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On Our Doorstep ISSUE 28 |APR - MAY14 | FREE WORSLEY • ROE GREEN • ELLENBROOK • BOOTHSTOWN • WALKDEN SOUTH • SWINTON SOUTH • MONTON • ELLESMERE PARK

What's On Guide Home Improvement Feature G Festival: Sunday 4th May 2014 Win a Meal for Four at Worsley Marriott!

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Contents

Welcome Spring is here and it’s Home Improvement season. Now the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer, lots of us will be thinking about which projects to do around the house. So we invited local professionals to share some of their advice and expertise. We have features from interior designing, to roofing, to garden design! There’s plenty more to read in this issue; learn about the birth of the Manchester Ship Canal; check out the Easter Activities and What’s On guide for local events; don’t miss our fabulous competition to win a Sunday Carvery at Worsley Park, Marriott Hotel. For a great community event, see page 11 for details on the next G Festival at the Ellesmere Sports Club. Its a full family day with live music, fun fair, kids activities and a disco till late.

Easter Egg Hunt! Just for fun, we have hidden Easter Eggs throughout this issue. How many you can spot from page 4 onwards? Answer on page 52 at the bottom of the noticeboard!

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Salford Primary School Cross Country 2013-14 Celebrating the children’s achievements

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St Mark’s Summer Concert An event not to miss!

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Local Business Update Catch up with local business news

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Trains, Boats and Planes Part II: The Manchester Ship Canal

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Easter Activities Events to entertain the kids!

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Home Improvement Feature 12 pages of advice and services for your home improvement projects, inside and outside the house.

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Competition! Win a Sunday Carvery for four at Worsley Park, Marriott Hotel

Editor

On Our Doorstep is published by Zig Zag Ventures, an independent publisher. You can contact us by:Telephone: 0161 790 2504 Email: sales@onourdoorstep.co.uk Website: www.onourdoorstep.co.uk

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What’s On Your guide to local events!

Advertising in association with Angel Media Telephone: 07890 268167 Email: info@onourdoorstep.co.uk Printed by: Tangent Print Services The contents of this magazine may not be reprinted or reproduced without the express permission of the Publisher. Views expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher.

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Beautiful canalside homes in the heart of Worsley

FINAL PHASE NOW RELEASED

Luxury Homes set in the heart of Worsley Village BEST DEVELOPMENT MANCHESTER The Boatyard by Bardsley Construction Ltd

The Boatyard by Bardsley, set in the exclusive village of Worsley, offers a better quality of life on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal. Conceived to bring a modern style of living to an idyllic English setting, The Boatyard is a fresh and tranquil environment to experience the very best in home life.

The Boatyard, off The Moorings, Worsley M28 2QE

Tel: 0161 727 8984 Show Home Open Thurs - Mon 10am - 5pm

www.bardsleyhomes.co.uk Offers subject to contract, status, selected plots only and are subject to availability.

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Community News

Salford Primary School Cross Country Races 2013-14 This event has a history spanning over 25 years and is open to all primary schools in Salford. Children aged between 7-11 compete for their school teams, in a series of 5 races across the winter months. This year saw over 400 children competing at Bolton Road playing fields and at Buile Hill Park, taking on the mud, hills and whatever the weather threw at them! The final event took place on Saturday 1st March at Buile Hill Park. This was followed by a presentation where teams and individual winners were presented medals by Ian Stewart, the City Mayor and Jacqueline Fairchild, a local athlete who competes internationally.

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It was a fantastic day where the children’s hard efforts were recognised. It is a great achievement for every child to participate in the races and everyone will be presented with certificates in their respective schools. The overall school winners were Monton Green, who took the Boys trophy, and St. Andrews took the girls. Athlet

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• Routine Foot Care – corn/callus reduction, nail care, simple insole provision

Sports Injury Specialists l Sports Massage l Pilates Classes

• Specialist Foot Health Screening for people with diabetes

Tel: 0161 702 9474 Forrester Street, Roe Green, Worsley, M28 2JL www.worsleyphysioclinic.co.uk l www.athletematters.com

• Foot health advice regarding a range of foot problems for children to older people

Home visits, or daytime appointments and Thursday evening available at

Worsley Physio Clinic Forrester Street, Roe Green To arrange an appointment

Tel: 07732 472307

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FOR ADVERTISING OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0161 790 2504


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Sporting, Social & Corporate Events in the Heart of Ellesmere Park

SUNDAY LUNCH provided by

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of month

• £300,000 expansion and refurbishment projects just completed. • 3 bars, 2 of which are available for hire either separately or together and including outside patio area. • Weddings, christenings, parties, funerals. • All rooms available for corporate hire with wifi throughout.

• Extensive range of formal and buffet catering alternatives supplied by the excellent and well known Blacksticks Restaurant organisation. • 4 sports comprising cricket, lacrosse, squash and tennis. Junior coaching in all 4 sports. • Balcony accessed from members’ bar to be constructed in March. • New members most welcome.

• Combined catering capacity of 150 for formal dining. • Fabulous first floor members’ bar overlooking the sports field.

Tel: 0161 789 0377 • enquiries@montonsportsclub.co.uk • www.montonsportsclub.co.uk ON OUR DOORSTEP 7


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Community News

ST MARK’S CHURCH, WORSLEY

Summer Concert 2014 The concert will be held

Saturday 21st June at 7.30pm at

St.Mark's Church, Worsley It follows the huge successes of our two previous concerts in 2012 and 2013. The theme this year will be

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA an exploration of the rich musical history of the United Kingdom and the United States, designed to capture the essence of both countries. As in previous years, it will feature three elements: Choir, Brass Band and Organ Recitals. For tickets contact

Paul 07746 467879 or Steve 07771 734075 £8 for adults and £5 for under 16's

The Fountains Care Centre Looking for a different approach to care or assistance with caring for a relative? Our NEW innovative packages of care include:n Luncheon Club from 11-2pm with 2 course lunch (5 free places for the first to apply)

n Day Care from one or more days, or Half Day Care n Night Care from 6.30pm-8.30am with evening refreshments & breakfast the following morning. n Holiday Respite (ideal to give carers a break) n Regular Respite Care For more information please contact the manager or pop in for a tea and a chat

The Fountains Care Centre Swinton Hall Road Manchester M27 4DZ Tel: 0161 794 5814 E: thefountains@liberty­health­care.co.uk Registered Manager: Ann Watkinson 8 ON OUR DOORSTEP

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FIRST DAY CARE SESSION FREE OF CHARGE Additionally the Fountains are pleased to announce the arrival of a NEW Activities/Art & Craft Room, Bistro & Shop! Care is provided under the following categories: • Residential Care (low to high dependency) incls Alzheimers & Dementia • Nursing Care (24 hours nursing care with fully qualified nurses) • Nursing EMI (24 hour nursing care, Alzheimers, Dementia, Mental Health) • Day Care • Night Care


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Named after Sir George Gilbert Scott, famous architect of the19th Century who designed St Mark’s Church, Worsley LUNCH AND EARLY EVENING MENUS available, served by the Bridgewater Canal

Monday to Saturday 2 courses £11.95 | 3 Courses £14.95 (see website for details)

AFTERNOON TEA available Monday to Saturday n SUNDAY ROASTS n LIGHT BITES n COCKTAILS

n A LA CARTE MENU n COFFEE & CAKE n BOUTIQUE BEERS

Tel: 0161 794 5444 17 - 21 Barton Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2PD Open from 10am every day VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.ONOURDOORSTEP.CO.UK

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Local Business Update:

Local Business Developments There’s always something new opening or starting up locally. Here we try to keep you up to date with just a few of them...

Networking Opportunities

“Hip & Trendy” in Walkden!

Worsley Business Lounge launched on 28th February, holding their first networking meeting at Worsley Park, Marriott Hotel. Set up by three local business women, Michelle Hall, Natalie Fisher and Louise Adkin, to give local businesses the opportunity to get together on a monthly basis within working hours to network, grow business and to learn from guest speakers. It’s a relaxed environment where everyone can get involved in the group evolving. Meetings are the last Friday of each month, 9-11am, with breakfast.

Louise: 07890 268167 | FACEBOOK “WBLounge”

New fashion boutique “The Closet Worsley” opened its doors on 1st March on Bridgewater Road, Walkden. Owners Karli Foster and Rachael West, both have a deep love for fashion and decided to launch a boutique for the “Hip and Trendy”, filled with up to date and quirky clothing lines. Karli and Rachael were successfully selling clothing online prior to opening, giving them a great head start with their following.

