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Heswall June 2018 Issue 116


INSIDE THIS MONTH: n Marathon runners battle the heat n Former Nat West bank n Heswall in Bloom n Legal column n Heswall Hall n What’s on guide


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THE closure of the Nat West branch in Heswall means that people have to travel a fair distance now to get to their bank. Meanwhile, the building has lain empty for months. Now, plans have been put forward to convert the key site into a restaurant, shop or bar. You can also read about a Heswall garden open to the public, an award for school students, visits by a number of famous faces to Heswall, pictures from Heswall Primary and Heswall in Bloom, as well as the regular features, including Heswall Hall, gardening, book reviews, a legal column and what’s on guide. You can keep up to date with the latest news at and via twitter #heswallcom



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Tea Dance Wednesday 6th June 2pm. Refreshments from 1pm Come along and enjoy our lovely tea dance with live music from our resident trio, The Swingmasters. If you’re not a dancer, come along anyway and listen to the music, enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with new friends. 2-4:30pm. Admission £4 on the door.

Memory Lane Cinema Club Wednesday 13th June 2pm Doors open at 1.30pm This new venture for Heswall Hall introduces dementia-friendly screenings. There will be refreshments before and during the interval roughly half-way through, around 3pm. Please note that as we do not provide pastoral care at this event a friend, family member or carer must also attend, although there is no extra charge for them. For more information on today’s film contact Trudi. Tickets £3.50 (carer free) from Heswall Hall (0151 342 2614) or online:

The Big Room presents

Three Live Bands Friday 22nd June 8pm. Bar open from 7.15pm Three bands play live in rotation, all on the same stage, and in an arrangement similar to that used in the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland. This is the now regular event in this format, previous events have been very popular, often selling out. Featuring: Scaredy Cats, Megan Louise, The Two of Us Bar at pub prices, hot finger style food will be on sale. Tickets £5 from:

Dementia-Friendly Awareness Session Thursday 14th June at 2pm Tuesday 26th June at 6pm Dementia Friends give people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that make a difference. Come along to gain more knowledge and help make life better for people living with dementia. Free entry. To book call 0151 342 2614 or heswallhall

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Wirral Ukulele Fanatics present

An Evening of Madness, Laughter, and Ukuleles Saturday 30th June 7:30pm. Bar open at 6:45pm It is said when you listen to a Ukulele, you just have to smile. Come along on Saturday 30th June for an evening full of fun and entertainment and leave smiling. Proceeds in aid St. John’s Hospice. Tickets £8 from: Heswall Hall, Linghams Booksellers, Gould’s Stationers, Heswall and My Gift Place, Neston Heswall Hall Evening Cinema:

Darkest Hour Wednesday 13th June 7:30pm Bar open at 6:45pm Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama starring, the Oscar winning, Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. The film is an account of his early days as Prime Minister, when Nazi Germany swept across Western Europe, threatening to defeat the United Kingdom during World War II. It leads to friction at the highest levels of government between those who would make a peace treaty with

ABC Baby and Children’s Sale Saturday 24th June 11am-12:30pm Nearly new sale for maternity, baby and children’s clothes, equipment, toys, and more. Admission £1 for adults, children are free. For tables telephone Emma on 07795977205 or Helen on 07809904441. Find us on Facebook.

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Hitler, and Churchill, who refused. Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall, My Gift Place, Neston and Heswall Hall, also online: www.

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CLEANER to join our friendly, hardworking team for a minimum of 10 hours per week Monday – Friday Previous experience ideal but not essential For more information please contact Trudi Harris, Hall Manager. Telephone: 0151 342 2614 Email:


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Former bank building could become a restaurant The former Nat West bank in Heswall could soon become a restaurant or shop, if plans are approved by the council. The building, on the corner of Telegraph Road and Pensby Road has been acquired and the new owner Steve Woods is hoping it will be occupied soon. He has applied to Wirral Council for planning permission to change the use of the premises, with the potential for a restaurant, shop or bar. Mr Woods told the Wirral Globe that he is hoping to bring in a national chain. He said: “We are hoping it will happen pretty quickly. We don’t want to be hanging around.” The frontage and the interior will be given a facelift to improve the look of the former bank which closed in September last year.

