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worsley • roe green • ellenbrook • swinton ISSUE 12 | AUG - SEP 2011 | FREE

 Environmental Health Salford Food Hygiene Award

Buffet Restaurant Tel: 0161 707 6555

Probably one of the best buffet restaurants in the North West 184 Monton Road • Monton • Eccles (further details and special offer inside)

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Welcome It’s summer! The school holidays are here and it will soon be the start of the new school year. So, this issue we have articles covering children’s nutrition, health and education. Plus, we are featuring related services such as party entertainers, kids classes and local tuition.

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What’s happening in our local community


New Moorside High Unveiling plans for the new school

If you haven’t yet planned what to do with the kids, take a look at our Summer Activities and What’s On guide. There is plenty going on and mostly FREE!!


In this issue we review Elysium, the new Hair & Beauty Salon on Worsley Road. If you want to beautify yourself before going on holiday, or are just in need of some pampering, then read our review. We feature other salons in this issue too, giving you a good range of local choice.


Learn more about Worsley’s heritage in John Kirwin’s enlightening article about The Delph and the underwater canals. It’s a “must-read”!

Community News

Summer Activities Activities and events for the school holidays

Tried & Tested A review of the new Elysium Hair and Beauty Salon


Food Tips to Help Your Child Succeed at School Sound nutritional advice for your children going back to school


Summer Brain Teasers Some fun puzzles to entertain the kids and fight the “Brain Drain”!

So, happy reading and enjoy the summer!

Susie Editor On Our Doorstep is published by Zig Zag Ventures, an independent publisher. You can contact us by:Telephone: 0161 790 2504 Email: Website: Advertising in association with Angel Media Telephone: 07890 268167 Email:


What’s On Essential guide to local events


Worsley Delph: Gateway to the Underworld Intriguing history surrounding the Delph and the Bridgewater Canal


Business Directory

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.

Registered Charity Number 1122062

When you have finished with this magazine please recycle it.


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Grenache raises over £3,000 for Cancer Research Ray Flynn, a very good friend of ours here at Grenache Restaurant, was recently diagnosed with stomach and liver cancer. His daughter, Helene, ran in July’s Race For Life to raise funds for Cancer Research and to support Helene we held a Charity Evening on 7th June.

Huss Abbas presenting the cheque for £3100 to Helene Flynn.

We had 2 weeks to beg, steal (well, not quite!) or borrow everything we needed to run a successful event. Our thanks to our suppliers: Pendrills, Morgenrot, Bookers, Grundy’s Fish, Grundy’s Fruit & Veg and Bates Fruit & Veg who all sponsored the food courses; to our friends who gave us prizes and finally to all our staff who donated their time and made the night a huge success.

On the evening, every seat was filled and guests were treated to a champagne reception, 4 courses of food and entertainment from our host and owner Huss Abbas! We also held a secret auction where our chef was “bought” for £500 to cook for the lucky winner, plus a free MOT & service raised £70 and a signed Man City shirt another £170. Even a date with Huss was auctioned off for £150! Raffle prizes included a bottle of whisky signed by Tony Blair, a voucher for holistic treatments, a bouquet of fresh flowers, £50 cash, £40 in lottery tickets, £50 from Shuffs Fashion, meals in Isis, The Basin and Sugos, and a signed Bolton Wanderers shirt. In total we raised just over £3,000. A full list of prize winners is now displayed on our notice board.

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Worsley Dental Centre 383 Worsley Road Swinton Manchester M27 0EJ Tel: 0161 794 1801 INTRODUCING HIGH QUALITY PRIVATE DENTAL CARE IN A RELAXING, CALM ENVIRONMENT Also introducing...

FACIAL REJUVENATION TREATMENTS available for fine lines and wrinkles for all areas of the face

We pride ourselves on providing exceponal Dental Care focusing on Paent Care. Full range of treatments available:• White Fillings • Implants • Cosmec Crowns • Adult Orthodoncs • Bridges and Veneers • Six Month Smile • Smile Makeovers • Clearstep For more informaon, pop in to the pracce and meet the staff, or book a consultaon with one of our excellent caring clinicians. Opening mes:- Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 6.00 pm 4 ON OUR DOORSTEP

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WHEELCHAIR AND SCOOTER SALES New Boothstown Shop opened in 2011 LLG Wheelchairs Ltd have been in the mobility business for 28 years, offering a high quality service to our customers throughout the UK. Our Head Office is based in Leigh and we now have a new store in Boothstown. We have one of the largest selections of NEW and RECONDITIONED Scooters and Wheelchairs in the North West:   

Second-hand Scooters from £195 Carboot Scooters from £495 Mid-range Scooters from £895 8 MPH Scooters from £1495

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We also sell Mobility Aids such as:   

Stair & Bath Lifts Rise and Recline Chairs Adjustable Beds Walking Aids

Plus a wide range of mobility products If you have a disability or mobility problem, our aim is to help you find the best solution, so why not contact us or call into our showroom. Our experienced staff are always happy to offer friendly and useful advice on the best mobility solution for your needs.

Tel: 0161 790 9071 Unit 1, Standfield Centre, Boothstown, Manchester, M28 1FB Email: PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION ON OUR DOORSTEP WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS


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St Marks summer Carnival

In July, pupils of St. Mark’s CE Primary School enjoyed a traditional style Summer Carnival. Organised by the PTA and assisted by a band of willing teachers and volunteers, the day was a huge success, raising c.£1,800. The money will go towards a climbing structure at the school, which will hopefully be built over the summer holidays. There was a vast array of stalls and activities including: Go Karts, bouncy castle, high striker, hook-a-duck, lucky dip, catch-a-fish, badge making, sand art, face painting, various tombolas, penalty shoot-out, golf hole in one, wellie wangle, raffle and even a clown! For the hungry, Lars Zollinger’s Hog Roast and the Beer & Pimms tent were a popular choice, as well as the Krispy Kreme doughnuts, cakes and sweet stall.

