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inside july - august 2018


Issue 63

bollington, prestbury & t y t h e r i n g to n

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bollington, prestbury & t y t h e r i n g to n I’m off on an adventure soon, visiting my daughter in South America. She’s working in Colombia during her year abroad from university, so, although it’s not somewhere I’ve ever considered going to before, what better reason to step outside my comfort zone and see a different part of the world? She went in February, so we haven’t seen her for a few months but, in this digitally-connected world we live in, we’re probably as much in contact with her thousands of miles away as when she’s at university in Durham! It’s very reassuring for us but how times have changed. When I did the obligatory few weeks hopping on and off trains in Europe in my student days, I never gave a thought to my poor parents wondering where I was, or whether I was ok. Talking of stepping outside comfort zones, be sure to have a read of Jenny’s page – she’s the Geeky Knitter who used to work here at INSIDE – it’s a thought provoking and entertaining article as usual, with some pearls of wisdom that apply to everyone, not just knitters!

What’s INSIDE this month 4 Silken Ties 6 simply books book club choice 9 Bollington Brewery Tour 12 INSIDE People 16 Volunteering 19 dreaming spires 20 summer garden visits 23 Diary of a Geeky Knitter 24 The Walk 29 In Touch 33 Recipe 34 Eureka 34 36 Puzzles 38 Children’s Activities 39 Just 4 Kids 41 INSIDE Guide 44 Puzzle Solutions 45 Useful Numbers 46 Classified Index



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SILKEN TIES The centre of America’s silk industry, Paterson, New Jersey is known as ‘Silk City USA’. As part of this year’s Barnaby Festival, tying directly in with the theme of Roots/Routes, Macclesfield Silk Museum will be hosting an exhibition, from 9 June to 22 September, highlighting the close historic ties between Macclesfield and Paterson, and those who made the journey to start a new life there. It is not simply a shared industrial heritage which connects the two communities: the silk industry in Paterson was founded by a Bollington man, John Ryle, whose older brothers ran a successful silk mill in Macclesfield. In 1839, Ryle sailed to America and within a few years had his own mill in Paterson. The city was originally created as an industrial area by Alexander Hamilton’s Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures, (the American Founding Father is finding new fame as the subject of award-winning musical ‘Hamilton’). Ryle’s success led to other Macclesfield men moving to Paterson to open mills there, and by the 1870s business was booming, as opposed to Macclesfield where it was on the decline. Hundreds of families emigrated there to continue working in the silk industry. As 2018 is the centenary of the end of the First World War, the exhibition particularly emphasises connections between the two communities at that time. When America entered the war in April 1917, some of those

who enlisted in Paterson were born in Macclesfield and many more were the sons and grandsons of Maxonians. An American flag was received from the Mayor of Paterson in exchange for a Union Jack sent to him by the Mayor of Macclesfield – “to mark the good feeling existing between the inhabitants of Paterson and Macclesfield as allies in the Great War with Germany”. To mark the centenary of the Armistice, flags are again being exchanged between Macclesfield and Paterson. The Stars and Stripes sent from Paterson, and other items relating to the exchange, will feature in the exhibition. During the Barnaby Festival the museum hopes to have members of Macclesfield’s Family History Society in attendance, to help provide information to anyone who is interested in tracing family connections with the New Jersey city. For further details, or if you have tales to tell, get in touch on 01625 612045 or email The Silk Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Admission to the Paterson exhibition is free, admission charges apply if you wish to visit the rest of the museum. Macclesfield Museums website: For more information, contact:


simply books

book club choice

Colm Toibin is one of my favourite Irish authors. I particularly enjoyed two of his earlier novels Brooklyn and Nora Webster which caught the feel of life in a small Irish town in the late fifties and early sixties – Brooklyn went on to be a successful film (which we also enjoyed showing at Simply Cinema!). His new book House of Names is a very different venture – a re-telling of the classical Greek story of the Oresteia. On the eve of a great battle a father (Agamemnon) sacrifices his own daughter (Iphigenia) to save his army. Three years later, he returns home victorious in battle and his murderous action has set the entire family – mother, brother, sister – on a path of intimate and barbarous revenge. This is a story told in plain and compelling language, the moments of unthinkable violence expressed with brutal simplicity. And it’s a page-turner too. These classic taIes retain such power – it’s quite remarkable that a family drama, first recounted over 2000 years, ago can be re-worked to jump off the page and feel so fresh. Stay With Me is a debut novel by Nigerian author, Ayobami Adebayo. The novel’s central character Yejide is hoping for a miracle – for a child. It’s all her husband wants of her, all her mother-in-law expects, and she has tried everything. But when the family insist on installing a ‘second’ wife to provide a child it’s all too much for Yejide to bear. Told against the backdrop of the social and political turbulence of 1980’s Nigeria, this is a moving story about the nature of married love and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. There are some truly heart-breaking moments, but it is also a story about hope and redemption. And for the children…Judith Kerr is most famous for her classic picture books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog The Forgetful Cat – firm favourites with generations of children. Now, at the age of 95, Judith has a new book Katinka’s Tail, a delightful story about an ordinary cat with an extraordinary (and rather magical!) tail. Katinka’s Tail has been shortlisted for this year’s Simply Books Book Factor Competition and recently Sue had the privilege to visit Judith in her London home, accompanied by two of our Junior Book Reviewers, to film an interview for our Book Factor Presentation. They even met Katinka – who is every bit as mischievous in real life as she is in the book!


Simply Books 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire SK7 1BD 0161 439 1436 Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm Andrew Cant

itself, where we went for our food, The Park Inn in Macclesfield, which we’ve scheduled for a later trip out, and The Cask Tavern, our book club’s main base. In ten years of brewing, 2 million pints have been produced and we did our best to add to that figure over the course of a splendid evening.

Bollington Brewery Tour 2018

As breweries go, this is not exactly the biggest, and as ‘tours’ go, this is not exactly the longest. But it’s fun and it’s informative and whilst it might not add many steps to your Fitbit counter, it will quench your thirst in a most pleasing fashion.

