CR5 Issue 171 August 2019


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August 2019

Coulsdon Branch

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Welcome to the August 2019 Issue

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

11,800 homes in Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon, Netherne, Hooley & Chipstead.

Dear Reader

Welcome to the August issue of

CR5 Magazine. As we prepare to

go to print, it is currently 30

degrees and we expect 37

degrees later this week!

Please make sure you all look

after yourselves: keep regularly

hydrated and protected from

the sun.

The children will have now

broken up from school for their

summer holidays - do remember

to revisit your CR5 July issue for

ideas on how to entertain your

little angels.

Magazine. Why not have a look

at our handy index on page 98 to

find the services you require.

Check out the local activities on

our Community Pages (p90-97),

If you are planning a local

community event, please do

make contact with CR5 to

advertise free of charge on the

Community Pages.

Dont forget to LIKE our

Facebook page for regular

updates. You can also find more

information on our website

Wishing you all a happy and

healthy August.

Lucy McAlpine

Editor CR5 Magazine

Telephone: 01737 557888

Mobile: 07703 209292


Published by CR5 Magazine,

Hillside, Netherne Lane,

Coulsdon, CR5 1NR

Editor: Lucy McAlpine

Assistant: Michelle Plant

If you are thinking of a late

Summer Project, please do

remember that we have a wealth

of local services in the CR5

We hope you enjoy reading

this months packed edition of

CR5 and we’ll see you again in


@CR5 Magazine


CR5 Recipe: Creme Caramels 8

Priory Fram Countryside Food Festival 9

24 7 365 16

Animal Protection Trust 24

The New Moon Rescue 24

Theatre Workshop Coulsdon- Henry V 30/31

CR5 Recipe: Maple Glazed Pork 32

Quirky Britain: Over the moon- what a load of tosh


Woodstock the iconic festival turns 50 40

Medieval Shopping 44/45

A pint, a pie and a piece of local history 48

Gardening: Add some vertical interest 52/53

Technology: How to get online on holiday 56

Health: Mindfulness 60/61

The sun nhas got his hat on 64

Coulsdon & Purley Debating Society 72

CR5 Motoring: Honda CR.V Hybrid 80

Travel: São Miguel, The Azores 82

Coulsdon & Bradmore Green Library 84

Friends & Enemies Quiz 85

CR5 Kids Page 86

Old Coulsdon Camera Club 87

Chandos Choir celebrate Golden Anniversary 87

CR5 Just for Fun Crossword 88

Trip Down Memory Lane 89

A Limited Offer 89

CR5 Community Pages 90-97

Index of Advertisers 98

We take the hassle out of advertising, giving you time to run your business.

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Deadline for artwork for September 2019 issue: 20th August 2019. Please note: Advertising Space cannot

be guaranteed in our deadline week: please make your booking in plenty of time


Although every effort has been taken in compiling the contents, the publisher cannot be held responsible for

errors, omissions or information supplied by its advertisers. CR5 is COPYRIGHT protected. No part of this

publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form, without prior

permission of the publisher.

We are a small family business based in Coulsdon, carrying out domestic roof replacements,

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Crème Caramels

Just a few cheap ingredients are needed to make this classic French dessert.

Served with fresh fruit it’s an impressive finale to a special meal.

Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes, plus overnight chilling | Makes 6


150g granulated sugar

4 medium eggs, plus 2

medium egg yolks

100g caster sugar

600ml whole milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Orange slices, grapes

and raspberries, to


To make the caramel, place the granulated sugar in a medium heavy-based pan with

3 tbsp cold water. Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved in the water to

form a clear syrup. Increase the heat and bring the syrup to the boil, without stirring,

until it turns a deep golden caramel colour. Swirl the pan occasionally to prevent

hotspots forming and the caramel burning.

Remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour the hot caramel into six individual

ovenproof dishes (see TIP). Place the dishes in a roasting tin. Preheat the oven to

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Whisk the eggs, yolks and caster sugar together in a large heatproof bowl. Pour the

milk into a clean pan and bring to simmering point, then whisk the hot milk into the

egg mixture. Stir in the vanilla extract then strain the mixture into a large jug and

divide between the dishes.

Pour enough boiling water into the roasting tin to come halfway up the sides of the

dishes. Bake for 18-22 minutes until just set. Remove from the oven and leave to

cool, then remove from the tin, cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.

To serve, run the tip of a knife round the edge of the set custard. Invert each one on

to a small plate. Serve decorated with orange slices, grapes and raspberries.


Use small metal pudding basins or ceramic ramekin dishes each with 150ml capacity.

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Lord Roberts on The Green is a

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delicious menu of breakfast,

brunch, lunch, home baked

cakes and even a glass of wine!

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A Catholic Independent Primary School and Nursery for boys and girls aged 3 to 11

From the warm welcome as you walk through the door in the morning to

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Just a few minutes ago I was on my phone,

searching up a CD of medieval music to act as

interval background atmosphere for the show

that as you read this, we’ll be doing up at the

Coulsdon Manor Hotel (Shakespeare’s Henry

V, details on page 30 & 31 in this magazine –

end of gratuitous advertising break).

Hitting the ‘Buy Now’ button on the screen,

it confirmed that the disc (And if you’re

wondering why I’m still using late 20th

Century tech on the audio

front, and not simply streaming

it, you try getting a reliable

connection to the internet in

the middle of tree-strewn golf

course…) would be winging

its merry way and arrive the

next day.

Job done, at least for me.

For the pickers and delivery team, it’s just

beginning. People will be working what used

to be called anti-social hours and careening

across the country just to get my piece of

plastic within 24 hours of me ordering it.

Now, let’s put to one side the question of zero

hour contracts and low pay for the moment.

But as magical as seems for me to get this

level of near instant gratification, it has other

effects. It engenders a feeling that somehow

it should always be like this. I’ll be honest,

there were a couple of other CDs that just

might have done the job better than the one

I selected. But they would be delivered later.

Well, clearly, that’s no good. As Mr Mercury

once said ‘I want it all, and I want it now!’.

And that’s pretty much the way the world

works these days. And to achieve that, we’ve

moved, step by step, towards a 24 hours a

day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, always in

motion world.

ridiculous in a world of binge-watching

box-sets into the early hours. Shops open

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm with early

closing on Thursdays, or sometimes

Wednesdays depending on local market

days, and never on Sundays, can hardly be

comprehended by a generation who queue

in their droves for flat pack furniture and DIY

supplies on a Sunday morning.

But other than making it easier to get ‘stuff’,

what actually is all this good for?

Instant impulse purchasing may benefit the

buyer at one level, but the real winner is the

seller, and the multi-billion pound,

tax-avoiding intermediary named after a

very long South American river (other

intermediaries exist, but hey, you name

one…). And when shops didn’t open on

Sunday, we didn’t starve to death or live

without cheap chic Skandi

sofas, we just bought them

on other days. And here’s the

real problem, or at least one of

them. We might just have had

to think about it.

Plan it.

And for that you need time.

Time, that despite all the

labour saving tools we have at our disposal,

is seemingly scarcer than ever. I can’t buy any

more. I can’t order an extra 12 hours for next

day delivery. Welsh poet William Henry Davies

wrote in 1911 ‘A poor life this if, full of care, we

have no time to stand and stare.’ It’s good for

us to occasionally stand still, take a few deep

breaths, take stock.

Chill out, relax.

To be honest, if I suddenly became emperor

of the world tomorrow (unlikely, but then we

have clowns in the White House and Number

10 so it’s not quite as ridiculous an ambition

as it once might have been) I’d reintroduce

restrictions on Sunday trading. Not for any

religious reasons, just so we could, once a

week, have the opportunity to not go

anywhere, not buy more stuff we didn’t really

need, and maybe, just maybe, find that what

we really needed wasn’t at the shops at all…

TV that always shut down around midnight,

sometimes earlier, with the national anthem

and a small white dot in a black screen seems

Paul M Ford

Graydorian – The Writing Bureau

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A friendly family business with traditional

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The New Moon Rescue

- TNR is a UK registered


It’s main purpose is to rescue

stray and colony cats.

The New Moon Rescue has a strict no kill


Based in Coulsdon we cover Surrey,

Middlesex and Kent.

We have helped over 350 cats and kittens

since starting on

1st June 2018.

The New Moon Rescue is self funded so

relies entirely on

voluntary contributions and money made

from fund raising



If you have experience with cats, have a

spare room or no other pets and would like

to join our team please get in touch.

Charity No:1180018.


Lucy is 2 years old, Neutered and

chipped. She is child friendly and

has always been an indoor cat

only but may also like a secure

garden. She was given up as too


Julie is between 8 months and 1

year old , Neutered and chipped.

Child friendly and very cuddly.

Came in as a stray.

Copper (male) and Brass

(female)both 6 months old,

Neutered, chipped & vaccinated.

These siblings were handed

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found in a squat. They are used

to a small dog being around.

Please call 07586 355832 or email

Find out more information about our rescue by visiting our website:

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Wednesday 18th September 2019


Principal’s talk: 6pm

“It’s brilliant here!” Year 7 student

Oasis Academy Coulsdon

transforming education

and the lives of


High expectations.

