CR5 Issue 160 Sept 2018


A local community magazine delivered free to 11,600 homes every month in the CR5 postcode. Contains local business advertising, interesting reads, What's on in the community and puzzles.

September 2018



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Welcome to the September 2018 Issue of CR5

CR5 is your local community magazine delivered FREE of charge every month

to 11,600 homes in Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon, Netherne, Hooley & Chipstead.

Welcome to the September 2018 issue of

CR5 Magazine.

I hope you have all enjoyed your summer

breaks - back to school in September and

back to some sort of normality for most!

CR5 welcome some new advertisers again

this month - why not scan through the

pages to see if you can spot them, or use

the handy index on page 98 to find the

service you require.

If you are planning any new projects in

your home, please do take a look at the

wealth of advertisers in the CR5 Magazine,

and don’t forget to mention where you saw

their advert when calling - this will ensure

the future of CR5 popping through your

letterbox each month.

For a wealth of local ‘What’s On’ details,

turn to the Community Pages (p90-97).

If you are planning a local community

event, please do make contact with CR5 to

advertise free of charge on the Community


Dont forget to LIKE our Facebook page

for regular updates. You can also find more

information on our website

Wishing you all a happy, and healthy


Warm regards

Lucy McAlpine

Editor CR5 Magazine

Telephone: 01737 557888

Mobile: 07703 209292


Published by CR5 Magazine,

Hillside, Netherne Lane,

Coulsdon, CR5 1NR



@CR5 Magazine

Lucy McAlpine

Michelle Plant


A Moving Story 8

CR5 Recipe: Ham, Roasted Pepper & Feta Cheese Flan 20

Oktoberryfest 2018 21

Furry Friends Animal Rescue 24

Animal Protection Trust 24

Finance: How to save and make money at university 32

Quirky Britain: Why are we Brits so polite? 36-37

CR5 Technology: New Term Tech 40

CR5 Gardening: Wonderful Window Boxes 44

Life Begins: Drowning in documents 48

CR5 Travel: Luxembourg 56

CR5 Health: Men, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 60-61

Into the routine 64

The History of Suffrage 72

CR5 Motoring: History’s most famous hybrids 80-81

Coulsdon Library 84

CR5 Quiz : Flying 85

Meet your local Policing Team 85

CR5 Kids Page 86

Old Coulsdon Camera Club 87

RSPB : Bird’s Eye View 87

CR5 Just for Fun Crossword 88

Trip Down Memory Lane 89

I’m coming home 89

CR5 Community Pages 90-97

Index of Advertisers 98

We take the hassle out of advertising, giving

you time to run your business.

To advertise your business in the next issue, either

call or email us for our CR5 media pack

Deadline for artwork for October 2018 issue:

19th September 2018

Please note: Advertising Space cannot be

guaranteed in our deadline week: please make

your booking in plenty of time


Although every effort has been taken in compiling the contents,

the publisher cannot be held responsible for errors, omissions or

information supplied by its advertisers.

CR5 is COPYRIGHT protected. No part of this publication may be

reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any

form, without prior permission of the publisher.

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A Moving Story

We knew, when we moved into our two-bed

Victorian cottage six and a half years ago,

that it was too small. ‘Compact and bijou’

in cod-estate agent speak, however

delightful it was in other ways (a minute

from the railway station, dedicated parking

bay, trees shrouding you from the rest of

the world, good neighbours and a sort of

time-share on their dog, Muttley) it was

always a case of squeezing a quart into a pint

pot. We estimated we’d have to move on

somewhere between three to five years after

that first shift. But five and half years later we

were still resolutely there. We’d finally got the

house into pristine ‘Homes and Gardens’

condition, or as close as we were ever going

to get, mainly by shipping stuff out to our

respective parents. Every flat surface

uncluttered, just a tasteful hint of characterful

décor. Then ‘Strong and Stable’ May delivered

one of the worst electoral campaigns ever,

and the housing market ran scared. We’d

found where we wanted to go, but now we

couldn’t shift our house. ‘Too close to the

railway’ said one. ‘It’s called ‘Railway

Cottages’ we replied, ‘What did you expect?’.

‘I was really looking for a third bedroom’

said another. ‘In a two bedroom house?’ we

responded, barely civil by this point. Buyers

tailed off, our would-be new home cut its

price and went. Battered and bewildered,

we gave up, and took the house off of the

market. Returning to the fray early this year,

we looked all around Coulsdon. And we saw

wonders. An en-suite toilet designed with no

door, a shower hidden in a fitted wardrobe.

My daughter plunging into a bedroom to

find a man in his boxer shorts cooking baked

beans on a Primus stove. My wife discovering

in idle conversation that she and the estate

agent who was showing us round one house

had attended the same junior school, only to

find herself on the receiving end of a cathartic

out-pouring of long pent-up anger at the

‘horrible, horrible’ school (My wife had thoroughly

enjoyed her years there). But finally

we found the house we wanted. It was big

but shabby, all the room we might need but a

serious long term project to restore it back to

something approaching its original Edwardian


We made an offer, it was declined.

An alternative was taken but then they

dropped out. Back on the market again we

re-offered and this time, with our house

having sold really quite quickly, we were

accepted. Now the fun began. On the fixtures

and fittings list, our vendor wrote that he

was leaving all the white goods but taking

the kitchen cupboards. Oh, and the garage.

He meant of course the complete reverse.

Further delays, negligent solicitors (not ours I

hasten to add), incompetent banks…our 20th

June completion date drifts past. Finally, we

get our date. 10th August. Just three days

after we get back from holiday. Unpack,

repack. Cram everything in boxes and bags.

We’re doing the move ourselves with

considerable help from friends. We have two

large vans, and five cars. At 1.30pm on the

day, as the unscheduled torrential rain belts

down, we acknowledge they’re not enough.

‘Help!’ The call goes out, and another car

and a van appears. With a few sacrifices, we

throw the last bits in and a shade after 4pm,

we hand over the keys to the new owner

and drive slowly away, and head for our new

home. It’s taken, off and on, over six months.

We’re worn out, not just from the physical

exertions of the day, as are our friends, but

from the process. There really has to be a

better, easier way. The last time the law

relating to property sales was amended was

in 1925, and that was an immense change,

overturning centuries of precedence going

back to feudal times. Another change is


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– The Writing Bureau

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Chipstead Valley Primary School

Group is moving to:

Smitham Primary School

Portnalls Rd, Coulsdon CR5 3DE

(Free On Site Parking)

From Tuesday 18th September 2018

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At Laleham Lea we firmly believe in putting the child at the

centre of everything we do. From the warm welcome as you walk

through the door in the morning to the playground where all

ages play, run and socialise together as one happy family.

Bright, light filled classrooms and enthusiastic, experienced

teachers engage young minds’ thirst for knowledge, helping

each developing individual to reach their full potential and

ultimately move on to the school of their choice.

Our pupils become happy, confident, fulfilled young people

through both academic and extra-curricular activities. Every

child takes part in team sports and every child is involved in

school productions and concerts. Our greatest pleasure is to

watch a once shy child blossom into the confident soloist, take

a leading role in school assembly or simply help a fellow pupil

through a challenging moment.

Our outstanding pastoral care provides for a happy, caring

community for all and we invite you to come and visit

Laleham Lea; we can assure you of a very warm welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school

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CR5 Recipe


Serves 4

Ready in 50 minutes

Using a ready-rolled sheet of

puff pastry makes this summer

flan a doddle to make.

Serve warm or cold with a

peppery watercress and

rocket salad and some boiled

new potatoes for a lovely late

summer lunch or supper.


• 1 large red pepper,

deseeded and thickly


• 1 large yellow pepper,

deseeded and thickly


• 1 garlic clove, peeled and


• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 320g packet ready-rolled

puff pastry sheet

• 2 large tomatoes, thinly


• 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves,

plus extra to garnish

• 75g feta cheese, crumbled

• 6 slices Parma ham

• Freshly ground black


• Beaten egg, to glaze


Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. Place the

peppers and garlic in a shallow roasting tin and drizzle

over half the olive oil. Roast in the preheated oven for

10-12 minutes until just tender.

Unroll the pastry sheet onto a large baking sheet

lined with baking paper. Arrange the tomatoes over

the pastry, leaving a 2cm border, and scatter over the

thyme leaves. Top with the crumbled feta and ruffles

of Parma ham. Season with freshly ground black

pepper. Drizzle over the rest of the olive oil.

