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Volume XI, Issues 127-128

The

July - August 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

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In this issue.. muddy mayhem 2018.. Purley on thames

cricket club.. The green gathering.. reading

dragonboat race.. health corner.. monthly recipe..

crossword competition and more..

delivered bi-monthly to over 9,000

homes & businesses in RG8 and Surrounds

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book

vouchers

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you

directions

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Dear Neighbours,

In the weeks following the magazine’s

distribution each month, I am always

very happy when I hear the sound of the daily post

arriving and I see the many entries to the various

reader competitions. Alongside those, in the last

two months it was a lovely surprise to receive

handwritten cards & letters from happy readers of

The RG8 Directory. Even more of you have

emailed useful feedback and words of

encouragement about the magazine when

entering the ‘Where’s Jenny?’ competition.

Life is about offering back as well as receiving and

so I’d like to offer some praise back to you. By

using the services and products of businesses

featuring in The RG8 Directory, you are helping

them to thrive and, by doing so, to boost our local

economy. So, keep it up, you’re doing a great job!

-Muddy Mayhem is on again this year. There are

still several weeks to prepare: it will happen on

7th October. It’s a Family Charity Obstacle Fun

Run, so you can choose to walk, run, spectate or

sponsor, and in the process help local charities.

-The Reading Dragonboat Festival this year will

be on Sunday 19th August. Whether you want to

enter a team or simply spectate, it promises to be

great fun again. More information on page 26.

In this 4th issue of our 10th birthday celebrations.

we welcome Anton’s Blinds for All Designs,

Roller Garage Doors Centre of Reading, Andy

The Painter, Miles & Daughters Funeral Services

& more. Find them in the mag and in the Index on

page 46 with all the other local businesses

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 where’s Jenny?

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 She’s hiding in places

Samaritans 0845 790 9090

Buy Local

Eat Local

Spend Local

Enjoy Local

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Speak soon… Mike

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

July - August 2018

Community

4 Useful numbers

13 Pangbourne & District Volunteer Centre

42-43 Local clubs

Events and Recurrences

16 The Green Gathering 2018

26 Reading Dragonboat Festival

36 Muddy Mayhem - Mapledurham

36 50 years of Purley CC

Modern Times

8 Take control of your inbox

Health Advice

28 Steps to a healthy heart

Food & Garden

10 Garden: Feeling Fruity

18 Recipe: Potato Salad

Games and puzzles

27 Mindbenders

30 Competition Word Search

35 Sudoku

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* p/month for an 1/8 page or £33.25* 1/4

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Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to ensure that all data in this publication is accurate, neither its publisher not

its editorial contributors can accept any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions

resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. The RG8 Directory does not officially endorse any advertising

material or business included in this publication. You are advised to make your own checks. The views that may be

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permission of the publisher. The RG8 Directory is a non partisan publication. All material supplied is accepted on the

understanding that permission has been granted for its use in this publication.

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

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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

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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

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SERVICE

Door & window locks fitted

Lock repairs & lock opening

UPVC door locks & handles

Free Quotations

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07710 409216

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Proprietor Richard Homden

Office: 3 Wayside Green,

Woodcote, Oxfordshire RG8 0PR

Over 30 years of experience

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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

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

www.burdenelectrical.co.uk

enquiries@burdenelectrical.co.uk

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

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Robin, Henry and Angus Piercey

Influential Computers Ltd - A Family Run

Business since 1984

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For all your fencing & decking needs

All materials stocked for fast delivery.

All we ask is that you allow us to quote.

BSB Garden Machinery

Sales : Service : Spares : Repairs

Join the Cordless revolution with

Mountfield and Stiga ranges

of garden lawnmowers and tools.

All Fencing

Landscaping

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Patios/Paths

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

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48 and 80v cordless now available

The power of petrol from a battery!

Call in and Test the Best

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PANGBOURNE & DISTRICT

VOLUNTEER CENTRE

Are you elderly or infirm? Do you

need help with transport to:

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Sirdar, Hayfield

& Stylecraft

Yarns

Needles & Crochet

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Cake Creations

47 Meadway Precinct

Tilehurst RG304AA

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Society 16 The RG8 & Directory The Environment

The Green Gathering 2018

2nd - 5th August

W

ith more and more of us trying to do our

best to be green and not harmful to the

environment, The Green Gathering hopes

to put us in touch with our eco-friendly side.

Despite unhelpful and worrying recent policy

announcements coming from the new US

Administration in the White House, almost

everyone is aware of how human actions affect

the planet and lots of us are doing at least a

little to help preserve it.

The Green Gathering began in a small way in

1994. It has grown into one of the foremost

celebrations of greener lifestyles with music,

healing and information about the state of our

Earth. In November 2017, the Gathering was

awarded the prize for “The Greener Festival” in

recognition of its outstanding commitment to

reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

It is now a four day camping event - four days

of low impact living in an area of outstanding

natural beauty - the countryside near Chepstow,

the historic Welsh border town just 18 miles

from Bristol and about 125 miles from London.

Attracting 20,000 people at its peak, the

festival is for people who care about health,

the environment, sustainability, the future of

our children and life in general.

Described as ‘a festival beyond hedonism’ The

Green Gathering aims to educate as it

entertains. The first festival to recognise glitter

as microplastic pollution, the organisers insist

glitter, if used, is 100% biodegradable and safe

for wildlife and marine life. All food on sale is

vegetarian. In 2017 a third of the foodstalls were

vegan, all cups and glasses were compostable or

reuseable and 73% of the festival’s waste was

recycled. The Green Gathering was also the first

UK event to sign up to Take A Stand, a new

European movement promoting social cohesion,

community participation, peaceful dialogue,

humanism and tolerance.

