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Inside this month: n Taste of Heswall n Puddydale fair n Heswall Society’s border patrol n Wedding n Book Reviews n Heswall Hall n Business guide

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Living wellon after Solicitors the move diagnosis of dementia A There are exciting changes at Campion Solicitors. The company moved to new premises in Heswall at the diAgnosis of dementia can come as a shock; beginning of June.

this could be any type of The newsuch office is at 4 dementia, as Alzheimer’s Milnervascular Road, Heswall, CH60 disease, dementia or5RZ mixed dementia. it is a (next to the Windsor worrying upsetting time garage).and There has been for person affected and for a the transformation of this family members. building and it has been However much that can given a there freshiscontemporary belook. done in the early stages that can help to make life easier and more enjoyable, both now and in the future. If a person has dementia, it is important that they organise their legal and financial affairs whilst they are still able to do so.

Our new office provides the space required to continue our growth, whilst also offering convenient There are a more number of things that you can to clients. plan for your location fordoour care in the future.

We offer clients old land Make surea that your essential new comfortable documents can office be found easily. ground floor with Ifayour importantreception, documents welcoming such as Wills or property deeds private interview room and are stored in a Solicitors or Bank free sure parking. make they can easily be Our team will continue obtained. maintain itsiftraditional lto You can decide you would

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Paul awarded Freedom of the City of London Heswall-born Paul Evans, historian, genealogist and the head of the library and archives at the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich, has received the Freedom of the City of London. Proposed by the London Fireman’s Retired Members Association for his services to British Military History and his work with regimental museums across the country, he was accompanied on the day by his father Paul and younger brother Ian. “It was a wonderful surprise, it’s been a very special day, the Guildhall is a stunning building and the ceremony very personal to the family,” said Paul after the event. Firepower Museum’s Richard Gore Smith said: “We are all incredibly proud of Paul’s award, it is very well deserved.”

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REGULAR EVENTS IN HESWALL Tuesdays The Parade Jazz Club: Jazz sessions are held upstairs at the Boathouse, Parkgate, every Tuesday starting at 8.30pm. The 7 piece Parade Jazz Band plays a broad spectrum of traditional and mainstream tunes from their extensive repertoire gathered over 25 years of playing there. The atmosphere is warm and friendly with a modest entry fee of just £3.00 - so why not come along, join in the fun and enjoy the music. Tuesdays Health Walk - Arrowe Park, from 10am. This is a new Health Walk run by Wirral NHS Community Trust. Meet at the Red Rooms Cafe near the golf course Clubhouse at Arrowe Park. The contact is Helen Webster on 0151 630 8383. Wednesdays Conservation Work - Heswall Dales, 10:30am - 3:30pm. Come and volunteer to do tasks involving footpath restoration, heathland management, site surveys etc. Please wear suitable clothing, footwear and bring a packed lunch. Meet at the Rangers Office off Oldfield Road. Free event. Call the Wirral rangers on 677 7594 or email Wednesdays The Singing Café 10.30am- 12 noon, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, next to the Bus Station, Telegraph Road. Music for everybody (popular and classic). Come and join the fun, relax, and enjoy a singalong. Coffee and biscuits 50p. Call 342 3471 First Tuesday of the month Wirral Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month except August at the Post Graduate Centre at Clatterbridge Hospital (opposite Oncology), 7-9pm. There is a varied programme of speakers and demonstrations. All Ladies who have or have had breast cancer will be made very welcome. Every Friday during term time Hester Hedgehog’s Active Tots takes place at 9.30 - 11.30am at Heswall Hall Cost: £2 per child each session. Pre-school children only. Parent/guardian controlled play. Refreshments available. Baby changing facilities also available. Serenades on Sundays Tea, Cakes and a Concert: The Winter series continues with monthly, friendly and relaxed concerts to be held in Heswall United Reformed Church at 3pm.

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Useful numbers and info Clubs Artists Association - Heswall Monthly meetings and weekly group sessions at Heswall Hall. Summer Exhibition. New members very welcome, all abilities and beginners. Call 342 7165. Dee Sailing Club Station Rd, Thurstaston. 0151 648 2300 Flower Club - Heswall Meet 1st Wednesday of the month, 8pm at Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road. Tel 342 9327. Heswall Society Established for the public benefit to conserve the heritage of the parish. Contact Carolyn Eddowes on 342 5066 Horticultural Society - Heswall Meetings on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm in Heswall Hall. Tel 342 8204 Ladies Lifeboat Guild - Heswall and Gayton 0151 342 4389 Lawn Tennis Club - Heswall Quarry Road East, Heswall. Tel 342 1775 Mid Week Ramblers - Heswall Walks between 5 and 9 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. Tel 336 6044 Oldfield Theatre and Concert Club Arranges visits by coach to theatres and concert halls throughout the Wirral and beyond. Opera - Ballet Concerts or Plays. New members welcome. 342 8952. Probus - Gayton Meeting at Pensby Recreational Centre every Tues 9am12noon for conversation, bridge and table tennis; other activities include snooker, bowls, quizzes, outings and a monthly lunch with speaker. Call 342 3960. Probus - Heswall The group hold their luncheon at Thornton Hall Hotel, Thornton Hough every third Monday in the month & meet for coffee at the URC Wednesdays 10am-12noon. Tel 342 5367. Riverside Players Heswall based Drama Group. New members welcome. Call 632 4923 or Rotary Clubs Heswall Club meets Thursdays at Heswall Golf Club for 12.45. Secretary 648 7661 West Wirral meets Wednesdays 6.30pm at Heatherlands Court, Irby. Tel 342 1883. Mid Wirral meets Tuesday mornings for breakfast at the Jug and Bottle at 7:15am. Tel 342 1034

