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no. 44 June 2013 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton. Cover photo: Andrew Evans - Chesterfield Photographic Society


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Must not moan about the weather, must not moan about the weather, must not moan about the weather... It’s been four weeks since I sat down to write the last intro and as always it’s been a busy four weeks. There are a few articles this month that stray a little from the S40 community, one inspired by our holiday in Lanzorote. Our visit made me think about Chesterfield as a tourist destination and what we are doing to attract tourists. Interestingly this led me to discover more from John Burrows, Council leader, and Shaun Carrington from the Tourist Information Centre - find out more on page 22. I hope to bring you more on this in the coming months. Then there’s this month’s cover photo of the recent event at Derwent reservoir, to remember the Dambusters war time bombing raid by RAF No. 617 Squadron - captured on camera by Andrew Evans from the Chesterfield Photographic Society. I’ve had to postpone Will’s blog until next month, sorry to all of you who enjoy it, but it will be back next month and it’s a good one... I’ve already seen it! On page 30 you’ll find an update from Brampton Picture Framing, another business that is going from strength to strength taking on new markets and employing local people. Exciting news from Urban Canvas - who are exhibiting at the hallowed halls of the Saatchi gallery - so hip it’s untrue, page 28. I’d also like to introduce you to Rebecca J Hall. Rebecca is a recent graduate in Illustration from Loughborough University who approached me to gain some practical design experience. So since April Rebecca’s been putting adverts together, updating spreadsheets and learning about the production of S40 Local. If you’re looking for illustration and design work apart from advert design, Rebecca may be able to help you out - please get in touch via S40 Local to find out more. Don’t forget Father’s Day on 16th June, please try and support our independent shops - perhaps the Brampton Brewery Beer Cellar for local real ale, our local cycling shops, Sehati are offering a 20 minute Dads’ and lads’ back, neck and shoulder massage for £18, and I’m sure if you take a look through the magazine you’ll be able to find lots more inspiration. Till next time. Paul Chapman.

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SELECT INTERIORS By Paul Chapman.

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elect Interiors, the Oriental Rug Shop, has occupied a space on Chatsworth Road for over 25 years, benefitting from and forming a long-standing relationship with our arterial road. John and Pam Rhodes set up and have run the business from the start and have seen many changes. John stepped forward as a volunteer business coordinator for the Chatsworth Road Festival last year, with the remit of spreading the word and getting surrounding businesses involved. He was encouraged by the reaction of most of the businesses close by, many of which joined in and produced some interesting events for the festival, be it offering exotic tea and coffee samples or learning to play a musical instrument.

I caught up with John and Pam to find out more about their business and to find out about Select Interiors’ festival event last year. Rug selling, like most home interior and furnishing products, sees a peak in activity in the Autumn - brought about by the change in seasons being affected by the weather in our country getting colder, and people thinking about making their homes warmer and more comfortable as the cold of winter approaches, new carpets and rugs being readied in time for Christmas family gatherings. And it’s not just the local weather that dictates the peak in the rug season. The production of rugs has a strong relationship in the countries of origin with the weather too. I was extremely surprised to learn “the

washing and finishing for Persian rugs, for example, takes place mainly in the summer months resulting in a different colour palette to those rugs finished during the winter months” explained John, “the drying process is dictated by the temperature of the sun which may be 40 to 50 degrees in the summer months.” And different markets also demand different colour subtleties, the Eastern market preferring strong vibrant colours, the West something more muted and toned down. Fascinated by the many stories of weavers washing their carpets and rugs in the mountain rivers and streams, John explains that this is mainly a thing of the past and that the washing process today is more sophisticated. Washing out surplus wool and excess dyes, the process of oxidisation, further colour rinsing and washing, enables the finishing plants to achieve slight variances on the final colour palette, essential for the different global markets. John has experienced all this first hand on his many trips to Iran, Pakistan and India. So with many rug manufacturers launching their new designs in the autumn, Select Interiors hold their annual Autumn Exhibition to celebrate and share their new stock and last year decided to move the exhibition forward to coincide with the Chatsworth Road Festival. John explained, “The exhibitions centre around a theme. In the past these have included countries of origin, cultures, specific design styles, artisan Iranian rugs for example. The ‘Simply Red’ theme one year, featured deep red and burgundy rugs produced in Afghanistan. It’s a chance to showcase examples and explain the finer details of the wonderful art of hand made Oriental rug weaving.

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Exhibitions have also included demonstrations by weavers and spinners from the Derbyshire Guild of Spinners and Weavers, which always prove interesting, colourful and enlightening “Last year, to coincide with the festival, we decided we’d like to give something back to the community in which we’ve been happily trading for 25 years” said John, “We came up with the idea of a rug design competition and engaged Brookfield Arts and Textiles students. We invited them down to the shop where we gave the students some background in rug history, design and manufacture in the hope that this would help the design process 12 designs were submitted.”

see what we can achieve when we all work together. “The design competition took us into something we’d not thought to do before and the result was fantastic. To see the quality of the designs and the finished product was very exciting, and we enjoyed forming a relationship with the school and introducing the students to the world of rug design and retail

- something I hope will encourage and support them as they move into further education or seek work”.

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“One of our London supplier design teams selected the winning designs, and proceeded to have the winner’s design manufactured in India together with two smaller samples for the second and third place designs. The suppliers were very impressed with all the entries and the students had designs and samples of the experience to include in their portfolios.” The winning designer, Sheena Ryder, shown in the pictures, was presented with a rug in her design and a second rug, of the same design, was raffled by the school raising in the region of £200 and donated to Ashgate Hospice and a School in India.

Pictures: Top - shop interior displays; above - John and Pam Rhodes, of Select Interiors, present Sheena Ryder with her rug at Brookfield School; below - The ‘A’ Level Textile students at Brookfield School with John & Pam.

Was the involvement in the Festival worth all the effort? I asked. “The rug design project with the school seemed to pull many things together: Chatsworth Road, the community and local education” answered John, “we had an event already in place that we could tailor to fit into the festival, which meant we could easily get involved. We’ve got a great offering for people on Chatsworth Road, and it’s good to Please mention S40 Local • Page 5


What’s On Sat 25 - Mon 27 May

Derbyshire Open Arts: Local artists exhibit their works across locations on your doorstep and more widely across Derbyshire. See article in this edition and visit www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk for more information.

Sat 25 May

Ashgate Hospice: Caving - Journey to the Centre of the Earth. 9am to 3pm at Castleton, Derbyshire. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

Sat 25 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Andy and Mick's Tick Tock Time Machine. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 25 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Aurora - An Evening of Acappella at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 25 May

Chesterfield Cats Protection: Spring Fair at Rose Hill United Reformed Church - near the Town Hall. Open 10.00 am to 2:30pm - free admission. Refreshments, tombola, raffle, games, cake stall, home made crafts, plant stall, CP merchandise, bargains galore! Contact: Gill 01246 209946.

Sun 26 May

Spring Bank Holiday Celebration for all the family at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road beginning at 10.45am. This all age service will be in preparation for the 2013 Procession of Witness (Whit Walks) which takes place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Sun 26 May

Bands@Brampton Manor: The Shambles from 5pm. Call 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com

Mon 27 May

Brampton Living History Group: 'The Work of A Magistrate.' A talk by John Vernon. Held in St. Thomas' Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME.

Mon 27 May

The Brampton Procession of Witness (Whit Walks) including tableaux and floats leaves the junction of Old Road and Chatsworth Rd at 9:15am. All local residents are invited to come out and watch or join the Procession. The Brampton Procession then journeys to the Town Hall for a short Act of Worship at 9:45am before the main Procession begins there at 10:05am. All welcome either in Brampton or in town.

Mon 27 May

Bands@Brampton Manor: Local Heroes & Towards The Sun from 3pm. Call 01246 277760 for details. www.brampton-manor.com

Mon 27 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Film - Skyfall (12A). Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 29 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Merry Widow. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Thu 30 May

Chesterfield Theatres: Spotlight Comedy Club - Edinburgh Festival Preview Double Header at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 31 May

Bands@Brampton Manor: Licksquid from 8.30pm. Call 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com

Sat 1 June

Brampton Food Market. Markets start at 10am and finish at 1.30pm. Call St Thomas’ Centre for details on 01246 279916.

Sat 1 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Northern Soul and Motown Night at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sun 2 June

Bands@Brampton Manor: Parker from 5pm. Call 01246 277760 for details. www.brampton-manor. com

Sun 2 June

The Way at Walton Evangelical Church: 3 to 4:30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. You are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama and singing. Carers welcome. For further details call free on 0808 108 2354.

Mon 3 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Oliver at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 5 June

Holymoorside Horticultural Society: The Vineyards of Renishaw - a talk by Kieron Atkinson. United Reformed Church meeting room, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact: Peter Forrow (Chairman) 01246 568000 or Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059.

Wed 5 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Hal Cruttenden at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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What’s On Thu 6 June

Jazz and Poetry at Chesterfield Jazz Club: 8:30pm Featuring lyrical rapscallion John E Micallef, reading his poems based on music, rhythm and the immensity of life. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a wonderful fusion of excellent live music and spoken word delivered in a dynamic fashion. Tickets £7.50 online from www.chesterfieldjazz.com or from Tourist Information. £9 on the door, £5 for under 18s. Venue Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL.

Thu 6 - 8 June Chesterfield Theatres: Some Like it Hotter at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk Thu 6 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Sally Morgan at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 7 June

Bands@Brampton Manor:Take The Seven from 8:30pm. Call 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor. com

Sat 8 June

Whitecotes Primary School, Summer Fayre 2 to 4pm. The theme this year is Nature. Many different activities and stalls including games, food stalls, raffles, welly wanging, demonstrations, small pets corner, bouncy castle and much more. Everyone welcome. Details call 01246 234381.

Sat 8 June

Who Let The Dads Out A father-toddler play session 9:30am at Brampton Moor Methodist Church. £2 per family for each event which includes refreshments. For more info contact Mick on 07976 641034 or email mickroberts1@aol.com.

Mon 10 June

The Foot in Diabetes Speaker: Sue Hexter & Paula Schleifer, (Podiatrists). Chesterfield Voluntary group - Diabetes UK. Meet 2nd Monday in the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7.30pm.

