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Rotherham Life Magazine August 2019 EDITION

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Welcome! Welcome to the August edition of Rotherham Life magazine.

We’ve finally reached August and the school holidays have begun — the key focus of the month if you’ve got children in the family. We often look through rose-tinted glasses and see a time for some rest, recuperation and socialising with friends and family. Though, if you’re anything like me, I am already feeling the pressure of juggling work, parenting and socialising. If you are looking for things to do this month, then you’ll find lots of ideas in our Summer Days Out guide. Clifton Park Museum’s latest exhibition — Wow Said The Owl — is open over the summer. Based on the much-loved children’s book, the family friendly exhibition has lots of sensory and interactive elements. Children are also invited to be creative at a series of workshops during the holidays. Amid, all the busy-ness, don’t forget to make some time

David Coldrick on the importance of keeping a perspective on life

for yourself — something I need to prioritise. Mindfulness has gone from buzzword to a therapy and we have an article this month which will encourage us all to sit back and appreciate the here and now. We’ve also got some book recommendations which will inspire you to lose yourself in a good book. More active ideas inside the magazine may be baking or creating new planting opportunities in your garden. Alternatively, join the Rotherham African Drummers (pictured above). Let’s all vow to do something for ourselves this month… I’ll report back in the next edition. Don’t forget to visit our website, www.rotherhamlife. com, over the summer as we’ll keep adding new events to our calendar and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.

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Keeping things in perspective................40

Mindfulness......................................................8

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Why doctors are prescribing Mindfulness Alison Runman looks at the trend of personal awareness Mindfulness has gone

from buzzword to a therapy increasingly prescribed by doctors. So what’s it all about? Mindfulness is: • Increasing your awareness of what’s going on inside and outside yourself in a particular moment — both physical sensations and emotions. • Stopping to really notice what you’re thinking and feeling and what sparked these thoughts and emotions. HOW IT CAN HELP Today, many of us rush through our days, reacting ‘off the cuff’ and missing opportunities to take a breath and appreciate what’s around us. Mindfulness means taking a step back to examine what’s going on rather than just reacting. “It’s about allowing ourselves to see the present moment clearly. When we do that, it can positively change the way we see ourselves and our lives,” says Professor Mark Williams, former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. By becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings, you can recognise signs of stress and anxiety earlier and begin to see patterns, recognising those that aren’t helpful. This can make it easier to prevent them overwhelming you or leading you into a spiral of negative emotions or actions that make the situation worse.

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We can all benefit from mindfulness, but it’s now officially recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to prevent depression in people who’ve had three or more bouts, and is increasingly recommended by doctors for helping with chronic conditions or pain, as well as stress, anxiety or depression. There’s emerging evidence that it can ease insomnia, too. PRACTISING MINDFULNESS The NHS recommends: • Noticing the everyday and trying something new — notice the details of what’s going on around you and try a different seat or

going somewhere new for lunch to see things in a new way. • Watching and naming your thoughts and feelings — “Mindfulness isn’t about making these thoughts go away, but rather about seeing them as mental events,” says Dr Williams.“Imagine standing at a bus station and seeing ‘thought buses’ coming and going without having to get on them and be taken away. This can be very hard at first, but with gentle persistence it is possible.” Identify them. “That’s my worry about my Dad’s health.” “I’m stressed because I’ve got a really busy week.” By being aware of your fears and concerns, you’re more likely to recognise when you’re letting them grow disproportionately to the thing they’re about. • Freeing yourself from the past and future — realising that worries about the past or future can dominate, stopping you from enjoying the now. If you realise you’ve been reliving or pre-living negative experiences for several minutes, take a moment to focus yourself in the present, appreciating the day and the moment you’re living now. • Taking time out — ideally having more formal, longer mindfulness sessions, focusing on your breathing and your body and bringing your attention back whenever your mind wanders. This could be at home or while travelling. Find the time and place most convenient and helpful for you. The NHS recommends the Mental Health Foundation’s online mindfulness course which can be found at www.bemindfulonline. com, or you can find a local teacher at www.bemindful. co.uk/learn-mindfulness.


