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Winter Edition - 22nd November

20 Scottish themed Beer Festival

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10 The Seaglam Project

Gladstone Memorial to be Unveiled

P.20-21 Rotary Beer Fest

Crosby Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5th Annual Festival

28 Pupils Buzzing!

Research to save the Honey Bee

30 Happy, Safe & Stimulating

Early Days Childrens Day Nursery

32 Launch of New Art Club

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Creative Balance


P.32 Creative Balance

8 Down Memory Lane Coronation Road, Crosby

12 Health & Well-Being

Movember! Mens Health Campaign

13 B-Fit Personal Training

Count Nutrients...Not Calories

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14 Style

The Hat is Hot!

16 Travel

The Fairytale of New York

18 Gardening

My Desert Island Disc Plants

19 Recipe

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P.16 Fairytale of New York

22 House & Home

Is the Housing Market set to take off?

33 Film Review

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34 Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s On Guide 36 Useful Telephone Numbers

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CAN YOU HELP THIS VITAL LOCAL CHARITY? Sightline Vision (Northwest) Ltd

Local lady Eileen Green was diagnosed 12 years ago with macular degeneration, an eye condition that can result in total sight loss. Eileen refused to sit down and feel sorry for herself. Instead, she not only faced up bravely to the new daily challenges but, feeling lonely and afraid herself, she also thought about how many other people in the same situation must be experiencing similar emotions. She decided to set up a free helpline, and to establish the charity Sightline Vision (Northwest) Ltd. Sightline now helps people all over Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire by offering a confidential phone-line, funded by the charity. Eileen has worked tirelessly to recruit a team of visually impaired volunteers, who are given training in listening skills. They help to staff the free evening helpline from their homes. Evenings are a time when people may be feeling at their most lonely or disheartened. Because they have varying degrees of sight loss themselves, the volunteers are able to empathise with the callers’ feelings and worries. Sudden, progressive or long term loss of sight can be very traumatic to the person as well as to family and friends. Visual impairment may combine with other disabilities / mobility problems or bereavement and loss of independence. Sightline’s main beneficiary group are


individuals (and their families) that have experienced a sudden or progressive sight loss and are experiencing difficulties in their daily living. They can help to alleviate these difficulties by signposting service users to the appropriate services and support groups. Sightline provides essential emotional support and a practical guide to support people at the onset and progression of loss of sight. Volunteers will offer a listening ear and befriending service, dealing with a range of enquiries from people coming to terms with their sight loss/visual impairment. The volunteers are trained in listening skills. Sightline continues to build on its comprehensive directory of services that have been checked for suitability by them to signpost and refer enquiries received based on issues that arise during telephone helpline calls. Sightline aims to be a link to specialist services for those facing the trauma of sight loss. The Service currently operates five evenings per week 6pm to 10pm, every Monday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Anyone can call them including the carers, family or friends of those affected and every call is treated with confidentiality and respect. Sightline is now implementing its expansion plans after being awarded £190,000 over three years from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme. This funding will enable the charity to operate its helpline from 6pm to 10pm every evening, rather than from Thursday to Monday evening only as it has done in the past. New volunteers are needed to cover the additional evenings. Sightline would love to hear from visually impaired volunteers living within the Merseyside and Greater Manchester areas, who can spare two evenings a month. Training in listening and telephonic skills and any necessary equipment will be provided. Please contact them for more information on 0151 285 4038 (this is an Admin number only). Company Limited by Guarantee Registered No. 4620457 Registered Charity No 1096452

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Crosby Coronation Road was once known As Thorp or Thorp’s Lane since the early 1800’s. Who Mr Thorp was it isn’t known, although Thorpe’s dwelling and small holding was on the site of Halsall School in Cooks Road. It was a grassy track leading from part of Crosby Village out towards the sea. On several maps of the 1840’s it was called Harp’s Lane, but this likely as not was a printing error, the 1841 census refers to it as Thorp Lane. In the mid 1880’s there was very little in the way of buildings on this stretch of road, just a few humble cottages near the Islington junction. The road initially stopped near Regent Road, but by 1890 it wound its way along what is now Carnegie Avenue and across to Mersey Road. There are several roads leading off what is now Coronation Road. Shaftesbury Road for instance this side road was built about 1890 followed by Florence Terrace in 1899, which is a block of small terraced houses which stands opposite Shaftesbury Road. A little further towards Crosby passing Coronation Park is Harrington Road, this road dates to 1900. In the same year the road was improved considerably and extended along the side of the council headquarters in the Assembly Rooms in order to improve the area’s civic pretensions, and to line up with Mersey Road as a direct line to the railway.