Parvin Wendy asurer PTA Tre

Pupils and parents all got involved, donating the tombola items including teddies, jam jars filled with treats, wine, chocolate and other gifts, and by baking delicious cakes & biscuits. Every child also decorated a flag to make a 75 metre length of bunting which was hung all around the stalls. A few activities & prizes were sponsored by local businesses: The Marriott, Roberts Building & Developments, Autoserv Boothstown, Corporate Paranormal, Veloset Cycle Computers and On Our Doorstep! So what’s next? The PTA at St Marks are already planning an Autumn Fashion Show, Christmas Fair and even a Summer Ball in July 2012, amongst other events. A busy school year ahead!

Sharon A insworth Person


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Worsley Woods Races th

Sunday 11 September 2011

DAWN’S FREELANCE HAIR DESIGN 25 years of experience

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Participants in the Worsley Trail Race and Fun Run last year

Worsley Physio are organising the Worsley Woods Trail races for the 5th successive year, welcoming runners and families of all ability and age groups. The event attracts a mixture of runners from across the region, and local runners along for this family-friendly event, to raise money for local charities. The main race is 4.5 miles (min age 15), entirely off-road, taking the loop line footpath from Beesley Green towards Monton, followed by a lap of Worsley Woods. The course is undulating and tough in places (as previous entrants will tell you), and covers a variety of terrain.

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For the more leisurely, there is the Fun Run a shortened version just over 1 mile long. It’s open to all ages and proves very popular with local families. There is a T-shirt given to the first 100 children to enter! This year we are raising funds for St. Ann’s Hospice, St John Ambulance and Worsley Woods Action Group. If you would like to enter you can pick up a form from Worsley Physio (Forrester Street, Roe Green), or download one from their website Worsley Races are being supported by

Friends of Roe Green who are holding a

Family Fun Day on Beesley Green Sunday 11th September, 10am- 1pm Stalls • Refreshments • Dance Troupe • SCL Choir • Bouncy Castle & more! ON OUR DOORSTEP 7

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Rise in car accident claims during holiday season It may be hard to believe that most traffic accidents occur during the warmer summer months. Whilst winter weather may bring a wide variety of challenging road conditions, from ice and snow, research shows that it is exactly drivers’ decreased attention to road safety during summer that contributes to the increased number of incidents. It’s estimated that around seven million people make car journeys for UK holidays during bank holidays and the summer months. This high number of motorists, combined with cars crammed full of people and luggage, means road traffic accidents are more likely. Summer is also the time for surface dressing as highways authorities improve local roads by laying tar covered with loose chippings. But while the work is necessary, it is the curse of motorists, causing damage to paintwork and headlamp glasses. Rick of ChipsAway in Worsley said: “If you are unfortunate enough to have your car paintwork damaged by loose chippings or have a bump or scrape whilst travelling this summer – it does not necessarily mean you have the hassle and expense of claiming on your insurance to get it repaired. 10 ON OUR DOORSTEP

ChipsAway is the UK’s leading brand in minor automotive paintwork repairs, fixing damage such as scratches, bumper scuffs and kerbed alloys within a matter of hours and at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop repair methods.” For further information please visit ChipsAway at or contact 0161 790 1755

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Nursery If you face the problem of how to look after your children and go to work, Fledglings provides high quality, flexible care for children from birth to 11 years. We offer a friendly atmosphere in which you and your child will feel welcome. Open 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Classes held at:• Bridgewater School • St. Andrews CE Primary School • Salford City College • Worsley United Reformed Church

Contact Allison: 07725 218735

Outdoor Our outdoor play areas have been redesigned and upgraded. All our children have access to purpose built garden play facilities with various learning resources.

After School & Holiday Club We offer a Before & After School club for children at St. Mark's & Broadoak primary schools, plus Holiday Play Schemes open to all.

Tel: 0161 281 2821 Fledglings Nurseries 2 Hazelfields, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2LS PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION ON OUR DOORSTEP WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS


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Plans unveiled for new Moorside High School The staff, parents, pupils and governors of Moorside High School are delighted at the recent news that the school is going to have a rebuild. A £25m campus style school will be developed on the playing fields opposite the present buildings. The campus will incorporate Moorside Primary and Moorside High School. This building accommodating ages 3-16 will be the only such facility in Salford. In fact this style of ‘all through’ school is almost unique within the country and will be a focus for education specialists across the UK. The state of the art facilities were originally destined as an amalgamated 1,350 pupil high school for The Swinton and Moorside High Schools. Following The Swinton’s application to become an Academy, the Council made the following decisions:

To stop the closure process on Swinton and Moorside High Schools.  To refuse the application from the Salford Learning Trust to develop a joint high school for 1,350 pupils  To develop a new Moorside High School for 1,050 pupils on a site with Moorside Primary which will cater for 630 pupils.

Artists impression of school from Dean's Road


The news that Moorside High School was to be rebuilt and remain open has been greeted with excitement and relief that the “Building Schools for the Future” programme has been saved. There was a concern that in granting leave for Swinton to become an Academy the BSF programme may be halted and the money would not be allocated to Salford. The Local Authority have worked hard to secure the funding and have backed Moorside High School for a new build. This is excellent news for the school and the communities of Worsley and Swinton. Mr Ogden, Headteacher of Moorside High School said:"This is what the staff and pupils of Moorside High School have been waiting for, world class buildings to match the outstanding teaching and learning that already takes place. It is going to be an exciting time for everyone involved with the school."

By the end of the summer term, parents and potential parents will have had the opportunity to see the plans and meet with the Leadership Team. Updated plans and drawings will be posted on the school website. If you would like to see further details as they happen then visit The New Moorside High is set to open in September 2013.

Images of how parts of the school could look VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.ONOURDOORSTEP.CO.UK

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Laura’s Passion for Plush Property Making that first step to working for yourself is a dream for many. Having worked in property for 5 years, local mum Laura Partington took the leap and set up her own Property Lettings Agency. Plush Property Management specialises in renting houses to families, professionals and students in the North West (Manchester, Salford, Preston, Liverpool and other areas). We provide a range of quality homes, and offer


• Full Management Service 8% Fee • Tenant Find Service • Friendly, Reliable & Professional Service • Free Property Rent Analysis

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a friendly, professional and personal service. For the landlord, we ensure their investment is maximised to its full potential whilst taking the hassle out of the process. We utilise a state of the art computer system to enable Landlords to log in and monitor the progress of their property, find out who their tenants are and what rental income is being achieved. It makes the whole lettings process transparent for the Landlord from start to finish. We currently hold a 24 hour maintenance hotline and a tenant log in site so that tenants can feel they can communicate with us whenever needed. With a list of qualified contractors we have everything covered. Plush Property Management now manage a high volume of properties and have many tenants waiting for properties. The demand at present is second to none!