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COMMUNITY

For more community events visit your Local Events directory at www.rotherhamlife.com

Forget Me Not Memory Café The Forget Me Not Friday Memory Café welcomes anyone from Wickersley and the surrounding area who is living with dementia, and their carers, to join them for music, table games, crafts and much more. FUTURE DATES ARE: • Friday 9th August – comedian and ventriloquist Andy Greaves will provide entertainment. • Friday 13th September – A short trip to the Transport Museum. • Friday 11th October – games session. The café meets on the second Friday of each month at Wickersley Methodist Church, Bawtry Road S66 1JJ, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. For more information please email forgetmenotmemorycafe@gmail.com.

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Millions of Britains have never been to the opera, saying: “it’s too posh and too long”. People outside the stockbroker belt may also add: “too far; too expensive”. Discounting Buxton, Leeds and Manchester opera houses, which intersperse opera with musicals and concerts, the nearest venue dedicated entirely to opera is in Leicestershire. Last available statistics show just 3.7% of adults in England had been to an opera between 2016 and 2017. David Styers’ review of ‘Opera for Dummies’, describes opera as: “weird”, with highly made-up men playing women, women playing men, middle-aged performers playing adolescents, singing throughout generally in a foreign language. Main characters are killed off and whilst dying, take ten minutes to

Wickersley Methodist Church

will hold their next charity coffee morning on Friday 23rd August, from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Proceeds raised go to the church funds. On offer will be bacon and sausage sandwiches and tea and coffee refreshments. There will be various stalls including a cake and a plant stall. Everyone is welcome and the organisers would love to see you there to support the church.

Friends in Harmony Friends in Harmony have ended their season with a ‘Goodbye to spring, hello to summer’ concert, held in Wickersley Methodist Church. A sell out audience was entertained with a medley of songs from ‘Les Miserables’, ‘A Concert Celebration’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber, music by The Beatles, Duke Ellington and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Soloists were Rosie Thickett (mezzo soprano) and Gary Baldwin (tenor). The evening raised £870, thank you to everyone who made the event possible. 10 August 2019

sing about it. In spite of this, opera can be breathtakingly beautiful. Never mind the language: the soaring voices convey the meaning. Who hasn’t experienced goosebumps listening to Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma (none shall sleep) or Maria Callas’ Un Bel Di (one fine day)? As for the plots, many are real life stories and have informed other books, plays and films. So it is with La Traviata, based on Dumas’ semi-autobiographical story Camille. In the nineties, the same storyline was adapted for the films Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge. La Traviata is the Rotherham U3A’s opera group’s choice for their first meeting of the season. The curtain rises at 1.30pm and falls at 4.30pm at Rotherham Unity Centre on Tuesday 10th September. Nonmembers wondering if opera is for them are welcome to attend this and one other free ‘taster’ session. The atmosphere’s friendly and informal, it’s not posh, and it’s local. Find U3A groups and activities at www.u3asites.org.uk/ rotherham or call 01709 374841.

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The community at St Barts is enjoying the sunny weather and keeping busy. They will provide the refreshments at the Maltby Horticultural Show at the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall on Saturday 17th August — do go along and see the great produce on display and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea. The next big fundraising event for the roof fund is on Saturday 7th September when there will be a fashion show. There will be a wide selection of ladies and children’s clothes to buy on the day at very reasonable prices from

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Tickhill Film Society The Tickhill Film Society (TFS)

