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Volume XI, Issues 131-132

The

November -

December 2018

RG8

The Definitive Handy Guide to Reliable Trade & Business in RG8

Pangbourne | Purley on Thames | Goring | Streatley

Woodcote | Whitchurch | Whitchurch Hill | Upper Basildon

Compton | Tidmarsh | Sulham | Ashampstead | Aldworth

Checkendon | South Stoke | Lower Basildon | Crays Pond &

more!

Directory

Putting Local Business First

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In this issue..

Berkshire Family History Society

monthly recipe

Book review

servicing your boiler

esperanto lessons

rain or shine theatre company

purley players

christmas market in the barn

exclusive reader discounts

readers’ competition

local clubs

sudoku, wordsearch

and more..

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

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Dear Neighbours,

Welcome to the November -

December issue. With the summer

well and truly behind us, this is often the time

when we turn our thoughts to things we put off

doing in the warmer months. We also look

forward to the forthcoming seasonal festivities.

To get you into the mood, this year’s

Christmas in The Barn in Purley is on 25

November, 11am - 3pm. It’s a great event; if

you’ve been before, you’ll remember the buzz,

if you have not, make sure to pop in.

Also at The Barn, The Rain & Shine Theatre

Company present ‘Sherlock Holmes and the

Curious Case of Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde’ on Fri

30 November, Doors at 7.00pm, start 7.30pm.

A full diary of events is also proposed by the

Berkshire Family History Society during

November and December. Make sure you check

all the events out throughout the magazine and

in the Community Pages.

Alongside our long standing local businesses,

we are very happy to welcome in this issue The

Coop (new foodstore and Petrol Station in

Pangbourne), On The Run Health & Fitness,

Reading Esperanto Club, Prospect Electrics,

Redland Healthcare, DJP Boilers Bathrooms &

Kitchens, CG Roofing, Optimal Fire & Security

& Turner Home Cleaner. Find them, and all

the other local businesses, in the mag and in

the Index on page 46.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas

Season.

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance, Fire, Police 999

Gas Leaks 0800 111 999

Southern Electric 0845 770 8090

Thames Water 0845 9200 800

Leakline 0800 714 614

Floodline 0845 988 1188

TV Police non emergency 101

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Samaritans 0845 790 9090

Buy Local

Eat Local

Spend Local

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Jenny?

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in the magazine. Behind

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When you’ve found her, tell us

where she is and you could

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Contents

Contact information

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RG8

November - December 2018

Community

4 Useful numbers

38 Pangbourne & District Volunteer Centre

41-44 Local clubs

Events and Recurrences

8 Family History Society Talks Nov - Dec

44 The Curious Case of Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde

47 Christmas in The Barn - 25th Nov

Modern Times

14 How do you get to Wimbledon?

Local Organisations

8 Berkshire Family History Society

Food

10 Recipe: Bacon & Pumpkin Pasta

Book Review

18 Mathematical Mysteries and more

Games and puzzles

29 Mindbenders

34 Sudoku

36 Competition Word Search

39 Crossword Competition

Index of local businesses - Page 46

Advertiser information

The RG8 Directory reaches 9,000 homes &

businesses in RG8, the West Berks & South

Oxon borders with split monthly distribution

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

Goring & Streatley, Upper & Lower Basildon,

Woodcote, Tidmarsh, Whitchurch, Whitchurch

Hill, Checkendon, Ashampstead & more.

Together with The Didcot Directory, it

reaches an area of 24,000+ homes &

businesses. To advertise in either mag for

£23* p/month for an 1/8 page or £33.25* 1/4

page, call Mike 0118 968 0945 or

mgmags@btinternet.co.uk *12mth booking rate.

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

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Useful Numbers

Emergency

Ambulance, Fire, Police

Gas Leaks

Southern Electric

Thames Water

Leakline

Floodline

Doctors

Pangbourne Medical Practice

Goring Surgery

Woodcote Surgery

Chemists

Lloyds Chemists Pangbourne

Lloyds Chemists Goring

Councils

West Berkshire

South Oxfordshire D.C.