In 1902, the year of the coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, by way of celebration Thorp Lane was renamed Coronation Road and the Assembly Rooms were thus called Alexandra Hall. The area around the hall had been given by way of a gift to the Crosby people. Mr George Rodway, a prominent Blundellsands solicitor petitioned the local residents into utilising this land. The services of Mr Exton, who owned the garden centre called Victoria Nursery in Thorp Lane, were used to plan and lay out what is now Alexandra Park. The park was opened in 1902. Carnegie Avenue as it is now known was still called Thorp’s Lane at this time until it was changed in honour of the man who endowed the town’s public library in 1910. The Victoria Nursery is still in Carnegie Avenue, but nowadays is called Carnegie Café and Garden Centre. Further along on the corner of Regent Road is Florence Terrace built in 1899 a block of small terraced houses and further along another terrace of larger houses that overlook Coronation Park. A Drill Hall was built in 1911 for the 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment and the Prince Of Wales’ Volunteers South Lancashire Regiment, 10th Reserve Battalion. These were formed in Crosby in October 1914. This is now Crosby Youth Centre. The Blundell family made a gift of land to the Crosby community which was situated on the

Bundellsands Evening Townswomen’s Guild The Guild meets at 8pm in Blundellsands Methodist Church Hall, Brompton Ave., Crosby on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday of each month.


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south side of Thorps Lane. The land was turned into park land with bowling greens and flower beds. It was given the name The Recreational Ground, but in 1906 it was changed and renamed Coronation Park. There have been many retailers in Coronation Road over the years, but there are 4 in particular that come to mind. Satterthwaites who arrived in the 1930's and who still have their craft bakery there today and Duckell's established in 1910 and closed in 1988 and of course Newsmag who reigned for many years, but since closed and last but not least Stanley Byron & Sons Ltd painting and decorating supplies who still trade today. Crosby Secondary Modern and Primary School was also part of Coronation Road along with Banner’s Stone Masons, they were demolished to make way for Sandalwood Retirement Home, which consists of 53 flats and was completed in 1989. Crosby Past and Present will be 2 years old in November and will be having a birthday luncheon at The Pioneer, Liverpool Road on Saturday 24th November starts at 12pm. All welcome. Please RSVP Contact Group leader. More details via the Facebook group or phone 07890 181233. Barbara Thomas - Crosby Past and Present


The Group meets at 2pm on the 1st Tuesday of every month in St.John's Parish Centre. The Parish Centre is co-located with St. John's Primary School at the end of Denmark Street (off St. John's Road) Waterloo.

6TH NOVEMBER "Story of the Chinese Community" by Tony Kwok 4TH DECEMBER "Tudor Liverpool" by Jenet Hollinshead For more information please call Paul Baker, Secretary Tel: 07759 427644

Through a vibrant network of local societies, NADFAS National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies opens up the world of arts to everyone. With monthly lectures on a broad range of topics as well as study days, educational visits and holidays at home and abroad, a NADFAS society is not just a great way to learn - it's a fun way of making new and lasting friendships.


We meet at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Crosby Civic Hall. There are also day visits to places of Interest. Lectures planned for the following months:


Oliver Everett - King George III - The most cultured monarch, art collector and friend of America.

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CROSBY AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY We meet in the Methodist Church Hall, Moor Lane at 7.30 p.m. generally on the fourth Monday of the month. Cost £2 per meeting or £13 for the year. 22ND OCTOBER 'Ships that will never return to Liverpool Bay'

26TH NOVEMBER 'Films of Liverpool in the last Century

3RD DECEMBER 'Crosby to The Dingle via the Overhead Railway'.

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The Seaglam Project (Seaforth Gladstone Memorial Group) was started by local Historian Brenda Murray to raise the profile of Seaforth Village by installing a memorial to William Ewart Gladstone, four times Prime Minister of Great Britain, who had lived there for 17 years from 1813 to 1830. Funds for the memorial were raised by voluntary effort and additional funding has been provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is drawing to a close in December when the Memorial will be erected and unveiled by Rt.Hon. Frank Field M.P. and pupils of two primary schools in Seaforth, Our Lady, Star of the Sea and Rimrose Hope Primary will perform a musical concert in Linacre Mission on Tuesday 20th November 2012 at 2pm. The title will be "SEAFORTH THE PAGEANT", telling the story of people who lived there in the past. The event will start with a ten minute talk by Brenda Murray about the history of Seaforth. Then the play will be acted with music and the event will conclude with a dance performance. Refreshments will be served and everyone from far and wide will be welcome as the hall holds 700 people! Brenda Murray, chairman of SEAGLAM was raised in Seaforth and said the statue will have the same effect as the Gormley statues do at Crosby beach. “Many people will be attracted to Crescent Road, in Seaforth, in the same way as the tourists flock to the Gormley statues on Crosby beach. I’m very excited about that. Seaforth is steeped in prestige and history because Gladstone was raised there, and he is the only man to have ever become Prime Minister of Britain on four separate occasions. He is one of the most famous British politicians of all time, and he lived in Seaforth for 17 years between 1813 to 1830”. For more information please contact Brenda Murray on 0151 924 2541.