Our Beer and Book Club (aka The BBC) decided to go on tour last week – all the way to Bollington. We regularly meet at The Cask Tavern in Poynton, so we had seen the Bollington Brewery tour advertised and decided to take the plunge. It is fair to say that we were not disappointed. For a mere £30 a head, we learnt about the history of the company and the brewery, we were instructed on how to make a good beer, we sampled several local ales, we ate steak pie, chips and mushy peas, followed by sticky toffee pudding and ice cream, and stumbled home with a presentation box, which included two more bottles of ale and a branded pint glass. Bargain or what?! It was great to hear about the success story which is Bollington Brewery. From the company taking on The Vale Inn in 2005, the brewery opened three years later, so celebrates its 10th year anniversary this summer. The company now owns three pubs, The Vale Inn

Our host and founder of the brewery, Lee Wainwright, was a fine advertisement for the beer being produced. He supped his own ale in-between telling us about the rise of the micro-brewery, pausing at very regular intervals to ask, ‘who’s ready for a top-up?’, and never forgetting to recharge his own glass in these same intervals. The brewery setting and that of The Vale opposite is perfect for a daytime or evening, especially when leather is meeting willow on the cricket ground behind the pub. This is where the journey began for Lee and his team and, as we learnt, was the story behind what is now the best-selling beer in the Bollington Brewery portfolio, Long Hop. This name was the winner of a competition run by the brewery at the cricket club a few years ago. A long hop in cricket means a ball which is easy to hit. Deciding whether to try this tour should be easy too. Try it, it’s good fun and great value. Hic. by James Barker


Get connected with your teens and children! Do you worry about the relationship you have with your children or teenager? Do you feel the connection is fading between you? Is your relationship with them becoming stressful? You are not alone. All relationships have challenges and that between a parent/carer and their child is no different, both for the youngsters and for the whole family. Caroline Peacock, who runs Heart-to-Heart programmes and works with children and teens and their parents or carers, offers her help in strengthening relationships and improving communication skills in families. Caroline is an accredited Heart-to-Heart Practitioner and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her years in evidence-based family support and specialist therapeutic roles within the local authority sector. She explains, “Heart-to-Heart is fun, flexible and based on the latest research from University College London and

The Tavistock Centre. The research shows that support for the parent-child relationship helps with setting the scene for the best outcomes for children right into adulthood. This is why I have a passion for working with those who want to reconnect and re-ignite their special bond.”

Heart-to-Heart provides: ■■ Local sessions designed specifically for parents/carers and their children/teens ■■ Enjoyable, interactive and low-key activities and resources to help strengthen relationships either oneto-one or in a contained and nurturing group ■■ An opportunity to explore all aspects of late childhood and teen development. Why do teens turn nocturnal? What changes are happening in the teenage brain? What emotional, neurological and psychological developments are our tweens and teens going through? ■■ The latest science of attachment including multimedia clips, Lego® models and the occasional junk sculpture made of sellotape and paper straws ■■ Evidence-based tools and techniques to help members manage stress and develop resilience ■■ Opportunities to develop a supportive network with other families and carers that may continue after the programme ends. Heart-to-Heart sessions are starting in September and will be running in your area. Caroline offers group sessions or bespoke 1:1 programmes; home-visits or sessions at her rooms. To find out about either, visit Facebook page: Heart to Heart Cheshire for the dates and times and location of the taster events at the end of August, which are FREE if booked by the end of July. Alternatively, please contact Caroline at carolinejanepeacock@ or on 07930 904 772


inside people A new career at 78 for Eileen Kinsey! Eileen Kinsey was born in Stockport in April 1936. She attended St Mary’s Primary School Reddish, later becoming a boarder at Cheadle Hulme School. Initially very unhappy there - she cried every night for the first three weeks – she eventually enjoyed her time at the school and the firstclass education it provided. Leaving at 17, she intended to become a nurse, but as she suffered from allergies, was unable to do so. Eileen trained to be a teacher at Edge Hill College, then all female, where students had to be in their rooms before ten o’clock and where male visitors were only permitted at weekends, with parental approval and had to leave by six pm. Eileen left college in 1957 and, after being interviewed by a Town Hall panel of 13 people, she began teaching at Bridge Hall primary. In 1958 she married Arthur and they had two children, a son in 1965 and a daughter in 1971. After a brief spell doing home tuition and supply work, in 1973 Eileen helped establish a peripatetic support service for children with reading difficulties. Four years later she returned to classroom teaching at Queensgate. Eileen retired at 53 and retrained on an IT secretarial course, following which she assisted her son in his IT recruitment business. This she combined with grandmotherly duties for her six grandchildren. When she was 78, Eileen began a new career. Her daughter-in-law drew her attention to an advert for parts in a tv advertisement featuring elderly ladies knitting breakfast cereal. The required age band for applicants was 65 to 73. Eileen was too old. To her surprise however, she received an invitation to meet


Mark Potts, the head of the recruitment agency, who after an interview, arranged a photo shoot. Since then the work has never stopped. Eileen has featured as an extra and with walk-on parts in Coronation Street and Emmerdale, in advertisements for Iceland with Peter Andre, and was taken by taxi to Liverpool to take part in an advertisement for Nivea with a famous footballer which has been shown in Denmark, Holland and Ireland as well as the UK. In Coronation Street she was one of the four women who regularly attended funerals to steal food from the buffets. She was the lady in Emmerdale who assisted Ashley when he left hospital in his pyjamas. Eileen has also featured in Crimewatch, as the victim of a card theft and in a harrowing episode of a violent burglary. She is currently in car adverts as a nosy neighbour and the grandma getaway driver and appeared in eight episodes of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown with Jimmy Carr. Eileen is a member of the Lindow singers who perform four concerts a year - their next production will be Pirates of Penzance. The choir combines with others to form a Festival Choir which has performed in Cyprus, Holland, Vienna, Bratislava and the Isle of Man. Eileen enjoys scampi and chips and her favourite music is Mozart and traditional jazz, especially Mart Rogers of Manchester Jazz. Her reading interests include Jeffrey Archer, Alan Bennett, Catherine Cookson, sci-fi and detective novels. Her pet hates are queue jumpers and injustice. Widely travelled, Eileen loves the US which she visited frequently. Her recent trips abroad to Dublin, Slovakia, Hungary and Italy have been to karate competitions with her grandchildren, two of whom are European champions in their age group. If she hadn’t been a teacher, Eileen would have liked to be a child psychologist or, after her recent new career experiences, an actress. Last word from Eileen There is always time to take up new opportunities. Keep busy and do things. It’s never too late to start something different. by Ed Blundell

Top tips to look after your knees! I’m always reminded of the famous song by Baz Luhrmann called “sunscreen”; it’s a philosophical tune in which he dispenses some great life advice including “Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone”. And I couldn’t agree with him more! As an orthopaedic knee specialist, I see all different types of knee problems and love helping people to get back to their active and mobile best. I see every day the huge impact a bad knee can have on an individual’s life. Weight gain, depression, loss of work and social activity to name but a few. My approach to knee surgery is one of “Joint Preservation”. This means that in my practice, I would always prefer to save the patient’s own knee. The human knee is a very complex joint which is composed of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and other tissues. This is the best joint we’ll ever have and we should be doing everything we can to keep it. Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of cartilage pathology. The structure of the cartilage is damaged and this can lead to degeneration and subsequent loss of function of the cartilage. This leads to load transmission to the underlying bone and this registers as pain. Once the pain starts, the cycle begins. Pain leads to less use of the joint, resulting in stiffness of the surrounding tissues and a worsening of the movement around the joint. The less the joint is moved, the weaker the muscles become. The end point of this cycle is complete loss of cartilage. Once this happens, you have no choice but to have a joint replacement operation. Choosing a good surgeon is very important to ensure the best possible result following surgery.

