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“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy”

Dear Reader,

Journal. After the Welcome to the Early Summer Edition of Your Local be easy to would it ly recent had we’ve ine wonderful spell of sunsh heed of the saying forget how long it was since the last one! So take y and it is above as we all know how things can change so quickl s spirits are Daisy’ what! r matte no high important to keep your spirits our park where she always high and more than ever at the moment in the foxes den where is in hot pursuit of the resident fox. Or should I say in the bushes for a g missin goes She ! there must be a good food supply sound of a skirmish the dread I and ng morni every es minut ten good her lips with not a quite honestly. However, so far Daisy trots out licking way... care in the world so let’s hope it stays that Crosby and District This years Crosby Carnival which is organised by The a treat they have what and Lions Club takes place on Sunday 14th July the wonderful Cover, Front the from see can you As year. in store this with many along Arena the in ming Galloping Acrobatics are perfor Display Team from other fabulous displays including the H & M Dog y of dogs of all sizes, Thornton who show the skill, obedience and braver al and more about Carniv the about all shapes and breeds. You can read be an incredibly to sure is It 7. & 6 pages on atics Acrob ing the Gallop . family whole the enjoyable day out for about how to calm There is a very interesting feature on page 10 all that it can bring to its benef huge the and ation your mind using medit that! Perhaps I should your life. I know I could certainly do with a bit of start meditating while Daisy is in the bushes... gift shop Tilly Mint On page 16 you can read all about the fabulous local range of sting intere most the find can you where on Cooks Road, a number of with up d teame has Hulse beautiful products. Owner Ali many of them local companies who provide quality handmade items, local businesses and locally produced. This is a great way of supporting not take a look. why so e, uniqu at the same time buying something let me know about So that’s about all from me, please don’t forget to months. You can few next the over any events you may have planned rnal.com and as caljou yourlo sally@ e-mail or 8 15675 07531 on call me l Journa the on menti to always, please don’t forget when contacting anyone featured as without our advertisers there wouldn’t be a Journal. Happy Reading!

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Early Summer 2013 Issue No.41

Contents

Features

G a l lo p i n g A c r o b a ti c s

at Cr o s b y Ca r n iv a l! The Quality Lifestyle Magazine supporting your local Community

6 Crosby Carnival

Galloping Acrobatics

9 Crafty Lot at Crosby Emporium Crosby Past and Present

P.6 Crosby Carnival

9 Seaglam Anniversary Concert Crosby Gilbert & Sullivan Society

16 Tilly Mint

Has it all wrapped up!

P.9 Crafty Lot!

22 Outstanding OFSTED St Nicholas CE Primary

29 Old Christ Church

Friends are looking for Volunteers

Regulars

P.16 Tilly Mint

8 Down Memory Lane Moor Lane, Part One

10 Health & Well-Being Calm Your Mind...

12 Fashion

Seasonal Style Conundrums!

14 Puzzles

Crossword & Sudoku

P.22 Outstanding OFSTED

18 Travel

Corfu - Still the best place for family

20 Gardening

Broaden Your Horizons!

22 Childrens Book Choice Just Imagine

P.18 Corfu

24 Local Classes, Clubs & Groups 25 Recipe Chocolate Mousse Cake

27 What’s On Guide 28 Useful Telephone Numbers

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P.20 Broaden Your Horizons!


CROSBY CARNIVAL Sunday14th July 11am-4pm

The annual event, organised by Crosby & District Lions Club, is expected to draw impressive crowds once again and is now in its 23rd year. It will be held, as usual, on the playing field of Great Crosby RC Primary School, Northern Road in Crosby. As well as its attractions on the field, Crosby Carnival will have a fly-past by a wartime Douglas C47 Dakota aircraft. The Dakota is without doubt one of the most successful aircraft designs in history. Attractions at ground level this year include Galloping Acrobatics, demonstrating remarkable feats of gymnastics and equestrian skills on the back of two beautiful Liberty horses. The audience will look forward to seeing all manner of trickery imaginable. There will also be displays by The English School of Falconry's two female falconers with a large assortment of birds of prey which will leave the audience breathless. Our local H & M Dog Display Team from Thornton makes a welcome return to

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the Carnival to show the skill, obedience and bravery of dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds. The pupils from the Carmen Maria School of Dance will also be captivating the audience once again, showing their prowess in various dance disciplines, plus numerous fairground rides. Crosby Lions’ everpopular ‘Rajah’ the mechanical elephant will also be putting in an appearance giving rides to children. There will be games and refreshments all day, along with several charity stalls whose operators will be fundraising individually. So put the date on your calendar and join in the fun on what’s looking to be a totally unmissable day. There will be plenty to see and do and it is going to be a very enjoyable day for everyone who attends. Further information about Crosby & District Lions Club can be found at :