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I’d like to fly to New York to indulge in a long weekend of pre-Christmas retail therapy every year, but I can’t afford to. Happily, last year was one of those years when I could and it was well worth every penny. I went with a couple of like-minded friends in November; December can be surprisingly cold and everywhere is more crowded and consequently more expensive. The key to a successful shopping trip is to do some research and plan it well in advance; you will save a lot of money and also get a good table in the better restaurants in the evening. We flew Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow, economy class because it’s perfectly civilised for a 7 hour flight and saves a lot of money. To make up for this bit of cost cutting I’d arranged for a limo to pick us up from the airport; at $45, equivalent to £10 per head, it would be rude not to. New York is home to some of the best hotels in the world, and probably some of the worst too, but, by judicious use of Trivago, I’d managed to get us rooms in Hotel Pennsylvania on 7th Avenue for about £110 per night. The Pennsylvania is not über luxurious, but it is classy and comfortable and located right in the heart of the action. New York is five hours behind the UK so it felt like 10.30 at night to us when we checked in, even though it was really early evening. I enjoyed a reviving soaky bath in the huge American size tub before meeting the girls in the bar for cocktails – Manhattans of course! Dinner was in an Italian just round the corner, nice food, laid back and remarkably cheap – just what you need after 11 hours of travelling. We went to bed early to sleep off the jetlag. In the morning I avoided the siren call of the American breakfast (they really do offer you steak and eggs to start the day) and contented myself with coffee and a croissant. Then we got down to some serious shopping. Planning your shopping trip(s) is essential; if you simply started at one end of 5th Avenue and worked your way along going into every shop, you’d be there for weeks. Instead we spent the day on Madison Avenue, which is a real designer paradise. Virtually every upmarket label you can think of has its own store there, from Calvin Klein to Versace and everything in between. Between them they took us up to 1.00pm when we became ladies who lunched. In the afternoon


we checked out Barneys, a must visit destination for all fashionistas. Our evening destination was 21 Club, an iconic New York bar and restaurant dating back to the prohibition era. The food is classic American cuisine and they have a fantastic wine list; the cocktails are sensational. We had a great evening, but take note: this is definitely a place that you need to book in advance. Our other dining adventure was to Aquavit which claims to be the number one Scandinavian restaurant in New York, rather too much pickled herring for my tastes but classy all the same. Saturday also saw us making our pilgrimage to Fifth Avenue, starting off with Bergdorfs, a department store that is mainly devoted to fashion. They have an entire floor given over to shoes and handbags; I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Next up was Saks which is very much along the same lines – you can’t go to NY without going to Saks. We finished off at Century 21 off Broadway, a fabulous shop where you can buy all the designer clothes you looked at on Madison and Fifth Avenues but at half the price. We devoted Sunday to a long lie in, a lengthy lunch and a spot of sightseeing. Then it was back in the limo to JFK and the red eye home again. A weekend in New York is so uplifting they should provide it on the NHS. Frances Claiborne

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Thornton and Crosby Gardeners Club Monthly meetings are on the last Friday of each month (except December) at

ST LUKE’S CHURCH HALL, CROSBY VILLAGE at 7.45pm Membership is £10 per year (Visitors £1) and this includes tea and biscuits.

New members and visitors welcome

Interesting speakers, charity plant tables and raffle. Further information from Paul Lovelady - Tel. 0151 924 4901

My Desert Island Disc Plants...

I’ve always liked the Desert Island Disc concept, the one where you get to choose just eight pieces of music to ease the sense of isolation as you while away your days alone on an island in the Caribbean - but I’ve always felt that unless you were lucky enough to get stranded with Mrs Crusoe (or Nigella Lawson) you’d need a bit more than Vaughan Williams to keep you sane. Well here’s my choice of eight flowers to compliment the music; clearly these are purely personal and if you’d rather take along some nice King Edwards and a couple of grape vines instead, then I quite understand! First choice is the Nerine, a bulb which has fascinated me since I was a boy. The fact it has a summer rest with no water makes it easy to grow and it always flowers around my birthday September in case you’d forgotten! You don’t need desert island temperatures for the hardy Nerine bowdenii – try it, you won’t be sorry! Next up is the Azalea - not the most fashionable plant at the moment but one which is indelibly etched in my memory because many years ago I took a seed pod from a war grave in Germany. One of the resulting plants still flowers in my mother’s garden every spring and its powerful scent alone earns it a place on my list. The Iris family is vast but the big and bouncy tall Bearded Iris is my favourite. I have hundreds of varieties in my garden so the big problem would be selecting just one to take to the island! Like the Iris my next choice would relish the hot, dry desert island conditions – Coronilla glauca is one of those special plants I ‘discovered’ by accident a few


