Local Life - St Helens - June 2018

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St Helens Edition June 2018

Trolleybus 60

Pages 28 - 32

Hospice Cash Boost

Page 6

St Helens Anniversary

Pages 16 - 17

Local News Motoring Features Event2Go Health Home Services Food

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Irecently returned from a whirlwind city break in

Madrid, and I’d be lying if I said I couldn’t have

“lost” my passport before I was due to return home.

But alas, afternoons daydreaming in the sunshine

and siestas must come to an end eventually.

That being said, I think we can learn a thing or two

from the Spaniards. The desire to try and take things

at a gentler pace sometimes and relax in the company

of family and friends is something I think we can all

relate and aspire to.

With the summer months fast approaching, it’s a

great time to start this new mantra. And where better

to connect with family and friends than by attend

some of the events going on in the Leigh area over

the next few weeks.

From Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 24 the 14th

annual Prescot Festival will grace the town once more.

It’ll be 10 days of arts, music, heritage, entertainment

and culture. One not to be missed.

Or if you’re looking ahead to July, why not take in

the International Food and Drink Festival on Friday,

July 6, and Saturday, July 7. It celebrates St Helens

international relationships, particularly with Stuttgart

and Chalon-sur-Saone.

We hope you enjoy all our magazine has to offer.

See you next time!

Summer

fever

Niamh Ollerton, Deputy Editor


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In this issue

St Helens

anniversary

Regulars

8 Class From The Past

22 Planning

24 Puzzle Corner

39 Events2Go

44 Test Drive

16

Trolleybus

60

28

Save your

cervix

32

A very British

addiction

36

Test Drive

Jaguar

E-Pace

44

Sections

6 Local News

32 Health

Publisher: Chris

Sales: Clare

Editorial: Gemma, Niamh

Design: Peter

Distribution: Sally

Accounts: Sam

44 Motoring

46 Home Services

Next issue - July 2018

Advertising deadline - Tuesday, 19 June

Published - Friday, 29 June

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Hospice cash boost

Local Freemasons have

donated £20,000 to help

Willowbrook deliver

additional palliative

services in the St Helens

and Knowsley areas.

Willowbrook Hospice in

Prescot has been chosen

to receive the £20k grant from the West Lancashire

Freemasons to extend and develop pre and post

bereavement support services.

In October 2017, the Masonic Charitable Foundation

in partnership with Hospice UK, invited bids for

funding from hospices who wished to expand

the support they offer for bereaved families and

AtoB Taxis

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West Lancashire Freemasons with hospice staff

individuals. Applications were received from 90

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– whether this be at Willowbrook Hospice itself

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through Whiston palliative care team or palliative

services in the community.

Janet Barlow, family support therapist at Willowbrook

who was involved in submitting the bid, said: “We

are extremely grateful to receive a £20,000 grant

from the Masonic Charitable Foundation which will

enable us to extend and develop our current services

so that we’re able to support even more people.”

Leslie Newman, West Lancashire Freemasons’ Group

charity steward, said: “The Masonic Charitable

Foundation has awarded this grant to Willowbrook

Hospice in recognition and support of the work they

do in the communities of St Helens and Knowsley.

“This is the largest grant we have ever made to

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Class from the past

This month’s Class from the Past is from Eccleston

Lane Ends Primary School in Prescot. It’s believed

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Meet the new Mayor

The new Mayor of St Helens has been

announced.

Councillor Pat Ireland, who represents the Thatto

Heath ward, has been appointed as Mayor for 2018-

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“It’s a great privilege to be appointed Mayor of my

hometown, especially during its 150th anniversary

which makes the honour even more special,” said

councillor Ireland.

“I can’t wait to get started and I’m very much looking

forward to getting out into our communities to

meet so many of the borough’s inspirational people

and groups.”

Born and bred in Knowsley Road, councillor

Ireland was first elected in 1998 to represent the

then Queens Park ward – before becoming ward

councillor for Thatto Heath in 2011 where she lives

with her husband, John, who she married in 1991.

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Saving the greenery

A group who are campaigning

against St Helens Council’s Local Plan

held a car boot sale to support their

cause.

Rainhill Save Our Green Belt held a car boot sale

at the Manor Farm pub on Mill Lane to raise

funds to save the town’s green belt from housing

development and improve the environment of the

village.

The group’s FB page said: “Just to acknowledge

everybody who supported the first Rainhill Save

Our Green belt car boot sale.

“Thank you to those that sold, those that browsed

and those that bought. And to our group members

and volunteers and the fabulous stall holders.

“It really was lovely welcoming Rainhill’s community

and we will hold another. It was a glorious morning

and summed up why we’re so passionate to protect

our greenbelt.”

St Helens Council is preparing a new Local Plan

which will set how much new development for

housing, employment and other uses should take

place in the borough.

