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Heswall May 2018 Issue 115

INSIDE THIS MONTH: n Comedian Ruth Jones n Former pub’s transformation n John Fowler n Legal column n Heswall Hall n What’s on guide

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A year after the sudden death of TIm Cogley, his father Frank has helped set up a charity in his name to encourage people to be screened for hidden heart conditions. We have news of what has become of a former Heswall pub, a visit by a TV actress, a Royal wedding themed piece from Gayton’s John Fowler, Oxton’s hidden gardens, 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 www.heswall.com and via twitter #heswallcom

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Also, well done to Jill Cox who wins the Brio Leisure competition. We had loads of entries so thanks to everyone who took part!

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Tea Dance Wednesday 2nd May 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 Afternoon Club Wednesday 9th May 2pm Doors open at 1pm This new venture for Heswall Hall introduces dementia-friendly screenings. There will be refreshments before and during the interval roughly half-way through. Please note that a friend, family member or carer must also attend. Limited numbers. Contact Trudi for more information Tickets £3.50 (carer free) from Heswall Hall (0151 342 2614) or online: www.buytickets.at/ heswallhall

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Breathe Wednesday 9th May 7.30pm. Bar open at 6.45pm An inspiring biographical drama based on the true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish. When Robin (Andrew Garfield) is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. Robin and Diana (Claire Foy), with the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the ground-breaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), dare to escape the hospital ward. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering, transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. A heart-warming and hilarious celebration of bravery and human possibility; a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall; My Gift Place, Neston; and Heswall Hall, also online: www.buytickets.at/ heswallhall

Dementia-Friendly Awareness Session Thursday 10th May at 2pm 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 www.buytickets.at/heswallhall

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Northern Rhythm Big Band Saturday 12th May 7.30pm. Doors and bar open at 6.45pm The dynamic 14 piece, Northern Rhythm Big Band, made up of many of the Northwest’s leading Big Band musicians returns to Heswall Hall, playing all your big band favourites from bands such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and more. They will be featuring their wonderful singer Laura, guest vocalist Rob Thompson and guest trumpeter, the fabulous Clifford Ray. Tickets £10 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall; My Gift Place, Neston; and Heswall Hall, also on line: www.buytickets.at/heswallhall

The Woolgatherers of Heswall present

A Bunch of Amateurs Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th May 7.30pm. Bar open at 6.45pm The hilarious comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Tickets £8 from Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall, Fringes Hairdressers, Irby. Also available on www.ticketswirral.com (booking fee applies) or telephone 0151 336 2747.

The Big Room presents

Three Live Bands Friday 25th May 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: www.buytickets.at/heswallhall

Cleaner wanted

Heswall Hall Community Trust is looking for a Cleaner to join our friendly, hardworking team for a minimum of 10 hours per week Monday - Friday We need someone who has: l Proven skills in cleaning a hall or office to a high standard l Good communication skills. l A flexible approach to your work and an ability to prioritise according to the needs of the customer. l Good physical fitness, as the work includes the movement of equipment Your role would be to assist our management team, Trudi & Steve and the other members of staff in maintaining the standard of cleanliness and customer service and working with our team of friendly volunteers. For more information please contact Trudi Harris, Hall Manager on 051 342 2614 or email: trudi@heswallhall.co.uk

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Solicitors support dementia charities Rachel Collier explains how a Lasting Power of Attorney can provide reassurance This year Campion solicitors have chosen Dementia UK as the charity we will be supporting. Our support means Dementia UK can provide specialist Admiral Nurses to families affected by dementia. Admiral Nurses work alongside families to give them the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need to face dementia with more confidence and less fear. There are many different types of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Some people may have a combination of types of dementia. Regardless of which type is diagnosed, each person will experience their dementia in their own unique way.