9 Bridgewater Road, Walkden, M28 3JE Tel: 0161 914 7213 | FACEBOOK “theclosetworsley”

2AA Rosette Award Grenache Restaurant in Walkden were awarded 2AA Rosettes after an AA Guide inspection last month. Yet another award to add to their long list and a fantastic achievement - well done!

15 Bridgewater Rd, Walkden, M28 3JE | Tel: 0161 799 8181 | FACEBOOK “grenacherestaurant”

Stock up your fridge & freezer for Easter / Spring ! at a fraction of the supermarket prices! VISIT OUR CASH ’N’ CARRY FOR GREAT CHOICE & VALUE

Celebrating 36 years in business! OFFERING THE FINEST & FRESHEST FOOD PRODUCTS

Fresh & Frozen Pork, Beef, Turkey, Chicken & Lamb Bacon n Sliced Cooked Meats Pork Pies n Sausages & more Now open to the public!

RINGWOOD MARKETING Delta House • Chadwick Road • Eccles • M30 0WU Tel: 0161 707 4767 • www.ringwoodmarketing.co.uk 10 ON OUR DOORSTEP

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Community News

SUNDAY 4th MAY ~ 12 NOON till LATE Ellesmere Sports Club, Walkden Road, Worsley, M28 2RZ

YOUR COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

LIVE BANDS ALL DAY including the Rock’n’Rolling Stones Smells Like Seattle • Northern Folklore

FUN FAIR

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KIDS ATTRACTIONS JUNIOR FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

M A RQUEE DISCO till LATE Dance & Cheerleading | Rock Photography Exhibition Traditional Tea Tent and Refreshments

All proceeds to Georgia’s Children of the World. Registered Chaity no. 1155967 A local charity supporting children in extreme poverty at home and across the world

Day wrist band £5.00 Day & Night £10.00 Under 10’s FREE

info@georgiaschildren.com www.georgiaschildren.com

Tel: 07766 995527

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Wedding Shows 27th April 2014 - Worsley Court House Barton Rd, Worsley, M28 2PB

11th May 2014 - Buile Hill Park Hall Eccles Old Road, Salford M6 8GL

11.00-3.30pm • Free Admission Bridal & Mother of the Bride Parade 2pm Free Wedding Magazines • Stand Enquiries Welcome

www.lend-a-hand.co.uk Tel: 0161 761 7851

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North Star Drama, a brand new drama group for children 5-11 years. Weekly sessions at

St Paul’s Church, Monton Fridays 5:30 - 6:30pm Led by a qualified teacher and actress with over twenty years Drama experience. North Star Drama aims to build confidence, communication, creativity and literacy skills. £5 per week (classes start 25th April) Contact Liz: 07581 514 141 E: northstardrama@gmail.com


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A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO DAY NURSERIES

Bridgewater School offers a warm, safe, caring and stimulating environment where enjoyment is key to successful learning. Children are encouraged to play and develop through a structured pre-school curriculum. Parents can be satisfied with the knowledge their children will be taught by highly qualified, carefully selected staff who are skilled and experienced in this area. Our EYFS Department provides a spacious, work and play environment for the Kindergarten and Reception classes. We deliver outstanding childcare provision, which offers your child the best start in life. Children gain a full and positive experience of school, as they make the transition from our Early Years Department to Key Stage 1 and beyond.

For more information please visit www.Bridgewater-school.co.uk or call 0161 794 1463 to arrange a personal tour.

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Pilates Classes Pilates aims to build on:• Core Strength • Co-ordination • Body’s Alignment • Stamina • General Posture ...giving you an overall sense of strength and body awareness The Body Control Pilates method offers an exercise for the whole body, in particular your core muscles Classes can be tailored to individual needs Suitable for all ages and abilities No prior experience needed Qualified Level 3 Matwork Instructor Group classes and 1:1 private sessions

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Newly Refurbished Salon

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 £10 OFF LADIES CUT & STYLE  WITH ALICIA

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The owners of The Closet Worlsey, Karli Foster and Rachael West, have been best of friends since their eldest children were born eight years ago. Both have a deep passion for fashion which ultimately confirmed their decision to open a stylish and unique boutique for the ‘Hip & Trendy’ fashionistas from the Worsley area and beyond.

The décor at The Closet Worsley is not like your average clothes shop but more of a backstreet London boutique with plenty of old and new character. Up to date and quirky clothing lines fill the rails within the boutique along with shoes, bags and a big collection of statement Jewellery.

9 Bridgewater Road, Walkden, M28 3JE



Just before Grenache Restaurant

0161 914 7213 | 07867 756365

Opening hours:-

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Mon: 10-3pm Thu: 10-6.30pm

Tue: 10-5pm Fri: 10-6.30pm

Wed: 10-5pm Sat: 10-6pm


New Hair Services!

Signature Treatment - £28!

Beauty Services services:-

(ask for more details)

Now to add to their services, Naomi Sampson, stylist with 7 years experience, and Charlotte Wylie formerly from Beauty Queens, are based at the salon offering a wide range of hair services.

Try their signature treatment - a Dermalogica Facial and Hot Stone Back Neck & Shoulder Massage. Normally £48, but quote “On Our Doostep” and book this fabulous treat during April-May for just £28!!

• HD Brows • Semi Permanent Lashes • Anti-wrinkle injections • Teeth Whitening • Hair Extensions • LA Weave & Micro rings • Bio Sculpture Nails • Gelish nails and Acrylic • Twinkle Toes & Gel Toes

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72 Walkden Road, Walkden, M28 3DX

Open: Tue 9-7pm, Wed 9-5pm, Thu 9-9pm, Fri 9-8pm, Sat 8-5pm

Tel: 0161 790 5901 16 Worsley Rd North, Walkden, M28 3GW

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The Beauty Garden, opened in August 2009 by Beth Searle, is a popular salon with a loyal client base who return for regular treatments.

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New Family run Baby Products store! Selling a wide range of products in brands you know and trust:-

n NURSERY FURNITURE n TRAVEL SYSTEMS/PRAMS/STROLLERS n FEEDING & BATH TIME n BREAST PUMPS & BREAST CARE n MONITORS and so much more......

Whether you’re having a baby or just want to save up for gifts for family and friends, it’s flexible to suit your needs. Pay in as much as you want, when you want!

Bibs-N-Cribs @bibscribs www.bibsncribs.co.uk FOR ADVERTISING OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0161 790 2504

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Buy 1 Main Course Get 1 FREE T&Cs:- A la Carte menu only | Cheapest main course is free | Excludes main course over £19.99 | Minimum 2 people dining purchasing 2 courses or more each | Available Wed, Thur & Fri only | Not valid on special promotional evenings | Management reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time | Bring this advert to qualify

Tel: 0161 799 8181

15 Bridgewater Road, Walkden, M28 3JE

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Visit our Child Friendly NEW store selling:Kittens, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters Exotic Animals and Reptiles Birds including Parrots and Finches Tropical and Cold Water Fish All Your Pets Needs Pet Set-Ups Available We are open:Tues to Fri 9.30-5pm, Saturday 9-5pm, Sunday 11-3pm

253 Monton Road, Monton, M30 9PS • Tel: 0161 258 3997

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Lars Zollinger Quality Butchers 85 Greenleach Lane, Roe Green, Worsley, M28 2RT • Tel 0161 790 3105

SPECIAL EASTER OFFER! HALF PRICE WHOLE BEEF FILLETS RIB EYE STEAKS GAMMON JOINTS BACK BACON (offer valid Easter Weekend only: Thu 17th to Sat 19th April)

Bridgford & Sons Funeral Directors Caring & professional staff 24 hour service Pre-payment Plans Memorial masonry 215 Monton Road, Monton 0161 788 7643 23 Chorley Road, Swinton 0161 793 1228

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TRAINS, BOATS AND PLANES The Making of Manchester PART II: THE SHIP CANAL

January 1894. The opening of the Manchester Ship Canal, led by the yacht Norseman.