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GALLOPING ACROBATICS

Since 1995 when Rosie Howard first became involved in Equestrian Vaulting she has been passionate about performing. Competing on the British Team from 1995 until 1998, Rosie retired from competition in 2004. She then followed up her interest in alternative equestrianism by joining the Devil's Horsemen, working there full time before returning to University to finish her degree in Equine and Human Sports Science in 2006. Since then Rosie has worked for the Devil's Horsemen on a freelance basis regularly performing in many of their horse displays, both nationally and internationally. From 2007 until 2011 Rosie was a primary member of Jive Pony, again performing arena acts as entertainment for events all over the country. Since 2006 Rosie has bought and trained two of her own horses, Tinker and Casper, who both appear in the shows alongside her. In 2012 Rosie branched out on her own as Galloping Acrobatics. With her love of performance combining with all the skills she has gained over nearly twenty years, Galloping Acrobatics has proved itself to be a show you'll never forget! From the minute Galloping Acrobatics enter the arena you will be mesmerised by the remarkable feats of gymnastic, acrobatic and equestrian skill on display. Gaze in awe as Tinker thunders past with Rosie standing on his back. Laugh as Casper catches things in his mouth before admiring his high stepping Spanish walk. Watch in amazement as Tinker skips around the arena with a giant five metre skipping rope. Tell a joke to Casper – will he laugh or shake his head in shame? The incredible level of communication between Rosie and her horses will have you enthralled from start to finish. Shows comprise not only vaulting at liberty but also lively commentary from horseback, skipping horses, exquisite equestrian dances and all manner of trickery imaginable on the back of a horse. Helen Gilbertson, Commentator for Galloping Acrobatics

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was discovered by Rosie through Hannah Dawson Equine where she currently works as an Equine Clicker Trainer, teaching both people and horses. Helen has also spent five summers in Mississippi as a leader at a children's camp, which along with being one of six siblings, has given her the voice necessary for commentating! Helen's love of horses began at the tender age of 10 when Megan, a Highland pony, entered her life. With the local Pony Club nearby to fuel her enthusiam Helen's passion for all things equine grew, and she has tried her hand at almost every discipline at one time or another – including vaulting! With beautiful vintage inspired costumes, up-beat sound tracks and plenty of razzle dazzle, Galloping Acrobatics is excellent entertainment and a proven show stopper. Don’t miss them at Crosby Carnival on Sunday 14th July!

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Images courtesy of Galloping Acrobatics. Front Cover Image by Roy Westwood.

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Journal Down Memory Lane

Woodlands Guest House

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Moor Lane, Crosby Part One Moor Lane is one of the oldest roads in Crosby and is featured on local maps as early as the 1700’s, as were some of the roads off it serving farms on the moor which were mainly muddy tracks until the start of extensive house building in the 1930’s. In the early 1880’s Crosby Village was increasing along the first part of Moor Lane. Beyond The George was a small row of houses called Moor Villas. Harrington’s the funeral directors set up their business between The George and Moor Villas in 1905. The Villas were demolished in the 1930’s and Weirs Garage occupied the site. Later it became a bank and at present is home to Age UK. Moor Lane links the Village to Thornton. It is thought the road was named after the large moor, which was once found to the East of Crosby. In the 17th century the largest house in Great Crosby was Moorside House, which stood on the edge of the moor near to the current Moorside Road. The land of the house is now Moorside Park. By the late 19th century, many shops had appeared at the western end of Moor Lane, which is now a pedestrianised shopping area. Electric trams had their own route through The Village along Liverpool Road from 1901 until they were replaced by buses in 1926. The western end of Moor Lane has seen many changes over the years. The oldest block of shops that still stands is Moor Terrace and dates back to 1903. It is a three storey block of six shops, though now Maude Smith occupies two shop units. They have been home to many retailers over the years. Starting from the early years R.P. Hurst Dispensing

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Moorside House and Family Chemist, Mr S. Cushing Photographer, Allan Jones’s Chemist working through the years to The Stocking Shop, Dewhurst’s The Butchers’, Armstrong’s Travel and Radio Rental’s to name a few, to the present time Maude Smith, Gregg's, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Pritchard’s Book Shop and Jospice. Maude Smith is the oldest business at present in the block, having retained the old name by the present proprietor. Miss Maude Smith herself set up her stationary business in the same shop in 1937. J. Allan Jones established their business between 1924 and 1936 and the name continued like Maude Smith until they finally closed for good many decades later. Opposite Moor Terrace a few shops had replaced Stanley House. They included Callis’s metal work shop and Poston’s Tea and Coffee Rooms. These were demolished when the mock Tudor bank building was built in 1901. This now being home to The Village Pub. Barbara Thomas - Crosby Past and Present www.facebook.com/groups/crosbyheritage www.wix.com/localhistory/crosbypastandpresent

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SEAGLAM CRAFTY LOT! Crosby Past and Present Crafy Lot now have a shop stall at Crosby Craft Emporium..

