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Blackpool August 2013 Free Monthly Directory DON’T MISS IT... LOCAL LIST IT! www.LocalList.It

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David Oakes & Son Plumbing & Drainage Local family firm - Non Franchise Bursts - Leaks - Blockages Sinks - Toilets - Showers - Cylinders Drains - Taps - Central Heating Specialist In Maintenance & Emergency Work NO CALL OUT CHARGE 24 HR Call Out - 365 Days - Competitive Prices

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‘It is not enough for us to say ‘I love God, but I do not love my neighbour’‘. Mother Teresa

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream... August is going to be fantastic! How do I know? Because we are in the best place in the world to enjoy it. So grab a glass of something cool and take your copy of the List down to the beach to enjoy. Your August List contains hundreds of events and ideas, plus many wonderful local businesses and services.

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And of course, Ride the Lights on Tues 27th before Jonathan Ross presses the switch on Friday 30th, with a concert on the Tower Headland by The Script and Eliza Doolittle. Despite the summer, Local List is publishing a record bumper issue this month. Never mind the economy, Blackpool businesses are succeeding. So well done to all our advertisers. Whatever your August, may it be wonderful!

In this month’s Diary you’ll see plenty of activities at Stanley Park - the visitor centre is well worth a visit. And in the sunshine, the boating lake is the ideal place to spent a relaxing afternoon. The Bandstand has live music every Sunday, for free. If you enjoy cricket, our clubs have plenty of fixtures and offer a warm welcome for socialising or chilling out on the boundary.

David Thorley

Publisher

P.S. I hardly dare mention it, but... the football season starts up with PNE v Blackpool on 5th at Deepdale in the Capital One Cup! Then Barnsley visit for the first home game on Saturday 10th. Will we have grass and 11 players? Fingers crossed!

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STEVE HASTINGS

“It's a sure sign of summer

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NORBRECK BATHROOM DESIGN CENTRE

“It's not that I'm afraid to die...

BATHROOM&TILE SPECIALISTS

We are a long established local family company who specialise in the supplying & fitting of full bathrooms including all plumbing, tiling, lighting, heating etc.

...I just don't want to be there when it happens”. Woody Allen

We also specialise in the supplying & fitting of full central heating systems. All work is guaranteed & conforms to relevant authority specifications.

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Winstons Bistro Bar

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204/206 Red Bank Road, Bispham

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Tel 354516

Open 7 days a week serving fresh, traditional home cooked local produce 11am to 10pm www.winstonsbistrobar.co.uk (next to Police Station in Bispham village)

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DJ Bazza - Excellent Entertaining DJ

Weddings, Kids Parties, Christenings

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Designers and installers of bathrooms specialising in wet rooms, en-suites & cloakrooms general wall & floor tiling specialist

01253 318 570

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Lancashire Cleaning Specialists Ltd Domestic & Commercial

One off cleans 4 bed £125 3 bed £79 2 bed £69 1 bed £65

Weekly/fortnightly cleans 4 bed £46 3 bed £36 2 bed £30 1 bed £26 Freephone 0800 Mobile 0772

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David Cartmell Garden Services Any Size of Garden Maintained Turfing, Fencing, Hedge Cutting & Tree Pruning Lawn Care Specialist

Small Family Business Friendly and Reliable

Fix-Your-PC? PCs/laptops fixed email/internet problems fixed slow PCs whipped into shape Viruses & spyware removed software upgraded Hardware installed

Phone or text Adrian for Fast, Friendly Computer Support

Phone: 07970 284 075

This space is yours... cINNAMON TRUST Talk by david Eggleton Tues 6 Aug 11am Blackpool Town Hall

All Retired Members are most Welcome Tea and coffee available. details Nita 0794 398 6030

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£49 per month

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Footcare

Home Visits Gerald W Leach DipCFHP

MPSPract Registered

Local List is delivered in the last week of every month to homes & businesses.

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Corns Ingrown Toenails Diabetic Foot Care Verrucae Callus Fungal Infections

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Poulton Power clean

Maintenance for your Block Paved driveway or Patio

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Are you finding everyday tasks such as cleaning, gardening and shopping more difficult? Or simply don’t have time?