years ago. Now I can’t imagine a garden without finding a spot for this small growing shrub! Delightful! My next choice would not seem out of place on a desert island – the orchid – although the particular type I prefer would rather be stranded on top of a cool, moist hillside. The Pleione is a tiny little spring flowering species - another of my heirloom plants I have been growing forever and would hate to be without. Captivating! My last three choices I have grouped together as Marigolds, Sweet Peas and Roses. All of them are as indispensable to this stranded Yorkshireman as tripe and onions. And as for the choice of rose, it would have to be my dad’s favourite – Josephine Bruce - a gorgeous deep red colour with a fantastic scent. The next best thing to Mrs Crusoe! Jonathan Wild Garden Consultant and Up a Creek with no Paddle!

CROSBY PAST AND PRESENT (see page 8) have recently set up a Volunteer Gardening Group and have been given permission to maintain the walled garden in Moor Lane. If anyone would like to join them they will be most welcome. If you have one or two hours to spare on a Sunday or a Wednesday morning or afternoon then why not join them? Dates and times to be arranged and available on the Gardeners Journal on their website.

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4 whole trout 50g butter 1 lemon 100g baby spinach 100g mixed wild mushrooms 20g butter 1 clove garlic 100g frozen Sweetcorn kernels 50ml cream 50ml milk 25g butter salt & pepper 4 large potatoes 1 sprig rosemary ½ bulb garlic 50g butter


FONDANT POTATOES: Peel and slice the potatoes into an oval shape approximately 7cm across and 4 cm thick. Season a heavy bottomed pan, put the potatoes in and cover with water. Place the butter, rosemary and garlic in the pan and cook over a high heat until all the water has been absorbed; the potato will now fry in the butter until golden brown. Turn the potato over and cook for another 5 minutes until the other side is done. SWEETCORN PUREE: Put all the Sweetcorn, milk and cream in a pan with the butter and cook over a low heat until tender.

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TROUT: Season the trout inside and out, heat a heavy bottomed frying pan until very hot, add a little olive oil and then carefully place the trout in the pan. Cook on one side for about 5 minutes then flip the fish over and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the 50g of butter and squeeze the juice from the lemon into the pan. Cover the trout with tin foil and allow it to rest in the butter for about 5 minutes. Remove from the bone and serve. SPINACH & WILD MUSHROOMS: Crush the garlic and cook in the butter with the mushrooms. Once the mushrooms have a nice colour, add the spinach and cover with a lid. Allow the spinach to wilt down, drain well and serve. Danny Jimminson -Restaurateur

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5TH ANNUAL Crosby Beerfest Rotary Club of Crosby

Yet again, sippers and swiggers the Annual Crosby Beerfest beckons!! As well as tasting some interesting beers, from far flung corners and some closer to home, you can do so safe in the knowledge that you are also helping local good causes. Hopefully, you have got Carte Blanche (Kelburn) to attend again this year, whether you take the Flying Scotsman (Caledonian), come under your own steam or let the Trade Winds (Cairngorm Brewery) carry you. Wild Cats (Cairngorm) shouldn’t keep you away from this popular event! There is a distinctive Scottish flavour to over 30 of the 40 beers on offer this year, and the cider drinkers aren’t forgotten with some tasty tipples from Herefordshire and Somerset. We have heard that Lord Kelvin (Strathaven), and the Three Sisters (Atlas Brewery) will be attending this year, with Peters Well arriving too, after having sown his Glencoe Wild Oats, perhaps somewhere in Pentland (Stewart). Doors open this year on Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th October at Crosby Civic Hall so make sure you have your Williams 80/- (William Brothers) ready in today’s money . For when you are peckish and to avoid the Skullsplitter (Orkney Brewery) and a severe

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case of the Goldihops (Kelburn), food will be available with a range of tasty treats from the Pioneer Brasserie. You may need the Devil’s Advocate to decide who is driving but as always there will a FREE soft drinks bar for drivers that will hopefully stop them becoming too Bitter and Twisted (Harviestoun) before they have to take you home by the Sherpa Porter (Tryst) . We always get Mavericks (Fyne Ales) at our Beerfest, including people who drink WINE – and, yes, we’ll ensure the grape is available too! Crosby Civic Hall is only a few minutes’ walk from Waterloo station – so why not use the train and avoid ending up in the Bannockburn (Traditional Ales Stirling). A great time waits you for your £5 entry fee which includes a programme and tasting glass. Tokens bought for £1.25 will you give you a half pint tasting of any beer and cider of your choice.