Bowled over by Probus Club

Heswall Probus celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The club is proud of its success over half a century, not least with the bowls section. Throughout these years the club has played mainly at the Council Green on Poll Hill on Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm for 2-3 hours. They have regular matches against other local clubs and an annual tournament. Probus hope to stage two open days this year, depending on the weather, with a view to attracting some new players. To learn more call Tony on 364 6143 or Stephen on 342 4185 and come to one of the Wednesday Coffee Mornings 10-11am in the meeting room at the United Reformed church (next to Tesco) to learn more about Heswall Probus and the range of activities. Visit for more info. 6 To advertise call 01244 350398

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Help when someone dies The probate team can give advice following the death of a loved one The death of a loved one is always a difficult time. If you also have to deal with issues such as probate and administering an estate where there is no legal Will, it can be even more stressful. Whenever a person dies, somebody has to put their affairs in order, deal with any inheritance tax and ensure that the beneficiaries get what they are due from the estate. If there is a Will, this person is known as the executor. If the person has died without making a Will (or if the Will is not deemed legal) then the person is said to have died intestate then intestacy rules apply in this situation and the person dealing with the estate is known as the administrator.

Faced with these responsibilities it can be a daunting task and Jacqueline Campion and John Cartledge at Campion Solicitors understands that at such a difficult time obtaining expert advice from the start is essential. You may want to do some of the work yourself or pass it all to us. We will give you clear advice on what needs to be done and the likely costs if you were to instruct us to do all or part of the work. All our initial interviews are free and without obligation to enable you to then make a decision on how you wish to progress matters.

Depending on what assets are left, the person intending to deal with the estate may have to apply through the courts before they are able to start proceedings. The responsibilities are to gather the deceased’s assets and liabilities. They will have to settle debts and go through certain tax procedures – even if there is ultimately no inheritance tax to be paid. Finally, they are responsible for making sure the remaining estate is divided amongst the beneficiaries according to the Will’s instructions or according to the intestacy rules.

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Plenty of choice for bookworms Clare Mackintosh was at Linghams shop, Heswall, where she met fans and signed copies of her book Let me Lie. Poet Pam Ayres was in town in May to promote her book The Last Hedgehog. There was a packed house at Birkenhead School when former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty came along to promote his book The World According to Foggy. There was a special appearance by Bill Smith Motors with two super bikes at the event organised by Linghams.

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PISCES OF HESWALL CELEBRATES NATIONAL FISH & CHIP DAY Friday 1st June is National Fish & Chip Day! Fish and chip lovers on the Wirral can tuck into their favourite take-away at Pisces chip shop in Heswall, who will be marking the occasion and helping a local charity close to their hearts. Pisces has been serving fresh fish and chips to the local community and visitors to Heswall since 2004 and this year they will be donating 10p from every order to Clatterbridge Hospital on 1st June. Pisces management said: “We all agree nothing can beat a portion of steaming fresh white fish fried in hot, crispy batter, served with a pile of lip-smacking chips – the only debate is whether you top it with salt, vinegar, sauce, mushy peas or a pickled egg! “So celebrate British fish and chips and join in with National Fish & Chip Day by coming down to Pisces and enjoying a good old fashioned Friday night fish supper.”

