Visit Stoke-on-Trent www.visitsot.co.uk Free Edition May 2010
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The Wedgwood Museum
Museum of the year 2009
for museums and galleries
Photograph by Nick Harvey
Where we are
4.........Pottery industry 6.........More Pottery 7.........Theatres 8.........Directions 10.......Daytime Activities 11.......Nightlife 12.......Trentham Gardens 15........Sport
Welcome to the Potteries.... Welcome Â to Â Stoke-Ââ€?on-Ââ€?Trent. Â Known Â to Â many Â as Â the Â Potteries Â it Â is Â situated Â almost Â at Â the Â centre Â of Â England Â and Â is Â a Â very Â unique Â city. Â
Â–Â‹Â•Â?ÂƒÂ†Â‡Â—Â’Â‘ÂˆÂ•Â‹ÂšÂ†Â‹ĆĄÂ‡Â”Â‡Â?Â–Â–Â‘Â™Â?Â•ÇĄ Hanley Â (now Â the Â City Â Centre) Â Fen-Ââ€? Â–Â‘Â?ÇĄÂ–Â‘Â?Â‡ÇĄÂ—Â?Â•Â–ÂƒÂŽÂŽÇĄÂ—Â”Â•ÂŽÂ‡Â?ÂƒÂ?Â† Â‘Â?Â‰Â–Â‘Â?Ç¤Â—Â”Â‹Â?Â‰Â‹Â–Â•ÂŽÂ‘Â?Â‰ÂŠÂ‹Â•Â–Â‘Â”Â›ÇĄ Stoke-Ââ€?on-Ââ€?Trent Â has Â become Â well Â known Â for Â its Â production Â of Â pottery Â ÂƒÂ?Â†Â…Â‡Â”ÂƒÂ?Â‹Â…Â•ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â‘Â•Â–Â?Â‘Â–ÂƒÂ„ÂŽÂ‡ company Â being Â Wedgwood. Stoke Â is Â currently Â celebrating Â its Â centenary Â and Â over Â the Â years Â the Â city Â has Â certainly Â provided Â the Â country Â with Â some Â great Â personali-Ââ€? Â–Â‹Â‡Â•Ç¤Â‡Â‰Â‹Â?ÂƒÂŽÂ†Â‹Â–Â…ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂŽÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â†Â‡Â•Â‹Â‰Â?-Ââ€? Â‡Â”Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â’Â‹Â–Ć¤Â”Â‡ÇĄÂ?ÂƒÂ†Â‡ÂˆÂƒÂ?Â‘Â—Â• Â†Â—Â”Â‹Â?Â‰Â‘Â”ÂŽÂ†ÂƒÂ”Â™Â‘ÇĄÂ™ÂƒÂ•Â‡Â†Â—-Ââ€? cated Â in Â Stoke-Ââ€?on-Ââ€?Trent Â and Â his Â creation Â is Â still Â a Â symbol Â of Â Great Â Â”Â‹Â–ÂƒÂ‹Â?Â–Â‘Â†ÂƒÂ›Ç¤Â‹Â”Â–ÂƒÂ?ÂŽÂ‡Â›ÂƒÂ–-Ââ€? Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â™Â•ÇĄÂƒÂ”Â‰Â—ÂƒÂ„ÂŽÂ›Â‘Â?Â‡Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â‰Â”Â‡ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â•Â– Â?Â‰ÂŽÂ‹Â•ÂŠÂˆÂ‘Â‘Â–Â„ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â”Â•ÇĄÂ™ÂƒÂ•ÂƒÂŽÂ‘Â…ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂƒÂ† and Â was Â actually Â born Â next Â door Â to Â ÂƒÂ’Â–ÂƒÂ‹Â? Â‘ÂŠÂ?Â?Â‹Â–ÂŠÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‘Â‹Â•Â?Â‘Â–Âƒ-Ââ€? bly Â remembered Â for Â captaining Â the Â Â Â‘Â”Â†Â•ÂƒÂ?Â†Â’ÂŠÂ‘Â–Â‘Â‰Â”ÂƒÂ’ÂŠÂ•Â„Â›Â‹Â…Â?ÂƒÂ”Â˜Â‡Â›ÇĄÂ?ÂƒÂ’Â•Â‘Â—Â”Â…Â‡Â†ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â? Â‘Â‘Â‰ÂŽÂ‡
â€˜unsinkableâ€™ Â Titanic. Pop Â sensation Â Robbie Â Williams Â was Â born Â and Â raised Â in Â Tunstall Â before Â joining Â the Â hugely Â popular Â boy Â band Â â€˜Take-Ââ€?That.â€™ Â Robbie Â is Â well Â known Â for Â being Â an Â avid Â Port Â Vale Â supporter Â and Â actually Â in-Ââ€? jected Â his Â own Â money Â into Â the Â club Â a Â few Â years Â ago Â when Â they Â were Â in Â Ć¤Â?ÂƒÂ?Â…Â‹ÂƒÂŽÂ†Â‹ĆĽÂ…Â—ÂŽÂ–Â›Ç¤ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÇŽÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â’Â‘Â™Â‡Â”ÇŻ ÂƒÂ›ÂŽÂ‘Â”ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â‘Â•Â–Â•Â—Â…Â…Â‡Â•Â•ÂˆÂ—ÂŽÂ†ÂƒÂ”Â–Â• Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ›Â‡Â”Â‹Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â™Â‘Â”ÂŽÂ†ÇĄÂƒÂ?ÂƒÂ?Â™ÂŠÂ‘ÂŠÂƒÂ• won Â an Â unprecedented Â 15 Â World Â ÂŠÂƒÂ?Â’Â‹Â‘Â?Â•ÂŠÂ‹Â’Â–Â‹Â–ÂŽÂ‡Â•ÇĄÂ™ÂƒÂ•ÂƒÂŽÂ•Â‘Â„Â‘Â”Â? in Â the Â Potteries. Â Stoke Â is Â certainly Â a Â City Â that Â runs Â deep Â in Â history Â and Â if Â youâ€™re Â lucky Â you Â may Â even Â spot Â a Â member Â of Â the Â Royal Â Family Â as Â they Â are Â cer-Ââ€? tainly Â no Â strangers Â to Â these Â parts. Â Â”Â‹Â?Â…Â‡ÂŠÂƒÂ”ÂŽÂ‡Â•Â‘ĆĽÂ…Â‹ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ›Â”Â‡ÇŚÂ‘Â’Â‡Â?Â‡Â† the Â Potteries Â museum Â in Â 1981 Â and Â in Â February Â of Â this Â year Â re-Ââ€?visited Â it Â with Â the Â Duchess Â of Â Cornwall Â Â‹Â?Â‘Â”Â†Â‡Â”Â–Â‘Â˜Â‹Â‡Â™Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â–ÂƒĆĄÂ‘Â”Â†Â•ÂŠÂ‹Â”Â‡ Hoard. Â Â
appearance Â as Â she Â opened Â the Â Regent Â Theatre Â as Â the Â centrepiece Â Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â…Â—ÂŽÂ–Â—Â”ÂƒÂŽÂ“Â—ÂƒÂ”Â–Â‡Â”Ç¤ Â?Â…Â”Â‡Â†Â‹Â„ÂŽÂ›ÇĄ apart Â from Â Edward Â VIII Â in Â his Â short Â Â”Â‡Â‹Â‰Â?ÇĄÂ?Â‘Â–Â‘Â?Â‡Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ”Â…ÂŠÂŠÂƒÂ•ÂˆÂƒÂ‹ÂŽÂ‡Â† to Â visit Â Stoke-Ââ€?on-Ââ€?Trent Â since Â 1910. Â‘Â†ÂƒÂ›ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â…Â‹Â–Â›ÂŠÂƒÂ•ÂƒÂ?Â‡Â•Â–ÂƒÂ„ÂŽÂ‹Â•ÂŠÂ‡Â† Premier Â League Â football Â team Â in Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?Â‘ÂˆÂ–Â‘Â?Â‡Â‹Â–Â› ÇĄÂ–Â™Â‘ fantastic Â theatres Â that Â attract Â some Â of Â the Â worldâ€™s Â top Â talent Â in Â both Â music Â and Â comedy Â and Â have Â some Â truly Â fantastic Â places Â to Â visit Â no Â matter Â what Â age Â you Â are. Â With Â the Â city Â situated Â at Â the Â heart Â Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â…Â‘Â—Â?Â–Â”Â›ÇĄÂ‹Â–Â‹Â•Â˜Â‡Â”Â›Â‡ÂƒÂ•Â›Â–Â‘Â‰Â‡Â– to; Â if Â you Â are Â driving Â you Â can Â reach Â Stoke Â via Â the Â M6 Â at Â junction Â 15 Â or Â 16 Â or Â you Â can Â catch Â the Â train Â to Â Stoke-Ââ€?on-Ââ€?Trent Â station. This Â magazine Â shows Â that Â the Â city Â ÂŠÂƒÂ•Â?Â—Â…ÂŠÂ?Â‘Â”Â‡Â–Â‘Â‘ĆĄÂ‡Â”Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ?ÂŒÂ—Â•Â– Â’Â‘Â–Â–Â‡Â”Â›ÇĄÂ™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â–Â•Â•Â—Â’Â‡Â”Â„Â”ÂƒÂ?Â‰Â‡Â‘Âˆ Â”Â‡Â•Â–ÂƒÂ—Â”ÂƒÂ?Â–Â•ÇĄÂ?ÂƒÂ‰Â?Â‹Ć¤Â…Â‡Â?Â–Â‰ÂƒÂ”Â†Â‡Â? Â…Â‡Â?Â–Â”Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â†Â˜ÂƒÂ”Â‹Â‡Â†Â?Â‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–ÂŽÂ‹ÂˆÂ‡ÇĄÂ–Â‘Â?Â‡ÇŚ Â‘Â?ÇŚÂ”Â‡Â?Â–Â‹Â•Â†Â‡Ć¤Â?Â‹Â–Â‡ÂŽÂ›Â‘Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â—Â’ÂƒÂ?Â† a Â city Â well Â worth Â a Â visit. Â