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Anston Male Voice Choir

Anston Male Voice Choir will hold its annual concert at the Crossing, Worksop, at 7.00pm on Saturday 31st August. In attendance, there will be the hilarious singer and comedienne Judith Hibbert as the special guest. Led by musical director Howard Thomas, the choir will be singing a programme from their 2019 repertoire, accompanied on the grand piano by Cynthia Herrington. Judith will be performing her hilarious impersonations of some of our theatrical greats, such as Julie Andrews, Joyce Grenfell, Gracie Fields and many more. The cost of tickets is £9.00 for adults, £8.00 concessions and £5.00 for children and students. Tickets are available from Neil, call

Upbeat Swing Dance course

Students at Upbeat Swing Dance recently completed a 10-week course in beginner Lindy Hop, a style popular since the 1930s. The graduates now advance to the improver track, to learn

01909 773314 or email tickets@ anstonmvc.co.uk, and from The Crossing Church and Centre, Worksop S80 2AT on 01909 473375. The choir are actively seeking new members, and all are welcome. They meet almost every Thursday at 7.00pm at South Anston Methodist Church, S25 5DT, for two hours. Most of the money raised through their events is for charity and good causes, with most being currently donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice — raising in excess of £6,500 for charities and good causes in 2018 alone. Anyone considering joining can contact the group by email at info@anstonmvc.co.uk, or call 01909 281538. more complex steps and technique. Members celebrated with a social dance and buffet with teachers Dave Doyle and Krissy Moore. Classes take place on Monday nights at Triple Threat Studios and Theatre Academy, Nine Trees Trading Estate, Morthen Road, S66 9JG. Beginners are always welcome, with partners or without. See www. upbeatswingdance.uk for information.

Miranda at Firbeck

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with awardwinning folk powerhouse Show of Hands, is returning to her roots with a show at Firbeck Village Hall on Friday 20th September. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she is touring as she first started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and

spiritually, Behind The Wall is a roller coaster ride, exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect and maybe even empower us. For tickets call 01709 709406, email nwilson33@hotmail.com or buy online at www.wegottickets.com.


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A good read LEISURE

Pull up your sun lounger, pour yourself an ice-cold drink and lose yourself in a good book. THE FARM Joanne Ramos Golden Oaks farm doesn’t grow tomatoes, wheat or potatoes. It grows babies. The surrogate mothers (Hosts) are paid to incubate their rich clients’ embryos. While at Golden Oaks, they have to adhere to strict rules, from giving up their phones to following a diet. The Farm is told from the viewpoint of four women: Jane and Reagan are two of the hosts, while Mae is the brains behind the lucrative business. Ate is Jane’s cousin. The Farm is thoughtprovoking and topical, but above all it’s a fantastic page-tuner of a story.

LITTLE DARLINGS Melanie Golding Lauren is convinced someone is planning to abduct her newborn twins, so when they go missing it seems her fears were justified. But when the twins are found, Lauren is convinced they’re not hers. Have they been swapped for changelings like she believes, or is Lauren suffering from post-partum psychosis? Is she the only one who can save the babies, or is she the one who’s putting them in danger? A chilling page-turner that keeps you guessing. VEGAN ONE POUND MEALS Miguel Barclay This book proves that vegan food can be as delicious, easy and

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What’s on at The Wesley Centre

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While the facilities centre is available to host a multitude of occasions which could include weddings, christenings, funerals, birthdays, training events and various sized musical/theatrical experiences. For community groups this is an ideal local venue, as discounts are on offer for event block bookings. Looking for a professional business address, then the centre offers a virtual office package, just call for more details. The Wesley Centre “one of Maltby’s hidden gems”. Call in and ask for a tour, so you can view the facilities up close. For further details call 01709 811118 or email reception@ maltbycdt.org.uk.

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COMMUNITY

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Church & Country Fair round up New singers for Ryton Chorale

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singing great choral music? Would you like to have the opportunity to sing in a choir with an experienced and dynamic conductor? Joining Ryton Chorale would provide a ‘yes’ answer to both questions. On Monday 16th September, you can go along to an open singing evening, at Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop, at 7.30pm. Why not give the choir a try and join the rehearsal of Messiah? There is no charge for the evening and the choir are looking forward to welcoming you.