The transformation of Manchester from a minor country town into a mighty manufacturing powerhouse, had been given its first impetus in the 18th century with the building of the Bridgewater Canal. This had brought cheap fuel and raw materials to feed a growing industry, but it had its failings in slowness of delivery and low volumes. The next great step, in the 19th century, had been the building of the world’s first goods and passenger railway by George Stephenson, connecting the port of Liverpool to Manchester. Manchester and its satellite towns prospered and so did Liverpool, which creamed much profit from Port charges on every cargo. Yet more profit accrued to the railway company and the Bridgewater Canal. Seemingly there was enough for all whilst world demand for the products of “Cottonopolis” soared....but hard times lay ahead. Starting in the 1870’s demand began to slacken. What came to be known as “the Long Depression” took a toll on the cotton industry in the whole region. Manchester had, over the preceding years, exported not only its finished cotton goods, but also the machinery and technical expertise that made them, to the world. Now, in many of its markets, comparable goods were being produced - and much cheaper. Though Manchester’s quality was still in much demand, at the lower end of the scale lay stiff competition. The Manchester business community, ever resourceful, looked for means to restore the competitive edge, against a background of mill closures and rising unemployment. The focus was on what they regarded as the “excessive” tolls, port charges and transport costs that originated in Liverpool. Faced with an unwillingness 20 ON OUR DOORSTEP

to reduce such costs, they decided that there was only one solution. If they could not access the sea cheaply, then they must bring the sea to Manchester, via a Ship Canal! It had been done before of course. In 1734 the Mersey and Irwell Navigation had succeeded in making both rivers navigable for small, shallow draught vessels to reach as far as a wharf near the Cathedral. But both rivers constantly silted and in times of low rainfall, traffic came to a stop.

The Birth of the Ship Canal A radical solution was proposed by Manchester manufacturer, Daniel Adamson. In 1882 he called a meeting of representatives of neighbouring towns, local politicians, trade unions and civil engineers to form a Provisional Committee to advance the project. A Civil Engineer, Edward Leader Williams, put forward a plan for a channel to be excavated and dredged in the two rivers’ beds and a series of locks to be built whereby the Navigation could rise to the elevation of Manchester at 60 feet above sea level. This plan was approved and formed the basis of a Bill to be submitted to Parliament, at the end of 1882. The Provisional Committee appointed Joseph Lawrence, a noted fundraiser, to motivate interested parties and he organised public meetings across the region. It was estimated that the project would cost £5.16 million and take four years to complete (both estimates would later prove somewhat optimistic!). Not surprisingly, despite widespread support for the scheme throughout the Lancashire towns, the sole opposing exception was Liverpool, which saw the Canal scheme as a major threat to its income. So strong was this opposition that at its first presentation to Parliament, the Bill was rejected on a technicality. Petitions were signed in protest - the Manchester Petition alone carried 200,000 signatures - and led to a second


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Local History

Left: Contractor's railway network, used for transporting men and materials Centre: Barton Swing Aqueduct Construction Right: Queen Victoria Opening Ceremony

presentation to Parliament in 1884. Again, it was rejected, due to Liverpool opposition, on the grounds that a canal would lead to the siltation of the Mersey Estuary.

the Panama Canal. Some 54 million cubic yards of soil and rock were excavated - half as much as that for the Suez Canal - sufficient to create two large hills on the route.

However, an unwitting solution was provided by an engineer who was testifying on behalf of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. When asked what he would do to avoid the siltation problem, he stated “I would start the Canal at Eastham and pursue a separate course from the river to Runcorn alongside the Ince Banks”. Williams promptly incorporated this diversion into his plan and, on a third presentation to Parliament, the Bill was approved, as The Manchester Ship Canal Act 1885. A condition of the approval was that the Company formed to build and own the Canal must purchase its predecessors, both the Bridgewater Canal and the Mersey and Irwell Navigation, as these were seen as losers to the Manchester Ship Canal. This purchase resulted in the issuance of the world’s largest value cheque at that time, of £1,710,000!

It employed at peak 17,000 “navvies” who were paid fourpence ha’penny an hour for a 10 hour day (£16 a day in today’s money). In machinery, the project used 200 miles of temporary track, 180 locomotives, 6,000 trucks and wagons, 124 steam-powered cranes, 180 other steam engines and 97 steam excavators. The canal necessitated the building of a number of high level rail and road bridges, the most notable being Barton.

A total of £8m was raised to cover that purchase and construction costs, but this was exhausted after four years and only half of the project was completed. It was estimated that a further £7m and two more years were needed to complete. The money came from Manchester Corporation (the ratepayers of course!), which acquired majority representation on the Board of the Company. The final total cost of £15m, at present day values, is equivalent to £1.65 billion, but to achieve such a project today would leave little change from £20 billion! The Manchester Ship Canal is still the longest river navigation (essentially the old Mersey/Irwell courses), in the world and the 8th largest ship canal. At 40 miles it is only slightly shorter than

The Barton Acqueduct was built to replace Brindley’s stone ver sion that carried the Bridgewater Canal over the Irwell (now the Ship Canal). It became the world’s first swing acqueduct and carries a water section of the Bridgewater weighing 800 tons to this day. Together with its neighbouring road bridge, it is Grade II Listed. The Canal was opened along its whole length on 1st January 1894 and a procession of ships headed by the yacht “Norseman” travelled the course. On 21st May, Queen Victoria performed the Official Opening Ceremony and Knighted the Mayor of Salford, the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the builder, Edward Leader Williams. The Ship Canal made Manchester the third busiest port in the Country. By 1958, traffic had landed a peak annual tonnage of 18 million long tons. Ocean-going ships of up to 15,000 tons traded across the world and the city had its own shipping line, Manchester Liners, sailing as far as the Great Lakes of Canada. But that’s another story, for our next issue....

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Weddings at Ellesmere Sports Club The recently refurbished Sutherland Suite, now with the addition of the new conservatory, seats up to 140 people making it the perfect venue to celebrate your special day! We offer a selection of packages to suit any budget, with a wide range of menus available from our in-house caterers providing the highest quality, delicious food freshly cooked on site. We will be delighted to advise and support you in all aspects including:Table Plans • Room Dressing • Photography • Wedding Cake • Floral Arrangements ...to make your celebration a really special occasion. Set behind woodlands with beautiful south facing aspects, including a large lawn area, we can also host stunning marquee weddings.

A Truly Unique Venue

Ample parking and easy wheelchair access

For more details contact Jocylin Croston-Roberts, Club Manager at:-

ELLESMERE SPORTS CLUB Walkden Road, Worsley, M28 2RZ

Tel: 0161 790 2376 www.ellesmeresportsclub.co.uk

DON'T MISS G-FESTIVAL SUNDAY MAY 4TH • 12 NOON TILL LATE LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY • FUN FAIR • KIDS ATTRACTIONS 22 ON OUR DOORSTEP

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Pearl Bouquets Bringing you a special bouquet for your special day...

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EASTER ACTIVITIES SALFORD COMMUNITY SPORT SCHOOLS OUT FOR 8 2 16'S WALKDEN HIGH SCHOOL

Salford Community Sport will be delivering a variety of activities multi-sports, arts and crafts, dance and plenty more exciting activities for children and young people age 8-16 years. Mon 7th - Thu 17th April 10am-4pm (with supervised lunch break) £1.00 per day

ACTIVITIES FOR THE LITTLE ONES WALKDEN HIGH SCHOOL A variety of activities including multi sports, arts and crafts, games, face painting and plenty more exciting activities for children 4-7years. Mon 14th - Thu 17th April 10am-12pm (booking essential) £20.00 for the week Tel: 0161 778 0039 / 0161 778 0038 E: info@scll.co.uk MULTI SPORT, DANCE & GYM St Mark's CE School, Worsley Our very own schools sports team will be hosting a jammed packed, exciting multi sports, street dance, gymnastics and arts and crafts camp. 8-11yrs: 9am to 4pm:Wed 9th to Fri 11th April £10.50 per day. £31.50 full course Mon 14th to Thu 17th April £10.50 per day. £42.00 full course 6-7yrs: 1 to 4pm:£5.50 per day Booking required Tel: 0161 778 0567

EGG HUNTS!

COUNTRY PARKS - VARIOUS The Easter bunny and his friends are hiding in the park, track them down and claim your prize. Fri 18 April, 10am: Clifton Country Sun 20 April, 11am: Blackleach Mon 21 April, 1.30pm: Worsley Woods FREE Salford Rangers: 0161 793 4219

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SCL SPORTS CAMPS

ORDSALL HALL MUSEUM

Salford Community Leisure activities. Check website for more details.

