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Volume XI, Issues 123-124

The

March -

April 2018

RG8

The Definitive Handy Guide to Reliable Trade & Business in RG8

Pangbourne | Purley on Thames | Goring | Streatley

Woodcote | Whitchurch | Whitchurch Hill | Upper Basildon

Compton | Tidmarsh | Sulham | Ashampstead | Aldworth

Checkendon | South Stoke | Lower Basildon | Crays Pond &

more!

Directory

Putting Local Business First

Win!

A book on

local

walks!

Inside Local news What's on Features Puzzles Reader competitions & more..

In this issue..

Weekend walks south of oxford

property thoughts for 2018

Berkshire Family History Society

Purley memorial hall

monthly recipe

National butcher’s week

crufts

readers’ competition

local clubs

sudoku, wordsearch

Book review

kids page & more..

We’re 10 years old!

Hand delivered free to 9,000 homes in

West Berks & South Oxon

Call Mike 0118 968 0945 mgmags@btinternet.com

www.rg8directory.co.uk

where’s Jenny

Hiding?


Dear Neighbours,

Is it really March? Well, when you

read this it will be. But as I write it I

am sitting here in my office with

high winds going and record cold temperatures!

Talking about measuring temperatures, in this

issue we have a report on the state of the

property market by Parkers. Also, we are

happy to help local builders and renovators E

Stayte & Co celebrate their 60th year in

business. What an achievement. Their special

feature is on page 25.

Local resident and author John Prior returns

to our pages with his latest review of the best

walks in the area. Read all about it on page 16

and why not have a go at winning a copy via

our crossword or other competitions. The book

is available in all the best bookshops in the

area and online.

We continue our 10th birthday

celebrations. 10 years of serving

our community, promoting local

business and clubs, societies and

organisations.

Latest amongst them, OvenClean, Boathouse

Physiotherapy, Guardian Roofs Berkshire,

Assana Ltd Kitchens & Bathrooms, Andy

Embery Carpentry, Brackenwood, Oxford

Fencing, Scotts of Reading, Cake Creations,

StageAbility & more. See their entries inside

and do not forget to use the index on page 46

to locate them in the magazine.

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance, Fire, Police 999

Gas Leaks 0800 111 999

Southern Electric 0845 770 8090

Thames Water 0845 9200 800

Leakline 0800 714 614

Floodline 0845 988 1188

TV Police non emergency 101

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Samaritans 0845 790 9090

Buy Local

Eat Local

Spend Local

Enjoy Local

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is also on desktops, tablets & smart phones.

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Speak soon… Mike

where’s Jenny?

She’s hiding in places

in the magazine. Behind a

door, like here, behind a

box or… well, you tell us.

When you’ve found her, tell us

where she is and you could WIN.

Details on page 30 & 40

Contents

Contact information

Telephone 0118 968 0945

Email mike@rg8directory.co.uk

Web www.rg8directory.co.uk

RG8

March - April 2018

Community

6 Useful numbers

9 Purley Memorial Hall - For Hire

9 Pangbourne & District Volunteer Centre

42-43 Local clubs

Events and Recurrences

13 Crufts

22 National Butchers’ Week

37 Berkshire Family History Society

Book Review - Local Walks

16 Weekend Walks South of Oxford

Property

29 Market Thoughts for 2018

Food & Garden

18 Fertile Grounds

26 Recipe: Boiled Fruit Cake

Games and puzzles

8 Sudoku

30 Competition Word Search

34 Mindbenders

39 Crossword Competition

Index of local businesses - Page 46

Advertiser information

The RG8 Directory reaches 9,000 homes &

businesses in RG8, the West Berks & South

Oxon borders with split monthly distribution

to 20+ towns: Pangbourne, Purley-on-Thames,

Goring & Streatley, Upper & Lower Basildon,

Woodcote, Tidmarsh, Whitchurch, Whitchurch

Hill, Checkendon, Ashampstead & more.

Together with The Didcot Directory, it

reaches an area of 24,000+ homes &

businesses. To advertise in either mag for

£23* per month for an 1/8 page or £33.25*

1/4 page, contact Mike 0118 968 0945 or

mgmags@btinternet.co.uk

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KRB SERVICES

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Bathrooms kitchens Plumbing / Heating

Plastering Internal / External Decorating

Tiling Carpentry & more.....

