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<strong>Local</strong><strong>Life</strong><br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Edition <strong>April</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

Uncovering local<br />

history<br />

<strong>Local</strong> News Motoring Jack’s Tracks Garden Diary Food Home Services<br />

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Pause & rewind<br />

Nestled in a faded, brittle plastic bag, they<br />

looked like relics from a bygone era.<br />

“What’s those?” said the eight-year-old as I plonked<br />

them down on the coffee table. My other half and I<br />

chuckled simultaneously. A small plume of dust rose<br />

from the bundle as I peered inside: They’re cassette<br />

tapes, love. They have music on.”<br />

Unimpressed, she went back to her iPad. We<br />

proceeded to spend a good few minutes going<br />

through them. “Ooh, that’s a great song”.... “Wow,<br />

I remember them”.... “I saw these in concert once”...<br />

Only the fact our tea was about to catch fire stopped<br />

us from wallowing deeper into this musical myopia.<br />

The reason for all this is that I’ve recently acquired<br />

a car stereo which only plays cassette tapes. Cast<br />

aside over 15 years ago, no-one thought they’d ever<br />

see the light of day again. Yet the fact they were still<br />

there, waiting to be loved again, was this a sign?<br />

It happened with vinyl records. Ditched years ago<br />

by most households, they’re now the must-have<br />

accessory. Some stores are charging an outrageous<br />

£30 for reissues. Thankfully though, charity shops<br />

still knock some decent originals out for £1 each - if<br />

you’re prepared to wade through the oceans of easy<br />

listening and copies of The Wurzels’ Greatest Hits.<br />

So surely it’s only a matter time the humble cassette<br />

tape makes a comeback too. After all, everything is<br />

cyclical. In 1987, we had a woman Prime Minister,<br />

a TV actor as US President and Kyle Minogue was<br />

wowing audiences across the world. If only we could<br />

still buy petrol at 38p a litre, then that’d really be<br />

something worth singing about.<br />

David Sudworth, Editor


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In this issue<br />

Uncovering local<br />

history<br />

Regulars<br />

18 Planning<br />

20 Class From The Past<br />

30 Puzzle Corner<br />

32 Events2Go<br />

41 Jack’s Tracks<br />

45 Test Drive<br />

48 Garden Diary<br />

51 Usefull Numbers<br />

22<br />

Doing<br />

France<br />

38<br />

Jack’s Tracks visits<br />

Cuerden<br />

Valley<br />

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Test Drive<br />

Toyota<br />

C-HR<br />

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Take a seat,<br />

or two<br />

Sections<br />

6 <strong>Local</strong> News<br />

38 Food & Drink<br />

45 Motoring<br />

48 Gardening<br />

50 Home Services<br />

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6<br />

Shake up on the cards<br />

Paying extra for bin collections and<br />

a review of local library services<br />

are both on the cards for <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong><br />

residents.<br />

Councillors have given the go-ahead to charging up<br />

to £35 a year for each green bin. They estimate this<br />

will rake in around £510,000 for the cash-strapped<br />

authority.<br />

And a consultation is now underway over the<br />

borough’s library services. Although bosses have<br />

steered clear of talking about specific buildings,<br />

some residents are worried that a string of underused<br />

facilities may be for the chop, or at least have<br />

their opening hours reduced.<br />

Speaking after <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Council rubber stamped<br />

the bin charging idea, cabinet member Seve<br />

Gomez-Aspron said: “We have provided this free<br />

service for as long as we can.<br />

“We recently had to put Council Tax up, but even<br />

that doesn’t bring in enough money to cover<br />

Government cuts, and so services are lost. Like you,<br />

I don’t like that either, but that’s what austerity is.”<br />

The new rule comes into force on Monday, June 5. It<br />

means that households who won’t pay will have to<br />

get rid of their own green waste.<br />

Residents who subscribe will be provided with a<br />

licence sticker to attach to their green bin to identify<br />

that they have paid for the service.


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The library review is also being blamed on<br />

government cuts. Currently, there are no firm<br />

proposals - these are expected to come later in the<br />

year once the first round of consultation survey<br />

results have been analysed.<br />

The survey asks people which library they use, how<br />

often they use it, and at which times of the week.<br />

It also asks about what services people access there,<br />

such as computers, photocopiers, borrowing books<br />

or just reading a newspaper.<br />

Cllr Jeanie Bell, cabinet member for libraries, said:<br />

“The council remains fully committed to retaining<br />

a high quality library service, but we must look<br />

at how we will continue to offer a service that is<br />

right for local people, will serve us well in the years<br />

ahead, and provide value for money, especially in<br />

times of reducing budgets.<br />

“We want to have a library service that is dynamic,<br />

exciting and meets the needs of our communities<br />

and most importantly, we want our community to<br />

help shape that transformation.<br />

“I urge everyone living, working or studying in<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong>, whether a library user or not, to get<br />

involved and take the time to complete this survey.”<br />

The consultation ends on Friday, <strong>April</strong> 21.<br />

To take part, visit www.sthelens.gov.uk/<br />

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<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> library.


