CR5 Issue 161 Oct 2018


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

October 2018




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Welcome to the October 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 October 2018 issue of CR5


I hope you have all had a good September

- the kids are back to school and we now

have to start thinking about Hallowe’en

and Christmas ! Where does the year go ?

Once again CR5 welcome some new

advertisers 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.

CR5 are running a Competition this

month, please turn to page 78 to find out

how to enter - Sunday Lunch for two is

up for grabs at the Coulsdon Manor Hotel


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



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Lucy McAlpine

Michelle Plant


Travel: Adventure on Athabasca 8

CR5 Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate & Chilli Tartlets 16

Fundraisers reach £63,000 24

Animal Protection Trust 24

Gardening: Beautiful Bulbs 32

The History of Specs 36/37

Quirky Britain: Barmy about the British Bulldog 40

CR5 Recipe: One Pan Lemon & Herb Chicken Roast 48

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Is it too much to ask for ? 56

Motoring: The most rugged cars you can buy 60/61

From Distant Shores 64

The Chipstead Players: Trap for a lonely man 70

Coulsdon & Purley Debating Society 72

CR5 COMPETITION - WIN Sunday Lunch for two!78

Technology: Avoid tech horrors the Hallowe’en 80

Introducing Bunty’s Kitchen 83

Coulsdon Library 84

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

Compute or not to compute 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 November 2018 issue:

23rd October 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.

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reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any

form, without prior permission of the publisher.

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Adventure on


By Solange Hando

Spreading out from the

‘Columbia’, the largest icefield

in the Rockies, Athabasca

is among the world’s most

accessible glaciers, a popular

day trip from Lake Louise,

Jasper or even Banff, though

this involves a longer drive.

Winding along the Continental

Divide, past soaring peaks,

forests, waterfalls and lakes,

the Icefields Parkway leads

almost to the very edge, near

the meeting point of the

Jasper and Banff National


Up there the Discovery Centre

is the first point of call with

exhibits on the history and

movements of the ice and

the area’s natural world. It

is the perfect introduction

before tackling the day’s

adventure but one should

be prepared for changing

weather and high altitude,

with the glacier’s average

height around 3,000 metres.

There are walking trails for

the brave and well-organised

treats in season, led by

knowledgeable and highly

entertaining guides.

First on anyone’s list is the

award-winning skywalk, just a

five minute bus transfer from

the centre. Built into the rock,

carefully integrated into the

environment with near-zero

footprint, it begins along a

vertiginous cliff’s edge then

steps out on a semi-circular

look out with a glass floor,

perched 280 metres above

the valley. There you are,

suspended between heaven

and earth, the Sunwapta river

meandering far below, the red

craggy rocks almost within

arm’s reach, the soaring

birds, mighty glaciers and

snow-covered peaks rising all


Even more exciting is the

iconic ride on one of the giant

Ice Explorers. The first few

minutes include a steep scary

descent on a stone track until

you reach the edge of the

Athabasca, a tongue of ice, six

km long and thicker in places

than the Eiffel Tower. Glacial

vistas, snowy mountains

etched into the sky, it’s like

the end of the world, even

though the Explorer can only

venture so far on the crunchy

surface. The ice is pure blue

in places as this is the only

colour it cannot absorb. Then

the ‘giant’ stops, giving you

ten minutes or so to walk

around the safe icy section.

No one ventures beyond the

danger cones for untouched

snow and ice are amazingly

thick, dotted with hidden

crevasses and water holes

where lives have been lost.

Sometimes a deep rumble

echoes in the thin mountain

air and you might spot an

avalanche tumbling down the

slope just ahead of you. Don’t

expect to be alone on the

glacier, it is highly popular, but

whatever the crowds, you can

switch off and commune with

the natural world, so mighty

and inspiring.

Visitors leaving before dusk

are likely to see bears and elks

close to the road, and those

on the way to Jasper might

enjoy the last rays of the sun

on the Athabasca waterfall.

Meanwhile, high above on the

edge of the glacier, the lucky

ones settle down in the lodge

for a starlit night. Strange

noises in the dark may remind

them that the Athabasca is

always on the move, receding

by around five metres a year.

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It may sound like an unusual

combination but a hint of fiery chilli

complements a rich

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Serve with a spoonful of thick cream

or Greek yogurt for a really indulgent


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Ready in 1 hour,

plus cooling and chilling time


• Flour, for dusting

• 250g ready-made sweet

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• 260g jar salted caramel sauce

• 25g unsalted butter

• 100g dark chocolate, broken

into pieces

• 1 small red chilli, deseeded

and chopped (see Tip)

• Shredded fresh basil leaves,

to decorate (optional)

• Icing sugar, for dusting


Blanch the chopped chilli pepper

in boiling water for 1 minute,

then refresh under cold water

and pat dry with kitchen paper.

This will remove a little of the

fiery heat from the chilli. If

you prefer, replace the fresh

chopped chilli with a sprinkle of

dried chilli flakes.

1. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and

roll out the pastry to about 3mm thickness.

Use to line six 10cm tartlet tins. Prick the

bases with a fork and chill in the fridge for

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180°C/gas mark 6.

2. Line each tartlet tin with a circle of baking

paper and fill with baking beans. Bake blind

in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.

Remove the beans and paper and bake

the tarts for a further 4-5 minutes until the

pastry is crisp and pale golden. Leave to

cool completely, then remove the pastry

cases from the tins and place on a board.

3. Divide the salted caramel sauce between

the cold tartlet pastry cases, smoothing the

surfaces level with the back of a teaspoon.

Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4. Place the butter and chocolate in a

heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering

water and leave until melted. Remove the

bowl from the heat and stir the mixture

until smooth. Cool for 20 minutes then

spread over the salted caramel filling. Chill

for 1 hour or until set.

5. To serve, sprinkle the chopped chilli pepper

over the set chocolate topping and scatter

over the shredded basil (if using). Dust with

icing sugar.

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Coulsdon & Purley Fundraising Group

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The Marie Curie Coulsdon & Purley Fundraising

Group have recently celebrated hitting an amazing

milestone of raising £63,000 in their first six


One of the Group’s favourite activities is their

annual Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party,

where they invite along the local community to

join them a cup of tea and a slice of delicious

homemade cake!

The Coulsdon and Purley Fundraising Group make

an enormous difference locally by helping to

raise the vital funds for Marie Curie Nurses. This

means we can continue to provide free care and

emotional support to people living with a terminal

illness and enabling them to spend their last days,

in their own homes surrounded by the people and

things they love most.

The Fundraising Group organise fundraising

activities and collections in the local

community, raise awareness about Marie Curie

and the services provided and encourage new

volunteers to get involved. This is in addition

to supporting the charities major fundraising

campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and

Blooming Great Tea Party.

Sharon McKenna, Community Fundraiser at Marie

Curie, said: “The Coulsdon & Purley Fundraising

Group continue to make a huge difference to

Marie Curie and the community they serve.

They raise a huge amount of money and awareness,

whilst making good friends along the way

and having lots of fun too! It’s been wonderful to

watch them grow over the last few years”

The Coulsdon & Purley Fundraising Group are

looking to expand their numbers so they can host

more events and get more people in the local area

involved with their fundraising.

