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The voice for local business

Issue 155 - March 2018

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Hello and welcome to the March edition... At the beginning of February we had a great time with friends at an 80’s theme night at Alvanley Cricket Club (hence my crimped hair in the photo!) Raising funds for the Best of Ages charity, local singer, Rachel Prescott took us back to our teenage years as we boogied the night away!

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Les Asplen, Managing Director of Best Western Great Britain, commented “It is due to their continued hard work, commitment to their local community and outstanding customer service that they took home the award.” You can read more about this on page 91. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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Join in the fun at the Easter Eggstravaganza event at Lady Heyes on Saturday 31st March. With fabulous prizes to be won, an Easter gift for all children, Easter Bunny, Art & Craft stalls and aa treasure treasure hunt hunt -- p13. p13. and

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I’d like to welcome Paul from Panda Blinds back into Helsby to Hand (p4) following his recent surgery, which I’m pleased to say was a huge success. Best Western Forest Hills Hotel has won the Making a Difference Locally Award sponsored by BWBCT at this year’s Best Western Awards, which recently took place in Brighton.

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A Wrose by any other name … by Kate McLelland If British towns and villages lived up to their names, you could visit Coat or Mat in ye to buy a new outfit then pop along to ry to satisfy your reedy t, before heading to the pub to le own a pint of Beer You may think these are all places invented by the late Sir Terry ratchett, but in fact the names mentioned here belong to real villages in Devon, Essex, Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire. The K’s roads are littered with signposts pointing out destinations that sound funny, rude or let’s face it utterly weird. But if you’ve ever wondered why the original residents chose to burden their home town or village with such a name, the answer is, they probably didn’t. Since the name first appeared hundreds or even thousands of years ago, it will have undergone a gradual transformation, being mispronounced or added to by each new group of settlers.

The Anglo Saxons were practical in their approach to naming, describing geographical features or the si e or type of settlement a traveller could expect to find. The Dorset village of rat y Bottom (voted second in a 20 2 poll to discover Britain’s worst place name) refers to a hollow place in the landscape where the soil is rough, while the modern city name Birmin am is made up of three different elements the given name Beorma, the word ‘inga’ (meaning family or tribe) and ‘ham’, meaning homestead. The Normans, who invaded in 0 , were known to rename places to suit their own tastes. For example a village in Essex known as le et (‘foul pit’ in Anglo Saxon) was renamed as Bea mont (‘fair hill’), while Bea lie (‘fine place’) in Hampshire was given its name by a Norman French landowner who loved the local landscape. O

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The thought of leaving friends and going to a new school, coupled with the anxiety of the unknown, can make moving house very unsettling for children. Kate Duggan recently moved house with ten days’ notice. (She wouldn’t recommend it.) Here are some of her top tips for helping children to cope with a big move.

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And Another Thing... Tom Receives a Proposal III by Tom Hughes groomsdaybook

So, Dear eader, if you have been following the story of star-crossed lovers Nige and Val, you will have read about the joy of the proposal and the fun of the stag do. And now, inevitably, we must turn to the day of reckoning - the dreaded nuptials. “Tom Tom

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Eventually, Nigel replied. “What do you want ” “Oh I was wondering if you had any tips for Haydock ark next week What do you think I want What the heck are you playing at ” “Tom, I’m scared.” “You’re scared Imagine what Sarah will be like if I tell her I couldn’t talk you out of the bathroom isten, mate - marriage is scary, it’s a commitment, it’s a responsibility, it’s being sensible and its being mature - it’s everything we boys hate, so of course you’re scared. I’m permanently terrified. But Valery is sat drinking champagne with curlers in

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or just fancy treating yourself, we have plenty of goodies to tempt you this month. o Malone has released a collection of five limited-edition fragrances, called English Fields. nusually, several of the scents are based around cereals and grains, such as wheat, barley and oats, giving them a warm, fresh aroma. Choose from Po y & Barley, Primrose & Rye, Oat & Cornflower, oney & Cro s or reen W eat & Meadowsweet. Each 30ml cologne is priced at £47 and is available from www.jomalone.co.uk.