8<br />

Scouting around for helpers<br />

Hundreds of youngsters are stuck on<br />

Scout group waiting lists because<br />

there aren’t enough adult volunteers.<br />

Currently, there are 20 groups and six Explorer units<br />

across <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> and Knowsley. These are providing<br />

activities for around 1,000 youngsters. However,<br />

a shortage of volunteers means waiting lists are<br />

growing.<br />

Terry Gregson, of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Scouts, is now appealing<br />

for more people to step forward.<br />

He told <strong>Local</strong> <strong>Life</strong>: “The popularity of scouting has<br />

meant that many more young people want to join<br />

the organisation, but hundreds of them are stuck<br />

on waiting lists across <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> and Knowsley, as<br />

many of the groups are full.<br />

“The only way to alleviate the problem is for more<br />

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“The rewards are massive as you see young people<br />

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Choral members plea<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Choral Society has launched an urgent<br />

plea for men to join their organisation. The group<br />

needs males who can sing tenors and/or bass. No<br />

previous experience is needed, but the ability to<br />

read music would be an advantage. Rehersals are<br />

held on Mondays, 7.15pm-9.15pm at the United<br />

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Business fair a racing cert<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> firms are under starters’<br />

orders to attend a business fair.<br />

It is being held at Haydock Park Racecourse on<br />

Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 27. The event, organised by <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong> Chamber, runs from 10.30am-3pm, and is<br />

set to see 100 companies exhibiting. Throughout<br />

the course of the day a programme of free business<br />

seminars will take place.<br />

Tracy Mawson, deputy chief executive of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong><br />

Chamber, said: “The fair is an excellent opportunity<br />

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Library maintenance<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong>’ Central Library will be closed for the<br />

majority of <strong>April</strong> due to essential maintenance<br />

works. The temporary closure, which began on<br />

Thursday, March 23, is expected to last for four<br />

weeks in total. Central Library customers wanting<br />

to use the ‘quick returns box’ can still do so, as it will<br />

be situated in the foyer of the Gamble Building.<br />

However, for those wishing to take out new books,<br />

they will have to visit other libraries in the borough.<br />

Bosses have also authorised extended opening<br />

hours at Peter <strong>St</strong>reet, Thatto Heath, Haydock and<br />

Parr libraries to cope with any extra demand.<br />

Access scaled back<br />

Access to four Knowsley Council one stop shops<br />

are being scaled back. Facilities at Prescot and<br />

Halewood are now open 10am-2pm, Monday to<br />

Friday, while those in Huyton and Kirkby will be<br />

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School of Church Music. The honour was handed to<br />

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Fast response?<br />

Rainhill parish councillors are demanding answers<br />

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giant to seek information about its plans to roll out<br />

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Tell Us Your <strong>St</strong>ory!<br />

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news stories from the<br />

local communities<br />

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raising money for<br />

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Shine Gospel Choir in Prescot is looking for new<br />

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Planning Matters<br />

Eccleston<br />

4 Hawthorn Drive: Demolition of existing<br />

conservatory and partial demolition of garage, and<br />

erection of single storey rear and side extension<br />

(ref: P/<strong>2017</strong>/0266/HHFP). A decision is due soon.<br />

Rainhill<br />

29 Galston Avenue: Demolition of existing garage<br />

and erection of a single storey side and rear<br />

extension (ref: P/<strong>2017</strong>/0271/CLP). A decision is due<br />

soon.<br />

Sutton<br />

Windle<br />

Ruskin Drive Social Club, Ruskin Drive: Single<br />

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Nursery’s funding boost<br />

A <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> charity has donated<br />

a specialised changing table to a<br />

local nursery to cater for two young<br />

children with additional needs.<br />

The Helen Marie Friends charity - founded in<br />

1985 by Arthur and Marjorie Hurst in memory of<br />

their daughter – donated the mobi changer to<br />

General Day Nursery in Sherdley Road following an<br />

application from Michelle Bamford an Advanced<br />

Practitioner for Autistic Spectrum Disorder at 5<br />

Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.<br />

Costing £2,000, the mobi changer can be easily<br />

manoeuvred from room to room making it an<br />

extremely cost effective option for a multi-user<br />

environment.<br />

Michelle said: “I wanted to find a way to enable two<br />

of the children I work with, Benjamin and Eva, to<br />

be able to stay in nursery and have their toileting<br />

needs met safely. I was delighted when I heard that<br />

the funding had been agreed - it will make such a<br />

positive difference.”


