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Welcome to June

Summer’s here and it’s the month to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubliee, there’s lots going on from local Street Parties, a Flying Circus and Vintage Pageant to dancing the ‘Lindy Hop’ with Jeep Jump Jive or celebrating with 9,500 animals at the Jubilee Zoobilee! Have fun and enjoy the sun on this momentous occasion as we celebrate our longest reigning monarch. As always, if you run your own business we’d love to include you, please give us a call we offer a helpful, friendly ’platinum’ service!

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world’s worst play, which keeps being re-written. Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6ST

Hertfordshire Festival of Music 10th & 11th June see page 3

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Roman Theatre Open Air Festival

until 21st Aug This year's Festival is bigger than ever with 100 performances of drama, comedy, opera and music. Festival pass with unlimited access £70 A Midsummer Night's Dream 24th May - 11th June The Dream as you’ve never seen it, with a live band playing music from Abba, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, The Jacksons and more. The Kiss That Missed 1st June 1pm & 4pm Delightful Knightly Tales brought to life with charm and humour. £7.50 - £11.50 Cyclops 8th June 7.30pm Hear how the hero Odysseus defeats the one-eyed giant Polyphemus with songs, dances and rude jokes. £11.50 - £17.50 Alan Barnes Octet 16th June 7.30pm The ultimate man-about-British-jazz, a multiinstrumentalist, composer, arranger and bandleader. £15 - £20 Express G&S 18th June 2.30pm & 7.30pm The masters of G&S in small spaces, present their side-splitting spoof of the classic railway mystery. £7.50 - £23.50 You Can’t Stop the Beat 22nd - 26th June A bite sized, interactive, live music event for families. £7.50 - £11.50 Rent 21st - 26th June 2.30pm & 7.30pm Measure your Life in Love, Larson’s iconic musical that defined a generation. £7.50 - £23.50 Bluehouse Hill, St Albans AL3 6AE

The Specials 3rd June

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Stop...the Play!

3rd - 11th June 8pm & 11th June 2.30pm Five neurotic actors, a stressed stage manager, a crazed director, an invisible playwright and an escaped monkey are desperately rehearsing the 4

The New York Met Live - Hamlet (Brett Dean) 4th June 5.55pm With many original cast members including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. National Theatre Live - Straight Line Crazy 9th June 7pm Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating new play.

Goodnight Mister Tom

10th - 18th June 8pm & 12th June 2.30pm It’s September 1939, and William, a young boy from an unhappy background, is evacuated to live with reclusive widower, Tom. The relationship is difficult at first, but gradually the unlikely pair form a warm, devoted attachment. Abbey Theatre, St Albans AL1 2DL 01727 857861

Come & Sing

11th June 12.15pm - 5.30pm Come and sing Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with the Music Makers Choir of Harpenden. £14 on the door or £13 in advance St George’s School, Harpenden AL5 4TD

I Got Rhythm 11th June 2pm

A St Albans Chamber Choir concert of choral music with a jazz twist, followed by strawberries and cream in the garden. George Gershwin: I Got Rhythm / John Rutter: Birthday Madrigals / Aaron Copland: In the Beginning / Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes / Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine / Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianias Brasileiros No.9. £16, student £5, child £2 St Saviour’s Church, St Albans AL1 4DF

St Albans Organ Theatre

Theatre Organ Concert 11th June 2.30pm With organist Richard Hills. Sunday Opening 12th June 3pm Hear the mechanical organs and musical boxes.

The Beat 16th June 8pm

Legendary 2-Tone Punk Ska Reggae group celebrate their 40th Anniversary. The band formed in 1979 and had a series of hit singles including Mirror in the Bathroom, Can’t Get Used to Losing You, Hands Off…She’s Mine and Too Nice To Talk To. £22.50 & £27.50 Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden AL5 2HU 01582 767525 07983 588291


NOW for more Entertainment The 39 Steps 16th - 18th June

Hilarious adaptation of the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock. £10 Katherine Warrington School. Harpenden AL5 5FH

Harpenden Choral Society Concert

18th June 7.30pm Mendelssohn: Lauda Sion and Rossini: Stabat Mater High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden AL5 2RU

The Art of Grieving 19th June 7.30pm Documentary following artist Preston Zeller, who created an abstract painting every day for 365 days as a way to process his grief, following the loss of his brother. The Sandpit Theatre, St Albans AL4 9NX

Veronica and Max 25th June 8pm Playing country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s, using acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and double bass. £6 - £12 The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AE

Welwyn Garden City Vintage Festival

25th & 26th June Bringing together over 50 internationally acclaimed musicians, singers, DJs, performers, dancers, dance instructors, dance classes, vintage cars and vintage stalls across 4 stages and arenas.

