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April 2011

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Dear Readers, Welcome to the April edition of The Hampton Viewer, formerly The Hampton Directory. As you may remember from last month, I am Ellie, the editor of The Viewer, a local community magazine for the Ortons, Stanground, Fletton and Woodston and I am now also running the original Hampton Directory - re-named ‘The Hampton Viewer’, but rest assured, the magazine will be run as usual. This month I have included articles about local businesses, a monthly Pet article by your local vets, Book Review, Recipe, Puzzle page for each you and the children to enjoy and some local information and events happening in and around your area. There is also the return of The Whinge, written by a local man - see page 18. Hope you enjoy these articles and editorials, I will be adding more each month, making The Hampton Viewer an interesting and entertaining read. However, don’t forget, the aim of the directory is to promote local trades, businesses and services, so please keep the directory handy for when you need your local businesses or want to find out what is going on in your area. Finally, we welcome any feedback you may have and don’t forget to send details of events happening in your area that may be of interest to your neighbours. Have a great Easter break and enjoy the ROYAL WEDDING! Until net month!

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Contents Page Business Feature 28 Schoffields Quality Dry Cleaning 33 Olive Grove Nurseries

Regular Articles 14 18 26 34

Recipe: Warm Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese The Whinge: The Perils of Modern Living Monthly Tips for your Pet: Pet Vac. Book Review: Books to raise a smile

Local Information 8/24 Local Information 36 Your Local Events 37 Hampton Library Events

Puzzles 10 Adults Puzzle Page/Sudoku 30 Children’s Puzzle Page

Special Features 12 The Royal Wedding

Recipe of the Month Warm Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad see page 14

Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. The Hampton Viewer does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise - without the prior consent of the publisher.

Editor:

Ellie Melillo


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Hampton Resident with 12 yrs exp

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Local Information

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PODS are delighted once again to have an extremely talented cast. Mark Harriss will play Professor Higgins. Mark has been with the society for many years and regularly takes principal roles. New comer, Kate John, is taking the role of Eliza Doolittle, and Leslie Crowson, the societies’ Chairman, is playing Colonel Pickering. The much loved character of Alfred Doolittle will be John Torr, and the housekeeper, Mrs Pearce, is Michele Hodgett A special thanks from the whole society is extended to ‘Centrica’, for their generous sponsorship and support. PODS are also grateful to all their advertisers especially those who have extended special discounts with coupons inside the programme. Each year this financial support allows PODS to make donations to local charities.

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eterborough Operatic & Dramatic Society (PODS) is one of the oldest musical societies in the country. PODS was formed in 1900, and became affiliated to N.O.D.A. in 1903. For over a century they have been producing Musical Theatre of the highest standard, and ‘With a Little Bit of Luck’, their 2011 production of ‘My Fair Lady’ promises to be no exception.

Farcet Wildlife Watch Group

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s the junior section of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Peterborough Wildlife Trust. The group is for 8-13 year olds wanting to learn about the wildlife found in their local area. Apart from field studies the children will actively be involved in the wildlife garden, go bug-hunting and pond-dipping, take part in Wildlife games and Arts and Crafts.

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PODS are always on the lookout for new members, as well as welcoming sponsorship and support from local businesses. For further information please contact our Secretary, Sue Monteith. Email: peterborough-operatic@hotmail.co.uk

Tickets for My Fair Lady will be on sale at the Key Theatre Box Office,

Tel:01733 207239 The show runs from 30th March – 9th April 2011

We meet usually on 4th. Sunday of the month from 2pm-4pm at the Farcet Village Hall Main St Farcet ( between Yaxley and Stanground). The cost is £2 per child to cover costs. The next meeting is on 17th April (early because of Easter).

Please phone 07963 155225 for further details.


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Puzzle Pages (all answers on P22) Sudoku To solve this SU-DOKU puzzle, just complete the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1-9 only once. You need to solve this using logic not guesswork.