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Money makes the world go round Earn yours doing something fun!  Choose your own working hours  Complete flexibility to suit your lifestyle  Get out what you put in  Be recognised for your efforts financially and in many other ways too

Currently looking for new Consultants in the area Why not consider becoming a Consultant with VIE at Home, selling make-up & skincare? For further information, call Kim Reeves

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formerly Virgin Vie

Staying in is the New going Out BOOK A VIE AT HOME EVENT... a coffee morning, evening event or support your favourite charity. Simply invite a group of friends around and I will do the rest, completely free and with lots of free VIE at Home products for you too! Call me to secure a date today

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Dog walking! Cats & small pet feeding! The better alternative to kennels & catteries! If you lead a busy life and sometimes find it difficult to give your pet the attention he deserves, PET PALS is for you. We provide a reliable, professional quality service which your best pal will appreciate.

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A worthy charity to support:-

WOOD STREET MISSION ...helping local children and families since 1869

Wood Street Mission, a local children’s charity, offers practical help to families affected by poverty. We provide free parcels of excellent quality children’s and young adult clothing, bedding, toys, children’s books and items of baby equipment. All the families we help are referred to us from their support worker (health visitor, social worker etc.), who confirm the family’s needs. The families all live in Manchester and Salford. Our Clothing Project runs throughout the year. In addition we provide new toys for children and a food hamper for each family at Christmastime.

If you have any donations which could help a local family in need, please ring our office on 0161 834 3140 to book a collection. We pick up regularly in the Worsley/Salford area. Alternatively you can drop off donations at our premises at 26 Wood Street, Manchester M3 3EF, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm. Last year alone we helped almost 14,000 local people. Demand for help continues to rise so every donation or £1 given really will make a huge difference to a local child’s life. If you’d like to see our work first hand please contact the office about our monthly tours. Visit our website for more information.

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Tapas & Small Plates served in the Upstairs Bar Cocktails  Great Wine List  Sangria  Lively Music Thursday - Saturday 5pm 'til late Please phone to reserve a table if you will be eating


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Summer Activities GR8 2 16 PROGRAMME WALKDEN HIGH SCHOOL Mon 25th July - Fri 26th August (Mon-Fri only) Come and join Salford Community Leisure for action packed fun for boys & girls aged 8 - 16! Activities:- Sports, dance, arts and crafts, film project specialised activity workshops. (Free supervised lunch break - children must bring a pack lunch) 10.00am - 4.00pm All activities are FREE Chloe Burns: 0161 778 0778

SALFORD MUSEUM & ART GALLERY INCREDIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS! Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August Every Monday be a part of our BIG summer project which will run alongside the Lynne Chapman exhibition Sessions: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm THRILLING THURSDAYS! Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August Thursday 1st September Every Thursday we offer arts and craft activities inspired by a different gallery or display each week Sessions: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm £1.00 per session, suitable for ages 5+


Tel: 0161 778 0800 | Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Crescent, Salford M5 4WU

BLACKLEACH COUNTRY PARK SUMMER FUN Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August Enjoy a fun- packed summer of outdoor activities around the park. Suitable for children aged 5-12yrs 2.00-3.30pm

CLIFTON COUNTRY PARK CLIFTON ADVENTURE DAYS Tuesdays 9th, 6th, 23rd and 30th August Family fun in the woods. For families with children aged 5-12yrs Tue 16th August - Teddy Bears Picnic Tue 30th August - Play Away! 11.00am-1.00pm All events are FREE Tel:: 0161 793 4219

FUN FRIDAYS ECCLES SHOPPING CENTRE STORYTELLING 11-11.45am for 3-7 yr olds DANCE 12-12.45pm and 2-2.45pm Fun 45mins of dance! DRAMA 1-1.45pm Creating drama using different props ARTS & CRAFTS 1-4pm Design and decorate your own puppet, pencil case, keyring, mug or plant pot FACE PAINTING 12-12.45pm Tel:: 0161 707 3058 18 ON OUR DOORSTEP

ORDSALL HALL MUSEUM POSY PLATES Wed 3rd August Make a special paper plate to display on your wall CLAY POTS Fri 5th August Make a clay pot, like poor Tudors would have used TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Wed 10th August, 11am-1pm Bring your teddy to our picnic, dressed in summer clothes! There will be prizes along with crafts and activities. Bring a picnic too! (Free event) MAKE A CRESS KNOT GARDEN Fri 12th August Grow Tudor inspired cress to put on your sandwiches! MORTIMER MOUSE FINGER PUPPETS Wed 17th Aug Make a finger puppet inspired by our resident mouse SPICY COLLAGE Fri 19th August Make a collage using dried spices and lentils. Come and see what you can create with kitchen ingredients MAKE A RUFF Wed 24th August Make your own Tudor style ruff. MUSIC MAKING Fri 26th August Make and decorate a shaker to take home TUDOR WRITING Wed 31st August Make a Tudor style door sign for your bedroom MAKE A SHIELD Fri 2nd September Designing your own coat-of-arms and make a shield Sessions: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm £1.00 per session, suitable for ages 5+ Tel: 0161 872 0251 | Ordsall Hall Museum, 322 Ordsall Lane, Salford M5 3AN

