Dronfield Eye Issue 166 August 2019

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Issue 166 August 2019

Telephone: 01246 416027

Head’s National Award: P10

2019 DronFest Preview: P27

Dronfield Gala Pictures: P32-33

Summer Food & Drink: P34-37

Firm’s Centenary: P40-41

More Trains on Way: P48

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The Horrocks were impressed with the company’s ability to do the

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AVE you noticed the Bowshaw Barrier recently?

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either cleaned or removed altogether has prompted action.

Covered in graffiti, the 100m-long grey barrier - put there to

restrict the views of motorists approaching the roundabout - was

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Issue 166 August 2019

Telephone: 01246 416027

Head’s National Award: P10

2019 DronFest Preview: P27

Dronfield Gala Pictures: P32-33

Summer Food & Drink: P34-37

Firm’s Centenary: P40-41

More Trains on Way: P48

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P10: Lifetime Achievement Award.

P12: Brave Sam Fighting Back.

P16: Westminster Eye.

P26-28: Eye on Events.

P32-33: Dronfield Gala Pictures.

P39: Harry’s Eye.

P34-37: Eye on Food & Drink.

P40-41: Dronfield Firm’s Centenary.

P43: Dronfield Boy’s Rare Illness.

P48: More Trains on the Way.

P54: A Great Year for Poppies.

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ITH a “perfect” new kitchen installed by experts at Sheffield Kitchen

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over accessories or paint colours.

The couple opted for white matte walls and clean-lined shutter blinds to allow the kitchen

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Steve and Tracey, who live in a semi-detached property at Shiregreen, chose the

Meadowhead-based company as it had been recommended by a relative.

Tracey said the patient and helpful service the couple received right from the outset was

outstanding, enabling them to select exactly the right design and look for them.

In fact, owner Paul even arranged for the Easons to visit the home of another client,

before they made their final selection.

Tracey’s wish-list was for a future-proof kitchen with easy-access storage, and she

wanted lots of deep drawers to accommodate pots and pans and other kitchen equipment.

The team at Sheffield Kitchen Interiors created the new kitchen at the same time as

undertaking a transformation of two bedrooms.

Preparation work in the kitchen included provision of a skip for the removal of the old

kitchen, electrical work and plastering.

The part galley-style kitchen itself has sleek, handle-less flat slab doors, in a painted high

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and half sink with a Porrima spray tap.

There is a new Neff oven and hob with a convenient hide and slide door. The team also

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Although, the Easons have more useful appliances in the room than in their previous

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Coun Lilian

Deighton,

Town Mayor

of Dronfield,

provides her

monthly update

for Dronfield

Eye readers

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Dronfield Mayor, Coun Lilian Deighton,

lends a hand to Jez Horton on

the Dronfield Brewery stall

at the town’s Gala

T’S been rather a busy month!

Firstly, thank you to everyone who said ‘hello’ at the wonderful

Dronfield Gala which I had the honour of officially opening. It was

encouraging to see so many Dronfield families enjoying themselves

in our wonderful Cliffe Park. The weather was ideal and the event

had something to appeal to everyone.

Earlier in the month, I had visited the big summer celebration -

the Strassenfest - in our German twin town of Sindelfingen.

My first time in Sindelfingen was a very enjoyable experience,

being warmly welcomed by our hosts and thoroughly enjoying the

festival.

Our own Dronfield Singers were there, performing on several of

the stages throughout the town, and they really were excellent.

There was a serious side to the visit too, joining delegates from

Sindelfingen’s other twin-towns across Europe for a debate. The

subject was “green belts” around our towns and cities, so I was

able to update everyone with the situation here in Dronfield.

Also in Sindelfingen, I attended a Sunday church service and met

lots of local people in an atmosphere of togetherness.

Visiting Germany, I had been concerned about how people may

feel about our Brexit issues, but the subject was hardly mentoned

at all. I exchanged gifts with Mayors of the other European towns -

and am now the proud owner of a splendid Swiss Army Knife!

Nearer to home, I was also given a warm welcome when I visited

Jill and Tony Bethell at their annual Garden Party at Ramshaw

Lodge where I particularly enjoyed performances by Dance

Dronfield.

Dronfield’s Annual Civic Service was another enjoyable occasion,

with the Parish Church Young Voices featuring children from nine

local schools.

Afterwards, I visited the Peel Centre to meet visitors from Nepal

who were here in Dronfield as guests of Dronfield Rotarians.

On another Rotary theme, I was delighted to help present this

year’s Junior Rotary Awards at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School.

You can read about the event elsewhere in this month’s Dronfield

Eye.

Finally, although I am delighted to be meeting so many people in

my role as Town Mayor, I have discovered it now takes me twice

as much time to do my shopping. Every time I visit a local

supermarket it seems everyone wants to stop and speak to me!


‘Installed to

perfection’

C

LIENTS embarking on choosing a new bathroom tend to fall into

two camps - those that know exactly what they want and those

who need a little guidance.

H2O’s latest customers, a couple from Gosforth Valley, fell into the

latter group.

While they knew they wanted to future-proof their bathroom with a

luxury walk-in shower rather than a bath, they hadn’t made any

decisions about the design and style.

Having called in at H2O’s showroom, following a recommendation by

another tradesman, the couple spoke to Richard who had plenty of ideas.

They decided to let the expert take the lead and couldn’t be more

pleased with the result.

The client said: “We weren’t quite sure what we wanted but Richard

made it easy for us and we went with the original detail. There are

features I wouldn’t have thought of, like panelling the ceiling and the

modern towel rail with a bit of sparkle.

“Richard also changed the lay-out by switching the position of the toilet

and wash basin and it’s just so much easier now.”

The team at H2O handled all aspects of the job in the 1970s-built

property, including the plumbing, electrics and flooring, but firstly having

to correct some historical, and sub-standard, workmanship.

Other features include a touch-operated LED mirror, that never mists

up, along with a handy recess in the shower for all those bathroom

essentials that tend to clutter shelving! The floating wash basin and

cabinet makes for easy cleaning.

H2O’s long list of satisfied clients always have praise for the quality of

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“The installation was done to perfection, we had no complaints at all.

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Proud of their achievements... Dronfield St John Ambulance Cadets with their officers

Awards galore for St John Cadets

T

HE thriving Dronfield St John Ambulance Cadet Division

hosted a presentation night at their headquarters when

family and friends turned out to see the cadets presented with

their awards.

Five new cadets were enrolled into the order of St John by Stuart

Slater, District Project Lead and Area Manager for North East and

North West Derbyshire St John Ambulance.

First Aid certificates were presented to ten cadets who had

completed their Level 1 and Connor Pinder-Hodgson received his

Cadet 200 hour Service Award to recognise his time spent on

voluntary duty.

The Grand Prior is the highest award which can be attained by a

St John Cadet. Individual Grand Prior subject certificates were

presented and several cadets received both their Bronze and Silver

Awards towards their Grand Prior Badge.

OCAL volunteers provide more than £400,000 of support

for charity Ashgate Hospicecare each year.

The hospice has acknowledged the contribution made by its 690

active volunteers who, at any one time, support its retail shops,

fund-raising and clinical staff.

Based on volunteers giving an average of six hours a month,

and calculated at the National Minimum Wage of £8.21 per

hour, their contribution has resulted in over £400,000 of

support.

In reality, many volunteers give much more of their time and

would cost more per hour to hire due to their skills and

experience.

Joanne Neill, volunteer development manager, said: “Ever

since we opened over 30 years ago, volunteers have been

integral to our operation. We simply couldn’t run the hospice

without them.

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Two cadets received their Silver Awards and their Gold Awards

from Stuart Slater and Sam Parker, District Youth Lead for St John

Ambulance Derbyshire.

Six cadets achieved their Grand Prior Awards and these were

presented by Sam Parker to Yelena Hobson, Jodie Smith,

Emily Asquith, Connor Pinder-Hodgson, Hannah Jones and Hannah

White.

Cadets present on the night were Alex Walker, James Alexandra,

Olivia Webb-Howarth, Holly Putland, Amber Radford, Benjamin

Ripley, Joseph Summerfield, Samuel Lee, Emily Asquith, Hannah

Bricklebank, Nathan Jones, Prudence Gbadamosi, Lola Hill, Hannah

White, Connor Pinder-Hodgson, Hannah Jones, Jodie Smith and

Yelena Hobson.

Others present included Dronfield Cadet Leaders Richard Wood,

Mark Handley, Rebbeca Handley and Youth Helper Karen Putland.

How local hospice volunteers are making such a difference

L

“We have volunteers in almost every team: supporting our clinical

staff on the ward and in the day hospice, helping out in the retail

shops, doing administration, bucket collecting, marshalling at

events and in many other roles too.

