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Issue 159 - July 2018

The voice for local business

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Short Story Dolphin Watching t’s a tricky walk down. heila grabbed a clump of seagrass to steady herself. feel like a mountain goat. he had picked up a leaflet for a dolphin-watching boat trip that set off from the harbour, but oyce had turned his nose up. f we sit on a beach that boat will sail past, he’d said, parking on the coastal road’s narrow erge. hate er they see on the boat, we can see from the shore. ou’re such a cheap-skate, oyce, heila had snapped crossly. e’re on holiday for goodness sake ’m not being cheap, oyce had replied sulkily. ust thought you’d en oy it more on a beach. ’m sorry. heila backed down when she saw she’d offended him. t’s a lo ely idea. uite right, oyce had shrugged, ’m ust trying to gi e you a nice holiday. ith the air not completely cleared between them, heila had a oided the slightest complaint while stumbling behind oyce down the two miles of nettle-lined track to the beach. he ne er said a word when she got a splinter in her bottom from a si -bar gate, and cheerfully skidded on lose shale down the sheer cliff face.

knees and nettle stings they finally stood on the shoreline. he wa es shimmered in the hot sun, and the sand of the little co e was the colour of clotted cream. t was also co ered in beach towels. ’m ama ed it’s so popular, heila obser ed. t’s so dicey to get to. eryone’s had the same idea, said oyce. o point wasting money on pointless boat trips. hey found a rock to perch upon, where they could see the sea o er rows of colourful windbreaks. can’t belie e all these families ha e made it down here, heila mar elled, and there are no facilities for miles. es, it’s ery secluded, oyce said. ook, they’ e got a double buggy down here. heila was staggered. nd those teenagers ha e brought body boards. ncredible, oyce agreed, peering through his binoculars.

ust ha e brought them with them, oyce said, feigning interest in a seagull. girl walked by licking a cornet. cuse me heila called, here did you get that from he ice cream an in the car park the girl said. hat car park he girl looked at heila as though she’d landed from ars. p there, she pointed, it’s a two minute walk. hy did we park miles away, oyce heila turned to her husband. here’s a car park. ook, here comes the dolphin-spotting boat. oyce said, pretending not to hear. ow much does the car park cost heila asked. t’s quite dear, ow much hree pounds, mumbled.

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Still Not Sure if I’d Trust It ecently rented a car equipped with a lanedeparture warning system ( ). here are three types of , each with arying degrees of alert and control. rom a simple audible warning system, through to a system that ad ises the dri er to take-action to correct the departure, to taking full control of the steering and the car ’d rented had this latter system. n a dual-carriageway, the steering fought my action to mo e into an empty lane unless put the appropriate indicator on. assume the worked in concert with a ollision oidance ystem ( ), checking the distance to the car in front and, should close up to perform an o ertake, pro ided put the indicator on, it would

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Quick Supper Roast Salmon with Tomato & Asparagus Tagliatelle This light summery supper is on the table in less than 30 minutes – perfect when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. If you prefer, replace the salmon with pieces of cod loin or smoked haddock ďŹ llets. reheat the o en to , fan , gas mark . lace the salmon on a lightly oiled shallow roasting tin. eason with salt and freshly ground black pepper and dri le o er the lemon uice.

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lace the cherry tomatoes in a bowl and add half of the oil and the garlic. oss gently to coat. lace in the roasting tin around the salmon. oast for - minutes until the salmon is ust cooked through and the tomatoes ha e softened.

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Sweet Recipe Lemon & Almond Sandwich Cookies These delightful crisp and buttery lemon and almond cookies have a tangy layer of lemon curd in the middle.

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Dwile Flonking with the Devil and his Tailors hy ritain’s traditional pub games may be poised to make a comeback by Kate McLelland

laying games both indoor and outdoor has been a feature of ritish pubs for hundreds, and possibly thousands, of years. ere are ust some of the archaic games still played in ritain’s pubs e il Among the Tailors his old pub game is a form of table or bar skittles, where nine skittles are arranged in a square, open-topped wooden bo usually placed on a table top. ertical pole rises from one corner of the bo from which a small, wooden ball (about the si e of a golf ball) is suspended from a chain or string. he aim is to swing the ball in an arc to catch the skittles, rather than aiming directly at them.