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You never know when life just might be worth living again

All our staff are trained to the highest standards and deliver the service with skill, patience and courtesy. We will respect your home, belongings, privacy and your right to confidentiality.

For more information contact Elaine Wright

01253 403091

N-vision Bosworth Place, Blackpool, Fy4 1SH N-vision is the trading name of Blackpool, Fylde, and Wyre Society for the Blind (Registered charity number: 1009955) 18

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A socialist is someone who has nothing and wants to share it with everyone else.

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St Stephen On-the-Cliffs Holmfield Road

www.StStephenBlackpool.co.uk Regular Services SUNdAy Low Mass and Homily 9am Solemn Mass & Sermon 10.30am Evensong 6pm MONdAy Mass 9.15am TUESdAy Mass 11.15am 1st Tues in month, Fellowship Mass & refreshments WEdNESdAy Services as Announced THURSdAy Mass 9.30am FRIdAy Rosary 11.30am - Mass noon As announced, see website

Weekly Meetings MONdAy Little Sailors, Baby & Toddlers 10am-noon (term time only) Beavers 6-7.30pm Cub-Scouts 7-8.30pm Scouts 7-9pm

TUESdAy Music & Movement 1.30-3.30pm Blackpool Karate 6pm WEdNESdAy Tea Dance (Sequence) 1.45-4 pm Blackpool Karate 7-9pm THURSdAy Blackpool Karate 7-9pm SUNdAy (occasional) Fylde Concert Orchestra 2- 4.45pm Blackpool Karate 6pm

diary Treasure Hunts Wed 21 Aug Walking or Car Details 353894 Heritage Open days Sat & Sun 14 & 15 Sept Church Open 10am-4pm Sat 12:30-4pm Sun, followed by Heritage Themed Service 4pm Teddy Bears Picnic Sat 21 Sept 2.30-4pm Free admission. Bring your Teddy Bear Sandwiches, Juice & Ice Cream.

enquiries about Baptisms or Weddings should be made to father Andrew Parish Office 353894 Fr Andrew 351484

ER’S Y R C LANDSCAPES & DRIVEWAYS

A local family business established in 1953 All types of paving, patios, paths & driveways including natural stone, drivesetts, blocks etc. Lawns laid - Best Quality Turf & Wild Flower Turf Also - Artificial Grass Ideal for pets & children (no mud, no mowing) Low Maintenance Gardens Decking, Water Features, Fencing Tree Felling & Pruning

From a Small Feature to a complete garden - you can count on cryer’s for a free prompt, personal & competitive quote Call Mr Cryer & quote local list

01253 736138 or 07909 69 7778

www.cryerslandscapes.co.uk

Ribble Nurseries, Lodge Lane, Lytham

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At Stanley Park Boating Lake

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY 696854 259 Whitegate Drive, FY3 9JL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Meet first Weds of the month at St Kentigerns Church Hall, Newton Drive at 7.30pm BISPHAM WITH NORBRECK FLOWER CLUB 867556 We meet third Weds of the month at St Bernadette’s Church hall at 7.30pm. Regular flower demonstrations.Visitors welcome. BISPHAM TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD Pauline 352365 Cavendish Road UR Church Hall. 2pm Second Tuesday of each month. Speakers, demonstrations and social activities. Choir weekly Tuesdays 2pm. Arts & crafts group meet every Weds afternoon at 2pm. Also regular Drama Group meetings. BLACKPOOL & LAYTON ANGLING SOCIETY Dave 310034 Matches most weekends, sea or clubs own freshwater ponds. BLACKPOOL ART SOCIETY 768297 The Studio, Wilkinson Ave Every Thurs 7.30pm General painting Tues 1pm, Fri 9.30-noon & 2-4pm Portrait painting Tues 7.30pm & Weds 10am BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE Kay 393748 Norman House, Robson Way, Blackpool FY3 7PP COFFEE MORNING 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am-1pm SUPPORT EVENINGS First Monday of the month. 6.30-8.30pm The Squirrel Pub, Bispham Road, Bispham 2nd Monday of the month, 6.30-8.30pm The Crown Pub (old No.3), Devonshire Road BLACKPOOL CIVIC TRUST Jean 310006 Third Monday, Town Hall 7pm BLACKPOOL KARATE Lee 500532 St Stephens On The Cliff Parish Centre Tues, Sun 6pm. Weds, Thurs 7-9pm.