“We know that volunteers who dedicate their time to the hospice

don’t do it for the praise.

“We like to let them know how their support helps more patients

and families to receive care, not least because of these enormous

savings.

“Our volunteers are truly special people and part of the Ashgate

Hospicecare family, helping us to deliver specialist care when it

matters the most, whether directly or indirectly through their

roles.”

To find out more about volunteering at Ashgate Hospicecare,

contact the Volunteering Team on 01246 568801 or email

volunteering@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk


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Lifetime achievement award

Before bidding a fond farewell to Dronfield Henry

Fanshawe School, headteacher Teresa Roche

was presented with a national industry accolade

W

HAT does Dronfield’s retiring headteacher Teresa Roche have in

common with David Cameron, Tony Blair, Jenny Agutter, Sheila

Hancock, Brendan Cole and Nadiya Hussain?

They have all been recipients of an accolade presented by The Pearson National

Teaching Awards.

Selected from thousands of nominations, Teresa is one of just 68 Silver Award

winners across the country and her huge contribution to education was celebrated

on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’, as the Pearson Awards marked its 21st year of

recognising excellence in education. Her recognition was for ‘Lifetime Achievement’.

Teresa, who is retiring as head of Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School this summer,

has made an immense contribution to education for around 40 years, making a

difference to many schools, teaching professionals and families, but most

importantly to the lives of generations of children and young adults in her care.

Her Lifetime Achievement Award nomination was supported by more than 90

people: students, staff past and present, parents, governors and colleagues from

other educational establishments. It was presented at a surprise celebration in the

school’s main hall.

The awards scheme is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in

1998 by Lord Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher

can have on the lives of the young people they teach.

Teresa has also been shortlisted to win one of just 13 Gold Awards at the UK’s

‘Oscars for Teachers’. She will join fellow Silver Award winners, along with three

Scottish Education Award winners and three winners of the Professional Teaching

Awards Cymru, at a glittering Pearson Teaching Awards event on 20th October. It is

to be broadcast on BBC2 the following week as ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’ as a

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Brave Sam is fighting back

A young footballer left unable to walk by cancer is

back on his feet as family and friends raise funds

for charities supporting him. Deborah Wain reports

S

AM Hunt, aged nine, was thought to have fracture his

collar bone after complaining of pain in his arm and

shoulder.

But blood tests later revealed that Sam was suffering from acute

lymphoblastic leukaemia, a type of cancer that affects the white

blood cells. The rapidly-progressing cancer had spread to the

bones in Sam’s shoulder and hip.

The schoolboy has already undergone 18 months of gruelling

treatment. In the early months he was unable to walk and needed

to use a wheelchair. The cancer is now in remission although Sam

faces further treatment until April 2021.

Sam is back at Stonelow Junior School for morning classes and

also is able to join in some training with his team at AFC Dronfield.

His family, parents Liz and Steve, and brother and sister James,

18, and Kate, 15, together with family, friends and other

supporters, have been busy raising money for Ward 6 at Sheffield

Children’s Hospital, where Sam is a patient.

Liz said: “You never expect anyone to say to you that your child

has cancer.

“Sam was always active and went from playing football to being

so ill through the leukaemia and chemotherapy that was unable to

walk for three or four months, and then needed a wheelchair for

another six.

“Although he still struggles, he is walking again now. He copes

amazingly well with it all. He lives in the moment.”

It was in January, 2018, that Sam suddenly began complaining of

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Tw st

Wings

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Sam with his new pal, puppy Pip

pain in his shoulder and arm. It was thought he had suffered a

fractured collar bone but then he developed hip pain.

Blood tests at Sheffield Children’s Hospital revealed the

devastating diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – a very

rare condition but the most common kind of childhood leukaemia.

For the first six months or so, Sam underwent intense

chemotherapy delivered at hospital and by outreach nurses at

home.

Now he is in a maintenance phase, including daily chemotherapy,

which Liz administers, and antibiotics, and then monthly

chemotherapy in hospital through a port implanted under his skin.

Every three months, Sam must also have a lumber puncture,

when a needle is inserted into the fluid around the lower part of the

spinal cord.

Liz said: “What he has to go through is awful but the prognosis is

very good. Sam is in remission, but you always worry it is going to

come back.”

Liz set up a Facebook page to provide updates on Sam’s condition

– mostly because she has a large family back in her native country

of Holland. As well as the “outstanding care” from hospital staff,

the family has had lots of other support, including from the Parents

Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia.

PACT owns and run a house in Sheffield right next to the

Children’s Hospital and buys

equipment along with providing

trips and treats for the children

and their families. The Hunts had

a holiday in Filey at one of PACT’s

caravans.

Helping to keep Sam’s spirits up

is a new addition to the family - a

Labrador puppy called Pip.

Families whose children have

been affected by cancer along

with the Hunts’ relatives, friends

and colleagues turned out for a

sponsored walk and fund-raiser

at Graves Park. There will also be

a fund-raiser in honour of Sam at

Treatment time at the

Children’s Hospital

the Green Dragon Inn at August

Bank Holiday, see page 35 for

more information.

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My Kind of Town is the award-winning

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- its former personalities, shops,

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This publication makes a perfect

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Tributes paid

to wartime

hero Jim

D

RONFIELD war hero Jim Manning – a veteran of Dunkirk

and D-Day – has died, aged 96.

Jim was told to lie about his age to sign up for the Army at the

age of 16 in 1938. He initially served with the Hallamshire

Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment and saw action with

the British Expeditionary Force, at Dunkirk, in 1940, when he was

wrongly reported as killed.

He later volunteered for

the Maritime Regiment

and was a gunner on

board a tanker ship that

was part of the naval

bombardment fleet prior

to troops landing on the

beaches of Normandy on

6th June, 1944.

Jim later served in the

invasion of North Africa

and in Burma. He was also

involved in the campaign

in the Atlantic.

Jim was highly decorated

for his service and most

recently was awarded

France’s highest honour -

the Legion D’honneur - for

the role he played in

France’s liberation from the

Nazis.

Jim Manning of Dronfield was a

veteran of Dunkirk and D-Day

Jim married his first wife Betty not long after the war ended but

was widowed in 1984. In 1989, he married second wife, Kath, and

the couple enjoyed 30 happy years together.

Jim also leaves a step-son Stephen and his wife Helen, plus

three step-grandchildren, Rebecca, Joe and Sam.

Mourners gathered for his funeral service at Dronfield’s St John

the Baptist Parish Church.

Standard bearers representing the Normandy Veterans, the York

and Lancaster Regiment, and the Royal British Legion, formed a

guard of honour as Jim’s coffin was carried in to church draped in

the Union Jack and topped with red roses. The famous middle

stanza of the remembrance poem 'For the Fallen', by Laurence

Binyon, was read out and ‘The Last Post’ sounded.

Rev Peter Bold, who led the service, paid tribute to Jim and other

former Second World War servicemen.

“We owe Jim and so many others of his generation so much.

They brought us our freedom. Europe would have been such a

different place without them,” he said.

After the war, Jim became a builder, involved in constructing

new homes for those displaced by Ladybower Reservoir. He went

on to do a highly specialised job of lining furnaces in the Sheffield

steelworks, working hard into his 70s.

Jim was a keen golfer and allotment holder, and, like Kath, a

talented artist. He was remembered as being patient, loyal, and

keen to help others, with a good sense of humour.

In 2016, Dronfield Eye arranged for Jim and the late Ernest

Ellerton, known as Ted, a fellow proud recipient of the award, to

be presented with their medals by Jean-Claude Lafontaine, the

East Midlands based Honorary Consul of France. The ceremony

was one of the first events to take place at the newly-restored

Dronfield Hall Barn.

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Do you

recall this

Dronfield

children’s

tea party?

T

HIS group of Dronfield children in their

best clothes are enjoying a big tea party,

but what’s the occasion?

Dronfield Eye reader Molly Allen would love to

know if anyone can shed any light on the celebration

and venue. Perhaps it was the Queen’s Coronation in

1953?

Molly explained that the photograph came to light

when she was clearing out her late aunt Bessie

Edwards’ home, in Alexandra Road.

Bessie’s only child, Margaret, born in 1944,

is pictured at the head of the left-hand table,

closest to the camera.

Born only months apart, cousins Molly and

Margaret were inseparable as girls, but Molly isn’t

on this photograph.

She thinks it might have been taken at the

Congregational Chapel, or the Parish Church

Sunday School room.

Margaret went on to become Margaret Guyler and

eventually settled in Nottingham where she sadly

died in 1985, aged just 39, leaving three children.