If you would like to join our Coulsdon & Purley

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Beautiful Bulbs by Pippa Greenwood

Ornaments on your windowsills

and shelves are pretty enough,

but why not make your house all

the more special this winter with

some bowls of bulbs that are really

brimful of colour, perhaps with

gorgeous perfume too? You can

buy ready-planted bowls of bulbs

later in the year, but act now and

you could soon have a stunning

display at a fraction of the price.

The best bulbs are those described

as ‘prepared’, which basically

means they have been put through

a carefully planned sequence of

conditions to ensure that they

flower well, reliably and uniformly

indoors. Prepared bulbs are often

a bit pricier but are still great

value. You can also use standard

bulbs but the results may be

unpredictable. I like to use some

prepared hyacinths, but just

cannot help creating more bowls

of non-prepared bulbs too.

Visit your local garden centre

now and you should see a good

array of bulbs for sale, plus all the

other things you need. Special

bulb bowls are a good buy, and

are available in just about every

colour imaginable. They’re rather

like huge soup bowls, but in

plastic or china. Unlike standard

pots they have no drainage holes,

which is better for your furniture!

You can use normal flower pots,

but do make sure you put a fully

waterproof container or saucer

beneath each pot – or watering

will prove messy later on.

You can use standard multipurpose

compost for indoor

bulb displays, but better still buy

yourself some bulb fibre or special

compost formulated for indoor

bulb planting. It’s more expensive

than multi-purpose compost, but

performs better in bulb bowls or

other containers without drainage.

Hyacinths for forcing are

available in just about every

shade imaginable – red, pink,

white, cream, yellow and blue.

It is best to use a single colour

in any one container as there is

often some variation in flowering

times between the colours, and

ideally you want all the flowers out

simultaneously. Specially prepared

crocus, paperwhite narcissus and

some other daffodil types are also

available. If you want to make

some seriously low-cost bowls,

then do as I do and buy a large bag

of inexpensive dwarf narcissus,

such as the cheerful, often multiheaded

‘Tete-a-Tete’. They work

very well, as do crocuses.

Fill your bowl about one third full

of compost for larger bulbs to one

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half full for smaller bulbs. Firm the

compost gently, but don’t compact

it or the roots of the bulbs will not

penetrate it well and you’ll end

up with bulbs popping out of the

top of the bowl. Position the bulbs

pointed end uppermost – you

can put them quite close to each

other but not so close that they

are touching their neighbours, and

make sure they are not in contact

with the sides of the bowl either.

Nestle the bulbs gently into the

compost and then top up with

compost so that just the noses (the

pointed end from which the shoots

will appear) are poking out. Water

the compost lightly, making sure

it is moist but not waterlogged.

Then cover the bowls loosely with

a black bin liner and put them in

a cool, dark place – a cool shed,

garage or cupboard under the

stairs is ideal. It needs to be both

dark and cool or the bulbs will not

form good root systems.

Check the bowls every week or

so and apply a little more water if

necessary. It is time to bring the

bowls out into the daylight once

the shoots are about 2-3cm tall,

which usually takes 3-5 weeks. Put

them in a cool spot with plenty

of natural daylight – a cool but

frost-free greenhouse or a spare

room window sill for instance. The

shoots will continue to grow and

develop a healthy green colour;

they will now need a little more


Once the flower buds just start to

colour up you can put your bulb

bowl in a warmer room, where

you will soon be able to enjoy its

perfume and good looks. If you

want to give the bowl a really

smart look, cover the compost

with some moss or tie a seasonal

ribbon around the bowl.

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The History of Specs

By Catherine Rose

Said to be man’s fifth most

important invention, many of

us see our spectacles as an

indispensable dispensable.

And with the array of modern

designs available now, they are

usually a fashion statement

too. It’s a far cry from the 1930s

when they were described as

‘medical appliances’.

Wearing glasses has often been

associated with stigma and it

wasn’t really until the 1960s

and 70s – when figures in the

public eye such as John Lennon,

Michael Cane and Elton John

turned their glasses into a

signature style – that they

began to be seen as potentially

desirable accessories. But where

did the idea of wearing lenses

over your eyes to help correct

your sight even begin?

Lenses have been around for

a long time. The properties of

optical lenses were known as far

back as the ancient Greeks.

The Vikings would grind lenses

out of rock crystal, and in the

12th century in Europe,

smooth-bottomed spherical

magnifying lenses were called

‘reading stones’.

It is generally accepted that the

first actual spectacles were made

in northern Italy in the late 13th

century and that they were in

accepted use by the 1350s, with

Italy exporting large numbers of

eye glasses to the Middle and

Far East. The lenses were

manufactured by highly skilled

‘cristalleri’ at the famous

Venetian island’s Murano

glassworks, to exacting criteria.

One of the earliest (if not the

earliest) artworks showing

people wearing spectacles and

using lenses is a series of

frescoes by the Italian artist

Tommaso da Modena,

completed in 1352 at the Basilica

san Nicolo in Treviso. They show

Cardinal Hugh, or Hugo, of

Provence wearing a pair to read

with, and Cardinal Nicholas of

Rouen attempting to decipher

a text using a monocular lens

on a handle. It is no coincidence

that the order from which these

cardinals came, the Dominicans,

were known as the ‘carriers of

the sciences’.

During this time, spectacles

would not have had arms or

earpieces but would have been

made up of two magnifying

lenses attached to a metal fame

or holder that could be riveted

to grip the nose (also known as

pince nez or rivet spectacles).

The spectacles would have acted

like reading glasses, with convex

lenses to correct long-sightedness

only (hyperopia and

age-related presbyopia).

In 1604, the well-known scientist

and astronomer Johannes Kepler

explained how convex and

concave lenses could correct

both long and short-sightedness

(myopia) and, in 1629, The

Worshipful Company of

Spectacle Makers was formed

in England. Their slogan was ‘a

blessing to the aged’.

Although rigid rod side arms

for spectacles were dreamt up

as early as the beginning of the

1700s (possibly by the London

optician Edward Scarlett), the

innovation didn’t catch on

initially, with people favouring

the use of lorgnettes and scissor

glasses until the late 18th

century, even after optician

James Ayscough improved on

them by adding folding hinges.


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Scissor Glasses

It is polymath and US founding

father Benjamin Franklin who

is often credited with having

invented bifocals (the forerunner

to today’s varifocals) to correct

both short and long-sightedness

in the same pair of spectacles.

They were invented at some

point during the mid to late

1700s and this belief is based

on a letter Franklin wrote to his

friend George Whatley, where

he states that he is ‘happy in the

invention of double spectacles,

which serving for distant objects

as well as near ones, make my

eyes are useful to me as ever

they were.’ Although Franklin

does not actually say he invented

them himself, his reputation as a

scientist and inventor meant that

many took it to mean he did. But

another theory is that he bought

them on a visit to England and

the true inventor remains

anonymous. The debate will

probably never be completely


The first glasses for correcting

astigmatism (where the eye

is rugby ball shaped causing a

blurred ‘double’ image) were

invented in 1825 by a British

astronomer named George Airy.

