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Welcome We are pleased to be increasing our distribution to 13,000 this issue. The festive season is here and we have some great features we can share with more people!

Contents 6

Preparatory School is about to enrol its 1,000th Student

The party season has begun and local salons have come together to offer you some stunning hair and beauty tips to help you create that ‘Party Look”!


If you’re not yet feeling Christmassy, we have a comprehensive listing of local Christmas activities and events you can take part in, from Victorian markets to Midnight Mass!


We have organised two special competitions... For fashion lovers, the new Worsley Dress Agency is giving away a pre-loved Louis Vuitton designer purse, originally worth £330! Plus, to give you a ‘Fit’ start to 2013, Worsley Park Marriott Leisure Club is offering a 6-week membership. Each entrant will receive a FREE Day Pass, so you just can’t lose! We hope you enjoy this issue and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Advertising in association with Angel Media Telephone: 07890 268167 Email: Design contributions: Shani Hodson Photography Printed by: Tangent Print Services

The Glass House Salford City College’s new training restaurant in Walkden

Louis Vuitton Prize Draw Win a pre-loved designer purse from Worsley Dress Agency


Keeping Business Local Shopping in Monton Village


Christmas Services Listings for the main local churches


Get the Party Look! Festive Hair & Beauty tips


Lose Weight & Get Fit Health & Fitness for 2013


Marriott Competition Win a 6-week leisure membership


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

Clarendon Cottage


The Great Earls History of the Earls of Ellesmere


Business Networking New groups in our local area


What’s On Guide to local activities and events

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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School Enrolling 1,000th Child Clarendon Cottage Preparatory School is close to enrolling its 1,000th pupil since it first opened its doors over 20 years ago. The nursery (still on Clarendon Road, Eccles) was established in 1989, with the belief that every child deserves a first rate education. With that aim in mind they offered a unique day care experience that gave children the opportunity to learn early writing, reading and maths in a well-structured, safe, caring and fun environment. In 1991, the original nursery children had grown and the school was born, with one class of mixed infants housed above the nursery. In 1994, after a devastating fire in the church hall the school had relocated to, everyone moved to an extension of a local nursing home, owned by some parents at the school. This parental dedication and involvement has been a key characteristic of the school, and head teacher Emma Howard believes that strong relationships between home and school are still key, “children will always progress


further, when the home and school work hand in hand”. In 1995, the school bought ‘Hyde Lodge’, and reverted back to its original name ‘Ivy Bank House’. Extensions to the building have enabled the school to expand further with children now attending from the age of 3 to 11 years. The school’s latest Inspection report was rated as ‘Outstanding/Excellent’- the highest ranking possible. Their recent membership into the Independent Schools Association assures quality and academic excellence. The school has a broad curriculum, all year round care, trips and visits and high standards of discipline. Together with exceptional exam results, high acceptance rates into Independent Senior Schools and regularly ranked in the top 100 national Prep Schools in terms of SATs results, it’s easy to see why! Visit the website for our online prospectus, parent testimonials and more information:


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Salford City College Unveils New Training Restaurant:

The Glass House Restaurant Salford City College have unveiled their new training restaurant in style. The Glass House Restaurant, based at the college’s Walkden Sixth Form Centre, Worsley, welcomed special guests to their grand opening on the 8th November 2012. Diners from the Catering and Hospitality industry, local businesses and partners attended, alongside renowned Manchester Chef David Gale of The Hilton Deansgate. On arrival, guests were presented with a bespoke cocktail made especially for the occasion before taking their seats and dining on an exquisite two course fine dining menu prepared by the college’s Catering & Culinary Arts students. Young chefs prepare for the grand opening

Lee Allsup, Head of Catering & Culinary Arts at Salford City College said,

“The grand opening was a wonderful event and we are very grateful to all of our special guests for taking the time to join us and support the new restaurant. At The Glass House Restaurant, we only use the finest, locally produced, seasonal ingredients. All of our dishes are prepared fresh daily and we aim to provide a unique dining experience that is equal to the food and service you would receive in the finest hotels and restaurants. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening and we look forward to them visiting The Glass House Restaurant again in the near future”. To make a booking at The Glass House Restaurant please call Reservations Team: 0161 631 5160 or email:

The Glass House Restaurant is the new training restaurant for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Salford City College, Walkden Sixth Form Centre. At the restaurant we use only the finest, locallyproduced and seasonal ingredients. We offer a unique gourmet dining experience that is equal to the food and service you would receive in the finest hotels and restaurants. Customers will be able to see our students in action through the large viewing window from the restaurant to the kitchen.

Opening Times*



2 course lunch 3 course lunch 3 course dinner inc. coffee Themed Events

Thursday & Friday Orders taken between 12.00pm - 1.00pm

£5.95 £7.95 £14.00 £17.50

Restaurant closes at 2.30pm


Tel: 0161 631 5160 Email:

Restaurant closes at approximately 9.15pm

THE GLASS HOUSE RESTAURANT Walkden Sixth Form Centre Walkden Road Worsley M28 7QD

*Open times are during term time only.


To B o o k A Ta b l e

Wednesday Orders taken between 6.45pm - 7.45pm

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Free Prize Draw! Win a Pre-Loved LOUIS VUITTON PURSE (RRP £330) Worsley Dress Agency


are giving away this gorgeous pre-loved authentic Louis Vuitton purse

If you are a frugal fashionista who loves everything designer, Worsley Dress Agency is the place for you. Bulging with fabulous designer handbags, shoes and accessories at a fraction of their original cost. All our designer pre­loved goods are 100% authentic and hand­picked to meet our high standards and ensure you get the very best quality and affordable brands. We stock everything from Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, offering you up to 70% off RRP!

To enter, complete the details below and drop this form at Worsley Designer Dress Agency, 9A Barton Road, Worsley. Closing date Sat 21st Dec 2012 Winner will be notified and the prize can be collected before Christmas.

Name: Address: Postcode: Tel/Mob: Email:

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Customers can leave their designer goods at agreed prices for up to 2 months, collecting the money when the garment sells, receiving up to 60% from the sale. We only accept designer goods in excellent pre­loved condition, all items must be 100% authentic. It’s a great way for any fashion savvy girl to shop on a budget, a great place to shop for extra special Christmas presents or boost your Christmas kitty by selling a few of your own designer treasures.

