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The Villager November 2013

The Way To Go

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The Village Shop Bishampton


Bishampton War Memorial


Farne Island


The Way To Go


Severn Valley Railway


The Masons Arms


And now for something completely different .....

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Christmas at The Bell



Smart Trees Christmas Adventure


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What's happening in November


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November 2013

Issue No. 42

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Bishampton War Memorial written by Mike Rickard Bishampton History Society


espite very gloomy weather, members of the History Society, The Parish Council, the Pershore Branch of the British Legion, and relatives and friends of those whose names feature on the newly restored war memorial, gathered together on Sunday 13th October to hear the Bishop of Worcester, Dr. John Inge, perform the service of rededication. The event took place after many months of careful planning and was a good example of the community coming together for a common purpose. The service took the form of two aspects – the first one at St James’ Church, where the Bishop gave his address in his reminding the congregation that men of that generation were taught that the purpose of their lives was to provide service to others. He suggested that in this materialistic society we had a lot to learn from them, as only through service could we feel our lives were truly fulfilled. The second took place at the Memorial itself where the ceremony was to re-dedicate a memorial erected to honour the dead of the ‘Great War’. The sombre nature of the weather was perhaps a poignant reminder to everyone there to remember the awful, wet mud-filled trenches and battlefield conditions in which so many lost their lives. The traditional service at the Memorial which followed the original in 1931, was particularly moving and the Society would like to thank the Pershore British Legion for attending with their standard and such an accomplished bugler for her performance of The Last Post and Reveille. Thanks also to all those at the church and memorial who, spoke, read, sang, greeted and ushered, and to all those, including descendants of those listed, who braved the elements to make it such a memorable day. I must give particular credit

to the Parish Council who were so supportive and joined with us in this hugely worthwhile mission. It is a tribute not only to the men who gave their lives but also to the late Peter Averis for whom the memorial was so dear, and whose book Bishampton Remembered enabled the villagers who bought it to contribute to the renovation. In his address at the first dedication in 1931, General Sir Francis Davis asked the villagers paying tribute to pass on to their children the message of what the memorial stood for ‘so that, if a stranger came to the village a hundred years hence and asked what the memorial was, his question would be answered.’ I hope villagers will feel that we have accomplished that directive. You may be starting to think of Christmas shopping so don't forget the Bishampton 2014 calendar showing some pretty properties in the village. There's also the Heritage Trail Map with some fascinating facts about the older properties in the village, and based on Carolyn Morris’s illustrated map as can be seen in the Bishampton telephone box. Priced at £5 and £1 respectively, both are available from The Village Shop or from Mike Rickard at, and would make ideal stocking fillers! For further information: or Lesley Miller at

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Farne Island written & photographed by Pamela Green


he Farne Islands are off the coast of northeast England and can be reached from Seahouses Harbour, in Northumberland. They are one of the major breeding sanctuaries for migratory birds. To me the best time to visit is springtime as this is when the Farne Islands become home and breeding ground to 120,000 pairs of breeding birds, half of which are Puffins, (locally named Noddy). These beautiful birds with their colourful beaks are a fantastic sight to see. During the nesting season there are twenty different species of breeding sea birds, including Guillemots, Razorbills, Eiderducks, Terns and seventy thousand Puffins.


This year the breeding birds didn’t leave until August giving visitors some breathtaking sights. During the breeding season landings on the islands are restricted. There are special afternoon bird sanctuary trips that do land on the largest island, Inner Farne. As well as being the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles, the island also boasts the largest colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals. Between three and seven thousands seals can be seen quite easily basking on the rocks at low tide. Thousands of seal pups are born each autumn, and they show no sign of depletion. The seals have no fear and swim quite close to tourist boats and what a magnificent sight the visitors have when the seal pups are born.

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The Way To Go commencing my walk. My second attempt, setting off from the more logical – and stunning - starting point of Vines Park in Droitwich, was far more successful. The route took me along the Droitwich Canal, over countless stiles and footbridges, through meadows and orchards, and past quintessential villages and fishing lakes. The views were always pleasing upon the eye, and none more so than those from any of the eight crafted benches that have recently been added, courtesy of the Severn Waste Environmental Fund. This is not because the oak benches have been expertly located - although they have - but because all views are infinitely better from the vantage point of a bench after you have been yomping round the countryside for a few hours. It isn’t possible, of course, to complete the Wychavon Way in a single day, not unless you are a particularly enthusiastic SAS recruit. Most walkers of modest ability would be able to comfortably complete the route within three or four days, but it can be tackled in smaller chunks if desired. And because we live locally, they needn’t be consecutive days. Anyone who completes the Wychavon Way is rewarded with a pin badge to acknowledge their achievement, a pleasing reminder of riverside pastures, timber-framed houses and kissing gates. And the pin badge is even awarded to those who take an unplanned detour towards Stow-on-the-Wold.