If you can help with information, email

deb@heronpublications.co.uk

Bank memory

T

HIS fabulous photograph of a

corner of old Dronfield

appeared in a recent edition of our

sister magazine ‘My Kind of Town’,

the local nostalgia publication.

It shows the stone-built former bank

at the junction of Lea Road and School

Lane - premises currently on offer

following the closure of the RBS

branch earlier this year.

Do you have interesting old images of

the Dronfield Eye area? If so, why not

share them with our readers?

You can either email them to

mike@heronpublications.co.uk or

take them along to our office at

Enterprise House, 179 Chesterfield

Road, Dronfield.

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Making the cut... Lee Rowley MP visits one

of the charity stalls at Dronfield Gala

T has been a relatively quiet few weeks in

Westminster as the leadership contest concludes.

Despite big questions continuing to loom around

Brexit and the direction of the country, we are now

waiting for the new Prime Minister to take office in

order to move things forward.

As I write, we are down to the final two candidates

and the voting begins in a few days’ time before a

decision at the end of July.

Obviously, the leadership campaign is a party political

one but hopefully, through the debates that are now

happening, there has been the ability to see what both

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are thinking about

next steps on Brexit and the (hugely important) other

policies like schools, hospitals and roads which haven’t

had enough focus in recent months.

I’ve met both candidates in the last few weeks to

highlight the important issues to NE Derbyshire –

fracking, planning, economic development amongst

others – and both were willing to listen and spend

time talking through the challenges we face.

On a personal level, I am supporting Boris Johnson

(check out my website for the full reasons:

www.leerowleymp.wordpress.com) as I think he

gives us the best chance of getting on with Brexit,

which we badly need to do, and then getting back to

talking about all the other issues which you tell me

about on a day-to-day basis. We look forward to

working with the new PM to make NE Derbyshire even

better.

Locally, it has been something of a transport-themed

few weeks, starting off by attending the AGM of the

Friends of Dronfield Station. FODS do a fantastic job

supporting the growth and improvement of the station

and their customary professionalism, commitment

and enthusiasm was on display again, as ever!

A few days later, in Westminster, I also met with

Abellio, the new franchise holder for the Midland

Mainline who will be taking over (amongst others) the

London service from early August. There are lots of

plans over the coming years to replace the trains,

improve the timetables and develop the stations and

I’m hopeful our local services will improve further.

Finally, it was great to see so many people at the

Dronfield Gala a few days ago. The number of stalls

and the crowds get bigger every year – thanks to

everyone who helped organise, took part or supported!

As ever, I’m here to help. If there is anything I can

ever do, please don’t hesitate to get in touch –

lee.rowley.mp@parliament.uk or 439222.

Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire

Coach Joanne Janes with competitors Caitlin Burlton, Eve Roberts,

Blake McManus, Freya Beighton, Mayia Gandy and Ally Booker

Super six triumph in Birmingham

T

HERE’S no wonder these young gymnasts look pleased with themselves.

Competing at the Arena Birmingham, these local superstars from Sheffield

Trampoline Academy - including their coach Joanne Janes from Dronfield -

generated points towards their Yorkshire team total and secured themselves a

place at the National Individual Finals at Coventry.

Said Joanne: “It was a long weekend of intense competition but the hard work

and training definitely paid off. They worked incredibly hard and I’m so proud to

have them all finish in the top eight in their category in Great Britain! “

Excellent coverage in magazine

Dear Dronfield Eye,

ON behalf of The Rotary Club of Dronfield, I would like to thank you for your

publicity in last month’s Dronfield Eye.

It was three years since this June since you helped us to launch the Dronfield

Community Lottery. It has allowed us to spend many thousands of pounds for

good causes in S18.

The article in your July magazine was excellent about the iron lung and

showcased the work Rotary has done to clear the world of polio. At its height,

polio was killing 200,000-plus children per year and leaving millions with a form

of disability. Last year, there were 32 cases in total in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The good thing about Rotary collecting for Polio eradication is Bill Gates gives

£2 for every £1 collected.

So on behalf of Dronfield Rotary (and lots of other groups) ‘thank you’ and keep

up the good work of producing the excellent Dronfield Eye

Gerald Swift, Foundation Chairman, Rotary Club of Dronfield

We love our new community

Dear Dronfield Eye,

MY family and I recently moved from Surrey to live in Holmesfield, not

knowing anyone at all in this part of the world.

We have all been made to feel very welcome and now, after just a couple of

months, we are well installed in our new community.

Helping us along our way have been a couple of issues of your lovely Dronfield

Eye magazine, the like of which we have not seen before. We’ve already used

three businesses whose advertisements we spotted and I know we will be looking

to hire other local people to do work for us in the future - and try out all the local

Indian restaurants! We love our new community and our community publication.

Peter Small, Holmesfield

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Walk this way on

repaired Round Walk

Summer’s here and if you’re looking for

a challenging leg-stretch, the Dronfield

Barn Rotary Walk is right on your doorstep

W

ORK is almost complete on a major repair project

for the Dronfield Barn Rotary Walk - the 14-mile

route-marked circular footslog around S18.

The walk was initially set up in 2000 by the Rotary Club

of Dronfield at a cost of more than £62,000 to celebrate

the new Millennium... and it was temporarily suspended

just a year later due to the national outbreak of Foot and

Mouth Disease.

Nowadays called Dronfield Barn Rotary Walk, it is

enjoyed every week by walking groups, families and

individuals. The route has been extensively restored and

there are now 97 stiles, three bridges, a walkway and 280

route markers.

Volunteers from Walks at the Barn regularly walk the

footpaths, noting their condition, if stiles need overhauling,

any damage and if way-makers need repair.

They also undertake on behalf of the Dronfield Hall Barn

to cut back foliage while walking, or report needed repairs

by the route’s volunteer wardens.

Volunteers are always required. If you enjoy walking and

being in the fresh air, and also have time on your hands

and want to be with like-minded people, why not consider

being part of the happy band of volunteers at the Barn.

Said Rtn David Lumb, one of the pioneers of the Round

Walk: “It's a great local out-and-about facility. We meet

people using it just about every day, especially in summer.”

Local walks have been promoted through Dronfield Hall

Barn since 2016, when organised and guided local family

walks were initiated. These were introduced in order to

encourage family activities and health benefits from

walking, and also to develop the public’s knowledge of

Dronfield.

Organised historical and nature walks have also been

established, especially in connection to various

presentations, projects and displays.

In 2016, the Barn accepted the maintenance and financial support

of the Dronfield 2000 Rotary Walk, subsequently named the

Dronfield Barn Rotary Walk. It was agreed that the word Rotary

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Some of the pioneers of the 14-mile walk which

was launched almost two decades ago

A section of the route at Holmesfield

would be maintained in recognition of the hard work by and huge

expense to The Rotary Club of Dronfield.

Funding for the maintenance of the Barn Rotary Walk is raised by

donations, sale of leaflets and booklets.

A new booklet of the walk provides maps, divided into

seven sections of varying difficulty, so that if the full

walk is too much, people can complete it in parts,

rather than in one go. Included in the booklet are

photos of the views walkers can expect and diagrams

of the flora of the area. Also, gradients are incorporated

for those who are not confident about tackling steeper

hills.

To support the costs of the walk, the Walk Guide is on

sale at the Barn Bookshop, or Steel's Ironmongers,

Dronfield Bottom, at £3.

To mark the launch of the publication, a relaunch of

the route for the Dronfield Barn Rotary Walk took place

starting out from Coal Aston Village Hall.

There are ten recognised walk wardens who each look

after a section of the route and complete or report

repairs. Anyone who'd like to do this job contact

david@kinderclan.co.uk

Further information at: dronfieldhallbarn.org/

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and karate!

Fun in the sun raised a hefty amount towards

much-needed new nets for a local cricket club

H

OLMESFIELD Cricket Club held a fun day to raise funds for new cricket

nets in memory of James Bedingfield.

James was instrumental in setting up a local children’s cricket club a few

years ago which has grown from strength to strength. It now provides the

opportunity for more than 80 children to play cricket each week during the

summer.

The club expanded greatly with James’ considerable input and is now in the

process of raising funds for a new set of practice nets to allow them to provide

an even better experience for the children.

The Fun Day began with an U11 match followed by a T20 adult match, as well

as a karate display, a raffle and auction, as well as a bucking bronco and

bouncy castle! A substantial amount of money was raised for the nets.

More than 300 people attended and an amazing day was had by all. Organisers

have asked Dronfield Eye to pass on a big thank you to all who were involved in

organising the day and those who donated prizes, cake and their time.

