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Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus This time of year, it’s a bit of a shock to the system when you wake up at 6.30am and it still feels like the middle of the night! But what a splendid season Autumn is. Remember those hot days when it was warmer here than in parts of the Mediterranean? Then the terrible rain and flooding? Crazy extremes of weather like this aren’t ideal but, if there is a plus side, the Autumn colours are magnificent this year. Oddly too, my delightful new cottage garden (I moved to a new house recently) is still in bloom in October with all sorts of colour. I can’t wait to see what else pops up over the coming year! Sorry to mention Christmas so early, but this issue covers November and December so you can plan everything festive! Also, a reminder that the next issue of INSIDE is printed before the Christmas break, so please note the copy deadline is earlier than usual (Thurs 5 December.) Anything for inclusion in January and February will need to be with us by then. See you in 2020!
What’s INSIDE this month 4 simply books book club choice 8 Diary of a Geeky Knitter 11 the man who saved manchester united 15 Puzzles 16 Recipe 20 winter breaks 24 The Walk 26 In Touch 29 inside people 30 prairie planting 33 father christmas comes 11 to hazel grove 34 INSIDE Guide 41 Just 4 Kids 42 Children’s Activities 44 Puzzle Solutions 45 Useful Numbers 46 Classified Index
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simply books book club choice One of my favourite books since we opened the shop (in 2002!) is The Poisonwood Bible by American author Barbara Kingsolver so I have been excited to pick up her new novel Unsheltered. Willa Knox lives in unforgiving circumstances – having moved into to an old, crumbling house with her two grown-up children, a new-born grandchild, and her ailing father-in-law, life seems to be falling apart around her (both literally and metaphorically). But when Willa discovers that a pioneering female scientist (with a connection to Charles Darwin) lived on the same street in the 1800s, could this historical connection be enough to save their home from ruin? And can Willa, despite the odds, keep her family together? A compelling story with alternate chapters set in the present and the 1880s – a remarkable read which gives centre stage to two incredible heroines. Unusually, my second choice this month is a work of non-fiction. The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield is the inspiring true story of a father and son’s fight to stay together and survive the Holocaust. Vienna, 1939. Nazi police seize Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer and his son, Fritz, and send the pair to Buchenwald in Germany. There begins an unimaginable ordeal that sees the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they are held in. When Gustav is set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, his son refuses to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witness and the suffering they endure, there is one constant that keeps them alive: the love between father and son.
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Based on Gustav’s secret diary and meticulous archive research, The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz is a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust. Author Jeremy Dronfield will be with us for an what promises to be an unforgettable evening on Tuesday 29 October presenting this extraordinary story of survival. Please contact Simply Books for details. And for the children…we love the picture book from author/illustrator Kristina Stephenson, the creator of the Sir Charlie Stinky Socks series. In Kristina’s new book the most brilliant minds in the animal kingdom come together to discuss the Impossible Question…Why Are There So Many Books About Bears? An hilarious, inventive and colourful romp of a story.
STOCKPORT SET FOR ICY WHITE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS Stockport is guaranteed an Icy White Christmas as the town centre transforms to become an enchanting Winter Wonderland. An exciting calendar of events is set to entertain families of all ages in the run-up to Christmas in Merseyway, Market Place, Underbank and across the town, including a return of the popular ice trail, Christmas markets, free entertainment and a free ride on the Polar Express!
Christmas Light Switch On On Saturday 16 November, this year’s Christmas Light switch on in Merseyway Shopping Centre will light up children’s faces and enchant everyone with a Winter Wonderland programme from 4.15pm until 7.30pm, full of spectacular shows and performances, ready for the big countdown to Christmas Day. And it’s all free! Visitors can enjoy exclusive shows in the snow with performances from aerial acrobats, stilt walkers, giant swans, choirs, ice people, luminas and a white dragon. An animatronic reindeer will be interacting with families and Merseyway’s very own Snow Fairy will also be making an appearance, ready to turn on Stockport’s Christmas lights with a swish of her wand. Local musicians and dancers will also be performing throughout the day. The Christmas Markets will be open from 16 November for great Christmas gifts, festive grub and sweet treats in Merseyway and in the Market Place. Visit Santa Claus during the weekends of 7 & 8 December and 14 & 15 December. Santa Claus will be in his giant bauble at Merseyway; from 11am to 3pm. Children of all ages can visit Father Christmas, share their Christmas list and receive a gift, ready for Christmas. Visits to Santa are free and he may be popping in on selected late-night shopping dates too.
Explore the Ice Sculpture Trail With a different ice trail on Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 December, visitors can explore the town centre to seek out all 16 ice sculptures over both Sundays; watch a ‘live’ ice carving on Sunday and post your selfies on Instagram and Facebook! PE Take a ride on the Polar Express
Take a free ride on Stockport’s own Polar Express. The land train will run on Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 December. Tran rides last approximately 10 minutes and will leave Chestergate every 15 minutes between 10am and 4pm.