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ot and steamy; that was the engine compartment of the Severn Valley train that took me north on the Severn Valley Railway during their 1940's event. The line runs north from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth along the banks of the River Severn – a picturesque trip, especially on such a beautiful summer's day. During consecutive weekends at the end of June to beginning of July, things 1940's could be found on the trains, in and around the station areas and on the platforms, including re-creations of homes, shops and even an air raid shelter complete with warden. Attractions included a 1940's wedding at Arley Station, the bride wearing a genuine 1940's dress and the groom looking dapper in his RAF uniform. Apart from the views from the train and the nostalgic, if somewhat pungent aroma of smoke from the engine, there were many period costumes to be seen with many of the visitors getting into 1940's mode. Highley proved to be the place for the action as ‘guys’ from the 101st Airborne impressively took back the station from ‘The Germans’, in a battle reenactment.

Deafeningly realistic with their period weapons and ‘live’ ammunition, participants of this wartime action showed great enthusiasm for their roles and the battle;

one casualty lay unmoving in the hot, early afternoon sun for so long we all thought he really had died! If steam engines are your passion then visit the Engine House at Highley - well worth the visit. Time it right and you could watch a short exerpt from ‘Brief Encounter’ or perhaps try your hand at 'mail on-the-fly' sorting in the Royal Mail carriage. Loved the 1940's hair fashion, the bright red lipstick - one RAF Officer sported a smacker on his cheek all day long - pencil skirts and those hats ... ! Everywhere you looked - and I had to for this article - the stockings had seams - no apologies for noticing this, readers. We loved it, especially the soporific sound of smoke from the engine as the carriages went ‘clickety clack’ over the points - a real treat - although you’d have to be as old as me to remember when steam trains used the mainlines, and to be so nostalgic. In those days folks, believe it or not, all trains ran on time … one re-enactment detail that doesn’t fit with real life today! A great day out; some excellent entertainment and plenty of nostalgia. Well done Severn Valley Railway, and thank you.


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- Purpose built cattery situated refurbished lookin beautiful countryside. - Our chalets are constructed to the highest standards Lively - Modern - Cosy atmosphere using the most up-to-date materials to comply with Good Food - Real Ales the model license conditions. Lunch�me Specials: all main meals £6.50 - All chalets are heated, secure, hygienic and designed Openingcomfortable Hours: to offer interested, accommodation. Monday 6pm to 11pm - Any medical conditions are catered for. Tuesday to Friday 12noon to 3pm & 6pm to 11pm - Collection delivery service. Saturday 12noon toand 11pm • Sunday 12noon to 9pm - 24 hour veterinary care. Meals Served: Mondaystaff. 6pm to 9pm - Fully qualified

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Surprise Visitor Proves Life can begin at Sixty! It isn’t every day that a restaurant critic turns up and congratulates you on serving up “one of the best meals I’ve had in Worcestershire for a long time”. It certainly took Chris and Jean Filus by surprise. Although they knew their food was something special, this, and the reviews that The Masons Arms has received on Trip Advisor, confirmed that all their hard work over the past six months has been worthwhile. But then Chris and Jean aren’t your typical publicans: running a pub and restaurant in the tiny village of Wadborough near Pershore has become more of a passion and lifestyle choice than a business venture. At an age when other couples would have been thinking of retiring Jean and Chris have become hands-on publicans, pulling pints (the Doombar is brilliant!), creating home-cooked meals and having the time of their lives meeting and greeting regulars and newcomers alike as old friends.