Excellent academic




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AUGUST 1, 2, 3

JULY 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31


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This tale of a young man finding his way to be

King, through a baptism of bloody war against the

French, is surely the most bold and stirring of

Shakespeare’s histories. From his first forays at

diplomacy to his nervous attempts to win the

heart of a princess, Henry, a one-time rogue more

used to the company of thieves than the ways of

court, discovers that his responsibilities outweigh

the power he now wields. And that victory, even a

glorious victory on the fields of Agincourt, comes

at a price…

Complete with a bar and barbecue, under the

gently setting sun and summer stars, this is

open-air theatre at its finest.






07709 266 728

Audience seating is strictly on a first come, first served basis

and on grass, so come early and bring a blanket and your own

chair to sit on if you want a comfy seat and a good view. But

please don’t bring high-backed chairs – they’ll stop the people

behind you seeing the show! And remember, it can get cold at

the end of the evening, even in the middle of summer (it is

England after all), so please bring warm clothing, rugs, and so

on - just in case.

A barbecue and outdoor bar will be available from 7.00pm

on performance nights. Full bar meals will be available at the

hotel at any time - but reserving a table is recommended.

The play takes place on licensed premises by kind permission of

Coulsdon Manor, a Bespoke Hotel. So out of consideration to our

hosts, you are respectfully asked not to bring your own food or

drink for consumption on the premises.

We look forward to seeing you.

T H E A T R E W O R K S H O P C O U L S D O N - I N V E N T E D 1 9 7 0.

R E - I N V E N T E D W I T H E V E R Y S H O W

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Maple Glazed Pork

with Mediterranean Veg Kebabs

These chunky meat kebabs with a sweet sticky glaze are perfect for a

barbeque or al fresco supper served with warmed flatbreads and salad.

Makes 8


750g lean pork fillet, cubed

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp dried oregano

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 large red peppers, deseeded and cubed

2 courgettes, sliced

2 red onions, peeled and cubed

6 tbsp maple syrup

4 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tbsp mild mustard

Place the cubed pork in a non-metallic container and

add the lemon juice, half the oil and the dried oregano

and garlic. Toss to coat then cover and leave to

marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.

Thread the pork, pepper, courgettes and red onion

onto 8 long metal skewers. Cook on a preheated

barbeque or under a hot grill for 10-15 minutes,

turning frequently, until the pork is cooked through

and the vegetables are lightly charred.

Meanwhile, mix the remaining oil, maple syrup,

ketchup and mustard together and brush all over the

kebabs for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking time, until

glazed and sticky. Serve immediately.


Marinating the meat in lemon juice and oil will make it extra tender. Add some

chopped chilli for a spicy touch or add 2 tbsp light soy sauce, if liked.

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Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday

“A real treat

for lovers of


Established May 2018 – Owned and run by Master Butcher Mark Marriner

14 Chipstead Station Parade Chipstead CR5 3TE 01737 551976

HUGE selection of traditional Free Range Poultry, Game, Pork, Beef and Lamb.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables available to accompany our fresh meat.

Home Made Pies, Cheese Selections, Local Honey, Bread, Local Eggs, Cooking Sauces and more


Lamb kebabs with lime sweet chilli & ginger, mint & rosemary, or garlic & mixed herbs.


Fillet steak kebab in a boozy smoked bourbon, or garlic & mixed herbs


Chicken Kebabs in lime sweet chilli & ginger , garlic & mixed herbs ,

or chicken with chorizo sausage and garlic & mixed herbs.


Steak burgers & minty lamb burgers, along with a vast array of

home made gluten free sausages.


FREE Home Delivery within the CR5 postcode on orders over £20.

A great service for O.A.P’s and customers who are unable to visit our shop.

American Express Card Holders Welcome

We accept all major credit cards

Telephone Orders welcomed for collection.

Visit us on Thursday to Saturday to see our shop packed full of produce.

Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 8am - 5pm

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Over the moon?

What a load of tosh!

“He was yakking

nineteen to the dozen,

acting like he was the

bee’s knees, but when

I said he was talking a

load of tosh he got the


Foreign visitors overhearing this

conversation in a British pub

could be forgiven for thinking

they’d landed in a parallel

universe, but if you’re a native

Brit, you’ll have understood it

as: “He was talking very quickly,

behaving as though he was

somebody special, but when I

criticised what he was saying he

became angry.”

Here in the UK we love our

idioms: in fact English is

probably the most idiomfriendly

language in the world.

The Oxford Dictionary defines

an idiom as “a group of words

established by usage as having

a meaning not deducible from

those of the individual words.” In

plain English that means when

we say we’re “over the moon”

it doesn’t mean we’ve joined

NASA’s space programme. This

expression, meaning “elated

and excited”, is particular to

our culture and we expect the

listener to know the words are

being used in a non-literal sense.

Here are some more great

examples of English language

idioms, together with their



Although this is now taken to

mean “a lot of nonsense”, a

load of tosh would originally

have indicated success for

London’s ‘toshers’, individuals

who used to scour the city’s

sewers searching for anything

of value. ‘Tosh’ was actually

the treasure the searchers

found, but the word became

a negative term to describe

the unfortunate toshers



Believed to date from the

Victorian era, “Bob’s your

uncle” refers to something

that is easily and smoothly

achieved. It is thought that the

saying was a sarcastic response

to the appointment of Arthur

Balfour to a prominent position

in government by his uncle,

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil. ‘Bob’

was Prime Minister at the time.


In olden times when food was

scarce, leftover bones would

be used to make soup, so it’s

possible that the expression

grew from the habit of putting

discarded pieces from a meal

back into the cooking pot.

However it’s more likely we

owe the saying to the practice

of iron smelting, where

damaged tools or weapons

would be melted down in a



Welcome to the cutthroat

world of nineteenth century

horse racing, when owners

often used dirty tricks to

knock back their rivals. It was

believed that nervous horses

would become calm if a goat

was placed in the stall beside

them, so it was common for

racing rivals to remove or ‘get’

the goat assigned to a potential

winner, in order to unsettle the




This expression comes from

the Cornish tin and copper

mines, which were often

affected by flooding. In the

eighteenth century steam

pumps were installed to clear

the floodwater and, when

working to their maximum

capacity, these pumps were

able to clear nineteen thousand

gallons of water for every

twelve bushels of coal used to

fuel them. It must have been

easy for the miners to make

the imaginative leap between

the rattling of the pumps at full

steam and someone speaking



There are conflicting

explanations for this

expression, which describes

heavy rainfall. Witches were

supposed to ride out during

storms in the shape of cats,

while the Norse storm god

Odin was attended by dogs,

so there could be a pagan

origin for this unlikely saying.

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No job is too

big or too

A less fanciful explanation

emerges from the filthy streets

of seventeenth century Britain,

when a heavy rainstorm might

occasionally cause dead animals

to wash out of the drains.

Why are we so attached to these

odd (and often illogical) sayings?

Maybe it’s because the English

language has been influenced by

the presence of so many foreign

invaders. The Romans, the

Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings and

the Norman French have all left

their mark on our language, so

it’s possible that our ancestors

reinforced their sense of identity

by using expressions that were

unique to their communities.

Another use for idioms is to

succinctly express an idea when

no single word exists to do the

job. When someone is accused

of being “in the doghouse” we

know in just three words that

the person is not just in disgrace:

they have behaved so badly

that they deserve the lowest

possible status in the household

– banished to sleep in a drafty

kennel with the dog.

Some of today’s most

commonly-used idioms hark back

to working practices that are

now obsolete. Someone working

on a sailing ship might literally

“show someone the ropes” so

they would know which sail to

hoist, but that useful phrase

gradually spilled out into wider

society and “showing the

ropes” became the shorthand

for introducing someone to a

specific job, task or activity.

Given that most of these terms

are archaic, outdated and

obscure, it’s surprising that

we continue to use them so

enthusiastically today. Idioms

may continue to baffle students

of English, but there’s no doubt

they help to give our speech its

unique character and vitality.

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Here is a list of well-known (to

Londoners) examples of Cockney

rhyming slang.

Adam and Eve — believe

apples and pears — stairs

ball of chalk — walk

barnet (Barnet Fair) — hair

Barney Rubble — trouble

bees and honey — money

boat race — face

boracic (boracic lint) — skint

brown bread — dead

bubble ( bubble bath) — laugh

butcher’s (butcher’s hook) — look

Cadbury’s Flake — mistake

china (china plate) — mate

city slickers — knickers

cream-crackered — knackered

currant bun — sun

daisy roots - boots

dog and bone — phone

dog’s meat — feet

Duke of Kent — rent

dustbin lid — kid

fireman’s hose - nose

frog and toad — road

Gregory Peck — neck

half-inch — pinch (steal)

Hampsteads (Hampstead Heath -


Hank Marvin — starving

Irish jig — wig

jam-jar — car

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Woodstock: The Iconic Festival Turns 50

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James M Shelley

Woodstock was muddy; there was not nearly enough water, food or toilets

The Woodstock Festival

was recognised as an

iconic event even as it was

taking place. 50 years on,

we look at its beginnings

and legacy.