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LOWRY OUTLET MALL WINNIE THE POOH Sat 6th August Loveable characters Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will be appearing at regular intervals throughout the day so make sure you are around to say hello! HARRY POTTER ILLUSION SHOW Sat 13th August Three mesmerizing magic shows throughout the day and surprise appearances from lookalike characters including Harry, Dumbledore and Hagrid. PEPPA PIG Sat 20th August The popular preschool character Peppa Pig will be appearing at intervals throughout the day. BIG FUN WEEKEND Sat 27th August Come and have a go at The Big Climbing Wall! HULA HOOP WORKSHOP Sun 28th August Learn how to do it like the professionals, as seen on Sky1 "Got to Dance' 'Hoop Guy' will be here to teach you some moves to impress your friends. Plus we have 100 hula-hoops to giveaway too! CIRCUS WORKSHOP Mon 29th August Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town! Learn new circus skills, including juggling, stilt walking, mini-bikes and plate spinning. All events are FREE Tel: 0161 848 1850 | Lowry Outlet Mall, The Quays, Salford Quays, M50 3AH

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH YOUNG CORRESPONDENTS Sun 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August, 1-4pm Drop in and join our craft sessions and try your hand at our journalistic tasks (age 5+) WHAT A PERFORMANCE Wed 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and Sat 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm Special, family friendly performances bringing to life the work of war correspondents and the way news of war reaches those at home OPEN STUDIO Daily Mon to Sat, 1-4pm Craft sessions with a different theme each week. Create your own souvenir to take home (age 5+) STORYTELLING SESSIONS Daily throughout August, 11.30am Captivating stories brought to life with visual materials and puppet characters (ages 4-10) TIMESTACK HANDLING SESSIONS Daily at 12.30pm A great opportunity to get hands-on with objects from the Imperial War Museum’s collection in these themed 20-minute object-handling sessions All events are FREE Tel: 0161 836 4000 | The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Mcr, M17 1TZ

Tried and Tested

A couple of personal recommendations - some great places which have entertained my 2 boys well!

TATTON PARK, CHESHIRE On a sunny day you can easily spend a whole day here. In fact, there’s enough to do for a few visits. With 50 acres of landscapes gardens, a 1,000 acre Deer Park, there is plenty of space to roam, run wild and release some energy! A particular favourite is the Adventure Playground with over 30 “rides” from treehouses to zip wires. If that’s not enough, visit the working farm, ride on the tractor and the small funfair rides. There are a few snack and ice cream vendors, plus a cafe but that gets very busy. It’s best to take a picnic and avoid the painful queuing for food. Take some outdoor toys and the kids can entertain themselves! Tel: 01625 374 400 | Ashley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN FOR ADVERTISING OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0161 790 2504

MOSI, MANCHESTER The Museum of Science and Industry is fun and educational. Even from as young as 4 yrs old, it’s a great day out. Visit the Power Hall and experience the working engines. There are interactive exhibits dotted about, craft activities/experiments to try, plus comical plays being performed to engage the kids.

By far, the favourite gallery is “Experiment!”, where you can try out interactive experiments. It occupies them for ages and is a great learning experience. On top of that there are story-telling sessions, a 4D cinema, steam train rides and more displays with interactive exhibits. Most of it is free, and the cafe serves pretty nice food as well! Tel: 0161 832 2244 | Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP ON OUR DOORSTEP 19

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Realise your child’s potential Maths and English After-School Programmes Kumon programmes:  work at a pace tailored to your child’s needs  give their confidence a real boost  develop invaluable study skills and concentration  complement the school curriculum

TWO WEEK FREE TRIAL available 1st September to 31st October

Sandra Thompson WORSLEY study centre

0161 793 4638

Classes Mon & Thurs 3.30pm to 5.30pm Children attend for approximately a half hour session

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Tried & Tested Elysium Hair & Beauty Salon The Salon Owner Stacey Brogan, at a youthful 26 years of age, has created a chic and successful hair & beauty salon. Elysium opened in December 2010 on Worsley Road. Stacey’s mission was to create a high class, top quality, professional and friendly salon, offering a “one-stop shop” with treatments from top to toe. Hair services include:- Hair cutting & styling, extensions, colouring and straightening. Body treatments:- St Tropez tans, make-up, facials, massage and Bio Sculpture gels. Elysium is made up of a happy team of eight highly trained and experienced stylists and therapists. Business is going really well with a healthy mix of existing clients who moved with the staff to Elysium, new clients and passing trade (thanks to their great location just off the East Lancs). The salon has a French Baroque style with a modern twist. Downstairs is a beautiful, spacious hair salon, whilst upstairs there are three beauty treatment rooms. All are decorated and equipped to high standards and with some unique pieces of furniture. We visited Elysium to try a few treatments:St tropez spray tan

Louise had two applications of spray tan and was given aftercare advice after her treatment. The tan dried in a just few minutes. When Louise washed it off the next day, she was left with an even colour with a real golden glow - perfect for her skin type! Hair Cut & Style

Louise had an initial consultation and was offered some “Look Books” which had some great styles for differing lengths of hair. Louise chose one and asked to keep her length but add texture and body to her hair. With volumising shampoo and conditioner, 22 ON OUR DOORSTEP

a great cut and blow-dry, some volumising mousse, the stylist achieved exactly what Louise was looking for - lots of movement and Louise was thrilled with the result.



Eyelash Extensions

Louise opted for thicker lashes, the other option being longer. The express treatment was very relaxing and took about 45 mins. After the first layer, Louise opted for another layer and was really pleased with the results:“My lashes look very full and glamorous!” The therapist gave her aftercare advice and encouraged to call if I she had any problems. The lashes last 2-3 weeks. Hot Stone Massage

My Hot Stone back, neck and shoulders massage was very comforting. My therapist was very confident and applied a good firm pressure ( just what I needed!). I definitely felt a much deeper effect with the hot stones. It’s a great warming and relaxing treatment one which I hear is not easy to get right. Bio Sculpture Gel Nails

A quick and easy nail treatment that strengthens and promotes the growth of natural nails. It dries in 2 mins under a UVA light, so no fear or smudging! I had a French manicure finish with a touch of sparkle. The finished effect was great, really glossy and still perfect a week on and has withstood many a trampling by my 2 boys! A great summer look and should last a few weeks.