It will identify where new development should take

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Support for cancer campaign

An award-winning woodland venue

will hold a special Father’s Day fundraiser

in aid of a teenager with cancer.

GreenAcres Rainford will host a community day

on Father’s Day, Sunday June 17, to help raise vital

funds for the Chris Carberry campaign.

The campaign is to help others fighting cancer and

was set up by 19-year-old Chris Carberry.

Chris has fought a rare form of bone cancer,

osteosarcoma twice and in October 2017 the cancer

returned for the third time.

Devastatingly this time around the cancer has come

back with a vengeance and scans have shown Chris

has two confirmed tumours near his bowel and

prostate.

The teenager has began a gruelling regime of

chemotherapy at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in

order to control and shrink the tumours enough for

surgery. Due to the unlikeness of this happening,

his best hope of survival is through alternative

treatments and clinical trials abroad that cannot be

funded for on the NHS. To support Chris, his family

and others who have or have lost loved ones with

cancer, GreenAcres will invite the community to

their Father’s Day event.

A GreenAcres spokesman said: “The urgency for this

treatment is critical in giving Chris the best chance

of survival.

“Chris has not been given the luxury of time due to

the severity of his relapse and the aggression his

cancer is showing.


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“We have just months to raise a significant amount to get the ball rolling

and to get Chris in to treatment as soon as possible. Time is of the essence,

but with the support Chris currently receives we are hopeful and certain

we can do this.”

The ticketed only event will include a welcome drink on arrival, a bubble

release, tea and cake and the opening of a new lavender memorial garden.

GreenAcres Rainford, which has been instrumental in the UK development

of a concept that has revolutionised the funeral industry, would like to give

a special mention to Dave Bennett Planters who have donated handmade

planters for the memorial garden.

The event takes place from 11am at the centre on Blindfoot Road in Rianford

(WA11 7HX) and will also commemorate fathers who are no longer here.

The event will be held to

support Chris Carberry.

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Carberry Fundraising Campaign.

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Anniversary special

A hundred and fifty

years ago St Helens was

formed after it received

royal approval.

In 1868 Queen Victoria granted

the charter that incorporated

the municipal borough of St

Helens, bringing together the

townships of Eccleston, Parr,

Sutton and Windle.

To mark the anniversary we have

chosen a selection of nostalgic

pictures which celebrates our

proud town, the famous parade

and more.

The parade through Queens Park Recreation Ground.

Prescot Athletic Club’s First Carnival and Gala 1905.

A parade through St Helens, date unknown, from St

Helens Local History & Archives

This St Helens Local History & Archives image

shows VE Day celebrations at Windle Sunday

School in 1945.


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Rainhill Carnival 1939

This St Helens Local History & Archives image shows the St Helens centenary show carnival procession in 1968.


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Made in Dagenham

The story about women trying to

change the world is making its way to

Rainhill.

50 years ago, on June 7 1968, headlines were made

when female machinists at the Ford Dagenham

turned off their sewing machines, and walked out

in protest over unfair pay grades.

Now, in honour of the 50th anniversary of those

events, Rainhill Musical Theatre Company is

bringing the tale to the village.

The strike lasted three weeks; the women brought

production in the UK to a halt and cost Ford Motor

Company millions of pounds in lost orders.

On the 28th of June 1960 the women met union

leaders, Ford executives, and Barbara Castle, the

then Employment

Secretary.

A deal was struck at

the TUC conference and the women returned to

work. This led to the concept of the 1970 equal pay

act.

Set in the 1960s, and based on the hit movie, ‘Made

in Dagenham’ is an uplifting musical comedy about

friendship, love and the importance of fighting for

what is right.

The show will be at Rainhill Village Hall from

Thursday, June 14 to Saturday, June 16. Tickets are

£10 for adults and £8 for concessions from www.

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Award praise for teacher

A St Helens teacher has been praised for her influential role in helping secure a

prestigious award for Sutton Manor Primary School.

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Throughout the year, Alison Wilkinson, who teaches

Spanish to KS2 pupils at Sutton Manor Primary

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order for the Forest Road based community primary

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This award is designed to give schools the

opportunity to raise the profile of modern foreign

language learning and to embed good teaching

and learning in the curriculum.

An example of these strengths to meet the criteria

of making language fun and interesting was

introducing pupils to superheroes, unicorns and

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books in World Book Day activities and having a

good old Spanish sing along during assemblies.

Praising Mrs Wilkinson for her ‘excelente’ work,

Sutton Manor Primary School headteacher

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Out of this world

Eccleston is celebrating the world

of science fiction for a special

anniversary.

Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ was published in 1818,

and is greatly regarded as being the first work of

science fiction.

To mark its 200th anniversary in 2018, the Smithy

Heritage Centre on Kiln Lane, Eccleston, will be

holding an exhibition until Saturday, September 22.

