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ISSUE #46 - APRIL 2018

3B Astley Road, Irlam £259,995

20 Belgrave Road, Cadishead £130,000

*New detached house *Convenient location *4 Bedroom *Lounge *Fully fitted kitchen utility room *integrated appliances *Ground floor w.c *Integral garage *Gardens *Carpeted throughout * EPC Rating TBA

*Semi detached house *Good residential area *Gas combi central heating *3 Bedrooms *Extended dining kitchen *Modern units *Oven & hob *Gardens front & rear *Garage *No chain * EPC Rating D

39 Harewood Road, Irlam £149,995

89 Harewood Road, Irlam £135,000

*End quasi semi house *popular location *3 bedrooms *fitted robes *Gas combi central heating *Upvc double glazing *fitted kitchen oven & hob *off road parking *Garage * EPC Rating C

*Mid garden terraced house *2 bedrooms *Gas combi central heating *Upvc double glazing *Extended dining kitchen *Fitted units *Oven & hob *Fridge freezer washer *Gardens *Brick garage * EPC Rating D

27 Rose Avenue, Irlam Offers over £170,000

3 Greenside Drive, Irlam £185,000

7 Amberley Drive, Irlam £189,950

*Offers invited over £170,000 *Semi detached house *Large gardens *Overlooking farm land at rear *Gas central heating *Upvc double glazed *2 reception rooms *3 Bedrooms *No chain * EPC Rating TBA

*Semi detached house *Quiet cul de sac location *3 Bedrooms *Lounge *Dining kitchen *Fitted units oven hob *Modern bathroom suite *Gas combi central heating *Upvc double glazing *Garage *No chain * EPC Rating C

*Excellent location *Spacious family home *Quiet cul de sac *3 bedrooms *Ample off-road parking *Well-maintained front and rear gardens *Detached garden and wooden shed *Good transport links * EPC Rating TBA

53 Roseway Avenue, Cadishead £189,995

48 Dudley Road, Cadishead £149,995

188 Glazebrook Lane Offers in excess of £170,000

3 The Pingot, Irlam £149,995

*3 bedroom end terrace *Excellent transport links *Modern fitted kitchen *integrated appliances *good size lounge *main bedroom with ensuite *modern tiled family bathroom *off road parking for 2 cars *Detached garage *EPC Rating TBC

*Soundly constructed *3 Bedroom Semi detached *Popular convenient location *Open views to the rear *Gas combi central heating *double glazing *Lounge *dining kitchen *Gardens and possible off road parking to front *Gardens to the rear not overlooked *NO CHAIN *EPC Rating TBC

*Semi detached cottage *2 Bedrooms *Situated in a rural setting with open views *Gas combi Central heating *Upvc Double glazing *Open plan lounge through to dining room *Separate kitchen oven & hob *Fitted robes *Gardens to front with possible off road parking *Gardens to rear not overlooked *NO CHAIN *EPC Rating E

*3 Bedroom semi detached house *Convenient location *Cul De Sac *Close to local amenities *Gas central heating *Upvc Double glazing *Lounge *Dining room *fitted kitchen *3 Bedrooms all having fitted robes *Gardens front & rear *Off road parking *Concrete garage. * EPC Rating D

4 Norfolk Close, Cadishead £159,995

10 Sandywarps, Irlam £249,995

2 Sandywarps, Irlam offers over £230,000

19 Sandywarps, Irlam Offers over £230,000

*Soundly constructed *3 Bedrooms *Spacious freehold semi detached *convenient cul de sac *Gas combi C/H *Upvc D/G *Lounge *Dining room *Kitchen *Brick utilities *Gardens to front *Gardens not overlooked to the rear *NO CHAIN * EPC Rating C

*Detached house *3 spacious bedrooms *4 reception rooms *Gas central heating *UPVVC Double glazed *New kitchen *Integrated appliances *conservatory *Fitted robes *EPC Rating C

Detached house *Convenient location *Gas central heating *UPVC Double glazing *3 spacious bedrooms *utility room *Ground W.c *Integral garage *Off road parking *EPC Rating C

*Immaculate Detached House *3 Bedrooms *Lounge/ Dinging area & conservatory *Newly installed fully fitted kitchen *GCH from new combi boiler & upvc D/G *En suite & family *Decked area at rear *Integral garage with power/light & electric car charger * Sun trapped rear garden * EPC Rating C

72 Baines Avenue, Irlam £169,995

*Soundly constructed *considerable size & character *Gas central heating *Upvc double glazing *Popular location *close to shops and schools *Lounge *Dining room leading upvc conservatory *fully fitted kitchen *3 Bedrooms *useful loft room *gardens with astro turf *Off road parking *EPC Rating E

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s we go into April, let’s all hope we have seen the last of the ‘Beast from the East’, a bit of nice sunny weather would be most welcome! We hope you all had a good Easter and all remembered to change your clocks recently. Has certainly made a difference to the nights and the clock change all ways seems to signal the start of a better weather year – or let’s hope so anyway! The Times has now launched our Irlam and Cadishead Community Awards (see page 6), please support the awards by nominating and voting in the various categories. We want to reward the people in our community that deserve it most. There have been a couple of issues with deliveries of late, we have taken action and hopefully the problems have been rectified. However, we must stress that if you have not received your Times by the Tuesday after the first Friday of the month, then you must let our distribution department know. If we don’t know then we cannot take steps to rectify any issues. Can we once again ask you to continue to support our Advertisers, without Advertising there simply would not be an Irlam and Cadishead Times delivered to the door each and every month for FREE. Thank you for all your continued support…

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High School Teacher of the Year Sponsored by NEIL HUGHES CAR & COMMERCIALS Same as Junior School Teacher but for Irlam and Cadishead College. Voted by students/parents/staff. Customer Service Shop of the Year Sponsored by HIGHER IRLAM SOCIAL CLUB This could be your local hairdressers, barbers, florist or corner-shop etc. providing that special touch and going beyond The nominations process will run from now until the 31st and above what is normally expected. of May 2018. We will then draw up a short list of the top three Chippy/Takeaway/Restaurant of the Year nominations in each category, when readers will then have the Sponsored by IRLAM ESTATES chance between June and the end of August to vote online for The best food, the best service, the best customer their champion. experience. Nominate your favourite food base establishment. Later in the year we will be holding a fantastic red-carpet Charity Champion of the Year awards night at the AJ Bell Stadium when the finalists and Sponsored by FERRYHILL FISH AND CHIPS competition sponsors and supporters will enjoy a lovely That special person who puts other first. Fundraising evening with a sumptuous buffet and entertainment and of volunteering, making a difference to the community. course the presentation of the Community Awards. Public Service Person of the Year We have drawn up a list of 12 categories, with each of the categories sponsored and supported by a local organisation or Sponsored by WOODSON CAR SALES An individual from the police/fire/ambulance/council etc business. that has made a difference in your life. Life changing or The categories are, in no particular order: just someone who has gone that extra mile and deserves Young Sports Person - Sponsored by AUTOMECH recognition. Not necessarily the best at sports (although they could Young Carer of the Year be) but maybe someone who has struggled against the odds, Sponsored by THE VILLAGE STORE, HOLLINS GREEN competes always with a smile, always takes on new challenges There are many young carers in our community who on a (age between 8 – 16). daily basis look after others. They never moan or begrudge Young Sports Team - Sponsored by COMMSNET helping out and making a huge difference. It could be a football team, rugby, cricket or even synchro Best Kept Garden swimming, school team or any local sports club representatives Sponsored by THE ROTARY CLUB OF IRLAM (age 8 – 16). We know for a fact there are many hidden gems in the Open Age Sports Team - Sponsored by THE OLD NAGS HEAD district when it comes to gardening. Having pride in your bit of As above but for open age teams from the district (age 17 the district is something to be proud of - You don’t have to be plus). the best with the green fingers but making an effort is all that Pub/Club of the Year counts. Sponsored by MANCHESTER SKIP HIRE With all category nominations can you send a few words At this stage this category is open to all pubs and clubs in the and obviously the contact details for your nominations, why district including Hollins Green and Rixton. Nominate your they deserve some recognition and which category you are favourite venue, maybe for the beer, or good food, atmosphere nominating them for. Please include your own contact details. or good service, the choice is yours. These awards cannot work without the full support of the local Junior School Teacher of the Year community. So please take time out to nominate those who Sponsored by CADISHEAD CARPETS deserve it in our district. Voted by students/parents/staff – Maximum of two Please send all nomination via email to the following nominees per school. That teacher that goes the extra mile, to address: educate our young children. Or cut out and post or drop off the nomination form to Bill McLaughlin c/o Hamilton Davies House, Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Manchester M44 5BG.

he Irlam and Cadishead Times in conjunction with the AJ Bell Stadium and with the support of the Hamilton Davies Trust and G.U.N. North West has launched the all new Community Awards Competition – to honour those un-sung heroes in out local community. But we need your help to not only nominate candidates for the awards but also to select the winners.


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he Annual Niallfest fundraiser at the Catholic Club once again proved a huge success as the venue was packed to the rafters for a brilliant night of live music. Niall’s mum Janet Page told the Times, “Thanks for all your help and publishing about Niallfest, it means so much to me and Ian and my family to keep Niall’s memory alive we so much appreciate it. We managed to raise a whopping £2,231.80 for the Alderhey Oncology Unit where baby Albie George Philips has his chemotherapy treatment, such a brave young boy! We would like to thank everyone involved in making Niallfest the great success it is year after year. The main man Richard Taylor, he’s such an incredible young man that makes Niallfest happen every year, thanks so much Richard we love you x.” Janet added, “We would like to say a massive thanks to the bands and solo artists that all played free of charge and some travel from all over the UK to join in. Thanks to the young guys from the band Mars, their music talent was incredible for 13-year-olds, well done guys you definitely ‘rocked’ Niallfest. Thanks to our very own Jess Kemp and Sam Butterworth, you were both amazing. Thanks to Little Illusion Machine, we loved it! Thank you to the Ventures, loved your set, it was so personal to me as you were Niall’s band mates, well done guys! Thank you so much One Year Dead for headlining Niallfest, you were amazing loved the guitar riffs! A massive thank you to all the people who donated a prize for our raffle. This is so crucial to our fundraising we couldn’t do this without you all, you know who you are, there are too many to mention by name. A huge thank you to the Wines and Spirits for all their support and special thanks to Shaun Smith from Irlam Wines and Spirits for donating the signed Anthony Joshua photo frame/ boxing glove that was auctioned off for a huge £250. Thank you to all the volunteers who run around with the football cards and raffle, and also Angela and Andrew doing the hot dogs that went down a treat!   Thanks to Sam Butterworth and Ben Cullen for sorting out the PA system that made the music happen. Thanks to DJ Dan Heywood for your top tunes in between sets and as always end of the night memorable tunes. Thanks to Irlam Catholic Club for all your support over the years, your bar staff are amazing, thank you. We lost a lovely talented young man when Niall passed, but it’s so amazing that his memories live on through Niallfest such a wonderful, memorable night. Thank you to all who came and supported our fundraising night xxx.”


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adishead man Ian Jolley has managed to collect around 350 Easter Eggs and other chocolate items that will bring a little Easter cheer and maybe a smile for those not able to afford these traditional Easter treats.

In 2016 Ian started collecting around the year for Wood Street Mission, a charity based at Wood Street in Manchester which aims to help the less privileged children and families in Manchester and Salford. Via social media, Ian asked friends and the local community to donate and so set about about collecting school clothing, normal clothing and toys throughout the year and then at Easter, collecting Easter eggs and other chocolate items.  This year has by far been the most successful collection, in 2016 Ian managed to collect 20 Easter eggs, in 2017 this rose to 85.  Also, in 2017 Ian also started to collect for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and also delivered around 20 there.   2018 has seen an amazing contribution for both parties with a total of well over 300 Easter eggs and chocolate items being donated.  200 Easter eggs and chocolate items will go to Wood St Mission, with the remainder going to the Children’s Hospital. Ian said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated to both organisations and hopes that their kind generosity continues in years to come.” Ian is pictured with just a few of those who have donated to the Appeal. Including, NWAS, GMFRS, PCSO’s for Irlam and Cadishead and other locals who have donated both this year and years previously. Andrew Kennedy, Amy Durkin, Brandon Keegan, BT Cables Ltd Blackley (a donation of 76 Easter eggs!), Carol Anne Street, Cath and Gavin Morgan, Cath and Rik Brady, Charlotte Mason, Chrissy Pendlegast, Claire Rose, Deborah and Jimmy Keegan, Diana and Graham Jones, Donna Coleman, Dudu-Mara Dawson, Emma and Mike Sunter, GMFRS, Irlam Station, Jack Marshall, Holt Family, Jane Browne, Jon and Claire Davis, Julie and Greg Cook, Kelly Wilson, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Louise Maironis, Lyndsay Garbett, Matt and Natalie, Gibson, Paul Barlow, Peter Tallis, Sally Mary Clough, Steve Boland, Sarah Hunter, Tegan Keegan, Vicky Lacey and a few others who wish to remain nameless.” The Irlam and Cadishead Times chipped in with a donation of 25 Easter Eggs. Well done Ian and everyone involved.



olice Officers are investigating reports of illegal ‘hare coursing’ taking place on land near to the Woolden Moss Nature Conservation Project on land near to Astley Road, Irlam.