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You’ll have the chance to vote for your favourite – last year’s winner was Pipe Dream from the George Wright Brewery. Our thanks go to our sponsors and to members of Crosby Lions who will be helping with pouring. The festival could not survive without you, nor the generous sponsorship from many local businesses, organisations and individuals who support the event. We have many local businesses, organisations and individuals who sponsor a firkin of ale and generous support from our festival sponsors.


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IS THE HOUSING MARKET SET FOR TAKE-OFF? The latest house price figures for August show a 1.4% rise over the past year. In real terms that’s actually a 2% drop but it sums up the housing market over the last 3 years – broadly flat. But could there be some light at the end of the tunnel? Anyone who’s sold their house recently and taken an offer well below the asking price would probably disagree, but I see some hopeful signs. Mortgage availability figures have jumped strongly in the last month while the typical deposit demanded by lenders is slipping slowly down towards the 10% mark. Even better news comes in the form of the Funding for Lending scheme. This allows banks and building societies to borrow 5% of their loan book from the Bank of England to fund new lending. The initial evidence suggests that most of this new lending has been in the way of mortgages. More good news comes in the form of forecasts for economic growth. Most economists are united in their belief that the economy will return to growth in the third quarter of this year, which should give a welcome boost to optimism among the housebuying public. Most estate agents I speak to are already confident; once again they are looking at investing in their businesses instead of cutting overheads. The biggest thing, though, is the sheer level of undersupply. In the past five years it is estimated

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Book Choice Point Blanc

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Point Blanc is a thrilling adventure story about Alex Rider, a teenage spy who has been blackmailed into working for MI6. It is one of those books that, once you’ve picked it up, you really cannot put it down. From riding bikes to operating a crane, Alex is in constant action from the first page. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody, whether they’ve just started to read or just become a granddad. When you’ve finished this novel you will probably want to be a spy just like Alex. I think it is the best book of the series (there are nine of them – Point Blanc is the second in the series). The story starts when Alex sees an old friend buying drugs from a man called Skoda. He gets so angry that, without knowing what he’s doing, he sets off after the man. Everything goes pear shaped and he gets in trouble with the police and MI6 have to bail him out. It’s time for him to embark on his latest mission, investigating a mysterious school in the south of France. Armed with a collection of great gadgets and a false ID, he sets off to the house of Dr Hugo Greif, a freakish mad scientist working furiously on an experiment to take over the world, no less! My favourite part of the story is when Alex is snowboarding down a mountain with two snow mobiles in hot pursuit; naturally he comes out on top. My favourite character is Dr Greif’s second in command, Eve Stellenbosch. She is even more evil than Hugo Greif which is saying something as he is the evil genius that came up with the scheme to take over the world in the first place. I would suggest you read the first book of the series, Stormbreaker, beforehand to explain the storyline. Then you’ve got seven more brilliant novels to look forward to. Niall Barnes Age 9



Early Days Childrens Day Nursery

Early Days in Waterloo opened in 1984. There are 3 large playrooms which accommodate children aged 3 months to 5 years. The 0-2 room is a large playroom with a range of stimulating activities taking place following children’s likes and interests. The babies especially enjoy our daily messy activities which include sand, gloop and painting to name but a few. The 2-3 room is a spacious environment with 6 areas set up to encourage children’s development. Staff observe children at play to find out how to plan future activities they will enjoy. The 3-5 room consists of 2 rooms. A room where all the messy activities take place e.g. painting, sand, water and a room for building towers or making their friends some dinner in the play kitchen area. Pre-school children have internet access and are learning new things everyday. Our Officer in Charge is Gail Hall who qualified in 1996 and together with her deputy Carla Feeney and the excellent team work together with parents to provide your child with a safe and stimulating environment in which they develop their own individual potential. Each staff member is registered with Ofsted and all have to undergo a Criminal Record Check through the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB). The nursery is registered with Ofsted who inspect the nursery on a regular basis. Our last report is available on request or online. We have also achieved a Grade 5 Food Hygiene Rating. So come in and have a look for yourself at our wonderful nursery. (Contact details on page 31)

