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July 2012

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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your July edition of your Abbey-Link Can you believe that the Summer holidays are just around the corner! Lets hope the weather takes a turn for the better before then! If you have a holiday booked this Summer and are wanting to look your best when you go away - take a look at the offer on the front cover from The Cheltenham Chase Hotel, it may just be what you need to help get you into shape. If you have yet to book your holiday but are thinking about taking a break in this country, there are a couple of static caravans Its easy to be in based in Cornwall advertised, see page 40 for further The Link Directories (Gloucester) Ltd: details. Abbey-Link / Tuffley-Link Have you thought about pet care whilst you are away? Abbey Pet Care offer a great range of services, from Hucclecote Link daily dog walking to small animal pet boarding see And it’s incredible value too page 41 for more information. Most importantly it works If you are staying at home over the Summer holidays, you may be starting to think about ways to fill your Quarter Page from £21 days. Bohemian Kids on page 25 do great childrens Half Page from £35 jewellery making parties and even hold day events on Full Page from £60 occasions, check out their web site for further details. (Rates subject to VAT)

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We are really proud to announce that July sees the launch of the new Tuffley-Link magazine, and we are 01452 890242 currently looking for help with the distribution. So if or e-mail you have a few hours to spare at the beginning of each sarah@thelink-directories.co.uk month, or are looking to earn a little pocket money for Or visit the holidays or on an on going basis and are over 13, www.thelinkdirectorieslink.co.uk why not get in touch on 01452 617040 and I can give you some more information. Also if you know of any business that has potential customers in the Tuffley area, and who may be interested in advertising in the Tuffley-Link please get them to contact me at sarah@thelinkdirectories.co.uk Remember we can be found on our Face book page; www.facebook.com/ TheLinkDirectories or on twitter; www.twitter.com/@Sarah_Gerken we would love to connect with you. Have a great month Sarah. The Link Directories (Gloucester) Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine. Abbey-Link to adverts PrintedPlease by: Themention Color Company Tel: when 01242 responding 226332 www.thecolorco.co.uk


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A.G. GRIFFITHS PLUMBING, HEATING AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES • • • •

Full Heating systems Boiler repairs and replacements Fully fitted bathrooms Complete plumbing services include leaks and faults Annual servicing and safety inspections

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All aspects of electrical work undertaken Extra sockets, outside lights All works and parts guaranteed Free quotations

Telephone :01452 290078 Mobile:07973324634 27 Abbots Road , Abbeymead, Gloucester GL4 5GF

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ABBEYMEAD & ABBEYDALE ACCOUNTANCY AND TAXATION CENTRE

Accountants for the Abbeymead and Abbeydale Area SMALL PRACTISE FOR SMALL CLIENTS = SMALL FEES CHARGED BY US SELF ASSESSMENT TAX RETURNS IMMEDIATE SERVICE AVAILABLE * Fixed priced Accountancy/Taxation services. Accounts. Self Assessment. Tax Returns. PAYE. VAT. Bookkeeping etc. Annual Sales £ Annual Fee From Less Than 15,000 50—100 * Limited Company Accounts 15,000 100 * Limited Company Formation 30,000 150 * Partnership Accounts 40,000 180 * Self Employed Accounts 60,000 210 * Management Accounts 75,000 230 * Business Start Ups 90,000 240 Over 100,000 By Negotiation Self Assessment tax returns completion from £50 *Self Assessment tax returns, Accounts problems *Free accountancy/Taxation Surgery. *Home visits to suit you Ring Mike Jefferies MAAT ICPA 01453 836683 or 01453 834670

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LAWNMOWERS SERVICED – SHARPENED – REPAIRED ALSO: RIDE-ON MOWERS, CHAINSAWS, ROTAVATORS, STRIMMERS, HEDGETRIMMERS ETC.

FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY Tel : CHELTENHAM MOWERS LIMITED Tel: 01452 616169 Unit B3, Nexus, Hurricane Road, Gloucester Business Park, Glos. GL3 4AG Visit and Buy On-Line at www.mowers-online.co.uk

D2B designs Design and prepare architectural drawings for extensions, conversions, alterations and improvements to your home We also carry out custom designs for new homes with your needs in mind. All plans are prepared and submitted on your behalf for Local Authority Building Control and Planning Approvals. For a prompt, private and professional service call:

01452 723439 or 07973 621078 and speak to Graham or Angela for a free quote and friendly, helpful advice.