Not only does this damage farmers crops and wildlife in the area it is an offence under the 2004 Hunting Act. You have been warned. Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018


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or those of you who think that ‘little’ is grown on the local Moss Farmlands on our doorsteps – well we would certainly beg to differ!


he pilot of a light aircraft which crashed into a farmer’s field shortly after take-off from City Airport Manchester was summonsed to court to face a charge of flying without a licence. Robert Gregor Murgatroyd, 51, of Windy Harbour, Poultonle-Fylde, Lancashire, was due to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates on 28th March as the Times went to press. Four people were on the plane which was flying from City Airport (formerly Barton Aerodrome), in September 2017. Three people walked away with minor injuries while the other suffered a head wound. Greater Manchester Police added that, Mr Murgatroyd would also face charges of endangering the safety of an aircraft, endangering the safety of persons or property, failing to discharge responsibilities as pilot in command and failing to carry documents on a flight. He also faced charges of illegal public transport, flying otherwise than in accordance with the conditions or limitations contained in the aircraft flight manual and flying without insurance.

Farmer Steve Denneny age 52, is the third generation of Farmers to work on the local Mosslands. Steve is currently farming around 1,200 acres along with right ‘hand man’ and Farm Manager Tim Bond who has worked farming the land with Steve for the past 24 years. Steve himself, always wanted to be a farmer and is now one of just two farmers still working the local land. Steve POLICE OFFICER INVESTIGATING can remember his first experience of farming at the age of five and spent school holidays and spare time helping out TWO ARMED ROBBERIES on his Grandad Jack and Nana Isobel’s Farm. olice Officers are investigating after two armed robberies in He told the Times, “We are currently farming 260 acres of the space of just nine days on two premises less than 800 potatoes, 300 acres of wheat, 300 acres of barley, 100 acres yards apart. of grass for feed and the rest is set aside on a crop rotation The Co-op on Liverpool Road, Irlam robbery happened on 21st basis. It really hurts when I hear and read that little farming February at approximately 07.30am. Unknown offenders have entered is being done on the Moss.” the shop via the open shop front doors during trading hours. One Was Steve a former Irlam High School pupil has lived in the brandishing a silver pole and the second was shouting “Open the District all his life, he can remember back in the 1990’s when fuc**ng till.” Both offenders went behind the tills, into the secure kiosk and he was sending trailer loads of potatoes to Barcelona every demanded the tills be opened. They took a quantity of cigarettes from week and back in 1988 when he supplied the Manchester the gantry and placed them in a bag. When the staff opened the three Markets with all kinds of vegetables including Chinese tills the offenders took the contents from each till and left via the front cabbage! door. Now with the support of partner Sheena O’Donnell they The offenders ran around to the back of the shop on Silver Street, are looking to develop a Market Garden ‘style’ Farm Shop, before making their escape in a vehicle. The vehicle was later located and recovered from the Moss Vale Estate nearby. The investigation is initially on ten acres of land near to their farm on the Moss. still on-going. £730 in cash and cigarettes were stolen. Steve said, “We all-ready grow and supply locally some During a second robbery several days later, an offender was armed fantastic ‘Electa’ potatoes that are great for anything from with a knife and again demanded money from the till. The robbery at chips to mash! We are going to expand on that and have set the McColls store on Fiddlers lane, Irlam took place on the 2nd March aside ten acres for various crops including carrots, swede, at approximately 6:15pm. sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, parsnips, broccoli and cauliflower. Again, two unknown offenders have entered the McColls Convenience Store, one remaining at the entrance door, whilst the You really cannot beat the taste of the locally grown second has gone up to the counter till, armed with a large curved produce!” bladed knife and demanded the shop assistant fills a bag with the till Sheena added, “We hope to make the Farm Shop a ‘go to’ money. venue and are looking at having a Ramblers Rest Tea Shop, Both males then ran from the store in the direction of Windsor Farm Shop, Picnic and Play Area, maybe a maze and even Avenue to a waiting car which was parked in Silver Street facing Windsor Avenue with no lights on. A third person was in the driving the ability to pick your own vegetables, you cannot get any fresher than that! And then enjoy a slice of home-made cake seat. The two men jumped into the car and it sped off, with no lights on, turning left onto Windsor Avenue towards Silver Street. It is not and a cuppa after your shopping.” know which way it turned onto Silver Street. The car was either silver The couple are currently working hard to develop the site or a light colour. and the first crops should become available from August One male is described as being white, about 5’4” tall, of slim build, wearing a black jacket and black joggers. He was carrying a Bag for this year. (Full details to follow in the Irlam and Cadishead Life (freezer bag). Times.) Were you in the area of Windsor Avenue/Silverdale Avenue/Silver Steve said, “Farming is ‘dying’ out and this is some of Street around 6.15pm on the evening of the robbery? Did you see the the best growing land in the Country. We are having to try two males get into the car? If you did do you know what make/model different things and diversify to keep going and the Market car it was and/or can you remember all or part of the registration? Garden is the latest idea. Every year we are assessed and If you can help us in any way at all please ring 101 and quote Crime Number 056710f/18. The investigation is on-going. A round £700 in have the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Certification. With cash was stolen. imports set to get even more costly due to BREXIT and Anyone with any information regarding any of the robberies other factors we are hoping that the Irlam and Cadishead is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. The Crime Community will get behind the Project and buy our produce, Stopper’s Trust is an independent crime-fighting charitable straight from the field, helping the Country to become selforganization in the United Kingdom. Crime Stoppers operates the sufficient. Whilst having a bit of fun at the same time.” 0800 555 111 telephone number, allowing people to call anonymously


to pass on information about crime.

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ope climbs, obstacle courses, aerial runways, a 30-foot leap of faith, not to mention building tyre structures, team work and team bonding were all part of the fun that 12 lucky children and their teachers from six of our local schools were able to experience recently.

The group were at Challenge 4 Change in Trafford Park an indoor urban activity centre believed to be the only one of its kind. Jude Scrutton from Irlam Endowed School who organised the event told the Times, “What a fantastic experience! All the children and staff loved it and all took part and had a go, although not all quite managed the leap of faith.” The Leap of Faith basically involved climbing up a 30foot vertical ladder climbing on to a wooden platform and having the courage to walk off the end of the platform into fresh air! – although don’t worry everyone who participated were perfectly safe with safety harness and ropes to help them fly through the air! Challenge 4 Change is a registered charity that has been working with schools from across the Country for the past seven years. Providing team building and personal development training in a fun but above all safe and controlled environment. They aim to improve group problem solving and communication skills, team working as well as increasing individual self-esteem, confidence and motivation, what more could you ask for! Why not visit their website at www.

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or ‘Eggstra’ Chicks Make F l Lessons Special Schoo


tudents at a Cadishead School have had some ‘eggstra’ special editions to the classroom, with the arrival of some incubated eggs – ready to hatch! Head Jo McGarry told the Irlam and Cadishead Times, “This year our Reception pupils have welcomed some visitors into their classroom! Living Eggs is a local organisation that deliver eggs and incubators to schools so that the children can experience the awe and wonder of chicks hatching – a truly wonderful experience for our children to watch and learn from.” Jo added, “After ten days the chicks are collected and are delivered to homes or farms, following an ethical approach that is important to the school. One of our staff members took the chicks home at weekend and the chicks had lots of fun there!”


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Nine-year -old Irlam girl braved losing her long hair locks but all for not one but two really good causes!

Grace Jenkins decided to have her 10-inch locks cut off to provide real hair for children’s wigs after reading about the work that the Little Princess Trust do to provide real hair wigs for children experiencing hair loss due to illness and treatment side effects. Sarah from the popular Mezzamacs Hair Salon on Liverpool Road in Cadishead did all the cutting and restyling, ending up with 20 inches of hair tied into two plaits that will be sent to the Little Princess Trust Charity. Also, benefitting from the charity haircut was little Freya Bailey with over £200 donated to Grace from family and friends, with all the money going to support Freya. Mum Michelle and Dad Stuart Jenkins from Irlam told the Times, “We are really proud of Grace for what she has done both for Freya and the Little Princess Trust. It was all her own idea, we would like to thank Mezzamac for doing the cut and everyone who has supported Grace and her charity fundraising.” Grace is a fellow pupil of little Freya with both girls attending St. Josephs the Worker RC Primary School on Cutnook Lane in Irlam. Well done Grace.



he President, Mrs Hornby welcomed members and this month’s guest speaker. After singing ‘Jerusalem’, the speaker Mr Graham Stirrup., spoke on the ‘Women of World War One’ (WW1).

The talk was very well illustrated, with old film, documents and facts, this had been well researched by Graham, with help from the Imperial War Museum, London. Some of the findings, were quite a revelation, some we maybe knew of. As usual with his talks, and laptop presentations, Graham was well received. After tea, they continued the meeting with W.I business, and facts about their various sub-groups. The social trips, include a visit to the ‘The Brindley’, to see ‘Oklahoma’; the craft group are planning a demonstration of an Easter flower arrangement, by a member, for all to attempt. The Mossland ‘group’ of W.I.’s, are planning a trip to Trentham Gardens, and a social gathering featuring a Magician. Village events were mentioned, also the Denman coffee appeal, Some members are participating in a short course in the’ Alexander technique’ and are looking forward to the benefits. They viewed a photo of the recent Carol concert as hosts, and Mrs Hornby showed a photo- map of her recent nine-week tour of South America. Next month they will host their 72nd Birthday party with a special tea and ‘music from a ‘G.I themed WW2’ music ensemble. 


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Top Form At eerleaders On


successful local cheerleading club based at Lady James Hall on Saturday mornings have again returned with medals and trophies, from their latest competitive competition. The Hornettes Cheerleading Club (pictured) competed in the BGA Winter Championship Cheerleading Competition held at the Norbeck Castle in Blackpool recently. All of the six local teams competed in the ‘pom’ dance section and competed against some fantastic teams from


all over the country. The cheerleaders aged from 3 years to 16 years worked really hard training 2/3 times a week throughout the months leading up to the competition and their hard work payed off. Coach Emma Brannigan told the Times, “The girls put on a fantastic show and we came home with lots of medals and trophies. “The girls are back in training and hard at it again and getting ready for their first competition of the season which will take place in May. Well done girls.”


he Health Improvement Team brought their Health Bus along to the Tesco Store at Fairhills Road, Irlam recently and welcomed lots of people on board to meet the team. Many people took advantage of a free NHS Health Check and some chatted about stop smoking support.

Additionally, the team also had information and leaflets about the activities that they do such as bike rides, Weigh Ahead (weight group), Keeping Well course and much more. Debbie Kemp, Health Improvement Officer said, “The bus is a great attraction and people love coming on board even if it is just for a chat these include both familiar and new faces. The bus is equipped with private rooms for confidential chats or tests such as the NHS Health Check. You cannot miss it as it is very colourful. When we are next out and about do come on board and see us!” For more information about the Health Improvement Service and their activities you can ring 0800 952 1000 or email health.



orothy Jones and Family would like to thank everyone who donated to the collection for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) at the funeral of and in remembrance of Barrie Jones who passed away on the 17th February 2018.

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£120 was collected which will be sent to the Lifeboat Station at Fleetwood, a town that Dorothy and Barrie Jones from Holly Court, Irlam shared many a memory and loved to visit. Barrie worked as a Ambulanceman at the Salford Station on Charles Street until 1987 and later worked as a team leader with the Anchor Trust. Wife Dorothy told the Times, “Barrie was a keen Photographer and loved taking photos of Trams especially in Fleetwood. We asked for everyone to wear red at his funeral as he had requested. Barrie was a great practical joker and found fun in lots of different things.” Dorothy had the last say though, as she took Barrie’s ashes in an urn for a last meal in the Nags Head Pub. Dorothy added, “He really would have appreciated that!”