By 1850, modern ‘temple’ glasses

(with arms and a ‘temple’ that

fits over the ears) were in use,

and frame designs continued to

evolve for comfort and


In the early 19th century, under

the direction of optical

scientist Moritz von Rohr, the

lens manufacturer Zeiss came to

dominate the spectacle lens field

with their spherical point-focus

lens known as Punktal®, and for

the first time the wearer could

see clearly through the whole of

the lens, not just the centre of it.

Zeiss was also able to move away

from the limitations of what had

previously been the only lens

available – the round optical lens

– to create spectacles in more

ergonomic shapes that better

fitted the wearer.

The 20th century saw a huge

surge forward in spectacle

technology with the introduction

of polarisation, plastic frames,

lightweight and photochromic

lenses, specialist eyewear and, of

course, contact lenses.

The 1950s brought us the NHS

and its now legendary NHS specs

to the masses. Their iconic range

of frames, typically either round

wire ones or solid black plastic,

is now seen as the ultimate

retro chic.

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Quirky Britain

Barmy about

the British


With some puppies costing as

much as £2,500, an English Bulldog

Fan Club on Facebook with 154,000

followers and merchandise that

includes t-shirts, fridge magnets,

cushions and Christmas cards, it’s

clear that we Brits are more than a

little barmy about our bulldogs.

So what’s the reason for this

enduring love affair? Over the past

two hundred years our perception

of this popular breed has gradually

changed, as its image has

transformed from feisty fighting

dog to everyone’s favourite family


What’s so brilliant about a


While they are no longer the fierce

fighters of history, after careful

selective breeding today’s bulldogs

have managed to hold on to

certain characteristics that make

them stand out from the pack.

Today’s bulldogs are calm, easygoing

and affectionate and their

protective instincts make them

good guard dogs. Loyalty is also

a strong feature of the bulldog’s

personality and they bond strongly

with their adoptive ‘families’. Once

that bond is created, it lasts for life.

But bulldogs can also be stubborn:

if yours decides it wants to stay

put, very little – short of lifting

and moving its substantial, 40-50

pound body – will do.

Bulldog beginnings

Nowadays, as we laugh at funny

Facebook posts of bulldogs in hats,

or bulldogs splayed on couches,

legs outstretched in an oddly

human pose, it’s hard to grasp that

the ancestors of this well-loved

family pet were bred to excel in

vicious blood sports.

With its stocky, muscular body

shape and vice-like jaw, the bulldog

breed was deemed perfect for

the violent sport of bull-baiting, in

particular the practice of ‘pinning

the bull’, where specially trained

dogs were taught to bite and hold

on to the captive animal’s snout.

Bulldogs were especially bred for

this bloodthirsty pastime, which

was finally banned by the Cruelty

to Animals Act of 1835.

Although most of us would

probably associate the expression

‘British bulldog spirit’ with the

Second World War, the saying

actually dates from the 18th

century. The Old English Bulldog

(the breed originally used for

bull-baiting) is now more or less

extinct, but back in the day this

animal’s strength, tenacity and

fearlessness were qualities that

brought it to the nation’s

attention. Bulldogs particularly

appealed to the political

cartoonists of the Georgian era,

who wanted to beef up their

satirical drawings with a more

robust embodiment of the British

character. At this time the British

spirit was traditionally shown in

the form of the armed and

helmeted classical figure of

Britannia, guarded by a lion, but

it seems that cartoonists became

bored with this traditional image

and added a rough, tough fighting

bulldog as an alternative

companion for Britannia.

Throughout the 19th century the

phrase ‘British bulldog spirit’ – as a

watchword for unrelenting

courage and bravery – was embedded

in the public’s consciousness,

and when the First World War

broke out in the early 20th century,

images of plucky bulldogs

accompanied by slogans such as

“They can’t muzzle me!” became

a staple of wartime propaganda


It was a strange co-incidence that

the man at the forefront of British

politics during the Second World

War (as the country faced the very

real possibility of a Nazi invasion)

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not only bore a striking physical

resemblance to a bulldog but also

displayed all the characteristics of

that courageous and stubborn

animal. In fact, the similarity

between the British Bulldog and

the British Prime Minister was

considered so strong that wartime

propagandists even published a

famous poster, entitled ‘Holding

the Line’, showing Winston

Churchill’s head superimposed

onto a bulldog’s body.

Brexit bulldogs

During the final decades of the

20th century the bulldog breed

fell out of fashion, but in 1994 a

string of popular TV ads featuring

Churchill (aka ‘Churchie’) – a

nodding-head car mascot with a

cheerful “Ooooh yes!”/”Oooh no!”

catchphrase – helped the bulldog

reclaim its place in the nation’s

hearts. And it was, perhaps,

inevitable that as soon as the

referendum vote was cast back

in June 2016, the British Bulldog

would be summoned out of its

kennel to do battle once more,

with pundits from both sides using

the image to support their


The last word

According to a survey conducted

in 2017 and 2018, one in four of

us owns a dog, but despite the

enduring popularity of the English

Bulldog breed, it seems that it has

only managed to reach number six

in the nation’s poll of most popular

dogs, while –Sacre Bleu! – the

French Bulldog has recently been

tipped to replace the Labrador as

Britain’s best-loved canine pet. As

our withdrawal from the EU draws

ever closer, could we be preparing

to swap our 250-year-old icon of

British identity for something a

little more … um … European in

style? We can guess what Churchie

would say: “Ooooh no!”

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Life Begins

R-E-S-P-E-C-T … is it too much to ask? By Kate McLelland

“All I’m askin’ for is a little

respect.” The words of Aretha

Franklin’s song, first released in

1967, may be about a cheating

boyfriend, but so powerful is

the emotion behind the music

that these days it has become

something of an anthem for

individuals and groups who feel

disrespected by society. If you

were young at the time when

Aretha’s single reached No. 1 in the

charts, and are now in your sixties

or seventies, you may find yourself

wondering where the respect for

old age has gone.

Once upon a time, according to

Pulitzer-prize winning author

Jared Diamond, respecting your

elders and betters was a matter of

survival. During his life-long study

of traditional societies and their

attitudes towards older people,

Diamond – an award-winning

professor from ULCA in America –

has observed that elders who are

no longer able to contribute fully

to community life still command

respect because of their ability

to recall information that is

important to the tribe.

“Older people in traditional

societies have a huge significance

that would never occur to us in

our modern, literate societies,”

Diamond has claimed. “In

traditional societies without

writing, older people are the

repositories of information. It’s

their knowledge that spells the

difference between survival and

death for their whole society.”

That information might include

anything from advice on how to

survive an earthquake, find water

in a drought or cure an unusual

medical condition.

Since the prehistoric times this

remembered knowledge has

been crucial to human progress,

so perhaps it’s no wonder

that the elders who were the

gatekeepers of such wisdom

were granted high status and

respect. Nowadays – in an age of

information overload – it seems

that older voices are neither

heeded nor needed. Sadly, at a

time when healthcare advances

are helping people to live longer

and the world has more wise and

experienced senior citizens than

ever before, older people are

having to fight for the respect

they believe is their due.

Highly industrialised Western

societies are often identified

as the worst offenders when it

comes to disrespecting old age,

but many of the world’s cultures

continue to revere and respect

their older citizens. In China an

“Elderly Rights Law” dictates

the way older people should

be treated, while in East Asia

respect for the elderly, fathers

and ancestors is deeply rooted in


In African and Mediterranean

countries family culture has also

remained strong, but in other

parts of the world there are signs

of change. Harish Mamgain, who

runs a charity in New Delhi, says:

“We should love (our elders) as

dignified and proud travellers. I’m

from India and most of us shower

all reverence on our elders, but

modernity has marred this spirit

here, too.”