A plan turned into chaos

Woodstock was the brainchild

of four young men looking for

an investment opportunity: John

Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie

Kornfeld (youngest vice president

at Capitol Records) and Michael

Lang (organiser of the 1968 Miami

Music Festival).

They planned to build a recording

studio and retreat for musicians

in Woodstock, New York (where

Bob Dylan and other musicians

lived), and decided to fund it via

a rock concert for 50,000 people

in Wallkill, New York, on 15th-

18th August 1969. Tickets were

distributed and bands signed up,

including Creedence Clearwater

Revival, whose fame encouraged

other big names to become

involved. It was on!

Or was it? Wallkill’s citizens, not

keen on being overrun by hippies,

passed a law banning the concert

from their vicinity on 2nd July.

Stores stopped selling tickets and

bands started to reconsider their


Luckily, Max Yasgur offered up

his dairy farm in Bethel, New

York, but preparations had been

massively delayed, including the

construction of tickets booths

and gates. By August 13th, 50,000

people had walked through the

gaps in the fence and camped

near the stage. With no way to

get them to leave or pay, the

organisers declared the concert

free – and the audience swelled to

over 400,000 people.

A triumph for counter-culture

Despite delays, the Woodstock

Festival (aka An Aquarian

Exposition: Three Days of Peace

and Music) was opened, nearly

on time, by spiritual teacher and

yogi, Swami Satchidananda. Richie

Havens followed him on to the

stage because the original opening

act, Sweetwater, were stuck in

traffic caused by thousands of

people still flocking to the event.

During his enforced three-hour set,

Richie’s improvised jam, Freedom,

was a signature moment.

Bands and artists including Joan

Baez, Santana, Janis Joplin,

Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family

Stone, Jefferson Airplane and The

Who (who played their rock opera,

Tommy) followed. With the whole

show running late, on Sunday,

the Festival began to wind down.

Only 25,000 remained to hear Jimi

Hendrix bring the festival to a close

early on Monday morning, with an

epic set that included his unique

take on The Star Spangled Banner.

Various anniversary concerts have

taken place, including Woodstock

’94, which featured Bob Dylan

(who declined to perform in ’69).

‘Woodstock 50’ will be held at

New York’s Watkins Glen on 16th-

18th August and will feature The

Killers, Dead & Company, Jay Z,

Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and

Santana (performers at the original


Woodstock was muddy; there was

a lot of sex, drugs and rock and roll

and not nearly enough water, food

or toilets; two people died; and

the organisers were left massively

in debt. Yet the festival, which

would become known simply as

‘Woodstock’, was largely peaceful,

becoming a landmark musical

event and an iconic snapshot of

‘60s counter-culture and societal

change. Appropriately, a 1960s

museum and the Bethel Woods

Center for the Arts, which hosts

outdoor concerts, now sit on the


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Medieval Shopping

Shopping in medieval times

would certainly have been an

assault on the senses.

The medieval town was a very

different place to our shopping

centres today. Although the

problem of litter is a current

(and valid) environmental

concern thanks to our overuse

of packaging, crowded medieval

streets would have habitually

run with sewage, blood from

slaughtered animals, rats and

loose livestock. Couple this with

the fact most people didn’t

wash very often, and one can

only imagine the smell and noise

(or hue and cry) of which you

would have run the gauntlet, by

popping out for a loaf of bread!

There were two types of shop

owner in medieval England:

merchants and craftsmen, and

both were commonly governed

by guilds.

Merchant or craft guilds

consisted of members who

traded in a certain commodity

such as wool, or who were

specifically skilled artisans,

respectively. By grouping

together as a guild, they were

able to set standards and

prices for their trade. Paying

for membership of the guild

also provided traders with


Craft guilds would offer

apprenticeships with the

opportunity of learning a skill

through a master craftsman

and earning the resulting

qualifications or papers.

An apprenticeship was unwaged;

sometimes families would even

pay for their son to learn a

respected trade. This payment

would include food and lodging

although it usually meant

sleeping on the shop floor.

Once a young man had

completed his apprenticeship,

he became a journeyman and

would be paid for his services.

Because most people

couldn’t read, medieval

shop signs were symbols

made of painted wood or

wrought iron

A journeyman would have to

produce his ‘masterwork’ to

be given the title of master


There were punishments for

those who broke the rules

of the guild, often favouring

the medieval penchant for

humiliation (think of the

popularity of the town and

village stocks).

For example, in those days

bread was unleavened and

sold by weight. A baker caught

adding weights to his dough to

make a heavier loaf would be

made to walk through the town

with the loaves tied around his

neck. Likewise, a brewer who

produced bad or adulterated

beer would be forced to publicly

drink it and then have the rest

poured over his head.

Banishment from a guild meant

the merchant or artisan was

unlikely to work in the town


Most medieval trade premises

were workshops as well, with

the merchant or craftsman living

above. Wealthier merchants

would have larger houses built

on the outskirts of the town.

The shop front would generally

have no glass windows but

instead would be open to the

street, with wooden shutters put

up when it was closed.

It was common for tradespeople

to group their shops together,

possibly because it was easier

for the guilds to oversee, so

streets became dedicated to

one commodity or craft, for

example, a street of bakeries or a

lane of cobblers. We can still see

this reflected in some old street

names today.

Because most people couldn’t

read, medieval shop signs were

symbols made of painted wood

or wrought iron, sometimes

partially gilded. These large signs

were hung on brackets and

chains attached to the building

and were made obvious to the

medieval customer. The sign

for an apothecary was a pestle

and mortar. A blacksmith had

an anvil and hammer, while a

farrier, who looked after horses’

hooves, might have had a simple


In those days, barbers were also

surgeons and dentists hence

their sign: a red and white

striped pole signified blood and


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It is thought that the ‘three balls’

sign for a pawnbroker (who

lent money in exchange for the

collateral of valuable goods)

may have evolved from the

symbol for three gold coins.

A butcher’s sign was usually

a bull’s head coupled with

butchery tools. Most butchers

would have a barn and

slaughterhouse attached to the

back of their shop and animals

were killed on the premises.

Carcasses would be hung

outside on hooks, and meat

laid out on slabs or special sills

attached to the building known

as ‘shammels’. These were a

common feature of medieval

shop fronts.

The typical overhangs of

medieval buildings would have

served to protect the goods

on display below, both from

the weather and things being

thrown out of the windows


As with the shop signs, instead

of written notices shop owners

would hang symbolic objects

outside their premises to keep

customers informed of what

was going on. For example, if

a brewer’s beer was ready, he

would hang a green branch


Other examples of craftsmen

or ‘mongers’ (tradespeople

selling a certain type of

goods) who might have a

shop in a medieval town were:

stonemason; draper (who

sold cloth); tailor; carpenter;

cobbler (who repaired old

shoes) and cordwainer (who

made new ones); grocer; furrier;

fishmonger; baker; weaver;

cheesemonger; cooper (barrel

maker); cartwright; ironmonger;

bowyer (who made archer’s

bows); fletcher (who made the

arrows); and chandler (who

originally made candles).

Many of these skills were

passed down through families

to become common surnames.

As well as blacksmiths who

forged iron, there were

other metalsmiths including

goldsmiths and silversmiths.

Not only did goldsmiths make

jewellery and other objects

from gold but they also

produced gold leaf to adorn the

beautiful handwritten medieval

manuscripts of the day.

Most shops closed around

3pm, having been open as early

as 6am. A curfew bell would

be rung between 8pm and

9pm and everyone was then

expected to vacate the streets

or else have a very good excuse

for being there. We could

probably learn a lot from our

medieval ancestors.

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A pint, a pie

and a piece

of local


As you stand at the bar, ordering a pint of Old Peculier

and a steak pie, it’s probably safe to assume that

the last thing on your mind will be the name of your

local pub. But once you’ve emptied your ale glass and

polished off the pie, you may find time to consider

how your particular hostelry got its name.

Here are the amazing backstories behind some

familiar pub names.

A time before signs

We all love a good pub sign – particularly if they are

colourful and eye-catching. Centuries ago these

depictions were created for people who could not

read or write, so a strong visual image was always

essential when it came to attracting customers. But

long before local artists started to paint on wooden

boards, resourceful landlords used objects associated

with drinking to show they were open for business.

The history trail starts in ancient Rome. A taberna (a

name which gave us the word ‘tavern’) was a small

shop that sold wine, and owners traditionally used

vine leaves as a trading sign. From 43 AD onwards,

when the Roman culture spread to Britain, landlords

who couldn’t lay their hands on vine leaves resorted

to using any local greenery that would do the job.

Holly was plentiful – and usefully evergreen – so

bushes were uprooted and hung outside hostelries

instead. That’s how names such as Holly Bush, The

Bush or The Bull and Bush first originated. Ploughs,

boots or copper kettles were later used to advertise

the sale of alcoholic drinks, generating imaginative

names such as The Plough, The Boot and, you

guessed it, The Copper Kettle.

By 1393, however, it became compulsory for inns to

put up a sign that would identify them to the official

Ale Taster (surely the most in-demand job of the

medieval era).