Worsley Designer Dress Agency Pre-owned Authentic Designer

Handbags • Shoes • Accessories

Up to 70% off RRP

Tel: 0161 222 0101 9A Barton Road Worsley M28 2D (near Milan Restaurant) Worsley Dress Agency 10 ON OUR DOORSTEP



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Hog Roast Sat 8th December 11am - 2pm

See the whole pig cooked !

Mouthwatering Hog Roast !


with apple sauce and sage & onion stuffing

CHRISTMAS ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN Free Range Turkeys • Venison Steaks & Joints •Beef & Pork Joints Chipolatas • Homemade Stuffing & all the Trimmings! ON OUR DOORSTEP 11

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Keeping Business Local Monton Village In the second of our “Keeping Business Local” features, we focus on Monton Village. As busy people who work and have families, it’s rare we have the luxury of time to explore our local village centres. So our aim is to help make residents aware of how much is available “on our doorstep” from our smaller, independent retailers, before heading off to the large shopping centres and supermarkets. Monton is a busy, vibrant village with a modern twist brought about by the individual boutiques, bistro’s, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and small independents along Monton Road. Like many other villages, Monton has suffered with the downturn in economy, but more uniquely, it has also battled with the local FREE car park being converted to Pay & Display. This has now partly been resolved with a half hour free parking allowance set in place by Salford Council. Many of the shop owners will advise customers of other parking options if you want to stay a little longer!


The longest established boutique Fabric, owned by Leigh James and finalist in Drapers Fashion Retailer of 2012, has held firm through the tough times and her advice to other local businesses is to ensure you have “a strong identity and the integrity to knuckle down and work harder when times get tough. Don’t be intimidated by the high street shops but ensure a strong work ethic and open to suit your customers”. Lady V, Adele’s Bag Heaven and Monton Designer Jewellery are amongst other options for clothes and accessories in Monton. For personal grooming and pampering, several hair salons and beauty parlours line Monton Road, including Twisted Elegance, No 31, Blink Beauty, Beautique, The Powder Room, TH Nails, Village Nails, plus The Academy Trade store that specialises in beauty training. After a wander around the shops or a walk along the loop line, take a break at one of the cafes or delis. Options include The Coffee House, Ivy Deli, Playfoots and Selo Deli. For kids there’s

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Louis’ Ice Cream Parlour, open whatever the weather! If you prefer a traditional pub, there are several, all offering slightly different atmospheres to regulars and visitors alike. For lunch or dinner, you are spoilt for choice with an array of restaurants and take aways, including Leo’s Pizzeria, Blacksticks, Felicini’s, Passage To India, Nani, and Crompton’s at The Waterside overlooking the canal. The diversity of what Monton has to offer is highlighted with Loulabelles the florist, a choice of grocery shops, an off-license and Celebrations and Cake Creations. With these to hand you have all you need to throw a great party! You will also find a spectrum of professional services such as Smiths Opticians, Bridgfords Funerals, On The Green Interior Designers, Chiropodists, Physiotherapists, Chemists, Vets and even Yoga and Pilates run by Sadhana Ali. Underlying Monton, there is a strong sense of community. At Christmas and summer the residents and local businesses get together to

host a fantastic Christmas Light Switch On and Fair, plus the Monton Summer Festival where local businesses line the streets with stalls selling food, gifts, fashion, jewellery etc... Events are organised by the Monton Village Community Association (MCVA), who also work closely with the council to make Monton a clean and thriving place to live and work. City West Housing Trust has just launched their 'Love Fruit and Veg' scheme in Monton, which provides fresh produce at affordable prices to the community. Sourced in the North West, costs are kept low and customers collect their orders from Ivy Deli - a great example of using local suppliers and supporting local business! Hopefully, you now have an insight into the wide range of services available in Monton, and will be inspired to take a trip down there soon and discover for yourself what is fully on offer. For a more comprehensive business listing and to find out what else is happening in Monton, visit Written by Louise Adkin


Christmas Arrangements & Wreaths • Modern • Traditional • Weddings • Funerals T: 0161 707 6808 165 Monton Road, Monton, M30 9GS FOR ADVERTISING OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0161 790 2504


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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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Fairmount Road, Swinton

CHRISTMAS FAIR Sat 1st December • 2-4pm

Stalls•Raffle•Tombola•Cakes•Refreshments•Prizes Meet FATHER CHRISTMAS! Entry £1 (free for children) plus Fri 14th December 7.30pm

BROADOAK PTA FASHION SHOW CLOTHES / BAGS / JEWELLERY Available to buy on the night! Tickets on sale from School: £3.50

Christmas Services December 2012

ST MARK’S, WORSLEY Sun 9th Sun 16th Sun 23rd Mon 24th Mon 24th Tue 25th Tue 25th

10.30am 6.30pm 6.30pm 4.00pm 11.30pm 8.00am 10.30am

Toy Service (all ages) Christingle Service (all ages) Festival of Nine Lessons Crib Service with Carols Midnight Communion Holy Communion with Carols Holy Communion with Carols

Roe Green Church’s Carol Service this year will have the added extra of an attempt on the World Record for the number of singers performing the same five Carols in different venues, at the same time. The attempt organised by Premier Christian Radio, who already have the record set last Christmas, involves hundreds of Churches throughout the country. The Service will be a community event with refreshments after, so please do join us!

SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER, 6.30PM Roe Green Church, Worsley, M28 2RN


9th 16th 16th 23rd 25th

10.45am 10.45am 6.30pm 10.45am 10.30am

Toy Service Family Christmas Service Carol Service Nativity from a new viewpoint Christmas Day Service

ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, ELLENBROOK Sun 2nd Sun 16th Sun 16th Mon 24th Mon 24th Tue 25th

9.30am 9.30am 4.00pm 4.00pm 11.30pm 9.30am

Toy Service Family Service, Holy Communion Carol Service (and mince pies) Crib Service with Carols Midnight Mass Holy Communion with Carols


Bridal Elegance Tel: 0161 637 5454 147 Worsley Road,Winton, Eccles, Manchester, M30 8LY


11.15am 11.15am

Toy Service Family Service, Holy Communion

ST PAUL’S, MONTON Sun 9th Tue 11th Sun 23rd Mon 24th Mon 24th Tue 25th

11.00am 7.30pm 6.30pm 4.00pm 11.30pm 10.00am

Christingle Family Service Mothers’ Union Carol Service St. Paul’s Carol Service Crib Service Midnight Communion Holy Communion


Stockist of Amanda Wyatt, Phoenix Gowns and Sincerity Plus Bridal Gowns (Sizes up to UK 32) Bridesmaid dresses by Amanda Wyatt & Forever Yours Formal Menswear Hire by Cameron Ross We also stock a range of Crystal Bouquets, Bridal Accessories & Lingerie, Communion Wear, Christening Wear, Mother of the Bride and Groom Outfits 16 ON OUR DOORSTEP

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Worsley Golf Club Weddings • Christenings • Parties • Societies • Conferences • Funerals Why not hold your event in our elegant function room? We’ll help you create a menu tailored to your own personal requirements and our experienced staff will ensure you truly have an event to remember And room hire is free for any booking which includes catering

Stableford Ave, Monton Green, Eccles, Manchester, M30 8AP Tel: 0161 789 4202 | Email:|

Why not stock up your fridge & freezer for Christmas... all at “Wholesale” prices!? We’ve offered the very finest & freshest quality food products to the catering trade for 35 years… now we are open to the public!! Visit our Cash ’n’ Carry in Eccles for great choice & value:

Fresh & Frozen Pork, Beef, Turkey, Chicken & Lamb Bacon n Sliced Cooked Meats n Pork Pies n Sausages RINGWOOD MARKETING Delta House • Chadwick Road • Eccles • M30 0WU Tel: 0161 707 4767 • PLEASE REMEMBER TO MENTION ON OUR DOORSTEP WHEN RESPONDING TO ADVERTS


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GET THE LOOK THIS PARTY SEASON The Festive Party season has begun ! Preparing for your Christmas or New Year party can be a mammoth task, but also a lot of fun. It is no longer a case of just buying an outfit and doing your make-up, but a whole host of preparations from facials, teeth whitening and tanning, to hair styling, nails and make-up! If you are looking for inspiration for this season’s party events, we have teamed up with local experts to show you some key trends for 2012!

Trends and Tips

Sparkling Eyes

MAKE-UP Forget the natural look and say no to those nude shades. The party season is all about daring to have fun with colour and flair. Create a dramatic and eye-catching effect! n For the eyes, the secret to wearing bright colours is in the blending. Add colour gradually to build intensity, and blend using a soft brush between applications. Or, try taking a basic grey eye shadow and infuse it with flecks of gold, purple or green, but contain it between the lid and the crease. n Add some shimmer to create a beautiful glow - sweep glittering powder over your cheekbones, below your brow bone and on the inner corner of your eyes (pink based highlighter for light skin, golden tones for darker skin). n Black liner swept across the top lid makes a bold yet elegant statement that needs little else. n Lips should be striking. Try deep red or burgundy (for darker skins) or cooler reds (for pale skins).

by Blink Beauty, Monton Add some extra sparkle to your night! Blink Beauty suggests a full face make-up application including colour blend on the eyes. Here, gold dust and warm parfait colours are used with a sheer black liner over the lid. Semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions create an eye-catching effect, plus jewels add that extra special touch! These are optional but can be quite the thing this festive season! At Blink Beauty, make-up application starts from £20, and a full set of lashes are £35. See below for their special festive package!

PARTY HAIR Beautiful glossy hair is a must if you want your hair to look healthy and groomed. n Up-dos are the ultimate makeover for the party season. Choose a sleek and stylish classic up-do or a looser tousled one. n The ponytail is having a high fashion moment this season too! FOR ADVERTISING OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0161 790 2504

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Fra me Your Face by La Bonita Beauty, Ellenbrook Brows & Eyelashes! Eyebrows are very important features. They help define bone structure and provide a natural frame for the face. Having shapely brows is essential if you want to achieve a more sculpted and youthful look. Tinting the eyelashes will enhance and define the eyes and avoids the need for mascara! La Bonita recommends their “Eye Trio” package consisting of:- Eyebrow Shape, Eyebrow Tint and Eyelash Tint or extensions. Eyebrows are given definition, by using tint, waxing and tweezing. Eyelashes are tinted creating a thicker and longer appearance, or eyelash extensions are available. The treatment takes only 20 minutes, but last for weeks. Eyelash extensions may last for less, depending on how they are cared for. The “Eye Trio” costs just £18.

Party Nails by The Nail Studio Festive and Fun! Nails are now a must to complete the look. Award-winning “The Nail Studio” present two unique designs:A perfect Acrylic nail for that Little Black Dress. These nails have been encased with our most popular glitter (disco ball) with some hand painting to finish the effect.

The classic Forever French Acrylic Nail, loved by all, perfectly suited to any outfit... with a little Christmas 3D Nail Art! The Nail Studio is offering readers 10% off! ON OUR DOORSTEP 21

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Vintage Hair-Up Style by No.31 Salon, Monton ‘Tis the party season and that means big hair and party dresses. Vintage style hair-ups are very current and here at No.31 Salon we specialise in big party hair. The vertical roll dates back to the 1940's and is usually worn at the back of the head. Here is our step by step guide to create your own festive look:1. Prep the hair by drying mousse into it 2. Back comb the hair at the roots 3. Brush and smooth the hair over to one side at the back 4. Criss cross kirby grips up the head from the nape to the crown securing the hair to one side 5. Turn the loose hair up and around ensuring it covers all the grips 6. Secure your roll with grips 7. This is a classic look. The roll should sit tight to the head shape. You can decorate this or change the fringe section. No.31 salon is offering hair-ups and blow dries for £15 during the Christmas period. We have a very relaxed atmosphere with huge swept mirrors on bare brick walls overlooking Monton Green. Tel: 0161 789 8982 | | 5 Monton Green, M30 9LE See the new vintage clothing line from SOUP (Shop of Unusual Pieces) at No.31 Salon. There is a selection of vintage cocktail & party dresses, perfect for Christmas, especially if you want to stand out from the crowd! Visit | Call Sally 07813 347814


