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ITH a host of events to look forward to and so many recent miserable summers behind us, hopes and expectation are mounting as this year’s summer draws on.

If the past is anything to go by it may only just warm up the rain a bit but meanwhile we can all hope… can’t we? And right now there’s a lot to look forward to as the seasonal events such as music and other festivals, shows races and rallies queue up and get under way. June sees the Whitehaven Festival (21st-23rd) when the town will be alive with great gigs. And 1970s glam rockers, Slade and The Sweet have now joined Bruce Foxton from The Jam, Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers and McFly for a weekend of great music old and new. Inside we also take a close look at what’s involved with that and other festivals that are within reasonably easy reach of us in our festivals round up. The phenomenal and multi-talented Jake Bugg, who recently played the Sands Centre, at Carlise, also talks exclusively to us about his meteoric rise. There is also all the usual range of articles, features, beauty and fashion tips, recipes, local features and sport so we hope you enjoy this edition. Editor Chris Breen T:01946 816 715


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Contents: The Guide Magazine

May/June 2013




Jake Bugg Getting the Jake Bugg

LOCAL Features

16-19 Festival Season 2013

Round-up to whos playing what and where

Celebrating 45 years of a fine family business

48-49 Walkingshaw




26-27 Blooming Beautiful

Fashion by Amber Phillips

28-30 Facing upto Change

Beauty by Bridget Foster


34-35 Alan Spedding Recipe



Last roll for the healthy eater Recipe From Wild Zucchinis Parmentier of Duck with its Mash Duo


46-47 Double Check Your MPG

New studies on MPG revealed

Crucial time for Reds

56-57 REDS Survival fights on WHAT’S On



65-69 The Whitehaven Festival

Fri June 21 - Sun June 23


Getting the Jake Bugg The Guide’s resident musical ‘expert’ Stephen Murphy, talks with new music phenomenon, Jake Bugg, about his everincreasing popularity and sales, his influences and his extraordinary ability.

Jake Bugg’s star has ascended and is without doubt rising even higher with each passing day. This Nottingham youngster is not only a gifted song writer, but he is graced with a voice from another time and another place and definitely belies his youth. He manages to bring the sound of a long-forgotten past to the present and he sings like he means every single syllable let alone every single word. Already he has caught the attention of huge names in the business… Noel Gallagher for starters, with whom he toured the states. Snow Patrol and Elton John are also on a short list of fans who have witnessed Jake have a number no1 album and sell out venues left, right and centre. Danni, my 17 year old daughter introduced me to the sound of Jake Bugg last year and since then there has been no escaping it in my house. If he’s not emanating from the laptop in one room, Jodie my other daughter is on the guitar playing and singing one of his tracks in another. Jake came to Carlisle as part of his UK Tour on March 30, and I got the chance to have a sneaky chat to him beforehand, much to the disgust of my bin-lids (kids). “It’s Not Fair,” they howled. Tough eh?… But somebody’s got to do it. Stephen Murphy: You’re just about to finish your UK tour, what’s been the highlight? Jake Bugg: It’s been great, Glasgow was brilliant, Newcastle was great, last night was good actually; we’ve been in Europe playing a few smaller clubs and that, but to come back and play in your own country; to play a show much bigger than we’d played recently, it was a brilliant atmosphere. SM: Do you prefer the smaller gigs? JB: It all depends, you could play in an area in front of 10’000 but could have no atmosphere and be just dead, then again you could play in a room in front of 80 people and it could be one of the best shows you’ve ever played; it all depends on the room and the people.


SM: This has been a massive roller coaster of a ride so far; have you had time to just stop and take everything in?

words: Stephen Murphy JB: Not really, sometimes I’ll just be smoking a fag and then it hits you, and you’re thinking ‘This is mad,’ but at the same time you have to smile and carry on with what I do, which is writing my tunes. SM: With regard to chilling out, you’re bang into your pingpong, who’s the Ping-Pong King of the crew then? JB: (Laughing) I’m The ping-pong king; I’m the ping-pong king, everyone on this bus knows it, I’m 100% sure on this bus that I am definitely the ping pong king!

We were only messing about and it was like, hang on a minute, we’ve got a tune here... and it did wonders

SM: Being a massive Notts County supporter, have you yet managed to bag yourself a box? JB: Er, no! I don’t think they have boxes; it would be nice. I did a documentary with Zane Low and they let me have a kick about on the pitch at Notts County. It was mad that day; I took him back to my house and showed him my room, where it all began, and the area where I grew up. SM: Our family has the Bugg, and if people are playing your album in their homes then there’s a bit of everything for everyone. Is there a broad range of fans, age-wise at your gigs? JB: Yeah man, just lately there has been young girls aged 14-15 at the front and as you get to the back you’ll find a couple of people knitting a sweater or something; crazy… but it’s great.


ences and music is a way of being able to get that out in a way that I feel comfortable with.. once its out there its not mine anymore. SM: Youve worked closely with Iain Archer; why do you think that works so well? Is there just good chemistry there? JB: Yeah man he’s just a mate. I pop in the studio when I’m about, we’ll have a cup of tea and we’ll pick up a couple of guitars;, write some tunes; that’s what we do, we write music and wer’e enjoying it. I‘ts not like we area thinking we need a big single here; it’s like let‘s pick up a couple of guitars and see what happens. Take Lightning Bolt. I was waiting for my taxi; he played three chords and I sang a little country-melody. We were only messing about and it was like, hang on a minute, we’ve got a tune here... and it did wonders. SM: What has been the most memorable gig so far? JB: Paris was brilliant, and then when we played Glasgow – you know what they’re like man – I went on and someone threw a bottle of water at me straight away and it knocked my confidence a little bit but it’s just their way of being nice! But the water went in my pedal board; my guitar wasn’t working properly; I was like ****ing hell, it’s stupid and not clever. But by the end of the show… the atmosphere man; the way they were singing back; it was quite overwhelming, and I’d never felt anything like it. It was probably like the hardest gig and the best feeling I’ve ever had.

SM: Your influences are Cash, Mclean, Hendrix; so if you could actually gig with any of them who would be first on the list? JB: Ah….I’d love to have a jam with Jimmi Hendrix, it would be brilliant, but it would just be too loud. SM: What’s the most extravagant thing you’ve treated yourself to since it’s all kicked off? JB: I’ve actually just bought a 1966 Stratocaster and speaking of Hendrix, you know it’s black with a rosewood fret board; it’s more or less the same guitar he would have played; it’s just stunning mate, it’s a piece of art, and that’s probably the most expensive thing I’ve treated myself to, but it’s an investment as well; I bring it over here and it’s worth three times as much. It’s lovely SM: Its been noted you dont have any particluar favourite track, is there any reason for this? JB: Some songs are about fantasy or escaping, I use music to express the views I might find hard to talk about or experi9

£589k to boost

‘Roman tourism’ Photography by David Taylor


£589,000 grant, to develop eco-tourism in North and West Cumbria, has been made to the Hadrian’s Wall Trust by Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

It is to cover tourism activity which incorporates nature and wildlife, walking and cycling, local produce and accommodation, all linked to the new “Hadrian’s Wall Country” brand. The Trust, based in Hexham, has set up a satellite office in Maryport, and a new post of project manager has been created to lead work with local businesses. Rural Affairs Minister, Richard Benyon, told us: “Hadrian’s Wall is a world-class heritage site and a great place to experience our iconic countryside. 10

We want to help aspiring local businesses and this £589,000 grant will help them make the most of the opportunities brought to the area by thousands of visitors every year. “Our heritage sites and countryside are a real draw for holidaymakers and sightseers. There is a big opportunity to grow the rural economy through tourism. That is why we are putting in £25 million to promote it across the country.” Linda Tuttiett, chief executive of the Hadrian’s Wall Trust added: “The 150 mile Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is the whole of the Roman frontier zone - including the Roman coastal defences at Ravenglass, Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport and Bowness-on-Solway, the western end of

Feature Hadrian’s Wall – and we want more visitors to come to West and North Cumbria, including the rural areas of Bewcastle, Lanercost and Brampton east of Carlisle.

Visit Ratty on the train and save money

“The aims is to help local businesses grow sustainably through their association with the world heritage site, and to help visitors value and get more from the world heritage site through improved interpretation, access and signage. Overall the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site attracts visitors to spend over £880 million a year and it’s hoped that much more growth will now be encouraged at the western end of the frontier and that local Cumbrian businesses benefit and thrive.” The 150 mile Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site runs from the western Roman coastal defences at Ravenglass, through Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport to Bowness-on-Solway, along Hadrian’s Wall through Carlisle and Hexham to Newcastle, Wallsend and South Shields. It represents the borderline of the Roman Empire at its furthest extent in the 2nd century AD. It stretched from the west coast of northern Britain, through Europe to the Black Sea, and from there to the Red Sea and across North Africa to the Atlantic coast. The Hadrian’s Wall Trust is launching a five-month celebration of the amazing range of things to do in the outdoors across the 150 miles of Hadrian’s Wall Country, from Ravenglass in the west to South Shields in the east. From May to September walking, cycling, climbing, nature trails, guided tours, heritage, sea kayaking, fishing, bird watching, talks, local produce, community events and festivals – in fact anything that gets people out and about into the landscape – will take centre stage in promoting Hadrian’s Wall Country and its varied and beautiful scenery. The celebration is part of a long-term campaign to establish Hadrian’s Wall as a leading eco-tourist world heritage site.


OT everyone knows it but you can save money when you buy a combined ticket for Northern / Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway – known locally as the Ratty.

You can travel the Cumbrian Coast Line with Northern, then steam to the hills on the Ratty from Ravenglass to the foot of England’s highest mountain. The coast line links the border and cathedral city of Carlisle in the north with the maritime and shipping building town of Barrow-in-Furness in the south and is itself a very scenic journey. You save money when you buy a combined Northern / Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway ticket. Adults save £4 and children save £2 when a through return ticket is purchased - there are even further discounts for Railcard holders. Take Adult Anytime Day Return fares as an example: Combined fares for travelling with Northern to Ravenglass and a day’s unlimited travel on the Ratty, cost from Barrow-in-Furness: £17.40; Carlisle: £22.70; Grange-over-Sands: £22.80; Maryport: £17 and Whitehaven: £14.20. •

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Affordable high-quality care


HE DALES is a family-owned-andrun care home in Ellenborough, on the outskirts of Maryport. It was formerly the village school, but extensive refurbishment saw it open in November 1986 as a care home, and over the years it has earned an enviable reputation for delivering affordable, yet excellent quality care. The home has seen many developments and now boasts 40 en-suite bedrooms, a spacious dining room, where nutritious and delicious home-cooked meals are served, as well as numerous tastefully appointed lounges and conservatories in which people who choose to make The Dales their home can relax, take part in the various organised activities or simply enjoy time with family and friends whenever they visit.