Tim Lumb, Leon Taylor and Andy Davies

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the best one yet.

For ten-and-a-half hours on Saturday, August 10th, there will

be live music from two stages in Cliffe Park and the line-up

really does promise top rate

entertainment for everyone,

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The ‘Main Stage’ will see blues

rock outfit Blast Lane kick-off the

action at 12.30pm, followed by

Sheffield band The Tin Soldiers,

singer/songwriter Liam Walker, the

powerful vocals of Mollyanna,

DronFest stalwarts Firecracker,

Stereosonics, American performer

Arielle, fun band Clear Vinyl and

top-of-the-bill folk-punk outfit

Ferocious Dog.

Ferocious Dog Performers entertaining on the

‘Other Stage’ will be Contrabanned, Dronny Bottom Buskers,

Rogue, The Buddies, The Natterjacks, Mark Mathews and The

Cabronitas.

There will be plenty of other

entertainment too, with quality

food and drink stalls open

throughout the day.

And the really good news is that

in addition to providing everyone

with a great day of live music, this

20th DronFest will once again be

raising funds to support several

local good causes.

Dronfield Eye is delighted to once

again be one of the sponsors of the

event.

For the latest ticket information,

visit dronfest.co.uk or call 07770

584287.

Mollyanna

Free Antiques

Valuations in

Coal Aston

Coal Aston Village Hall

Eckington Road

Coal Aston S18 3AX

20 Aug & 17 Sept

10am - 1pm

Items may be left for inclusion into a

forthcoming Hansons auction

Free Home Visits

for large/multiple items, House

Clearance & Downsizing advice

Probate & Insurance Valuations

The Auction Centre, Heage Lane

Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6LS

01283 733988

service@hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

Sponsored by

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EYE on events

Founded in 1913, the

23 hole course is

probably the least

undulating in

Sheffield and its

subtle features make

it an excellent test for

golfers of all levels.

• Professional golf coaching

• Professional golf shop

• Enjoy a drink, meal or

light snack in our bar

and lounge

• Practice Area

• Visitors welcome

• Snooker room

• Sky TV

• Large patio enjoying

panoramic views of

Derbyshire

• Social events

• Ladies and gentlemen

welcome

• Full, five day and social

membership packages

• Discounts available for

younger members

Prestige location,

perfect for

• Charity

• Corporate

• Society Events

DORE AND TOTLEY

GOLF CLUB

BRADWAY ROAD,

SHEFFIELD,

S17 4QR

Tel 0114 236 9872

www.doreandtotleygolfclub.co.uk


medieval fun day

Tuesday 30 July, 10am to 5pm.

Free admission


its medieval past.

Market stalls, games, refreshments

and fun fair

Crooked Spire open day – trips up the

church tower

entertainment including : dragon and



medieval encampment with knights and

ladies and much more!

Proudly supported by


01246 345777


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If you are considering interior refurbishments our family-run business offers a bespoke

service, whatever your style.... Contact Chris & Jen on 01246 292155

Unit 8, Callywhite Business Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, S18 2XP

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Youngsters encouraged to volunteer

T

HE Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner is teaming up with a national

campaign to support local youth.

In partnership with the #iwill campaign, Hardyal Dhindsa has offered match funding

to ensure Derbyshire young people get a slice of the action.

A grant programme has been launched across the county to encourage young

people to take action and volunteer in their community.

The #iwill campaign aims to get six out of ten young people involved in social action

by 2020.

Hardyal said: "We are very pleased to be able to secure additional funds to help our

young people make a positive social impact. These grants aim to increase youth

volunteering, develop skills and confidence and increase community safety.

“We wanted to fund enjoyable projects that demonstrate a positive impact on the

wider community as well as improving social cohesion and crime prevention."

The Big Lottery Fund and Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing

£20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. Nottinghamshire

Community Foundation is acting as administrator and is awarding grants on behalf of

the #iwill fund across both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Grants are open to apply for now - to see guidance criteria and apply for a grant for

groups go to nottscf.org.uk/grants/iwill-fund/ or email enquiries@nottscf.org.uk, or

ring 01623 620202.

Barnado’s host

big Summer Fair

Mechanical ‘lung’ visits Dronfield

T

HE Barnado’s shop in Dronfield Civic

Centre is staging a Summer Fair on

Saturday, 27th July, in the Civic Hall, from

9am-3pm.

A number of Barnardo’s stores from the

Sheffield area are taking part in the event,

the first of its kind in Dronfield.

Each shop will have a stall with a variety

of items on sale ranging from designer

wear and accessories, new children's

clothing, accessories and toys, household

goods, soft furnishings and vintage

items.

There will be performances too, plus

one of the Dronfield shop’s busy jumble

sales running alongside it in the nearby

Peel Centre where every item will be only

£1.

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Life in the lung... Lewis Hall in the contraption, watched by Rotary Club of Dronfield’s Gerald Swift

N eye-catching campaign to eradicate polio saw a replica

iron lung parked up outside Sainsbury’s.

The Rotary Club of Dronfield was displaying the mock version of

the mechanical respirator which helped mostly children, whose

lungs were paralysed by an outbreak of polio in the UK in the

1950s.

Rotary has been working to wipe out polio for more than 30 years,

and has helped to reduce cases by more than 99.9 per cent.

The organisation is determined to end the disease in the last two

countries where it remains endemic – Afghanistan and Pakistan, -

and to keep other countries polio-free through immunisation and

surveillance efforts.

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The replica was built by Roger Frank, of the Rotary Club of Upper

Eden in Cumberland, to educate younger generations.

Indeed older shoppers recalled family members being affected by

polio and knew exactly what an iron lung was, but younger people

were initially puzzled by it.

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe student Lewis Hall, aged 17, had a

sense of what being inside an iron lung might have felt like for

young patients when he climbed into the contraption.

He said: “I had no idea what an iron lung or polio was before. It

wasn’t as small as I thought it was going to be but I can’t imagine

having to lie in there for a long period of time.”

Rotarians also took the replica to Coal Aston Gala.


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Keeping

cool with

ice-creams

Dronfield Genquip Band

Louis Handisides (11) with Catherine Law from

Oreo and Friends with her friendly tenrec, Gary

Big success of

annual Gala

THIS summer’s Dronfield Gala was one of the

biggest and busiest most folk can remember.

With more rides, more stalls and more

entertainment, the Town Council-organised

spectacular in beautiful Cliffe Park was also blessed

with perfect weather conditions.

Highlights included performances by Dance

Dronfield, the award-winning Dronfield Genquip

Band, and displays of a snake, tarantula and other

unusual creatures by the Oreo and Friends group.

Also on offer was plenty of great food, drink and

cooling ice-creams.

The event was officially opened by Mayor of

Dronfield, Coun Lilian Deighton, and NE Derbyshire

MP Lee Rowley also showed his support.

Rides and attractions

for all the family

Floral Art Club members

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Daisy Lisle (5) takes her

friend for a ride

Emelia Handisides (7) is introduced

to Spike the bearded dragon

Plenty of food

and drink

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EYE on food & drink

Cheers to

summer food

and drink!

S

UMMER seems to have taken a long time to arrive

this year, but hopefully we’re set for a few weeks of

warmer weather.

Weekday evenings have a very different feel when the sun is

still in the sky when you arrive home from work, while the

weekend seems to stretch out forever.

Summer is a great time to escape the kitchen and get out

and explore the myriad food and drink venues on our

doorstep.

Many pubs, cafes and restaurants will have refreshed their

menus for the summer season celebrating fresh ingredients

and feel-good flavours.

Outside spaces for al-fresco dining range from atmospheric

courtyards to vistas with countryside views.

And who could argue with the viewpoint that a cooling

evening drink in your local tastes better at the end of a day in

the heat of the garden.

Perhaps a bit of a holiday feeling has come over you and you

feel more adventurous than usual?

Seize the moment and try out one of those interesting gins

or fruit ciders you’ve read about, or a micro-brewed beer.

Finally, if you’re firing up the barbecue, shop locally for your

meats and other foods to ensure you’re getting fresh, top

quality produce and supporting the town’s economy.

VILLAGE FISHERIES

49 Chesterfield Road

Dronfield, S18 2XA

01246 419999

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Pub’s Bank Holiday

charity fund-raiser

D

RONFIELD’S Green Dragon Inn’s annual Bank Holiday

Party in the Car Park event take place on 25th August

and this year will raise funds for charity.

Landlady Veronica Tomlinson has laid on plenty of music and

entertainment for the popular free-entry event, from 2pm until

midnight. The day will raise money for the Parents Association of

Children with Tumours and Leukaemia.