ERE Late Night shopping in Merseyway Saturday 16 November until 7.30pm
Thursday 12 and 19 December until 7.30pm; Christmas Grotto open 4pm to 7pm Friday 20 December until 7.30pm; Christmas Grotto open 4pm to 7pm Monday 23 December until 7.30pm; Christmas Grotto open 4pm to 7pm
Merseyway Giving Tree Shoppers can donate a gift to a child in need this Christmas as Merseyway hosts its first ever Giving Tree. Visitors are encouraged to select a gift tag from the tree which will feature the name, age and interests of a child and then purchase a gift, ready for them to open on Christmas Day. The Giving Tree, visit www.merseyway.com For more details on Christmas in Stockport visit www.totallystockport.co.uk
Diary of a geeky knitter Many crafters are probably starting to think about the same thing at this time of year, whether you be sewists, knitters, crocheters, or everything in between. It’s that time where we plan beautiful projects and homemade gifts for everyone we know, from loved ones to office colleagues, and even the mum of a friend we happened to hear mention that they liked a particular style of hat you know you like to knit. I can’t speak for everyone, but I always start off with the best intentions in the world, then I decide I need to be a little more selective with what I’m making and for who, and then I reach 11.30pm on Christmas Eve when I am furiously finishing a scarf for someone, battling through the red wine and port from that evening. Last year was no different, except I was finishing the hems on dresses for each of my sister and sister-in-law. As I mention, with the best intentions, I’m trying very hard to rein in my present making this year, particularly with a new house to decorate, but
the draw of the crochet and knitting (and sewing) is too great, and the draw to show someone how much I love them through my craft is something other crafters reading this will know all too well. I’ve not just © Practical Publishing Ltd been up to gift planning this year in the run up to Christmas though. I’ve been busy designing for one of the other magazines that I help work on from time to time. Your Crochet & Knitting is a fun magazine that comes with 6-8 balls of yarn every issue, enough to make at least one of the projects you’ll find inside. A few months ago, I designed a pretty hexagon motif cowl in pastel colours that I love, and in an issue coming out before Christmas I’ve knitted a gun sampler scarf with lots of interesting stitch patterns to keep you interested. The colours were a joy to play with, and I’m very proud of these projects. Make sure to keep an eye out for the magazine in your local supermarket, and maybe one or two loved ones this year may find themselves opening these accessories as gifts come 25 December... Merry Christmas everyone!
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The Man Who Saved Manchester United Residents of Poynton who have lived in the village for over 30 years may remember an affable, portly figure who used to be seen out shopping along Park Lane with his wife – a man who was unarguably one of the most important figures in the history of Manchester United. I am of course referring to the late great Jimmy Murphy. Murphy is the man who is credited more than anyone else for keeping the red flag flying high over Old Trafford following the Munich air disaster in 1958. A twist of fate meant that Murphy wasn’t aboard the Airspeed Ambassador aircraft that tragically lost control on the snow-covered runway on that biting cold February afternoon 61 years ago. As well as being Matt Busby’s assistant, Murphy was also the head coach of the Welsh national team at the time, and this role meant that he missed United’s trip to Belgrade for their European Cup quarter-final against the famous Red Star outfit, as he was overseeing an important World Cup qualifying play-off against Israel in Cardiff, played on the same evening as United’s 3-3 draw in Yugoslavia (a result that saw the Reds qualify for that season’s Champions Cup semi-finals). After the horrendous crash at Munich’s Riem airport, in which United ultimately lost eight of their celebrated Busby Babes, there was some speculation that the club may have to fold, so decimated were the club’s coaching and playing resources (along with the eight
players who lost their lives, two other first-teamers never played again). But Murphy stepped in and took over temporarily while Busby recovered from his injuries and, having assembled a substitute team, managed to steer United to the 1958 FA Cup Final, where they lost out heartbreakingly to Bolton Wanderers. Barely a month later, Murphy headed off to Sweden to manage Wales at the 1958 FIFA World Cup finals. The Welsh dragons, with proud Welshman Murphy at the helm and with fire in his belly, managed to reach the quarter-finals where they lost out to eventual winners Brazil, whose goal was scored by a scrawny 17-year-old called Pelé (I wonder whatever happened to him?) Despite being approached to manage Arsenal, Juventus of Turin and even Brazil, Murphy remained as assistant manager at United until 1971. Murphy, a humble man devoted to his family (Murphy and his wife had six children), chose not to go into club management. From 1973 Murphy did scouting work for United, most notably during the managerial role of Tommy Docherty, whom he urged to sign two young wingers, Steve Coppell and Gordon Hill, from Tranmere Rovers and Millwall respectively. Both players went on to play for England. Even in retirement, Murphy was to play a role in Manchester United’s re-emergence as one of the most successful football clubs in the country. Continued over
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Indeed, the house where Murphy and his family lived in Brookfield Avenue, was to be the place where one of the most important meetings in the history of the club took place. Soon after becoming United’s manager in 1986, Alex Ferguson visited Murphy at his home, and it was there that he was given what he considered to be one of the best pieces of advice ever to come his way. The new boss wanted to know how to revive a great but ailing club and he had the good sense to visit the man who had played such a key role in helping to rebuild United after the tragedy in Munich. Years later, Murphy’s son Jimmy Jnr recalled, ‘Alex went to see Dad and I know they talked about the importance of youth football and finding good young players and developing them.’ Ferguson concurred in 2011, ‘It’s quite true. Jimmy Murphy was still scouting for the club, I went and had lunch with him, and he expressed this great desire to see youth coming back into the club. He was a very emotional man, a great servant to the club, and I would have liked to have listened to him more over the years.’ The rest, as they say, is history. Ferguson went on to revive the club’s fortunes for a 20-year period of sustained success, with players such Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and David Beckham coming through the ranks and playing key roles in United’s return to the pinnacle of European football. James Patrick Murphy, who died at the age of 79 in November 1989, is buried at St George’s Churchyard with his beloved wife Winifred Ellen (who passed away nine years later). As a tribute, Manchester United commissioned the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year Award to be given to the club’s outstanding young player from the previous season. The first winner of the trophy was Lee Martin, who happened to score the winning goal in the 1990 FA Cup Final replay – Alex Ferguson’s first trophy (of many) at the club. On 23 March 2009, a blue plaque was unveiled at Murphy’s former family home on Treharne Street, Pentre in Wales. This fact leads us to wonder why Murphy’s old house on Brookfield Avenue hasn’t got its own heritage plaque, in honour of the man who must surely rate as the village’s most famous adopted son. I like to think the people of Poynton will be happy to lend their support to the idea.