The Dales registered manager, Graham Iredale, is a facilitator for Stirling University’s Best Practices In Dementia Care course and he intends to have all The Dales employees complete this qualification in due course. He told us: “It is only when everyone involved in the day-to-day running of an organisation, such as ours, understands the individual and often complex needs of the people we care for, and we then combine this knowledge with a purpose built, well designed building and up to date facilities, that we are able to deliver the type of care that enables people to remain as well as they can for as long as they can”.

“Our whole philosophy is that people are encouraged and given every opportunity to continue to live their lives the way they want and a big part of this is that family and friends are welcomed at any time and are, without exception, offered refreshments just as would happen if the person were living in their own home within the wider community”. Recognising an increasing need for good quality care for people with dementia, the latest development at The Dales is a purpose-designed specialist Dementia Care facility. 12

The Dales Main St. Ellenborough. Maryport. CA15 7DX

Good dementia care is all about looking at the person, and not focussing on the disease


F you were to ask your family, friends or colleagues the three illnesses they fear most, many, I am sure would put cancer, heart-disease and dementia right at the top of their list, and quite rightly so. Until very recently a diagnosis of any one of these devastating conditions would be terrible news for anyone to have to cope with. Recent advances in medicine and surgery however have made massive inroads into the way people with cancer and heart disease are cared for, bringing big improvements in both survival rates and the quality of life of those undergoing treatment. In much the same way, people with dementia have recently seen big changes in the way in which their illness is treated, with new drugs and more importantly innovative non-drug therapies being widely adopted, however unlike cancer or heart disease, there is still a way to go in getting the general public to understand the particular needs of a person with dementia. Like any other illness, an early diagnosis is important, however many people either put off going to their GP for help, or perhaps mistakenly put the early symptoms down to “just a natural part of getting older”.

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Indeed it is usually the person’s partner, family or close friends who begin to notice that things “‘aren’t quite right”, then agonise about how best to broach the subject. If someone said: “I have found a lump”, or “I am always tired and out of breath,” the advice most people would give would be to get along to their doctor as soon as possible, to be checked over, so why do we all hold back from giving such good advice when one of our friends or loved ones begins to repeat the same conversation over and over again, or regularly forgets what they had for breakfast, or where they left their car, or even how to get home from the shops? Most people are surprised to learn that there are well over a 100 different types of dementia, although most have of course heard of Alzheimer’s Disease, this being the most prolific form accounting for just less than two thirds of all diagnosis of dementia, and while there is no cure for dementia at the moment, an early diagnosis and proper treatment can slow down the rate of progress of the disease, helping people to remain as well as they can, for as long as they can, which has to be good news for everyone concerned.


Cockermouth’s new £15millon hospital

open by autumn

By David Siddall


Y the end of this summer patients should be stepping through the doors of Cockermouth’s new hospital.

Work on the new Cockermouth Community Hospital and Health Centre is on schedule. The majority of services are expected to be available at the facility once work is completed and will be fully operational by autumn. Inside the new building there will be a wide range of health services available including: Kirkgate NHS Dental Practice, Castlegate Pharmacy (including Derwent House dispensary), community physiotherapy, podiatry, a diagnostic suite, minor injuries and minor surgery theatre, an 11-bed inpatient ward, rehabilitation physiotherapy, vascular screening, retinoscopy and some hospital consultant clinics. The new health facility will also be the base for children’s community nurses, midwives, health visitors and district nurses. The £15 million development includes a new 130 space car park with CCTV registration control for people using the health facilities. The NHS health facility is owned by eLift Cumbria who have a 25 year lease on the building. The land has been owned by the Friends of Cockermouth Hospital, who made it available for the new hospital. After 100 years the League could once again regain ownership or eLift Cumbria could seek to extend its lease. eLift Cumbria is a community health partnership 14

organisation with 40 per cent of the shares owned by the Department of Health and 60 per cent by Express Lifts Development Investment Ltd. This means 40 per cent of any profit from the project at Cockermouth will be re-invested into the NHS health economy. Dr Simon Desert, Clinical Lead, GP Castlegate Surgery said: “The design principles of the new health centre are built around integrated services - creating a flexible space where GPs, consultants and the wider health and social care teams can work together to provide the best care for patients. Previously, consultant clinics were held in Cockermouth. Due to the floods in 2009 the lack of space resulted in a suspension of these services. Now, we are now working with the hospital trust to bring back these services again and the first is a new paediatric clinic which we will start to run this month in the temporary buildings at the hospital site.” “The design of the building is integral to the new style of delivering care. Rather than GPs and consultants working individually in rooms along long corridors, we have been able to create more open spaces where we can work collaboratively together. This style of building has been something new for our architects, who are specialists in designing medical buildings. “The hospital itself will provide a superior environment for patients, providing privacy and dignity for in-patients with all wards en-suite. There will be an

Feature improved working environment for the rehabilitation teams and the opportunity for GPs working in collaboration with the acute trust to provide day-case surgery. “From the moment a patient arrives they will experience a new way - focusing around sharing care with patients. The old style reception with the desk as a barrier will be replaced with an open planned working area providing patients with access to their own records; IT points where they can self check-in and make their own future appointments. The area will be designed to provide private reception points where patients can discuss complex, confidential issues in a more private setting. This will be a patient centred building.” At a recent Neighbourhood Forum meeting Dr Desert gave a ‘walk through ‘ description: “The ground floor comprises a series of en suite bedrooms, day spaces, theatre suite, gym, NHS dentistry and a community hub for staff. This floor would also include diagnostics.” He added: “We hope to get X ray and ultra sound scans here.” On the first floor would be the Derwent and Castlegate GP surgeries, nursing suites, outpatient physio, podiatry and acute trust consultants. He also hoped to see the return of obstetrics clinics.”

hope was that bus services would increase to the hospital site as it grew in usage. Coun Nicholson appealed to the team to delay demolition of the old hospital to ensure alternative uses could be explored. Derwent House Surgery is seeing several partner changes, such as the departure of Dr Kopparthi who has moved to Australia for health and family reasons. Dr Denham did not wish to move into the new building with Derwent House and well-known GP Dr Anne Eldred is taking early retirement. She said: “I have an elderly parent who I would like to spend more time with and general practice is undergoing big changes nationally, as well as locally with the imminent move to the impressive new hospital building. (Early) retirement seemed like an option and I felt it would be sensible to do so ahead of the move, so that my successor could help shape the future of the practice which I hope they will be part of for many years to come. “I appreciate this seemed to come suddenly for some of my patients who I hadn’t seen to tell but I just wanted to slip away without any fuss. I’m sure I leave everyone in good hands.”

From the moment a patient arrives they will experience a new way - focusing around sharing care with patients

He said the pharmacy staffing meant ‘lone working’ rules would not restrict extended opening hours for minor injuries treatment. His overall comment was “By putting services together, we think we can make it all viable.” The meeting heard that Lady Egremont had retained a restrictive covenant on potential future use of land. Dr Desert said planning rules meant car park had to be limited to 130 spaces. On entry there would be number plate recognition and if drivers left within the set period (probably two hours) the barrier would rise without charge. If they stayed longer they would then be asked to pay. This was to discourage drivers leaving vehicles for lengthy periods. Coun Eric Nicholson added at the Forum that the authorities were also thinking of introducing a twohour disc parking for Isel Road. Dr Desert said the 15

The clash

at three ‘local’



HREE festivals within travelling distance clash on the weekend of July 26-28.

Maryport Blues, Kendal Calling and The Wickerman Festivals all take place across that weekend, although Primal Scream fans can catch the Scottish rock band at either Kendal Calling (at Lowther Deer Park) or at The Wickerman Festival, near Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway. 16

Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans and Public Enemy and Seasick Steve, are among the other big names at the Kendal Calling Festival, while Amy Mcdonald, The Enemy, KT Tunstall, Dexys, and Bellowhead feature at the Wickerman. The main marque is returning to Maryport Blues Festival, 26-28, where Ainsley Lister, Bernie Marsden and Ian Parker and Parkers Alibi headline.

Music on the Marr, Castle Carrock Thursday July 18 – Sunday July 21


he Music on the Marr festival, at Castle Carrock, offers an eclectic mix of music: mainly folk but also blues, jazz and country and western. It’s a warm, outstandingly friendly, and a real family festival with good local ale, great food and arts and crafts too.

Take a look at the friendly and informative website or call the Box Office on: 01228 670329. Tickets cost anything from free (for the Thursday night ‘pay what you can’ concert) to £65 for an adult weekend ticket.

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Kendal Calling this year features Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans (a Northern festival exclusive appearance) and Scots rockers, Primal Scream. Other highlights include ASH returning after their brilliant headline slot, which closed the festival in 2009. Liverpool legends the Lightning Seeds bring an acoustic set to the festival while Fake Blood, Radio 1 DJ Jackmaster, Dubstep/Hip-Hop bass bringers Foreign Beggars and D&B Godfather Roni Size 18






will be playing over the weekend in the Glow dance tent. Barry Ashworth will also be dropping a genre busting DJ set in Glow and bringing his full band Dub Pistols to headline the Kaylied area! Other bands include: I Am Kloot) / Mystery Jets / British Sea Power / Mr. Scruff / Dutch Uncles / Kodaline / Wave Machines / Willy Moon / Drenge / The 1975 / Theme Park / Dub Pistols / Public Service Broadcasting / Sons & Lovers / Slamboree / Wind Up Birds / The Mispers / Flight of Arrows / Calling All Astronauts / GLOW: Fake Blood / Foreign Beggars / Jackmaster / Roni Size / Oneman / Tricka Technology (Krafty Kuts Vs. A. Skillz) / Monsta / Bondax / Loadstar / Artwork / Dismantle / Grooverider / Dynamite MC / Walter Ego / Father Funk / Chunky / Tonn Piper.

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The Cribs, Kids and more to come


he Cribs, aka twins Gary and Ryan and younger brother Ross Jarman head the Friday night at Cockrock this summer.