While taking similar inspirations, H.G. Wells and

Jules Verne conjured other realms; imagining

vehicles that could travel through time and space.

And of course many technological advances have

influenced literature, unlocking possibilities for

authors, artists and filmmakers.

The event will look at the impact science fiction has

had on popular culture, and visitors are invited to

attend and try to spot their favourite characters.

Smithy Heritage Centre will also host Smithy Con on

Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, 10am-5pm,

where visitors can get dress up and join the fun.


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Planning Matters

Rainhill

Loyola Hall, Warrington Road: Demolition of

existing garages and erection of 1no dwelling and

associated works (ref: P/2018/0318/FUL).

Eccleston

Flats at Millwood Avenue: Prior notification for

demolition of 6no blocks of flats (ref: P/2018/0260/

DEMPA).

Flats at Gillars Green Drive and Knowles House

Avenue: Prior notification for demolition of 5no

blocks of flats (ref: P/2018/0257/DEMPA).

Windle

131 North Road: Change of use from dwelling (C3)

to 8 bedroom House of Multiple Occupation (ref:

P/2018/0356/FUL).

Sutton

Land to North of St Helens Junction station

entrance, Station Road: Erection of 1no dwelling

and landscaping including alteration to boundary

(ref: P/2018/0234/FUL).

St Helens

63 Duke Street: Change of use from vacant betting

shop (A2) to restaurant (A3) with installation of flue

to rear elevation (ref: P/2018/0291/FUL).

18 Ormskirk Street: Change of use of existing

ground and basement floor A1 retail unit to A3 / A4

food and drinking establishment (ref: P/2018/0373/

FUL).

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Trolleybus

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Niamh Ollerton celebrates an event that marks transport in the

St Helens of yesteryear

From double-decker trams to omnibuses,

there were once so many different ways to

get around Britain’s towns. But did you know that St

Helens was once served by a trolleybus system – a

trackless system powered by overhead electrical

wires?

The system, which proudly served St Helens for

almost 30 years, closed on June 30 1958. A day later

a ceremonial last run was held for civic dignitaries to

Prescot and Rainhill - the last routes in the town.

However exactly 60 years since its closure, the town’s

last remaining trolleybus is making its way back for

a weekend of events at the North West Museum of

Transport on Hall Street in St Helens on Saturday

June 30 and Sunday, July 1. And if you’re ready for

a trip down memory lane, then Trolleybus 60 won’t

disappoint.

Organiser Geoff Sandford said: “St Helens was a

trolleybus town and I remember trolleybuses with

affection. I arranged for the Trolleybus to come back

to us as I have been involved with that vehicle for

many years.

“There are no trolleybuses in use in the UK now so

we’re bringing them back to try and jog people’s

memory. Over the weekend people can go on board

the buses, it won’t be running but you can pop on.”

An early St Helens single deck trolleybus


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Blackbrook Road in 1933 and the then whole trolleybus fleet lined up

St Helens trolleybus was

sold to Bradford City

Transport in 1958 and

last ran in 1971 when

it was purchased for

preservation by a bus

enthusiast for £140.

The event will mark the

closure of the St Helens

trolleybus system 60

years ago with a weekend

of events including

exhibitions and vehicle

displays, rides on restored

ex-St Helens buses along

the trolleybus routes.

Trolleybuses were decorated for several events in the town

The last surviving St

Helens Trolleybus No

387 (BDJ 87) will return

from Sandtoft and will be

on display at the North

West Museum of Road

Transport, Hall Street, in

its old depot which was

once its former garage.

Geoff said: “The only

survivor is coming from

the Trolley Bus Museum at

Sandtoft, near Doncaster

New Sunbeam trolleybus of 1943 painted wartime grey seen on Prescot Road


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which is a big operational

museum. They have a

collection of trolley buses

– the largest selection in

the world.”

On Sunday July 1, there

will also be many former

St Helens diesel buses

visiting the town to give

free rides to the public

on former St Helens

trolleybus routes.

Geoff continued: “We’re

bringing as many

preserved St Helens Motor

Buses to the museum as

we can.

Sefton Place 1938 with trolleybuses bound for Rainhill & Prescot

and on the left one bound for Parr

“They’ll be travelling on what was the trolley bus line

and visitors will have a treat and can ride on them

for free.

“One is coming from York which hasn’t been here for

many years. And hopefully one is coming up from

south of England, which is being refurbished and if

it’s ready it will be a big surprise.”

It’s safe to say an event of this calibre demonstrates

that life moves on.

Geoff said: “St Helens has changed so much. The

trolleybus was the vehicle in the 1950s and the

way people live now you see how much fashion

has changed.”

And what does Geoff’s wife think about trolley

buses?

Geoff replies in jest: “Margaret hates them.

“She used to come with me when we were courting.

Before we got married she put up with it, but now

she will not go to the trolleybus museum, I have to

go on my own. It’s kept me out of trouble.”