According to the Oxford

Dictionaries, respect is “A

feeling of deep admiration for

someone or something elicited

by their abilities, qualities, or

achievements”. But if older

people have lost their status as

advisors, mentors and guardians

of our communal knowledge,

can they demand respect on the

grounds of age and experience

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alone? Twenty-something Lifestyle

blogger Michael Tawiah expresses

the views of many young people

today when he says: “Respect

should be a choice and not a

forced thing ... personally, I’m not

going to respect someone just

because they tell me to. We should

all appreciate and be accepting

and understanding of each other.”

Angie Jardine, a commentator on

the website, says

“Modern life has changed out

of all recognition in a very short

time and the memories of my

1950s childhood, for instance, are

now a history of another way of

life; a life that may seem almost

unbelievable to the technologyladen

youth of today.” However,

Angie believes that young people

can still benefit from listening

to the stories of parents and

grandparents: “Would we have

learnt anything about how a

civilised society should be run if

the survivors of two world wars

and, in particular the Holocaust,

had not told their stories to

someone who listened? There is

usually some tantalising nugget of

information in the reminiscences

of old folk from which something

can be learned about the past and

where we came from.”

Today it’s not just warm words of

wisdom that older people bring

to the table. In 2010 the charity

WRVS estimated that over-65s

contributed over £40bn to the UK

economy through taxes, spending

power, volunteering and caring,

and this figure is predicted to

reach £77bn by 2030. 40,000 of

WRVS’ own volunteers are over

sixty-five years old, serving people

in different ways, from offering

trips to hospital to arranging social


So maybe, if we’re looking for

respect, we simply need to be

more proactive in flagging up the

good things that our caring and

committed older citizens already

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By James Baggott

The most rugged cars you can buy

A Ford Fiesta is perfect for

bustling city traffic, while a BMW

5 Series is ideal for motorway

mile-munching. But whack

either of them into a challenging

situation and they soon become

unstuck – they simply aren’t


These cars are, though. We’ve

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you can buy today, ideal for

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The latest Jeep Wrangler is set to

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be modified for just about any

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is about as tough as they come.


Originally known as the G-Wagen,

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for those who want to be seen.

With glitzy chrome atop the

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But the G-Class isn’t just all show

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serious off-roaders you can

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three locking differentials. Opt

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alloys and the G-Class is near



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and showed the world that not

only could the Japanese build

off-roaders, they could build offroaders

that never broke down.

Though the Land Cruiser

isn’t as luxurious as a Range

Rover, treat it properly and it’ll

probably outlast you. There’s no

compromise to be made off-road




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beefy diesel engine and fourwheel

drive. The specialists at

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With enormous tyres and

widened arches, the car’s stance

is far more purposeful, and

custom Fox suspension offers it

enough travel to deal with terrain

that would trouble a mountain



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known for its go-anywhere ability.

In fact, it’s far more likely to be

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seen as a taxi on the streets of

London rather than blasting

through sand dunes. But it’s there

where the ruggedness lies.

Nobody expected the Prius to be

as reliable as it is – but even daily

abuse as Uber cabs can’t break

them. Many of these cars have

over 500,000 miles on the clock

and are still going strong on their

original battery packs.


Most off-roaders are designed

to traverse rough terrain at

about 5mph. The Ariel Nomad is

designed to do it at 50.

With an engine and body

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than ploughing through it. It’s

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Subaru has a reputation for

producing reliable, rugged

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exception. The darling of farmers

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to keep their cars for longer than

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bear to part with them.

The brand’s symmetrical allwheel-drive

system is legendary

for its simplicity and reliability,

while boxer engines lower the

centre of gravity and make for a

reassuring drive.


Our third Toyota on this list is

perhaps the most legendary –

the Hilux, notably the ‘unkillable

car’. Made famous by BBC’s Top

Gear, a Hilux survived being left

at sea, falling off a building, being

crashed into a tree and crushed

with a wrecking ball – and still

started up at the end.

Today’s Hilux is rather plusher

than the 1994 model that Top

Gear used, but it still

retains a well-earned

reputation for serious


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From Distant Shores

It’s good to know yourself. To have a sense

of your strengths and weaknesses. It helps in

the navigation of life. As each year passes I

learn new things about the way I think, and

the things that are important to me. I also

learn that many of the things I thought I

knew about myself are less accurate than I’d

like to imagine!

A case in point: If I were to list my more

positive attributes I would like to think that

hospitality would rank highly. I have always

enjoyed meeting people and opening my

home. Therefore when a friend of a friend

from the USA contacted me to ask to stay for

a week whilst they carried out some research

for their PhD in London I was happy to

accommodate. The fact that I was

entertaining a stranger, unknown to me,

seemed of little consequence at the time.

Upon introduction I have never before been

asked ‘in what I am studied’ and I can only

describe the last week as somewhat surreal. I

have found the veneer of my hospitality

cracking particularly at the early and loud

starts to the day which seem to involve a

significant amount of stomping, crashing and

banging. My bathroom, usually a calm and

orderly space is now festooned with loofahs,

brushes, bottles, bags and other

paraphernalia. Yes, whatever virtue is found

in my hospitality is apparently now matched

by grouchiness at the disruption to my home

and routine!

Actually the chap is very genuine and it has

been interesting getting to know him –

though we are about as far apart in

disposition as one can imagine. He is highly

academic and slowly considered whilst I am

pragmatic and active; which leads to

conversations with lengthy pauses that he

seems wholly at ease with and I find


If nothing else, the experience has reminded

me that there is still a lot that I don’t know

about myself. In moments like this I am

relieved to know that God knows me better

than I know myself and yet chooses to love

me. I read in the Psalms in the Bible “You

have searched me, Lord, and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise; you

perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern

my going out and my lying down; you are

familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on

my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.

You hem me in behind and before, and you lay

your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too

wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

I believe that God is able to shine light on my

life to help me love more deeply, care more

genuinely and live with greater integrity.

I would hope that my guest will have felt

welcomed, and next time (!) I probably need

to realise that being kind is sometimes a little


If you want to know how you ‘tick’ I would

encourage you get to know the God who

made you – and if you can access Psalm 139

I’d encourage you to read it in full as it is

beautiful and profound.

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:

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– 56 Bradmore Way, Old Coulsdon

Tuesday 23rd October - 8pm

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rump Steaks (approx 8oz)


The Grape Variety in conjunction with JWCC Family butchers

are offering a Thursday or Friday Night Meal for 2 for just £20.00

The offer consists of two 28 Day Aged Rump Steaks and a

Bottle of specially selected wine to complement your steaks.

This offer can be redeemed from 5pm to 8pm every Thursday and Friday

during the month of October- simply pop into either shop

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WES Electrical Fuse Board Offers are Back!

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Earth Bonding & certificate

Multi Room Audio/Music Systems

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Home Automation & Energy Saving Systems

Central Heating & Wiring of Central Heating Systems

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Cooker Circuits/Kitchen Circuits/ Bathroom Circuits


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Directed by Will Harris.