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kraigbloomfield@hotmail.co.uk

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Free Estimates and Advice References Available

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Berkshire

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Useful Numbers

Emergency

Ambulance, Fire, Police

Gas Leaks

Southern Electric

Thames Water

Leakline

Floodline

Doctors

Pangbourne Medical Practice

Goring Surgery

Woodcote Surgery

Chemists

Lloyds Chemists Pangbourne

Lloyds Chemists Goring

Councils

West Berkshire

South Oxfordshire D.C.

Reading B. C.

Telephone

0118 968 0945

Email

mgmags@btinternet.com

Web

www.rg8directory.co.uk

999

0800 111 999

0845 770 8090

0845 920 0800

0800 714 614

0845 988 1188

0118 984 2234

01491 872 372

01491 680 686

Physiotherapists

Boathouse Physiotherapy 0118 976 7189

01635 42400

01235 422 422

0118 937 3737

Other

Telephone Preference Service 08450 700 707

Twitter

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Hospitals

Royal Berkshire Hospital

West Berks Community

Berkshire Independent

Prospect Park

Spire Dunedin

Wallingford Community Hospital

Helplines

Crimestoppers

Police (non emergency)

Samaritans

NSPCC

RSPCA

Transport

Thames Travel

Reading Buses

National Rail Enquiries

Readibus

Recycling

Recycle for West Berkshire

South Oxon Recycling

Re3

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0808 800 5000

0870 555 5999

0118 984 2935

01491 872 124 01491 837988

0118 959 4000

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0118 931 0000

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PANGBOURNE & DISTRICT

VOLUNTEER CENTRE

Are you elderly or infirm? Do you

need help with transport to:

Hospitals, Doctors’ Surgeries,

Shops, Activities, Clubs?

WE SERVE WEST BERKSHIRE

AND SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE

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Sirdar, Hayfield

& Stylecraft

Yarns

Needles & Crochet

Hooks

Patterns

Haberdashery

Ribbons & Buttons

Cake Creations

47 Meadway Precinct

Tilehurst RG304AA

0118 9453001

Looking for somewhere to hire?

Purley Memorial Hall,

Glebe Road, Purley on

Thames, RG8 8DP

Purley Memorial Hall

Registered Charity 300191

Thinking of setting up a group or are you a club or charity needing new premises

for your class, or a consultant needing a meeting room?

Purley Memorial Hall is now available for hire on weekday mornings and some afternoons.

There is a large hall, a smaller hall, a downstairs office and a small meeting room.

At the moment we have classes for art, karate, Lingotots and yoga.

Thames Vale Singers also use the Hall. See website for details.

Very reasonable rates of hire and also the bonus of ample car parking space.

For further information please contact: The Hall Manager on 07772 129 187

Email: purleymemhall@yahoo.co.uk Website : www.purleyonthames.org.uk/memhall

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CONSTRUCTIONS

PATIOS DECKS PERGOLAS

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INSTALLED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD

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Qualifications and Certifications including: Royal Horticultural Society, City & Guilds, BTEC, NPTC, NPORS.

Full Public Indemnity Insurance

Office: 0118 941 2181 - Mobile: 07885 082254

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BSB Garden Machinery

Sales : Service : Spares : Repairs

For all your garden machinery needs

New & used lawnmowers.

Servicing, spares & repairs for

all types of garden machinery.

Rotovators, hedge cutters etc…

Get rid of that

moss & get a

healthy lawn with

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Visit our

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15% off RRP on any

new machines

with this ad. (Mar-Apr)

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e-mail: bsbgm@resource24.net

Home Farm, Sulham Lane

Pangbourne, RG8 8DT

TEL: 0118 984 3601

All Fencing

Landscaping

Sleeper borders

Patios/Paths

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Side/Entrance gates

Sheds/Re felt

Hedge cutting

Turfing, and more

For a fast & friendly quote call Alan

Tel: 01491 680 289

Mob: 07974 047 233

www.ahdrumlandscaping.co.uk

For all your fencing & decking needs

All materials stocked for fast delivery.

All we ask is that you allow us to quote.