Evening of Opera

26th June gates 5.30, performance 6.30pm Follow four characters through a kaleidoscope of arias, duets, and ensembles in this evening of opera and musicals, performed by four world-class singers and five chamber musicians. With music by Handel, Mozart, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more. This is an open air event, bring blankets and folding chairs. £27.50 Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles HP8 4AB

The Secret Garden 29th June 6pm

Enjoy this family-friendly adaptation of this best-selling novel, see the story brought to life in ballet with a brandnew score and original choreography. £18, child £11 Luton Hoo Walled Garden, Beds LU1 4LF 6

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Celebrate the Jubilee! Kids Rule! 28th May - 5th June 10am - 5pm

Get ready for a right royal knees-up, with costumed storytellers, hands-on activities and family fun. £14.20, child £8.50 Wrest Park, Beds MK45 4HR

Zoobilee at Whipsnade 28th May - 5th June

Celebrate the Jubilee in style with a visit to the all-new Zoobilee. Packed with family-friendly activities including crafts and animal talks, not to mention discovering over 9,500 animals! Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable LU6 2LF

Jubilee Craft Week 30th May - 5th June 10am - 3pm

Enjoy different craft activities every day, take home what you make or use it to help decorate Monument Green. Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted HP4 1LT

St Albans Jubilee Street Party 2nd June 3pm - 10pm

Celebrate this historic event with live music, games, face painting, circus skills workshops, a magic show, food and drink stalls and plenty of seating for people to get together. There’ll be an actionpacked entertainment programme to celebrate the diverse society the UK has become during the Queen’s reign. The event will end with a beacon lighting at 9.15pm at the same time as 1,500 other beacons will be lit across the UK and overseas. Visit the website to apply to host a street party or to find out more about what’s happening locally. St Peter’s Street, St Albans

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party

2nd June 12 noon - 6pm There'll be live music, entertainment, food and drink stalls, games, face painting, interactive performances and much more. Harpenden Common

Jubilee Celebration 2nd - 3rd June

Enjoy a great party atmosphere as Jeep, Jump, Jive, play popular 40s music from their US Army Air Force Jeep. There will be Lindy Hop* social dancing and a chance for everyone to take part in fun classes for all ages. Dance classes will be at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. *Lindy Hop, the swing dance that defines the 40s, arrived in Britain with the American GIs during WW2. £13.50, child £7.50 Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles HP8 4AB

Platinum Jubilee Weekend 2nd - 5th June Enjoy a family day out at Bletchley Park.

Jubilee Tea Party 5th June 3pm - 5pm

With cream teas, live music, entertainment and crafts. In aid of DEC Ukraine appeal, St Nicholas Church and Vineyard Care Centre. St Nicholas Church Garden, Harpenden AL5 2TP 12

NOW at the Cathedral Talk: An Introduction to Byzantine Art 9th June 7.30pm Looking at the history of Byzantium Art Conflict Between Church & State: An Audience with King Henry VIII 11th June 10am Listen to Henry VIII as he contemplates the events of recent years, he will then invite his subjects to question him in a lively Q&A. £7, age 8+ Talk: The Queen and the Mistress Female Power at the Medieval English Court 16th June 7.30pm Two of the most influential women at the court of Edward III were his wife, Philippa of Hainault, and his mistress, Alice Perrers. Hear how both wielded their power and used their femininity to control those around them. Military Wives Choirs Anniversary Concert 18th June 7pm A musical celebration bringing together choirs from across the region. £17.50 Tour: More to Explore: The Exterior 19th June 1.30pm Discover the Cathedral before and after restoration, looking at the exterior architecture, most of which has been restored and discover that most, though not all, is Victorian. Free, please book The Alban Pilgrimage 25th June 11am Procession from St Peter's Church / 12 noon Choral Eucharist / 4pm Evensong and procession to the shrine of St Alban. See 12ft tall carnival puppets, representing figures from the story of St Alban as they re-enact the events which led to St Alban's execution at the hands of the Romans. They will be accompanied by people dressed as lions, Roman soldiers, angels, chariots and more, in a stunning spectacle of colour and celebration. Talk: Cardinal Wolsey and the Tudor Transformation of St Albans 30th June 7.30pm James Clark, Prof of History at Exeter University explores Wolsey’s role in the Tudor transformation of St Albans. 01727 890290 07983 588291