Wedgwood Josiah Wedgwood is probably the most successful and well known person ever to have emerged from Stoke-‐on-‐Trent. In fact Stoke-‐on-‐ Trent is referred to as the potteries because of Josiah’s incredible work in the pottery and ceramics indus-‐ try. ͣ͟͜͝ and was the youngest of 12 children of Thomas and Mary Wedgwood. ǡ father sadly died and from then on had to be apprenticed to his elder brother at the Churchyard Pot-‐ Ǥ ͣ͝͠͞ ơ the smallpox epidemic that had Ǣ he spent much of his time read-‐ ing to improve his education. The disease had left him with a perma-‐ nently weakened right knee there-‐ fore he could not operate the foot
Ǥ ǡ ǡ modelling. ǡ ǯ continued and was later taken into junior partnership with the Ƥǡ Thomas Whieldon. Here he was encouraged to experiment with ǡǡ Ǥ Later in his career he formed a ǡ who was a merchant from Liver-‐ pool. The years of partnership with ǯ most successful. The two men complemented each other perfect-‐ ly and along with his previous work Wedgwood developed the famous Jasper ware whilst at Etruria when Ǥ Wedgwood’s work is incredibly
Pottery inspirational and perfectly depicts all the trends and ages throughout history; this is something that is portrayed immensely at the Wedg-‐ wood Museum. The museum is more than just a few pots and an information card lying under-‐ ǡ ͤǡ͜͜͜ of Wedgwood’s pieces and all of which are laid out in chronological order. ơ ǡ how the designs and colour had ǡ as a civilisation changed through the artistic developments within his work; and the museum has to take credit for this for their beauti-‐ ful layout and presentation. This is supported by Wedgwood’s Learning and Access Manager Ni-‐ gel Spicer; who believes after work-‐
Entrance to the Wedgwood museum shop Words and photographs by Nick Harvey
ing in the museum industry for ǡ best collection he has ever seen. “I have seen some fantastic things ǡǡ money that has been put into this museum is just fantastic. In 2008 we were awarded £5.8 million of lottery funding in order to help ǡ and the money has clearly been put to good use. When people visit everybody expects to see lots of ǡ is so much more here. We have ǡ ǡ -‐ tive televisions; there literally is something for everyone here” said Nigel. The Wedgwood museum was recently awarded ‘Museum of the ͥ͜͜͞ǡ this was a monumental award to receive. “The Museum of the Year award is like the Oscars for museums; it’s a tremendous achievement for us as we have beaten some incredible museums which have had a lot of funding pumped into them so we were absolutely thrilled” said Nigel. The museums policy states that there is always something for eve-‐ ǡ younger children to not only learn ƪ enjoy themselves at the same time. ǡ are able to look at how pottery was ͣ͜͜͝ǯ-‐ active technology. They can also ǡ they download it from the website they are able to see their face on one of Wedgwood’s designs. “It is always so refreshing to hear young people use phrases such as ‘awesome’ and ‘wicked’ when referring to the collection we have here. It is clear that the range and complexity we have here blows people away” said Nigel. Words and photographs by Nick Harvey
Nigel Spicer with the museum of the year trophy Along with this award winning ǡ gift shop to ensure that you can take a souvenir home to remind you of your visit and there is also a cafe if you feel your trip has given you an appetite.
ǯǡ perhaps Wedgwood’s half term workshops may just sway your decision. The Museum has an-‐ nounced that this half term (Mon-‐ ͟͝Ȃ ͠ Ȍ will be inviting families to make their own Wedgwood inspired vases -‐ from salt dough. ͏͞Ǥ͜͡ǡ workshops will be taking place ͝͝Ǥ͜͜͠Ǥ͜͜ day and families are welcome to drop in whenever they like be-‐ tween these times. The museum team will have a plentiful supply
of blue salt dough on hand from which children can cut out their ͞ǡ can then decorate as creatively as they like. The team have chosen blue and white vases for the work-‐ shop as these are the colours of Wedgwood’s Jasper pieces. Each family will receive full instructions on how to bake their vase shape at ǡƤ Ƥ how heat hardens the salt dough. So if you’re interested in viewing some of the most beautiful artwork in the world and having a fun time ǡ the Wedgwood museum. An adult ticket will cost £6.00 and a child ͏͠Ǥ͜͡Ǥ -‐ ǡǤ-‐ ǤǤǤ ͣͤ͜͝͞ ͣͥͥ͟͝͝Ǥ
More pottery Gladstone Pottery
If you feel like continuing your pottery experience in Stoke-‐on-‐ ǡ -‐ stone’s unique pottery museum. Its cultural heritage is nationally acclaimed and the site itself is internationally recognised as one of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe. Glad-‐ stone’s infamous bottle ovens over-‐ look the whole site and aren’t just a symbol of the industry but are a ǦǦǡ past and present. At the museum you can see for yourself what the ǡ ǡ spent hours of hard work creat-‐ Ǥǡ Gladstone was an everyday factory in the city that focused on pro-‐ ducing ceramic pots for every day usage for the mass market. On display at Gladstone is its amazing Tile Gallery; it is one of
Gladstone Pottery museum the best tile decorations in the country and it truly highlights how ceramic tiles have provided such ƪ walls over the years. After learn-‐ ing all about how people made the ǡ-‐ self? Instead of just buying some-‐ ǡ make your own unique souvenir under the guidance of the mem-‐ ơǤ
ǡ ƪ of pottery! After completing all this and you feel like you need a nice ǡ can take advantage of their deli-‐ cious tea room. ͏͡Ǥͥ͡͏͠Ǥͥ͡ for children with discounts for families; for more information ͣͤͣͣͣͣ͜͟͝͞͞ visit www.stoke.gov.uk/museum.