The Cribs took Kendal Calling by storm, two years ago as a headline act and their first Sunday Headliners: are Kids in Glass Houses. Other acts announced include: Reverend & The Makers, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Dreadzone, Man Like Me, Max Raptor, Young Kato, Boomin, The iFoundation, Heavyball, Karl Philips and TMR, Jakarta Club, Falling Red, Highly Strung, Sidewinder, Kill for Eden, The Ambersons, JOANovARC, Five and Dangerous, Presley Johnson, Eden’s Daughter, The Greeting Committee, Lem and the White Fire, New Bays, The Vertigos, Smiling Ivy, Mr Huw, Broken English, theLights, Thirteen Stars, AWOL, Beard of Wolves, Model Society, Heath:Ward, Joel Sarakula, Captain Dangerous, Sons of Icarus, Jack Trainer, Image of a Busker and Alex Hulme. Fast-rising pop rockers Kids in Glass Houses headline Sunday’s offerings, along with Dreadzone and Young Kato. Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1994 and began to bring their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae to a wider audience, going on to chart seven Top 60 singles, including their Top 20 hit Little Britain. The synths and big pop chords reveal an Eighties influence on the sound of Young Kato. The young sixpiece outfit are proud to describe their sound as pop. 19

Nicola Holliday

Photography by Brian Sherwen

A fine mess you’ll be getting into

“STOP messing about,”

is definitely a phrase you won’t hear at Clarted Up!


t’s a new business run by St Bees woman, Nicola Holliday, who has developed an exciting way to help pupils learn through creation and adventure and she aims to take it into local schools. She’s a mum of three who has taught children of all abilities for the last four years (including SEN & ESBD) and is university-qualified and CRB checked.

aprons and washing-up bowls. All we need you to provide is children and water!”

Nicola said: “Although I loved my work, there were areas of learning that could be delivered to in a much more hands on way and sometimes we just don’t have the time to do it. So here it is! Through Clarted Up! you will be helping all children to develop, grow, achieve and enjoy their education.

The best thing about Clarted Up! is that while children are creating, they are thinking. While they are thinking, they are learning. Our sessions are influenced by the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum, and can be especially tailored. Learning through a Clarted Up! workshop is an interactive adventure which will guarantee smiles all round.

“We promote messy fun for everyone; at school, family centres or play groups and we get especially messy at our Clarty Parties for birthdays and private functions. We are a mobile service which supplies all resources from paint and scissors, to

For more detailed information see the website at: and if you have any queries or want to book, contact Nicola, at Clarted Up! 4 Richmond Crescent, Kyrkeby House, St. Bees, CA27 0EP. Tel 01946 328526.


BookLook either read all at once or continually dip into. Either way it’s a worthwhile journey. RIVER DERWENT: From Sea to Source, ISBN 978-1-4456-1521-9, is published by Amberley Publishing, of Stroud, Gloucestershire, priced £14.99, and is available from local bookshops or (email) orders@amberley C.B.

Tales Of The Riverbank


HERE aren’t many books about the rivers of West Cumbria.

So Helen Ivison’s new book: River Derwent from Sea to Source, is straight away welcome for its rarity value but on closer examination is a fascinating record of the role of this beautiful river valley from a time almost beyond history until the present. Helen, who lives in Workington, is passionate about history, and has worked in various heritage roles for among others English Heritage and Historic Scotland. She is currently a guide with Workington Civic Trust, the Maryport Senhouse Roman Museum and Her new book brings to life the history of settlements, historic buildings and industrial sites all along the river. Most tales of the riverbank are told to sea but this reverses the current and goes, to good effect, untypically upstream. It is a well researched and illustrated book (70 photos) which gives a good insight into its subject without becoming too deep for the general reader and containing a series of informative sections on the various locations the river visits. It’s the sort of book you can (and probably will) 21

Daniel Morsley at the Buddle Road, Workington Unit

Pedaling the company’s wares

and the public also donate them to us,” Gordon Tunstall said, “We get more from the public in summer and we can come and collect too.”


YCLE re-cycling is the name of the game and Rebike is the name of the firm… well Rebike Cumbria Ltd, to be precise.

Rebike is a not-for-profit social enterprise company launched two years ago by Carlisle man, Geoffrey Tunstall, which now has depots in Workington and Carlisle, and which provides work experience, together with training, doing so by repairing, restoring and rebuilding bikes and then selling them to the public. Rebike helps long-term unemployed people to access further training, work experience and volunteering opportunities all of which can lead towards paid employment. Some stay on with firm but many gain employment elsewhere and Rebike takes on about 10-12 people at any one time, each staying with the company for training for an average of three to four months. Some have been referred to Rebike by agencies; some simply apply via the website. A steady supply of re-cycleable bikes is assured from various sources. “We have a contract with recycling centres; Cumbria Police supply us with batches of stolen cycles that they recover and then can’t trace the owners


The company also attracts grants from various sources, among which is Sellafield’s Nuclear Management Partners, whose funds are administered by The Cumbria Community Foundation, at Dovenby, Cockermouth and the Foundation recently awarded Rebike a £4,200 donation to help fund their valuable work. “It’s the money we make from the sales of the bicycles which pays the wages for the staff and management side of things”, Gordon said. But as well as selling a full range of bikes – from children’s to men’s and women’s road and mountain bikes Rebike also offers cyclists repairs and servicing. A full service can cost from as little as £17-50 and bike prices range from as little as £10 to £65 or £70. So if you are in the market for a good pre-owned bicycle then pay Rebike a visit at either their Workington or Carlisle depot; grab a bargain and help training others. Contact Rebike at: Workington: 6, Buddle Road, Workington, CA14 3YD. Tel: 01900 268026 Carlisle: Unit 4 Water Street Arches, Water Street, Carlisle, CA2 5AW. Tel: 01228 318391

Top Tour cyclists to race through Allerdale & Copeland


T’S TIME to get growing those sideburns as Bradley Wiggins and Co are coming to West Cumbria this autumn when The Tour of Britain, the country’s toughest race for professional cyclists, comes here for the first time.

Britain’s equivalent of the Tour de France will run through Whitehaven and other local towns as well as take on the gruelling challenge of Honister Pass, between Buttermere and Keswick. The all-Cumbria Stage Two will start at Carlisle, on Monday September 16, and go via Wigton, Cockermouth, Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven and Keswick towards a finish in Kendal. The 139-mile Cumbria stage will be the longest in the history of the modern Tour of Britain. In September, last year, a stage that began in Carlisle, attracted thousands of people on to the streets, to see two of the sport’s superstars – Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. This year the

Tour starts in the Scottish Borders, at Peebles, and Drumlanrig Castle will host the start and finish of Stage One, on Sunday September 15. The highlights of the 2013 Cumbrian stage will involve a 225km ride from Carlisle to Kendal, the Tour’s longest-ever stage. It will pass through Cockermouth, Workington and Whitehaven and riders will have to tackle the Honister Pass. Keswick, Ambleside and Coniston will then feature on the route which finishes with a gruelling uphill sprint of Beast Banks in Kendal, last used in 2007. Further details of the stage, including the SKODA King of the Mountains locations and intermediate Yodel Sprints will be announced in the summer. Tourism experts predict that hosting the stage could boost Cumbria’s economy by between £3 million and £4 million. The 650 mile tour finishes in London on September 22. 23


West Coast Composting:

Left to right: Ian Allen, Colin Heron, Alex Doran, Tracey West, Tim West and John Watterson


OME of West Cumbria’s recyclable waste is being put back into the ground as a soil improver, thanks to Whitehaven recycling firm, West Coast Composting Ltd.

And now – after two years of trials under the certification scheme operated by The Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable Energy Association, West Coast Composting, of Wilson Pit Yard, has been given the go-ahead to make its compost available to the general public. The company is owned by Tim West and was born as a spin-off from his well-known agricultural contracting business, T.W. West Ltd. “We already had much of the necessary equipment in connection with our agricultural contracting business,” said Tim, “so it seemed a logical progression.” Now the firm takes in all that Copeland Council’s green waste collection service can bring it, together with other suitable material from suppliers such as landscape gardeners and contractors.

West Coast Composting compost can be bought loose in bulk, in dumpy bags or smaller bags for collection from their Wilson Pit Road, Whitehaven, site or for delivery throughout West Cumbria and is sold by volume and NOT weight because volumes can vary in weight depending on moisture content. West Coast Composting is also one of the few companies in the country which can recycle plasterboard which comprises paper and gypsum. The gypsum is then used by land owners to fertilise the soil or returned to the plasterboard industry for re-use and the seperated paper is sold in bulk to farmers for cattle bedding. West Coast Composting is at Wilson Pit Yard, Wilson Pit Road, Whitehaven, CA28 9QJ. Contacts: Colin Heron - site and contracts manager, mob: 07795 113434, email: cheronwcc@ymail. com or Tim West, Director, on 07831 379354

In order to make sure that compost is safe and suitable any would-be supplier has to undergo a two year development period during which the product is trialled and assessed and as part of their two year trial West Coast Composting supplied their compost free, for use on farmland and gardens and also gave it to a local school, and allotments. “Feedback has been excellent and we have been pleased with the results,” Tim said. 25

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Patterns are still fundamental to our wardrobes and the combination of bold colours and clashing prints are still prominent. Stripes are prevalent (Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Daks, Asos) and you can select a striped design to suit your shape. As a rule horizontal lines broaden (good for making your chest look fuller, defining shoulders or hips) and vertical lines streamline (make you look taller). The monochrome trend is still going strong, but if you think black is too harsh on your skin tone then opt for navy and white patterns stripes instead (French Connection, Karen Millen, Gant.)


Wedges are back on the catwalk! ‘Hooray’ I hear you all scream – yep, we can wear heals AND walk in them all day.You’ll notice there has been an abundance of trainer wedges too (Isabel Marant, Kurt Geiger, River Island, Office).You can also dig out those rough and ready cowboy boots as they are back in all high street shops for good (Mango, Asos, River Island, Next.)


Blue tones are still all the rage on the catwalk but to complement a spring palette there are a lot of pale icy blues. Another trend is neon (Dior, Chanel, Erdem). It takes a lot to wear florescent pink t-shirt and that is why High street designers have adapted catwalk inspirations so that they are more appealing to the masses. Neon shoes (Sensor, Office) and the odd detail in a garment is much more understated and chic. Tangerine orange is slowly creeping into lots of collections too (Lacoste,Victoria Beckham, Zara) and it is said to be THE key colour in a few weeks.


Nail varnish sales have rocketed and the days of Barbie pink are over. Now all the girls in the office compare nail art, your mum has grey Shellac nails and you always have a colour on right? The big trend at the moment is layering. Use a matt base colour (navy or black works well, I recommend Mavala) let it dry, then use a clear varnish with specks of chunky glitter over the top (Posh Polish from Superdrug is excellent). The effect looks amazing. If you would prefer just doing the one coat then go for a bright neon colour and be on trend that way!


