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theWhitehavenGuide June/July 2013

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A word from THE EDITOR It’s June and at last appropriate festival weather has finally arrived… well a bit anyway. The rest of the summer weather remains to be seen but At the Playground kicked things off locally, last month, in the right spirit and certainly didn’t let the rain prevent everyone from having a great time.

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So the events horizon at least is bright, with the Whitehaven Festival sailing in later in June; Whitehaven Carnival staged on July 6 and the West Cumbria Vintage Rally (July 7) working up steam. There’re also Woolfest, at Cockermouth, (June 28-29) and Silloth Vintage Rally (June 16-17). An exciting new three-day event, the Women Out West, or WoW Festival launched in June (14-16) at the Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, the brainchild of local musician and singer Judith Jones, to celebrate women in the arts. The event even enlisted singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sandi Thom to headline. Let’s hope it becomes an annual feature on the calendar. The new Egremont Beer Festival also launched, on June 14 at the RU club.

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July sees Cockrock, Maryport Blues festival, and Wickerman festivals (Dundrennan) all on July 26-28, and Kendal Calling (at Penrith) and Music on The Marr, takes place at Castle Carrock, (Nr Brampton) on July 18-21. For more info see inside and our What’s On guide at the rear of the magazine.

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Contents: The Whitehaven Guide

June/July 2013




Jesse Joe Parker Talks to The Guide about rugby, his home and being here

LOCAL Features


Whitehaven Festival 2013 Busted’s James Bourne to join McFly

30-31 Egremont Beer Festival

Beer fest ‘first’ at Bleach Green

Celebrating 45 years of a fine family business

64-65 Walkingshaw




38-40 Forward Planning is the Secret

Make-Up and Hair by Bridget Foster


44-45 Recipe From Wild Zucchinis


Parmentier of Duck with its Mash Duo

50-51 Alan Spedding Recipe

Last roll for the healthy eater


70-71 Anatomy of an Alvis

1929 Alvis 12/50 Sports SD Beetleback

Haven ready for a testing time

72-73 Whitehaven Rugby League WHAT’S On



81-86 Whats On Listings

Music, Theatre, Film, Comedy, Other 7

Busted’s James Bourne to join at Whitehaven Festival


CFLY headline the opening sell-out concert at The Whitehaven Festival, on Friday 21 June. Almost already a sell-out gig, EMI Records recent signing, UK Indie pop band, The Vamps, will be supporting along with James Bourne, of Busted, who has recently been announced. As well as a music extravaganza, visitors to the festival, centered on Whitehaven Harbour during the weekend of Friday June 21 – Sunday June 23, will enjoy numerous other side-shows and spectacles including the returning tall ships such as the Pelican, from London; the Ruth, Joanna Lucretia and the Bessie Ellen. Also on the water will be four naval patrol craft. The Red Arrows display team will dazzle with their famous air acrobatics putting on another spectacular show at the Festival this


year and the display has also been beefed up with the scheduled appearance of the Typhoon multi-role combat fast jet aircraft from 29 Squadron RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire. The Sunday air show will also feature the Navy’s Merlin submarine-hunting helicopter; the Hawker Sea Fury FB 11, the Fleet Air Arm’s last pistonengined fighter, from the Navy’s Historic Flight and the RAF Tucano display team. ‘Flying water-powered bikes’, also known as Jetovators will thrill water sports lovers. Jetovators can climb to heights of 30ft, dive down to 10ft below the water, and move above the water at speeds of 25mph giving you the experience of flying! All the family will love Titan the Robot, literally ‘the biggest entertainer on the planet’, known to put on an

Feature unrivalled show, made up of a unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music. On the foodie front, Whitehaven’s good friend Jean Christophe Novelli will once again be hosting the chef theatre, alongside ‘Corrie’ star turned cheese maker and TV Chef Sean Wilson and ‘I’m a Celebrity’ favourite and talented chef, Rosemary Shrager. To bring a touch of the X-Factor, Louis Walsh, one of Gerard Richardson’s and Whitehaven’s biggest fans will be returning to mingle among the crowds on Saturday the 22nd. Definitely a weekend not to be missed and entrance to the Festival and most of the attractions is free! Concerts are ticketed and staged in the arena. Tickets for concerts can be bought online at £34.99 for a Saturday Gig ticket to see Bruce Foxtons from the Jam, The Sweet and Slade and £16.99 for a Sunday Gig ticket to see Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers. Follow on twitter: @wfestival


Fortieth Carnival to be right ROYAL occasion

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ORMER Whitehaven Carnival queens, from FWhitehaven as far afield as Accrington, will appear at Carnival, which takes place this year on Saturday July 6, organised once again by Whitehaven and District Lions Club.


It the 40th year celebration of the town’s Carnival organised by the Lions and the Carnival Parade and Castle Park Fete together brings thousands of people onto the streets of the town, as dance troupes, floats and displays brighten the streets of the town centre


from 1.30pm, when the parade starts... although carnival-related events begin at noon and run right through to 5pm. For the first time this year the Lions Club will also be entering their own float in to the parade. Castle Park will once again be a focal point where a fete takes place and proceeds this year will go to the Lions Club itself and thus be routed right back into the community. “All the money we raise finds its way back into the community,� stressed organiser David Ashworth. He pointed out there had been a good response from returning former queens but that they would still like to welcome more. Entry to the carnival parade is FREE, and it is hoped many schools and organisations will take part. Entries can be taken right up to the day although it would help the organisers greatly to know before that if you want to take part. Groups and organisations are invited to take part and the Lions are always looking for local sponsorship to help pay for street entertainers, bands and public toilets. The fete in Castle Park will feature band; a funfair, stalls, displays etc. For further information and entry forms contact David Ashworth on 01946 817717 or email: 11

West Fest to showcase female talent

WOMEN Out West is a new festival taking place this June, and as the name suggests‌ it’s one for the ladies. by Adam Glover

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t is being organised by Judith Jones and her dedicated team to celebrate women in the arts in Cumbria. It will take place in Egremont Market Hall and at the Florence Mine Arts Centre, and will be running from the June 14-16.

Sandi Thom to play their festival, and she represents the hard work of the women who have made the whole event take place.

Judith told us that “the ethos behind the festival is to redress the balance, and empower local women to enjoy, participate and show their creativity to a sympathetic audience. There will be poetry workshops, music and song-writing classes, art exhibitions and competitions, as well as art and craft stalls”. Gents need not live in fear however, as there will be no Amazonian war cries or bra-burning sessions and of course, holders of the Y chromosome are more than welcome to join in. Headlining the event will be Sandi Thom, most famous for wishing she was a punk rocker with flowers in her hair. Support comes from Judith’s own eponymous band, The Judith Jones Band, Carolynne Poole, Connie Lush from Liverpool and a whole host of female talent. Local favourite Emma Dockeray won a competition to support Sandi Thom, and told me that she thinks “WOW Festival is a great opportunity for Cumbrian women to showcase their artistic talent. Plus, it will expose new female artists to the public, and give them a foot in the door for future gigs”. Echoing these thoughts was 2012 X-Factor runner up, Carolynne Poole, who will also be performing. “Gigs like these are great because they highlight fresh talent and give newcomers a chance to shine with the exposure they bring. I’m sure it will be a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy and I’m very much looking forward to performing!” The organisers have pulled off a minor coup in getting

Sandi told me that it was a cause close to her heart, and that convinced her to play:

Gigs like these are great because they highlight fresh talent and give newcomers a chance to shine with the exposure they bring

“From guitar players to heads of companies you will find men as the leading majority. I don’t think it’s a case of sexism but a case of more men being interested and involved in the business than women. While I do know a lot of strong women in the music industry, you have to be very bold and courageous. You also must be determined and focused to make it as a woman in this business, whether you are a singer or a suit.” As always, I like to ask successful musicians their advice for any young Cumbrian musicians, and Sandi told me that “persistence is the key and practice makes perfect. Know your industry inside out. You could be the most talented musician on the planet but if you don’t know how to connect with people, nobody will ever know about your talent.