ǣǲ tours really are popular; during the school holidays we normally than just a pottery factory; located have one tour a day but because of on the Caldon Canal there is so demand we had to change to three much to explore and enjoy for peo-‐ which was a wonderful surprise. ple of all ages. Take advantage of On these tours people not only get their FREE factory tours that take to see all the ‘behind the scenes’ ǡ ǡ-‐ provided with a fascinating insight stand the care and time that goes into the pottery industry and the into making one simple pot” said ơ Paul. The factory gets visitors from making one single item. ǡ -‐ ǡ ǡ
and even Japan. With the school holidays ap-‐ proaching at the end of the month it is a great place to organise trips ǡ are granted full usage of the deco-‐ rating studios. The studio is a great place to spend the afternoon; after learning how the pots were made and looking at all the beautiful ǡ to have a go yourself. You can decorate all kinds of things such ǡǡǡ one thing that separates Emma pot you design is the same quality ǡ-‐ ing or design will last for years and years. So if you’re interested in experienc-‐ Ƥ ǡ a place recommended. For more information on tours and prices of ǡ ͣͤͤ͜͜͟͝͞͞͝͞ or visit www.emmabridgwater. co.uk.
Words and photographs by Nick Harvey
Theatres Victoria Hall
The Victoria Hall has established itself as a major venue for celebri-‐ ties to perform at; acts including ǡ incredible artists that have per-‐ formed live in the Potteries thea-‐ tre. The building was originally built in 1888 to commemorate ǯ Ǥ Ƥ ͞ǡͤ͜͜ǡ it has been the scene of numer-‐ ǡ ǡ many gigs. The theatre was revamped in the Ǧǡ ͥͥͤ͝͝ǡͤ͟͡ people. Since re-‐opening it has been at the heart of the Cultural ǡ The Regent Theatre. With its beau-‐ tiful art work and designs around ǡ the mood to help create an enter-‐ taining evening.
Ǥǡ͝͠ ǡ The Regent Theatre originally ǡ opened in 1929 as a super cinema Ǥ and over the years has been used for their popular television show extensively for amateur operatic ǡ and musical comedy productions. ͠Ǥ However after becoming a multi ǡ ͥͣ͜͝ǯǡ ǡ closed down in 1989 following the ǡ opening of a six screen cinema. it certainly sounds like a recipe for ǡ͏͟͞-‐ a good night. ǡ If you’re interested in completely Regent was reopened on 22 Sep-‐ super natural and out of this world tember 1999 by Her Majesty the ǡ ͥͥͥ͝ǡ ͣ͝Ǧͥ͝ǡ fully restored to its previously Ǥ elegant Art Deco style. Since then With his mind boggling tricks and the Regent has gave host to such a ǡ ǡ-‐ ǯǮǯ ing from opera to rock concerts. ǡǯ One main advantage to previously course if he allows you to remem-‐ being on old fashioned cinema is ber it! the seating arrangement provides To receive information on these or nearly every seat a perfect viewing any other events taking place this area of the stage. ǡ -‐ This month the Regent Theatre ͤͤͣͣͥ͜͢͠͠͝͠Ǥ has many brilliant acts perform-‐ ambassadortickets.com/stoke.
Coming up this month are some absolutely fantastic acts that you would be crazy to miss. On the 2nd ǡ ǡ considered to be one the most brilliantly unpredictable comics ǡ be taking the stage at the Victoria Hall. Hunter has been a regular on television shows such as 8 out of ͜͝ -‐ ǡ as much success when he performs in the Potteries. Ǯ I Got News For You’ Paul Merton will be performing his stand-‐up ǡǮ ǯ 15th May. It is a unique show based entirely on improvisation and sug-‐ ǡ can guarantee a unbelievably funny night. To receive information in regards ǡeither www. ambassadortickets.com/stoke or ƥ ͤͤͣͣͥ͜͢͠͠͝͠Ǥ
Words and photographs by Nick Harvey
The numbers on the map represent the places mentioned within the magazine that are located in Hanley city centre ͝Ǥ ͠Ǥ ͞Ǥ ͡Ǥ ͟Ǥ ͢Ǥ ǡ
Directions The numbers on the map represent the places mentioned within the magazine that are located outside Hanley city centre
8. Monkey Forrest
9. Wedgwood ǡ
Potteris shopping Centre
such Â as Â Costa Â Cafe Â or Â Starbucks Â Â™ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â›Â‘Â—Â…ÂƒÂ?Â•Â‹Â?Â’ÂŽÂ›Â”Â‡ÂŽÂƒÂšÇĄÂ…ÂŠÂƒÂ– whilst Â enjoying Â a Â nice Â drink Â and Â a Â If Â youâ€™re Â in Â need Â of Â a Â good Â old Â fashioned Â shopping Â spree Â then Â the Â Â„Â‹Â–Â‡Â–Â‘Â‡ÂƒÂ–Ç¤Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Í?Â•Â–ÂƒÂ›ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ›Â?Â‘Â– bring Â the Â children Â to Â the Â Shopping Â Potteries Â shopping Â centre Â is Â the Â Â‡Â?Â–Â”Â‡ÇĄÂƒÂ•Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â™Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ„Â‡ÂƒÂ…Â‘Â•Â–Â—Â?Â‡ ideal Â place. Â Situated Â at Â the Â heart Â portrait Â studio Â which Â allows Â the Â Â‘ÂˆÂƒÂ?ÂŽÂ‡Â›ÇĄČ‹Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â…Â‹Â–Â›Â…Â‡Â?Â–Â”Â‡ČŒÂ‹Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ• little Â ones Â to Â dress Â up Â as Â either Â a Â Â–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡ĆŞÂ‘Â‘Â”Â•Â‘ÂˆÂ•ÂŠÂ‘Â’Â•Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ?Â—ÂŽÂ–Â‹ÇŚ Â•Â–Â‘Â”Â‡Â›Â’ÂƒÂ”Â?ÂˆÂƒÂ…Â‹ÂŽÂ‹Â–Â›Â?Â‡ÂšÂ–Â–Â‘Â‹Â–ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‹Â…ÂŠ prince Â or Â a Â princess Â and Â have Â their Â photograph Â taken. Â is Â very Â convenient Â if Â you Â have Â Potteries Â Shopping Â Centre Â is Â open Â many Â bags. Â Designer Â shops Â such Â ÍĽÂƒÂ?Č‚Í˘Â’Â?Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”Â›Â‘Â?Â†ÂƒÂ›ÇŚÂƒÂ–-Ââ€? ÂƒÂ•Â‘Â’Â•ÂŠÂ‘Â’Č€Â‘Â’Â?