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New flats aimed at first time buyers New flats on the site of a former pub have been unveiled. They have been built on the old Heswall Bar and Courtyard, which was formerly known as the Sandon Arms and The Slak, on Milner Road, which was closed in 2014 and demolished two years ago. MBE Construction and housing association Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) have combined to develop the former pub to become Sandon Gardens with 29 units. It is made up of two and three-bedroom homes, offering ‘affordable, luxury living’. Some of the apartments are available now for shared ownership. LMH Chief Executive Steve Coffey said: “We are immensely proud of this development and to bring affordable luxury living within reach for local families. Sandon Gardens is one of several LMH schemes being developed across the Liverpool City Region to meet demand for high-quality affordable housing.” Alison McGovern MP for Wirral South and Cllr George Davies, deputy leader of Wirral council, officially opened the scheme. Shared ownership allows buyers to get a mortgage on a new home, despite only owning as little as 25 per cent of it. The buyers then pay a reduced rent on the remaining part until they are ready to own the property outright. Homes at Sandon Gardens start at £43,750 for a 25% share.

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 heswallprobus.co.uk for more info. 12 To advertise call 01244 350398 www.heswall.com


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Health screening charity set up in memory of tragic Tim The father of a man who died suddenly in the middle of Heswall has joined sports starts to talk about a new charity in his name. Tim Cogley suffered a fatal heart attack on Rocky Lane, Heswall, in April 2017, despite the 34-year-old appearing to be in good health. It since transpired that Tim had a genetic condition which could His father Frank set up the ‘Tim Cogley Cardiac Screening Foundation’ to encourage young people to be screened. He met with the likes of jockey Tony McCoy and boxer Paul Smith at an event in Liverpool to discuss health screening. Frank spoke to the Wirral Globe to explain that the lack of routine screening for people under 40 has left a ‘gaping chasm in healthcare provision’. He told the newspaper: “The Tim Cogley Cardiac Screening Foundation is committed to delivering positive, action-focused and life-changing programmes. I can’t imagine a legacy more in tune with the generous, kind and supportive person that was Tim.”

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THE BIG DAY Pull yourself together, Old Bean, and stop worrying. Worrying is for sheep, especially if they see a dog carrying a jar of mint sauce. All will be perfectly sound. It will be alright on the night, that`s what they say, or at least some Stinker on the old Gogglebox blabbers on about. It probably will be ticketyboo tonight, but, by jove, it`s the in-between I am worrying about. Is it too late to call it orf? My nuptials are rapidly approaching. Am I doing the right thing? Am I ready for Holy padlock? No more booze-ups with the chums. Well might get the odd Friday night, as long as I bring a takeaway curry back with me. Marriage is not for everyone. I remember old Rodders. Things did not work out for him. He ran away to the Foreign Legion to forget his wife. Unfortunately the sergeant major looked like her. Does anybody really enjoy their bally wedding day? What if the betrothed does not turn up? She will. She loves me. I know she is “Miss Right”, just hope her first name doesn`t turn out to be “Always.” I think the only thing I would break up over, is if she caught me with another woman. I won`t stand for that. Dash it, will this hand ever stop shaking so I can have a decent shave, and make oneself even more beautiful, if that`s at all possible? Stand closer to the beastly razor, Old Bean. Egad, it bit me! Just what I needed. Blue blood everywhere. Rich or poor there is only one way to stop the bleeding, a touch of the old loo roll. It`s a good job I have got a bit of a beard. Must conduct the ablutions ceremony again....soon. Does your tummy ever get rid of these confounded butterflies? What do butterflies have in their little stomachs, when they get nervous? Just hope my insides don’t speak up for themselves in the church. It would echo in there. Saints preserve us! Do they have loos in church? Come to think of it, you never see a “man of the cloth” interrupt his sermon to excuse himself. Probably have Porta-loos underneath their Cassocks. I hope my brother does not speak too upper class in his best man speech. It can lead to misinterpretation sometimes. I remember when Pater paid an official visit to Iran a few years ago. He said to the President. “Where`s the Shah?” The President replied. “There is no Shah. We got rid of the Shah years ago.” “Okay,” said Pater. “In that case I`ll have a bath.” Must press on. Where is my new suit? I hate top hat and tails---feel as if I should be doing a tap dance like Freddie Astaire. These wretched new shoes. I am sure I will slip over. I wish I could stop this bleeding, and what colour is adrenalin? All this pomp and ceremony. Why can`t we just run away? If it was up to me. The Nibs want me to be independent, make my own decisions, stand on my own two feet. I don`t know how I 24 To advertise call 01244 350398 www.heswall.com