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If you’re new to making chutney, try this simple recipe. Preparation time: 40 to 50 mins Cooking time: 50 mins Makes about 1.5 litres / 2¾ pints
Ingredients ■■ 1kg ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped ■■ 750g cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped ■■ 375g light muscovado sugar ■■ 250g onion, finely chopped ■■ 250g raisins ■■ 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped ■■ 2 tsp salt ■■ ½ tsp ground ginger ■■ 350ml cider vinegar
Fill the jars not quite to the top, leave a 1/2cm gap at the top between the preserve and the lid. While everything is still hot, cover the jars with their lids or top with wax paper and a piece of cellophane secured tightly with an elastic band.
Your chutney should keep for about 6 months in a cool, dark place, though different recipes vary slightly.
1. Place all the ingredients into a large pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat.
How to sterilise jars
2. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. 3. Simmer the mixture gently, uncovered, for about 45-50 mins or until everything is tender and thickened.
The trick to jams and chutneys is that the jars and the chutney (or jam) should be hot. Ladle the hot preserve into a heatproof jug to make it easier to transfer the mixture into the hot jars. Be very careful not to touch or get any of the mixture onto the rim of the jars as this could introduce bacteria.
4. Cool, then transfer the mixture to a sterilised jar and seal.
Wash the jars and the lids in hot soapy water. Rinse but do not dry them. Instead, leave them to stand upside down on a roasting tray with a raised wire stand (to allow air to circulate) while they’re still wet. Place the tray of clean, wet jars and lids into a preheated oven at 160-180ºC for about 15 mins.
I must admit, when it comes to winter holidays I always think ‘where can I go to get some sun?’ But it’s good to remind yourself that there are actual winter destinations to enjoy too, of course, not too far away. It’s also hard for me to think ‘winter’ whilst sitting on the roof terrace in Ibiza on a beautiful, sunny September evening (just had to get that in there) but I have to admit I can see the charm in getting wrapped up in a smart winter coat and gloves and walking through the pretty Prague Christmas markets, or the thrill of whizzing down the slopes in one of Europe’s brilliant ski resorts. Equally you could go and experience something completely different, the magical spectacle of the Northern Lights or be part of your own real-life Christmas movie in New York City! Winter is coming, that’s the truth so let’s embrace it and discover somewhere new:
CHRISTMAS MARKETS The popularity of Christmas markets in Europe has exploded in recent years and let’s face it, we all love a mug of mulled wine and a tasty Bratwurst. We’re spoiled for choice really with beautiful markets to visit in pretty cities like Munich, Vienna and Prague. The Munich market has over 160 stalls and the Vienna market is great for families offering cookie and candle making workshops.
Prague is the ultimate winter wonderland city. Not only can you enjoy the markets, but you can visit Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world and one of the prettiest. There’s no shortage of things to do here; there are several beer tours you could sign up for or, if you’re keen to escape the cold, visit a few of Prague’s 280 museums!
ICELAND A land of myth and legends, Iceland offers a different holiday experience. Iceland’s location, at the top of the world makes it one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. You can book on various tours where locals will take you away from the city lights in search of the incredible display. You can also choose to stay in a hotel where they sound a siren (even in the middle of the night) should the lights appear. In addition to this, Iceland has loads to offer; thermal springs, volcanoes, evocative black beaches and did you know, 11% of the country is covered in glaciers?
At Not Just Travel, we can help you organise self-drive tours, tailored to your request and we also work with excellent suppliers who do escorted tours if you’d rather have the ease and peace of mind of a guide.
NEW YORK There’s massive appeal to visiting New York in the run up to Christmas but don’t forget you’ll get some fantastic prices if you choose to go in January or February. Not only will flights and hotel rates be lower, but you can seriously indulge your shopping habits in the January sales. Also, as it is seriously cold, (full disclosure) it’s less crowded, so that means fewer people in the museums, theatres and restaurants. Also, lots of the restaurants drop their prices and offer set menus at reduced rates towards the end of January and you can get some great prices for the Broadway shows. Also, in January you can enjoy Chinese New Year which is a massive event in New York and there’s always the wonderful ice-rink in Central Park and at the Rockefeller Centre.
I love beach holidays and sunshine, but I realise there are lots of wonderful, interesting, ‘cold’ places to visit too. We are lucky in the UK to have so much rich culture and diversity only a few hours away. Of course, at Not Just Travel, we do winter sun too like Mexico, Thailand, Tenerife so wherever you want to go, please get in touch. All holidays are important to me and I would love to help with your next trip. Lucy Allen Personal Travel Consultant Notjusttravel/waitingworld lucyallen.notjusttravel.com e: email@example.com p: 07512 784700
Ridgegate Reservoir via Tegg’s Nose and Langley Walk description: A circular walk from Ridgegate Reservoir on the edge of Macclesfield Forest, with a gradual ascent up to the car park serving the popular Tegg’s Nose Tea Room. From there the route follows the Gritstone Trail across fields, before crossing Buxton New Road and heading down to Langley village via generally quiet lanes, skirting around Bottoms Reservoir and back to Ridgegate. Distance: 6.25 miles, 10kms. Walking time: 2 to 3 hours. Map: OS Explorer 268, South Sheet. Start/Parking: On-road parking on Clarke Lane, overlooking Ridgegate Reservoir, beyond the Leather’s Smithy pub (SK11 0NE, Grid Reference SJ949714) Refreshments nearby: Leather’s Smithy pub (T. 01260 252313) and Tegg’s Nose Tea Room (M. 07854 566895). Walk back along Clarke Lane and cross over the Ridgegate Reservoir dam by the stony track on the left, immediately opposite the Leather’s Smithy pub.