ÂƒÂ?ÇĄÂ‹Â˜Â‡Â” Â•ÂŽÂƒÂ?Â† Â—Â”Â†ÂƒÂ›ÇĄÂ‘Â?Â—Â?Â†ÂƒÂ›ÇŻÂ•Â‹Â–Â•Â‘Â’Â‡Â?Í?Í?ÂƒÂ? ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÂ”Â‡Â‡ĆŞÂ‘Â‘Â”Â‡Â„Â‡Â?ÂŠÂƒÂ?Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡ available. Â There Â are Â also Â shops Â such Â Č‚ÍĄÂ’Â?ÂƒÂ?Â†Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ›ÂƒÂ›ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‹Â…ÂŠÂ‹Â• Â–ÂŠÂ‡Í&#x;Â”Â†ÇĄÂ‘Â’Â‡Â?Â‹Â?Â‰ÂŠÂ‘Â—Â”Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Í?ÍœÂƒÂ? ÂƒÂ•ÇĄÂƒÂ?Â† ÂƒÂ?Â‡Ç¤ ÂˆÂ›Â‘Â—ÇŻÂ”Â‡Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠ Č‚ÍĄÂ’Â?Ç¤ Â‘Â”Â?Â‘Â”Â‡Â‹Â?ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?Â˜Â‹Â•Â‹Â– the Â family Â and Â arenâ€™t Â really Â a Â shop-Ââ€? www.potteries.uk.com. Â’Â‹Â?Â‰ÂˆÂƒÂ?ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â’ÂŽÂ‡Â?Â–Â›Â‘ÂˆÂ…ÂƒÂˆÂ‡ÇŻÂ•
Monkey Forest Enjoy Â one Â of Â the Â most Â unique Â experiences Â you Â are Â ever Â likely Â to Â witness Â at Â Trentham Â Monkey Â For-Ââ€? Â”Â‡Â•Â–Ç¤ÂƒÂŽÂ?ÂƒÂ?Â‘Â?Â‰Â•Â–Í?Í ÍœÂƒÂ”Â„ÂƒÂ”Â› macaques Â roaming Â free Â across Â 60 Â acres Â of Â beautiful Â woodlands. Â When Â strolling Â through Â the Â forest Â you Â become Â mesmerised Â by Â these Â beautiful Â and Â elegant Â animals Â as Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â›Â™ÂƒÂŽÂ?ÂƒÂŽÂ‘Â?Â‰Â„Â‡Â•Â‹Â†Â‡Â›Â‘Â—ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ”Â‘Â™-Ââ€? ing Â themselves Â from Â tree Â to Â tree Â and Â you Â can Â even Â watch Â how Â they Â take Â care Â of Â their Â young. Â Throughout Â your Â adventure Â there Â are Â guides Â who Â are Â more Â than Â hap-Ââ€? py Â to Â take Â any Â questions Â you Â may Â
have Â and Â if Â you Â have Â even Â more Â queries Â in Â regards Â to Â the Â monkeys Â you Â can Â learn Â all Â there Â is Â to Â know Â by Â looking Â at Â the Â interactive Â signs Â or Â visiting Â the Â information Â centre. Â There Â is Â a Â free Â car Â park Â and Â a Â nice Â Â’Â‹Â…Â?Â‹Â…ÂƒÂ”Â‡ÂƒÂ‹ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â™Â‡ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‹Â•Â?Â‹Â…Â‡ÇĄ two Â adventure Â playgrounds Â to Â let Â Â›Â‘Â—Â”ÂŽÂ‹Â–Â–ÂŽÂ‡Â?Â‘Â?Â?Â‡Â›Â•Â”Â—Â?ÂƒÂ”Â‘Â—Â?Â†ÇĄ ÂƒÂ?Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂƒÂ?ÂƒÂ?ÂƒÂ…ÂƒÂˆÂ‡Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ–Â‡Â”Â”ÂƒÂ…Â‡ for Â all Â to Â relax. Â Â–Â‘Â?ÂŽÂ›Í?Í˘Ç¤ÍĄÍœÂ’Â‡Â”ÂƒÂ†Â—ÂŽÂ–ÂƒÂ?Â†Í?Í Ç¤ÍĄÍœ Â’Â‡Â”Â…ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÂ†Â‘Â˜Â‡Â”Í&#x;Â›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â•Â‘ÂŽÂ†ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ›Â?Â‘Â– come Â face Â to Â face Â to Â one Â of Â natureâ€™s Â most Â spectacular Â creatures. Â For Â information Â visit Â www.monkey-Ââ€? forrest.com. Â
Water World Waterworld Â is Â one Â of Â the Â UKâ€™s Â best Â water Â theme Â parks Â receiv-Ââ€? Â‹Â?Â‰ÂƒÂ?ÂƒÂ˜Â‡Â”ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â‘ÂˆÍ ÍœÍœÇĄÍœÍœÍœÂ˜Â‹Â•Â‹Â–Â‘Â”Â• ÂƒÂ›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Ç¤Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ‘Â˜Â‡Â”Í?ÍœÂ”Â‹Â†Â‡Â•ÇĄÂ…ÂƒÂˆÂ‡ÇŻÂ•ÇĄ indoor Â and Â outdoor Â swimming Â Â’Â‘Â‘ÂŽÂ•ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â‹Â•Â…Â‡Â”Â–ÂƒÂ‹Â?ÂŽÂ›Â?Â‘Â”Â‡Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ? enough Â to Â keep Â the Â whole Â family Â entertained. Â ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‹Â†Â‡Â•Â‹Â?Â…ÂŽÂ—Â†Â‡Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂƒÂ…Â?Â‘ÂŽÂ‡Ç˘ a Â fast Â ride Â with Â exciting Â twists Â and Â turns Â crashing Â you Â into Â the Â water Â ÂƒÂ–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‡Â?Â†Ç¤Â—Â…ÂŽÂ‡Â—Â•Â‹Â•Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ć¤Â”Â•Â– indoor Â water-Ââ€?roller-Ââ€?coaster Â in Â the Â Ç¤Â‹Â–ÂŠÍ&#x;ÍŁÍĄÂˆÂ‡Â‡Â–Â‘ÂˆÂ—Â’Â•ÂƒÂ?Â†Â†Â‘Â™Â? Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ•Â‹Â?Â‰ÂŽÂ‡Â”ÂƒÂˆÂ–ÇĄÂ›Â‘Â—Â…ÂƒÂ?Â‰Â—ÂƒÂ”ÂƒÂ?Â–Â‡Â‡ it Â will Â be Â an Â exhilarating Â ride. Â The Â space Â bowl Â sends Â swimmers Â into Â a Â
bowl Â where Â their Â world Â is Â turned Â upside Â down Â until Â eventually Â being Â plunged Â into Â the Â pool Â below. Every Â Friday Â night Â 6.pm Â -Ââ€? Â 9pm Â the Â Waterworld Â Entertainment Â Team Â ÂŠÂ‘Â•Â–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â“Â—ÂƒÂ‹Â•Â…Â‘ÇĄÂ™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ–ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂƒÂ–-Ââ€? Â‡Â•Â–Â…ÂŠÂƒÂ”Â–Â–Â‘Â’Â’Â‹Â?Â‰Â?Â—Â•Â‹Â…ÇĄÂ‡ÂšÂ…Â‹Â–Â‹Â?Â‰ games Â and Â loads Â of Â giveaways. Â To Â attend Â this Â event Â it Â is Â ÂŁ5.50 Â per Â en-Ââ€? try Â and Â pay Â ÂŁ1 Â extra Â and Â you Â receive Â a Â burger Â meal. Â Prices Â for Â a Â regular Â Â‘ĆĄÂ’Â‡ÂƒÂ? Â visit Â (Monday-Ââ€?Friday Â school Â term) Â Â…Â‘Â•Â–Â•Í?ÍŁÇ¤ÍĽÍĽÂƒÂ?Â†Â’Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â–Â‹Â?Â‡Č‹Â…ÂŠÂ‘Â‘ÂŽ ÂŠÂ‘ÂŽÂ‹Â†ÂƒÂ›Â•ÇĄÂ™Â‡Â‡Â?Â‡Â?Â†Â•ČŒÂ…Â‘Â•Â–Â•Í?ÍĽÇ¤ÍĽÍĽ although Â prices Â vary Â for Â families. Â For Â more Â information Â visit Â www. waterworld.co.uk. Â Â Words Â and Â photographs Â by Â Nick Â Harvey