Every day news reports bring tales of

environmental disaster; polluted air, melting ice

caps, another species driven to the point of

extinction. We feel helpless in the face of

Governments who promise much, yet do

little.The Green Gathering is a festival with a

message and a mission. They aim to prove that

we can do something, however small to benefit

our planet.

They stage demonstrations and talks, providing

practical information as well as laying on music

and fun.

The message is clear: if we all do a little, it adds

up to a lot. Together we can save our planet.

www.greengathering.org.uk

Festival Fun

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A.Dale

Builders Ltd

Family Business Established for Over 30 Years

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All building projects covered

Contact us now for a free, no obligation quote

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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

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Professional fitting

Competitive prices

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Samples to your home

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Excellent after sales service

Professional - Reliable - Local

14 Norcot Road, Tilehurst

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• Boiler installation, servicing & repairs

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T: 0118 907 1037

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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

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Andy the Painter

07933 266 874

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THE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE

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Male and Female Funeral Directors Available

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Purley on Thames CC

Celebrating 50 years

Purley on Thames Cricket Club are very pleased

to be celebrating their 50th year in 2018 and are

hosting a celebration game at which you are

invited.

The game will take place at Goosecroft

Recreation Ground, off Beech Road, Purley on

Thames on Sunday 15th July – Club Chairman’s

team v Club President’s team.

Beyond the celebratory game, if you are

interested in playing cricket (competitive or

“friendly” games), scoring, umpiring or just

watching, Purley on Thames CC would be very

pleased to welcome you.

PoT CC run Junior teams that train on a Tuesday,

Wednesday or Friday evening from 6.30 –

7.30/7.45pm

-Tuesdays All Stars (5-7 years), Under 9 and

Under 11

-Wednesdays Under 13, Under 15

and Under 17

-Fridays Girls (school years 5,6,7)

The Club’s Adult teams have nets on Thursday

evenings from 6.15 – 8pm

Saturday 1st X1, 2nd XI & 3rd XI

Sunday Cup team & Sunday “Friendly” team

Midweek team.

If you would like more information on any of the

above, please feel free to contact the club at:

Karen Bishop (Juniors) or Patrick Allen (Adults) at

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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 either Karen Bishop (Juniors) or

Patrick Allen (Adults) by email to

purleyonthamescc@hotmail.co.uk

or website 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

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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 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. For more on the

school, contact the clerk to Governors. Phone:

0118 984 2384. E. fjones@purley.w-berks.sch.uk

Web: www.purleyprimaryschool.co.uk

Didcot Concert Orchestra

This brand new Concert Orchestra gave its

inaugural concert at Cornerstone Arts Centre,

Didcot in Feb 2018. Come and hear this new

symphony orchestra play Dvorak & Elgar's Cello

Concerto on Sunday 14 October at Cornerstone.

Tickets at www.didcotconcertorchestra.org.uk

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Bathrooms & Kitchens

Andy Embery………………..…….23

Assana Ltd………………………….23

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Parr Property……………………….22

Blinds, Curtains & Shutters

Anton’s Blinds………………………7

Boiler Installations & Repairs

D.S. Gas Services……………..…..21

Loseby Plumbing & Heating……21

Building Services

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E Stayte & Co………………..…….17

Parr Property………………….……22

Carpenters & Joiners

Andy Embery………………….…..23

Carpet Cleaning

Zero Dry Time……………………..31

Chimney Sweeps

Adams Chimney Sweep………..35

Hutt’s for Coal……………………..34

Coal and Solid Fuels

Hutt’s For Coal…………………….34

Computer Help

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Extensions & Alterations

A. Dale Builders Ltd……………..17

E Stayte & Co……………….…….17

George Urquhart………..……….41

Fencing

Alan Drum……………………..….12

Oxford Fencing…………………12

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Flat Roofs

Brackenwood…………………….24

Flooring

Andy Embery Wood Flooring..23

Martin King Carpets…………….27

SMC Flooring………………………19

Funerals

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Alan Drum………………………….12

Tilehurst Garden Services…….11

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Crest Home Improvements….15

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George Urquhart…………………..41

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

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Rational Pest Control..................45

Physiotherapy

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Planning & Development

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Plumbers

Loseby Plumbing & Heating……..21

D.S. Gas Services……………..…….21

Property Maintenance

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

Parr Property……………………….…22

Removals

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Tilehurst Roofing……………………….20

Guardian Roofs Berkshire…………..14

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Stone Masons

SPB Stoneworks Ltd………………….33

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Oxford Fencing Supplies……….….12

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Woodborough House…………..…29

Doors,Windows,Conservatories

Andy Embery………………………..23

Brackenwood………………………..24

Crest Home Improvement……..15

Drains

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Electricians

Burden Electrical……………………9

Estate Agents

Parkers Properties………………….3

Patrick Williams…………………….FP

Haberdashery

Cake Creations………………..….13

Handyman

Andy 2 Know…………..………….27

Landscaping

Alan Drum……………………….….12

TGS……………………………………11

Lettings

Parkers Properties…………………3

Patrick Williams……………………FC

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

Locksmiths

ACG Services………………………..7

Loft Insulation

Parr Property Services……………22

Mortgages

Beechwood Mortgages…………..2

Tiling

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

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Zero Dry Time………………….………..31

Water Softeners

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Alfresco Group…………………………BP

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