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Hutt's for Coal

Best Quality British Fuel

For Stoves & Open Fires

Pre-Packed & Open Sack

Logs & Firewood

Oxbow Main Stockist

Free Prompt Delivery

(Also Chimney Sweeping Service)

READING OFFICE 01491 680948

CHOLSEY DEPOT 01491 651241

0118 9416 892

Est. Over 100 07879 years 443913 Family Owned & Run

Station Yard, Station Rd, Cholsey, Oxon

OX10 9QD

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THE WINDOW CLEANER

• All types of windows

• Windows inside and out

• Doors, frames & sills

• Conservatories

• All year service

• Attention to detail

• Genuine competitive prices

Using a waterfed telescopic pole system

with softened de-mineralised filtered water,

guaranteeing a crystal clear non smear

finish

Call Mike on 07967 00 44 26

for a free quote or e-mail

thewindowcleaner1@googlemail.com

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A.Dale

Builders Ltd

Family Business Established for Over 30 Years

Renovations

Extensions & Conversions

Alterations

Kitchens & Bathrooms

Roof Renewals & Repairs

All building projects covered

Contact us now for a free, no obligation quote

A builder you can trust

0118 942 7184 or info@adalebuilders.co.uk

www.adalebuilders.co.uk

Cp Groundworks & Sons Ltd

Local family run business

covering all aspects of

groundwork and more!

Footings, Oversites, Drainage, Patios,

Driveways, Pressure Washing, Site

Clearances, Garden walls

Conservatory bases, Fencing, General

Building, Plumbing and more.

Digger and dumper hire available

with or without operator.

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across RG8

Contact Mike for

further

information

No job too small or big!

01235 415 357

07853 612 505 / 07720 277 567

cpgroundworksltd@gmail.com

T. 0118 968 0945

M. 07806 774986

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More info on Esperanto in or near

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Looking for Reliable

Carpentry Services in RG8?

ANDY EMBERY

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Fully Qualified Carpenter & Joiner

Over 30 years experience

Full kitchen & bathroom fitting

Replacement kitchen doors

Replacement kitchen worktops

Interior & exterior doors

Oak stair conversions

Wood & laminate flooring

Covering Purley, Pangbourne, Woodcote,

Tilehurst, Goring, Streatley, Whitchurch,

Basildon, Checkendon & the rest of RG8

Friendly, Reliable, 1st Class Service

CALL ANDY on 07866 077 658

emberylegend45@gmail.com

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Book 16 The Review

RG8 Directory

Weekend Walks South of Oxford

By Resident and Local Author John Prior

This colourful paperback describing 12 short,

scenic strolls in South Oxfordshire has recently

been published by local resident John Prior. It

provides a variety of routes not far from home,

within the triangle Oxford-Henley-Wantage.

John and his wife, Anne, have lived in

Pangbourne for 40 years and family outings with

their three children, and more recently three

grandchildren, were the inspiration for the book.

John says “At weekends we were keen to explore

the local countryside, but any walk also had to be

child-friendly - not too long and, preferably,

including a playground and an ice cream! So we

collected our favourite routes”.

They are also perfect for

entertaining children,

providing ideas for local

outings. Despite the title, it

doesn’t have to be at a

weekend!

The 12 routes are centred on Abingdon,

Dorchester, East Hagbourne, East Hendred,

Ewelme, Henley, South Stoke, Stadhampton,

Stoke Row, The Hanneys, Wallingford and

Watlington. See glorious views, locks busy with

This new book is John’s second collection of

family favourites, the first being published in

“Weekend Walks West of Reading” which featured

in The RG8 Directory in 2015. As before, the walks

are no more than 2 miles long and include places

of interest, stops for refreshments and a children’s

playground.

East Hendred

boats, ancient churches and thatched cottages –

and many of the locations used for TV’s Midsomer

Murders!

Priced at £5.95, the book is available from

Garlands in Pangbourne, Inspiration in Goring and

Wallingford Bookshop as well as local branches of

Waterstones and WH Smiths and Blackwells in

Oxford. It’s also on the Amazon web site.

Wallingford Riverside

The starting points have again been chosen for

easy parking and most can also be reached by

public transport. Facts and figures are given about

the places passed.

The walks will suit anyone wanting some exercise

for an hour or two exploring South Oxfordshire,

with its historic towns and villages and beautiful

countryside.

WIN! A copy of John Prior’s new book is the prize

for this month’s Crossword Competition. Get those

brain cells working, complete the entry on page 40

and then send it to us for a change of winning this

great new local book.

Enter the competition on page 39 to WIN a

copy of “Weekend Walks South of Oxford”.

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Computer Problems?

PC misbehaving?

Fault diagnosis, Maintenance &

Upgrades, Networking, Data

Recovery, Virus Cleaning,

Broadband, Telephone Cabling &

Extensions, TV, Mobile,

Website Design, Development &

Hosting and much more.

Home and Business Support.

Windows and Mac.