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any treatment with this voucher

Not to be used on products or in conjuncon with other offers • Valid to 30th Sept 2011

Tel: 0161 661 1166 217 Worsley Road Manchester M27 5SF

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Hypnosis...the most effective way to Stop Smoking Adele from MindMasters Hypnotherapy explains why it is SO tough, and the best technique to help you QUIT! It is well known that the majority of smokers dream of giving up the wicked weed but struggle, some their entire life. With them heading out to buy the endless nicotine replacement products or opting for the good old fashioned cold turkey is it any wonder why so many people fail?

consciously that you want to quit, you are fighting a difficult battle because it is tucked away deep in your subconscious. This is why hypnotherapy is extremely powerful as it deals with the subconscious.

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Welcome to Polo House Worsley May we take this opportunity to introduce Polo House. The epitome of elegance and refinement; the venue in the tranquil village of Worsley, a large grade II listed property dating back to the early 17th Century, with regal peacocks displaying their colourful plumage and our own first class polo team, still under wraps, will astound you with its interior beauty, and capvate your soul through its diverse modern, eclectic, European cuisine. Polo House combines the most perfect service with unashamed luxury to bring you, our customer, a truly astounding dining experience. We would like to emphasise the fact that Polo House is truly a style venue with the accent on a hotel-like fluidity in its presentation and brand delivery.



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MODERN BRITISH DINING Here at The Basin, we use seasonal prodcue from local suppliers allowing us to offer you new dishes every month. We also offer Specials and Steak which change on a daily basis. Check out our website and facebook page for the latest menus, deals and special offers at:-

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Promoting Sustainable

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Don’t stunt the growth of your child by Jonathan Gaul, Swinton Physiotherapy Summertime brings great opportunity for kids to get outdoors and get active, and normally an increase in the amount of bumps and scrapes. While this is a normal part of growing up and we expect children to heal quickly, it is important to pick up early on anything that may cause problems in later life. In childhood the bones are soft and the supporting soft tissue ie. tendon and ligaments are stronger, which means damage normally occurs in a bone before the surrounding soft tissue when subject to force. Bear this in mind if your GP ever describes a child’s wrist or ankle injury as a ‘ligament sprain’. Particular caution is required when there is possibility of fracture near the end of a bone where growth occurs. If the fracture is not

detected early and aligned properly there is the risk of difference in limb length or bony angulation. As children enter their teens and become heavily involved in sport they face similar risks but in a less obvious form. With repeated use and loading there is the chance of an overuse injury, which is much more serious than in adults as it can affect the growth sites. Main sites of risk are the heel, front of the knee, and the front of the hip/pelvis. With rest from the aggravating activity, symptoms normally settle and sports can be resumed. Pay attention to any repeated complaints from your child, and seek early assessment from a physiotherapist.

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Hopi Ear Candle Therapy only £30

Fully Qualified Holistic and Reiki Therapist Helps treat:-

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Food tips to help your child succeed at school by Karen Pheasant, owner of Ladies Workout Express With children heading off to school this month, how can you give them the best possible nutritional basis from which to have a happy and productive time? The key is a well-balanced, healthy diet full of wholefoods, lean protein, good fats and lots of fruit and veg. Wholefoods provide children with the energy they need to play and learn. Protein is important for growth and good brain function. Oily fish contains essential fatty acids that are key to helping cognitive function and avoiding dyslexia. B vitamins, found in a wide range of foods including cereals, potatoes and proteins are also critical for effective brain function. On the other hand, processed carbohydrates and sugar have bad effects on a child’s attention span, focusing ability and activity levels. They can cause hyperactivity, followed by tiredness, irritability and poor concentration.

Make breakfast the start to the day

Research shows that children who eat breakfast have better test scores, behave better and exhibit less hyperactivity than those who don’t. The effect is best where children have low GI breakfasts, as these are more satisfying and reduce the likelihood of energy lows and tiredness in the mid-morning. A good low GI breakfast could combine wholemeal toast, eggs, tomatoes, peanut butter, fruit and milk. Wholemilk is a 34 ON OUR DOORSTEP

valuable source of calcium, which along with the Vitamin D found in eggs, will help to build strong bones. Citrus fruits and berries provide vitamin C, for a strong immune system to help ward off the inevitable coughs and colds. Be careful when choosing breakfast cereals: most commercial cereals are high GI. Look instead for those that are based on oats, bran or barley.

Snacking can be good If your child’s energy still dips in the morning, then provide a healthy snack – an apple, wholegrain crackers, nuts, or cheese snacks, instead of chocolate or crisps.

School lunch or packed lunch?

Teach your child how to make healthier choices and to avoid fast food, greasy pizzas and chips that will cause an energy surge and slump later. Alternatively, prepare a packed lunch; hearty soups, wholemeal sandwiches with chicken, tuna or egg, fruit and yoghurt are all great choices. Involve your child in choosing the lunch box and its contents, and this, along with their desire to eat up quickly to get out and play, will help ensure it gets eaten.

After school snacks A light after-school snack is a great way to refuel your child's body before play or study time. A handful of nuts and an apple is perfect, or maybe a snack tray of vegetables and dips.

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Fight the Summer “Brain Drain” Keeping your child’s brain active over the long summer break is really important if you want them to maintain the progress made this year and hit the ground running in September! Students moving a step closer to all important GCSE examinations will benefit from a little extra work over the vacation. Confidence building in key areas will help to take some of the stress out of the busy new school year. We are offering the following summer course:-

ENGLISH & MATHS – A HEAD START FOR GCSE’S The sessions are designed for students going into years 9, 10 or 11 in September. They will be held every Wednesday during the summer plus Thursday, 1st September.


Sessions are 1hr 20 mins, commencing at set times (10.00am, 11.30am, 4.00pm, 5.30pm & 7.00pm). Please note, places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Since we already have well over 100 students at Kip McGrath Walkden, during term time, the demand for summer sessions is likely to be high. We are located at:The Chambers, 168 Bolton Road, Walkden, M28 3BN (at the traffic lights opposite Total Fitness and a 2 minute walk from Tesco Extra). If you would like to reserve a place for any summer sessions (or for September 2011), please get in contact:Telephone: 0161 790 2100 / 07970 534 483 Email: A comprehensive free assessment is included for all new students and we are more than happy to discuss your child’s specific needs.