If Â youâ€™re Â interested Â in Â taking Â your Â Â?Â‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–Â•Â‘Â—Â–Â–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â‡ÂšÂ–ÂŽÂ‡Â˜Â‡ÂŽÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ› not Â try Â your Â luck Â in Â one Â of Â the Â two Â casinos Â in Â Hanley Â city Â centre. Â They Â ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â‹Â?Â’Â‡Â”ÂˆÂ‡Â…Â–Â™ÂƒÂŽÂ?Â‹Â?Â‰ÂŽÂ‘Â…ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?ÇĄÂ‡Â•-Ââ€? pecially Â if Â you Â have Â been Â enjoying Â the Â nightclubs. Â The Â Circus Â casino Â Â‹Â•Â‘Â’Â‡Â?Í?Í?ÂƒÂ?ÇŚÍŁÂƒÂ?ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ™Â‡Â‡Â?Ç˘ÂƒÂŽÂ‘Â?Â‰ with Â a Â restaurant Â and Â bar Â area Â they Â ÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‡Â‰ÂƒÂ?Â‡Â•Â•Â—Â…ÂŠÂƒÂ•Â’Â‘Â?Â‡Â”ÇĄÂ„ÂŽÂƒÂ…Â?-Ââ€? ÂŒÂƒÂ…Â?ÇĄÂ”Â‘Â—ÂŽÂ‡Â–Â–Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â†Â•ÂŽÂ‘Â–Â?ÂƒÂ…ÂŠÂ‹Â?Â‡Â• and Â if Â youâ€™re Â not Â a Â member Â itâ€™s Â free Â to Â join. Â Circus Â prides Â itself Â on Â Â‹Â–ÇŻÂ•Â…Â‘Â?Â’Â‡Â–Â‹Â–Â‹Â˜Â‡Â„ÂƒÂ”Â’Â”Â‹Â…Â‡Â•ÇĄÂ™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂƒ double Â vodka Â red Â bull Â only Â priced Â at Â ÂŁ5. Â To Â make Â your Â visit Â even Â more Â Â‡Â?ÂŒÂ‘Â›ÂƒÂ„ÂŽÂ‡ÇĄÂ‘Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÍžÍĽÂ–ÂŠÂƒÂ›ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡ will Â be Â two Â fantastic Â live Â tribute Â ÂƒÂ…Â–Â•Â–Â‘Â—ĆĄÂ›ÂƒÂ?Â†Â‹ÂŽÂ›ÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â?Ç¤ If Â you Â donâ€™t Â fancy Â Circus Â casino Â or Â Â›Â‘Â—Â•Â‹Â?Â’ÂŽÂ›Â™ÂƒÂ?Â–Â–Â‘ÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‡ÂƒĆŞÂ—Â–Â–Â‡Â” Â•Â‘Â?Â‡Â™ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â‡ÂŽÂ•Â‡ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â?ÂŽÂ‹Â–Â‡Â”ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ›ÍžÍœÍœ yards Â away Â is Â the Â Grosvenor Â casino. Â It Â opens Â Sunday Â 6pm Â -Ââ€?Friday Â 6pm Â ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ–Â—Â”Â†ÂƒÂ›Í˘Â’Â?ÇŚÍ ÂƒÂ?Ç¤Â‹Â?Â‹ÂŽÂƒÂ”Â–Â‘
Circus Casino Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â…Â‹Â”Â…Â—Â•Â…ÂƒÂ•Â‹Â?Â‘ÇĄ Â”Â‘Â•Â˜Â‡Â?Â‘Â”ÂŠÂƒÂ•Âƒ full Â bar Â that Â runs Â throughout Â the Â night Â and Â an Â international Â restau-Ââ€? rant. Â Inside Â there Â are Â 10 Â total Â slot Â machines Â and Â 10 Â total Â table Â games Â available Â and Â as Â always Â member-Ââ€? ship Â is Â free. Â
So Â when Â you Â feel Â your Â night Â on Â the Â town Â is Â coming Â to Â an Â end Â and Â you Â ÂŒÂ—Â•Â–ÂˆÂƒÂ?Â…Â›Â”Â‡ÂŽÂƒÂšÂ‹Â?Â‰ÇĄÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‹Â?Â‰ÂƒÂ†Â”Â‹Â?Â? Â™ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÂ•Â–Â?ÂƒÂ?Â‹Â?Â‰ÂƒÂ„Â‹Â–Â‘ÂˆÂ‡ÂšÂ–Â”ÂƒÂ?Â‘Â?Â‡Â›ÇĄ Â›Â‘Â—Â•ÂŠÂ‘Â—ÂŽÂ†Â†Â‡Ć¤Â?Â‹Â–Â‡ÂŽÂ›Â’ÂƒÂ›ÂƒÂ“Â—Â‹Â…Â? visit Â to Â the Â Circus Â and Â Grosvenor Â casinos. Â
Â‹Â•Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‡Â˜Â‘ÂŽÂ—Â–Â‹Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ”Â‘Â?Â”Â‹Â?Â‹Â–Â› Street; Â this Â is Â where Â most Â of Â the Â Hanley Â City Â Centre Â has Â a Â wide Â nightclubs Â are Â situated. Â Revolu-Ââ€? range Â of Â nightlife Â venues. Â With Â a Â Â–Â‹Â‘Â?Â‹Â•ÂƒÂ–Â™Â‘ĆŞÂ‘Â‘Â”Â‡Â•Â–ÂƒÂ„ÂŽÂ‹Â•ÂŠÂ?Â‡Â?Â–Ç˘ Â?Â‹ÂšÂ–Â—Â”Â‡Â‘ÂˆÂ‰Â‘Â‘Â†Â‘ÂŽÂ†ÂˆÂƒÂ•ÂŠÂ‹Â‘Â?Â’Â—Â„Â•ÇĄ it Â has Â a Â very Â modern Â style Â bar Â and Â Â‡ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â•Â’Â‘Â‘Â?Â•ÇĄÂ?Â‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–Â…ÂŽÂ—Â„Â•ÂƒÂ?Â†Â‰Â‹Â‰ it Â specialises Â in Â making Â a Â superb Â Â˜Â‡Â?Â—Â‡Â•ÇĄÂ–Â‘Â?Â‡Â‹Â•Â…Â‡Â”Â–ÂƒÂ‹Â?ÂŽÂ›Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ…Â‡ range Â of Â cocktails. Â There Â is Â plenty Â for Â a Â good Â time. Â of Â room Â to Â get Â up Â and Â have Â a Â dance Â One Â bar Â that Â certainly Â stands Â out Â if Â you Â wish Â and Â with Â a Â great Â mix-Ââ€?
ture Â of Â classic Â and Â modern Â music Â it Â is Â certainly Â friendly Â to Â people Â of Â all Â ages Â (over Â 18 Â of Â course). Â If Â you Â are Â more Â interested Â in Â dancing Â as Â a Â pose Â to Â drinking Â then Â Liquid Â Nightclub Â is Â the Â ideal Â place Â to Â let Â yourself Â go. Â It Â is Â very Â stu-Ââ€? Â†Â‡Â?Â–ÂƒÂ‹Â?Â‡Â†ÇĄÂŠÂ‘Â™Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”Â‹Â–Â„Â‘ÂƒÂ•Â–Â•Â–Â™Â‘ Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â‡Â†Â”Â‘Â‘Â?Â•ÇĄÂˆÂ‘Â—Â”Â„ÂƒÂ”Â•ÇĄÂƒÇ¤ Ç¤ room Â and Â bar Â and Â two Â huge Â dance Â ĆŞÂ‘Â‘Â”Â•Ç¤ÂŽÂƒÂ›Â‹Â?Â‰Â•Â‘Â?Â‡Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â„Â‡Â•Â– and Â latest Â music Â and Â is Â open Â till Â ÂŽÂƒÂ–Â‡ÇĄÂ‹Â“Â—Â‹Â†Â‹Â•Â…Â‡Â”Â–ÂƒÂ‹Â?ÂŽÂ›Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ…Â‡Â–Â‘ literally Â dance Â your Â troubles Â away. Â If Â the Â night Â club Â scene Â doesnâ€™t Â interest Â you Â then Â the Â Sugarmill Â may Â take Â your Â fancy. Â The Â indie/ rock Â bar Â has Â had Â many Â great Â bands Â ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ”Â–Â‹Â•Â–Â•Â’Â‡Â”ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?ÇĄÂ?Â‘Â•Â–Â?Â‘Â–ÂƒÂ„ÂŽÂ› Â‘ÂŽÂ†Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ›ÇĄÂ”Â‹Â˜Â‹Â—Â?ÇĄÂ—Â•Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â‹Â„Â‡Â”Â–Â‹Â?Â‡Â•Ç¤ ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â‹Â•Â?ÇŻÂ–ÂƒÂ‰Â‹Â‰Â‘Â?ÇĄ then Â Friday Â and Â Saturday Â nights Â ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â„Â‡Â•Â–Â–Â‹Â?Â‡Â–Â‘Â‰Â‘ÇĄÂ’ÂŽÂƒÂ›Â‹Â?Â‰ some Â good Â quality Â music Â and Â sofaâ€™s Â to Â sit Â and Â chat Â with Â your Â mates. Â If Â you Â are Â interested Â in Â seeing Â live Â ÂƒÂ…Â–Â•ÇĄÂ…ÂŠÂ‡Â…Â?Â‘Â—Â–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‹Â”ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‡Â—Â’ÂƒÂ– www.thesugarmill.co.uk.