Here are some tips to help avoid this: ■■ Weight management – this is top of my list! It’s very difficult to lose weight once you have put it on so prevention is the key. Aim for a BMI (body mass index) of 18-25. If you’re above this then please work on getting this down. You’ll feel better and

so will your knees. The healthier your BMI, the less stress forces going through your knee joints. ■■ Muscle strength and tone – This is very important. Your joints are supported by the surrounding muscles. If you keep your muscles strong and toned, with every step you take, the muscles will be doing the work. If your muscles are weak, the load is transmitted straight through the joint, worsening the state of the cartilage and making the problems worse. Best exercise for this – squats are amazing! They work everything from your back, glutes, thighs, hamstrings and calves. ■■ Core strength – Pilates or yoga? You decide. Whatever works for you. But working on the core is essential. If you have a strong core, the peripheral muscles work better, giving you better posture and stopping abnormal loading. ■■ Range of movement – Stretching every day. In the morning start by touching your toes, then your back and shoulders, knees and hips. You should be aiming to kneel down with the legs fully flexed and your bum on your heels. This is key to healthy joints. ■■ Supplements –They are called supplements for a reason (i.e. to supplement everything else that you’re doing). The ones that improve joint health are: cod liver oil, Glucosamine and Chondroitin capsules and recently Turmeric capsules - great for joint inflammation and pain relief. Try it! Clearly taking all of the above would be expensive and a lot of pills per day, so try them, and choose one that suits you. Above all, keep moving, eat healthily and pursue a balanced and active lifestyle. If you have a serious joint problem, then the above will not be able to help you. In that case, please do pop in and let me have a look, and let’s get you back to where you want to be. Good luck! Spire Regency Hospital - 01625 501150 By Mr Bilal M Barkatali MBChB MRCS FRCS (T+O) Consultant Specialist Knee Surgeon Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield


the rewards of volunteering This year, National Volunteers’ Week (1 to 7 June) is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways. Studies have found that taking time out to help others reduces stress levels, improves immunity and increases life-satisfaction. This is because helping someone else interrupts tension-producing patterns and replaces them with a sense of purpose, which leads to positive emotions.

Could you volunteer, and why should you bother? Whether you’re looking for a change in career, or advancement in your current one, volunteering is an excellent way to boost your prospects. Volunteers tend to create a positive impression, appearing more innovative, creative and skilful. In an Adweek article on the state of recruitment in 2015, they found that recruiters rank volunteer participation higher than personal presentation, political affiliations and spelling and grammar errors when looking at a candidate’s potential. This is probably because employers value transferable soft skills and volunteering gives you plenty of those, particularly problem-solving, teamwork, leadership and people skills. Candidates with real-world experience also tend to be more insightful and ready to be more hands-on in projects. Away from the corporate world many people look around their community and long to make a difference but don’t know how. Look for community volunteering projects and get involved. It gives you the chance to think about the kind of community and world you want


to live in, and to be part of something bigger than yourself. If you’re still not sure where to start your volunteering journey, think about where your passions lie. Maybe you love animals, are passionate about butterflies, or you want to share music, or life experience, or gardening skills. Look on the internet or browse through our magazines, there will probably be some volunteer group where your passion or knowledge will be useful. If you are feeling adventurous, volunteering abroad allows you to travel with a purpose. Before deciding on a programme it’s advisable to ask: ■■ How will it benefit the local community? ■■ Does the organisation respect the local culture? ■■ What is the reason behind your volunteering trip? ■■ What problem will the end-product help solve? Volunteering abroad changes how you see the world, as you meet people daily from different countries, backgrounds and quality of life. Many of us are lonely in our modern lives. Maybe we moved away from our families for work, or we’re divorced, or widowed, or the children have left home. Volunteering introduces you to people from all walks of life and provides a means of making real friends who can have a lasting impact on you. Volunteering can shake you out of old routines and help you figure out where you want to head next. You might come up with ideas on how to improve your own community, or even discover a new life calling.

Dreaming Spires There’s something wildly romantic about spires of flowers thrusting up through the other plants. Their shapes add drama to a border by contrasting with lower growing plants without looking out of scale. Stems clothed in flower fill the gaps between bushier plants, take the eye away from fences and walls behind and create movement as they wave in the breeze. They are well worth the extra effort when staking is required. These are some of my favourites. The classic spireshaped flower is the delphinium with large flowers clothing the tall stems up to 3ft/90cm tall. They traditionally came in every shade of blue, although now you can get white, pink and cream varieties. Delphiniums love a sunny spot and a freedraining soil enriched with lots of well-rotted muck or compost. They will need staking as the flower stems are heavy and they also need protecting from slugs and snails when they start growing in spring. On a smaller scale are veronicas which range in height from 3ft/90cm down to less than 9in/22cm. One of my favourites is the glossy-leaved Veronica gentianoides which is palest blue. This lovely 1ft/30cm tall plant will grow in good soil in sun or shade. Even lovelier is variety Tissington White. Slightly taller is Veronica Pink Damask with lovely rose-pink flowers in mid-summer. The taller cousins of veronica are veronicastrums that

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reach up to 5ft tall and have airy, often branching spires. These rarely need staking in my garden and I love their silhouettes against the sky. They come in shades of white, pink and blue and are easy to grow in most soil types in a spot that gets some sun. My favourite is the delicately shaped Lavender Tower. Verbascums (Mullein) come in a big range of pastel colours. There are many good seed mixes you can buy like Southern Charm which is a mix of pastel shades. Chaxii Album (white) is also easy from seed. Watch out for the caterpillars of the Mullein Moth in late May that can quickly devour the leaves and flowers if left to their own devices. There are many other wonderful spire-shaped flowers to discover – I haven’t even had time to mention lupins - but I hope this “in-spires” you to add some dream spires to your borders. Janet and I run Special Perennials. We attend Plant Hunters’ Fairs and will be at the wonderful Henbury Hall Garden, Macclesfield (SK11 9PJ) on Sunday 16 September with entry to this lovely rarely open 12-acre garden and plant fair only £2.50. For full details of these and other Plant Hunters’ Fairs please see We are happy to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect.