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Need an Accountant you can rely on? We are a local business with the backup of a naonal network, so we won’t let you down  Inial consultaon...No charge, of course  We’ll minimise your taxes  Timely service – fixed fees – great coffee  We’ll help you sort out your records  Specialists in small businesses and the self employed Call Chris Jones to arrange your free no obligaon meeng:-

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Summer Brainteasers Fight the summer “brain drain” with these puzzles!



Every row, column and mini-grid must contain the numbers 1 through 6.

Work out what these are... they may be land or sea creatures!














Answers can be found at the back on the “Community Information” page


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Community Events MEETING PLACE Roe Green Church If you are out and about, pop in and warm up with a hot drink. Stop for a chat or just come and meet up with friends. Everyone welcome. Every Monday 10.00-11.30am Free (contributions for drinks welcome) Ian Ley: 07813 923328 INDOOR KURLING Worsley Methodist Church Hall “New Age Kurling” indoors. No experience necessary. Ideal for people with limited mobility. All welcome, wheelchair access. Wed 3rd and 17th August Wed 7th and 21st September 2.00 - 4.00pm £1.00 Charles Ogden - 0161 790 2125 COMMUNITY POLICE SURGERIES Drop in and chat about any issues concerning yourself or the community Boothstown Methodist Church Tue 9th and 23rd August Tue 6th and 20th September (11.30am-12.30pm) The Hollies Moorfield Close Tue 9th August Tue 20th September (1.30pm-2.30pm) P.A.C.T MEETINGS (Police and Communities Together) An opportunity for residents to let officers know what they feel are the priorities that need to be focused on for that month. Worsley Village Library Fri 19th August (10am-11am) Fri 16th September (10am-11am) St. Andrews C of E, Boothstown Tue 30th August (6pm-7pm) Wed 28th September (6pm-7pm) Neighbourhood Police Team Tel: 0161 856 5284


TEA DANCE Worsley Methodist Church Hall, Barton Road Tea Dances with a professional leader. Beginner to expert welcome. Tue 23rd August Tue 27th September 2.00 - 4.00pm £3.00 (includes refreshments) Charles Ogden - 0161 790 2125 WORSLEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW Walkden Congregational Church, Harriet Street If you've got green fingers enter yourself into competitions for flowers, vegetables, pot plants, floral art, handicrafts, cookery and there's also a kids category. Plants for sale too! Sat 27th August 2.00 to 4.00pm Entry 50p Derek Brooks - 0161 790 3838 WORSLEY TOWNSWOMENS GUILD Worsley Court House Guest speaker is Miss Currie who will be giving a talk on "In the Steps of the Brontes” with a slideshow. Join our friendly group for theatre trips, outings, meals & entertainment throughout the year! Anyone welcome. Mon 5th September 7.30pm £1.50 includes tea & biscuits Sheila Mayall - 0161 799 1845 FRIENDS OF ROE GREEN FUNDAY Beesley Green Stalls, refreshments, dance troupe, Salford Leisure Choir, bouncy castle and much more. Sun 11th September 10.00am - 1.00pm Free entry Pauline: 0161 790 3166 COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING Venue TBA Worsley & Boothstown open meeting where local residents can influence neighbourhood decisions. Wed 28th September 7.00pm Tony Walsh - 0161 790 4562

Family Activities LUV LITTLE HULTON FESTIVAL Peel Park, Ram Street, Little Hulton Free outdoor festival with activities for all the family, including a petting zoo, 5-a-side football, face painting, DJ lessons, live music, dancing and much more. Sun 7th August 12.00 to 3.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 BIG BAND SEASON 2011: WARDLE & ANDERSON BRASS BAND Victoria Park, Swinton Join us for a blast of great band music at our Victorian bandstand. Afternoon includes second hand book stall, free tea and coffee (donations accepted), children's play facilities and an ice cream vendor. Sun 7th August 2.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 SALFORD SHOW WEEKEND Buile Hill Park A weekend of horticultural shows, dance competitions, children's activities, dog show and funfair. Sat 27th to Mon 29th August 11.00am to 5.00pm Free entry Brenda - 07968 327 107 FREE FAMILY SUNDAY The Lowry Join us in the Galleries on the last Sunday of every month where you’ll discover fun art and drama activities inspired by our current exhibitions. Sun 28th August Sun 25th September 11.00am – 3.00pm (Drop in) FREE (suitable for ages 5-11 yrs) Tel: 0843 208 6000


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SALFORD FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL Various venues in Salford This foodtastic festival is back for another year. Salford's local producers and quality restaurants bring the festival to life with themed nights, dining offers and tasting sessions. Sat 3rd Sep to Mon 10th Oct For more information visit TUDORS LIVE! Ordsall Hall Museum Come and meet some of the characters of Ordsall Hall and have a go at some Tudor activities and hands-on fun for all the family. Sun 4th September 1.00-4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 872 0251 BIG BAND SEASON 2011: TYLDESLEY BRASS BAND Victoria Park, Swinton Join us for a blast of great band music at our Victorian bandstand. Afternoon includes second hand book stall, free tea and coffee (donations accepted), children's play facilities and an ice cream vendor. Sun 4th September 2.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 ECCLES FESTIVAL Eccles Recreation Ground, Oxford St On Saturday, join Salford City Radio as they welcome African drums, an Irish folk band, choirs, a police band, dancing, gymnastics, old fashioned games, a visit from the Mayor and a mystery celebrity guest to sunny Eccles! On Sunday enjoy a car boot sale, dog show, farmer's market and other stalls. A funfair will be there all weekend. Sat 17th to Sun 18th September 12.00 to 4.00pm Free entry Tel: 0161 603 4293 VINTAGE VILLAGE Salford Museum & Art Gallery Come and browse the stalls full of quality vintage clothing, accessories and more at this vintage fair. Sun 25th September Free Tel: 0161 778 0800 www.vintagevillagestockportmarket.