Animal crackers

Heraldry has also played a role in the naming of

pubs: it was a common practice for inns to adopt

the animals or symbols displayed on the crests of

high-ranking aristocrats, often because these people

were important local landowners. Names such as

The Red Lion or The White Hart probably resulted

from the artist’s choice to pick out one element of a

coat of arms to create a strong central image for the

pub sign.

There are over 600 Red Lion pubs in the UK. Other

heraldic animal names include The Blue Boar (from

the badge of the Earls of Oxford) and The Black

Griffin (from the coat of arms of an aristocratic Cardiff

family) and The Bear and Ragged Staff (from the crest

of the earls of Warwick), but not all pubs named after

an animal are based on a coat of arms. Just to confuse

the issue, pubs called The Black Horse are generally

named after highwayman Dick Turpin’s legendary ride

from London to York on his horse, Black Bess.

VIP taverns

It’s fairly common to find pubs named after historical

figures with a connection to a local area – for instance,

you are more likely to find establishments named after

Admiral Lord Nelson in places with a strong maritime

history. This rule certainly applies to hostelries named

after John Manners, Marquis of Granby, who was

Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in the 18th

century. When battle-wounded men quit military

service in those days they received no financial help,

so the Marquis provided money for soldiers who had

been invalided out. Some of these ex-soldiers chose

to set up pubs and naturally named them after their

benefactor. Unfortunately the Marquis’ generosity

came at great personal cost: when he died in 1770 he

had debts worth £4 million in today’s money.

By celebrating an event that occurred in 1651, the pub

name Royal Oak also pays tribute to an important

figure. May 29th (King Charles II’s birthday) was

known as Royal Oak Day, marking his lucky escape

during the English Civil War when he hid in the leaves

of a Staffordshire oak while the Roundheads searched

for him in vain.

Holy orders

Alcohol and religion don’t sit easily together, so

it’s surprising to discover that names such as The

Lamb and Flag, The Crossed Keys and The Hope and

Anchor are all based on biblical references or religious


St Paul’s epistle to the Hebrews describes faith as a

“steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope” (hence The

Hope and Anchor), The Lamb and Flag harks back

to the Crusades (when the Lamb of God was shown

carrying the English flag of St George) and The

Crossed Keys is the emblem of St Peter, who holds

the keys to heaven. As drunkenness was considered

sinful, maybe landlords were just trying to win a

little holy favour for themselves and their customers

through their choice of pub name?

There are so many more naming traditions to explore,

including sporting names, hunting names, literary

names and trade-related names: each one providing

a fascinating insight into the way we used to live. So

next time you pass a pub sign swinging gently in the

breeze, think of it less as a painted board and more as

an intriguing window into history.

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Whether your garden is

large or small, long, wide or

a completely uneven shape,

you can guarantee that it will

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height added to it – and what

better way to do this than by

erecting an arch or arbour?

The great thing is that, of

course, any vertical structure

you install in your garden

makes for a new planting

opportunity too…

So what are the advantages

of a bit of vertical structural

interest (aside from the plants

it can support) and how can

you make the very best of

them in your garden?

Position an arbour it so that

it overlooks a good view or

particularly attractive part of

the garden and you instantly

create a fabulous place to sit

and relax. You can also use an

arch or even an arbour as a

means of dividing your garden

into one or more rooms. This

age-old designer’s trick can

make your garden seem a lot

larger and more interesting.

Chosen carefully, arches and

arbours themselves are good

looking and can be a feature

in their own right, so don’t

necessarily go for the first

one you see; shop around and

remember that if you clothe

them with climbers, you are

adding to their appeal.

Any vertical structure

you install in your garden

makes for a new planting


Some plants look great but

others have another secret

ingredient: scented climbers,

like some of the rambling or

climbing roses, or honeysuckle

or jasmine, can totally

transform the whole garden

as their perfume wafts out

for you to enjoy.

If an arbour is situated in a

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can enjoy both the way it

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aromatic leaves as you sit and

relax after a stressful day.

In sunny positions, thymes

or camomile can be used to

great effect on the approach

to your archway or arbour –

when your feet gently crush

the thyme or camomile lawn,

a fantastic aroma will be


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available in a wide range of

materials, but by far the most

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around to find something that

suits your garden style, the

purpose you have in mind for

it and, of course, your budget.

I am a great fan of wood or

metal because I find that they

both fit in well with the sort

of gardening style I like and,

of course, you can always

use one of the numerous and

readily available wood stains

or paints to transform it from

its natural subtly coloured

state to a bright blue, rich red

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Although it is possible to

construct an arch or an arbour

from scratch yourself, you will

be amazed at the range of

ready-made arbours and kits

for both arches and arbours

that are now available. If you

choose wood, do ensure that

it is a wood which is either

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would be my first choice,

with Douglas fir or larch a

close second. Alternatively

you can choose a softwood

which has been tanalised or

pressure-treated with a wood

preservative, which will usually

be somewhat cheaper.

By choosing a wooden arch,

perhaps with a rounded top

and trellis up the sides, you

ensure a really good planting

space, and this somewhat

more rustic look fits in well

with a particularly informal

garden. Many of these are also

relatively inexpensive and easy

to install.

To find out just what’s

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paying a visit to several local

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flight statuses and to

find out about local

tourist attractions.

So how do you get

connected when

you’re far from


Many hotels, resorts

and attractions

promise free Wi-Fi,

but in some cases

the Wi-Fi is limited

to a single device,

and you’ll often find

that the service is

too slow to stream TV

programmes. In some cases the Wi-Fi will block

specific servers and websites.

You can get around the single-device limit if you

have a smartphone with a Personal Hotspot

feature. This creates a Wi-Fi network that other

devices can connect to, but all the data runs

through the phone. It won’t change any blocks

on streaming – if you’re determined, you can get

around them using Virtual Private Networking

software – or speed up very slow internet

connections, but it does mean the kids can

connect their Kindle Fires or other devices when

the weather isn’t brilliant.

Sometimes, the best way to go online is to use

your phone’s data connection – 4G coverage in

most big holiday destinations is very good. The

main concern is the potential cost, with some

tourists running up massive mobile phone bills

during their holiday.

But mobile data needn’t be expensive. It might

even be free. Each major operator has a list of

countries where you don’t need to worry about

big data bills, so for example Vodafone offers

free roaming across 48 different countries on

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that include Global

Roaming Plus. Always

check before you

go: if your phone

contract doesn’t

include roaming

you can usually

buy a roaming

add-on, such as a

certain amount of

data for a fixed fee.

It’s usually much

cheaper to buy a

data bundle than to

incur charges when

you’re abroad,

and if you need

more you can buy

another one via

your provider’s app

or website.

But check coverage

– you can’t use your phone if your destination

has no signal.

If you want to connect laptops or other devices

and your phone doesn’t have the virtual hotspot

feature, another option is to invest in a data

dongle. This can be a device that plugs into your

laptop’s USB port to give it mobile data access,

or it can be a dedicated device that creates a

portable Wi-Fi hotspot. At the time of writing,

Vodafone’s mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is £50 on Pay As

You Go. That price includes 15GB of mobile data,

which lasts for up to 90 days before expiring.

If you’re using public Wi-Fi networks, be very

careful: it’s really easy to set up a convincinglooking

but fake Wi-Fi hotspot to intercept

people’s internet traffic.

If you need to do secure things such as online

banking, consider investing in an app such as

Tunnelbear. It creates a secure, your-eyes-only

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Why Doctors are

prescribing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is increasingly

recommended by doctors for

mental health

Mindfulness has gone from

buzzword to a therapy

increasingly prescribed by

doctors. So what exactly is it –

and who and how can it help?

Mindfulness is…

• Increasing your awareness

of what’s going on inside

and outside yourself in a

particular moment.

• Stopping to really notice

what you’re thinking and

feeling, considering what

events sparked these

thoughts and feelings, and

how they might change your


• Paying attention to all the

physical and emotional

sensations you’re


How can mindfulness help,

and who will benefit from it?

Today, many of us lead very

busy lives and rush through

our days, reacting ‘off the cuff’

to things and often missing

opportunities to take a breath

and appreciate what’s around


Mindfulness means taking a

step back to examine what’s

going on rather than just

reacting, and separating

yourself, even if just

momentarily, from past regrets

and future worries by focusing

on the present. It can help you

gain a greater awareness of

the drivers of your behaviours

and anxieties, and so help you

get better control of them.

Mindfulness is


recommended by

doctors for mental


“It’s about allowing ourselves

to see the present moment

clearly. When we do that, it can

positively change the way we

see ourselves and our lives,”

says Professor Mark Williams,

former director of the Oxford

Mindfulness Centre.

Mindfulness can help you

appreciate things that you

previously took for granted,

like the taste of your favourite

sandwich or the birdsong as

you leave for work. And by

becoming more aware of your

thoughts and feelings, you

can begin to see patterns and

recognise those that aren’t

helpful, and recognise signs of

stress and anxiety earlier.

By recognising negative

thought patterns, we can help

ourselves learn to not let them

overwhelm us or lead us into a

spiral of negative, dominating

thoughts or negative actions

that make the situation worse

(one of the main principles of

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy


Mindfulness is something we

can all benefit from. However,

from a medical point of view,

mindfulness is now officially

recommended by the National

Institute for Health and Care

Excellence (NICE) as a way to

prevent depression in people

who have had three or more

bouts of depression in the


It’s also increasingly

recommended by doctors

for those suffering chronic

conditions or pain (which

can be the cause of ongoing

stress), and for those suffering

from stress, anxiety or

depression. There’s emerging

evidence that it can help with

insomnia, too.