Gently fold in the pastry edges a little to give a raised

border. Brush the pastry border with beaten egg.

Bake the flan for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is crisp

and golden and the peppers are lightly charred in

places. Serve warm or cold garnished with the extra

thyme leaves.

• You can use any other variety of continental

ham for this flan, or try thin slices of salami or

pastrami instead.

• Remove the packet of pastry from the fridge

about 20 minutes before unrolling to allow it to

soften a little.

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We are a small family business, committed to our customer

satisfaction, providing high quality services at competitive prices.

Check out our customer testimonials on our website and


“Professional job, good communication, excellent team work. This is the

second time this year we have used Expertrees (Surrey) and would

certainly recommend the company” - Customer in Coulsdon, March 2018.

“I have used Expertrees in the past. Their work and conduct was excellent

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Hair by Rachel

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Mobile hairdressing offered in the surrounding area


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Finance By Ann Haldon

How to Save and Make Money at University

One of the trickiest but most

important parts of university

life is managing your money.

Budgeting for food, clothes,

nights out, books and study

materials can be overwhelming

at first, but there are ways you

can help yourself.

Here are a few tips to help you

spend less, save more, and earn

money at university, so you can

stop worrying about finances

and make the most of this

precious time in your life.



Make use of technology

All you need is your mobile

phone to save money as a

university student. There are

apps to help you save on food,

that show you how to budget,

and that keep an eye on your

data usage.

Keep your food costs down by

making a list of your favourite

ingredients, and an app will let

you know the cheapest places

to buy them locally. You can

also track your expenses with a

budgeting app.

Just type in how much you

spend each day, and what

you’ve bought – at the end of

the month, a report gives

you a round-up of where

your money is going,

so you can adjust your

spending if necessary.

Learn how to cook

Learning how to cook

from scratch is a valuable

skill for life, but as food

is one of the highest

student expenditures,

it’s also a vital part of saving

money. Apart from the extra

cash in your pocket, you can still

be sociable without the expense

of eating out, impressing your

friends with a few gastronomic


It’s a good idea to plan your

meals ahead and only buy what

you need each week, avoiding

ready meals if possible, as

although they’re convenient,

they’re generally bad for your

health. Also, stick to buying

own-brand products that can

usually be found on the lower

shelves in supermarkets, where

you might not normally look.



Get a part-time job

Retail, catering, and hospitality

are just three areas where you

could pick up a part-time job

with fixed hours that fits in with

your studies. Although you may

need to forsake some evenings

and weekends, payday could

make it worthwhile to miss out

on a few social occasions.

Another idea for part-time work,

and one that’s a little more

flexible, is mystery shopping.

You sign up with a mystery

shopping agency, or directly

with an independent company,

and get paid for checking the

level of service provided in their


Promotion work and flyers

Handing out flyers around

campus and promoting club

nights or events on the streets

of your university town can earn

you some extra money, but be

sure to find out whether you’re

working on a commission or a

‘per hour’ basis.

If you’re sociable and good at

marketing, you could even apply

to become an on-campus ‘brand

ambassador’ for a household

brand name. You might be

able to organise your own

promotions and events for the

brand, and make a name for

yourself in marketing.




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Arrive from 7pm for a three course dinner, along with a silent charity auction

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Quirky Britain

Um, sorry, but

why are we Brits

so polite?

by Kate McLelland

“Err … excuse me, sorry, but …

um, I’m afraid you’re standing on

my foot.”

The British have politeness

written into their DNA.

Nowhere else in the world will

you find people so ready to put

up with discomfort rather than

be considered pushy or rude.

We love nothing better than

to doggedly suffer in silence if

that spares us from having to

speak to a stranger, particularly

if there’s a chance that the

stranger will be offended, or –

even worse – might make us feel


How did it all start? It’s rather a

mystery. The British, as we all

know, are a pretty pugnacious

lot. We value forthright leaders

such as Sir Winston Churchill

and Margaret Thatcher and

count the ruthless King Henry

VIII and buccaneering sailor

Sir Francis Drake amongst the

nation’s favourite historical

figures. Nowadays the likes of

Jeremy Clarkson, JK Rowling,

Boris Johnson and Lily Allen are

celebrated for their outspoken

views, and yet we average

Brits are apparently so fearful

of causing offence that we

remain tight-lipped even when

we are subjected to discomfort

or inconvenience. If someone

is thoughtlessly blocking our

way, we say “excuse me” as if it

were our fault, and if we receive

grudging service in a restaurant,

we’ll not only say “thank you”,

we’ll probably even leave a tip.

Another classic British trait is

our talent for understatement.

It’s all part of the same

cultural mindset that tells us

its bad form to make a fuss.

This tendency to underplay

everything was famously

demonstrated during the Korean

War, when embattled British

soldier Brigadier Tom Brodie

of the Gloucester Regiment

reported to an American

superior officer, General Robert

H Soule, with the fatal words:

“Things are a bit sticky, sir.”

What Brigadier Brodie wanted

to convey was that his men

were vastly outnumbered and

facing a terrible defeat; what

General Soule assumed was

that the Gloucesters were

successfully holding the line,

even though things were a

bit tough. Unsurprisingly, this

miscommunication resulted in

huge numbers of British soldiers

being killed, wounded and


Students who learn English with

a view to visiting the UK are

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warned about our habit of not

saying what we mean. A few

years ago a “Translation Table”

– which offered to decode our

speech habits – was published

online and quickly went viral.

The table included headings

such as “What the British say”,

“What they mean” and “What

foreigners understand.” So a Brit

will say: “That’s very interesting”

(meaning “You’re talking

nonsense”) but the unfortunate

overseas listener will take it as:

“They’re very impressed with my


Inevitably, British politeness

has become a hot topic online.

YouTube Vlogger Hannah

Trigwell says she finds herself

being polite in order to

make people happy: “At the

hairdressers there are times

when I’ve thought: ‘What the

hell has happened to my hair?’

and I’ve said ‘Yeah, it’s great!’

because they look so happy

that you’re happy.” Catherine

Webb, writing on the website

Quora, argues that our habit of

saying “I’m sorry”, “excuse me”

and “thank you” is almost like

a verbal form of punctuation,

and “we’re not really sorry or

thankful.” She adds: “Most Brits

will not complain about someone

to their face, because they

expect the person to pick up on

subtle cues and don’t want to

have an outright conversation/

confrontation about it.”

Media personality Stephen Fry

has been dubbed ‘the most

polite man in Britain’, but when

he was interviewed a few

years ago, he admitted to BBC

presenter Mark Lawson that he

feels slightly ambivalent about

that title. “Being over-polite is

not attractive, necessarily … I

can’t watch someone not saying

thank you, and I can’t not say it

myself. If I noticed I hadn’t said

it, I’d have to come back in the

room and say ‘thank you’. It’s


So if Stephen Fry – an icon of

good manners – feels that being

too polite is a problem, what will

become of the rest of us? Is there

a chance that we’ll eventually

reject this quintessentially

British behaviour in favour of

a more direct (some would

say more honest) approach? It

doesn’t look as though this will

happen any time soon. A recent

report published by research

company Childwise looked at

the way children interact with

the artificial intelligence bots

in devices such as phones and

tablets, and the findings have

caused concern for many British


Researchers found that children

were barking commands at their

robotic helpers without using

“please” and “thank you”, and

concluded that such behaviour

might encourage these children

to become aggressive and

impolite when they reach


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included a politeness feature

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that other tech companies will

soon follow Amazon’s lead.

So with robots getting in on the

act, it’s unlikely that we’ll forget

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in future.

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Refurbished computers are computers that have

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because a customer simply changed their

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Wonderful Window Boxes by Pippa Greenwood

As late summer fades

imperceptibly into early autumn,

it can be sad to see much-loved

and once fantastic-looking beds,

borders, pots and planters

start to look a little worse for

wear. It may be all part of the

natural part of gardening, but

it certainly makes me feel a bit

gloomy. If it is having the same

effect on you, why not treat

yourself to some late summer

and early autumn colour in a

pot, planter or, better still, a

window box? That protected

spot close to the house should

help to ensure that everything

keeps on and on performing for

as long as possible…

There are many different sizes

and styles to choose from,

from woven willow to classic

hardwood and urban chic

aluminium, and in just about

every conceivable colour too.