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(with a break for lunch), there will also be interactive re-enactments and a chance to see the Fat Controller, all included in the price. Buckinghamshire Railway Centre HP22 4BY

Out & About Wildlife Photographer of the Year

until 19th June Exhibition showcasing images recording the beauty and fragility of wildlife, from tiny insects to massive mammals. See the winning photographs from each category. Natural History Museum, Tring HP23 6AP

Explore Dino Week 28th May - 5th June

Packed full of roar-some fun, meet the Dinosaurs, strike a pose at the Caveman Rock Show, jump on board a Jurassic Tractor Ride and bust some prehistoric moves in the end of day Dino Disco. Mead Open Farm, Beds LU7 9JH

Letchworth Festival 28th May - 26th June

A packed programme of live music, art workshops, history tours, pool parties, screenings, a food festival, fun runs, open gardens and exhibitions.

National Trust

Dunstable Downs Half Term Trail 30th May - 5th June Explore the history of the Downs and dig in the archaeological pit to uncover the history beneath your feet. Child £2 Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade LU6 2GY Jubilee Afternoon Tea 3rd June Take in the view at Dunstable Downs 'street party' and enjoy afternoon tea. There will also be a picnic area and family games. £12.95, child £7.95 Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade LU6 2GY Script in hand reading of Fanny’s First Play 12th June Performed by Exeter university students. This is a non-bookable event, and can be seen with purchase of a garden ticket. Please bring a picnic. Shaw’s Corner, Welwyn AL6 9BX

Thurston Funfair 1st - 5th June

Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Open Wednesdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th June 10.30am - 4pm Take a tour of this unique Capability Brown designed Walled Garden, and find out about the dramatic changes made since the project began. This year they celebrate 21 years of the Walled Garden Project. £7.50, child £1 Open Farm Sunday 12th June 11am - 3pm With static machinery, farming demonstrations, farm buildings, educational stands, guided tours and children's activities. Free entry Luton Hoo Walled Garden, Beds LU1 4LF

Herts & Middx Wildlife Trust Aldbury Six-Mile Circular Walk 2nd June 10am Part of the Chilterns Walking Festival, taking in Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve and the surrounding countryside. Suggested donation £5 . Aldbury Nowers, Tring HP23 5QW Smartphone Safari 16th June 2pm Learn how to take amazing wildlife photos using your smartphone. £30, child £15, please book Big Wild Weekend 18th June 11am - 3pm As part of your 30 Days Wild be inspired how to maximise your time outdoors and connect with nature. Visit the stand by Thieves Lane car park for family activities and information to make the most of your visit to the park. Free Panshanger Park, Hertford SG14 2WN Herts Wild Art Pop-Up Events 9th, 18th & 23rd June 11am - 2pm As part of the Herts Wild Art project, you’ll find easels and art materials in the wildlife garden, so go and enjoy sketching or painting nature in the outdoors. Free, all ages Grebe House St Michael's Street AL3 4SN

Harpenden Writers 3rd June 10am

Read around meeting, a chance to let others hear your latest work. All welcome, includes a cuppa and a chat about writing and writers. £4 Friends' Meeting House, Harpenden AL5 1PD

NGS Gardens

The White Cottage 3rd June 5pm - 9pm Waterend Lane, Wheathampstead AL4 8EP Day Out With Thomas In a rural setting next to a ford over the River Lea 1st & 2nd June 10.30am - 5pm which widens to form the garden boundary, it’s a Join Thomas and friends for a day of family fun, train wildlife haven, bring a picnic to enjoy on the rides run every 20 minutes from 11am - 4.30pm riverbank. Home made teas available. £5 Fun for all the family. Harpenden Common


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Thundridge Hill House 12th June 11am - 5.30pm Cold Christmas Lane, Ware SG12 0UE A well-established garden, approx 2½ acres with a variety of plants, seating and wonderful views down to the Rib Valley. Cream teas available. £5 Foxglove Cottage 24th June 6pm - 8pm Perry Green, Much Hadham SG10 6EF A classic cottage garden with a large Kew summerhouse bordered by a cascading pond. Meander past the Wisteria pergola to the rose garden and greenhouse. £4.50 Waterend House 25th June 5.30pm - 9pm Waterend Lane, Wheathampstead AL4 8EP A garden of 4 acres sets off an elegant Jacobean Manor House. Formal flint-walled garden, roses, peonies and irises, bantams and Indian runner ducks. Wine, music and nibbles. £15, child £3 t