At the end of the dam leave the track, cross the grass verge half right and look for a narrow path on the right. Follow this between trees to the left and a low stone wall to the right. This leads to a fairly steep path with steps down. At the bottom pass through a small wooden gate and cross the stream. At the top of the small slope go right through a second wooden gate. Go half right on a narrow grassy path then right onto a partly grassed lane, picking up the familiar ‘footprint’ waymarks for the Gritstone Trail. Cross over two cattle grids and continue up the lane to reach the junction with Clarke Lane. Cross over and follow that road to the left, walking along a narrow pavement, with Bottoms Reservoir on the right. Turn right off the road at the Gritstone Trail fingerpost and follow the path to the left, around the reservoir and then over the dam wall to reach steps up to a lane. Ignore signs for the Gritstone Trail. Instead turn right, keeping Tegg’s Nose Reservoir on the left, and pass a sign “Public Bridleway Only”. Follow this track, eventually crossing over a stream via stepping-stones, then walk up some wide steps straight ahead. The path continues uphill, going through a large wooden gate, with farm buildings down to the right. Shortly, at the
crossroads, go left up a tarmac lane, and continue uphill to the fingerpost marked ‘Saddlers Way’ and follow that part-cobbled track uphill. Look back to enjoy views of Shutlingsloe and Macclesfield Forest. The path continues steeply through a wooden gate and becomes rocky for a short section before reaching the top, the car park serving the Tegg’s Nose Information Centre and Tea Room. An ideal place for a breather! Take the main vehicle exit from the Tea Room and turn right onto Buxton Old Road. After 100 yards turn left opposite Windyway House and go immediately over a stone stile on the right, picking up waymarks again for the Gritstone Trail. Cross the field diagonally left, and pass through three metal gates, with views at the top of Macclesfield town, with Manchester Airport and Manchester in the distance. Continue across the fields, through a kissing gate, and then after 60 yards over a rickety wooden stile. Follow the trail to the right, with views down to the right of two yellow road signs on the Buxton New Road. After 200 yards,
leave the Gritstone Trail and turn sharp left through a small wooden gate, taking a path that winds through a mainly conifer woodland, keeping to the right. At the end this joins a wider path that leads down to a metal gate, with a wooden gate at the side. Go through this and straight on to reach the busy Buxton New Road. Take care crossing this, and go straight over into Cliff Lane, with views on the right towards Manchester. Take the first left off Cliff Lane, walking uphill for a short while, then pass Clough House on the right - this dates from 1697. On reaching Buxton New Road again, cross straight over onto Back Eddisbury Road, taking care of traffic on the bend.
Follow that road uphill for around half a mile, passing first Eddisbury House Farm and then Bonny Catty Farm on the right, before reaching Buxton Old Road. Turn left here and then immediate right uphill on Broadcar Road. At the top Croker Hill and the BT communications mast come into view. After Broadcar Farm, the road name changes to Coalpit Lane. Go downhill, keeping left of the drive to Pyegreave Farm on the right. Continue downhill under the canopy of trees then uphill following the road round to the right, shortly reaching a T junction at Langley. Turn left here and with Langley Methodist Church opposite, follow the road round to the left, signposted “Macclesfield Forest”. Continue along Main Road, then Clarke Lane through Langley village, reaching Bottoms Reservoir on your left. At the end of the reservoir take the lane off to the right, bearing the Gritstone Trail waymark, (retracing the route taken at the outset of the walk) and cross two cattle grids. Take the narrow footpath half left over the grass, through a small wooden gate and down to a stream. Pass through a second wooden gate and follow some steep steps up through the trees. At the top of the path go straight on, crossing the Ridgegate Reservoir dam, and back to the Leather’s Smithy and the on-road parking. Poynton Rambling Club organises and leads walks during the day on Sundays and Wednesdays, with evening walks during the summer months, as well as social events. All are welcome, and membership costs just £5 a year. For a full schedule of walks and further information about our friendly Club please visit www.poyntonramblingclub.co.uk By Stephen Hyslop
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CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2019 This year, St George’s Church in Heaviley, Stockport hosts its 13th Christmas Tree Festival. The event seems to go from strength to strength each year, becoming more and more popular. It always takes place just before the festival of Advent and many people feel it heralds the start of the Christmas season for them and their families. There are usually over 80 trees on display and the atmosphere with all the illuminated trees in the majestic listed heritage church is truly memorable - well worth a visit. This year’s event will take place on the following dates and times:
Wednesday 27 November 12 - 6pm
Thursday 28 November 12 - 7pm
Friday 29 November 12 - 8pm
Saturday 30 November 10am - 6pm
Sunday 1 December 12 - 4pm Refreshments are served at the event for a small charge and there are some free craft activities to interest children. Father Christmas always welcomes young visitors on Saturday afternoon for a small charge to cover the cost of a little gift. There is an entrance charge of £2.50 for everyone 16 and over. Location: St George’s Church, Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport SK2 6NU. (Junction of Buxton Road and Bramhall Lane.)
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HAZEL GROVE MUSICAL FESTIVAL 2020 The syllabus is now available for the 93rd season of this local music festival. The dates for 2020 are Friday 21 February, Saturday 22 February and Saturday 29 February. Entries close on 2 December.
HAZEL GROVE ORCHESTRA We always have vacancies for experienced and enthusiastic musicians, in particular French horn and experienced string players, especially violas. We perform three concerts a year. If you enjoy playing music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, come and join us. You will be warmly welcomed!
We rehearse every Thursday evening 7.45pm to 10pm at the Methodist Sunday School, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, SK7 4JQ.
HARMONY REVIVAL Come and enjoy close harmony singing with Stockport’s premier male Barbershop Chorus. We compete in choral festivals and in the National BABS annual competition. We sing a range of songs and are a friendly chorus, with a good social aspect. We also like to perform at local events to raise money for charity. Rehearsals are 7.30pm at the Hazel Grove Methodist Church, Wesley Street. Hazel Grove SK7 4JQ.
