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VILLAGER

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JUNE 2018

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Our front cover star business for June is Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Royal Air Force Museum Cosford offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family with free admission. This year is the Royal Air Force's Centenary, so what better year to visit. Food lovers can also visit the wonderful Cosford Food Festival, you can find out all about it on pages 10 and 11. Also in this issue read how 51 local potential lifesavers have signed up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register and find out how you could join them . Residents in Kinver will be opening their gardens to raise money for Compton Care (formely Compton Hospice) the glorious gardens are well worth a visit and you can make a day of it with a visit to the beautiful Village or stunning Kinver Edge.

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51 potential lifesavers sign up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register

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charity football tournament held in Brierley Hill has resulted in 51 young people signing up as potential stem cell donors. The Olly Wilkes Memorial Football Tournament took place at Thorns Collegiate Academy on Saturday May 19. The event was jointly run by Olly’s family, dad Simon, mum Lynn and brother Ben and his former club Withymoor Colts, in memory of the 22-year-old West Bromwich Albion fan who took his own life last year.

Matt Beveridge (left) and Simon Wilkes (right)

Simon Wilkes, the organiser of the tournament, has been diagnosed with blood cancer and also wished to raise awareness of stem cell donation at the tournament. Participants and spectators had the opportunity to sign up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register, by filling in some personal details and providing a DNA sample via cheek swab. Last year, during another football tournament and fundraiser organised by Simon Wilkes, 22 people signed up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.

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Matt donating his stem cells at the London Clinic

One of the people who signed up, Matt Beveridge, received a call from Anthony Nolan in March to say that he was a potential match for someone in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. On 15 May, almost one year after signing up at the charity football tournament, Matt donated his stem cells at the London Clinic. Matt, 26, from Stourbridge, said: ‘For me personally, last week was a very emotional week. A few days earlier I donated my stem cells to hopefully try and save the life of someone suffering with blood cancer. ‘It was an amazing experience and I wanted to share my journey with people at Olly’s event. On the day 51 of Olly’s friends came forward to join the Anthony Nolan register, which is a lot more than we expected and a really fantastic response!’ Sarah Cleveley, Regional Development Manager for the East and Midlands, said: ‘We were delighted to be invited to the Olly Wilkes Memorial Football Tournament to help sign students up as stem cell donors. Every person who signed up at this event has a chance, like Matt, to give a second chance of life to someone in desperate need’. Anyone aged 16-30, and in generally good health, can join the Anthony Nolan register. It costs £40 to be added to the register. To join or for information about supporting the work of Anthony Nolan, visit www.anthonynolan.org

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COSFORD SERVES UP ANOTHER TASTY FESTIVAL

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ver 90 local producers of the finest artisan food and drink will be exhibiting at the annual Cosford Food Festival in July. Held in the unique setting of the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, a bustling food market will be packed with popular favorites on the food festival scene, with plenty of brand new local producers all getting on board for this year’s event, which takes place on 21-22 July 2018.

The popular Orchard Pigs will be exhibiting again this year with an extensive range of handmade port and game pies, pasties and scotch eggs, artisan breads and cakes.

Returning to the summer event will be over 60 much loved exhibitors, including; Heathers Harvest who will be bringing along luxurious, artisan range of chutneys, preserves, relishes, jellies and marmalades. Tempting visitors with a huge selection of sweet and savoury muffins is Joles Gourmet, so whether its double chocolate, mint aero or white chocolate and raspberry, there is sure to be a flavour to entice any festival goers with a sweet tooth.

Whyle House Lamb are also back for 2018, showcasing a range of lamb and mutton products from their own farm in north Herefordshire including joints, chops and special cuts, plus lamb and mutton burgers, for you to buy on the day and take home.

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There will be plenty of new exhibitors joining the festival this year, including Greka Foods who specialise in authentic artisan Greek food including sauces, homemade pasta and spoon sweets! Also exhibiting at Cosford for the first time is The Chilli Alchemist, creators of fiery potions infused with chillies, concocted for your eating pleasure, all served in funky apothecary bottles.

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Organisers are also thrilled to have Mahorall Farm Cider joining the exhibitor line-up, this small family business based in South Shropshire produce a range of traditional and flavoured ciders including ginger, elderflower and damson.

Freshly ground coffee will be available from a converted American Dodge Van and for those who can’t resist something sweet, traditional dairy ice creams, crêpes and huge selection of desserts to go including brownie and pancake skewers, will all be on offer. Now in its sixth year, the Cosford Food Festival is firmly established on the Museum’s events calendar, attracting thousands of foodies each day. With additional entertainment and live music being lined up for festival goers, organisers are confident the event will not only appeal to food lovers but also families who are looking for an enjoyable day out.