Make Up & Hair Artist


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ery soon I will be posting video blogs and picture blogs. I will be aiming at Cumbrian women and girls, helping them find the right products to achieve beautiful looks. Most of my kit I have built up from when I worked in London, many brands I love and use are not available in Cumbria, just online. Sometimes it’s nice to feel cosmetic textures and see the colours with your own eyes. I have been searching to discover a range of different beauty products available for everybody. So my blog will be about what’s on my dressing table. Here’s a little snapshot of products I’m using at the moment. Nspa Melting Cleanser £4

I often find myself having a little browse in Asda after a gym session... collecting a mascara or hair spray! I spotted this little gem!!! Npsa Melting Cleanser. If you have been reading my articles in The Whitehaven

Guide, you will know I am a fan of essential oil cleansers. Oil or Balm based cleansers, in my opinion are the best and most effective way of cleansing. Most people turn their nose up at the thought of oil. Take note... Essential Oils not sunflower oil. Oil-based cleansers balance oily skin and dry skin. Perfect for all skin types. The Nspa Cleanser is exclusive to Asda. They have introduced a Spa range with essential oils and paraben free. I tried the cleanser and I can honestly say it was delicious! The sent of Neroli and Grapeseed Oil was amazing! Apply the gel to a dry skin removing all traces of make up and then massage into a milk with water. I would have priced this around the £30 plus mark with the scent, texture and effectiveness.


I tried the cleanser and I can honestly say it was delicious! The sent of Neroli and Grapeseed Oil was amazing! Apply the gel to a dry skin removing all traces of make up and then massage into a milk with water. I would have priced this around the £30 plus mark with the scent, texture and effectiveness.

(including the gym).

Nspa Deep Hydrating facial Oil £4

Emma also introduced me to the mascara. I have tried loads of mascaras and to be honest I try them out for the benefit of my clients or models not me. My eyelashes are like a camel’s and curl up with my favourite Max Factor 2000 Calories mascara. However this mascara was good for girls who don’t like thick clumpy mascara. Very clean and precise with good definition. Great for a beauty shoot. We all have different requirements when it comes to mascara. It’s a personal product.

As I was so impressed with the cleanser, I nipped back a few days later (also purchasing a lovely bottle of red) and decided to try the facial oil. I prefer to apply facial oils at night only because it does take longer for oils to sink into the skin, making you massage and stimulate the skin, encouraging blood circulation. Again I loved the scent of Ginseng and woke up with soft, hydrated skin. Urban Decay Eye Primer £14 Debenhams

I was in search of a new cream light reflective base for my kit and had used Laura Mercier for ages. However I had done some research and thought I would try the Urban Decay as I could nip into Debenhams and have a little play with it before buying it.

Fantastic, you only need a tiny amount and it’s the easiest product to apply. Fingers I think work best. I will be going back to get the other shades. Emma who works on Urban Decay was very helpful and let me try their Naked Foundation. It does excatly what it says on the packaging! It is £27. Weightless and very sheer in texture but very good coverage with the light diffusing formula. I felt like I was wearing nothing on my skin and yet my skin looked natural and flawless. Great foundation that can be applied lightly or bulit up to a full coverage. It also stayed looking fresh all day


The sample she gave me included four different shades, so no excuse forgetting the wrong colour. Secondly, great if you fake tan! So thanks Emma for introducing me to that! Urban Decay Supercurl Mascara £15

Super Drug B range Make Up. Lip stick £6.99

Super Drug has launched a new skincare and make up range. The range looks lovely, clear and affordable. The make up range was small but had some beautiful products including a moisturising lipstick range. My favourite lipstick of all is Camillia by Chantecaille. I’m constantly scraping out the product with a brush to use on brides! It is just the most perfect colour and texture. Natural, sheer, nude pink that completes a look. However it was a bit pricey at £33. So, that has actually been my mission to find a cheaper alternative or a range of lipsticks with a similar texture. I pulled out colour 021 in Dollis House. A pink nude, a cooler shade to my Camilla. A fraction of the price at £6.99. However, I really liked the colour, great for younger girls who need a lip colour to complete and complement a brown or black smokey eye. Perfect colour to go into spring and to co ordinate the lilac greys or pinks I have seen in River Island or H&M.



Photography by Jim Davis

Staff at pure touch, left to right, Emily Pollard, Fiona Robinson and Sam Merry

pure touch... New touch for ‘Pure’ beauty C

ockermouth’s Pure Touch, beauty salon is under new management.

Sam Merry, who has worked in the beauty trade for more than 10 years, took over the reins of the Main Street business on April 2. Sam, who originally trained in holistic therapy and gradually branched out into beauty treatments, is looking forward to the challenge of running her own business. “I have always wanted to have my own business, so when the opportunity arose I didn’t hesitate to grab it” she said. Having worked in spas, and abroad in the beauty profession, Sam has a wealth of experience behind her which she is using to ensure that Pure Touch remains a peaceful and relaxing environment in which customers old and new can go to wind down and enjoy some “Me” time. Pure Touch hosted a launch party on May 8, to introduce customers to the new manager and receptionist Bryony. The evening proved to be a huge success with a raffle and a 10% discount being offered on all products and treatments which were booked on the night.

New receptionist Bryony Watson

• Pure Touch is at 76, Main Street, Cockermouth. T. 01900 825130


Last Roll for the healthy eater... Words & Photography by Alan Spedding


really don’t know what’s getting into me these days? mid life crisis? A bang on the head perhaps? Another issue of The Guide and yet ‘another’ healthy eating recipe... this has to stop.

Normally I’m doing you all nice, mega calorie, laden comfort puddings and cakes so make the most of this recipe because from the next issue I’ll be going unhealthy again... It will definitely be a very fattening pudding Oooooozing carbs. Last summer I was in Saigon, Vietnam, and it was a holiday on which I actually lost weight. This was due to the very healthy eating regime they have over there. Lots and lots of fresh fruit and salad produce,


big bowls of steaming hot “Pho”, an aromatic beef broth with meats, vegetables and herbs. Succulent grilled meats cooked over hot coals and fish landed straight from the rivers and on to the charcoal fires, it was truly amazing food but by the end of my holiday I found it a little too ‘over the top’ healthy. I craved calories badly and the welcome sight of the coconut cream curries were more than embraced on my stopover in Bangkok during my journey home.

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A very quick and easy recipe I picked up while in Saigon is the one I have re-created here. Rice paper rolls with an Asian dipping sauce. It’s very quick, very easy, and mega healthy. Literally any meat can be used to fill the rolls, I used prawns and smoked chicken breast for mine. Sliced mango, and shredded vegetables are also perfect to add. I like to include a few aromatic fresh herbs such as mint and coriander leaves for a burst of flavour. The dipping sauce adds yet another flavour dimension and incorporates all the taste sensations which make up the six flavours of Asian cuisine - Sweetness, Sourness,

Saltiness, Bitterness, Hotness and Umami (The Beautiful Taste). Simply

add all of the sauce ingredients together and then stir to incorporate and that’s it. The rice paper rolls come in packets of 50 and cost roughly £2.50 in a Chinese supermarket or off the internet. They simply require dipped quickly into warm water for a couple of seconds and they’re ready to roll. Now the whole recipe here is simplicity itself, fun for the kids to have a go at and absolutely zero cooking skills required. Pack the rolls with BBQ pork strips, ham, chicken, smoked salmon, rice noodles, veg of any description, salad leaves. Basically there’s no limits as to what you can do... and for the record 60-80 calories per roll... mega healthy.

Dipping Sauce Ingredients 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice 3 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce 1 tsp of finely minced garlic 2 tsp of fish sauce 2 tsp of soft brown sugar 2 tbsp of finely sliced spring onions 35


Food Parmentier of Duck with its mash duo (Akin to a shepherd’s pie) Serves 4

This is an extremely easy dish to create and never fails to impress. The inspiration for this dish came to me following a recent trip to Marvejols in January. With this recipe, you can be as inventive as you want and create your own layers of mash. Having been foraging for wild garlic the day before it was perfect to add to the potato mash. Another suggestion by Carol, a very enthusiastic staff attendant at Sainsbury’s, was to use a celeriac mash instead of the potato layer which I thought was a great idea too. Anyhow, here it goes:

Ingredients (You can impress your guests serving this dish made from individual rings but if you have not got one, worry not and use a gratin dish). 5 medium size potatoes peeled and chopped 3 leaves of finely chopped wild garlic (use ordinary garlic if wild not available) 1 tbsp of butter 1tbsp olive or rapeseed oil 50ml milk ½ tsp Salt 1 medium butternut squash 2tbsp olive oil 6 sprigs of thyme 1 branch of fresh Rosemary ½ Shredded Crispy duck


Preheat oven to 150°C Boil your potatoes until they are nice and soft then using a hand mixer, mash them with the garlic, butter, oil, milk and salt. Set aside.

While your potatoes are cooking, cut the butternut squash in half (lengthways), remove seeds, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and add a sprig of thyme in the hollow parts of each halves. Bake in the oven until the flesh is nice and soft. Remove the flesh with a spoon, season and mash it with a fork and set aside. Raise your oven temperature to 200°C. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and using a cooking ring first place a thin layer of butternut squash mash, then add the shredded duck and finish with the potato mash (alternatively you could start with the potatoes and finish with the butternut squash). Warm your little creations for 10-15 minutes in the oven and voilà! Serve with a simple jus or gravy and vegetables of your choice. We chose green haricot beans laced with a French vinaigrette and red cabbage braised in orange juice and a balsamic vinegar reduction. Bon appetit! Wild Zucchinis @WildZucchinis Recipe by Manon Plouffe 37

P urple Cherry blossoms

Staff at Purple Cherry, left to right, Shenagh McDermott, Barbara Hamill, Julie White and Kaylee Clark Proprietor.

Photography by Jim Davis


orkington coffee shop and ice-cream owner, Kaylee Clark, is a woman on a mission.