PACT owns and runs a house in Sheffield right next to the

Children’s Hospital and buys equipment, along with providing trips

and treats for the children and their families.

Sam Hunt, aged nine, from Dronfield, who is being treated for

leukaemia has benefitted from the charity’s support.

Sam’s elder brother, James, works as a glass collector at the pub

and Veronica knows the family well.

She said: “I thought it would be great to make it a charity day this

year, with money going directly to where it’s needed.”

From 4pm, Ritchie Ellwood will be entertaining the crowd

followed by live music into the night.

There will be festival face and body art from Glitter Pod, and a

sale of Bodyshop products, while customers can sample some

special gins offers from Sweet Little Gin. A percentage of sales

will go to the charity.

Bacon butties will be served during the day.

Raffle tickets will be on sale with several great prizes including

a week’s accommodation in a two-bed apartment, near

Marbella.

• To read more about Sam’s battle with leukaemia, see page 12.

5 star food hygiene rating

We are proud to have been

in business for 12 years

and are keen supporters

of local businesses.

BREAKFASTS served all

day from sausage/bacon

sandwiches £3.75 to full English

breakfast £6.95 (including toast

and coffee/tea)

LIGHT LUNCH Any

toasted sandwich (from the menu)

with tea/filter coffee and

slice of sponge cake £7.50

HEALTHY OPTIONS

Daily large salad bowl with a

free cold drink from the chiller

PSYCHIC SUPPER DATES

An evening with Jane Pond

£25 per person 5th September,

3rd October, 7th November

Home-made scones, cakes and pastries

Look out for us at the Hallowes Golf Club

halfway hut every Saturday

Dogs welcome in our outdoor courtyard

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6 High Street, Dronfield

Gold Member Tel: 01246 418702

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Open Mon-Fri

from 2pm

Sat-Sun from

12pm until late

Veronica and the

team welcome

customers old and

new to Dronfield’s

oldest, traditional

pub.

FREE function

room suitable for

any occasion with

use of private bar.

Happy Hour

Daily between 3pm and 7pm

Generous discounts on selected

draught beers, lagers and ciders,

bottles, wines and spirits

Mondays and Thursdays

General Knowledge Quiz

from 9.30pm

Cash prizes and drinks to be won

Wednesdays

Wine Wednesday

offers on selected bottles of wine

www.greendragondronfield.co.uk

Fridays

70s and 80s Music

with DJ James from 9pm

Every Saturday

Live Music

from 9.30pm

Church Street

Dronfield

S18 1QB

01246 415450

Extensive selection

of gins and spirits

Wide range

of excellent

lagers and ciders

Well kept cask ales

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PARTY IN THE CAR PARK

CHARITY EVENT

in aid of the

Parents Association

of Children with

Tumours and

Leukaemia (PACT)

Sheffield in support

of Sam's Journey

Sunday 25th August

Raffle, food and live music

Please come along and

show your support

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EYE on food & drink

at BORDER VIEW FARM

OPENING 20TH JULY

Serving delicious

home-made food

From breakfasts to tasty

meals using ingredients

from our farm

Home-made steak pies,

cornish pasties and

sausage rolls

Bradwells ice cream and

Our Cow Molly

milk, butter

and ice cream

Rod Moor Road

Dronfield Woodhouse

S18 8XL

www.borderview-farm.co.uk

Tel: 0114 2360733

Quality service at competitive prices

• Cooked and

fresh meats

• Sausage and bacon

• Burgers

• Pies

• Cheese

• Breakfasts

• Hot and cold

sandwiches

• Hot baguettes

• Jacket potatoes

• Pork pies

• Tinned goods

• Soft drinks

• Packaging

....... and much more

Very

competitive

wholesale prices

also available

to the public

FREE local delivery

Monday to Friday

on orders over £10

• Salad boxes

• Daily specials

• Pastries& Desserts

Buffets and outside catering

to suit any budget

Open Mon to Fri 7am-2pm,

Unit 2, Birch House Way, Callywhite Lane,

Dronfield, S18 2XR Tel 01246 411501

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dine...at the barn

Delicious and healthy

Summer Salads

Mediterranean and

P loughmans platters

Try our cool

Non alcoholic presses

Lots of flavours to choose from.

Pop in for a refreshing G&T

Served from 12pm.

Various flavours available.

Friends of The Barn receive 10% discount

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Mon-Sat 9am-4.30pm,

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AND HONEY TRAIL

OUR HONEY IS A CERT!

One of Australia’s biggest beekeepers, Mick Leahy, paid a recent visit to Troway Hall.

Mick (pictured below left with Gloria Havenhand) transports hives on low loaders - to

the redgums and eucalyptus trees and takes more than 1,600 hives!

During his visit, Mick spoke of a scandal involving ‘fake’ Manuka honey being

produced by Evergreen Life Ltd. Based in Auckland, New Zealand the company was

recently prosecuted by New Zealand Food Safety for adding chemicals to their globally

sold honey to make it antibacterial.

“Is this the tip of the iceberg?” Mick asked, adding: “There seems to be more Manuka

honey than the Manuka bush could ever produce.

“Do your councils test Manuka honey in the UK?” he enquired.

Troway Hall’s own Medibee Antibacterial Honey is a cert - tested by Prof Milton

Wainwright – who declared at a recent lecture that ALL honeys from Troway Hall are

ALL antibacterial.

Customers coming to The Beestro Honey Café love all types of honey from the

beehives - and loads of protein-packed pollen is being extracted at the moment by

Gloria and her team.

Over 60 different health based products are produced at Troway Hall and visitors to

are always over the moon to taste the latest extract from the hives.

Gloria has a revolutionary way of attracting bees to flowers - by ultraviolet light. Said

Gloria “We have installed uplighters to orchard trees which have the blue part of the

spectrum only (bees do not recognise red) and when switched on - the effect to us and

the bees is mesmeric - simply spellbinding! The bees are attracted to the light and

hence the flowers get their quick attention!

“You know - The Beestro in its unrivalled rural setting has become a rural

rendezvous for people. In fact, I believe single people soon become a couple due to the

buzz of bee talk and concerns for pollinator populations around the natural world.”

Why not book an evening “do” when you can all see the

bees under a breathtaking blue haze? Pollinating trees

and flowers - beekeeping in action for spectators!

Below: The

breathtaking

blue haze

Watch out - the

Honey Trail will

have another

venue shortly!

Troway Hall, Coal Aston, S21 5RU. Tel: 01246 413809 www.medibee.co.uk


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Dronfield Live

debut evening

The first Dronfield Live event staged at the Civic Hall featured talented

Nashville songstress Hannah Aldridge, plus The Goat Roper Rodeo Band.

More shows are planned in the near future and Dronfield Live is the

brainchild of Michael Cracknell who runs the Songs & Stars music agency.

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harry’s

Harry Basset, our canine

correspondent, reports on

human foods which could

be dangerous to dogs

I

EYE

OFTEN get into trouble for stealing food I’m not supposed

to eat. Although I have short legs, I do have a long body

which means I can sometimes reach things on the table or

work surface in the kitchen.

Dog food specialists from PurePetFood.co.uk have revealed the

snacks and ingredients that could prove dangerous if eaten by a dog,

explaining why each should be kept out of our reach.

Some human food could cause health problems in dogs which can

range from toilet issues and vomiting to heart disease, liver failure

and even death. Many owners know not to give their pet dog

chocolate, but other foods to avoid include tea, garlic and grapes.

To help dog lovers avoid causing harm to pups and canines, here

are some they shouldn’t be allowed to eat and why:

1. Chocolate: This is the number one human food dogs shouldn’t

consume. It’s because chocolate contains methylxanthines and

theobromine which could mess up a canine’s insides by causing

vomiting, diarrhoea and excessive urination, panting and thirst, an

abnormal heartbeat, seizures or even death.

2. Alcohol: This can have a similar effect to chocolate and also cause

abnormal blood acidity, central nervous system depression, decreased

co-ordination or even coma in dogs. Pets should never be allowed to

consume any products containing toxic alcohol and a vet needs to be

contacted urgently if you think they may have ingested some.

3. Grapes and Raisins: Scientists have been unable to identify the

toxic substance contained in grapes and raisins, but it’s known they

could cause kidney failure and shouldn’t be fed to dogs.

4. Cheese: High fat, high calorie food can be bad for pets if eaten

excessively by causing weight gain, which can lead to lots of other

health problems. Most are also very salty, meaning eating too much

could eventually bring on heart disease or stroke in your dog.

5. Onion: Chemicals in onions can cause dogs’ red blood cells to

rupture or reduce how effectively they can carry oxygen around their

body, whether the vegetable is cooked or raw.