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QUICK CROSSWORD Across 7 Tradition (6) 8 Collected by bees (6) 9 In this place (4) 10 Sews (8) 11 Elevating (7) 13 Big and solid (5) 15 Take a firm hold (5) 17 Extremely hot oven (7) 20 Preceding all others (8) 21 Entrance (4) 23 Occasion (6) 24 Messy (6) Down 1 Certain (4) 2 Capital of Greece (6) 3 Funny (7) 4 Gastropod (5) 5 Hanging spike of ice (6) 6 Dignified (8) 12 Flying vehicles (8) 14 Core group (7)

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The Royal Wedding D

on’t forget The Royal Wedding will take place on Friday 29th April at Westminster Abbey, London.

It’s destined to be a global media event. Whether you are interested in this great event or not, the good news for us all is that it will be marked by a Royal Bank Holiday, this will fall in the same week as Easter, giving us all a three day week. I thought you might be interested in a few Royal facts: Did you know?

♥ When Kate walks down the aisle she will

♥ The Royal Couple became ’secretly engaged’ whilst on holiday in Kenya in October 2010.

♥ Prince William gave Kate the engagement ring that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana. ♥ At the Royal Couple’s press conference Kate indicated that she would like to be called by her given name ‘Catherine’, rather than Kate.

♥ Prince William’s nickname in college was “P-Willy”.

♥ If Prince William had chosen to marry before his 25th birthday he would have required the consent of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

♥ Stylists are predicting, the dress will be a demure, high necked, hand embroidered, lace couture gown.

be the oldest Royal bride to get married.

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Harvey’s Bridal Boutique We are a small family run bridal boutique in Ramsey. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personal service. We have a wide selection of Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories in our stunning new showroom. Now stocking Benjamin Roberts designer range and a new range for the larger, gorgeous and curvy lady. Opening Times: Wednesday 1.00pm-8.00pm Thurs-Sat 10.00am – 4.00pm or by appointment

Harvey’s Bridal Boutique 83 High Street, Ramsey, Cambs PE26 1BZ

Tel: 01487 711002 Email: info@harveysbridal.co.uk Web: www.harveysbridal.co.uk


Full range of Hair and Beauty treatments including Electrolysis and Holistic Therapy Tanning & Spray Tanning also available Gift Vouchers available Call for special offers on all treatments

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Tel: 01733 891260 44a High Street, Fletton, Peterborough. PE2 8EL

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WILLOW BROOK FARM SHOP & GRANARY

Fr 1 om 5 Ha min m s pt on !

Traditionally home-reared & locally sourced meat & poultry at affordable prices! Come in and see our range of Daily Specials Offers.

Farm Shop 1.5 lb Minced Beef, 1 lb Chuck Steak or Large Pie, 1 lb Sausages (any flavour), 4 Burgers, 8 Lamb Breakfast Chops or 4 Chicken Legs & 1 Whole Chicken or 2 lb Pork Joint

All for £24.99 - Tel: 01780 740261 OUR ROYAL WEDDING B.B.Q PACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 1ST APRIL (starting at £10 for family of 4)

Open: Tues to Fri 7am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 4pm Sun 10am - 4pm

The Granary Café Senior Citizen Days: Wednesday & Thursday - Main Meals £5, Pudding £2.50 Group Bookings Available for up to 30 people Excellent location for walking parties - Tel: 01780 749483

Willow Brook Farm Shop Better for your pocket

Tea Shop serving delicious simple food made from high quality local ingredients at very reasonable prices (last food orders 1hr. Before closing)

Open: Tues to Fri 9am - 4pm Sat 8.30am - 5pm Sun 9am - 4pm

Tel: 01780 740261 www.willowbrookfarmshop.co.uk Willow Brook Farm, Scotsman Lodge, Stamford Road, Helpston Heath, Peterborough. PE6 7EL

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A World of Pots Polish Pottery kitchenware now in stock