When asked how Geoff was feeling about the

upcoming event, he said: “I’m apprehensive in case

people don’t turn up.

Robins Lane 1952 with a

trolleybus passing under

the bridges


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“We actually had a

meeting at the Heart of

Glass in St Helens, and

we’re organising a few

vehicles for parade on

the Sunday for the 150th

anniversary celebrations.”

But there’ll be a special

trip made across the

border for one of the

buses as Geoff explains:

“The farthest travelling

St Helens motor bus is

coming from Scotland

which will be with us all

The old market and trolleybuses waiting for passengers

weekend.

“I used to own that particular bus. It will make me

and my family very nostalgic. Since it’s been in

Scotland my grandkids have ridden it so it still has a

family collection.

“It’s a bus I am fond of. It was saved from going to the

scrap yard and I had it for 11 years.”

Trolleybus 60 will be held from 11am-3pm on both

days. There will also be displays of trolleybus photos

in the museum taken from many collections and

covering every route in the town from 1927 to 1958.

The trolleybus will be on loan for at least two years

and will be on view at weekends from 11am -3pm.

Sefton Place 1956.St Helens trolleybus

bound for Prescot passes a South Lancashire

Transport trolleybus bound for Atherton


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Health & Fitness

Save your

cervix

By Niamh Ollerton

Hearing about the big C is never pleasant. The disease comes in many

different forms, and unfortunately men, women, and children of all ages

are affected by it. The most common cancer in women aged 35 and under is cervical

cancer, with more than 3,200 women being diagnosed every year in the UK, and

nearly 900 die annually.

BBC News reported a charity found: “embarrassment makes women avoid smear

tests.” The report came after a survey of more than 2,000 women in the UK by the

charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust found half of whom either delayed or didn’t attend

their screening.

All women aged 25 to 49

are invited for a screening

test every 3 years, while

those aged 50 to 64 are

invited every 5 years.

But 1 in 4 women skip

the cervical screening,

with the proportion

increasing to 1 in 3

among those aged 25 to

29 and to 1 in 2 in some

more deprived regions of

the UK.

The survey found that

embarrassment about

body shape for between

a third and a half of

women held them back

from attending their smear test. This also highlighted a lack of understanding about

the importance of screening, with a quarter saying they didn’t think they needed

to go because they were healthy and more than a third believing screening doesn’t

reduce your cancer risk.


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But to show the importance of

this imperative service, the charity

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust will be

running its Cervical Screening

Awareness Week from Monday,

June 11-Sunday, June 17. And

there are lots of ways we can get

involved too!

You can order the charity’s

information materials to create

an awareness stall at your surgery,

workplace or sports centre or

even put up a couple of posters;

organise your own fundraising

event to help raise necessary

funds for the charity to continue

their work; or tell your story to

help spread the word about cervical cancer and

prevention.

In 99.7% of cases, cervical cancers are caused by

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persistent infections with a virus called high-risk

human papillomavirus (HPV).

HPV is a very common virus transmitted through

skin to skin contact in the genital area. Around

four out of five sexually active adults (80%) will

be infected with some type of HPV in their lives.

However, for the majority of women this will not

result in cervical cancer. While HPV infection is

common, cervical cancer is rare.

Cervical cancer forms in the cells that line the

cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus

(womb) which joins to the top end of the vagina.

Cervical cancer may not have symptoms in its early

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cervical screening (smear test) (a procedure in

which a sample of cells are taken from the cervix and

examined for abnormalities under a microscope or

tested for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV),

depending on where in the UK you live).

There are some recognised symptoms associated

with cervical cancer that you should be aware of.

These include:

Abnormal bleeding: during or after sexual

intercourse, or between periods; post-menopausal

bleeding: if you are not on hormone replacement

therapy (HRT) or have stopped it for six weeks or


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Almost all cases of cervical cancer (99.7%) are

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develop, which, if left untreated, can develop into

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There are usually no symptoms associated with

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important to attend your regular cervical screening

(smear test) when you are invited, so that any

abnormalities in the cells of the cervix can be

detected and treated before they get a chance to

develop into cervical cancer.

If cervical cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, it’s

usually possible to treat it using surgery. In some

cases, it’s possible to leave the womb in place, but

it may need to be removed via a hysterectomy, or

radiotherapy, or a combination of the two.

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Food & Drink

A very British addiction

Forget cigarettes, alcohol and even drugs, snack out of habit or boredom, which shows people

there is a new addiction sweeping the nation are eating without thinking, not out of necessity.

- snackoholism.

“It can be difficult to curb or change snacking habits

We were brought up being told not to eat between as there are many different components involved

meals but now it seems that we literally can’t - sometimes we snack out of hunger, boredom,

help helping ourselves, with four percent of Brits cravings or just pure habit. Identifying our snacking

admitting to being addicted to snacking and finding ways and preparing ourselves is the first step to

it impossible to quit.

snacking success.”