01491 680 036 or 07961 476 664

mail@influentialcomputers.com

www.InfuentialComputers.com

Robin, Henry and Angus Piercey

Influential Computers Ltd - A Family Run

Business since 1984

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1towatch Aerial

and Satellite

Solving aerial problems in

the local area for 14 years

A genuine local company, not a National

with a pseudo local phone number

Call Rolf on 07971 327931

9 Homecroft Tilehurst. RG31 5WJ

Answerphone: 0118 945 2492

Aerial & Satellite Repair and

Installation. TV Mounting

Freeview and Freesat Specialist.

Motorised and Multi LNB Dish Installation

for International Channels.

Distribution systems, domestic and commercial.

Extra TV points, Sky, TVLinks,

LNB upgrades for Sky.

Discounts for the Elderly

Locally based reliable and friendly

service for all your electrical needs.

FREE estimates, no Job too small!

Full/Part Rewires

Security Lights

Fuse Board Upgrades

Maintenance Contracts

Landlord Certificates

Refurbishments

Test & Inspections

New Builds

Alterations

Extensions

Part Part P P Approved

www.burdenelectrical.co.uk

enquiries@burdenelectrical.co.uk

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Ltd

0118 943 3691

07885 672 258

woolford30@btinternet.com

www.aandbroofingreading.co.uk

12 Firs Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 4EN

Showroom/head office at 109B School Rd

Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5BH

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• Boiler installation, servicing & repairs

• Underfloor Heating

• Full bathroom installation & tiling

• Hot water cylinders

• Central Heating

• Unvented hot water cylinders

• Radiators

T: 0118 907 1037

M: 077907 89699

W: losebyplumbingandheating.co.uk

D.S. Gas Services

Heating/Plumbing

Friendly & Reliable

BritishGas Trained Engineer

Free Quotations ~ Fully Insured

Boiler Changes ~ Boiler Services

Central Heating Systems & Upgrades

Powerflushing & Descaling

Landlord Certificates

Installation of Gas Appliances

Cylinder Changes

Any Leaks ~ Taps fitted

Dripping Overflows

Call Danny on

07830 073397

0118 945 2906

dsgasservices@aol.co.uk

1093 Oxford Road, Tilehurst RG31 6YE

503229

www.jmsofteners.co.uk

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Discover the perfect solution for

all your flooring needs

Come and visit our showroom to see the new display of

Karndean Design flooring and our extensive range of

carpets, vinyl and wood.

At SMC Flooring we offer:

Free advice, measuring

and quotations

Professional fitting

Competitive prices

all year round

Samples to your home

at a time to suit you

Excellent after sales service

Professional - Reliable - Local

14 Norcot Road, Tilehurst

Tel: 0118 945 6798

steve@smcflooring.co.uk www.smcflooring.co.uk

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PARR PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

ALL ASPECTS OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL

REFURBISHMENT

FROM GROUND WORKS TO BUILD

KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS

WINDOWS AND DOORS SUPPLIED AND FITTED

BURST PIPE REPAIR

PAINTING AND DECORATING

INSURANCE WORK UNDERTAKEN

REFERENCES AVAILABLE FULLY INSURED

YOUR LOCAL TRUSTED TRADE

0118 9842838

07973-239227

Now also offering

LOFT INSULATION

Call us now for a FREE

No obligation

Loft Insulation

Quotation

parrproperties@btinternet.com 3 The Mews Pangbourne RG8 7JG

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E Stayte & Co.

Builders & Decorators - Established 1958

2018 is

our 60th

year in

business!

E. Stayte & Co. is a family business. We have been a

warranted builder for over 10 years, a member of the

Federation of Master Builders for over 43 years and have

been in business now for 60 years! To mark this

anniversary, we thought we’d tell you a bit more about

what we do and how we can help you with all your

house extensions and renovation plans.

Extension Services Renovations Plumbing & Electrical

We offer a fantastic range of

extension services that will keep

your property secure. Extensions

make more economic sense and

we want to help you make the

best use out of your future space.

From Bathroom to Kitchens to

room refurbs to roofing, discover

how easy it is to upgrade the most

lived-in and most important rooms

of your home when you give us a

call.

Ensure your home looks its best

with our plumbing and electrical

services. Our specialists have

years of experience and are ready

to get to work on your property.

