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inside may - june 2017

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Issue 56

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 Spring 2017 brought a new beginning for INSIDE Magazines. In February, after 11 years running the business together, my former co-editor and business partner, Garth, has left to pursue other interests. Garth reveals all on page 7! Rest assured he will still be contributing his lovely cover photos and the occasional article along the way. As spring turns to early summer I’m loving the arrival of longer days and lighter evenings; hopefully by the time you read this the temperature will have warmed up a bit too! There’s always lots to do in spring and early summer in this lovely area; if you’re stuck for ideas take a stroll along the canal to Clarence Mill and have a refreshing cuppa. At the end of June there’s the annual Bollington Well Dressing to look forward to – see page 20 to see how you can get involved. As always this issue also features plenty of other places to go and things to do. I hope you enjoy it and continue to support the local businesses which make this magazine possible.

What’s INSIDE this month 4 Simply books book club choice 7 Magazines, Music & Me 11 meet the flexcoach 12 the appeal of Clarence Mill 15 Riverford competition 16 Inside People 19 In Touch 24 Walks in Cheshire 26 Crossword 28 Diary of a Geeky Knitter 30 Travel by Design 33 Sudoku 15 34 Summertime NGS Gardens 37 Just 4 Kids 38 Children’s Activities 41 Inside Guide 44 Puzzle Solutions 45 Useful Numbers 46 Classified Index

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Editor: Claire Hawker

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Inside Magazines, 352a Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1RL. email: info@insidemagazines.co.uk www.insidemagazines.co.uk Clarence Mill by Garth Aspinall.

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simply books

book club choice

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet is an astonishing piece of writing. The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. The centrepiece of the novel is Roderick’s memoir in which he sets out the circumstances which led to such merciless acts of violence - and for which he makes a very frank confession of guilt. It falls to his lawyer and an ‘expert’ in the emergent field of forensic psychiatry to try and save Roderick from the gallows. Was he mad? What credence should be set by Roderick’s account of events? This is a spellbinding literary thriller. The description of the impoverished life of highland crofters is vivid and compelling and our sympathies for the accused and his persecution by the Laird’s Constable puts us in the curious position of willing a guilty man to be set free. But is Roderick’s version of events the only ‘truth’? Fascinating and gripping. Rose Tremain is one of our favourite authors. Her new novel The Gustav Sonata is as beautifully written as any of her previous books. Gustav grows up in a small Swiss town, where the horrors of the Second World War now seem a distant echo. But Gustav’s father has mysteriously died, and his adored mother Emelie is strangely cold and indifferent towards him. He is a lonely child until one day at Kindergarten he meets Anton. The two boys develop an intense and lifelong friendship but Anton has yet to grasp how deeply his life and Gustav’s are entwined and will only do so when it is almost too late… A compassionate, elegant and spare piece of writing with a very rare and persuasive understanding of human emotion. One of Rose Tremain’s very best! And for the children…One Hundred Sausages by Yuval Zommer is a delight. Scruff just loves sausages…so imagine his horror when ONE HUNDRED top-notch sausages are stolen from the butcher’s shop. And imagine his shock when he gets the blame! It’s time for Scruff and Wonder Dog to take action and sniff out the real culprit.

And finally…Rupert Battersby will be talking at the shop on Wednesday 3 May about the fascinating history of his forebear’s family firm Battersby Hats – its rise and fall over more than a century, and the private triumphs and tragedies of the family who ran it.

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


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Magazines, Music and Me Garth Aspinall reflects on eleven years at INSIDE. Forgive me for striking a rather philosophical tone, but that’s how I feel today, as I reflect upon the end of an era – eleven years of publishing INSIDE Magazines. On 1st February I handed control of this publishing venture to Claire Hawker, my longstanding business partner, with a view to enjoying a more relaxed pace of life. It’s a moment to celebrate and I wish her every success. Claire has a great work ethic, has played a huge part in our success and will continue to deliver a magazine you can enjoy. From my own perspective, the last eleven years have been a joyful privilege – an experience that I could not have envisaged at any previous stage of my life. Looking back, I can scarcely remember a day that I haven’t relished. There have been so many things to enjoy. The pleasure of meeting so many people fired up by the challenges of their everyday lives. The appreciation so often expressed by contributors, advertisers and readers. The joys of writing copy, especially those advertorial pieces that showcase the qualities of a deserving local business. The day trips and cultural visits that I might never have undertaken, if there were not the need for an editorial piece. The innumerable sorties, in all kinds of weather, to source an acceptable front cover image. The luxury of an office base, less than a mile from home. Discovering local roads, villages and towns that had been unfamiliar to me. The focus and the adrenalin rush dictated by 132 monthly deadlines. And last, but not least, the camaraderie and shared ideals I experienced as part of the INSIDE Magazines team. I don’t believe in retirement; it’s a word that has no place in my vocabulary. I have discovered what I enjoy and hope to write and contribute for a while longer, to these much-loved magazines. But something intrigues

me – the length of time that it took me to find myself, to discover the two jobs that I have truly enjoyed in my life - teaching the piano and publishing a magazine. I believe that we are all unique, with passions and abilities that are deeply rooted in our souls and that these should be given every opportunity to blossom. In my case, they became quite apparent at a relatively early age.

My working-class childhood in Birmingham was a mixed experience. On the minus side, I suffered rather at the hands of a Victorian and somewhat tyrannical father, felt the burden of our financial hardship and ultimately, couldn’t wait to leave home. On the plus side, I enjoyed playing the piano, thanks (almost grudgingly) to my father who had a real love of classical music and to my nearby uncle Albert who was a very competent pianist. I passed my Grade 2 piano exam and then the money for lessons ran out. At school I discovered that the arts were my forte and that all things scientific or technical were best left to others. On a September morning, in 1961, I got on my bike and cycled to Manchester to start my French Studies course. by Garth Aspinall

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practice had reached its zenith (some 42 pupils) and for the sake of having a little variety and to get out of the house, I took on a part-time job, working a few hours a week selling advertising space at MacMillan Scott, a publications management company in Macclesfield. This part-time job was my first big stroke of luck. It was here that I had my ‘light bulb’ moment and chanced upon the idea of publishing a local magazine. I googled ‘local magazines’ on the internet and noted that most publications in existence were little more than advertising directories. I felt that there was a niche for a more aesthetic and readable publication.