in which two teams of twel e players take turns to hold hands and dance in a circle, at the same time trying to a oid being hit by a beer-soaked cloth (the ‘dwile’ in question) wielded by an opposing team member in the middle. osers get to drink a chamber pot filled with ale, in double-quick time. wile lonking apparently has its origins in an ancient har est ritual. he word ‘dwile’ is a knitted floor cloth, while ‘flonk’ is probably a corruption of ‘flong’ (used in olden days as the past tense for ‘fling’). Toad in the ole o, it’s not a hearty helping of sausage and batter ser ed up by the pub landlord. his is a simple game where contestants toss brass coins onto a lead-topped table with a hole in the middle. layers try to land their coins (known as ‘toads’) either on the flat surface of the table or in the hole, scoring one or two points respecti ely.

e en earlier. Ringing the Bull he idea here is to throw a metal ring (hung from the ceiling on a rope) onto a metal hook on the wall. he hook has replaced the original target a bull’s horn that ga e the game its name. inging the ull was reputedly a game brought back by pilgrims from erusalem in medie al times, and the story is gi en some weight by the fact that the most famous pub to host the game is an ancient ottingham hostelry called e lde rip to erusalem .

hese traditional pub games ha e an innocent charm that pro ides a welcome relief from the beeping, flashing, coinmunching fruit machines that nd the name egend has it ha e become such a familiar that in the game of bar skittles was renamed after the sight in ritain’s drinking ca alry was called to break up establishments. ouldn’t it be a group of tailors who were ironic if we entered a pub in rioting. he army’s horsemen ten years’ time and instead were said to ha e cleared the of finding customers hunched streets as effecti ely as a ball o er their smartphones and ploughing through skittles. laptops we disco ered he game is a ariant of a group of players happily wile Flon ing ‘ itch-penny’ (or ‘ huck engaged in a game of e il onestly, you couldn’t make it arthing’), which dates back mong the ailors Toisadvertise 01928 165 or or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com up. 26 wile lonking a game call: to the 727 th century possibly


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here seems to be an app for e erything these days, so it’s not surprising that there are plenty of apps to help you impro e your fitness, health and wellbeing. ere are ten apps that could help you disco er a healthier, happier you. F TN SS APPS PA aily Wor outs aily Wor out Apps C top seller on ma on, this app offers area-targeted - -minute workouts, including stretch, ilates and kettlebell e ercises. hey can be combined randomly or in custom mode to create longer sessions that e ercise the whole body. here’s a timer and on-screen instructions, meaning you can use it offline, but you’ll need the internet to watch the ideo demonstrations. f you want to try before you buy, there’s a popular free ersion limited to ust workouts.

esigned to work with itbit acti ity trackers and smart scales, this app can track your daily goals and food intake and assess your progress o er time for steps, distance and calories burned. ou can also compare stats with your itbit riends - useful if you find a bit of competition a good moti ator. atings oogle lay . i unes . ma on . indows . Acti e N S cti e tracks your walking, prompting you when you need to increase your pace to a brisk walk (about miles an hour). t also sets you goals, rewards your progress and allows you to share your progress on social media. atings oogle lay i unes .

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History

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Light Drawing - The Invention of Photography around eight hours to de elop on a pewter plate coated with bitumen of udea, which hardens when e posed to light.

owadays, cameras in smart phones are so ad anced that most of us carry around the means to record our li es in our pocket. ut how did photography come out of the darkroom efore a way to permanently capture an image was in ented, the forerunner to photography was the camera obscura, atin for ‘dark room’. isco ered in (or probably earlier), an upside down, back-to-front image of the outside world can be pro ected onto a wall in a darkened room through a pinhole aperture. uring the enaissance, it was found that the effect could be replicated using a bo the first ‘pinhole camera’ with mirrors used to reflect the image so that it was the right way round.

ut it was in that photography was truly born with ouis aguerre’s in ention of the daguerreotype process, which used a glass plate coated with light-reacti e sil er iodide. he image was de eloped by mercury apour and later fi ed onto the plate with a hot salt solution. hotography reek for ‘drawing with light’ was un eiled to the world that same year and the daguerreotype became the first commercially iable process. t around the same time in ngland, enry o albot was in enting the calotype process ( reek for ‘beautiful picture’). nlike the daguerreotype, which formed a single image on a glass plate, one calotype negati e could be used to produce unlimited prints. albot’s ‘sil er halide’ concept was the foundation for wet film technology that has endured to the present day.