6. Ready Meals: Excessive salt can harm dogs just like humans. It

could cause increased thirst and raise blood pressure, so it’s best not

to let them lick your plate after you’ve had a ready meal or other high

salt foods like crisps and processed snacks.

7. Nuts: Almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios and other nuts are

packed full of fats and oils that could lead to diarrhoea, vomiting and

pancreatitis in dogs. Macadamias, meanwhile, can cause a range of

other problems in pets too, including weakness, tremors, depression

and even hyperthermia.

8. Xylitol: Used as a sweetener in a range of products including

chewing gum, toothpaste and baked desserts, xylitol can cause

insulin release in dogs and potentially lead to liver failure.

9. Tea and Coffee: A tiny sip or two is unlikely to do major damage

but drinking much of a morning cuppa could be life-threatening for

dogs so it’s best to keep your pet away from hot beverages. Caffeine

could be very harmful to your dog as it’s a methylxanthine, like the

chemicals found in chocolate.

10. Garlic: Like onions, garlic contains chemicals that can damage

red blood cells and negatively affect dogs’ overall health, raw or

cooked.

11. Olive Oil: Like most oils, olive oil is high in both fat and calories

and could cause harmful weight gain in dogs if lots is given to them

over time. It may also cause digestive problems for pets and lead to

vomiting or diarrhoea if consumed in excessive amounts.

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Dronfield firm’s 100th year

The year 2019 is a big one for one of the

town’s oldest and best-known companies

A

LFRED Dunham & Son Ltd has always taken pride in being

a forward-looking company, but this year it can be excused

for reflecting on its proud past.

For 2019 is the centenary year of the Dronfield business which

can be traced back to Alfred Dunham returning from active service

in World War I in the Royal Flying Corps.

Aged 34, a keen chrysanthemum grower and a joiner by trade,

Alfred took over the town’s existing firm of funeral

Nostalgic reminder of the former Alfred

Dunham & Son premises at Snape Hill Lane

directors from Joe Smelt.

Joiners generally made

coffins as part of their

regular work, so it was a

sensible progression for

Alfred to go on to provide

two services to the

Dronfield public.

The building side of the

business was developed by

his son, John (Jack)

Dunham, who joined the

firm on leaving school in

1926.

The company was

responsible for the erection

of many fine stone-built

houses in Dronfield and the

surrounding villages.

Jack’s son, David, became

part of the family firm in

1957 when he left school

and as the company

expanded he was joined by This is believed to be founder of

David’s son, John, in 1968. the company, Alfred Dunham,

Always based in the same before his World War I service

district of Dronfield, the

company is these days housed in smart premises between Snape

Hill Lane and Egerton Road which it has occupied since 1925.

The funeral business offers all types of services including

religious, non-religious and woodland burials. Noticing more

changes in their trade over the past ten years than in the

Alfred Dunham

&

Son Ltd

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Independent family business, Est.1919

All types of funerals are catered for,

including woodland burials, religious,

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24hr service with private chapel of rest

Pre-payment funeral plans

Mercedes fleet, or alternative if

requested

Telephone day or night

on 01246 413205

or 01246 290205

Home visits available

Members of the National

Association of

Funeral Directors

Private, caring, local family business who have lived in and supported the surrounding districts for four generations

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The business has always been based

in the Snape Hill district of Dronfield

previous nine decades, staff can advise on a variety of

caskets, flowers, vehicles, venue hire, music and much

more. They also provide many local families with prepaid

funeral plans.

The builders’ merchant arm of the Alfred Dunham &

Son business is the largest such stockist in the area,

supplying materials and tools to trade and private

customers.

In addition to working for the people of Dronfield over

the past century, Alfred Dunham & Son has also been

one of the town’s most important employees, with many

staff members chalking up decades of service.

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rare variant

of Batten

Disease,

which itself is

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unusual

Appeal to help boy

with rare illness

A local couple are aiming to raise awareness of

the rare disorder of the nervous system affecting

their 11-year-old son. Deborah Wain reports

T

HOMAS Gascoyne was a typical toddler but began to

significantly regress as he got older. He is now unable to

talk or sit unaided and suffers seizures and a movement

disorder.

Despite many tests, there has been no concrete diagnosis of

Thomas’ illness but parents Claire and Mark have been told by his

consultant that it is almost certainly a rare variant of Batten Disease,

which itself is extremely unusual.

They are currently awaiting the results of further genetic tests to

see if they confirm this. This could take many months.

The couple, who also have an eight-year-old son, Alexander, are

currently adapting their Coal Aston home so Thomas can be better

included in family life.

Claire said Thomas has a normal infancy but struggled with his

speech and language, displaying a few autistic traits.

However, at nursery he loved counting and space and, aged four, he

could count to 30, knew all the planets and could recognise musical

instruments by sight and sound.

When Thomas was six, an occupational therapist noticed something

was amiss with his core strength and spatial awareness.

Claire said: “From then he slowly started to regress. His walking

got slower, he couldn’t manage stairs or steps, he felt unsteady so

started to crawl and eventually stopped walking then stopped

crawling.”

Thomas suffered his first seizure in 2015 and has gone on to

develop several different kinds of seizures, including myoclonic

seizures, triggered by movement.

Claire said: “Thomas’ seizures are now under control which is a

huge improvement from last year when he could have up to 60

seizures a day. At the moment

he is struggling with a

movement disorder which

affects most of his body with

involuntary movements while

awake. The worst areas

affected are his head and arms

that are moving constantly

while he is awake and this is not

under control at the moment.”

Thomas is a patient at both

Sheffield Children’s Hospital and

Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Tests had earlier ruled out a

Thomas when he was

a lively toddler

number of conditions, including Batten Disease, which has 13

identified types. Sadly, Batten Disease is progressive and life-limiting

and Thomas’s condition has deteriorated over the last year.

The family would like to make more people aware of the disease.

They are in the middle of adapting their home with the aid of a

disabled facilities grant to allow Thomas access to the ground floor

and garden and hope to raise the shortfall of £20,000 or find people

willing to donate materials or labour.

Claire said: “We are adding a ground floor bedroom and disabled

wet room through the grant from the council but it doesn’t cover

all the ground floor adaptions to include Thomas in everyday

family life.”

Meanwhile, the Gascoynes are supported by a team of professionals

to help them manage Thomas’ care, including physio and

occupational therapists, and community nurses.

They also benefit from Chesterfield charity Fairplay and have family

respite breaks provided by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Claire added: “We are putting together a care package which will

provide extra daytime support for Thomas.”

To help, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thomaslg

Meanwhile, Northfield Junior School, where Alexander is a pupil, is

raising funds for the appeal.

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Holmes welcomed the students, their parents,

guardians and teachers to the annual award

ceremony in the Phoenix Hall at Henry

Fanshawe School.

The Rotary Club of Dronfield recognition is for

Y6 students only and features a diary which

consists of four areas: Community Service,

Physical Recreation, Social Experience and

Personal Skills.

Each area is an activity which helps the

student learn more about themselves, about

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At the Award Ceremony, the Mayor of

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60 students with an RJCA certificate and

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Rob Barron brought the evening to a close

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Consort for presenting the Awards and also to

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More trains on way for Dronfield

Dronfield rail commuters can look forward to an

improved service timetable and modern trains

A

WELL attended annual meeting of the Friends of Dronfield

Station saw members treated to three fascinating talks

about developments in train services.

Pete Myers, stakeholder manager for Northern Trains, the franchise

which covers the whole of the north from Hull to Liverpool and up to

the border with Scotland, kicked off by explaining that until recently

the north of England had suffered from a lack of investment in

railways, but that was about to change dramatically.

He said that Northern’s objectives were to drive economic growth,

improve connectivity between cities and towns, make commuting to

work easier and quicker, and to make the north a better place to live.

Pete promised 101 new Spanish-built trains and the refurbishment

to a high standard of efficiency and comfort of 243 existing trains,

plus an improvement programme of Northern’s 477 stations with

CCTV, better lighting, customer information and more ticket

machines.

He added that the company was getting ‘smart’ by adapting itself to

the increasing demand by people who wished to purchase tickets via

their mobile phones and other devices. Pete concluded his talk by

explaining that from May 2020, Dronfield can expect trains to

Sheffield and Chesterfield every half-hour, a 100% improvement on

the existing service.

The next speaker was Edward Funnel, stakeholder manager for

Abellio, the company which has been awarded the contract for the

railway serving the East Midlands. The new franchise will start in

August and will be known as East Midlands Railways.

He explained that Abellio is an international company which runs a

number of rail and bus companies. East Midlands covered a

widespread area which includes the main Intercity line between

Sheffield and London as well as regional rail services in the South

and in East Anglia.