Lots of quality frost proof pots at competitive prices • New selection of Fairtrade global crafts • Chimeneas in stock •

143 Oundle Road, Woodston, Peterborough. PE2 9PW www.competitive-edge-global.com

Garden Maintenance Fencing and Shed Repairs High Pressure Patio Driveway Cleaning and Sanding Conservatory Roof Cleaning Gutter Cleaning General Household DIY For free no obligation quote Please contact Carl on:

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The Whinge - The Perils of Modern Living

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elcome whinges, I’m back! For this month I just wanted to share with you my thoughts on a recent event in my life. Sometimes it can be quite difficult being a man in the modern world. You’ve got to be careful what you say, how you say it, what you look at and how you look at whatever it is you are looking at. It can get difficult managing all the modern technology and learning the new languages that go with the new technology. However, sometimes it’s not modern technology that fails us but the more traditional hardware. Recently I had occasion to visit the Gentlemen’s washroom at work. Now the ladies amongst you may have heard the rumour that gentlemen have two options upon entering the room. If you enter such a room and it doesn’t have the two standard options then this usually causes a moment of panic and cold sweats amongst the visitors who promptly evacuate the room and check the silhouette on the outside of the door. Anyway, the appropriate option for this occasion was to stand. When a gentleman chooses this option he will be obliged to unzip the fly on his trousers and also unbutton a similar opening on his boxer shorts. When the gentleman has completed the appropriate transaction the procedure is reversed before moving to the provided washing facilities for the necessary ablutions prior to completion of the visit. So this all sounds quite easy and straight forward, but there is a complication that had been lying in wait for me for the last 40 years but had never revealed itself to me until this recent visit. I shall reveal this complication here so that others can hopefully learn and never be fooled by the devilishness of the technology.

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Shirts have buttons. I should think nearly all of you knew this. Most of you will also be aware that shirts often contain a spare button right at the bottom. The issue is that when re-buttoning the fly on my boxers, I didn’t. Apparently, I used the spare button on my shirt with the button hole on my boxers; a fact that only became known to me when I later reentered the same room, chose a different option and tangled myself up and fell with my face flat against the cubicle door and nearly ended up on the floor with my trousers round my ankles and my boxers halfway down my legs. All that I can say is that thankfully, the particular cubicle door opened into the cubicle and not outwards otherwise that could have been even more of a predicament to find myself in. I didn’t realise I would need instructions on how to wear underwear. I now post all my exploits on my blog at http://stephenfarringdon.com so check it out, leave me feedback or email me at nightwatchman1@live.co.uk . Some of it’s funny; some isn’t. Until next month, The Whinger © 2011 Stephen Farringdon


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Puzzle Answers Quick Crossword

Sudoku • • • •

Across: 7 Custom, 8 Nectar, 9 Here, 10 Stitches, 11 Raising, 13 Hefty, 15 Grasp, 17 Furnace, 20 Original, 21 Gate, 23 Affair, 24 Untidy.

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Kids Puzzle Riddle: A Hole Sums: 10, 25, 15 & 22

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Local Information — Local Information — Local Information

Calling all night owls - it’s time to get out your walking shoes and join a girls’ night out with a difference.

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eterborough’s charity Midnight Walk kicks off from its new venue at the city’s Greyhound Stadium on Saturday April 30th and organizers are hoping that hundreds of women will head down to the track for a little early morning exercise. The women only walk is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for Sue Ryder – Thorpe Hall Hospice. Walkers have a choice of two distances – six or ten miles round city streets – starting from the Greyhound Stadium soon after the last race of the night. Registration is £15. Walkers will receive a t-shirt and special Midnight Walk goodies and there will be refreshments along the way with a well-deserved breakfast at the finish line. Participants are asked to raise sponsorship for Sue Ryder to help fund the £2 million a year it costs to run the hospice. Fundraiser Helena Waters said: “Many of our walkers join up with friends for a fun night out – it’s a great chance for a giggle and gossip while doing something worthwhile for others. And anyone on their own is always encouraged to join others. Over the last three years, the Midnight Walk has raised over £250,000 for Thorpe Hall and that is all down to the support and generosity of the local community.”