Mon 10 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Jazz in the Bar - Darkside of the Lounge at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Mon 10 June

Chesterfield Theatres: BBC Radio 4 live broadcast - Sorry I Haven't a Clue at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Tue 11 June

Chesterfield & District Civic Society: The Tibshelf Oil strike of 1919. Learn about how the UKs very first successful deep oil well was sunk at Tibshelf. Cliff Lea (a chemist in the oil industry for many years) will describe the background and explain why this all happened. 7:30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold (behind the Nags Head in Newbold). Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.

Tue 11 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Celebration of Neil Diamond at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 12 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Four Farces at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 12 June

Dinosaurs and Dragons: An evening looking at creation and evolution. A talk suitable for younger children (from 12 yrs up) but open for anyone, followed by a second, more in depth, talk on 'Evolution or Biblical Creation: does it matter?' Interval with refreshments - those with younger children may feel free to leave. Speaker: Dominic Statham from Creation Ministries International. 7:15pm @ Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. Call 01246 231002 or email:office@waltonchurch.org

Thu 13 June

Tea Dance @ Fairplay. A monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. 1pm to 3pm £3. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. www.fair-play.co.uk

Thu 13 June

Singing for the Brain: St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366.

Thu 13 - 15 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Neville’s Island at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 14 June

Bands@Brampton Manor: Downi from 8.30pm. Call 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com

Sat 15 June

The Staveley and District United Churches Choir will give a concert at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton at 7.30pm in aid of Derbyshire Young Carers. No admission charge but there will be a retiring collection for the charity.

Sat 15 June

Cause for wonder: Britain's Longest Hymn ! by Godfrey Holmes. 1 to 6pm at Whittington Moor Methodist Church . Free admission & refreshments (collection plate for Church funds). Come and go throughout. For details call Godfrey on 01246 769836.

Sat 15 June

Craft Fair at St Thomas' church Brampton. 10am to 3pm Free admission.

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What’s On Sat 15 June

Staveley and District United Churches Choir Concert in aid of 'Young Carers'. 7:30pm at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. Admission free. Retiring collection.

Sun 16 June

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. An all age Father’s Day Service begins at 10.45am led by Chris Townsend.

Sun 16 June

Cycle Campaign Cycle Ride. Start at Tapton Lock Visitors Centre at 1pm. Approx 10 miles out through Brimington and Inkersall to return along the canal. Stopping at the Hollingwood Hub on the way back for refreshments. Details from Campaign Secretary, Alastair Meikle on 01246 520 820.

Sun 16 June

Park Hall Gardens Open Garden: Walton Back Lane will be open to the public from 2 till 5:30pm. Cream teas available. Proceeds to the National Gardens Scheme Charities and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Entrance £3.50, children free.

Sun 16 June

Father’s Day Celebration Service at 10.45am at The Gospel Mission, Congregational Church, Old Rd. Brampton. Refreshments to follow.

Mon 17 June

A short history of Buxton: A themed walk led by Godfrey Holmes. Free. Meet outside Buxton Town Hall at 10:10am (No.66 bus leaves Chesterfield at 8:35am). 7 miles, mainly tarmac. Packed lunch & good shoes needed. For details call Godfrey on 01246 769836.

Tue 18 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Chesterfield Studios - Born to Perform at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 19 June

Spire Cycling Club 'freewheel' event, 6:30pm. See website for more details www. chesterfieldspirecyclingclub.co.uk/events.html

Thu 20 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Good to Firm at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 21 June

Cycle Campaign Pea & Pie Supper. The Crispin at 7.00pm. There will be a short ride leaving from the town hall at 6.30pm. Cost is £5 per person for meat or veg pie, chips and peas. Places to be booked and paid for by 16th June. Details from Campaign Secretary, Alastair Meikle on 01246 520 820.

Fri 21 June

Margaret Thomas: Memories of Queen Alexandra Nurses. Parkinsons UK Chesterfield & District Branch meeting at St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, 2 to 4pm. Join us to find good company, a friendly chat, refreshments, exchange ideas, guest speakers. Ample car parking.

Fri 21 June

Bands@Brampton Manor: Ovacast from 8:30pm. Call 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com

Sat 22 June

Westfield School Summer Fair. Fire engine, bouncy castle, lots of fun game stalls and homemade produce. All welcome, free entry. 2 to 4pm at Westfield Infants School, Vincent Crescent, Brampton, Chesterfield.

Sat 22 June

Peak Youth in concert : 'Selections from the Musicals'. Venue:  Storrs Road Methodist Church and Centre, Upper Moor Street.   3:30 to 4:30 pm.   Afternoon Tea will follow and is included in the ticket price of £6 (£4 under 11).  Please contact: 01246 232169

Sat 22 June

The Annual Christ Church Garden party. 2 to 4pm. Cake Stall – White Elephant – Raffle – Toys – Games – Bouncy Castle. Fun for all the family. Admission Free. Tea & Refreshments available. Parish Centre Stonegravels, 91 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7JH. For details call 01246 209433 or visit www. parishcentrestonegravels.co.uk

Sat 22 June

Annual Gala Fun Day: Fun for all the family! Activities and entertainment to suit all ages. 11am to 3pm at the Loundsley Green Community Centre. For details leave a message on 07910 858267.

Sat 22 June

Chesterfield Theatres: That'll be the Day at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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What’s On Sat - Sun 22 - 23 June

Ashgate Hospice: Midnight Walk (Men and Ladies). Start at midnight at Cliffe Park Dronfield to Ashgate Hospice and back. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

Sun 23 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Mon 24 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Deathtrap at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Mon 24 June

Brampton Living History Group: 'Meet the Pagets.' A talk by Richard Stone. Held in St. Thomas' Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME.

Thu 27 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Spotlight Comedy Club - Edinburgh Festival Preview Double Header at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 28 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Showaddywaddy at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 28 June

Bands@Brampton Manor: Crashers from 8:30pm. Call 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com

Sat - Sun 29 - 30 June

Chesterfield Canal Trust Festival at Staveley Town Basin, in conjunction with Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Please check the Chesterfield Canal Trust Website for more details.

Sat 29 June

Table Top Sale. The always popular Table Top sale 2pm - 4pm at the Loundsley Green Community Centre. For details leave a message on 07910 858267.

Sat 29 June

Chesterfield Theatres: The Burlesque Show at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 29 June

Chesterfield Theatres: Saturday Night Dance at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sun 30 June

The Gospel Mission Church’s Sunday School Anniversary takes place at 10:45am. The youth group and Sunday School will be playing an active part in the Service and there will be special presentations to recognise all that has been achieved by the teenagers and children during the last year.

Mon 1 July

Aurora Ladies Choir: A concert performed by the breathtaking Aurora Ladies Choir. 7:30pm at the Loundsley Green Community Centre. For details leave a message on 07910 858267.

Mon 1 July

Chesterfield Theatres: A Life in Theatre at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 3 July

Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Ghost Woods of Derbyshire - a talk by Ian Rotherham. United Reformed Church meeting room, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact: Peter Forrow (Chairman) 01246 568000 or Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059.

Fri 5 - 6 July

Chesterfield Theatre Company: A generous helping of dramatic morsels. An evening of short, one act plays. Chesterfield Studios, Rose Hill. 7:30pm tickets from Beth Logan 01246 863810 or 0795 774 5213.

Fri 5 July

Chesterfield Theatres: Val Moore School of Dance - Just Gotta Dance at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 6 July

Brampton Food Market. Markets start at 10am and finish at 1:30pm. Call St Thomas’ Centre for details on 01246 279916.

Sat 6 July

Ashgate Hospice: Summer Fair. 11am to 3pm at Ashgate Hospice. Info www.ashgatehospice.org

Sat 6 July

Who Let The Dads Out A father-toddler play session 9:30am to at Brampton Moor Methodist Church. £2 per family for each event which includes refreshments. For more info contact Mick on 07976 641034 or email mickroberts1@aol.com.

Sat 6 July

Chesterfield Theatres: Mama - The All Era Genesis Tribute Band at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 7 July

Annual Sports Day: Fun for all the family and activities for all ages it's a great chance to get the whole family moving. 1pm to 4pm at the Loundsley Green Community Centre. Details 07910 858267.

Sat 7 July

North Derbyshire Running Club: The Spire 10 mile Road Race 10:30am starting from Holmebrook Valley Park. Over 300 runners are expected and the route will take them through Cutthorpe up to Pudding Pie Hill and then back through Old Brampton and Loundsley Green to the finish. More details can be found on the NDRC website or by calling John Gorman, Race Director, on 01246 568828 or 0780 7130104.

Mon 8 July

Treatments in Diabetes Care Speaker: Sarah Allcard, (Clinical Nurse). Chesterfield Voluntary group Diabetes UK. Meet 2nd Monday in the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7:30pm.

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What’s On Tue 9 July

Chesterfield & District Civic Society: Destination Chesterfield. Dominic Stevens is the Manager of this initiative whose prime objective is to promote the Town, both at home and abroad. Here he will describe how this objective is being approached and what results have been achieved. 7:30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold (which is behind the Nags Head Public House in Newbold). Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.

Tue 9 July

Chesterfield Theatres: Directions Theatre Arts Showcase at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Wed 10 July

Ashgate Hospice: Golf Day. Tee off times available from 8am to 4:30pm. Chesterfield Golf Club. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

Thu 11 July

Tea Dance @ Fairplay. A monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. 1pm to 3pm £3. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. www.fair-play.co.uk

Thu 11 July

Singing for the Brain: St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366.

Thu 11 July

Chesterfield Theatres: Celebrity Cook-Off Live at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 12 July

Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society: Present A Selection of Gilbert and Sullivan Music also including Music From The Shows. Join us at St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield. 7:30 pm Tickets cost £8 including refreshments, available from Anne Thompson 01246 566448.

Fri 12 July

Chesterfield Theatres - Film: Untouchable (15) at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sat 13 July

Holymoorside Choral Society: Summer Concert HCS invite you to their summer concert, LOVE AND MUSIC at St. John's Church, Walton at 7:30 p.m. Special guest is the very talented flautist and pianist, Katy Strudwick. Seasonal refreshments are included.Tickets at £8 (£2 for children under 12) are available in advance from Claire on 274296 or at the door.