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Worsley Laser Clinic at The Worsley Clinics 2A Ackerley House • Forrester St Roe Green • Worsley • M28 2JL

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Look Good & Feel Good this Winter! with Make-Up by Design

Beat the winter blues and achieve a healthy summer glow this festive season with Make­Up by Design’s remedy of a Sienna X Tan and Laser Teeth Whitening. To help you get started they are offering you some fantastic deals! Over recent years, tanning has become just as important as hair and make-up for Christmas and New Year parties. Sienna X develop industry-leading fake tan products, formulating top-of-the-range sprays that can create a tan that looks as natural (if not better) than a tan in the sun. Customers can obtain sun-kissed natural looking tan without the inherent dangers associated with sun tans and sun beds...letting you look healthy all year round! It’s quick (only takes 10 minutes), safe and moisturises as well as giving you a healthy looking skin-tone. Sienna X brand was born in 2008 and has since gone on to become one of the most loved tanning ranges by professionals and celebrities alike. It is the official sponsor of the Brit Awards and Strictly Come Dancing.

LASER TEETH WHITENING Lightning White Laser teeth whitening is one our most popular treatments. In only one hour, discoloration that has built up over the years will magically disappear. The Lightning White treatment provides dramatic results for anyone who wants to whiten their teeth. This includes people with teeth that have been stained by smoking or by substances such as coffee or tea. It consists of three, 20 minute applications of whitening gel and laser light. These three sessions are completed in a 1-hour session so you can walk away from the treatment with a dramatically whiter smile. Our system causes no sensitivity. Teeth whitening is suitable even on crowns and will result in a whiter, brighter smile!


Jorgie Porter from Hollyoaks:“I love Sienna X Tan, it’s the only spray tan I ever use, it’s a wonderful product”

Sienna Spray Tan £15 Lightning White Teeth £60 (normally £99)

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Tel: 0161 790 9393 Mob: 07810767534 131a Greenleach Lane Roe Green, M28 2RS Follow us on ON OUR DOORSTEP 23

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Swimming Franchise Puddle Ducks Celebrates 10 years with a Rebrand Launched in 2002 by friends and new mums, Tracy Townend and Jo Stone, Puddle Ducks was one of the first baby swimming companies in the UK – a time when baby swimming was a fairly new concept. Having enjoyed significant success growing the business across Cheshire, they franchised Puddle Ducks in 2007, with a network now covering 40 territories across the UK and teaching over 5,000 children a week. To mark the achievement, Puddle Ducks has undergone a total rebrand, which sees the main character, Puddle the Duck, grow up a little, and we also meet his other family members. “We really wanted the new design to capture the welcoming, fun, fresh and nurturing family environment that we have carefully created over the last decade, with a little nod to the aquatic world,” said Tracy.


Jo added, “We’re so proud of Puddle Ducks and all that our franchisees and teachers have helped us achieve. Ten years have flown by and we feel incredibly honoured that both the quality of our classes and franchise offering are recognised as market-leading.” Puddle Ducks offers swimming lessons from aquanatal classes to children 10 years of age, taught by carefully selected and highly trained, welcoming teachers who know how to get the very best out of every individual. Jo Gribben runs the East Lancs franchise and runs local classes at:• Worsley Marriott Hotel • Springwood Primary School, Swinton • Bodywise Health Club, Farnworth Jo Gribben - local franchisee

For more details contact Jo:Tel: 01257 262622. Email:


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At Hair Eden, we offer a personal, friendly yet professional service in a modern, relaxing salon in picturesque Roe Green l Over

25 years expertise l Trained & experienced stylists l Specialist knowledge in hair colour

Christmas Gift Sets • Tangle Teezers Great Stocking Filler products & FREE Gift Wrapping

New Anti-Frizz Treatment “Kebelo” available Lasts for 100 days! Vacancy for a NEW TRAINEE

Tel: 0161 790 3434 Open: Mon - 9 am to 5.30pm, Tues to Fri - 9am to 6pm | Sat - 8 am to 4 pm

117 Greenleach Lane | Roe Green | Worsley | M28 2RS ON OUR DOORSTEP 25

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Aequitas Legal keeps its six point promise to clients…. Clients come first with legal firm with local roots Personal injury claim satisfaction levels in the local area have soared thanks to the support of Aequitas Legal.

Six point promise Committed to getting the best results for clients on a “no win, no fee” basis, the local business works to a six point promise which is made up of the following points: n Do what they say they’ll do n Respond when customers need help n Keep customers informed n Ensure customers understand n Look from a customer’s perspective n Exceed all service expectations Local Ellenbrook resident, Vice-President of Manchester Law Society and Managing Partner of the business, Sucheet Amin has practiced in personal injury law for 13 years. He believes that the sensitive approach they use is what helps Aequitas Legal stand out from a crowd. Sucheet said “We’re fully committed to providing the best possible standard of service. Our six point promise compliments a range of other area’s in our business, such as our Smartphone app, “inCase” and our ongoing commitment to staff training and development. With so many personal injury companies in the market, we know that getting customer satisfaction right would enable organic growth through local recommendations and referrals.”

DEDICATED Aequitas Legal founder Sucheet Amin

“truth and justice”. So in or order to continually fulfill their service promise, the business ensures that its team possesses a number of characteristics including: reliability, open mindedness, resilience, ambition and approachability.

Clients come first The team makes it their responsibility to keep in regular contact with their customers throughout the claims process. Nick Harrison, a solicitor at Aequitas Legal who lives in Walkden said, “At three distinct points in the claims process, we always send out a “client promise” questionnaire asking customers to rate our performance on the six promises and invite additional feedback. From the influx of recent testimonials we have received, along with a satisfaction rate of 93%, the six point promise appears to be a great success.” ..........................................................................................