There followed three halcyon years, socially rewarding and subject to few personal regrets, other than the class of my degree! I evolved, uninterrupted, into a carefree Francophile until September 1964 when I was rudely confronted by the need to face the inevitable world of work. It was at this point, in retrospect, that things might have gone better! For family reasons, instead of accepting a perfect media-related Public Relations job in the southwest, I opted for a Management Trainee scheme with BSA Group in Birmingham. If I’m honest, I was not in the least excited by this world of engineering. Neither was I particularly excited by an introduction to Hollerith punched card equipment! And yet, two years later, on the back of this experience, I allowed myself to be seduced by the new and glamorous world of computers, securing the position of Systems/Programmer with a Manchester based computer bureau. Newly married, I was very relieved to be able to bring home a salary that paid the mortgage on our new home! This superficially attractive career starting in 1966 gave rise to 33 long years in the corporate computing world and although the numerous business proposals and sales presentations provided some outlet for my natural talents, these were clearly of secondary importance. Only redundancy saved me. In 1999, a Poynton High School evening class in Music Theory, followed by success in piano exams and a teaching course at The Royal Northern College of Music catapulted me at the start of the millennium into a rewarding piano teaching practice which I still enjoy immensely to this day. By 2005, my piano teaching

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My second huge stroke of luck was a chance conversation with Claire - one of my piano pupils at the time. I discovered that she had an editorial background and more importantly, an enthusiasm for my idea. We pooled our individual skills and within a few weeks INSIDE Magazines was born. When I now reflect on my journey, I feel those ‘inbetween’ years were certainly not a complete waste of time, but rather a period of preparation for the golden days to come. I was not ecstatic about the jobs that I held down and at times felt a little doom and gloom. But I kept my chin up, enjoyed holidays and leisure time and thankfully, the mortgage always got paid! Certainly, I would like to have found my feet a little earlier; but none of us have total control and we just have to adjust to the unexpected events that can take over our lives and sometimes thwart our dreams. What is important is our level of self-awareness and the nature of our response to all that life throws at us. In my case I recognised the opportunity when it presented itself and, at the age of 64, found the courage to take the plunge! It’s on this latter note that I would urge young and old alike to be patient and optimistic. Be careful not to undervalue the worth of your current position or to exaggerate any discontent you feel. You might be accumulating some valuable experience. However, don’t let present circumstances blind you to the possibility of a different and brighter future, whatever your age. Stay aware of your own unique gifts and desires and afford them every possible outlet. Be proactive, maintain a healthy attitude, try new things and with a little good fortune, you will get the timing right and you could well fulfil your dreams.


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Meet the Flexcoach Meet the woman who believes every woman deserves to feel confident. ‘I believe that fitness is a journey. I want people to feel as good as my fitness makes me feel. And most of all, I want people to live a good life – after all, you only get one!’

Like the sound of this fitness philosophy? Then meet Mandy, the Flexcoach. Mandy is the proud owner of Flexfit, Macclesfield’s brand new personal training solution. She’s been keeping clients healthy around town since 2016, and now wants to help you start your fitness journey. Mandy runs sessions at Benefit Gym in Macclesfield. Flexfit is designed to work around people’s busy lifestyles, because Mandy understands how tough it can be to make fitness fit in. There’s no fuss, no stress, just real, honest exercise and personalised nutrition. It’s not just about working up a sweat – Mandy will also give you top tips on prepping tasty, healthy meals, to fuel your fitness transformation. ‘Most personal trainers are only interested in the hour they spend with you in the gym,’ says Mandy. ‘But I’m interested in the other 23 hours, 7 days a week.That’s where the real work starts. And that’s where you’ll start to see real change, fast.’ Mandy’s own fitness journey began in 2014 when she got engaged, and wanted to look and feel amazing on her big day. She’d been a gym goer for over a decade, but saw no results. She says: ‘My diet would yo-yo, my body shape would fluctuate, I got nowhere. It turns out, I was putting in work at the gym but not in the kitchen!’

Claire is part-way through her Flexfit journey: ‘I’ve always enjoyed group workouts at Benefit Gym but one to one training with Mandy has made me up my game as there’s nowhere to hide! Mandy is great to work with - approachable, realistic and encouraging. My course of one to one sessions started with a fitness test and an overall review including weight and measurements and I was given a folder of info

including nutrition tips, food diary and goal setting. I’m not trying to lose weight but to get fitter, stronger and more toned. Each workout is recorded in the folder so we can chart my progress and Mandy checks the food diary regularly, making suggestions about how to improve my nutrition. The workouts are no walk in the park but so satisfying, I feel inspired, energised and four weeks in I smashed my original fitness test.’

Anna lost a fantastic 13 pounds in just four weeks. ‘I used to hate how I look. And I hated trying and failing to lose weight – I’d always lose motivation. But Mandy has been absolutely fantastic! We move at my pace, but she has pushed me to be where I want to be.’ Ready to feel fabulous? Fancy finding out how Flexfit can help you? See ad on left to claim your free session. Flexfit - giving you bespoke, hands-on flexible fitness coaching and nutrition.

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The Appeal of Clarence Mill Bollington readers need no introduction to Clarence Mill, the landmark building featured on the front cover. After all, this former cotton mill, built by the Swindells family in 1834, has played a pivotal role in the formation of the Bollington that we know today. But how much do you know about its heritage? If you feel you should get to know more about your town,

Clarence Mill is an excellent starting point from which to explore Bollington and its immediate hinterlands. In its heyday, this mill would have been alive with noisy activity, as workers spun and wove their yarn, whilst the adjacent canal would have provided a vital means of transport for the incoming raw materials and its outgoing finished goods. But today, the mill and the canal have an altogether different feel. Cotton is no longer king and Clarence Mill, like many of its counterparts has reinvented itself, having discovered new and valuable uses more appropriate to this modern era. Located in a picturesque setting on the banks of the Macclesfield Canal this imposing five-storey edifice, with its very tall chimney, now accommodates numerous tasteful apartments and a wide range of businesses and services. It’s not the kind of building that you walk around, unless you live there or have a business appointment and can’t find your way! However, there are a few places that are definitely worth a mention. If you are tempted to invest in a luxurious Indian or Persian rug, The Weave has a great collection of some of the largest and most finely woven carpets that are available. They sell all types of rugs from multi-award winning designer

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rugs to small affordable Tribal and Oriental Carpets Tel. 01625 261276 or visit www.theweave.co.uk You might call in to Kellico Interiors or make an appointment with The Creative Space Studio, run by community artist and writer Debra Tracey. Next to her studio, you will find Café Waterside. This is a friendly café offering a great selection of food and drink. Take a comfortable seat inside, or on a fine day sit outside and watch the boats from this calm canalside location. (Closed Mondays). Tel 01625 575563. All these ground-level businesses are readily accessible from the waterfront, as is The Bollington Discovery Centre.

The Bollington Discovery Centre This is a ‘must visit’ for families and for anyone who is interested in local history. It also makes a perfect starting point for discovering Bollington and its countryside on foot or by bicycle. Specially prepared trails are available which guide you along Bollington’s streets, lanes and footpaths, describing buildings and sites of interest along the way. Here at the Centre you will find the story of Bollington; you will discover how an agricultural backwater in the

Macclesfield Forest came to use its streams and rivers to power the cotton mills that made Bollington the town that it is today. If you climb the stairs to the Gallery you can search a database of over 6,000 historic images of the past. Find the people who worked in the quarries and the mills, ran the shops and enjoyed the bustling life of this cotton town. See their fine houses, their cottages and their streets. If your ancestors happened to live in Bollington, you might make a surprise discovery. All photographs can be purchased and they make a great gift! Bollington Discovery centre is run by Bollington Civic Society and is open on Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm and on Wednesdays 1.30pm to 4pm. Admission is free. For information about group and special interest visits call 01625 572985.