E. Stayte & Co. is a family business you can trust. We were

established in 1958 and specialise in all types of building

work from house extensions and renovations, repairs and

alterations, down to replacing a washer on a tap. In fact, no

job is too small. All our workers are fully qualified and we

have many satisfied customer testimonials. We cover the

whole of Berkshire & surrounding areas and sometimes

even further away. If you are unsure if we cover your area

please give us a call as it may depend on the size of the

job. Read more about us on these pages and please feel

feel to browse through our website or give us a call for

more information and a discussion about your house

renovation projects and your requirements..

Fully Insured

No job too small

Give us a call to discuss your requirements or for a free quote.

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Services:

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A sample of our work..

All general building work

Extensions of all sizes

Alterations & renovations

Plumbing & electrical

work

Roofing

Property maintenance

Refurbishments

Free estimates

FMB member for over 43

years

Is 2018 the year of

your house

renovation?

To get to know more

about what we do and

how we can help you

achieve your

renovation goals

please contact us at:

Warranted

Builder

Tel: 0118 982 1122

Email: estayteco@btinternet.com

E Stayte and Co.

The established builder you can trust

Mobile: 07774 939 237

Web: www.estayte.com

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“ I believe our products and personal

service will help you achieve exactly what

you need to improve your home.

Our business thrives on referrals and our

aim is to impress you enough so that you

recommend us to your family, friends and

work colleagues ” - Sarah

MARTIN

KING

CARPET FITTING SPECIALIST

Carpets & vinyls supplied & fitted at

Competitive prices

Samples to your home at your

convenience

Adaption & repair work undertaken

20 years experience

No job too small

Reliable, friendly & efficient service

FOR A FREE QUOTE

Phone 07774 966 938

Email

mart.king74@yahoo.com

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T: 0118 930 3133

E: theale@parkersproperties.co.uk

W: www.parkersproperties.co.uk

Parkers – Market thoughts for 2018

January and February have come and gone, and

as I write this we are nearing the end of winter,

the year is indeed off and running.

The Property market has opened the year better

than it ended 2017. The last three months of

2017 were slightly subdued, uncertainty around

Brexit, whipped up further by the media circus,

undoubtedly affected some buyers’ confidence.

The Chancellor’s Autumn statement didn’t deliver

the stimulus to the property market that some

were hoping for, although he did help first time

buyers with the removal of stamp duty on the first

£300,000 of a purchase. The Bank of England

raised interest rates in November for the first

time in 5 years and then in December we saw

people getting ready to relax and enjoy their

Christmas Holidays.

The Team at Parkers in Theale

What will 2018 have in store for the property

market is a contentious topic of conversation. Last

year the value of the average property in the

United Kingdom increased in value by £7,279

(roughly 3%), This year the consensus of the

majority of commentators, Halifax, Nationwide,

Savills and the Royal Institution of Chartered

Surveyors, is that the average prices will rise again

between 0 – 3% although this year will see a

number of hot and cool spots developing. Some of

the northern cities, Manchester, Liverpool &

Birmingham, are all being tipped to perform well

whilst prices in the Capital are expected to fall

exhibiting negative growth.

But what for Reading and its surrounding towns

and villages? Last year Reading and its outlying

villages saw an increase in value of around 5%

and it is believed that our region will see this again

in 2018. The area will take advantage of things like

Crossrail which will start running from Reading in

2019. Reading recently featured in the top 10 of

two quite interesting surveys, In the first it came

2nd in the “UK's fastest-improving place to live and

work in the last 12 months” and 8th in the “11 best

towns to commute to London from”.

The first 7 weeks of the year for us here at Parkers

have been encouraging, there appears to be a

good number of buyers in the market place, we

haven’t seen a large increase in first time buyers

due to the stamp duty cuts but we are seeing good

quality buyers.

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Property of the Month

Clay Hill, Beenham £1,250,000

Properties are still selling - however it is so

important to get the marketing price correct from

the outset. The days of valuing a property and

putting on £25,000 worth of hope value and

getting it are gone, and, if a property is

overpriced by more than £5,000 in some cases

then the phone just doesn’t ring. The market isn’t

a sellers’ market as it was two or three years

ago; there has been a slight shift.

The team at Parkers in Theale and I are looking

forward to the rest of 2018 and what the market

will bring and wish you success in any property

endeavours that you may undertake in 2018.

Alan England – Branch Manager

Parkers Estate and Letting Agents in Theale has

been open since 2012, and we pride ourselves in

offering our customers a 5 star service. During

the last 6 years we have helped hundreds of

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Desirable Semi-Rural

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people buy, sell and rent in Theale and the

surrounding areas.