Crosby Past and Present “Crafty Lot” now have a shop stall at Crosby Craft Emporium which is set above The Crosby Tea Rooms formerly Crosby Food Company Neighbourhood Cafe at 185 College Road in Crosby. Crosby Craft Emporium has over 20 mini shops selling vintage, retro crafty handmade items. The stalls are open 6 days a week 10am till 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Tel: 0151 924 6644 for more information. PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT US!

ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - 5TH JULY

There will be an 85th Anniversary Concert in Seaforth as from 1928 until 1938, Gilbert and Sullivan operas were performed in the parish hall of Our Lady Star of the Sea church every year. They also had whist drives beetle drives, elegant dances, concerts both serious and comic, and lectures. It was a very lively parish. Seaglam are producing a concert on July 5th 2013.

A CONCERT OF SONGS FROM THE SHOWS BY CROSBY GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY will be performed on FRIDAY JULY 5TH at 7p.m in the BOWERSDALE CENTRE, CRESCENT ROAD, SEAFORTH. TICKETS £3.50 to be available at the BOWERSDALE or from BRENDA MURRAY on 924 2541 or at the schools.

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Journal Health & Well-Being

Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga with a Registered Yoga Teacher & Registered Midwife for 30+ years. Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy. It is a safe and gentle way of keeping supple and toned without strain. Relaxing the body and mind is a good preparation for childbirth. Classes in Crosby or Private Classes or Workshops can be arranged.

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CALM YOUR MIND...

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the verb ‘meditate’ as: to focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes, or as a method of relaxation. For many, some form of meditation is part of their daily routine. There are many different meditation techniques, including: transcendental meditation, prayer, Zen meditation, Taoist meditation, mindfulness meditation, and Buddhist meditation. Some methods require the body to be absolutely still, or to be moved with controlled deliberation, while other types allow for free movement of the body. While the methods are different, the end goal of all types of meditation is to lead to a mind that is at peace and free from stress by the use of quiet contemplation and reflection. For many, meditation is part of their daily routine. If practiced regularly, meditation can bring about healing of both the body and the mind. One of the physical benefits of meditation is a decrease in blood pressure. In addition there can be an improvement in breathing due to the increase of air flow that gets to the lungs. Practitioners also find that their resting heart rate is lower which takes some of the stress off their hearts. Meditation is also said to promote a youthful appearance and help in chronic diseases such as allergies and

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arthritis. It can also help in post operative healing, enhance the immune system by increasing the activity of ‘natural-killer cells’ and reduce the action of viruses. Ladies may find it reduces pre menstrual tension, and because evidence shows that chemicals in the body that are associated with stress are lower in practitioners, it can lead to less anxiety for all. Some find it helps improve their mood and can decrease depression. This is because it has been found to increase serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour. Those who meditate say they become less bothered by little things which they previously magnified and turned into serious things. Through meditation, they learn to detach and live in the here and now, rather than worrying about the past or future. Practitioners also find that meditation improves their memory and levels of concentration. This makes them more productive. A further benefit is known as ‘Knowledge of Self.’ Meditation allows a deeper understanding of our inner self and some feel that through meditation they gain a better understanding of their life’s purpose and become more self confident. Susan Brookes-Morris

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s I write this temperatures are set to soar, but by the time you read this they could well be dwindling! These weather 'wot nots' that are wreaking havoc on our wardrobes and causing consternation at every turn. Every time I step out of the door, I rush back to grab an assortment of accessories – scarf, coat, sunglasses (ridiculous but true) and, just to be on the safe side, an old battered brolly. So‌ Here are some top tips to help avoid fashion faux pas and survive the early summer. • Buy shoes wisely. A wedge is a great transitional style and having a covered rather than peep toe makes it more versatile in the event of showers! Ballerina shoes in metallic finishes will perk up a pair of dark skinny jeans. • Treat all exposed limbs (and feet) to a gentle fake tan. Don't forget to exfoliate first and go lightly on those pasty limbs. Treat lovely dark skin with a body oil to add gloss. • Invest in colour; it will lift your spirits. I bought a bright tangerine dress last week with shiny gold accents and teamed it with trusty black opaque tights which added a modern twist and bridged that temperature gap.

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TILLY MINT has it all wrapped up...