With a certain big national wedding looming very close on the horizon, Gayton’s John Fowler imagines a certain dreamy scenario can with the pittance of allowance they pay me. Grandmamma says I am headstrong and never listen---I think that`s what she said. Wish we were on the plane now, heading for our honeymoon. I hate flying but it would be better than this. The last time I flew, everybody was sick, even Hugh Grant, and he was in the film. Stop wishing your life away, Old Bean, it will soon be over. Whatever do you mean, Papa, he has got a bad case of the jitters and can`t make it? We have all got the jitters. It`s more or less compulsory at a wedding. I knew I shouldn`t have picked the bounder as best man. What a chump, I`ll bet he got blotto last night. What do you mean? Anyone can step in to the breach. What about the ring and the speech? The egg-timer is ticking. We have only got one hour. I jolly well don`t believe this. Shall I take this bloomin’ loo paper off my neck now. It won’t look right on the photos. It should have healed by now. Damn these frightful new razors. I know it`s a cut throat business, but I`ll give them swivel head. This suit is far too big and my shoes are crippling me---is all this necessary? What a carry-on. Have a brandy. No Papa, it gives me a headache. Must keep a clear head. Where`s the cars? Do you think Bunty will take over as best man at such short notice? Don’t worry and fret! It`s alright for you. My last day of freedom. Couldn`t I have got a suspended sentence? Stop panicking. Everything will be hunky dory. Oh no, blood on my collar, and we are supposed to leave for the castle now. Better change into another shirt quickly. This paper on my neck does not look first class. Just tell the cars they will have to wait. By the way, have they arrived yet? Fiddle sticks, must conduct another urgent trip to the Percy porcelain room. I suppose this is what they refer to as the “Royal wee.” Something must have happened to the cars. We had better use Grandpapa`s pony and trap—we are supposed to be there now. I bet they are driving around the castle waiting for me. It`s the bride`s privilege to be late, not mine. These blasted shoes are killing me. I can`t go on. Why didn`t we just run away.............. “Son! Son!” “What`s the matter Pater?” “Wake up, it`s 8 o`clock. “You had better get up, it`s your big day today!”

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WE CAN HELP WITH THE COST OF NEUTERING YOUR CAT Qualifying cat owners should be receiving benefits or on a low income, students and pensioners also qualify. All you need to do is ring 0151 355 9813 tell us your name and address and cat details sex, name and age and we will send you a voucher which you can take to a vet of your choice. The voucher is worth £40 for a female and £25 for a male.

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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. Owner Dave Sergison commented, ‘Customers will literally be able to

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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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.

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GARDENING BY JANET HEATH

Spring is here

After a long cold winter we can welcome a variety of trees, shrubs and perennials that flower in May.

Laburnum x watereri is a smallish tree (4 to 8 metres tall) with long racemes of bright yellow flowers in late spring. Note that all parts of the tree are poisonous including the seeds so not one to plant where small children or animals are around. However the flowers are stunning and if you had time to train over an arch you could have a mini Laburnum tunnel similar to the famous one at Bodnant gardens. Clematis Montana is a climber, very vigorous and can drape itself over 4 fence panels! It is covered in pink or white flowers which are slightly scented and will flower in sun or shade. Best in a moisture retentive soil and if it gets too large, take the shears to it immediately after flowering. Shrubs flowering in May include Spirea Goldflame or Golden Princess. These low growing mounded shrubs are good in sun or partial shade and any soil. The new foliage has orange or yellow leaves in early spring and bright pink flowers in summer. Perennials include the large flowered Paeonies in flower in May. They take time to clump up but look stunning. Will grow in sun or part shade and best in moisture retentive soils. Put plant supports around the foliage to keep it from falling over. On a smaller scale, the Silene vulgaris or Bladder Campion is perfect for the edge of a rockery or raised bed in sun. You can see it flowering on cliff paths in this country but it can do well in gardens too. Jobs to be doing in the garden in May include doing the Chelsea Chop! Perennials that flower later in the season such as Heleniums or Astrantias can be cut back to delay flowering. If you have 2 plants cut one back and leave the other to extend the season. Put straw around Strawberries to protect the fruit. Keep your potatoes earthed up to improve yields and continue to plant succession of salad seeds like lettuce and radishes for a continuous supply. 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. Framley in Neston is open on 7th May with lovely mature woodland underplanted for spring, paths around the 5 acre garden will take you to a sunken garden and an intriguing pond in the woodland. Tirley Garth near Tarporley is open on the afternoon of 13th and 20th May. This Arts and Crafts garden has 20 acres to explore, including thousands of Rhododendrons and Azaleas out in May.