Enjoy the summer with a garden visit! The NGS has more great gardens ready to open in the next two months. Here are brief details of a few of them. Don’t forget that as well as the characteristic yellow booklets and the larger national ‘Gardens to Visit’ handbook, there is also an NGS app and the NGS website (,uk) which all have fuller description, directions, prices and everything you need to know.

drifting into large areas of wildflower meadows, natural ponds, with plantings of unusual tree varieties. On 8 July only, the wonderful gardens at Cogshall Grange, Antrobus, (CW9 6BJ) designed by one of the world’s top designers, Tom Stuart Smith, opens once again. But be warned: as the estate is up for sale, if it was bought, it may disappear from public view. Grab the chance this year!

On Sunday 1 July, Bollin House (SK9 2BW) and Well House (SK9 2BU) at Wilmslow both open on one ticket. The former hasn’t opened before to the general public, but only to private groups so it’s a chance to enjoy their wonderful wild flower meadows. Parking is difficult at the former garden especially but see the NGS booklet/book/ website/app under ‘Bollin House’ entry for helpful tips. 10 Statham Ave, Lymm, (WA19 9NH) is a beautifully structured and planted suburban garden, whilst 218 Marple Road, Offerton (SK2 5HE) is large and densely planted with lots of innovative features guaranteed to amuse the visitor. On both 7 and 8 July, the garden at Brooke Cottage, Handforth (SK9 3LT) of sometime contributor to this magazine, Barry Davy and his wife will be opening, after a major revamp: exciting! On the same two days Rowley House (CW4 8DX) at Kermincham (near Jodrell Bank) opens, with its modern, formal areas around the cottage,

Cobbs Lane

If you are free midweek, 5 Cobbs Lane, Hough (CW2 5JN) opens on Wednesday 1 July (also again on Saturday 14). David and his wife Linda, have lots of unusual perennials growing really well. Also, on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, 8a Warwick Drive, Hale (WA15 9EA) returns to the NGS after a year off: small but beautifully formed, with a stunning herbaceous border. The two gardens at West Drive, Gateley (SK8 4JJ) are rightly famed for their February snowdrop display, but also put on a great summer show on Sunday 15 July. Returning to the scheme after a break, on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22, is 17 Poplar Grove, Sale, (M33 3AX) the innovative garden of potter Gordon Cooke. Also returning after a break from the scheme of some years is the stunning garden of wedding venue Hilltop, Prestbury (SK10 4ED)

Cogshall Grange


by John Hinde

To finish off the July openings, Winterbottom House, Mere (WA16 0QQ) opens on Sunday 29, to show off its classic charms.

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, another new garden makes an appearance. Field House, Lymm (WA13 0TQ) is garden designer Emma Aspinall’s own garden so you can expect something special. This garden opened for us many years ago, so will no doubt show significant changes. In contrast, regular opener 21 Scafell Close, Stockport (SK6 8JA) is planted with perennials and annuals in riotous but co-ordinated designs. On Sunday 5 August only, 73 Hill Top Ave, Cheadle, (SK8 7HZ) the garden of expert plants woman Elaine Land, will be open as it has for so many years, in aid of the NGS. On the weekend of 11/12 August, Laskey Farm, Thelwall (WA4 2TF) opens to, no doubt, the usual queues of visitors. Great planting, terrific water engineering (I refuse to call such great work ‘water features!) Enjoy! You often get to enjoy live music, too. Finally, in August, Beechwood Cottage, Lymm, (WA13 0AT) returns to the NGS after a few years’ break. There is lots more topiary, you’d think you were at Levens Hall in Cumbria! Remember that many gardens also offer private visits to groups from clubs. The booklet, website etc will give you details of how to arrange those. Finally, the NGS is always interested to hear from people who might wish to open for us and raise money for our mainly nursing charities. In the first instance, contact or 0151 353 0032, or any member of our volunteer team listed in the booklet or on the website.

Laskey Farm


Diary of a geeky knitter Step out of your comfort zone Now, before you get worried that this is a motivational speech from any one of your old secondary school teachers, bear with me. Stepping out of your comfort zone doesn’t need to be a chore or in relation to something that isn’t your idea of fun. Every time you set yourself a new personal goal or challenge, you are working to step out of your zone, and this, more often than not, can be a lot of fun! In my case, I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone and into the digital realm with ‘starring’ in YouTube videos at work! Ok, so I said it doesn’t need to be a chore to step out of your comfort zone, but I am lucky enough to be working in the industry about my passion so the challenges I am set at work are often linked with my interest anyway. So, in this case I am finding a lot of fun in pushing myself further, though admittedly when I was told at work I need to start working on videos I was originally firmly against the idea. If you are interested, search for Crochet Now TV at and you will see my nervous face giving you a sneak peek inside current and past issues, and I am also starting to increase our tutorial video base (ever wanted to learn to crochet? Watch this space for videos from yours truly!) Of course, it doesn’t just have to be in knitting, crochet or crafts – how about simply challenging yourself to do a little more in something you love already? You just managed to nail the Couch to 5K run, why not try for 10K? But, I hear you ask, why should I step out of my comfort zone? If you are told to do so at work, or if you think your hobbies aren’t the goal-setting kind,

why bother? Particularly as, by definition, it is the very zone that you want to stay in and be comfortable. But, just think back to when you were at school, or when you were at work, and you achieved that goal that you were working towards. In order to reach that goal, you reached out of your zone, and when you managed it I bet you anything that you felt great – even for a second. And, it shouldn’t have to be something you have to do, but something that you WANT and LOVE to do, which will only make that feeling of pleasure all the greater!

Another way I’m going to stretch the limits of my ‘zone’ is to speak at the Wives Club in High Lane in July, and also the WI in Mellor next year, about my crocheting and the work I do (I’m sure I’ll let you know how it goes!) – not because I have to but because I want to. I really want to encourage you all to keep reaching, not just to ‘better yourself’ (though of course that’s great too), but to keep life exciting and fun, even in small ways, and you can make yourself proud to be you so easily.