Tilly Mint opened at 12 Cooks Road, Crosby last November and since then the shop has gone from strength to strength. Owner, Ali Hulse has been blown away by the praise and encouragement she has received from local people. “Everyone loves the name of the shop and not a day goes by when I don’t have at least one person popping in just to say well done for adding value to the area and giving local people what they need” Tilly Mint offers a wide variety of items from jewellery by Kate HH, scarves by Peony and POM, candles by The Country Candle company to local photography and handmade items. Ali’s aim in opening the shop was to offer people the chance to buy their gifts locally thereby saving them time, money and the effort of heading into town. Customers love the fact that they can just walk up the road and pick up something nice. One of Tilly Mint’s most interesting ranges is their bespoke range of products. Ali has teamed up with a number of local companies including Dotty and Burt, Olly Bolly and Esther and Me. All of these companies provide quality handmade items locally produced and customers love the fact that they can support local businesses and at the same time buy something unique. As well as offering a Christmas Savings Club, Tilly Mint also offers gift sourcing, exclusive shopping nights and a corporate gift service. Tilly Mint has it all wrapped up!

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Journal Travel

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Corfu

Still the best place for your family and other animals...

wenty five years ago, during my final year at university, I set off with some friends and an InterRail ticket to see Europe. We headed south following the sun and somehow found our way to Corfu where we whiled away an idyllic fortnight on the beach in Benitses, living in a scruffy overcrowded guesthouse and surviving on Gyros kebabs and Mythos beer. It was undoubtedly one of the best holidays of my life, but for some reason I have never been back until now. My son, Ben, turned 17 last year so we reasoned that it would probably be his last family holiday before he started taking the kind of drink fuelled trips to Magaluf that you see on Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents. My daughter, Jenny, was 15 so we needed a holiday that had something for everyone and I decided that Corfu would be perfect. There were going to be no scruffy guesthouses with four backpackers squashed into every room this time round; I’ll let the kids try that out for themselves in a few years’ time. Instead we settled on a hotel called Mitsis Roda Beach Resort. As the name suggests, it is a package holiday destination with many of the guests on an all-inclusive deal, although we opted for half board. My thinking was that the kids would find other teens to do teenage things with while we could slope off to a local taverna each evening. The hotel was very impressive with spacious, nicely furnished rooms (ours had a sea view), no less than 4 restaurants and bars at every turn. The pool was huge as well, practically a saltwater lagoon. Roda itself is a very relaxing resort with a decent beach which is refreshingly free of both watersports and touts. There are plenty of restaurants and bars but very few nightclubs, a fact I approved of but which didn’t go down so well with Ben. We hired a car for a week which enabled us to run Ben and Jenny to the nearby resort of Acharavi which has all the things teenagers love – jet bikes, a water park and vertical drinking establishments! It also gave us the chance to see the rest of the island. Corfu is only 40 miles long but it is surely the most beautiful

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of all the Greek islands; in my view it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The mountains in the north provide some stunning scenery and there are some amazing beaches; one day we dived off the road following a sign to a taverna and had a wonderful lunch overlooking the most ravishing bay I have ever seen. Corfu was part of the Venetian empire for a long time and this is reflected in the architecture with many of the buildings being hundreds of years old. Nowhere is this more true than in Corfu Town which is well worth a visit. The whole town was once a walled fortress and the Old Town is a rambling maze of cobbled streets and alleyways. On an artificial islet lies the Old Citadel, a partially renovated fortress with contributions from both Venetian and British overlords. It is easy to spend a day wandering around Corfu Town and you can also congratulate yourself on getting your fill of holiday culture. We also visited Benitses to see if I could recapture that golden two weeks from my youth. There has been a lot of development over the years and it is no longer the backpacker heaven I remember – everything changes, I suppose. There is no doubt that Greece and the Greeks are suffering more than their fair share of hardship at the moment but this doesn’t seem to have affected Corfu too badly. There are a lot less Germans about and many of the bars are quieter than they would like to be, but the people are resolutely cheerful. A holiday in Corfu is all things to all people; I can’t understand why I left it 25 years to come back. Jane Becker

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Journal Gardening

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.

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New members and visitors welcome

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

BROADEN Your Horizons!

’ve never forgotten the sage words that my infantry instructor used to bellow in my ear after leading my troops on a wildgoose chase for the umpteenth time: “Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted, Mr Wild.” How right he was and, even though I try to remember this hardlearned lesson, I am still prone to reckless impulse purchases – hence the puppy that is currently sat on my lap! It was at the garden centre that I used to falter the most, though, spending shed loads of money on totally unsuitable plants which inevitably ended up on that great compost heap in the sky. Nowadays, I’m more pragamatic (and poorer!) and make sure that I know exactly what I’m buying. One of the easiest ways of ensuring that you don’t end up making a rash decision at the garden centre is to have a look at what other gardeners are using successfully at the moment. A perfect example is the ground cover plant Waldesteinia – something I planted in my parents’ garden years ago. Since then I have used everything bar napalm to get rid of the damn thing! The label said something like “Makes a lovely patchwork of evergreen leaves with the bonus of bright yellow flowers”, but forgot to mention that it would do this over EVERYTHING, including paving, statues, water features, kid’s toys and even pets if they hang around long enough! Thankfully, gardeners tend to be a warmhearted bunch who relish the opportunity to share their successes and failures with their fellow enthusiasts. This is reflected in the vast numbers (nearly 4,000) of gardens that are now open to the public through