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Ashgate Hospice: Dronfield Party in the Park. 4pm onwards at Cliffe Park Dronfield. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

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Chesterfield Theatres: History-onics ? 6 at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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Chesterfield Theatres: Saturday Night Dance at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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Inkerman Buzz 11am to 3pm @ The Inkerman Park. Stalls - music - children's activities - crafts. Plus the annual dog show. Please register your dog on the day by midday. Admission free. For details please contact Alastair Meikle, Chair of Friends of the Inkerman, on 01246 520820.

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Chesterfield Theatres: Kickers Dance Studio in 'Curtain Call' at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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Chesterfield Theatres: Spotlight Comedy Club - Edinburgh Festival Preview Double Header at the Winding Wheel. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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Chesterfield Theatres - Film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (15) at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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James Pogson: Northern Tea Merchants - Fair Trade Coffee. Parkinsons UK Chesterfield & District Branch meeting at St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, 2 to 4pm. Join us to find good company, a friendly chat, refreshments, exchange ideas, guest speakers. Ample car parking.

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Chesterfield Theatres - Film: Great Expectations (12A) at the Pomegranate. Contact Box Office 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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Ashgate Hospice: It’s a Knockout and fun dog show. 11am onwards at Holmebrook Valley Park. For more information go to www.ashgatehospice.org

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Company supplying these for miles around. These GRP products are helping us make inroads into the Commercial sector as well.” Based in Holymoorside, Sanderson Windows has many clients in the local area but also travels throughout Derbyshire, into conservation areas and where Planning Permission is of the essence. Steven comments, “My joinery background has given me a love and respect for wood and much of our business is geared around this – not all window companies will supply wooden windows as they are a different beast. There are many companies providing windows and doors but I like to think not many can provide the unique products and quality of fit that we can. We are often asked to complete projects that others have turned down as they have deemed them too difficult. “Our timber range is simply beautiful and immaculately manufactured - they keep the traditional look but have modern security features, making it nearly impossible to gain entry. The maintenance on them is also so minimal as there are certain design features built in that discourages the ingress of water. “I’ve fitted some of our timber lookalike products with cast iron fittings and they look so authentic. We also supply traditional sliding box sash windows manufactured to the same standards and with a range of profiles from traditional to temporary.” The sample windows I saw looked great - the wooden samples made me wish we’d not got a house full of uPVC! If you’re thinking about new windows, doors and conservatories, Sanderson Windows is a local company with the emphasis on quality, who prides itself on its product range and are happy to provide competitive prices for standard products, through to the top end ranges.


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Stoked: César Manrique Inspiration found in unusual places By Paul Chapman

It’s been a while since I penned a ‘Stoked’ article, ‘Stoked’ being a word used mainly by people associated with extreme sports.

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o quote Privateer mountain biking magazine “The only caveat in all this is that you proclaim your stokedness only whilst undertaking bike related activities. Being stoked on clearing a jump for the first time, good; being stoked on the free coffee from your coffee shop loyalty card, not.” However, I liked the idea and decided to use it to write about stuff I like. I’ve recently been lucky enough to take a holiday in Lanzarote - not a holiday I expected to find returning from to write the next ‘Stoked’ article I have to admit. However what I found was a place where the vision and focus of one man has helped shape an island. The individual in question is artist and architect, César Manrique. On Lanzarote if you’re based in a resort it will typically be a large development, but step away from these resorts and you see a landscape with attractions that maintain the island’s integrity and charm, places that simply aren’t the same as every other tourist resort. If you’re not aware, Lanzorote

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is a Spanish Island, part of the Canaries. Its volcanic landscape is intriguing and beautiful. Formed about 15 million years ago, a fiery birth and the island now consists of solidified lava streams and extravagant rock formations. It was this dramatic landscape that inspired Manrique, the volcanic landscape being the starting point for much of his architecture and through

amazing design he integrated buildings into the natural environment, creating spaces in which to live and work but delivering something I found even more amazing. For me it was like visiting a series of James Bond sets, numerous times I expected swarms of men in red boiler suits to be readying rockets for take-off. For me, the single most striking example of César Manrique’s

architecture was not his home, which is now a gallery the ‘Fundacion’, but the Jameos del Agua. A jameo is formed when a volcanic tunnel ceiling collapses, the Jameos del Agua were subject to Manrique’s artistic talents in 1968 and opened for public viewing. A winding staircase leads down into the tunnel, the waters are home to small blind white crabs, normally only found


Article at the bottom of deep ocean trenches. On reaching the top of the steps at the far end you are presented with a Jameo Grande, a roofless volcanic bubble 100m long and 30m wide, the centre piece of which is a magnificent garden with a fantastic swimming pool. Although I’m not sure if it’s still used as such but a dance floor and two bars were built into the niches formed by the rocks, I can only think that this would have been a night-club like no other. I could go on, waxing lyrical about the buildings Manrique produced but it was his love of Lanzorote that also inspired me. Manrique was influential in shaping the island in the early tourist boom, he promoted a sustainable model that pursued the protection of the island’s natural and cultural heritage. The success of this model was a determining factor in the declaration of Lanzorote as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1993 by UNESCO. His efforts are rewarded by the fact that Lanzarote didn’t lose its identity and traditional charm. He became involved in changing planning regulations to ensure new developments maintained and respected the traditional feel, so white low level buildings that don’t dominate the landscape have become a feature of the island and simple things like no roadside advertising boards notable today by their absence. This all got me thinking about Chesterfield. Our town has so much to offer, we’re unique, we have culture, history, a fantastic market which has survived and is, in fact, making a resurgence, as many rekindle their relationship with it. Everyone has heard about the Crooked Spire; for most it’s the only thing they know about Chesterfield, but many Page 24 • www.s40local.co.uk

Pictures of César Manrique’s Foundation. Top: The white room lava bubble; middle: Interconnecting tunnel through the lava; bottom: the red room lava bubble.


don’t know that we’re within a stone’s throw of one of the most visited national parks in the world. César Manrique didn’t stop development, but ensured that any new features enhanced and protected the old and existing elements that were worth protecting - the parts which make up our culture and history - and become the tourist attractions. He made sure Lanzarote didn’t become the same as everywhere else. Seeing such sensitive developments made me consider the impact future major schemes such as The Northern Gateway might have on our town, could our heritage survive such a development of epic scale, tacked onto its fringes? I’m told that the planned development of the Northern Gateway is more than this though, its about enhancing what we have, making Chesterfield a family destination in the evening, catering to an important part of our demographic that’s overlooked, a welcome boost to the local economy which sounds appealing. Chesterfield is for me, first and foremost a market town, it has some stunning architecture, have you walked down Knifesmithgate recently and glanced up at the Co-op building and those close by? It does make me wonder what Chester or York would do with such buildings? I think what I’d really like is for us to take a long hard look at what this town needs and start working together towards it and create a unique vision. We have to change, I agree, but we too have culture, heritage and community, make Chesterfield a destination that appeals to a wider audience and celebrate what we have.

“A modern contemporary place to visit that hasn’t forgot it’s heritage.” This statement is Chesterfield’s vision and is the mantra behind all activity within the Regeneration team at Chesterfield Borough Council. I met briefly with Cllr John Burrows, Lead and Executive member for Regeneration and Sean Carrington from Chesterfield Tourist Information to see how our town’s vision stacks up against César Manrique’s passion for his home. John is Chesterfield through and through, born and bred here and very proud of his town and the fact that it continues to punch above its weight. “Ambition for Chesterfield is high, Destination Chesterfield is all about this, a group of leaders and business people that promote and seek good news about our town” says John. “The problem with our vision is that it keeps getting kicked by reality” he explains, “we have some fantastic developments lined up but we need funding and businesses to ensure they are delivered. With banks not lending, it’s a hard time to encourage the right people to move into these developments.” As we chatted the vision started to piece together in my mind - the Northern Gateway, the Market Hall, Chesterfield Venues, Coach awards... these individual projects and schemes are all linked and all play a part in the delivery of the vision. Sean explained “the number of coaches arriving in Chesterfield has increased from 205 to 553 in the past eight years, tourists arriving are greeted by the Tourist Information Centre staff and given a brief introduction to Chesterfield and, if booked, are taken to the world renowned Crooked Spire for a private tour.” John outlined “the Market Hall creates a new contemporary space with facilities that will be utilised 100% of the time and not 25% like the old space and the Market Hall will flow into the outside space to create a great destination. The Northern Gateway creates an offer we don’t have so people don’t have to leave Chesterfield to spend their money. The Winding Wheel and Pomegranate now function as one venue, creating new opportunities to offer different shows and giving us the strength to attract high profile shows and acts”. I was pleasantly surprised to realise that we do have a vision and the plans all work together to deliver it... and I plan to spend some more time with John to understand how it will work. Watch this space. Please mention S40 Local • Page 25


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One of Chesterfield’s best exports has to be Urban Canvas, the S40 based visual artists, modern mural painters and professional graffiti artists. Last month, they performed one of their live projection murals as part of the Shoreditch To Saatchi event, with Subism and Liquitex. The first of the events saw a live-draw night at The Book Club, Shoreditch, where a selection of the finest UK street artists painted canvas’ live over the duration of the evening. Other artists on the night included: Dilk, Inkie, Miss Led, Waste, Mr Penfold, 45RPM, Oliver Munden, Rich T, Ventsa and Megamunden, with sounds from no-other than the fantastic Si Tew and Dave Brooks. “Our canvas was painted whilst at the same time projectionmapped, to subtly fluctuate lighting, colour and 3d space. Following the Book Club event, the final painting was taken to the hallowed white walls of the Saatchi Gallery, where it was hung as part of the collective exhibition. We also performed a scaled-down version of the projection mural on the night” says Pete Barber of Urban Canvas. Urban Canvas’ work can be seen in more local surroundings in and around Chesterfield including the girl with the roses beneath the footbridge at Queen’s Park and the amazing artwork decorating the businesses along Chatsworth Road. Well done from me to the team at Urban Canvas for helping put Chesterfield on the map.