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Please ring 0151 355 9813 if you are interested in homing any of these cats and we will arrange a home check. Go to www.southwirral.cats.org.uk to see other cats in need of a home. BEX

There is an adoption fee of £60male .Each cattowill fully byideal a This young all white cat came us asbe a stray. Canexamined you offer him his home? He is veryagainst friendly andfleas loves attention. An experienced cat owner is veterinary surgeon. Treated & worms. Fully vaccinated needed as he sometimes gets overexcited and will give you a little nip but against flu and enteritis, Micro chipped and neutered (Voucher usually it is only in play. Because of this we would not consider homing him with provided if cat tooa young bechildren neutered at the time of adoption) family withto young is about two years old he is neutered,insurance vaccinated andcover, micro chipped. the cat also comesBexwith four weeks Petplan which you may choose to continue, giving invaluable peace of mind and reassurance as you and your cat embark on a lifelong friendship To see other catsStanley looking foryears adoption please visit is three old and very friendly. Unfortunately Stanley has the FIV virus so must be kept as an indoor cat. He will make a very loyal and loving www.southwirral.cats.org.uk companion. He follows his fosterer around everywhere and when she sits down

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Round Table Social club with a conscience open to men between 18 and 45, meeting at The Jug & Bottle & other venues. 07843 184211. www.heswallroundtable.co.uk Email: heswallrt@gmail.com

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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 www.theheswallsociety.org.uk 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 www.pinewood-lawn-tennis-club.weebly.com Prenton Literary and Debating Society Meets weekly Tuesdays October to March 7.30pm. Details on www.wirraltalks.co.uk

Soroptimists The group meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Tel 342 3446 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. www.stpeterssingers.co.uk 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. www.heswallu3a.org.uk. 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. www.wirralwildlife.org.uk 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 www.heswallprobus.co.uk

Heswall Hall Community Hall, 111Telegraph Road, Heswall. Tel: 342 2614; www.heswallhall.co.uk

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 7:15am.call Tel 342 1034350398 www.heswall.com 36 To advertise 01244 General switchboard 0151 606 2000


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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@ wirral.gov.uk 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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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! CED Stone Group provides one of the most extensive range of natural stone and hard landscaping products on the ever-changing industry, they work with a wide range

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. For further information about CED Stone Group, their extensive product range and their new branding, visit www.cedstone.co.uk


Corfe Depot “Like CED, Corfe Stone is a family-owned company, which has been trading for over forty years. Its products, traditions and customer service ethos are very similar to ours. The us and we look forward to serving Corfe’s loyal customer base” Managing Director Giles Heap

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Discover the secret gardens of Oxton Make a date for Sunday 13th May for the Secret Gardens of Oxton event. It showcases over 25 private gardens not normally open to the public. Courtyards, rockeries, walled gardens, ponds and colourful borders attracted nearly 4,000 visitors in 2017. Since 2001 this community event, run by over 400 volunteers, has raised over £300,000 for local charities. This year the charities are: Birkenhead Woodcraft Folk, Sundowns, The Vikes Youth Club and The Oxton Society. Tickets are on sale from a number of local Oxton Village outlets, Lingham’s Bookshop Heswall and Brennan Ayre O’Neill Estate agent Wirral offices. Information and tickets will also be available on-line at www.oxtonsociety.org.uk. Children free entrance. For further information please contact Jay Little by email at jaylittle@gmail. com or call 0151 653 7025.