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ocal VW, Audi and Seat Vehicle Service and Repair Specialists, Awesome GTI Ltd are the latest local business to support the Freya Bailey Appeal.

Lisa Benson from ‘Awesome’ based on Siemens Road on the Northbank Estate told the Times, “Darren came into Awesome with the flyer asking if we could do anything to help or if he could put a flyer up for Freya, I spoke to the guys here and we arranged that Darren drop a bucket back off for a collection. That same weekend SAVS owners club ven the ‘Beast from the East’ couldn’t dampen the (A bunch of car enthusiast) were hosting a rolling road spirits of the ‘Scooter Grannies’ as they met at day at Awesome so I contacted a chap called Dean who is the Station in Irlam for some cold weather training one of the founders and I explained that there would be a in preparation, with their kids push along scooter for bucket out on the day if anyone would like to donate to this another ‘Scoot with a Hoot 2 Chester’ on May 26th. gorgeous girlie – Freya! Freya Baileys Dad Darren, Stuart Jenkins, Mike Phillips, SAVS Owners Club couldn’t have done enough for Freya Lee Sleaford, Jamie McQuirk, Teddy, John Wilson, Steve and not even knowing her or being from round here they Seddon, Gary Rogerson and Louise Davies are raising funds just read her story and wanted to help as we all do. I posted for pics and info on their Facebook page (SAVA owners club) Freya has successfully undergone SDR surgery in and later that day Dean contacted me and explained that January at a cost of £16,000 which was raised with help of all money raised from raffle prizes and auctions would be the Irlam and Cadishead community and surrounding areas. donated to Freya.” Seven-year-old Freya was born with cerebral palsy So, throughout the week ‘Awesome’ customers and staff and has to use a wheelchair daily. For the surgery to be a donated and then on the day Penny’s pops made some success a huge amount of physiotherapy is required for lovely cake pops that were sold and money donated and Freya 2-3 sessions per week at a cost of £81 per session. ‘Awesome’ donated a Remap where the auction was started Unfortunately, the NHS no longer provide funds for this.  at £100. The aftercare needs to continue for years to come to Lisa added, “It was a pleasure to be able to help out as be any benefit for Freya. This will build up her muscles much as we could especially in the community and after from nothing so that one day she may take her first steps. meeting Freya its sure to say she stole a few hearts and is In what little time Dad Darren has he has personally been welcome at ‘Awesome’ anytime. Here at ‘Awesome’ we are posting letters to local business’s asking for each company all about caring and family so when Darren came in and to help with the equivalent of a weeks-worth of aftercare for told us about Freya’s story we couldn’t wait to find a way of Freya.  helping out.” If Darren could get 52 local businesses to sponsor the Scooter Grannies it would provide enough funds for 12 months of physio. Already on board donating £240 each and proud sponsors of the Scooter Grannies are: Lisa & Phil Caroll, Amelia from Ferry Hill Fish and Chip Shop, Diane Wood, Kingsland Wines & Spirits, Primary Water Group PWG, Steve Greenall and Cornerstone CH. Amy Bailey has also been a very busy girl supporting Darren with raising funds to provide 7 new scooters for the Grannies and all the advertising banners for Freya. Please help support Irlams local girl Freya Bailey and help her take her first steps one day. And please everyone Sponsor the scooter Grannies whether its £1 or £100 anything is appreciated.  Good luck lads, we mean ‘Grannies!’ 


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or the keen fans of Bargain Hunt, the Antiques Road Show or any of the other television shows featuring antiques fairs and car boot sales.

on site. The same Manchester Road site at Rixton but this time with all the 50 plus tables under the cover of the greenhouses, will be hosting their first ever all new Antiques Fair on the third Sunday of Every Month with the first one, on Sunday 22nd April between 7.30am and 3.30pm. An event not to be missed for Bargain Hunters, History Buffs and those just looking for a fun and interesting day out, all under cover. The site is open to exhibitors to set up from 7.30am with the gates open to the public from 9am with admission £1.50. The site is all on one level with easy access and there is ample onsite parking and refreshments available. If you would like to book an 8-foot by 4-foot table for the new Antiques Fair they are available for just £22. For more information on the Car Boots or the all new Antiques Fairs and to book a table or a pitch please call 07860 648 103.

Then make sure you put a couple of dates in your Diary as an all new Antiques Fair and the return of the popular Car Boot Sales are both coming to Rixton in this merry month of April. The popular Rixton Car Boots are back on for all bargain hunters or those looking for something to do on a Sunday morning. The Car Boots just off the A57 at Rixton (behind the Moat Café) will start this Sunday 8th April between 7.30am and 1pm. Entrance is Free to all buyers and if you wish to bring your car load of goodies for sale it will cost you just £10 per car. The car boots pitches are all on a hard standing and are outside only, so please remember to bring your own table if needed. Refreshments and toilets are available

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1 Ferry Road, Irlam

* 2 bedroomed stock brick fronted end terraced * Modernised throughout * Gch * Upvc d/g * Fitted kitchen * White bathroom suite * 2 bedrooms * Box room/ Additional study * Flagged area to the side and rear * Large stoned area to the front of the property * Close to local amenities

4 Warwick Road, Cadishead * 2 bed end terraced * Newly modernised throughout * Upvc s/g * Gch * Hall, lounge, dining kitchen * Family bathroom * Blockpaved to the front * Large rear garden * Garage access via area to the rear * Ideal FTB Property * Located in a popular residential area and early viewing recommended

8 Clarendon Road, Irlam * 3 bed terraced home * Ample accommodation * Gch *UPVC d/g * Entrance hall, open plan lounge and dining room * Fitted kitchen * Cellar * Modern bathroom * Enclosed low maintenance front garden * Paved to rear and open to separate garden area * ORP to the rear * Walking distance to a popular primary school * Transport links via road and train


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12 Graham Crescent, Cadishead

14 Carr Road, Irlam

14 Flint Grove, Cadishead

* Situated in a cul de sac * 3 bed semi * Gch via combi boiler * Upvc d/g * Entrance hall, lounge, dining room * Fitted kitchen * Ground floor w/c * Family bathroom * Garden fronted * Extensive rear gardens with patio area. * Detached garage * All fitted carpets & blinds are included in the sale * Viewing essential

* 2 Bed detached bungalow * Situated in a quiet cul de sac * Close to local amenities * Recently refurbished throughout * Gch * Upvc d/g * Hall, lounge * Modern fitted dining kitchen with a range of built in appliances * 2 spacious bedrooms * Ensuite to the master bedroom * Immaculate bathroom suite * Enclosed garden to the front with off road parking * Enclosed lawned rear garden and large Indian stone patio * Detached brick garage

* 3 bed end terrace * Cul de sac location * Gch * Upvc d/g * Hall, lounge leading onto the Orangery to the rear * Extensive fitted modern kitchen * Utility Room * Family bathroom * Garden fronted * Ample rear garden * Ample driveway to the rear * Viewing essential

19 Patting Close, Irlam

24 Nelson Drive, Cadishead

35 Primary Close, Cadishead

* 2 bed mid mews property * Private cul de sac location * Gch * Upvc d/g * Hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen * Family bathroom * Open plan front garden * Enclosed and grasses rear garden with shed * Off road parking for two vehicles * Excellent first time buyer property * The property is located in a popular residential area and early viewing is highly recommended

* 3 bed semi detached property * Double fronted property * Fully modernised throughout * Offering generous accommodation throughout * Gch * Upvc d/g * Entrance hall, lounge, 2nd reception * Fitted dining/kitchen * Grd floor w.c * Utility room * Family bathroom * Driveway to the front of the property * Rear enclosed garden * The property is located close to Irlam Train Station and local amenities

* 3 bed detached property * Situated in a secluded cul de sac * Close to local amenities * Upvc d/g * Gch * Hall, ground floor w.c, lounge, dining room, conservatory * Fitted kitchen * Ensuite to the master bedroom * Modern family bathroom * Open plan front garden * Enclosed grassed and flagged rear garden * Attached garage * Double driveway * Viewing essential to appreciate



40 Brackley Avenue, Cadishead * 3 bed end terrace * Well presented family home which is immaculate throughout * Situated in a highly sought after cul de sac location * Gch * Upvc d/g * Entrance hall, spacious lounge * Extensive fitted dining kitchen * Family bathroom * Enclosed to the front of the property * Private large rear lawned garden which is not overlooked

65 Harewood Road, Irlam * 3 bed semi detached * Located in a popular residential area * Immaculate throughout * Gch * Upvc d/g * Layout comprises entrance hall, lounge, fitted kitchen/diner * 3 bedrooms to the first floor * Family bathroom * Driveway to the front of the property * Rear garden with large patio area with open aspect * Early viewing highly recommended







142 Dean Road, Cadishead * 2 bed grd floor apartment * Popular residential development * Gch * Upvc d/g * Hall, open plan lounge and dining area * Modern fitted kitchen * Family bathroom * Off road parking * Early Viewing essential * Close to local amenities & public transport links and within a 5 minute walk to Irlam Train Station * Ideal for FTB Offers Over

£100,000 * CHAIN FREE *



oorfield Primary School head teacher David Nightingale was a guest of Irlam Rotary Club and invited to one of their weekly meetings after he has taken over the Headship at the Cutnook Lane School.

David said, “It was an honour to be invited to the Rotary of Irlam weekly meetings held at the Station recently. I was made to feel extremely welcome and there were some very interesting people to talk with - not to mention a lovely meal too! It is an honour to work in such a vibrant community which is filled with lots of people who are dedicated to improving the lives of others. I look forward to ensuring that Moorfield works closely within the community and with the Rotary club in the future.” The Rotary Club of Irlam has provided funding for 30 Children from Moorfield School to attend a day of activities at the Petty Pool Centre at Nantwich in May this year. When they will take part in outdoor planned activities. Full story in a later Edition of the Irlam and Cadishead Times.



he girls of Irlam 2000 Inner Wheel are holding a charity ‘Soup & Sweet Lunch’ on Tuesday, 24th April from 12noon. This will take place at the Community Room of Wesley Church, Lords Street, Cadishead, and everyone is cordially invited. Tickets are £5.00 and includes a cup of tea/ coffee. Secretary Pauline Daniels told the Times, “The Inner Wheel Club of Irlam 2000 invites you to join them in a Soup and Sweet Lunch (choice of soup and dessert) – only £5 per person. Everyone welcome.” All proceeds will go to this year’s international charity Hoop. A charity that supports underprivileged children at a school in Peru. Please Pay on the Door.



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otarians from the Rotary Club of Irlam, Joe Murchan and Geoff Blackburn were delighted to hand over a cheque for £405 to Head teacher Jill Da Costa and sports lead teacher Jude Scrutton from Irlam Endowed School recently. The money is to be used to purchase new lacrosse equipment for use by the school and others in the local school’s cluster. Jude Scrutton told the Times, “The Rotary Club of Irlam have always supported the local school’s PE programme and regularly fund our new and exciting sports. This year the children have asked the Rotary Club to provide funds to replace our dilapidated equipment and provide extra equipment to enable the school to teach lacrosse to all of the children throughout the school. The equipment will also be used by all schools in local competitions.” Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018

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he Rotary Club of Irlam have for the last six years undertaken to brighten up the neighbourhood by installing planted hanging baskets, troughs, lamp post baskets and large planters along Liverpool Road in Irlam and Cadishead. Each year they try to expand and add to these glorious displays.

As you can imagine it takes a lot of hours of hard work to arrange, plant, water and tend to these floral explosions of colour that really do he Rotary Club of Irlam had Irlam and make a difference. So, this year they thought that Cadishead College student Oliver Peacock the community may like to get involved. How you representing our local area in the District may ask? Finals of the Rotary Club National Young Cook Well firstly, you come and help them water the of the Year Competition. plants on a Sunday morning, teams go out with their water bowser each Sunday from June until Before the District Final Oliver Peacock was September if you are interested in joining the rota invited to a Mentoring Event at the Marriott Airport Hotel at Hale Barns in Cheshire. Where he please get in touch. was able to learn and practise new cooking skills. Secondly, why not sponsor one of their Baskets or Planters as an individual, family or Company The event took place in February and Oliver you could even pick the one nearest your home had a chance to see the Marriot chefs in or work place. The In Bloom project really does action. Oliver then went on to compete in the make the area stand out. For more information on district final at the end of February at Hope helping out or to possibly help by sponsoring part Academy in Newton le Willows accompanied by of the project please, contact David on 0161 222 teacher Nadean Sams.   4003 or email at This time Oliver had to prepare, cook and serve, three courses in just two hours. Oliver was PAIRS BOWLING COMPETITION professional and cooked against seven other he Rotary Club of Irlam has once again agreed to young chefs. Unfortunately, he did not make it sponsor the Annual Pairs Bowling Competition to be through to the next round. Oliver was professional held on Bank Holiday Sunday, the 26th of August 2018. throughout and was a credit to the school and The Competition is to be held on the Steel Club No Irlam Rotary.  Teacher Nadean Sams added, “I’m 2 Green, with the Rotary Club pleased to announce that sure you will agree with me that Oliver is a true local league secretary Paul Kelly will be organising the champion.” event.