Edward went on to say that the company was embarking on a huge

investment in rolling stock, timetabling, catering and station

improvement over the next eight years, including a complete

replacement of its fleet of trains.

The train service to London will benefit from the introduction of bimode

trains which will run on electricity up to Market Harborough

and diesel from there to Sheffield. This should reduce journey times.

He concluded his talk by saying that EMR were confident enough in

the future reliability of its train services to promise that the delay

time required for compensation would be reduced from 30 to 15

minutes.

The final speaker was Melissa Farmer, rail development manager

for the Sheffield City Region. She explained that her job was to work

closely with the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and

the various rail companies and local authorities to encourage the

greater use of the railways.

She reported that her team’s activities were closely integrated with

the SCR Integrated Rail Plan led by the Mayor, Dan Jarvis.

She felt that the role of community groups such as FoDS was

important to the future of rail services and was particularly keen to

encourage the involvement of young people. To conclude, she listed

a number of recent activities. These included the new canopy at Dore

and Totley Station, a clean up at Darnall involving young people, and

further projects at Swinton and at Penistone.

FoDS chairman, Dr Peter Hayward, thanked the speakers for three

stimulating and engaging talks. He said that since regular rail

services from Dronfield were introduced in 2008 the town has seen a

steady increase in the facilities at Dronfield Station and in the

number of trains stopping there. He added that the speakers gave

him increased confidence that the number of people using the station

(currently 250,000 per year) would increase even further when the

plans outlined were introduced.

Dance night at

The Daggers

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You know summer has arrived when teams of men don flower-covered hats, fasten

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Flying heritage celebrated

A new project will rediscover the lost heritage

of military landscapes in the Coal Aston area

and their influence on surrounding development

over the last century. Deborah Wain reports

O

RGANISED by the Landscape Heritage Research Foundation –

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It follows on from the group’s successful ‘Norton’s Flying Legacy’

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The project develops some of the themes begun in the first project

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of Sheffield.

The guardhouse at No 2

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A series of workshops will be held, each covering a specific theme

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Prof Ian Rotherham of Sheffield Hallam University, who is chair of

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A great year

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Cutthorpe.

Said Clare: “I drove to Curbar Edge and the clouds started to

gather, but it didn't look like it was going to be a good sunset

so I decided to drive home.

“On the way back, I stopped at the layby at the top of

Cutthorpe as there was some really good cloud formations.

I'm so glad I did as I got to witness one of the most amazing

red skies I have ever seen.”

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dronfield EYE

WINDOWS &DOORS CONSERVATORIES FASCIAS & SOFFITS

UniT 1, YEW TrEE Farm

DEEp LanE, HarDsToFT

CHEsTErFiELD

Tel: 01246 855960 Fax: 01246 856248

Email: bowfield@gmail.com Web: www.bowfieldwindows.com

• A rated windows

• Free no-obligation quotes

• Upgrade your existing windows with

Pilkington energy efficient glass

Manufacturers and installers

of PVC-uFrames, Windows,

Doors & Conservatories

Bowfield Energy

Rated Window

Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Specialists

Alloy Wheel Refurbishments

Scuffs/Dents Custom Paint and

Bodywork Accident Damage

Insurance Work

Courtesy Car Available

We will pay your excess

10% DISCOUNT WHEN QUOTING DRONFIELD EYE

Call Andy on: 01246 291051

Unit 16, Callywhite Lane Industrial Estate,

Dronfield, S18 2XR.

Open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

Both domestic and

commercial work

undertaken

All aspects

of roofing

Re-roofs

Felt roofs

Pvc soffits

and fascias

Guttering

Pointing

Velux windows

SHAUN

ELLIOTT

ROOFING

SPECIALISTS

Over 30 years experience

Genuine, honest and reliable

Locally based, family-run company

Call Shaun today for advice and a free estimate

10 Elm Tree Crescent, Dronfield, S18 2HD

TEL 01246 410968

MOB 0797 186 5492

shaunelliottroofing@gmail.com

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WE BUY CARS FOR CASH

CALL US ANYTIME FOR A VALUATION OVER THE PHONE

0114 446 9190

FOR LOW MILEAGE CARS WE CAN NORMALLY

GIVE MORE THAN ANY ONLINE QUOTE

FREE COLLECTION - INSTANT CASH

NO ADMIN FEES - NO FUSS

www.thelovelycarcompany.co.uk

THE CLEANING SERVICE

BELLE CASA

9 Beautiful Homes & Offices 9

Professional cleaning & ironing

for only £11.25 per hour

(minimum of 2 hours per week).

We know how hard it can be to find

a dependable and honest cleaner,

which is where we can help.

01246 912032

www.bellecasa.uk

All of our cleaners are specially selected

and insured, and you will receive the

same cleaner each week.

Your local garage door specialists…

Call us today for a FREE QUOTE, SITE SURVEY and FREE BROCHURE

Chesterfield 01246 450938

www.a1garagedoorrepairs.co.uk

Unit 2, Foxwood Road, Sheepbridge, S41 9RF

PRESTIGE CARPET

& UPHOLSTERY

CLEANING

www.prestige-cleaning.org

Email:prestigecleaning.org@gmail.com

Tel: 01246 277311 Mob: 07973 911404

SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER

Have a carpet cleaned and get your

hall or stairs carpet cleaned for FREE

(Domestic only / terms & conditions apply) Fully insured

Tel: 01246 290772 - Mob: 077333 22564

email: mat.schofield@yahoo.co.uk

* All fencing handmade, supplied and fitted

* Hedges trimmed, reduced & removed

* Concrete & wooden fencing

FULLY INSURED.

ALL RUBBISH REMOVED.

DG TV & AERIAL SERVICES

TV, DAB AND FM AERIAL INSTALLATIONS

DIGITAL INSTALLATIONS AND REPAIRS

SATELLITE REPAIRS

FREESAT INSTALLATIONS

EXTRA TV POINTS

Qualified Engineer

10% OAP DISCOUNT - FREE CALL OUT

All Work Guaranteed, No VAT

CHANNELS MISSING? PICTURE BREAKING UP?

TEL: DARREN ON 01246 590756

MOB: 07785 568368

www.dgtvandaerials.co.uk 205728

Pro Plumb

Boiler Service £55

New Boilers , Heang

Genuine quotes beaten

Local & Reliable, See our reviews

www.proplumb.info

01246 206010


FOR A PROFESSIONAL JOB

WHERE QUALITY COUNTS

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

ALL BATHROOM & KITCHEN WORK

CENTRAL HEATING WORK

SMALL JOBS UNDERTAKEN

FREE ESTIMATES

FULLY INSURED

CLEAN & RELIABLE

CUSTOMER RECOMMENDATIONS AVAILABLE

01246 411987 or 07816 867959

ECKINGTON ROAD, COAL ASTON, DRONFIELD, DERBYSHIRE S18 3AW

• Regassing of all makes of vehicles

• Fault diagnosis & Rectification

• While you wait service

Tel: 0114 2589225 or 07779 659113

2 Ulverston Road, Woodseats, Sheffield S8 0NY

Rubbish Removed

Most items taken

Building and gardening waste, single items, cookers,

washing machines, carpets, settees, beds, radiators, baths, DIY, etc.

CLEARANCE AND REMOVAL SERVICE..

Gardens, garages, sheds, cellars, lofts, full & part house clearances

PHONE WASTE SERVICES FOR A FREE QUOTE

07860210156

Licensed waste carrier.

Identification and environment agency certification shown at the door

Often CHEAPER than a skip and you don’t have to fill it!

PROCHECK

ELECTRICAL

Services we provide include:

Full & partial rewires

Periodic Inspections / Landlords Reports

Refurbishments

Fire Alarm testing / Repairs

Member no.

22370

119 Holmley Lane,

Dronfield S18 2HQ

info@procheckelectrical.com

For any electrical work

needed, call for a free quote:

07843 053584

07795 215853

01246 291404


D.S.M-PROPERTY SERVICES

Qualified bricklayer with over 20 years

experience - No job too small

Brickwork

Paving

Pointing

Patios

Guttering

Plastering

Roof Repairs Kitchen & Bathroom Tiling

Wrought Iron Railings & Gates

Contact Dave on

07896070810 or 01246 419445

8 Seater

minibus

Tel: 01246 410230

Professional, friendly and affordable

Repairs, fixing doors, curtain rails

All UPVC windows, doors, dry verge, fascias, soffitts

Fencing, driveways, walls, drainage, hedges/trees

Roof repairs, ridge tiles, felt roofs

Complete bathroom, plumbing, tiling, floors

Free estimates - All work guaranteed

Daytime

07966 577104

Follow us on

Manufacturer

approved

Dronfield's longest established body repair centre

Collection and delivery service available

Insurance excess reduction scheme

Minor to major repairs, inc scuffs and scrapes

Unit 1 + 2, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, Sheffield S18 2XP

Tel: 01246 292261 www.europacrashcentre.co.uk

For an appointment call:

01246 417919

07875 269721

Mobile Makeup Artist

and Hair Stylist

Ex Toni&Guy

Emmakeally@hotmail.co.uk

Dronfield Landscapes

Private & Commercial Contracts

Trees, Hedges, Fencing, Turfing, Lawns

Mowed, Paving, Garden Maintenance etc.