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Health & Fitness

Lose Weight & Get Fit! ...the top New Year’s Resolutions every year! Without fail, every year the Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions include “losing weight” and “getting fit”. Research shows that most people will give up their Resolutions just nine days after they were made. I’m not sure I even last nine days! So if you are like me, these tips may help you stick to them a bit longer and achieve some results! Top tips:

1. Set Realistic Goals. Lose 1­2 pounds a week. Eat healthier but make small changes to your diet at a time. 2. Get Support from family & friends. Share your goals and ask them to protect you from potential setbacks ie. don’t leave junk food around the house! 3. Ease Into Exercise ­ take breaks & walks with friends. Aim for 30 mins 2­3 times a week and build it up. 4. Prioritise Your Health. Balance it with your busy lifestyle. Make time to exercise, plan out your meals, have less takeaways & choose healthily in restaurants.

Fantastic Facilities On Our Doorstep! To get fit, look no further than your local area. There’s a whole host of classes and facilities available. 1. Do It For Free - what about walking, running or cycling in the fantastic woods, along the loopline or local parks. Take your kids and have some energetic fun on a regular basis, or just play in the park together. It’s a great way to instill a healthier lifestyle and they

will appreciate that family time. Salford Health Improvement Team run organised classes and activities for children, adults and families. 2. Pay As You Go - Check out local community centres, church halls, Fit City and schools for a multitude of classes to suit all people and ages. From something leisurely, like swimming, yoga, pilates or even Tea Dances, to the more energetic dance/ Zumba classes. Learn a skill or take up a hobby such as Martial Arts or Dancing. The advantage being, you can vary your exercise regime and change it if you don’t like it! 3. Regular Commitment - You may be suited to something more structured like a gym or personal trainer. Choose to suit your budget. Local facilties include the Marriott, Total Fitness, Fit City, Ladies Gym, MU Personal Fitness, or even PT online! 4. Slimming Classes - We are blessed with an array of diet and fitness clubs such as Rosemary Conley, Slimming World, and Community Wellness Challenge at MU Fitness. So, now you have the tools, you just need the will and the motivation. Ditch the excuses in 2013 and let’s see if we can make our resolutions last a lot longer than 9 days!

Salford Health Improvement Service “Running activities & projects that focus on particular health issues and needs identified as a priority for you area” KEEPING WELL (6 week course) Boothstown Community Centre Help individuals make successful changes and adopt healthier lifestyles. Starts: Wed 16th January, 4.00-5.30pm STOP SMOKING SUPPORT SESSION (8 week course) Roe Green Church To help people achieve their New Year’s resolutions! Starts: Thu 17th January, 12.00-1.00pm THE GOOD OLD DAYS (8 week course) Roe Green Church Active social group - take part in activities of days gone by: grow your own, make and mend & tea dances. Starts: Thu 17th January, 3.00-4.00pm 32 ON OUR DOORSTEP

ADULT/FAMILY BIKE RIDES Roe Green Church Open to families in school holidays for children aged 8yrs+. Starts: Fri 18th January, 10.30-12.00pm COOKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS (7 week course) Boothstown Community Centre Starts: Mon 21st January, 2.00-3.30pm. WALKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS (8 week course) Beesley Green Community Centre This session is suitable for all levels of fitness. Starts: Tues 22nd January, 10.00-11.30am

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Competition! Win a SIX WEEK Leisure Club Membership at Worsley Marriott To promote Health & Fitness in 2013 and kick­start your New Year, we have teamed up with Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club, to offer one lucky reader a 6­week membership to their Leisure Club.

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The Earls of Ellesmere - Part 2

THE GREAT EARLS On the death of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater (the "Canal Duke") in 1803, the Dukedom and his other titles became extinct. Unmarried and with no direct heir, his immense wealth however, remained Francis Egerton (1736­1803) 3rd Duke of Bridgewater safe within the family. The Duke had formed the “Bridgewater Trust” which made his nephew, the Marquess of Stafford, the Beneficiary and after him the Marquess’s second son, Lord Francis Leveson-Gower, on the condition that Lord Francis changed his surname to Egerton. So whilst Lord Francis's elder brother went on to be the Duke of Sutherland, Lord Francis did not do too badly himself. The fate of younger sons was usually the Church or the Army. This one became the beneficiary of a great fortune! So it was that the Egertons returned to Worsley, to resume an association that had existed for almost 300 years. THE 1ST EARL - LORD FRANCIS EGERTON Lord Francis, born in 1800 came into his inheritance in 1833 and proved to be a great rarity for his time - an aristocrat with a social conscience! He had entered Parliament in 1822 (only 22 years old!) and later Francis Egerton (1800­1857) occupied a number of 1st Earl of Ellesmere senior positions. He became Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1828 and was one of the champions of Catholic Emancipation in 1829. He supported Free Trade years before it was legislated and also the founding of London University to provide educational opportunity to a much wider spectrum of the population. In 1835, he brought his family to Worsley, which had become a blighted mining and industrial area with an impoverished population. Very few aristocrats would have chosen to live in such a place but Lord Francis's family intended to live 36 ON OUR DOORSTEP

Worsley New Hall built in the 1840’s.

"In the midst of their duties and responsibilities". He and his wife Harriet set about those responsibilities with typical Victorian zeal. Harnessing his wealth he began building. Firstly, the family home, the magnificent New Hall designed by famous architect Edward Blore, was built close to the old Duke’s "Brick Hall" (demolished 1845), in Middlewood. Its gardens, terraced with fountains and fashionable formal "parterre" flower designs, created by William Nesfield, descended to a lake with an island and "grotto". The New Hall itself was in the Tudor style, four stories high and covering a wide area. It contained many gracious rooms and its grandeur later attracted visits from Queen Victoria, King Edward Vll, Benjamin Disraeli and the Duke of Wellington. The Egertons did not neglect their workers, tenants and the local population. To address their spiritual needs they built and endowed St. Marks Church in Worsley and St. Pauls in Walkden, together with their associated schools. They banned the employment of women and children in the coal mines, established a Domestic Servants School for women, opened a Medical Dispensary and a Reading Room. They introduced night-school classes for the estate workers and, a startling innovation, a non-contributory pension scheme. St Mary's Park was built as a recreational facility for the population. Lord Francis was elevated to the Peerage in 1846 with the revived titles of 1st Earl of Ellesmere