A survey by Diet Chef has uncovered some shocking Caron’s advice to avoiding snacking:

truths about British snacking behaviour - not least * Identify what - Keeping a food diary can help.

that more than one in 10 of us would rather snack

* Identify where - consider where you are most likely

than have sex. And it seems our need to snack is

to snack - then clear out your snack stash.

taking over our lives as six per cent of us even admit

to snacking in bed. A third of us would rather give

* Identify when - Knowing when you snack can

up alcohol than snacks and 13% of smokers said

reveal the trigger..

they’d rather kick their nicotine habit than give up * Find a healthier alternative.

chocolate, biscuits and crisps.

* Distract yourself - Occupy your mind with other

As a nation, the number of snacks we are consuming things - go for a walk, phone a friend, get busy

has reached colossal proportions. Our snack of cleaning etc to get your mind off those treats.

choice is crisps - 61% of Brits admit to eating at least * Avoid tricky situations - Take a packed lunch to

one packet a day and some scoff as many as five or work to avoid the temptation of shops, and cut back

six. This equates to a staggering 48 million packets of on tea or coffee if you usually have biscuits too.

crisps being consumed every day by the UK’s adult

* Cut the portions - You can make anything instantly

population. Add to this 45 million chocolate bars and

healthier by cutting the portions.

the 78 million biscuits and cakes we eat every day

* If you feel yourself reaching for a snack, make it

and it is no wonder we have an obesity crisis.

fruits or vegetables instead.

One in 10 of the people surveyed have either a

* Make small changes - If you deprive yourself of

burger, a pizza or a portion of chips as a snack

everything that you like and that is habitual, it’s much

every day, showing we no longer understand the

harder, and is likely to end in a cycle of deprivation

difference between a snack and a meal. Yet only 14%

and bingeing.

of the people surveyed knew how many calories

something as basic as a portion of chips contained. * Don’t forget drinks - Whether it’s a fizzy drink,

orange juice or the mid-morning caramel latte - they

Diet Chef’s nutritionist Caron Leckie says: “Our survey

add up, so choose a healthier alternative.

shows the extent to which snacking has got out of

control. Most of the people we surveyed said they


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Raisin & Chocolate

Ganache Meringues

Meringues are a light but indulgent treat for any time of year and these

chocolate versions are very decadent without taking too much time. Makes 30

Ingredients

150g egg whites

300g sugar

300g milk chocolate

150g double cream

5g vanilla essence

120g raisins

100g melted chocolate

to coat the base of the

meringue

Method

Heat the oven to 125°C.

Whisk the egg white to a stiff snow.

Add 200g of sugar whilst still whisking - until the meringue is very stiff.

Stir in the remaining 100g of sugar.

Place the mixture in a piping bag and pipe out 30 meringues before placing in

the oven for approx. 30 mins (with the door slightly open to allow moisture to

escape) then turn oven off and leave the meringues inside.

Once dry and light brown in colour take them out of the oven and allow to cool.

To make the ganache, heat the cream and vanilla to 72°C and hold for two

minutes before adding the milk chocolate and mixing well.

Add the raisins and allow to cool.

Take a meringue and brush the base with melted chocolate. Once the chocolate

has set, pipe a disc of ganache on to the meringue and place another on top to

form a sandwich and then repeat until done.


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Tuna Burgers

Tuna is a great staple and part of a healthy diet, so this twist on the traditional

burger makes it a great way to integrate more oily fish into a family diet.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 (170g) can tuna, drained

1 egg

60g Italian seasoned bread

crumbs

55g minced onion

30g minced celery

35g minced red pepper

60ml mayonnaise

15g chili sauce

0.5g dried dill

2g salt

0.3g ground black pepper

1 dash hot pepper sauce

1 dash Worcestershire sauce

4 hamburger buns

1 red onion, sliced

4 leaves of lettuce (optional)

Method

Combine tuna, egg, bread crumbs, onion, celery, red pepper, mayonnaise,

chili sauce, dill, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Mix well.

Shape carefully into 4 burgers as the mixture will be very soft. Refrigerate

for 30 minutes to make the patties easier to handle, if desired.

Coat a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray. Fry tuna burgers for about

3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. As they are fragile, be

careful when turning them.

Serve on buns with onion slices and lettuce leaves, if desired.


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Westfield St Music Festival

Sunday, June 3, 11am-6pm

The fifth Westfield St Music Festival coincides with

the 150th Anniversary of St Helens. There’ll be live

music in all the pubs and bars and kids are welcome

too. There will be lots going on outside with unusual

acts taking place during the day.