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History The History of Alice

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The original Alice’s Adventures nderground was conceived on a boat trip that the ten-year-old Alice and her sisters made with Dodgson and his friend Canon Duckworth. Screenshot of Alice from the trailer for the Entertaining them film Alice in Wonderland ( 5 ) with one of his e Mad Mar are is a imaginative stories, the author ara ter rom ol lore t at invented a fabulous tale about was ore er immortalised Alice falling down a rabbit y t e a t or ewis Carroll hole and meeting all sorts of in li e in Wonderland e curious characters on the way. story was written or li e After being begged by Alice to iddell, da ter o Carroll s write it down, he presented it riend B t w o was s e to her as a bound handwritten Alice leasance iddell was manuscript in November 4. born on 4th May 52 in Dodgson decided to Westminster, ondon. She commercially publish the story was the fourth child of ten and a year later. Illustrated by the close to her sisters orina (Ina) artist Sir ohn Tenniel, it proved and Edith, who both feature so popular that it was followed in Carroll’s photographs and up by Through the ooking writing. Glass and What Alice Found Soon after she was born, Alice’s father Henry iddell became Dean of Christ Church College and the family moved to Oxford in 5 - the same year that Alice met Carroll, a keen photographer and college librarian, otherwise known as everend Charles Dodgson. Dodgson took many photos of Alice during their acquaintance. They show a pretty elfin girl with a dark bob and soulful eyes pictured in various poses and costumes, nothing like the

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Although times have changed and we would find this both shocking and unacceptable today, Victorian morality was very different and it wasn’t uncommon for an older man to choose a child bride. Whatever the reason, it was clearly a bad enough rift for Alice’s mother to take the step of burning all Dodgson’s previous letters to Alice. Because the illustrated Alice bears no resemblance to Alice iddell and the original story was markedly changed for publication, some critics believe the fictional Alice isn’t based on the real Alice at all. However, it can’t be denied that Dodgson made strong references to her throughout the text. erhaps the strongest is an acrostic poem epilogue to Alice Through the ooking Glass. A poignant and nostalgic verse about that original boat trip, it spells out her name and begins A boat beneath a sunny sky, ingering onward dreamily, In an evening of uly . There is perhaps an even sadder ending to this story as after Alice’s husband, the Hampshire cricketer eginald Hargreaves, died, she sold her original manuscript of Alice’s Adventures nderground in 2 . It fetched the considerable sum of £ 5,400 at Sotheby’s and today is kept in the British Museum. Alice died in 34 and her ashes are interred at yndhurst.

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March Medley This month’s collection of recent releases includes modern fairy tales, a psychological thriller and historical fiction at its finest. the toymakers – robert dinsdale It’s 1917 and pregnant teenager Cathy Wray seeks sanctuary at a London toy store. She soon discovers that these toys are unlike any she’s ever seen before. There’s a clockwork dog that’s devoted to his master, paper trees that grow from seed, and toy soldiers that wage battles on their own. Cathy learns to call The Emporium home, and the people who own it her family. But then the First World War breaks out, and nothing will ever be quite as magical again. The Toymakers is a must for fans of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.

happiness for humans – p.Z. reizen Romantic comedy meets sci-fi in this enjoyable novel. Aiden’s creators know that he’s an intelligent piece of software, which can read books in under a millisecond, review films and tell jokes. What they don’t know is that Aiden has developed feelings, or that his favourite person is Jen, who helps develop Aiden’s conversational skills. Aiden decides Jen would be happier in a relationship, so sets her up on a date. But Aiden isn’t the only intelligent AI on the loose, and not all of them have such good intentions.

painful to read, it’s impossible to put down and a must-read for lovers of historical fiction. The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night – Jen campbell This collection of modern fairy tales is dark, twisted and beautiful, and range from the macabre to the heartwarming. You’ll read about a mermaid in an aquarium, a boy who suspects his sister has two souls, and a man who uses animal hearts to keep his girlfriend’s love. There are elements of well-known myths and fairy stories, but this collection is more Brothers Grimm than Disney. Captivating.

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Home & Interiors Spring Clean with Style

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Sweep, brush, wash and scrub. When spring sunlight shows up the corners of your home that need attention, it’s time to pop on your pinny and get to work. And cleaning is so much more enjoyable when the tools you use are both efficient and good-looking.

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Is Your Friend A Short-Trip Show-Off? by Kate McLelland

“Keeping up with the oneses” used to mean upgrading your car to the same expensive model as your neighbour’s, or installing a fancy garden water feature to match their solarpowered crystal rock cascade with ED lights. But in these days of social media sharing the focus is less on what you have, and more about what you do. Taking short breaks abroad has become the latest way to demonstrate to your social media connections that you have a richer, more varied and exciting lifestyle than they do. “Off to ome for the weekend ” chirped one Facebook friend of mine recently, seemingly oblivious to the fact that some of the others in our circle would be hard pushed to afford a weekend in Bridlington. The plane engine had barely cooled after her return flight when she posted a link to a Scandinavian mini-cruise that she and her husband had just booked.

at home, staring at your screen in envy. So what’s the answer, if you’re longing for a short break experience but simply can’t afford an expensive trip abroad There are plenty of short break options available in the K that won’t break the bank, and the internet-savvy can reap rewards by visiting price comparison sites and installing some useful apps. The hotel price comparison site Trivago (trivago.co.uk) lists excellent deals on hotels, with some rooms offered at less than £30 per person per night. Before you start out on your trip, create a list of things to see and do while you’re away entering an online search for “free things to do in ” will give you an idea of what’s available in your chosen location at no cost.

for places and activities within a particular budget range. Vouchercloud (vouchercloud. com) is another handy app which helps you save money in restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as offering discounts on cinema visits, days out and activities in leisure and entertainment venues across the K. Finally, you can save even more money by booking your rail tickets in advance (and don’t forget that if you are 0 or over, a Senior ailcard costing just £30 will allow you to claim 3 off rail fares for a whole year). As a Senior ailcard holder you’ll also be eligible for discounts on days out, theatre trips and holiday cottages.