Practising Mindfulness

So how do you practise


You can practise it anytime,

anywhere, but it seems to

work best if you make the

effort to do it regularly, and

try to choose a time each day

to practise it, in addition to

occasions when you practise

it ‘on the go’. It could be: on

the way to or from work; at

lunchtime; first thing in the

morning or last thing at night.

Experiment to find the time

most convenient and useful

for you.

Reminding yourself to take

notice of your thoughts,

feelings, body sensations and

the world around you is the

first step to mindfulness.

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The NHS recommends:

Noticing the everyday:

focusing on the details of

what’s going on around you.

Trying something new: sitting

in a different seat in meetings

or on the bus, or going

somewhere new for lunch, can

also help you notice the world

in a new way.

Watching and naming your

thoughts and feelings: trying

to view them dispassionately.

“It might be useful to

remember that mindfulness

isn’t about making these

thoughts go away, but rather

about seeing them as mental

events,” says Dr Williams.

“Imagine standing at a bus

station and seeing ‘thought

buses’ coming and going

without having to get on

them and be taken away. This

can be very hard at first, but

with gentle persistence it is


Identify them as they come

and label them. “I’m worried

about my Dad’s health.” “This

is stress; I’ve got a busy week

and I’m worried I won’t fit

everything in.” “I’m anxious

about my exam.”

You’ve probably heard the

adage that often our fear of

something is worse than the

thing itself. By being aware

of your fears and concerns,

you may be able to recognise

when you’re letting them

grow disproportionately to

the problem on which they’re


Freeing yourself from the past

and future

An important facet of

mindfulness is the realisation

that worries about the past

or the future can dominate

your thoughts and blight your

present, stopping you from

enjoying the time you have

now. If you realise that you’ve

been reliving negative past

experiences or are caught up

in worries about the future

for several minutes, try taking

a few moments to focus

yourself back in the now, and

appreciate the day, hour and

minute you’re in.

Taking time out: ideally

having more formal, longer

mindfulness sessions, where

you focus on your breathing

and your body, bringing your

attention back whenever your

mind wanders.

The NHS recommends the

Mental Health Foundation’s

online mindfulness course

which can be found at www., or

you can find a local teacher:

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The Sun has got His Hat on

I’ve noticed something unusual in the skies

over our fair town. One never wants to make

a fuss and so I haven’t said much until now,

but there has certainly been something there.

Perhaps you have spotted it too. Its

appearances are most prevalent during the

day; its brilliance diminishing in intensity as

the evening draws on. I have vague

recollections of this giant glowing orb before,

perhaps from my childhood. Its presence

seems strange and yet also pleasantly familiar;

as if it belongs in the heavens above us.

I am not sure how keen I am on temperatures

over 30oC (that’s 86º Fahrenheit in ‘old

money’). I am currently to be found dashing

from my air-conditioned office in my air-conditioned

car to spend evening with windows

open and curtains closed at home desperately

trying to stay cool. Perhaps you’re one of

those people who loves sitting in the sun

(with a liberal coating of Factor 50 I trust!)

and if so, this must be simply wonderful for

you. Personally, I’m more of a spring person

– bright sunshine and cool breezes – but each

to his own.

However, there is something near

universally cheering about blue skies and golden

sunshine. It lifts our spirits. It also serves

to remind me how wonderful this world is.

One has to be particularly

mean-spirited not to marvel at the wonderful,

brilliant complexity of our surroundings:

The pattern of the seasons, the remarkable

bio-diversity surrounding us and the unique,

finely tuned nature of our world which

enables us to exist at all.

There are many things said about the world

and its origin; however, I would encourage

you to consider if you can truly believe that it

exists in all its remarkable intricacy by chance.

People have argued for centuries over

whether scientific discover and theory

removes the need of a creator. Perhaps it is

the wrong question to ask; as if it is necessary

to prove the need of a creator for there to

have been one. It is easy to get into

discussions about the mechanics of creation

and to completely miss the wonder and

beauty of what has been created.

The Bible states that God was the instigator

and overseer of creation. Like a conductor of

an orchestra, He pulled together each part

to produce harmony and beauty. He has

wonderfully and lovingly forged a world we

can inhabit and enjoy; full of extravagant

detail. As we look around us we see a

reflection of His character and His love for us.

I hope you are able to enjoy the summer and

that you take the opportunity to reflect on

the beauty of the world around you and its

reflection of an extravagantly loving God.

Have a great month.

Peter Russell

Prayer for Coulsdon & Old Coulsdon exists to

encourage Christians to pray for the town and

its residents. We are supported by Churches

Together in Coulsdon. We believe that prayer

changes things and would encourage you

to join in praying for our town. This may be

through coming along to one of our existing

prayer groups, or receiving our monthly

prayer bulletin (contact Carol Russell for

details). You are warmly welcome to one of

the prayer meetings in August:

Monday 5th August – 9am at

56 Bradmore Way, Old Coulsdon

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Angela Applin proposed that ‘Women are

becoming ridiculously militant’ and opened

by acknowledging the work of women in the

past. Emmeline Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and

Political Union was formed in Manchester in 1903

and led a controversially active campaign. At the

time, people were shocked that the gentle sex

were smashing windows, cutting telegraph wires

and creating general mayhem. The suffragette

campaign attests to other historical successes of

militant opposition such as the French

Revolution. But, cautioned Angela, militancy can

soon become extremism; there is always a cadre

of militants who want to take things well beyond

radical, replacing oppression and tyranny with

ridiculously severe measures.

However, we have come a long way since

the 1928 Representation of the People (Equal

Franchise) Act, giving the vote to all women

over the age of 21 on equal terms with men.

We have a freer and more open society, where

liberal rather than militantfeminism has a major

influence on women’s lives. Gender inequality

will gradually disappear as legal reforms change

the balance of economic power, so there is less

need for militancy – all major barriers to equality

have been eradicated. Liberal feminism seems

far from ridiculous -unlike radical feminists, who

believe women are victims of patriarchal

exploitation. Radical feminists advocate

replacing the family with women-only

communes. Some also practise political

Lesbianism and celibacy as they view

heterosexual relationships as “sleeping with

the enemy”. Marxist feminists blame capitalism

for subjugating women and, like radical groups,

also want to dismantle ‘oppressive’ family life.

Both these groups foment discontent, ignoring

the progress achieved in all aspects of women’s

lives. Angela then commented on the backlash

to the MeToo movement, which even wellknown

feminists like Germaine Greer now

maintain are becoming trivial and silly. She also

noted that radical feminism turned women

into victims by ignoring natural differences and

sexual politics between male and female. The

suffragettes show that women in the past may

have been disadvantaged, but certainly not

downtrodden. She hoped that the posturing of

radical feminism becomes as ridiculous to us as

past abuses of women have become.

Opposer Michael Swadling opened by

deploring the general assumption that women

are all alike, contrasting sharply with the way

men are treated as individuals. He said that this

assumption should make women more militant

– not less. He examined various issues – starting

with voting, which showed that differences

between the sexes are relatively small. In the

2017 General Election, an equal percentage

(43%) of women voted Conservative and Labour.

Are all women feminists? A 2018 YouGov poll

found that 34% of UK women said they were,

with a range of 8 - 40% across Europe; American

research revealed a similar level of concern

between the sexes – apart from the

environment, trade policy and Michael’s next

topic - abortion. Recent polls show that more

women than men support greater restrictions on

abortion, and in the USA, nearly 31% of women

want to overturn the ruling that access to

abortion is a constitutional right. Michael

examined the feminist theory that women want

to compete professionally with men. But while

many women develop high-powered careers,

others enjoy full-time motherhood; others may

balance career and childcare. Having underlined

that women are not one homogeneous group,

Michael then outlined areas where women

should be more militant, starting with sport. The

natural physical differences between genders

make direct men/women competition ridiculous

– but now, transgender athletes (men

transitioning to women) have started to enter

and win women’s events. This denies women

the chance to win against equally matched rivals.

Unisex changing rooms destroy women’s privacy

and increase the risk of sexual assault. Michael

maintained that women should be particularly

militant about the 55% of arranged and forced

marriages, sometimes of young girls to older


Another issue is education – 22% of countries

have greater male literacy rates.

Yet today’s Western women are less than

militant about unjustifiable inequalities in sport,

partnerships and education Perhaps women

should adopt the vigorous protests of their

suffragette great-grandmothers!

The debate was lost by 2 votes to 9, with 1


The next meeting, the Society’s topical debate,

will take place on September 2nd. at 7.30 p.m. at

the Old Coulsdon Centre. The topic is yet to be

determined, but will be published in the October

edition of CR5.

Visitors are very welcome; for any further details,

please contact Angela Applin, 020 8668 8558.

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Turning houses into beautiful homes

Neil Jackson has been offering a professional

and caring service in Kenley and the

surrounding area since 1997.