Reading B. C.

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0845 770 8090

0845 920 0800

0800 714 614

0845 988 1188

0118 984 2234

01491 872 372

01491 680 686

Physiotherapists

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Crimestoppers

Police (non emergency)

Samaritans

NSPCC

RSPCA

Transport

Thames Travel

Reading Buses

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What the Funk is eating your roof?

ALGAE, FUNGUS, LICHENS, MOSS, BACTERIA AND MOULD…

Causes of moss or lichens

growth on roofs

Moss growing on any roof surface

will be more severe on roof sections

that are shaded and exposed to

periodically damp cool weather

conditions.

The presence or absence of much

sunlight on a roof surface is often a

determining factor in the amount of

moss or lichens growth (more sun,

less moss and lichens.) When shade

and cool moist conditions combine,

moss or lichens growth on a roof

surface is more likely.

Moss and lichens are just cosmetic

right?

Moss and lichens are more than a

cosmetic issue on many kinds of

What’s the Cure?

Q:

A:

Q:

A:

roofing materials - asphalt

shingles, clay tiles, slate tiles,

concrete tiles.

By holding moisture against the

roof surface, lichens but more so

moss speed the wear of the

surface. In freezing conditions

they increase the frost damage to

the mineral granule coating.

Sometimes there is so much moss

and funk on a roof that we're not

sure what roofing material is.

What are the effects of moss growth

on roofs?

Because moss or lichens growing

on a rooftop will hold moisture on

the roof longer than other areas,

these growths can reduce the life

of the roof covering.

Holding water on the roof surface

by any means (leaves, debris,

moss, or lichens) speeds up wear.

In freezing climates there may be

faster frost damage, cracking, and

wear of the surface under the moss

or lichens. Even in non-freezing

climates, the roots or growth

structures of moss or lichens

eventually penetrate and separate

the roofing materials, speeding

their demise.

Soft Washing, ensuring a 100% Kill

Ratio and lasting 3-4 times longer

than any other market option

What do I do Next?

Call 01235 754000 and ask for one of our home

and building consultants for a no obligation chat

The Alfresco Group is a family run business and has been looking after property

cleaning and treatment for over 20 years. Operating in the domestic and

commercial arenas, we’ve cleaned literally every surface on the market.

Call now for more information and a free demonstration.

The True Cost

of not Treating Your

Home Infestation

Leaks, roof repairs and even

replacements are the simple

bi-product of not treating the

infestation. Furthermore

mould spores often spread

into the house and can affect

the air quality..

The No No Blaster

It’s likely that you are now

thinking we should take pressure

washer to the surface and blast

the funk away. Well, you’re not

alone in your thinking however

you are wrong! Water under

pressure created the Grand

Canyon. The process that

created this is called erosion.

Water erosion strips away

materials that have been

loosened by decomposition or

by ageing. Pressure Washing is

destructive for cleaning roofs!

Why would you expect to clean

away a decomposer with an

eroder and not cause premature

ageing of the surface?

What happens if I just

leave it?

Like a tree’s roots breaking

through concrete, these tiny

plants feed on all types of

roofing material like an all you

can eat buffet. Nature uses

bacteria, algae, mold, mildew

and lichens to break down large

objects into smaller objects to

become part of soils and dirt.

This is called decomposition.

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Berkshire Family History Society

By Catherine Sampson

I

f you’re interested in tracing your family

history then why not come along to the

Centre for Heritage and Family History on the

second floor of Reading Central Library in

Reading town centre.

It’s free to visit and is open on Mondays,

Tuesdays and the last Thursday of the month,

from 10.30am to 4pm, and Saturdays 10.30am

to 2.30pm. You’ll have access to expert help

and advice and five subscription Family History

websites: Ancestry Worldwide, Findmypast, The

1939 Register, The Genealogist and British

Newspaper Archive. Berkshire Family History

Society is a registered charity (number 283010).