“And, don’t take no for an answer. The world we live in these days is no longer limited by geography. The people of Cumbria have just as much as a reach as the biggest metropolitan cities in the world.” And so, with many similar festivals popping up across the county and country, why not try one that fights for a cause, one that is being organised by a small group of passionate people; one that promises to be a weekend of eclectic music and art. Tickets are on sale now and are available from


Back at the Playground Day ONE:Friday, by Luke Stamper


T the Playground certainly delivered, leaving many of Whitehaven’s music fans satisfied for at least some of the day, dry. The two-day festival at Whitehaven’s Rugby Union playing field certainly opened up Cumbria’s festival season in style. I attended the opening Friday and spoke to bands, some of whom, had never played in Cumbria before and West Cumbria’s favourite outsiders, The Lottery Winners, Rob and Katie said: “It’s always great to play here, everybody makes the effort and Whitehaven is a place that we will always return to”. Having just released their popular track, Elizabeth, the band are incredibly excited about the summer ahead. Singer/songwriter and Manchester man, Danny Mahon, hadn’t played in Whitehaven before, and eagerly awaited reaction to his ‘modern folk’ genre influenced by both classic bands and his surroundings. Playing songs from his forthcoming album, The 10 Burroughs, set to be completed this summer, Danny is really one to watch. The View, a Scottish band renowned for their continuous wearing of the same jeans, described their music and style as “humbling”. Drummer, Steven Morrison, said was “Fun to get out there; no matter what size of the audience.”, He said the band had progressed musically, maturing their style and approach to song writing. Soon. The View played an entertaining, vibrant gig, of old and new material.


Day Two Saturday, by Adam Glover


roceedings were nearly cut short, thanks to rain and the site became a muddy mess.

But ‘indoors’ I met a confident young four-piece from West London named 12 Dirty Bullets, fronted by brothers Josh and Jamie. Picture the Gallaghers, with less physical violence and, somehow, more hair. Next was The Bookclub, who rose from the ashes of Joe Cornall’s seminal Sheffield band, Milburn. Bass player Tom advised local bands: “You just have to make it happen yourself; it doesn’t matter where you’re from. You might not be from some big city, but where you come from is part of you and your band; it’s important.” Liverpool band Sound Of Guns played a fine rasping, shouty mix of garage rock and anthemic choruses. Then I got to meet Peter Hooton of The Farm. Best known for “All Together Now”, they played an uplifting, feel-good set, straight out of the Hacienda. Pete said that togetherness and of community, are what events like this are all about.” Next I met The Enemy backstage, preparing for a special set. Hands were in the air throughout; choruses were sung loud by the whole tent and lead singer Tom Clarke wore a permanent smile. Fresh from playing Texas’ SXSW festival, Tom praised promoters like the Mighty Boof as “key to building a scene” and spoke of the importance of “believing in yourself” and having that “natural enthusiasm”. “Little festivals like this are great for developing unsigned bands, and they’re key to making music scenes grow”.

Photography by Liam Smith and Alun Disley


The toughest part may be over for Alison and the 49 other invitees but on competition day the pressure in this seemingly genteel and relaxing pastime will become severe. Try to imagine that you’ve been allocated an empty space, a metre cubed, in one of the Royal Horticultural Societies pavilions (for those folks that don’t like metric just visualise an empty box a little under three and a half feet). You’re allowed to fill this space using a structure but flowers and foliage are the stars of the show and must dominate. Then there’s the theme “Open Space” and using only the tools of the trade feel free to create your depictive arrangement. What do you think you would do? If you’re like me you’re probably rolling your eyes and shrugging your shoulders. Soon you’ll decide its best left to someone like Alison. I’ve given the dilemma considerable contemplation I’m still no closer to coming up with a better solution. If the anxiety isn’t great enough already then the participants have only from nine o clock the night before the competition until six in the morning to complete their creations.

Alison gets gold at Chelsea Flower Show lison Lowe knows that the hardest A part of showing a floral arrangement at the Chelsea Flower show is getting invited there in the first place.

In this, the 100th year of Chelsea only past winners were invited to return and the honour is so great that people do; they come racing back from all parts of the globe. In the world of horticulture Chelsea is the Big One… a pretty big deal. Alison, who lives in Distington and runs her own horticultural business earned the right to compete, thanks to the three silver medals she won from 2006 - 2009. 16

After that there’s nothing to do but walk away and leave your work and passion to be scrutinised by the judges, your peers from the Royal Horticultural Society, members of the royal family, celebrities who want to see and be seen and the 157,000 strong crowd.

Feature So how did Alison tackle this challenge? “The guidelines directed us to consult the dictionary and thesaurus then to interpret the definitions.” I’ve tried it, there’s no assistance there. “Using flowers to represent a theme is harder than it sounds; I decided that colour and texture would have to do the work for me.” So there it is colour and texture, that’s why Allison is competing in Chelsea and the rest of us are watching it on our television. “When I think of an open space there’s nothing greater than the open seas and I’ve used white flowers and silvery grey foliage to represent the ever changing nature of the ice and the wintry waves of the Arctic Ocean.” And when we see what she has created the grey skies and distant horizon doesn’t seem so far away.

so special for Alison, in 2010 she was diagnosed with an invasive breast cancer and has spent the past three years facing her prognosis and enduring the terrible treatments that have helped her overcome an aggressive disease. “After the three medals I felt there was nothing else left to prove. The organising and pressure of putting together a display, not to mention transporting everything from Cumbria down to London is astonishing but when I was invited back this year I saw it as a challenge and after everything I’ve been through I wanted to prove something to myself.” This assignment has been highly emotional. “I’ve always been a gardener at heart and time in my own garden has been beneficial when life has been tough. I couldn’t ignore the invitation to go back when at one time I thought I may never compete again.”

“And just to make sure the interpretation of open space is physical and not only metaphorical I’ve used my structure to create the effect of space of extra dimension.” And the effect is striking.

And how did the judges feel about Alison’s interpretation of the theme? They loved it because this year she went one better and was awarded gold.

The centenary of Chelsea is not all that makes this show

Suddenly all the hard work and difficult times seem a distant memory.


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. 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. 18

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



It’s a sprint to the finish in Whitehaven for Tour of Britain


HITEHAVEN has been chosen to host an exciting sprint finish in the forthcoming Tour of Britain cycle race, in September.

Competitors start from Carlisle on the 115 mile second stage of the eight stage route at 11am on Monday, September 16 and head for Cockermouth, Maryport, Workington and Keswick before finishing at Kendal, at about 3pm. There will be two other sprint sections in the Cumbrian stage of the race and these will be at Aspatria and Dearham and there will also be King of the Mountains Climbs, at Mockerkin, the gruelling Honister Pass and Chestnut Hill (Keswick). These extra features give riders the chance to score overall bonus points. As many as 100 of the world’s premier cycle racers – such as Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and co are expected to take part in the national event, which starts in Peebles on the previous day and concludes in London on September 22.

and were confident the stage would go ahead. Since The Lake District is ideal for cycling, with everything from challenging off-road mountain biking routes to gentle country lanes there is something for everybody and hopes are high that cycling bodies and cycling firms can cash in on the interest in the Tour and that it will generate more business by enticing more families, as well as committed riders into the area. But it’s not just some of the best cycling in the country we have here, there’s also a fantastic network of cycle hire points, bike repair workshops, electric bike hire points, and over 30 electric bike charge points but it’s worth bearing in mind that children must be aged 14 or over to hire an electric bike.

In early May Borrowdale Parish Council in Cumbria pointed out that a road in Borrowdale, alongside Derwentwater, the B5289, part of the route, was in such a poor state that the race may have to be diverted and urged Cumbria County Council to take action before a serious incident takes place but Tour organisers Sweet Spot, said they carry out regular inspections of the route; liaise with appropriate authorities, 21


A fine mess you’ll be getting into “STOP messing about,”


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.

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. “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 sup-

Photography by Brian Sherwen

Nicola Holliday

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

plies all resources from paint and scissors, to aprons and washing-up bowls. All we need you to provide is children and water!” 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. 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.


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. 24

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 26






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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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.

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.

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.


Flogging Molly

Solfest anniversary line-up


OLFEST has announced its headline bookings for this its 10th anniversary year.