BLACKPOOL KEYBOARD CLUB Tel: 07731 148530 Meet every 2nd. Tuesday of the month at the Pro-Deaf Club, Cornwall Avenue at 7.30pm. Professional Organists entertain. BLACKPOOL LIONS CLUB Tel 0845 833 2824 We Meet first Monday every month at Blackpool Cricket Club on West Park Drive. New Members needed. BLACKPOOL OPERATIC PLAYERS Marian 700 912 BLACKPOOL QUILTERS 734369 Meet every Monday 7.30-9,30pm at Molyneux Community Centre, Molyneux Drive - all welcome CATERPILLAR MUSIC for 0-4yrs (term time) FREE TRIAL CLASS, TO BOOK Tel: 895034 www.caterpillarmusic.com Thurs 11am Bispham Methodist Church CENTRAL LANCS RAMBLING CLUB Contact Jim Cookson 01772 709886 The club meets every two weeks through the year. Coach pick up points throughout the area. Four grades of walks, caters for all types of walkers. CLAREMONT PARK LADIES BOWLING CLUB 356289 Crown Green Bowling New members welcome. EMBROIDERERS GUILD 768297 The Studio, Wilkinson Ave Second and last Monday every month FYLDE BOAT ANGLING CLUB 829755 Queens Promenade, Anchorsholme Every Tues 8pm at our club house. FYLDE COAST CRAFTERS 342406 Spencer Court, Blackpool. FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Saturday walks 01253 401135 (2 grades) Sunday walks 07546 529 704 (3 grades) Coach pick-ups Halfway House, Blackpool,(St Annes, on the alternate Saturdays) through to Poulton. www.FyldeCoastRamblers.co.uk

FYLDE FIFTY PLUS Pam 778862 Claremont Hotel, monthly, 2nd Monday Speakers, social activities. Sunday lunches & coach trips to places of interest. FYLDE NATURALISTS Carole 316713 Walking Club – fortnightly coach outings. Pick up points Blackpool, Layton, Poulton. Also we meet fortnightly at Church Alive Halls, Raikes Parade. 7pm Ticket £1 on door. LINKS ROAD DANCE CLUB Doreen 890775, Holy Family Church, Bispham Mondays, Social Sequence 2-4pm MARTON OPERATIC SOCIETY Unit 8, Woodside, Whitehills, FY4 5PL MIND (Motor Neurone Disease Association) Gwynneth 696233 MOVIE MAKERS 867167 Highfield Methodist Church Hall, Scarsdale Ave. Meet every Monday evening 7.30pm NORTH WEST RAMBLERS Margaret Cutler 872625 monthly walks (long & short) on the last Sunday of each month. Coach pickups from Fleetwood to St Michaels. Call for details. PHOENIX STRING ORCHESTRA John 823599 All Saints Anchorsholme, 36 Valeway Avenue Weds 7-9pm. We seek new players. We perform 3 concerts a year. Rehearsals are very relaxed in a friendly atmosphere. RENDEZVOUS - OVER 55s Ruth 390272 First Tuesday of each month 10.30-noon All Saints Church Hall, 97a Park Road, Blackpool from . Coffee and cakes and a varied programme of speakers and activities. All welcome. £1.50 admission. RUNNING CLUB Mark Bissell 921396 Weekday runs & longer Saturday outing.

Send us details of what your not for profit club is doing next month, before the 10th, and we will publish your events for free.