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Taking their expertise to new markets.

I’m back in the office of Brampton Picture Framing talking to Liam Jacques and the team about the growth of their Brampton-based business. There’s a great level of enthusiasm for what they do.

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he team at Brampton Picture Framing is now eleven strong and it’s about to be twelve as they are currently interviewing to take on their 4th apprentice in just 5 years. The apprentice will join Liam, James, Callum, Martin and Jonathan, working full time, along with part time staff Pete (the longest serving member of the team with ten year’s service), Rebecca, Lily and not forgetting the Saturday lads, George, Mike and Jacob. Martin and Callum have passed their exams and are now Fine Art Guild Commended Framers. Both former students at Brookfield they joined Brampton Picture Framing as apprentices and are now aged 21, both in full time jobs as framers. The successful adoption of the apprentice scheme has seen Jonathan working with them since June 2012, “Jono plays a vital role in the day to day business” says Liam, “ he will shortly be coming to the end of his apprenticeship and like Martin and Callum, will be offered a full time role.” It’s really encouraging to see the apprenticeship scheme working so well for a business, allowing them to expand and grow but helping with funding whilst the new team member gets up to speed. So what’s the secret to all this success and growth? “We are absolutely determined to provide the best possible framing related products and services and do it using highly bespoke and efficient IT. Our staff are well trained and highly motivated, we aim for 100% happy customers, every transaction, every customer is vital and is offered the same high levels of customer service. Our growth to date is down to sheer determination and hard work, tempered with a healthy balance of having a laugh too” answers Liam. Martin said “Our customers are coming from Page 30 • www.s40local.co.uk

Top: Ken Taylor finished product, below the mock up and frame detail. Over page mock-ups on the left and finished products on the right together with frame detail.


all corners of the country, one recently phoned whilst on the train from London heading to Newcastle, she got off at Chesterfield and came up to see us for 3 hours before carrying on her journey. Brampton Picture Framing is developing new innovative websites, such as ovalpictureframes. co.uk a highly specialised website, which ranks number one in organic google results for searches for oval picture frames. Liam explained, “it’s hard to source oval picture frames in shops, we offer a unique service selling oval frames via mail order and we now have customers all over the UK for oval frames.” James has a love of contemporary art and is a member of a close knit internet forum that specialises in limited edition pieces of contemporary artwork by people like Ken Taylor who’s worked on film posters for Quentin Tarrantino, artwork for groups like Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon and Neil Young, as well as Banksy the world renowned street artist and Jeremy Geddes, a photo-realistic painter from Melbourne, Australia. James started sharing framing advice online and as a result he has picked up framing work for Brampton Picture Framing from across the UK, “the artwork people typically supply, is limited edition high quality prints, people pay thousands for them, so it’s great to know they are happy for me to take on their treasured purchases. I love doing the work, picking colours from the piece, contrasting fillet strips, UV glass, I’m then able to create a mock up with our software package so they can see how the finished product will look before I start the job. People end up with a truly unique piece of artwork for their wall which is protected for years to come.” To sum up, I asked Liam what was ahead “We are planning and working towards more growth, we are planning more and more high-tech framing related websites. We have got a really great team and we are all excited by the coming year.” With an approach to business like this, it’ll be interesting to catch up again in 12 months to see how things are progressing. Please mention S40 Local • Page 31


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The Markham Baths. Chatsworth Road.

Untiring Outdoor Swimmer Godfrey Holmes peers over a gate near “East Midlands Electricity Board” and wonders if he would ever have swum there!

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harles Paxton Markham, 18651926, was an enormously influential Cestrefeldian: born into the Staveley ironworks dynasty; later to buy up Broad Oaks in Spital, where he employed more than 600 men in the Company that bore his name into the 1990s. And it was Charles Markham, philanthropist, who paid £5000 for the Markham Baths on Chatsworth Road, Lower Brampton. When those baths opened just before the start of World War I, in 1914, there was widespread concern that many young people were not fit enough to be conscripted, childhood hunger and disease were rife. Working hours for children and their parents alike were long and poorly-paid. What we would now call slums had shared privies and no running hot water. Even 25 years later, half of Chesterfield homes were without a bath and pithead baths were uncommon, a Hasland Miners’ Welfare block was built in 1923.

Darell Lacy, Chesterfield Football Club’s centre-forward and half-back, acted as Baths’ Superintendent up until 1930 – where he achieved a slender annual profit of 1/10d! Success of sorts came with so many customers turning up in the depression that many were refused entry, for fear of the overcrowding, that might have contributed to one boy’s drowning. Markham Baths was never short of critics, described as dull and cold; useless for diving; water covered with grit; overshadowed by industrial chimneys, dark patches forming on the pool’s floor.

Board Schools had playgrounds but few had gymnasia or pools of their own, and the value of exercise for people of all ages was vastly underestimated.

The main competition came from Manor Central indoor baths, latterly providing free swimming classes for 7,000 schoolchildren a year: opened by the Duke of Devonshire in 1919 and renovated in 1936; Whittington Moor - whose 1935 outdoor pool was far from town and very windswept; Ringwood Open Air; also Wingerworth Lido. A lot depended on where keen amateur swimmers, gents and ladies, wished to be based. Also, how smelly the water was, particularly at Manor Central where it had to be emptied twice or thrice a week.

Even so, Markham Baths attracted no fewer than 38,000 customers during its first summer: two-thirds being children, and that was despite the rather unattractive positioning next to the town’s electricity generators. The baths measured 75 foot long, 30 foot wide, and held 74,000 gallons of water. An

When Inkerman Pool was functioning it had 76 swimming club members in 1931, rising to 153 in 1935: set against 142 Markham members, dropping to 39 by 1937 when the Town Council Bath’s Committee increased the Markham reservation charge from 5/= to 7/6d per hour. Overall numbers of bathers paying individually

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for Markham admission were 24,540 in 1930, 25,452 in 1936 : down from a peak of 40,802 swimmers in 1933! Stand Road actually overtook Markham in 1936, with 27,215 admissions. As early as 1937, there was clamour in the town to build a new and covered, all-weather, pool. Many were the debates in local newspapers; many the discussions at town hall meetings. Lamp Caps, Donkin, the Tube Works, Robinsons and - ironically - Markham Works itself, petitioned the Education Committee to catch up with other towns and cities which had much better swimming facilities. But that Committee remained equivocal - it could not see adult participation in sports as its remit; less: its expenditure.

Why did 2% of Chesterfield residents deserve a projected 80% of leisure expenditure? Surely, nobody would want a café, artificial sunlight-room, and viewing galleries as well as a simple Lido? And why not get Royal Hospital to build its own medicinal baths? Also, draining the Tapton Links should have greater priority. Contemporary newspaper columns reveal a quite acrid debate. £49,800 was the projected cost of a 100 foot x 42 foot pool (at Birdholme? or Rose Hill Estate?) that was eventually to replace both Stand Road and Markham Baths, before local opposition to extravagance, accompanied by the outbreak of World War II, kyboshed the controversial plan till nearly 20 years distant at double the cost.

Eventually, in 1954, a site was found on Boythorpe Road for the much-heralded Queen’s Park Leisure Centre, it’s pool opening in June 1956, extra facilities arriving in 1972: themselves now obsolete! By 1975, the once-proud Markham Baths were disused - and no trace remains except that narrow passageway with a black gate next to 160 Chatsworth Road (next to the Lighthouse Charity shop).

Picture below showing the sign for Markham Baths during the floods of 1922. Picture courtesy of Chesterfield Local Studies Library and www.picturethepast.org.uk

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Business Article

Moorland Natural Therapy Centre A new name for a growing business. Over the past two years you will have seen adverts for Robin Outram registered Osteopath. A couple of months ago these disappeared and were replaced with adverts for the newly formed Moorland Natural Therapy Centre. Robin and his partner Ellena have joined forces to offer a broader range of therapies and benefits including Osteopathy, HypnoBirthing, Hypnotherapy and Massage.

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obin is providing Osteopathic and Massage treatments at the clinic, which has just marked its two year anniversary. He has successfully treated many and varied conditions including back, neck, shoulder and nerve pain, sciatica, slipped discs and helped pregnant ladies and babies. He has seen many age groups come through his door – the youngest being 6 weeks old and his oldest 85! He recently trained in the use of acupuncture to help with headaches. Ellena has been offering HypnoBirthing ® Mongan Method ante-natal classes in Chesterfield now for two years (under the name of Beautiful Beginnings HypnoBirthing), and has had three 100% drug free amazing births using the techniques. The course is ideal for any pregnant lady (and her partner) regardless of family size or birth location - so many couples have started the course being anxious and even petrified of the birth and have left smiling and excited to be having their babies! The course

runs over four or five weekly sessions either in their home or at the centre. The website provides details, but in essence the course teaches you how your body works in labour and how to avoid the detrimental effect fear has, teaching special breathing, massage and relaxation techniques, confidence building for the birth partner so they can play an active and supportive role and discussions about feeding/ the post natal period. HypnoBirthing sparked Ellena’s interest in hypnotherapy, and she subsequently trained as a Hypnotherapist and registered with the National Hypnotherapy Society. She strives to ensure all sessions are personalised and friendly to make sure her clients feel at ease – especially as most people are initially nervous or sceptical before and during the first session! Hypnotherapy can help in so many ways and with many conditions – even tinnitus, but also IBS, weight control, smoking cessation and helping with fears and phobias to name but a few. At this time of year it becomes particularly popular with those struggling with exam nerves and for those holiday-makers wishing to lose weight or wanting to get over their fear of flying or sailing. Robin wants to thank everyone reading S40 Local for their support over the last two years and hopes it will continue and grow with the new clinic setup. Why not take a look at the new website to see how you could benefit www. moorlandnaturaltherapycentre.co.uk or call 01246 768140 for a friendly chat.

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Garden Tips

June

10 things to do in the garden By Colin Harrison of Transition Chesterfield

Despite the slow start to the growing season, hopefully by now everything will have caught up, or at least will be trying hard to, so there’s lots to do.