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A.D.B ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL

FAULT FINDING RE-WIRING & UPGRADES INTERNAL & EXTERNAL LIGHTING & POWER POINTS ELECTRICITY TO SHEDS & OUTBUILDINGS ELECTRIC SHOWERS NIC PART P REGISTERED

ANDY BOUCHER TEL: 01452 371981 MOBILE: 07967 721966 25 Minster Gardens, Abbeymead No Job Too Small - Free Estimates. All work carried out to the highest standard Please mention Abbey-Link when responding to adverts


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LINDEN TREE FENCING & LANDSCAPING SPECIALISTS • • • • • • • • •

BLOCK PAVING PATIOS FENCING GATES PERGOLAS GARDEN CLEARING RERE-POINTING SHED BASES CONCRETING

COMPETITIVE PRICES DISCOUNT FOR OAP’S OVER 25 YRS EXPREIENCE WE WILL BEAT ANY REASONABLE QUOTE

www.glosfencing.co.uk TEL: 01452 722548 MOBILE: 07841 753082 ALSO SUPPLIER OF SAND, GRAVEL & ORNAMENTAL GRAVEL

GARDEN AND TREE MAINTENANCE All kinds of trees and hedges expertly felled, topped and pruned

GARDEN DESIGNED, MAKEOVERS AND RENOVATIONS JUNGLE CLEARANCE Friendly and reliable local company For more info visit www.lindentreegardens.co.uk

Call Bob on 01452 535696 (24 hour answering service)

Mobile 07957545926

LANDSCAPES ● ● ● ● ●

FENCING BLOCK PAVING PATIOS ● TURFING DECKING HEDGE CUTTING

ASPECTSOF OFLANDSCAPING LANDSCAPING ALLALL ASPECTS

All Interior & Exterior Work Undertaken

Free Quotations & Fully Guaranteed

Tel: 01452 614123 Mobile: 07787 182434 To advertise call 01452 890242


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C.D.L CHRIS LEE PLASTERING CONTRACTOR For all your plastering needs big or small For smoothing over artex, ceilings or walls, To garage conversions Just give me a call 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE INTERNAL & EXTERNAL DOMESTIC / COMMERCIAL LOCAL ABBEYDALE RESIDENT

Tel: 01452 538328 Mobile: 07879 410369

MARK DUNKLEY HANDYMAN GARDEN SERVICES PATIOS LAID FENCES ERECTED DECORATING NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL ALL WORK CONSIDERED ALL RUBBISH REMOVED FREE ESTIMATES GIVEN (WITH NO OBLIGATION) O.A.P RATES AVAILABLE FULL C.R.B CHECK OBTAINED (AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)

CALL TODAY 01452 619883 OR 07817 337480

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Manufacturers & Installers of all Types of the Finest Quality of Windows, Doors & Conservatories 41 Kingsmead Abbeymead Gloucester GL4 5DY Telephone: 01452 618530 07961 199942 Please mention Abbey-Link when responding to adverts


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You’re going on holiday – give your house a holiday too! In the run up to your holiday with a flurry of shopping, packing and deciding who’s going to mind the hamster, it’s easy to overlook some very basic but sensible steps that you should take around the home to make sure disaster doesn’t strike while you are away. Property maintenance company, Bright Sparks, provides one-call property care a boon for people who either don’t have the time or ability to undertake small jobs for themselves or find the hassle of sourcing reliable trades people too much to contemplate. Here, the company suggests some simple tips to keep your home trouble-free and energy efficient while you’re away. 1.

Turn your boiler off – don’t forget to turn off the water heating control as well as the central heating.

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If you have an ‘intelligent’ fridge (often called an American fridge) put it into “holiday” mode and don’t forget to do the same with the ice maker.

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If you have a standard fridge, turn the temperature setting to ‘low’. If you’re not opening and shutting the door the temperature will remain constant – do the same with your freezer.

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Locate your stop cock well before your travel date and remember to turn it off before you leave the house.

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Check that all your windows close and lock properly. If they don’t, call in the experts. Your insurance is likely to be invalid if your doors and windows aren’t properly secured.

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Unplug your appliances (except the fridge!).

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Put some table or standard lamps on a time switch so lights will go on and off while you’re away.

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Check your drains and clean out any leaves or other debris which may have accumulated.

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Make sure your dustbins are empty.

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Mow the lawn before you go!