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LAUNCH OF NEW ART CLUB Creative Balance A brand new Community Interest Company has arrived in the North West. Creative Balance is a family run company with a strong passion for the arts. Our aim is to make a positive difference through creative expression and develop healthier and positive relationships within the wider community. Established by Design Graduates of Liverpool Hope and John Moores Universities, local artists Sarah McLaughlin and Kathryn Wilson have teamed up to offer educational, therapeutic and fun art workshops to the community, schools and organisations. Recent projects range from work on the Giant mural overlooking the Marina Lake in Waterloo, alongside school workshops in the local areas developing the knowledge of art and culture in the early 1900’s to local fundraising events. From textiles and ceramics to graphics and illustration, we have a vast amount of knowledge and professional freelance experience, including working in various creative settings with vulnerable children and families. This enables us to create a great range of topics that can be tailor made for all ages and abilities.


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Fun project themes each month, including contemporary and classic art. Working with a variety of materials and media we develop and encourage your child's creative expression! Creative Balance hold biannual exhibitions showcasing children’s artwork.

AGES 3-7: TUESDAYS 4:30PM-5:30PM Waterloo Community Centre, Great Georges Road AGES 7-12: WEDNESDAYS 5.00- 6.00PM St Lukes Church Hall, 71 Liverpool Road, Crosby. For more details please call Sarah on Tel: 0151 538 8216 or Mob: 07594 154431

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Film Review

The Sweeney (15) Dir: Nick Love

The Sweeney opens with the entire flying squad in a couple of cars exchanging some not especially witty banter. Moments later, they burst into a warehouse and take on a gang of blaggers, all tooled up with sawn off shotguns. Most people would approach such a scenario with some trepidation, but for the hard men (and women) of the Sweeney it’s all in a day’s work. Bizarrely, this is one of the more plausible scenes of the whole film. For a film based on a TV series that was so grittily realistic it was required viewing for trainee coppers, this is a problem. The normally impressive Ray Winstone is completely wasted as DI Jack Regan; his lines are so badly scripted that he can only emerge as a humourless thug, making it inconceivable that he would attract the attentions of love interest Nancy, delectably played by Hayley Atwell. Regan blunders around swearing a lot, assaulting villains, members of the public and fellow police officers with equal enthusiasm. Meanwhile, his sidekick DC George Carter (Ben Drew) makes a worthy attempt to win the award for most hopeless actor of the year. Homeland’s Damian Lewis delivers a laudable try at a Cockney accent in the role of Frank Haskins, Regan’s long suffering boss, but is hamstrung by the abysmally bad script. There is a plot, but it is terminally confusing and full of more holes than one of the baddies after Regan has finished with him. Every part of the film is so completely unbelievable that it becomes depressing after a while. Fans of hardcore actioners might take some solace in the lengthy fight scenes and car chases, but even they are a pale imitation of the slick sequences fans of Bourne and Bond have come to expect. It would be easy to excuse these failings as an attempt to slant the movie at the American market but, at the end of the day, it is simply evidence of a director so poor that the finest cast list and biggest budget in the world couldn’t save him. Howard Clemmow My Rating **

Fridays 12th October; 9th November; 14th December 10.30am to 3pm. Come for high quality food and other produce and at the same time support small local businesses and farmers that struggle to survive without our help.


Saturdays 3rd November; 1st December 9.30am to 1pm. One of most popular events with up to 80 stalls, all undercover inside our majestic Victorian masterpiece.


WORKSHOPS – 10.30 to 4.30pm. This involves having a large variety of arts & crafts for people of any age to come and try. We will have pottery, painting, making pots, making cards and masks, face painting, glass painting, there will be caricatures and cartoons, artists doing workshops and a lot more with lots of fun for everyone. It’s FREE to enter and take part.


10am to 4pm. With all our usual high quality stalls selling lots of items for Christmas. Find the unusual, the unique and exclusive gift for all the family and friends. Beautiful and hand crafted products made by hand locally. There will be something for everyone.

17th & 18th NOVEMBER – EXHIBITION OF ART & PHOTOGRAPHY by students from HUGH BAIRD COLLEGE. 20th - 25th NOVEMBER – WATERLOO BEER FESTIVAL Full details on Inside Front Cover.