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Kids Activities TINY TOTS RAMBLERS Worsley Woods, meet at Beesley Green Community Centre Free themed one-hour guided walks around Worsley Woods for young children and their parents or carers. Suitable for prams. Many walks include an arts & crafts afterwards. Every Wednesday 11.00am - 1.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC AT ORDSALL HALL Ordsall Hall Museum Go along to the newly re-opened Ordsall Hall for some summer fun and games for you and your teddy. Bring a picnic lunch to eat in the newly landscaped grounds. Lots of activities for under fives and their best friends! Don't forget your teddy. Wed 10th August 11.00am to 1.00pm Free Tel: 0161 872 0251 UNDER 5’s DOODLE TOTS The Lowry Explore art, sound, texture and materials in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can spend time with your tot enjoying creative activities, having fun and getting messy! Suitable for ages 2.5-4.5yrs Fri 19th August Fri 9th September 10–10.45am & 11.15-12.00pm £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) Tel: 0843 208 6000 KINGFISHER KIDS Clifton Country Park Meet at the visitor centre. Activities for families with children aged 5-12. Outdoors and indoors so wear appropriate clothes for the weather. Sat 20th August Sat 17th September 2.00-4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 PIRATTITUDE! Victoria Park, Swinton Oo arrrr me hearties! Come and revel in pirate activities, lots of fun in store for everyone. Sat 27th August 1.00 to 4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

HOTSPOTS Imperial War Museum North Creative sessions using a range of art and craft materials to help you make your own unique souvenir. Ideal for age 5+ Every Sunday in September Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 THE ADVENTURES OF ABLE SEAMAN WALLY TOBIN Imperial War Museum North What have a parrot, a coconut and a motorbike got in common? This storytelling session reveals the adventures of Able Seaman Wally Tobin and looks at how people from different cultures and countries work together in times of hardship and war. (Ideal for ages 5+) Sun 4th and 18th September 11.30am Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 UNDER 5’s STORY TIME – TINY TOT TALES The Lowry Take your toddler on an imaginative journey of stories and songs, by joining us in our Galleries for a fun and inspiring workshop designed especially for you and your little ones. Suitable for ages 2.5-4.5yrs Fri 16th September 10.15 – 11.00am £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) Tel: 0843 208 6000 SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS! Victoria Park, Swinton Celebrate Roald Dahl Day with The Twits Trail and story telling Sun 11th September 1.00 to 3.00pm Free Jess - 07540 671 601 or Jill 07872 808 003 STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP Ordsall Hall Museum Find out about how stained glass panels are made and make your own tea-light lantern. Suitable for aged 14+ and your space must be booked in advance. Sun 18th September 1.30 to 4.30pm £20.00 Tel: 0161 872 0251


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Museum & Exhibitions

CAR BOOT SALE - SUMMER 2011 Buile Hill Park Join the Friends of Buile Hill Park and the Salford Ranger Team at their popular booty bonanzas! Sun 14th, 28th August Mon 29th August 8.30am start Free entry Brenda: 07968 327107 (4-7pm) FARMERS MARKET Eccles Shopping Centre Homemade sausages, salami, dairy products, preserves and lots more! Sat 20th August Sat 17th September 9.30am - 2.00pm Free entry Tel: 0161 707 3058

HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND AT ORDSALL HALL Ordsall Hall Museum Special themed tours throughout the day to help you explore Ordsall Hall. Fri 9th to Sun 11th September 12.00 to 4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 872 0251

Nights Out DINNER & GHOST HUNT Hellfire Club, Queens Road, Manchester For a night of fun, thrills and intrigue join Corporate Paranormal at one of Manchester’s most active spooky venues. Three course meal followed by a ghost hunt of the 18th century building. Only 20 places available must book in advance. Sat 10th September 8.00pm £45.00pp Tel: 0700 349 6959

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TWINNING PHOTOS: SALFORD AND SAINT-OUEN Salford Museum & Art Gallery See the similarities and differences between twinned cities Salford and Saint-Ouen in France. Sat 10th Sep to Sun 20th Nov11 Free Tel: 0161 778 0800

Probably one ofTOPthe best buffet HAT The Lowry restaurants in the North West Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin.

MANCHESTER MARKETS AT SALFORD QUAYS The Plaza, outside The Lowry Vibrant Street Markets - a wonderful place to pick up a unique bargain or shop for that special gift. Sun 28th and Mon 29th August Sun 25th September 11.00am to 4.00pm

Based on the RKO Motion Picture. Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen star in Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ legendary 1930s Hollywood hit, which comes to the stage for the very first time. Tue 27th Sep - Sat 8th October 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Matinees 2.00pm £21.00 - £42.50 Tel: 0843 208 6000

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Outdoor Activities STEPPING STONE WALK Clifton Country Park Join us for this step up from a health walk and get some enjoyable exercise in the fresh air (approx 2 hrs) Please wear walking boots & bring a waterproof jacket & refreshments. Meet at Visitor's Centre. Wed 10th August 10.00am Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 BOWLING BONANZA! Winton Park, Sutherland Street Come and try your hand at bowling on the green, everyone welcome! Wed 17th August Weds 24th August 1.00 to 3.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

WORSLEY WOODS CONSERVATION MORNING Meet at Beesley Green entrance Come and help the ranger improve the woodland with practical conservation tasks. All tools provided, no experience necessary. Sat 20th August Sat 24th September 10.00am - 12.30pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 BAT WALK Worsley Woods Join the ranger and discover some of our flying friends. Meet at Beesley Green Community Centre and bring a torch. Wed 24th August 8.45pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