It takes place August 22-23 and organisers have endeavoured to compile a richly varied and superb line-up that includes both the contemporary and the classic of the music world and runs that gamut from rock to roots and folk to dance. Booked to appear on the main stage this year at Solfest are: Flogging Molly, Maximo Park, Afro Celt Sound System, Oysterband, New Model Army, Deaf School, The Joy Formidable, Twisted Wheel, our special guests, Alabama 3, plus Jakarta Club, Ahab, Delhi 2 Dublin, N.U.M.B, By The Rivers and Victorian Trout Conspiracy. Elsewhere the dance tent hosts Krafty Kuts, the multiaward winning DJ/producer and the undisputed King of breaks, The Correspondents who throw a history of dance music from Blues to Jazz, Electro to Dubstep to Drum’n’Bass, then back again into the mix and also Utah Saints and Eat Static both living legends on the dance scene and there’s much more. Also appearing throughout the weekend are Irish punk pioneers, The Undertones, (currently seeing their song ‘Teenage Kicks’ as a smash top-selling mash-up courtesy of boy band One Direction), the brass meets 28

Maximo Park folk of Home Service, fronted by John Tams (the actor who played Daniel Hagman alongside Sean Bean in ITV drama Sharpe). There are also Solfest favorites Pikey Beatz plus DJ Yoda, The Jaywalkers, Bombskare, The Roughneck Riot, New Rope String Band and many more.

Have a go at golf

into Golf is a national Getcampaign to inspire new golfers.

It is run by the England Golf Partnership through its network of County Golf Partnerships, which work to promote the game and attract more players.

Get into Golf opportunities include free or low-cost beginner courses with PGA professionals. They are a fun and sociable way to start golfing – and a great way to make new friends. Discounted lessons can cost as little as £20 for a four-week course and there are six centres throughout Cumbria, to find your nearest centre visit and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766 You can follow Get into Golf on Twitter at or on Facebook at

So what are you waiting for?


Karl Connor from the rugby club, said: “It promises to be a fantastic weekend. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the difficult task of selecting the beers – I’ve tried to stay as local as we can while catering for every taste.” The list of beers for the festival included several award winning tipples – such as ‘Loweswater Gold’ from the Cumbrian Legendry Ale Brewery, Ambleside, winner of the Golden-Ale-of-the-Year at the 2011 Great British Beer Festival. There are other golden ales on a list, which also includes stout, hoppy bitters and a special ale called ‘Ginger Fizz’ from the Foxfield brewery in south Cumbria. Ennerdale Brewery – who regularly supply the club with their most popular beer, ‘Ennerdale Blonde’ – have supported the festival as a sponsor, and will have three of their beers on show, as will the Strands brewery from Wasdale. Great Gable Brewery, based just around the corner from the rugby club, is supplying two ales. Egremont RUFC has worked with the West Cumbria branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to organise the festival, which is being backed by Nuclear Management Partners, as the festival’s main sponsor.

Beer Fest ‘first’ at Bleach Green


GREMONT Rugby Union Club is to host its first ever beer festival – and will raise money for the Give us a Break respite care appeal at the same time.

Starting at noon on Friday June 14 the club will play host to 20 real ales, sourced from local breweries, and a real cider. The following day, at noon; there’s live sport on the big screen and a performance from popular local singer Ryan Kitto in the evening. A raffle and other fund-raising will aid Cash for Kids Give us a Break Appeal, which wants to raise £100,000 to build a respite care centre for disabled children in West Cumbria. 30

For more details on Egremont RUFC’s club house contact the stewardess, Kate, on 07938663457. Entry to the real ale festival, which runs from noon until late on Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15, is just £2, and free to CAMRA or ERUFC members. Karl added: “Real ale is booming all around the UK,

COME HERE FOR THE BEER! Egremont RUFC vice-chairman, Luke Murphy, enjoying a pint of ale served by club stewardess Kate Gilmore.

and that’s true in Cumbria too, as you can see by the upsurge in the number of smaller, independent breweries over recent years. “Money is tight and people want a different experience when they go out at the weekend; why would you pay upwards of £3 for a pint of lager when you can buy a wheelbarrow full of the stuff for £20 in a supermarket or off licence? Real Ale offers something different, something unique and something which people keep coming back for. “Our rugby club started serving it around 12 months ago, occasionally at first, but the popularity of real ale has meant that we now always have at least one ale available.”

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Egremont RUFC’s club house at Bleach Green underwent an extensive refurbishment following the floods in 2009. It now offers a high quality experience and is open to nonmembers, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday; with live sport on the big screen. Karl added; “Lots of pubs in Egremont have closed down over recent years, but we have improved our offering which a high quality, modern facility showing live sport and open to everyone. Sometimes I think people must think the club is only for our rugby players, but nothing could be further from the truth, and everyone is welcome. “Our club is Egremont’s best kept secret. We show live sport and regularly have live music – we have a Blues Brothers’ night coming up on August 31st. “And with having two decent sized rooms we can cater for live sport even when a private event is booked in the other room.”

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Wainwright's Lost Tour 32


HIS is a book for or those with a love of the mountains but who can never get there – for whatever reason. It’s also a book for those who can…. as a reminder of what you are missing. It can stir memories for those of have been to these places or longings for those who haven’t… but at the same time it is a story of what might have been… told in fantastic photographs. Its central theme is of a journey – a walking tour that began in on May 23, 1931; one which the weather put an end to, six days later, but it nevertheless spawned the idea for the Alfred Wainwright guidebooks which have become so well known. It illustrates what a group of young men – one of whom was Alfred Wainwright – would have seen if they had managed to complete the tour. It had been the idea of Wainwright who had visited the lakes for the first time the year before and had wanted to see much more. The tour – which involved three companions, Jim Sharples, Harry Driver and Eric Maudley –aimed to see every valley, mountain and lake, even though they might not actually be visited. It ended incomplete, six days later, but sowed the seeds of the guidebooks and began a life-long love story. In 1991 shortly after Wainwright’s death Eric Maudsley the last survivor of the group made the details of the holiday available, having kept them for 60 years. It outlined the route over the high fells on six foolscap sheets of paper and the idea for this book was born. Ed Geldard, from Durham, is the author of this book and is a nationally-recognised photographer who teamed up with Wainwright to produce the best-selling Wainwright in the Limestone Dales. In it Wainwright described Ed as his “answer to a long-standing wish,” for someone who could show scenes the way he saw them, so the Lost Tour is like looking through Wainwright’s eyes. It shows the peaks and features in all their glory and brings those distant and magnificent places to the forefront of the reader’s mind. Previously only available in hardback this paperback version at £12.99 from Amberley Books of Stroud, with 96 pages and 183 illustrations would be a wonderful addition to any Lake District lover’s library. C.B. ISBN 8888978-1-4456-1435-9 Email: Tel: 01453 847800 33

it Union services, dangers of illegal lending, high interest borrowing, pay-day loans, doorstep lenders and supporting developing techniques for managing money and planning ahead to mitigate debt problems. They will educate and assist members through the changes brought by Welfare Reform, which will include bank account set up and management of income and expenditure to ensure priority debts are paid, empowering individuals enhancing skills necessary to understand their financial responsibilities. We also offer very popular ‘taste tests’ comparing top branded and supermarket own brand foods within the course, including Jaffa Cakes, fruit juice, crisps and cereals to name but a few. Also many thought-provoking activities such as writing a food budget for the week and completing their own income and expenditure forms, will be included.

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UNION WORKSHOPS T he economic well-being of our families will be tested with the introduction of the Welfare Reform Bill and Universal Credit, which comes live in stages throughout 2013. The new Your Money workshops (a joint project run by the local WED Credit Union and Home Group) will look at issues head on. They will also assist customers to be wiser about their choices from simple fundamental decision-making on shopping through discussion around credit and debt and how to ensure that people do not fall into spiralling debt by making poor choices. The workshops will engage members through understanding different financial products and services available to them, i.e: Cred34

Whitehaven B&B


gets big award

HE Corner House Bed and Breakfast, Whitehaven, has won a 2013 TripAdvisor certificate of excellence. The top performing bed and breakfast was reviewed by travellers on what is the world’s largest travel site and achieved outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed Leisa Kelly at The Corner House said: “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience; we pride ourselves on providing the right balance of service and quality that you would expect from a hotel with the personal and friendly atmosphere you would find in a bed and breakfast.