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Mondays at Merchant Taylors Boys School Sports Centre, Crosby & Thursdays in Hightown, St Stephens Church hall (starts w/c 5th Nov). 12 progressive 1 hour sessions using 3D resistance & fat burning exercises designed to tone, streamline & improve general fitness, weight loss, nutrition & lifestyle advise with a Personal Trainer, your own programe - to do at home. All fitness levels welcome! Contact Gaynor on 07748 298 728 or go to

EVERY TUESDAY IN TERM-TIME Crosby Capriol Singers Rehearsals

Come and join our friendly mixed voice choir with a wide repertoire for a free trial period! We meet at Christ Church, Waterloo from 19.45-21.45 hours. Contact: Dennis Morley (Secretary) 0151 931 2346

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS Opera Viva Weekly Rehearsals

Opera Viva hold their weekly rehearsals at 7.30pm at The Music House, St Mary's College, Crosby. If you would like to be involved in another successful year of taking Opera to locations across Merseyside and beyond come and join us. No experience necessary! Contact: 0151 920 5386 or email

THURSDAY 18TH - SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER Crosby Rotary 5th Annual Beer Fest

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Crosby Riding for the Disabled will be holding a quiz night at Little Crosby Village Hall - opposite St Marys Church in Little Crosby, this night is a very popular fun evening, bring your own drinks and nibbles, Just turn up on the night. £4 per person all proceeds to Crosby RDA. Contact: Vikki Finnigan 07905 048801

FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER Comedy Night in aid of Kids with Cancer

Comedy night at Crosby Comrades Club with four comedians and a Band and a meal - £20. Contact: 07845 328267


Crosby Riding for the Disabled are holding a charity Winter Ball at Formby Hall Golf Club & spa, tickets are £40 each, there is a 3 course meal and a full programme of entertainment, formal dress with a 1.00am bar. Contact either Nicky on 07526 983770 or Vikki on 07905 048801

WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER Christmas Shopping Evening

Jospice Christmas shopping evening at Sacred Heart Catholic College. Lots of stalls for you to browse. Wine & entertainment included. Contact: 932 6035

FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER The Priests in Concert for Jospice

See the world famous singing Priests joined by local mezzo soprano Danielle Thomas at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Still some tickets remaining. Contact: 924 3812


SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER Book Sale in Crosby Village

Crosby and District Lions Club are having a book sale for Children in Need in Crosby Village (in front of Boots) between 10am and 1pm. Pudsey will be there and all books may be purchased by donation. We'd be delighted to see you there!

THURSDAY 22ND - SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER Waterloo Beer Festival

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Friday November 23rd Open from 10am-8.30pm. Free wine & nibbles from 5.30pm. Saturday November 24th & Sunday November 25th Open from 10am-5pm at Crosby Hall Educational Trust, Back Lane, Little Crosby. Hundreds of pictures for sale, take away when you buy. Selection of exquisite crafts. Light lunches, sandwiches, home-made soup & cakes. Free parking. Contact: 0151 924 9099 Reg. Charity No: 700042

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER Jospice Santa Dash

Join a group of Santas and get in the festive spirit to support Jospice and have fun at the same time. Contact: 924 6035

SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER Opera Comique with Supper

An evening of Opera favourites,with a Comic flavour, presented by the successful Merseyside based company Opera Viva. 7pm for 7.30pm. Book early for this popular annual celebration of music and fine food, which will be held in the O'Halloran Hall at St Mary's College, Crosby Contact: 0151 920 5386 / 07970 938661 or email

SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER Light up a Life Service at Jospice

Light up a Life service at Jospice starting with carols at 4pm followed by service at 4.30pm. The service offers an opportunity for everyone who wishes to remember a loved one who is no longer with them, especially in the weeks before Christmas. All welcome. Call 0151 924 3812 for further details

WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER Christmas Coffee Morning at CHET

Christmas Coffee Morning at Crosby Hall Educational Trust, Back Lane, Little Crosby. 10.15-11.30a.m. Admission Free. Coffee & Mince Pie for everyone. Christmas Goodies. Raffle Contact: 0151 924 9099


Christmas Concerts at Crosby Hall Educational Trust Back Lane, Little Crosby, featuring Anna Corcoran at 7.30pm. Tickets £9.50 with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies Contact: 0151 924 9099

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Friday 19th October

An evening with former Liverpool player Dean Saunders

Tickets £25. Includes 3 course dinner in the Waterloo Room. Dress Code: Lounge Suits. 7.30pm for 8pm

October Half Term

Disco Nights for Children in years 7, 8 & 9 (age 11,12,&13) Full details available from the Club

Thursday 1st November

Comedy Club @ Waterloo Rugby planned for the 1st Thursday of every month

Tickets £10 per head including a hot supper. These nights promise to be great fun so book early. Full details of comics appearing on the club website shortly. Please contact the club to book your seats asap.

