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Pinfold Furness’ Free Magazine

Issue 18 July 13










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Distributing 7000 copies per month Welcome to the July issue, This month we bring you a summer holiday feature with even a new local place to take the whole family.The old Hall Farm has just opened and is well worth a visit. We also feature a local Ulverston community park Mill Dam Park, Cumbria Karting, Cumbria Bowling, and free entrance for kids to The Beatrix Potter Gallery.The Wray castle and Barrow Jiu Jitsu club will help us keep the kids occupied over the summer holidays. We have some good advice From Owen Bayliss on 4G and continue our guide to making our own will thanks to Lakes Legal ltd. Linda Stott our wellness coach is keeping us healthy and on track sticking to our goals. St Mary’s Hospice is auctioning a painting to raise funds and The Fellowship for Furness Abbey is holding an event to raise funds for the Furness Abbey. I would like to thank Lorraine Oates Photography

for the editors photograph, this months lovely cover photo and for the cover photograph on the summer holiday feature.


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Contents.. 4 6 7 9 10 13

Local Artist Raises Funds for St Mary’s Hospice

What’s going on in July?

Lakes Legal - Death with a will 4G your need to know guide Salix Alba

Summer Holiday Feature


Barrow Jui Jitsu Club


Old Hall Farm - New visitors


Please come and pick some Sweet


Cumbria Karting

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attraction, A historic working farm Peas at Mill Dam Park Cumbria Bowling

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Design your life don’t just let it



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Fair and the return of the Abbot’s treasure.


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LOCAL ARTISTS RAISE FUNDS FOR HOSPICE A beautiful original oil painting of a Lake District scene is being raffled to raise funds for St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston. The painting ‘Great Langdale Beck’ by Ron Stacey is just one of many original paintings created by over 40 members of the Bardsea Schoolroom Art Group at its 2013 Bi-annual art exhibition which takes place Friday 23rd August –Thursday 29th August in the Schoolroom at Bardsea village, near Ulverston. Ron, who reached the semi-finals in Channel 4 TV’s national ‘Watercolour Challenge’, started the Bardsea Schoolroom Art Group in 1988 with just twelve members supported by nationally and internationally acclaimed tutors willing to share their techniques and secrets. These included painter Erik W Gleave, sculptor to The Queen, Glynn Potter, and noted pastellist Christopher Assheton-Stones. “All these tutors have had a great influence on our work,” says Ron,“and the Group is fortunate today to still have high calibre, locally and globally recognised tutors such as Lake Artist Society members Graham Twyford and Kevin Chester, as well as local artists Ken Allen and Lee Payne and watercolourist Doug Hyslop. Three art classes are held within the Schoolroom every week. Members meet on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10.00 and 14.00 and a Life Drawing Class is held on Friday evenings from 19.30 – 21.30. New members are welcome. To enter the draw, visitors can visit the Bardsea Schoolroom Art Group 2013 exhibition between 10.00 and 17.00 (opposite The Ship public house) over the August Bank Holiday week-end and following week. Entrance is £1, which includes a programme and refreshments. NOTES Ron Stacey was Artist in Residence running Day Care Art Classes at St Mary’s Hospice from 1990-1996 to help patients create and exhibit their own artworks either at the hospice, or in the Schoolroom at Bardsea. Ron is also a member and previous Chairman of The Ulverston Society of Artists. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BARDSEA SCHOOLROOM ART GROUP CONTACT: Ron Stacey on 01229 869393 or Liz McGIllivray on 01229 580398 (mobile 07581 194816).


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Whats going on in July?