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Volunteers are also needed on the night to help with various jobs including marshalling to make sure walkers are safe. Anyone who would like to enter or volunteer should visit www.sueryder.org/ midnightwalks or call 01733 330060 For more information about Sue Ryder, visit www.sueryder.org or call 0845 050 1953.


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Monthly Tips for your Pet Pet Vaccinations – The Why, What & How Often Explained

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he diseases Vets vaccinate our pets against are generally very difficult, if not impossible, to treat successfully if contracted. But how easy is it for our furry family members to contract one of these diseases? You might think they’d have to come into contact with an already sick animal, and like me, you’d be wrong. Whilst an unvaccinated animal can spread infection directly to another it is unlikely that as an owner you would allow your healthy pet to have contact with such an infected animal. It is therefore far more likely for pets to contract these diseases indirectly from the environments they frequent or carrier species. For example: Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease) and Distemper have large environmental reservoirs of infection - contact with standing water contaminated with rat urine can be enough to transmit them. Parvovirus can remain on pavements for as long as two years come rain, shine or snow. Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) can be transmitted to rabbits from contaminated bedding or food, and Myxomatosis via biting insects. Vaccinating against diseases are therefore the best way to protect pets from these horrible diseases. So that was the why, below is the what and how often:

What diseases do vets currently routinely vaccinate dogs against? •

- Adenovirus - Distemper - Infectious Canine Hepatitis - Parvovirus - Parainfluenza - Leptospirosis

The above can all be vaccinated against in one go, after an initial two injection course this vaccination must then be topped up by a booster injection every year to provide adequate levels of the vaccine to fight against infection.

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...What about cats? - Cat Flu - Feline Panleukopaenia (Feline Enteritis) - Feline Leukaemia Virus Cat Flu and Enteritis can be vaccinated against in one injection, whilst Leukaemia vaccinations are done in addition to this but can be done at the same time. After an initial two-injection course both vaccinations require booster injections every year just like vaccinated dogs do.

...And rabbits? - Myxomatosis - Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) Again these require separate vaccines but must be administered 3 weeks apart, and unlike with cats and dogs they only require a single injection of each to start with, to be followed by yearly boosters. However rabbits in high-risk areas are often recommended to have 6 monthly Myxomatosis boosters.

Are there any non routine disease to consider vaccinating against? - Kennel Cough is usually only vaccinated against if dogs are being kennelled or deemed at a high risk - Both cats and dogs are required to be vaccinated against Rabies if going abroad under DEFRA’s Pet Travel Scheme. Beware, animals without all the right paperwork won’t be allowed back into the UK without six months quarantine!


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hen Angela Holmes started her Dry Cleaning business over 28 years ago, she could never have imagined launching her company on the internet. But that is exactly what she has done, launching www.schoffields.com as a one-stop shop to showcase its services. She believes that this will give everyone an opportunity to see exactly what Schoffields has to offer. Angela said, “we are much more than just a Launderette, we professionally Dry Clean everything from the most elaborate Wedding Dress, to the smallest undies.

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The website allows you to contact us with any enquiry at all, we are always happy to help”. Big or Small we Clean it All! If you have a busy life, we can Collect it and Deliver it to your Door! Angela believes it is the dedication and time spent with each of her customers that has seen her company grow. Angela said, “there have been many changes over the last 28 years, but the service Schoffields provides has always remained First Class”. Angela has cleaned and repaired many famous threads over the years, from soap stars to football heroes, but she also likes to give a little back in return. “S” for Schoffields, Synonymous with Service. We can also Alter or Dry Clean your Wedding Dress for your Special Day.