For more information visit www.harmonyrevival.co.uk
Inside people Mark Whittaker was born in January 1958 in Stafford. His family moved when he was four to Essex where he attended school in Rainham. A keen swimmer, by age eleven he could swim five miles. At High School in Barking he was a friend of Billy Bragg and is proud to be mentioned in his autobiography. Leaving school in 1974, Mark began a five-year apprenticeship, the last two years of which were spent as a field engineer in Hartlepool where he met Gill, his wife of 40 years. From then until retirement in 2013, Mark worked as a Planning Engineer at home and abroad, relocating to Marple in 1989. In 1998 he founded the Marple Website, www.marple-uk.com which aims to provide information about the locality and to interact with the local community. It includes pictures and information on local canals, railways, walks, historic sites, a Community Directory and details of many community projects. As he began the site when he was still working, and keeping it updated is almost a full-time job, Mark had to work on it most evenings and early mornings. Acting as webmaster for the site made Mark aware of the wide range of activity in the local community and he became personally involved in many of the initiatives. He was actively involved in the campaign to resist the building of a supermarket and in the project to restore the historic 1813 Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park. Since 2006 the website has generated an income that has allowed the donation of an average of £1,000 a year to local activities and charities. This year Mark will invest a further £1,000 in the Wharf Marple Community Project.
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Mark and Gill are key members of the Friends of Marple Memorial Park www.marplememorialpark.org.uk, a volunteer community group established in 2003 to make the park a better place for everyone in the local area. As well as maintaining the flower and shrub beds, the group also undertakes large and small projects to improve the park which involves fund raising, grant applications and close liaison with Stockport Council. The group has successfully developed a number of projects such as the WWI timeline, installing new swings, creating a French boules court, a major refurbishment of the infant play area and, between 2011 and 2017, a huge project to upgrade and extend skatepark facilities. This £111,750 initiative was completed and opened on Easter Monday 2017 and they are now working on phase II, to improve the top section and refurbish the dilapidated basketball court. The group has been extremely successful in raising funds and the total money raised since it began is now £119,000, with a further £280,000 being gained from grants and matched funding. Mark’s other interests, when he has time, are photography, walking and cycling with wife Gill. They are also keen canoeists and since his retirement have purchased a campervan in which they travel frequently, having made 18 trips already this year including Northumberland, York, Newcastle, Devon and the Malvern Hills. An engineer by training, Mark dislikes any lack of planning. He confesses that when he is involved in a project, he cannot rest until a clear plan has been formulated. Because of his involvement in the park he also detests vandalism, dog mess, graffiti and litter. Mark’s favourite music is the Eagles and Bruce Springstein and his chosen food is steak or a decent ploughman’s, washed down with real ale. If he hadn’t been an engineer, he would like to have been a musician but sadly has no musical talent whatsoever. Last word from Mark: Community spirit is very important, and I would urge everyone to get involved in their community in a practical way. It can be very rewarding. There are parks with Friends groups all across Stockport that need more support, so please find out how you can help your park too.
Prairie Planting As the days shorten with the turn to Autumn and the sunlight mellows and softens, I love the effect of flowering perennials, those gone to seed and the swish of ornamental grasses in a prairie style garden. Prairie gardens are a fairly recent trend in garden design, using perennials and grasses that might be found in the US east of the Rockies. The trend has since developed to embrace a wider range of plants and soil conditions whilst retaining the naturalistic look.
the dead stems in winter. However, unless your ground is completely weed free before planting there will be some perennial weeds to tackle each spring. Also, in a smaller garden, plants will outgrow their space and need to be curtailed in autumn or spring (late flowering types are generally only divided in spring). Whilst naturalistic plantings are often seen in large gardens, they can be easily adapted to smaller gardens by converting the large drifts or blocks to ribbons of the same plant meandering through small clumps of others. In this article I’ll take a look at a few of my favourite naturalistic gardens and next month I’ll go through some of my favourite plants for this type of planting. I first saw this style of planting a decade or so ago in a large, privately owned garden open for charity. A large bank was planted in drifts of Helenium, Achillea (Yarrow) and Cirsium (River thistle) with ribbons of
The idea is to plant closely in irregularly shaped blocks of the same plant and to encourage these to intermingle with neighbouring plants over time. The result looks natural, smothers weeds and close planting also reduces the need for staking, as plants are held upright by their neighbours. Plants will need to be fairly tough and able to compete with their neighbours – there’s no place for shrinking violets! The end result should be a low maintenance garden where all that is needed is to cut down and clear away
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Molinia (moor grass) and clumps of Salvia between. The Heleniums and Cirsiums made ideal partners liking moist soils and likewise Achillea and Salvia in a drier spot. The moor grass grew happily in either! The star of Trentham Gardens in Stoke on Trent is the prairie garden designed and planted by Piet Ouldof, one of the originators of the style and always at the cutting edge. When we visited in 2008 the planting had just been completed and had yet to knit together. When we returned a few years later, the borders had matured and large drifts of Persicaria, Veronicastrum, Phlox and Achillea filled the beds and borders and buzzed with insects. Prairie plantings are quick to mature – you don’t have to be too patient – as we saw at Abbeywood Gardens in Cheshire. The interlocking teardrop-shaped beds were planted in 2014 and 2015 and within a year looked full and mature. Here traditional prairie plants like Echinacea (coneflower) and Molinia sit perfectly beside African Kniphofia (Red Hot Pokers) and Agapanthus (African Lily) and European Sedums. At Dove Cottage in Yorkshire, this more eclectic mix of plants works perfectly on a smaller scale and on
north-facing Yorkshire clay. Here the prairie style is adapted to include meadow plants like the Himalayan Wallich’s Parsley and the cottage garden favourite Astrantia, all looking totally at home with Coneflowers, perennial Sunflower and Bergamots. Next issue I’ll take a look at some of the best plants for a naturalistic or prairie garden. Janet and I run Special Perennials - our website www.specialperennials.com is full of colour photos and growing tips. We sell at Plant Hunters’ Fairs throughout the season. Plant Hunters’ Fairs have the country’s largest line-up of plant fairs with 41 events between March and September, including events at Bramall Hall, Stockport; Adlington Hall, Macclesfield; Carsington Water, Ashbourne; the Dorothy Clive Garden, Nr Market Drayton; Cholmondeley Castle and new event for 2020 Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield. Please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk for the full 2020 calendar of dates and venues.