Westfield Street Music Festival, Westfield Street,

St Helens, WA10 1QF

Diabetes UK

Wednesday, June 6, 7.30pm

Speaker Prof Kevin Hardy will find out how much

you know about diabetes with ‘A Diabetes Quiz.’

St Helens & District Group would like to welcome

anyone who has been recently diagnosed with

diabetes and has not been to a meeting before. Call

C Bowmaker on 0151 480 0821 for more info.

St Helens United Reformed Church, King Street,

WA10 2JZ.

Coffee Morning

Thurs, June 7, 10.30am-12pm; Thurs, July 19,

10.30am-12pm; Thurs, Aug 16, 1-.30am-12pm

Everyone is welcome to come and join the monthly

coffee morning at The Hotties Cafe inside The World

of Glass. A great way to make new friends and see

what the friendly Oddfellows group gets up to.

Cost: refreshments at own expense. Call organiser

Julie Webster on 01744 453650.

Hotties Café, World of Glass, Chalon Way East, St

Helens, WA10 1BX. Tel: 01744 22766

The Big Wheeze Fundraiser

Friday, June 8, 7pm (doors open)

There’ll be live music, raffle, cake sale, and singers:

Royal Northern College of Music Student Andrew

Lee, and many more!

Haresfinch Rugby and Social Club, 9 Haresfinch

Rd, St Helens, WA11 9NS. Tel: 01744 609020

Summer Fair

Saturday, June 9, 11.30am-2pm

Typical church summer fair, cake, plants, toys, stalls,

light lunches. All manner of things. Free entry. Fun

for all the family.

St Paul’s Church, 75 Chain Lane, St Helens WA11

9QF. Tel: 01744 453181

Pre-School Open Day

Sunday, June 10, 1pm-4pm

St. Mark’s Pre-School Open Day! Come down, have a

look around, meet the staff and reserve your child’s

space at St. Mark’s for September 2018!

St. Marks Pre-school, 162 North Road, St Helens,

WA10 2TZ

Crafternoon

Mon, June 11 Mon, July 7; Mon, Aug 13, 2pm-4pm

Come along with your chosen craft to work on,

share your skills with others or pick up hints and tips

along the way. A great way to make new friends.

The Oddfellows, 17 North Road, St Helens, WA10

2TW. Tel: 01744 453650


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Made In Dagenham

Thurs, June 14, 7.30pm-11pm; Fri, June 15, 7.30pm;

Sat, June 16, 2.30pm; Sat, June 16, 7.30pm

Inspired by a true story, Made in Dagenham

is the uplifting British musical comedy about

friendship, love and the importance of what is right.

Tickets are £10 adult, £8 Concessions from www.

rainhillmusicaltheatrecompany.co.uk (contains

strong language).

Rainhill Village Hall, Dane Court, Rainhill, L35 4LU.

Tel: 07948 908693 (enquiries)

14th Annual Prescot Festival

Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 24

Prescot Festival - Knowsley Cultural Organisation

of the Year & Prescot Community Group of the

Year 2017/2018. 10 days of arts, music, heritage,

entertainment and culture in the historic Lancashire

town. Visit www.prescotfestival.co.uk to find out

more.

Prescot

Fashion Show / Pop Up Shop

Friday, June 15, 7pm-11.30pm

A must for local fashionistas looking for a bargain.

Tickets are £6.50 (includes a glass of prosecco) from

Carol on 07733 628923; email: treasurerrsogb@

gmail.com Also available from Bridge Barbers and

the Ex-Services Club on Warrington Road.

Rainhill Ex-Services Club, 561A Warrington Road,

Rainhill, L35 4LS. Tel: 0151 426 4625

The Big Band Story’

Friday, June 15, 7pm

The Festival opens in spectacular style with

Swingshift Big Band and vocalist Corinne Andrew,

showing the musical journey through the history

of swing. Enjoy a Cottom’s hot pot in the interval,

included in the £8 ticket price.

Prescot Parish Church, Church St, Prescot, L34 1LA.

Evening with Sir Bradley

Saturday, June 16, 7pm

Why not take the rare opportunity to meet cycling

legend Sir Bradley Wiggins? The evening includes a

four course meal, live entertainment, MC & Comedian

Jamie Sutherland. Black Tie. Tickets are £75 or £700

per table. Contact Martin on 07971 792459 or email

info@steveprescottfoundation.co.uk

Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens RFC, McManus

Drive, St Helens, WA9 3AL.

In Remembrance: 1918-2018

Sat, June 16, 7pm (£5 - under 16s free with adult)

The Prescot Festival Chorus assembles to

commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1,

with a performance of Fauré’s stirring Requiem and

Cantique de Jean Racine in the first half. Haydock

Male Voice Choir will entertain with popular

wartime songs. £5 - under 16s free if with an adult.