Located on the bustling Theale High Street the

office, with its team of five, is strategically

positioned to offer a personal and informed service

to homeowners in a large number of local villages.

Our core areas range from Upper Basildon through

Pangbourne, Calcot into Theale and then moving

West through the villages of Beenham, Bradfield,

Bucklebury and out to Thatcham.

So if you are looking for an Estate Agent in Theale,

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property in Upper Basildon we have the

experience and knowledge to ensure a smooth

and successful transaction.

Don't take our word for it please feel free to read

our reviews on the website and Google by

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questions don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Greenham Common over the years - A Talk by Penny Stokes

Berkshire Family History Society’s new Centre for Heritage and Family History on the second floor of

Reading Central Library, on Abbey Square, Reading, plays host to a talk by local author Penny Stokes

on 14 March on “Greenham Common over the years”.

To many people the name 'Greenham Common' conjures up an

image of women-only peace camps, protests against cruise

missiles and conflict with the police, but behind this lies a much

longer and more varied history.

Eminent local author and historian, Penny Stokes, will describe

the many dramas

which have taken

place on the common: from Redcoat musters to refugee

housing, golf to glider warfare, furze-gathering to filming,

and bare-knuckle prize-fighting to bomb storage. Copies of

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Greenham Common will be available to purchase, which

she will be pleased to sign for you.

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42 The RG8 Directory Local Community Pages

Purley-on-Thames Cricket Club

Goosecroft Lane, Beech Road,Purley on Thames.

3 Saturday and 2 Sunday adult teams. Junior

teams 6-17 yrs. Fully qualified coaches. Training

sessions through the season. Indoors Feb – Apr,

Outdoors Apr – September. For more details

please contact Jeff Hinds (Chairman)

jeffrey.hinds@tiscali.co.uk or

www.purleyonthamescc.co.uk

The Whitchurch & District Theatre Club

The Whitchurch & District Theatre Club takes you

to musicals, plays, classical concerts etc. once a

month, mainly matinees but sometimes evening

performances. Chichester, Windsor, Oxford and

Salisbury, amongst others, are often visited.

Also major London productions and venues.

Tickets are purchased at group/concessionary

rates. Subscriptions £10/£8 per annum.

Coaches depart from Pangbourne.

Organiser: Christine Martin, “Sonia”, Goring

Heath Road, Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7PG Tel: 0118

984 4252

e.mail whitchurchtheatreclub@gmail.com

West Berks Scrabble Club

Meets twice weekly, Tuesday 7.15pm - 10pm &

Thursday 2pm - 5pm in the small hall of The Barn

in Goosecroft Lane, Purley on Thames.

Scrabble players of all abilities welcome. For

further information call Ian 0118 984 5045 or

www.westberksscrabbleclub.org.uk

Purley on Thames Bridge Club

Meets from 10am to midday on Fridays in The

Barn, Goosecroft Lane, Purley on Thames.

Members have a wide range of skill levels. Games

played in a relaxed & informal atmosphere, We

are not able to give formal tuition to absolute

beginners, but the more skilled players are happy

to review hands and give advice to those of us

who are less experienced. New members

welcome. For further information contact

Bernard on 0778 718 7363 or

bernienix@yahoo.co.uk, or just turn up on a

Friday.

Purley Pre-school is a small and vibrant

community pre-school, run by a dedicated team

of staff supported by a voluntary committee

made up of willing parents. You too could have a

chance to become involved in your child’s preschool

education! Open 9.15am-2.15pm, Mon-Fri

(term-time). ‘Step up to School’ sessions during

the summer term. Call 07525 234747 or email

purleypreschoolcommittee@gmail.com

Purley Horticultural Society

Membership £3 a year with discounts at participating

local gardening outlets. Social activities, inc. talks

on gardening, spring & summer shows, plant sale in

May, outings to gardens of interest. Trading store at

the Memorial Hall car park, Glebe Road, Purley on

Thames - Feb. to Nov., Sat & Sun 10am- 11am. To

join ring the Chairman on 0118 972 7030 or

Membership Secretary on 0118 941 7247 or visit the

store. www.purleyonthames.org.uk/PHS

Silver Surfers Computer Club

Silver Surfers run courses at The Barn, Purley on

Thames for the over 50’s. Courses range from

absolute beginners to refreshers to courses for

people that already have some basic computer skills

and/or have attended the beginners courses. For

more information, course dates & content, call

07743 293 165 and leave a message - someone will

get back to you. email:courses@inspire4life.me.uk

www.inspire4life.me.uk/SilverSurfers

Pangbourne & District Volunteer Centre

Are you elderly or infirm? Do you need help with

transport to medical surgeries, hospitals, shops,

activities or clubs? If so, please ring PANGBOURNE

AND DISTRICT VOLUNTEER CENTRE, The Village Hall,

Pangbourne, on 0118 984 4586. WE SERVE WEST

BERKSHIRE AND SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE AREAS. Open 5

mornings a week (Mon-Fri) from 9.30am - 11.30am.