It’s a mission to give customers first-class straightforward food and service both in and beyond her Finkle Street food haven. Previously Treats, Kaylee acquired the business in December and re-opened it in March as the completely renovated and re-branded Purple Cherry Coffee Shop, offering a full range of meals and snacks throughout the day, from delicious all-day breakfasts to mouth-watering afternoon teas, and there’s plenty of choice. But the business also offers outside catering, for everything from corporate events to private parties, at any location throughout Cumbria. “We’ve had a lot of orders,” said Kaylee who also pointed out that her operation already also covers Carlisle and Penrith areas, thanks to her Carlisle-based Baby Cakes Bakery business. “But here at the Purple Cherry Coffee Shop we’re not just a mealtimes café,” Kaylee stressed, “we’re somewhere you can come any time and relax, have a coffee, some cake, socialise, chill out, whatever and you’re always sure of a very warm, friendly welcome and great food. “We try to use local suppliers as much as possible and we have just become stockists of real dairy icecream from Mawson’s, of Bailey Ground, Seascale; our workers are all locals too and we even use coffee from a local maker/supplier. Purple Cherry Coffee Shop is at: 26, Finkle Street, Workington, CA14 2BB Telephone: 01900 871752. Email:






UNDITH ILL Excellent for all your special occasions OTEL

Cumbria’s Premier Venue

Established for more than 30 years



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Our ever-popular Sunday Lunches & Bar Meals are a local favourite

Sample Sunday Lunch Menu Homemade Vegetable Soup Fanned Honeydew Melon With Mango Coulis Chicken Liver Pate With Melba Toast Cold Poached Salmon & Lemon Mayonnaise Brie, Cherry Tomato & Rocket Quiche Roast Topside of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding Roast Leg of English Lamb Salmon In Parsley and Lemon Butter Hot Ham With Cumberland Sauce Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Cannelloni Vanilla Cheesecake Chocolate Roulade Apple Crumble and Custard Crème Brulee With Fresh Fruits and Shortbread Biscuit Sticky Toffee Pudding

Lunches served everyday 12 - 2pm Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch with daily specials and locally sourced produce

Events and Conferences

offering both small & large conference rooms The room will be set to your requirements and we are able to supply all services and facilities to suit your conference

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Minty Lamb Cobbler Serves 6

Herdwick sheep are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and the high fells have been their home for generations. The breed was saved and championed by Mrs Heelis, better known as Beatrix Potter, who bought and preserved a number of farms in the Lakes which are now owned by the National Trust. The hardiness of this “hard foraging� breed makes for more flavoursome meat with a rich, gamy flavour which is perfect for braising or cooking slowly.


Food Ingredients 900g Herdwick lamb neck fillets cut into chunks, (or alternatively recipe can also be made using trimmed and diced lamb shoulder or leg.) 200g smoked streaky bacon, cut into chunks 1tbsp sunflower oil 350g shallots, peeled and halved 4 carrots cut into chunks 350g small button mushrooms 2tbsp plain flour 1tsp chopped fresh thyme 1tbsp mint sauce 3 bay leaves 350ml red wine 350ml lamb or beef stock 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce

FOR THE TOPPING 350g self-raising flour 2tbsp of finely chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary and parsley 200g chilled butter 3tbsp water 1 egg


Preheat the oven to 180c / gas 4. In a casserole dish or pan, fry the bacon in the sunflower oil until it starts to brown, add the lamb and continue frying until the lamb is nicely browned then with a slotted spoon remove to a plate. Next add the shallots, carrot and mushrooms and fry until they start to colour. Add the meat back to the pan along with the flour and stir. Add the red wine, stock, thyme, bay leaves, mint sauce and Worcestershire sauce. If using a pan, transfer to a casserole dish and cover. Cook in the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes. While the casserole is cooking, make the topping. Tip the flour into a bowl with the chopped herbs, season with salt and milled pepper. Add the chilled butter in cubes and rub together until you have a crumb. Add the water and gently bring together to form a soft dough. Lightly roll on a floured surface to about 1/2cm thick, cut out circles using a 7cm cutter. You can re-roll the trimmings gently to make more dumplings. After 1 hour 15 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven and place the dumplings on top. Brush with a little beaten egg or milk and bake for a further 40 minutes until the dumplings are golden. 43


The Derwent Lodge Hotel

great guide to eating out

Situated in the picturesque postcard village of Portinscale, it is a mere minute’s walk from the shores of Derwentwater and just over 1 mile from the market town of Keswick. Offering bar meals, home cooked food and Sunday lunches, served all day 12pm - 9pm (Sunday only). Lunches 12pm - 2pm, Dinner 6pm – 9pm, also light snacks in the afternoon. Comfortable lounge bar is the perfect place to enjoy informal drinks, with a varied selection of locally brewed ales. On fine days patios and garden terrace open for panoramic views. Derwent Lodge Hotel, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5RF Tel. 017687 73145

Hundith Hill Hotel - Celebrating 30 Years in Business

Providing a fantastic venue for all your special occasions

Try something different… The Hundith Hill family-run country house hotel is known locally as the area’s premier venue for weddings and celebration dinners. They are now pleased to welcome you to join them for fantastic bar meals and evening dinners. The hotel’s Sunday lunches are very popular and great value, reservations can be made to avoid disappointment. Being set among some of the most beautiful scenery in the country makes dining at Hundith Hill a real experience, dining out just got better. Bookings now being taken for weddings Lorton Vale, Cockermouth, CA13 9TH. Tel: 01900 822092.

The Castle Bar

A beautiful 16th Century building, combining stylish contemporary decor, offering a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Three floors of bespoke lounges, gastro-dining, sports viewing room and vibrant bar, Sun facing landscaped terraced beer garden. Bookings available for Weddings, Parties and Christenings National CAMRA award winning bar and restaurant. Open Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 12pm, Sunday Noon -11pm Food served Monday - Friday 11.30am - 2pm and 5.30pm - 8.45pm. Saturday 11.30am - 3pm and 5.30pm - 8.45pm. Sunday Noon - 3pm and 5.30pm - 8.45pm The Castle Bar, 14 Market Place, Cockermouth Tel: 01900 829904 Bookings: 07765696679


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Double check

the fuel economy

of your car

A RARITY: The Nissan 370Z outperformed the published average miles by gallon by 6.8%


HERE is a significant difference between official fuel economy information and vehicles’ actual performance, according to a new study by What Car? magazine.

Research reveals that 95.5% of cars do not match the Government’s economy figures, with an average miles per gallon shortfall of 17%. So-called city cars and superminis were the vehicle types with the biggest disparity, What Car? said. Despite often being advertised as efficient, city cars had fuel economy shortfall of 23.3%, while the difference for superminis was almost 25%. SUVs demonstrated the lowest shortfall in What Car?’s tests, coming in at 12.9% below the Government’s average. 46

The magazine said it reviewed more than 500 new cars on real roads to arrive at its results - in contrast to the official research which is conducted

Motoring in laboratories. What Car?’s testing also revealed that some vehicles did deliver the expected miles per gallon, while others exceeded it. The Mazda 3 outperformed the published average miles by gallon by almost 10%, while the Nissan 370Z exceeded it by 6.8%. The magazine said it had launched an online tool to check cars’ fuel economy following complaints from readers about their cars’ efficiency. Since its launch, the What Car? True MPG app has been used more than one million times. “Expecting high fuel economy and getting the opposite can double a household’s fuel expense,” editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said. “It is vitally important for consumers to buy the right car for their life.” One “misconception”, he said, was that smaller cars give better fuel economy. “But that’s not the case. If you use a small-engined car for long motorway runs every day, it will not be that economical,” he said, adding that a vehicle with a larger engine would be better.

THE Mazda 3 outperformed the published average miles by gallon by almost 10% 47

Walkingshaw… the people behind the people’s car

All seven incarnations of the Volkswagen Golf... the company’s best-selling model

Celebrating 45 years of a fine family business


hat have Workington, Whitehaven, Wolfsburg and Volkswagen got in common? Answer: Walkingshaw.

Wolfsburg is the home of Volkswagen and Walkingshaw is the home of Volkswagen in West Cumbria, where they are the main Volkswagen agents… and this year the firm is celebrating 45 years of service to the discerning drivers of West Cumbria. Nowadays Walkingshaw are also Kia dealers having been so since 2004 and sometime this year will sell their 1000th new model from the Korean company.

Walkingshaw began, as a business, in Preston Street, Whitehaven, in 1968, when brothers Norman and Martin Walkingshaw opened their garage repairs and motoring accessories business, next door to the current motorcycle business and Walkingshaw remains family owned to this day, with Norman’s son Andrew now at the helm, although Norman is still also actively involved. His brother Martin retired in 1998. From Preston Street the firm took over the former Co-op premises at Kells, Whitehaven, in 1972, having acquired a Morris / British Leyland Dealership. Having run that successfully they relinquished it to become Volkswagen dealers in 1985 and expanded in to Workington, opening a second Volkswagen site in the former Princess Hall, Princess Street, and Walkingshaw’s finally moved to their present premises, at Lillyhall, in December 1999, on the site of the former K-Shoes (later New

Andy, (left) and his father Norman, with their diamond pin awards from Volkswagen (for their services to the company). Norman, along with his brother Martin, founded the family business in Preston Street, Whitehaven, in 1968. 48

Feature Balance) factory, which they grew in to a second dealership for Kia cars in 2004. The new Kia extension was built the following year. “The key to our longevity has been simple, really,” Andy Walkingshaw said. “For over 45 years we have not just sold vehicles but taken pride in looking after them so that customers come back for another and another which together with the quality and breadth of range that Volkswagen offers has been a hugely successful combination. Volkswagen offer big choices in each of the many models in their range. Their legendary quality and design has made the Golf the European and World Carof-the-Year 2013, the fourth Volkswagen in five years to take the title”. Though Walkingshaw are the main agents for Volkswagen and Kia and their highly trained technicians are also able to carry out servicing and repairs for Audi, Seat and Skoda and if you add in Walkingshaw state-of-the-art facilities and the fact that, as a customer, you can always be sure of a warm welcome and comfortable surroundings while enjoying a choice of free refreshments it’s no wonder they have been so successful for so long, and as a family business they also know what families want so they gladly welcome children and even provide play facilities for the younger ones. Pretty soon there will be even more to see at Walkingshaw Volkswagen because their showroom is closing from June, for four months, for a £500,000 facelift which will extend the showroom viewing capacity from seven to ten cars.

Walkingshaw Workington in 1997

A new light and airy showroom display is planned to give customers an even better facility in which to consider their potential purchase. A dedicated internal hand-over area will also be created and customer facilities upgraded throughout. More parking spaces are to be provided, together with better accessibility for disabled customers, and there will be more used cars on display. Meanwhile, business will continue as usual from the Kia showroom throughout the development; servicing and everything else remaining fully operational.

Walkingshaw Lillyhall site before 49

The show MUST go on


N Sunday July 7 the West Cumbria Vintage Club’s annual rally – one of the biggest summer shows in the area – is due to take place at Hayescastle Farm, Distington, after a two year gap. If it doesn’t its future is in jeopardy.