The Wheathampstead Derby

4th June 2pm - 4pm An afternoon at the (not so serious) races! Enjoy a picnic with family fun races, fancy dress, best dresses competitions and more. Rectory Meadow, Ash Grove, Wheathampstead

Tudor Legacies 11th June 11am - 2pm Interact with Henry VIII, his wives, his children and other historical characters. Find out what it was like to be married to one of the most infamous kings. Hatfield House AL9 5HX Highfield Park

Mini Beast Safari 12th June 10am Join the enthusiasts from Rothamsted Research for a walk to the Cell Barnes Orchard where the wildflowers are utopia for our native insects. Then identify your finds at the Visitor Centre before releasing them back into the park. £5 Luna Cinema Enjoy an evening of cinema under the stars No Time to Die 28th June 9.15pm £17.50 Grease 29th June 9.15pm £17.50 Rocketman 30th June 9.15pm £17.50 Hill End Lane AL4 0RA 22

Playing Out 15th June 8pm & 20th June 10.30am Find out how to apply to close your road for play and community building. Free, please book Building and Living in a Passive House 23rd June 8pm online Harpenden resident Linda built an incredible home to Passive House standards. Hear what she learned and be inspired to consider your own home improvements, includes Q&A

Ayot St Lawrence Art Show

17th - 20th June Framed and unframed art will be available to buy, plus greetings cards and the popular refreshment tent with a huge range of delicious cakes. Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BZ

Beer and Cider Festival

17th - 19th June With live music, local beer and cider and a BBQ. Brocket Arms, Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BT

Heartwood Forest

Both events: £5, please book Moth Trapping Demo 18th June 9pm - midnight The mysteries of night flying moths will be revealed by an expert lepidopterist Tree ID for Beginners 19th June 10.30am - 12pm Learn to recognise common trees using bark, branching form, or other clues.

Harpenden Carnival 18th June 12 noon

This year’s theme is "Harpenden Superheroes" and promises an action-packed programme of entertainment and activities, with musical performances and food and drink. Harpenden Common

Art on the Common 18th & 19th June

Sat: 10am - 5pm & Sun: 11am - 5pm. Featuring 50 local artists exhibiting paintings, ceramics, fine art photography, jewellery, wood and glass. Why not go along and meet the artists and take home a unique piece of art while supporting a worthy charitable cause, 15% of all artists sales will be donated to Cancer Research UK. Harpenden Common

Harpenden Farmer's Market 26th June 10am - 2pm

Harpenden Local History Society

St Albans Town Hall: the Making of a Museum and Gallery by Sarah Keeling 28th June 8pm Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden AL5 2SU 07983 588291


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The Dreamboys 15th June 7.30pm £21.50 - £27.50, Chiselled torsos, high-energy dance and boy-nextdoor seduction! American Four Tops 17th June 7.30pm £25 Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please… Packed with sweet soul music and Motown magic. 2nd June 7.30pm £31.50 Expect fascinatingly funny facts, silly jokes One Night Of Queen 18th June 7.30pm £24.50 and a quick-fire Q&A. This celebration of the 20th anniversary of the One Night Of Queen live concert performance will have Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel with special you dancing in the aisles. guest Glenn Tilbrook 3rd June 7.30pm £35 The original Cockney Rebel with a full 6-piece The Simon & Garfunkel Story rock band and also fronting the Steve Harley 19th June 7.30pm £24.50 Acoustic Band. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th anniversary celebration features Calling Planet Earth 5th June 7.30pm £22.50 a full live band performing hits Mrs Robinson, A journey through the electrifying 80’s, with songs Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water and more. from Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, OMD, Japan, Depeche Mode, Hertfordshire Wedding Fair ABC, Soft Cell and many more. 20th June 5.30pm-9pm free Whether you are looking for the latest wedding gift Shalamar with special guest Phil Fearon & ideas or a beautiful wedding venue from around Galaxy 8th June 7.45pm £32.50 - £36.50 Hertfordshire or beyond, this is the wedding fair to With hits, such as A Night To Remember, I Can visit for inspiration. Make You Feel Good, There It Is, I Owe You One, The Second Time Around, and more. The ELO Experience 22nd June 7.30pm £28 With tracks such as Evil Woman, Living Thing, Genesis Connected Don’t Bring me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky. 10th June 7.30pm £23.50 & £21 The biggest celebration of music from Genesis, Phil The Counterfeit Stones 23rd June 8pm £28 Collins, Peter Gabriel and Mike + The Mechanics. Described as a Rolling Stones’ hooky masterpiece, with hits, retro fashion, vintage guitars and a big The Carpenters Story 11th June 7.30pm £30 dollop of “Spinal Tap” humour. Featuring hit songs Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye Frankie’s Guys- A Celebration of Frankie to Love and many more. Valli & The Four Seasons 25th June 7.30pm £23 & £21.50 Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg! The world’s number 1 celebration of Frankie Valli 12th June 5pm £20 and the Four Seasons, perform timeless classics Actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and TV such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Lets Hang on, Walk quiz show star celebrates all things theatrical. Like A Man, Sherry and many more. Harris & Baker’s Backstage Pass Fury in Sound and Vision 13th June 7.30pm £32 26th June 7.30pm £22 & £20 Bob Harris and Danny Baker, two of our best An evening of fantastic visuals and vocals telling broadcasters...have got beans, and they’re the story of Billy Fury’s life through cinematic gonna spill ’em! footage and a live vocal performance, highlighting From The Jam 14th June 8pm £25 just how special Fury really was. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s album ‘Setting Sons’. “ 30