IN MEMORY OF RACHEL Use the Dark Peak Explorer map OL1 Ref SK 002 871 Allow about 3 hours This is a short walk, about 5 miles, with one fairly short and undemanding hill and some delightful views towards the Kinder area. It’s well within the capabilities of those who prefer a less strenuous walk. As the reader will see, some of it is rather poignant too. The walk starts from the Packhorse Inn, on the left of the minor road from New Mills to Marple. It is advisable to park on the higher car parks so as to allow room for other visitors to the pub. It makes for an excellent start point for walking, and the Inn is geared for walkers as well as having overnight accommodation. It also has an extensive and appetising lunch menu. Walk a short distance back down the road towards New Mills until a footpath sign is reached on the right-hand side of the road. This footpath goes up the hill towards some houses visible in the distance. Make sure you turn around for a brief rest on the climb and admire the views on the other side of the valley. In the distance you can see the heather-covered hills with the streams running off the peaks and the distinct downfall of Kinder can be seen by those with keen eyesight. When we were there, traces of snow could be seen in the many gullies of the high peaks, probably trapped by the prevailing wind.


by Peter Jaques

Carrying on to the top of the hill, the footpath skirts a large house called Woodhouse Home and a narrow road is then reached, called Castle Edge Road where you turn right. A short distance on the left is a set of stables which also seem to be used for dog walking. Just after this we took an old quarry road on the left, this is just before a wooded area is reached on the right, which is marked on the Ordnance Survey as a bird sanctuary. Follow this track for about a mile until another farm track is reached on the left which is the route to take. This has many potholes which in wet weather soon fill up with water. The track rises slowly for about a mile until a small metal gate is reached on the left which is passed through. This is a footpath regularly used by cyclists as the tyres leave deep ruts in the path needing care; it was also very muddy when we were there. Soon a trig point was reached and the path veers right through a disused quarry. It is believed that this area was a burial ground in prehistoric times, although no sign of it exists today. After following the path, there appears a large wooden cross which dominates the area being on top of the hill, this is known as Mellor Cross. Unfortunately the top has collapsed, possibly through vandalism, and we were told that there is no money for its repair. There is a narrow, rather rough road beneath the cross and we turned left along it, passing Higher Copston Farm and then Three Chimneys Cattery, until soon the

road ended, and it became a footpath again. A short distance along this path we passed another footpath sign on the right pointing downwards, which we ignored and carried straight on. A few yards after this, a stone ‘squeeze stile’ appears, on the top of the right-hand stone is carved the shape of a cat, whilst on the inside of the other gritstone pillar there is a metal plaque with a poem inscribed on it, the words of the poet, Rachel Lowe, aged ten. On the other side of the stile is a stone bench with the inscription ‘In loving memory of Rachel Jane Lowe 1987 – 2003. We all felt that if someone could pen this poem at the tender age of ten, she must have had a lot of talent; so sad that she succumbed to her fatal illness, believed to have been a blood disorder. Her stone bench was in a very muddy area, so we decided to have a coffee break on a concrete bench against a stone wall, slightly higher up on the left. This one was in memory of a lady farmer who presumably farmed the area for most of her life.

After our break we set off again, but this time the path becomes very indistinct and it was difficult to see the right direction to take. Although not essential, a compass is useful - we took the direction downhill, south west moving away from the stone wall and passed through a wooden gate in a wire fence (possibly electrified.) Ahead of us we could see a small coppice of trees, and we headed for the bottom right hand side of the trees and climbed over a rather decaying wooden stile. The route turns left here over rather another muddy field and across to yet another stile. The field here is rather overgrown and the route goes

The Walk

left to the last stile. After this, we followed the fence on the left until we passed a gate through into what appears to be a track leading to another small road. Here we turned right, back to Castle Edge Road and then left to the wooded bird sanctuary where the route turns right down a farm track to the New Mills/Marple road. This is a minor road, but it can be busy with fast moving traffic, turning right you pass Broadhurst Farm and finally arrive back at the Packhorse Inn, where most of the group enjoyed a well-cooked lunch. This walk was organised by Poynton Rambling Club.

THE MAGIC BOX I will put it in my box The trickling of the rain in the middle of a violent storm The winds of the almighty God The fiery sun of the summer day The magical silence of the darkest ocean I will put it in my box All the creatures of the Coral Sea The scary cackle of the mountain witch The sound of the moonlit wolf And the galaxies around the earth I will put it in my box An underwater roller coaster A giant candy tree And a castle of chocolate just for me I will put it in my box All the Caribbean islands on the earth The exciting future ahead of us And in my room a bed made of fluffy pink marshmallow My box is made of all the moons and glowing stars of the galaxy The hinges will be made of flowers and the inside will be a glowing whirlwind of colours In my box I will catch all the wonderful things that are created And live in a castle high in the clouds And I won’t rest until I have been everywhere and seen everyone. By Rachel Lowe, Age 10


WILDFOWL AND NUTRITION Wildfowl, or waterfowl, is a general term for birds that live near aquatic environments such as lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, swamps and marshes. They include ducks, swans, and geese that generally feed on aquatic plants, worms, crustaceans and snails, small fish and fish eggs, insects, berries, and small amphibians such as frogs and newts. For generations, the feeding of waterfowl with bread has been a wonderful pastime enjoyed by many, but it can cause problems for the birds. Bread offers little-to-no nutritional benefit, but the birds will readily eat it when it is offered. The problem occurs as the calorific bread fills up the stomach so much, that the bird will not forage for their normal natural diet that will give them all the vitamins and minerals they require. In particular, in young birds, a reliance on human-supplied bread, and other junk food, discourages them to learn to forage for the natural foods they need to be healthy. In both cases this can lead to malnourishment and, in severe cases in young birds, to a condition called Angel Wing where the wing is deformed, and the bird cannot fly. The condition can be reversed with proper feeding in young birds, but once the bird is an adult it cannot be reversed. Although Angel Wing is not life threatening to the bird in a sheltered environment, it would be unlikely to survive in the wild.