As usual, over the coming months, the Centre is

hosting more workshops and talks, and there’s

something sure to be of interest, whether you

are just starting out or an old hand.

Workshops. For more information, and to

purchase tickets, see www.berksfhs.org.uk or

drop into the Centre during opening hours.

Workshop tickets cost £10 (members £9).

November 17th (Saturday) 11am-1.15pm

Debbie Kennett “Making the most of autosomal

DNA”.

This workshop is aimed at individuals who have

tested and have results from at least Ancestry.

The workshop will look at how to interpret your

DNA results and get the most out of matches.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their

own results and ask questions.

November 24th (Saturday) 11am-1pm Trevor

Maidment “Military Records”.

Covering the main services: Army, Navy, RAF, as

well as some Merchant Navy, this workshop aims

to demonstrate what military records were

created, where they can be found online, what

information can be found in them and their value

to family historians.

Talks. Finally, the society’s popular talks

continue. For more information, and to purchase

tickets, see www.berksfhs.org.uk or drop into the

Centre during opening hours. Talk tickets cost £5

(which includes tea and cake) and can be brought

on the day, subject to availability.

The next talks include:

Talks are very popular

November 8th (Thursday) 2-4pm Mike Cooper

“The End of World War One and its aftermath”

November 15th (Thursday) 2-4pm David Downs

“Medals and Decorations of the First World War”

December 6th (Thursday) 2-4pm John Leighfield

CBE “Putting Berkshire on the Map”

Reading Central Library

www.berksfhs.org.uk

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Community Board

What’s on & Groups

The

RG8

Purley-on-Thames Cricket Club

Goosecroft Lane, Beech Road,Purley on

Thames. 3 Saturday and 2 Sunday adult

teams. Junior teams 6-17 years. Fully qualified

coaches. Training sessions through the season.

Indoors Feb – Apr, Outdoors April – September.

For more details please contact either Karen

Bishop (Juniors) or Patrick Allen (Adults) by

email to purleyonthamescc@hotmail.co.uk

or website www.purleyonthamescc.co.uk

Whitchurch & District Theatre Club

Taking you to musicals, plays, classical

concerts etc, mainly matinees & sometimes

evening performances. Chichester, Windsor,

Oxford, Salisbury & more. Also London

productions / venues. Tickets purchased at

group rates. Subscriptions £10/£8 per annum.

Coaches depart from Pangbourne. Organiser:

Christine Martin, “Sonia”, Goring Heath Road,

Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7PG Tel: 0118 984 4252

e.mail whitchurchtheatreclub@gmail.com

West Berks Scrabble Club

Meets twice weekly, Tuesday 7.15pm - 10pm

and Thursday 2pm - 5pm in the small hall of

The Barn in Goosecroft Lane, Purley on

Thames, RG8 8DR

Scrabble players of all abilities welcome.

For further information call Ian on 0118 984

5045 or visit

www.westberksscrabbleclub.org.uk

Purley on Thames Bridge Club

Meets from 10am to midday, Fridays in The

Barn, Goosecroft Lane, Purley on Thames.

Members have a wide range of skill levels.

Games played in a relaxed atmosphere.

Though not able to give formal tuition to total

beginners, the club are happy to review hands

or give advice to those less experienced. For

more info contact Bernard on 0778 718 7363

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

Fridays.

Purley Pre-School - A fun, friendly & caring learning

environment for young children in & around

Purley on Thames.