Saturday 3rd November Fireworks Display

Gates open at 6pm. Food available and Bars open from 6pm. Tickets on sale behind bar from Saturday 29.10.12. Family ticket 2 adults & 2 children (U16) £15 Adults £7 Children/OAPs £3 (children u16 must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets for all events will be on sale behind the bar which is open every weekday evening from 5.30pm and weekends from 12 noon. They will also be on sale from Monday 1st October from Gillions College Road, World of Flowers, St Johns Road and Pineapple Fruit and Veg South Road. For further details or to book please contact Andrea at the club: Tel: 0151 924 4552 x 20 Mob: 07842 229201 email:

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Friday 9th 7.30pm & Saturday 10th November 2.30pm & 7.30pm A professionally produced, full length, classical ballet with international dancers backed up by young dancers drawn from the regional area. Tickets: £17.50-£24.50 Concessions and Group Prices available


The Classic Story on Stage Tue 9 – Sat 27 Oct Mon-Thu eves 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, the first ever national tour is LONELINESS OF THE exploding with heart pounding music, LONG DISTANCE RUNNER passionate romance and sensationally Tue 30 Oct to Sat 3 Nov sexy dancing. Tickets: £10- £75 From Pilot Theatre, Roy Williams's new English National ballet adaptation unlocks the biting realism of Sillitoe's classic novel while placing the THE SLEEPING BEAUTY drama firmly in a contemporary frame. Tue 30 Oct – Sat 3 Nov Tue & Sat eves Ticket info: £10 – £21 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat mat 2.30pm The Sleeping Beauty reawakens the magic STEPTOE & SON of the world’s favourite fairy tale in an Thu 6 Nov to Sat 10 Nov enchanted world of castles and curses, Adapted from the legendary scripts of forests and fairies. Featuring the most Galton and Simpson, Kneehigh Theatre's luxurious staging, superb dance and new production charts the tender, cruel dazzling music including Tchaikovsky’s and surprising dance of father and son. much-loved Rose Adagio and Once Upon Ticket info: £10 – £21 a Dream used in Disney’s version of this HELD popular classic. Ticket info: £10 - £35 Thu 8 Nov to Sat 1 Dec (Playhouse Studio) 42ND STREET A captivating story of the weave and weft Tue 13 – Sat 17 Nov Tue – Sat eves of family life. This is the debut play by one 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm of our Young Everyman and Playhouse 42nd Street, the timeless, inspiring tale of (YEP) Young Writers graduates – Joe Ward small town Peggy Sawyer’s rise from Monrow. Ticket info: £10 chorus line to Broadway star. And those JACK & THE BEANSTALK songs! Lullaby of Broadway, We’re In The Fri 30 Nov 2012 – Sat 19 Jan 2013 Money, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Keep Young And Beautiful, I Only Have Eyes For Our Rock 'n' Roll panto promises music, mayhem, as writers Mark Chatterton and You.Ticket info: £10 - £35 Sarah Nixon conjure up a world of fairies, beanstalks and giants.Tickets: £10 – £23


Fri 14 Dec – Sun 6 Jan Panto returns to the Liverpool Empire in 2012 from First Family Entertainment with an all-star cast! Cinderella stars Coleen Nolan as Fairy Godmother, Liz MaClarnon as Cinderella and Pete Price and Paul Daniels as the Ugly Sisters. See website for performance times £10 - £25. BOOKING DETAILS: Tickets are available online at or at the Liverpool Empire Box Office on 0844 871 3017

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Wed 7th Nov 7.30pm Celebrating 50 years of music – 1962 to 2012. Original Manfred Mann members , are joined by Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie as the exciting new line-up of The Manfreds, featuring both lead singers from the 1960’s band. Ticket info: £25

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Wed 21st Nov 8pm (Over 16`s only) Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. The show will be packed with one-liners, stories & jokes. Ticket info: £26


Thurs 6th-Mon 31st Dec Various Times The rags to riches tale of Cinderella played by ex Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton. Tickets start from £9.75. Concessions, Groups and Family Discounts BOOKINGS: Call our Ticket Centre 0844 871 3021* or book online* *subject to booking fee


Sat 13 Oct 8pm A powerful and profound monologue about the murder of American Amy Biehl in South Africa with the mother of one of the killers trying to make sense of a senseless act. Tickets: £12/£10 concessions


Sat 3 Nov 11:30am & 2:30pm Live music, puppetry, physical storytelling and a sprinkling of Elf magic combine to tell this classic tale. Suitable for ages 3+ Ticket info: £8 adults / £6 children.


Thu 15 – Sat 17 Nov 8pm Volcano Theatre take Shakespeare’s sonnets and inject them with vigour, passion and tenderness. Three lovers wrestle breathlessly with the poetic language, and sweatily with one another. Ticket info: £12/£10 concessions


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