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BOOKS with LINGHAM’S BOOKSTORE, HESWALL

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THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY ‘Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May…’ – William Shakespeare Growing up I lived close to Stratford upon Avon and spent many an hour walking along the Avon, eating ice cream, looking at all the wonderfully decorated canal boats and not even giving the Bard a second thought! Last year I saw a production of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Playhouse Theatre by the Northern Broadsides Company whose ethos is to put on plays using the “northern voice”. I certainly think that Shakespeare’s work need to be experienced in play format , the language he uses comes alive when spoken, even to our modern ears. I hope that after the wicked winter we have had, Shakespeare got it wrong and the rough winds do not materialise! Events in May: 1st Kate Mosse, 9th Pam Ayres, 8th Simon Cox, 16th Clemantine Wamariya, 31st Alison Weir. As usual for more information contact the shop on 0151 342 7290, pop in for a leaflet.

BEN BROOKS – STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT This is a welcome edition in this series and I feel that this and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls should be read by girls and boys showing that people can be amazing regardless of gender. The stories while not in depth give a really great outline of inspiring men and does not shy away from some of the more tragic endings.

EMMA HEALEY – WHISTLE IN THE DARK I adored Emma Healey’s debut novel Elizabeth is Missing a gripping mystery and a moving portrayal of dementia. Her second book delivers too. Also a mystery, Lana is 15 and goes missing while on holiday with her mother she turns up 4 days later refusing to tell anyone what has happened to her. Her mother obviously is anxious to discover the truth but the more she digs for answers the more secretive Lana becomes. An intricate exploration of the fraught relationship between a mother and daughter.

ANTONY BEEVOR – ARNHEM Renowned historian Beevor never fails to deliver he always strikes a balance between hard historical facts and the human stories behinds the events he writes about. Operation Market Garden was supposed to bring about the end of WWII but this dramatic battle to destroy the bridges along the Lower Rhine was an horrendous failure, causing heartless reprisals against the Dutch who risked everything to help.


HESWALL What's on guide May 2018

Wednesday 2nd May Heswall Flower Club will be welcoming the return of north west area demonstrator Linda Hardman from Goosnargh with her demonstration, “Love Lancashire”, 8pm at Heswall Hall. Tel Janet 336 5359 for details. Tuesday 8th May Wirral Philatelic Society: Irish Stew, by Peter Wood,at Heswall Hall, 7.30pm Wednesday 9th May Heswall Hall Evening Cinema presents the romantic film Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall; and Heswall Hall, also online: www.buytickets.at/heswallhall Friday 11th May The Alpine Garden Society’s show and AGM 7.45-11pm at Gladstone Village Hall, Burton. Contact Peter Cunnington 0151 336 3407. Members £1, non-members £3 (includes coffee/ tea and biscuits and entry to raffle). Saturday 12th May Heswall Animal Welfare Coffee Morning at Heswall Hall, 10am to 11.30am. Admission £1. Wednesday 16th May Wanted. Bridge players, Wednesday evenings, starting at 7.30pm, at Thingwall Recreation Club, Sparks Lane. Friendly atmosphere, all abilities welcome. Just turn up on the night. Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th May The Woolgatherers of Heswall present ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’, a comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, 7.30pm, at Heswall Hall. Tickets £8 from Linghams Booksellers, Heswall; Gould’s Stationers, Heswall, Fringes Hairdressers, Irby. Also available on www.ticketswirral.com (booking fee applies) or telephone 0151 336 2747. Wednesday 23rd May Lunch Club, 12noon at Heswall Hall. The club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, September - May (no club in December). Enjoy a home cooked, 2 course meal. Meet new friends and listen to one of our varied and interesting guest speakers. £4, booking essential. Telephone 0151 342 2614 (Heswall Hall) to book your place.


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Heswall Local May 2018  

Heswall Local May 2018 has loads of news and features, including a charity set up in memory of a Heswall man who died suddenly.

Heswall Local May 2018  

Heswall Local May 2018 has loads of news and features, including a charity set up in memory of a Heswall man who died suddenly.

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