Seasoned Firewood Sales

Fully Insured, All work to BS3998

Waste carrier licence

Chris: 07976072785

Richard: 07789497104

richard.jbc@hotmail.co.uk

Hazelbarrow Farm, Norton, Sheffield S8 8BA


Bradway

Plumbing

Services

From a garden tap to a full

kitchen or bathroom fitting

M - 07899 793657

T - 0114 2360117

No call out fee

No job too small

Free estimates

CITY GARAGE DOORS

Over 15 years experience

Free phone

0800 2461191

Land line

01246 912102

Electric operators

fitted to exisiting

doors from £295

www.citygaragedoorservices.co.uk

E: sales@citygaragedoorservices.co.uk

All major manufacturers available:

INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS

EVENING/WEEKEND SURVEYS

EMERGENCY CALL OUTS

AUTOMATION

FREE

no obligation

on site survey

& quote

DRONFIELD GROUNDWORKS

Graham 07943829481

Tarmac Specialist

Internal Joinery Specialist

Kitchens - Storage Solutions - Balustrading

Doors - Flooring - Skirting - Stud Work

All aspects of Joinery - No job too small!

NATHAN TAYLOR 07795 966240

Essential Foot Care

A home visiting practice

Eleanor Harrison

MAFHP, MCFHP, MICHT

Registered Member of

The British Association

of Foot Health Professionals

For further information

and appointments call

07979 416 298

01246 391907

For your

footcare

needs

including

nail trimming

removal of

corns and

calluses

treatment of

ingrowing toe

nails and verrucae

also reflexology

Driveways - Drop Curbs

Patios - Landscaping

Block Paving - Fencing

Over 38 years experience

Free Quote - no obligation

Are you looking to change or update

your home or business decoration?

If so then look no further than

AM Painting & Decorating

Friendly, reliable, quality service

Feature wall specials from £65

Multi-room discounts

Free quotations available

Contact Alex on

07827 966365/01246 917631


Dronfield’s No.1

Valley Airport Services

est.14 years

Now offering two eight-seater mini buses!

Dronfield’s largest airport service

Friendly - Reliable - Prompt

01246 291147

07958 370979

Start your holiday off with a smile!

PEAK FENCING & SURFACING

www.peakfencingandsurfacing.co.uk

BESPOKE FENCING - SECURITY GATES

REAL GRASS TURF - ARTIFICIAL GRASS - STONE PAVING

LUSH

& GREEN

ALL YEAR

ROUND

0114 4186798 01246 470192

07507 271773 07787 192136

email peakfencingandsurfacing@gmx.co.uk

ARTIFICIAL GRASS

MAINTENANCE FREE

NO WEEDING

NO WATERING

NO CUTTING

FREE QUOTES

25YRS EXPERIENCE


Lee Dickson

Plastering and

Painting Services

Free Quotations

















Mob: 07917 445092

email: lennono1980@hotmail.co.uk


Contact us today:

01246 899014 /07495025034

chesterfield@well-polished.com

SUMMER SPECIAL

Tongue &

Groove Shed

£299! (delivered

& erected)

DRONFIELD FELT ROOFING

Built up felt roofing, garages, porches,

extensions etc.

All work guaranteed. FREE estimates.

Gutters cleaned, repaired, replaced.

Storm damage, insurance work, ridge tiles

replaced, slates and tiles replaced. NO VAT

Tel: O1246 412429 / 0114 2472476

Mobile: 07932612472


NIGEL’S HEDGE & CONIFER SERVICES

• HEDGES TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TOPPED • WEEDING

• SUPPLY & FIT FENCING

• REGULAR GRASS & GARDEN

MAINTENANCE

• OVER 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE -

• NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

I highly recommend - very reasonable and very obliging!

John & Di Whitehead, Dronfield Woodhouse

Call Nigel or Gav on 07718 983155 for your free quote

SafeNet Alarms Ltd

Family Business - 20 years of Experience

Every Monday 7:00pm-8:30pm,

Dronfield Sport Centre, S18 1PD

Visit us or call 07888 848 188, First lesson free

www.okamijiujitsu.com

Deluxe Carpet and Upholstery

Cleaning

Anthony Dawson

Owner

anthonydawson73@outlook.com

07789 282572 0114 449 9660

Fortnightly grass cutting, Lawn treatments,

Hedge cutting, Turfing,Tree removal,

Tree Pruning, Stump removal

Fully insured, Free quotations,

Waste Carrier licensed

www.jmgroundcare.co.uk

07455 012 326


Stewart Elliott

Bodyworks

Specialists in:

• metallic & solid colour

merging • Repairs • Scratches

*FREE

ESTIMATES*

Unit 3, Bath Works, Mill Lane

Dronfield S18 2XL

T e l : 0 1 2 4 6 4 1 2 8 1 8


Quality fencing @ reasonable rates





VOLKSWAGEN, AUDI, SEAT & SKODA SPECIALISTS

FREE

COLLECTION

& DELIVERY

SERVICE

SERVICE, REPAIR & FULL DIAGNOSTICS

BY EX-MAIN DEALER TECHNICIANS

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

MOT TESTS

CAMBELTS FITTED

16 HUNTER PARK CALLYWHITE LANE

DRONFIELD S18 2XR 01246 292 756

FREE

ADVICE

&

QUOTES

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Accounts & Tax Returns for sole traders,

partnerships & limited companies

Self Assessment Tax Returns

New business start ups

General tax planning & advice

35 SALISBURY ROAD, DRONFIELD

DERBYSHIRE S18 1UG TEL/FAX: 01246 290261

E-mail: info@johndanson.co.uk

Prestige

Driveways

DRIVES - PATHS - PATIOS

TEL: 0800 858 9744

MOB: 07758 307 859

St John’s Road, Chesterfield, S41 8PE

leechapp@hotmail.co.uk

Jo Goddard Reflexology

Clinical Reflexologist

Mobile - 07930420776

Email - jojomirri@gmail.com

For all your domestic carpet cleaning

needs, including end of tenancy cleaning.

Phone Paul on 07432 030902 for friendly,

professional help and advice.

Fully insured and fully trained

email: paulcurriecarpetcleaning@gmail.com


Professional fitting

service available

Friendly, helpful staff

Real wood flooring from £23.95m 2

Luxury click vinyl from £26.95m 2

Bathroom laminate from £17.95m 2

Laminate flooring from £12.95m 2

CHESTERFIELD

Unit 4, Stand Park,

Sheffield Road,

Whittington Moor,

Chesterfield, S41 8JT

Tel: 01246 230101

chesterfield@timberfloorstudio.co.uk

WORKSOP

Unit 11, Sandy Lane

Industrial Estate,

Sandy Lane, Worksop,

S80 1TN

Tel: 01909 509020

worksop@timberfloorstudio.co.uk

DONCASTER

Unit 8,

Wheatley Trade Park,

Merchant Way,

Doncaster, DN2 4BH

Tel: 01302 430001

doncaster@timberfloorstudio.co.uk

www.timberfloorstudio.co.uk


THE NAME FOR QUALITY & VALUE FOR OVER 60 YEARS

709 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0SL

T: 0114 2555553

E: sales@pyramidcarpets.co.uk

W: www.pyramidcarpets.co.uk

NEW

DESIGN

FLOOR CENTRE

in store

. FREE ESTIMATES

. 48 HOUR FITTING

. FINANCE AVAILABLE

. OVER 800 ROLLS IN STOCK

. 1000S OF RUGS IN STOCK

. CONTRACT FLOORING

. LARGE FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

. OVER 60 YEARS EXPERIENCE

. MASSIVE REDUCTIONS ON ROLL STOCK

NO Open: OBLIGATION Mon, Tues, CHOOSE Thurs, Fri, AT Sat: HOME 8.30am SERVICE - 5.30pm

BOOK

Wed 8.30am

ONLINE

- 7.00pm,

OR CALL

Sun: 10.00am

0114 255

- 4.00pm

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