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Great line-up for July carnival Planning for Parkgate Carnival on Sunday 8th July has been progressing brilliantly and the event programme has now been finalised. Visitors will be able to enjoy a huge range of musical talent, creative performers, children’s amusements and a showcase of delicious artisan foods and fine Pictures from last year’s carnival wares from some of the most talented artists and crafters in the area. In addition to returning favourites, the Carnival has new features including a sports village, prosecco bar, a lifestyle hub, a coffee bar and an art and craft competition offering an array of food, drink, fun and opportunities. All this has been possible due to the amazing support of local business sponsors and other businesses who have helped out. The intention with the 2018 Carnival is to raise funds to take more children with life limiting illnesses on a holiday of a lifetime making an identifiable difference to their wellbeing. Northern Lights chair Karen Jones MBE said: “Our team of committee volunteers has worked hard to put on an event that aims to top the 2017 Carnival. With exciting new features, stallholders old and new and a community that is so supportive we cannot wait for the drums to roll once again.” Entry to the event is £2 an adult, with accompanied children under the age of 12 going free. Programmes can be purchased before the day and act as a ticket to the event. Purchasing in advance enables you to plan your day to ensure you don’t miss anything! For a full list of stalls and a programme of music and entertainment, please visit www.

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“Pisces of Heswall has been open for business for almost 15 years and remains one of the best fish and chip shops in the UK , and a hidden Gem on The Wirral” Keeping it traditional, Pisces is a classic fish and chip shop with a wide variety of SUSTAINABLE sourced fish, including the obvious Cod, Supersized Haddock, Plaice, Hake and Salmon. The menu is also host to quality gourmet burgers (fresh in from a local butcher), kids meals, vegetarian and healthy options and all the other best bits. The family take pride in ensuring every dish is cooked to perfection and served with a smile. But this family business didn’t start at Pisces; in fact, their story began over 55 years ago at the renowned Michael’s of Moreton and Hoylake. The original CodFather taught 3 generations everything there is to know about cooking and running a great business and now you know that – you know this chip shop is a cut above the rest! With local celebrity faces popping in and others when they visit the Wirral, Pisces is proud to be a first choice for many and enjoy serving and supporting the local community and beyond.

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I would love to have delphiniums but the slugs get them in my heavy soil. However, if you can keep the slugs off, they can pop up each year with tall spires of rich blue, pink or white flowers. In autumn many will flower again if you cut the dead flowering spikes off in summer. Another reliable perennial for damper soils are the magnificent Rodgersias with their large Horse Chestnut shaped leaves and tall robust stems with white or red flowers. I saw them at Dunham Massey garden last year growing with huge Alliums. Alliums will flower each year and are often teamed with roses. Will thrive in heavier well drained soils and are especially good in drier borders. Shrubs can form the backbone of a border so why not indulge in a Deutzia. A small on Deutzia Gracilis has little white flowers or Rosealind a taller shrub to 1m with rich pink clusters of flowers. They will grow in sun or lights shade and any soil provided it is not dry. For a larger shrub or small tree one of my favourites are the Sambucus or Elderflower with the purple or golden foliage. Sambucus Black Beauty likes a damp heavy soil and has pink flowerheads in early summer. Make Elderflower cordial with the flowers and it will be pink! Roses are centre stage in June so make sure you feed them well with a proprietary rose feed, spray with soapy water to remove an excess of whitefly and keep dead heading them. Work to be done in the garden includes trimming Privet and Box hedging. Prune any shrubs that have finished flowering. Keep climbing roses and clematis tied in and under control. Keep removing any side shoots from tomatoes. Thin apples, apricots and plums where there are many fruitlets on stems to one or two. Continue planting radishes, small carrots and lettuces for succession. If you would like to visit gardens look out for gardens open under the National Gardens Scheme where all proceeds go to charities including Marie Cure Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support. 150 Barrel Well Hill, Boughton, Chester is open on 23rd and 24th June. A terraced garden with informal cottage garden planting and some unusual plants. Natural springs with a stream lined with bog loving plants. Burton Village Gardens are open on 23rd June with three gardens open, Briarfield, Burton Manor Walled Garden and Trustwood, ranging from more formal to informal gardens with a wide range of plants and wild life habitats.