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the National Gardens Scheme. This now means we can all have a good old nosey around other people’s borders and see what works and what doesn’t. Most importantly, it also gives you the opportunity for a candid discussion with the owners about their star performers and, hopefully, you can glean many more useful tips than you would find in the average gardening rag. Garden visiting is most definitely not just for amateurs and dreamers – I will hold my hands up now and admit that some of my best ideas have been done before on lots of occasions; the originals are dotted around the country in gardens I shall not name for fear of being sued for breaching horticultural copyright! These gardens are not all grand in the accepted sense of the word and, in fact, some of the more modest gardens where the owner has done something a bit different with plants that are less common appeal to me the most. Equally important is the way that wildlife has been accommodated within the garden and the positive ways that owners have encouraged a perfect ecological and aesthetic balance of manicured plot versus nature reserve. You could go and splash your cash on a splendid hedgehog house made of the finest reclaimed teak from the shipwreck of a Spanish man o’ war, but unless you’ve done your homework and made the rest of your garden hedgehog friendly, you might as well invest in RBS shares. Sergeant Jones would be proud that his lesson has finally sunk in – although the weapons of choice are now my trusty camera and note book – perfect for plagarising all the best garden ideas! Jonathan Wild Garden Guide and Chief Nosey Parker

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Book Choice Just Imagine

by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt

Outstanding OFSTED for St Nicholas

St Nicholas CE Primary School, Blundellsands is celebrating after receiving the highest grade from OFSTED. In their recent inspection report the school was described as outstanding. Inspectors, who visited the school in April, praised the high standards of attainment, the excellent teaching and the children’s exemplary behaviour. Also highlighted was the outstanding leadership provided by the Headteacher whose drive and enthusiasm were praised. Inspectors commented on the strong and united staff team who lead by example and the very knowledgeable governing body who hold the school to account assiduously. The report states, “Pupils are proud of their school. They contribute in many ways to making it a happy place for everyone.” Headteacher Becky Woods said, “The whole school is delighted that the quality of education provided at St Nicholas has once again been recognised by OFSTED. Our parents are so supportive and the children, staff and governors work incredibly hard but we also have lots of fun. It is an absolute privilege to lead this outstanding school.” The school will be open to prospective parents and their children, on Wednesday 17th July from 1.30pm until 2.30pm. Mrs Woods said, “We will be pleased to welcome visitors and show them all the school has to offer.”

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This is the new book from the author and illustrator behind the perennial favourite 'You Choose' - so popular in some houses that occasionally parents resort to hiding it in the hope of a night off. 'Just Imagine' does exactly what it says in the title offers children a chance to use their imagination to develop their own stories, dreams and possibilities. Each page is richly illustrated with a series of possibilities - being very BIG or very small for example. Children can read the text and then decide from the pictures what they would like to be, and what they would not! They can go back in time, be magical, live underground, in the air, or even under the sea. At the end, they can choose their dreams for that night. This is a book that promotes talk and play as well as imagination. Readers can role play the different scenarios, pretending to be a wild animal or a pet, or choosing and trying out their favourite vehicle. There are hundreds of 'What if...' questions that could be asked, and older children can use the book as a starting point for their own story writing. Destined to be a classic as quickly as its predecessor, this is one for kids of all ages. Kath Bennett

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Local Classes, Clubs, Groups & Societies ARTS & CRAFTS

CREATIVE BALANCE ART CLUB introduces their new 'Mini Art Club' for 0-3 year olds in Waterloo Community Centre. Starting every Thursday from 11th April 1-2pm. They also have two weekly Art Clubs nights for 3-12 year olds in both St Lukes Church Hall Crosby & Waterloo Community Centre. To book a place on any of our workshops please call Sarah on: 07594 154431 or 0151 538 8216 www.creativebalance.info

CROSBY ART GROUP Crosby Art Group comprises of a variety of local artists with their own styles and is open to new members whatever their level. Meetings are held on a Tuesday evening from September to April, and then there is a summer program of outdoor on location events. Why not join us? For further details contact our secretary David Atherton on 0151 924 7072

DANCE & DRAMA

ASPIRATIONS THEATRE SCHOOL Classes in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Street, Baby Ballet, Boogie Babies, Singing and Drama. Classes held at our own studios, with changing rooms, reception and waiting area, school shop and baby changing facilities. 45 Mersey View, Waterloo 0151 931 5143 LUCILLA DRAMATIC SOCIETY The society has its own club house, with a studio theatre and members' bar. We need new members of all ages to act and help backstage. If you are interested then access our website to download a membership application. http://lucilla-dramatic.merseyside.org

GENERAL

BUNDELLSANDS EVENING TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD The Guild meets at 7.30pm in Blundellsands Methodist Church Hall, Bridge Road, Crosby on the first Tuesday of the month. We meet our friends, have a cup of tea and a talk or some form of creative activity. If you are interested do come along. To find out more please call 0151 474 9285.