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www.saintbridgesportscentre.co.uk Tel: 01452 303768 To advertise call 01452 890242


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Fantastic Tan The Ultra Fast Spray Tan in the comfort of your home Sun Kissed & Sexy the healthy way

Simply have one for a special Occasion Weddings, Christening, Balls/Prom, Holidays. Or just to make you feel brighter

Call Jackie to make an appointment 0796 790 8396 Discounts for parties Gift Vouchers available

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Master Sheds Unit D, Sudmeadow Road Hempsted, Gloucester, GL2 5HG Tel: 01452 314011 www.mastersheds.co.uk To advertise call 01452 890242


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Gardening Tips for July from Garden Delight..

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Flowers, Tubs and Borders Dead head bedding plants on a regular basis to encourage continual flowering Pick sweet pea flowers on a regular basis leaving them will mean they go to seed and you will not have as many new flowers • Cut back Lupins and Delphiniums that have flowered, if you feed them they may give you a second flush of flowers • Continue to water and feed summer tubs containers and baskets and arrange holiday cover if you are going away Dead head roses as the flowers go over this will encourage a second flush of flowers, you can now start to feed and treat with a combined pest and disease treatment to keep the plants healthy thought the summer.

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Lawns Water if its dry and there is no hosepipe ban, it’s a good time to liquid feed the lawn if its looking like it needs a fillip, use a high nitrogen liquid feed. You can also ‘spot’ weed those weeds that your early weed and feed fertilizers missed, but be sure you only use a weed killer suitable for use on lawns! Keep the edges trimmed, doing this regularly will keep the shape of your borders and keep your lawn looking neat and tidy.

Fruit and Vegetables Time to harvest early potatoes; check when the flowers are fully open by removing some of the soil if they are about the size of an egg they are ready to harvest. • Water onions if it’s dry to help the bulbs swell up and make good size, keep the weeds down around them to avoid competition. Regularly water and feed tomatoes plants with a high potash tomato food, do not allow them to become water logged. Irregular watering will produce blossom end rot and cause the fruit to split.

Plant of the month: Indigofera –

unusual summer flowering shrub growing about 4fy high. Rounded in shape and late to come into leaf. From early summer onwards pink/purple pea like flowers cover the arching graceful stems. Requires a free draining soil and sun to bring out the best in the plant. Cut back any dead wood after winter. Check out our web site.. www.gardendelight.co.uk Disclaimer – these tips are the result of many years experience in gardening however no guarantees can be given. Remember there are principles to successful gardening but no formulas.

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Founded 1887

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Hearts and Hurricanes WI June’s meeting, held on Wednesday 13th, was on the subject of Cheese. Liz Godsell of Godsell’s cheese was our speaker. Liz is passionate about making cheese and brought some along to taste, amongst which were ‘Singing Granny’s Sister’, a more mature version of the already mature ‘Granny’s Sister’, and ‘Holy Smoked’. Godsell’s sell their cheese at Stroud Farmers market, Stanman’s Deli in Gloucester and Harrods as well as Waitrose and other local farm shops so we were pleased Liz found time to come and talk to us. We all learnt a fair bit about the history of the company and cheesemaking. It was lovely to welcome some new ladies to the meeting and hopefully, with the help of the ‘Link’ we can become more widely known and other women in the area will come along. In July we are inviting local women to bring along their projects for a ‘Craft and Natter’ evening. Hearts & Hurricanes will start their own embroidery project so don’t worry if you haven’t got something ‘on the go’, we will find you something! New members are more than welcome at this newly established WI. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at Coopers Edge school at 7.30pm. Please mention Abbey-Link when responding to adverts


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Cineworld Gloucester – July 2012 Release’s

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Sudoku - Complete the puzzle by 20th July 2012 and return, with your name and address, to Abbey-Link, 30 Dancers Hill, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5TY to be in with a chance of winning 2 cinema tickets

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How to Play

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition!

You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

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It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!