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Matilda to The Cat in the Hat. The day started with a family breakfast at 8.30am which gave families the opportunity to read and eat together before the start of the school day. Head teacher Jo McGarry at the school on Buckingham Road, told the Times, “Our family breakfasts are becoming a regular event and we love sharing this time with our parents and children. The World Book Day Breakfast was World Book Day is about encouraging children and extra special with all the children and staff dressing up in young people to read and love books and, whatever the book characters, a fantastic start to World Book Day!” weather, 15 million £1 book tokens are already with At Springwood School at Craig Hall in Irlam. Pupils Schools and will be distributed to children across the UK loved dressing up as their favourite book characters with and Ireland, allowing them to visit their local bookseller to many choosing their favourite super heroes including choose one of ten exclusive World Book Day books for free Spiderman, Superman and Iron man, along with a couple or to receive £1 off a book of their choice, including the of Oompa Loompas, pirates and plenty of others! Deputy £2.50 YA selection. Head Teacher Matthew Lawrenson said, “Anything that Dawn Ridyard head at St. Joseph the Worker RC Primary encourages children to read more such as World Book Day School told the Times, “We included some new and exciting is a great initiative. At Springwood all the pupils and even activities to our World Book Day event this year. We had a the staff made it a day to remember by dressing up!” ‘Green Screen’ so that our characters could be transported Children and staff at Irlam Primary School on Liverpool to a castle or under the sea or even Hogwarts! We also held Road, celebrated World Book Day in a myriad of different a ‘Tweet’ competition to describe your favourite book in 300 colours! Everyone chose one colour to dress in from characters. We had such a fun day – WE LOVE TO READ!!!” head to toe - so that the school resembled a giant box of The children and staff at Irlam Endowed Primary School coloured crayons! Every year group had lessons based dressed up for World Book Day. Individual class themes around two books by drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers included The Jolly Postman, War Horse, Peter Pan, 10 entitled ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and ‘The Day the Little Superheroes and Roald Dahl. Head Jill Da Costa said, Crayons Came Home’. Head Elaine Darwin said, “These are “We had a wonderful day exploring stories and enjoying fantastic books for children of all ages! They are not only books. The photos show Year 6 who have been reading War extremely funny - but they send out an important message Horse and learning about World War One dressed in their about treating others as you wish to be treated yourself. uniforms, Year 3 dressed as their favourite characters from The books invoked lots of meaningful discussions and Peter Pan and finally some of the school staff joining in the debates throughout the school. A lovely, colourful day!” fun. All the pupils received a token to help treat themselves  At Cadishead Primary School on Allotment Road, to a new book.” Cadishead the Joker was up to his trick but thankfully the At Moorfield Primary School in Irlam, Head teacher Lego Batman and Captain America were on hand to keep an David Nightingale said, “World Book Day was a huge eye on all the characters. Including staff dressed as Heinz success here at Moorfield with lots of interested looking Tomato ‘Souper Heroes’, thinking outside the box Brilliant! book characters! We began the day with a whole school Head Teacher Mr Hargreaves said, “We always have a assembly where staff shared their favourite books and fantastic turnout for World Book Day. The children and staff read out extracts. Some brave children also read part of all looked spectacular in their outfits and are a credit to their favourite book in front of the whole school. All the themselves and the school.” classes were off timetable for the day and enjoyed lots of At the Mojos Pre-School Nursery attached to Cadishead activities which enhanced a love of books and promoted Primary the youngsters joined in the World Book Day theme the importance of reading.” with Ninja Turtles, Spidermen, the cast from Frozen and St. Mary’s CE Primary School in Cadishead enjoyed even little Red Riding Hood all pictured getting ready for a whole school celebration of World Book Day. Staff and Storytime, when our Photographer dropped in. children dressed up in an array of wonderful costumes from

chools and nurseries around the District still took time out to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 1st March and despite the terrible weather, hundreds of young people took time out to make costumes, get dressed up and celebrate their favourite characters from the wonderful World of Books.

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Welcome to the latest update from the HDT Team…. We appreciate and sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of work and good deeds local volunteers deliver for the community and we feel privileged to help when we can. However, there is always lots more to do and together we can continue to make the area an even better place to Live, Work and Enjoy so, if you’d like to help make a difference, please contact us for a chat. Meanwhile, here’s a taste of some of the activities we have been involved in recently.

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Grants We are happy that we have been able to provide the following grants to the local community recently to enable them to achieve their goals.


St Paul’s Methodist Church will undergo renovations to repair dry rot


Majic Sports FC will soon benefit from a new storage facility at St Mary’s Primary School


The Shine the Light Group are now closer to their aim of gently up-lighting the war memorial in Hollins Green


Replaced the vandalized defibrillator box at Irlam Station, ensuring this key piece of life-saving equipment continues to be accessible to all station users


Supported the great work of FIRST (Friends of Irlam Station) by providing funds for new Christmas decorations plus a contribution towards this year’s ‘Station are War’ community event in July


A contribution towards travel costs will enable Irlam Steel Vets bowling club to enjoy an outing to the Canberra Club

Cadishead Rec Work will soon be completed on the Cadishead Rec development to bring an all new Rugby League Hub to the area for Cadishead Rhino’s and the community… this space!

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As the Irlam and Cadishead Times went to Press on the 19th March these were the only Candidates that had responded to our request for election information. The actual closing date with Salford City Council for Candidate Nominations for the Elections was 6th April. ROGER JONES

Dear Resident, I am an experienced Salford Councillor and I am proud to represent my hometown of Irlam and Cadishead.  I have been a member of the Labour Party and the Co- Operative Party for most of my life and I am also a member of UNISON and UNITE.  Irlam and Cadishead is certainly an excellent place to live and work. Over the last decade our partnership with the City Council, TfGM and the Hamilton Davies Trust has resulted in over £9 million of investment which has been spent on many local improvements including the excellent Leisure Centre, Liverpool Road corridor, the new Rugby Hub on Lord Street and the outstanding Irlam Station.   During 2018 we have some important decisions to take on the draft proposals for Cadishead Village and the G.M. Spacial Framework which should be published in Summer.   I do not want to see thousands of new houses built on Chat Moss or for that matter built anywhere else in Irlam & Cadishead.  However, we do have very important housing needs of our own such as family housing for rent, affordable family homes and bungalows for rent specially adapted for elderly and disabled people.   I am asking for your support in the local elections so that I can continue to represent your views, to the best of my ability. Many thanks, Roger Jones.


KEEP DECISIONS LOCAL For 50 years I have enjoyed living in this marvellous community, I was proud to be brought up on the Moss Vale Estate, educated at Fiddlers Lane Primary and Irlam High School. Over the years i’ve worked with many schools, community groups, charities and as a local events organiser i’ve brought “Irlam Live” to Princes Park, encompassing all that is good in our area. I’m also a founding member of the community forum ‘Planning for our future’ (PFOF), I have helped to keep people informed and aware of local issues, involved in consultation and helped raise thousands of pounds for the community. We’ve been let down by remote party politics for too long, we want to be listened to, it’s time for change, so we formed the CO:RE party and myself and Marcus Graham will proudly represent the community, to offer a much needed voice in council. IF ELECTED I WILL: • Continue the fight to save our Mosslands • Involve local people in planning for housing with adequate infrastructure • Improve youth provision • Help raise aspirations • Promote local business • Be available and accountable • Bring important services back local to our community



Dear Residents, I have been a staunch active member of the Labour Party for over 20 years, and also a member of Unite the Union. It was therefore a privilege to be selected by Cadishead Branch as their Candidate in the forthcoming local Election on the 3rd May to replace Councillor Christine Hudson who has served the community so well for many years. I have lived in the area most of my life, working for over 30 years at a Builders Merchants in Cadishead.   I have always involved myself in the Community and have recently been nominated to sit on Cadishead Primary School Governing body. I support the local councillors in their fight to retain a green buffer zone at Boysnope Golf Club and in protecting the green belt in Cadishead.   However, I recognise that there is a need for more housing in the district particularly for first time buyers, social housing and provision for adapted bungalows for the elderly and disabled. I support the development of the Rugby hub, Cadishead Park and the development of Cadishead Village. I applaud the partnership of Hamilton Davies Trust and the City Council which has helped to regenerate Irlam and Cadishead.  It is a great place to live and work. In this time of austerity, we need to ALL work closely together to make an even better place to live and work and look to the future for our children and their children. The only way to achieve this is to vote Labour on the 3rd of May and return a woman to represent Cadishead in this 100th anniversary year of women winning the right to vote. I trust I can rely on your support. Thank you, Joan Walsh


Irlam and Cadishead has a wealth of cluedup, community driven residents, rightly proud and protective of our area, the local assets, heritage and the greenbelt that we’re lucky to have on our doorstep. I want to nurture this fantastic community spirit, improve our relationship with the council, developers and investors, to give residents a say in important decisions that affect us all. Many, feel neglected by our councillors, who put party politics before the expectations of residents. We need Independent voices to fight our corner, that’s why I am standing with Darren Goulden and the CO:RE group to change local politics. We’re creating a CO:RE Investment Fund giving people the opportunity to be stakeholders in our community, so together we can support local causes and projects where government cuts are leaving us short. The opportunities are endless, together we can invest in the things our friends and neighbours need, improve community life for our kids and the elderly, raise hopes and aspirations of our youth, support our fantastic sports clubs and community groups, promote local businesses, community events, and bring a much-needed buzz to the community for a brighter future. Vote Marcus Graham for CO:RE in Cadishead.

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he Hells Angels MC Manchester have been part of the ‘fabric’ of the Cadishead and Irlam Community for the past twenty years. Celebrating their Anniversary on April 4th 2018. The Manchester ‘chapter’ of the World-wide Hells Angels organisation received their ‘charter’ in 1998 and moved into their clubhouse on Liverpool Road, Cadishead into what was once the Irlam and Cadishead Advertiser and Printers Building and set about transforming the premises, into a fantastic Clubhouse to be proud of. The Club has always had excellent links and support from the local community and have supported several local charities including the Freya Bailey Appeal and have sponsored junior football teams with new kits as well. The Annual Toy Run that ran for a number of years was well supported by HAMC Manchester and even had Coronation Street star Beverley Callard and former Salford MP Hazel Blears amongst the hundreds of motorbike enthusiasts taking part. The Club’s bike runs including hosting the UK Run this year have become legend, with many lining the streets to watch the convoy of high powered bikes, ride in formation, with this year’s UK run, going from the Cadishead Clubhouse to Blackpool – a site not to be missed! Members of the Manchester Charter have come and gone over the years, but none more popular and respected than Mark Hunter (pictured below right) who was sadly killed in a motorbike accident in 2005. Mark was a well-respected member of the HAMC and Angels from around the World descended on Cadishead for his funeral, with a service at the Royal Arms Club followed by Mark making his final journey, escorted by hundreds of bikers to his final resting place. The Club will again be holding

their second Manchester Rock and Bike Festival in Rixton again this year. Building on the success of last year’s event that proved popular. This year the event with something for everyone to enjoy will take place between the 28th June and 1st July, with camping, bike shows, great food, live music and much, much more! On March 17th 1948 the first Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was founded in the Fontana/San Bernardino area in the United States of America. About the same time, other clubs were formed in various places in the state of California, but none of these clubs were associated with Hells Angels nor with each other. Most of them do not exist today, but the Berdoo charter (San Bernadino) still do. During the fifties more, Hells Angels Charters came into existence. In the beginning the different charters had nothing to do with each other, but after some years they united and a regular criteria of admission, was put down. From having been exclusively a Californian phenomenon, the club developed internationally in 1961. It happened when the first charter outside California was adopted as far away as Auckland, New Zealand. During the sixties Hells Angels spread out to the East Coast of the USA and later to the Midwest. On July the 30th 1969 the first European Hells Angels charter was accepted in London, England. Today there are more than 250 charters in Europe alone. At the end of the Seventies, Australian clubs were admitted and in 1984, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil became the first South American charter. In 1993, Hells Angels came to the African continent with a charter in Johannesburg, South Africa. Eastern Europe got its own Hells Angels charter in the new millennium and since then many more countries have been granted the now famous winged Death Head.