Daniel Corban is a very

worried man – he and his

newly-married wife have

come to a French alpine

chalet for a short stay, but

she has disappeared.

The police cannot trace her – but then he is presented with

another woman who insists that she is his wife, and so do

other people. Daniel is naturally outraged, and the police

are disbelieving of his protestations.

So - is this a conspiracy? Is Daniel going mad?

Everything comes clear in the final climax!


Hazelwood Lane, Chipstead, CR5 3QU

All tickets £10, available at

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M: 07947 343271


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September’s topical debate, ‘Whoever its

President, the USA will always be Europe’s

strongest ally’. saw excellent maiden speeches

by the Society’s two new members – starting

with proposer Suhan Srinivasan. An ally, he said,

is a state formally co-operating with another

for military or other purpose – as with Europe

and the USA. The basis of that alliance is much

stronger than any President. 1. Security and

defence: After 70 years of peace in Europe,

we nonetheless still need robust defences

and collaboration with America to discourage

threats from Russia, China, nuclear weapons’

development and terrorism, including cybercrime.

The USA, with its huge nuclear arsenal,

leads the world’s strongest military powers;

in Europe, only Italy, France and the UK make

the top ten. EU states’ membership of NATO

provides reassuring support in the event of an

attack, but without the USA and NATO backing,

what would deter the imposing might of Russia

and China? We need the USA. 2. Economy and

trade: Europe’s consumers(511.5 million) exceed

those in the States (327.5 million). Together,

this economic partnership is the single most

important factor in global economic growth and

prosperity, sustaining almost 15 million jobs in

the EU and USA. 3. Culture and values: While its

individual states are quite diverse, the EU has a

great deal in common with its transatlantic ally.

There is common commitment to the rule of law,

democracy, free enterprise, human rights,

tackling poverty, overseas charity (providing 80%

of official development aid), promoting peace

and environmental protection. France and the

UK are both members of the UN Security

Council, supporting the USA both with and

against China and Russia. 4. The future: When

the USA’s military and economic supremacy

eventually ends, who will stand against the

might of China? Together, the EU and the USA

reinforce each other. 5. Mutual benefit: While

the EU leans on America for security, the USA

needs EU trade. There can be no doubt, said

Suhan, that the USA is the EU’s strongest ally,

with its powerful army, extensive intelligence

service and proven support over two world wars.

Of course, there will be differences, but our ties

are strengthened by much more than NATO.

6. The President: While President Trump may

strain EU/American relationships, he cannot

ignore the risk that if Europe falls, could the USA

stand alone? The EU and the USA have a strong

alliance, which will last for generations and no

other friendship will come close.

Opposer Malcolm Swadling opened by saying

that the USA, like all countries, will always put

itself first – whoever the President! He quoted

Victorian statesman Lord Palmerston – ‘There

are no permanent friends or permanent enemies

– just permanent interests’. Arguably, Western

Europe owes the survival of its post-war

democracies to President Harry Truman’s (and

his successors’) determined stance against

Soviet Russia’s geopolitical expansion. But the

USA did not counter Stalin’s post-war

colonisation of Eastern Europe, and regretted its

WW2 Potsdam/Yalta agreements only when the

Soviets became a direct challenge to the USA. In

World War I, the sinking of the Lusitania and the

proposed anti-American Mexican/German

alliance prompted USA intervention, not the

plight of France, Belgium and the UK; in WW2,

the Pearl Harbour attack and the proposed

German/Japan alliance moved them to act, not

humanitarian concerns. The USA has supported

its European allies against hostile Fascism or

Communism only when defending its own

interests and, in fairness, Malcolm noted, why

not? Consecutive Presidents, from Bush Senior to

Barak Obama, have failed to provide timely

practical help when Russia annexed Crimea,

during the ethnic cleansing in former

Yugoslavia, and Donald Trump promised

‘tremendous retribution’ on the EU if a trade

deal was not agreed. So, the USA is hardly our

strongest ally. Furthermore, the EU countries

may be comparatively rich, but EU growth rates

(0.7% 10-year average) are well below those of

Sub-Saharan Africa (4.7%), the Middle East (3.5%)

and Latin America (2.2%). The USA’s economic

interests must surely lie with vibrant

developing countries, and indeed, America is

more and more looking across the Pacific;

Donald Trump’s foreign policy is focusing on

defence in Korea, and trade in the Pacific rim.

The EU must nurture the USA as a strong ally.

Although we have many shared interests,

America does not want to be our bodyguard, so

we need to spend more on defence (2% of GDP

as a NATO requirement) and we need to develop

and maintain a robust economy. Strength draws

strength – a prosperous, well-armed EU is not

an easy target for Putin’s Russia, but is a useful

ally for the USA and one that even Donald Trump

may admire.

The motion was won by 5 votes to 3, with 2

abstentions. The next debate, ‘The pen is

mightier than the sword’, will take place on

November 5th. at 7.30 p.m. in the Old Coulsdon

Centre, when Suhan Srinivasan will once more

propose and will be opposed by

Richard Ackland.

Visitors are welcome; details from

Angela Applin, 020 8668 8558.

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Nurture Fostering are

recruiting foster carers.

Attend one of our local coffee mornings

to find out more. Please call to

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Near Beginners



Experienced & friendly teachers

Emphasis on speaking practice

Free parking

Call/text Flor: 07857 255026


in learning Italian?

Courses for adults taking place at Nonna Rosa’s in Coulsdon.

We will embark on a journey through Italian language,

culture, literature, food and history!

You will also be able to enjoy free Italian food

and drink tasters during the classes.


Nonna Rosa’s, 108 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2NB

Alesha Allen 07960 166 988

Private lessons also available

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Beautiful flooring provides the foundation for a

beautiful home. Second generation, family

owned Keith Harris Carpets & Flooring have

specialised in all aspects of flooring since 1978.

Personal attention from experienced staff

ensures that every customer receives valuable

advice to match their needs and desires. Couple

this with professional installation by fully

qualified fitters, and satisfaction is


Our membership of the Flooring One Buying

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Our long expertise in the flooring industry,

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Your local travel





Not Just Travel is one of the fastest growing travel

companies in the UK today.

From luxurious honeymoons to family-friendly

adventures, here at Not Just Travel we can make your

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*** CR5 Competition ***

Sunday Lunch for two at

The Coulsdon Manor Hotel (Worth £43.90)


Search through this issue of CR5 Magazine to find the correct number of pumpkins exactly like

the one shown below. Do not include the pumpkin below in your total.

When you have found them all, submit your entry either by email with the subject


or post to CR5 Magazine, Hillside, Netherne Lane, Coulsdon. CR5 1NR.

Please do not forget your name, address and contact number on your entry.

Competition closes 23rd October 2018. The winner will be randomly selected, notified and named in the

November 2018 issue of CR5.

No cash alternative is available. Bookings can be made subject to availability with The Coulsdon Manor.

Editors decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.


By entering this FREE competition please be reminded that CR5 Magazine have a strict Privacy Policy, and will never pass

on your details to any third parties or use your personal information for any other marketing purposes.



With a new chef and superb view to enjoy come along and join friends and

family for a delicious traditional Sunday lunch.