06 July - Ulverston Carnival - The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. and finishes in Ford Park where there are lots of stalls and fun for the family throughout the afternoon. Dalton Market and Vintage Tea Rooms 06 July - Dalton Markets and Vintage Tea rooms 10:30am Dalton Community Centre (Drill Hall).Daltons new series of Markets which include Vintage Tea rooms, indoor and outdoor traders, food an drink and live entertainment Web site: Further info please contact: 07879646881 or

07 July - St May’s Hospice Paws for Thought 10.30pm, Cafe in the Pavilion, Barrow Park Due to the popularity of our last Paws for Thought event, we will be hosting another summer walk in the park! To register your dog contact our Fundraising Team. Call: 01229 580305 Email:

12th July - Friday Night Live, Coronation Hall - A compilation of 4 of the finest comedians on the UK circuit. Our group discounts are still in place and tables of 10 are available downstairs for £100 (on a first come first served basis). All other tickets are £12.50 each (apart from concessions £10). Guarantee your seats today by phoning the Coronation Hall Box Office on 01229 587140.

12 July - We have Furness Tradition Folk Festival weekend. Lots of great events and displays happening around Ulverston . This is our 15th anniversary event and as such we are bringing back to Furness some of the young musicians who have developed through our traditional music training into pro/semi pro musicians in their own right. As always we are also bringing top level storytelling events, concerts, sessions, dance displays and workshops. 20 July - Grand Sweepstake St Mary's Hospice and Cartmel Racecourse present a Grand Sweepstake on the Cumbria Crystal Hurdle Race. Tickets are £1 each! Purchase by contacting our Fundraising Team. Call: 01229 580305 Email: Prizes: Winning horse - £500, 2nd place - £200, 3rd place - £100, 4th place - £50, 5th place - £25, 6th place £25, any other horse drawn - £20! The draw will take place 1 hour before the race commences on Saturday 20 July 2013.

27-28 July - Cumbria Steam Gathering Flookburgh The 2013 Cumbria Steam Gathering will be taking place from 9am – 5pm, at Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, LA11 7LS. For the best savings, be sure to buy your tickets before July 15th. 31 July - Ulverston and North Lonsdale Agricultural Show Urswick Recreation Hall Fields.North Lonsdale Show celebrates its 175th anniversary. Featuring 'Cyril the Squirrel, Cuerden Birds of Prey, Barrow Vintage Motorcycle Club, Rolande Chain Saw Carving, Cattle Championships, Dog Show, Animal Classes, Horticultural Classes, Rural Craft Marquee, Kid's Zone, plus trade, craft and food stands.For Further info and entry fees visit:

31 July - You are invited to take part in a dolphin, whale and porpoise survey for the 12th National Whale and Dolphin Watch. South Walney Nature Reserve, WalneyWeb site: The data collected during this event will help in developing a snapshot of the distribution of dolphins, whales and porpoises around the UK. This is an opportunity for everyone to become involved in the research that goes into understanding and protecting these magnificent creatures. This event is being run in collaboration with the Sea Watch Foundation. Feel free to turn up any time between 8.00am and 12.00pm. Bring binoculars if you have them. For more information please contact: Butterfly Craft Studio, 169 Rawlinson Street : Droppin' Stitches Social Craft Group. Share ideas, skills and stories. Bring your own project or work on one of our charity projects. Every Thursday 1.30 to 3.30 pm. Free but small donation welcome for tea & coffee. For info call 0770 9310306


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Lakes Legal Limited

Death with a Will: A guide

Last month we continued to look at the probate process which is the term given to the legal mechanism of administering the estate of a deceased person. If you missed last months article you Hannah Elizabeth Bell LLB Director can view it (along with Photo: Powder & Paint Photography all of the previous issues of the Pinfold) here: In this issue we finish our review of the probate process by looking at the application for the grant of probate and what to do when you receive it. Continued from issue 17…

4. Complete the Tax Return The tax return that the Executor(s) have to complete and submit to HM Revenue and Customs will depend on the size of the estate and whether or not there is any liability to Inheritance Tax. When there is tax to pay, this must be done before the Grant of Probate will be issued. If the deceased has cash assets to meet the tax payment due their bank may release funds to meet the tax liability before the issue of the Grant of Probate. Otherwise the Executor(s) may have to arrange bridging finance. Once the Executor(s) have completed the tax return it is sent along with a cheque for the amount due to the Capital Taxes Office. The Capital Taxes Office will in return confirm direct with the Probate Registry that the return has been filed with them and that any tax due has been paid.