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CROSBY & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB Are you interested in making a difference in your local community? What about having fun and making new friends at the same time? Lions have made a difference. In the last year we raised and donated over £6300 to local charities. Why not come along to one of our meetings held on 2nd Monday of every month at 8pm in Marine F.C. College Rd. Crosby. For more info please call Gordon 924 3686 or Lynne on 924 5855. CROSBY ROTARY CLUB We are an active Rotary Club in the South Sefton area who meet on Thursday evenings upstairs at the Pioneer Restaurant, Liverpool Road at 18:45. Please see our website for more details. www.crosbyrotary.org

HISTORY

CROSBY AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 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. All are welcome. For more info please call: 924 7889 www.crosbyhistorical.org.uk CROSBY PAST & PRESENT / Weedkiller / Crafty Lot C P A P is a local history and community group based on Facebook, but is an active group that works within the community . We can be contacted via the website, phone 07890 181233 or email crosbypastandpresent@gmail.com www.facebook.com/crosbypastandpresent

ST JOHN’S LOCAL HISTORY 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. For more information on our programme for 2013 please call Paul Baker, Secretary Tel: 07759 427644

MOTORING

SEFTON ADVANCED MOTORISTS The group is devoted to raising standards of driving through the "Skill for Life" course leading to the Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driving Test, meetings are the third Monday of the month at the Royal Clifton Hotel, Southport, at 8pm. www.seftonadvancedmotorists.co.uk

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Journal What’s On Crosby / Waterloo ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ART HISTORY, ART LECTURES, FINE ARTS, learning new skills, joining an arts society and meeting like minded people of all ages?

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.

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CROSBY DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY JOIN US LOCALLY

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:

WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

Anne Haworth - 18th Century Sevres & Victorian Minton Porcelains All Lectures commence at 2.pm in Crosby Civic Hall and we would warmly welcome new members.

Please contact the Membership Secretary on 0151 924 4254.

www.nadfas.org.uk

MUSIC & SONG

CROSBY CAPRIOL SINGERS New members welcome at rehearsals When: Tuesdays 19.45- 21.45 Where: Christ Church C of E Church, Waterloo. Contact details Telephone: Dennis Morley (Secretary) on 931 2346 Email: joinus@crosbycapriolsingers.co.uk www.crosbycapriolsingers.co.uk

CROSBY GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY A Society who meet every Thursday evening and perform one show each year and also several concerts. So we would welcome any voice to come along and see what we do. For more information please ring Margaret 0151-924-5977. We look forward to welcoming you. www.crosbygs.org.uk

MAGHULL RECORDED MUSIC SOCIETY Our members love Music, meeting every two weeks at St. George's Social Centre, Station Rd, Maghull, Mondays at 7.30. First meeting: 30th September. Guest/Member presenters play their musical choice - with tea and a chat. Contact Joe on 0151 526 4317

Serves 12 CHOCOLATE GENOISE 3 eggs • 65g flour • 20g cocoa powder • 85g caster sugar Whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy; now fold in a little at a time the sifted flour and cocoa powder, spread onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and bake at 180ºC for 15 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack with the baking parchment removed.

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 400g chocolate • 200g caster sugar • 200ml water 3 large eggs • 400ml double cream First melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Then add the water to the sugar and bring to a rolling boil; start to whisk the eggs until light and fluffy. Once the sugar syrup reaches 121ºC, whisk into the eggs and keep whisking until it cools down. Then whip the cream to the soft peak stage. Meanwhile, fold half the eggs, cream & chocolate together in a large bowl. Once all are well mixed, add the rest of the eggs, cream and chocolate. The mousse is now ready to be poured into your chosen moulds. CHOCOLATE FUDGE TOPPING 300ml double cream • 50g sugar • 200g dark choc 1 leaf gelatine • 100g butter Soak the gelatine in cold water, heat the cream then add the butter, sugar and chocolate. Once the gelatine is soft, add this to the mix and stir well; allow to cool before pouring onto the chilled mousse. Danny Jimminson Restaurateur

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SPORT & FITNESS

B-FIT PERSONAL TRAINING Boot Camps. Mondays at Merchant Taylors Boys School Sports Centre and Thursdays in Hightown at the NEW Hightown Club, L38 3RQ in term time at 7pm (til 8pm) Fun, fat burning fitness and nutrition sessions for all fitness levels and ages (over 13+) with an expert personal trainer and weight loss coach. Trial session £5. Call Gaynor on 07748 298728 or go to www.b-fit.uk.com