Available every Sunday from

12.00pm - 2.30pm

3 Course Lunch £21.95

Children under 12 - £9.95

Free car parking. Booking essential.



T: 020 8668 0414

Coulsdon Manor Hotel, Coulsdon Court Road,

Old Coulsdon, CR5 2LL

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Do you need

financial advice?

Perhaps you are looking to purchase a new property, or looking

to save some money on your existing mortgage?

Are you looking for advice on your pensions or do you have some

money you would like to invest?

When looking for financial advice, it can be hard to know where to look or who to turn to.

I’m Wayne Griffiths and I’m a local Independent Financial Adviser with over 25 years’

experience in banking and finance. My experience allows me to help you with all areas of

your financial planning, whether it be for your personal or your business needs. My goal is

to build long term relationships with my clients by offering a high level of service to ensure I

can not only help you now but going forward as your financial goals change.

I pride myself on being truly independent, meaning I can access the whole of the market to

help clients like you find the right solutions, at the right time, for your financial needs. I can

advise you in the following areas:

Investments, pensions, savings, Inheritance Tax Planning, mortgages, equity

release, life insurance, business protection and more…

I would love to help you and will provide you with a free initial consultation, either in the

comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient to you or at our offices in


Please contact me on on 01372 940 640/01883 621 125 or

One solution for all your financial needs

One Financial Solutions Ltd is an Appointed Representative of 2Plan Wealth Management Ltd, which is autorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. It is entered on to the

Financial Services Register ( under reference 461598. Tax planning is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Your home may be repossesed if you do not keep

up repayments on your mortgage. Most Buy to Let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authorty.

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What to do with a watery phone and how to protect your photos…

Not everything that goes bump in the night is a

ghost or a ghoul. Sometimes it’s a crucial bit of

kit getting damaged. Unfortunately no piece of

technology lasts forever, any device can be stolen

or damaged and any digital file can be deleted

or corrupted. If it contains something that really

matters to you – your priceless family photos

or home videos, perhaps, or your university

dissertation, or the book that’s going to make

you a superstar – then any problems could be


So how do you prevent problems from becoming

Halloween horrors?

The first thing to do is to ensure that you have

more than one copy of anything important. For

example, if you store all your photos on your

phone you should make sure you have copies of

all of them on your PC too: if your phone was to

be stolen and you didn’t have backups of your

photos, they’d be gone forever. You can also use

online services such as Apple’s iCloud or Google

Photos to store your snaps on Apple or Google’s

computers. Other services from the likes of Flickr

and DropBox can do the same. That means if you

lose your phone or PC, you can still download the

photos to a different phone or PC later. Those

services aren’t just limited to photos, either. You

can use them to store and share documents of

any kind.

A really good way to have backups is to get an

external hard disk. If you have a recent PC or Mac

you have USB 3.0 ports, which are much faster

than the USB 2.0 ports in older computers.

That means you can take advantage of superspeedy

USB 3.0 drives. You don’t need to spend

much to get a good one: for example, Toshiba’s

Canvio Basics is currently £44.99 for 1TB of space,

more than enough for even the biggest photo

library. Even a massive drive such as the 4TB WD

My Passport is less than £100.

There are other ways to copy files, such as USB

sticks and DVD discs (if your computer has a DVD

burner), but we wouldn’t recommend them.

USB sticks aren’t really made to last and they’re

easy to lose, while DVD discs take ages to burn,

don’t have much storage capacity and aren’t

particularly well-suited to long term storage.

So far we’ve talked about prevention. What

about cure? One of the most common computer,

tablet or phone disasters is a liquid spill. If that

happens to you, turn the device off immediately

and if it’s a laptop, turn it upside down so the

keyboard is facing down. Whatever you do, don’t

turn it back on until you’re sure it’s completely

dry inside. If it isn’t, you could cause a shortcircuit

that’ll ruin the computer.

Have you heard the one about putting a phone in

a sealed bag of rice? That works, because the rice

draws out the moisture – but it takes at least two

days to work. As with laptops, keep the phone off

until it’s completely dry.

Images left to right - Generic USB drive, WD My Passport

external drive, Toshiba Canvio Basics external drive

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REF: 144840

Established over 10 years ago, this ideal lifestyle opportunity has

continued to experience growth within the local area; in FY17 alone, the

Company generated an adjusted EBITDA in excess of £60,000.

With 130 active clients and no direct competition within the area, the

Company benefits from reliable and repeat client relationships.

Offering a fully relocatable opportunity, the Director is willing to remain

for a suitable handover period in order to ensure a smooth transition.

To find out more about this unique opportunity, please contact Sara

Thomasson on 01204 555 084.

Available for:

Business: Offers Invited

Tenure: Relocatable

Location: Surrey

For further information, please contact:

Sara Thomasson

01204 555 084

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Oasis Academy Byron

Outstanding in all areas Ofsted, May 2016


Wednesday 10th October / Thursday 22nd November

Wednesday 9th January 2019

9.30 am – 12 noon (no booking required)

At Oasis Academy Byron we aim to provide a safe, caring environment where children

and others can learn in a trusting, happy atmosphere and develop their potential.

We aim to achieve the highest standards for each child across the curriculum so that

they have the skills and aptitude to prepare them for their future lives.

Oasis Academy Byron also warmly welcome visits by

appointment, so please ring us on 020 8668 4877

or contact us by email at

to arrange a visit.

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Bunty’s Kitchen

Mobile Catering for Parties & E

After getting married last year then a few

weeks later losing my father to Multiple

Myeloma we then discovered that my new

husband had testicular cancer. It was one of

the hardest years of my life. I have been a

Nanny for 20 years and was made redundant

earlier this summer, so I decided this was now

the chance to turn my dream into a reality.

I have always loved food & cooking but most

of all feeding people! You could say I am the

ultimate feeder! I found “Marian” the

Airstream on eBay and a week later she was

on the drive. My husband thought I was totally

mad! Before I knew it, he and some very

good friends transformed her into a

mobile kitchen to get her ready for her

maiden voyage.

It was a on the off chance that I was given the

opportunity to take the Airstream to Grange

Park, Old Coulsdon. It has been received so

positively by all that have visited me there.

It has given me

the chance to

get to know the

community and

make lots of

new friends not

to mention feed

them all cakes!

I have now started retraining as a chef and

also a Patisserie Chef at South Thames college

in Morden. My life has changed so much in the

last few years; without my family and friends I

wouldn’t be achieving my dreams. They have

made it all possible and I will be forever in

their debt.

Rachel Strachan

07789 901 906

I will be in Grange Park from Thurs – Sat 10am-

6pm and Sundays 10am – 3pm for as long as

the weather will allow. Bunty’s Kitchen is also

available to hire for weddings, parties and


I look forward to warmly welcoming you.

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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

Viv’s Storyhouse will share stories from African folklore for Black History Month and Libraries

Week. Saturday 13th October 2-3pm. Free but booking required.

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. These sessions are now FREE! Advanced booking required.

Monday 8th & 22nd and Tuesday 2nd & 16th 4-5pm.

For Adults

Colonel John Power will give a free talk about the Hardest Day, a raid that took place on the

8th of August 1940. This talk is part of the RAF Kenley and Kenley Revival Project lecture

series. Friday 26th 10.30-11.30am. Free but booking required.