But whatever you go for make

sure it’ll fit easily on to the

window sill and won’t be too

heavy! Take time to choose one

that will suit the style of your

house, fit all the plants you’d

like to include, not weigh too

much and is within budget.

There are lots of plants that’ll

work – some of my favourites

are hardy Gerberas (these do

need a good warm, sunny spot),

variegated ivies and the wacky,

compact Crassula with fleshy

foliage and stems studded with

dusky pink flowers. But take

time perusing the local garden

centres or nurseries for

the combination that

makes YOUR heart sing.

Some window boxes have

impermeable liners, so

if this is the case add an

inch or so of horticultural

grit or gravel to provide

drainage – then if you do

overwater (or it rains too

much) the excess water will be

less likely to sit around the roots

and cause the plants to suffer

or even die off completely. If

you’re trying to keep weight

to a minimum then use broken

up polystyrene from bedding

plants or the packaging around

household appliances – this

lightweight recycled material is

a good alternative to the grit or


A good quality multi-purpose

compost is perfect for a

temporary planting like this,

but if you intend to remove

any shorter lived or non-hardy

plants such as the gerberas

and replace them with other

hardy, seasonal stunners later

in the year then you may be

better off using a 50:50 mixture

of a loam-based compost and

a multi-purpose one. I find

that this 50:50 mix allows

for better stability from the

weight and texture of the loam,

combined with better aeration

and drainage from the multipurpose

compost. Just fill the

window box about half full with

compost, gently firming it, but

make sure you don’t compact

it or else the plants won’t get

their roots down so well.

Next it’s the fun and inventive

bit as you get the plants into

position. If you are including

trailing plants like variegated

ivies, place them where you

can enjoy their full glory by

cascading them over the edges

of the window box – this looks

fantastic and adds to the

apparent size of the display

without adding significantly to

the weight of the container. A

larger plant like the Crassula

gives a good focal point, and

then why not add some dizzy

colour like the ever-smiling

gerberas to flank the central

plant? Gently move the plants

about until you’re happy with

how they look, then fill in gaps

between the root balls with

more compost, firming gently

with your fingers to ensure

there’s no subsidence later on.

Once you’re totally happy, water

the box well using a watering

can with the rose in place, so

imitating rainfall.

A stunning window box along

these lines can be created in

well under half an hour. Make

sure it is secured properly on

the window sill – and remember

that you’ll need to be able to

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the box from outside) in order

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benefit from occasional feeding

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Life Begins

By Kate McLelland

Drowning in documents? It’s time to free up your files

Overstuffed filing drawers, bulging

boxes of payslips, tax records,

bank statements and invoices that

go back years. Sounds familiar?

We’re all guilty of hoarding

personal documents, many of

them kept just in case we need

to refer to them again in future.

However, in many cases the

paperwork we hold is probably

so outdated that it’s not worth


It’s hard to know exactly how

long we’re supposed to keep

our documents, and – when

they are out of date – how to

dispose of them safely. Here are

some essential tips for handling

and processing your personal


Which documents should I keep,

and for how long?

The tips below are based on

guidance provided by trusted

organisations such as the Citizen’s

Advice Bureau and HMRC, but

there are no hard and fast rules.

For instance, if you are selfemployed

and claiming expenses,

you might need to keep some

of your documents for a longer


Bank, credit card and loan

statements: according to moneysaving

guru Martin Lewis, these

should be retained for at least six

years. However, he recommends

keeping them as long as possible

just in case there’s another misselling

scandal, like the recent PPI


Utility bills: it’s probably worth

holding on to these for 12 months,

as this allows you to keep track of

what you actually use.

Receipts and warranties: you

should keep hold of important

receipts for six years, but

warranties can be disposed of

after the date they expire.

Insurance documents: don’t

throw old policy documents away

if there’s a chance someone may

make a retrospective claim against

you. Alternatively, if your policy

insured you against injury at work,

you may be able to claim after

the policy has elapsed, provided

you can prove your medical issue

relates to the time in question.

P45s and payslips: HMRC

recommends that individuals

keep tax-related paperwork such

as payslips and P45s for at least

twenty-two months from the end

of the relevant tax year.

Medical records: any documents

you hold relating to your

medical history should be kept

indefinitely. Your GP will also hold

this information but there may

be times (for example, if you’re

applying for travel insurance)

when you’ll need dates and details

of medical treatments.

Personal documents: these

include birth and marriage

certificates, National Insurance

certificates, court orders and

decrees, deeds, copies of wills,

share certificates, motor vehicle

documents and mortgage papers.

Such documents should be stored

securely and kept forever.

Don’t throw your identity out

with the rubbish

Earlier this year a concerned

neighbour on the Doddington

Estate in Wandsworth, London,

stopped to film three people

rifling through a refuse bin that

contained letters and other

paperwork. She reported this

activity anonymously to the Daily

Mail, warning: “I’ve seen people

of all kinds going through the bins

before, so I’ve become more and

more concerned about this... I

want my friends and neighbours

to be aware that this goes on

and take the time to destroy any

personal information from the

letters they are throwing away.”

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Many criminals are prepared to

scavenge through bins and even

landfill sites to obtain personal

data. Identity theft and incidents

involving stolen bank details

have become big business for

fraudsters, and just one document

with one person’s financial

information can earn them

thousands of pounds.

So what’s the best way to dispose

of financial documents such as

bank statements?

Shredding: if you tear up a

document by hand, the chances

are that a criminal could still put it

together like a jigsaw. Shredding

is a much safer option and you

can buy a cheap, hand-operated

shredder from around £10.99

upwards. The safest types of

shredder are the ‘cross-cut’ or

‘micro-cut’ varieties, which cut in

two directions rather than one,

but they are more expensive. If

you have literally hundreds of

documents to destroy, you could

consider using a commercial

shredding service, but be aware

that most charge a minimum fee

of around £80.

Burning: incinerating your

documents is a simple solution,

but do bear in mind any local

authority restrictions if you

are planning to light a bonfire.

Consider the fire risk and make

sure your smoke doesn’t cause

nuisance to neighbours.

Soaking: you can destroy paper by

mulching it in a bucket of water.

When it dissolves it should be easy

to tear it up, but make sure it’s

reduced to an unreadable pulp

before throwing it away.

It’s ironic that in this digital age,

when the ‘paperfree office’

should be a reality, we’re actually

using more paper than ever, so

by recycling your paper waste

you are ultimately helping the

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of outdated paperwork will also

create more space in your home,

as well as ticking off another task

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By Solange Hando

‘Expect the unexpected,’

they say, and compact as it is,

this is a truly surprising city,

looping around its natural and

man-made wonders on many

different levels. Carved by the

deep gorges of the Pétrusse

and Alzette rivers, it teeters on

the edge of precipitous cliffs,

spanned by myriad bridges

and viaducts.

In this dramatic setting a good

place to start is Constitution

Square, where above the

valley of the Pétrusse the

iconic statue of the ‘Golden

Lady’ holds out a crown of

laurel leaves as a national

emblem for pride and peace.

Just steps away the mighty

Aldolphe bridge towers

above the ravine, where the

tiny rivulet meanders among

flowering trees, pocket-sized

allotments, dainty footbridges

and deserted trails.

Wandering through this lush

country-like oasis you can

hardly believe you are in the

city centre, but back on the

top the cathedral beckons, a

three-spired pilgrimage site

in flamboyant Gothic style

with a touch of Renaissance,

guarding the tombs of the

Grand Ducal family. It’s only a

stroll to the Parliament House,

the Grand Ducal Palace and

the bourgeois dwellings and

picturesque lanes of the Old

Town, listed by Unesco.

There are spacious parks and

pleasant town squares, most

popular the Place d’Armes

surrounded by pedestrian

shopping lanes. Named after

military parades held under

the Sun King, the locals call

it ‘the city’s living room’, a

place to meet friends on a café

terrace, relax under the trees,

browse the market stalls or

dance on festival days. Along

Holy Spirit Street, the square

by the same name has some

stunning views across the

lower town, close to Quirinus,

the 11th century chapel with

a miraculous spring, and the

hidden confluence of the

Pétrusse and the lovely Alzette

which curls around the eastern

edge of the city.