could fit up to eight prints. t soon became the uni ersal method for producing cartede- isites (photographic calling cards), tintypes (small ine pensi e portraits printed onto thin sheets of black enamelled iron) and ambrotypes (like daguerreotypes in that they were printed onto glass). saw the beginning of modern photography with the dry plate, coated with sil er salts suspended in gelatin rather than collodian solution. i ty times more sensiti e, it meant that handheld cameras could be used and, in , eorge astman made the first commercial camera the odak. n the umiere brothers in ented an utochrome colour process, which used panchromatic emulsion. lthough not a commercial success, some of the images are stunning, such as the ‘ ortraits of hristina’ by er yn ’ orman ( he oyal hotographic ociety) a series of colour photos of a young girl identified only recently as -year-old hristina e an.

he in ention of odachrome colour film in meant that colour photographs were truly n , the wet collodian on their way. owe er, black process was introduced by and white photographs, with he first physical photograph, rederick rcher, using glass an artistic and often edgy using a camera obscura, was negati es printed onto albumen interpretation of their sub ect, taken in by renchman paper. his process could ha e remained popular e en oseph ic phore i pce. capture sharp images faster in the new era of digital ‘ iew from a indow at e than before, with the ad antage ras’ is ery grainy and tookHelsbythat photography. 67 Please mention to one Hand when responding light-sensitised plate to adverts


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Should you buy an automatic car? Pros and cons explained by James Baggot

ritish motorists traditionally fa oured manual gearbo es, but automatics are increasingly popular. om iltshire e plains e erything you need to know. hough early automatic gearbo es tended to dent performance, fuel economy and dri ing pleasure, times ha e mo ed on, and the modern automatic can sometimes be a better choice than the manual gearbo . ome performance automatics can actually beat the manuals off the line, while the cashconscious may en oy lower emissions and higher fuel economy. good automatic transmission also makes for a rela ing dri e, gi ing your left leg a rest and letting the car do the work. lways test dri e a car, howe er, as there are still awful automatic gearbo es out there. utomatics tend to be more e pensi e to buy, and much more e pensi e to repair if they go wrong. ere’s our guide to the different types of automatic gearbo a ailable today. Tor ue con erter traditional auto hough now much refined and impro ed, these automatics ha e been a ailable since the s, and use a fluid-filled coupling in place of a traditional clutch.

tend to offer ery smooth shifts, making for a comfortable ride. hey can be slow to pick up, though. owe er, modern units such as the ‘bo fitted to do ens of high performance cars offer no discernible penalty to performance or economy. ual-clutch gearbo he dual-clutch gearbo uses a pair of robotised clutches working together to pro ide lightning-fast shifts, making them ideal for sports cars. here’s no real penalty in performance or economy, but at low speeds in stop-start traffic dual-clutch bo es can be erky and unpleasant. arly units can be unreliable and costly to repair. anufacturers ha e different names for them the olkswagen group use , orsche , enault , yundai and ia but fundamentally they all work the same way. C T tanding for ‘continuously ariable transmission’, s do not ha e standard ‘gears’. nstead, an infinitely changeable single ratio theoretically ensures correct gearing for ma imum power or economy, depending on conditions.

carefully. owe er, they can pro ide a somewhat disconnected feel to the car and attempts at rapid acceleration are usually met by spiralling engine re s and lots of noise. heir smoothness and ariable nature makes them ideal in a hybrid car. Automated manual transmission heap, easy to install and lightweight, these gearbo es lea e e isting clutch and gearbo operations in place, but simply robotise the action. utomated manuals are often despised, can be horrifically erky, and dawdle under hard acceleration. n fact, automated manual transmissions ha e ruined a fair few cars, so are probably best a oided. lectric ehicle lectric cars don’t technically ha e a transmission, but are worth looking at if you’re considering an automatic car. hey act almost identically in most conditions, with two pedals and no gears to shift, but also ha e a totally smooth and silent powertrain and ero tailpipe emissions.

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Providing Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Bathroom services.

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Helsby to hand is the business and community directory for Helsby, Frodsham and surrounding villages of Cheshire

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