Plus, if it’s a tasty afternoon snack you’re after, keep a look out for Williams Handbaked biscuits and cakes who produce everything from traditional and flavored shortbreads and flapjacks to eccles cakes and caribbean ginger cake! If browsing all the stalls makes you hungry, fear not, foodies can feast on a tasty line up of street food with flavours from around the world. The diverse menu on offer will include everything from African, Indian, Italian and Japanese cuisine to a taste of the ocean with softshell crab to tempt visitors. Plus, gourmet burgers, stonebaked pizzas, chicken tikka flatbreads and gourmet vegan street food will all be on offer for foodies to enjoy. Then why not wash your lunch down with a glass of fizz from the Champavan, or perhaps a little tipple from the gin parlour!

Tickets to the festival are now available to purchase in advance via the Museum website www.rafmuseum.org/cosford. Keep up to date with the latest Cosford Food Festival event info by following the event on Facebook @CosfordFoodFestival.

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Full, perfectly shaped, eyebrows make the face look younger and more attractive. Suitable for all types of hair loss: following cancer treatment, alopecia sufferers or simply ladies needing a defined brow. Harley Street Trained in 2010 - Free Consultation

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WIN TICKETS TO LADIE’S DAY

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olverhampton Grand is proud to present its second major in-house production – Amanda Whittington’s hit comedy LADIES’ DAY from 13 – 28 July, starring EastEnders' Cheryl Fergison, Emmerdale’s Deena Payne, Emma Rigby, Roisin O'Neill, Sean McKenzie and featuring chart-topping singer Tony Christie.

Work, love and life are just one long, hard, slog for local fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. Will their fortunes change when they head to Ladies’ Day at Wolverhampton Racecourse? Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s production of LADIES’ DAY is produced in association with Wolverhampton Racecourse and media sponsored by Free Radio.

Factory hairnets make way for fascinators, secrets are spilled with the champagne and friendships are tested to the limit. Yet as the day unfolds, their six-race bet keeps coming up trumps. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more! To book tickets, call 01902 42 92 12, visit the Box Office in person or book online at grandtheatre.co.uk.

Wolverhampton Racecourse welcomes over 120,000 visitors each year to enjoy an exhilarating and memorable experience. Hosting around 80 race fixtures a year, including popular themed Music Live Saturday evening events, conferences, meetings and events.

Win a pair of tickets to see

Racing began in Wolverhampton in 1825 and moved to the current racecourse site in 1888, the first race meeting being held on 13 August. In 1994, HRH Queen Elizabeth II re-opened the new Wolverhampton Racecourse as it stands today.

Who did Cheryl Fergison play in EastEnders? A. Heather Gallop B. Heather Walker C. Heather Canter D. Heather Trot

LADIES’ DAY is written by Amanda Whittington who is one of the most widely performed playwrights in the UK.

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LADIES’ DAY

at the press night on 17 July 2018

Answer the question correctly to be placed in the draw to win a pair of tickets to see Ladies’ Day on 17 July .

Post entries to: Competition, The Villager Magazine, 17 Beechcote Avenue, Wolverley DY11 5TS or email thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk Include your answer, name, address & telephone number. Closing date 08.08.18

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KINVER

Open Gardens Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 1pm - 6pm

The gardens are all varied, some offering peace and tranquility, others having their own unique plants and style, but most of all, will be inspiring.

Main point for buying your tickets on the day will be the

bus shelter in the centre of the High Street. Alternatively, buy from any of the gardens - look out for posters.

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Gardening Dreaming spires

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here’s something wildly romantic about spires of flowers thrusting up through the other plants. Their shapes add drama to a border by contrasting with lower growing plants without looking out of scale. Stems clothed in flower fill the gaps between bushier plants, take the eye away from fences and walls behind and create movement as they wave in the breeze. They are well worth the extra effort when staking is required. These are some of my favourites. The classic spire-shaped flower is the delphinium with large flowers clothing the tall stems up to 3ft / 90cm tall. They traditionally came in every shade of blue, although now you can get white, pink and cream varieties. Delphiniums love a sunny spot and a free-draining soil enriched with lots of well-rotted muck or compost. They will need staking as the flower stems are heavy and also protecting from slugs and snails when they start growing in spring. On a smaller scale are veronicas which range in height from 3ft / 90cm down to less than 9in / 22cm. One of my favourites is the glossy-leaved Veronica gentianoides which is palest blue. This lovely 1ft / 30cm tall plant will grow in good soil in sun or shade. Even lovelier is variety Tissington White. Slightly taller is Veronica Pink Damask with lovely rose-pink flowers in mid-summer. The taller cousins of veronica are veronicastrums that reach up to 5ft tall and have airy, often branching spires. These rarely need staking in my garden and I love their silhouettes against the sky. There come in shades of white, pink and blue and