There, above the Alzette, the

Chemin de la Corniche was

described by a local writer as

‘the most beautiful balcony

in Europe’ lined with some

of the finest aristocratic

buildings, following the old

ramparts all the way to the

Bock, the rocky outcrop where

history began in 963. Towers,

citadel, gates, fortified bridge,

casemates with 23 km of

tunnels hewn into the cliffs:

lords and masters left their

marks over the centuries but

today, on the banks of the

Alzette, the Lower Grund is

the most enticing district with

its quiet lanes, half-timbered

houses and at the heart of it

all the striking Neumünster

Abbey, now turned into a

cultural centre. There are

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reflections as weeping willows

whisper below the garden

terraces and a mini vineyard.

But close to the airport, the

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different world, a 21st century

celebration dedicated to

business, finance, European

institutions and art in dazzling

architectural styles. Top of

the list are the Modern Art

Museum (MUDAM) and

the Philharmonie Concert

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Luxembourg is indeed a city

of many faces, the enduring

capital of the last Grand Duchy

in the world, traditional,

vibrant and truly unique.

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Men, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Suicide is on the rise worldwide.

According to the World Health

Organization, it’s the second

leading cause of death among

15-29-year-olds and nearly 800,000

people die due to suicide every

year; that’s one suicide every 40

seconds. There are also around 20

times as many failed attempts.

These worrying statistics make

World Suicide Prevention Day on

September 10th more important

than ever – but there are steps we

can take to tackle the problem.

Suicide Risk Factors

Men are at significantly higher

risk than women and suicide is

the leading cause of death among

men under 50. Statistics from The

British Psychological Society show

that men aged 20-29 and 40-49 are

most at risk.

The Movember Foundation, which

works to raise awareness of men’s

health issues, has concluded that

men’s reluctance to openly discuss

their health and feelings or take

action when they’re unwell,

coupled with the stigmas still

surrounding mental health, are

two of the chief reasons why

men’s life expectancy remains

significantly lower than women’s.

The damaging stereotype of the

physically and mentally ‘tough’

‘real man’ is to blame for much of

men’s reluctance to express their

feelings and seek help, as they fear

being labelled weak.

The biggest risk factor for suicide

is a previous suicide attempt, but

what drives people to attempt it?

The WHO points out that while

there are clear links between

suicide and mental disorders

(including alcohol use disorders),

many suicides happen impulsively

in moments of crisis.

A trauma, relationship break-up,

financial problems or chronic pain


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stress that may suddenly overwhelm

us and seem too much to

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Experiencing conflict, disaster,

violence, abuse, or loss and a

sense of isolation are also strongly

associated with suicidal behaviour,

and suicide rates are also high

amongst groups who experience

discrimination, such as refugees,

migrants, indigenous peoples,

prisoners and lesbian, gay,

bisexual, transgender and intersex


So, what can we do to prevent

suicide on a personal level and as

a society?

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• We need to tackle discrimination

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The boy who is brought up to

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at higher risk of suicide. It can

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discrimination among family,

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• We need to tackle the stigmas

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closely they are related.

Maggie Warrell, founder of

Global Courage, recently wrote

for Forbes about losing her

brother to suicide and the role

we must all play in tackling it.

“If people felt as comfortable

talking about their PTSD, bipolar

or anxiety as they did talking

about their eczema or tennis

elbow, it would markedly reduce

the suffering of those with

mental illness and the ability of

those around them to support


• We need to encourage people,

especially men, to express their

feelings, seek help with mental

health issues and be more aware

of the dangers of alcohol and its


Depression and alcohol-related

disorders need to be identified

and treated as early as

possible. “The tragedy of suicide

is preventable,” states The

British Psychological Society.

“Early identification and effective

action can get people the care

they need.”

• We need to pay closer attention

to those around us.

Many suicide victims were

reportedly ‘fine’ just days or

even hours before ending their

lives, so we should look out for

warning signs. If we fear

someone we know may be

contemplating suicide, we need

to get help on their behalf – and

take the horribly practical but

essential measure of removing,

as much as possible, any

potential means for suicide, be

that a stockpile of pills or

a means to fatally injure


If you are struggling with a crisis

or a mental health issue, do get

help. It may feel like your pain

will never end, but things can get

better, as bestselling author and

depression sufferer Matt Haig

reminds us in Reasons to Stay


“Smaller than you.

Always it is smaller than you, even

when it feels vast. It operates

within you; you do not operate

within it. It may be a dark cloud

passing across the sky, but… you

are the sky.

You were there before it. And the

cloud can’t exist without the sky,

but the sky can exist without the


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Into the Routine

I am a creature of habit: often far more than I

realise. Life is easier when you know roughly

what’s coming up next. Not so much that is

is regimentally mapped out, but that at any

given point there are a range of well-tested

options from which to choose.

I enjoy holidays and the opportunity to break

from the routine of the day-to-day; Having

just booked a holiday for the autumn I am

excited about the adventure of it all (the

Lofoten Islands off the Norwegian coast in

the arctic circle) but I know that I’m generally

happy to get back into the familiar patterns

on my return.

I think the principle still stands - so much of

our desire to avoid uncertainty comes from

the fear that our future needs may not be

met. Yet I believe God has proved himself

faithful and trustworthy - and daily trust is the

antidote to fear and insecurity.

I imagine some of you reading this will be

nodding in quiet understanding while others

will wonder why on earth I would enjoy living

primarily such a predictable existence. I guess

we are all wired differently though to some

extent we all value the security of familiarity.

To what extent we embrace the unknown

affects how we view the world. At present

it is hard to escape the uncertainty around

the mechanics of Brexit - and regardless of

your view on the subject, such an unknown

outcome is to some extent daunting.

The avoidance of insecurity is why we pay

into pensions and save for old age. It’s why

insurance companies are able to make money.

It’s part of our society and part of us.

When God is guiding his people through the

desert, in the Old Testament in the Bible, for

a time he provides them with a miracle-food

each day called Manna. Each morning they

find it in the ground and it supplies their

needs. However they are instructed not to

store it. Being human that’s exactly what they

do, and it goes bad. You wonder why it seems

important to God that they collect and eat it

daily (it is the source of the reference in the

Lord’s prayer about ‘daily bread’). It seems

that God wants to supply their needs each day

so that they trust him.

There maybe areas of your own life that feel

out of control or where the outcome is far

from certain. Where you are feeling anxious

or concerned I would encourage you to ask

God to provide what you need each day and I

hope that you might find some freedom and


Have a great month.

Peter Russell

Prayer for Coulsdon & Old Coulsdon

Prayer for Coulsdon & Old Coulsdon exists to

encourage Christians to pray for the town and

its residents. If you are interested in praying

with us you are warmly invited to join us for

one of our prayer gatherings (which last an

hour) on:

Monday 3rd September 9am

at 56 Bradmore Way, Coulsdon

Tuesday 25th September 8pm

at 65 Edward Road, Coulsdon

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The History of Suffrage

This year marks the centenary of

the first Representation of the

People Act. We all know something

about Emmeline Pankhurst

and her suffragettes who chained

themselves to railings and endured

force-feeding in prison, but how

did a movement that changed the

course of history begin?

In 1918, after years of battle by the

suffragette movement in which

women were routinely arrested,

assaulted and even lost their lives,

legislation was passed giving certain

women the right to vote in public

elections. The legislation allowed

home-owning women aged over 30

to have a say at the ballot box.

This meant that for the first time

8.4 million women could vote,

but many working class women

continued to be excluded.

It wasn’t until 1928, with the second

Representation of the People Act,

that this right was extended to all

women over 21. Sadly, Emmeline

Pankhurst, founder of the Women’s

Social and Political Union (WSPU),

did not live long enough to see this

historic day but Emmeline wasn’t

the first to argue for women’s right

to vote.

In 1865, The Kensington Society was

founded, which campaigned for the

higher education of women who,

at that time, were excluded from

many academic institutions. The

society also formed a committee to

head a petition for the enfranchisement

of women, which MP John

Stuart Mill agreed to present to

Parliament. Mill was a champion of

women’s rights who campaigned in

vain for an amendment to the 1867

Reform Act that would have given

equal rights to women, and in 1869

presented an essay to Parliament

entitled The Subjection of Women.