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Class from the past<br />

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Uncovering local<br />

history<br />

David Sudworth discovers the hidden stories beneath <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong>’ oldest building<br />

I<br />

t was built before Henry VIII became King,<br />

Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe or<br />

the United Kingdom was formed.<br />

Yet the only reason 602-year-old Windleshaw<br />

Chantry still stands is due to its lack of value.<br />

“At the time of the Catholic Reformation, it was said<br />

to be valued at £4 and 10 shillings, so it wasn’t worth<br />

knocking down. They probably took the roof off, but<br />

that’s about it,” says local historian Ted Forsyth.<br />

Yet these days, the one-and-a-half acre site, adjacent<br />

to <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Cemetery, is priceless for connecting<br />

the past with the present day.<br />

Although he was synonymous with Ashton-in-<br />

Makerfield, it was Sir Thomas Gerard who built the<br />

Grade II listed chantry, which opened on June 21,<br />

1415.


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“The Gerards also had land at Windle. In those days,<br />

moneyed people built chantries for themselves and<br />

their families,” explained Ted.<br />

While the building itself is steeped in history, the<br />

real stories are in its graveyard.<br />

Volunteers regularly unearth grave stones which<br />

have sunk in the mud and not seen for, in some<br />

cases, hundreds of years.<br />

There’s also a cross with some graffiti inscribed by<br />

Thomas Martendale in 1627.<br />

For Ted, 75, a former Lowe House School pupil who<br />

grew up on Oldfield <strong>St</strong>reet, in Gerards Bridge, it’s an<br />

endless source of fascination.<br />

Graffiti from 1627 on the graveyard cross<br />

“There’s around 9,000 people buried in here as<br />

some graves take 13-plus people. It’s still a working<br />

graveyard and, provided you have a plot already<br />

reserved, you can still be buried here.<br />

“9,000 people are buried<br />

in here”<br />

“We know there were burials as early as 1644 but<br />

the earliest recorded one is in 1667 of an Abigail<br />

Houghton, whose funeral was at <strong>St</strong> Mary’s in<br />

Prescot.”<br />

The graveyard is the final resting place of 28 priests<br />

and one bishop.<br />

“At that time, Catholics were persecuted in this<br />

country so a bishop couldn’t be buried. They got<br />

round this by claiming that the deceased preached<br />

abroad. For instance, Bishop John Penswick,<br />

who died in 1836 and is buried here, preached in<br />

‘Europum’ according to the tombstone.<br />

A volunteer helps uncover a sunken gravestone<br />

“Back then, there was no way of checking whether<br />

Europum was a real place or not.”<br />

However, not all foreign links with the chantry are<br />

bogus: “We know there is a woman buried here who<br />

is from the Seychelles, but we don’t have a name.<br />

There’s about 100 years’ worth of records that are<br />

missing, and the name on her grave stone has<br />

rubbed off.<br />

An impression of the chantry from the 1800s


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“There’s also a few French people here. One<br />

of them is Jean-Baptiste Francois Graux de<br />

la Bruyere, who died aged 48 in 1787. He is<br />

the man who was responsible for bringing<br />

glass making to the town and who became<br />

the first manager of Ravenhead glassworks.”<br />

The state of the graves vary. While some<br />

are in good condition, some have either<br />

toppled over, or are in the process of doing<br />

so.<br />

One of the saddest sights is a family tomb<br />

owned by the Gerard family. The ravages<br />

of time have left it with broken masonry,<br />

rusted railings and trees growing out of it.<br />

“We know it’s the Gerards but we are not<br />

sure how many are buried in it. We don’t<br />

have the records and, as far as I know, there aren’t<br />

any Gerards left in the area anymore. If they wanted<br />

to claim it and maintain it, that would be great.”<br />

Maintenance of the grounds is a big task and<br />

currently volunteer numbers are low.<br />

“We definitely need more people. We do things like<br />

cut the grass and have planted around 2,000 bulbs.<br />

We’ve uncovered about 300 graves in total but<br />

know there are many more.<br />

Ted with the crumbling Gerard family tomb<br />

“We have around 13 volunteers but regularly<br />

there’s a group of about four of us. We usually meet<br />

on Sundays from 10am-4pm during the spring/<br />

summer time, so we’ll be out again this weekend,<br />

weather permitting.”<br />

For more information, visit www.<br />

windleshawchantry.org.uk or search for ‘Chantry<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong>’ on Facebook.