There can also be problems with bread that is left uneaten, as this can attract predators that may be harmful to waterfowl. It can also, if left for long enough, grow mould that can make the birds very ill. Uneaten bread also adds to nutrient build up in the water, especially in closed water such as lakes and ponds. This excess of nutrients in the water can then lead to excess algae growth such as cyanobacteria (blue green algae) and harmful algal blooms that in severe cases depletes oxygen levels to the extent that aquatic plants and animals die out. This process of eutrophication is usually caused by the use of fertilisers and soil run off into water (and human sewage) that leads to high nitrogen and phosphorous levels in the water, but there is an argument that bread may also contribute to this. Using reputable commercial foods such as Brambles Swan and Duck Food will allow families to carry on the pastime of feeding waterfowl knowing that they are benefitting the birds they are feeding. Brambles Pet and Wildlife Limited is a family owned company and the team have been involved in developing products for animal welfare since 1990. The Managing Director has a scientific background in Biological Sciences and we have combined our experience and expertise to formulate foods that are nutritionally beneficial to wild animals and ensure that they do not contain any added sugar, colours, or artificial flavours. Our Swan and Duck food conforms to recommended guidelines for nutritional requirements, and is also suitable for geese, moorhens and coots, and, as it floats, you can easily see when the birds have had sufficient!

By Gail Tracey, Director of Brambles Pet and Wildlife

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SOCIALISE AT SHRIGLEY COURT Shrigley Court is now offering a new twice-monthly event of Afternoon Tea and Activities. A lunch club already takes place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and has proved to be very popular with local residents, with as many as 50 people attending at any one time. We would still love to see more people coming along too. As the lunch club has been so successful, we have decided to offer another event. This will be a fun afternoon of music, quizzes, talks and demonstrations including anything from floristry to baking, followed by a traditional afternoon tea. All this for the cost of just £4. The scheme is run jointly by Macclesfield Live at Home scheme and Peaks and Plains. We have identified that living in an idyllic, quiet, rural village can bring feelings of loneliness and social isolation which we can all face in our lives. So, if you fancy coming along to meet new friends or to help us out by volunteering we would love to hear from you.

We are open on the first and third Monday of each month, doors open at 1.15pm. A warm welcome to all Bollingtonians. If you would like more information, feel free to contact the office on 01625 612410

NEW PLAYERS WANTED! The Moss Rose Community Brass Band meets at Ash Grove School, Belgrave Rd, Macclesfield at 7.30pm on a Wednesday evening. Our players range from near beginners to ex-professionals, and, while we don’t indulge in the more pressured brass band activities such as marching or competitions, we enjoy playing for Macclesfield Treacle Markets and for other local events such as school fairs or church fetes. We are always on the lookout for new members and if you’ve ever played a brass band instrument you would be more than welcome to come along and see if you like us! While we can’t take complete beginners, the music we play is not complicated and you may well find that it’s worth digging that old lump out of metal out of the loft, blowing the dust off it and coming along and making a happy noise.

For more information, you can check us out (and contact us) via our website at or by emailing

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FREE SEPTEMBER AT POYNTON BADMINTON CLUB We are a very friendly club and play on two courts at Poynton Civic Hall (SK12 1RB) on Mondays from 8pm to 10pm. We have one team in the Stockport League. The club is looking for new members of a reasonable club standard. During September potential members can play for free, so come along and try us out. The club starts on Monday 3 September.

Contact Secretary Ann Tinson on 0161 292 2397 or email for further information

GREEN LIGHT FOR JODRELL BANK SCIENCE HERITAGE FUNDING Prime Minister Theresa May visited Jodrell Bank’s Observatory and Discovery Centre in May to give the goahead for Jodrell Bank’s £20 million ‘First Light’ science heritage project. The ‘First Light’ science heritage gallery will include an exhibition and engagement space incorporating the original fabric of the 1957 telescope dish, as well as an auditorium devoted to displaying immersive digital presentations, an education hub, and a new café. Macclesfield’s MP, David Rutley, joined the Prime Minister for the visit. In the Autumn Budget, David secured £4 million for the project, which has unlocked the remaining funding to enable the ‘First Light’ project to go ahead. The Prime Minister was given a tour of the Jodrell Bank site by Professor Anderson, where she met with members of the Observatory’s Astrophysics Team. She also viewed the Discovery Centre, where over 27,000 schoolchildren visit every year to learn more about Jodrell Bank’s historic role in the development of radio astronomy, helping to inspire the next generation of scientists.

David Rutley MP with the Prime Minister, Fiona Bruce MP, Professor Teresa Anderson (Director of Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre) and Professor Luke Georghiou, Deputy President and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester.

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rlic a g , n o m with a lesley crust and par Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Serves: 4

Ingredients ■■ 675g/1lb 8oz cod fillet, 3cm/1¼in thick ■■ 85g/3oz white breadcrumbs, soft or slightly stale ■■ 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped ■■ 2 cloves garlic, crushed ■■ Finely grated zest ½ lemon ■■ 60g/2¼oz butter, melted ■■ Squeeze of lemon juice ■■ Salt and pepper ■■ Lemon wedges, to serve

Method 1. Season the cod well with salt and pepper to taste. 2. Mix the breadcrumbs with the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, then add butter and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly with your fingers. 3. Place the cod in a shallow, ovenproof dish and press the buttered crumbs firmly onto the cod to make an even crust. 4. Bake at 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 20-25 minutes until the crust is browned and the fish just cooked through. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and green salad or steamed asparagus.


an incredible day out Eureka – The National Children’s Museum

All About Me

Amazing, fantastic, fun-packed, educational and inspirational are just a few of the superlatives that I find myself uttering after a day at this great family destination. Two grandparents, one mum and two young lads descended on Eureka in early April and had a fabulous time. As day trips go, Eureka, in Halifax, has got to be one of the best days out that I have experienced for a very long time.

In this zone, you can meet a friendly robot, test what the body can do and enjoy role-plays in the health centre. You will learn what’s inside the human body, how intricate and fascinating the brain is and how the digestive system breaks down food.

An educational charity, Eureka is the only hands-on museum just for children and has brought smiles to the faces of more than 7.5 million visitors since 1992. We’re not talking here about your average museum, where you gaze at numerous objects in glass cabinets, and a mass of accompanying information that you’re almost certain to forget. Eureka is a million miles away from that kind of experience. It’s a fun-packed, tactile, interactive and totally absorbing experience and is especially intriguing for children aged 0-11. But believe me, there’s something for all the family. Whatever your age, it will unlock the child within you and teach you something that you didn’t know before. There are six unique zones to discover, filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits, designed to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them.