BLUNDELLSANDS LAWN TENNIS CLUB is beautifully situated in the heart of Blundellsands Key Park and offers members 4 astro and 2 hard courts (playable all year), a club house with bar, lounge area, kitchen, changing facilities, all with full disabled access. A full coaching programme is available throughout the year plus Easter and Summer holiday tennis camps. Details for hire, please phone Bernadette Parkes on 0151 924 4624. www.blundellsandstennisclub.co.uk

CAMPION TENNIS CLUB FUN CAMPS 5 day FUN Camps for kids aged 4-14yrs. You can drop off your children between 9-9.30am and pick up 4-5pm The day includes lots of fun 'n' games/sports. Rounders, Tennis, Football, Basketball. Dates: W/C- 29th July, 5th Aug & 12th Aug. Call Ben on 07843 38 43 46

HARMONY HOLISTICS SPECIALISED YOGA CLASSES PURE BEGINNERS 6.15pm GENERAL CLASS 7.30pm Tuesdays at Streatham House School Blundellsands. Specialised small group classes - pre booking essential. For details phone Angela: 0151 494 1727 or 07729 132965 www.yoga-liverpool.co.uk

PIONEER FITNESS GROUP EXERCISE Cardiofit Monday 18:30pm £5. Ladies circuit Wednesday 18:30pm £5. Spartan training Wednesday night 19:30pm £5. Boxercise Thursday night 18:30pm (must book) £5. Tabata & crossfit Saturday 10am £7. All classes are held at Waterloo Rugby Club. To book your place TEXT OR CALL DANIEL 07917 865144

YOGA 4 YOU Local Yoga class on Thursdays 18.30 19.30 at Merchant Taylors' Boys School. Yoga will exercise your whole body, you will maintain and improve your posture/strength and flexibility. Breathing exercises and relaxation included! 07982 21180 More details see our website yoga4.eu

ZUMBAGOLD 50+ Beginners Dance Fitness Class Mondays 1.30pm Waterloo Community Centre Great George's Rd, L22 1RD. Easy to follow, fun and friendly 1st class £1 includes social time Tea/Coffee Call Lou 07954 101863. Come & Try!

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Specialised Yoga Classes Streatham House School, Blundellsands L23 8QU

Tuesdays

Pure Beginners 6.15pm - 7.15pm General Class 7.30pm - 8.45pm

British Wheel of Yoga/Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainer

ALL CLASSES MUST BE PRE-BOOKED

Tel: 0151 494 1727 Mob: 07729 132965

Email: angela.walker@yoga-liverpool.co.uk

www.yoga-liverpool.co.uk

Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga with a Registered Yoga Teacher & Registered Midwife for 30+ years. Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy. It is a safe and gentle way of keeping supple and toned without strain. Relaxing the body and mind is a good preparation for childbirth. Classes in Crosby or Private Classes or Workshops can be arranged.

anne.blower@blueyonder.co.uk

website: yoga4.eu Text 07982 211 180

WRITING

CROSBY WRITERS' CLUB which was founded in 1946, meets twice-monthly on Thursday evenings, 7.30-9.30 pm. All who write or who wish to write are welcomed. For further details please contact 07784 925415.

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Local Events SATURDAY 22ND JUNE AT 7.30PM “Carmen� by Bizet

Opera Viva conclude their month long tour of this well loved opera at their "home" St Mary's College, Everest Road, Crosby. Fully staged in an intimate setting and sung in English, so all the emotion and passion of this exciting opera can be felt. Come and enjoy! Tickets ÂŁ12/ÂŁ10 Phone 0151 920 2093 or e-mail operaviva@ymail.com

SUNDAY 30TH JUNE Family Fun Day @ Crosby Lakeside

We have wonderful event happening for the whole family on Sunday June 30th at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre There is a Dragon Boat tournament out on the lake; face painters, BBQ, wow balls on the lake, rowing boats, bouncy castle, DJ and wedding displays-literally something for everyone! Write it on the calender now! For more information please call 0151-966-6868

FRIDAY 19TH & SATURDAY 20TH JULY “In Another Place� Gospel Choir Concert

In Another Place's community Gospel Choir are performing in concert at Merchant Taylors' Boys School with many other local community groups involved. Fri 19th (7.30pm), Sat 20th July (2pm & 7.30pm). Call 0151 924 4468 for more information.

SUNDAY 28TH JULY Reflections on the River for Jospice

DETAILS that Jospice is offering to This is an PAYMENT opportunity remember a lovedI one or I ones in a very tangible way. They have use of one of the Mersey ferries for the afternoon and offer a 45 minute journey on the River Mersey to reflect and remember those people who are now only with us in our hearts and memories. You willI alsoI be givenIa smallIbag of petals to sprinkle on the river during the journey. Jospice ask a donation is made for each person travelling on the ferry towards the work of the hospice and to cover the costs of the day. You can phone now I to register on 924 3812 or collect a leaflet from Jospice or their shop on Moor Lane. I wish to pay by:

Cheque

Credit / debit card

Signature............................................................................................................................................