The Father Christmas Float comes to Hazel Grove Following the closure of the Rotary Club of Hazel Grove, the Inner Wheel Club is proud to continue the tradition of the Father Christmas Float which has delighted families in our community for many years. The Club is grateful to Guy Salmon of Stockport for providing the towing vehicle and to Nexperia of Hazel Grove who look after our Float very carefully throughout the year. This year you will be supporting the children’s charities Francis House Children’s Hospice and Jump Space Stockport – a charity that provides help for disabled children.
Look out for Father Christmas! Here are the dates and times when he will be with you: Sunday 8 December
Lyndhurst Avenue area
Monday 9 December
The Station area to St. Peter’s
Tuesday 10 December
Mostyn Road area
Wednesday 11 December Mill Lane and Cherry Tree drive area Thursday 12 December
Norbury, Haddon Road area
Friday 13 December
Sunday 15 December
Monday 16 December
Dean Lane area
Tuesday 17 December
Commercial Road area
6pm to 8.30pm on weekdays 4pm to 6.30pm on Sundays You can keep updated as to Father Christmas’s whereabouts nearer the time and all things float related via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/christmasfloatappeal
selected events in your area
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November
Thursday 14 November
Woodsmoor Artists Art Exhibition Offering original art by local artists. Free entrance. Raffles, refreshments, and a contribution from proceeds to a local charity. Trinity Methodist Church, 337 Bramhall Lane, Davenport, SK3 8TP Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 1pm to 4pm
St Thomas’ High Lane Men’s Forum Barbara Brooks - Snapshots of History. St Thomas’ Church Hall, Buxton Road, High Lane 2.15pm
Thursday 7 November Would you like to meet new friends? Thursday Group is a social group for unattached people of mature years, with several activities run by the members every week. These include walking, dancing, badminton, theatre and restaurant visits. For more info see www.thursdaygroup.co.uk 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
Saturday 9 November Messy Church. A time of welcome, crafts, celebration and a meal together. For further information call Revd Canon Janet Parker on 01663 764519 St Thomas’ Church, High Lane 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 9 November Stockport Symphony Orchestra. Bloch: Schelomo soloist Jonathan Aasgard cello, Mahler: Symphony no 5. Conductor Mark Heron more info at www.stockportsymphony.co.uk Tickets available at the box office, online or on the door £15 full price/£13 concessions/students £5/accompanied children under 16 free Stockport Town Hall 7.30pm
Wednesday 13 November The Arts Society North East Cheshire Calcutta was the second city of the British Empire and a hub of cultural and artistic production throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This lecture by Dr John Stevens provides an overview of the arts (poetry, theatre, literature, song) and architecture of this extraordinary city, which was India’s capital until 1911. To attend as a visitor please contact Maggie Schofield on 0161 427 9451 or email email@example.com Brookdale Club, Bramhall 10.30am with coffee from 9.45am
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Thursday 14 November Wilmslow Guild Natural History Society Cruising in the Wild Side – illustrated talk by Alan Jones. Visitors very welcome (£4) Details from Steve Osborne 01625 879087 or www.wilmslowguild.org The Guild, 1 Bourne St, Wilmslow SK9 5HD 7.30pm
Friday 15 November Halle Comes To Bramhall Rosa Campos-Fernandez (clarinet) and Roberto Carrillo-Garcia (Double Bass) have both been a vital part of the Hallé over the last decade and a half. In this concert they foreground both their Latin heritage and their skills on many instruments. Programme includes music by Villalobos and Piazolla. Tickets available (from mid-October) from Church Office (0161 439 1204), Thrift Shop, Simply Books (228 Moss Lane) and at the door. £11 and £9 concession Bramhall Methodist Church 7.30pm
Monday 18 to Saturday 23 November Brookdale Youth Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz Join Dorothy down the yellow brick road 0161 302 2302 Brookdale Theatre Bramhall. Curtain up 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee 2.15pm
Monday 18 November Hazel Grove Townswomen’s Guild Speaker Mr John Hooley on ‘The Royal Yacht Britannia’ For more details contact the Secretary 0161 483 9559 Civic Hall, Hazel Grove 1.30pm
Wednesday 20 November Poynton Luncheon Club After we have enjoyed a delightful lunch, hear Matthew Martin’s talk on ‘Tax, Care and Toys’ For more Information, contact membership secretary Pam Orton 0161 483 4557. Deanwater Hotel Continued over
Friday 22 November
Wednesday 27 November
Stockport Historical Society “H G Stephenson in Buxton Road: 150 years of a Local China and Glass Business” by Sue Parkinson-Bailey. Visitors very welcome Admission £3. Further information from Tony Nightingale 0161 440 0570 Stockport Sunday School, 96 Nangreave Road, SK2 6DQ 7.45pm
Offerton Hatters WI We meet every last Wednesday of the month. This month is our AGM and surprise supper! Why not come along and give us a try we have loads going on and you will be made very welcome. For any more information contact June Golding on 0161 484 0417 or 07812 639207 St Albans Church Hall, Offerton 8pm to 10pm
Saturday 23 November
Friday 29 November
St George’s Singers Mozart Requiem. Tickets from the Ticket Secretary on 01663 764012 or online at www.st-georges-singers.org.uk Royal Northern College of Music
Saturday 23 November A Taste of (New York) Christmas Join us for food, drink, gifts and games on a New York theme to get you into the spirit of Christmas. Buy some Christmas presents and listen to the Children’s Choir and Take Note Choir during your visit. For further information contact Alvin West on 01663 763242 St Thomas’ Church, High Lane 11am to 2pm
Saturday 23 November Hazel Grove Orchestra Concert Dvorak - Overture ‘In Nature’s Realm’, Sibelius - Karelia Suite, Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op.90 Admission £8, under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night of the concert. Contact details: telephone 0161 449 7347 www.hazelgroveorchestra.co.uk Hazel Grove Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, SK7 4JQ 7.30pm