By 1866 there were nearly 1,500

signatures on the petition, including

that of Florence Nightingale, but

although presented to Parliament

on three separate occasions, each

time it was out-voted and the whole

notion scorned and ridiculed, as

many men believed women were

physically and mentally inferior and

did not possess the intelligence to


In 1868, the first public meeting

to discuss women’s suffrage took

place in Manchester. Two of the

speakers were Lydia Becker, who

had been inspired by the Kensington

Society petition, and Dr Richard

Pankhurst. Among those in the

audience was Emmeline Goulder

who was then 15 years old. She

went on to marry Dr Pankhurst and

become the woman who would

take suffrage to the next level.

By 1903, women had been

campaigning peacefully but

unsuccessfully for the right to vote

in England for 50 years, while other

countries such as New Zealand,

South Australia and some states in

the US had already enfranchised

women over 21 before the end of

the 19th century. It was in this year

that political activist Emmeline

Pankhurst founded the militant

organisation WSPU.

A breakaway group from the

National Union of Women’s

Suffrage Societies, originally

founded by Milicent Fawcett to

encourage peaceful protest, the

WSPU’s motto was ‘Deeds not

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Words’, which reflected their

decision to turn to direct physical

confrontation, even if that broke

the law, to get their message

across. Emmeline encouraged

suffragettes to learn jiu jitsu to

defend themselves in the inevitable

skirmishes that occurred with

the police and public.

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence,

co-editor of the suffrage magazine

Votes for Women, came up with

the three colours that went on

to define the movement: violet

representing loyalty, white purity

and green hope.

One of the first confrontations

was in 1905 between Christabel

Pankhurst (Emmeline’s eldest

daughter) and Annie Kenney with

young Liberal politicians Winston

Churchill and Sir Edward Grey. The

women went to prison.

In prison, women who went on

hunger strike were force-fed.

After a public outcry, Prime

Minister Herbert Asquith

introduced what became known

as the ‘Cat and Mouse Act’.

Force-feeding was stopped but

at the point when it looked as

though the women might die in

prison, they were released – with

the ‘bonus’ that they were too ill

to take part in campaigning and


In 1914, the year after suffragette

Emily Davison was killed by the

King’s horse at the Epsom Derby,

World War One broke out.

Emmeline decreed that there was

to be no more militant activism

while women helped with the war


The suffragettes had many

supporters, including men. 5.4

million working class men also

benefitted from the 1918

Representation of the People Act.

Before this, men who did not own

property were not allowed to vote


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By James Baggott

History’s Most Famous Hybrids

Hybrids have been around

since just after the Big Bang,

and since then matter has been

mingling, bonding, binding and

fusing into hybrids – at first to

form atoms, then elements

and compounds and the

building blocks of life as we

know it. Hybrids are therefore

as old as time itself.

When you think of hybrids

today you’re more likely to

picture a car than a chemical

reaction, but the principle

is the same. Sometimes,

two things simply work

better together – petrol and

electricity, for example, or gin

and tonic.

Hybrids are all around us, and

even inside us – humans are

60 per cent water, itself a

hybrid. Hybrids are found from

farmer’s fields to far-flung

forests, from test tubes to test

tracks. And some have even

changed the world…


Possibly the most famous of

mythological beasts, these

half-human, half-horse hybrids

were said to worship the God

of Wine. They were dreamed

up by the Ancient Greeks,

probably as a reaction to their

first encounters with nomads

on horseback.


Found in zoos since the

Eighties, polar bears and

grizzlies rarely meet in the wild,

let alone produce crossbreed

cubs. Few believed that pizzly

bears existed at all outside of

captivity until one was shot

in 2006. DNA tests confirmed

it was a hybrid: white like a

polar bear but with a grizzly’s

face, along with brown paws

and big claws. One theory is

that climate change is causing

their habitats to overlap.


Believe it or not it’s over 20

years since Toyota launched

the Prius, the world’s first

mass-produced hybrid

vehicle and one of the most

important cars of all time, up

there with the Ford Model

T, the original Mini and the

McLaren F1. When it first

came along, even the iPhone

was still ten years away,

and few thought that – one

day – even supercars would

be fuelled by a mixture of

petrol and batteries. Today, a

world without hybrids seems

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unthinkable, and the Prius,

now in its fourth generation,

has sold over four million units.


Hybrid cars are as much about

performance as efficiency, but

even so, Bloodhound SSC, the

1,000mph car, takes things to a

whole new level by combining

a jet engine – the sort you’d

find in a Eurofighter Typhoon

– with a cluster of rockets. In

all, it has about 135,000 thrust

horsepower, which is more

than eight times the power

of all the cars on the F1 grid

combined. Even the fuel is

pumped by a supercharged,

550bhp V8. Just as well when

you consider it’ll need 40 litres

of rocket oxidiser for every

second of its top speed run in

South Africa next year.


Compounds (chemical hybrids

of two or more elements)

are all around us, and water

is the most abundant. The

world contains around 1,260

trillion million litres of the

stuff, which if spread evenly

over the Earth’s surface

would have a depth of 2,800

metres. Only 2.5% of this

water is fresh water, and in

a 100-year period, a single

water molecule spends 98

years in the sea, 20 months

locked away as ice, about

two weeks in lakes and rivers,

and less than a week in the



In genetics, a chimera is a

hybrid organism with cells

from two different species.

In this case those species

are pigs and people, after

scientists injected human cells

into an animal embryo. It’s

controversial, but by editing

animal embryos you could use

them to host human organs

for vital transplant operations.

So rather than waiting for a

donor, you instead grow a

custom organ inside an animal.


Humans have been

matchmaking dogs for

centuries. But while some are

bred for useful reasons like

fetching pheasants or sniffing

out stowaways, others are

designed to fit in a handbag.

Take the Puggle, for example,

the comedy offspring of

a Beagle and a Pug. The

list of top designer dogs

includes labradoodles, horgis,

cockapoos and schnoodles.


The Tree of 40 Fruit is an

arboreal artwork created by

American art professor Sam

Van Aken, who grafts buds

from various fruit trees onto a

single ‘stock’ tree. Over several

years the stock tree eventually

grows branches from its

different donors, each bearing

a unique fruit, including

peaches, plums, apricots,

nectarines and cherries. So far

he’s planted 16 of these hybrid

trees in seven US states, which

in springtime blossom pink,

crimson and white.


In the not-too-distant future,

every car will feature hybrid or

electric technology. Already

however, carmakers such

as Lexus and Toyota have

a hybrid-electric version of

almost every model in their

showroom. In fact, 99 per

cent of Lexus’s UK sales are

petrol-electric hybrids, such as

the new LS500h, an executive

saloon with limousine-like

luxury – soothing and quiet

when you need it to be,

but also capable of proper

performance with very low

emissions. All this thanks to the

world’s first multi-stage hybrid

system, featuring a 3.5-litre V6

working together with clever

electric motors. The best of

both worlds? That’s what

hybrids are all about, after all.

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A welcome home –

Rated ‘Good’ by the

Care Quality


Elizabeth Court care

home in Caterham was

rated ‘Good’ in all five

categories by the Care

Quality Commission

(CQC) in August 2018.

The CQC described ‘the

atmosphere in the home

as relaxed and inclusive’

and went on to credit

Sue Guyon, the home

manager, and her team

with ‘making significant

improvements to the


The manager Sue said

“the staff and residents

are thrilled that the

achievements and the

sense of community we

have fostered have been

recognised and rewarded

by the CQC.”

She continued, “at

Elizabeth Court we

believe in supporting

each of our residents as

individuals, appreciating

their own unique

personality, their own

likes and dislikes and their

own character, skills and

abilities. It is through this

approach of

understanding and

caring for our residents

that we enable them to

retain their identity and

their dignity, to express

themselves and to live a

rich and meaningful life.”

The CQC report also

stated that Elizabeth

Court offered residents

‘a wide range of group

and person centred

activities’ and that

‘the environment is

brighter and there is a

buzz about the place’.

Danae Bird, the activities

co-ordinator, said “I am

particularly gratified with

these comments as the

frequency of activities

that are made available

to our residents, both

within the home and

on trips out, is crucial to

maintaining aspirations in

later life and this is where

we really excel.”

The home is also an

integral part of the

community and plays

host to regular toddler

groups, coffee mornings

and the local residents

association, as well as

taking residents out into

the local community.

Elizabeth Court is also a

pet friendly home.

One aspect of Elizabeth

Court that has made

a real and tangible

difference to the lives of

residents is the Wish Tree.

The Wish Tree, which

comes complete with

real Wish Tree Fairy, is a

unique project that gives

all of the residents the

opportunity to make a

wish and fulfil an

aspiration that has

meaning to them.

