . . . . the changing face of Pershore and its surrounds by Brian Joyce

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ccording to the Domesday Book, Pershore originates from the words ‘Persh’ (Osier willow used for basket weaving) and 'Ora' (old English for river bank).

Pershore has been around since before the 7th Century when the Abbey was constructed and was the focus of the hamlet. The significance and size of the town grew after the Twyford Bridge was destroyed during the Civil War and the trade route between London and Worcester shifted to using the old river bridge over the Avon. With the advent of the "new" road bridge in 1931, the old river bridge now serves only dog walkers and tourists. Likewise the Toll House is no longer a source of income, as it was for those 18th century landowners who collected from passing trade and travellers. My memory doesn’t extend that far back, but it does go back to 1950's to the place of learning called Abbey Park Primary School (I started there in 1958). Sadly, little is stored amongst the dusty cobwebs in my brain so I had to ask the current Headmaster for access to their records, which go back to the 19th Century. Schools have come and gone, and the education system has evolved, grown and expanded. No longer do the pupils pay their 1p (that’s an OLD penny, pre-decimal per week for schooling; now they even smile in school photographs, and benefit from, nay, grow up with, technology such as the Internet. My family came to the area because my father worked at RRE Pershore (formerly Tilesford) in the 1960's & 1970's. The control tower where he worked for a number of years is now derelict and the "very modern equipment" (now museum pieces!) shown used to handle air traffic. The aerodrome 12

is now mostly commercial in nature and provides fewer jobs for the local folks. Changes to the face of Pershore and environs since the 1950's are many and varied. The population of the town has virtually doubled with the housing estates springing up along Station Road, The Mount, Three Springs Road and various pockets around the town. At first glance, Broad Street, High Street and Bridge Street have changed little; their Georgian fascias remain and in some cases still host the same businesses, hotel and store fronts they did when I first came to Pershore. Sadly now there are some empty premises, and the glove and lace industries of old are long gone. The classical High Street has evolved and sadly, lost so much of its character for being a place for social interaction as well as shopping. Places of worship have changed little over the centuries (barring Henry VIII and Oliver Cromwell's interaction, that is!); schools have been built, modernised and expanded, have more female teachers and have broadened their curricula. But the town remains essentially the same, as the views from the Abbey rooftop demonstrate. As you might expect the Abbey Park Schools, Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary and former Secondary Modern School (now Pershore High School) are still going strong,

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although the education delivery in them has changed quite dramatically in last 50 plus years! My previous politically correct article in April prevents me from making too much of these changes, but I do wonder whether the concept of 'spare the rod and spoil the child' is perhaps one of the most significant? We didn't have a school website back then as the Internet and the technology it requires were still in the theoretical stage! As I write, I wonder how many of my classmates are still alive, reside in the local area and have watched Pershore evolve into a thriving community with a reputation for longevity: is it the water perhaps? Supermarket, local market and Sports Centre now reside where once I played as a child in the playground and fields alongside the River Avon. Medical Practices have expanded in number and size, and we now even have a modern Community Hospital replacing the aged and ancient Cottage Hospital. Plum Fayre, River Festival and Party in the Park are now major events. Do I sense a greater community spirit now than I remember back in the 1950's? Many names still appear in the area that have done for decades (Cosnett, Annis, etc); some are even inscribed in the Abbey Tower and date back centuries.

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ast month we visited the dire state of our national waterways; that gardeners need to create wildlife pools ..... what do you mean, you didn’t read it? Now, I hope to encourage you to throw a wildlife garden party. Open your grounds to nature. Create a wildlife pond.

How to keep wet guests hap Location, location, location: The venue or where to site your pond. A pond is a natural mirror and can double your horticultural display or reflect your compost heap .... just a thought! Ideally, select an area with sunlight for about 6 hours. This allows aquatic plants to flourish and flower; tadpoles to mature into frogs. The latter needing all the help they can get. Tadpole mortality runs at 99.75%.