Today the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has spread its wings all over the World. From Alaska and Norway in the high North, to South Africa and Argentina in the southern hemisphere. All around the globe from the Caribbean Islands to Turkey, who became the first Muslim country to join the club in 2009. The admission of clubs from all over the globe caused changes in the structure of the Hells Angels. The small motorcycle club from Berdoo was now Mother Charter to the world´s biggest motorcycle brotherhood, the HELLS ANGELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB WORLD. Today, Hells Angels MC World has charters in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia. HAMC Manchester celebrated their 20th Anniversary with an Open Night at the Clubhouse, for members, friends and supporters to join in the celebrations and a separate celebration night for HA Members ‘only’ the week after.

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our pupils from Irlam Primary School are the latest newly recruited Junior PCSO’s (Police Community Support Officers) for Irlam and Cadishead. They were chosen from more than ten applicants who applied to be a Junior PCSO, they had to fill in an application form and attend an interview at their school conducted by local PCSO Mark Fitzgerald. It was a difficult task to pick just four from the many applicants that all did very well considering this was probably the first time they filled in application form and had to attend an interview. As part of their role they will join Greater Manchester Police’s PCSO Mark Fitzgerald on patrol around the school at dropping off and picking up time to warn parents about parking in dangerous places. The pupils will really drive home the message that dangerous parking and inappropriate parking is putting children’s lives at risk. By adopting this new approach, they hope to raise even more awareness and change parking habits. PCSO Mark Fitzgerald said, “As the scheme develops and the pupils become more confident I plan to start taking them to crime prevention days and Home Watch events. They will learn some of the safety advice that we give out which they can then pass on to teachers and fellow pupils to help them stay safe. Who knows maybe in a few years when they reach 13 then may like to come one of our Police cadets. I think it great that local pupils from the area are working with their local Police working together to make the area feel safer and shows Community Engagement.”   Mark added, “I set this scheme up a few years ago now and has taken off in a big way with more schools locally and around the country wanting to know how they can set up a Junior PCSO scheme, Irlam Primary School was the very first school in the Salford area to run this scheme.”

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he always popular Evergreens Choir, with their conductor Brenda Roberts and pianist Cathryn Trimble, gave a concert to celebrate 21 years of singing recently. Despite the very cold weather the Wesley Church on Lords Street was packed to the rafters to hear the local ladies sing. The audience enjoyed a varied programme, starting with ‘happy birthday to us’ and ‘21 today’ with verses written by Molly and Pauline. The soloists were Chris Bradford, Colin Dixon and Danny Craddock, with poems beautifully read by Maureen Hughes, Pauline Verity and Alec Hughes. Brenda Roberts told the Times, “The concert was followed by afternoon tea, we would like to say a big thank you to the Wesley Ladies for all their help. Thank you also to the soloists and especially the choir and Cathryn for all their hard work and Molly for compering in her usual humorous manner. With a special ‘thank you’ the audience for braving the terrible weather conditions.”



ocal Police Officer PC Tom Leyden retired from Greater Manchester Police on the 5th March.

He is hanging up his handcuffs and is retiring after 30 years of service starting in the Met police, then moving to Staffordshire working in Stoke on Trent until joining GMP and spending the last ten years as the neighbourhood officer for Irlam (Covering Cadishead as well for the past two years). His colleagues, friends and those he has helped over the years, would all like to wish Tom all the best for his retirement. Tom is an avid Celtic Supporter and his Irlam and Cadishead colleagues said, “Now, all that remains is for the rest of the team to try and get a drink out of the Scotsman. Good Luck Tom and all the best from all of the Irlam and Cadishead team and the rest of GMP.”



rlam Male Voice Choir are performing a special concert this April, combined with Urmston Ladies Choir.

The afternoon event, titled “Songs from the shows”, will be held at Rixton with Glazebrook Community Hall at 2:30pm on Saturday 14th April. Tickets are £6 with light refreshment provided and are available from members of the choir or by phoning 07732556381.


y Column – Local Histor s e Soap Work Th t A s y a D Early


ocal Historian Deborah Yates takes a look at the early days at the Soap Works in the latest of her very interesting local history columns. James Goodier was one of the founder members of the Local History society, he wrote a few books recalling his early years in the district. This article is taken from one of his publications Early Days in Irlam Village (18961914). It recounts his time working in the local cooperative societies Soap Works. “Prior to the opening of the Manchester Ship in 1894, Irlam was predominantly a farming community. Fustian cutting had been established as a minor industry but when the Co-operative Wholesale Societies Soap Works was built in 1895 the whole employment situation changed. Fustian cutting gradually faded out, mainly due to the higher wages that the cutters could obtain at the Soap Works and farm work, which had been the main source of employment, became a secondary occupation. Many local families had one member of the family employed at the Soap Works. In the first few years of production the firm established a rule whereby only one member of each family could be employed in the company. In the early years when a man obtained employment at the Soap Works he was secure for life. The C.W.S. were considered good employers but their terms of employment may appear to be harsh when compared with present day standards. The wage for the soap factory was 23/2d for a 52-hour week. The working hours were 6am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 12noon on Saturdays. I was employed as an office boy when I was fourteen years old. My wage was 7 shillings a week. Which was a shilling a week more than a boy earned working in the factory. As an office job it was classed as a staff appointment. I commenced work at 8.00am and had two weeks paid holiday leave. One of my jobs was to keep an eye on the office clock. As it approached 10.00am I was expected to stand outside the office front door to await the sound of the signal man’s whistle. The signalman stood outside his box, which stood at the top of the railway embankment opposite the works offices. I acknowledged the whistle by waving my hand. It had been agreed that each morning at 10.00am he would communicate the Greenwich Mean Time. This exercise was considered a responsible and important function as it was on the evidence of the signal man’s whistle that the whole timekeeping system of the Works was governed. Another interesting fact was that I was the junior of three male shorthand typists employed in the office. Elsewhere there were female typists, but this was the exception rather than the rule.”

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ursery children at St. Mary›s Primary School in Cadishead have been busy celebrating Chinese New Year. In a colourful day of fun with drums, chimes and even traditional Dragon Dancing. In the morning, the children’s parents joined in making red lucky money envelopes, Chinese lanterns, stick puppets and dragons. The afternoon involved the children in re-enacting the Chinese New Year story and performing the Chinese Dragon Dance. The children and Parents were fantastic and had lots of fun! Mrs Neal froom the School told the Times, “As part of our work at St. Mary’s towards achieving the Leading Parent Partnership Award, we continually provide opportunities to ensure that parents feel part of their children’s learning and development. Parents today supported the children with their cutting and sticking skills with a focus on improving their fine motor skills. This provided teachers with an invaluable opportunity to talk to Parents about their child, maintaining effective parental engagement alongside developing strong parental partnerships.”

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Fundraising Charity Night held at Irlam Steel Club recently, proved to be a great success and raised funds beyond expectations for two charities. The Charity Night held at Irlam Steel back in November was a great success, the Night organised by Paul Kelly, Nicki Irlam and Michelle Girenti for Charities – Childflight, and Ronald McDonald House, both charities that are close to Nicki and Michelle. The night featured top Comedian Mick Munroe and Duo “Kick” providing the entertainment at a packed Steel Club. Also, on the night Jenny Wilson Had her head shaved to help raise money on the evening. Paul Kelly told the Irlam and Cadishead Times, “We have had a great evening Raising £4,500 for these very worthy Charities and going far beyond our expectations. A big thank you to everyone who supported the night and also thanks to all who attended and supported the evening.” Representatives from Childflight and Ronald McDonald House collected the cheques at Irlam steel club recently they are pictured with Paul Kelly, Michelle Girgenti, and Nicki Irlam.


n At Makro

Now Ope Big Top Café –


HE BIG TOP CAFÉ – Now up and running and eager to please customers at Makro Cash and Carry on the Barton Stretch between Irlam and Eccles! The Big Top Café is a totally independent Café and Catering Service that opened at the end of January in the former Makro Café that closed around 18 months ago. The Café has been opened and is operated by established catering team Judy and Dave Usher and their ‘Big Top’ Brand based at the old Co-Op Shop on Lewis Street, Patricroft, Eccles. Half of the building is given up to a thriving Community Centre and the other half home to the ‘Big Top’ Companies, BIG TOP PARTIES and BIG TOP CATERING that started around seven years ago. Dave told the Times, “The catering business supports the Community Centre at the heart of the local community,

where we have clubs for families with children with special needs, dance troupes, kid’s clubs and other communitybased activities; as well as being available for hire for events and parties, with offices for rent for like-minded business social enterprises and charities.” The couple who are regular customers at the Makro Wholesale Cash and Carry Store were approached by Makro with a view to re-open the Café in-store. The Café is open seven days a week between 9am and 3pm. Offering a choice of daily specials, that include curry on a Wednesday, Hot pot on a Thursday, Steak and onions on Friday, all day breakfast on Saturday and of course a roast dinner on Sunday! as well as providing a range of snacks & light meals, a full range of hot & cold drinks and delicious cakes, so well worth having a break and bite to eat whilst in the middle of your shopping trip. Big Top @ Makro also offer a range of take-away sandwich platters, open rolls, baguettes, savoury platters and desserts all freshly made to order to take away for your office function, party or celebration. Big Top Catering can cater for all types of event, weddings, conferences, events and family celebrations and offer a range of hot and cold outside catering options. Big Top Parties provide complete Children’s Party packages which include party food and traditional party games for a fun-filled time. Please remember that the Big Top Café @ Makro is only open to Makro Card Holders. Makro Cards are freely available to all trade and business people just call in at the Makro Reception Desk if you do not already have one. For more information on Big Top and the range of catering services they offer, including the Café, please call the team on 0161 478 8970 or 07843 208 008 or via email at or visit the website

For trade and business customers. Big Top Cafe is now open at Makro 9am-3pm, 7 days a week. Enjoy our Big Breakfast, Delicious Cakes, Home Made Soup, Daily Special, Sunday Roast with pudding. We have space for you to hold business meetings and meet clients in our dedicated business area. Drop in to see our take away and delivery menus. We can cater for events in your social clubs, pubs and other venues. On display at Makro there are examples of our celebration cakes, table and balloon decorations. You can also enquire about our complete traditional and themed children’s party packages which include all food, activities, games, prizes, music and party bags. Big Top Parties The Castle


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mn Computer Colu rry With Nigel Pe

Should I Upgrade or Buy a New Computer? Well, it depends – mostly on who you’re asking! A department store salesman will always recommend a new one, but when you get down to the nitty gritty with a trained technician, you’ll often discover you have more (and cheaper) options than you thought. Start by taking stock of what you’ve got. Sometimes an upgrade simply isn’t worth the trouble and it’s painfully obvious. For example, if your car is 30 years old, demands a constant supply of special fuel and you can see the road whizzing by thanks to the ‘custom’ holes in the floor…it’s time to replace the rust-bucket! However, if your car is decently modern and in reasonably good condition but happens to stall at stop signs, a few quick fixes can be just what the mechanic ordered. If your computer does need to be replaced, chances are you already know this. But if you’re not sure and some days it could go either way, this will help. We’ve put together a walkthrough of the most common upgrades and the impact they’ll have: Video card upgrade: It might not be your computer that’s getting old. Instead, games are getting more and more demanding. The days of stick-figure animations are gone and lifelike 3D is the new normal. With that improved experience comes a huge strain on your computer’s resources. If you have a gamer in the house, you can often super-power your computer with a single component – a new video card. For hardcore gamers, it’s actually a necessity, as some new games refuse to install if the video requirements aren’t met. Love smooth animations and responsive gameplay? We know all the best games out now (and in the works) and can match you with the right video card. Hard drive upgrade: New hard drives are a popular option, both in size and speed. Running out of space is less of a problem now, but speed is a major concern. You’ve no doubt sat there twiddling your thumbs and urging a file to hurry up and copy. Many upgrades are to an SSD (Solid State Drive) that has zero moving parts and can find/transfer data in a flash. They even make booting up lightning fast! And you’ll have the choice of keeping your old drive for general storage, complete with all your existing data. Memory/RAM upgrade: Some cheaper computers are underpowered from day 1. In truth, most of the ones in the department store could use at least an extra 4GB of oomph! Sometimes though, even a great computer falls behind as new applications come out and need more resources. Adding extra memory can revive your existing computer and set it up for a couple more years of happiness. Where to draw the line: There are other upgrades such as the CPU, which is basically the brains of the computer; and the motherboard that all the parts plug into…but once you’re in that territory, it really is time to go for a full replacement. You’ll save money by getting a computer that meets your needs and can grow with you. Is your computer letting you down? Give us a call at 0161 776 9785 to help you with upgrading or selecting a new computer.

ly Whites!