Round Table Social club with a conscience open to men between 18 and 45, meeting at The Black Horse, Lower Heswall & other venues. 342 9159. Senior Swimmers - Heswall Open to over-50s in Wirral at Calday Grammar School Baths. Fridays from 9-11am. Free trial swim. Three Social functions a year. Call 652 6081 or 353 8707. Soroptimists The group meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at the Grange. Tel 342 3446 Squash Club - Heswall Gayton Playing Fields, off Brimstage Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 1XG.0151 342 2817 U3A - Heswall The Heswall University of the Third Age ( U3A ) is a self help organisation providing educational, creative and social opportunities for the over 50s. Tel 342 5331 Wirral Lions Club Meets 1st Tuesday every month at 7.45pm at Heswall Golf Club. New members welcome. Tel 334 3044. Wirral WIldlife The local branch of Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Tel 342 1395. Woolgatherers Heswall-based drama group. New members welcome. Call 648 2717 Useful Numbers Councillors Leslie Rowlands 342 2454 Andrew Hodson 342 6253 Kathy Hodson 342 6253 Police Please call 709 6010 for non-emergencies . Heswall Hall Community Hall, 111Telegraph Road, Heswall. Tel: 342 2614; Schools Barnston Primary. Tel 342 5229 Gayton Primary. Tel 342 3772 Heswall Primary. Tel 342 7491 St Peter’s CE Primary. Tel 342 2556 Wirral Council General switchboard 0151 606 2000


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ters which slowed the German ame comparable to the eastern front. ed when their men shot down the back of the Wehrmacht. For escribed as the definitive history.

Biography F st in BY ELEANOR DAVIES, FROM LINGHAM’S BOOKSTORE, HESWALL Lane d JULY BOO by stunning countryside, Heswall has Biography:h tions. First recorded in the their homes Biography: n grew rapidly from the late 1800s Fro Ardennes Hitler’s Last mmuting links1944to Liverpool, and Gamble by Antony Beevor exultant at stot bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, this very popular historian tells the tals From andthe children's institutions were story of the German’s ill-fated final stand. On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ western Eu in easing pollution offorests Liverpool. in the snow-covered and gorgesUsing of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by civilians fle d and Roger Lane capture images of driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although dri his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that has grown from a small village into soldiers fled his their of homes families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the impses theand past can still be seen east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back. The Ardennes offensive became the greatest battle of Th advance. their homes a or allthethose who know and love war in western Europe. American troops, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. And after m rd of yourcivilians ownfled, village. Belgian justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While manyexultant American at th soldiers fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance. surrenderin western Euro The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the eastern front. And after massacres by the Waffen-SS, even American generals approved when their men shot down civilians surrendering WW2 buffs fled worms this year, as the when Go Germans. The Ardennes wasday the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht. For WW2 buffs everywhere, Beevor’s stunning narrative has rightly been described as the definitive history. ost people have read the well-loved soldiers fled at school, or failing that, will have Local Book advance. The Local Books: f you who, like me, thought they W And after ma Heswall Time by Jenny McRonald and Roger Lane at right and Ithrough can’t recommend it too With spectacular views across the arrival River Dee, of and surrounded by stunning countryside, Heswall surrendering lo ill be surprised by the late has long been one of the Wirral Peninsula’s most sought-after locations. First recorded in the n media reports as a sequel to Lee's Domesday Book in 1086, the townships of Heswall and Gayton grew rapidly from the late 1800s WW2 buffsDe foreonwards she wrote To Kill as new railway and a omnibus routes provided easy commuting links to Liverpool, and o wealthy merchants chose to build grand mansions here. Hospitals and children’s institutions ested that she write another novel were established to benefit from the fresh sea air, well removed from the increasing pollution Local Books for many years, until being w of Liverpool. Using a selection of old and new photographs, local historians Jenny McRonald and Roger Lane s originally written, with no Wi capture images of many historical buildings that are now long lost, and show how Heswall has grown from a established r so small before publication, am notwe know today. 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The manuscript was then lost for many by Harper Lee will be launched in the many histori years, until being rediscovered by her lawyer in the UK. Most people have read the well-loved classic To General Fi autumn of 2014. Although the new book willthriving be Kill a Mockingbird at some time or another, perhaps the c Eleanor Davies delivered to our shop a day or so before publication, Ju at school, or failing that, will have seen the film I am not allowed to open it until publication date the m among starring Gregory Peck. But there may be a few of Se and have signed many important-looking embargo you who, like me, thought they knew all about it but Heswall. Do haven’t actually read it. I have just put that right and forms to say I will not read a single word before July cl