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Jean and Chris are now looking forward to Christmas with a special festive menu running throughout December. They also have theme nights, pub quizzes and live music planned and will be posting details of all events and menus online at In the meantime why not book in for a meal and find out how good the food is for yourself - don’t just take a restaurant critic’s word for it! To make a booking please ring Jean or Chris on

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very Picture tells a Story. No, I have not become a music critic. This is the name of the Bromeliad and Tropical Plant company owned by award winning specialist Don Billington, who puts on the most amazing exhibits of these exuberant tropical plants at RHS shows. Within hours of arriving at the floral marquee, Don recreates a replica, miniature rain forest, complete with dark mysterious pools, petrified timbers dripping with 'Spanish moss’ Tillandsia usneoides and a myriad of striking epiphytes, each one a work of art in its own right. Needless to say, he is always awarded a gold medal! The bromeliads (Bromeliaeceae) are a fascinating family. All 3,170 species are native to the tropical/sub-tropical Americas, except for one species Pitcairnia feliciana, found on the west African coast (rumoured to have been exported on a birds foot!). Size ranges from the tiny epiphytic ‘Spanish moss’ to the terrestrial forms such as the edible pineapple (Ananas comosus) and up to the largest species Puya raimondii reaching a statuesque 10m tall, when in full flower!


Terrestrial forms have roots more or less as we know them, anchoring the plant in the soil; whereas the epiphytes usually attach themselves to rocks and tree branches via wire-like roots, harvesting all the nutrients and moisture they require from the humid forest air. In Bolivia, the latter can be seen as silver clouds festooning the telephone lines. The foliage of this plant group is striking in every case. Usually in rosettes, they can be spear-like needles or broad and fleshy, sharp or soft, smooth or curly whirly and in the most exotic range of patterns and colours of any plant on the planet. Leaves can be any shade of green, silvery, rose pink, maroon/burgundy, golden; with or without cream, white, yellow or red variegation, banded, striped or spotty. However, the flowers are not to be outdone by the jazzy foliage. Large flattened ‘spear-shaped’ bracts of full-on hot pink with violet-purple flowers along its edge (Tillandsia ‘Goliath’) or Guzmania ‘Libby’ with tequila sunrise goblets, the bracts begin with scarlet rising through orange

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to sunshine yellow, whilst other flowers resemble mini exploding fireworks of gold and scarlet (Guzmania dissitiflora). So how do you grow these wonderful plants in your not so tropical home? Don suggests you start with a couple of easy species such as Tillandsia mora and Guzmania ‘Teresa’. Display three or five plants, in a simple setting, by securing them to a piece of drift wood with plastic electrical cable ties. The base of the plant needs to be in contact with the wood, where it will form ‘rooty attachments’. Don advises against using glue as this inhibits ‘rooting’ and florist wire corrodes over time and becomes toxic to your air-plants. Finish your setting off by artfully concealing the join between plant and wood with a little sphagnum moss held in place with the aid of fishing line. The moss is aesthetically pleasing and also holds moisture around the plants. Alternatively you could secure a Neoregelia paucifolia on to a piece of wall mounted cork and drape the join with some Spanish moss. Position your new living works of art somewhere dappled, out of strong sunlight and frost free, such as a bathroom or frost-free conserva tory. Keep a little brass mister close by and spray once a week and that’s all they need. Definitely my kind of houseplant! You can even place them under a tree, in the garden, over summer. Furthermore, these little driftwood-airplant settings make great table decorations for Christmas dinner or a summer barbecue, instead of the usual flowers. Finally, I asked Don about his company name ‘Every Picture tells a Story’. He is a huge Rod

Stewart fan and this album was enormously successful for the singer. Don hoped a little of that success would rub off on him, when he started his bromeliad business and he was right. Long may it continue! To purchase air-plants and bromeliads, visit Don holds the national collection of Aechmea, Billbergia and Neoregelia and a permanent display of his plants can be seen at Lydiate Barn Nurseries, Southport Road L31 4EE

written by Hilary Collins BSc. (Hons)hort., M.I.Hort. Envisage...gardens by design Horticultural Consultant, Garden Writer, Designer and Grower Grafton Nursery Grafton Flyford, Worcester WR7 4PW For advice on garden design, landscape construction and planting contact: email:

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Perfect Glazed Ham Posh Ham & Cheese Omelette

A ham is a delicious addition to anyone's Christmas menu, and glazing it so its bursting with flavour sounds more complicated than it is. For best results, soak the ham overnight in preparation.