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Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 1 – Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 23, 6pm<br />

Follow Belle as she falls in love with the most<br />

unexpected of princes.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Theatre Royal, Corporation <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1LQ. Contact: 01744 756000.<br />

Sleeping Beauty<br />

Friday, <strong>April</strong> 7 – Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 23 (Times vary)<br />

A spectacular panto production perfect for the<br />

whole family.<br />

Epstein Theatre, Hanover House 85 Hanover<br />

<strong>St</strong>reet Liverpool, L1 3DZ. Contact: 0844 888 4411.<br />

Lambing Season<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 8 – Monday, <strong>April</strong> 17 (Closed<br />

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Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 8, 7.30pm<br />

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<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 2EB. Contact: 01744 753631 (After<br />

6pm)<br />

Parkrun<br />

Every Saturday, 9am<br />

People of every ability are encouraged to take part<br />

in this weekly, free to enter, 5K timed run around<br />

the park.<br />

The Mansion House, Victoria Park, City Road,<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 2UE. Contact: parkrun.org.uk/<br />

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Robin Hood<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 8 – Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 23, 10.30am – 3pm<br />

Join in the fun and create new family memories<br />

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Speke Hall, The Walk, Merseyside L24 1XD.<br />

Contact: 01514 277231<br />

Hope and Consolation<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 8, 7.30pm<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Choral Society’s next concert is entitled<br />

‘Hope and Consolation’ with music from across<br />

Europe.<br />

United Reformed Church, Ormskirk <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 2JZ. Contact: 01695 625500<br />

Seduction and Decay<br />

Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 8 – Friday, <strong>April</strong> 28, Noon – 3pm<br />

Unlock the secrets of Speke, including the truth<br />

behind Liverpool’s most famous ghost story. Please<br />

check date before participating.<br />

Speke Hall, The Walk, Merseyside L24 1XD.<br />

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Artisan Market<br />

Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 9 & Sunday, May 14, 10am – 3pm<br />

Over 40 stalls offering gorgeous, unique art and<br />

craft, along with dozens of award winning, local<br />

produce stalls. There’ll be music and fun, and of<br />

course our cafe and shops will be open from 9am!<br />

Inglenook Farm, Moss Nook Lane, Rainford, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA11 8AE. Contact: 01744 886812<br />

Creative Crafts<br />

Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 13, 10.30am – 12.30pm<br />

A family activity, recommended for children aged 7<br />

and above. Try your hand at traditional crafts such<br />

as simple weaving and braiding. Price covers costs<br />

of materials, so what you make is yours to take<br />

home. This event must be pre-booked.<br />

National Trust, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.<br />

Contact: 01625 374428<br />

Food, Drink & <strong>Life</strong>style Festival<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 15 – Sunday <strong>April</strong> 16<br />

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drink, but homes, gardening, craft and even<br />

focusing on body and mind.<br />

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Friday, <strong>April</strong> 14 Noon – 5pm – Monday, <strong>April</strong> 17,<br />

10.30am – 5pm<br />

Free admission to the Tenants Hall packed with gifts<br />

for everyone, specialist food producers plus craft,<br />

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Superhero Family Fun Day<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 15, Noon<br />

Jump across the giant assault course and try your<br />

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out-run your opponent on the Bungee Run? They’ll<br />

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Easter Egg Hunt<br />

Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 16, 2pm – 3pm<br />

Search the beauty of the spring flowers and trees<br />

for lots of Easter surprises. A fun way to work up<br />

your Easter dinner appetite!<br />

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Lights Out Liverpool<br />

Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 18, Monday, May 1 & Wednesday,<br />

May 31, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm<br />

Meet Jim Coleman, the sailor turned ARP warden, to<br />

hear of heroic tales that happened at sea, as well as<br />

here in Liverpool in the Second World War.<br />

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3<br />

4AQ. Contact: 0151 478 4499<br />

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Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 23, 2pm<br />

Sammy reckons he’s found the perfect way to have<br />

a pet. But then a parcel arrives – and Sammy finds<br />

himself on a crazy adventure, involving stuffed<br />

animals.<br />

The Citadel Arts Centre <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1PX.<br />

Contact: 01744735436<br />

Artisan Food & Craft Fair<br />

Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 23, 11am – 3pm<br />

Expect to find anything from cheese, fresh bread<br />

and chocolate to jewellery, artwork and scarves.<br />

Rainford Parish Council, Church Road, Rainford,<br />

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<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Historical Society<br />

Monday, <strong>April</strong> 24, Monday, May 15, 7.30pm<br />

Two talks, the first entitled‘ ASPE, NAVE & CLOISTER’<br />

and secondly, starting at 7pm, A.G.M followed by<br />

‘Blackadder goes over the top – Remembering<br />

World War One’.<br />

The Friends Meeting House, Church <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1AJ. Contact: 01744 754963.<br />