By enabling residents to

have these experiences,

such as singing with the

Croydon Male Voice

Choir and seeing the

flowers at Wisley, they

are able to build more

self-esteem, maintain

more of their

independence and live

a more varied and

rewarding life.


Court to find out more.

Below: Staff and residents at

Elizabeth Court celebrating the

CQC report.

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At Elizabeth Court

everyone is involved

Our beautiful, warm and friendly care home is set in a quiet village location within its

own luxurious landscaped gardens. Our wide range of activities and personally tailored

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It’s free to join the library and nearly everything is free to borrow.

Adults and teens can borrow up to 25 items, children up to 15.

We have free wifi, free use of PCs and access to the internet for

up to two hours per day.

Library services are available 24/7, with a digital library of audio

and e-books to download.

For Children

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, celebrating the 80th anniversary of

the much-loved comic Beano. It’s local and it’s free. Come and join in the fun! Until Saturday

15th September.

Rhymetime. Tuesdays 10-10.30am. Babies, toddlers and their adults.

Wiggle and Jiggle. Thursdays 11-11.30am. Babies, toddlers and their adults.

Craftytime. Fridays 3.45-4.30pm. 3-7 year olds and their adults.

Rock & Rhyme. Saturdays 10-10.30am. Babies, toddlers and their adults.

Storytime. Saturdays 3-4pm. 3-7 year olds and their adults.

7-12 year olds use the fun and interactive LEGO Education programmes, WeDo or StoryStarter.

WeDo shows how to make models which can be programmed to move; creative stories can

be inspired with StoryStrarter. £1.50 library members/£3.00 non-library members per session.

Both in cash. Advanced booking required. Monday 10th & 24th and Tuesday 4th & 18th. 4-5pm

For Adults

Adult crafts - Colouring & dot-to-dot and knit, stitch & crochet group.

Every Monday 10.30am-12pm.

Macmillan Coffee Morning. Join us for a cuppa and cake and raise money for Macmillan cancer

support. Friday 28th September 10.30-11.30am. Free but booking required.

Adult reading group. On the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2-3pm.

On Thursday 13th September the group will discuss A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray.

We now have a Live Well Adviser to support people who want help to access the JustBe

website or to have a chat about their lifestyle. Tuesday Mornings 10-11.30 am.

Do your Health MOT on the JustBe Croydon website -

Free one-to-one Ancestry computer sessions. On the 3rd Monday of each month.

Monday 17th September 2-3pm and 3-4pm. Please contact Coulsdon Library to book.

Free one hour one-to-one IT help sessions on Saturdays between 11am and 2pm. Please contact

Coulsdon Library to book.

Opening Hours

Mon 9am-6pm, Tues 9am-6pm, Thurs 9.30am-6pm, Fri 9am-7pm and Sat 9am-5pm.

Coulsdon Library at 167 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2NH,

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CR5 Flying Quiz

1. What were the first names of the Wright brothers, who are generally

regarded as having invented the world's first successful aeroplane?

2. What three consecutive letters in the alphabet give the name of the flag

carrier airline of the Netherlands?

3. What was the intended destination in the 1982 film Airplane 2: The Sequel?

4. On a plane he nicknamed Glamorous Glennis, who was the first pilot confirmed

to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight?

5. What is the air traffic control call sign held by any United States Air Force aircraft

carrying the US Vice President, but not the US President?

6. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh made the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight on a

plane called the Spirit of St. Louis. In which city did he take-off and in which city

did he land?

7. Making its only flight on November 2nd 1947, what was the two-word rhyming

nickname of the Hughes H-4 Hercules, which was the largest flying boat ever

built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history?

8. If you flew due east from Edinburgh airport, what would be the first country

you would fly over after leaving Scotland?

9. Is the airline Cathay Pacific the flag carrier of… a) Hong Kong; b) Singapore; or

c) Malaysia?

10. In which 1960s film does the title character fly to a fictional European region

called Vulgaria?

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Every Friday at Art & Craft Valley - 19 Chipstead Valley Road,

Coulsdon at 13:00

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Looking to improve your photography in a friendly

environment? Our new club year is about to begin

offering a mixture of talks, competitions and

outings. Competitions are split into two groups

allowing for both novice and experienced

photographers. Why not come along to one of

our informal Pub evenings and/or the welcome

evening and see what we have to offer?

Mike says “I got in close and focused my macro

lens on the leading edge of the front petal allowing

the rest of the flower to go out of focus. This gave

me the impression of a set of blue wings."


4th, 11th Pub evening

18th Welcome evening

25th "Sport Photography" talk by Ady Kerry QEP

We meet each Tuesday evening at 8pm in Cameron Hall,

Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon. Visitors £5

(refunded on joining).

Visit uk, see us on


or contact

Bird’s Eye View- September

By John Birkett, RSPB Croydon Local Group

September is a month when migration should

be in full swing. Woodlands and areas of scrub

(as well as your garden) are good places to

check for small birds passing through on their

way south. Various species of warbler should

turn up. Most willow warblers will have

already departed in August, but some will

still be around and care will be needed to

separate them from their close cousins the

chiffchaff numbers of which peak in

September. Others to look out for are blackcap,

whitethroat and lesser whitethroat.

With a bit of luck you might find a redstart

or spotted flycatcher feeding up. Keep your

eyes open for a small bird flying out from

a perch, catching a fly and returning to the

same perch. Wheatears and whinchats could

add to the mix and another red-backed shrike

or wryneck is long overdue. Also keep looking

skywards for passing flocks of swallows and

house martins. Birds of prey are also on the

move and an osprey would make a day

complete; you may find one over a body of

water, but they could fly overhead anywhere

(I have seen one over Sanderstead


If you can get to an area of water there might

be a wader such as common or green sandpiper

around the margins. These could even

turn up in a small stream anywhere.

If you see anything interesting you can add

it to the Croydon Birders website, which

contains information about recent sightings

in Croydon: www/

wiki/Latest_News or you could contact me by

email on Better

still, come along to one of our meetings and

tell us directly.

Details of the meetings are on our website:

Spotted flycatcher

by John Birkett

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CR5 Just for Fun Crossword

Answers can be found on page 98 - no peeking!


7. Absorb (6)

8. Worn away (6)

9. Wooden shoe (4)

10. Sailing (8)

11. Stealing (7)

13. Evil spirit (5)

15. Take away (5)

16. Ask for (7)

18. UK minimum voting age (8)

19. Chilled (4)

21. Well known (6)

22. Decorated (6)


1. Herb (4)

2. Locale (13)

3. Remaining (7)

4. Compassion (5)

5. Donations (13)

6. Fragments (8)

12. Authentic (8)

14. Reconciliation (7)

17. Stop (5)

20. Consumes (4)

Sept Quiz Answers: from page 85

1. Orville and Wilbur, 2. KLM, 3. The Moon,

4. Chuck Yeagar, 5. Air Force Two, 6. New York

City and Paris, 7. Spruce Goose, 8. Denmark

9. Hong Kong, 10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Kids Answers from page 86

The route to take over the lava is.... 18, 36, 120,

78, 84, 126, 30, 72, 132, 6, 60, 140, 46, 114, 66,

90, 42, 96, 12, 102, 54, 108, 14, 24 & 152.

The number to add is '8'.

The hidden word is 'volcano'.

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CR5 Trip Down Memory Lane

Mr Croll, the Coulsdon stationer, published this postcard of the Memorial at the Memorial Ground,

Marlpit Lane in about 1930. The Memorial is dedicated to the Men of Coulsdon who Fell in the Great War

1914-1919 and it is included in a recently published book by the Bourne Society on the First World War

Memorials of Coulsdon & Purley.

Are you interested in local history? Then why not join the Bourne Society.

Apply to : J Hurrion, 7 The Towers, Hayes Lane, Kenley, CR8 5YL

I’m Coming Home

“…hope does not disappoint.”

Romans 5:5 (NKJV)

Being an England football supporter is a

painful business. So often the England team

only ‘flatters to deceive’. In the 1970 World

Cup England were knocked out by West

Germany after leading 2-0 and seemingly

cruising to victory. In 1986 England were

knocked out by Maradona’s infamous ‘hand

of God’. In 1990 and the1996 European

Championship England were beaten in the

semi-final by Germany on penalties.

The 2018 World Cup was no different.