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OVE over skinny jeans – flared and wide leg trousers are back and are the biggest style hit of the spring summer season, says department store Debenhams.

No longer banished to fashion history books and seen only on the likes of Elvis and John Travolta, flares have returned to glory and are the best way to cut a fine fashion figure in the warmer months of 2013. As new lines hit down, Debenhams has seen customers react fantastically to the return of flares, with early styles selling more than 57% versus the same time last year. Celebs including Jessica Alba, Katie Holmes, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss and Rachel Zoe have already put their skinnies away and dared to rock a pair of flares. With the shape being so flattering it’s no wonder. Michelle Dowdall, a spokesman for one fashion retailer, said: “With jean and trouser styles getting narrower and skinnier over recent years, I suppose there was nowhere to go but out! “We often find that as soon as a celebrity picks up a new trend, it’s not long before customers react and follow suit. We’re backing wider leg and flared trousers to be one of the season’s big hits, and have a fantastic range of styles available in anything from crisp white to denim, and even some floral and printed styles for women wanting to make a bold style statement.” The look is also a hit on the runways, with Betsey Johnson, Alice + Olivia and Anna Sui all showing models walk in wide leg or flared trousers in their shows. Even queen of the skinny jeans herself, Victoria Beckham, has been spotted wearing flared jeans with a pair of towering heels as a chic day look. Worn in bold, block colours or denim and teamed with a cute printed tee or cropped top, the trouser shape hailing from the soulful 70’s will see you through the summer. Michelle added: “If cut right, flares can be really flattering and a great shape for women – especially when worn with a pair of heels to elongate the leg. Flared jeans especially can slim the bottom and thighs, and the right pair can make you look like you’ve instantly lost a couple of pounds!” The flare is one of summer’s most versatile shapes, and can be worn with anything from blouses to jackets or even sweatshirts. 37

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Bridget Foster

BA Hons Fashion, Specialist Make Up Design

Photography by Stephen Yates ABIPP, AMPA


Forward planning is the secret of your wedding day success By make-up and hair stylist, Bridget Foster

I had been chuntering on about how I wished I had several more arms or the ability produce a double of me so I could get more heads done in a shorter space of time. Although I have never been married I obviously spend mornings with lot of brides on THE day, so I am writing this just to help guide brides in their preparation and make them fully aware of all the implications. Make-up and hair are integral and vital part of the day so good advice is invaluable to help make the day stress free and enjoyable.

My advice to most brides when planning the big day is to imagine the day from the moment you wake up.

Where will you be? Who will you be with? What type of atmosphere would you like to be in? What needs to be done before the set time – shower, breakfast, hair prep, make up, hair completion; a bit of Champagne / bucks fizz; arrivals of the flowers; arrival of gifts; getting into underwear and the dress. The larger your bridal party the more organised you will have to be. I do make-up and hair, but I will only do a maximum of three for both hair and make-up, because as one pair of hands doing both it does take a long time. You are best to book hair separately, if you have


OTHERS often know best… so M this is an article my mother suggested I should write.

more than three of you getting ready. Then there’s less waiting around and not such an early start. When I plan my morning schedules for bridal parties I tend to allow about 20mins to half an hour per head for make up only. I don’t just do a quick job, it needs to be perfect and done well, however natural or glamorous. Remember your flowers and perhaps a gift or note from your husbandto-be during the morning of your wedding. So open that gift or note before your make-up is done.   Photographers will also arrive to take photos of you getting ready. So that’s when you’re probably going to want to look nearly ready.   Finally make sure you have allowed time to get into your dress and attach the veil. Hotels or guest houses are great to get ready in because they usually have space, light and food is prepared and provided and you are treated like a princess on arrival anyway. However it’s very much a personal choice. Perhaps if you’re getting married from home, you could prepare the rooms for getting ready in.   The day before should be more about pampering yourself and getting prepared and relaxed for the following day. One bride booked beauticians to come and paint nails and tans for her bridal party the night before, which I thought was an excellent idea.   Remember if your wedding is booked at noon your day doesn’t start at noon. It will probably have to start at 7am!

Make up tips

Keep a press powder and a lipstick/ gloss in handbag for touch ups. During a trial with me a bride-to-be will have a rough idea in their head about what they want. Some have pictures, folders and some just say “Whatever you think”. However, make up is endless and I often show them things they would never think off, so a trial beforehand is actually a fun and enjoyable experience.   I hear a lot of people getting anxious about their make up “looking good for photos”. However, a professional make-up artist will know what will work on camera and what wont and her kit will be packed full of products that will be suitable. If you have chosen your photographer well and researched into their work then you will look great regardless of your make-up although the photographer will have less work if your make-up artist does a god job.   Remember, you want to look like a flawless, natural version of yourself in daylight, for your husband-to-be, for the wedding guests, and for the photos, so let your make-up artist worry about that. If she is good she will know what she is doing and you will have been able to communicate what you want. Photography by Stephen Yates ABIPP, AMPA Website:





Customers come

first at Lulabelle’s


t’s been 12 months since Lucy Woodburn opened Lulabelle’s Beauty Rooms, in Moor Row, and after seven years working for other salons running her own business has been everything that Lucy dreamt it would be… and more.

Lucy is a firm believer in the customer coming first, working late to accommodate her clients and making sure that even her busiest clients can find time to treat themselves and relax. Lulabelle’s offers all the treatments you would expect to find in a beauty salon with the added bonus of having them carried out in an intimate space. Nails are a particular favourite for customers who, can have as much or as little influence as they like over the designs from in-trend florescent col-

ours to the One Direction fan who took nail stickers to her appointment in preparation for their concert. Lulabelle’s also offer package deals from prom to holiday, as well as pamper parties for birthdays, hen-dos and weddings. In short if there’s an occasion you need to look good for then Lulabelle’s will be there to help. Lulabelle’s is at 1 Church Street, Moor Row, CA24 3JG Tel: 01946 812385


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:



(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).

Boil your potatoes until they are nice and soft then using a hand mixer, mash them with the

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


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 45



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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 51


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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

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(with pineapple) Serves 3-4

Ingredients 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil ½ tbsp Thai Red curry paste (add more if you like it spicy) 2-3 Dried Kaffir lime leaves 400 ml Thai Coconut milk (1can) 200 ml Chicken stock 300 g. Roast duck sliced ½ tbsp Palm sugar or 1tbs granulated sugar ½ tbsp Thai Fish sauce or salt Pineapple and cherry tomato


1. Oil in a wok. (Medium Heat) 2. In with curry paste and Kaffir lime leaves. 3. Stir well to combine and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. 4. Add Coconut milk and simmer for 2 minutes. 5. Season with palm sugar and fish sauce. 6. Simmer over a medium heat for 10 minutes. 7. Add chicken/duck stock. 8. Add vegetables and cook for about five minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. 9. Add Cooked Roast Duck and heat for a few minutes. 10. Taste, then adjust the seasoning if necessary. 11. Serve with Thai Jasmine Steamed Rice.


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A quiet Cumbrian village, between the Lake District Mountains and the Irish Sea, not far from Wastwater, Britain’s favourite view, provides the tranquil setting for the White Mare Country House Hotel. A warm and friendly atmosphere awaits our customers, with a roaring log fire in the winter, good home-cooked food and real ales. Should you wish to stay over we have eight cosy en-suite bedrooms and serve a full English breakfast. The ideal base for Walking and Cycling, just off the Coast-to-Coast cycle way.

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Wednesday Night - New Restaurant Menu and Quiz Night Thursday Night - Traditional Fish Night Friday Night - New Restaurant Menu Saturday Night - New Restaurant Menu Sunday – Carvery all day from Noon until 8pm New Lunchtime Menu now available. For further details please call 01946 841246 We also cater for functions: Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Christenings, Funeral Teas, Outside Catering Service. Please contact us for details


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Food is served Tuesday to Sunday at lunchtimes, and seven evenings a week, with Sunday Carvery served from Noon to 8pm

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For all those special occasions; weddings, christenings, birthdays and even that family BBQ, allow us to cater for you within a relaxed, friendly atmosphere among amazing views. For more information please call 019467 26100 or email Low Wood Hall Hotel & Restaurant, Nether Wasdale, CA20 1ET. Tel: 019467 26100.