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Weeds are successful because they grow and set seed quickly, so hoe them out of beds or hand-pick if not possible, but keep them in check.

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If you have fruit trees, you can improve the size of individual fruit by thinning out the buds. Quite a lot will fall anyway, but for eating apples aim for 1 bud per cluster, with about 15cm (6”) between clusters, and for cookers about 20cm (8”). Pears can be two buds per cluster, again about 15cm apart, and plums should be 8cm (about 3”) apart.

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Lawns will be growing quite fast now, so will need a weekly cut. If you want to try to produce the sort of green sward often seen in gardening magazines, start a feeding program as well.

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Once roses start flowering, they will need regular deadheading to produce a succession of flowers.

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Soft fruits – mainly gooseberries and currants – should be pruned now, as well as any spring-flowering shrubs.

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All danger of frost should have passed, so any tender plants that have been germinated indoors or under cover can be planted out. Lots of vegetable seeds can now be sown directly into the ground, to produce a succession of crops.

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Stake plants that have a tendency to flop over, especially those with big flower heads. Ideally, the stakes should be about 20cm (8”) shorter than the eventual height of the plant, so they’re completely hidden.

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Keep an eye on anything growing in containers, to make sure they don’t dry out (this is especially important with grow bags). Don’t rely on rain to provide the water, and remember that in a day’s clear sunshine plants transpire lots of water, so drying out the soil. It’s much harder to re-wet containers once they’ve dried out, as the water runs straight through.

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Some early salads and herbs should be ready for picking; keep sowing them for regular harvesting.

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Houseplants should be moved away from anywhere where they will get direct sun, and will need regular watering and feeding.


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Article

Alva’s Legacy Lives On

To bring support and enjoyment to many. By Ann Grinbergs (Holymoorside and Walton Arts festival). The Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival programme includes a family history drama, based on genuine letters sent by Alva de Chiro’s great aunt Annie. Discover how this fascinating collection is helping to provide a continuing legacy for Ashgate Hospice.

This presentation and others including tales of Alva’s 30 years in teaching are well received by audiences throughout the Chesterfield district and beyond.

performed in the Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival. A donation from the proceeds of the event will be given to Ashgate Hospice to help continue the legacy.

Donations made have funded many Ashgate Hospice projects including the purchase of tens pain relief equipment, electronically controlled chairs, exercise machines and a contribution towards refurbishment of the chapel.

See Festival events page opposite for details of the performances. If you would like Alva to give a talk to your group contact the Ashgate Hospice Fundraising Team on 01246 567250.

Alva told me “Recently I was reflecting on how I used to be a keen letter writer - and an idea came to me.” She explained “ When my mother passed away, I discovered she had kept a collection of letters sent to family members by my great aunt Annie. Born in 1890 Annie was the 7th child of the Larrad family of eight children and the only one who did not marry - remaining at home to take care of her ageing parents.

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lva de Chiro has personally raised nearly £15,000 for Ashgate Hospice in gratitude for the compassionate treatment and care received there by her husband during his terminal illness. Italian born Biagio de Chiro died in June 2001 and, in time Alva decided that she might be able to help raise money for the hospice by giving talks to local organisations and groups. Chesterfield girl, Alva met Biagio in 1957 at the Chesterfield Odeon Dance Hall. They married three years later and throughout their 41 years together Alva absorbed and loved the language, culture and culinary delights of Southern Italy. She developed her first talk to describe the customs and celebrations of her Italian in-laws and her experiences as she grew to learn about them. Page 46 • www.s40local.co.uk

In later life Annie became a nun and moved away to a convent in Truro, Cornwall where she lived and worked for 50 years. She died in 1988 at the age of 98.” “To keep in touch with her sister (Alva’s grandmother) Annie wrote regular letters in which she recalled their life when growing up together. The details provide a fascinating insight into the social history of the times, recalling the many moves they made throughout the North Midlands to find work and to improve their lives, as well as tales of births, weddings, puddings, the church fete, and a bad-tempered pet jackdaw. ” The letters became the basis of a talk which follows the life of Annie Larrad called ‘A Veiled Journey’. The dramatised version of the story ‘A Legacy of Letters’ is going to be

Above : Annie as a young woman in her sister Lily’s garden. Below: In Truro as a professed Sister of The Convent of the Epiphany.


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Business News Image & Colour Emporium: Kettlewell - New Range

Brampton Manor: New Menu

The Image & Colour Emporium is launching a new range of products by Kettlewell. A range of products that ideally compliments your colour analysis consultation.

Isobel has been in touch to bring us up to date on a few changes at Brampton Manor.

“If you’re thinking of doing a ladies Brampton mile be sure to include this ‘hidden gem’ that is well worth a visit” adds Tracy. The shop is well stocked ready for the summer, products and ranges include handbags, scarves, jewellery, Aganzi knitwear, Replublic of One multifunction garments, Switch Flops - new styles due in any time and their ranges of wool and accessories. The Image & Colour Emporium can be found tucked in the courtyard behind the Real Ale Corner on Chatsworth Road.

Noble Motorsport: Coffee Blocks Do you have a penchant for cars? Do you fancy a lounge table with a difference? If so Peter Dibble and the team at Noble Motorsport may just have something that will keep you happy. They have a limited number of handmade tables that use two Noble M12 engine blocks and have been topped with glass. The pistons have been lined to ensure they are just the right size to take a bottle of wine or twelve, so the table not only acts as somewhere to put your glass, you’ll not have to go far should you finish a bottle... wonder if it’s complete with a bottle opener?

“And if you think that the home cooked food we serve can’t get any better, then you’re in for a surprise. The fabulous sandwich combinations, twice baked jackets & choice of delicious salads, make for a tasty summer lunchtime and if you’re looking for a taste of the Mediterranean, the Food To Share is a must, with contemporary presentation on Planks or Boards, have already proved to be our best seller. The homemade burgers & grills, along with the classics dishes, sides & choice of desserts complete the menu choice, an don’t miss Thursdays, Curry and a drink for two for £15 and Friday’s Tapas for two and wine for £15! “Relaxation is complimentary at Brampton Manor with the new menu, coffee, newspapers and our breakfasts being served daily from 10am” she adds. “We also have Super Sundays at The Manor, Traditional British Sunday Carvery 12-4pm, Full menu & Sunday Lunches served 4-6pm, with Live Acoustic music from 5pm.” “And not to forget that we’re a great venue for all occasions, the function room is available for FREE Sun to Friday when you book a buffet for 20 or more, Saturdays the function room & main bar are available for private hire”. For any enquiries, bookings or details of events give them a call on 01246 277760.

New Bar Manager: Andy Turner Brampton Manor’s new Bar Manager Andy Turner introduces himself. “Having over ten years experience in the leisure industry, I’m driven by delivering quality on every occasion. I have built this drive while working in leisure centres, delivering results while striving to improve the operational performance of the business. I look forward to the challenge here at Brampton Manor, and seeing the results will make it worthwhile. Come and say hello when you’re next in the bar!” Andy Turner: Brampton Manors new bar manager

If you’re interested in taking a look, get yourself down to Noble Motorsport at Chatsworth Business Park, Chatsworth Road.

“Brampton Manor has just launched our new menu, capitalising on the host of reviews that have contributed to us being voted the Most Loved Business in Town, for the second year running!” she explains.

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Community News

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areth David is a 23 Year old Singer/Songwriter from Chesterfield. He’s previously released music as ‘Gaz Simmonds’ and is about to release his latest 5 track EP “My Wife, My Cat and My Family”. Available from 8 June on CD from his website www.garethdavidmusic.co.uk - and on iTunes in July. “I recorded the EP with a good friend of mine called Nick Allott. Nick’s recently converted his garage into a studio, so I was one of his first customers! It doesn’t sound all that grand, but I think that’s why I enjoyed making this EP so much. A few years ago I spent a fair amount of money recording a CD in Sheffield in a few studios, with some very good musicians, which was great, but there was something organic and homemade about this album which I think suited the songs and Nick’s done such a good job, you can’t tell it used to be a garage!” “The band on the EP consists of a few friends! Electric guitars are by George Dixon-Gough, based in Chesterfield. And then drums by Lekai Lee, and bass by Henry Marsden, both friends I know from my time living in Oxford and both based in London.” When he’s not recording Gareth works at St Thomas’ Church, Brampton overseeing the youth work, the worship team and also graphic design and it’s at the St Thomas’ Church Centre that he’s launching the EP on 8 June. “I would probably class my music as a mix of Acoustic/Piano Pop! My musical influences being the likes of John Mayer, The Fray and Taylor Swift.

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“This EP is different to anything I’ve done before. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s light hearted, fun and catchy, but at the same time the songs still speak about that which is important to me. That is why ’ve called it ‘My Wife, My Cat and My Family’. It’s been a year of ups and downs - I got married in September and gained some new family, but we unfortunately had to say goodbye to two of my Grandparents in November, and at the heart a year of being really being grateful for my family, more than ever before.” Gareth has a number of other gigs in the pipeline and you can keep up to date at either www. garethdavidmusic.co.uk, www.facebook. com/garethdavidmusic or drop an email to garethdavidmusic@gmail.com and he’ll add you to the mailing list. So what next for Gareth David? “Music has always been a big part of my life and I would love to reach a point where I can make a living from it in some capacity. But whatever happens, I will always love doing it as a hobby. I hope to get some more gigs in the calendar and it’d be great to do that more regularly!” So if this sounds like your kind of music and you’d like to come along to support the launch on Saturday 8 June - he’ll be joined by the band that played on the EP and supported by Josh Wheeler and Hannah Howe. Tickets are £5 available from garethdavidmusic@ gmail.com or St Thomas’ Church Office, Brampton.


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Community News

The Igloo Sportive A challenging Peak District cycle ride By Robert Stevenson Brown

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cyclists took to the roads around Chesterfield on Sunday 14th April for the second road bike event run by Dark and White. There were two options available - a 42 and an 80 mile route. Thinking that the beautiful local countryside might spur us on, four friends and I signed up for the long route. The challenge we were letting ourselves in for was greater than we’d anticipated.