A Trio Of Pear


ongratulations to a trio of local nurseries and reception classes - Fledglings Day Nursery, Irlam Endowed School and Jitterbugz Day Nursery who have all successfully passed their ‘We Are Tooth Healthy’ audit again this year.

Across Salford reception and nursery classes in primary schools and private nurseries have been working with the Health Improvement Service on the ‘We Are Tooth Healthy’ oral health scheme. The scheme involves the children in nursery and reception classes taking part in brushing their teeth during the school day and giving young children, staff and parents the opportunity to learn more about good oral health. Each child is given their own brush, paste and a bag to keep them clean. The aim of the scheme is to encourage and compliment brushing done twice a day at home. Debbie Kemp, Health Improvement Officer told the Times, “The Health Improvement Service are working with most schools and nurseries across Salford on the We Are Tooth Healthy scheme in order to promote a brushing routine. Well done to all who are regularly brushing which is very important for all children and adults as it supports good general long-term health, speech and language and social development. All the schools and nurseries, especially the children, are very proud to receive their award certificate to display with pride.” For more information about We Are Tooth Healthy contact the Health Improvement Service on 0800 952 1000.

Nigel Perry 24 Warwick Road, Cadishead, Manchester M44 5HE Tel: 0161 776 9785 Mobile: 07950 636435

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on to the Next: ti lu o v e R e n O From Site ur Cadishead A History of o


adishead and Irlam were thrust into the Industrial Revolution with the Liverpool & Manchester Railway – with Stephenson’s Rocket among its first locomotives. When the Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, the area commanded even greater importance. The site around Hayes Farm became the home of briquette manufacturer, and then the Manna Oil Refinery. In 1915, when a fire broke out, the Fire Brigade of Irlam’s Co-operative Wholesale Society were mobilised, later supported by the Eccles Fire Brigade. The resulting inquest decided that the Eccles Fire Brigade should cover Irlam and Cadishead. Only in 1923 did Irlam have its own Fire Brigade and Engine. In 1916, British Tar Products opened on Hayes Road, making explosives for the war. A few years later, the Lancashire Tar Distillers opened a plant in the shadow of the Cadishead Viaduct. With the country at war again, houses on Liverpool Road were among those hit by German bombs. After the war, the


captured U1023 U-boat, sailed along the Manchester Ship Canal to Salford Quays, where she was on display in 1945. When MacMillan said: “most people have never had it so good”, the area teemed with industry and opportunity. Aerial photographs show a thriving steelworks. Britain’s post-war resurgence was literally forged in places like this. In 1970, a Dutch vessel was being loaded with petrol and thousands of gallons overflowed. Within seconds, upto a mile of the canal became engulfed with 60-feet flames. Six men were killed, on “Bob’s Ferry”, which operated from Bob’s Lane. Times were changing and in 1979, the steelworks closed. The same year, a Cadishead-born designer, Ray Lowry, saw his most famous work released – the cover of The Clash’s ‘London Calling’. With the demise of heavy industry and rise of a ‘creative economy’, the area seemed to be a microcosm of the whole country. Now, our site was occupied by Lanstar, once of the Lancashire Tar Distillers, gaining expertise in treating industrial waste. A prime candidate for acquisition, CSG bought Lanstar, gaining two elements to meet the challenges of the future: environmental sustainability and the ‘knowledge economy’. Today, our part of Cadishead is just as well-placed to face of the future as when Stephenson’s Rocket raced past, 188 years ago. Abridged from the following blogpost on the CSG blog pages:

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’– ‘Messy Church odist Church At Wesley Meth tment – Down The Allo Work For April

GENERAL This is the month when planting starts in earnest but keep a close eye on the weather as it can change in an instant this month with heavy frosts still possible. OUTSIDE Sow your Beetroot, cabbage, carrots cauliflower, parsnips, spring onions, Swede or transplant earlier raised plants in trays. Plant main crop potatoes FRUIT Spray gooseberries to prevent saw fly damage. GREENHOUSE/POLYTUNNEL This is when these come into their own, Sow sweet corn, courgettes and melons. Plant earlier raised Tomato plants into their growing positions at the end of the month. PEST Wood Pigeon are still a threat. Ensure any young Brassicas are covered with netting. The first activity from Leek Moth is at the end of this month so net your leeks if possible. WEATHER It’s been a particularly wet winter and spring this year so check the water levels beneath the surface of your soil and delay any planting until the soil is dry and warm enough. Don’t plant into soil colder than 40f Q&A Please email in any questions on help or problems and we will try to find a solution for you.



t Joseph the Worker RC Primary School invited representatives from professional agencies including Educational Psychology, Learning Support and Speech and Language to share informally the provision that is available for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Parents and carers, were welcomed to find out about different services and ask questions relating to different ways in which pupils learn. Head teacher Dawn Ridyard said, “We were also supported by Irlam and Cadishead High School staff who spoke to prospective parents about transition to Year 7. St Joseph the Worker goes to great efforts to be a fully inclusive school, celebrating the individuality of every pupils’ learning needs, the staff work hard to identify, understand and make the best provision for the needs of all pupils. Our school is a wonderful place to be, the staff and pupils care for and help each other in a Christian community. I am sure all who visit would recognize the caring and loving ethos!”



essy Church is a family activity which happens every third Saturday of the month at a Cadishead Church. It is based at the Wesley Methodist Church, Lord Street, Cadishead, between 10.30am and 12.00noon and all are welcome to attend.

The Rev. Clare Stainsby told the Times, “Together we explore the Christian Faith through stories, games, songs, arts and crafts; sometimes we get messy! We always finish with food: jacket potatoes, or soup or sausages or a bacon barm. On the Saturday the Times Photographer dropped in - the theme was families: our own families and also being part of God’s family.”  For more information like our Facebook page (Wesley Messy Church Cadishead), or search “Messy Church” on the internet. Everyone is welcome although all children must be accompanied by an adult. And IT’S ALL FREE! Messy Church is run by the people from our local churches. The dates of the next few Messy Churches are March 17th, April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st so make a note in your diary and get down with the kids for some fun!

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Go Bac Grandparents


ursery Children celebrated Grandparent’s Day with their Nana, Grandads and Grandmas, with a fun day at St. Marys School Nursery on Buckingham Road in Cadishead. Activities included the Grandparents experiencing a ‘phonics’ learning session with their grandchildren. Assistant Head teacher Julie Neal told the Times, “The children made us proud, singing and blending beautifully. Afterwards, Grandparents joined in with making stick puppets, clocks, cards and photograph frames. They had a picture taken with their grandchild to put inside the frame which will be sent home with them to cherish.” One of the Grandparent’s commented, “I have still got mine that I made with my grandchild.  It is a lovely time.  I wish I had brought my grandchild here earlier”.  Mrs Neal added, “As part of the LPPA accreditation, we continue to gather feedback from parents and grandparents to ensure that we work together in supporting their child’s learning whilst enjoying their time at St. Marys Nursery.” Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018

gs Moss Ramblin By Dave Steel

February Musings - leading on towards thoughts of spring in early March Listening to a programme on radio four the other day set me thinking about our Moss (now there is a thing!) which in reality I had virtually only just left after a mornings wander in which the weather was FULLY in charge with its cold easterly blows and generous helpings of rain and hail---elemental-powerfulstupendous! The programme was to me one of the harsh truth that our natural world is under immense pressure as in my opinion is our mossland. The subject being discussed was the fact that some faculty at Oxford University was wandering the World taking insect samples from Dung (collecting Dung Beetles) for they believe that in our rapidly developing world many of these will be lost....their (Oxford) concern being that if these self-effacing insects (in forming the first steps in breaking down animal droppings (of our farmed and other animals) and returning nutrients to the earth) are lost then our life giving soil will be robbed of its ability to sustain our life cycle... My musings then ran to consider that we all need to realise that we are only one part of the natural world and as such maybe we should wander over our mosslands and record what we may lose if we relinquish these life-force areas to development.. for in my way of thinking what is the use of development that eventually denies us life.....yes my ramblings today have reached deep down..apologies for this in my opinion, reality check from this none Oxford University wanderer. Returning to this day of what seemed to be splendid field trials on the efficacy of my chosen waterproofs which on the whole held up to this wintry February day....although my layers inspite of their best efforts held not a candle to the feathering of the birds which were busily getting on with their day seemingly unfazed by the gusting hail clad wind. A few Snipe lifted themselves from their watery daytime resting places as I squelched by whilst the sky reverberated to the calls of hundreds of Jackdaw which had found that for this winter our Moss had been offering a smogasbord of feeding opportunities due to a combination of stubble/abandoned areas of crop and waterlogged fields. A flock of Lapwing stylistically beat about the sky checking out today’s feeding opportunities whilst simultaneously deciding upon possible nesting sites, for these birds had recently arrived from their winter wanderings and were settling back in their traditional breeding grounds---provided the developers don’t cast their shadow of doom on the home of these birds thought I..... My negative revere was then swiftly broken as five Skylark burst into song—now there is a powerful musical statement if ever I heard one......for the descendants of these birds over five decades ago dragged me from some early teens searching thoughts above this very same field as I sat having a brew brought from Birch Farm for which I was picking potatoes in my half term October school holidays... proving to me just how OUR Mosslands prove the continuity of OUR connection with nature and FOOD production....long may it last. The month then ground on with its tormenting flip flopping in the weather one day saying OK I am prepared to let winter retreat whilst other days reaffirming its seasonal icy grip culminating in the last week of the month when the ferocity of a Siberian easterly blow tried its best to get me to retreat indoors with a Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018

good book....needless to say the book was left on the bookshelf.... for I felt that I ‘needed’ to see how our wildlife was coping. A number of the Lapwing which had believed they had brought spring on their wing flocked up and moved south, Snipe and Oystercatchers which need softer ground to probe for food moved off or onto the fisheries at Moss Farm where the open water was kept as ice-free as possible giving these birds waters edges to feed, the Brambling, Chaffinch, Goldfinch survived due to the abandoned Canary Grass crop---thanks once again to our hard working crop orientated farmer. On a less grand scale the Goldcrest, Long Tailed Tit and overwintering Blackcap (normally summer visitors but these will be from Germany!) in my garden kept me busy restocking my bird feeders with Sunflower hearts, Nyger and energy rich fat balls whilst I along with many of us, I’m sure, hoped for a change in the wind direction! The next month ‘Marched’ in and still the energy sapping easterly wind hammered away at our resolve and the drained energy from all of the 365 day per year outdoor denizens of the natural world but once more yet another farmer (this one out on Cadishead Moss) offered a feeding opportunity therefore helping the survival of many a bird...(in truth he does farm in a wildlife friendly manner and over the years this section of the Moss has given refuge to farmland birds which on some sections of the moss have been almost lost to a different approach to the land usage—land which with relative ease may one day offer such positive outcomes for us and wildlife I feel). ...anyway the food availability came about because the Farmer took advantage of frosty conditions to prepare his fields for a spring sown crop and in doing so the newly ploughed ground gave a massive feeding opportunity by disturbing insect life that had been below the soils surface. Thus for a few days at least 1000 Black Headed Gulls, 150 Fieldfare, 90 plus Lapwing, Pied Wagtails, Meadow Pipits, 21 Golden Plover, Skylark and an unusual bird for the moss anytime of the year a Ruff were able to feed up and carry on into spring. Then an indication that the coming of spring was back on track came the following morning at dawn when I heard my first Blackbird in song for the year and in truth the weather that day was happily doing without an easterly blow, followed by the next day giving an almost balmy 5C and the Lapwing were in celebration tumbling and displaying over our moss once more. Could I now safely say that the season had changed for our Mossland wildlife allowing them to get back to pairing up ready for the coming breeding season? Well I’m afraid I end this ramble with saying “not quite I’m afraid” for today it was 1C and sleet was falling but to end on a brighter note at least 2 Yellowhammer were in song today.....they believe the change is imminent!