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August Meetings SASSY SEWERS 593556 A ladies sewing group who meet to sew and chat. Every Tuesday from 1 to 3.30pm at Claremont Community Centre (former Library) Claremont Road. £1.50 per week. SOCIAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE Shirley 341158 or Community Centre 405490 South Shore Community Centre (The Old Library) 120 Highfield Road Every Monday 1.15-4.30pm Tuition is available for beginners. SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY CLUB 884497 65 Dickson Road, Blackpool. 7-8pm Healing 8-10pm Club Every Thursday night

SPRINGFIELD FELL WALKING CLUB 01772 865278 Walk days Saturday every 2 weeks. 3 grades of walk. Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull, Preston. www.springfieldfellwalking.co.uk UNISON Nita 07943 986 030 Retired members meet at Blackpool Town Hall on the first Saturday of each month at 11am. Tea and coffee provided. All retired members welcome. WEIGHT LOSS Skiptrix 921396 Spen Corner, Ashworth Road Daily Classes

WHIST DRIVE Molyneux Community Centre, South Shore Wed, Fri 7.15pm, Sun 7pm. £1 admission WYRE SPEAKERS CLUB Ken 358636 Bispham Parish Church, meet 2nd & 4th Thursday 7.30pm. Learn to speak with confidence.

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Serious about running? Want to improve your fitness, endurance & times? Join The Skiptrix Pacers ®

Blackpool-based Running Club with Ultra Runner Mark Bissell All skiptrix® Pacers receive tuition from Mark Bissell of the knowsley Harriers. Mark is one of the uk’s top ultra runners. Mark’s 2013 marathon times are London 21 April - 2hrs 56min Manchester 28 April - 3hrs 4min Blackpool 1st May - 3hrs 0min

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12.30-1.30pm

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August Diary

1 THURSDAY Lammas Day (traditional harvest festival) ORIENTEERING IN STANLEY PARK 9 & 11am, 1 & 3pm Stanley Park Tel 478167 MISS BLACKPOOL 2013 7th HEAT 8pm Grosvenor Casino, The Sandcastle

2 FRIDAY CIRCUS SKILLS CLASSES 10AM 1 & 3PM Stanley Park Tel 478167 BLACKPOOL MASCOT GAMES 1pm Tower Festival Headland. 478222 GRUFFALO ADVENTURE 10am & 2pm Brockholes Nature Reserve. Woodland adv enture. Booking essential 01772 872000 LYTHAM PROMS - THE 80s STRIKE BACK 5pm Lytham Green. Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan, Marc Almond, Heaven 17, Odyssey, Altered Images & Sonya. 0844 888 9991

3 SATURDAY THE GARSTANG SHOW 8am Showfield off Green Lane East. Fantastic day out. Family ticket £28. 07867 313346 CHILDREN’S PARTY TIME 10am, 1 & 3pm. Stanley Park Visitor Centre Tel 478167 HORNBY CIRCULAR - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 STONYHURST COLLEGE TOURS 3 & 4 Aug, 1am Guided tour. 01254 826345 COMRADES CC V BISPHAM MERCURIALS 1.30pm Cottam Hall, Poulton LYTHAM PROMS - RUSSELL WATSON 5pm Lytham Green. 0844 888 9991

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SADDLEWORTH/DOVESTONE RESERVOIR LSA Rambling Club. Grade A, B & C Walks or do your own thing. Pickups from Lytham St Annes, Freckleton & Kirkham. Pub stop for meal on way home. John Armstrong 01253 724839 LSARamblers@yahoo.com COCKERMOUTH - FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Coach Booking 07546 529 704 CHILDREN’S PARTY TIME 10am, 1 & 3pm. Stanley Park Visitor Centre Tel 478167 CLASSIC CAR SHOW AT LYTHAM HALL 10-4pm £6, £2.50 14-7 yrs, under 7 free. MARTON OPERATICS 2-4pm Stanley Park Bandstand. Free. POCO LOCO STEEL BAND 2-4pm St Annes Bandstand LYTHAM PROMS - RITA ORA 5pm Lytham Green. 0844 888 9991

5 MONDAY WITTON WEAVERS WAY WALK 10am Gregson Lane Community Centre, Hoghton. 01772 625625 BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE EVENING SUPPORT GROUP 6.30-8.30pm The Squirrel Pub, Bispham Road, Bispham. First Monday, every month. Have a chat, meet new friends, obtain information and have a well-earned break. All carers welcome. Kay 393748. PRESTON NORTH END V BLACKPOOL 19.45pm Deepdale. Capital One Cup.