With any large event, research and planning are vital; the difference between soggy depression or vibrant success. Spending time considering where, what materials and the how, is worth the effort. Here is a brief guide for a big topic: When to start? Now! Installing a pond during Summer, allows for maturation in readiness for hibernating animals in Autumn. Safety first: If the pond needs to be safe for young children or pets; install diamon-dek (www.pondsafety.com) or a fence, disguised with shrubs. Messing about in ponds is all part of growing-up. Children (future ecologists and politicians) can learn much about the need for clean, wildlife-secure environments from your pond. 22

If perpetual sunlight is unavoidable, fit a good pond filter. Avoid trees with aggressive roots and leaves that drop into the pond. Size (and shape) matters: Small shallow pools are not long lived; freezing in winter, boiling & evaporating in summer, grow blanket weed, oxygen levels fall. Sauteed frog is not on the menu here!

recommended pond size: 2.5m x 1.5m x ideal depth 900mm to 1.2m Have an organic shape, with long, shallow, sloping sides on 2/3 of the perimeter: animals can escape and thirsty hedgehogs won’t drown. Install shelves, so plants that need different water depths will be happy. The Water-proof Liner (exact opposite of a marquee!). Few are blessed with spring-fed streams over clay, so a good quality liner and underlay are essential. In brief, I

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DON’T PANIC. As with all things natural, its a question of balance and timing. It takes 6-8 weeks for bio-maturation, when good bacteria mobilise, things clump together and settlement occurs. Even better, ask the owner of a good, disease free, wildlife pond for a bucket of pondpriming water. Around the pond have: • mix of short and long grass climbing frames for emerging

clean and oxygenate water. Reedy things are the crèche of the pond. Water lilies cast shade, reduce excess sunlight, discourage algae and allow animals to hide.

as explained last month, NO FISH with their antisocial habits; they destroy the salad bar and eat the guests! Plant large specimens directly in the silt or baskets of aquatic compost. Serve in a random fashion, simulating natural development, avoid rigid formality. And when will your guests arrive? As with all good venues; with the right atmosphere, they will come flocking. However, you could always ask a friend for a bucket of disease-free frogspawn!

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Aquatic Salad-Bar: The fun, vital bit after all that hydraulic engineering. Like any good menu, the plant list brings together the right ingredients; each one doing a job. Large growing or imported species can be aggressive and choke the pond. British is best; native plants provide safe habitats,

Footnote: Before installing a pond, please research your project thoroughly to avoid mistakes; visit the pond website for advice and check your local legislation for restrictions.

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CBeebies TV star headlining AsparaFest Popular children's star Mr Bloom, from BBC TV's CBeebies, is among the headline acts appearing at the inaugural AsparaFest on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June at Ashdown Farm, Badsey. Mr Bloom is best known for his popular show Mr Bloom's Nursery, which is in its third series on CBeebies. Mr Bloom, played by Ben Faulks, is a gardening nanny who helps children to get involved and be inspired by nature. The show helps children learn from the experience of nurturing vegetables as Mr Bloom and his team of ‘tiddlers' tend to the plants and produce in his allotment. Mr Bloom will be the headline act from late-morning on the Saturday. The family fun event is an opportunity to celebrate all things asparagus, for which the Vale of Evesham is justifiably proud. There will food and drink stalls, with many championing local produce, music from local and regional bands including King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys, as well as Sheridan the robotic sheepdog, and appearances from asparagus characters Gus & the Gusettes, the World-Famous Asparamancer and the Asparafairy. The event will be playing host to The Fleece Inn Real Ale & Cider Festival. Children under 10, accompanied by a parent or parents, will be admitted free to the event. Advance tickets cost £7 each or can be bought for £8.50 each on the gate. They cover the whole weekend. Nigel Smith, event organiser and landlord of The Fleece Inn in Bretforton, said: "As somebody who inspires children to learn about growing food, Mr Bloom is a perfect ambassador for our world-famous asparagus. He is adored by children and will be a great attraction to the many families we expect to welcome to our inaugural event." AsparaFest runs from 10am until 9pm on Saturday 1 June and from 10am until 5pm on the Sunday. For more information go to www.facebook.co.uk/asparafest or call 01386 831173 or go to www.asparafest.co.uk. 24