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Win an Organic Recipe Box Founded by farmer Guy Watson, Riverford has been growing and selling organic veg for 30 years and through a national vegbox scheme delivers to 47,000 customers a week. Dave Hanlon, who delivers Riverford produce in our area, asked if I would like to try their new Quick & Light recipe box. The box contains fresh organic produce, stepby-step recipe cards, and all the ingredients required. Each meal has fewer than 500 calories per portion using leaner cuts of meat, less fat, and lots of seasonal veg. I’m already a fan of Riverford Organic produce although I often just pick and choose the items I want instead of one of the regular veg boxes. The idea of a recipe box isn’t something I’ve ever considered so I approached it with interest and a little trepidation. I’m not very good at following recipes – I’m more of a guess the quantity and chuck it all in together kind of cook. So imagine my delight at receiving a box all labelled up with the separate ingredients for three individual meals for two people, right down to the herbs and spices all measured out into the exact quantities required. The pre-measured ingredients more than made up for the extra time it takes to read and follow a new recipe and I made both meals comfortably in less than 30 mins. They were fresh, tasty and, importantly for me, there’s no waste. The portion sizes were surprisingly generous for ‘light’ meals – in fact the Mushroom & Leek Dahl made plenty for two with a small portion left over for my lunchbox the next day – perfect!

In my box the other meals were Chicken, Spinach & Chickpea Tagine and Herby Pork Escalopes with Roast Tomatoes & Courgettes. The recipes change every week with the seasons, so you’ll always have something new to try. If you’re short of time to plan and prepare but want to eat fresh, healthy, organic food rather than ready meals, then these recipe boxes are an ideal solution – I will definitely be going back for more! Other recipe boxes available are original, featuring much loved Riverford recipes; quick, speedy seasonal recipes on the table in under 30 minutes; and the vegetarian packed with tasty, fresh and nourishing recipes. Starting from £24.95 and delivered free they are available to order online at www.riverford.co.uk/recipeboxes or by calling the farm on 01803 227227. To win a Riverford recipe box email competition@insidemagazines.co.uk with the word RIVERFORD as the subject. Please also tell us which issue of INSIDE Magazine you receive. Two names will be picked at random after the closing date of 20 May; Riverford will contact the winners to arrange delivery of your box. T and C’s: Winner must live in an existing Riverford delivery area (most of England and South Wales including Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and High Peak). Prize consists of one, two person, two meal recipe box. There are two recipe boxes to be won.

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inside people

kate firth

Kate Firth was born in Altrincham. Her parents were keen singers and her mother was a leading lady in the East Cheshire Operatic Society. It was no surprise therefore that, from the age of eight, she too performed in operatics. After initial schooling at Manchester High, as the family had moved to Bramhall, Kate took A levels in Art, English, Sociology and Environmental Studies at Stockport College. After leaving college, she worked as an au pair in Switzerland, then as an air hostess with Dan Air. The foreign adventures continued when she and her then husband went to live in the Cayman Islands. The disaster that was hurricane Gilbert drove them back to England. Kate, who had never lost her love of singing, was persuaded by the wife of a colleague to join the Cheshire Chord Company, a chorus that won regional championships on many occasions. Kate sang with them for ten years until she joined Heartbeat Chorus in Marple. In 2000 Kate and her friends formed a quartet, EU-4-IA, which the next year won the national championship for the Ladies Association of Barbershop Singers. In 2004 her daughter Olivia was born and travelled with Kate on many occasions to the US before the pressures of becoming a single mum limited the time Kate could devote to singing. In 2012 she gave up singing but continued coaching others during which time she worked as Finance Director for a Psychological Research Company. In 2014 she left the company to spend more time with her family and to concentrate on coaching and singing. She coached a highly successful quartet, Toneacity; following their success in the Sweet Adeline championships in 2015 Kate herself began to sing in the quartet. Tone-acity has since won the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers gold medal and they will also compete in another competition in May, the winner of which competes in international competition in Las Vegas.

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Kate now organises choirs in Bramhall, Heald Green Alderley and Wilmslow. The groups are totally inclusive and some people attend several of them each week. There is no audition to join and no need to read music. The emphasis of the choirs is singing for enjoyment so they don’t enter competitions but occasionally perform in retirement homes or local festivals. To find out more about the choirs, Kate’s website is www.cheshirecommunitychoirs.com. All the choirs are daytime groups and new members are always welcome. Apart from singing, Kate’s other interest is baking. She is a passionate cake maker and two years ago she was in the final regional heat of the Great British Bake Off. Sadly she didn’t reach the televised sessions. Italian food is her favourite and she and her partner, Craig, regularly escape to their chalet in Porthmadog where they experiment with producing a variety of homemade pasta dishes. An avid reader, Kate is a committed Jack Reacher fan. Her hero as a child was, perhaps rather surprisingly, Fred Astaire and she was addicted to watching his movies. Her heroine now is her mother who has always been a great support and encouragement to her. Kate doesn’t admit to any phobias, in fact she actually confesses to liking snakes and frogs and many of the creatures that make others shudder. There are few animals she dislikes, a love she has passed on to her daughter who dotes on their French bulldog, Betty.

Last Word from Kate I have always loved singing and derived a great deal of pleasure from it. Now I want to help others share the sense of community and wellbeing that it brings.

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BOLLINGTON ART GROUP It’s June, so it must be time for the fabulous, not to be missed, Bollington Art Group’s annual Exhibition. As our established format works so well, it hasn’t been changed with free entry over three days, an exciting range of works by local artists in all genres, all offered at affordable prices, including framed and unframed as well as individual greetings cards. The venue will be, as ever, the recently refurbished Civic Hall, on Palmerston Street, SK10 5JX, situated over the Library, with free parking at the rear of the building. We will of course be running our pop up café, with a wonderful range of homemade cakes and pastries, served on traditional china crockery, a real old fashioned treat just like mother used to make! The preview opening will be an invitation only event, on Thursday 22 June, with Bollington’s Mayor, Cllr Andrew Langdon in attendance. The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June 10am until late afternoon daily.

Do come along, you will be assured of a friendly welcome, knowledgeable helpers on hand and a very pleasant atmosphere, if you are a first time attendee, it will be a happy experience and if you are a regular then you already know that you will be sure to enjoy the event.