Michael English & His Band<br />

Tuesday, <strong>April</strong> 25, 7.30pm<br />

Michael English has rose to be one of Ireland’s top<br />

Country music stars.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Theatre Royal, Corporation <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1LQ. Contact: 01744 756000.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Business Fair<br />

Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 27, 10.30am – 3pm<br />

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Variety Show<br />

Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 27 – Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 28, 7.15pm<br />

Songs and laughter performed by members of <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong> District Scouts and Guides. Tickets cost £8.<br />

Tickets are not available from the Theatre.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Theatre Royal, Corporation <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1LQ. Tickets: 07742 383176<br />

Plant Fair<br />

Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 29, 10am – 4pm<br />

A great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare<br />

species etc. The plant fair is held just outside the<br />

walled garden. Free entry to plant fair and tearoom.<br />

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road,<br />

Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1SX. Contact: 01928<br />

569895<br />

Ladies Golf Taster Day<br />

Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 30, 2pm – 4pm<br />

The Grange are offering FREE 2 HOUR Taster<br />

sessions. Bring your friends and daughters!<br />

Grange Park Golf Club, Prescot Road, <strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong>,<br />

WA10 3AD. Contact: 01744 26318<br />

Patsy Cline & Friends<br />

Thursday, May 4, 7.30pm<br />

Sue Lowry’s rendition of Crazy, Sweet Dreams, etc<br />

will take you back to the days of Country Music.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Theatre Royal, Corporation <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1LQ. Contact: 01744 756000.<br />

Formby Vintage & Craft Fair<br />

Saturday, May 6, June 3, 10am – 4pm<br />

Over 30 stalls, of vintage; local craft, antiques &<br />

collectables. There are two halls, and a small cafe.<br />

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby,<br />

L37 3HA. Contact: formbyvintageandcraftfair1@<br />

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A Murder Mystery Evening<br />

Friday, May 12, 8pm<br />

A night of murder and mystery with a professional<br />

acting group, but with a twist, it’s a 1960’s singalong<br />

murder mystery. Tickets are £15<br />

Rainhill Ex- Services Club, 561a Warrington Rd,<br />

Rainhill, Prescot L35 4LS. Contact: 01514 264625.<br />

Totally Tina<br />

Friday, May 19, 7.30pm<br />

An International acclaimed award winning tribute<br />

revue show to the Queen of Rock.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Theatre Royal, Corporation <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1LQ. Contact: 01744 756000.<br />

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Friday, May 19<br />

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Friday, May 19, 7pm<br />

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Sunday, May 21, 7.30pm<br />

On an ongoing “hand-luggage only” world tour, the<br />

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Flower Festival<br />

Thursday, May 25 – Monday, May 29<br />

<strong>2017</strong> marks 150 years of the current church building<br />

on Higher Lane, Rainford. As part of our celebrations<br />

we are holding a flower festival. Admission by<br />

programme available on the door. Refreshments<br />

available in the church hall throughout the event.<br />

United Reformed Church, Higher Lane, Rainford,<br />

WA11 8AL. Contact: peter.gregory@me.com<br />

Fashion Show<br />

Thursday, May 25, 7.30pm<br />

Ladies Fashion Show in aid of local charity Africa’s<br />

Children in Education (ACE). Raffle with quality<br />

prizes. Tickets £5.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Helens</strong> Town Hall, 8 Corporation <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Helens</strong>, WA10 1EF. Contact: 01744 28535<br />

Vintage Fair<br />

Saturday, May 27<br />

Liverpool’s biggest Vintage Fair, 75 stalls packed<br />

with stunning vintage fashion, accessories &<br />

collectables, all inside the finest Neo-Classical<br />

building in Europe!<br />

<strong>St</strong> George’s Hall, <strong>St</strong> George’s Place, Liverpool L1<br />

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Pat-a-Cake Baby<br />

Sunday, June 4, 2pm<br />

Long Nose Puppets present a gorgeous show full<br />

of rhyme, puppets and cake. Under 18’s must be<br />

accompanied by an adult.<br />

The Citadel Arts Centre Merseyside WA10 1PX.<br />

Contact: 01744 735 436


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Food & Drink<br />

Doing France<br />

By Kate Whitin<br />

When it was announced last year that Martin,<br />

44, was stepping down as the face of the<br />

popular BBC cookery show, there was a national<br />

outpouring of emotion, which took him by surprise.<br />

“When it was compared to One Direction splitting<br />

up, that was a bit excessive, but you don’t realise,”<br />

he says. “People around me said, ‘You’re going to<br />

be missed’, and I went, ‘Oh, I doubt it’. All I saw was<br />

seven cameramen, I never saw three million people.<br />

It’s very humbling, but what can you say? It’s just a<br />

food show.”<br />

Those who’ve been missing Martin’s cheeky-chappie<br />

persona have no doubt been watching him cook his<br />

way around France, in new ITV series James Martin’s<br />

French Adventure.<br />

Over the course of 20-episodes, he’s visiting foodie<br />

regions from Provence to Brittany and paying tribute<br />

to his late friend - and “still the best” TV cook - Keith<br />

Floyd, who made his home in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, and<br />