Hanley Night Clubs Â Words Â and Â photographs Â by Â Nick Â Harvey
Trentham Gardens Estate
Trentham Gardens is one the big-‐ gest attractions in Stoke-‐on-‐Trent today. With its beautiful surround-‐ ǡ ǡ spectacular place to visit for the day. It is referred to as Trentham
Gardens Estate because the three ǡ
ǡ Garden centre are three separate businesses; however they very often work together for the good of the customers. ǡ
ǣ “The garden centre and Italian gardens are not the same company but we do help out with some of the gardening and we have also provided some plants for some of ǡ together when we can for the ben-‐ Words and photographs by Nick Harvey
Â‡Ć¤Â–Â‘ÂˆÂ‡ÂƒÂ…ÂŠÂ‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”ÇŻÂ•Â„Â—Â•Â‹Â?Â‡Â•Â•ÇŻÇ¤Çł The Â Garden Â Centre Â is Â part Â of Â the Â ÂŽÂ—Â‡Â‹ÂƒÂ?Â‘Â?Â†Â„Â”ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ?Â†Â‹Â•Â‘Â?Â‡Â‘Âˆ the Â largest Â Garden Â centres Â in Â the Â country Â and Â inside Â it Â is Â sensation-Ââ€? ally Â designed Â with Â a Â water Â fountain Â in Â the Â centre Â of Â a Â huge Â but Â beauti-Ââ€? fully Â laid Â out Â room. Â Within Â the Â gar-Ââ€? Â Words Â and Â photographs Â by Â Nick Â Harvey
Â”Â†Â‹Â?Â‘ÇŻÇĄÂƒÂ?Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â‹Â•ÂƒÂŽÂ•Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÇŽÂƒĆĄÂ‡ Â‡ÂŽÂŽÂ‘ÇŻÂ…Â‘ĆĄÂ‡Â‡Â•ÂŠÂ‘Â’ÇĄÂˆÂ‘Â”ÂƒÂ…ÂŠÂƒÂ?Â…Â‡Â–Â‘ take Â a Â break Â and Â relax. Â…Â…Â‘Â”Â†Â‹Â?Â‰Â–Â‘Â‡Â„Â„Â‹Â‡ÇĄÂ›Â‘Â—Â?ÂƒÂ› even Â get Â to Â see Â a Â celebrity. Â â€œWe Â do Â get Â a Â lot Â of Â famous Â people Â walking Â around Â the Â Garden Â Centre. Â We Â get Â quite Â a Â few Â footballers Â from Â Stoke Â Â‹Â–Â›ÇĄÂ„Â—Â–Â‘Â—Â”Â?Â‘Â•Â–ÂˆÂ”Â‡Â“Â—Â‡Â?Â–Â˜Â‹Â•Â‹Â–Â‘Â” Â‹Â•ÂˆÂ‘Â‘Â–Â„ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂŽÂ‡Â‰Â‡Â?Â† Â‘Â”Â†Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ?Â?Â•ÇĄ who Â often Â enjoys Â his Â lunch Â and Â a Â walk Â in Â here.â€? If Â you Â are Â enthusiastic Â about Â gar-Ââ€? dening Â then Â the Â outdoor Â plants Â section Â is Â certainly Â the Â place Â to Â visit. Â Not Â only Â does Â it Â have Â a Â vast Â Â”ÂƒÂ?Â‰Â‡Â‘ÂˆÂ’ÂŽÂƒÂ?Â–Â•ÇĄÂ„Â—Â–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â‹Â•ÂƒÂŽÂ•Â‘ Â•Â–Â‘Â?Â‡Â™Â‡ÂƒÂ”ÇĄÂ™ÂƒÂ–Â‡Â”ÂˆÂ‡ÂƒÂ–Â—Â”Â‡Â•ÇĄÂˆÂ‡Â?Â…Â‡Â• and Â even Â more Â to Â look Â at. Â The Â at-Ââ€? tention Â to Â detail Â is Â one Â of Â the Â most Â impressive Â things Â about Â the Â Gar-Ââ€? Â†Â‡Â?Â‡Â?Â–Â”Â‡ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‹Â…ÂŠÂ‹Â•Â™ÂŠÂ›Â‹Â–Â‹Â•Â•Â‘ popular. â€œLast Â year Â we Â were Â lucky Â enough Â Â–Â‘ÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‡Í&#x;Â?Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ‹Â‘Â?Â’Â‡Â‘Â’ÂŽÂ‡Â˜Â‹Â•Â‹Â–Â–ÂŠÂ‡ Â‰ÂƒÂ”Â†Â‡Â?Â…Â‡Â?Â–Â”Â‡ÂƒÂŽÂ‘Â?Â‡ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‹Â…ÂŠÂ‹Â• obviously Â fantastic. Â We Â have Â had Â customers Â from Â places Â as Â far Â as Â Â‹Â?Â…Â‘ÂŽÂ?ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂŽÂ‡Â•ÇĄÂƒÂ?Â†Â‹Â–Â‹Â•Â?Â‹Â…Â‡ to Â know Â that Â after Â one Â visit Â people Â then Â trust Â us Â enough Â to Â continue Â buying Â our Â products Â and Â taking Â full Â advantage Â of Â our Â delivery Â serv-Ââ€? iceâ€? Â said Â Debbie. Â ÂˆÂ–Â‡Â”Â˜Â‹Â•Â‹Â–Â‹Â?Â‰Â–ÂŠÂ‡ ÂƒÂ”Â†Â‡Â?Â‡Â?Â–Â”Â‡ÇĄ why Â not Â explore Â the Â cabin Â shops. Â Â‡Â‡Â’Â‹Â?Â‰Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â—Â”ÂƒÂŽÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â?Â‡ÇĄ they Â are Â laid Â out Â as Â individual Â Â…ÂƒÂ„Â‹Â?ÂŠÂ—Â–Â•ÇĄÂƒÂ?Â†Â”Â‡Â?Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ? ÂƒÂ”Â†Â‡Â?Â• Estate Â prides Â itself Â on Â having Â very Â particular Â shops. Â Â‡Â„Â„Â‹Â‡Â•ÂƒÂ‹Â†ÇŁÇ˛ÂŠÂ‡Â…ÂƒÂ„Â‹Â?Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”Â› Â•Â‡ÂŽÂ‡Â…Â–Â‹Â˜Â‡ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â‰ÂƒÂ”Â†Â‡Â?Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â„ÂƒÂ•Â‡Â† on Â an Â Italian Â theme Â and Â the Â shops Â that Â sit Â next Â to Â it Â really Â comple-Ââ€? ment Â that Â theme. Â Plans Â are Â under Â way Â to Â open Â a Â new Â shop Â called Â