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Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet . . . and Sticking to it! 1) Set yourself up for success Simplify. Instead of being overly concerned with counting calories or measuring portion sizes, think of your diet in terms of colour, variety, and freshness. Start slow and make changes to your eating habits over time. Changing everything at once usually leads to cheating or giving up on your new eating plan. Make small steps, like adding a salad (full of different colour vegetables) to your diet once a day or switching from butter to olive oil when cooking. 2) Moderation is key Try not to think of certain foods as “off-limits.” When you ban certain foods or food groups, it is natural to want those foods more, and then feel like a failure if you give in to temptation. I usually stick with the 85%-15% rule: 85% of the time you stick to a clean healthy diet, 15% of the time you can treat yourself – just a little bit! 3) Fill up on colourful fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. They are low in calories and nutrient dense, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. 4) Eat more healthy carbs and whole grains Choose healthy carbohydrates and fibre sources, especially whole grains, for long lasting energy. In addition to being delicious and satisfying, whole grains are rich in 28

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L

e Petit Parlour on Main Street in Bishampton, is owned and run by stylist Sara Freeth. Sara has always had a passion for fashion and the arts from an early age, and started in the industry at the age of 13, working as a "Saturday girl" and during holidays in local salons. At 16 she started her apprenticeship, training one day a week at Akers Academy in Worcester, and working in Ogles Spa on the High Street in Pershore the rest of the time. Qualifying 18 months later, she stayed with Ogles for another 8 years, gaining experience and confidence. New to Bishampton, Le Petit Parlour offers a wide range of salon treatments from colouring to perming using professional products. We also specialise in bridal hair

During her career, Sara has attended many courses to keep her skills updated, including travelling to Las Vegas and LA on a worldwide symposium and attending seminars which she found to be extremely inspiring and useful. Sara's particular speciality is bridal hair. Le Petit Parlour offers clients a professional yet relaxed environment for a wonderful all round experience, providing the ultimate in hair care, with Schwarzkopf professional haircare and colour. The salon also offers customers styling and colouring techniques, from classic to the most modern, and the very best advice in aftercare. The full range of salon treatments from colouring to perming, using professional products is available to customers at Le Petit Parlour.

15% off your first bill with this advert (valid until 30th June 2013)

Le Petit Parlour Old School, Main St, Bishampton WR10 2LX

01386 462233

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GREAT SPRING OFFERS!

Visit our showroom or call for a free quote on 01684 439243

22 Newtown Road, Malvern, WR14 1NZ. Free parking

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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.

Are you a model or an agent needing portfolio or fashion shoot photographs. All of these and more can be provided by BG Digital Photo-graphs. Just contact me by email, mobile phone or the contact form on the website. BG Digital Photographs, your friendly, experience local digital photographer in the Vale of Evesham.

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Recipe of the

month

100g tin tuna 1 green pepper 2 hard-boiled eggs 2 sticks celery 3 medium tomatoes 250g cooked new potatoes 125g cooked green beans 2 tablespoons salad dressing 1 small lettuce 6 anchovey fillets 6 black olives Line a salad bowl with lettuce leaves. Drain and flake tuna. Cut eggs and tomatoes into quarters, and cut celery in chunks. De-seed and chop green pepper. Mix all vegetables together and toss in salad dressing. Place in lined salad bowl and garnish with anchovies and olives. Serve with hot garlic bread.

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Traditional Upholsterers & French Polishers Cane and Rush work Loose covers and Replacement cushions Custom-made, renovation and repairs Choice of exquisite fabrics

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Simon Jane

07712 895694 e-mail: jeinteriors@btinternet.com

■ Local company based in Worcestershire ■ Vast knowledge of felt, tile and rubber roofing systems ■ Fascias, sofit and rain water systems

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Number Workout

Kakuro

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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The Nathan, Radford, Inkberrow, Worcestershire,WR7 4LN www.mhf.uk.com

Skip Hire We are renowned for our skip hire services in and around the surrounding area. Our service is secondto-none, our drivers are polite and considerate, and we always go the extra mile for our customers. BUT did you know that here at MHF (UK) Ltd we also sell and hire hook, cable and chainlift trucks and drawbar trailers? We are a major supplier of spares for demountables and have a wellequipped workshop and trained mechanics. SPECIALISTS IN GROUND DEMOUNTABLE HOOK & CABLE TRUCK HIRE ● SALES ● SPARES ● REFURBISHMENT ● CONTAINERS ● WASTE DISPOSAL Registered Office: Address as stated Incorporated in England Company Reg No. 2721020 VAT Reg. No. 770281436