in whose old Citroen 2CV Martin drives around the<br />

country.<br />

“He was one of the first ones, where he took that<br />

bench away. Before that, it was almost like a school<br />

lecture,” Martin recalls of Floyd’s pioneering role in TV<br />

cooking. “He never pretended to be a famous chef,<br />

he was an amazing foodie, with a vast knowledge<br />

and he was brilliant with people.<br />

“[Watching Floyd], you never knew what would<br />

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Baked eggs with bayonne<br />

ham & parsley cream<br />

Serves 4<br />

Ingredients<br />

40g butter, softened<br />

4-8 slices Bayonne ham<br />

8 eggs<br />

2tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley<br />

100ml double cream<br />

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br />

Crusty French bread, to serve<br />

Method<br />

Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/gas mark 2.<br />

Generously butter four individual ovenproof dishes<br />

or ramekins and place on a baking tray. Divide the<br />

ham slices between the dishes, laying them over<br />

the base and up the sides. Crack two eggs into each<br />

dish and then top with some of the parsley and the<br />

cream. Season with salt and pepper and bake for<br />

12-15 minutes until the eggs are just set.<br />

Scatter over a little more parsley and serve warm,<br />

with crusty French bread.


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French fruit tart<br />

Method<br />

Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface<br />

to a large rectangle, then cut out a 36cm x 20cm<br />

rectangle and place on a lightly greased baking<br />

tray. Using a sharp knife, score a 2cm frame around<br />

the edge, making sure you don’t cut the pastry all<br />

the way through. Brush the border with beaten<br />

egg, taking care not to allow any to dribble down<br />

the sides, because this will prevent the pastry from<br />

rising evenly.<br />

Prick the base of the tart (not the border) with a fork,<br />

then chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.<br />

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6.<br />

Serves 6<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 x 320g ready-made puff pastry sheet<br />

1 egg, beaten<br />

85g dark chocolate, broken into pieces (optional)<br />

300ml double cream<br />

200ml ready-made chilled custard<br />

12 strawberries, hulled and halved<br />

150g blueberries<br />

150g raspberries<br />

200g redcurrants<br />

150g seedless black or green grapes, halved<br />

Bake the pastry until golden brown and crisp, about<br />

20-25 minutes.<br />

Slide onto a wire rack and leave to cool. Once cooled,<br />

gently press the centre of the pastry down to leave<br />

the frame around the edge.<br />

Melt the chocolate (if using) in a heatproof bowl set<br />

over a saucepan of just simmering water, taking care<br />

that the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.<br />

Brush the melted chocolate over the pastry base,<br />

keeping clear of the frame. Leave to set.<br />

In a large bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks, then<br />

gently fold in the custard. Spoon over the pastry<br />

base, spreading it out evenly. Draw shallow lines<br />

in the cream mixture to create five sections and<br />

arrange the fruit on top so that each section is of a<br />

contrasting colour.


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Cuerden is one of those words which, the<br />

longer you look at it, the stranger it seems.<br />

Theories are mixed as to its etymology. Some say it’s<br />

from the Welsh for ‘rowan’ (cerdinen). Others think it<br />

could be an Anglicisation of coeur de lion (French<br />

for lionheart).<br />

Also, is it ‘kew-er-den’ or ‘curden’? What a palaver<br />

- I’m sure the locals take great pleasure in hearing<br />

visitors mangle its pronunciation!<br />

Anyhow, regardless of these minor matters,<br />

Cuerden is a lovely spot to spend the afternoon.<br />

Its country park - all 650 acres - is owned by a Trust<br />

and was bought to create a park for the New Town<br />

developments in Chorley, Preston and Longridge.<br />

Cuerden<br />

by David Sudworth<br />

Although bisected by no fewer than three<br />

motorways - M6, M65 and M61 - the noise from<br />

these tend to melt into the background fairly<br />

quickly.<br />

We head off from the car park at The Barn, Berkeley<br />

Drive, Bamber Bridge, (PR5 6BY) and follow the path<br />

down into the park.<br />

As we approach the first gate we turn left, taking<br />

the path towards Cuerden Hall. This fine building,<br />

which dates back to 1717, is now a Sue Ryder home.<br />

In World War I, it was used as a hospital and during<br />

the 1939-1945 conflict, it was used by the Territorial<br />

Army.<br />

sponsored by<br />

Passing the front of the hall we head out along the


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driveway until we reach a small path on our right.<br />