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are easy to grow in most soil types in a spot that gets some sun. My favourite is the delicately shaped Lavender Tower. Verbascums (Mullein) come in a big range of pastel colours. There are many good seed mixes you can buy like Southern Charm which is a mix of pastel shades. Chaxii Album (white) is also easy from seed. Watch out for the caterpillars of the Mullein Moth in late May that can quickly devour the leaves and flowers if left to their own devices. For moist soils a good choice are the purple loosestrifes, properly known as Lythrum. These grow to around 3ft / 90cm tall and are ablaze with pink or purple flowers from mid-summer through to autumn when it’s the turn of their leaves to put on a show of autumn colour. Ideally grown in wet or moist soils, I’ve found them very good in our dry, sandy soil as well. Good varieties include Feuerkerze (Fire Candle) and Dropmore Purple. Another striking plant for moist soils is the Bugbane or Actaea racemosa. These have large leaves and tall spires of fragrant flowers in early autumn and are best grown in dappled shade. There are many new varieties with bronze or purple leaves and these will take a little more sun. My favourite is Pink Spike which fills the garden with scent in late August and September. There are many wonderful spire-shaped flowers to discover – I haven’t even had time to mention lupins! I hope this “in-spires” you to add some dream spires to your borders. Pictured 1. Lythrum 2. Veronica Pink Damask 3. Veronicastrum Lavender Tower 4. Actaea racemosa Pink Spike 5. Verbascum Southern Charm.

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DUDLEY CROSSROADS

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We provide a range of support services to those living alone, enabling them to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

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We also offer services to those who live with family or friends to enable the main carer to take a well earned break. We offer a flexible, reliable service, specifically tailored to individual needs. The range and variety of our service is almost endless and we will endeavour to accommodate the needs of those requiring our support.

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MARTIN BLOW Janet & I run Special Perennials, our website specialperennials.com is full of colour photos and growing tips. We sell by mail order and at Plant Hunters’ Fairs throughout the season. We will be at Plant Hunters’ Fairs at Sugnall Walled Garden, Eccleshall (ST21 6NF) on Sunday 24th June, fair and gardens £1.00 entry. See ‘planthuntersfairs.co.uk’. We are happy to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect.

We are a charity and ‘not for profit organisa%on’ and whilst not all of our services are free the charges are reasonable when compared to private agencies. This can be discussed before the service commences.

We use a dedicated, fully trained and insured staff team who make las%ng rela%onships with the people they support. If you wish to contact us we can arrange for a friendly Team Leader to visit you and establish the kind of service required.

Please call 01384 298513

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Using the latest in High Pressure rotary equipment we are able to provide a high quality, professional cleaning service, revitalising your hard landscape surfaces, so that once again they look like new, removing dirt, moss, algae, tyre marks and most oil spills. • DRIVEWAYS • PATIOS • PATHS • BLOCK PAVING • TARMAC • CONCRETE • DECKING • GARDEN FURNITURE • TENNIS COURTS BLOCK PAVING IS RESANDED AND A SEAL OPTION IS AVAILABLE

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To be in with a chance of winning £10 just complete the crossword to reveal the letters in the coloured squares then rearrange the letters to complete the hidden word. Post your entry to: Crossword Competition, 17 Beechcote Avenue, Wolverley, DY11 5TS or by email to: thevillagermag@yahoo.co.uk All correct entries received by June 10th will be included. Visit www.villagermagazine.co.uk for full T & C’s.

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Fire, Police, Ambulance 999 or 112 Police non emergency 101

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Social Services Emegency Team 0300 555 8574 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999

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Dental Emergency NHS Direct 111

Russells Hall Hospital 01384 456111 Corbett Hospital 01384 456111

New Cross Hospital 01902 307999

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South Staffordshire Council 01902 696000 Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111 444

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Victim Support (Male) Helpline 0808 801 0327 The Silver Line helpline for older people 0800 4 70 80 90

RSPCA 0300 123 4999

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