5. Application for the Grant of Probate To apply for the Grant of Probate the Executor(s) must first swear an Oath. If a Solicitor is representing the Executor(s) this will be arranged by the Solicitor. Alternatively the Executor(s) will visit the district Probate Registry and swear the oath in front of a officer of the Court. The Oath is a statement of truth in which the Executor(s) confirm that the Will delivered to the Probate Registry is he last Will of the deceased and that they will administer the deceased’s estate properly. The Oath

and Original Will are then sent to the Probate Registry.

6. Receipt of the Grant Once the Grant has been issued by the court the Executor(s) have the legal power to finalise the estate. In finalising the estate the Executor(s) may follow the following steps: a. Realise all creditors of the estate by placing an advertisement in the local paper and/or the London Gazette inviting any creditors to make themselves known. b. Write to all financial institutions which whom the deceased had dealings and organise the release of the deceased’s assets. c. Ensure all debts of the estate are paid. d. Gift any specific legacies set out in the will of the deceased. e. Pay any pecuniary legacies set out in the Will of the deceased. f. Complete the deceased’s income tax and capital gains tax returns for the tax year until the date of death and finalise any dealings with HM Revenue and Customs. g. Distribute assets in accordance with the Will or in accordance with any Deed of Variation which might have been prepared post death. Lakes Legal Limited offers a comprehensive Fixed-Fee will writing service so you know exactly how much it is going to cost you from the very beginning; No hidden costs and No VAT! Single Wills £75.00 and Couples Wills £125.00 Why not call 01229 47 18 71 now for a one hour fee free consultation. “Lakes Legal Limited; a professional service at an affordable price from the comfort of your own home”


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Summer Holiday Feature

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You hear a horrifying scream as your seven year old enters the room with a flying kick, grabs the dog and wrestles him to the ground. Once you’ve got over the blind panic that the Summer holidays are almost here, what are you going to do for six weeks! Have you thought about channelling these urges into a martial arts class? Activities like Jiu-Jitsu at Barrow Jiu-Jitsu Club (BJJC) are a fun way for boys and girls to become active and improve focus and discipline. Some people will tell you that this kind of activity encourages violent behaviour, in fact, it is quite the opposite. BJJC has members with learning difficulties, like ADHD, whose parent’s state that this type of activity focuses on self-control and concentration, often under-developed in ADHD children and has a positive effect on other aspects of their life.

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and break falls, each requiring concentration and strict attention.

Jiu-Jitsu is a non-competition martial art and uses a belt system, starting with red and moving through to black. The children progress by working through a syllabus, once completed each belt they have a grading (test) in front of Sensei. This gives each child a sense of achievement and helps to learn to set goals. More than this, respect is the most important principle taught at BJJC from the bowing to standing still waiting for the next instruction. Research has shown that this carries over in school and home life and has shown to help behaviour and improve learning.

Maybe it isn’t the scream you hear during the holidays; instead it is “Mum, I’m bored! I’ve got nothing to do!” At some point during the long holiday every child finds that they might want to do something productive. Alongside BJJC is School’s Out, an activity centre for children aged 8-16. On offer are crafts such as Jewellery Making and Woodwork, Animation and Filming and Drama and Sports. Each designed for endless fun where they can express themselves creatively and feel a sense of achievement. School’s Out is run by friendly staff and managed by a teacher with over 15 years’ experience. Older children have the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications outside the school system in something that interests them or is not available on a school timetable.