We asked organiser Bob Sanderson if there would be any changes this year and he told us: “Not much will change except, hopefully, the weather, but a cancellation this year will seriously jeopardise future events, due to greatly reduced reserve funds”. The show didn’t run last year, for only the second time in 30 years, (the first being because of the Foot and Mouth Outbreak, in 2001) because of the very wet weather which had waterlogged the showfield so officials are crossing every available finger that it will go ahead this time. Ironically the previous show, in 2011, had seen the hottest-ever weather for the event. Throughout its history the show has attracted exhibitors from all over the country and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes and at its peak attracted attendances of over 10,000. Vintage vehicles and machines of all types, autojumble, car club displays, and motor-cycles, feature with displays and sales of arts and crafts, a fairground and 50

other activities together making for a great family day out. SILLOTH Vintage Rally takes place this year on Saturday / Sunday June 15-16. Dancing sheep, a Wild West re-enactment by The Lincoln County Regulators and music from the Frumptarn Guggenband are among the highlights. The band, from Barnsley, plays a style of music that originated in the 1940s around Basel & Lucerne in Switzerland and dress in striking carnival style. There are vintage cars, tractors, motorbikes, cycles, steam engines, stationery engines, a funfair, stalls, donkey rides, a steel band, kids’ five-a-side soccer, autojumble, and much, much more.


Car Fest North at Oulton Park August 2 - 4 T

HE venue for CarFest North 2013 is at Oulton Park Race Circuit, near Chester, from Friday Aug 2 to Sunday August 4.

offering some fantastic spaces for dancing to live music, chilling out in front of the Arena and having a fun, family weekend.

CarFest is the brainchild of radio DJ and TV personality Chris Evans. Featuring a medley of fast cars, food, live music and family entertainment, the inaugural weekend event was staged at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire last year with a second show at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, last September. Both raised £968,735 for BBC Children in Need. A former stately home, and 60 years old this year, Oulton Park’s combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and best loved circuits in the country. This new venue brings even more excitement to the experience of watching some of the world’s greatest cars while



Motoring prevent driving licence impersonation – stopping disqualified and perhaps dangerous drivers taking to our roads.” So that can you do to make sure you don’t fall foul of the photo regulations? Update your photo online – You can do it online at if you have a valid UK passport issued in the last five years. The renewal is done using a Government Gateway ID, so if you don’t have one already you will need to register. It will cost you £20. You’ll also need your National Insurance number, your current driving licence and your addresses for the past three years. Do it at the Post Office – You’ll need a D798 form that will either be sent to you by the DVLA or can be picked up at certain Post Offices. If you are sent a form it will list the closest Post Offices where you can renew your photo. These can also be found on the Post Office website or by calling 0845 722 3344. You can renew your photo in the Post Office with a completed D798 form, your driving licence and paper counterpart and a fee of £20. The Post Office will charge £4.50 to process your application.

Two million may face fines


S many as 2,000,000 drivers could face £1,000 fines for failing to update the photo on their driving licence, says the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The photo on your driving licence needs to be updated every 10 years and failing to do so would invalidate it and could leave you with a £1,000 fine if you are pulled by the police. But as many as two million have not updated their photo, leaving them vulnerable to a nasty surprise if stopped with an invalid driving licence. The DVLA says it sends reminders out two months before a renewal is due. A spokesperson for the authority said: “This helps

Apply by post – You’ll again need a D798 form, a passport-style photo taken in the last month, your driving licence and a cheque or postal order for £20. Send your application to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DH. When else to change your licence – Your licence also needs to be updated if you change your address or change your name for which there’s no fee.




jinxeD Words: John Walsh Photo: Paul Robinson


OME things don’t change – Workington Comets’ bad luck for one, as they try to assert themselves under new ownership. The new owner, Laura Morgan, and her co-promoters Steve Whitehead and Tony Jackson had added Australian Mason Campton to the team to start 2013 as reserve. The former Glasgow youngster looked a sound recruitment for the Comets as he had been one of the standout riders from the lower end of the averages in 2012. But Campton’s efforts to obtain a work visa for Britain have proved insurmountable. Having been unable to acquire the necessary clearance to work in Britain he appealed and that has now been rejected. Campton, who had guested successfully for the Comets last season, said: “This has gone on since early January 54

and the fact that it took to the start of May is just unbelievable. To say I am devastated is stating it mildly. I have been so looking forward to riding for the Comets and I have spent a lot of money working on my bikes

Sport and trying to improve them. I actually sent them over to Workington.” With Campton delayed in Australia the Comets had to start the season with a reserve in place and they signed Chris Mills. But typically, as far as Workington speedway is concerned, the ill-luck that has dogged them since 1999 struck again. In a bizarre accident Mills broke his wrist. He had scored well enough in a match at Derwent Park but decided he needed more practice. He went out afterwards and when the bike flipped at the start he fell badly and suffered the wrist injury. Clearly the Comets have to make a decision as with Campton now ruled out for the season and Mills temporarily out, but also having to travel a long way for home matches when he’s fit, the Comets will have to consider all their options. No prizes for guessing the most pleasing meeting of the season so far. It was the Comets 61-29 win over Ipswich Witches to completely turn around a 55-35 defeat in the away leg. “I always thought we could turn round a 20 point deficit with the home leg to come. One or two people had written us off but I thought if we could get off to a good start we would cause them problems,” said Jackson. That set-up a tasty semi-final with everything to play for from north versus south – Workington Comets v Somerset Rebels on a date yet to be confirmed. They’ve made a good start in the League too, including a televised 45-45 draw at Scunthorpe which suggests the Comets are going to be solid, committed and a competitive side this year again.


Sat 25th v Glasgow Tigers (7pm) Premier League (H)

Sat 15th v Somerset Rebels, Premier League KO Cup (H) Fri 21st at Edinburgh Monarchs, Premier League, 7.30pm (A) Sat 22nd v Edinburgh Monarchs, Premier League (H) Thu 27th v Redcar Bears, Premier League 7.30pm (A) Sat 29th v Ipswich Witches, Premier League (H)


Fri 5th at Somerset Rebels, Premier League, 7.30pm (A) Sat 6th at Leicester Lions, Premier League 7.30pm (A) Sun 7th v Leicester Lions, Premier League (H) All matches at 7pm unless stated

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Workington Comets during the 2013 season


Sat 8th v Redcar Bears, Premier League (H) Sun 9th at Glasgow Tigers, Premier League 4pm (A) Fri 14th at Somerset Rebels, Premier League KO Cup 7.30pm (A) 55

RedS’ survival fight spreads in to the close season

Words: John Walsh. Photo: by Jim Davis

ON THE ATTACK: David Hewson looks to cross against Histon

a crucial time for Workington IT’S Reds both off and on the field. Three major members of the current board of directors, Chairman Humphrey Dobie, Colin Doorbar and Thex Johnston have stood down and new investors are being sought. But there were reports of talks with interested parties and high hopes, as The Guide Magazine went to press. Should nothing materialise ultimately an extraordinary general meeting will be called to discuss whether to wind up the club or put it up for sale. On field Reds’ survival in Blue Square North saw them finishing 14th in the table. Indeed without the four-point deduction for a mix-up over the registration of a loan player the West Cumbrians would have finished in the top half. That again underlined how Reds are punching above 56

their weight every year they stay at this level. Their geographical position, the difficulty in attracting players, the low gates and operating on one of the smallest budgets in the League all conspire to make it an achievement each year to simply retain their status. The fact that Reds have twice reached the play-offs in this League is a great testament to the manager (Tommy Cassidy and Darren Edmondson once each) and the

Sport players who got them there but life is threatening to become that much tougher for the Borough Park club. The £1.5 new grandstand seems further away than ever with no lease signed yet with Allerdale Council. Director Dave Wilson has resigned, leaving just three members of the board – chairman Humphrey Dobie, Colin Doorbar and Thex Johnstone. All three are Reds men through-and-through who, in different ways, have made massive contributions to the club over the years but they are no longer in the first flush of youth and the club desperately needs some younger blood to take-on the challenges posed by the 21st century. General manager Alec Graham has been trying to find ways and means of increasing investment in the football club. Yet 30-odd miles away in Carlisle, the revamped Gillford Park club now operating as Celtic Nation, has a rich American benefactor determined to take them forward from the Northern League where they currently operate. Two promotions have been targeted by Frank Lynch, the man bankrolling the operation. He has recently appointed ex-Carlisle boss Mick Wadsworth as manager assisted by former Gretna number two, Davie Irons. Big money is being thrown around to entice players to Gillford Park and build a promotion-winning squad. Clubs like Workington can’t help but be envious, but there will also be concern this summer that Celtic Nation could be turning their sights on some of Workington’s Carlisle-based players. Kyle May, who missed the last month of the season with an ankle injury is said to be one player that Celtic Nation will be trying to prise away from the Reds Workington will also be concerned that Barrow’s demotion will mean the Holker Street club will be trying to recruit Reds’ south Cumbrians, Niall Cowperthwaite and Jordan Connerton. With skipper Dave Hewson announcing his retirement after 10 years with the club and Phil McLuckie going on Twitter to announce that he, too, was calling it a day, there are clearly team-building issues for manager Darren Edmondson. There are concerns both on and off the field so this is going to be a crucial summer break for the Reds and they will do well to come through it unscathed.


Consistency now needs to be Town’s watchword

CLINCHER: The match winning try from Town’s Callum Phillips

Words: John Walsh. Photo: Jim Davis


t may be a blessing that the Challenge Cup no longer concerns Workington Town and maybe they can concentrate on more important things.

They are two thirds of the way through a ‘home run’ on May 5, which began with a decisive 32-18 victory in a Championship game against Hunslet, one of the matches which will decide whether they are able to stay in the League. 58

Sport May 12 saw them succumb 36-0 to Super League outfit Widnes in the RL Challenge Cup, a scoreline which did not reflect the enormous effort Town put in and such effort can now be focussed towards their bid to live on in their league. Despite the cup defeat Town’s effort and non-stop commitment was encouraging and must now be carried forward consistently. But Hunslet return on May 19 for a Northern Rail Cup-tie before the home run ends on the 26th with a visit from Doncaster... another crucial game in the Championship. Although there are 14 clubs in the Championship the top five of Halifax, Featherstone, Leigh, Batley and Sheffield have quickly broken clear. A mini-league of nine is left to fight it out, mainly to see who can avoid the bottom two places which spell relegation to Championship One, where long trips to the likes of Oxford, Gloucester and Hemel Hempstead await. The secret then is to win your home matches against the eight teams involved in the fight to stay-up and pick up at least a bonus point when you visit them. Any points gained from clashes with the big five will be regarded as a bonus. So far Town can feel reasonably pleased as they have won at Swinton and Dewsbury, two of the teams in the nine. Biggest disappointment, though, was the heavy defeat at York who are also one of the teams looking over their shoulders at the relegation places. Coach Gary Charlton said: “On our day we are capable of giving the top teams a good game but we have to aim to be more consistent. We also have to make sure that we win all our matches at home, especially those in the bottom half of the League.