BLACKPOOL FC V BARNSLEY 3pm Bloomfield Road. Championship football. THE BEATLES STORY WITH GARY GIBSON Philaharmonic, Foxhall Road. 367636 SUMMER SOIREE 5pm North Pier Sun Deck. House, disco, soul, funk RnB & Hip Hop. £20. 0778 644 7387

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KESWICK - FREEBOOTERS RAMBLING CLUB Graded walks by coach every second Sunday in the month from local pick up points. New members welcome. Pauline 01253 733833 6 TUESDAY CONISTON - BLACKPOOL VICTORIA WALKING CLUB PICTURE SHOW 6 -26 Aug. 10-4pm daily, closed Mondays. Drawings Walkers of all ages are welcome. £8. Pick up start at St Annes then throughout the Fylde. Details Derek & paintings by Liz Danielewicz. Lytham Heritage Helm. 01772 679153 or 0778385041. Centre, Henry Street. HOWARTH - PRE BOND RAMBLERS COFFEE SHOP AT ST THOMAS Coach pick ups at Moor Park Baths, Bispham. £1 for Cakes and Coffee, and chat. Blackpool , St Annes, Lytham & Wesham. Come UNISON RETIRED MEMBERS 11am Blackpool Town Hall. Talk on Cinnamon Trust along & make new friends & keep fit. Evening meal at pub on route home. 3 walks to choose from. by David Eggleton. 1st Tuesday of each month. Unison Members welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Details 711898 THE HEAT, MUNKEY SCORE Nita 0794 398 6030 1.30-4pm Stanley Park Bandstand. Free.

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Eid, end of ramadan GARSTANG CIRCULAR - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 COFFEE MORNING AT THORNTON YACHT CLUB 10-noon. Skipool Creek Thornton League of Friends of Victoria Hospital (Poulton Branch). Various stalls Raffle Tombola. Admission £1.00 to include coffee and biscuits. All proceeds go to B.V.H WYRE ESTUARY COUNTRY PARK HEATH WALK 10.30 River Road, Stanah. 01995 602125

8 THURSDAY EVENING MOTH EVENT Hawthorne Park, Thornton. Jenie 823516

12 MONDAY BRITISH GIRLS OPEN AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 12-16 Aug Fairhaven Golf Club. Free entry. 736741 BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE EVENING SUPPORT GROUP 6.30-8.30pm The Crown Pub (old No.3), Devonshire Road, Blackpool. 2nd Mon, every month. Chat, meet new friends, obtain information and have a wellearned break. All carers welcome. Kay 393748.

13 TUESDAY BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE COFFEE MORNING 10am-1pm Norman House, Robson Way, Blackpool FY3 7PP. All carers welcome. Kay 393748.

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FOULSHAW MOSS - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 MORE TEA VICAR? 9 to 11 Aug. A celebration of stitch by the Blackpool PROBLEM SOLVING EVENING and Lytham St Annes branches of the Embroiderers’ 7.30pm Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Guild. North Pier Theatre, Blackpool. Friday 2-4pm, Fylde branch. St Martin and St Hilda, Carleton. Contact 858058 Sat/Sun 10am-4pm. Exhibition, Demonstrations, 15 THURSDAY Sales Table and Tombola. Free Admission. Light Refreshments available. Assumption Day

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16 FRIDAY MISS BLACKPOOL 2013 GRAND FINAL Norbreck Castle. Black Tie Event £35pp WE’LL MEET AGAIN...AT LOWTHER PAVILION Tributes to some of the greatest entertainers of the 40’s such as Vera Lynn and George Formby. Box Office 01253 794221 to book tickets.

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17 SATURDAY WHALLEY CIRCULAR - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 LYTHAM 1940s WARTIME FESTIVAL 17 & 18 August 10am-5pm Lytham Green. SONS OF MARS - ROMAN SOLDIERS 17 Aug to 3 Nov. Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston. Exhibition of illustrations. 01772 534075 STONYHURST COLLEGE TOURS 17 & 18 Aug, 1am Guided tour. 01254 826345 BISPHAM MERCURIALS V NEW SAINTS 1.30pm Cricket in Stanley Park. BLACKPOOL CC V KENDAL 1st team cricket at Stanley Park THE BEATLES STORY WITH GARY GIBSON 8pm Philaharmonic, Foxhall Road. 367636