CITY OF SALFORD 10K & 5K RUNS Lowry Plaza (start & finish) All Salford 10k and 5k runners, joggers, trotters and walkers are welcome on these races, which are for everyone of any standard. The route takes you through the great landmarks of Salford Quays and Man United at Old Trafford. Sun 4th September 9.30am start Entry: 10K - £17/£15; 5K - £12/£10 running/city-of-salford-10k DIRT AND DREAMS Clifton Country Park Celebrate Clifton Country Park's heritage and experience the lives of those who lived around Wet Earth Colliery, as part of Salford's Open Heritage Month. Sat 24th September 12.00 to 4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 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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Worsley Delph: Gateway to the Underworld Proposed World Heritage Site Worsley has many interesting relics of the past, but few compare with The Delph - a place so remarkable it has been proposed as a candidate for status as a World Heritage Site (a classification that includes the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China!) What on earth could this nondescript small bay of a canal, reaching into a quarry, possibly have in common with those famous feats of architecture and civil engineering? Certainly not size or majesty; no palace or castle, no fossils of ancient creatures. The Delph can show none of these things, for its astonishing achievement and its unique contribution to technology lie deep underground - an amazing 52 miles of navigable canals. The Birth of the Bridgewater Canal Back in the middle of the 18th century the booming towns of south Lancashire were creating the Industrial Revolution and needed cheap fuel to power a host of industries. Worsley had that fuel in abundance - coal under the Duke of Bridgewater’s estates, and he was determined to provide it, in the first instance, to Manchester. The problem was transportation, which at that time was horse and cart on primitive roads. However, the Duke was not only imaginative, he was inspired in his choice of men to get jobs done.

Going Underground It had been realised from the outset that transport bottlenecks would still exist at the source of the coal, despite the Canal. The coal pits were scattered all over the Bridgewater Estate, along a northward trending “spine”, with lateral outriders, ending near Bolton and were all underground. Enter the resourceful Gilbert, with another audacious plan - why not take the Canal itself to the coalfaces? Consider, this was 250 years ago and Gilbert was proposing nothing less than tunneling to connect multiple mines in an underground chain. Not only that, he intended the system would deliver a threefold benefit:- drainage for all the mines; ventilation and a complete transportation system of canals to the outside world for the coal they produced. It would be done with picks, shovels, perhaps a little gunpowder and candlepower. The people who would do it were men, women and children as young as 5 years old.

The solution, agreed with the Duke’s Agent John Gilbert, was to build the first “true” canal in Britain, which carries the Duke’s name to this day.

You can see where they commenced this monumental task. The Delph, the ancient quarry (“place of delving”) was carved from the sandstone hillside over 1,000 years ago. It supplied the stone for the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Eccles, founded in 1111. Now, 750 years later, it was to be delved again to serve the Duke’s purpose. The stone has the interesting characteristic that it hardens when it weathers but beyond the weathered surface it is easy to work. Thus it yielded easily to the tunnelers.

Started in 1759, the great engineer James Brindley was employed to build the Canal for his patron and Manchester was reached in 1765.

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Photos above from left to right: left tunnel entrance at The Delph [Chris Allen]; right entrance to mines [Chris Denny]; views inside the tunnels (last open in 1988); map of tunnel network [Salford City Council]

channel that forms the “spine” of the entire system. Initially the miners aimed for pits that were in the locality of what is now the East Lancs Road, but their first major target was the “Ellesmere” pit at Walkden. Wherever they went they encountered water - lots of it, particularly when they reached the mines. As they proceeded, they discovered coal seams, exploited them and a lateral tunnel canal would be dug to service them. So the “branches” grew, connecting outlying pits in what was to eventually resemble a tree system. As the land rose, from Walkden towards Farnworth, a means had to be found to maintain the canal concept and yet again Gilbert had the answer. Further Technological Innovations Gilbert conceived the idea of dry slopes, that would link canals whenever a major uplift in elevation was required. Above and below the slopes would be level canals and boats would proceed to the head and foot of such slopes. Using a system of blocks and pulleys the weight of a descending loaded boat would provide the power to haul an empty boat up to the next level. Another Gilbert innovation was the installation of sluices. These would be closed, to dam water, and then released in sequence, creating a travelling wave that would help propel loaded boats towards the exit. Yet another inspiration was probably the first known application of “containerisation”, with coal being loaded into boxes within boats and then transhipped by crane into the waiting narrow boats in the Delph. The Human Achievement These ingenious ideas and new technologies VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.ONOURDOORSTEP.CO.UK

tend to overshadow the “blood, sweat and tears” of the human achievement that these underworld canals represent. Every inch of their 52 miles was hand-hewn from the rock, huge chambers were created, and most of the propulsion power for the “Starvationner” boats (so-called due to their exposed ribs) that travelled the depths was provided by human hands, knees and feet. Lying flat on their backs, with faces only inches from the tunnel roof, men women and children would use their limbs to push the boats along with only a candle for comfort and the constant fear of gas explosion or cave-in. The End of an Era These distribution methods continued until 1889, when an overland tram network was established to the productive southern pits of the coalfield. These later gave way to trains which shunted wagons loaded with coal to two chutes on the canal - one at Boothstown Basin, one at Worsley, which discharged into barges heading for Barton Power Station. However, it was not the end of the active life of the underground canals. They still had a role in drainage and ventilation of active mines and were regularly inspected by the National Coal Board (using a “Starvationner” boat in the traditional way to avoid cave-ins) well into the 1960’s. Their present condition can only be guessed at, but judging by the constant water flow from the tunnel entrances at the Delph, they are still fulfilling one of their purposes. Written by John Kirwin Acknowledgements to: Glen Atkinson - The Canal Duke’s Collieries, Worsley 1760-1900 [Neil Richardson 1998] Eccles & District History Society




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Community Information USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS Safety Police - general enquiries Neighbourhood Policing Team

872 5050 856 5284

Salford City Council Main Switchboard Environment (ie. refuse) Highways (ie. street lighting)

794 4711 909 6500 909 6505

Community & Leisure Facilities Beesley Green Community Centre Boothstown Community Centre Worsley Court House Worsley & Boothstown Surestart Swinton Surestart Centre Fit City Worsley Pool

790 6124 799 9425 737 6277 703 7446 778 0750 790 2084

Libraries Worsley Village Swinton Walkden Boothstown

794 8750 921 2360 909 6518 799 6549

Healthcare The Sides Medical Centre Tims & Parker Chemists (The Sides)

794 1604 794 1971

Schools St. Marks CofE Primary School Broadoak Primary School Bridgewater School Moorside High School Walkden High School

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On Our Doorstep Aug-Sep11 issue  
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On Our Doorstep Community Magazine. Worsley, Roe Green, Ellenbrook, Swinton. August-September 2011 issue