Purley Tots

A very friendly group of mums / child minders who

bring along their children aged 0-3. A snack&drink is

provided each morning. Sessions are on Tue & Wed

9.45-11.15am at St Mary's Church Hall, Purley-on-

Thames. Contact purleytots@hotmail.com

Village Greenfingers Gardening Club

Meetings at Storton Lodge, Icknield Rd, Goring RG8

0DH, 8pm, 1st Wed of each month (excl. Aug & Jan).

Spring Show in March, Summer Show in August.

Visitors welcome. More info from 01491 873 201.

Purely Social

New to the area? Want to increase your social circle

& make new friends? ‘Purely Social’ is for couples &

individuals aged 20-55. Events include: walks, days

out, restaurants, comedy, dancing, live music, BBQs

dinner parties, quizzes, theatre & more! To find out

more, email purelysocial5000@yahoo.co.uk or call

Sue on 07803 031927.

RG8 Badminton Club

A local, fun, friendly & fit-making adult & youth club

at Langtree Community Sports Hall, Woodcote.

Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30pm. Past & present

players welcome. Call Julie for more information

07980 413026.

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Purley Players

Purley Players are always looking for new

members either on stage or helping with scenery

and costumes. To become a member, phone Chris

on 0118 954 8052, or Jean on 0118 942 4372

or email mail@purleyplayers.org.uk.

We produce 3 shows a year. The next one is our

yearly pantomime in January, Beauty & the

Beast. We normally perform at The Barn in Purley

on Thames, RG8 8DR. Why not come and join us?

You can find more on www.purleyplayers.org.uk

Pangbourne Art Group (PAG)

PAG meet on Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4.00pm in

Pangbourne Village Hall. New Members most

welcome, just come along and meet everyone!!

Contact Frank Stroud 0118 942 8107. email

wen.fran@btinternet.com

Pangbourne Twinning Association

Bonjour! Parlez-vous francais? We have been

linked with our twin town of Houdan (beautiful

town 50 miles West of Paris) for 25+ years! We

have social events and annual exchanges. Yearly

trips to and from Houdan For more information

please contact info@pangbournetwinning.com or

visit www.pangbourne-twinning.org

Purley on Thames Tennis Club

Recreation Ground, Beech Road, Purley. Club

sessions Monday & Thursdays from 6.30pm and

Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm. Saturday

mornings from 9.30am. Adult and Child Coaching

available Saturdays AM. Men, Ladies & Mixed

League Matches. LTA Affiliated. Contact

Membership Secretary Trevor Plowman 0118 376

6449 trevor.plowman@ntlworld.com

Pangbourne Choral Society

A thriving, non-audition choral society based in

Pangbourne. Over 100 active members. Get in

touch at info@pangbournechoral.org.uk or visit

www.pangbournechoral.org.uk. Shows are

normally held at The Falklands Chapel,

Pangbourne College, Pangbourne.

Pangbourne Badminton Club

Friendly & non competitive club meeting Monday

& Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm in the sports

hall at Pangbourne College. Why not come along

and give it a go - no one has to "play their way in"

& the first week is free! Call 01491 672164 for

more details.

Pangbourne Bowls Club. Situated in the Pavillion

at the far end of the Recreation Ground, Thames

Avenue, Pangbourne. Please visit

www.pangbournebowls.co.uk

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Basildon Table Tennis Club

Do you like Table Tennis? If so, come and join us

at Basildon Village Hall on Fri evenings at 8pm.

Sessions 8-10pm with refreshments at “half

time”. We have four tables and can provide you

with a bat. Sessions £2.50 per adult, £1.50 for

under 16s. For more info, email

bob2elms@tesco.net or visit

https://sites.google.com/site/basildontt/

Goring Gap Boat Club provides opportunities for

all ages to enjoy the River Thames in unpowered

craft. 'Go Row' days are held during the year,

where non-members can experience rowing.

'Learn 2 Row' courses are also held, to formally

introduce people to British rowing techniques.