After the sub-zero start to the year, this event seemed to be the first chance of cycling in decent weather. The forecast was promising, with double figure temperatures anticipated, but the ‘cloud’ on the horizon was the potential for high winds. The Sunday dawned grey and wet, but by the time we’d got kitted up, there was enough sun shining for me to ditch the overshoes and show a ‘bit of leg’ for the first time this spring. We set off from Holmebrook Valley Park and the route got stuck in straight away, taking us up to the wild moorland roads around Fox House. If the up hills were testing, the down-hills were equally frightening: it seems that a large proportion of the nation’s two million potholes are concentrated in this part of

Britain. On some descents, such as the one down into the Rivelin Valley, we not only had to negotiate hairpin corners, but keep a vigilant eye out for craters that could swallow a front wheel. Dark and White had done a great job with the signage and the feed stations were well stocked with essentials. The first stop at 20 miles gave us enough fuel to power us up to the high moors around the Strines where the wind kicked in with a vengeance. We were pleased to meet up with a local cycling club just above Castleton and cunningly used them as a windbreak to the top of Siggate Hill. We had high hopes for the boost that seeing Chatsworth House after 53 miles would give us, but though the park may be beautiful, the landscaped grounds made the experience simply painful. Rowsley Bar was the last major hill on the route, and I have to admit that I resorted to walking a couple of times after being struck down by cramp. It’s always such relief when you finish the last big climb of a ride, the bike feels lighter and your legs seem 20 miles fresher. These feelings of elation carried us a long way towards the finish and it was only during the final few hills as we approached Chesterfield that exhaustion began to kick in. It was great to reach the finish line, and though we hadn’t managed to complete the course in the sub 5hrs 30 required for a gold award, we did come away with a bronze. A nice touch that let us experience a small taste of that Olympic magic.

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Would you cycle from Belgium to Chesterfield to watch a game?

Four Belgian Spireites fans, who became friends at university, adopted Chesterfield FC as their team and decided to prove their loyalty by cycling to the club’s last game of the season from their homes near Brussels. They also decided that, if they were going to go to all that trouble, they ought to raise some money at the same time - and chose Ashgate Hospice as the beneficiary (pic: staff showing thanks below).

From the Chesterfield FC website one of the Belgian Spireites, Sylvain Lecomte, explained: “We all had a fantastic adventure. We are so thrilled that we met our fundraising target and we couldn’t believe it that Paul Cook waited for us to arrive at 8pm - it made the whole event seem more special.” The target fund was £1,866 which has already been exceeded and as I write stands at £2,160.32 so huge congratulations to the four. There is still time to support them, just visit www.justgiving. com/belgian-spireites

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Dads

Come Out to Play at New Father-Toddler Group By Matt Kane

A new ‘Dads Only’ playgroup based in Chesterfield is providing fathers with the opportunity to spend some quality time with their little ones whilst also giving mum a well-earned rest. ‘Who Let the Dads Out’ is a Saturday morning father-toddler group which meets once a month at Chesterfield Baptist Church. Organiser Mick Roberts explains what it’s all about. “If you’ve ever been to a mother and toddlers’ playgroup it can be a bit of a scary environment for a bloke to come into – mums, babies, nappy changing, breast feeding. It can be a bit much for some blokes. “My children are grown up now, but when they were young there was never anything for fathers and young children to do together. “So what we have tried to offer is something for fathers, or grandfathers, or male carers to take their pre-school children along to for an hour and a half to give them a chance to have some quality time with their own children and ensure that mum can unwind, or go shopping or have a break.” The Group has grown from three fathers and the same number of children when it first met in February this year to nine fathers and 14 children at its latest meeting in April. “For many fathers the bond between them and their children is not as strong as the one between a mother and child, often because dads simply aren’t around as much,” explains Mick. “This is an opportunity for the dads to have some quality time with their children as well as meet other guys and make some friends. “There are plenty of toys for the young children, as well as newspapers and magazines for the dads although most of the chaps are happy to talk between themselves. “During the morning there is a craft activity for children, ably assisted by their dad or grandad. We also serve refreshments, including cups of tea and bacon butties for the dads and fruit and toast for the young children. “The meetings last one and a half hours but that is flexible and in practice people often don’t want to leave at 11 o’clock and will stay for a while chatting.” The Group is proving so popular amongst the men that they are even holding social events without the children including a midnight hike in the Peak District on Friday 14 June 2013. Who Let the Dads Out is having its next meeting at the Baptist Church on Cross Street on Saturday 8 June 2013 at 9:30 am. It costs £2 per family for each event which includes refreshments. Find out more information by contacting Mick on 07976 641034 or email mickroberts1@aol.com.

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Attention! - those who need to get fit, those who fear exercise and those whose clothes keep mysteriously shrinking. I plead guilty on all counts. et me introduce you to Victoria Crampton, personal trainer extraordinaire. Victoria has a degree from Loughborough and her level three personal trainer certificate. She works with people from 16 to 80. She has had major success with people from all walks of life - from business executives and elite athletes to disabled clients and pre- and postnatal women. Unwittingly, I was about to be one of those clients. All this originated from a casual meeting in my shop with Paul Chapman and Victoria. Paul and I were bemoaning the winter blues and our lack of fitness. Suffice to say Victoria is now my wonderful fitness mentor who has cajoled me through my first month of personal training. I must tell you about it. My first fear was whether my body, now surely a candidate for English Heritage status, could cope with this new regime. Did I have the time to devote to the workout twice a week? I didn’t know, but having said “yes” to Victoria, I was committed. Would I have to diet, give up my nightly glass of red and forego sweet treats from Tchar (conveniently located next door to my shop)? I didn’t need to worry. Victoria had me organised from the word go. It wasn’t awful, it was fun. Even the part where I was getting extremely hot and sweaty didn’t put me off. I was introduced to new equipment I had never heard of, some of which I dread slightly now, particularly the kettle bell and resistance bands. The resistance bands are used as an alternative to weight training to enhance the exercises. Rather than going to the gym, where I would feel embarrassed doing the exercises, Victoria comes to my house and we use the back garden, my sitting room floor and the exercise bike in my kitchen. Victoria encourages me throughout our session, and yes, she does make sure I do 10 of everything and not 9, when I want to give up. She is a sweetie but, boy oh boy, does she keep you on the straight and narrow. After my first session, my legs were tender and my hamstrings were more like bow strings, making sitting down extremely painful. But two days later they were more relaxed, and now they have well and truly got used to my exercise antics. Page 56 • www.s40local.co.uk

The core work (that’s my middle body and back) is definitely the toughest for me - after all, that seems to be where we middle-aged ladies get our problems. Victoria introduced me to “The Superman” exercise. This involves lying on my front and raising my legs and arms at the same time. “Impossible”, I said, “I can’t do it”. Well, actually, I can. What’s more, I can do 10 at a time. It took a lot of patience on Victoria’s part but Superman and I are now doing reasonably well. As for the diet and the red wine drinking, the jury is out. The chocolate biscuits and cake have gone, berries and yoghurt are starting to be exciting, but the glass of red still makes an occasional appearance. It’s been tough, but I can recommend giving personal training a go, even if it just starts you off on a new exercise regime. We should, after all, be doing at least half an hour each day to keep our bodies trim and healthy. Watch this (hopefully trimmed and toned) space for the next instalment in my personal training development.

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Storrs Road Methodist Church and Centre, Brampton (side entrance on Upper Moor Street). Large and small halls for hire, with full kitchen facilities, for group meetings, courses and parties etc. Also full disabled access. The centre has recently been fully refurbished. For info call 01246 566189 or contact: centre@ storrsroadchurch.plus.com. Anytime Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice. An exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. For further information please contact Alison Ward-Foster on 01246 567250 or email alison.ward@ashgatehospice.nhs.uk. Anytime Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels: Rooms are available for hire for educational, social and vocational activities from £5 per hour, including children’s and family parties. Modern kitchen and full disabled access. For information contact us on 01246 209433 or contact@parishcentrestonegravels.co.uk Monday, The Jungle Day Play Centre: Parent and Toddler Session 0 to 5 year olds. £3.50. Every Monday, Wednesday Wednesday and Friday in The Jungle Playcentre includes activities delivered from a qualified nursery nurse. The Jungle and Friday Play Centre, Foxwood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 260011. Weekly Jog Derbyshire Groups @Brampton Manor: All welcome. Mon 6 to 7pm, Wed 9:30 to 10:30am and Thurs 5 to 5:45pm. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit www.brampton-manor.com Mon am (Term Tots Café at St Thomas' Centre 10am to Midday. An informal get together for parents/carers. Call 01246 Time) 279916 for info. Monday Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or www.visitchesterfield.info Monday pm Spanish for babies, toddlers and preschool children: Mondays in term time 1:30 to 2:30pm (Term time) at Walton Village Hall. Introduce your child to Spanish through lots of songs, games and fun. Cost £3.50. Call Lynne on 07986 771957 for further details. Monday Young at Heart (social afternoon) - all welcome. 1:30 to 3:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Monday William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir: Monday 3:30 to 4:30pm, our choir is made up of children, staff, parents and members of the wider community. Enthusiasm is all you need. An ability to sing is an advantage but not compulsory! Come along and join in. Contact Cindy Clark on 01246 234626. Monday (Term 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade: Boys and girls age 6-18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre.  Every Time) Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or 2cfdbb@googlemail.com Monday (Term 1st Brampton Moor Brownies: Meet at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, starting 6pm. Contact the Time) Brownie guider on 01246 272678 for further details. Monday Aurora Ladies' Choir. 7:15 to 9:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Monday Cock and Magpie Morris: 8 to 9:30pm @ A.C.C.A  6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AA. New wo/men dancers and musicians always welcome. Phone Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 for further details or www. cockandmagpiemorris.org.uk Monday Holymoorside Band Rehearsals: non-contesting brass band that plays a variety of concerts. We encourage all abilities and rehearse every Monday and Friday in the United Reform Church at Holymoorside, from 7:459:45pm. Instruments are available. Enquiries@holymoorsideband.co.uk or 01246 566691/ 568745 3rd Monday Guide Dogs Chesterfield: Meet 7:30pm every 3rd Monday at The Rose and Crown, 104 Old Road S40 2QT. We welcome new volunteers. For further information please contact Gabbie Pattison on 07525 248740 (email: guidedogschesterfield@hotmail.co.uk or via Facebook - Guide Dogs Chesterfield). 3rd Monday RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15 to 9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks, refreshments, bird Not Aug food sales. All welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/chesterfield Tuesday AM Chatters Coffee Shop at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road, Chesterfield S40 3DD. 10am to midday. All welcome - toys available for young children to play with. We don't charge, but a small donation will help cover costs and any remainder will go to a charitable organisation. For details call 01246 231002 or email office@waltonchurch.org Tuesday and Cycling day rides with Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club: Meet at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Thursday Road, 9:25am. Suitable for new and experienced cyclists: 30-60 mile routes. Call Dave Scrivener 01246 455525 or Steve Bright 07734506492 or just turn up. www.chesterfieldspirecyclingclub.co.uk Tuesday Spire Laughter Club: Takes place above Dent's Chemists at the Nenna Kind Cancer Drop In Centre at 2pm. A yoga therapy with laughter at its centre so why not come and laugh with us whilst improving your health and happiness. It's like yoga but you're not tied in knots! Call Karen for details on 01246 862790. Tuesday Knit and Natter: 10am to 12:30pm at St Thomas' Centre. An informal gathering for people who enjoy doing craft together. All ages, all abilities. Ring 01246 279916 for more information. Tuesday Progressive Whist Drive: Holymoorside Community Centre. 2 to 4pm.  £2 per person.  Everyone is welcome so long as they can play whist.  If people wish to attend they do not need a partner, just turn up. For details contact Don on 01246 568204. Tuesday The Olive Branch ‘Drop In’: Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10am to1:30pm. Refreshments available. All welcome. Tuesday Tuesday Worship: St John's Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am to 12:15pm, followed by a hot lunch in the Church Centre (usual cost is £2.00 per person). Tuesday Brownies. 6 to 7:15pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Tuesday Dog obedience training. 7:15 to 8:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details.