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Children’s Activity Farm A traditional farmyard with 28 acres of grass paddocks and play areas

Tel: 01733 271020 Web: www.pigeonsfarm.co.uk

Easter fun with a farm quiz to find the eggs. Bottle-feeding the lambs, baby rabbits, guinea pigs and Easter chicks. Lots of fun on the jumping Pillow, Gobots, bale climbing and pedal tractors. Come and join the Fun! 3rd April Mother’s Day Sunday Roast Delicious homemade food! (please book)

Indoor Boot Sale (see website)

Pigeons Farm, Wisbech Road, Thorney, Peterborough. PE6 0TD

This Easter come down to the Nene Valley Railway at Wansford to see Thomas, the children's favourite tank engine. Thomas will be on steam on Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Easter Monday 25th. He will also be in steam on Sat. 30th April. Free parking, cafeteria, gift shop and children's play area all available. For further details please contact the:

Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough. PE8 6LR

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A PERFECT MEDITERRANEAN OASIS

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n Olive Grove evokes wonderful memories of holidays in the sun - an outdoor lifestyle. Add a few palm trees, terracotta pots, vines and a colourful blend of shrubs and it’s possible to create your own Mediterranean style garden, a wonderful place to eat, relax or entertain friends.

is definitely not to be missed. On arrival, customers are encouraged to enjoy the Italian style show area/plaza with the wide array of plants, pots and sculptures or to sit and relax in one of the informal seating areas which include a new Tiki bar, whilst soaking up the true essence of the Mediterranean. The new, undercover Jungle Area which has been added this season will intrique customers young and old and has been designed to give greater inspiration, wider plant choice and an interesting, if not different approach to the typical “British” garden. With a large range of animals set amongst exotic plants, palm trees, ferns, grasses and olive trees, visitors will be able to take a walk on the wild side and let their imagination take them to far away places.

Olive Grove Nurseries is a new and exciting Mediterranean style nursery which has been developed by owners Tim and Jackie Thackeray. Together they have created an inspirational 6acre environment for home gardeners, garden designers and landscaping contractors. Displaying a vast range of Mediterranean plants which includes large specimen palm trees, over 1200 olive trees ranging from 1 year old to 450 years old and a myriad of plants that provide a fusion of colour and aroma to any garden a visit

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Book Review - Books to Raise a Smile April Fool’s day: a time for practical jokes and having a laugh at the expense of others. Luckily, there’s no need with our top ten humorous books - great for giving and guaranteed to tickle the funny bone (no itching powder or whoopee cushions required). The Life of Fly by Magnus Muhr You may think that the life of a fly must be fairly dull, buzzing around and getting swatted all the time, but Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr has shown the world otherwise. This collection captures what they really get up to: from sunbathing and sports to performing their own version of Riverdance. Simon’s Cat by Simon Tofield For anyone who has a cat, Simon Tofield’s animations, based upon a mischievous cat’s antics pre-meal time, are hugely funny. From screen to page, nothing is lost in this collection of comic strip drawings, which will have feline fans everywhere grinning from ear to ear.

F In Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson The clock is ticking and you haven’t got a clue what the right answer is. Either that, or you fancy blagging an A* with your hilarious wit. Here is a collection of wrong (but very amusing) answers taken from test papers on a number of subjects.

A Simples Life: The Life and Times of Alexandr Orlov by Aleksandr Orlov Herein lies the history of the nation’s favourite meerkat. From escaping the Kalahari desert and enduring a war with Mongis Khan, we learn of how Aleksandra and his family made their name by finding

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‘cheep insuranz deels’ for the people of Great Britain. Fully illustrated and hugely entertaining for any Compare the Meerkat fan.

The Tommy Cooper Joke Book compiled by John Fisher Crammed full of tricks, one-liners, jokes and wit from the great comic, this book is a delightful and fun collection. Recounting the time Tommy’s friend drowned in a bowl of muesli (due to a particularly strong currant) and culinary advice such as how to prevent rice from sticking (cook each grain separately), this title is sure to have its readers in stitches.