In the last 22 years he has built an excellent

reputation with a large and growing list of

clients. In fact nearly all of his work is through

word of mouth and recommendations. Neils

testimonials and Google reviews are indeed

testament to his dedication and reliability.

What stands out more than anything

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Neil cares about your home and garden,

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Callum Jackson joined Paintwise Decorators

in 2014 under the tuition of Neil Jackson,

and now has a full 5 years of experience in

decorating. He brings the same considerate

attitude for your home. Callum cares about

his work, giving a quality finish to all projects

he is involved in. Paintwise are proud to have

him as a part of their team.

The Paintwise Team believe that

colour plays a very important part in peoples

lives and strive to give you the very best

advice for your home ideas. From cool to

warm neutrals to harmonising shades. From

a dash of interest to a vividly bold wall; a

papered feature wall perhaps? Whatever your

feelings evoke, we aim to create for you, both

inside and out.

Paintwise Decorators have a very close

working relationship with local stockists;

Brewers, Purley Way. They are always keen to

help with wall papering expertise, selecting the

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Brewers not only stock top quality trade paints

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UK Drive: Honda

CR-V Hybrid

What is it?

Honda’s CR-V SUV has become one of the best-selling

SUVs around the globe, as it’s reliable, practical and wellpriced.

The latest CR-V has also upped the ante when it

comes to style, and has adopted a bolder, US-inspired


An increased wheelbase also results in a far more practical

cabin, which has a more premium feel, and there is the

option of a seven-seat version on the petrol-powered


What’s new?

Honda has done away with its diesel-powered cars, and

instead chosen to offer the CR-V with a 1.5-litre petrol

engine – and this, the Hybrid.

Honda aims for two-thirds of its sales by 2025 to be

electrified in some way, and this CR-V Hybrid is the only

electrified new Honda you can buy today, although the

firm has produced electrified models in the past.

The CR-V is, however, Honda’s first electrified SUV, and

aims to offer a good mix of efficiency and performance.

What’s under the bonnet?

It has a 2.0-litre VTEC petrol engine, which is paired to an

electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack to produce a

total output of 181bhp and 315Nm of torque.

There’s a choice of front- or four-wheel-drive, with both

featuring an e-CVT automatic transmission. However,

the gearbox prohibits maximum power delivery when

accelerating harshly, although it remains smooth. It can

accelerate from 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds and offers a

top speed of 112mph, but it never feels as quick as those

figures suggest.

The claimed 53.3mpg fuel economy figure also feels a

touch ambitious. Around town, it will easily match and

exceed that, but on motorways and at higher speeds for

longer stints, fuel economy drops below 40mpg, which is

disappointing for a model that claims to be so efficient.

What’s it like to drive?

The CR-V Hybrid firmly sits on the comfort end of the

spectrum, rather than the sporty.

Supportive seats and a well-composed suspension setup

result in a comfortable ride on long distances, while even

the large 19-inch alloy wheels fitted to our test car didn’t

seem to upset the ride too much.

It’s also refined at speed, with a limited amount of road

and wind noise. In the corners there’s some roll, but that’s

a worthy payoff for a comfortable family SUV – providing

buyers aren’t expecting thrills.

How does it look?

The latest CR-V has adopted an evolutionary look

to its styling. The striking front nose and overuse

of chrome undoubtedly helps make it look more

American, but it’s hard to deny that it’s resulted in a

bold-looking SUV.

The new car is also wider and more muscular than

past CR-Vs and it adopts a similar front end to the

latest Civic as part of Honda’s ‘family face’. The

CR-V’s angular front end makes it one of the most

aerodynamically efficient cars in its class.

All models also benefit from a full suite of LED lights

at the front and rear, which certainly help to give

the CR-V plenty of presence.

What’s it like inside?

The CR-V’s interior quality is certainly a big

improvement. There are plenty of soft-touch

materials, as well as a clean, clutter-free layout, and

wood trim. The absence of a transmission tunnel

also results in a hugely spacious centre console,

while a traditional gearstick is replaced by buttons.

The seven-inch touchscreen is infuriating to use,

and though loaded with features can be difficult to


As for practicality, the CR-V excels, even in slightly

more impractical Hybrid guise. The standard

1.5-litre CR-V has the option of seven seats, but

with the room taken up by the batteries, it’s not an

option here. There’s 491 litres of load space to play

with, while the rear seats offer plenty of legroom

and headroom for adults. You also don’t have a

transmission tunnel eating into legroom.

What’s the spec like?

Go with the entry-level ‘S’ specification and you

might feel rather short-changed, with satellite

navigation and parking sensors both missing.

However, our high-spec SR grade car came

with leather upholstery, keyless start and entry,

heated front seats and ambient interior lighting all


The Hybrid costs over £2,000 more compared to

the standard petrol model, which is quite a chunk

of money to absorb – particularly when the running

costs aren’t exactly revolutionary.

Prices start from £30,130 for the Hybrid, with our

test car coming in at £34,470. This puts it in a similar

ballpark to the Toyota RAV4 – the only direct hybrid

rival to the CR-V.


The CR-V Hybrid’s punchy, relaxed and refined

powertrain makes it the pick of Honda SUV’s

line-up, and it’s ideal for town driving where the

quietness and efficiency of a hybrid come into their


As with Toyota, Honda should be admired for

pushing ahead with its electrification aims and

abandoning diesel in its CR-V – especially as the SUV

sector is still dominated by diesel-powered models.

But is it a few years too early? Perhaps. For longdistance

efficiency, diesels still make the most

sense, but for urban drivers wanting a stylish and

practical SUV, the CR-V Hybrid could be ideal.

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São Miguel, Top Hot

Spot in the Azores

Out in the Atlantic Ocean, this is the largest island

in the Azores, a colourful place blooming year

round but set precariously at the meeting point

of three tectonic plates: Eurasian, African and

North American. Bristling with dormant craters

and cones, laced in waterfalls, hot springs and

lakes, it’s truly awesome but these volcanic

wonders hold every visitor spellbound.

North-west of Ponta Delgada, the capital, a road

winds up into the hills fringed in wild gladioli,

hydrangea and agapanthus. The coastal scenery

is delightful but turning inland you soon reach

the ‘Royal Belvedere’, where in 1901 Dom Carlos

looked down on the twin lakes of Sete Cidades.

Framed by verdant slopes, connected by a

narrow strait, they spread across the crater of a

dormant volcano, their lovely colours reflecting

the ever-changing light, one lake as blue as the

sky, the other turquoise and green. Meadows

shimmer along the shore and beyond the slender

bridge, the pretty town greets you with cottage

gardens, bandstand and church. According to

legend, the lakes were created by rivers of tears

when a shepherd and his beloved princess parted

on the hilltop.

At the heart of the island, at 575 metres, Fire

Lake claims the purest water. In clear weather,

vantage points along the road reveal some

stunning views, but in its pristine nature reserve

the lake can only be reached down a steep trail.

The hike along the shore is challenging at times

but gorgeous, with luminous water, sandy coves,

scrubland and forest, cliffs and the crater rim

rising towards the sky.

the upper pool, pleasantly warm, but the lower

pool reaches a tingling 360 C. It’s the perfect way

to relax after exploring the nearby trails.

In the luxuriant hills in the south-east, Furnas has

its own geothermal gems. Down by the village,

a stream meanders orangy-red through mud

springs and bubbling pools where you hear the

‘Devil’s Heartbeat’ while mini-geysers pop all

around. Then head for the landscaped gardens

of Terra Nostra with its walking trails and bathing

pools of different temperatures, most amazing

the circular lagoon near the entrance, so large it

rarely feels crowded. The orange water is likely

to colour your skin but before you shower, take

time to enjoy its health-giving minerals.

A short drive away, the crater lake boasts a

romantic beach with glistening water and a few

pedal boats but you soon smell the fumaroles

puffing relentlessly at the foot of the hill. The

locals love them: want to cook your Sunday lunch

or a festival feast? No problem; just set your pot

in the ground, cover it up, and a few hours later

the tasty ‘cozido’ stew is ready to share with

family and friends.

Get set for your holiday

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Meanwhile on the northern slope, the hot springs

of Caldeira Velha nestle among giant ferns and

towering trees, nature in the raw almost like a

Jurassic Park draped in red rocks and steaming

water. An iron-rich waterfall tumbles down into

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FREE For Children

Rhymetime. Tuesdays 10-10.30am. Babies,

toddlers and their adults.

Wiggle and Jiggle. Thursdays 11-11.30am.

Babies, toddlers and their adults. King’s

College Dental Team will be promoting

children’s oral health and will give free,

friendly advice on Thursday 22nd August.

Craftytime. Fridays 3.30-4.30pm. 4-7 year olds

and their adults.

Rock & Rhyme. Sat 10-10.30am.

Babies, toddlers and their adults.

Storytime. Sat 3-4pm. 4-7 yr olds & their adults.

Jewellery making session for families.

Mon 5th August 3-4pm. Free, drop-in session.

Explore Learning sessions on Thursday 15th

August. Handwriting Zoo for 4-6 year olds

from 10.30-11.30am. Angular Architecture –

identify areas and angles of shapes for 7-9 year

olds from 12-1pm. Free but booking required.