Take part in our Easter trail, and get a treat at the end! Ages 5 and over. Sun 6th April to Sun 27th April 10am - 4pm £1.00 per quiz no booking required

FIT CITY - VARIOUS

Swim Camp: Fit Worsley 7th - 11th April | 14th - 17th April £9.60 per day. £48 full course Swim Camp: Fit City Eccles 7th - 11th April | 14th - 17th April £4.80 per day. £24 full course Soccer Camp: Salford Sports Village 7th April - 10th April £12 per day. £48 full course SCL School of Dance Easter camp Walkden High School 7th April to 11th April £10 per day. £50 full course salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/sport

SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY EASTER MAKE AND TAKE

Get stuck in at our craft table! Just turn up and get creative! Drop in. Tue 8th - Fri 11th April Tue 15th - Thu 17th April Tue 22nd - Fri 25th April FREE

EASTER CRAFT SESSIONS:BIRD’S NEST COLLAGES: Wed 9th April EGG CUP GIFTS: Wed 16th April

WOODEN SPOON DRAGONS:

Wed 23rd April 10.30, 11.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm £1.00 per child Limited places, buy ticket on arrival

MR TOMLINSON’S SWEET SHOP Fri 11th April & Fri 25th April 10am-12pm & 1-3pm Donations welcome, drop in Tel: 0161 778 0800 salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk

EASTER EGG HUNT

BUNNY NOSE AND WHISKERS Create a bunny nose and whiskers and pretend to be an Easter rabbit! Free make and take table, all day. Sun 6th April to Sun 27th April FREE

EASTER CRAFT SESSIONS:EASTER BASKETS: Thu 10th April PAPER PLANT POT: Tue 15th April

EASTER HATS: Thu 17th April SUNCATCHERS: Thu 24th April

10.30, 11.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm £1.00 per child Limited places, buy ticket on arrival Tel: 0161 872 0251 salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk

IWM NORTH

FROM STREET TO TRENCH: A WORLD WAR THAT SHAPED A REGION Exploring the North West of England during the First World War. OPEN STUDIO: HOW WE LIVED IN 1914 Daily: Sat 5th - Mon 21st April STORY TIME - Daily STROLLING CHARACTERS Sat 12th & Sun 13th April FINDING OUR FIRST WORLD WAR: STUDENT PERFORMANCES Sat 5th April HOW WE DRESSED: 1914 FASHION Mon 7th April HOW WE LEARNED: THE 1914 CLASSROOM Sat 19th - Mon 21st April ALL ACTIVITIES FREE See website for details & times Tel: 0161 836 4000 iwm.org.uk


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Salford Holiday Club

Football Club!! EASTER & St Andrews Primary School MAY HALF T ERM Vicars Hall Lane, Boothstown, Manchester, M28 1HS For more info: £45 per week / £30pw Sibling rate or £10 per day Salford Holiday Club

Rob: 07872 525 199 / Chris: 07772 798 885

www.salfordholidayclub.com @ SalfordHolsClub

Mobile Chiropodist / Podiatrist

Wendy Andrew BSc (Hons) M.Ch.S For a Friendly, Reliable Footcare Service

Tel: 0161 790 8900 Mobile: 07958 141412 VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.ONOURDOORSTEP.CO.UK

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Professional financial advice you can trust • Pensions • Annuities • Mortgages • Insurance

tel: 0161 777 9797 irlamestatesfs.co.uk

Widdows Pilling & Co Long established, highly experienced local solicitors based in Worsley... We can offer expert advice in the following areas:n Probate & Estate Administration n Wills & Estate Planning n Court of Protection matters & Lasting Power of Attorney n Matrimonial and family law n Residential conveyancing including buying & selling houses, flats & apartments and Council Right to Buy, New Builds, re–mortgages & transfer of equity n Personal Injury Litigation including accidents at work & road traffic accidents

Tel: 0161 790 1825

www.widdows-pilling.co,uk enquiries@widdows-pilling.co.uk

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10% OFF Bring this advert with you, or quote “Live it Local” for telephone orders. (Offer not valid online)

Tandoori Take­Away 184 Monton Road, Monton, Eccles

Telephone: 0161 787 7684 or 0161 787 8112 Open: Sunday ­Thursday 4pm­11.30pm | Friday & Saturday 4pm­12.30am

Now offering FREE HOME DELIVERY on orders over £10

10% OFF ONLINE ORDERS

FREE HOME DELIVERY

TAKEAWAY

www.the­naz.co.uk

Lamb Tikka Garlic............. £3.25 Chicken Tikka Pathia......... £3.25 Chicken Chat Puree.......... £3.25 Mushroom Pakora............ £2.50 Onion Bhaji....................... £2.25 Samosa (Veg or Meat)...... £2.25 Prawn Pathia..................... £3.25 Mushroom Pathia............. £3.00 King Prawn Bhaji................ £4.40

Vegetable Pathia............... £3.00 Chicken Pathia................... £2.95 Prawn Cocktail.................. £2.50 Chicken Chat Massala....... £3.25 Garlic Mushroom.............. £2.50 Chicken Tikka Pakora......... £2.95 King Prawn Buerfly......... £4.40 Tandoori Lamb Chops........ £3.95

SPECIAL DISHES TANDOORI SPECIAL DISHES

CHEFS SPECIALITIES

Served with Salad, Nan or Pilau Rice and Vegetable Curry Sauce. Any other Curry Sauce 95p extra.

Served with Pilau Rice or Chips, Naan 75p extra (Special Fried Rice or Special Nan ­ £1.00 extra)

Half Tandoori Chicken (Breast 95p extra)............ £6.50 Tandoori Chicken Tikka................................... £6.60 Tandoori Lamb Tikka....................................... £6.60 Tandoori Mix Grill........................................... £6.90 Garlic Chicken Tikka........................................ £6.80 Chicken or Lamb Tikka Shashlick.................... £6.90 Tandoori Lamb Chops..................................... £6.95

Balti Exotica..................................................... £7.95 Chicken, lamb & king prawn cooked in a medium spiced Balti sauce.

Balti Jafrani..................................................... £7.50 Chicken cooked with onions, green peppers & Massalla & Balti sauce. Prepared with spicy lamb, minced meat & chicken.

Chicken or Lamb Jaflong..................................£7.50 Marinated chicken or lamb cooked with specially blended herbs & spices, English mustard, ginger, garlic, chillies, tamarind, coriander & tomato.

Served with Pilau Rice or Nan Cooked with mixed nuts, coconut powder (Special Rice or Special Nan ­ £1.00 extra)

Tandoori Chicken Massala.............................. £7.10 Chicken Tikka Massala.................................... £6.95 Lamb Tikka Massala........................................ £6.95 Chicken Tikka Chilli Massala........................... £7.00 King Prawn Massala........................................ £8.95 Buer Chicken................................................ £7.00 Mughlai Chicken or Lamb............................... £6.95 28 ON OUR DOORSTEP

A tasty dish with garlic, onions, green peppers, fresh coriander & herbs.

Taste of Shundorbon....................................... £7.50 Chicken or lamb tikka strips cooked with onions, peppers, garlic, chillies & Garam Massalla, then cooked in a spicy sauce.

Chicken or Lamb Asari (A mouthwatering dish).... £7.50 An aromatic blend of fresh garlic, ginger, onions & mango pickle.

Balti Lamb Qorobi........................................... £7.50 Medium but tangy dish with Balti sauce, spinach, chickpeas & taramind.

Podina Lamb................................................... £7.50 Slightly hot but aromatic with fresh garlic, ginger, onions & garden mint.

Chicken or Lamb Sylheti Dhanya (Hot)........... £7.50 Special hot curry prepared with green chilli, onions, lemon & herbs.

King Prawn Jandani......................................... £9.75 Stir­fry with onions, green peppers, garlic, coriander & King Prawns.

FREE HOME DELIVERY

Shahee Murgi.................................................. £7.50

South Indian Garlic Chicken.............................£7.50

HOUSE SPECIAL DISHES

FREE HOME DELIVERY

STARTERS Mixed Kebab..................... £4.20 Mixed Starter.................... £4.70 Sheek Kebab..................... £2.50 Shami Kebab..................... £2.50 Tandoori Chicken.............. £2.90 Chicken Tikka.................... £3.10 Lamb Tikka........................ £3.10 Chicken Tikka Sandwich.... £4.50 Chicken Tikka Garlic.......... £3.25

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PLAIN CURRIES

(Medium)

KORMA

(Very Mild)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.40 Special Mixed........................ £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.60 King Prawn Curry.................. £7.95 Prawn, Keema or Veg........... £5.60

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed........................ £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.75 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn, Mushroom or Veg..... £5.75

MADRAS

BANGALORE

(Hot)

(Fairly Hot)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed........................ £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.75 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn or Keema................... £5.75 Mushroom or Veg................. £5.75

(Fairly Hot)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.60 Special Mixed....................... £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.65 King Prawn Madras.............. £7.95 Prawn, Mushroom or Veg.... £5.65

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed....................... £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.75 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn, Mushroom or Veg.... £5.75

VINDALOO

HOUSE SPECIAL BALTI

(Very Hot)

ROGAN JOSH

DANSAK

(Very Mild)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed........................ £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef......... £5.75 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn, Mushroom or Veg.... £5.75