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Serves 10

Serves 4



3kg unsmoked gammon joint, soaked overnight 5 tbsp English mustard 5 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp soft brown sugar handful of dried cloves


• Preheat the oven to 170C/Gas Mark 3. • Remove the ham from its soaking bowl and pat gently to dry with kitchen roll or a clean tea-towel. • Place the ham in a roasting tin, and, using a sharp knife, score the top in a criss-cross pattern. Press the cloves stem-first into the skin at evenly-spaced intervals. • Mix together the mustard, maple syrup and sugar in a bowl. Brush the glaze over the ham until completely coated. • Transfer to the oven and roast uncovered until cooked through - approximately 2 hours. For the best results, leave to stand for 15-20 minutes before carving.


8 eggs 4 slices good quality ham 4 handfuls of grated cheddar pinch of thyme salt & pepper 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

Method • Beat eggs and season with salt and pepper and heat olive oil on medium in non stick frying pan. • Add beaten eggs, covering base of pan. • Sprinkle with cheese and top with the ham slices. • Slide omelette out of pan onto a large chopping board. • Add thyme, roll up omelette with ham and cheese inside and cut diagonally into quarters. • Serve with salad garnish and cherry tomatoes.

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Trivia (answers on page 45)


Fill in the blank squares so that each line, each row and each mini square contains the numbers 1 - 9 without duplicating the same number in any row, line or square


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Friday 1st November Johnny Cash Roadshow Prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The show takes the audience from the 1950’s right up to 2002 and all the stops in between. 8pm. Phone: 01905 611427. The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED. Saturday 2nd November Central Longhair & Semi Longhair Cat Show Cat Show where longhair and semi longhair pedigree cats will be exhibited, together with pedigree and non pedigree household pets. Entry 10.30am - 4pm. Admission £2 adults £1 children/senior citizens. Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £5. Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, WR3 8DX. Saturday 2nd November Malvern Fireworks Don't miss one of the county's best firework displays! Pyro musical spectacular; plenty of indoor shelter and viewpoints; refreshments; fun fair, and more. Under 5’s Free. Free parking. Phone: 01684 584924. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW. Saturday 2nd November Bonfire & Music Spectacular - Sander’s Park Join us for family fun at the Bonfire & Music Spectacular. Fun Fair and Live Music from 5pm. Lighting of Bonfire and Firework Spectacular 7pm. No onsite parking. £5 adult, £3 children (16 and under) Under two’s Free. Family Ticket £14 (2 adults, 2 children) Tickets from Customer Service Centre and Primrose Hospice. Tel: 01527 534030. Sanders Park, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7JP.


Saturday 2nd November Round Table Bonfire Event & Fun Fair Worcester Round Table is proud to host the annual Bonfire & Fireworks at the Pitchcroft Racecourse. All the money raised at the fireworks goes to help local good causes in Worcester. Join us in helping the local community, meet new friends and have a great time in the process. Phone: 01905 25364. Pitchcroft Racecoure, Worcester, WR1 3EJ. Sat 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th November Callow End Club Music Events 2nd: Nighshift 14th: Big Dirty Dinosaur 16th: The John Steeds 23rd: Cracker 'n The Woodpeckers 30th: The Mood Elevators Free entry, cheap beer & late bar. Callow End Club, Upton Road, Callow End, WR2 4TL Monday 4th, 11th 18th & 25th November 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 840239 Tuesday 5th November Sausage and Sparklers Bring the family for sausage and sparklers and an intimate fireworks display. Toffee apples, soup and other refreshments. Price to be confirmed, includes sausage in a bun and a sparkler. 6pm to 8pm. Pre-booking appreciated. Tel: 01386 860 330. Holland House, Main Street, Cropthorne, nr Pershore, WR10 3NB. Thursday 7th November Secret Army: The British Resistance Movement 1938 – 1945. A talk by Malcolm Atkin The story of the remarkable plans to create a secret underground army and intelligence network in the event of a German invasion. MI6 began planning the organisation as early