Open 9.15am - 12.15pm, Monday to Friday

(term-time only)

07525 234 747

E:purleypreschoolcommittee@gmail.com

W: www.purleypreschool.co.uk

Memorial Hall, 14-16 Glebe Road, Purley on Thames, RG8 8DP

Silver Surfers Computer Club

Silver Surfers run courses at The Barn, Purley

on Thames for the over 50’s. Courses range

from absolute beginners to refreshers to

courses for people that already have some

basic computer skills and/or have attended

the beginners courses. For more information,

course dates & content, call 0118 941 7247

(between the hours of 10:00 and 16:30 only

please). Email: club@inspire4life.me.uk

www.inspire4life.me.uk

Purley Tots

A very friendly group of mums / child minders

who bring along their children aged 0-3. A

snack and a drink is provided each morning.

Sessions are on Tue & Wed 9.45-11.15am at

St Mary's Church Hall, Purley-on-Thames.

Contact purleytots@hotmail.com

Purley CofE Primary School. For more on the

school, contact the clerk to Governors.

Phone: 0118 984 2384. E. fjones@purley.wberks.sch.uk

Web: www.purleyprimaryschool.co.uk


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RG8

Community Board

What’s on & Groups

Purley Horticultural Society

Membership £3 a year with discounts at

participating local gardening outlets. Social

activities, inc. talks on gardening, spring &

summer shows, plant sale in May, outings to

gardens of interest. Trading store at the

Memorial Hall car park, Glebe Road, Purley on

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

To join ring the Chairman on 0118 972 7030 or

Membership Secretary on 0118 941 7247 or visit

the store. www.purleyonthames.org.uk/PHS

Purely Social

New to the area? Want to increase your social

circle & make new friends? ‘Purely Social’ is

for couples & individuals aged 20-55.

Events include walks, days out, restaurants,

comedy, dancing, live music, BBQ dinner

parties, quizzes, theatre & more!

To find out more, call Sue on 07803 031927

or email

purelysocial5000@yahoo.co.uk

Village Greenfingers Gardening Club

Meetings at Storton Lodge, Icknield Road,

Goring on Thames, RG8 0DH. 8pm, 1st

Wednesday of each month (excluding August &

January). Spring Show in March, Summer Show

in August. Visitors welcome.

More info from 01491 873 201 or

greenfingers@goring-on-thames.co.uk

Pangbourne & District Bowls Club

Affiliated to Bowls England and R.C.B.B.A.

Founded in 1922, the club is situated in the

Pavillion at the far end of the Recreation

Ground, Thames Avenue, Pangbourne, RG8

7BY.

Please visit www.pangbournebowls.co.uk

for more information

Pangbourne Badminton Club

Friendly & non competitive club meeting

Monday & Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:30pm in

the sports hall at Pangbourne College. Why not

come along and give it a go -

no one has to "play their way

in" & the first week is free!

Call 01491 672164.

Pangbourne Youth FC

A club that believes in providing a

safe, fun, inclusive & competitive

environment for young players to

learn, grow & participate in. For season

18-19, there are teams at U9, U10, U11, U13

& U16 levels. Do you have a child who would

like to join one of the teams or would you like

to volunteer to help run a team in the club?

Visit www.pangbourneyouth.co.uk for more

details.

RG8 Badminton Club

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

youth club at Langtree Community Sports Hall,

Reading Road, Woodcote, Reading, RG8 0QY.

Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30pm, term time.

Past & present players welcome.

Call Julie for more information on

07980 413026.

Purley on Thames Tennis Club

Recreation Ground, Beech Road,

Purley, RG8 8AJ. Club sessions

Mondays & Thursdays from 6.30pm and

Wednesdays from 1.30pm. Saturday mornings

from 9.30am. Adult and Child Coaching

available Saturdays AM. Men, Ladies & Mixed

League Matches. LTA Affiliated. Contact

Membership Secretary Trevor Plowman 0118

376 6449 trevor.plowman@ntlworld.com

www.purleyonthamestc.co.uk


Community Board

What’s on & Groups

The

RG8

Purley Players

A l w a y s l o o k i n g f o r n e w

members on stage or helping

with scenery & costumes. To

join, phone Chris on 0118 954 8052, Jean on

0118 942 4372 or email

mail@purleyplayers.org.uk.