IRTON HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL The Lake District’s hidden jewel. A stunning 14th century holiday destination in the foothills of the Lakeland’s western fells.

Food served every day from Noon - 8.30pm. Sunday Roast served Noon - 6pm. A fantastic venue for weddings, birthdays and all other functions. Providing luxurious Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Self-catering accommodation in the main house (a choice of seven) with others located in the 19 acres of surrounding parklands. Irton Hall, Irton, Eskdale, Holmrook, CA19 1TA. Tel: 019467 26025.

HUNDITH HILL HOTEL 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. Lorton Vale, Cockermouth, CA13 9TH. Tel: 01900 822092.


Enjoy real food and real local ales in the beautiful location of Britain’s Favourite View at the Wasdale Head Inn.

Home cooked, local products served from 12noon – 8.30pm daily For any information, please call 019467 26229 or email

Wasdale Head, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1EX Tel: 019467 26229 Find us on Facebook:


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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. 57




The Eating In Guide Takeaways in your local area

Fraser’s Fish and Chips


T: 01946 823642

T: 01946 65444

33 Main Street, Egremont, CA22 2DR

Moza Takeaway

 Traditional

66 Meadow Road, Mirehouse, CA28 8ER


Naj Tandoori

Specialising in mouth-watering Peri Peri grill 10% Discount & Free 2Ltr Bottle Of Soft Drink chicken and tongue tingling, lip licking fried chicken. We also do burgers, wraps and kebabs. With Collection Orders Over £15 (Home Deliveries Available) Free Local Home Delivery With Orders Over £15

8 High Street, Cleator Moor, CA25 5AH

18 Main Street, Egremont, CA22 2DW

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Tiger Inn Takeaway

Orchid Manor

11 High Street, Cleator Moor, CA25 5AH

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Five Course quality meal only £8.99 from Sun-Fri Strandhouse, Strand St, CA28 7LJ

T: 01946 692676 Marmaris Pizza and Kebab

Chicken Hut

T: 01946 62963

T: 01946 693353

6a Tangier Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7YZ




(pizza, kebab, fried chicken)

Specialising in mouth-watering Peri Peri grill chicken and tongue tingling, lip licking fried chicken. We also do burgers, wraps and kebabs. (Home Deliveries Available, Open 7 Days a Week) **Watch out for forthcoming anniversary offer** 17 Duke Street, Whitehaven, CA28 73T


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. The magazine said it reviewed more than 500 62

new cars on real roads to arrive at its results - in contrast to the official research which is conducted in laboratories.

Motoring 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 smallengined 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 per gallon by almost 10%


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. 64

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.

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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.

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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.


Baptism of Fire in Richard’s national rally challenge S

uccessful young West Cumbrian rally driver, Richard Barnard, has won sponsorship from Duncan McLean’s Whitehaven Accident Repair business for his assault on the 2013/14 REIS Get Connected MSA British Tarmac Rally Championship Group N title.

And Richard had a drama-driven baptism of fire on the recent Manx National Rally, on the Isle of Man, (May 10-11) and was plagued with problems. He was seeded 44th overall in the 94-car field and second in his Group N class Subaru Impreza N8, but his Manx co-driver, Seb Turner, took ill just 48 hours before the event and frantic efforts saw Jamie Foster drafted in from Liverpool on the Friday morning of the afternoon start. Things went okay on the afternoon and evening stages and the pair were well poised, second in their class, for bulk of the stages, the next day. But on stage two the following day a high-speed spin-off damaged a rear driveshaft resulting in a lot of lost time and just two, rather than four wheel drive operation over two more stages, until repairs could be carried out. Back in 4-wheel drive Richard posted the 18th fastest overall time on the Druidale stage and quickly clawed back eight minutes on the third-placed car ahead of him but on the last stage, with a good margin on the third placed group-N car, and championship points seemingly assured, the Subaru hit a rock on the inside of a corner and suffered two punctures and two 68

broken wheels before limping to the finish just before they were out of time. They finished 35th overall but outside the championship points in Group N. Afterwards Richard said: “It was the toughest rally I’ve ever done. I’ve never had so many problems during a rally.” Duncan McLean told the Guide: I was impressed with Richard’s challenge for a national title and am happy to back his attempt in the hope that he brings the trophy back to our area’. Richard added: “I just hope is that I don’t have to use Duncan’s services too much!” Richard is due to be back in action next for The ALMC Stages, in County Meath, Ireland, In July.

Motoring axle and suspension faults are the most common suffered by British motorists. This winter has already seen some of the worst road conditions in recent history and has seen a sharp increase in visitor numbers since December. Duncan McClure Fisher, managing director of Warranty Direct, said: “It isn’t just the catastrophic suspension failures that potholes can cause that are the problem. Continued driving over potholes or other uneven road obstacles, like speed humps, give your car’s suspension a regular pounding and the cumulative damage this causes will eventually result in a breakage. “With so much of our road network resembling Swiss cheese, it’s almost impossible to avoid” This is especially true of places, like Cumbria which have a high concentration of rural roads, as these get less attention from local authorities than major highways. To report potholes contact Cumbria County Council at The Courts Carlisle Cumbria CA3 8NA Tel: 0845 6096609 or email:

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RIVERS in the North of England and Scotland are up to three times more likely to damage their vehicles on poorly maintained, potholed roads, according to campaign website,

Automotive warranty specialist, Warranty Direct, analysed data from more than 50,000 live consumer policies over four years and found that the 10 regions of the UK in which suspension failure is most prevalent are all at the North of the UK and include Cumbria. Cumbria came out 10th worst in the list of 52 counties in the UK and third worst in England, after North Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear. Scotland had seven out of the “Top10”. Overall, UK drivers pay out more than £1 million a day to repair axle and suspension parts, thanks largely to the legacy of years of underinvestment in road maintenance. East Sussex is where you are least likely to suffer pothole damage. With an average repair cost of £257, 69

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Terry Richardson

By Chris Breen

Terry’s car was first sold by Alvis main dealers Henley’s, via their Manchester branch, but he doesn’t know who to, so finding out is his next project. He’d like to know who had enough money in August 1929 for such a vehicle. It was just before the Wall Street Crash, (October) which led to the onset of the The Great Depression of 1929-34.


Terry only knows the names of the two owners before him, having bought VU6717 in Seascale, in 1964. Thanks to a tip-off from a friend he arrived just in time to view it the weekend that its then owner was moving house and at the same time wondering what to do about the car. Terry coaxed him to sell.

Terry carried out nearly all the work himself, apart from nickel-plating the brightwork, which complements the car’s beautiful back coachwork and which calls for specialist equipment.

The Alvis then sported various shades of red from orange to maroon. Terry put the car back on the road with the intention of running it for a year to assess the ultimate extent of restoration work necessary but ended up running it for 27,000 miles and three years as his only car, “Although I had a motorbike too,” he added.

N elegant and unique 1929 Alvis 12/50 Sports SD Beetleback has been brought lovingly back to its former glory by local man, Terry Richardson, as a result of a seven-year restoration.