Juniors welcome to attend when accompanied by

an adult (GGBC cannot guarantee presence of DSB

checked members at all sessions). Check the

website for session timings & introduce yourself

to the Session Manager on arrival. The Goring &

Streatley regatta is the flagship event and is held

near Streatley Farm in July.

www.goringgapbc.org.uk.

Phoenix & Ranelagh Hockey Club

3 ladies & 3 mens teams, an expanding junior

section. Opportunities for all levels of ability. To

gain experience & have some fun, come and

check the friendly, local, club for you. For more

info visit www.prhockeyclub.co.uk or email

prhockeyclub@yahoo.co.uk

Pangbourne & District Volunteer Centre

The Volunteer Centre was established in 1976 to

provide transport to hospitals, surgeries, day

centres etc for the people of Pangbourne and

surrounding parishes including Purley and

Denefield. The office is open Monday to Friday in

Pangbourne Village Hall from 09:30 to 11:30

(telephone 0118-984-4586) The centre is always

on the look out for volunteer drivers, especially

from Purley where there are far more clients than

drivers. The centre is not a free taxi service but

is always willing to help if possible with almost

any problem. Clients are invited to make a small

donation towards running costs.

Purley CofE Primary School

Purley CofE Primary School. For more info on the

school, contact the clerk to Governors.

Email: fjones@purley.w-berks.sch.uk

Phone: 0118 984 2384 (school office)

Web: www.purleyprimaryschool.co.uk

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RG8 Badminton Club

Located at Langtree School,

Woodcote, RG8.

A small, friendly and sociable

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A thriving, non-audition society

based in Pangbourne, Berks.

Rehearsal & concerts at The

Falklands Memorial Chapel at

Pangbourne College.

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A fun, friendly & caring learning

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Parkers Properties

Contact Parkers on

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Sales: 0118 930 3133

Lettings: 0118 930 6789

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E Stayte and Co.

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Blinds & Curtains

Sarah Jane’s Blinds & Curtains..27

Boiler Installations & Repairs

D.S. Gas Services……………..…..20

Loseby Plumbing & Heating……20

Building Services

A. Dale Builders Ltd………………14

E Stayte & Co………………..…24-25

Parr Property………………….……22

Carpenters & Joiners

Andy Embery………………….…..15

Carpet Cleaning

Zero Dry Time…………………….12

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Adams Chimney Sweep………..31

Hutt’s for Coal……………………..13

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Alan Drum………………………11

Oxford Fencing………………..11

Financial Advice & Planning

Rebecca Kingwell………………3

Flat Roofs

Brackenwood…………………….35

Flooring

Andy Embery Wood Flooring..15

Martin King Carpets…………….27

SMC Flooring………………………21

Garden

Alan Drum………………………….11

Tilehurst Garden Services…….10

Garden Constructions

1st Class Greenhouses………..10

Garden Machinery

BSB Garden Machinery………..11

Greenhouses, Decks, Patios

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Oven Cleaning

Ovenclean…………………………31

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George Urquhart………………32-33

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Loseby Plumbing & Heating……..20

D.S. Gas Services……………..…….20

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A. Dale Builders………………………14

KRB Services..............................5

Parr Property……………………….…22

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Ferriday & Alder………………….…..27

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A&B Roofing…………………….……….19

Tilehurst Roofing……………………….19

Guardian Roofs Berkshire………….23

Computer Help

Influential Computers…………..17

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Guardian Roofs Berkshire………23

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CP Groundworks…………………14

Haberdashery

Cake Creations………………….9

Stone Masons

SPB Stoneworks Ltd………………….38

Tiling

KRB Services.................................5

Decking

1st Class Garden Constructions..10

Oxford Fencing Supplies……….…11

Dentists

Woodborough House…………….7

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Andy Embery………………………..15

Brackenwood………………………..35

Tailormade Windows……………..34

Drains

Drain & Able............................45

Drama Classes

StageAbility…………………………8

Electricians

Burden Electrical…………………..17

Hall Hire

Purley Memorial Hall…………….9

Handyman

Andy 2 Know…………..………….45

Landscaping

Alan Drum……………………….…11

TGS……………………………………10

Lettings

Parkers Properties……………28-29

Patrick Williams……………………BP

Local Community.................42

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ACG Services……………………….34

Loft Insulation

Parr Property Services……………22

Upholstery Cleaning

Zero Dry Time………………….……….12

Water Softeners

JM Softeners………………………….….20

Window Cleaning

The Window Cleaner……………………13

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