Adult colouring & dot-to-dot and knit, stitch & crochet group. Every Monday 10.30am-12pm.

Adult reading group. On the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2-3pm. On Thursday 11th

October the group will discuss The Muse by Jessie Burton.

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 10am-12pm.

Do your Health MOT on the JustBe Croydon website -

Free one-to-one Ancestry computer sessions. On the 3rd Monday of each month. Monday 15th

October 2-3pm and 3-4pm. Please contact Coulsdon Library to book.

Free one hour one-to-one IT help sessions on Saturdays. 11am-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,

Tel 020 3700 1007 email:

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Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Placehouse Lane

Old Coulsdon

Surrey, CR5 1YA


01737 551176


Prospective students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

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Answers on page 88

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Looking to improve your photography in a

friendly environment? Our new club year has

just begun offering a mixture of talks,

competitions and outings. Competitions are

split into two groups allowing for both novice

and experienced photographers.

With the rugby season just starting

“Winning the ball“ was taken at Purley John

Fisher's Parsons Pightle ground.

(see for details).


2 Oct Colour print competition (1 of 3)

9 "A slice of life" talk by Dave Mason

16 Workshop

23 Monochrome print competition (1 of 3)

30 Hosting SLF PDI competition

We meet each Tuesday evening at 8pm in

Cameron Hall, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon. Visitors

£5 (refunded on joining ).

Visit, see us

on facebook or contact

Bird’s Eye View- October 2018

By John Birkett, RSPB Croydon Local Group

Daylight hours are rapidly getting shorter, but

this means that you do not have to get up so

early to see in the dawn. This is a bonus as

that could be the best part of the day to see

birds migrating over Croydon. If you do get

out early one morning this month you could

catch up with flocks of birds arriving from

northern Europe.

In the first hour or so of daylight redwings and

fieldfares could be around in good numbers:

I have seen flocks of dozens of these winter

thrushes, with around 1,000 passing through

one October morning. Keep looking upwards

and use your ears as well as your eyes.

It is also worth checking open spaces in case

birds have been grounded overnight and with

a bit of luck you may find that diminutive

jewel of a firecrest flitting around. Good luck

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:

Many other small birds will be on the move

and most autumns I hear skylarks heading

over and occasionally something scarcer like

a brambling. Later in the month there could

be dozens, hundreds or even thousands of

woodpigeons on the move. There is also the

chance of coming across a Short-eared Owl

passing over or quartering the downs.

Short-eared Owl by Mike Netherwood

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CR5 Just for Fun Crossword

Answers can be found on page 98 - no peeking!


7. Moscow’s country (6)

8. Clears throat (6)

9. Continent (4)

10. Extra (8)

11. Picture houses (7)

13. Head organ (5)

15. Wooden barrier (5)

17. Go backwards (7)

20. Fell (8)

21. Limit, boundary (4)

23. Event, incident (6)

24. Idea (6)


1. Pet name for cat (4)

2. Property, manor (6)

3. Yellow fruits (7)

4. Corrosive liquids (5)

5. Six-string (6)

6. Explanations, hypotheses (8)

12. Recognize (8)

14. Title (7)

16. Fighting (6)

18. Occurrences (6)

19. Warn (5)

22. Enlarge, develop (4)

KIDS Answers:from page 86

'Frisbee' can not be made from the word


Complete the Sentences: 1. Train, Eastern. 2.

Tennis. 3. Knife, Steak, Stain. 4. Frisbee.

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CR5 Trip Down Memory Lane

A postcard of Malcolm Road, Coulsdon in the 1920s shows the attractive terrace cottages leading

down to what is today's Waitrose carpark. The buildings of the Council School (later Smitham School)

are on the right. The house nearest to the camera was Sunnycot or No. 52 Malcolm Road.

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

Compute or not to Compute?

“Pilate said to Him, ‘What is truth?’”…

“‘…Everyone who is of the truth hears My

voice.’” John 18:38, 37 (NKJV UK)

Computers are wonderful aids in our world, except

when they are stupid and unhelpful (which is bad

enough), or fall in the hands of the wicked.

You see, out there is all the wisdom and knowledge

collected down the centuries, and that is being

added to minute by minute. Recently I was looking

for a book from the 17th century to download and

read. Nothing. Months on I decided to have another

go, and this time there it was, all four volumes of

it, complete and unabridged. And free for me to

download and keep for as long as I wanted. For me,

that’s what the worldwide web is intended for.

But then with all that information comes a darker

side. There are vast areas devoted to pornography

and other unsavoury activities. And at times you’re

as likely to stumble across something you’d rather

not see or know about in searching for other

helpful material. And yes, I know there’s lots of

religious material on-line too. Including Bible versions

otherwise not available, as well as messages

in video and audio. Even this website is only

available because of the worldwide web.

Unfortunately, the tendency in our modern society

is to watch and listen rather than to read.

And let’s face it, not everything is truth out there,

religiously speaking. As with everything involving

human beings there’s a mixture of truth and error.

And our wont is to take or seek short cuts. We’d

rather listen or watch someone talk about the Bible,

than to read it for ourselves. Listen! Nothing!

And I mean nothing, substitutes for reading and

studying God’s word for yourself. It’s God talking

directly to you. Not through a third party, or via

some well-intentioned but human interface who or

which often gets in the way of God and his simple

message directed to you.

One thing that might be helpful on the web is ‘read

the Bible in a year’ sites, where all scripture is

broken down into digestible chunks. I’d actually

recommend reading the Bible over three years;

one year is a bit much, especially for those less well

acquainted with its books. Some areas are well

known, such as the stories of David and Goliath,

Noah and the Flood; but other areas are more

dense in the message they carry, and seem to be

unimportant to us today (the tribal lists in

Chronicles, for example). But give yourself a

chance. Be different. Be someone who has read the

Bible—all of it. On computer or in a book. You’ll be

among a minority, even of Christians, who have,

and it’ll be a start.

Prayer: Most Almighty Father, we know you have

a personal plan for every human being you have

created. Our prayer to you is on behalf of all those

who to date are unaware of you or of your great

love for them. A plan which, ultimately, requires

that at some point they will become familiar with

your Word, and its saving message for them

personally. In Jesus’ name we pray. 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

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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

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

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

younger members.

October Renew at Harvest Festival

Sunday 7 h October

every 3 rd Sunday at 9.45am

with lively music and

dramatized readings

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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.







CHURCH HALL (Entrance in Holmwood Gardens)


FROM 11-00am to 4-00pm

ADMISSION £1-50 (Children free)

Many different Orchids on show and for sale with expert advice

Refreshments available

throughout the day

Orchids for sale by

Laurence Hobbs Orchids Ltd

Free advice on growing, watering, problem solving and general

care, on all things ORCHID including potting demonstrations

throughout the day




The Belles of St John's Church


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.

11th October Royal Academy

250th Anniversary

8th November Edward Burne-Jones and


For further details phone 0208 657 2496 or


Children’s Clothes,

Toys & Equipment

Saturday 6 th Oct.

St John’s Parish Hall

Marlpit lane, Old Coulsdon

Entrance: Adults - 50p

Children – Free

All proceeds to our nominated charities.