This takes you onto the Cinder Path - a walled<br />

walkway which is actually a bit surreal. The walls<br />

are fairly high on both sides and, at one point, I<br />

was convinced we’d stepped into a drained moat.<br />

Follow the Cinder Path until it emerges on to<br />

National Cycle Route 55. Here we go right, heading<br />

back into the park and down to the river. If you have<br />

wellies on, it’s a great chance to test them out for<br />

watertightness as there’s a ford crossing the river.<br />

Be aware though - the current is strong and anyone<br />

who is of a nervous disposition would do well to<br />

give it a miss!<br />

After confirming that my wellies (a tenner from a<br />

well-known supermarket) were free of any water<br />

ingress, we crossed the footbridge and headed up<br />

the path through the trees. We passed the pond on<br />

our left and climbed up through the field.<br />

I am known in the office for my loathing of anything<br />

steeper than a mole hill, so this proved a bit testing,


M6<br />

NCR 55<br />

Clayton Brook<br />

A6<br />

Clayton<br />

Brook<br />

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Cinder path<br />

FB<br />

Cuerden Hall<br />

Berkeley Drive<br />

Postcode<br />

PR5 6BY<br />

P<br />

FB<br />

FB<br />

Nell Lane<br />

Shady Lane<br />

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Cam Lane<br />

ASDA<br />

Superstore<br />

Clayton Green Road<br />

Clayton<br />

Green<br />

Town Brow<br />

P<br />

NCR 55<br />

River Lostock<br />

Sheep Hill Lane<br />

Back Lane<br />

FB<br />

Ley Arms Inn<br />

NCR 55<br />

Lancaster Lane<br />

FB<br />

FB<br />

Site of Lower Kem Mill


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although I persevered. I can hear the praise from my<br />

GP now.<br />

Going through the gate we keep to our right and<br />

follow the path. Before you know it you are walking<br />

along a lane which emerges on Sheep Hill Lane. At<br />

this point cross the road and head right until you<br />

reach the first road on your left.<br />

This is Glenmore, which you turn into and follow for<br />

a while until you reach the gated path on your left.<br />

Go through the gate and follow this path, keeping<br />

to the left where the path splits. From here you<br />

continue down the hill, round to your left, over a<br />

footbridge and up the hill.<br />

Cinder Path<br />

A straight line with walls at either side, the Cinder<br />

Path immediately sets enquiring minds racing.<br />

Apparently, the story of the path can be traced<br />

back to December 1816 when 21-year-old Robert<br />

Townley-Parke took possession of Cuerden Hall.<br />

<strong>Local</strong> historians say the Cinder Path was a local<br />

right of way, and could even been part of a Roman<br />

road. Townley-Parke is said to have tried in vain to<br />

close the path so he built a high stone wall along<br />

its length so that people using the path could not<br />

see into his property. Where the path crossed his<br />

driveway, he built a tunnel which is now a bat roost.<br />

The Townley-Parkers were very private and<br />

apparently employed several gamekeepers.<br />

Trespassers and poachers were vigorously<br />

prosecuted. One local legend has it that a man,<br />

who visiting someone in Bamber Bridge one<br />

evening, was using the path as a short cut when he<br />

came across a couple of poachers who, thinking the<br />

man was a gamekeeper, savagely beat him to death<br />

in the tunnel.<br />

Here you go right, taking the path out onto Back<br />

Lane. Cross the road and go left until you reach<br />

the public foot path by the side of the farm track.<br />

Follow this path, keeping to the left where it splits<br />

and crossing Wood End Road. The path continues to<br />

wind its way along to another split, where this time<br />

you go right, through the woods and out around<br />

the fields, down towards the river.<br />

Crossing the foot bridge you emerge at the site<br />

of Lower Kem Mill. From here you go right along<br />

National Cycle Route 55, following it back up the<br />

valley. Where the path meets the main road you<br />

cross over, go right, over the bridge, and left into<br />

the park again. Continue along NCR 55 until you<br />

reach a path on your left. Take this path over the<br />

bridge, up the hill and back to the car park.<br />

In total, this five mile walk is a pleasant way to pass<br />

the afternoon. There’s a good mixture of history and<br />

rural/semi rural scenery. My only gripe, as alluded to<br />

at the beginning, is that Cuerden should be easier to<br />

pronounce for us non-locals. But when set against<br />

such lovely scenery, I admit it’s a small price to pay...<br />

Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and<br />

footwear while walking. While every care has been<br />

taken to ensure that the walk is accurate, neither the<br />

publisher or its editorial contributors can accept, and<br />

hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or<br />

damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from<br />

negligence, accident or other cause.