PRESTBURY WI SUPPORTS LOCAL YOUTH CLUB Prestbury WI invited Thelma Jackson, Trustee of Prestbury Youth Club, to their recent members meeting to present her with a cheque for £100 to the Youth Club Fund. The money was raised by the members following a social event that was held in the in the village hall. The Youth Club has been raising money for the last few years by doing various fundraising activities to help support its quest to have a new building in Prestbury to run the group from. “The funds will help build a replacement community and youth centre which will benefit the community” said Thelma. Jill Hine President of Prestbury WI said, “The WI is keen to support projects that benefit the community and thanked members for their help and support in organising the event.”

Left to right front row Pam Dickinson, Jacqui Shackleton, Judy Popley,Thelma Jackson (Trustee) , Jill Hine (President) Margaret Ransom

EXERCISE TO MUSIC Our Exercise to Music class has been meeting at Civic Hall, Bollington, for some years. This is an Extend Exercise Class for active people over 60 or less active people under 60. Classes include low impact exercise to music and Strength and Balance. We meet on Tuesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Cost £4 per session.

Further details from Angela 07790 291648. www.extend.org.uk Continued over

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BOLLINGTON WELL DRESSING Please join us on Saturday 1 July for the opening, by the Mayor elect, of the 2017 Bollington Well Dressing which will be held at 11 30am by the Greg Fountain on Flash Lane, opposite the Cock and Pheasant Pub. After a short opening ceremony, we are pleased to announce that St John’s C of E Primary School, whose board is positioned outside Clarence Mill, will entertain you. The theme this year is “Bollington goes to the Cinema,” and if you want to get involved with making the displays, then old and new friends are welcome to join us, at Bollington Cricket Club, any time on Weds 28 or Thurs 29 June between 9am and 8pm and 9am until finished on Friday 30 June. Refreshments will be available. Even if you have never done it before do join us, it’s great fun!

WALKS FOR HEALTH Now that spring is here it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy some gentle exercise in our glorious countryside. Three local organisations, the Bridgend Centre, East Cheshire Ramblers and Walkers are Welcome have got together to provide a programme of short, easy walks in and around Bollington from April to October. The walks are designed to encourage new walkers as well as those looking to get back into the habit of taking some regular exercise. Walking is a great way of feeling happier and healthier and has been described by some as the perfect exercise. The walks are every Monday evening at 6pm and alternate Fridays at 10.30am. All walks are less than two miles, no stiles and have just a few gentle slopes. There is no need to book, just turn up wearing comfortable shoes and you may like to bring a drink. There is no charge and there are different start points in and around Bollington. Full details are on the leaflet available at the Bridgend Centre, Bollington Town Hall, libraries and other locations.

For more information contact the Bridgend Centre on 01625 576311, email info@bridgendcentre.org.uk or visit www.bridgendcentre.org.uk

One Step Forward! You may have spotted Gregor Watson out delivering your copy of INSIDE. All those footsteps would have been good training for the fantastic challenge he has recently completed. At just 13 years old, earlier this month Gregor walked the Cheshire Ring Canal – that’s 98 miles in seven days! He was raising funds for Action Duchenne because his life-long friend Toby Maurice has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He has already raised over £4000 with money still coming in. Amazing well done Gregor!

Gregor with his Mum Jane

To find out more about his challenge, Action Duchenne and to donate if you can, visit www.actionduchenne.org/gregor-watsons-canal-walking-challenge-98-miles-in-7-days/

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MACCLESFIELD EYE SOCIETY Macclesfield Eye Society is an independent local charity founded in 1875 offering support to people throughout East Cheshire who are affected by sight loss. This includes the person with sight loss themselves and also their friends and family who might be supporting or caring for them. Our Resource Centre is based at 15 Queen Victoria Street in central Macclesfield, SK11 6LP, and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1.30pm. We are funded entirely through donations, legacies and grants, and other than two part-time employed staff we are run by volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds and knowledge – some sighted and some with sight loss – who kindly give up their time to support all the things we do. We always welcome enquiries from anyone interested in volunteering with us. At Macclesfield Eye Society we offer a number of services for people affected by sight loss, as well as signposting, advice and support on a more informal basis. We also organise and run an annual event called Vision Day. This year Vision Day will be on Friday 12 May from 10am to 3.30pm at Macclesfield Town Hall. Entry to Vision Day is free, and it is a chance to come and find out what services and support are available from local sight loss and other charities, organisations and equipment suppliers. At Vision Day you can get: sight loss advice; see a range of exhibitions, presentations and workshops and see demonstrations of visual impairment equipment designed to support people with sight loss, all presented by independence specialists. Refreshments will be available on the day.

For further information about Vision Day please see our website www.macclesfieldeyesociety.org.uk; email info@macclesfieldeyesociety.org.uk; or telephone 01625 422602

HOST A BLOOMING GREAT TEA PARTY THIS JUNE Marie Curie is calling on people in Cheshire to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of the charity this June. Get together with friends, family or colleagues for a tea party, bake sale or tea-riffic tea-break this June. Your tea and cake will help Marie Curie provide vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families. Jessica Herrington, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser in Cheshire said: “Holding a Blooming Great Tea Party really is a piece of cake. Pick a date between 23 and 25 June send out some invites and simply raise a cuppa, joining thousands of others across Cheshire doing their bit for Marie Curie. “Whether you choose to make everything yourself or pop to the shops for some tasty treats, as long as you price each slice or put a donation box by the front door you’ll be sure to raise funds to help Marie Curie support people when they need it most.”

To find out more and receive your free fundraising pack, call 0800 716 146 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/teaparty. Continued over

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WILMSLOW WELLS FOR AFRICA GARDENS DAY Wilmslow Wells for Africa raises money to provide wells and dams to ensure clean drinking water to African communities. Last year’s Gardens Day raised a fantastic amount of money - over £11,000. This year, on Saturday 24 June there is a splendid range of 19 open gardens, of which three are completely new and several others are open following a break of some years. This year’s gardens include a herb specialist garden, a large completely refurbished garden and a skillfully terraced town garden. All the gardens are in Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge. Homemade refreshments will be served at St John’s Church Rooms, Knutsford Road and at several of the gardens.

Tickets £12 on the day or £10 in advance from Chelsea Flowers, (Wilmslow) and Alderley Flowers (Alderley Edge). Enquiries to 01625 522552 or 01625 520193 www.wilmslowwells.org Gardens open 10.30am to 4.30pm

CHESHIRE VILLAGES GREAT WAR SOCIETY The Cheshire Villages Great War Society will be holding an exhibition on Saturday 13 May, to remember and commemorate those who lost their lives fighting in WW1 from the villages situated in North East Cheshire. The venue for this event will be at Poynton Civic Hall, off Park Lane, Poynton, SK10 1RB. First-hand information will be on display and available for those names commemorated on the Poynton, Woodford, Disley, Adlington and Hazel Grove, war memorials. There will also be a representation of other villages from this area of Cheshire. Also on display will be paintings, poetry and embroidery, done by local school children, depicting their interpretation of the Great War. There will be the opportunity to find out further information on your relatives who went at the bidding of that poster by Lord Kitchener, “BRITONS WANTS YOU” Whilst the researchers are very willing to help with any enquiries, they are also eager to obtain further personal information from relatives of those who died; information, artefacts and photographs which will help to give a complete picture of those heroes. If you have anything you think might be of interest for the exhibition please call Harry Carlisle on 01625 428331.