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as 1938 and some aspects became tantalisingly mysterious. What really happened? 2.00pm. Coffee Shop open 1pm. Tickets £5 available from Tudor House and Worcester Tourist Information at the Guildhall. Tel;: Judy 01386 553536/01905 612309. Tudor House, Friar Street, Worcester, WR1 2NA. www. Wednesday 13th November Lecture Dinner - The Story of RAF Defford Archaeologist and historian Dennis Williams leads a talk on the development and history of the RAF base at Defford. Includes dinner in our 1940's style Canteen in the wartime buildings. Booking Essential. Tel: 01905 370005. 15:30 to 18:00. £22. National Trust Estate Office, Builders Yard, Severn Stoke, WR8 9JS. www. Saturday 16th November One Day Sci-Fi Event: Who’s coming to Avoncroft? With a history spanning seven centuries, there's no better place than Avoncroft for a spot of time travelling. We've got sci-fi monsters, scary costumes, an original blue police box and lots of surprises. Come and join us, you never know what - or who - you might find! 10.30am - 4pm. Adults £7.70, Children £4. Tel: 01527831363. Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR. Thursday 21st November Bishampton History Society: Elgar's Worcester Years Our next talk will be given by historian and author, Cora Weaver who lives in the Malvern Hills so beloved by this composer - 7.30pm. Non members £2.00 at the door, Members free. Details at Saturday 23rd November Bromsgrove Christmas Lights Switch-On Bring the family to see the annual switching on of the festive lights, prepare to countdown

as Bromsgrove is transformed by the twinkling lights of Christmas. There will be a fun packed programme of entertainment from local entertainers. 3pm - 5.30 pm. Tel: 01527 534030. Outside the Golden Cross Public House, Bromsgrove Town Centre. B61 8HH Saturday 23rd November Inkberrow Craft & Advent Fair Lots of interesting craft stalls plus tombola and bric-a-brac. Plants supplied by Ridgeway Nurseries. Refreshments available (proceeds from refreshments to Alzheimer’s Society & St Peter’s Church) Mark from Black Pig Company supplying delicious hot dogs & pork baps. 10.30am to 3.30pm. Admission free. For more details, call Sheila 01386 792615 or Nicki 01386 793042. Inkberrow Village Hall, Sands Lane, Inkberrow Thursday 28th November Christmas Fayre Bring a friend and do your Christmas gift shopping at Holland House; when you are done, relax in front of an open fire with a glass of mulled wine. Proceeds to Holland House (a Registered Charity). 11:30 to 15:00. Free entry. Optional two-course set lunch at 1pm for £14 per person (must be pre-booked, £5 non-refundable deposit). Tel: 01386 860 330. Holland House, Main Street, Cropthorne, nr Pershore, WR10 3NB. Sunday 1st December Welland Pre-School Christmas Fayre Wide range of trade & craft stands incl. Jewellery, gifts, cakes, art, cards books and much more. There will also be a children's room with free colouring, Cuddly Toy tombola, Bead Threading and more. We will be joined by Alderman Knight School Choir and Welland Primary School Choir. Santa will also be visiting between 12pm & 2pm (£2.00 incl. small gift, ages 2-6). Refreshments and Raffle - Welland Village Hall (WR13 6NE) 11am until 3pm - Admission Free.

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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: 42 01386 502070

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

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or a long as I can remember, British tradesmen have been vilified as lazy, unreliable and sloppy workers. Everyone has a story about an occasion when they’ve called in a plumber or electrician and waited days for said individual to appear, whilst having to contend with no heating or leaking taps or a blocked loo. As a relative new-comer to England (having only been here twelve years) with a husband who is a DIY whiz and can turn his hand to most things, I’ve rarely had to rely on outside help. However, in the last eight or nine months, I’ve had to call in the “professionals” four times, and in the process have made an interesting discovery! Far from being unreliable, the people who’ve come to my rescue have been superfast to answer my calls for help, dealt with the problem efficiently and professionally, then gone on their way leaving me with a bill so small I was – to use the vernacular – gobsmacked! Three of these heroes are advertisers in The Villager, but in deference to those advertisers who services I have yet to use, I won’t name them. Suffice to say that if anyone wants to call me for a reference, I will be only too happy to give it.

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to get three conscientious people first time, every time? Well, the fourth and latest incident confirmed my suspicions. After putting it off for months, we finally decided to replace our boiler. A large and reputable Worcester based company were approached and arrangements were made; a date was booked for the installation … and of course shortly before, the soon-to-be-replaced boiler … died! We had two choices: live without a boiler and no hot water for a month, or get it fixed. So naturally we phoned the company who were replacing the boiler, and they said: we’ll send someone out next week to give you an estimate! My response, to put it mildly, was unprintable! Again, two choices: live without hot water for a week, or find someone else to fix the blasted thing! As all of the heating engineers in The Villager are over 20 miles from where we live, we tried the local parish magazine. And again, we got lucky first time. The engineer arrived an hour later, worked for a couple of hours, then left having fixed the boiler – and serviced it – for the ridiculous sum of £60!