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Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers: 7:30 to 9:30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New female dancers and wo/men musicians always welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 230677 for further details or visit www.chesterfieldgarland.org.uk Chesterfield Film Makers: if you’re interested in making videos. Walton Village Centre, 7:30 for 7:45 pm. For more details phone 01246 277349 or visit www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly.com Rose & Crown, Old Road: General Knowledge Quiz every Tuesday night - gallon of ale for the winner. Music quiz - last Sunday of each month, gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score. Linedancing (Improvers): 3 to 4:15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Brampton Manor: Every Tuesday Quiz Night from 8.30pm. General knowledge with cash prizes to be won plus play your cards right. Call: 01246 277760. www.brampton-manor.com Christian Chat at Costa Coffee weekly at 6:30 pm 16 Packers Row, Town Centre, Chesterfield Chesterfield Theatres: Tuesday Night Dances which occur on a weekly basis at the Winding Wheel. Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30 to 3pm (term time) Holymoorside Village Hall. Anyone welcome, £2 per family, call in and ask for Becky or call 07701 066801. (Term time only). Freehand Writers Group: Meets alternate Tuesday evenings at Brampton Manor. We are an informal group of people who all share an interest in writing. New members welcome. For details email freehandgroup@ btinternet.com or website www.freehandgroup.wordpress.com or call Dawn on 01246 569705. Come to Time Out on Tuesdays a new community group. Storrs Road Church Centre, 2 to 4pm. Have a chat over a cuppa, make new friends. Join in with table games - Scrabble, cards, dominoes, table tennis etc to play for fun or bring a craft - just come and enjoy yourself. All ages welcome, £2 per session including refreshments. Holymoorside Women's Institute: 2 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360. Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7pm at the Town Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. Old Brampton Women's Institute. 2 to 4pm at The School Room, Old Brampton Church, Old Brampton. New members and visitors warmly welcomed. For more information ring Pat on 01246 2394431 or Jenny on 01246 557024. Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers: 7:30pm at the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall, S42 7DX. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up. No meeting in AUGUST. North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group. Alice's View Children's Centre, North Wingfield from 10am to Midday (Not August or December). Come and join in the fun! Lunch for a small charge after the sessions - a lovely sharing time after the fun together. Contact Rosie on 01629 537692 or 07500814361. www. nederbyshiredownssyndromegroup.co.uk Thom's Blokes 10am to noon. A meeting for men which includes talks, activities and regular outings to places of interest. All men welcome. Further info from David on 01246 231115 0r 01246 853741. Qi Gong. 10 to 11:15am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. British History Class: Currently looking at Edward II's reign. 10:30am at Chesterfield Library. Contact Margaret Bargh for details on 01246 276800. Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11:10am to 12:20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, NonMembers £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Holymoorside Craft Group: 2 to 4pm in the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. An informal, welcoming group. Any crafting goes such as papercraft, embroidery, knitting, sewing, drawing etc just bring your current project. Contact: Cynthia on 01246 569103. No meetings in June, July or August. Beaver Scouts. 4:15 to 6pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Messy Play at The Jungle Playcentre. 4:30 to 6:30pm. All children welcome under 12 years. Lots of messy, fun activities. Only £4.95 for 2 hours of fun. Evening Group Road Cycling. Meet every Wednesday 5:45pm onwards at Pelican Cycles, 1 Old Road, Brampton. Ride departs 6:15 to 6:30pm. Return around 8:45 to 9pm. Circa 35 miles. For more details contact Pelican Cycles on 01246 767078. Cub Scouts. 6 to 7:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Brampton Ladies Club: 7:15pm for 7:45pm start at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333. Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane - 7:15 to 9pm. We are a nonperforming choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or helend@uwclub.net Jesterfield Juggling Club. 7 to 9pm at Walton Village Centre. All abilities welcome to learn and share skills in all types of circus skills. £2 a week for adults and £1 for under 16s who are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. We meet, we juggle, we eat cake. Call 07766 468 499 or email lwfarrant@btinternet.com. Bible Class: 7:30 to 8:30pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Topics presented for study and discussion. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk

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Scouts. 7:30 to 9:15pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details Brampton Best Knitters: Come and meet in the Rose and Crown for knitting, crochet, other handicrafts, combined with a warm welcome and good company. £1 subs (optional). 7.30pm, Rose and Crown, 104 Old Road, Brampton. Call Suzanne on 07900 814715 for more info. 1st Wednesday Green Drinks: An opportunity for like-minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm and the location varies so please check at www. greendrinks.org/Derbyshire/Chesterfield. 3rd Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning: 10am-12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. Enjoy a slice of cake and tea/ Wednesday coffee for just £1.50, meet with friends and browse our second hand books for sale. For more information please contact the Fairplay Office on 01246 203963 or look on our website www.fair-play.co.uk 3rd Chesterfield Fairtrade Group: 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help Wednesday with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308. 3rd Foljambe Women’s Institute 7.30 to 9.30.pm. St John’s Church Hall, Walton. Small, friendly group where Wednesday visitors and new members are most welcome. For more information ring Margaret on 01246 232134. 4th Walton Women's Institute: 2 to 4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Activities Wednesday include: Keep Fit, Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much more!  New members and visitors welcome.  For details call Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Diana Fagg on 01246 566780. Last Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7 to 9pm on the last Wednesday of Wednesday each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Call: B Turner on 01246 566109. Last Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the Wednesday website www.brampton-manor.com Thursday Chesterfield Flea Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www. visitchesterfield.info Thursday Fit and Fab Keep Fit Class Holymoorside: A gentle exercise class to music. 9:30am to 10:30am in United Reform Church Holymoorside. All welcome. Contact Tessa on 0786 658 5575. Thursday Yoga. 9:30 to 11am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Thursday Walking Back To Healthiness: Walking group meets at 10:30am at Holmebrook Valley Park, starting points may vary. To book please call Tina Hensey on 01246 345669. Thursday Ichthus Canoe Club Chesterfield (ICCC) meet every Thursday at 6pm (Outdoor during Spring, Summer and early Autumn) or 8pm (pool sessions late Autumn and Winter). For further information and the latest Club programme email canoejmc@gmail.com, www.ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk or call 01246 274021. Thursday Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome - join and play folk dance music. 7 to 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. For details visit www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, email: bcband@hotmail.co.uk or call: 01246 236805. Beginners session on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Thursday Muy Thai. Martial arts training. 6 to 7:15pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for info. Thursday Beginners/Novices Linedance Class: 7 to 8:30pm. £5 at St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. Call Kathryn 01246 569053. Thursday Table Tennis club - 7.30pm – 9.00pm - £1 charge at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. The club is open to all abilities and is non league. All welcome. Thursday Chesterfield Photographic Society: Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433. Thursday Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7:15 to 9:30pm. We put on four concerts & a choral day each year. Come & join us. Call Lynda at 01246 202694. Thursday Chesterfield Recorded Music Society: Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield. 7:15pm start. We listen to and discuss mainly classical music and occasionally jazz and music from shows. Meetings September to June. More information from John Strange on 01246 416558. Thursday Ringcraft Dog classes. 7:30 to 10:30pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Thursday Holymoorside Choral Society: practice in Holymoorside from 7:30 to 9:30pm.  We sing a variety of music new members, particularly gentlemen, always welcome. Contact Jane Alexander on 01246 566033. Thursday Holymoorside Ladies Club: 7:45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just £2 on the door. No meetings during school holidays. Call Anne 01245 566789. Thursday Kettlercise Class: A group exercise class using light-weight Kettlebells at Back to Basics Gym, Brampton, 5:30 to 6:30pm every Thursday. Suitable for all fitness levels, costs £4 or book 6 classes for £20. Book www. kettlebellhealth.co.uk/class-locations or call Rachel on 07742 428216. Thursday Pub Quiz at The Crispin, Ashgate Road. 9pm. Every St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Thursday Badgers and Cadets (5 to 18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7:30pm. Contact us on 01246 279132 or (Term Time) email chesterfield@derbyshire.sja.org.uk. 1st Thursday Do you play an instrument? Would you like to play jazz with the Chesterfield Jazz Club house band? Come to Jam Session, at Club Chesterfield, Chester Street, S40 1DL. £4 on the door for participants and spectators. 7:30 start. Visit www.chesterfieldjazz.com or call Wendy on 07764 587258 for more information