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SoundSpace Here you can create a cacophony of noises, mix your own music, direct a stage show, or visit Orby’s spaceship. You will learn about the properties of sound, about music and celebrations from around the world and discover how sound can affect our emotions.

SoundGarden (Under 5s) This zone provides a colourful multi-sensory experience. Here you can paint a butterfly’s wings then watch it fly away, listen to lullabies from around the world, or dress up like a woodland creature. You will learn about cause and effect, all about the life of bees and the differences between night and day.

Living and Working Together Here you can explore a child-sized town, tell Baku all about your dreams, withdraw (and spend) your own Eureka currency, take over a garage and visit M&S. You will learn about the world of work, what lies under our roads and pavements and where our food comes from.

Desert Discovery (Under 5s) Here you can make friends with a coyote, share a story in the story-time tent, plan and build a construction. You will learn that what goes up must come down, learn about simple fossils and yet again, the differences between day and night.

Spark Gallery The Spark Gallery hosts exciting new temporary exhibitions that change regularly and features pop-up activities and workshops. From May to November 2018, the theme is Adventures in Digital Art. Experience some of the most exciting interactive digital tech from around the world. Navigate your way through 14 mind-blowing exhibits from The Lumen prize for digital art. Explore virtual worlds, code your own animated creature and interact with a huge digital waterfall.

Come Rain or Shine – Eureka is a great place to visit It takes about an hour and a half to reach Halifax, so it’s good to know that whatever the weather there is pretty much guaranteed enjoyment when you get there. All the above activities are indoors, not to mention the creative gift shop and the café which offers a wide-ranging menu at very reasonable prices. If the weather is fine, so much the better. You can picnic in the grounds of the museum, or even in Eureka’s own railway carriage.

The Essential Details It’s a really good idea to visit the Eureka website to discover all the latest news, to find out about opening times (term-time and holiday opening hours are different) and certainly to book your tickets. The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE Tel 01422 330069 Admission/Annual Pass: Under 1s free 1 to 2 years £5.25 3+ years £12.95 You pay for your first visit and get a free Annual Pass, giving you unlimited free visits for 12 months.

Adventures in Digital Art uses large scale multi-media, motion-capture sensors and projections of light and colour to change the way you think about technology.

Parking: 4 hours: £4 12 hours: £6

In addition to the above main zones, there is also Creative Space for under-fives, a Theatre that features special events during school holidays and an Imagination Space. Ask at the information desk to find out what activities are planned in the Theatre and in Imagination Space! If you need guidance at any time during your visit, there is a talented team of Enablers that are on hand throughout the museum to help you get the most out of your visit.

Nearby attraction (10 minutes’ walk) Piece Hall – well worth a visit if you have time and your children have patience. Travel - By car or by train (Manchester Victoria to Halifax station which is located right next to Eureka)


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down 1 German Romantic composer (6) 2 Most senior commander in the Navy (7) 3 Loose fitting long top (5) 5 Syncopated West Indian music (7) 6 Metropolitan (5) 7 Strappy summer shoe (6) 9 Jocular British way of saying goodbye (6,3) 13 Hit hard on the head (slang) (7) 14 Misfortune, hindrance (7) 15 Evades, eludes (6) 16 Levered (6) 18 Hawaiian greeting (5) 20 Confess (5)


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Children’s Activities Things to do with pre-school kids


Open The Door... to PlayTime 9.30-11.00am Tytherington Family Worship Church

Trinity Tots at Holy Trinity Hurdsfield 9.30-11.00am Free play, craft activities and song time. Refreshments include tea, coffee, juice and toast. 197a Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield. Contact 01625 424587

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Open The Door... to RhymesTime & Bubbles 10.30am at Cafe Waterside Bollington and 9.30am at Macclesfield Gastown Cafe

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Tuesday Praise & Play 9.30-11am Term time only. St Oswald’s Church, Bollington. Contact Beverley on 01625 500970 or Turtle Tots 10-11.30am Term time only. For babies and toddlers 3 months to 3 years. Learn how to swim with your baby above and below the water and teach your baby water confidence and key lifesaving skills, all in a friendly and sociable environment! Shrigley Hall, Pott Shrigley. For more details contact or (Classes also at DW Fitness, Macclesfield on Monday & Sunday – please contact Judith for more details)

Wednesday Rhyme Time 10-10.30am Bollington Library. Free but children must be accompanied by an adult. Telephone 01625 378 266 NCT at Fun4all 10-12 noon Fun4all in Macclesfield. Under 1’s free, 1 and 2 year olds £1 and 3+ usual rates. Contact uk, telephone 0844 243 6115, and see our Facebook page ‘Friends of East Cheshire NCT’ for more information and other events. Tiny Talk baby signing classes 11.15am-12.15pm & 12.30-1.30pm United Reformed Church, Macclesfield. For more information or to book a place contact Claire 07941 904033


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Open The Door ... to BabyTime 11.00am Tytherington Family Worship Church

Turtle Tots 3-4.30pm Mottram Hall, Prestbury. For more details contact judith.rucklidge@ or

thursday Jolly Bollys 10-11.30am Bollington Community Centre, Ovenhouse Lane. Please call 01625 378 081 or email hurdsfieldchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast. for more information Stay & Play 1.30-3pm Hurdsfield Children’s Centre, Hulley Rd, Macc. For ages 0-5 with parents/carers. Please call 01625 378 081 or email for more information. Turtle Tots 3-4pm Mottram Hall, Prestbury. For more details contact judith.rucklidge@ or

Friday Rhyme Time 10-10.30am Bollington Library. Free but children must be accompanied by an adult. Tel 01625 378 266.

Saturday Turtle Tots 9-10am Mottram Hall, Prestbury. For more details contact judith.rucklidge@ or Dad’s Group 10-12noon Hurdsfield Children’s Centre, Hulley Rd, Macc. Drop-in play session for dads and male carers. Monthly meeting so please call the centre 01625 378 081 for dates and more information.