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Braithwell Church and Country Fair took place on Saturday 8th June. Although the sun was hiding from the rain, the event was a shining example of true British spirit. The not-so-kind weather, whilst challenging, pulled everyone together and gave a clear demonstration of people’s kindness, support and devotion. The organisers would like to thank everyone who attended, helped and contributed. Without all of these combined efforts this loved traditional and much lookedforward-to event, enjoyed by locals and visitors from far further afield, would simply be unable to continue. Over £2,630 was raised. The grand draw prizes have all been claimed. The date has already been set for

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Keeping things in perspective Whatever you think of Donald Trump, saint or sinner, and his recent state visit there was one in 1978 involving a far less lovely character. The Wilson-Callaghan Labour government in its, not very infinite, wisdom invited the brutal Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena over for full state honours. It was hoped Romania would buy lots of planes from cash strapped Britannia. Comrade Nicolae was duly welcomed and even given a nice puppy by liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe. Was there a happy ending? The poor labrador was appointed to a senior rank in the Romanian army whilst Thorpe was accused of attempted murder and killing Norman Scot’s great Dane, Rinka. Callaghan was beaten by Margaret Thatcher at the 1979 general election. The Ceausescus were executed on Christmas Day 1989 for looting Romania and genocide. The ‘dear leader’ was posthumously stripped of the Order of the Bath and added to the official list of world leaders who were not very good at socialism. As for the Queen? She probably felt a teensy bit let down by her government. The rest of us barely noticed anything. Keeping things in their true perspective is important. Romania under Ceausescu was a case in point. He banned contraception, abortion (even for very sick mothers) and taxed the childless. A surging birth rate resulted in 500,000 babies being abandoned in orphanages. Romania was bankrupt and they were subjected to drug use, sexual abuse and gross neglect. Children with HIV, caught through the use of unsterilized medical instruments, and those with disabilities were abominably treated. Many people across South Yorkshire and the UK watched this horrific revelation on TV reacting by giving money and aid. Some of us embarked on aid trips crossing Europe in little convoys 40 August 2019

David Coldrick on the importance of keeping calm and maintaing a perspective on life of white vans. I doubt this was an ‘optimal solution’. But it helped give insight into the enormous scale of the issues and opened two-way communication. Sometimes you just have to actually ‘do something practical’, if you can. Local companies, such as the then Hazlewood Foods, (now part of Greencore) off Mansfield Road, also gave generously — it was a team effort, now largely forgotten. We had several mini adventures, including those due to a colossal bypass of parental imagination in the 1940s. Four out of five of our drivers were called Brian. One orphanage languished in the middle of nowhere. It was pitch black on arrival one evening. It was run by very elderly ladies, dressed in blue, carrying large sticks. There was no proper heating or sanitation. Disabled children were locked away separately,

often kept in large cots — many rocking backwards and forwards, seemingly forgotten. The children were all delighted to see us. I hope we made some sort of difference. The numbers in orphanages have mercifully declined since. It is easy, in our rather divided times, to forget that we have probably ‘seen it all before’ though maybe in a different guise. Things have often been worse or still are elsewhere. ‘Keep calm and carry on’ is a good motto for helping us maintain our perspective. David Coldrick is owner of Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham 34 Moorgate Road S60 2AG @homeinsteadrotherham 01709 837170 david.coldrick@homeinstead.co.uk


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COMMUNITY

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Church open day St Winifrid’s Church, School

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Retired teachers association Rother Valley Retired Teachers meet on Thursday 8th August at 2.00pm, at Broom Methodist Church Hall. The speaker will be John Mottram from The Peak District Mountain Rescue Team. New members are welcome and information about the group can be obtained from the secretary on 07803 579125.