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R. H. NELMES PLUMBING AND HEATING Gas Safe Registered

POWER FLUSH HEATING SYSTEM LOCAL ABBEYDALE RESIDENT

CONTACT:

01452 384905 OR MOBILE:

07806 549041

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Burst pipes ● Replacement taps ● Kitchen sinks ● Toilets ● Radiators ● Bathroom Installations ● Tiling ALL WORK GUARANTEED City & Guilds Qualified

Cat Flaps also fied

PHONE DAVE ON :

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Rob Walters For all your ceiling requirements:-

Plasterboarding Coving Skimming Texturing We now offer to skim textured ceilings to a flat finish or alternatively we provide a full range of high quality textured patterns Water damaged ceilings & Insurance work welcome

Domestic & Commercial enquiries welcome HOME: 01452 521878 MOBILE: 07850 968348 Visit website at www.robwalters.co.uk

R W BATHROOM AND TILING Bespoke Bathroom Installation Tiling Service Specialist in Natural Stone Free Quotation No Obligation Contact Rob Tel: 01452 531858 Mobile: 07970 259494 To advertise call 01452 890242


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DARREN MANN BUILDING CONTRACTOR Specialising in home extensions

Also Mini Digger with Driver for Hire 111 The Wheatridge East Abbeydale, Gloucester GL4 5DW

Tel: 01452 612759 Mobile: 07778 818886 References available

Derek J. Smart • • •

Painter Decorator General Builder 40 Years Experience Free Quotations Tel: 01452 412781 Mobile: 077198 19811

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Index of advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory... ACCOUNTANTS

CONSERVATORIES

PAINTERS & DECORATORS

Abbeymead Accountancy and Taxation Centre 6 Add This Limited 11 Hucclecote Accounting & Taxation Services 15

Gloucester Conservatory & Window Warehouse 29 J C Conservatories 22 Taylors Conservatory Care 12

Derek J Smart

COVING SPECIALIST

ADVERTISING

PLANT TOOL HIRE

Rob Walters

The Best of Gloucester

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AIRCONDITIONING Charmont

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ARCHITECT D2B Designs Paul Karlsson

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ART CLASSES Pete Garrard

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BATHROOM INSTALLATION R W Bathrooms & Tiling Severn Vale Bathrooms TBS Bathrooms Will Oliver Installations

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BEAUTY THERAPY Therapy Skin Treatment

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BEDROOMS PJB Carpentry

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BUILDING CONTRACTORS Darren Mann SWJ Construction

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CARPENTRY P J B Carpentry Richleigh Carpentry Smiths Carpentry Services

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CARPETS Sapphire Carpets

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CARPET CLEANING Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Solutions 36

CHILDRENS PARTIES Bohemian Beads

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CLEANING SERVICES PJB Services

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COMMUNITY CENTRE Abbeydale Sports & Community Centre

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COMPLIMENTARY THERAPY

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COMPUTER MAINTENANCE 7 40 11 35

Ermin Plant Tool Hire

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PLASTERER

Upton St Leonard Cricket Club 32

Chris Lee

ELECTRICIAN

PLUMBING & HEATING

A D B Electrical Services Bright Sparks Cleevely Electrical Hammond Electrics JRB Electrical T Potter

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ESTATE AGENTS Michael Tuck Parkers Estate Agents

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FLOORING Kingfisher Flooring PJB Carpentry SP Dixon

GARDEN MAINTENANCE Garden Delight Just a Mow Linden Tree Mark Dunkley

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HANDY MAN Andy Handy Man

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HOLIDAYS Cornish Break Portugal Villa

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HOTELS Cheltenham Chase Hotel Hatton Court

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KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING PJB Carpentry TBS Kitchens

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LANDSCAPING Abbeydale Landscapes Grants Landscaping LMS Cheltenham Mowers

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LOFT LADDERS Elite Loft Ladders

A G Griffiths Beaven Installations Charmont Easy Plumbing Glevum Heating N Boothroyd R H Nelmes The Gasman

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PROPERTY RENTAL SERVICE Sure Let

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OVEN CLEANERS

Cotswold Computer Medic Gamlin Software Solutions Hop-2-it Jemtek

Abbey Pet Care Nails and Tails

CRICKET CLUB

LAWNMOWERS

Chiropractic Wellness Centre 24 Remedial Sports 24

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PET CARE

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ROOFING INSTALLATION C & G Cladding

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SELF TANNING Fantastic Tan

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SHEDS Master Sheds

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SOCIAL CLUB Saintbridge Sports Centre

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SOLICITORS Dee & Griffin Treasures

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TREE SURGEON Acorn Treecare

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TUTORING Maths Tutor

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UPHOLSTERY Colin Pattenden

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VETS AAS Vets

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WINDOW INSTALLATION A & A Double Glazing C & G Cladding Glass Fix Glazing

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WINDOW REPAIR Cloudy 2 Clear 13 Longlevens Window Repairs 39

WOMENS INSTITUTE Hearts and Hurricanes WI

Andrews Cooker Cleaning Co 40 Oven Busters 41

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