“We have played some good rugby in different games, although at times we have been sloppy and not smart enough. That’s down to consistency. “May is clearly a big month for us with every game at home. I think we regard winning League points as the most important, but it would be nice to make progress in knockout competitions.” Widnes, who visit in the Challenge Cup, have a working relationship with Town and already the Derwent Park club has benefited through taking players from the Vikings on dual registration. But unlike some clubs in the competition, Town are not over-using the system and have tended only to ask for help when they have an injury in a certain position. However, throughout the competition there is mounting opposition to the system which is likely to be drastically overhauled for next season. But there’s one thing for certain... Town won’t have any dual registration players in their ranks in the Challenge Cup tie, but may face some familiar faces in the opposition. Meanwhile Widnes have been checking on the progress of Town’s hooker/scrum-half Calum Phillips who was outstanding against the Vikings in a pre-season friendly. That was young Phillips’ professional debut after joining the club from the amateur ranks during the winter. Since then he’s tuned in some eye-catching displays in the Championship, including a hat-trick of tries in the derby game with Whitehaven at Derwent Park on Good Friday. It’s possible that Widnes might like to look at Phillips at close-quarters in one of their teams before the season is over.






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Pets so easily, all it takes is one flea to jump onto your dog (or even you) from another dog, cat, a house you visit, shop or just about anywhere. They will then lay eggs on your pet and around your house and before you know it you’ll be getting bitten as well as the dog. The most effective way to control fleas is to prevent them. We advise you to get drops for the back of your pet’s neck, available from your vet or good quality pet shops. This will help to kill any fleas landing or hatching directly onto your dog. Also spray your house with a pesticide specific to fleas, not just soft furnishings but everywhere as fleas can quite happily live in your laminate floor as well as your sofa. Hopefully this will stop the fleas getting hold in the first place but they are persistent little pests so if you do end up with them just keep putting the drops on the dog, spraying the house and hoovering as much as possible (you’re sucking up the flea eggs in doing this). I don’t recommend flea collars as they are not anywhere near as effective as the drops. The other thing to be aware of is that many flea products on the market are lethal for cats, so make sure the products you get are the right ones. It is important to make sure your pet’s worming is up to date with all the extra fleas about. Flea bites are not just irritating for your dogs and cats but fleas can also often carry worm eggs that they have eaten, if your pet then eats the flea a worm infestation will no doubt follow. So please get your flea and worming products up to date on your dogs and cats and let the full family enjoy the summer.

Fleas and other nasty bugs By Wayne Southwell from Wayne’s World of Pets, Whitehaven The weather is getting warmer at long last, which unfortunately means fleas will be in full-on breeding mode. Contrary to popular belief even the cleanest dogs, in the cleanest houses, can still get fleas. They can be picked up 63


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Your guide to all that’s best in West Cumbria, Keswick and Carlisle for

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What’s On West Cumbria & Keswick for May/June

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Fri May 17 BBC Philharmonic Orchestra The BBC Philharmonic returns to perform two great Scandinavian masterpieces by Grieg and Sibelius, alongside Brahms’ Violin Concerto The Sands Centre, Carlisle Fri May 17 Soul Mover The Vine Bar, Workington Sat May 18 One Night Of Queen The Sands Centre, Carlisle The Sun Explodes - Album Launch The Brickyard, Carlisle Tue May 21 The 1975 + Supports The Brickyard, Carlisle Fri May 24 Vampires Rock The Sands Centre, Carlisle Vertigo The Vine Bar, Workington Sat May 25 - June 2 Carlisle Music City 2013 Various Venues, Carlisle Tue May 28 Pete Best - Carlisle Music City Event Crown and Mitre Hotel, Carlisle Thur May 30 The Nathan Carter Show with Special Guest Lisa Stanley. 7.30pm Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre, Workington


Sat June 1 Baka Beyond, 8pm The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Sun June 2 Elias String Quartet - The Beethoven Project Rosehill is delighted to present the Elias String Quartet’s cycle of the complete Beethoven string quartets in association with Cumbrian based partners; also including work at Rosehill with the Elias String Quartet and West Cumbrian primary schools. Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven Image by David J Morgan


Sat June 15 Salt of the Earth Events Presents: Eric Brace and Peter Cooper Brigham Memorial Hall Fri June 21 Scorpions Tribute The Vine Bar, Workington The Young’uns. 8pm The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Fri June 28 Bonified The Vine Bar, Workington The Good Lovelies, 8pm The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Fri July 5 Seventh Wave The Vine Bar, Workington

Fri July 26 Ex Lepers

Mon June 3 Elias String Quartet Children’s Concerts. 10am & Midday Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven Fri June 7 Rihanna vs Beyonce The Vine Bar, Workington Fri June 14 Regulation 21 The Vine Bar, Workington Fri June 14 Forro Porro. 8pm The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Sun July 7 Chris Stout & Catriona McKay The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Fri July 12 Band Camp The Vine Bar, Workington Fri July 19 Superfly The Vine Bar, Workington Fri July 26 Ex Lepers The Vine Bar, Workington

Theatre Thurs May 23 Spitfire Solo The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Whats On Sat May 25 - 26 Rapunzel ‘Hair-raising’ fun for May Half Term 2013. A fantastic panto version of Rapunzel. 3pm & 7pm The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Thur June 20 - 22 StagedRight Presents - Les Miserables The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Wed June 5 - 6 Song for Marion (PG) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Tue July 2 - 4 Arms and The Man Theatre Royal, Washington Street, Workington

Mon June 10 The Sessions The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth


Mon June 10 Film Season: Monday Alternative: Argo (15) Tullie House, Carlisle

Mon May 20 Quartet (12A) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Thurs June 13 Finding Joy

Wed May 22 - 23 A Late Quartet (15) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Sat May 25 End to End Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Mon May 27 Les Miserables (12A) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Sat June 1 Dont Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Wed May 29 - 30 The Croods (U) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Sat June 8 Alice In Wonderland The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Mon June 3 Django Unchained (18) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Thurs June 13 Finding Joy The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Mon June 3 Film Season: Monday Alternative: Polisse (15) Tullie House, Carlisle

Tue June 18 - 22 The Memory of Water Theatre Royal, Washington Street, Workington

Tue June 4 Cinemamas: Gambit (12A) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Wed June 12 - 13 Trance (15) Award-winning director Danny Boyle’s latest thriller sees an art auctioneer, who has suffered memory loss, join forces with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost Goya painting that he must find for a group of criminals. Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Wed June 12-13 Trance(15) Mon June 17 Lincoln (12A) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

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What’s On West Cumbria & Keswick for May/June

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Wed June 19 - 20 The Place Beyond the Pines (15) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven Mon June 24 Zero Dark Thirty (15) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Comedy Fri May 24 Chris Ramsey - Feeling Lucky Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven Mon May 27 Sean Lock - Purple Van Man The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Mon June 3 Photo’s As I See It By M. Stillwell 7pm The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

Mon July 1 I Wish (PG) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Wed July 3 - 4 Promised Land (15) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven Mon July 8 No (15) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Mon July 15 Song For Marion (PG) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Tue July 16 Cinemamas: The Other Boleyn Girl (12A) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Wed July 17 - 18 Star Trek: Into The Darkness (12A) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven


Fri May 31 Calling All Adults Afternoon playing indoor games, cards and Dominoes The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington Sat June 1 World Owl Trust at Dalegarth Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Mon June 24 Film Season: Monday Alternative: The Hunt (15) Tullie House, Carlisle

Mon July 1 Film Season: Monday Alternative: Sightseers (15) Tullie House, Carlisle

Tue May 28 Children’s Workshop Flowers/Leaves/Trees The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington

Fri May 31 Lucy Porter Fri May 31 Lucy Porter: People Person The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Sat June 15 Reginald D Hunter - In The Mist of Crackers The Sands Centre, Carlisle Wed July 10-11 Jason Manford - First World Problems The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Other Sat May 25-27 Eskdale Art Show St Bega`s C of E Primary School, Holmrook Sun May 26 Silloth Green Day Fun day out for families with entertainment, music, stories, Roman soldiers and previews of forthcoming events there… the kite festival and the vintage rally. 11am - 5pm At The Green, Silloth

Ahoy there Pirates Ullswater Steamers, Ullswater Thur June 6 - 12 Appleby Horse Fair Traditional horse fair and annual gathering of gypsies and travellers Appleb Thur June 6 Shaolin Warriors The Sands Centre, Carlisle Bangers ‘n’ Brass (Evening Cruise) Ullswater Steamers, Ullswater Thur June 6 - 9 Boot Beer Festival Boot, Eskdale

Childrens Workshops at Judi Bakes

Every Saturday 10am - 3pm

May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

£10 per child, decorating cup cakes, Refreshments available (Cakes and drinks) Tel: 01900 819119 Adult courses on request. 85 Woodstreet, Maryport

Whats On

Fri June 7 Evening Fish Supper Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Fri June 7 - 8 Keswick Beer Festival Three bands and much beer each night Keswick Rugby Club, Southey Street, Keswick Sat June 8 Cumberland Show Carlisle Racecourse, Carlisle Wed June 12, 19, 26 Statesman Rail “The Fellsman” Ullswater Steamers, Ullswater Fri June 14 -16 Women Out West Festival The purpose of the festival is to encourage women to find their voice in the arts, and not to conform to current media sterotypes Florence Mine Arts Centre, The Market Hall, Egremont Fri June 14 - 16 Great North Swim Windermere Sat June 15 - 16 Silloth Vintage Rally The Green, Silloth Sun June 23 Antiques and Collectables Fair The Greenhill Hotel, Nr Wigton Tue June 25 - 30 Contemporary Craft Tour 2013 - Miniature Worlds The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Fri June 28 - 29 Woolfest Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth

From weaving to wearing…


OCKERMOUTH’S celebration of all things wool, Woolfest, will be held this year on Friday and Saturday June 28-29. It takes place at Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth. Woolfest showcases and celebrates the best of wool and wool crafts from sheep-shearing event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship which was recognised in 2012, when Woolfest won the Cumbria Tourism Award for Event-of-theYear. More than 5,000 people visit it each year. Sat June 29 Armed Forces Day Singer Miss Cindy Hoten and Tea Dance. 3.30pm Royal British Legion, Workington Fri June 28 Calling All Adults Afternoon playing indoor games, cards and Dominoes The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington Sat July 6 PAPCASTLE OPEN GARDENS DAY Come and see the hidden gardens of Papcastle! Raising money for Hospice at Home, Tickets, by donation of £4.00 per person, are available from Papcastle Village Hall, entrance to all 9 gardens, and tea and cake provided by “The Brownies” in the Hall. 12pm to 4pm Papcastle, Cockermouth

Sun July 7 Celebrity Cook-Off LIVE The Sands Centre, Carlisle Sat July 13 Maryport Carnival 2013, 1pm Flemming Square, Maryport Sat July 13 - 14 West Cumbria Game Fair Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Bassenthwaite Sun July 21 RSPB Nature Trail Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Sun Aug 25 Penrith Sprint Triathlon Involving a 400m swim in the Penrith Leisure Centre pool, a 22km bike loop out to Great Salkeld on the open highway, followed by a 5km run over two laps of fields nearby Based at Penrith Leisure Centre

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Domestic abuse can affect us all


ANY myths surround domestic abuse, but it is highly likely that most of us will experience some form of it at some stage of our lives.