Friendship lunches The next Rotherham friendship lunches will be at Sir Jack’s Carvery, Bramley, Moorhead Way, Rotherham S66 1YY, on Tuesday 17th September, and at The Red Lion Todwick, Sheffield Road S26 1DJ, on Monday 12th August. Entertainment for both venues is to be confirmed. To book, please book direct with either Sir Jack’s on 01709 530306 or the Red Lion on 01909 771654 or email 7933@greenking.co.uk. Early booking is always recommended. The lunches at these two venues take place from 12.00pm to 3.00pm. A new venue for this month is the Ring O Bells, Fenton Road, Kimberworth, S61 3RG. The lunch at this venue will be on Monday 5th August, from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Please book direct with the venue on 01709 551918. Each of the lunches includes a main and a pudding costs £7.00 per person. If the venues cannot help with your enquiry, then please call Alison Walsh at Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham on 01709 837170, or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/ rotherham. The Friendship Lunches are sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham. Why not join them and make some new friends? 42 August 2019

African Drummers

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Jude’s Church, Thurcroft S66 9LH, on Thursdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, the Rotherham African Drummers (RAD) meet to practice. These sessions are open and welcoming to everyone and no experience is necessary. The drummers have found being involved is a great way to build personal confidence, get rid of stress and also have huge amounts of fun! Each session costs £6.00 for adults, £4.50 concessions and £3.00 for children aged 13 years and over. RAD have also just been awarded a six-month organisational development

grant with Awards for All (National Lottery), proving an exciting time for the group. The money will aid the group as they go through a process of change and re-organisation, injecting a new lease of life into both sessions and performances. For further information, please email infoRAD19@gmail.com and the group can also be found Facebook — search Rotherham African Drummers: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/1538011039784681/.

Cleethorpes comes to Newman School

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Newman School on Friday 21st June, but there were plenty of waves: waves of sheer delight as the pupils played in the sand and enjoyed the wide range of seaside activities, thoughtfully organised by the school staff. There were waves of good feeling and happiness as pupils, parents, teachers and carers mingled and interacted.

For most of the time, the sun shone and mid-morning ice cream helped to create a holiday feeling. Catherine Bridge, teacher and Rotarian kept a relaxed but careful eye on the proceedings. The other Rotarians present were, Trish Lister, Chris Croker, John Walton with daughter Clare and Phil Crutchley. Peter Short arrived just in time for the fish and chips!

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Out in the Atlantic Ocean, this is the largest island in the Azores, a colourful place blooming year round but set precariously at the meeting point of three tectonic plates: Eurasian, African and North American. Bristling with dormant craters and cones, laced in waterfalls, hot springs and lakes, it’s truly awesome but these volcanic wonders hold every visitor spellbound. North-west of Ponta Delgada, the capital, a road winds up into the hills fringed in wild gladioli, hydrangea and agapanthus. The coastal scenery is delightful but turning inland you soon reach the ‘Royal Belvedere’, where in 1901 Dom Carlos looked down on the twin lakes of Sete Cidades. Framed by verdant slopes, connected by a narrow strait, they spread across the crater of a dormant volcano, their lovely colours reflecting the ever-changing light, one lake as blue as the sky, the other turquoise and green. Meadows shimmer along the shore and beyond the slender bridge, the pretty town greets you with cottage gardens, bandstand

São Miguel and church. According to legend, the lakes were created by rivers of tears when a shepherd and his beloved princess parted on the hilltop. At the heart of the island, at 575m, Fire Lake claims the purest water. In clear weather, vantage points along the road reveal some stunning views, but in its pristine nature reserve the lake can only be reached down a steep trail. The hike along the shore is challenging at times but gorgeous, with luminous water, sandy coves, scrubland and forest, cliffs and the crater rim rising towards the sky. Meanwhile on the northern slope, the hot springs of Caldeira Velha nestle among giant ferns and towering trees, nature in the raw almost like a Jurassic Park draped in red rocks and steaming water. An iron-rich waterfall tumbles down into the upper pool, pleasantly warm, but the lower pool reaches a tingling 36°c. It’s the perfect way to relax