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Ellesmere's "Journal of a Tour to the Holy Land”. He translated French and German plays, romances and histories and even found time to be President of the Royal Geographical Society, Rector of Aberdeen University, Trustee of the National Gallery, President of the Royal Asiatic Society! This enlightened man died in 1857 at Bridgewater House in London, but was returned to Worsley for burial at St Marks, the church that he founded. Many monuments were built in his memory. The official one, a 132ft spire, was erected on Leigh Road, where it towered above the trees for many years. Now reduced in stature, it is enclosed in the back garden of a house. He commissioned his shooting lodge the "Aviary" in Worsley Woods, the “The Old Nick” and Worsley Courthouse. Lady Harriet, who passed away in 1866, also has her memorial, the "Eleanor" Cross in Walkden. Both official memorials were paid for by a grateful public subscription. SUBSEQUENT EARLS:2nd Earl: George Egerton (1857-1862) Lord Francis and Lady Harriet had eleven children. Their first son George Egerton became the 2nd Earl, but survived his father by only 5 years. 3rd Earl: Francis Egerton (1862-1914) George’s eldest son Francis inherited his title at the young age of 15. Francis was a soldier. He served in the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, the 40th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps and became Honorary Colonel of the Manchester Regiment in 1891. During his time as Earl, the Bridgewater Trust expired in 1903 and the Egertons were no longer Beneficiaries of a trust but owners of all they surveyed. Already the famous canal of the Duke had been sold, now much more began to go. The New Hall was seldom used, the last family visit was in 1913. It’s maintenance began to suffer and the famous gardens were neglected.

4th Earl: John Egerton (1914-1944) The 3rd Earl died in 1914 and was succeeded by John his eldest son. In the same year the Hall was offered for use as a hospital for wounded officers from the Great War and the family never returned thereafter. Instead, in 1920, the Hall was stripped of all its finery; Soldiers on the terrace garden at Worsley Hall Red Cross Hospital in 1921 all its residual furniture was sold and it was seriously considered for demolition. A final profit was squeezed from the ancestral coal mines which had built the family fortune. A column of coal seam lay beneath the New Hall, which had been left to support the building. Most of it was extracted but the Hall remained intact. How the old Duke and his nephew must have turned in their graves! The Hall survived, empty and desolate, until World War II when it again served as a billet for soldiers, this time Americans. However, in 1947 a fire took place and the owners, Bridgewater Estates, decided on complete demolition. It was razed to ground level for a mere £2,000. The once beautiful gardens, their terrace retaining walls removed, surrendered to Nature and the rampant growth of a virtual jungle. And what became of the Earls? 5th Earl: John Sutherland Egerton (1944-2000) In 1944, the 4th Earl was succeeded by his son, John Sutherland Egerton as the 5th Earl. In 1963, his distant relative the Duke of Sutherland died and he succeeded to the Title as 6th Duke also. In 2000 he died, again leaving no direct heir, but again the extended family came to the rescue. 6th Earl: Francis Ronald Egerton (2000 to date) Francis was the great great grandson of the benevolent 1st Earl. He succeeded as 7th Duke and 6th Earl of Ellesmere. In 2009 he appeared in the "Sunday Times Rich List" as 107th wealthiest person in Britain. His fortune, an estimated £480m in art and land. The bulk of that descended from the old Duke of Bridgewater; from the "black gold" dug from the earth of Worsley and carried on his Canal and the great works of art that he so wisely bought with his profits...

Written by John Kirwin PART 3 - THE HALL RESTORED [FebMar13 issue] ON OUR DOORSTEP 37

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Local Business Networking In an effort to promote the growth & development of local business communities, formalised business networking groups have become very popular - three new local groups have been set up this year...

WORSLEY ROTARY CLUB Mondays, 6.45am (fortnightly) Worsley Novotel, Worsley Meetings are intended to provide local businesses a forum to promote their goods & services to each other in an informal environment on a regular basis, building lasting relationships founded on trust, the very essence of long term business development. Events over the last few months have been well supported and given attendees very real business opportunities. For more details:Trevor Jenkins 07757 691143 or email


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Wednesdays, 7.30pm @ the John Gilbert, Worsley (fortnightly) Run social events and small community projects. The group is for businesses and professional people, but more focussed on social networking and charity projects. There is no cost to join. For more information contact:Michelle Hall 07977 297148 or email

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What’s On


Community Events WORSLEY CHRISTMAS FAIR Worsley Courthouse Worsley Village Community Association Variety of stalls. Fundraising for the Christmas lights. Sun 2nd December 11.00am Free entry WORSLEY TOWNSWOMENS GUILD Worsley Court House Christmas Party! Places must be booked in advance. 3 course meal and entertainment by the Mancunian Singers

Mon 3rd December 6.15pm £18.50 Sheila Mayall - 0161 799 1845 QUIZ NIGHT Worsley Courthouse Worsley Village Community Association Teams of up to six can enter. Fundraising for the Christmas lights. Wed 5th December 7.00pm £3.00 per person ELLENBROOK CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS SWITCH ON Ellenbrook Village Meet on the village green next to the Coop for the switch on. Then afterwards in the Red Lion for mulled wine, mince pies and much more. Sun 9th December 4.30pm CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Roe Green Church Hall Join Friends of Roe Green. Celebrate Christmas with The Eccles Community Choir. Refreshments and mince pies! Wed 12th December 2.00 pm (incl refreshments & Raffle) £2.00 per person Pauline: 0161 790 3166


BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN: CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE St Paul’s Church, Monton The Manchester & Salford Group invites you, your family and friends to a Christmas Carol Service with Monton Voices, St Paul’s Choir and opera singer Nataliya KompaniyetsJouri. Festive refreshments & raffle. Thu 13th December 7.00pm Free Pat - 0161 789 1810 Barbara - 0161 790 3373 BRASS BAND CONCERT St Mary the Virgin, Ellenbrook Brass Band and Christmas Music at the church by the Ellenbrook and Boothstown Brass Band. Pasties, Peas and Wine served! Thu 13th December 7.30pm £7.00 0161 790 7040 CHRISTMAS CONCERT Winton Park, Sutherland Street Join the Friend's of Winton Park for a festive sing-a-long in the park. Tue 18th December 6.30 - 7.30pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 CAROLS IN THE PARK Victoria Park, Swinton Mince pies, warm drinks, snow and Santa. Dress up warm and come along to Victoria Park's Christmas Concert for a sing-a-long with Walkden & Farnworth Brass Band. Fri 21st December 6.30 - 7.30pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE  MEETINGS Open meetings where local residents can influence neighbourhood decisions:Little Hulton & Walkden James Brindley Primary School Mon 10th December, 6.00pm Vincent Nash - 0161 779 8071 Swinton Venue TBC Tue 15th January, 6:15pm Marie Shields - 0161 607 1961 Worsley & Boothstown Boothstown Community Centre Wed 23rd January, 7.00pm Karen Smith - 0161 790 4562 MVCA MONTHLY MEETINGS Monton House Hotel Monton Village Community Assoc. A local group of residents and businesses working together to improve Monton as a place to live and work. Everyone welcome. Last Tuesday of every month 7.00pm Email:

Family Activities VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Salford Museum and Art Gallery A weekend of festivities: Visit Father Christmas, buy handmade gifts at our craft fair, see Lark Hill Place beautifully decorated for Christmas and buy sweets from Mr Tomlinson's shop! Crafts, activities and festive treats for children. Music provided by Eccles Brass Band (Sat), Monton Voices (Sun). Sat 1st - Sun 2nd December 1.00 - 4.45pm Free entry, £3.50 to visit Santa Tel: 0161 778 0800

WORSLEY TOWNSWOMENS GUILD Worsley Court House Join us for our monthly meeting. Guest speaker: Mr G Scargill Topic: Leonard Bernstein - Beyond West Side Story. All visitors welcome. Mon 7th January 7.30pm £1.50 includes refreshments Sheila Mayall - 0161 799 1845 FOR ADVERTISING OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0161 790 2504

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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET Lowry Outlet Mall Bringing the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas to Salford Quays. This magical, family event will boast unique decorated stalls selling artisan food, gifts and fashion. Live music from local brass bands and choirs. Dickensian street performers and traditional carousel. Thu 6th to Sun 9th December 11.00am (all day) Free entry Tel: 0161 848 1850 MUSIC FOR A WINTER EVENING Ordsall Hall Museum BBC Philharmonic brass quartet will perform seasonal favourites in the atmospheric surroundings of the Great Hall. Booking essential. Fri 7th December 8.00 - 9.00pm £2.50 including free mince pie Tel: 0161 872 0251 A WINTER WONDERLAND Beesley Green Community Centre Crafts, stalls, refreshments, children's face painting and children will be able to visit Father Christmas. Sun 9th December 1.00 - 4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 790 6124 MAPAS CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE CONCERTS Moorside High School, Swinton Salford Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS) is hosting a musical spectacular at the MAPAS Arts Centre at the school. Demonstrating the talents of young people in Salford right across the musical spectrum. Mon 10th - Thu 13th December 7.15pm £3.00, £2.00 for concession Tel: 0161 778 0256 KINGFISHER KIDS Clifton Country Park Activities for families with children aged 5-12. Outdoors and indoors so wear suitable clothes for weather. Sat 15th Dec - Making Decorations Sat 19th January 2.00pm - 4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

BIRD FEEDERS Worsley Woods, Beesley Green Come along and make a bird feeder to take home or put up in the woods. Sat 5th January 1.00 - 2.30pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 TUDORS LIVE! Ordsall Hall Museum Meet some of the characters of Ordsall Hall at our regular Tudor’s Live! Have a go at some Tudor activities. Fun for all the family. Sun 6th January 1.00 - 4.00pm Free Tel: 0161 872 0251

Kids Activities TINY TOTS RAMBLERS Clifton Country Park A walk for young children and their parents or carers. Themed walks with refreshments after. Every Friday (except 28th Dec) 10.15 - 11.30am Free Tel: 0161 793 4219 OPEN STUDIO: CREATIVE SESSIONS Imperial War Museum North Creative activities and fun exploring wartime themes - stories, artefact handling and making your own souvenir. Drop in sessions. All ages. Every Saturday 11.00am - 12.30pm 3.00pm - 4.30pm Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 STORYTIME Imperial War Museum North Interactive story sessions using family friendly resources ranging from puppets, sounds and smells to archive pictures and replica objects. Saturdays: 10.30, 1.30pm & 2.30pm Sundays: 11.30am Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 WHAT A PERFORMANCE: SAVING LIVES Imperial War Museum North Special family friendly performances dramatising stories of wartime adventure. Theme - frontline medicine. Sat 1st and Sun 9th December, 11.15am, 12.15, 1.15 & 2.15pm Free Tel: 0161 836 4000

BUMPTY BEAR Imperial War Museum North Take part in this new family friendly storytelling session about Bumpty Bear and his adventures around The Quays. Learn how friendship and first aid keep this clumsy character smiling. (Ideal ages 5 and under) Sat 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29th December 10.30am Free Tel: 0161 836 4000 TUDORS CHRISTMAS LIVE! Ordsall Hall Museum Have a go at some Tudor Christmas activities! Come and make a child friendly stained glass Christmas window using perspex in our special workshop. Suitable for ages 8yrs+ Sun 2nd December 1.00 - 4.00pm (No need to book) £4.00 per person Tel: 0161 872 0251 UNDER 5’s DOODLE TOTS The Lowry Enjoy painting, sticking and making your own works of art in this colourful workshop. For ages 2½ - 4½. Fri 7th December Fri 18th January 10–10.45am | 11.15-12.00pm £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) Tel: 0843 208 6000 SATURDAY PLAYHOUSE The Lowry A range of exciting art activities for young artists and their families. From drawing to print making to model making each time there is something new to do. 5-11yrs. Sat 8th & 22nd December Sat 12th & 26th January 11.00am - 12.30pm £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) Tel: 0843 208 6000 YOU’RE A STAR! Victoria Park Make a star garland & pine cone baubles to decorate your Christmas tree. Meet in the veteran’s hut near the tennis courts. Sat 15th December 10.30am - 12.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219