I have read and accepted the rules and conditions of entry to the Jospice Golden Jubilee Fun Run. All cheques must be made payable to St Joseph’s Hospice, include your name and postcode on the back, and return to: The Fundraising Office, St Joseph’s Hospice Association, Ince Road, Liverpool L23 4UE. If you are under 16 years of age this form must be signed by a parent or guardian and attached to their registration form.

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Mastercard

Delta

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Name on card.................................................................................................................................... Valid from............................ Expires end............................ Switch issue number..........................

Security Code (last 3 digits)......................... (This is the number printed on the back of the card on signature strip) I understand I should arrive ready to start the Fun Run as there are no changing facilities,

however toilet facilities are available (please tick)

SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 17th Anniversary Opera Supper & Concert FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

with Una Voce Opera Company (6.30pm for 7.00pm) St. Edward Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic   ! !# %!  '#"!!   College, Crosby L23 6SA. Tickets: ÂŁ19.00 (ÂŁ16.50 all  

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JOIN US ON OUR REFLECTIONS ON A RIVER JOURNEY ON THE RIVER MERSEY ON SUNDAY 28TH JULY

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JOSPICE – CARING FOR THOSE WHO NEED US

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Thursday 11th July 2013

Play at one of the area’s most prestigious golf courses and have the chance to play the course with a celebrity! Enjoy the presentations, dinner & entertainment with the opportunity to bring a guest and at the same time support a local charity.

Book your team now for just £395 or a Celebrity Team £495

Call 0151 932 6024 or email enquiries@jospice.org.uk

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OLD CHRIST CHURCH

The Friends of Old Christ Church committee have been working hard this year in order to improve visitor experience and to make improvements to the church including re-organising the electrical installation, relaying loose wood block floors and painting radiators and heating pipes. The work is still ongoing and with more projects in mind. We all feel very privileged to be in a position to be in a position to help in looking after this truly stunning masterpiece of neo-gothic architecture. However, we never seem to have enough volunteers to move furniture and generally help-out at our events, so, if you have some spare time on your hands, why not come along and make yourself known – we are a very friendly group with a pride in what we do. We’ve had a marvellous start to 2013 with another hugely successful Waterloo Beer Festival, thanks to Liverpool Organic Brewery, and a magnificent two day Model Railway Show, which is now firmly established as an annual event at the church. Our programme of events for the next few month include:SATURDAY 22ND JUNE – A Concert for Heroes by the Pemberton Old Wigan DW Brass Band to promote Armed Forces Day SATURDAY 6TH JULY – A Concert by the Crosby Capriol Singers SAT 20TH, SUN 21ST & SAT 27TH & SUN 28TH JULY Waterloo Annual Art Exhibition with over 400 works of art on display SATURDAY 31ST AUG & SUNDAY 1ST SEPT Toys for Boys see advertisement (top right) 7TH SEPTEMBER – Heritage Open Day & Summer Fair with local history displays. The Waterloo Farmers Market (2nd Friday of each month) continues to attract increasing numbers of visitors who come, not only to buy fresh produce, but to browse our artisan stalls.

www.oldchristchurch.moonfruit.com

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‡ Meccano ‡ Diecast Models ‡ Model Soldiers

A Short Walk from Waterloo Train Station Access from M57 AND M58 OFF THE A565 Sat Nav L22 1RE

‡ Scalextric ‡ Vintage Vehicles

Adults £2.00 Children*16 and under 50p (Free admission to children *under 5) *children must be accompanied by an adult Event Enquiries To : John West Tel: 0151 924 6143 www.oldchristchurch.moonfr fruit.com Email: oldchristchurch@gmail.com

12th July • 9th August • 13th Sept All Events: www.oldchristchurch.moonfruit.com

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Lucilla Dramatic Society...24 NADFAS...25 Opera Viva...27 St John’s Local History Group...24 Thornton & Crosby Gardeners Club...20 Councillors Blundellsands Ward Conservatives...15 Curtains & Soft Furnishings All White Metal Curtain Tracks...12 Decorators Sol Decorators Ltd...14 Decorator’s Merchants Stanley Byron & Sons Ltd...17 Dieting & Weight Control Cambridge Weight Plan...13 Function Room Hire Waterloo Rugby Club...21 Gift Shops Tilly Mint...16 Greeting Cards/Stationery Phoenix Trading...12 Holistic Therapies Anne Ryan Complimentary Therapy...10 Hotels and Accommodation Holiday Home in Anglesey...9 The Blundell Bed & Breakfast...7 The Croft...19 Woodlands Guest House...8

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