Ingredients 1k/2lb potatoes 1 very large onions 2-3 anchovy fillets 150ml/1/4 pint single cream 25g/1oz chilled butter 150ml/1/4 pint double cream Pepper (no salt needed) Fresh parsley (optional) Method Pre heat oven to 220C/299C fan over/425f Peel, wash and cut potatoes into match sticks, slice onions into rings Grease an ovenproof dish, then layer ½ the potatoes and onions in the base Drain then layer the anchovies on top (saving the oil) then layer on remaining potatoes and onions Mix anchovy oil, pepper and single cream together and pour over layers Dot the surface with small knobs of butter Cover with foil and seal the edges tightly, then bake for 1 hour Pour over the double cream, garnish with parsley and serve immediately.



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IRST have recently welcomed new members to the group; it’s great news that so many people are interested in supporting the station. The next FREE talk at the Station House is on Wednesday 18th April when Neil McArthur will be talking about The Railways of Irlam and Cadishead, it’s sure to be another popular talk. To book a place contact Tony on 0161 222 4003 or tony@ FIRST meet monthly to look at long term plans for the station, to organise forthcoming events, and to discuss regular tasks such as keeping the station tidy, tending the planters and identifying any problems. One recent problem has been dog fouling near to the station; the council have been contacted about signs and extra bins in the area; hopefully this will address the issue. Behind the scenes FIRST are already busy organising Our Station in Wartime. The event, on 14th July, is promising to be another enjoyable and unforgettable day with entertainers, music, vintage vehicles etc. The group are hoping to display wartime memorabilia and photographs on the day; if anyone has any items/photos please contact FIRST via the website or on 0161 667 1418. The station’s fame is growing, with groups and individuals making special trips to have a look round; many travel by train which is also an easy way to have a day out from Irlam Station. In less than an hour you can be in Liverpool with its museums – the Terracotta Warriors exhibition is on until October – art galleries, cathedrals, the Beatles Story etc. Enjoy lunch at Albert Dock, visit Liverpool One, travel back on the train and round the day off with a relaxing drink in Irlam’s Station Bar – a great day out! Find FIRST on facebook: Friends of IRlam Station, www., have a look at the Blog or go along to the next meeting on Wednesday 25 April, 7pm, everyone is welcome.

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ear nine students at Irlam and Cadishead College were busy making Mother’s Day gifts not only to celebrate Mother’s Day but also to raise much needed funds for a school in the Gambia. Decorated sweet jars and jewellery were amongst the Mother’s Day gift items made by the students who were raising funds for the Model School, in Serrakuda the Gambia. The money raised will go towards the school library for things like shelves, books and furniture. 14-year-old Josie Cross who helped with the project told the Times, “We are decorating glass jars for Mother’s Day and selling them to raise money for the School in the Gambia to help them build a library as they don’t have the funds to build one.”


ngela Pennington and her band of volunteers and supporters have managed to collect over 250 Easter Eggs for the David Pennington Charity Fund in memory of David – that will be donated to the Wood Street Mission.

Angela told the Times, “Wow another amazing result! The grand total of 260 Easter Eggs have been donated for the r ASTRONOMY TALK – Wood Street Mission, Easter Eggs Fo their driver came to on si A JOURNEY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE is M ood Street W collect them this week, oger Chapronière, a keen amateur astronomer and member ready to distribute to of FIRST, delivered a most enlightening talk at the Station families less fortunate than ourselves. recently. The generosity of family, friends, neighbours, work The audience participated in a discussion about some of colleagues always amazes me the kindness and support to the complexities that have to be overcome whenever a rocket or others is very much appreciated. Thank you to everyone who satellite is propelled into space, and how telescopes are able to has supported the Wood Street Easter collection.” monitor the stars and the planets. The next big event Angela is planning is The Garden Party The group then began their ‘Journey through the Universe’ in memory of David Pennington - Saturday 21st July 2018 taking in our Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and lonely Pluto. 11.00am - 4.00pm at 58 Sandy Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 There were so many fascinating facts: for instance, the Lovell 6WJ. telescope at Jodrell Bank had a dual purpose, not just a star Angela added, “We are now collecting donations suitable for gazer, it was set up to provide a four minute warning’ of missile the raffle, tombola, books, bric a brac, clothes if you are having attacks during the Cold War; another fact, Mars has a volcano a sort out we accept most things within reason! All and any that is 16 miles high and covers an area the size of France; and donations can be dropped off at 58 Sandy Lane, Irlam or I can Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is the only one in the Planet’s many collect please call 0161 775 5418. moons to orbit in a direction opposite to the rotation of all the Please come and join us for a light lunch freshly made others. Sandwiches and homemade cakes, where you can be waited When looking at a photograph of Saturn, a tiny planet was on and served tea and coffee or a glass of wine or a cold beer if visible - our Earth - through its icy rings! And then, they travelled you fancy! All monies raised will be used to support local needy onwards to the stars ........ causes in the community.   Throughout the evening Roger interspersed his talk with If you think we can help your needy cause please email photographs, video clips and simple demonstrations to complement his presentation and help clarify some of the more Thank you so much for all your continued support, Angela complex topics. His enthusiasm for his subject was contagious. Pennington.” The evening was thoroughly entertaining, interesting and informative.


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oaches from local Rugby Club Cadishead Rhinos including Lee Faulkner, Matty Lee, Marissa Chaplin and Paul Elliott teamed up with Fiddlers Lane Primary School to deliver a sports camp at the school during the recent half term holidays.

The camp was well attended and saw the participants take part in numerous activities including rounders, basketball, football, dodge and of course rugby skills! Head coach Paul Elliott said, “The partnership with Fiddlers Lane Primary School has worked very well and the kids at the camp had a great time trying a range of different sports and everyone involved had lots of fun.” Local mum Natalie Allanson whose son Ryan attended the camp added, “It’s not often that Ryan gets to go anywhere without us shadowing him. He had a fantastic time and will certainly be going to any future camps the Rhinos run.” A special thank you to Salford CVS and the Little Pot of Health for providing them with the funds to support the project. A massive thank you to Ola, who was the first aider for the week and thank you Mr Mosey for designing their certificates. The School also held their second Art Camp at the School again during the half term break, that also proved very popular. Once again it was full of creativity and fun. The children learnt about another five artists. They started with Leonardo da Vinci and had a go at drawing their own version of his famous painting the ‘Mona Lisa’. They were inspired by Salvador Dali’s artwork and student Billy said he loved doing animals with long legs. They also looked at Michelangelo’s work and tried drawing their own hands. That they found to be very difficult so, instead decided to trace one hand and decorate it with patterns. The children were inspired by Jasper Johns’ artwork and had a go at painting their own pictures using names and flags. During the whole week the children produced lots of artwork, tried different techniques and materials, a variety of crafts, made new friends and had a great time. They made winter fortune tellers, paper plate yarn snowflakes, cards for Mother’s Day, paper penguins, snowflake pictures, stained glass craft, newspaper bears; we decorated fabric hand puppets, dinosaur keyrings, party glasses; we used stencils to create pictures and designed football/rugby kits. We also turned some of our pictures into jigsaw puzzles and had a go at putting it together. Everybody enjoyed clay modelling. On the last day everyone was given the ‘Awesome Artist’ certificate and a sweet. When asked the children if they wanted to do the Art Camp again and everybody said ‘YES! A special thank you to Salford CVS and NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group for funds and Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School for another successful project. A massive thank you to Ms McQuirk and Mrs Achille for all their support. The school will be running two more Art Camps in 2018 on the following dates: 9th – 13th April and 29th May – 1st June. For more information please email or Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018


s part of Living Streets, Walk Once a Week campaign, ‘Strider’ (the big foot mascot) joined the children from Irlam Endowed Primary School’s walking bus, on their daily walk to school. It was a nice surprise for the children who meet up at the TSB Bank for the supervised walk to their school, as a reward for walking to school every day. As well as hopefully encouraging more families from the area to walk to school. Amanda Ryding from Irlam Endowed told the Times, “This is the second year that children from Irlam Endowed have been earning monthly badges just by walking by school. This has had a great impact on the children, making them healthier and happier. Pupil Noah who regular walks to school with the walking bus added, “Having ‘strider’ with them was fun. I have never had a mascot come to school before. I like walking to school as I can meet my friends and have a chat with them.”

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rom a taste of the Orient to ‘jerk chicken’ from Jamaica, from Polish bread to good old welsh rarebit, the intoxicating smell of food’s from around the World, certainly had the taste buds going into hyper-drive at a Cadishead School recently.

World Food Markets Day at St. Marys CE Primary School on Buckingham Road, Cadishead is always one of the must do jobs for our Photographer every year. Head Teacher Jo McGarry told the Times, “World Food Market Day is part of our school calendar and is an event that children, parents and staff look forward to all year. Every class spends a morning preparing delicious dishes from a country of their choice. We spend the afternoon travelling ‘around the world’ with our ‘passports’ trying different flavours and delicacies. Parents are invited to join in with the fun at the end of the school day.”


ishead College Irlam and Cad ws Community Ne Irlam & Cadishead College - Sporting Heroes! Irlam Leisure Centre was once again the venue for the 2017 Salford Schools Indoor Athletics Championships. The competition consisted of both track and field events and the aim was to score as many points as possible as a team. The highest ranked student for each of the events was awarded the most points. Each team was made up of Year 7 and 8 students, all vying for top spot and a place at the Greater Manchester School Games. The atmosphere was electric from the off, with each team cheering on their fellow athletes.

Salford Schools’ Handball Festival ICC were proud to host the Salford Schools’ Handball Festival this year. The festival was for Year 7 and 8 students and was aimed at improving the students’ knowledge and understanding of the rules, regulations and techniques involved in Handball. The below students represented ICC and made everyone at the school very proud! Year 7: Annabel and Holly Year 8: Jesse, McKenzie, Shay, George, Declan, Louis, Harry, Charlotte, Charlotte, Macie, Millie, Amy, Erin Salford Schools Swimming Gala Year 8 girls from ICC continued to ‘fly the flag’ for women in sports. The venue was Eccles Recreation Centre and the girls competed against swimmers from Swinton, Moorside High School. Irlam & Cadishead College Results: 50m Back Stroke - Charlotte (2nd place) 50m Breaststroke - Erin (1st place) 50m Butterfly - Amy (1st place) 50m Freestyle - Cienna Bhatti (1st place) Relay Medley - 2nd place Freestyle relay - 2nd place

Overall, the Year 7 boys placed 2nd, the Year 7 girls 3rd, the Year 8 boys were 5th and the Year 8 girls were 5th.

All of the ICC students behaved impeccably well and were a real credit to the College and their families. Mr Prescott explained: “I am so proud of our students, not just because of their sports performance, but also because of the way they conducted themselves with perfect sportsmanship. Well done to everyone!”

Well done to all of our sporting heroes at Irlam & Cadishead College! Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018



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tudents and staff at an Irlam School had a fun day, themed around ‘Dog Day’ which also had a serious note as a Fund raiser for The Dogs Trust who do a fantastic job.

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Dog Day at Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School in February was a great success and the school raised £330 through various activities. Face Painting, dog drawings, dog characters including ‘Scooby Doo’ and even real dogs from the Dog Trust were just some of the fun things at the

school on the day. Sarah Cooper from the School told the Times, “A big thank you to Anna and Mo from the Dogs Trust for coming into school today. In assembly everyone learnt about the Dog Trust and their work. We also learnt about being dog safe and how to approach a dog to stroke it.” Sarah added, “The year 5 and 6 Dog Trust Workshops were really informative and enjoyed by all pupils. Thanks again to the kitchen for making the delicious dog themed biscuits and cakes, which completely sold out at break time. The winners of the ‘Design a Dog’ competition were Levi, Bailey and Natalia - well done to them.”

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ith all things green on show, Irish Dancing in the hall and traditional Irish tunes playing in the background, a St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Morning at St. Josephs the Worker RC Primary School proved as popular as ever at the Irlam School.

With plenty of tea and coffee to wash down the lovely soda bread, toast and crumpets, everyone enjoyed a lovely start to the School Day. Head Dawn Ridyard said, “Once again we held our annual coffee morning for St Patrick’s Day celebrations! It was really well attended by the community and a great end to the week. We all sampled some delicious treats – thank you to Miss O’Malley for arranging this for us!” Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018


St. Teresa’s ‘Ev Visit Station


upils at St. Teresa’s RC Primary School in Irlam have been studying are studying World War II (WW2) in their topic lessons and as part of that have been reading a book called ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ that features the lives of two young evacuees during the war. Sam Gibbon from the Clarendon Road School told the Times, “The children dressed up as evacuees and went down to Irlam Train Station (pictured) to have some ‘authentic’ pictures taken in black and white of course! The children have been lucky enough to take part in a WW2 day and have also had talks from real life WW2 evacuees. The children are loving looking at and learning about the history of World War II.”