Terry, a former Sellafield instrument technician and team leader, even re-upholstered all the vehicle’s leatherwork and made replacement aluminium body panels to lighten the car, which unusually for this particular sports model was formerly steel bodied. The Alvis cost £500 new, in August 1929, five times the price of an ordinary car such as the famous £100 Ford Model Y, which helped bring motoring to the masses, when launched in 1932. The Alvis cost more than twice the average annual salary. 70

“By 1967 it was getting very tired,” he said “with low oil pressure in the engine; there was corrosion in the steel body and the ash-framed coachwork was coming un-glued.” So it was then he decided to embark on a full restoration and sidelined the car, pending a start. Three times after that he began the long restoration


By 1967 it was getting very tired, with low oil pressure in the engine and there was corrosion in the steel body and the ash-framed coachwork was coming un-glued

process but after two false starts it was 2003 before he became an almost full-time garage hermit and maintained momentum until he and the completed car emerged from his garage, on to the road, in 2010. So VU 6717 remains chiefly original, retaining its engine, gearbox and axles and despite being reds of many hues and then British racing green it is now back in its as-originally-ordered black coachwork, with green wire wheels and green leather upholstery, courtesy of information on its original works buildsheet information, which was uncovered by the Alvis 12/50 Register (owners’ club). One particularly fine feature – and a credit to Terry’s workmanship – is the car’s dashboard and refurbished instruments. Only 151 SDs were ever built, of which there are 50 left in the world and 35 of these are in the UK –although all are not roadworthy. Add in several unique yet original features of Terry’s model and it becomes even more of a rarity. Terry is to be commended on ensuring than this fine, gleaming piece of living motoring history has been rebuilt and refurbished to a high standard that will see it good

for at least another 80 years on the road, where it truly belongs. But it’s no museum piece. Terry uses the car regularly over longer distances and has incorporated some very subtle updates – such as orange flashing indicators secreted in the front sidelights – so the car is more useable in modern traffic. Later this summer it was due to go on a motoring tour of Normandy. It can reach 80mph and can return 29-30mpg from its 1496cc engine.

HAVE you an interesting or rare motor vehicle or motor-cycle? If so would you like it featured in our motoring pages? If so, please talk to me, Chris Breen on 01946 816715 or email me at: chrisbreen@ 71

the top teams that show what it truly means to play in the Championship. Only then can we accurately determine the improvement we have seen from the team. But all in all things are looking bright at the Recre and the team can keep putting in solid performances the wins will come. But there is one win which is valued above all others and if they can put to bed Workington’s recent dominance at the end of June then maybe the last piece of the jigsaw will fall into place. In the away defeat at Swinton they strung together more than 20 passes after the 80th minute in an-all-or-nothing drive to cross the line and they came oh so close to doing it. Have a look on Youtube, search the keywords Whitehaven Swinton crazy finish. Despite the loss the determination and never-say-die attitude that Dave Woods wants to instil in the team are evident While the boys couldn’t quite snatch a victory people all through the league did take notice. One of the grateful victors that night was Super league stalwart, Lee Briers, who was returning from injury. He acknowledged he didn’t need such a physical and intense workout in his first game back. The rest of the league is beginning to realise that against Whitehaven you need to be at your best to win.

Haven ready for a testing time Words: Craig Wishart


here’s no denying that it’s been and up and down season for Haven.

A promising start faded to a series of ruthless beatings. All credit to the team they pulled themselves together, shook off the frustration of these setbacks and started a run of victories and narrow defeats that have at least earned the team bonus points. For Haven the following weeks and months are going to be extremely important as they front up once more to 72

So far the biggest disappointment of the year is Haven’s inability to put to bed this recent hoodoo that Workington have over them. If only they could beat their local rivals’ things would seem a lot sunnier!

Sport Haven were never likely to make the transition from a lower league and storm to the top of the Championship table, especially with a team that has been so recently put together, but it was reasonable to expect them to be competitive, play some good rugby and provide spectators with quality performances throughout the season, which is what they are doing. Defeats were inevitable and as the season pans out there is a group of five teams that justify their positions at the top while a large group jockeys for position below and Haven sit at the top of this larger group as the best of the rest.

Obviously competing in a higher league is challenging but the team is improving every week and playing some great rugby

The greatest satisfaction supporters will take for the remainder of the year is to watch as this team continues to bond and combines to play the type of game the fans want to see and with 17 tries in the recent matches against London Skolars and Barrow there’s plenty of

reason to get down to the ground on game day for some excitement. General manager Barry Richardson knows the team is on the right track “We’re making great strides on and off the field. Obviously competing in a higher league is challenging but the team is improving every week and playing some great rugby and as a manager it’s important that the club is now on a sound financial footing,” In the recent derby against Barrow the club organised a family day to help raise funds for the Give us a break charity which aims to build a respite centre for disabled children in West Cumbria. “We are part of this community and we’re delighted to help; we see it as part of our responsibility. Part of the gate receipts were donated and the players, directors and staff all gave money,” Richardson said. Then a solid win and sunshine capped off a great day”. The only sad note was the sudden departure of Rodney Pora to Papua New Guinea to be with his seriously ill son. The staff, players and fans wish Rodney and his family the best.


The Guide Meets... Papua New Guinea player Jesse Joe Parker talks to our rugby writer, Craig Wishart, about rugby; his home and being here


ugby League has a great following globally but there aren’t many countries in which it can claim to be the number one team sport.

In Britain football claims the top spot, apart from maybe Wales. We all know the obsession the Kiwis have with Union and even in Australia League battles with the mayhem of Aussie Rules for top billing. But there is a country where League is King, the undisputed master and national sport and that country is Papua New Guinea. PNG Rugby League has encouraged its players to leave home and play overseas, the aim is to pit its players against the best in the world and build the reputation of PNG as a League force.  One of the men who has made the move abroad is Haven’s Jesse Joe Parker and I recently had the opportunity to speak with him. CW: Where in PNG are you from? JJP: I’m from the southern Highlands, central PNG. CW: And how long would it take you to get there from Whitehaven? JJP: It can take up to two days. Firstly I have to fly into Singapore, sometimes I can fly straight into Port Moresby other times I have to fly to Brisbane and then take a connecting flight. CW: That’s a lot of flying. JJP: There’s still more because from Port Moresby I have to then fly another two hours to get home because there’s no road. CW: Is Whitehaven the first team you have played for outside of PNG? JJP: No, I’ve played in Queensland and the last team I played for was Featherstone.

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CW: You’re in the PNG international squad how do you feel about the push to get a PNG team into the NRL? JJP: It would be a great thing for the country. Next year there will be a national team playing in the Queensland Cup which is a good start. CW: Which players do you most admire? JJP: Stanley Gene and Adrian Lam, they are an inspiration to all young players in PNG

Sport CW: If you weren’t playing rugby professionally what would you be doing? JJP: The first thing I would do would be to go back to School. CW: And have you given any thought to life after rugby? JJP: I would like to coach children who will be the future of the game. CW: What do most miss about home? JJP: My two kids CW: It must be difficult to be so far away from your family? JJP: It’s not easy but this is the best way I can provide for them. Keeping myself busy helps when I’m missing home. CW: Supporters hang a PNG flag in the stands, I’ve seen you pointing towards it after you’ve scored a try. How does it make you feel to see it there? JJP: It feels like someone from home is watching me playing. It’s a very special feeling. CW: If you could meet anyone who would it be? JJP: Definitely my small sister, she passed away last year while I was over here aged only 20. If it was anyone it would be her.

CW: I’m sorry to hear that, it can be difficult to be so far from home. It must have been tough for Rodney Pora, did you know his family back in PNG? JJP:Yes, I really feel for him because he knew his son was very ill before the club managed to find a flight home for him. All he wanted to do was get home. CW: Before he left you shared a house, how was it having someone from home in Whitehaven? JJP: PNG is part of me and to have someone here from home who knows what it’s like is important we had a lot in common. CW: What type of music do you listen to? JJP: Reggae mostly but also Gospel. CW: Which of your team mates has the worst taste in music? JJP: That would have to be James Cameron. CW: What’s your nickname? JJP: Japs. It’s all in my name and it was my father’s nickname also. CW: Any final words? JJP:Yes I’d just like to thank the people for being so friendly, making me feel welcome and part of the town.




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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 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 youíll 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 back of their neck, 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 aren’t 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 worming products up to date on your dogs and cats and let the full family enjoy the summer.