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed....................... £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.75 King Prawn Vindaloo............ £8.25 Prawn or Keema................... £5.75 Mushroom or Veg................ £5.75

(Hot or Med)

GARLIC DISHES (Hot or Medium)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.95 Special Mixed Balti............... £7.10 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £6.55 King Prawn........................... £8.75 Prawn, Mushroom or Veg.... £6.55

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.70 Special Mixed........................ £6.95 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £6.05 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn, Mushroom or Veg.... £6.05

DUPIAZA

BHUNA

SPECIAL KARAHI DISHES

(Medium)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed....................... £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.75 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn or Keema................... £5.75 Mushroom or Veg................. £5.75

(Medium)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed....................... £6.80 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £5.75 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn or Keema................... £5.75 Mushroom or Veg................ £5.75

(Medium)

Chicken or Lamb Tikka.......... £6.55 Special Mixed....................... £6.95 Chicken, Lamb or Beef.......... £6.10 King Prawn............................ £8.25 Prawn or Vegetable.............. £6.10

Rice, Nan and Side Dishes also available. Please ask when calling or visit www.the­naz.co.uk Any dishes which are not on the menu may be available upon request  Environmental Health Salford Food Hygiene Award

Buffet Restaurant Tel: 0161 707 6555

Probably one of the best buffet restaurants in the North West  Over 20 different Starters, Mains & Sides  Eat as much as you like  Save money and bring your own drink

Buffet Dinner: £10.99pp A LA CARTE MENU ALSO AVAILABLE NOW !

Sunday Special Buffet £7.99 per person £5.99 Children (under 12) 1.00pm ­ 6.00pm

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WORSLEY PHOTOGRAPHERS Tel: 0161 258 0507 bubbaloophotography.com 131a Greenleach Lane, Roe Green, Worsley, M28 2RS

maternity

newborn

children

family

Expression Sessions! Family run photography company ‘Bubbaloo’ have made a name for themselves as fantastic newborn photographers for the last 4 years, and now, having opened the doors to a wonderful new studio in Roe Green, they’re going from strength to strength. Our new ‘Expression Session’ has been proving very popular, and could be the perfect way to ‘dip your toes’ (or your little ones toes!) into the world of professional photography! Essentially it’s a short and simple 30 minute session full of fun. Expression Sessions take place at the studio, and we’ll cram as much fun and silliness into your half hour slot as possible, all with the aim of getting plenty of wonderful shots of your little one, quite literally expressing themselves as only they know how! These sessions are part of our bespoke range, and the best shots are put together in a finished product that you can take home as canvas, acrylic or framed. We will capture your little ones personality in such a way it creates a real snapshot of them at that moment in time, one that you will cherish for years to come. Expression Sessions are a wonderful way to mark birthdays, special events, and they make a great gift too. Please do get in touch if you’d like more information, or to book your Expression Session today - we can’t wait to see you!

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RESTORING CAR PAINTWORK TO SHOWROOM CONDITION Small bumps and scrapes - minor accidents can happen to anyone at anytime. ChipsAway Worsley provide a cost effective alternative to the traditional body shop service and this is how we do it... A typical ChipsAway repair: a bumper scuffed against a wall reversing into a parking space causing deep scratches through the paintwork and the bumper plastic.

1

The panel is prepped to ensure complete cleanliness and the damaged area is rubbed with an abrasive to remove any protruding rough spots and minor scratching. The rear wheel is covered to ensure it is protected from any dust or mess.

2

a Specialty Lacquer Blender. The repair is then dried for 45 minutes using infra red lamps. Once the area has cooled down the lacquer is then cut using a fine abrasive. This removes any texture or imperfections in the lacquer and creates a flat surface. The repair is the polished and buffed to a brilliant, smooth shine. All masking is then removed.

6

7

The surrounding panels are then cleaned. Your flawless ChipsAway repair is then revealed!

The deep scratches are filled and rubbed flat. A primer is then applied to seal the damage, then rubbed down again until completely smooth. The bumper is prepped again before paint is applied and the work area masked off to prevent overspray.

3

Paint is then applied in light coats. Every coat will span slightly wider than the previous to ensure perfect paint colour blend.

4

Two coats of lacquer are applied to seal the new paint and acquire the correct shine. The edge of the lacquer coat is thinned with

5

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Interior Design Trends 2014 by On The Green Interiors Combining Textures Natural finishes, texture and metallics, often combined together, are the continuing design trends for 2014, which are all featured in the various wallpaper collections available today. The feature wall has been popular for the last few years and remains so but we are starting to see co-ordinating plains included in the collections, as the paper adds a little warmth and texture to a room rather than the cold finish of a painted wall.

Image courtesy of www.osborneandlittle.com

MATTHEW WILLIAMSON and associated marks and logos are trademarks of MATTHEW WILLIAMSON LIMITED, licensed to Osborne & Little Ltd. ©2013

Key Colours Colour wise, blue is making a comeback after it disappeared for a while in favour of teal and the paler duck egg blue. Pink, oyster pink and coral are also included in some of the latest fabric collections. The grey paint shades made popular by Farrow and Ball remain ‘on trend’ and their cool hues colour predictions for 2014 are ‘Cooking apple green’, Stiffkey blue, Purbeck stone and Moles Breath.

Keeping it simple De-cluttering, clean lines and no-fuss are the essentials for our homes today but an elegant drape of fabric can look fantastic in the appropriate space. For style guidance and advice on 2014 home fashion please call in to On The Green Interiors.

If you would like more interior design advice and inspiration, contact On The Green Interiors:

Tel 0161 707 0170 | www.onthegreeninteriors.co.uk | 3 Monton Green, Monton, M30 9LE

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Kitchens, Bathrooms & Conservatories Cleaned to

British Cleaning Standards using brand named, high quality professional cleaning equipment

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For a free, no obligation quotation call Alan:-

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Home Improvement

Make Your Home Beautiful with Wood by Lancashire Plank Furniture Company Lancashire Plank Furniture Company produces solid wood handmade furniture for the lounge, dining room, bedroom, hallway and kitchen from our workshop in Bolton. We use chunky rough sawn plank timber which, as well as looking beautiful, is hard wearing and won’t fall apart after a couple of months. We then hand wax all our furniture which brings out the natural grain of the timber and gives it a warm inviting finish. Our staff have 15 years experience in making furniture and provide friendly, personal customer service. You can come to us with pictures or a rough sketch of what you want and we will work with you to design a unique piece of furniture for your home that reflects

your needs and personal style. Or you can choose something from our range of standard items and buy direct from our website. Because we make all our furniture to order we can make it in any size, from a narrow bookshelf to fit in an awkward alcove to a large dining table to seat 16 people. Our prices also reflect the fact that you are dealing direct with the people who make your furniture and you’ll probably be surprised at how reasonable a handmade bespoke piece of furniture can be. So if you would like beautiful handmade bespoke furniture at straight from the factory prices then please give us a call on 01204 380300 or visit www.lancashireplank.com

Lancashire Plank

Furniture Company

• Bespoke furniture manufacturers • Solid wood, hand made in Bolton • Quality furniture at affordable prices • Visitors welcome during normal office hours or at weekend by appointment Unit 5 Undershore Business Park, Brookside Road, Crompton Way, Bolton, BL2 2SE

www.lancashireplank.com|Tel: 01204 380300 PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION ON OUR DOORSTEP WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS

Concerned about rising heating costs? With one of our stylish multi-fuel stoves you can heat your home for less.

Cast Iron Stoves supply over fifty multi-fuel stoves, offering a full installation service completed by HETAS accredited engineers. We will: q Supply and install your new multi-fuel stove q Design/build your bespoke fireplace/surround q Ensure work exceeds HETAS quality standards q Leave your home clean, tidy and warm View our website: cast-iron-stoves.co.uk or contact us to discuss your specific requirements. T: 0161 707 0533 / 07968 330 167 E: info@cast-iron-stoves.co.uk W: cast-iron-stoves.co.uk ON OUR DOORSTEP 33


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KAM JOINERY All types of Joinery Specialising in Period Feature & Restoration Work

FULLY FITTED KITCHENS BEDROOMS • BATHROOMS All types of Kitchens Classic & Modern from Basic to Bespoke Kitchen Make-overs

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HARDWARE • Screws & Fixings • Sealants • Tools • Power Tools • Electrical • Plumbing • Decorating

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Does your Central Heating need a

POWERFLUSH?

by Worsley

Plumbing & Heating

Rust occurs in central heating systems producing a black iron oxide ‘sludge’ which moves around the system blocking pipes, valves & boilers. Problems caused by Sludge n Radiators cold at bottom due to black sludge n Radiators cold all over due to blocked valves

and pipes n Irritating boiler noise from sludge or lime scale build up - a warning of imminent costly problems n Little or no hot water due to blocked pipes and heat exchangers n Boiler cutting out and no circulation caused by a blocked pump n Radiators cold at top and need bleeding due to gas build up, a by-product of rusting Worsley Plumbing & Heating say “dirty systems contribute to 80% of central heating breakdowns”. Dirty black or brown water when bleeding radiators is a tell-tale sign of rust problems.