Do pay a visit and discover the story behind the soldiers who worked in the then village of Poynton and the surrounding area who went to war to fight for King and Country and never returned. The hall will open at 10am and the event closes at 5pm. Admission is free and there will be refreshments available.

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Froggatt, Padley Chapel and the Edges Distance: 7½ miles Ascent/descent: 1,200ft Walk description: This delightful circular walk starts from Curbar Gap car park and passes through woods on the way down to the village of Froggatt. It then follows the Derwent Valley Heritage Way before visiting Padley Chapel and then continuing uphill through Hay Wood. The final part of the walk is a Peak District classic along Froggatt and Curbar Edges, giving spectacular views, especially on a clear day. Starting point: Curbar Gap car park (SK 261746) is a National Trust car park, free for members. There is also some parking alongside the road that leads up from Curbar to Curbar Gap. Map: OL24 White Peak From the car park walk downhill on the road in the direction of Curbar. After a short distance the road bends sharply to the left. About half way along before the road bends again (to the right) there is a path to the right (West, SK 257747). Follow this path through a field and into a wooded area. Continue on obvious path through trees until reaching a gate on the right,

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signed Froggatt (SK 255747). Take the path to the right (NNE) Follow this broad path through bracken and woods. The path runs parallel to the edges above you. Ignore all paths to right and left. Pass through two walls with metal gates and on reaching a clear cross path (SK 248760) which comes down from the edges, turn left and immediately through a gate. There is now a steep descent on variable surfaces with loose stones, so care is needed. On reaching a road (A625) cross with care to a stile beside a gate opposite. Go over stile and take clear path as it descends to a minor road in Froggatt. Turn right and continue on road. Shortly a road joins from the left. By taking a few steps along the road to the left onto the bridge there is a good view of the River Derwent. Retrace your steps to the junction and continue in your original direction on the road (Hollowgate). Continue through the attractive village of Froggatt. Part way along the road there is an elevated footpath on the right. At the end of this footpath take a lane going left ignoring a no through road sign (Spooner Lane). Keep on Spooner Lane until it ends and becomes a narrow track. Continue along this track to a very narrow squeezer stile. Continue keeping wall on right. At the end of the wall (SK242768) the path goes diagonally left (NNE) to a gap in a wall. Now keep wall on left to gap in next wall. Continue through the wall in the same direction as before (the wall on your left now turns away from the path. You are aiming for a stile across the field giving access into Horse Hay Coppice (SK 244770).


The path through the coppice is very clear and undulating with some delightful spots where it crosses streams. On leaving the coppice keep heading north with a wall and trees on the left until reaching a flat bridge and an opening on the left. Go through the opening (SK 245776) and then NNE across a field to a stile at the road (B6521) near Grindleford Bridge (SK 245778). Cross this busy road and continue on pavement away from the bridge, past houses on left until reaching a stile by a gate. Go through stile and continue on path going north until gap on left takes the path to the left of the line of trees ahead of you. Keep to the left of the line of trees and follow them until reaching a concrete footbridge. Bear right (mag bearing 26˚) following right hand side of wall. This area can get quite muddy. After crossing through a broken wall (SK243788) bear right (NE) to eventually meet a track (SK244789). Turn right along track and cross railway bridge to minor road. Turn right. Around 100m on the left is a gate leading to the rear of Padley Chapel, where there are the remains of Padley Hall. This makes an excellent spot for a lunch break. Information about the Chapel and The Padley Martyrs can be found at www.derbyshire-peakdistrict.co.uk/padleychapel

When you are suitably refreshed re-join the minor road and continue along it until reaching a right hand bend which will take you back over the railway line at Grindleford Station. On the left, just over the bridge, is the Station Café which is very popular. Immediately after the café a waypoint points left. Follow this steep concreted path up to the road (B56521). Turn right and walk a short distance along this road. There is a footpath after a few yards. On reaching a small road turning left (Tedgness Road), cross the road with great care and go up this side road. After just under ¼ mile take a waymarked path going left (SSE) behind houses.

The Walk Remain on this clear path through Hay Wood ignoring paths on either side. The path gradually ascends until reaching a short steep descent to a stream and then ascending to meet a road (A625). Turn right onto this busy road for a very short distance, crossing over to a path that goes off to the left through a gate (next to padlocked white gate, (SK 254775). Take this clear path which slowly ascends through woods before reaching more open areas. There is a small stone circle off to the left (SK 249767) which is worth a short diversion although it can be difficult to find when the bracken is at its tallest! Continue on the clear path after the diversion. You are now walking along Froggatt Edge. As you progress the path gets closer to the edge and good panoramic views will be seen to the West as well as good moorland views to the East. This area is popular with climbers and you may see them as they ascend from below. The walk continues on the clear path and regular diversions towards the edge are recommended to see the views. In a couple of places the path goes around large rock outcrops. There are optional paths that will take you over these if you prefer. As the path starts to descend towards Curbar Gap the car park can be seen, in trees, to the left. On reaching a gate take the left fork which swings further to the left to return you to your starting point. There is often an ice cream van parked here in the summer and in recent years this has been joined by a van selling drinks and cakes. Neither of these can be guaranteed! Marple District Rambling Club organises up to 30 walks at all levels each month, going out on Thursdays and Sundays. For further information, phone Sue Gilmore, 0161 427 1471 or Deirdre Nolan, 0161 427 7794. Alternatively, view the web site, www.marple-uk/community/rambling

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Diary of a geeky knitter As I sit down to write this, I’m just mourning the end of a terrific weekend down in London attending the theatre. Just under two years ago I, like many other people across the country, eagerly waited with bated breath in a digital queue for tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – don’t worry, I won’t be sharing any spoilers today – and one weekend in early April the day finally came where I went to see the show. My, my, my, it was a magical and spellbinding day (all puns intended) and I can’t recommend going to see the play enough to fans of Harry Potter. A big group of us made a weekend of it and it was such a lot of fun. But if you don’t fancy travelling as far as me to catch a play, why not check the INSIDE Guide for some local performances, or travel a little further into Manchester where there is plenty on all year round.