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it seems to me that far from being lazy and unreliable, British tradesmen are hardworking, efficient and extremely knowledgeable – the problem lies with the big companies and corporations they work for! And sadly, this seems to be the trend generally in the UK – and possibly worldwide – in most things. Gas and electricity giants who care nothing for their customers; supermarkets and banks to whom their customers are just numbers and whose unspoken attitude is “if you don’t like it, go elsewhere – there’s plenty more where you came from”. During the current recession, we've all suffered in one way or another, but, as the saying goes, "every cloud ..." and one good thing has come out of it: of necessity more and more people have become self-employed, which means we now have an army of small businesses run by people who understand good service and the need to treat their customers with courtesy and respect. And if we, the generally public, support these businesses then perhaps we’ll go back to a time when service was paramount and the customer will again. always be right. 43


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Index of Advertisers

Fencing A Job for John


Accountants Crowthers 2 Focus Accoutancy 4 Paul Jenkins 23

Finance Cameron and Company Cred-Ex Solutions

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Bathrooms & Kitchens A Job 4 John Dream Doors

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Fire Extinguishers Firecare Funeral Directors E Hill & Son

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Building & Construction Evesham Trade Centre Simon Haines Construction Welconstruct UK

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Cars: Parts, Repairs & Sales Car Trade Direct Marshalls of Evesham Ltd

30 13

Gardening & Landscaping Garden Machinery Mobile Service & Repair 13 Lady Cleaner & Gardener 13 Luke's Garden Maintenance 9 Pershore College Garden Centre 6 Smarttrees 31


Gas Appliances Firefly Fireplace Studios

Catering In The Frame


Haberdashery & Material The Fabrik Shop


Cleaning Services Lady Cleaner & Gardener


Hairdressers Hair by Colette Le Petit Parlour

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Chimney Services Elite Sweeps


Handyman A Job 4 John Home Handyman Health & Beauty Golden Hands Clinic

Car, Van & Mini Bus Hire Evesham Self Drive

Community Services Age UK St Richard's Hospice Computing & IT Services Pendas CS Ltd Decorators, Painters & Plasterers A Job 4 John Avon Safe Home Ltd Aztec Painting & Decorating Paul Cooper Education Pershore College Electricians Avon Safe Home Ltd Craig Merchant Electrical Sparky Williams Equestrian Services Hay Bales for Sale


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Heating J S Plumbing Interior Design & Soft Furnishings Pershore Rugs Shuttercraft Sunflower Soft Furnishings Vision Interiors Kitchens Dream Doors Locksmiths Alcester Locks Avon Safe Home Ltd M O T Marshalls of Evesham Ltd

Oven Cleaning Ovenclean


Pershore Retail Market David Dudley Butchers Fishing Tackle Serenity Spa World of Imagination

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Pet Care Fern's Cattery


Picture Framing Huxley Imaging


Photography BG Digital Photographs


Plumbing A+ Plumbing J S Plumbing

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Pubs & Restaurants The Bell at Salford Priors The Dolphin The Masons Arms The Wheelbarrow Castle

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Roofing Services G.M. Roofing


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Second Hand Dealers Sally's Bargains



Skip Hire MHF (UK) Ltd


Shoes Humphries


Village Shops The Pantry, Peopleton The Village Shop, Bishampton

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Windows, Doors & Conservatories Avon Safe Home Ltd 19 Cloudy2Clear Windows 3 ETC Windows, Doors & Conservatories 19 P J Home Improvements 29 Wood Burning Stoves Chase Heating Elite Stoves

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Pershore Retail Market Cherry Orchard, Pershore, WR10 1EY

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Traditional Butchers and Farm Shop at affordable prices. Anthony & Esther invite you to come in and sample our wide selection of products we offer ready made packs and we will cut to suit your requirements

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Pershore Retail Market Cherry Orchard, Pershore, WR10 1EY

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Fishing Tackle Small family run business catering for match, carp, fly & sea fisherman. Supplies rod, reel, line, hooks, floats, shot, landing handles, net and bait

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