Saturday 23 November Short Street URC will be holding their annual Christmas Fair Admission is 50p. Father Christmas will be there and admission to see him is £2 including a gift. Refreshments and free car park. Stalls will be homemade cakes, toiletries, toys, books, jewellery, crafts including Christmas decorations, raffle, tombola, pull a string, bric-a-brac, Christmas cards etc. All very welcome Short Street URC, Hazel Grove, Sk7 4AD 10.30am to 1.30pm
Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 1 December St George’s Christmas Tree Festival Now in its 13th year. Over 80 trees on display in this majestic heritage church. St George’s Church, Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport SK2 6NU. (Junction of Buxton Road and Bramhall Lane) From 12 noon daily (10am Saturday)
Simply Cinema presents…Downton Abbey (PG) The hugely popular upstairs-downstairs drama returns for its big screen bow! It’s 1927 and the Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives – a royal visit. Tickets £8 To book: call 0161 439 1436 email firstname.lastname@example.org or book online at www.simplybooks.info Centrepoint, Bramhall Methodist Church 7pm
Saturday 30 November Hazel Grove Christmas Worker Bee Market 40+ local, friendly, talented artisan makers and traders have been hand-picked to bring their quality handmade Christmas gifts, decorations, food gifts and fresh produce to Hazel Grove. Enjoy live music; International street food and a Festive drink in the pub! Rising Sun Pub, 2 Buxton Road, Hazel Grove SK7 6AD 11am-4pm
Wednesday 4 to Thursday 5 December Peter Pan Join the members of the NKTA Youth Theatre as they present a very special version of the classic tale of Peter Pan and The Lost Boys in a fantastic show full of songs, laughter and Christmas Spirit for the whole family. Ticket Prices: £12/£8 Family of 4 £35 Quote INSIDE10 for 10% discount 24hr Box Office 0333 666 3366 www.theforumtheatre.co.uk The Forum Theatre Stockport, Stockport, SK6 4EA 7.30pm
Thursday 5 December Wilmslow Guild Natural History Society Social Evening including Judith’s ‘fiendish’ Natural History Quiz (with prizes!) members’ presentations and seasonal fare. Visitors very welcome (£4) Details from Steve Osborne 01625 879087 or www.wilmslowguild.org The Guild, 1 Bourne St, Wilmslow SK9 5HD 7.30pm Continued over
Thursday 5 December
Saturday 7 December
Would you like to meet new friends? Thursday Group is a social group for unattached people of mature years, with several activities run by the members every week. These include walking, dancing, badminton, theatre and restaurant visits. For more info see www.thursdaygroup.co.uk 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
Christmas Comedy Night Join the fun with a night of comedy at The Forum Theatre. We have three amazing acts and a brilliant compere, the very best from the comedy circuit to keep you entertained. With open bar throughout the evening and cabaret seating this is the ultimate night out for friends, family or work colleagues alike! Tickets £10 or two for £18! Quote INSIDE10 for 10% discount 24hr Box Office 0333 666 3366 www.theforumtheatre.co.uk The Forum Theatre, Stockport SK6 4EA 8.15pm Doors open at 7.30pm
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December Hazel Grove Methodist Church Christmas Tree and Crib Festival, Theme - Peace Programmes £1 Friday and Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 1.30pm to 3.30pm Closing Service 4pm Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4JQ
Sunday 8 December Cheshire A Cappella and guests Join us for an afternoon of festive entertainment! Tickets £10, concessions £8 (includes a festive drink and mince pie) Email: email@example.com or Tel: 01625 429602 or 07801 103479 Morley Green Club, Mobberley Rd, Wilmslow SK9 5NT 2.30pm
Saturday 7 December
Sunday 8 December
Mickey’s Frozen Christmas Join Mickey & Minnie Mouse as they join Elsa, Anna, Olaf and a host of your favourite Disney Characters in a colourful Christmas treat for the whole family. Dress as your favourite Disney Princess or Hero and sing along to those wonderful Disney songs we know and love in a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of the magical time of Christmas! Ticket Price £9/£8 Family of 4 £30 Quote INSIDE10 for 10% discount. 24hr Box Office 0333 666 3366 www.theforumtheatre.co.uk The Forum Theatre, Stockport, SK6 4EA performances at 10am and 1pm
Stockport Symphony Orchestra Christmas Matinee for all the family A festive flight of fancy including music from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Snowman and much more presented and narrated by Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell, conductor Rob Guy. More information at www.stockportsymphony.co.uk Tickets available at the box office, online or on the door. £15/£13 concessions/full-time students and children £5 Stockport Town Hall 3pm
Thursday 12 December St Thomas’ High Lane Men’s Forum – Christmas lunch Details from 0161 483 8318
Saturday 7 December Family Christmas Celebration with St George’s Singers Tickets from the Ticket Secretary on 01663 764012 or online at www.st-georges-singers.org.uk St George’s Church, Stockport
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Saturday 14 December Messy Church. A time of welcome, crafts, celebration and a meal together. For further information call Revd Canon Janet Parker on 01663 764519. St Thomas’ Church, High Lane 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 14 December Festive Harmonies A concert given by The Dovedale Singers, The Royal Salford Choir and the Werneth Concert Band. Ticket Price: £8.50p (includes refreshments) Poynton Civic Hall 7pm to 9pm
Monday 16 December Hazel Grove Townswomen’s Guild Christmas Party For more details contact the Secretary 0161 483 9559 Civic Hall, Hazel Grove 1.30pm
Friday 20 December Stockport Historical Society “Worsley and the Romans” by Michael Corless plus Christmas Coffee Evening. Visitors very welcome Admission £3. Further information from Tony Nightingale 0161-440 0570. Stockport Sunday School, 96 Nangreave Road, SK2 6DQ (Next to Aquinas College) 7.45pm
Things to do with pre-school kids
Story Time 11-11.30am High Lane Library. Contact 0161 217 6009 for more information.