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The first phase of the expansion to their upstairs showroom has begun with renovations to incorporate fully functional bathrooms settings including 10 operational showers and 12 working basins and taps all with the latest digital technology. Added to this under floor heating and a working sauna so clients can really ‘soak up’ the full Wirral Wetrooms offering.

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Dave and the team have always supported the local community in Irby and the surrounding areas, and played a part in the life and soul of the village and love being there,

Dave commented “We recognised Irby as a great place to stay and grow in, we like the space we are in. We’ve taken on 2 apprentices and making this significant investment into the building can only improve it.” “Our new showroom will be completely unique for the Wirral, and will revolutionise the experience of buying a new bathroom for our customers. We want nothing more than people to come in and try them out for themselves, even down to taking your shoes off and feel the under floor heating, you can even take a shower if you are game, we don’t mind!” And with service and quality and experience that is second to none, your will be sure to find your slice of Bathroom Bliss, right here in the heart of Irby.

A You don’t have to spend a vast amount of money to purchase a Geberit toilet. There are also less expensive models in the range such as the Geberit AquaClean 4000. This compact loo seat is designed to replace your existing loo seat and is straightforward to install, as it fits on the existing seat.

Q Should I be concerned about how much water is used in spray-function toilets? A The Geberit AquaClean 4000 only uses 400ml of water at each use, and although this is more than a normal loo, there are positive environmental aspects to this choice, such as using less toilet paper. Water, chemicals and other raw materials are wasted in the production of toilet paper, and while it’s biodegradable, the process still leaves chemical traces in our water supply.

get a live demo of all the must-have bathroom accessories. You can turn showers on, see how they perform on different settings and see for yourself how the valves and knobs work. There will be full audio visual equipment along with high-tech LED lighting throughout.’


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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.

Round Table Social club with a conscience open to men between 18 and 45, meeting at The Jug & Bottle & other venues. 07843 184211. Email:

Dee Sailing Club Station Rd, Thurstaston. 0151 648 2300

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.

Flower Club - Heswall Meet 1st Wednesday of the month, 8pm at Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road. Tel 336 5359 Gardening Society - Heswall Meetings on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm in Heswall Hall. Tel Sue on 342 2007. Heswall Society Established for the public benefit to conserve the heritage of the parish. Contact Carolyn Eddowes on 342 5066 Inner Wheel The club meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month at Heswall Golf Club at 7 for 7.15pm. Tel 342 3932. 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. Pinewood Lawn Tennis Club Napps Way, off Downham Rd North, Heswall. Tel 07894 095882 Prenton Literary and Debating Society Meets weekly Tuesdays October to March 7.30pm. Details on

Soroptimists - Heswall The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Tel 342 348 4208 Squash Club - Heswall Gayton Playing Fields, off Brimstage Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 1XG.0151 342 2817 St Peter’s Singers Heswall’s Choral Society rehearse on Sunday evenings at the St. Peter’s Centre in Lower Heswall. Their main concerts are usually in March and November. New members welcome. 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 the Bridge Inn, Port Sunlight. New members welcome. Tel 648 9157. Wirral WIldlife The local branch of Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Tel 342 1395. Woolgatherers Heswall-based drama group. New members welcome. Call 648 2717

Probus Gayton - Meeting at Pensby Recreational Centre every Tues 9am-12noon for conversation, bridge and table tennis; other activities include snooker, bowls, quizzes, outings and a monthly lunch with speaker. Call 342 3960.

Useful Numbers Councillors Leslie Rowlands 342 2454 Andrew Hodson 342 6253 Kathy Hodson 342 6253

Heswall - Men are you bored? Missing banter with work colleagues. Then meet like-minded chaps who live locally. Join in a range of activities in a friendly environment. Why not meet us for coffee at the URC Church Hall (by Tesco) on Wednesday 10-11am or

Heswall Hall Community Hall, 111Telegraph Road, Heswall. Tel: 342 2614;

Police Please call 709 6010 for non-emergencies .