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he whole school at St. Josephs the Worker RC Primary School on Cutnook Lane in Irlam took time out over the course of a day to visit the Irlam Library at Hurst Fold. All the pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 visited Irlam Library following the celebration of ‘Book Week’ this was to promote and encourage the brilliant facility at our service in the area. Head teacher Dawn Ridyard added, “We love reading at St Joseph the Worker and so going to experience the Library, to share books we love and to try new ones to help us learn is a real treat! Thank you to the staff at Irlam Library for allowing us to visit.”


eoff Blackburn from the Irlam and Cadishead Times dropped into St. Josephs the Worker RC Primary School in Irlam recently to thank the youngsters for taking part in a competition to design our recent front cover.


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Geoff is pictured with head teacher Dawn Ridyard with two of the winners Hollie and Georgia, who along with Isa who was unavailable for a photo won the award for the Valentine’s Day issue front cover design! The girls pictured were delighted and so happy to receive their £10 vouchers! Well done to Hollie, Georgia and Isa for their hard work.



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ro Boxing made its first appearance in Irlam at the Leisure Centre and proved to be a fantastic night with hundreds packing into the Sports hall arena to watch the action that was being filmed for a YouTube boxing channel.

It was a night of firsts for the St. Patricks Day showdowns with plenty of pugilistic endeavour to keep the fight fans entertained. Irlam and Cadishead Leisure Centre on Liverpool Road, Irlam was for the first time. staging the Professional Boxing Show titled ‘Back to the Future’ under the EMPIRE Boxing Promotions banner and organised by Anderson and Booth Promotions. First Time Promoter Jamie Anderson also took to the ring in his first ever pro fight and was delighted to win his four-rounder opening bout on points. With experienced former boxer and now trainer at his Salford City Boxing Club based above the Co-op on the corner of Liverpool Road and Silver Street, Gary ‘Smooth’ Booth in his corner. Simon Lucky Howarth has now followed the dream and made his Professional Debut on the show. The 31 Superwelter weight fighting out of the local boxing club under Gary Booth is super quick and could not wait to make his dream pro debut on the Irlam Show. He started his pro career with a well-earned draw against a much more experienced opponent. Other Pro Boxers fighting on the night included Lee Carter, Chris Conwell, Ben Capps and three more up and coming North West Fighters. During the afternoon it was the turn of the amateurs to take to the ring. With a fantastic show of some of the young up and coming talent from both the Salford City Boxing Academy and fighters from across the North West. Well done to the organisers and promoters Gary Booth and Jamie Anderson, lets hope it is the first of many more Pro Shows in the District. Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018


Successful Irla Off To France


rlam Junior Football Club only started in 2016 and since then they have gone from strength to strength, they currently only have an under 11’s team run by Ryan Hutchinson and Danny Meadowcroft. The team compete at under 12’s level and have been very successful in all tournaments and matches they have taken part in. Over the last 31 tournaments they have entered they have reached all 31 finals picking up 20 wins along the way which is great for the boys. Coach Ryan Hutchinson said, “I have been involved in football for a long time now and this really is a special bunch of kids not just on the pitch but more importantly off it as well they are a real credit to our club!” Next season however, they will have four teams at under 8’s, under 12’s, under 13’s, and under 14’s who will all be playing from the Irlam FC ground at Silver Street. The under 11’s boys pictured at silver street with some of their silverware, are off to France over the Easter bank holiday weekend. The boys have raised the funds themselves to go it’s been hard work but it has been well worth it they have managed to raise roughly about £3000 by doing various fund raisers including a Sponsored Walks - from MCFC, to MUFC then finished at Irlam FC Silver Street. Football name cards, Tesco bag packs and Race Nights. Ryan added, “Everyone involved in grassroots football will tell you how hard it is to raise money just to keep the teams running so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all that have donated to the help the boys raise the funds to go towards their France Trip. Also, a massive thanks to the kits sponsors Phil Davies at Access Utilities, Neil Topping at Tyne Insulation, Duncan Bracken at E & A Roofing and John Morris and Steve Harley at G.U.N. Utilities.” Any future sponsors that would like to be part of this growing teams and club please do get in touch at



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igns of life at the Old River, I’ve seen a couple of big koi carp on the shallow bit near to the divide between the two sections of river.

These fish appear to be approaching ten pounds in weight s te ‘lovely jubbly!” It’s o N g n li Ang funny they stay in the same spot p ti g - By Swin for ages probably waiting for the water to warm up before they venture down the river. I hooked one a few years ago, unfortunately I lost it after an epic tussle on fine line, story of my life. I got the bite on a single maggot, although I hear one was landed last summer on a piece of luncheon meat. Fish will eat almost anything really, apart from worms and maggots they will eat corn, cheese, bread, baked beans, almost anything. I saw a bloke catching tench on the grey mist at Woolston using bits of raw liver, tried it myself not a bite… Raw steak was catching big chub on the rivers a few years ago don’t hear much about it nowadays, probably too expensive to use as fish food. Some years ago, I saw a man fishing the old river when times were really hard “doing any good” I asked him “oh I’ve had a few” he replied, “what are you catching on,” “liquorice” this was a new one on me, one for the memory bank “what are you catching, roach and perch?” “oh allsorts” he replied! Liquorice allsorts how sweet… Regards Swingtip

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adishead Rhinos were on hand to take over the Hamilton Davies Trust litter pick on and around the Cadishead Recreation ground at Lords Street, with members of all teams there to lend a hand.

With the Rhinos new club house due to open soon the Rhinos know how important it is to make sure they keep not just their space free from litter but also the surrounding areas and local communities that all support the club so well. The club were also joined by plenty of other members of the community showing the true spirit of Cadishead and Irlam. Matty Lee from the Club told the Times, “Thanks to Hamilton Davies Trust for allowing us to run one of their community litter picks! I’m proud to say that we had a fantastic turnout from the club with teams of all ages joining us and even better was the fact that there were plenty of other members of this fantastic community to help us keep it clean and tidy. Huge thanks to everyone who turned up the make the Rhinos litter pick a success!” Irlam and Cadishead Times - Issue #46 - April 2018

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ominoes are believed to have first been introduced to Europe in the 18th Century, possibly in the Italian city of Naples. European dominoes are rectangles that are twice as long as they are wide. There is a single tile for each combination of the faces of a pair of dice, for a total of twenty-eight tiles in the standard Double six set. Other sets with larger numbers of tiles were invented later, with the double nine and Double twelve sets being the most common. The word “domino” is most likely to be derived from the Latin, dominus (ie. the master of the house). The game moved from Italy to France in the early 18th Century and became a fad. By the late 18th century, France was also producing domino puzzles. The game arrived in Britain in the late 18th Century from France (possibly via French prisoners of war) and quickly become popular in inns and taverns at the time. Becoming some-what of a British Pub Tradition with teams and leagues to be found in most pubs up to 20 years ago. However, over the past ten years or more that Pub Game Tradition is sadly dying-out and has now reached the point where there are only six teams still playing in the Irlam and Cadishead District Dominoes League. In an old edition of the Irlam and Cadishead Advertiser from 1988 there were separate Irlam and Cadishead Domino Leagues with more than twenty teams playing on a regular league basis. Playing Straights and 5’s and 3’s versions of the domino games. Today the six teams remaining are the Tiger Moth, Catholic Club, Catholic Club Nomads, Cadishead Conservative Club, Steel Club and Firs Sports Pub. Eileen McCallion from the Tiger Moth and keen supporter of Dominoes locally said, “Dominoes must be the easiest game to set up and play. All you need are a set or two of dominoes a table to play on and of course players to take part. It is such a shame that so few teams locally still play ‘bones’ on a regular basis. It is at the stage locally that if we lose any more teams then the League would probably have to fold.” The local season started in September and finishes in June with teams playing home and away with the odd cup competition thrown in. Eileen captain of the Tiger Moth added, “It is a no brainer for the Tiger, every other week we have a packed vault as the Dominoes teams meet and play. There is always good banter in a relaxed atmosphere. I started playing 15 years ago and the teams are mixed male and female with eight team players needed per team.” You don’t even have to represent a pub or club to join the league, there could be an ex-steelworkers or firefighters team, a team of nurses, a team of local residents or a team of good friends. As long as you have somewhere to play on a regular basis then why not look up the local Dominoes League on Facebook or give Eileen a ring on 07592 310 745 for more information. It would be very sad to see the death of a pub game that has become part of the tradition. The Irlam and Cadishead Dominoes League will be holding their annual presentation evening on 15th June at the Steel Club in Irlam.


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hree local teams from schools in our District took part in the Salford Sports Partnership, year 5 girls futsal tournament held on the indoor pictures at the Trafford Centre soccer dome recently.

Teams from Cadishead Primary, St. Josephs the Worker RC Primary and Irlam Endowed School all showed their football skills competing against other schools from right across Salford. Organiser Dean Gilmore told the Irlam and Cadishead Times, “This year the Year 5 Girls Futsal tournament had a record attendance and some excellent performances throughout. Light Oaks Juniors were worthy winners with Cadishead Primary (pictured below) being awarded the ‘School Games Spirit’ Award medals for their attitude and sporting behaviour.”

Their Rugby – Brothers Love ue! Union Or Leag


rothers in arms they may be, but Harry Ratcliffe age 16 and Jack Ratcliffe 17 have taken different paths to hopefully achieve their ambition of becoming Professional Rugby Players. Younger brother Harry is a former Irlam Primary School Pupil and is currently studying for a Btec Diploma in Sport at Lymm sixth form College. He is currently playing Rugby Union with Sale Sharks under 18’s as well as being selected for the Cheshire RU Representative Team. The Prop Forward told the Times, “I prefer Union to League at Professional Level and hope to make a career within rugby be it Union or League.” Older brother Jack a speedy winger of fullback is currently in the squad at local Super League Rugby League side Salford Reds although he is yet to make his first team breakthrough. Jack is also studying for his Btec Diploma in Sport at the AJ Bell Stadium under the Salford Reds Foundation. Jack also went to Irlam Primary School and then Irlam and Cadishead College he is a member of the Salford College Rugby League Team who will be playing in the National Cup semi-finals later this month. Jack currently trains five times a week with the Reds he told the Times, “It would be a dream come true to have a professional career with the Salford Reds. Its great to be involved with the Club and I will continue to keep doing my best.” Both lads are keen Salford Reds fans and proud dad Dave Ratcliffe himself a keen rugby player and touch rugby International added, “We are very proud of the lads and hope that they can achieve their ambitions of becoming professional sportsmen.” Good look to both Jack and Harry.


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four lap race and gained maximum points for the Year 7 girls’ team. Sophie Isherwood kept up the winning streak for ICC by winning the 8 lap paarlauf alongside Annabel Eckersley. Annabel In and Sophie were also part of the winning 4 x 2 lap relay team alongside Alessis Olabisi and Holly Southgate. The girls were up against a strong field and should be very proud of their achievements. Ashley Whitehouse excelled in the Speed Bounce competition, winning the year 7 boys competition by some way. Erin Hodkinson (Year 8) followed up her success from last year’s competition by winning the girls’ 4 lap race. Erin ran alongside Irene Aghahowa, Charlotte Low and Millie Chan in the 4 x 2 lap relay he Irlam Leisure Centre on Liverpool and the girls were narrowly beaten by a strong Road, Irlam was once again the venue Walkden High School team. Millie Chan performed for the Salford Schools Indoor Athletics exceptionally well in the Speed Bounce competition, Championships. With our own Irlam and not only winning it, but getting the highest score of Cadishead College year 7 and year 8 students the day! taking part. All of the ICC students behaved impeccably The competition consisted of both track and field well and are a real credit to the College and their events and the aim was to score as many points as families. Sports Teacher Mr Prescott added, “I possible as a team. The highest ranked student for am so proud of our students, not just because each of the events was awarded the most points. of their behaviour throughout, but by the way Each team was made up of Year’s 7 and 8 they performed. We have a real talented bunch of students, all vying for top spot and a place at students at ICC and it was a pleasure watching the Greater Manchester School Games. The them perform on such a stage today.” atmosphere was electric from the off, with each The year 7 boys finished as runners up with the team cheering on their fellow athletes. year 7 girls in third place. The year 8 boys and the For our Irlam and Cadishead College (ICC) Team, year 8 girls both finished in 5th place. Year 7 student, Holly Southgate won her individual

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