Norbury Toddler Group 10 - 11.30am Term time only. Norbury Parish Church, Hazel Grove. Cost £2 (includes a drink and biscuits). Please phone before to ensure there are spaces. Contact Cath on 0161 487 2390 or email cath. firstname.lastname@example.org www. norburychurch.org.uk
Parents & Tots 9 - 11.15am Term time only. St Thomas’ Church, High Lane. A chance for all parents/carers to meet other carers in a safe environment – lots to do and refreshments provided. £1 per adult and up to two children. Contact Rev. Janet Parker on 01663 764519
Sensory Stories 9.30-11.30am Preschool group offering interactive story time for children with additional needs and their siblings.Independent Options, 67 Chester Road. £4 per session.To book on the session email Sam on email@example.com or ring 0161 4566502.
Story Time 11am Hazel Grove Library. Stories, rhymes and songs followed by some colouring. Contact 0161 217 6009.
Playtime Toddler Group 1-2.30pm Term time only. Offerton Community Centre, Mallowdale Rd, Offerton. Lots of toys and room to play, song and snack time plus craft activities. Free of charge but donations welcome. Contact Sharon 07843094039.
Wednesday Baby & Toddler Group 9.15-11am Term time only. Brookside Primary School, High Lane. £2 for one adult and child, £1 per extra child, price includes a snack. Contact 01663 308 008 for more information. Sing & Sign Opportunity Group 9.30-11.30am Independent Options, 67 Chester Road. Especially for children with additional needs/learning disabilities, this session encourages children to start to use speech, or gives them signs if difficult. £4 per child. Book into the session on 0161 482 7933.
Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Independent Options, 67 Chester Road. £2 for one child, £1 per additional child. Book into the session on 0161 482 7933.
saturday Messy Church 3.30pm-5.30pm, 2nd Saturday of every month A time of welcome, crafts, celebration and meal together. St Thomas’ Church, High Lane. For further information call: Canon Janet Parker 01663 764519.
Weekly Baby Splash Life Leisure Hazel Grove. Call 0161 439 5221 for lesson details.
Norbury Toddler Group 10 - 11.30am Term time only. Norbury Parish Church, Hazel Grove. Cost £2 (includes a drink and biscuits). Please phone before to ensure there are spaces. Contact Cath on 0161 487 2390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www. norburychurch.org.uk Story Time 2pm Great Moor Library, Gladstone Street. Stories, rhymes and songs followed by some colouring. Contact 0161 217 6009.
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useful numbers Churches Norbury Parish Church Hazel Grove Methodist Church St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church Hazel Grove Baptist Church St George’s Parish Church, Stockport Short Street United Reformed Church Parish Church of St Thomas, High Lane Windlehurst Methodist Church
Schools 0161 483 6325 0161 483 0150 0161 483 3476 0161 487 3708 0161 480 2453 0161 285 5229 01663 764519 0161 483 3706
Hazel Grove High School Hazel Grove Primary & Infant School Norbury Hall Primary School Moorfield Junior & Infant School St Peters R.C Primary School Torkington Primary School St Simons Catholic Primary Brookside Primary School High Lane Primary School
0161 483 6222 0161 426 5250 0161 426 9292 0161 426 9777 01663 762222
Doctors Beech House Medical Practice Springfield Surgery Haider Medical Centre Dean Lane Medical High Lane Medical Centre
Hospitals Stepping Hill Hospital NHS Non-Emergency
0161 483 1010 111
Leisure Centre Hazel Grove Leisure Centre Life Leisure Hazel Grove
0161 456 3467 0161 439 5221
Libraries Hazel Grove Library High Lane Library
0161 217 6009 0161 217 6009
Local Government Stockport MBC
0161 480 4949
0161 456 4888 0161 483 3699 0161 483 1786 0161 483 4521 0161 483 2431 0161 483 2188 0161 483 9696 01663 763943 01663 762378
Utilities 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 Citizens Advice Bureau Childline Crimestoppers Directory Enquiries National Dementia Helpline RSPCA Samaritans The Wellspring, Stockport
0800 917 7650 020 7403 0888 03444 111 444 0800 1111 0800 555111 118 500 0300 222 1122 0300 1234999 116 123 0161 477 6344
Travel Bus & Train Times National Rail Enquiries Manchester Airport
0871 200 2233 0345 748 4950 0808 169 7030
Post Offices Hazel Grove Post Office Fiveways Parade Post Office High Lane Post Office
0161 483 2332 0345 611 2970 01663 766877
pharmacies Peak Pharmacy, High Lane Scorah Chemists, Hazel Grove
01663 762235 01625 872267
classified index BATHROOMS Hazel Grove Bathroom Centre
CARE HOMES Fernlea
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Safeclean
CHILDCARE Children’s Choice Day Nursery Stepping Stones
CHIMNEY SWEEPS Mr Soot
CHURCHES Hazel Grove Baptist Church
SCZ Electrical Services
Pure Clean Drainage Solutions
Adlington Retirement Living
Abstract Roofing Services
Keoghs Nicholls Lindsell & Harris
Adlington Memorial Park Back Cover Brian Sharples & Son Inside Back Cover
The Stair Shop
GARDEN MAINTENANCE & LAWN CARE 45
HEARING SERVICES 21
Matt Finish Transform Your Kitchen
TOY SHOPS 39
TRAVEL Lucy Allen Personal Travel Consultant
TREE SERVICES 44
WINDOW & CONSERVATORY REPAIRS
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Swift Tree Services
HOTELS De Vere Cheadle House
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Crookilley Toys Emporium
Cheshire Hearing Centre
Carrington Doors Garolla
Robinsons Garden Maintenance
RETIREMENT PROPERTY 39
FIRES Brilliant Fires
BUILDING SUPPLIES & RENTALS Pure Clean Rental Solutions
BUILDING SOCIETIES Vernon Building Society
Pure Clean Drainage Solutions
William Wragg MP
DRIVEWAYS & PATIOS 4
BUILDERS Coppice Joinery & Building Whitehall Builders Ltd
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