Â”Â‡Â‡Â?ÂƒÂ?Â†Â”Â‘Â™Â?Â™Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ„Â‡ÂƒÂ˜Â‹Â„Â”ÂƒÂ?Â– knew Â food Â store Â providing Â you Â den Â centre Â there Â is Â a Â wide Â variety Â of Â with Â carefully Â selected Â food Â and Â Â‹Â–Â‡Â?Â•Â–Â‘ÂŽÂ‘Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â?Â…ÂŽÂ—Â†Â‹Â?Â‰Â…ÂŽÂ‘Â–ÂŠÂ‹Â?Â‰ÇĄ drink Â and Â will Â be Â aiming Â to Â use Â as Â ÂƒÂ”Â–Â™Â‘Â”Â?ÇĄÂ„Â‹Â–Â•ÂƒÂ?Â†Â„Â‘Â„Â•ÂˆÂ‘Â”ÂƒÂ”Â‘Â—Â?Â† much Â local Â suppliers Â as Â possible Â as Â this Â helps Â the Â local Â economy. Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂŠÂ‘Â—Â•Â‡ÇĄÂ…ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÂ†Â”Â‡Â?ÇŻÂ•Â–Â‘Â›Â•Â‡Â…Â–Â‹Â‘Â?ÇĄ indoor Â plant Â area Â and Â much Â more. Â Â‘Â™Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â…ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â”Â›Â‘Â?Â–Â‘Â’Â‘ÂˆÂ–ÂŠÂ‹Â• There Â is Â also Â two Â restaurants Â with-Ââ€? incredible Â cake Â is Â the Â Italian Â Gar-Ââ€? Â†Â‡Â?Â•Ç¤Â”Â‹Â…Â‡Â†ÂƒÂ–Â‘Â?ÂŽÂ›Í?ÍŁÇ¤ÍžÍĄÂˆÂ‘Â”ÂƒÂ†Â—ÂŽÂ–Â• Â‹Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â„Â—Â‹ÂŽÂ†Â‹Â?Â‰ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‹Â…ÂŠÂƒÂ”Â‡Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÇŽÂ‹Âš ÂƒÂ?Â†Í?ÍĄÇ¤ÍŁÍœÂ’Â‡Â”Â…ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÂ†ÇĄÂ™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ†Â‹Â•Â…Â‘Â—Â?Â–Â• Archesâ€™ Â and Â the Â â€˜Terrazzo Â del Â Gia-Ââ€?
The Italian Gardens ǡ-‐ ness one of the most spectacular walks and surroundings you will ever see. After undergoing a massive res-‐ ǡ Ƥ Ǥ ǡ-‐ ble is articulately laid out for you to simply admire. At the centre ǡ is borders onto the woodlands of Trentham Park which was given to local residents by the Duke of
Sutherland. You can walk around ǡ -‐ ery and the nature; if you are visit-‐ ǡ ǡ little train that runs alongside the ǡ-‐ ic mood they can play on the play-‐ ǡ ǡǡ ǡ and mazes. The entire complex is a place full of wonder and cer-‐ tainly caters for every need. Deb-‐ ǣǲ ǯ
big attraction because the gardens have had lots of work on them and many of people come to visit that; and obviously with all the shops ǡ-‐ traction and with that more people enter the garden centre.” So if you are looking for a fantas-‐ ǡ visit the Trentham Gardens Es-‐ tate. To receive more information on Trentham Estate visit www. Ǥ Ǥ ͣͤ͜͝͞ ͢͢͢͢͠͠Ǥ
Entrance to the Trentham Garden Centre Words and photographs by Nick Harvey
Sport Â has Â always Â been Â a Â very Â popular Â scene Â in Â the Â potteries. Â Over Â the Â years Â there Â have Â been Â many Â famous Â sporting Â stars Â that Â Â‘Â”Â‹Â‰Â‹Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‡ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂƒÂ”Â‡ÂƒÇ¤Â‘Â™Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”ÇĄ Â?Â‘Â•Â–Â•Â‹Â‰Â?Â‹Ć¤Â…ÂƒÂ?Â–ÂŽÂ›Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â‹Â•ÂƒÂ‰Â”Â‡ÂƒÂ– vibe Â and Â enthusiasm Â for Â sport Â at Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â›Â‘Â—Â?Â‰Â‡Â”ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â‰Â”Â‘Â—Â’Â•ÇĄÂƒÂ•Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡ are Â facilities Â and Â opportunities Â for Â people Â to Â participate Â in Â a Â wide Â range Â of Â sports. Â Â”Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ•Â’Â‘Â”Â–Â‹Â?Â‰Â’Â‡Â”Â•Â’Â‡Â…Â–Â‹Â˜Â‡ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡ most Â notable Â attraction Â to Â Stoke-Ââ€? on-Ââ€?Trent Â would Â have Â to Â be Â Stoke Â City Â Football Â club. Â The Â club Â was Â ÂˆÂ‘Â—Â?Â†Â‡Â†Â‹Â?Í?Í¤Í˘Í&#x;ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â•Â‡Â…Â‘Â?Â† oldest Â club Â in Â professional Â exist-Ââ€? ence Â behind Â Notts Â County. Â Along Â Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÍ?Í?Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â–Â‡ÂƒÂ?Â•ÇĄÂ–Â‘Â?Â‡Â‹Â–Â›Â„Â‡-Ââ€? came Â one Â of Â the Â founder Â members Â of Â the Â football Â league Â in Â 1896. Â Stoke Â have Â had Â some Â of Â the Â worldâ€™s Â best Â players Â on Â their Â books Â over Â Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â•ÇĄÂ™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂ’ÂŽÂƒÂ›Â‡Â”Â•Â•Â—Â…ÂŠÂƒÂ•Â‹Â” Â–ÂƒÂ?ÂŽÂ‡Â›ÂƒÂ–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â™Â•ÇĄÂ‡Â–Â‡Â”ÂŠÂ‹ÂŽÂ–Â‘Â? ÂƒÂ?Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂ‡Â‰Â‡Â?Â†ÂƒÂ”Â› Â‘Â”Â†Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ?Â?Â•ÇĄ who Â is Â now Â President Â of Â the Â foot-Ââ€? ball Â club. Â This Â season Â the Â Potters Â have Â enjoyed Â their Â second Â consecu-Ââ€? tive Â year Â in Â the Â Premier Â League Â with Â manager Â Tony Â Pulis Â steering Â them Â to Â another Â superb Â mid-Ââ€?table Â Ć¤Â?Â‹Â•ÂŠÇ¤ Unfortunately Â the Â football Â season Â is Â over Â so Â you Â wonâ€™t Â be Â able Â to Â see Â the Â team Â play; Â however Â on Â the Â 2nd Â ÂƒÂ›Â–Â‘Â?Â‡Â‹Â–Â›Â™Â‹ÂŽÂŽÂ„Â‡Â–ÂŠÂ‡Ć¤Â”Â•Â– club Â ever Â to Â host Â their Â player Â of Â the Â season Â awards Â in Â front Â of Â a Â live Â audience. Â Â The Â â€˜player Â of Â the Â year Â stadium Â showâ€™ Â will Â be Â held Â at Â the Â Â”Â‹Â–ÂƒÂ?Â?Â‹ÂƒÂ–ÂƒÂ†Â‹Â—Â?ÂƒÂ?Â†Â–Â‹Â…Â?Â‡Â–Â•ÂƒÂ”Â‡