3 shows produced every year. Performances are

usually at The Barn in Purley on Thames, RG8

8DR. Why not come and join? You can find

more on www.purleyplayers.org.uk

A thriving, nonaudition

society

based in

Pangbourne, Berks.

Rehearsal & concerts

at The Falklands

Memorial Chapel at

Pangbourne College.

www.pangbournechoral.org.uk

info@pangbournechoral.org.uk

Twitter: @PangbourneSings

Pangbourne Art Group

Pangbourne Art Group meet on Wednesday

afternoons 1.30pm - 4.00pm in Pangbourne

Village Hall.

New Members most welcome, just come along

and meet everyone!

Contact Frank Stroud 0118 942 8107.

Email wen.fran@btinternet.com

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Pangbourne Twinning Association

Bonjour! Parlez-vous francais? We

have been linked with our twin town

of Houdan (beautiful town 50 miles

West of Paris) for 25+ years! We have

social events and annual exchanges.

Yearly trips to and from Houdan For

more information please contact

info@pangbournetwinning.com or visit

www.pangbourne-twinning.org

Basildon Table Tennis Club

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

us at Basildon Village Hall on Fri evenings at

8pm. Sessions 8-10pm with refreshments at

“half time”. We have four tables and can

provide you with a bat. Sessions £2.50 per

adult, £1.50 for under 16s. For more info, email

bob2elms@tesco.net or visit

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

Phoenix & Ranelagh Hockey Club

The club has 3 ladies & 3 mens teams and an

expanding junior section. Opportunities for all

levels of ability.

To gain experience & have some fun, come and

check this friendly, local, club for yourself.

For more info visit

www.prhockeyclub.co.uk or email

prhockeyclub@yahoo.co.uk

Goring Gap Boat Club

Opportunities for all ages

to enjoy the River Thames in unpowered craft.

'Go Row' days held during the year so nonmembers

can experience rowing. Also ’Learn 2

Row' courses held to introduce people to British

rowing techniques. Juniors welcome to attend

when accompanied by an adult (presence of

DSB checked members cannot be guaranteed at

all sessions). www.goringgapbc.org.uk.


The

RG8

Community Board

What’s on & Groups

Cribbage Monday Club

Every 3rd MONDAY 2pm to

4pm

19 th Nov 2018,17 th Dec 2018,..

Dorman Rooms, St Bernadette’s Church,

Horseshoe Road, Pangbourne, RG8 7JL.

Thursday Tea Club

by Pangbourne Dementia Forum

at The George in Pangbourne

Dominoes, Double 9’s and 6’s,

Ludo, Snakes and Ladders,

Scrabble, Draughts, Solitaire

and more.

Call Gill 01189 841122

or Di 01189 842473

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The Barn, Purley on Thames.

Ticket Details to follow on the next issue.

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Rain or Shine Theatre Company

Presents

Sherlock Holmes and the Curious

Case of Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde

Friday 30 November

The Barn, Goosecroft, Purley on

Thames, Berkshire RG8 8DR

Doors open 7.00pm, start 7.30pm

The dynamic duo return to solve one of the Victorian age’s biggest mysteries. The Curious Case

of Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde. This winter join Sherlock Holmes, his trusty sidekick Watson, and

watch a case unfold that is less elementary, and more fantastical than ever before.

Hailed as 'a delicious mirthfest' Rain or Shine will once again be reinventing the classic

Sherlock Holmes characters using their now signature 'Morecambe & Wise-ish comedy' style

for another season of mystery, mayhem, but above all multi-role madness!

The players are a professional touring theatre company and this local performance is

hosted by Project Purley, Purley’s local history society. You can book your tickets via David

Downs on 0118 942 4167 or online at: www.rainorshine.co.uk. Tickets are £10.00 for an adult

and £8.00 for a child (under 15). Parking is free and plentiful. As usual profits from the

evening will go to local good causes. If you like theatre – do come along and support what

promises to be an excellent evening.