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Across 1 Quibble (5,5) 7 Not at war (8) 8 Priam’s city (4) 9 Soya bean curd (4) 10 Important person (3,4) 12 Stone coffin (11) 14 Thor Heyderdahl’s raft (3-4) 16 Arsenal’s items? (4) 19 Maize (4) 20 Short joke (3-5) 21 Skill in handwriting (10) Down 1 Wintry precipitation (5) 2 Satan (7) 3 Bunch of hair (4) 4 OK (3,5) 5 Assigns a value (to) (5) 6 Allowing liquid or gas to pass (6) 11 Incessant reader (8) 12 Exactly right (4,2) 13 Sharing (anag) (7) 15 Trace of colour (5) 17 Chimney cleaner (5) 18 Average (4)

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Saturday 8th June 7.30pm Shaun Loughrey with Special Guests The Benn Sisters The Wave Centre, Maryport Saturday 8th Jun 7.00pm Bangers ‘n’ Brass Join Ullswater ‘Steamers’ for some old fashioned fun on-board Western Belle. Ullswater Steamers The Pier House, Penrith

Saturday 29th June 8:00pm til 2:00am (last entry 12:00am) Killahurtz Dum n Bass - The Second Coming KillaHurtz is a brand new, fresh and exciting night in West Cumbria. TJs, Whitehaven Sunday 30th June 7:30pm -10:30pm Three Phantoms Celebrating the world’s greatest musicals! The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Thurs June 13 Finding Joy The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Fri June 14 Forro Porro. 8pm The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Fri June 21 Scorpions Tribute The Vine Bar, Workington The Young’uns. 8pm The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Sunday 23rd June 7:00pm -10:30pm Blondie Beguiling, just a little twisted, and its sound more recognisable than ever. The Sands Centre, Carlisle Friday 28th June 8:30pm Limehouse Lizzy Limehouse Lizzy are live at the Civic Hall, Whitehaven on their 2013 tour, playing the greatest hits of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy. Civic Hall, Whitehaven Fri June 28 Bonified The Vine Bar, Workington The Good Lovelies, 8pm The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth 82

Tis Pitty She’s A Whore Thu 13 - Sat 15 Jun 20:00 Wed 19 - Fri 21 Jun 20:00 Mon 24, Tue 25 Jun 20:00 Sat 29 Jun 20:00 Wed 3 - Fri 5 Jul 20:00 Mon 8, Tue 9 Jul 20:00 Sat 13 Jul 20:00 Wed 17 - Fri 19 Jul 20:00 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Monday 3rd-5th June 7.30pm An Instinct for Kindness Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Fri June 14 Regulation 21 The Vine Bar, Workington

Sat June 15 Salt of the Earth Events Presents: Eric Brace and Peter Cooper Brigham Memorial Hall


Fri June 28 Limehouse Lizy Fri July 5 Seventh Wave The Vine Bar, Workington 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 Monday 29 July 7:30pm - 10:00pm Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra featuring GILSON LAVIS with special guest ROLAND GIFT - the voice of Fine Young Cannibals and guest vocalists RUBY TURNER & LOUISE MARSHALL! The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Saturday 15th June 7.30pm In The Complete Works of William Shakespeare All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! Now revised for 2013 with the same recycled jokes just put in a different order. The Forum, Barrow Sunday 16th June 7.30pm Jenny Eclair Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Tue June 18 - 22 The Memory of Water Theatre Royal, Washington Street, Workington Thur June 20 - 22 StagedRight Presents - Les Miserables The Sands Centre, Carlisle Saturday 29 June 2pm - 3pm & 7pm - 9pm Razzamataz - Razz Is The Word The Sands Centre, Carlisle Sun 30th June 7.30pm Songs from the Shows Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Tue July 2 - 4 Arms and The Man Theatre Royal, Washington Street, Workington

Saturday 8th June 7.30pm Alice In Wonderland The Sands Centre, Carlisle

to recover a lost Goya painting that he must find for a group of criminals. Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

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

Friday 14th June Man of Steel Plaza Cinema, Workington

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

Friday 14th June Man of Steel Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Thurs June 13 Finding Joy Thursday 6th-8th June 6pm & 7.30pm Arts Crazed-Dance Production Stanwix Theatre, University of Cumbria

Mon June 17 Lincoln (12A) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Wed June 19 - 20 The Place Beyond the Pines (15) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Friday 7th June After Earth Plaza Cinema, Workington

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

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


Mon June 10 The Sessions The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Wed July 3 - 4 Promised Land (15) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Wed June 12-13 Trance(15) Mon June 24 Zero Dark Thirty (15) The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Mon June 24 Film Season: Monday Alternative: The Hunt (15) Tullie House, Carlisle

Wed July 17 - 18 Star Trek: Into The Darkness (12A) Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

Comedy 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


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Wed May 22 - Fri July 26 Egremont Red An exhibition of artworks inspired by the red haematite of Florence Mine. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm FREE ENTRY Florence Mine Arts Centre, Egremont Thursday June 6 - 9 Boot Beer Festival Events at three pubs, The Woolpack, Boot Inn and Brook House. It’s is now one of the biggest in Cumbria with over 100 beers and ciders Boot, Eskdale Thur June 6 - 12 Appleby Horse Fair Traditional horse fair and annual gathering of gypsies and travellers Appleby Thur June 6 Shaolin Warriors The Sands Centre, Carlisle Bangers ‘n’ Brass (Evening Cruise) Ullswater Steamers, Ullswater Thursday June 6 Social @ the Library Make a noise in Libraries, Board games, online resources and refreshments. Everyone welcome. 10 - Noon Kells Library


Meet the Narrator Gordon Griffin accomplished actor and former presenter of play school who has recorded over 500 audio books over the past 20 years. 11 - Noon Whitehaven Library Thursday 6th - Wednesday 12th June Appleby Horse Fair A traditional, informal gathering of gypsies and travellers - lively atmosphere with plenty to see - horses being washed in river, raced down street, stalls etc. Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th June Boot Beer Festival 3 pubs all within walking distance offering a choice of over 100 beers to taste over the weekend. There will be special menus and entertainment over the weekend. The Woolpack Inn, Eskdale Thursday 6th June 7.30pm Shaolin Warriors This breathtaking theatrical Kung Fu show vividly depicts the rarely seen Kung Fu Masters’ feats of agility, strength and skill, using Buddhist meditation and their rigorous martial arts training. The Sands Centre, Carlisle Friday June 7 Talk by Andrew Forster Poet and literature officer with the Wordsworth Trust at Grasmere 1.30pm Cleator Moor Library

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 14th - 16th Women Out West WOW Fest was born to Celebrate, Promote and Empower women in the Arts! Egremont Market Hall & Florence Mine Fri June 14 - 16 Great North Swim Windermere


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Sat June 15 - 16 Silloth Vintage Rally The Green, Silloth

Tuesday 2nd July 7.30pm Down Among the Red Men With speaker Philip Ashforth. The Beacon, Whitehaven

Open Mic

Fri June 21 Midsummer At Midnight Florence Mine,Egremont


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 Wed June 26 A Little bit of local in the library 12.30 - 1.15pm Whitehaven Library Wed June 26 Author Ruth Sutton. 2pm promoting her latest novel ‘Forgiven Whitehaven Library Fri June 28 - 29 Woolfest Mitchells Livestock Centre, Cockermouth Fri June 28 Calling All Adults Afternoon playing indoor games, cards and Dominoes The Helena Thompson Museum, Workington Sat June 29 Armed Forces Day Singer Miss Cindy Hoten and Tea Dance. 3.30pm Royal British Legion, Workington Sun June 30 Keswick Midsummer Festival Living Statues, Street Actors, sit back and relax listening to live music in the Market Square, while eating food from the food stalls. Keswick 86

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Thurs July 4 Social @ the Library. Money matters. 10 - Noon Board games, online resources and refreshments Kells Library 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 per person, are available from Papcastle Village Hall, entrance to all nine 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 Fleming Square, Maryport Sat July 13 - 14 West Cumbria Game Fair Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Bassenthwaite Sun July 21 RSPB Nature Trail Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Studio Florence Open Mic Your Opportunity to showcase your talent or sit back and enjoy the show

7.30pm Start June 19 July 17 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 Secember 18

Florence Mine, Egremont The Wheatsheaf, Egremont Every Tuesday

JAM SESSIONS Every 2nd Thursday

Ennerdale Country House Hotel

Haig Colliery Mining Museum has recently registered as an Arts Award Centre, having a trained Arts Award assessor for all five levels of the award. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award. It’s a framework for learning new skills and sharing them with an opportunity to develop creativity and leadership skills and is a link between young people and creative arts professionals. The Award Levels Are: Art Award Discover This award is a non-accredited introductory award open to young people aged seven plus. To achieve Discover, young people discover the arts around them, find out about artists and their work and share their experiences with others. Arts Award Discover will usually take about 20 hours to complete.. Arts Award Explore This award is accredited as an Entry Level 3 qualification. It is the perfect stepping stone from our introductory award, Arts Award Discover, to the Level 1 qualification, Bronze Arts Award. Anyone aged seven to 25 can take part. Young people collect their arts experiences in an Explore arts log as they

go along, recording what they find and enjoy. Arts Award Explore will usually take about 25 hours to complete.

people aged 11 to 25. It will take young people around 60 hours to complete their Silver award.