18 SUNDAY KIRKBY STEPHEN - LSA Rambling Club Grade A, B & C Walks or do your own thing. Pickups from Lytham St Annes, Freckleton & Kirkham. Pub stop for meal on way home. John Armstrong 01253 724839 LSARamblers@yahoo.com KETTLWELL - FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Coach Booking 07546 529 704 MANDARIN COOKERY SCHOOL - INTIMATE DINNER 10am-2pm Michael Wan’s Mandarin, 27 Clifton Street, Blackpool. Tel 622687 WYRE ESTUARY COUNTRY PARK OPEN DAY 11-4 Stanah. tel 01995 602125 LUNE DEEP & FRIENDS 1-5pm Stanley Park Bandstand. Free.

21 WEDNESDAY Grain Moon (full) ROSSALL POINT - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 WYRE ESTUARY COUNTRY PARK HEATH WALK 10.30 River Road, Stanah. 01995 602125 TREASURE HUNT - WALKING 6pm from Vincent’s Cafe, Victoria Rd West Cleveleys. St Stephen on the Cliffs. Details 353894 TREASURE HUNT - CAR 6pm from St Stephen on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool. Details 353894

23 FRIDAY GREAT BRITISH RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL 23 - 26 Aug. Bill Wyman, Ginger Baker, Nine Below Zero, Dr Feelgood & more. Colne Town Hall, Albert Road. 01282 661234

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CHIPPING - FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Coach Booking 01253 401135 STONYHURST COLLEGE TOURS 24 & 25 Aug, 1am Guided tour. 01254 826345 BLACKPOOL FC V READING 3pm Bloomfield Road. Championship football.

KIRKBY STEPHEN - FYLDE FELLWALKERS Coach trips with an easy-going walking group, A & B walks or do your own thing. Pickups at St Annes to Preston. Jim Fothergill on 01253 734407 STANLEY PARK CLASSIC CAR SHOW 10-4pm SALMESBURY HALL SKIRMISH 25 & 26 Aug 11am-4pm. Medieval madness for the family. Archery, re-enactments, feasts & magic. £5, child £3. 01254 812010 SOUL IN THE PARK 1-5pm Stanley Park Bandstand. Free.

26 MONDAY Late summer bank holiday ELVIS AT THE BANDSTAND 1-5pm Official fan club. Stanley Park Bandstand.

27 TUESDAY RIDE THE LIGHTS 7-10pm Traffic free Blackpool Prom, cycle or walk. Tel 478222

28 WEDNESDAY WYRE ACCORDION CLUB North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood. New members welcome. Jean 883681

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‘Summertime - and the living is easy’

WE WERE BORN WET, NAKED & HUNGRY

August begins with the sun in the sign of Leo and ends in the sign of Virgo. It was originally named Sextilis (it was the sixth month in the Roman calendar) and was renamed in honour of Augustus in 8 BC because several of the most significant events in his rise to power, culminating in the fall of Alexandria, which fell in this month.

final gig On 1st August 1965 the Beatles said goodbye to Blackpool for the last time. They played here 11 times. 1963 - 7, 14 July ABC Theatre, 21 July & 4 August Queens Theatre, 11, 25 August & 8 Sept ABC Theatre. 1964 - 19 July ABC Theatre, 26 July & 16 August Opera House. 1965 - 1 August ABC Theatre.

August's flower is the poppy, and its birthstone is the sapphire. In August 1947, the British colonies Pakistan and India gained independence. Unfortunately, in October 1947 they went to war over control of Kashmir. August is a time for fun - with the Edinburgh Festival, Eisteddfod and Notting Hill Carnival.

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The Dog Days of summer are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant. The term "Dog Days" was coined by the ancient Romans, who called these days ‘caniculares dies’ (days of the dogs) after Sirius (the Dog Star), the brightest star in the heavens besides the Sun. The Romans believed it to be an evil time "when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies". The ancients sacrificed a brown dog at the beginning of the Dog Days to appease the rage of Sirius, believing that that star was the cause of the hot, sultry weather. The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. According to The Book of Common Prayer (1552), the "Dog Daies" begin on July 6 and end on August 17.

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