Back in the ‘real world’ I’ve been knitting and crocheting just as much as ever. Blogging has slowed down somewhat, but that’s ok – work is incredibly busy, and with the sun finally poking her head around the clouds these days we have to go outside and enjoy it! I’ve had my typing fingers working hard elsewhere in the meantime, and I’ve had a couple of articles

published in the new magazines; if you managed to see a copy of Knit Now in February you might have seen my article on the Pussyhat Project, the pink-knittedhat-phenomenon that swept the world early this year in line with the Women’s Marches across the world. And if you grabbed April’s Love Sewing you will read a threepage feature by me all about sewing for cosplay – you know that costuming that I like to do – in the hopes that more people will be drawn into my geeky web of niche interests. It’s a lot of fun to write about the things I love, which really explains why I do like to blog and write this wee little article. Next time, I will give you some hints on how you can start writing for yourself and your passions. Don’t worry, you won’t need to be a manic-knitter who is obsessed with Harry Potter and Pokemon Go to do this (though if you are, make sure you email me to say hello – jennythegeekyknitter@gmail.com). Until then make sure to enjoy the sunshine, see a play, and happy knitting! jennythegeekyknitter@gmail.com www.thegeekyknitter.co.uk www.etsy.com/uk/shop/geeksgamesandknits

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Room with a view on a Rhine river cruise More than any other type of holiday, river cruising really steps up to the plate when views to die for are on your list of travel ‘must haves.’

Koblenz and Mannheim in some style. UNESCO World Heritage-listed for its unique combination of geological, historical and cultural gems, a journey along this fabled waterway is something to remember for a very long time. Heidelburg again has a beautiful riverside setting and is one of Germany’s oldest and most famous university towns. Visited by many 18th and early 19th century romantics, most notably the poet Goethe, it also inspired JMW Turner and appears in some of his greatest landscapes. Steeped in folklore and charm, the Rhine’s ripe banks burst with story-book castles and verdant vineyards, all waiting to be enjoyed from the comfort of your floating five-star hotel. Whether soaked in from the comfort of your luxurious balcony suite or admired with new friends over cocktails through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Panorama Lounge, something new waits round every bend of the river.

An array of endlessly-changing scenery from rolling valleys to dramatic cliffs mark your journey, punctuated by picturesque ports and the beating heart of vibrant cities. A cruise on the mighty Rhine delivers like no other. Take the breathtaking Rhine Gorge, for example. This awesome 65km stretch marks your route between

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River cruising is ideal for single passengers too; one of our favourite operators, Scenic, together with their sister company Emerald, currently have some great departures with no single supplement. With a river cruise it is easy to get off the ship each day, and explore either with the group, or independently. The ships generally dock centrally, just a short walk

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from the centre of town, and always with plenty of places of interest within easy reach. Amazing vistas abound ashore too where you’ll enjoy a flexible choice of excursions in every destination ensuring you spend your holiday exactly the way you want to. From Strasbourg, why not journey to the awe-inspiring Black Forest and take in the spectacular scenery on a guided hike? And in Mannheim, views come no more five-star than on an unforgettable Enrich event at the Baroque Palace of Rastatt. Surrounded by spectacular gardens, this formidable venue could be the backdrop to a private classical music concert, exclusively for you and fellow guests. As the sun sets on another day of discovery, so it does on that day’s port. So step out onto your Scenic sun lounge, have your butler deliver you a tipple of your choice, and raise a toast to a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Contact Travel By Design on 01625 584195 to book your river cruise.

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summertime gardens

and the National Garden Scheme

Readers of this magazine will be familiar with the National Garden Scheme and the way it works by admissions at the garden gate, plant sales, tea and cakes – and an increasing number of other activities aimed at supporting charities in the caring and nursing sectors. Last year was a record with donations to our beneficiary charities totalling more than £3.6million. Of this, £500,000 went to Macmillan Cancer Support and the same amount to both Marie Curie and Hospice UK. Carers Trust received £400,000 and £375,000 was donated to the Queen’s Nursing Institute. Smaller amounts went to seven other charities. Looking forward, this year marks our 90th anniversary and we are planning for another excellent year of garden visits and special events. Highlights include our 90th anniversary weekend from 27 to 29 May and a photographic competition - details to be announced. And be sure to sign up for My NGS via the website so that you’ll be the first to know about garden openings in your area. And if you really want to make a difference, how about opening your own garden as part of the National Garden Scheme? Contact John Hinde, County Organiser on 0151 353 0032 or john.hinde@ maylands.com for further information.

Where to go and what to see During May and June, there are around 50 NGS gardens to visit in the Cheshire and Wirral area alone – far too many to list in this article, but here are half a dozen suggestions for visits to gardens both large and small, without having to drive too far:

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A mid-sized south-west facing Cheshire garden of approximately a third of an acre, laid out in two parts. Large lawn area surrounded by mature, colourful perennial borders. Rose arbour, small pond with koi, patio, raised fruit- and cut-flower beds. Small mature wooded area with winding paths on a lower level. Front is laid to lawn with two main borders separated by a small grass area.

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Sun House garden - 66 Bridge Lane, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 3AW. Open: Saturday 3 June, Sunday 4 June (1.30 - 5.30pm). Admission £4, children free. Home-made teas. This quirky and romantic garden is full of interest and with plenty of colour all year round. Surrounded by mature trees with a dry, shady, acid soil complemented by numerous ponds and bog areas. It has a wide range of herbaceous plants, some mosaic and ceramic decorations, a gravel garden and a vegetable plot, plus chickens and two life-sized terracotta warriors.

NEW! 61 Birtles Road – Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JG.

Hathaway – Tytherington, nr Macclesfield, 1 Pool End Road, Tytherington SK10 2LB.

Open: Saturday 17 June, Sunday 18 June (1 - 5pm). Admission £3, children free. Light refreshments.

Open: Saturday 6 May, Sunday 7 May (10am - 5pm). Admission £4, children free. Home-made teas.

The rear garden of this south-facing semi has been developed over the past five years to give mixed herbaceous borders and island beds packed with a


box, topiary, roses, a lily pond, a walled garden. Also, a Romanesque loggia, 19th century dell, rhododendrons and pleached limes. The richly carved and Grade I listed Carolean Stables are of significant architectural importance.

Well House - Dean Row Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 2BU. Kennedy Avenue

Open: Sunday 25 June (10.30am - 4.30pm). Admission £4.50, children free. Home-made teas.

wide variety of planting to give year-round interest. New last year was a fragrant Rose Garden. A rockery has a waterfall which falls to the wildlife pond. There is seating around the garden. Regret no wheelchair access.

NEW! 60 Kennedy Avenue – Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DE. Open: Sunday 18 June (1 - 5pm). Admission £3.50 (includes glass of wine), children free. Home-made teas. Small suburban garden designed to provide al fresco dining and relaxed entertaining, as well as a relaxed cottage garden tranquillity. There is a display of 60 hanging baskets, two working beehives and a bee keeper’s garden. Unusually, the front garden is set out in cottage garden style. Not suitable for disabled access.