Rotary Clubs Schools Heswall Club meets Thursdays at Heswall Golf Club for Barnston Primary. Tel 342 5229 12.45. Secretary 648 7661 Gayton Primary. Tel 342 3772 West Wirral Meet on Wednesdays at the Glegg Arms Heswall Primary. Tel 342 7491 6.00 for 6.30 pm. Tel 0151 632 5697 St Peter’s CE Primary. Tel 342 2556 Mid Wirral meets Tuesday mornings for breakfast at the Wirral Council Glegg Arms at Tel 342 1034350398 36 To advertise 01244 General switchboard 0151 606 2000

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Award for students who helped with mental health issues Eight students have received an award after offering mental health advice at Neston High School. Since completing the training to become Mental Health First Aiders Kate, Will, Jacob, Jack, Paisley, Erin, Adele and Morgan have offered drop in sessions to students at Neston in the lunch breaks and have led assemblies and parent information evenings to raise awareness of the need to look after pupils’ Mental Health. After being nominated for the West Cheshire Youth and Community Awards 2018, the students along with Mrs Lacey, Miss Crilly, Mr Dool, Mrs Hudson and their parents were invited to attend the award ceremony at the Forest Hills Hotel. It was a humbling evening with children and adults from across the county who has taken part in outstanding projects and service to their communities and we were delighted that our students were the winners of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Project. The Mental Health First Aid students won the award because the council ‘wanted to hear from a project that has listened to the needs of young people, working innovatively and creatively to support emotional health and wellbeing.’

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Local Business Corfe Stone Joins UK Leader CED Stone Group has been acquired by CED Stone Group, a leading familyrun business with a prominent name in the UK hard landscaping nationwide depots, CED Stone welcomed Corfe Stone to their group as part of their exciting growth initiative.

commercial and domestic customers in the North West for over 30 years. With an extended showroom displaying their full range of products for customers to view and an 8800 square foot warehouse, Corfe Stone has always held a large presence in the local area. Helping to support other businesses in the area, they regularly refer customers to their list of recommended local contractors to carry out their installation work. The two companies certainly have a lot of common!

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of customers from architects and contractors to City Councils and RHS Garden Designers. Corfe Stone’s existing staff of ten have remained at the heart of the business, bringing with them highly valuable experience, knowledge and customer relationships. Corfe Stone has continued to trade under its own well-known and respected name, but following on from CED Stone Group’s extensive company-wide re-branding, it will be transforming to CED Stone Landscape North West – Corfe Depot.

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Regular events in Heswall

Mondays Pram & Buggy Group: Soft play area for babies. Big Toy Play, Crafts, Singing, Refreshments. Heswall Methodist Church Hall, opposite the old Police Station, Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 0AE. Every Monday 9.30am - 11am. Just £2 per session. 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 dantravis@ 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. Fridays Church Mice Playtime: Fun for under 5’s. Mice hunt, Singing, Instruments, Crafts, Storytime, Refreshments, Play. Heswall Methodist Church Hall, opposite the old Police Station, Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 0AE Every Friday 9.30am - 11am. Just £2 per session. 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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New manager at Heswall care home A Heswall care home has welcomed a new manager whose fascinating career started out at 16, training in the same hospital as a famous hip-surgeon. The Hazelwell, a residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home in Heswall, has appointed the extremely well-qualified Kathryn McGuinness into their top leadership role as care home manager, and is looking forward to benefitting from her rich career and life-experience. Kathryn, who has had a varied and successful career in the world of nursing and caring, realised it was the career for her when at 16 she worked as a cadet nurse at Wrightington Hospital where the pioneering hip surgeon Professor John Charnley, MBE, was based. After going on to train at Ormskirk hospital in Lancashire, Kathryn’s career has seen her move to hospitals around the country in different prestigious roles, including orthopaedic trauma, A&E, a senior sister for NHS Direct, and an assessor for a drug and