FREE for Adults

Adult reading group. 2nd Thursday of the

month 2-3pm. The group will discuss A Woman

in Berlin by Anonymous. Thursday 8th August.

Free one hour one-to-one IT help sessions on

Saturdays. 10am-11am and 11am-12pm. Please


It’s free to join the library and

nearly everything is free to


Croydon Libraries are available

24/7:- We have a digital library of

audio and e-books to download

as well as digital magazines.

FREE Croydon Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) for 4-11 year olds! Read library books,

answer easy questions about the books and win prizes! Saturday 14th September.

Ask at your local Croydon library for SRC opening times.


FREE For Children

Crafternoon. Tuesdays 3.15-4.15pm. 4-10 year


Storytime. Wednesdays 2.15-2.45pm.

Under 5s.

Rhymetime. Fridays 11-11.30am.

Babies and toddlers.

FREE For Adults

Monthly coffee morning. 1st Saturday of the

month 10-11.30am.

Free one hour one-to-one IT help sessions.

Please contact the library to book.

There are jigsaws for loan at the library. Please

ask staff for details.

The library has a free car park.

Coulsdon Library at 167 Brighton Road,

Coulsdon, CR5 2NH, Tel 020 3700 1007;

Opening Hours

Monday 9am-6pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm,

Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Friday 9am-7pm and

Saturday 9am-5pm.

Bradmore Green Library, Bradmore Way,

Coulsdon, CR5 1PE, Tel 020 3700 1003;

Opening Hours

Monday 9.30am-6pm, Tuesday 9am-6pm,

Wednesday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-7pm and

Saturday 9am-5pm.

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CR5 Friends and Enemies Quiz

Friends and Enemies

1. By what name is the Religious Society of Friends better known?

2. In which famous novel do characters adopt seven commandments,

the first two of which are "whatever goes upon two legs is an

enemy" and "whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend"?

3. In the Road Runner cartoons, what type of animal is the Road Runner's


4. The term "ace" is used to refer to military aircraft pilots who have shot down at

least how many enemy aircraft?

5. In which 1983 film does the character of Tony Montana say the famous line

"say hello to my little friend"?

6. Which playwright once said "always love your enemies - nothing annoys them

so much"?

7. Which island nation is sometimes referred to as the Friendly Islands due to the

reception given to Captain James Cook on his first visit there in 1773?

8. An evil wizard called Gargamel is the sworn enemy of which group of


9. Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles' song With A Little Help From My Friends

was used as the theme song for which American TV show?

10. In a series of children's books, who has a friend called Wenda, a dog called

Woof and a nemesis called Odlaw?

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Joan took this photo during

qualifying sessions for

Formula 4 at Brands Hatch.

“I wanted to capture the

speed of the racing car by

‘panning’ the camera. Instead

of using a fast shutter speed to “freeze the

action” you use a slower speed and track the

car with the camera as it goes past. When done

well panning will give you a sharp car with a little

bluring in the wheels to show motion and a background

that seems to be “racing past“. It takes

a lot of practice - but is very satisfying when it all

comes together. I used a shutter speed 1/160 sec

for this photo.” Top Tip – there are less crowds

on qualifying day which means it’s a lot easier to

take photos.

We are on summer recess until our “Welcome

Back” evening on 10th Sep but will continue

informal meetings at a local public house

(contact Lynda for details).

We meet Tuesday evenings (Sep to May) at 8pm

in Cameron Hall, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon.

Visitors £5 (refunded on joining).

Visit, see us on

facebook or contact

Chandos Choir celebrate Golden Anniversary

1969 was a


year - first man

on the moon,

first Monty

Python, first

jumbo jet flight

and another

jumbo called

Lulu disgraced

herself on Blue

Peter - and the

Beatles gave

their last live


As one musical age ended, another began,

as Coulsdon’s Chandos Choir was born, and

in October this year we are celebrating our

Golden Anniversary.

From the beginning our objective has been

“educating the public in the art and science

of music” – while giving entertainment and

enjoyment to our members and audience


In 50 years, our repertoire has evolved but

remained true to our classical roots. Works

by the great composers are now mixed with

an eclectic mix of styles from early music right

through to modern musicals, sometimes in the

same concert!

We welcome all who share our love of making

good and interesting music in a friendly and

supportive environment.

We foster talent

locally and


musicians in

the early stages

of their career,

whether they are

a singer,

instrumentalist or


We are blessed

with the


gifts of our

choirmaster of 10 years, Robert Randall, who

can simultaneously play 8 vocal parts, fill in as

second bass or soprano soloist and conduct

with his eyebrows.

Our 50th Birthday celebration concert on 12th

October is at St. Andrew’s Church in Coulsdon,

starting 7.30.

The programme is packed with favourite

works, including Faure’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s

Gloria which we first sang in 1969.

It promises to be a memorable and hugely

enjoyable occasion and tickets are £12 from

As times and fashions have changed the

Chandos Choir has changed too and will

continue to adapt.

One thing that won’t change, however, is that

we sing to give joy to each other and to those

who hear us.

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1. Cut short (4)

3. Adversary (8)

9. Error (7)

10. Board game (5)

11. Very eager (12)

13. Informal (6)

15. Small piece of food (6)

17. Books giving meanings of

words (12)

20. Relating to the moon (5)

21. Absence of sound (7)

22. Moving very fast (8)

23. Spheres (4)


1. Business (8)

2. Start of (5)

4. Written in rhyme (6)

5. Now and then (12)

6. Protect the eyes (7)

7. Throw (4)

8. Produced (12)

12. Small bunches or groups (8)

14. Physics or chemistry (7)

16. Untie (6)

18. Lying within (5)

19. Add to (4)

Answers on page 98 no peeking!

Friends and Enemies Quiz Answers from p85

1. The Quakers 2. Animal Farm, 3. A coyote (Wile

E. Coyote) 4. Five, 5. Scarface, 6. Oscar Wilde,

7. Tonga, 8. The Smurfs, 9. The Wonder Years,

10. Wally (in the Where's Wally books)

Kids Answers from

page 86

Henry is taking

Holbas back to


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CR5 Trip Down Memory Lane

This postcard of Brighton Road, Coulsdon was posted in 1934. It shows Coldrey & Sons'

lorry parked on the left-hand side outside their baker's and confectioner's shop at

4 Market Parade. A policeman stands with his bicycle at the entrance to Victoria Road

below a banner advertising All Kodak Supplies.

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

Apply to : Mrs J Ward, 5 Landscape Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9JB.

A Limited Offer?

“I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I

have scattered your offenses like the morning

mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price

to set you free.” Isaiah 44:22 (NLT)

As you know, limited offers are quite commonplace

nowadays. I’m sure we have all heard an offer on

TV, radio or in our local newspaper that describes

the product for sale in glowing terms which grabs

our interest, but the catch is ‘Hurry! Book now or

place your order now; while stocks last,’ then there

is a time and date when this offer ends, usually just

a few days or perhaps even one day later. We’re

also told, ‘When they’re gone, they’re gone—don’t

miss this very special, unrepeatable offer!’ Oh dear,

what to do? Disappointment fills our minds and we

think, I’m too late, I have missed this amazing piece

of equipment or whatever it happens to be—so

near and yet so far!

God’s offer of salvation isn’t like that—it’s never

too late and there are no pre-conditions. It’s an

offer of unconditional love from a Father who cares

for you and longs to have you in his precious family

in order to bless, nurture, and pour out every gift

upon you. It doesn’t matter what you have done

with your life or how bad you think you are—the

slate is wiped clean; everything is forgiven, washed

away and never remembered again! Swept away

like the morning mists, our Father informs us!

God tells us and reassures us that “I, even I, am

he who blots out your transgressions, for my own

sake, and remembers your sins no more” (Isaiah

43:25 NIV). That’s a promise from your Father. But

perhaps you might be thinking, “Hey, that’s okay

for others, not me. I’ve sinned too much, been so

far away from God that he couldn’t possibly include

me!” Wrong! Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who

are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am

gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest

for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden

is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV). Notice he says “all

you”—in short, everyone is welcome and there

is no cut-off date; this is an open invitation to all

humanity for all time!

The door is always unlocked, you just need to push

it open and walk right in; how great is that? You will

be very glad you did and delighted to lay your burden

down at last—you’ve carried it long enough!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the promise that you

will never leave us orphans and that we will

always have you to rely on. Amen.

GCI Coulsdon Community Church meets at 11.00am on

Sundays In Coulsdon Community Centre Upper Hall.

For further information please contact

Pastor Brian Smith or

01243 699812. To receive daily e-mail messages

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What’s On in the Community

FREE page for local charities and non-profit making organisations

Here to help you

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

years has helped thousands of people affected by cancer.

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

through information, counselling or the wide range of complementary

therapies we offer.

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

with only one purpose – to help you cope

Visit or call 020 8668 0974 for more information

South East Cancer

Help Centre,

2 Purley Road,

(Tesco Development)

Purley, CR8 2HA

Registered Charity No. 1011509

Talk to us – we’re here to help

Toys & Tots

FREE weekly session

every Tuesday @ 11am

in the Church Hall

Committee Room

2 nd Tuesday each month

2pm – 4pm

in the Church Hall

fun quizzes and






starts at 9.45am

Holy Communion, music

led by a versatile robed

choir and talented

organists, Junior Church

for our younger members.