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Familiar to many gardening friends this happily maturing 3 acre garden, tended with a gentle hand, offers a shady woodland, formal borders and imaginative landscaping. Featuring lush herbaceous planting, wild flowers are a particular passion. Both naturalised and planted they are managed, cultivated and encouraged wherever possible - especially within the meadow which now boasts many wild orchids.

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Peover Hall Gardens

Peover Hall Garden – Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9HW. Opening for NGS: Saturday 3 June, Sunday 4 June (2 5pm). Admission £5, children free. Home-made teas in Park House Tea Room & Paddock. The gardens to Peover Hall are set in 15 acres and feature a number of ‘garden rooms’ filled with clipped

For information on all 3,700 gardens in the scheme throughout England and Wales, visit www.ngs.org. uk and select the Visit a Garden option or check the Cheshire & Wirral Gardens to Visit booklet (free from libraries or larger garden centres). The website and booklet provide full details of the gardens, visiting dates and times and other information such as how to find the gardens, where to park and notes on accessibility. The average admission price is £4, children usually free; home-made teas are almost always available. Group visits to many gardens can often be arranged, usually subject to a minimum group size. Contact details via the NGS website or the county booklet. by Graham Beech www.ngs.org.uk

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

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Stay & Play 1.30-3pm Hurdsfield Children’s Centre, Hulley Rd, Macc.

Trinity Tots at Holy Trinity Hurdsfield 9.30-11.00am Free play, craft activities and song time. Refreshments include tea, coffee, juice and toast

For ages 0-5 with parents/carers. Please call 01625 378 081 or email hurdsfieldchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk for more information

197a Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield. Contact 01625 424587 melissa@hthmacc.com

Tuesday Praise & Play 9.30-11am Term time only. St Oswald’s Church, Bollington. Contact Beverley on 01625 500970 or beverleynxn@aol.com Wacky Woods 10am -12pm Styperson Quarry Wood, Brookledge Lane, Adlington. Come and have fun in the woods with your pre-schooler in a guided session; even young babies can appreciate the joys of nature. £5 per child includes pancakes or crumpets on the campfire. Contact 01625 573086

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

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

Saturday Footloose Dance Academy 9-9.55am Civic Hall, Bollington. Introduction to dance for 3-4 year olds, including Ballet, Tap, and Freestyle dance. Children will use their imagination, practise simple steps and learn co-ordination – whilst having fun! For more information visit www.footloosedanceacademy.co.uk and to register please contact Sarah on 07951 054 547 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.

NCT at Fun4all 10-12 noon Fun4all in Macclesfield. Under 1’s free, 1 and 2 year olds £1 and 3+ usual rates. Contact bumpsandbabies@eastcheshire-nct.org. uk, telephone 0844 243 6115, and see our Facebook page ‘Friends of East Cheshire NCT’ for more information and other events. Allsorts Toddler Group 1.30-3pm Term time only. Allsorts Pre-School, Bollington St John’s Primary School. £1.50 per family includes refreshments. Contact the pre-school supervisor Kathryn Cox on 07913628115 or allsorts3@virginmedia.com

thursday Jolly Bollys 10-11.30am Bollington Community Centre, Ovenhouse Lane. Please call 01625 378 081 or email hurdsfieldchildrenscentreadmin@cheshireeast.gov.uk for more information

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selected events in your area

WEDNESDAY 3 May

Friday 12 May

FLIX in the STIX Pott Shrigley Community Cinema presents A United Kingdom. Tickets £4 in advance or £5 on the door. Call Anthea 01625 573538, Sue 01625 573210 or Peter 01625 876646 for tickets. Email pottflix@gmail.com Website tiny.cc/pottflix Pott Shrigley Village Hall, bar opens 6.30pm, screening 7.30pm

Vision Day –Macclesfield Eye Society. Come and find out what services and support are available from local sight loss charities, organisations and equipment suppliers. For more information contact us 01625 422602 or info@macclesfieldeyesociety.org.uk Town Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA 10am to 3.30pm

Thursday 4 May

Prestbury Tennis Club Open Day All ages and abilities welcome, qualified coaches on hand to hold practice sessions. All equipment provided. For more information contact Cate Wood on 07970 203414 Bollin Grove, Prestbury SK10 4JJ 1.30pm to 5pm

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, holidays and restaurant visits. More info at www.thursdaygroup.co.uk If you are interested please ring Mike on 07860 396286, or just come along to The Bulls Head Pub in Handforth, 30 Wilmslow Road, SK9 3EW at 8.30pm on the first Thursday of each month when there will be somebody there to meet you and explain the workings of the group and introduce you to members.

Sunday 7 May Plant Hunters’ Fair HALF PRICE ENTRY to the Gardens and Plant Fair £3 Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4LF 10am to 4pm

Thursday 11 May A prayer in every petal An evening of flowers, fun and faith with Val Seed. Come and be inspired to produce beautiful flower arrangements. Tickets £10 (to include a hot meal) Tytherington Family Worship Church, off Dorchester Way, Tytherington, SK10 2UZ 7.30pm

Fri 12 & Sat 13 May Poynton Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s annual spring concert Musical Mash-Up! Tickets £8 for adults and £5 for ages 16 and under, can be obtained on the door each night. They are available also in advance, by emailing: tickets@poyntongands.co.uk or by telephone: 01625 876394 Poynton Legion, George’s Road West, Poynton 7.30pm

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Saturday 13 May Northern Chamber Orchestra ‘Summer Night’ with Lara Melda, piano Tickets £18/£14; £7 students; 18s and under free. From NCO Box Office 0161 247 2220; Macclesfield VIC, Town Hall 01625 378123; Silk Museum Shop, Heritage Centre, on the door. www.ncorch.co.uk Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield 7.30pm

Saturday 13 May Barnby Choir Concert Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzs, Elgar: Serenade for Strings (Arranged for piano duet), Chilcott :Songs and Cries of London Town, Parry: I Was Glad and Blest Pair of Sirens. Tickets available on the door or in advance from Anne Macdonald 07810 517464 (£12, £10 Concessions, £5 Students) Further information please visit www.thebarnbychoir.co.uk St Bartholomew’s Church Cliff Road Wilmslow SK9 4AA 7.30pm

Thursday 18 May ‘Lightning Under Their Skirts’ – a play by Joy Winkler Suitable for children aged 11+. Tickets cost £10/ £8 concessions/ £5 children (ticket price includes ‘sixties’ style refreshment!) Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield 7.30pm

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Monday 19 June

Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire A demonstration of TWILE by Kelly Marsden one of its founders. With Twile you can create a visual timeline of your family history, made up of events and photos, which all the family can explore and add to. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meetings open to the public, admission £2 per including refreshments. macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk The Salvation Army Church, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD 2pm

Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz Poynton British Legion, Georges Rd. Poynton, SK12 1JY 7.30pm £6 entry, enquiries 01663-763532

Thursday 1 June 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, holidays and restaurant visits. More info at www.thursdaygroup.co.uk If you are interested please ring Mike on 07860 396286, or just come along to The Bulls Head Pub in Handforth, 30 Wilmslow Road, SK9 3EW at 8.30pm on the first Thursday of each month when there will be somebody there to meet you and explain the workings of the group and introduce you to members.