The Powerflushing Solution Powerflushing will clean your whole central heating system, without having to take off all the radiators. Radiators and pipework are cleaned and flushed until all water samples are clear. A corrosion inhibitor is added afterwards to prevent future problems. The Benefits n Working hot radiators and reliable hot water n Rust protected central heating n Lower Fuel Bills n Peace of mind

Worsley Plumbing & Heating offer a Power Flush service from £250 3 times cheaper than British Gas! Contact them on 0161 900 3086

LOCAL MAN 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

CHRISTINE LEE Property Services & Developments

Why Move when you can Improve? n All aspects of Home Improvement

and Maintainance n Discounts for OAPS n 10 years experience n Clean & tidy work always!

• Plumbing • Heating • Joinery • Kitchens & Bathrooms • Roofing • Brickwork • Extensions

• Glazing • Gutters • Pointing • PVC Fascia Boards • Storm Damage • Windows & Doors • Lock Replacement

“ no job too small, very reasonable rates” CALL JACK ON

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07775 585 184

Tel: 07538 274721 or 0161 278 8283

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Home Improvement

Maintenance: Taking Care of your Roof by Worsley Roofing Solutions Ltd Taking good care of our roofs is one of the most important responsibilities of owning a home. It protects us from all types of severe weather and without maintenance, ages the roof until it is no longer able to do its job. If we simply inspect our roofs more regularly, we would be in a position to act on small roofing issues to prevent any large-scale problems and expensive repairs, whilst also helping to maintain the value of their property. Here’s some advice for homeowners, buyers or sellers of homes and landlords on how to look after your roof:n Look out for tile debris on the ground or in gutters when inspecting your roof. n Look for tiles that look crooked or discoloured.

A loose tile will usually slip down exposing an unweathered surface that is a different colour to the adjacent tiles. n Remove any leaves, twigs, moss and debris from gutters and downpipes. Clearing your valleys is a job best done by a contractor. n If your ridge line dips up and down then it may be a sign that your roof is ageing and is in need of repair. n A roof leak will not always be visible from the outside, the most obvious sign of a problem will be a damp patch appearing on a ceiling or wall on the inside. A problem may not always be this obvious, so it pays to inspect the loft periodically. For more professional advice:-

S O L U T I O N S

Tel: 0161 2113998 Mob: 07830 231522

L T D

ROOF REPAIRS: Broken slates & tiles, loose ridge tiles, damaged gutters & fascias, storm damage. METAL ROOFING: Replace tired looking extension and garage roofs with an affordable, maintenance free standing seam metal roof in a choice of 8 matt colours. Complete with a 40 year guarantee. Before

LEAD WORK: Bay windows, chimneys & valley replacements. Lead Replacements to deter theft. FLAT ROOF CONVERSION: Flat to pitch roof conversions, the best solution for flat roof problems. www.worsleyroofingsolutions.co.uk

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Preparing Your Garden for Summer! Spruce Landscapes & Gardening share their insights into some of the local gardening trends. The feeling of spring is in the air and with 2014 set to be a scorcher, you’ve probably starting thinking about your garden. This is a great time to do that final garden tidy and start thinking about any other changes you might want to make ready to enjoy your garden this summer. Last year was a busy one for us, and we have been kept busy throughout the winter months despite the wet weather.

A Cure for Wet Weather! We have seen an increase in customers asking for Astroturf, due to heavy rain and water logged lawns. There are some great products out there, that give a durable and realistic finish to a lawn that can be enjoyed all year round. This is perfect for the kids to play out on, without bringing all the mud indoors! Alternatively you might want to consider installing a drainage system to improve the soil and make your garden more manageable and balanced.

Clean Lines If you are looking for a contemporary look in your garden with clean lines and lighting for the evening, this can be achieved by using alternative paving such as sawn black/grey limestone or granite, and edging with a contrasting material such at wood or cobbles. Whatever you decide it’s important to have a garden that works for you, so you can enjoy entertaining, pottering around or playing with the kids this summer.

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Home Improvement

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In 2013, Classic Driveways won first prize in the Domestic category of the Golden Trowel Awards which recognises excellence in concrete design and construction. Sponsored by national supplier PICS (Pattern Imprinted Concrete Supplies), the annual awards invites everyone involved in the decorative concrete industry to submit their best projects from the last year. Judges from the Concrete Society then choose the top three entries from each of the classes. From hundreds of entries, it was Classic Driveways’ stunning pattern imprinted design that caught the eye of the judges. Taking several weeks to complete, the beautiful driveway combines attention to detail with excellent craftsmanship.

THE ONLY UK COMPANY TO HAVE WON IT TWICE! Having won the same award in 2007, Classic Driveways, based in Worsley, is the only company to have won it twice. Managing director David Faunt said: “We always strive to be innovative with our designs, and winning the Golden Trowel Award for the second time is testament to the excellent service we offer. We pride ourselves on being an honest and genuine company, going that extra mile to source quality products and create timeless designs.” Established in 2001, Classic Driveways has built an unrivalled reputation. With a background in architecture, David has vast experience of paving and landscaping designs, blending creative flair with expert planning through every phrase of the landscaping process.

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Save Money by Repairing Windows by Window Geeks It can be stressful when things break or go wrong, especially when it seems the only solution comes at great expense. Unexpected bills can hit households very hard at a time when every penny counts and it means that thousands of homeowners put off fixing their windows or doors for fear of the high costs usually associated with these types of products. “Lots of people have problems with their windows,” says Tony McNorton, our surveyor in Manchester, “they get steamed-up and won't clear, the locks stick, they refuse to open …and it becomes even more of a problem in the winter when cold draughts get through... but what’s really surprising is that most people don't realise that all of these problems can be fixed quickly and without spending a small fortune”.

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Creating a Great First Impression! by DriveClean Northwest The first thing people see when entering your house is your drive, which in reality may have cost £000’s to have done. Unfortunately due to the UK climate, block paving, pattern imprinted concrete, flags and Indian sandstone can become infested with weeds, grass, algae, lichen and moss. This can mean that your investment can start to look a bit of an eyesore. ,

Cleaning and maintaining your outdoor areas is important not only aesthetically but to prevent them become slippy and dangerous. So what do you need to do to keep on top of this arduous dirty job? 1. KILL THE WEEDS - with weed killer from a DIY store 2. DEEP CLEAN - use a heavy duty flat surface pressure washer 3. RE-SANDING using fresh kiln dried sand (Block Paving) 4. SEAL IT - an application of suitable sealer (optional) With the correct equipment this job needn’t be as lengthy and dirty as you may imagine. However, get this wrong and you have the possibility of throwing away hundreds of £’s, use up a good few days of your life that you will never get back and also land yourself with a seriously bad back.

There are many local organisations that do this work professionally Driveclean Northwest is one and is based in Monton. Call Tom for a free quote on 07786 803841 or visit www.drivecleannw.co.uk

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What’s On APRIL & MAY 2014

Community Events CREAM TEA United Reform Church, Worsley Rd Join Moorside Residents Association for a Cream Tea to raise funds for RAID towards legal expenses in the fight against local planning proposals. Thu 3rd April 2.00pm £3.00 Linda: 0161 793 0633 WORSLEY TOWNSWOMENS GUILD Worsley Court House Join us for our monthly meeting. Guest speaker is "Reedys Naturally", award winning makers of delicious preserves, chutneys, mustards in the heart of Lancashire. Talking about the art of preserving and delicious recipe ideas. ALL VISITORS WELCOME. Mon 7th April 7.30pm £2.00 includes refreshments Sheila Mayall - 0161 799 1845 WORSLEY ROE GREEN TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD Mesne Lea Primary School Everyone welcome to our April & May meetings, held on Tuesdays with guest speakers:8th April: Steward Ellett - Urban Life 22nd April: Shirley Dowson - Mr. Selfridge & those delectable dollies. 27th May: Geoff Scargill - I never left school. 7.30pm £1.00 includes refreshments Barbara Baker - 0161 790 1031 LIFE AND LAUGHS Roe Green Church Hall Join Friends of Roe Green for a talk by Kevin Fitzpatrick from Radio Manchester. Everyone welcome. Wed 16th April 2.00pm (incl refreshments & raffle) £2.00 Members, £3.00 Visitors Jean: 0161 790 4635