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or events, this will prove irresistible to bookLast lovers Gamble by Antony Beevor phy: Ardennes 1944Hitler’s Eliot, you may recognize an updated version of one From the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, this ver edict the book will almost certainly be turned into a story of the German's ill-fated final stand. On 16 December, 1944, Hi in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed Churchill Sonia Purnell driving all survived the way to Antwerp, in could not have its darkest hour and then force the Canadians and the Brit Essential on infoyounger for the next monthand NCOs we ementine, however, he might never have become his generals were doubtfulwhat’s of success, officers cond World War would have been ‘impossible mes and‘First families could be saved Britain’s Lady’ was by no means pre- from the vengeful Red Army approach her was far from gilded. Herback. mother The was a Ardennes offensive became the gr atchildhood the prospect of striking ooting her children to escape the clutches of their Europe. American troops, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting ite society she had become the target of cruel Wednesday 1st July afraid Sunday 19th July spread even to Paris. showever, fled, justifiably of German revenge. Panic she discovered a Sonia Purnell, author of The Wirral Historic Vehicle Rally, one of the eer she‘Just found her mission. fled or surrendered, creating breakwaters Boris: A Tale of Blonde others held on heroically, peninsular’s most popular vintage and classic car wh eculiarAmbition’(highly dynamics of this acclaimed gatherings, featuring a cavalcade of up to 100 . The harsh winter conditions and thevehicles savagery of the battle became com vals ofbiography the Great of War, Boris Johnson) will journey from Carr Farm, Meols, at to Clementine’s will return todesperate Linghams to Thornton Hough at approximately er massacres by theatWaffen-SS, even 11.25am American generals approved when 6.30pm, to promote 2.10pm. Visit for gle against Hitler, Soniaher ering Germans. The battle which finally broke the bac new book ‘Firstwomen Lady: The he most important in Ardennes was theinfo. Life and Wars of Clementine uffs Churchill’ everywhere, Beevor’s stunning narrative has rightly been described . Tickets on sale now price £6. Wine/soft Tuesday 21st July

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Matinee Club at Heswall Hall. Join the Club. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a chat and an afternoon at our cinema, from 1pm (film starts at 2pm). Membership is free, just pay £3.50 each time you watch a film.

ooks: Heswall through Time by Jenny McRonald and Roger Lane River Dee, and surrounded by stun Heswall Flower Club will welcome David Fawcett Ropner fromof Rossendale with his floral long been one Wirral Peninsula's most sought-after locations. F e basic personality types of the human nature, demonstration entitled, “ Beyond Your Wildest Until 25th July ny subtypes and variations within the nine Domesday Book townships and Gayton Dreams”, 8pm at Heswall in Hall.1086, We alwaysthe welcome Earth, Fireof andHeswall Water exhibition at the Rathbone grew assertion of Enneagram theory is that these nine new members guests. There will not be aomnibus Studio, Argyle Street, Birkenhead, will continue onwards asinand new railway and routes provided easy commutin nality types." Therapists, business counselors, club meeting August but we will return on human until 25th July, opening Tuesday to Saturday world are all finding the Enneagram be build grand Wednesday 2nd September. 2-5pm. Tel 07903 337 995here. or email Hospitals info@ wealthy merchants choseto to mansions and club details does from Lesley 342you 9327 owth. Further The Enneagram not put inora ‘like’ box- it hed to from the fresh seahow air, well removed from the increasing p our benefit face book page to view events calendar. k by Wirral authors helps you our to understand it on ofWednesday old and new photographs, localFridays historians Jenny McRonald and R 8th Julyth Hester Hedgehog’s play scheme, Friday 3rd, ghams on Sat June 13 11 a.m. onwards to tell storical buildings that nowLive long lost, andandshow howto 11.30am. Heswall has gro Tea Dance at Heswall Hall, 2pmare to 4.30pm. 10th, 17th 24th, 9.30am Parent h theymusic are running based on 'The Enneagram'. from the Swingmasters, sprung dance floor controlled play for pre-school children. £2 per child ving and community know today. They(under reveal how glimpses refreshments. Ifwe you are not a dancer, why not 6 months free).fascinating Heswall Hall. come along and listendevelopments. to the music. Eleanor Davies he more modern This book is essential reading for all th Admission £3.50 at the door. Tuesdays . Do pop by and have a look, it’s a wonderful photographic record Storytime for Under 5s at Pensby Library, 2:15pm-of yo

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