Some good performances and results led the

country to believe that football is ‘coming

home’ only to have our hope taken away again

by another semi-final defeat. Thirty years of

hurt has turned into over 50 years of pain

for the wearied England fan. Our hopes are

always being raised and then before you know

it they are dashed.

That’s why I’m glad that in the bible the

Apostle Paul tells us that we have a hope that

does not disappoint, that will never let us

down, never flatters to deceive and won’t be


He outlines the glorious hope of eternal life

(Romans 5:21) that is secured for us in Jesus

Christ (verse 1) and confirmed in us by the

Holy Spirit (verse 5). The good news is that

because of what Jesus has done for me I have

been reconciled with God (verse 10), am now

at peace with him (verse 1), and I am coming


But this hope is not for me alone—all of

humanity is included in Jesus’ life, death, resurrection

and ascension (verses 18-19).

All can come home because of Jesus. There

will be no more years of hurt (Revelation 21:4);

our victory has already been won. Now that’s

something worth celebrating.

Prayer: Father, thank you that our hope is

assured in Jesus, that you welcome us home

with open arms, and that we can have a wonderful

future with you for all eternity. Amen.

GCI Coulsdon Community Church meets at 11.00am

on Sundays In Coulsdon Community Centre Upper

Hall. For further information please contact Pastor

Brian Smith or

01798 813133. To receive daily e-mail messages

like this one please go to

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What’s On in the Community

FREE page for local charities and non-profit making organisations

Here to help you

The South East Cancer Help Centre is a local charity that over the last 30

years has helped thousands of people affected by cancer.

Talk to us and explore the ways we may be able to help you, whether it be

through information, counselling or the wide range of complementary

therapies we offer.

We have local NHS recognition and provide a friendly, supportive environment

with only one purpose – to help you cope

Visit or call 020 8668 0974 for more information

South East Cancer

Help Centre,

2 Purley Road,

(Tesco Development)

Purley, CR8 2HA

Registered Charity No. 1011509

Talk to us – we’re here to help

Coulsdon & District

Horticultural Association

Founded 1937 now in its 81st year.


Saturday – 8th September, 2017.

OASIS ACADEMY, COULSDON, Homefield Road, Old Coulsdon.

All exhibits to be staged by 11.30am.

Members only to exhibit at the show.

Show will open at 2.30pm. Admission Adults £1.00

Main awards presented 4.45pm.

Schedules are available at the Garden Shop.

Come along and see what can be grown in your garden.

The Garden Shop 28-30 Waddington Avenue, Old Coulsdon, is open every

Sunday 10.00 - 12 noon (February – October) Garden products are available -

to MEMBERS ONLY – reasonable prices.

Membership fee is £3.00 per year.

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2 nd Tuesday of every month

2pm – 4pm

In the Church Hall

fun quizzes and

entertainment for a

modest donation

Holy Communion at 1.30pm

Hall to Rent

Spacious, well appointed

kitchen and servery,

cutlery, dishes, furniture

and some parking,

competitive rates





Sunday Worship

starts at 9.45am

Holy Communion, music

led by a versatile robed choir

and talented organists,

Junior Church for our

younger members.

Angel Festival at Michaelmas

& Autumn Fair

September 29 th 10 – 3pm

in Church & Hall

Snow White in

Coulsdon – Panto 2018

November 24 th at 7pm

November 25 th at 3pm

Next Renew All Age Eucharist

Sunday 16 th September &

every 3 rd Sunday at 9.45am

with lively music and

dramatized readings




Formerly Croydon Decorative & Fine

Arts Society

Meet Monthly (2nd Thursday) at 10.15

All Saints Church Hall, Sanderstead

We are looking for like minded people

that are interested in Art.

We have expert lecturers to do the talks.

13th September Marie-Antoinette

11th October Royal Academy

250th Anniversary

For further details phone 0208 657 2496 or


Saturday 6th October 2018

9.30am till 2.00pm

Community Hall, Park Road,


Over 20 charities, both

national and local, have stalls

where they sell Christmas

cards, calendars and other items

to raise money for their causes.

Last year around £4000 was

raised. It is also a chance to

find out more about the

charities which operate in the

region. Refreshments are

provided by the Diamond

Centre for Disabled Riders.

There is a generous raffle.

The event will be opened by Crispin Blunt MP.

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What’s On in the Community

FREE page for local charities and non-profit making organisations

Royal Scottish Country Dancing -

Croydon Branch


Every Friday from 14th Sept 2018

8pm - 10pm

St Andrews Church Hall

Woodmansterne Road, Coulsdon

Join and learn a different way of keeping fit by

dancing. All welcome please wear soft shoes/

trainers.Cost of the class £6.00

Further information from Dorothy

01737 551724

Charity ref: 1063364

Vocal Dimension Chorus

an International award-winning, four part harmony

women's a cappella chorus based in Redhill, Surrey

are looking for new members

Love to sing? Love to learn?

Love the idea of being part of something

inspiring, rewarding and exciting?

Then come along to our

Open Evening


7.30PM TO 10.00PM

Warwick School, Noke Drive,

Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4AD

Just 5 minutes walk from Redhill Station

For more info visit

Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon

Starting 26th September 2018

Kenley Memorial Hall, Godstone Road

All abilities welcome and we are a very

friendly group so why not come and join us

£17 for 10 sessions - coffee & biscuits incl.

For Details, Call Audrey

01737 555025

Clockhouse Singers

Think you can’t sing?

Want to sing better?

Just want to sing?

Come and find your true voice with

your local Community Choir

The atmosphere is very relaxed, and

beginners are welcome.

Saturday mornings

10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Whitethorn Avenue Methodist Church,


(Opposite Beechwood Avenue)

Young people welcome from age 7

with Safeguarding policies and

Certificated helpers

Call: Anna Crowther on 020 8668 3769


or just turn up!

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We give an opportunity to

youngsters aged 9-18's to

appear on the professional

stage at reasonable fees

Auditions and rehearsals are

held in Purley on Sunday

afternoons at

St.Marks Church Hall,

Church Road,



Registered Charity No. 802819




Playing with Nature

Wednesday 26th Sept at 2pm

We’re a friendly local flower club

affiliated to NAFAS. New Members and

visitors (£6) always welcome.

Monthly meeting and demonstration

at 2pm on the 4th Wednesday of every


Banstead Community Hall ,

Park Road SM7 3AJ

You really would be most welcome

If you like getting out into the countryside, and

visiting interesting places, with friendly people.


We are a Rambling Club , who do :--


( 8 to 12 Miles) every Sunday


(4 to 8 Miles) two per month


London (1 to 4 Miles) two per month

We also have a COFFEE MORNING, 11am

on the 2nd Monday of every month at the

Croydon Clockhouse Cafe in Croydon Central

Library. Come and have a coffee and a chat,

and find out all about us !!

OR Pick up a Programme in your local


For further information, visit our Website

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What’s On in the Community

FREE page for local charities and non-profit making organisations

The RSPB Croydon

Local Group

Monthly Illustrated Wildlife Talks in

South Croydon

Whitgift Sports Club, Croham Manor Road -

off Croham Road, South Croydon, CR2 7BG

Second Monday of each month, 2pm and again at 8pm.

Admission £4.00. Everyone is welcome, not just RSPB


Free refreshments. A selection of RSPB goods, nuts &

seeds are on sale.

Parking limited on site but free in adjacent roads.

64 & 433 buses stop nearby in Croham Road.

Monday Sept 10th 2018: “Around the World

in 80 Minutes”. Chris Collins will take us round

the world visiting some amazing wildlife destinations

including locations as diverse as Antarctica, Papua New

Guinea, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Island and Guyana

with some stunning shots of the incredible birdlife which

inhabit these remote locations.

For more information contact John Davis

on 020-8640 4578

or see

Note: on request we give illustrated bird talks to local


Old Coulsdon Congregational Church

Diamond Anniversary

Flower Festival

22nd - 25th September

Saturday 10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Monday 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Admission Free

Refreshments available

Coulsdon Road, Old, Coulsdon CR5 1EH

Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

Also Putting

2018 Now Open Until September

Membership not required.

We are open to the public

Fees : Bowling and Putting

£3.00 Adult

£10 00 Family

£2.00 Under 16

Includes equipment.

(All Players must have flat shoes).