The Book of Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley It’s a hard life being a rabbit, and the long, dark days result in a great many taking their own lives. Always keen to come up with a more memorable way to end it all than their hundreds of siblings, here we see the methods favoured by the likes of Flopsy and Peter. Have tissues at the ready.

1000 Unforgettable Senior Moments by Tom Friedman Don’t be put off by the fact that the author only managed to remember 246, you still get value for money with this hilarious collection of anecdotes, from when Jimmy Carter left the codes he needed to launch a nuclear missile strike in his suit jacket pocket (at the dry cleaners) to the time Emerson forgot Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s name (at Longfellow’s funeral). It’s nice to know you’re not the only one, isn’t it?

NEW RELEASE 101 Things to Do Before You’re Five by Sally Norton Out now in paperback, this hilarious book captures all those disgusting and awful things we do when we’re small. A great gift for new parents, and indeed anyone who was ever young and stupid enough to share the dog’s dinner.


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Your Local Events A guide to what’s on in your area 3rd April The Haycock Hotel Mother’s Day - Choose the peaceful setting of the Orchards Restaurant or the more lively Ballroom complete with a Bouncy Castle for the children. 3 course Sunday Lunch with a gift for Mum £26.50, children 4-12 years £12. For more information call 01780 782223 4th to 9th April The Broadway Theatre Blood Brothers A captivating and moving tale of twins, separated at birth and grew up on opposite sides of the tracks. Call 0844 850 0850 for booking! 8th April @ 12 noon - 2pm Cygnets Pre-School, Community Room, Hargate Way Cygnets Easter Bonanza with Easter Bonnet competition, colouring competion, raffle and lots more…. 9th April Haycock Hotel, Wansford Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook for husbands, dads or boyfriends. For details or call 01780 782223 9th to 25th April (Easter Monday) Sacrewell Farm The Big Bunny Hunt - the tractor and trailer will take you where the Bunny Easter Egg Hunt will begin! Call 01780 782254 for details 17th April The Stamford Corn Exchange The Drifters Live Tour This high-energy concert highlights classics such as the much loved early pop/rock ‘n roll hits such as ‘Sand in My Shoes’, ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Up On The Roof’ and ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ and lots more. For more information call 01780 766455

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23rd April Kingsgate Community Church are holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Saturday between 10am and 12pm - join in the FREE Family Easter Egg Hunt (opposite Hampton Vale Primary School) 24th April Burghley House, Stamford Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Come and join the magnificent Burghley Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will take children on a trail around the sculpture garden and the garden of surprises looking for the proper size Easter Egg. Call 01780 752451 2nd May May Day at Sacrewell Farm For more details call 01780 782254 10th May Ferry Meadows Teddy Bears Picnic for children upto 10 years accompanied by parents. Come along to Ferry Meadows and enjoy a picnic with Barney the Bear. Please bring your own lunch and Bear. Booking required - call 234193 (Free). 14th & 15th May Sacrewell Farm The Fleeces are off for our Shearing Weekend. Visitors will be able to come and see sheep shearing demonstrations. Call 01780 782254 for details.

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Your Local Library Times & Regular Events Hampton Library Opening Times: Tues. & Wed. 9.30 - 1.30pm Thursday 1.30am - 6.00pm Friday 1.30am - 7.00pm Saturday 11am - 3.00pm

Regular Events: Rhymetime Tuesdays 9.30am - 10.00am and 10.15am- 10.45am Beginners’ Computers Tuesdays 11am - 12.30pm Everything you need to know to get you using a computer including how to email and surf the web. Junior Reading Groups Thursdays 4.30pm - 5.30 Meet monthly various dates. For further information call tel. 864538 Adult Reading Groups Thursdays 4.30pm - 5.30pm Meet monthly various dates. For further information call tel. 864538 Storytime Fridays 2.30pm - 3pm Silver Surfers Fridays 3pm to 4.30pm

For Hampton Library call 01733 864538 or email hamptonlibrary@vivacity-peterborough.com

What’s on at Hampton Library in April? Get started with social networking! Beginners guide to using FACEBOOK. Find out how to use this popular social networking site. Tuesdays 11 – 12.30pm& Fridays 4.00-5.00pm. To find out more call us on 864538 or drop in.