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Events in

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Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June GUARLFEST Friday 31st May Curry Quiz Karaoke and Cabaret with 'Mae Hemm' Saturday 1st June Tug of war challenge Crazy Golf Live music throughout Pig Roast Sunday 2nd June Family Day Craft stalls Fun and games Dance in Motion display and work shop; Morris Dancers Special appearance by childrens favourite characters. Shuttle bus from Malvern Friday and Saturday; off road parking and camping available. Phone:01684 310453. Rhydd Road, Guarlford, Malvern, WR13 6NY Wednesday 5th June Bishampton & District Gardening Society Bishampton & District Gardening Society’s take on the BBC’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ – with panellists and horticultural experts Frank Hardy and Duncan Coombs at Bishampton Villages Hall in Broad Lane. A brilliant opportunity to get some valuable gardening knowledge and helpful hints. Free to members and just £2 for guests. Refreshments available. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm prompt start. Ample parking and disabled access. Saturday June 15th Inkberrow & District Horticultural Society Rose & Flower Show Will include a needlework exhibition at Inkberrow Village Hall. Doors open at 2.30p.m. Plant stall, raffle and refreshments. Admission 50p, Children free. Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June Pershore Open Gardens Part of the National Gardens Scheme. Tickets £5; children under 16 free; tickets can be used on either or both days. 1pm to 5pm. Tickets including maps from 'Blue' in Broad Street or from the Town Hall. Available on the day from Number 8 Community Arts Centre in the High Street or from any of the participating gardens.

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There are 20 gardens opening and these are listed in the Worcestershire NGS leaflet. A general description can be found in the 'NGS yellow book'. Lunches and teas are available at many pubs, restaurants and cafes in the town and also at The Holy Redeemer Primary School which is one of the open gardens. Some plants for sale. Dogs welcome. Saturday 22nd June Worcester Literary Festival : Visit the Magic of Roald Dahl Join Judy Pass on a journey back to “Storytime” where every day ended with a favourite story. Enjoy extracts from Roald Dahl’s well known stories and rhymes. 2pm to 3pm. Tudor House, Friar Street, Worcester, WR1 2NA. Tel: 01386 553536/01905 612309. Tickets - Adults £2 Children £1, (£2 for 2 or more) from Tudor House or on the door. www.tudorhouseworcester.org.uk Sunday 23rd June Bishampton Fete Bishampton Villages' Hall, Broad Lane, R10 2LY. 1 pm to 4 pm. Lots of fun: Stalls, BBQ, Teas, Ices, Games, Music, Tug-of-War and more. Sunday 30th June Wick Village - Open Garden for NGS Wick has a delightful combination of gardens for 2013. We have the spectacle of the confetti fields in bloom as well as the romantic Wyke Manor gardens. There are gardens with ponds and resident wildlife, gardens with horticulturally challenging places, lots of well stocked herbaceous borders and productive vegetable plots. We are running a mini bus service up and down the village to save your feet for those well-tended lawns. 1pm to 6pm. Admin £5, Children free. Tel: 01386 550007. Open for charity. Wick Village, Pershore, WR10 3NU. www.ngs.org.uk/

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Local Friendly Service ~ References Available contact Glenn Baker 01905 380128 or 07792 613020

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

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

The Berkeley Arms Pub and Restaurant in Spetchley Worcester.

Serving home cooked food, real ales and fine wine. We also have a 150 capacity seated function suite for Weddings & Events. Now taking bookings for 2013 & 2014. Evesham Road, Spetchley, Worcestershire WR7 4QL

01905 345269

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Avon Safe Home Ltd Electrical – lights, sockets, rewires, repairs etc Locksmith – locks fitted, repaired, opened Double glazing repairs - misted/broken glass, handles, hinges, locks, patio wheels.

Tel: 01386 898422 (24hr) Qualified, Registered, Insured

Answers to Trivia on VILLAGER page 32: (1) Hydrogen (2) The guillotine (3) King Arthur (4) In bone marrow 39 Please mention THE when responding to advertisers (5) Numbers (6) Gold (7) 100 (8) Distilled water (9) 1/4pp advert for Guide to Pershore 2012.