after exploring the nearby trails. In the luxuriant hills in the southeast, Furnas has its own geothermal gems. Down by the village, a stream meanders orangy-red through mud springs and bubbling pools where you hear the ‘Devil’s Heartbeat’ while mini-geysers pop all around. Then head for the landscaped gardens of Terra Nostra with its walking trails and bathing pools of different temperatures, most amazing the circular lagoon near the entrance, so large it rarely feels crowded. The orange water is likely to colour your skin but before you shower, take time to enjoy its health-giving minerals. A short drive away, the crater lake boasts a romantic beach with glistening water and a few pedal boats but you soon smell the fumaroles puffing relentlessly at the foot of the hill. The locals love them: want to cook your Sunday lunch or a festival feast? No problem; just set your pot in the ground, cover it up, and a few hours later the tasty ‘cozido’ stew is ready to share with family and friends.

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Electrical Services & Supplies Baldwin’s Electrical & Security................................36 Delta Electrical Solutions........................................ 43 Fast Fix Plumbing & Property Maintenance..........7 Furniture & Homeware E Hayes & Co............................................................... 33 Fosters For Furniture...................................................1 Kitchen Affordable Kitchens & Bathrooms........................ 44 DC Interiors.....................................................................9 Dream Doors................................................................19 Hometown Designs......................................................3 Painting & Decorating Services Fast Fix Plumbing & Property Maintenance..........7 Plumbing, Heating & Gas Services Ecotech Heating & Plumbing...................................11 Fast Fix Plumbing & Property Maintenance..........7

HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, PUBS & EATERIES

Hellaby Hall Hotel....................................................... 45 Hilton Garden Inn..........................................................9 The Sheppey................................................................37 The Three Tuns............................................................11

LEISURE CENTRES & SPAS

Bodyscene Health & Leisure Club.........................41

MOTOR VEHICLE

Driving School LDC Driving School.......................................................7 Servicing, Repairs & Parts Andy’s Smart Car Body Repair................................31 Car Medic......................................................................29 ETS Auto Centre..........................................................28 Maltby MOT..................................................................29 Re Finishing..................................................................27 Rimworx.........................................................................27

PETS

Dog Grooming Mishka’s Groom Room.............................................22

SOLICITORS & LEGAL SERVICES

Walker & Co..................................................................21

Dudley & Severn

OPTICIANS

96 High Street, Maltby Telephone

01709 814811


Real wood flooring from £23.95m2 Luxury click vinyl from £26.95m2 Bathroom laminate from £17.95m2 Laminate flooring from £12.95m2

CHESTERFIELD STORE

Unit 4, Stand Park, Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8JT Tel: 01246 230101 chesterfield@timberfloorstudio.co.uk

WORKSOP STORE

Unit 11, Sandy Lane Industrial Estate, Sandy Lane, Worksop, S80 1TN Tel: 01909 509020 worksop@timberfloorstudio.co.uk

DONCASTER STORE

Unit 8, Wheatley Trade Park, Merchant Way, Doncaster, DN2 4BH Tel: 01302 430001 doncaster@timberfloorstudio.co.uk

Professional fitting service available Friendly, helpful staff www.timberfloorstudio.co.uk


JEREMY NEAL Independent Funeral Director We believe every family Is entitled to: Compassionate Care Personalised planning & Jeremy Neal

Affordable Pricing

Lorraine Mickle

OFFICE & CHAPEL OF REST

Maltby Independent Funeral Service Ltd 17-19 Morrell Street, Maltby S66 7LL

Tel 01709 815959 J.P.Neal Independent Funeral Service 471 Badsley Moor Lane, Rotherham S65 2Q

Tel 01709 360825 Supporting the community we serve

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