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FRODSHAM HOTEL WINS MA ING A DIFFERENCE LOCALLY AWARD AT NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY Best Western Forest Hills Hotel has on the Ma ing a ifference ocally A ard sponsored y BWBC at this year s Best Western A ards, hich recently too place in Brighton.

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Badger Persecution on the increase in Cheshire A snaring incident is the latest in a long line of adger persec tion incidents reported to he Wirral Cheshire Badger ro p since the start of the adger c ll here in Cheshire. Fort nately, on this occasion, the snare as empty. All the sett entrances had een loc ed e cept one, this had a snare set st inside ith the intent to trap a adger. his o ld ine ita ly res lt in an slo painf l death. Britain is one of only a fe ropean co ntries here snares are still sed. Most co ntries in this part of the orld recognise that these de ices ha e no place in modern society. Badgers are protected y la , the adger act 1 clearly states that it is an offence to ta e, in re, illf lly ill, in re, attempt to ill, in re or ta e a adger. Altho gh snares are set for speci c target species, anecdotal and scienti c e idence indicates that in practice they are indiscriminate. n 00 , the report of the ndependent Wor ing ro p on Snaring ( W S) set the proportion of non target capt res et een 1 and 6 in the . ane C llen, Chair of he Wirral Cheshire Badger ro p said t is alarming the rate of incidents relating to illegal adger persec tion that e are recei ing, this tells s that it is on the rise and has een since adger c lling started ac in Septem er 017. Reports of shot adgers and incidents of adger aiting are all on the increase, so too is sett loc ing. All ery dist r ing especially at this time of year hen adgers ha e dependent yo ng elo gro nd. We rge the p lic to report anything s spicio s to the police and to their local adger gro p. Wirral

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We meet in Helsby on the 2nd Tuesday of the month 2pm - 4pm Why not come along for a chat & entertainment a cup of tea & biscuits and the occasional outing.

Gallery 1 Castle Park Arts Centre 2pm - 3.45pm Admission £3.00 Includes Refreshments Proceeds in aid of the Arts Centre

Volunteer carers and ta is provided.

Please see website for other dates www.castleparkarts.co.uk

New friends are waiting to meet you.

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Films are shown at the Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham. 7.30pm For further details, please contact the membership secretary: Mr Alan Newsham 01928 722554

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EASTER SERVICES @ HELSBY METHODIST CHURCH AND ST. PAUL’S CHURCH Lent Lunches – A Joint Service followed by a simple lunch th 12 noon on 7 March and 21st March at Helsby Methodist Church th th 12 noon on 28 February and 14 March at St Paul's Church Hall Good Friday March 30th Joint Service at St Paul’s Church at 10am Worship followed by Walk of Witness and Hot Cross Buns at Helsby Methodist Church

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Monday March 26th to Wednesday March 29 Evening Reflections 6.30pm to 7.00pm th Maundy Thursday March 29 Joint Service at Kingsley, Blakelees Methodist Church 7.30pm On Good Friday and over the Easter weekend the church will be open with a '7 words from the cross' theme exhibiton and prayer focus . This will be suitable for all ages and refreshments will be available . Easter Day April 1st 9.30 am simple breakfast followed by 10.30 am Easter Day Worship

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Monday March 26th, Tuesday March 27th, Wednesday March 28 7.30pm Compline th

Maundy Thursday March 29 7.30 pm Sung Holy Communion The Last Supper st

Holy Saturday March 31 8pm The Lighting of the New Fire. Renewal of Baptismal Vows st

Easter Day April 1 The Celebration of the Resurrection 8am Holy Communion. 11am Sung Holy Communion

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Weaver Words inspiring the ne t generation. H ndreds of local schoolchildren ha e ene ted from an inspirational series of creati e riting or shops as part of the Wea er Words iterat re Festi al. han s to f nding from the Marshes Comm nity Bene t F nd and Arts Co ncil ngland, the Frodsham festi al organisers arranged for a ard inning poet Mandy Coe to isit nine schools gi ing free poetry or shops.

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March 2018  

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

March 2018  

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

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