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UNDER 5’s – TINY TOT TALES The Lowry Come along on this magical journey through books and stories and meet some interesting characters along the way. For ages 2½ - 4½. Fri 21st December 10–10.45am | 11.15-12.00pm £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) Tel: 0843 208 6000

TREE CREATURES Victoria Park Use your imagination to make your own wintery creature to hide in a tree in the park or take home to put in your garden. All materials provided. Sat 19th January 10.30am - 12.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

WORSLEY WOODS SALFORD VOLUNTARY RANGERS Beesley Green Community Centre Join the Ranger and help with practical conservation work. Sat 8th December Sat 12th January 10.00am - 12.30pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

UNDER 5'S FIRST STEPS The Lowry Let your little ones explore their creativity in this fun dance session. Suitable for ages 2½ - 4½. Fri 11th & 25th January 10am-10.45am | 11am-11.45am £3.50 (£1.75 Salford residents) Tel: 0843 208 6000

PARKRUN Parrin Lane, Monton Join our weekly Worsley Woods 5k Parkrun. Free, timed 5k run for all levels. Every Saturday, 9.00am Free

STEPPING STONES WALK Worsley Woods A step beyond a Health Walk. For more confident walkers who want to explore the area. Wed 12th December 10.00am - 12.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

LITTLE BOOK WORMS AND MORNING MOVERS Roe Green Church Story time and activity session for toddlers. Weekly sessions run by Salford Health Improvement Team. Starts Wed 16th January 11.00am - 12.15pm Free Tel: 0800 952 1000

SALFORD VOLUNTARY RANGERS Blackleach Country Park and Clifton Country Park Meet at the Visitor Centre. Help carry out regular conservation tasks. Every Tuesday - Blackleach Every Thursday - Clifton (not 27 Dec) 10.00am - 3.00pm Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

HEALTH WALK Blackleach Country Park and Clifton Country Park One hour gentle walk led by volunteers. Meet at Visitor Centre. Every Thursday 10.00-11.00am (Blackleach) 10.12-11.15am (Clifton) Free Tel: 0161 793 4219

Outdoor & Fitness

Details are correct at the time of publishing. However, it is advisable to check with the venue prior to attending.


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It’s hard to believe, but 1 in 3 children in Greater Manchester lives in poverty and will not receive a visit from Santa this year. Please please help to make lots of local children happy this Christmas and drop off a new toy at one of our collection points:­

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Community Noticeboard 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

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Libraries Worsley Village Swinton Walkden Boothstown

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Healthcare The Sides Medical Centre Ellenbrook Medical Centre Boothstown Medical Centre Monton Medical Centre

794 1604 703 9091 (0844) 477 3276 (0844) 815 1147

Schools St. Marks C.E. Primary School Broadoak Primary School Bridgewater School Boothstown Methodist Primary St Andrews Boothstown Primary Monton Green Primary School Ellenbrook Community Primary Moorside High School Walkden High School

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PLAY FACTORE WINNERS! In the OctNov12 issue we ran a competition for 3 families to win FREE passes to the play centre. The lucky winners were:­

• BEVERLEY HILL, SWINTON • THERESA JERVIS, WALKDEN • WENDY JONES, SWINTON Congratulations and we hope you have a great time!

Moorfield Over 60’s Choir Are looking for new recruits A long established Choir with a professional Conductor and Pianist Meet Mondays 1.30 to 3pm Community Room, Moorfield Close, Swinton

Contact Pat: 0161 790 3151 ON OUR DOORSTEP 49

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Business Directory BEAUTY & NAIL SALONS

Loulabelle’s Flowers.............................13



Education Matters.................................7 Kip McGrath.....................................28-29 Kumon.....................................................43

Blink Beauty.............................................20 La Bonita Beauty....................................21 Make-Up by Design.............................23 The Nail Studio......................................21 Worsley Laser Clinic.............................22

Bridgford & Sons.................................14 Broadoak Funerals................................24


Lancashire Plank Furniture................39 Living Rooms.........................................38

Lars Zollinger Butchers.......................11 Ringwood Marketing...........................17




Minors Garden Centre........................38

Selo Deli...................................................15 The Coffee House.................................13


RESTAURANTS Leo’s Ristorante.....................................15 Passage to India....................................51 Zest............................................................47

SELF STORAGE Ready Steady Store................................2


Chips Away..............................................25

Hair Eden.................................................25 No.31 Salon............................................22 Lawlors......................................................11 Twisted Elegance...................................15




Aqua Babies..............................................4 Puddleducks....................................24-25 Urban Stage..............................................7

Andrea Graham Podiatry...................35 inTouch Personal Training.................34 MU Fitness...............................................33 Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness.......5 Smiths Opticians...................................14 Svelte Body.......................................30-31 Slimming World.....................................34 Worsley Physio Clinic..........................35 UltraSlimClinics........................................1

Marriott Leisure Club...........................35 Worsley Golf Club.................................17




A&C Hardware & Gifts.................18-19

ADE Plumbing & Heating..................43 AJ Prady Decorators............................48 Bath Solutions........................................43 Classic Driveways..................................39 Home Repairs & Maintenance........43 Nova Alarms...........................................48 On The Green Interiors.......................13 Scrub Squad............................................15 T&J Conservatories..............................42 Village Kitchens.....................................14 Worsley TV Solutions..........................39



Fabric.........................................................12 Monton Designer Jewellery..............12 Shuffs Kidz...............................................29 Worsley Designer Dress Agency.....10

The Boatyard (Bardsley)......................52



DENTISTS Walkden Dental Practice......................9



TAXIS 10:10 Taxis................................................47

LEGAL & PROFESSIONAL Access Money..................................40-41 Access Recruitment..............................41 Aequitas Legal................................26-27 Widdows Pilling & Co...........................9




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PET & SERVICES Pet Pals.....................................................34

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Bridgewater School................................7 Clarendon Cottage Preparatory........6 Salford City College................................8

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