Arts Award Bronze Young people get involved in the arts and share their skills to achieve Bronze, a Level 1 national qualification, young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts hero/heroine and share their skills with others. Bronze is available to young people aged 11 to 25. Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it’s up to them. Bronze will usually take young people about 40 hours to complete.

Arts Award Gold Drives young people’s personal development in the arts. Gold Arts Award is the highest level at Level 3, and develops young people’s creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points). Gold is available to young people aged 11 to 25. Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. Gold has two units – Unit 1: personal arts development and Unit 2: arts projects leadership. It will take young people around 90 hours to complete, working with their adviser and independently.

Arts Award Silver Young people challenge themselves and build creativity. Silver Arts Award, a Level 2 qualification, has two units – Unit 1: arts practice and Unit 2: arts leadership. Doing Silver involves achieving an arts challenge, reviewing arts events, researching artists and arts organisations, and delivering an arts leadership project with other people. Young people need to plan their work with an adviser and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. Silver is available to young

Employers, universities and colleges know that Arts Award is a qualification that shows young people’s level of commitment and progress in the arts, and in developing new skills. For more details contact Pamela at Haig Colliery Mining Museum


Explosion killed

15 at Lowca pit

Photography by Russell W Barnes, Harrington No 10 Colliery

HAIG Mining museum curator, Pam Telford continues her series on the history of local mining and the true price of coal and looks back at the mines in and around Lowca and Harrington


HE onset of nationalisation of the coal mines spelled disaster for Harrington No 10 colliery, near Lowca. On December 9, 1946 an explosion occurred at No. 10 Pit which claimed the lives of 15 men only three weeks before the pits were nationalised. The then owners of the mine were the United Steels Company, of Workington. At the time the pit was producing about 3,000 tons per week from the Main Band seam and about 770 people were employed. Some 240 (30 of them women) worked on the surface; 195 at the coal face and 335 elsewhere below ground. The Main Band in the No. 2 District where the explosion occurred was 12 feet thick, of which the lower 9ft 6ins was being worked. This was 1 1/2


miles from the shaft. The district was worked by roadways 15 feet wide by 10 feet high using a combination of short-wall coal cutters, explosives and Duckbill loaders to win the coal. The district was very wet, and water fell from the roof. The explosion occurred about two hours after the start of the day shift on a Monday morning. Normally there were about 250 men underground but on this day only 208 were at work. This level of absenteeism was common for a Monday morning and was known to have saved more than one man who had not turned in. Had the explosion happened the following week the death toll could have been higher because it was “Bull Week,� when

Photo by Richard Burgess, Gt. Clifton. Centre, Middle, is where Harrington No 10 Colliery once stood

History The 10 and their lifespans were: No. 1 pit – never completed due to flooding; No. 2 Pit (not known); No. 3 Pit – 1867 to 1879; No. 4 Pit – 1871 to 1879; No. 5 Pit – this was the old Micklam Pit re-opened; No. 6 Pit – 1871 to 1874; No. 7 Pit – 1874 to 1901. The No. 8 Pit – 1872 to 1874 was only 65 feet deep and flooded due to the sea breaking in. The men at work at the time had a lucky escape, climbing the ladders in the shaft as the pit flooded in under an hour

men worked as many shifts as possible to earn extra money for Christmas. That the explosion was one of firedamp is without question but the source of ignition remains a mystery as all but one of the men in the district were killed. They were: William Hoodless, 41 an overman; Thomas Addison, 44 a face worker; Robert Henry Brown, 31, service engineer; Charles Sharpe, 26, face worker; John Tolson Hill, 39 face worker; Daniel Largue, 43, face worker; William Henry Ennis, 54, face worker; Harrison Fidler, 37, a demonstrator to face workers; Ronald Pflaumer, 32, bricklayer; John Fox, 34, bricklayer; Wilfred Chapman, 42, face worker; Robert Maurice Burney, 44, face worker; John Wright Bird, 46, timber drawer; Thomas Bird, 31 timber drawer; Thomas Austel Miller, 41, deputy. Stone-worker John McMullen, 54, was injured but became the only survivor.

The No. 9 Pit – sunk 1880 and by 1901 only pits 5, 7 and 9 pits were working and by 1905 only No. 9 pit remained and it eventually became the upcast shaft for No. 10 Pit. No. 10 Pit – sunk 1910-11 was the “Lowca” Pit which closed in 1968. The colliery was taken over by the Workington Iron and Steel Company, an amalgamation of four companies including the Harrington Company, in1909. No. 11 Pit was sunk in 1916 and worked until 1963 and No. 12 pit was sunk 1921-2 and worked until 1932. The No. 5 Pit was re-opened and worked until 1980, although by this time it was only a small operation producing mainly fireclay for the furnace linings at Workington Ironworks.

EARLY collieries around Harrington and Lowca were originally owned by the great local land-owners, the Curwen family, of Workington Hall. In 1673 Henry Curwen owned collieries in Harrington and Lowca. In 1783 Harrington Colliery consisted of seven pits named McCall, Tarn, Dyke, Lowes, Lonsdale, New and Lonsdale Second. Between 1783 and 1792 John Christian Curwen sank a further 11 pits – Drape, McMillan, Hodgson, Old Baskett, Natty, Bella, Udale, Fox, Laybourn, Henry and John. By 1812 only Hodgson, John and Henry were still working and in 1847 only the first two were left producing 25-30,000 tons a year. In 1865 the colliery was taken over by Bain, Blair and Paterson of Harrington Ironworks, who were to eventually sink 10 pits.


Train Times - 19 May - 7 December 2013



Family, Friend and Visitor Accommodation Guide Forest How

Eskdale Green CA19 1TR

A hidden jewel in Eskdale Green, Forest How Guest House offers peace and tranquillity set in beautiful gardens with absolutely stunning scenery. Come and experience the best that nature has to offer – enjoy watching red squirrels while you eat breakfast in the conservatory, spot roe deer in the field or in the garden and have fun trying to identify the garden birds that flock to the feeders. Forest How is the ideal retreat for couples and busy executives. Come and relax, unwind and walk in our little back yard – the Eskdale Valley. Children welcome over the age of 18, dogs of any age welcome!

The Corner House Bed and Breakfast 1 Laurel Bank, Foxhouses Road, Whitehaven, CA28 8AD

At The Corner House we pride ourself on providing the right balance of service and quality that you would expect from a hotel with the personal and friendly atmosphere you would find in a bed and breakfast. Whether it’s a romantic weekend away, fell walking, cycling or business; The Corner House offers quality accommodation, comfort and style. T : 019467 23201 T : 01946 843 524

King George IV Inn

Calder House Hotel

Nestled in the beautifully Eskdale valley The King George is the place to stay, whether you just want to relax in the peaceful setting, clime England’s highest mountain or something in between. We have three self-catering holiday lets, The Apartment sleeps 8, The Cabin sleeps 6 and The Flat sleeps 4 and we also have two double en-suite rooms. Start your day with our hearty Cumbrian breakfast and then enjoy our local home cooked food which is served from 12 to 8.45pm every day and wash it all down with a great pint of local real ale.

An elegant Victorian seafront hotel, beautifully appointed contemporary bedrooms. Bar and restaurant open daily, offering a wide choice of menus, lunchtime and evenings, traditional ales, malts, wines and spirits for business or pleasure - a warm welcome awaits you. Special offer weekend deals throughout the year. For that special occasion or even just sheer indulgence why not spend a night in one of our luxury executive rooms? T : 019467 23470 T : 019467 28538

Eskdale CA19 1TS

The Banks, Seascale, CA20 1QP


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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 photo), 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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Whitehaven Guide Magazine. Issue 36, June/July  
Whitehaven Guide Magazine. Issue 36, June/July  

The Whitehaven Guide Magazine, issue 36 for June/July.