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Test Drive<br />

Toyota C-HR<br />

Toyota aims to bring something fresh to the<br />

growing compact Crossover segment with<br />

its C-HR. Here, concept car looks are matched<br />

to proven mechanicals that include a hybrid<br />

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What if you want a fashionable little Crossover like<br />

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You’d be interested wouldn’t you? Well that’s exactly<br />

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The C-HR is being offered with two familiar engines<br />

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Alternatively, buyers can choose a full hybrid<br />

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For the C-HR, Toyota has made its hybrid system<br />

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so that the car doesn’t pitch about through the<br />

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Toyota’s first proper entrant in the Crossover<br />

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the instrument panel aims to create a warm and<br />

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cabin and decorative parts around the dash are<br />

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A hybrid-powered C-HR can return up to 78.5mpg<br />

on the combined cycle and up to 82g/km of CO2.<br />

The alternative engine is a 1.2-litre petrol turbo unit.<br />

In front-driven form, this manages up to 51.9mpg


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Central Surgery, Cowley Hill 01744 627 660<br />

Lowe House Medical Centre 01744 624 999<br />

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Whiston Hospital 0151 426 1600<br />

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NHS Direct 0845 4647<br />

General Police & Councils<br />

Merseyside Police 0151 709 6010<br />

<strong>St</strong>.<strong>Helens</strong> Council 01744 676 789<br />

Knowsley Council 0151 489 6000<br />

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Mobile Library – Knowsley 0151 443 4363<br />

Gas Leak 0800 111 999<br />

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Established in 1984 as an emergency glazing service, today Dennis Goulding has grown and moved<br />

forward to offer all you need to maintain, enhance and expand your home. We continually invest in and<br />

embraced the latest changes in energy efficiency regulations, and still remain a local family business that<br />

cares and takes pride in what we do. We don’t employ pushy salesmen, but pride ourselves on working<br />

with and listening to our customers to give them exactly what they want. We will treat you with respect<br />

every step of the way and on that you have my word! <strong>St</strong>uart Goulding<br />

Don’t forget, we also offer all of these services daily...<br />

Glass Cut to size, Sealed Double Glazed Units Manufactured on site, Same Day Service, Safety<br />

Glass, Toughened Glass, Mirrors, Greenhouse Glass, Glazing Service, Misted Units Replaced<br />

Unit 16, Ainscough Business Park, Mossy Lea Road,<br />

Wrightington, WN6 9RS<br />

Dennis Goulding<br />

(Drive onto ‘Ainscough Building Supplies’)<br />

Telephone: 01257 427 000<br />

Open Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00 noon<br />

www.dglwindows.co.uk<br />

A5209<br />

<strong>St</strong>andish<br />

Shevington<br />

B5250<br />

Open:<br />

J27<br />

A49<br />

TwinLakesMotorEngin ers<br />

Wind Turbines<br />

Heat Pumps<br />

LED Lighting<br />

.and general<br />

Energy Savings<br />

and we’ll provide you with a<br />

detailed report showing the<br />

returns available from your<br />

own solar panels<br />

(10% typical return)<br />

Visit our showr om at<br />

Unit 4a,<br />

Cricket <strong>St</strong>r et Busine s Park<br />

o f Miry Lane,<br />

Wigan.<br />

WN6 7TP<br />

or<br />

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<strong>Local</strong><strong>Life</strong><br />

Gel<br />

Nails<br />

norma ly £20<br />

now £15<br />

Lashes<br />

Spray Tan<br />

Sunbeds<br />

Acrylic & Gel Nails<br />

Natalies @ <strong>St</strong>udio 84<br />

84 Rainford Road, Bi linge WN5 7PG<br />

Telephone: 07814 619 400<br />

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM - 7PM, Saturday 10AM - 6PM<br />

Closed Thursday & Sunday<br />

Mo sy Lea Road<br />

T<br />

Y<br />

R<br />

E<br />

S<br />

Solar Thermal<br />

& Solar PV<br />

Book<br />

your FREE<br />

home survey<br />

CAR & VAN SERVICING<br />

FREE<br />

Car Health Check<br />

.and motorcycles too<br />

for all residents of Croston and Bretherton<br />

Keep me until you need me!<br />

Book your FREE Car Health Check<br />

Ca l now on<br />

01772 603923<br />

REPAIR & WELDING<br />

Saving money is<br />

the clear benefit!<br />

Slash your electricity and<br />

water heating bill<br />

Protect your household from<br />

future energy price rises<br />

Reduce your household’s<br />

impact on the environment<br />

E<br />

X<br />

H<br />

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