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Parkers Properties

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Aerials

1 to watch…………..……………26

AGA & Wood Burner Cleaning

Adams………………….……………7

Alarms & CCTV

Optimal Fire & Security Ltd……9

Bathrooms & Kitchens

Andy Embery………………..…….23

Assana Ltd………………………….23

DJP Bathrooms & Kitchens……24

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

Parr Property……………………….32

Boiler Installations & Repairs

DJP………………………………….24

D.S. Gas Services……………..…..35

Loseby Plumbing & Heating……35

Building Services

A. Dale Builders Ltd………………33

E Stayte & Co………………..…….32

Parr Property………………….……32

Carpenters & Joiners

Andy Embery………………….…..23

Chimney Sweeps

Adams Chimney Sweep…………7

Hutt’s for Coal………………………9

Cleaners

Turner Home Cleaner…………..7

Coal and Solid Fuels

Hutt’s For Coal……………………..9

Computer Help

Influential Computers……………26

Conservatory Roofs

Guardian Roofs Berkshire………20

Decking

1st Class Garden Constructions..28

Oxford Fencing Supplies……….…27

Dentists

Woodborough House…………..…29

Doors,Windows,Conservatories

Andy Embery………………………..23

Crest Home Improvement……..13

Estate Agents

Parkers Properties…………………BP

Patrick Williams……………………..2

Extensions & Alterations

A. Dale Builders Ltd……………..33

E Stayte & Co……………….…….32

George Urquhart………..……….15

Fencing

Alan Drum………………….……….27

Oxford Fencing…………..……..…27

Flooring

Andy Embery Wood Flooring..23

Martin King Carpets…………….37

SMC Flooring………………………31

Food Store & Petrol Station

Coop………………………………….11

Funerals

Miles & Daughters……………..16

Garage Doors

Roller Garage Doors Centre…21

Garden & Landscaping

Alan Drum…………………………27

Tilehurst Garden Services…….28

Garden Constructions

1st Class Greenhouses………..28

Crest Home Improvements….13

Garden Machinery

BSB Garden Machinery…..…27

Greenhouses, Decks, Patios

1st Class Greenhouses…………28

Handyman

Andy 2 Know…………..………….32

Language Lessons

Esperanto……………………..……34

Legal Services

Laura Makin Legal Services…..37

Lettings

Parkers Properties……………..…BP

Patrick Williams…………………….2

Local Community.................41

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Oven Cleaning

Ovenclean…………………..………….9

Painting & Decorating

Andy 2 Know…………………………32

George Urquhart……………………15

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

Patio & Driveway Cleaning

Alfresco Group…………………………6

Pest Control

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

Physiotherapy

Boathouse Physiotherapy………….38

Piano Music Entertainment

Jim Barry……………………………….40

Planning & Development

Touchstone Planning & Develop..45

Plumbers

Loseby Plumbing & Heating……..35

D.S. Gas Services……………..…….35

Property Maintenance

A. Dale Builders………………………33

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

Parr Property……………………….…32

Removals

Ferriday & Alder………………….…..37

Roof & Property Cleaning

Alfresco Group…………………………6

Roofing

A&B Roofing…………………….………30

CG Roofing…………………………..….22

Tilehurst Roofing……………………….30

Guardian Roofs Berkshire…………..20

Sports & Remedial Massage

On the Run Health & Fitness……..38

Stone Masons

SPB Stoneworks Ltd………………….17

Tiling

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

Water Softeners

JM Softeners………………………….….14

Drains

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

Electricians

Burden Electrical……………….……26

Prospect Electrics……………………22

Association of Independent

Magazine Publishers

Locksmiths

ACG Services……………………….21

Loft Insulation

Parr Property Services……………32

Mobility

Redland Healthcare…………….19

Window Cleaning

Alfresco Group………………………..…..6

The Window Cleaner…………………….7

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