Friday 4 June Ian Herbert Chief sportswriter at The Independent, has just written Quiet Genius, a biography of Bob Paisley, now hailed as one of the most successful English football managers of all time. Under his command, Liverpool won the European Cup three times. Ian will talk about the man and his success and examine whether a quiet, less egocentric form of management can work in sport. Tickets £7.50 from www.bollingtonartscentre.co.uk Bollington Arts Centre 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY 7 June FLIX in the STIX Pott Shrigley Community Cinema presents Manchester by the Sea. Tickets £4 in advance or £5 on the door. Call Anthea 01625 573538, Sue 01625 573210 or Peter 01625 876646 for tickets. Email pottflix@gmail.com Website tiny.cc/pottflix Pott Shrigley Village Hall, bar opens 6.30pm, screening 7.30pm

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Prestbury Tennis Club Open Day All ages and abilities welcome, qualified coaches on hand to hold practice sessions. All equipment provided. For more information contact Cate Wood on 07970 203414 Bollin Grove, Prestbury SK10 4JJ 1.30pm to 5pm

Wednesday 21 June Lunchtime Concert with Students from Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester Admission by programme £5, light lunches available from 12noon, concert commences at 1pm Further information from 01625 586713 Alderley Edge Methodist Church, Chapel Road

Fri 23 to Sun 25 June Bollington Art Group Annual Exhibition Free entry over three days, an exciting range of works by local artists in all genres, all offered at affordable prices, including framed and unframed as well as individual greetings cards. Civic Hall, Palmerston Street, Bollington SK10 5JX 10am onwards

Fri 23 Jun to Sat 1 July Wilmslow Green Room presents Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Laura Eason from the novel by Jules Verne Directed by Celia Bonner. Laura Eason’s adaptation of one of the world’s most beloved tales arrives in Wilmslow. A cast of eight play over 50 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant! Enjoy the fun! Tickets available from from Monday 29 May on 01625 540933 and via the GR website. Wilmslow Green Room Theatre, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow

Saturday 24 June Wilmslow Wells for Africa Gardens Day 19 open gardens in Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge. Homemade refreshments will be served at St John’s Church Rooms, Knutsford Road and at several of the gardens. www.wilmslowwells.org Tickets £12 on the day or £10 in advance from Chelsea Flowers, Wilmslow and Alderley Flowers. Enquiries: Phone 01625 522552 or 01625 520193. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm

Saturday 24 June Concert of popular organ music By internationally recognised organist and choral conductor, Christopher Cromar, who has given organ recitals in places such as Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral. Tytherington Family Worship Church, off Dorchester Way, Tytherington SK10 2UZ 7.30pm


MON 26 June to SAT 1 JULY Poynton Players present The 39 Steps by John Buchan & Alfred Hitchcock A fast-paced, zany whodunit adapted by Patrick Barlow. Tickets Mon £7.50, Tues to Sat £8.50. www.poyntonplayers.co.uk Booking line 0333 666 3366 Poynton Players, George’s Road West, Poynton

Tuesday 27 June Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire Catherine Booth ‘The Mother of the Salvation Army’ a talk by Danny Wells. Catherine Booth was the co-founder of The Salvation Army, along with her husband William Booth. Admission £2 per meeting including refreshments. Further details email macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk The Salvation Army Church, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD starting at 7.30pm.

Sat 1 & Sun 2 July Plant Hunters’ Fair. Entry to fair, gardens and grounds only £2.50 Henbury Hall Gardens, Henbury, Macclesfield, SK11 9PJ 10am to 5pm

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useful numbers Churches Bollington United Reformed Church Bollington Christian Life Church Prestbury Methodist Church Quakers St Oswald’s Church St Gregory’s RC Church St Peters Church Prestbury Tytherington Family Worship

Schools 01625 572817 01625 578100 01625 424361 01625 562109 01625 573162 01625 572108 01625 827625 01625 615195

pharmacies I Rowlands & Co The Village Pharmacy, Prestbury

01625 574401 01625 829216

Dentists Bollington Dental Practice Prestbury Road Dental Practice

01625 574609 01625 432300

Doctors Bollington Medical Centre Hope Cottage Surgery, Prestbury

08443 878481 01625 827319

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Leisure Centre Bollington Leisure Centre Macclesfield Leisure Centre

01625 574774 01625 615602

Libraries Bollington Library Prestbury Library Macclesfield Library

01625 378266 01625 827501 01625 374000

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01625 572025 01625 572138 01625 572021 01625 572037 01625 572767 01625 422192 01625 422192 01625 829035 01625 383033 01625 384071 01625 383050 01625 610220 01625 426138 01625 827898

Travel Bus & Train Times National Rail Enquiries Manchester Airport

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Hospitals Macclesfield Hospital Prestbury Medical Centre 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 The Marlborough Primary School Tytherington High School All Hallows Catholic High School Fallibroome High School

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

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classified index BATHROOMS Dave Beal

ELECTRICIANS 31

BOOKSHOPS Simply Books

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Nab Construction

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Dave Beal

Maddocks

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PLUMBING

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CAR SERVICES & SALES Hulley Road MOT & Service Centre Inside front cover

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CARPETS

Hear Pure

Carpet Creations Linney Cooper

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CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Safeclean

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CLEANING 40

Wild About Cleaning

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CHILDCARE Nursery Rhymes Nursery

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DENTISTS Westgate Dental Practice

DRAINAGE Pure Clean Drainage Solutions

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Poynton Roofing

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Kathy Shaw

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The Hemming Room

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TRAVEL Travel by Design

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VETERINARY SURGEONS 5

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LOFT LADDERS

Bollington Veterinary Centre

ORGANIC FOOD

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WINDOW CLEANING Cavendish Window Cleaning

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WILLS East Cheshire Wills

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MUSEUMS

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WINDOW & CONSERVATORY REPAIRS The Window Repair Centre

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PAINTING & DECORATING Kathy Shaw

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Lynx Inside 23

Greensleeves

Riverford Home Delivery 32

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LAWNCARE

Avro Heritage Museum

DRIVEWAY CLEANING Will’s Driveway Cleaning

Cheshire Decking & Patios

PRINT SERVICES

SOFT FURNISHINGS 29

LANDSCAPING

More Than Loft Ladders 10

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KITCHENS Matt Finish

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Bollington Printshop Back Cover

HEARING SERVICES

Turners Landscaping

Diamond Home Support

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HEALTH & FITNESS Fitness for All

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Simon Bannister

FINANCIAL SERVICES Mulberry Financial Ltd

Building Services

PLASTERERS

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