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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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Plumbing

Paul Cooper over 25 years experience

Overskim Old Walls & Artex Plastering ● Rendering Screeding tel: 01905 381082 mob: 07977 742245

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Triple C (Cropthorne) Autos Limited Unit 1, Field Barn Farm Field Barn Lane, Cropthorne Worcestershire WR10 3LY

Telephone:

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209b Worcester Road ● Malvern ● WR14 1SP

Call Chris or Kev

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Ice Cream Soda

Vintage Clothing Millies Milk Bar

'Gertie'

the retro caravan

Vine Court ď ˇ Vine Street Evesham ď ˇ WR11 2NN

tel: 07808 792896 Open: Wednesday to Saturday

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MJ Print Ltd

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Equestrian Services JM Paddock & Field

Oven Cleaning Ovenclean

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Fencing A Job 4 John JM Paddock & Field

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Pershore Retail Market Besty's Tattoos Saffron Spices The Scout Shop

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Aerial & TV Services Aerial Services

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Finance Cameron and Company

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Bathrooms & Kitchens A Job 4 John King Kitchens

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Pet Care Fern's Cattery Professional Paws & Claws Short, Bark 'n' Sides Whiskers & Woofers

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Picture Framing Huxley Imaging

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Photography BG Digital Photographs

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

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Pubs & Restaurants The Bell The Berkley Arms

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Property Care C E T Property Care

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Roofing Services G.M. Roofing Timbrell Roofing Services

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Second Hand Dealers MJs Real Deals Sally's Bargains

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Skip Hire MHF (UK) Ltd

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Index of Advertisers Accountants Crowthers Focus Accoutancy Paul Jenkins

Building & Construction Barnes Building Evesham Trade Centre Simon Haines Construction Welconstruct UK

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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

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Chimney Services Elite Sweeps

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Clothing, Repairs & Alterations Ice Cream Soda Vintage Clothing 42

Funeral Directors E Hill & Son

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Gardening & Landscaping Bowbrook Gardens Luke's Garden Maintenance Smartcut Trugreen

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Gas Appliances Firefly Fireplace Studios

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Gifts Yuuki-Mitsukai

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Haberdashery & Material The Fabrik Shop

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Hairdressers Hair by Colette Le Petit Parlour

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Handyman A Job 4 John Home Handyman

19 30

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

28 34 6 21

Heating C E T Plumbing & Heating Mark Hartley

18 30

Community Services Age UK - Help at Home Age UK - My Say, My Way

27 30

Computing & IT Services Cartridge World Pendas CS Ltd Silver Training

5 6 14

Decorators, Painters & Plasterers A Job 4 John Avon Safe Home Ltd Aztec Painting & Decorating Paul Cooper

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Interior Design & Soft Furnishings Sunflower Soft Furnishings 2 Vision Interiors 35

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Jewellers Jacksons Jewellery Ltd

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Dental Services Malvern Denture Centre Drainage & Waste Treatment Cleansing Service Group

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Education Pershore College

Locksmiths Alcester Locks Avon Safe Home Ltd

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Logs & Firewood Smart Cut

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M O T Marshalls of Evesham Ltd

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Electricians Avon Safe Home Ltd Craig Merchant Electrical

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Shoes Humphries Village Shops The Pantry, Peopleton

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Windows, Doors & Conservatories Avon Safe Home Ltd 39 Cloudy2Clear Windows 7 ETC Windows, Doors & Conservatories 19 P J Home Improvements 14 Wood Burning Stoves Chase Heating Elite Stoves

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Pershore Retail Market Cherry Orchard, Pershore, WR10 1EY

01386 553232

www.pershoremarket.com THE SCOUT SHOP For all your scouting goods and camping equipment Also an extensive range of clothing for all ages, including babies and toddlers.

Tel: 07866 287513

BESTY'S TATTOOS Full range of styles & designs Health Authority Registered Studio

Tel: 07583 605310

SAFFRON SPICES An extensive range of Herbs, Spices and Sauces Chilli, Chutneys & Poppadoms and much more . . .

Tel: 07597 456757 44

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