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By Kerry Keight

JUNE – HALF THE YEAR HAS GONE! Ok so half the year has gone already and we are (hopefully) heading towards a sun & fun-packed summer! We have been so busy with events and it has been so wonderful to see people getting to see their literary heroes in the flesh as well as meeting new authors. My personal favourite so far has to be Pam Ayres, she was everything I expected her to be, sweet, humble and extremely funny and I believe all the lovely customers who attended will agree with me. This month we have LOTS of super events for your literary delectation so come to the shop and pick up a leaflet for more information. LINGHAMS EVENTS JUNE 31 May-Alison Weir, 6 Jun-Sue Holmes, 9 Jun-Simon Hart, 11 Jun AJ Pearce 18 Jun-Julie Summers, 20 Jun David Jackson, 26 Jun-Sabine Durrant, 2 Jul-Elizabeth Brooks

GUY STAGG – THE CROSSWAY Guy Stagg suffered with mental illness for many years decided to undertake the journey from Canterbury to Jerusalem, a walk that is a staggering 5.500km long in the hope that it would help heal him. He walked alone encountering harsh weather, terrorism attacks and relying on shelter provided by churches and monasteries. This was an utterly compelling account of a man travelling and coping with his inner demons and what it takes to hold on to faith in our turbulent modern world.

EDITOR CAROLE ANN DUFFY – OFF THE SHELF This collection of poems was originally published in 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Independent Booksellers Week and is now available in paperback. Poets were commissioned to write poems to celebrate books and the wonderful (ahem) independent bookshops around the UK. There are 6 new poems in this gorgeous book and Carol will be touring again with other poets and performers showing their support and appreciation for the indies!

ALLAN AHLBERG – BABY ON BOARD Baby is swept out to the high seas, but all the brave toys band together to bring him safely home. Allan Ahlberg is a firm favourite with children and parents alike and the lovely illustrations by Emma Chichester Clarke are a perfect complement to this sweet story.

HESWALL What's on guide June 2018

Monday 4th June Heswall Gardening Society meeting, 7:30pm, at Heswall Hall

Wednesday 6th June Heswall Flower Club is looking forward to welcoming Cheshire Area demonstrator Namiye Sianga with her demonstration, “A Journey’s Tale” to the monthly club night at Heswall Hall 8pm. New members / guests always welcome. For details tel Janet 336 5359 or visit our face-book events’ page. Saturday 9th June Heswall Animal Welfare Coffee Morning: Pop in for refreshments and browse our bric-brac stalls. Come and support our local charity. Heswall Hall, 10am to 11.30am. Admission £1. Sunday 10th June For the third year, husband and wife team of John Hinde and Lilian Baker are opening their garden in Earle Drive, Parkgate, under the National Garden Scheme charity to visitors. The big day is, from 1.305.00pm. Admission is £4, children under 16 free. Tuesday 12th June Wirral Philatelic Society: Members Night – Something beginning with ‘M’, Heswall Hall, 7.30pm Wednesday 13th June Heswall Hall Evening Cinema presents Darkest Hour, 7:30pm. The war drama for which Gary Oldman earned an Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall;and Heswall Hall, also online: heswallhall Wednesday 20th June National Blood: Blood donations on Wednesday 20th June at Heswall Hall Saturday 30th June Wirral Ukulele Fanatics present An Evening of Madness, Laughter, and Ukuleles at Heswall Hall, 7:30pm. Bar open at 6:45pm. It is said when you listen to a Ukulele, you just have to smile. Come along on Saturday 30th June for an evening full of fun and entertainment and leave smiling. Proceeds in aid St. John’s Hospice. Tickets £8 from: Heswall Hall

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Heswall Local June 2018  

Heswall Local June 2018 has news of plans for the old Natwest Bank, a new manager at a Heswall care home, visits by top authors and what's o...

Heswall Local June 2018  

Heswall Local June 2018 has news of plans for the old Natwest Bank, a new manager at a Heswall care home, visits by top authors and what's o...