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Armed Forces Day 25th June The annual Armed Forces Parade celebrating the armed forces community.

Archaeological Collections Store Tours 6th & 20th June 11am Discover a treasure trove of unique objects, not normally on display, spanning 2000 years of England's history. £5 Wrest Park, Silsoe MK45 4HR

Knebworth House

Garden Theatre: Twelfth Night 15th June gates 6pm, performance 7pm Half-Term Fun 28th May - 5th June 10am - 5pm Expect fast-paced drama, endless costume changes, Take a Birds and Beasts trail, or immerse yourself in and much music-making along the way. Bring Colourscape, a labyrinth of intense light, colour, space blankets, cushions and chairs and dress for the and music. Normal grounds admission applies weather, the show will continue come rain or shine! The Teapot Prince 16th & 17th June 6pm Father’s Day Medieval Jousting A lost 18th-century ballet, based on an Orientalist 19th June displays 12 noon & 2.30pm fairy tale. £32, child £16 Watch, cheer and jeer at the Knights on their majestic warhorses galloping at full tilt in a fantastic display of horsemanship. Tickets include access to the Park, Shuttleworth Gardens, Dinosaur Trail & Adventure Playground. Schools Wheelbarrow Garden Competition Knebworth House, Stevenage SG1 2AX 28th May - 5th June 10am The theme is ‘Jubilee’ and schools have been invited to interpret the theme in creative ways, so vote for your favourite miniature garden. Jubilee Fly In 3rd June 10am £17.50 Celebrate the Jubilee with an aircraft fly-in, have a chat with the pilots, enjoy good food and music, and explore the Collection and grounds. Jubilee Live Music 6pm 4th June: Zoë Phillips 24th June: Steve Young Enjoy a picnic on the lawn, with live music from local musicians. £20, child £2.50 Jubilee Flying Circus Air Show 5th June gates 9.30am, flying 2pm Enjoy circus acts, and be dazzled by a showstopping air show featuring the incredible wing walkers. £40, child free Tour of the Swiss Garden Trees 16th June 10.30am Take a tour with the Head Gardener. £20 Military Evening Drive-in Air Show 18th June gates 2pm, flying 5.30pm From trainers to fighters, from WW1 to WW2, see the power and prowess of military aviation at sunset. Please book. £32, child free

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Car Servicing / Repairs M Chapman Auto Services


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Cleaning A & R Roof & Hard Surface Cleaning & Restoration Ltd


Conservatory Roof Solutions Nu-Look


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Hairdressing Tielsi Hairdressing

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Healthcare Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Locksmiths Lock Around the Clock Locksmith Services

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Loft Ladders Home Counties Loft Ladders


Music Festival Hertfordshire Festival of Music


Painters & Decorators CB Decorators M & M Decorators

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Plasterer Jason Moffat


Plumber DJ&M Plumbing Services Ltd

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Property Maintenance The 50 Plus


Roofing GJ Smith Roofing


Shutters The Harpenden Shutter Company




Electrician Alban Electrical Services


Singing Club Clover Singing Club


Flooring KC Flooring Specialists Ltd


Soft Furnishings Sue Smyth


Tree Surgeons Fircroft Tree Surgery Ltd


Funeral Directors Austin’s

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Window Cleaning Megashine


Windows & Doors Cloud 9 Kings Windows

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