Domestic abuse affects men, women, children, disabled people, same sex couples, the elderly and people with learning difficulties, regardless of age, gender, geography or wealth and there is no level of education. People who are or have been in abusive relationships are often left with painful confusing feelings, victims often feeling largely to blame for what has happened. All abusive behaviours don’t necessarily fall within the criminal justice system. Abuse may be physical, emotional,


psychological, sexual or financial. It is bred on secrets and lies and usually occurs in private behind closed doors. Victims of domestic abuse suffer on many levels. It is very upsetting for children to see one of their parents (or parents’ partners) abusing or attacking the other and they often show signs of great distress. Children with these problems usually do badly at school and often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Carole Launder, of West Cumbria Freedom Project, said: “Domestic violence is a huge problem and the most under-reported crime in the country. The cost to the nation and our communities runs into billions of pounds per year, not only for hospitalisations but for visits to A&E departments for treatment to physical injuries; and GP surgeries – sometimes many

Feature years later, for stress-related disorders and mental health problems. “Individuals who have experienced abuse have little or no understanding of what happens to them in their relationships and they are left with painful and confusing feelings, victims especially thinking that they are largely to blame”. The need for specialist advice and support is considerable,” Carole said. “Although we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, if not the world, we still have the same problems as everywhere else”. In a small friendly groups a 36-week rolling programme, is in which everyone is equal and treated with respect. The Project has been running effectively for several years and the ongoing successful outcomes of many show its worth. The work focuses on creating a safe environment, in which you will begin to feel safe enough to give yourself permission, to raise important issues, regarding your own vulnerabilities within the group. Part of the programme helps develop non-abusive behaviour and apply it to everyday life issues. It will also help develop skills in communication, angermanagement, empathy, listening and respect for others. The services offered by the Freedom Project, West Cumbria, are open to anyone, especially those who

are or have been in an abusive relationship including their family and friends. They will help you gain an understanding about the help and support that is available and the extent of the problem that faces individuals, families and society. Confidential helpline: 077121 17986. Email:

Some Facts about domestic abuse

Some 60% of abusive relationships begin during pregnancy; every week in this country TWO women are killed by their partners or ex-partners and ONE man a month; domestic abuse accounts for 25% of all reported crime; every six seconds abuse occurs in some households; in this country there are 200 refuges for victims and children who are abused, or have suffered domestic abuse compared to 1,500 animal refuges; it is the largest cause of death in women between the ages of 19 – 44 years; in 1992 domestic abuse cost £5 Billion nationally by 2003 it was £10 Billion; in 2006 the cost in Cumbria alone was £23 million; 40% of all female murders and 5% of male murders are domestic abuse-related; 90% of children are in the same room, or next door, when domestic abuse is occurring; one in three child protection cases shows a history of domestic abuse to the mother; 75% of mothers say that their children witness domestic abuse; 33% of children actually see their parent beaten up;


Wildlife of The Solway Firth

The Wolf Fish Anarhichas lupus By Mark Vollers


ome readers will know that to find a Wolf fish in The Solway Firth would be very unlikely as the limit of their British distribution is the colder waters of the North East of England and Scotland, but there are some of these characterful fish in a specially chilled display at the Lake District Coast Aquarium so there is a qualified excuse to include them! Their name derives from their formidable biting power and teeth they possess (only just visible in our pic), very handy if your diet consists mainly of hard shelled mussels, whelks, crabs and spiky sea-urchins. The threat to humans is negligible unless you insist on hauling them from their home on the end of a fishing line into your boat, in which case you have asked for it! They can grow up to a length of over a metre and look


very like an outsize blenny, the small fish familiar to rock-poolers. They can weigh more than 20kg, and are valued for their eating quality particularly in Scandinavia where their name translates as ‘Stone Breakers’ but their lack of numbers around Britain means they have no significant commercial fishing status. They are apparently sometimes sold as ‘Scotch Halibut’ by fishmongers. It is recognised that they have an important role as a predator of sea-urchins, which on other Atlantic coasts would otherwise deplete the kelp forests which are so vital to the marine ecosystem. The male fish has an extended role in the reproductive process as he will guard the eggs produced by his mate for up to six weeks when they hatch.

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Haig Colliery Mining Museum have had a Workplace Learning Advocate within their team since 2004, and were one of the first to venture along this route with The Johnston Partnership who piloted the scheme in Cumbria. The Workplace Learning Advocate is a voluntary role dedicated to identifing, sourcing and signposting available training for staff, volunteers and members creating a proactive enthusiastic workplace learning environment. The Workplace Learning Advocate approach is all about helping individual organisations or groups of businesses to set up learning either through learning clubs, social clubs or other means to suit individual companies and identify


Workplace Learning Advocates. This is an initiative for employees, led by employees, offering learning opportunities at times decided by and to suit employees. Over the years staff and volunteers at Haig have been able to access training locally, by distance learning and by desktop internet studies, the priority is always to ensure that the individual can develop within the workteam, be appreciated for their work and rewarded for their efforts. Recent training has seen staff and volunteers at Haig building on the capacity of the organisation and increasing community and educational outreach with Arts Award, Maths in Museums and Maths Champions, Interpretation Training, Learning Outside the Classroom provision and Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Haig’s Manager, Pamela Telford, said “It has always been a priority at Haig to develop

the staff and volunteers for the diversity of the roles at Haig, and so that they can meaningfully contribute to their time here and have the skills and abilities to move on in their work and leisure, building confidence and self esteem and having a fun learning experience. Having a Workplace Learning Advocate within the team brings some informality to the learning process in a non threatening and non judgemental way� Anyone interested in the Workplace Learning Advocate scheme can contact The Johnston Partnership, PO Box 86, Windemere, Cumbria, LA23 1WE Liz Johnston, Consultant, 07791 639 146



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Plumbing and Heating

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Paint & Decorating

Waste Management and Plant Hire

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Emergency Police/Fire/Ambulance/Mountain Rescue


Police non-emergency



08457 90 90 90

Council & Other Services

Carnegie Theatre

01900 602122

Allerdale Council Out-of-Hours Emergency

01900 871080

Allerdale Workington, Cockermouth & Maryport Town Council Enquiries

01900 702702

Cockermouth Town Council

01900 821869

Cumbria County Council

0800 1218 800

Maryport Town Council

01900 813205

Keswick Post Office

017687 72269

Workington Library and Visitor Information Point

01900 706170

Theatres & Cinema

Go Ape! 0845 094 9623

Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre

01900 602122

Kirkgate Theatre

01900 826448

Plaza Cinema

01900 870001

Rosehill Theatre

01946 692422

Theatre by the Lake

017687 74411

The Wave

01900 811450

Museums, Attractions & Activities

Lake District Weather 0844 846 2444 82

Eclipse Bowling

01900 872207

Helena Thompson Museum

01900 64040

Jennings Brewery

0845 1297185

Lake District Coast Aquarium

01900 817760

Senhouse Roman Museum

01900 816168

The Beacon

01946 592302

The Rum Story

01946 592933



West Coast Indoor Karting, Maryport

01900 816472

Wordsworth House

01900 820884

Cumberland Pencil Museum

017687 73626

Keswick Launch

017687 72263

Trotters World of Animals

017687 76239

Sports Indoor & Outdoor Cockermouth Sports Centre & Pool

01900 823596

Keswick Leisure Pool

017687 72760

Workington Sports Centre & Pool

01900 61771

Derwentwater Marina

017687 72912

Go Ape!

0845 094 9623

Lake District Coast Aquarium

01900 817760

Tourist Information Maryport

01900 811450


016973 31944


01900 822634


017687 72645

West Coast Indoor Karting 01900 816472

Travel & Weather Bus Timetables

0871 200 22 33

Train Timetables

08457 48 49 50

Lake District Weather Service

0844 846 2444

Estate Agents PF&K North Lakes Properties, Keswick

017687 74546

Medical 111

James Street Group Practice

01900 603985

NHS Direct

0845 46 47

Oxford Street Surgery

01900 603302

West Cumberland Hospital

01946 693181

Workington Community Hospital

01900 705000

Castlehead Medical Centre

017687 72025

Keswick Cottage Hospital

017687 67000

The Wave, Maryport 01900 811450

If you would like your service listed here, please call: 01946 816 716

Cumbria Health on Call (CHOC)

Vets Galemire (Gray St, Workington, CA14 2NQ)

01900 602138

Millcroft (Curzon St, Maryport, CA15 6LN)

01900 816666

Millcroft (Wakefield Road, Cockermouth, CA13 0HR)

01900 826666

Greta Bank Veterinary Centre, Keswick, CA12 4NSV

017687 72590

Cumberland Pencil Museum 017687 73626

Schools St Joseph’s RC Secondary School

01900 325020

Stainburn School and Science College

01900 325252

Netherhall School

01900 813434

Cockermouth Secondary School

01900 898888

Southfield Technology College

01900 325260

Keswick School

017687 72605

Keswick Launch 017687 72263 83


The Guide Magazine, Issue 32, May/June  

The Workington, Cockermouth, Maryport and Keswick Guide Magazine, issue 32 for May/June. Exclusive interview with Jake Bugg, Festival Round...