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Historic Working Farm

Shire Horses• Feed The Animals •Vintage Machinery • Tea Room & Shop


The Old Hall Farm is a new exciting local visitor attraction, it has just opened and is well worth a visit .This historic open working farm is a wonderful place to bring the family and visitors to the area. It has many different activities throughout the farming year.You will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold whilst the land around is worked by heavy horses and steam engines.There are also play areas to entertain kids while you relax and enjoy some of the delicious offerings made by the working farm.You can find The Old Hall Farm just outside Ulverston in the village of Bouth. We are passionate about our way of life at Old Hall Farm and would like to invite you to experience it. We offers a variety of agricultural courses and activities including; rare steam ploughing, animal husbandry, tractor driving and Shire horse ploughing. We aim to provide a unique experiences in a traditional working environment. Old Hall Farm is worked using 19th century methods to grow its crops and harvest the land. Horse power alongside steam and early vintage tractors and their implements are the way the farm is operated. The historic buildings housing our stock and the steam driven dairy is a unique sight to behold. The farm is mostly self-sufficient growing its own feed and produce and rearing its replacement stock. Manual labour, old techniques and hard work is the key to our historic working farm. Old Hall Farm aims to retain those lost and forgotten farming techniques by offering courses ranging from rare steam ploughing to animal husbandry to tractor driving. All the courses can be tailored to suit your needs and accommodation is also available in the village of Bouth. This historic working farm is well worth a visit with its many different activities and special events. This historic working farm is following the farm year and therefore activities will change month by month so each visit will be different.

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Milking Parlour


This season we are very proud of our new dairy. It has been made in the old 1970’s milking parlour. In here we will be making a complete range of dairy products including pasteurising milk and cream for our own tea rooms. We are also starting to build our business of making cheese, again with our own milk from our growing dairy herd of jerseys. We will be selling traditional jersey ice cream which we have perfected very well especially with extra cream on!! Whether visiting the farm or just passing come and enjoy the products from our farm among which fresh milk in teas and coffees. Our Butter and cheese on your sandwiches and ploughman’s lunches and most of all our thick jersey cream on one of our famous cream teas. We offer morning coffees and cakes, lunches and of course our famous cream tea. Good food served in our A historic working farm in the centre of Bouth village (just off the A590, near Ulverston) shabby chic Take a tour round the farm, go back in time tearoom with and get a feel for how things used to be. retro vintage Exciting exhibits and demonstrations every day china. You will also - visit our website for further details. be able to buy « Childrens Play Barn « Feed The Animals « Working Shire Horses « Chicken Shed Tea Room our farm « All Weather Attraction « Farm Shop & Dairy products before « Vintage Machinery « Our Own Jersey Ice-cream Demonstrations you leave without FREE ENTRY to the “Chicken Shed” Tea Room and Farm Shop visiting the whole farm.


Open everyday 10am to 5pm Adult £7.50, Child (5 to 15) £5.00, Children under 5 go free. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20.00. Group concessions and loyalty card now available.

Old Hall Farm, Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria.

For more information visit Phone 01229 861993 Find us by Sat-Nav at LA12 8JA

Old Hall Farm days can be completely tailored to your specification, to organise your tour, please telephone in the evenings on +44(0)1229 861993


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Please come and pick some beautiful sweet peas.

Is the polite request to passers-by from an old man with grey hair, stood in The Gill Ulverston. He understandably favours pretty young women – and his excuse is that they’ve got young children with them who might be looking for a children’s park.

“They are only a hundred yards away . . . And they are free. Free Free Free.

This man is Geoff Dellow or more formerly Dr Geoffrey Dellow who took his first job out of university at Glaxo doing research in the Process Investigation Department (PID for short) as a Chemical Engineer on £900 per year and was able to buy 4 Beech Bank for . . .wait for it £900 – one year’s salary. His first lab assistants were Len Elliot and the chain smoking ideas man Harry Stables – his favourite trick was turning a strip of steel into genuine silver (coating) with his magic solution – an unofficial Glaxo research activity. Within three years he had married a Barrow lass, and invented a new patentable process and with the proceeds of his house sale for £1,400 went off on an adventure to America with no job but lots of possibilities. There he worked in San Francisco for Shell Research, earned a pot of gold, returned to buy The Falls just north of Hoad – and there’s another story.