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COMMUNITY COMMITTEE  MEETINGS Open meetings for local residents. Get involved in neighbourhood decisions:-

BRASS & VOICES St. Paul’s Church, Monton A gala concert for St. George by Ellenbrook & Boothstown Brass Band and Monton Voices. For tickets please call Barbara & Tony. Sat 26th April 7.30pm £5.00 advance tickets, £6.00 on the door, £1.00 children Tony Wood: 0161 790 3373 email: tony.woodm28@btinternet.com G FESTIVAL Ellesmere Sports Club, Worsley Live bands all day, fun fair, Junior football tournament, marquee disco till 1am plus plenty more. All proceeds to “Georgia’s Children of the World”, local charity supporting children in extreme poverty. Under 10’s FREE. Sun 4th May 12.00 till late Day £5, Day & Night £10 Tel: 07766 995527 info@georgiaschildren.com DINNER DANCE Worsley Park, Marriott Hotel A fundraising evening for RAID. 3 course dinner with coffee and “interactive” entertainment by Terry Dean. Auction prizes plus raffle! Purchase tickets in advance. Fri 2nd May 7.30pm to 1.00am £38.00 Beryl Henson: 0161 794 9627 Karen Garrido: 0161 794 1574 ROCK THE RUNWAY St Marks Primary School, Worsley Fashion show and designer clothes sale hosted by Canary Pink. Prices start from £10. Chilled Prosecco and mini cupcakes on arrival, raffle and fun! Tickets on sale after Easter. Wed 7th May 7.00pm (8.00pm Fashion Show) £5.00 Tel: 0161 790 3423

LITTLE HULTON & WALKDEN Worsley Road North Methodist Church, Worsley Road, Walkden Mon 12th May, 6.00pm Vincent Nash - 0161 779 8071 SWINTON Salford Civic Centre Tue 27th May, 6.15pm Marie Shields - 0161 607 1961 ECCLES Eccles Gateway Tue 27th May, 7.00pm Anne Godding - 0161 603 4290 WORSLEY & BOOTHSTOWN Venue TBC Wed 28th May, 7.00pm Karen Smith - 0161 790 4562 BEEHIVE POWER Roe Green Church Hall Join Friends of Roe Green with Brenda Davies. Everyone welcome. Wed 21st May 2.00pm (incl refreshments & raffle) £2.00 Members, £3.00 Visitors Jean: 0161 790 4635 “SPIRIT OF SALFORD" FAIR Worsley Green Worsley Village Community Assoc. are holding a fair on the green with lots of stalls, crafts refreshments and more. Everyone welcome. Call for more information or to book a stall. Sun 1st June 10.00am - 4.00pm Free entry Beryl Henson: 0161 794 9627 Karen Garrido: 0161 794 1574 MANCHESTER MIDNIGHT WALK Manchester Central A 10km sponsored moonlit walk around the city centre in aid of local charity, St Ann’s Hospice. Fri 20th June Doors open 9pm. Walk at midnight Tel: 0161 498 3631 www.mmwalk.org.uk


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Family Activities SATURDAY PLAYHOUSE The Lowry Every Saturday morning in our new family space, The Lookout, offering a range of exciting art activities for young artists and their families. A different theme each week. 5-11yrs. Saturdays 11.00am Free Tel: 0843 208 6000 OPEN STUDIO Imperial War Museum North Free themed drop in craft activities for the whole family to get creative. Create your own souvenir using a host of colourful materials. All ages. Saturdays & Sundays B/H Mon 5th & 26th May 11am-12.30pm | 2-3.30pm Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 STORYTIME Imperial War Museum North Family story sessions using puppets, multi-sensory resources - sounds, smells and object handling. All ages. Saturdays & Sundays B/H Mon 5th & 26th May 10.30am and 1.30pm Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 SPRING CONCERT SEASON Ordsall Hall Museum Come to Ordsall Hall to hear the MAPAS Concert Strings, Youth Orchestra and chamber ensembles perform a variety of music, from Purcell to Bach.An evening not to be missed! Suitable for all ages. Tue 1st April 7.00pm £3.00 (no booking required) Tel: 0161 872 0251 SPRING CONCERT SEASON Eccles Community Hall After the fantastic success of their debut performance at Eccles Town Hall in September, the MAPAS Big Band and Saxophone Ensemble are back! This time, they are also joined by Salford Steel who are sure to lift your spirits. Refreshments available. Suitable for all. Wed 2nd April 7.00pm £3.00 (no booking required) Tel: 07931 815802 VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.ONOURDOORSTEP.CO.UK

ORDSALL LIVE! Ordsall Hall Museum Have a go at activities that span the centuries with hands-on fun for all the family! Monthly fun day packed with arts, crafts and activities. Sun 6th April & Sun 4th May 1.00pm Free Tel: 0161 872 0251 LOWRY OUTLET GARDEN PARTY Lowry Outlet, Salford Quays A three-day celebration of outdoor living, gardens, plants, flowers and much, much more! Celebrities from the gardening world will be offering advice and live demonstrations*. Browse the fantastic market, enjoy free family activities and live music. Sat 12th to Mon 14th April 2.30pm Free entry *Tickets required www.lowryoutlet.co.uk ANIMAL ORIENTEERING Clifton Country Park Challenge Family activity for all ages, explore the park and compete with friends and family in this fun sport. Sat 3rd May 2.00 - 4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 BIOBLITZ - WORSLEY WOODS Beesley Green, Greenleach Lane Learn what species of plants and wildlife can be found within Worsley Woods in this special recording event with experts from Greater Manchester Ecology Unit. Information stalls, children’s trail and guided walk. Sat 10th May 11.00am - 3.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 MUSICAL SUNDAYS Ordsall Hall Museum Listen to the sounds of talented local musicians playing. Sun 25th May 2.30pm Free (no booking required) Tel: 0161 872 0251 WILDLIFE ORIENTEERING Blackleach Country Park Come along to Blackleach and try to navigate your way around the park. Wed 28th May 1.00 - 2.30pm Free (no booking required) Tel: 0161 793 4219

FAMILY RAMBLE AND SCAVENGER HUNT Clifton Country Park If you are off school join our younger ramblers on this weekly walk (bring an adult). Fri 30th May 10.15 – 11.30am Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

Health & Fitness TAI CHI IN WORSLEY Bridgewater Hotel, Barton Road, Worsley Sun Style Tai Chi (Level 2 Active) Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm £20 course of 5 or £4.50 drop-in Tai Chi for Health (Level 1 Gentle) Fridays 2.00-3.00pm £12 pcm or £4.00 drop-in Tel: 07866 485367 Email: annecrichton@googlemail.com MONTON (NCT) PRAM WALK Stableford Avenue, Monton Meet on Stableford Avenue, near the church. A really pram-friendly route, suitable for toddlers too. In wet weather it will drinks and cake at The Blind Pig. Check Facebook “NCTBolton” for up to date details. Wednesdays 11.00am Free Tel: 0844 243 6057 BLACKLEACH (NCT) PRAM WALK Blackleach Country Park Meet at main car park off Hill Top Road for a pram-friendly walk, also suitable for toddlers. In wet weather it will be hot drinks at Costa Coffee in the Ellesmere Centre. Fridays 11.00am Free Tel: 0844 243 6057 IRWELL RIVER PARK BIKE RIDE SALFORD WATERSPORTS CENTRE Discover more about the Irwell River Park, its history, wildlife and uncover a couple of Salford’s hidden gems. Ride approx 2 hours, returning to Salford Quays. Bring a water bottle, outdoor clothing and footwear. “Dr Bike” session also at 10am Sun 27th April & Sun 18th May 11.00am - 1.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 ON OUR DOORSTEP 49


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SALFORD OVER 50'S HILL WALKS VARIOUS PICK UP POINTS Salford Over 50’s Walking Group travel by minibus to some fantastic locations. Walks lead by professional staff, 6-9 miles with a stop at a tea shop or pub. Over 50’s. Wed 16th April (Hebden Bridge) Wed 21st May (Forest of Bowland) 12.00pm £15.00 per walk Tel: 0161 877 7252 BEESLEY BIKERS COURSE Beesley Green Community Centre Health Improvement activity:Explore new bike routes, get fitter and make new friends. All ages. Tuesdays, commencing 6th May 10.00am - 12.00pm Free Tel: 0800 952 1000 BUMS N TUMS COURSE United Reform Church, Worsley Rd Health Improvement activity:Work on those ‘problem areas’! Everyone welcome, any fitness level Thursdays, running to 3rd June 10.00am - 11.00pm Free Tel: 0800 952 1000