Prescot Parish Church, Church St, Prescot, L34 1LA

Junior Open

Sunday, June 17, 11am-2pm

Full Handicap; Individual Junior Medal; Handicap

limit 28 boys 36 girls; age limit: under 18 as at 1st

January 2018; entry fee is £7. For tickets, visit www.

grangeparkgolfclub.co.uk

Grange Park Golf Club, Prescot Rd, St Helens,

WA10 3AD. Tel: 01744 26318

St Helens Chamber Golf Day

Friday, June 21, 8.30am-10pm

An opportunity to network and/or entertain

clients. The day starts with breakfast and optional

9-hole practice. After lunch the tournament begins,

followed by a three course meal and awards. For

tickets visit www.sthelenschamber.com

Blundells Hill, Blundells Lane, Rainhilll, L35 6NA.

Tel: 0151 426 9040


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Armed Forces Day

Saturday, June 23, 10am-4pm

Starting with a grand parade of Armed Forces

Past, Present and Future. There’ll be Army Displays,

vintage Military Vehicles, stalls and funfair. And

a full programme of performances, including

the Lancashire Artillery Pipes and Drum, and the

Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band, and more!

Victoria Park, St Helens.

Songs from the Shows

Saturday, June 23, 7.30pm

One of the region’s finest musical theatre companies

is back at the Festival in the all-new venue. Expect a

spectacular line-up of tunes from all your favourite

West End and Broadway shows. Hot drinks and bar

available. Tickets are £6.

Whiston Town Hall, Old Colliery Road, Whiston,

L35 3QX.

The Summer Swing

Sat, June 23, 7.30pm to Sun, June 24, 12.30am

A night of songs performed live by Jamie Somers,

which will be followed by a live Disco DJ to help

dance the night away. £10pp (includes curry and

rice meal). To purchase a ticket please see staff at

Eccleston Park G.C or call 0151 493 0033 or email

Tom at ecclestonpark-gdp@crown-golf.co.uk

Eccleston Park Golf Club, Eccleston Park Drive,

Rainhill, L35 4PG. Tel: 0151 493 0033

Festival Finale

Sunday, June 24, 7.30pm

The spirited conclusion to the Festival celebrating

its 40th anniversary. This outstanding community

ensemble ends their Proms-style concert with

patriotic favourites, including Jerusalem and Land

of Hope & Glory. Bring flags or buy on the night! £6;

under 16s free with an adult.

Prescot Parish Church, Church St, Prescot, L34 1LA

Bleak Hill School Gala

Friday, June 29, 4-7pm

Friends of Bleak Hill School present their annual gala

to raise much needed funds for the school. There

will be toy & gift stalls, drinks & chocolate, tombolas,

raffles, BBQ, fairground rides, and much more. Entry

is free, but unlimited fair ride wristbands are £5pp.

Bleak Hill School, Hamilton Road, Windle, WA10

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Barn Dance

Saturday, June 30, 7.30pm

According to Rainford Heritage Society’s Chairman

Ray, “it’s a proper barn dance with a caller.” The

interesting thing is it’s a 150 year old barn which the

society will be raising money through the event to

transform it to a heritage centre. BYOB. Tickets are

£14pp. Call Jill Woods on 01744 635508.

Bridge Farm, News Lane, Rainford, WA11 7JT.

Rut Watch 2018

Wed, July 4 and Wed, July 11, 6.30pm-8.30pm

It’ll just be the group, the Pere David and expert

animal keepers providing you all the info you

need to understand the wonders of this animal

that is now extinct in the wild. For more info

and tickets which are £5pp, please visit www.

knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

Knowsley Safari, A58, Prescot, L34 4AN. Tel: 0151

430 9009

Food & Drink Festival

Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7

The event focusses on the celebrations of St

Helens’ international relationships, particularly

with Stuttgart and Chalon-sur-Saone. 2018 marks

the 70th anniversary of the twinning agreement

between St Helens and Stuttgart, which was the

first of its kind in Europe. Free.

Victoria Square, St Helens.


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4th Birthday Parkrun

Saturday, July 7, 9am-10.30am

It’s time for St Helens fourth birthday parkrun. Grab

your grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts, in fact anything

that is summery and join organisers and runners

for the celebration! There’ll be cake...plenty of cake!

(Fancy Dress is optional).

Victoria Park, St Helens

National Chocolate Day

Saturday, July 7, 10am-5pm

The day has arrived when we can eat lots of

chocolate without remorse or guilt! Come and enjoy

some specials that will have a chocolate theme.

The Barn at Fir Tree Farm, Pimbo Road, St Helens,

WA11 8RG. Tel: 01744 894959

Food & Drink / Dog Show

Saturday, July 7, 11am-5pm

Free entry to the festival with the Dog show costing

£2 per class. Food and drink stalls, fun fair, plus

lots more. For info or to book a stall please contact

info@frasersevents.onmicrosoft.com

The Mansion House St Helens, Victoria Park, WA10

2UE. Tel: 01744 752644

‘Modelling in clay’

Wed, July 11, 18, 25 and Wed, Aug 1, 10am-4pm

Liverpool artist and sculptor Philip Garrett will

be running a series of ‘modelling in clay’ 1 day

workshops. Each workshop costs £35 (inc. tuition

and materials). For info / booking, email Tina Ball

at tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk or call 0151 443 5617.

Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way,

Kirkby, L32 8XY. Tel: 0151 443 5617

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Test Drive

E-Pace

Jaguar

by Tim Barnes-Clay

The E-Pace is diminutive when compared with

the F-Pace, and it doesn’t look much like it. It

has more in common with the Range Rover Evoque,

because it uses the same chassis. There are other

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) models rolled into the mix,

too. The new SUV’s headlights are reminiscent of

the two-seater Jaguar F-Type, possibly hinting at

the athletic potential of the E-Pace.

There are two petrols and three diesels on offer.

I drove the most potent diesel, the D240 twinturbo.

As the numbers in its name suggest, the SUV

churns out 240PS, and it’s fitted with an automatic

transmission and four-wheel drive only.

There are a couple of model line-ups: regular and

R-Dynamic; the latter of which gets twin tailpipes,

front fog-lights and body-coloured door cladding.

Then there are four trim levels within each range. I

drove the ‘S’ trim in R-Dynamic form, which boasts

fat alloys, navigation, electrically-adjustable front

seats and leather upholstery.

Behind the wheel, the E-Pace isn’t mind-blowing,

but it’s very good - as far as small SUVs go. The car’s

steering weights up well at speed and the baby

Jaguar feels planted, inspiring some confidence in

corners. Zero to 62mph is achieved in 7.4 seconds

and the top speed is 139mph. Unsurprisingly, I

found myself enjoying lacing the E-Pace down

Corsican roads; perhaps even more so than if I’d

been at the tiller of a German-made machine.

The jewel in the E-Pace’s crown is undoubtedly its

ride quality. The car feels refined on every road

surface, behaving better than an SUV has any

entitlement to, even at a snail’s pace. Potholes are

soaked up so well that there are times when you

wonder if the Jaguar has metamorphized into a

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The D240 produces just a smidgeon of diesel clatter

on start-up, but it soon settles. Give it the beans with

your right foot, though, and the oil-burning musical

score returns. To be fair, the car’s sound insulation

masks this most of the time, to the point where you

start to question which fuel type the Jaguar drinks.

The E-Pace’s ZF nine-speed automatic ‘box changes

smoothly, and on the R-Dynamic, gearshift paddles

make things more fun. Rather than staying in ‘auto’

mode, you can dance through the cogs yourself

using the shifters behind the steering wheel.

The cabin is a lovely place to spend time. It’s even

grin-inducing at times, with neat touches, like the

‘cub’ image in the windscreen frame helping to

raise a smile. The general effect is elegant enough,

with skilfully placed sections of leather and double

stitching to remind you you’re in a quality motor.

Room-wise, you’re laughing in an E-Pace. The car

will sit four-up, no problem, and tall occupants

in the back seat won’t have cause to moan about

legroom or headroom. There’s plenty of that.

The practical side of things continues to the Jaguar’s

boot. At 577 litres, it offers more cargo capacity

than most other small SUVs. And things become

• 0-62 mph: 7.4 secs

• Combined mpg: 45.6

Fast Facts

• Engine layout: 1,999cc four-cylinder diesel turbo

• Max. power (PS): 240

• CO2: 162 g/km

positively van-like with the rear seats folded down.

In place of human cargo, there’s 1,234 litres.

JLR has every right to look like ‘the cat that got the

cream’ with this fresh product. The E-Pace will be

popular, no doubt about it. It has a near-flawless

mix of comfort, practicality, power and refinement.

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Upvc Windows & Doors I Conservatories,

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

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

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

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

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

every step of the way and on that you have my word! Stuart Goulding

Don’t forget, we also offer all of these services daily...

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

Glass, Toughened Glass, Mirrors, Greenhouse Glass, Glazing Service, Misted Units Replaced

Unit 16, Ainscough Business Park, Mossy Lea Road,

Wrightington, WN6 9RS

Dennis Goulding

(Drive onto ‘Ainscough Building Supplies’)

Telephone: 01257 427 000

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

www.dglwindows.co.uk

A5209

Standish

B5250

Open:

J27

Shevington

A49

TwinLakesMotorEngin ers

Wind Turbines

Heat Pumps

LED Lighting

.and general

Energy Savings

and we’ l provide you with a

detailed report showing the

returns available from your

own solar panels

(10% typical return)

Visit our showr om at

Unit 4a,

Cricket Str et Busine s Park

off Miry Lane,

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WN6 7TP

or

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R

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Solar Thermal

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for a l residents of Croston and Bretherton

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