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Back to the sweet peas: they have been grown and planted by volunteers in Mill Dam Park which no one seems to know about. - It’s just beyond the Health Centre and has sweet peas beginning to grow to cover the whole side of the park. Geoff reckons 10,000 of them will grow this summer and they need to be picked.

Two weeks ago a dedicated group of volunteers worked in the park for most of a Sunday to put pottery back up on the new fence that had been made there in previous years by children parents and roaming non artistic respectables. Whilst some screwed the pottery to the fence others put 400 bedding plants in that had been donated by David Gardiner at the market plant stall. Others munched delicious cake and scones made by parents specially and drank tea prepared on the spot. Others caught up on news from people they hadn’t seen for a while. Others watered the newly planted flowers with water from a hose kindly provided from a neighbour’s house. So find out where Mill Dam Park is and come and pick a bunch of your favourite flowers. Believe it or not, you’ll be rendering a public service


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"Open Adults Grand Prix Race” on the 7th July 7 p.m £30pp instead of £40pp, all welcome to join in. A Grand Prix is one of two "heat" based events we offer. Each driver takes part in five heats of eight laps, in which they race for pole position. Various points are awarded to the drivers corresponding with what position they come in that heat. The top races/ point scorers then enter a fourteen lap final, where trophies are awarded for first, second and third place. Drivers in a Grand Prix roughly get around 30 minutes on the track. When you bring 10 or more people to The Adults Grand Prix, Super Le Mans, Team Endurance races you receive 1 hour free bowling. Just remember when you book the race to mention you would like the hour’s free bowling.

We run the Children's Open Grand Prix on the last Sunday of every month at 2pm start, this is a fantastic karting race where all the children are involved. It is great fun and is always a big success, the race usually takes between 2-3 hours. £20 per person. All children must have passed their "Junior Driving Licence". Booking is highly recommended. Visit our website for further information on our Driving licence, Practice sessions and Challenger Races available for children aged 6-13.

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Here at Cumbria bowling we offer a top of the range 4 lane bowling alley boasting the latest advancements in bowling technology! High speed pin setting machines so no waiting around for your turn!

As our lanes and system are top of the range we can cater for up to 8 people per lane, as opposed to the usual 6 people. Therefore you can bowl for as little as £3.75 per person for 1 hour, or £6.25 per person for 2 hours! Games will vary depending on factors such as bowling speed/ breaks etc. and the amount is only intended as a guide. We have food and drink available from our café. Alcohol may be purchased from our bar. Customers wishing to purchase alcohol must provide Photographic ID. At Cumbria Bowling we have Cosmic Bowling, where we dim the lights and the lanes and balls will glow in the dark for you to experience bowling in the dark. Great fun for all the family and a chance to bowl like you have never bowled before. We have an Orange pin night!! Under UV light when the lanes are glowing in the dark On this night if the Orange pin is at the front of the pack, notify a member of staff to oversee and if you get a strike you will win a mystery prize!! Standard Times

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Design your life, don’t just let it happen I read an interesting article recently by a great agent of change. He was talking about the life's too short mentality that people have and use to justify eating rubbish and over indulging, you know the ones, the "oh life’s too short to diet" brigade, life’s too short not to eat and drink to excess today. Let’s turn that on its head, life's too short not to live it to the full, embrace everything and be healthy. By eating and drinking anything and everything, over indulging and not taking care life will definitely be shorter than it could be and the quality of that life will soon be compromised.

How easy is change?

Change in itself is not easy, as much of what we do we do without much thought and through habit. Our habits are often governed by the people around us, our family, friends and is wrapped up in social pressure, advertising and education. Making changes to your eating habits or behaviour will affect everyone around you and they may not be as helpful or supportive of your goals as you would want.