New seller enquiries please contact Church Office

01737 552461 or

To advertise call Lucy on 01737 557888 or 07703 209292


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Royal Scottish Country Dancing -

Croydon Branch


Every Friday 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


Further information from Dorothy

01737 551724

Charity ref: 1063364

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

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 Oct 8th 2018: Two talks this month!

In the afternoon (2pm) Mary Braddock talks about

“Hungary - A Jewel of Europe”, especially the birds

& wildlife of the floodplains of the great River Tisza.

In the evening (8pm), in “Rolf Gets Rattled”,

Rolf Williams describes his encounters with venomous

snakes, taking us to Australia, South Africa, and to the

Mojave Desert in the USA

For more information contact John Davis

on 020-8640 4578

or see

Note: on request we give illustrated bird talks to local


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3rd to 11 th November 2018

Bradmore Green Library

Saturday 3rd November from 10am - 4pm


plus usual coffee morning

Old Coulsdon Congregational Church Halls

Grand Exhibition of Coulsdon's involvement in the Great War

Monday 5 th November to Saturday 10 th November

between 10 am - 4pm

Free Entry

Opened by The Mayor of Croydon on Monday 5 th November at 2pm

Unique films featuring the 1918 Armistice shown in the Cameron Hall

Every day Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm

Free Entry

Sunday November 11 th

Special Remembrance Services in

St John’s Church and the Congregational Church at 10am

followed by War Memorial Service and wreath laying

remembering especially the fallen from Coulsdon




Start your Christmas shopping


with us

We are raising money for Friends of Grange

Park from our raffle

To book a stall call

07802 846 466





Presents an afternoon of


By National Demonstrator

John Chennell

Wednesday 24th Oct 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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Chipstead & Hooley Bonfire Association


Saturday 3 November

Starting at 7.00pm on

Chipstead Meads (the Rugby Club)

Please come along and enjoy the Chipstead

bonfire and firework display in a safe

environment. You will be supporting a

village event run entirely by volunteers!

The bonfire will be lit around 7.00pm by

the Cubs and Brownies followed by the

firework display.

There will be other attractions including

hog roast/burgers etc.

Adults are £6 Under 14 £3 and Under 5 Free

Refreshments and Entertainment

Parking is an issue so please walk or come early

In aid of The Blonde McIndoe Foundation East Grinstead

(Burns & Injures)

& The Queen Elizabeth Foundation in Banstead.

To advertise call Lucy on 01737 557888 or 07703 209292


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Old Coulsdon Community

Friendship Club

Meetings: 2 for 2.30 p.m.

Venue: The Cameron Hall

Old Coulsdon Congregational Church

Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon

All welcome

Contact: Audrey Stephens

Tel. 01883 344863

Feeling like a friendly chat?

A warm welcome awaits you on:

Wednesday 10th October 2018

(2 for 2.30 pm)

Annual General Meeting (with Raffle)

Wednesday 14th November 2018

(2 for 2.30pm)

Talk by Tim Swansbury on

the Salvation Army

St Andrew’s Contact Group

Monthly Pop In Teas

at St. Andrew’s Church

Hall, from 2-4pm on the

second Tuesday of every

month. A cup of tea,

sandwiches and cakes

are served for a modest


The Contact Group Volunteers invite you to

join them for companionship and friendly

conversation. If a lift would help, contact

Monica Jefford 01737 555996

St. Andrew’s Church, Coulsdon, CR5 2DD.

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Canon’s Hill, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1HA





You can join the Purley Lit at any talk or

ring Yvonne Walker 01737 552654.

Held in URC hall, Brighton Rd

(next to Purley Hospital) starting at 8pm.

Visitors £5.

To celebrate the lives of loved ones

with an opportunity to light a candle

in their memory

If you wish to add the name of your loved one

for the Act of Remembering, please contact

the church office. Tel: 01737 552461

More details on the web site:

Tuesday 9th October

Dr Lois Oliver will be speaking on ‘Rubens:

Painter of Princes, Prince of Painters’.

Tuesday 23rd October

John Wilson will be speaking on

‘The Lancaster Bomber and Me!’

Refreshments will be served after the service

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Communitech 23

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JT Blinds 25

Mobile Curtain Studio 50

Surrey Blinds 43

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Exclusive Extensions 29

MJ Building Services 57

SN Building Services 25

STL Building Services 22

Taylors Building Services 12


JWCC Family Butchers 10

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Anchor Trust 9

Right Care For You 33


Ben Saunders Carpentry 18


Carpets 4U 45

Janes Flooring 67

Keith Harris Carpets 75


Brite N Breezy 52

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•Computer Services

Computer Solutions 28

Fahy Consultancy 67


Carlton Video 69

•Education & Tuition

Aleshas Italian Masterclass 74

Byron Oasis 82

Coulsdon COllege 85

Cuisine by Nadine 46

KUMON Caterham 17

Oasis Academy Coulsdon 49

Spanish Evening Classes 74


Michael Steele Electrician 67

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•Estate Agents/New Homes

Daniel Adams 3

John Brown 100

Optivo - Cane Hill 44

Park & Bailey 1


Nurture Fostering 73

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Daisy Garden 62

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Manor Gardens 69

Mario Bonfante Gardening Serv. 29

Surrey Decking Specialists 33

•Health, Hair & Beauty

Bodyshop at Home - Jess 29

Coulsdon Opticians 30

Foot Health Centre 31

Hair by Rachel 52

Hypnotherapy & Reiki by Ayesha 17

Jane Naylor-Maury Osteopath 21

Old Coulsdon Osteopathic Clinic 53

Relax Therapy 73

Slimming World 11


Coulsdon Manor Hotel 78


Dream Doors 47

Granite Revolutions 76


Alpine Lock Services 14


Alsted Farm -ES Harverson & Son 14


Beadles KIA Coulsdon 34-35

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Coulsdon Auto Parts 20

Robe & Hitchen 62

Top Marks Tyres 20

Wallace Automotive 38


Paintsmart 54

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Southern Decorator Supplies 6

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Vaud et Ville 58

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BEE OFF Pest Solutions 54

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Dapson Heating & Plumbing Serv. 31

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Advanced Print 27

•Property Maint/Handyman Services

Dave Tuppen Handyman 33

Maiden Maintenance 28

Newhill Handyman 61

RCB Maintenance 55

Warwick Property Maintenance 71


Bunty’s Kitchen 83

Chez Vous 51

Coulsdon Manor Hotel 78

Curry Leaf 46

Karnavar 2

Surrey National 13


Atlas Roofing Construction 26

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SG Roofing 21

Tacey Roofing 55


Rowe Radcliffe 38

Streeter Marshall 63

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Caterham Dance School 54

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Atlas Glass 5

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The Grape Variety 65

Crossword Answers from page 88

Across: 7 Russia, 8 Coughs, 9 Asia,

10 Addition, 11 Cinemas, 13 Brain,

15 Fence, 17 Reverse, 20 Stumbled,

21 Edge, 23 Affair, 24 Notion

Down: 1 Puss, 2 Estate, 3 Bananas,

4 Acids, 5 Guitar, 6 Theories,

12 Identify, 14 Heading, 16 Combat,

18 Events, 19 Alert, 22 Grow





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Bond & Sherwill

134 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2ND

Bond 020 & 8660 Sherwill 0189


Brighton Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2ND

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