What’s our Reading Group reading? Three Cups of Tea By Greg Mortenson One man’s mission to promote peace one school at a time. A recount of the journey that led Mortenson from a failed attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2, to successfully establishing schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our Reading Group meets again on Thurs 7th April from 4.30 to 5.30pm New members welcome!

Little bunny Easter stories Join Little Bunny and his friends on their search for Easter. Under 5’s can listen to this and other Easter stories and take part in a craft activity at our special Story-time. Hampton Library: Friday 15th April 2.30 – 3.00

The London Eye Mystery Quiz For ages 6 - 12 years Our junior reading group will be meeting again on Thursday 14th April at 4.30pm - 5.30 for the London Eye quiz. The group meet monthly for fun games and activities based on favourite books. If you’ve read the book why not test your knowledge or if not come along to find out more.

Contact the library for more information by calling 01733 864538. Opening hours can be found at www.peterborough.gov.uk/libraries

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INDEX of Advertisers Accounting Services TaxAssist Accountants Aerials & Satellites Ace TV Aerial & Satellite Advance Aerial Systems Blinds Blinds in Harmony Sunline Blinds Bridal Wear Harvey’s Bridal Boutique Carpet & Flooring AHF Xpert Flooring Carpenters & Joiners Green-Wheel Carpentry Martin Thompson Joinery Children Activities Nene Valley Railway Pigeons Activity Farm Cleaning Services BCN Multiclean Belle Casa Carpet & Upholstery Clinic Computers Services TAZ IT Computer Solutions Computer Man

Electrician 23 MM Electrical Services SCN Electrics Ltd. 11 Estate Agents 39 Hunters of York Farm Shops 6 Willlow Brook Farm Shop 40 Furniture AHF 12 Garage Doors: Ridgeway 3 Garden Nurseries 22 & Services A World of Pots 7 Cj’s Patio & Garden Serv. 7 Graham’s Landscapes Olive Grove Nurseries Tom Smith Garden Design 31 Wyndham Landscapes 31 General Maintenance The Hampton Handyman 5 6 Hair & Beauty 6 Root 66 Hair & Beauty The Tanning Lounge 7 Health, Fitness & Lifestyle 29 Sport Physio & Back Care

Curtain Making Curtain by Christine

Lighting 24 Wrights Lights

Dance & Exercise Classes Jazzercise

Motor Services 13 Broadway Garage Express Autocare Thompson Service Centre 28 Music Lessons James Cluer Guitar Lessons 27 28 Opticians J. Neville Opticians

Domestic Services WBCS Domestic Cleaners Dry Cleaners EasyWash Launderette Schoffields Dry Cleaners

19 20

Paving / Hardscaping Transform Drives

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Plumbing & Heating Services Excel Gas Sevices TF Plumbing & Heating

39 20

Private Education Deborah Private Tuition John Barratt Mathematics The Peterborough School

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Property Maintenance B. Rollings Decorating Chris Ireson Painter & Dec.

22 21

Restaurants, Cafes & Pubs Cherry House Restaurant Lakeside Café The Red Lion The Stilton Cheese Inn

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Sheds Shed Masters The Shed Shop

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Solar Energy Redmile Enery Solar Creations

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Taxis Royal Taxis

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Tilers & Tiles Supply K. Owen Ceramics & Stone Upton Ceramics

21 22

Veterinary Practic Best Friends Yaxley Vets Vet Savers

29 27

Windows, Doors & Cons. Clearvision

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The Hampton Viewer, Peterborough April 2011