Britannia Stadium - Home of Stoke City ÂƒÂŽÂ”Â‡ÂƒÂ†Â›Â‘Â?Â•ÂƒÂŽÂ‡ÂƒÂ–Í?Í?ÍœÇ¤ÍœÍœÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â›Â‘Â— will Â be Â able Â to Â see Â the Â presentation Â of Â the Â player Â of Â the Â year Â awards Â and Â look Â back Â on Â the Â highlights Â of Â the Â tremendous Â season Â the Â Potters Â ÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‡ÂŠÂƒÂ†Ç¤ Â‘Â”Â?Â‘Â”Â‡Â‹Â?ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?ÇĄ Â…Â‘Â?Â–ÂƒÂ…Â–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â…ÂŽÂ—Â„Â‘Â?ÍœÍ?ÍŁÍ¤ÍžÍĄÍĽÍžÍžÍ?Í?Ç¤ Â–Â‡Â’Â’Â‹Â?Â‰ÂƒÂ•Â‹Â†Â‡ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â?Â–Â‘Â?Â‡Â‹Â–Â›ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡ other Â major Â football Â club Â in Â the Â Potteries Â is Â Port Â Vale. Â A Â very Â suc-Ââ€? cessful Â team Â in Â their Â own Â right Â and Â have Â certainly Â produced Â their Â fair Â Â•ÂŠÂƒÂ”Â‡Â‘ÂˆÂ’ÂŽÂƒÂ›Â‡Â”Â•ÇĄÂ‹Â?Â…ÂŽÂ—Â†Â‹Â?Â‰Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‡Â• Â‘ÂˆÂ‘Â„Â„Â‹Â‡ÂƒÂ”ÂŽÂ‡ÂƒÂ?Â†ÂƒÂ”Â?Â”Â‹Â‰ÂŠÂ–Ç¤ ÂƒÂ”Â?ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‘Â?Â‘Â™Â™Â‘Â”Â?Â•ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â–ÂŠÂ‡ÇĄ spoke Â of Â how Â special Â the Â city Â of Â Stoke Â is Â for Â sport Â and Â how Â he Â still Â has Â special Â links Â with Â the Â City Â today. Â â€œMy Â time Â at Â Vale Â Park Â was Â enjoy-Ââ€? able; Â I Â had Â just Â quit Â my Â job Â at Â Â–ÂƒĆĄÂ‘Â”Â†Â•ÂŠÂ‹Â”Â‡Â›Â†Â”ÂƒÂ—ÂŽÂ‹Â…Â•Â‡Â”Â˜Â‹Â…Â‡Â• in Â Kidsgrove Â to Â play Â football Â full Â Â–Â‹Â?Â‡ÇĄÂ•Â‘Â™Â‘Â”Â?Â‹Â?Â‰Â–Â™Â‘ÂŠÂ‘Â—Â”Â•Â’Â‡Â” day Â instead Â of Â eight Â was Â great. Â Â‘ÂŠÂ?Â—Â†Â‰Â‡ÇĄÂ™ÂŠÂ‘Â™ÂƒÂ•Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‘Â”Â–ÂƒÂŽÂ‡ Â?ÂƒÂ?ÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â”ÂƒÂ–Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â–Â‹Â?Â‡ÇĄÂ”Â‡Â?ÂƒÂ‹Â?Â•Â–ÂŠÂ‡
Vale Park - Where Mark Brights career began Â Words Â and Â photographs Â by Â Nick Â Harvey
Â„Â‹Â‰Â‰Â‡Â•Â–Â‹Â?ĆŞÂ—Â‡Â?Â…Â‡Â‘Â?Â?Â›Â…ÂƒÂ”Â‡Â‡Â”ÇĄ learnt Â from Â one Â of Â the Â best Â at Â the Â start Â of Â my Â career.â€? Â â€œPremier Â League Â football Â is Â so Â Â‹Â?Â’Â‘Â”Â–ÂƒÂ?Â–Â–Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‹Â–Â›ÇĄ Â™Â‘Â—ÂŽÂ†ÂŽÂ‹Â?Â‡ to Â see Â the Â Vale Â get Â promoted Â but Â itâ€™s Â tough Â for Â them Â at Â the Â moment. Â Â’Â‘Â”Â–Â‹Â•Â˜Â‹Â–ÂƒÂŽÂ–Â‘Â?Â‹Â†Â•Â‘ÂˆÂƒÂŽÂŽÂƒÂ‰Â‡Â•ÇĄ exercise Â is Â important Â and Â sports Â facilities Â are Â the Â heartbeat Â of Â com-Ââ€? munities.â€?
Â?Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â…Â‹Â–Â›Â‘ÂˆÂ–Â‘Â?Â‡ÇŚÂ‘Â?ÇŚÂ”Â‡Â?Â–ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡ are Â a Â wide Â range Â of Â sports Â to Â be Â played Â or Â watched Â besides Â football. Â
Â?Â’ÂƒÂ”Â–Â‹Â…Â—ÂŽÂƒÂ”ÇĄÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”Â‡Â?Â–ÂŠÂƒÂ?Â‘ÂƒÂ– Club Â is Â thriving Â at Â the Â moment Â with Â brand Â new Â facilities Â and Â in-Ââ€? Â…Â”Â‡ÂƒÂ•Â‹Â?Â‰Â?Â‡Â?Â„Â‡Â”Â•ÇĄÂƒÂ•Â?ÂƒÂ?Â›Â’Â‡Â‘Â’ÂŽÂ‡ have Â decided Â that Â the Â physical Â games Â of Â rugby Â and Â football Â are Â too Â Â?Â—Â…ÂŠÇĄÂƒÂ?Â†ÂŠÂƒÂ˜Â‡ÂˆÂ‘Â—Â?Â†Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â‡Â?ÂŒÂ‘Â›-Ââ€? Â?Â‡Â?Â–Â‘ÂˆÂ”Â‘Â™Â‹Â?Â‰Ç¤Â‡Â…Â‡Â?Â–ÂŽÂ›ÇĄÂ‘Â”Â† Sebastian Â Coe Â visited Â the Â rowing Â club Â to Â promote Â the Â sport Â and Â look Â around Â the Â impressive Â grounds. Â For Â more Â information Â visit Â www. trenthamboatclub.co.uk. Â Another Â sports Â available Â in Â Stoke Â Â‹Â•Â•Â™Â‹Â?Â?Â‹Â?Â‰ÇĄÂƒÂ• Â‡Â?Â–Â‘Â?ÂƒÂ?Â‘Â” Sports Â Complex Â has Â an Â Olympic Â size Â swimming Â pool Â available Â to Â the Â public Â and Â regularly Â holds Â race Â Â?Â‡Â‡Â–Â‹Â?Â‰Â•ÇĄÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?Â‘Â”Â‡Â‹Â?ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â?ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â? visit Â www.stoke.gov.uk. Â Also Â Stoke Â athletics Â club Â have Â the Â luxury Â of Â Â—Â•Â‹Â?Â‰Â‘Â”Â–ÂŠÂ™Â‘Â‘Â†Â–ÂƒÂ†Â‹Â—Â?ÇĄÂ’Â”Â‘Â˜Â‹Â†-Ââ€? ing Â all Â the Â necessary Â facilities Â for Â Â„Â‘Â–ÂŠÂ–Â”ÂƒÂ…Â?ÂƒÂ?Â†Ć¤Â‡ÂŽÂ†Â‡Â˜Â‡Â?Â–Â•Ç¤ There Â is Â a Â sporting Â activity Â to Â get Â Â‹Â?Â˜Â‘ÂŽÂ˜Â‡Â†Â™Â‹Â–ÂŠÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ›Â‡ÂƒÂ”Â”Â‘Â—Â?Â†ÇĄÂ•Â‘Â‹Âˆ sport Â is Â your Â passion Â then Â Stoke-Ââ€? on-Ââ€?Trent Â is Â ideal.
Words and photographs by Nick Harvey
Published on Feb 9, 2012
Published on Feb 9, 2012
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