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Regular Events 1st Thursday 1st Thursday 2nd Thursday 2nd Thursday 3rd Thursday Last Thu Thursday & Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Fridays (Term Time) Friday Friday Friday Friday (2nd and 4th) Friday Saturday Mornings Saturday Saturday Sunday Mornings Sunday Mornings Sunday Sunday 1st Sunday Sunday (2nd & 4th) Every 2nd Sunday Every 3rd Sunday

Rendezvous Group: St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12:45 to 3:30pm. £3.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333. Embroiderers' Guild Chesterfield Branch: 7-9pm at The Saints Parish Centre, St. Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TJ. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild: Meet on 2nd Thursday of the month (except August). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. For further information contact the Secretary on 01246 455110. Chesterfield Farmer's Market: Every second Thursday. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345774 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info Chesterfield Jazz Club: Regular Jazz Night, Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. For details and tickets for gigs call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at www.chesterfieldjazz.com. Tramway Tavern: Jam Night. Last Thursday - 9pm at the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. Pasta Night @ Koo: Two pasta dishes and a bottle of house wine for £22. Gluten/wheat free pasta available on request. Served 5 to 8pm, to book call 01246 205604. Fit and Active. 9:30 to 10:15am at St Thomas' Church Centre, Brampton. Fitness class for adults of all fitness levels and age groups. £4 per class. Call Mick on 07852 979546 for details. Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info Centre on 01246 345777/8 or www.visitchesterfield.info Parent & Toddler - all welcome! 9 to 11am. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. The Jungle Day Nursery: Coffee Morning for parents / carers to talk and socialise - Every Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Jungle Day Nursery, Fox wood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 261642. Découpage. 1 to 3pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Holymoorside Band Rehearsals - a non-contesting brass band that play a variety of concerts. We encourage all abilities and rehearse every Monday and Friday in the United Reform Church at Holymoorside, from 7:45 to 9:45pm. Instruments available. Email: enquiries@holymoorsideband.co.uk or 01246 566691/568745. 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6 to 14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. Youth Club. 6 to 8pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Knit and Natter: 6:30pm at the Image and Colour Emporium at 413a Chatsworth Road. Get together with like-minded people for some knitting and a chat. Cost £3 includes coffee and a cake. Call Tracey on 07526 455410 for more information. Brampton Manor: Every Friday Live Music from 9pm see website for details. Call: 01246 277760. www. brampton-manor.com The Chesterfield Art Club: Meet at Whitecotes School from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Activities alternate between Worknights, Demonstration, and Critiques. Visitors are welcome at £3 per session. The membership list is currently open. For further information contact Terry 01246 416565. (Not August or December). Badminton. 8:15 to 9:45pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30 to 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Call Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or tim.sadler2@ntlworld.com Muy Thai for Adults/Kids: Martial Arts training for adults 10 to 11am followed by kids 11 am to midday. Loundsley Green Community Centre call 07910 858267 for details. Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or ww.visitchesterfield.info Sunday School 9:30 to 10:30am at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Children aged 5 to 11 years Bible stories, crafts, music. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Football Training U7's Team 2013/14: Chesterfield Town Football Club run a Sunday Morning Football Training Club for boys and girls aged under 6 years old. Stand Road Park at 10am. Players (boys and girls) must be under 7 on the 31st of August 2013. Call Tim Sadler 01246 277325 or tim.sadler2@ntlworld.com if interested. Gospel Hour 6pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Refreshments and a time to chat after service. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Brampton Manor: Sunday Carvery 12-6pm & Live Music from 5pm. Call: 01246 277760. Life Drawing and Painting Class with a model, 10:30 to 11:30am then Midday to 1:00pm, with Chris Bennett, artist, at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. Cost: £12 full price/£9 concs/£6 under 18/students. For info please contact: Sarah Bennett: 01629 733759 or email sarah@sarahbennettjazz.com Rainbow Whist: Holymoorside Community Centre. From 7 to 9pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month. Anyone with the ability to play whist is welcome. For details contact Don on 01246 568204. Chesterfield and District Alpine Society meet every 2nd Sunday in the month, between September and May, in Holymoorside United Reformed Church at 3pm. Illustrated talks about plants and expeditions to find them. Friendly group. All welcome. Contact: 01246 569025 British Cycling Breeze Ride for women only: Loundsley Green Community Centre at 10:45am every third Sunday. Cycle off road to the Holmebrook Valley Park cafe and back. Bikes and helmets available for those who need them. No need to book. Contact Michelle on 0772 588 5151.

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LCD TV/DVD Player: £35 TV Freeview - Colour TV with inbuilt DVD player 15.4” screen purchased from M&S. Call 01246 278747 (Walton)

Vanity Basin & Taps: £20 Vanity basin (white) with waste and gold coloured taps, very good condition. Call 07833 515909

Glass TV Shelf: £20 3 shelf glass TV stand - height 20” width 28” depth 18” Call 01246 278747 (Walton)

Children’s Play House: £100ono 10’ x 6’ height 7’9” to apex. Two levels internally with stairs and balustrades. Very good condition buyer collects from Newbold. Call 01246 279236 Wicker Furniture: £30 3 seater settee and 2 x single chairs, in black, complete with cushions. Ideal for conservatory. Call Neil on 07742 933224

Single Divan Bed: £70ono Three Foot Single Divan Bed with large drawer and blue dralon headboard. Little used. Call 01246 769308 (Ashgate) Carolina Wall Hung Fire: £50 Modern style hang-on-the-wall sleek electric fire with remote control. Call Isobel on 07791 962256.

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FREE ADVERTS Adverts for stuff under £200 are free, any item or ‘collection of items’ £200+ are £5, and larger adverts with a picture are price on application.

email: mail@ s40local.co.uk or call: 01246 568 519

Gas Fire: £75 Valor Dream Inset live fuel effect gas fire. Good working order. Call 01246 278747 (Walton)

Home: 01246 461678 Mob: 07817 447950

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“We didn’t have a clue where to start with our new kitchen. Luckily we found David. He was so understanding and full of ideas. He worked at our pace instead of rushing us into a hasty decision. His team of craftsmen were all so friendly and helpful. We’re delighted with the results.” Dorothy & Keith of Chesterfield.

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HATTON JOINERY

All aspects of joinery. A friendly reliable service.

01246 580 430

www.hattonjoinery.co.uk

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Any Gardening Work Undertaken • No job too small

Call Steve on 0789 187 3820 Or 01246 230493 (evenings) Page 68 • www.s40local.co.uk


A&H Paving Ltd Block Paving Fencing Drainage Concrete Drop Kerbs Patios Tarmac DCC Registered All construction

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Vernon Road • Brampton • Chesterfield S40 1EL

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Your Local Family Business Extensions & Alterations Roofing Building Maintenance No Job Too Small “The Price We Quality Workmanship Quote Is The Reliable & Trustworthy Price You Pay” No Hidden Free Quotations Extras Over 30 Years Experience

T: 01246 568700 M: 07774 150 177

Yew Tree Drive Chesterfield S40 3NB

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Call us for a Fast Free Quote Trailer and Towbar Specialists since 1997. Local High Quality Service. Find us at: Unit 60, M1 Commerce Park Markham Lane, Chesterfield S44 5HS Accessories Shop · Now doing number plates.

01246 768894 www.derbyshiretowbars.com

Pointing Houses, chimneys, walls, brick or stonework. Grind out and repoint. Also general building work. For estimates contact: Terry: 01246 208978 or 0771 966 4426 Pete: 01246 766079 or 0796 259 1264

Paul Redfern Painting & Decorating Domestic and Commercial Insurance Work Undertaken Fully Insured Reliable & Recommended Based in Holymoorside email: paulredfern12@btinternet.com

Joinery & Handy Person Friendly Service Free Quotes Call 0773 797 8444 Chatsworth Road Chesterfield S40 3BA

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Leannes Nails & Beauty

Mobile Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician. Acrylic nails, Manicures, Waxing etc. This Month’s Offer: Eyelash/eyebrow tint and eyebrow shape just £10.

Please contact me for a full price list.

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07761 752 116 leannepyne@aol.com

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1 Brampton Courtyard 11a Old Hall Road (through the archway) BRAMPTON Chesterfield S40 3RG

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SB Auto Repairs

Fully qualified mechanic with over 20 years experience Fully mobile service Local & independent All makes Servicing • Cam Belts Engine Repairs • Brakes Tyres • Exhausts

Shaun Boler 07778 750 922 Walton Chesterfield

Steve Gentle Handyman Services Cabinets, shelving, flat packs, taps, pictures, lighting, tiling, small joinery and much more. No job too small. Reasonable prices • Top quality • Fully insured

01246 205006 07904 905617 (Wingerworth based)

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Pest Control Services

Environmentally friendly vermin control

Andrew Davis Fully qualified BPCA & RSPH technician 01246 275010 Mobile: 07950266542


Offers Bimbo Design

Little Fish Events

Blueflame

Minuteman Press

Brampton Manor

Save £80 on joining fee this summer.

Moorland Natural Therapy Centre

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Nuffield Health

Hog Roast tickets £5 if purchased before 30th June.

25% off treatments at the Retreat within Nuffield Health. Offer must be redeemed by 31st July.

Car Air-con

Ovenclean

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Chatsworth Chiropractic

Polar Windows

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Free boiler service when taking out an annual service plan.

June offer price £40 - Service and Regas. Call Steve on 07810 332272.

£50 off any purchase over £500 of a new Scooter or a Rise and Recline chair.

£5 off any treatment with advert during June.

25% off Tuesday for over 65s and Saturday for under 18s.

Eyelash/eyebrow tint and eyebrow shape just £10.

10% off all invitations ordered in June with code S40.

10% off your first order.

25% off your 1st appointment.

£5 off oven cleans until 30 June 2013.

First clean from £35.

20% off conservatories.

10% off all purchases on Saturday 8th June with their advert.

Dads’ and lads’ back, neck and shoulder massage 20 minutes for £18.

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Tel: 01246 271727 Page 76 • www.s40local.co.uk

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