A number of years ago my life was at a point where it could have been cut short. I didn't use that as an excuse to over indulge and eat and drink rubbish. I used that as a life’s too short not to live it in the now and hope for a future. For the future to be healthy for me and for many it meant really embracing change to a healthy active lifestyle.

Now I get up every morning wondering, what will I do with this energy and good health, what can I do today. Anything is the answer, Often we don’t realise that we have mixed anything I want, I am not restricted by my feelings about making changes in our weight or health or energy. What will you do behaviour. Take a few minutes to think about today? and list the benefits and drawbacks of changing your nutritional habits and losing weight. If you want to make some changes you might want to go through the following questions, maybe adapt them to other situations that require you to change:Here are some examples: Benefit of Not Making Changes I can keep eating the way I want without


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having to work on making any changes in my life. Benefit of Making Changes I won’t have to worry about the health risks of being inactive and eating poorly. Drawback of Not Making Changes If I don’t make changes now, things might get worse. Drawback of Making Changes It might be hard for me to get support from my family and friends to do this.They’re used to me the way I am.

Now rate each of your answers on a scale of 1 to 5: 1 = Not important 2 = Somewhat important 3 = Important 4 = Very important 5 = Extremely important Having a realistic goal and knowing WHY you are doing this is really important and so having a dream or goal board is a good idea or even just a simple image that you can see every day and focus on is important.

To Do List

Identify your goals Have a plan Understand what changes you need to make to get the results you want, Identify the difficulties and situations that might occur to stop you reaching your goals and be prepared to deal with them. Get a coach to help you with the process

Good luck with your changes and remember to take one step at a time, challenge one habit at a time and stay focused on the end result. 015395 60313 Facebook Linda Stott


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Medieval Fair Furness Abbey Fellowship


and the return of the Abbot’s treasure

urness Abbey Fellowship, a local support group set up in 2012 is pleased to announce their first event to be held in the grounds of the illustrious Furness Abbey. The Medieval Fair will be held on Saturday 31st August 2013 from 10am to 5pm. The event will coincide with a welcome return of the Abbot’s ring and crosier for the day and a number of exciting activities are planned. The Fellowship is working closely with English Heritage to increase visitor numbers and place the abbey firmly on the national heritage map.The abbey founded in 1127 by King Stephen became one of the most significant and wealthy Cistercian monasteries in England. Its sphere of influence ranged across the north west of England and included religious houses in the Isle of Mann and Ireland. Its power and wealth arose from the wool trade which was the equivalent in the Middle Ages of the oil industry today. Its wealth attracted Henry V111 to target it as the first large abbey to be dissolved and the


surrender came in 1537. A fantastic discovery was made recently of the fully articulated skeleton of an abbot, buried with his ring and crosier. The unusual find has come at exactly the right time, after ongoing intensive conservation work to the historic fabric of the building, and it is hoped it will attract many more visitors to the abbey. The Medieval Fair will be an added attraction and complements the display of the artefacts well. An explanation of the artefacts,

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excavation and buildings will be available, provided by English Heritage. A Living History Group-The Iron Shepherds will be displaying aspects of life in medieval times, with a village, craft and weapons demonstrations and displays throughout the day. Local artist Patrick Corbett will be demonstrating illuminated writing, Iain McNicoll will reprise his character, Brother John, demonstrating the use of herbs, Local poet Geraldine Green and Children’s author Gill Jepson will give readings in the Chapter House, Owen Jones will demonstrate traditional basket making and there will be music from an early Tudor group of musicians, the Dorian Players. There will be many other activities, with trails, quizzes and puppet shows for children around the abbey

and tea, coffee and cakes will be available from Abbey Mill and a hog roast from Hartley’s of Dalton. The Fellowship hope this will be the first of many such events and anyone wishing to donate or support in any way can contact them at


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