Marlpit Lane Memorial Ground


More volunteer help is needed for

next season. Contact Gill : 07532 233159

Marlpit Lane Bowling Green


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Start your Christmas shopping with

us, we have some fabulous gift ideas




Like to learn bridge or want to improve

your game? We are running a Taster session

on Thursday 20th September 2018 at

2.00pm aimed at non players and novices.

After the free taster session future lessons

for beginners and improvers will be

available at the Club.


to find out more information and to book

a place on the taster session without any

obligation to proceed further if you feel

bridge is not for you.

South Croydon Bridge Club is part of the

South Croydon Sports Club and has its own

bridge room within the Club.

South Croydon Sports Club

(Bridge Section)

Beech Copse,Birdhurst Rise

South Croydon CR2 7ES

Woodcote Medical Patient Participation Group





Tuesday 18 th September 2018

19.00 to 20.00


PURLEY SURGERY: 32 Foxley Lane, CR8 3EE

Speaker: Dr Asim Farooq, Woodcote Medical.

Dr Farooq has made many TV and Radio appearances as a

GP specialising in diabetes.

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What’s On in the Community

FREE page for local charities and non-profit making organisations

Join us for a variety of live music

and song at

Coulsdon Methodist Church,

Brighton Road

On Saturday 29 th September

2018 at 7p.m.

Tickets £10 for adults,

£3 for children

To includes tea,coffee or

a soft drink and cake.

Tickets in advance from

or 020 840 63869

Apparently, Chekhov didn’t like plays

- except short ones.

So, we present a selection of his short plays (and

sketches based on his short stories), freely adapted

and translated by Michael Frayn.

Perhaps best known for Noises Off, Michael Frayn’s

lively translations bring out all the wit and dry

humour of Chekhov at his funniest.

The plays are set in late 19 th Century Russia, but the

emotions that drive the comedy are universal -

anger, embarrassment, self-importance, disappointment,

boredom, vanity, outrage, xenophobia - as a

parade of larger-than-life characters find themselves

in a series of ridiculous situations.

Performances at 8pm on

Tues 4th to Sat 8th September 2018,

with a matinée on Sat 8th at 2.15pm.

Tickets £10

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Bat walk on Coulsdon


14 September 2018

19:15 – 21:15


C R A F T &


Join the rangers for a guided night time walk

around Coulsdon Common in search of bats!

Please wear suitable outdoor clothes and

don’t forget a torch!

Suggested minimum donation £3 per person

Please note, in case of a bad weather forecast

we will re-schedule the event and will contact

you prior to the event.

To book for this event, please visit the

City Commons City of London Facebook page

Start your Christmas shopping with us, we

have some fabulous gifts

Plus we are raising money for Friends of

Grange Park



Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society

‘Enduring power of friendship? ’

Donald Trump has provided both the UK

and the EU with controversial, not always

welcome insights into our ‘special


Should we be worried?

Suhan Srinivasan vs. Michael Swadling

‘Whoever its President, the USA will always be

Europe’s strongest ally’


PC, Laptop, Tablet, iPad & Android Tablets

Advice Services Croydon (ASC)

& Age UK Croydon (Free)

Legal & Will Advice (Free)

(Streeter Marshall)

Nail Cutting

(Age UK Croydon)

Citizens Advice Croydon

By appointment

(tailored to your specific needs)

Tuesdays (By appointment)

10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Wednesdays (By appointment)

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Wednesday 12 th , 19 th , 26 th

10.15 am – 12.45 pm (By appointment)

& every Thursday (By appointment)

10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Referral Service

Monday, September 3rd. at 7:30 p.m:

OOld Coulsdon Day Centre, Grange Park,

Old Coulsdon.

Visitors welcome; for further details, contact

Angela Applin 020 8668 8558.

Purley Counselling Service

Tax Help for Older People (Free)

Staying Put Reablement Service

Practical help to live or stay in own

home (Croydon Council)

Daytime or Evening appointments

Mondays (By appointment )

10.30 am – 12:00 noon

By Appointment

For more help and information please drop in or contact us on the number below

Centre Opens Monday to Friday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm


Open Mondays - Fridays …….. 10am - 2pm

24 High Street, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2AA

020 8668 4189

Provided by

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LJ Accounting 66

One Financial Solutions 39

Tax Data 52

•Aerials / Satellite

Communitech 81

•Architectural Services

Jameson Architectural Services 74


JT Blinds 51

Mobile Curtain Studio 33

Surrey Blinds 54

•Building Services

Exclusive Extensions 66

MJ Building Services 35

SN Building Services 62

STL Building Services 68

Taylors Building Services 79


JWCC Family Butchers 78

•Care Services

Anchor Trust 82-83

Right Care For You 50


Ben Saunders Carpentry 75


Carpets 4U 46

Janes Flooring 26

Keith Harris Carpets 65


Brite N Breezy 31

Surrey Carpet Care 74

•Computer Services

Computer Solutions 59

Fahy Consultancy 26


Carlton Video 69

•Education & Tuition

KUMON Caterham 76

Cuisine by Nadine 10

Laleham Lea School 18-19

Oasis Academy Coulsdon 43

Reigate College 11


Michael Steele Electrician 26

Surrey Electrical Services 47

Watt Electrical Services 23

•Estate Agents/New Homes

Daniel Adams 2

John Brown 100

Optivo - Cane Hill 12

Park & Bailey 1


Nurture Fostering 13

•Gardening Services

Absolute Gardens 75

Aralia Tree Services 31

CJ Gardening 53

Daisy Garden 27

Emsworth Tree Care 54

Expertrees 28

Gaskells Gardens 35

Little Oak Treecare 13

Manor Gardens 6

Mario Bonfante Gardening Serv. 62

Surrey Decking Specialists 50

•Health, Hair & Beauty

Coulsdon Opticians 55

Foot Health Centre 58

Hair by Rachel 31

Hypnotherapy & Reiki by Ayesha 77

Jane Naylor-Maury Osteopath 73

Old Coulsdon Osteopathic Clinic 30

Slimming World 15


Coulsdon Manor Hotel 34/77


Dream Doors 14


Alpine Lock Services 61


Alsted Farm -ES Harverson & Son 79

•Man & Van Services

Palm Tree Removals 71


Beadles KIA Coulsdon 16-17

Car Body Solutions 42

Coulsdon Auto Parts 69

Jemca Toyota 2

Lexus Croydon 99

Robe & Hitchen 6

Top Marks Tyres 67

Wallace Automotive 53


AMD Decor 67

Paintsmart 33

Pro-Paint Refinishing 25

Southern Decorator Supplies 45

•Party Planning

Vaud et Ville 21

•Pest Control

BEE OFF Pest Solutions 37

Pest Contol South London 76


Anwells Veterinary Practice 62

Little 4 Paws 75

Sitting Purrfect 42

Whoof Whoof Doggie Day Care 67


Andrew Franklin Photography 7


KWS Plastering Services 66

SWS Plastering 45

•Plumbing & Heating

Dapson Heating & Plumbing Serv. 58

DV Services-Plumbing/Install 29

Jonathan Davidson Heating 51

MPM Plumbing 54

SE Services-Heating & Plumbing 70


Advanced Print 63

•Property Maint/Handyman Services

1st Fix Maintenance 13

Dave Tuppen Handyman 50

Maiden Maintenance 59

Newhill Handyman 47

RCB Maintenance 42

Warwick Property Maintenance 22


Palm Tree Removals 71


Chez Vous 27

Coulsdon Manor Hotel 34/77

Curry Leaf 10


Atlas Roofing Construction 57

BB Roofing 70

EB Roofing 29

SG Roofing 73

Tacey Roofing 42


Rowe Radcliffe 71

Streeter Marshall 38

•Sports & Recreation

Caterham Dance School 37

Cuisine by Nadine 10

•Weddings & Event Services

Coulsdon Manor Hotel 34/77

Surrey National Golf Club 9

•Windows & Doors

Atlas Glass 3

Selsdon Windows 49

•Wine Shop

The Grape Variety 41

September Crossword Answers

from page 88

Across: 7 Digest, 8 Eroded,

9 Clog, 10 Yachting, 11 Robbing,

13 Fiend, 15 Minus, 16 Request,

18 Eighteen, 19 Iced, 21 Famous,

22 Ornate.

Down: 1 Dill, 2 Neighbourhood,

3 Staying, 4 Mercy, 5 Contributions,

6 Remnants, 12 Original, 14 Reunion,

17 Cease, 20 Eats.





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