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Tuesday 10 July

Poynton Philatelic Society Our last meeting of this season is a Members’ evening where members are invited to show their collecting interests with a 6 or 9 sheet display. This always shows the varied interests of our members. Ron Phelps 01625 877643 North Room, Poynton Community Centre, Park Lane 7.30pm

East Cheshire National Trust Association Lecture – Bringing the Law to Life with Laughter with Sue Holden Brookdale Club, Bridge Lane, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 3AB 2pm

Thursday 5 July Would you like to meet new friends? Are you over 50 and single? Thursday Group is a friendship group for men and women, with several activities run by the members every week. These include walking, dancing, badminton, theatre and restaurant visits. For more info see or ring Bill on 07505 076838, or just come along to new members night on the first Thursday in each month where you will be met by group members. The Bulls Head Pub, 30 Wilmslow Road, Handforth, SK9 3EW 8.30pm

Friday 6 July Hallé Comes To Bramhall Sarah Ewins, (Associate Leader of the Hallé) brings The Oberon string ensemble to Bramhall. Programme to include Tchaikovsky’s exuberant Serenade for Strings, and Bach Double Violin Concerto. Tickets (available from 4th June) £11 and £9 (concession), includes refreshments. Tickets from Church Office (0161 439 1204), Thrift Shop, Simply Books (228 Moss Lane), and at the door. Under 18s free. Bramhall Methodist Church 7.30pm

Friday 6 to Saturday 7 July We Are Three Sisters by Blake Morrison. The play evokes the lives of the Brontë sisters, with a nod to Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Tickets for Quarry Bank Styal can be obtained from the National Trust, Styal. Search for upcoming events at: Enquiries: Quarry Bank, Styal

Sunday 8 July Higher Poynton Summerfest This popular annual event returns for its seventh year on Middlewood Way, opposite The Boars Head pub, Shrigley Road North 11.30am to 4.30pm

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Saturday 14 July Stopford Cat Rescue Fun Dog Show All dogs welcome! Refreshments, Cakes, Bric a Brac, Pet Goods, Tombola, Raffle. Dog show entries £2 per class or £5 for multiple classes (for the same dog). Entry £1.50 per car, 50p for pedestrians, children free All profits help local cats in need. For more information Tel 07742 977 696 Email Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road, Woodford, SK7 1PS 11am to 4pm

Saturday 14 July The Robins Singers Summer Concert. An evening of music with the choir and their guests. More information email United Reformed Church, Robins Lane, Bramhall, SK7 2PE 7.30pm

Monday 16 July Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz £7 entry, enquiries 01663 763532 Poynton British Legion, Georges Rd, Poynton, SK12 1JY 7.30pm

Tuesday 17 July Simply Books presents Dan Toombs aka ‘The Curry Guy’ Join us for a brilliant evening as ‘The Curry Guy’ shares the secrets of fuss-free curries and cooks a couple of delicious dishes from his mouth-watering new book ‘The Curry Guy EASY’ for us to sample! Tickets £8 (includes food tasting and £3 towards purchase of the book). To book call 0161 439 1436 or book online at Simply Books, Bramhall 7pm

Thursday 19 July Bollington Horticultural Society How to Manage a Historic Garden, a Talk by Simon Gulliver, Adviser to National Trust Gardens. Members £1.50 Non-members £3 Bollington Community Centre 7.30pm Continued over


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Tuesday 14 August

Rainow Church Fete There will be refreshments, Tug of War, Duck Race, the Kerridge Climb and lots more! The Rainow Church Scarecrow Fortnight is Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July, with Scarecrow Teas being held in the Church Centre from 12 noon til 8pm. The theme this year is ‘Song Titles’, and we are raising money for the Stroke Association, village organisations and Rainow Church. There is lots to see and do, so come and enjoy the fun! Thanks! For further information Sugar Lane, Rainow

East Cheshire National Trust Association Lecture – London Guilds’ with Ray Hoerty Brookdale Club, Bridge Lane, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 3AB 2pm

Tuesday 24 July Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire. A visit to King’s School with a chance to see the school and their archives. Admission £2 per meeting including refreshments For further details please contact The Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD 7.30pm

Thursday 2 August Would you like to meet new friends? Are you over 50 and single? Thursday Group is a friendship group for men and women, with several activities run by the members every week. These include walking, dancing, badminton, theatre and restaurant visits. For more info see or ring Bill on 07505 076838, or just come along to new members night on the first Thursday in each month where you will be met by group members. The Bulls Head Pub, 30 Wilmslow Road, Handforth, SK9 3EW 8.30pm

Monday 20 August Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz £7 entry, enquiries 01663 763532 Poynton British Legion, Georges Rd, Poynton, SK12 1JY 7.30pm

Tuesday 28 August Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire. The Munificent Sir John Leigh - the ‘rags to riches’ story of how his father (also John Leigh) developed into a leading cotton waste merchant a talk by Leslie Turner. Meetings are open to the public and admission is £2 per meeting including refreshments For further details please contact; The Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6XD 7.30pm

Sunday 12 August A recital by Andrew Green on the magnificent Allen Computer Organ, from Bach to The Beatles. No tickets needed. All proceeds shared between St Peter’s, Prestbury and Christian Relief Uganda. Prestbury Parish Church 3pm to 4pm

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Schools 01625 613029 01625 578100 01625 424361 01625 562109 01625 422849 01625 572108 01625 827625 01625 615195

pharmacies I Rowlands & Co The Village Pharmacy, Prestbury

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Dentists Bollington Dental Practice Prestbury Road Dental Practice

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Doctors Bollington Medical Centre Hope Cottage Surgery, Prestbury

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Leisure Centre Bollington Leisure Centre Macclesfield Leisure Centre

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Libraries Bollington Library Prestbury Library Macclesfield Library

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Police Non Emergency


Post Offices West Bollington Post Office Tytherington Post Office

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Travel Bus & Train Times National Rail Enquiries Manchester Airport

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Hospitals Macclesfield Hospital Stepping Hill Hospital NHS Non-Emergency

St John’s Primary School Bollington Cross Primary Rainow Primary School St Gregorys’ Catholic Primary Dean Valley Community Primary Beech Hall School Little Griffins Nursery Mottram St Andrew Primary Prestbury C of E Primary Bollinbrook Cof E Primary Marlborough Primary School Tytherington High School All Hallows Catholic High School Fallibroome High School

01625 572378 01625 869042

Electricity – Power Loss Gas – Emergency Water – Faults, United Utilities Environment Agency Floodline

105 0800 111 999 0345 672 3723 0345 988 1188

Helplines Alcoholics Anonymous Al-Anon Childline Citizens Advice Bureau Crimestoppers Directory Enquiries National Dementia Helpline RSPCA Samaritans

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Other Bollington Town Hall Bridgend Centre Bollington Arts Centre Bollington Veterinary Centre

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Inside Bollington, Prestbury & Tytherington Issue 63  

Community magazine including local news and what's on

Inside Bollington, Prestbury & Tytherington Issue 63  

Community magazine including local news and what's on