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Kids Activities LMA MUSICAL THEATRE STAGE SCHOOL, WORSLEY Walkden High School Your local drama school, established over 5 years. Annual PGL activity holiday for members. First week FREE – give us a try! Classes held on Monday’s:Junior Theatre 5-12 years 6pm - 7.45pm Youth Theatre 12-18 years 7.15pm - 9.30pm Karen Acton: 07971 248228 Organiser of Salford Dance Explosion, Lowry. Email: karen@actons.org.uk www.lightsmusicacton.co.uk UNDER 5'S FIRST STEPS The Lowry Active weekly workshop where your little one can wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm & music through our bodies. Suitable for ages 2½ - 4½. Fri 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th April 10-10.45am | 11.00-11.45am £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) Tel: 0843 208 6000

MOSAIC WORKSHOP Ordsall Hall Museum World War One Centenary Salford Remembers. Join professional artists to create your own piece of artwork taking inspiration from the theme of remembrance. Age 7yrs+ Tue 27th May 1.30 - 3.00pm Free Tel: 0161 872 0251 STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP Ordsall Hall Museum Child friendly stained glass workshop, using plastic instead of glass. Ages 7 and over (adult must also attend). Sun 1st June 1.00pm to 3.30pm £5.00 (booking required) Tel: 0161 872 0251 TINY TOTS RAMBLERS Clifton Country Park A walk for young children and their parents or carers. Explore the park on these themed walks. Refreshments afterwards at the Visitor Centre. Fridays 10.15 - 11.30am Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

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Special Activities WORSLEY WOODS CONSERVATION SESSIONS Worsley Woods, Beesley Green Come along and help the ranger with practical tasks in the woods. Meet outside Beesley Green Community Centre. Wear suitable outdoor footwear & clothing. Fri 4th April, 12.30-2.30pm Sat 12th April, 10-12.30pm Sat 3rd May, 10-12.30pm Mon 19th May, 12.30-2.30pm Free Joseph Palframan: 07872 808005 E: joseph.palframan@salford.gov.uk CRAFT SOCIALS Salford Museum and Art Gallery Bring along whatever craft you are working on, browse our craft library, contribute to the craft swap shop and have a go at the demonstration. We will also have items from the collection on display. 16yrs+ Wed 16th April: Basic Embroidery Wed 14th May: Simple Book Binding 5.30 - 7.30pm (no booking required) ÂŁ4.00 incls slice of cake & hot drinks Tel: 0161 778 0800

INTERMEDIATE CROCHET COURSE Salford Museum and Art Gallery If you have already completed a beginner's course and fancy learning some new stitches, this course will help you to advance. We will cover fancy stitches, more complex patterns and also run a crochet surgery so bring in any existing crochet projects. Wed 23rd April 6.00 - 8.00pm ÂŁ20.00 (booking required) Tel: 0161 778 0800 WORSLEY BUSINESS LOUNGE Worsley Park, Marriott Hotel Networking meeting with breakfast for local entrepreneurs, featuring motivational speakers to help you make your business more successful and productive. We welcome your ideas to ensure our events are exciting and innovative. There will also be quarterly, more relaxed, social events. No membership required. Fri 25th April Fri 30th May 9.00 - 11.00am ÂŁ15.00 per meeting Tel: 07890 268167

SCREENING OF LAURENCE OLIVIER'S RICHARD III Ordsall Hall To commemorate the year of Richard III's official state burial, join us for a very special Plantagenet screening of this iconic film. Thu 15th May 7.30 - 9.30pm ÂŁ5.00 Booking required Tel: 0161 872 0251 A CLOSER LOOK: FROM STREET TO TRENCH Imperial War Museum North Find out what life was like in the North West of England during the First World War, in this 20 minute walk and talk of the special exhibition, From Street To Trench: A War That Shaped A Region. Daily 3.30pm, also 2.15pm weekdays term-time Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 Details are correct at the time of publishing. However, it is advisable to check event dates and times with the venue in case of changes.

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St Mark’s Church, Worsley

Floodlights Notice Do you enjoy seeing St Mark's Church floodlit in the evening? Would you like to help our costs by sponsoring the floodlights? The cost is £10 per night and can be done to celebrate a Birthday, an Anniversary or in Memory of a Loved one. All sponsors are acknowledged on our weekly Church notice sheet. There is a sheet of dates on the Church noticeboard and payment (Gift aided if possible) can be handed in at St Mark's Church to our Treasurer or any Church officer.

WORSLEY OLD HALL COMPETITION In the FebMar14 issue we ran a competition to win a meal for FOUR plus a BOTTLE of WINE at Worsley Old Hall, Worsley

The lucky winner was

NICK HARRISON Congratulations and enjoy your meal. Thank you to Worsley Old Hall for a fantastic prize! Easter Egg Hunt: There are 18 eggs hidden in this issue!

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Business Directory ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Fresh Accountants................................27 Irlam Estates Financial Services.......26

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS

PUBS & RESTAURANTS

Lancashire Plank Furniture............33 On The Green Interiors.......................32

BEAUTY CLINICS

GARAGE SERVICES

Bee Waxed.............................................45 Broadoak Hair & Beauty..................45 Natura Skin Clinic..................................14 Salon Vert...............................................12 The Beauty Garden...............................17 Worsley Laser Clinic.............................15

VAG Technik.............................................46

George’s................................................9 Grenache................................................17 Passage to India....................................4 The Blue Bell..........................................47 The Naz..................................................29

GARDENING / LANDSCAPING

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

BABY PRODUCTS Bibs ‘N’ Cribs..............................................17

Branching Out.........................................43 Ecoscape UK..................................42 & 43 Fairway Lawns.........................................56 Spruce Landscapes & Gardening..37

GIFTS & ART Funky Artvark..........................................12

BUTCHERS & MEAT SUPPLIERS Lars Zollinger............................................19 Ringwood Valley..................................10

CARE HOMES The Fountains Care Centre...........37

CAR BODYWORK REPAIRS Chips Away................................................31

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES LMA Stage School...................................50 North Star Drama...................................12 Puddleducks.......................................25 Salford Holiday Club............................25

DENTISTS Smiles Designed..................................53

DIY RETAILER A&C Hardware & Gifts........................34

DRIVING TUITION Driving North West..............................46

ESTATE & LETTING AGENTS

HAIR SALONS Hair Eden...............................................45 Victoria Livsey Hairdressing................14

HEALTH & FITNESS Axon Fitness............................................13 City Spirit Holistic Events.................51 Herbalife Wellness Coach...................44 Ideal Weight...........................................15 LK Pilates................................................14 Tai Chi in Worsley..................................49 Worsley Physio Clinic............................6

HOME IMPROVEMENT AJ Prady Decorators...............................32 AVC Home Valeting..............................32 Cast Iron Stoves....................................33 Christine Lee Property Services.....35 Classic Driveways...............................39 Driveclean Northwest........................41 Home Repairs & Maintenance.........35 KAM Developments & Joinery..........34 T&J Conservatories............................38 Window Geeks.......................................40 Worsley TV Solutions..........................41 Your Choice Windows...........................55

Hunters....................................................2 Miller Metcalfe.........................................1

HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

FASHION

The Boatyard (Bardsley)........................5 Redwaters..........................................27

The Closet Worsley.............................16

FLORISTS

PET SERVICES & SUPPLIES

Flower Frenzy..........................................23 The Flower Room..................................47

Pet Pals...................................................19 Mrs Doolittles Pet Emporium............18 Wuffers...........................................18

FOOTCARE

PARTY SUPPLIERS

ASG Footcare.........................................6 Wendy Andrew Mobile Footcare...25

Pink Giraffe.............................................51

FUNERAL DIRECTORS Bridgford & Sons...............................19 Broadoak Funerals..............................46 54 ON OUR DOORSTEP

PHOTOGRAPHERS Bubbaloo Photography......................30 HMS Vintage Photography.............50 Kirstine Doherty Photography...........12

Bridgewater School................................13

SOLICITORS Widdows Pilling & Co..........................26

SPORTS & LEISURE CLUBS Ellesmere Sports Club......................22 Monton Sports Club..............................7

TAKEAWAYS The Naz.....................................................28

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WEDDING SUPPLIERS Ellesmere Sports Club..........................22 Elegant Venue Dressing....................23 Lend-a-hand Wedding Shows.........12 Pearl Bouquets........................................23

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