Messy Church

Every 3rd Tuesday

3.30pm – 5.30 pm in

the Church Hall

Save the dates

• Caribbean-African

evening – 7 September

6.30pm in Church Hall

Email :

for tickets

Autumn Fair –

5 October in Church Hall

entertainment for a

St. Andrew’s Players Panto

“Peter Pan in Coulsdon”

modest donation

23 (evening) & 24 th (afternoon)

Holy Communion at 1.30pm Hall to Rent - email:

November in Church Hall

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Sunday, 29th September

11am until 4pm







Adults £4 - Children £1

The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders

Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton. Tel: 020 8643 7764

(Opposite Oaks Park Golf Course entrance)

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣


South Croydon Sports Club Beech Copse South CroydonCR2 7ES


Have you ever wanted to play Bridge but don’t know where

to start? Then why not come along on Thursday 19th

September 2019 at 2.00 pm to our,



If you enjoy the experience and would like to carry on to

learn the game, we will be running a 24 week teaching

programme from Thursday 26th September 2019. These

lessons will attract a charge of £15 per session.

Contact Angela on 0208 668 0345

Full details on our website

♠ ♥ ♦ ♣

ASC is a partnership between Age UK

Croydon, Croydon Vision and Disability

Croydon providing information, advice and

support for older people living in Croydon.

We are running Information and Advice

sessions at:

Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired,

Grange Park Coulsdon Road, Old Coulsdon

every Monday.

•Drop ins 10.00am – 12.30pm

•Appointments 2.00pm – 4.00pm

To book an appointment or speak to a

member of our team, contact the Helpline

020 8686 0066

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Gatton Park Events

Sunday 4 August Get Arty in August

Park & gardens open all afternoon, bird hide open,

free guided tours and free activities for children,

including the Wild Things play trail.

Tea & cakes available to purchase.

Art activities and treasure hunt around the park;

Cost: adults £5 children free.

Saturday 31 August Green Woodworking Course

Take part in a country craft session in our woodland

workshop. Make simple items using traditional

techniques and tools. No previous exp. necessary.

Materials and tools provided.

10am-2pm. £30pp.

Sat 31 Aug Open Air Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody

Watch an award-winning film on the big screen in

our beautiful parkland. Arrive early to enjoy live

music. Wood-fired pizza, popcorn and drinks available

to purchase. Gates open at 7pm. Film starts at

8.30pm. Visit for early bird ticket


Thurs 1 Aug Gatton Trailtastics: Fairies & Pixies


Looking for the fairy residents of Gatton Park. A

self-guided trail with activities. Picnics welcome.

12-3.30pm. £5 per child.

Rocky Lane, Reigate, RH2 0TW 01737 649068.

Book online at:

Monday 5 & Tuesday 13 August Forest Fun (2+yrs)

Join us in our Forest School area, explore Cedar

Wood, make woodland crafts and enjoy a snack

around the fire. 10am-12pm or 1.30-3.30pm. £8 per


Tuesday 6 August Birds

Find out about Gatton’s birds with crafts, trails and

a visit to the bird hide.

10am-12pm. £8 per child.

Thurs 8 August Inspired by Gatton – Matisse (4-


Make a Matisse-style collage based on the shapes

in our beautiful Rock Garden.

10am – 12noon £8 per child.

Wednesday 7 & Friday 9 August Trails and Tales:

The Singing Mermaid (2-4yrs)

Enjoy the story of ‘Singing Mermaid’ and a walk in

the park to bring the story to life. Create artwork .

10-11.30am or 1.30-3pm. Cost: £8.00 per child

Wednesday 14 & Friday 16 August Trails and Tales:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2-4yrs)

Enjoy the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and

walk in the park to bring the story to life. Create

artwork. 10-11.30am or 1.30-3pm.

Cost: £8.00 per child

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(Chicken/Vegetarian/Gluten free option

available on request)

Saturday 31st August 7pm for 7.30 start

Price: £12.50 to include Supper

The Cameron Hall,

Old Coulsdon Congregational Church,

Coulsdon Road, Old Coulsdon

Raffle, Prizes for winning team

Bring your own drinks, glasses and sauces

Teams of up to 8 or individual entries welcome

Quiz Master Rev Malcolm Newman

Contact Neil Wallace 01737 555787


Invite you to watch

National Demonstrator



“Flower Power”

Wed 28th August 2019 at 2pm

Doors open 1:30pm

Raffle, members competition “Weird &

Whacky”(semi-omposed), floral sundries

sales table and refreshments

We’re a friendly local flower club affiliated

to NAFAS. New Members and visitors (£6)

always welcome.

Monthly meeting and demonstration at 2pm on

the 4th Wednesday of every month at

Banstead Community Hall ,

Park Road SM7 3AJ

For further details or enquiries,see our page at

email or call

Susan Macpherson 0208 657 4328

The RSPB Croydon

Local Group

Monthly Illustrated Wildlife Talks in

South Croydon

Whitgift Sports Club, Croham Manor Road -

off Croham Road, South Croydon, CR2 7BG

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

Admission £4.00. Everyone is welcome, not just RSPB


Free refreshments. A selection of RSPB goods, nuts &

seeds are on sale.

Parking limited on site but free in adjacent roads.

64 & 433 buses stop nearby in Croham Road.

Monday August 12th 2019: The Group’s General

Meeting (pm) and AGM (evening) will be preceded by a

talk celebrating 130 years of the RSPB. Tessa Boase will

be telling us about those women (including Eliza Phillips

of Croydon) who defied convention to fight the plumage

trade. Her research led to the writing of her book ”Mrs

Pankhurst’s Purple Feather” (subtitled ‘Fashion, Fury and

Feminism - Women’s Fight for Change’).

For more information contact John Davis

on 020-8640 4578

or see

Note: on request we give illustrated bird talks to local


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Formerly Croydon Decorative & Fine

Arts Society

Meet Monthly (2nd Thursday) at 10.15

All Saints Church Hall, Sanderstead

We are looking for like minded people

that are interested in Art.

We have expert lecturers to do the talks.

8th August No meeting

12th September Mary Delany and her

‘Paper Mosaics’

For further details phone 0208 657 2496 or


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Something which would help your comfort, but not available.

Something you play, but the equipment does not suit.

Contact Remap London South for ideas, adaptions, and custom aids.

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Coulsdon Community Centre,

Coulsdon Community Centre, Chipstead Valley Road, CR5 3BE

Chipstead Valley Road, CR5 3BE

Do you want to get some gentle exercise?

Do you want to get some gentle exercise?

want to meet new people

Do you want to meet new people and have some fun?

and have some fun?

Why not give Short Mat Bowls a try?

Why not give Short Mat Bowls a try?

We are a friendly mixed club looking for new

We are a friendly mixed club looking for new members.

Flat soled shoes members.

required, tuition provided.

Experienced bowlers also welcome.

Flat soled shoes required, tuition provided.

We meet on Mondays 12am-2pm and Thursdays 2pm-4pm

Experienced bowlers also welcome.

Contact Sylvia on 02086682841 for further details or just turn up.

We meet on Mondays 12am-2pm

Annual fees £20 and £3 per session, first 3 sessions free.

and Thursdays 2pm-4pm

Contact Sylvia on 0208 668 2841

for further details or just turn up.

Annual fees £20 and £3 per session,

first 3 sessions free.

St Andrew’s Contact Group

Monthly Pop In Teas

at St. Andrew’s Church Hall,

from 2-4pm on the second

Tuesday of every month.

A cup of tea, sandwiches

and cakes are served for a

modest donation.

The Contact Group Volunteers invite you

to join them for companionship and

friendly conversation. If a lift would help,

contact Monica Jefford 01737 555996

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


We are a group of local amateur artists of

all standards that come to practice and

improve skillsin an informal and friendly


The Society has classes supervised by two

Tutors for portrait and still life work, either

painting in oils, watercolours, pencil, crayon

or pastel work. Our Tutors are both working

artists of an excellent standard.

We meet on Thursday evenings during the

school term between 7.30 and 9.30pm at

the Old Coulsdon Bowling Club,

81 Coulsdon Rd, Coulsdon, CR5 2LD.

For more information see:

OR just turn up at the Old Coulsdon

Bowling Club on a Thursday evening 7:30 –

9:30pm during term dates.

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Coulsdon Networking Club

Launched in 2016 Coulsdon Networking Club has

been a great success.

The club is about local businesses coming together

over a coffee and a pastry once a month and

exchanging business ideas, helping each other and

of course giving referrals.

We meet in I Calabresi on Chipstead Valley Road at

9.30am every third Tuesday of the month. Please

join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter.

Regular attenders will get publicity via both of these.

Please feel free to come along and join us.

Kenley Flyers WI

Why not come along and join us for a

friendly meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of

every month, make new friends, enjoy

listening to speakers with a difference, or

try your hand at different skills.

Some of our activities include quizzes,

lunches, dinners, outings, theatre trips,

book club, scrabble group and craft


We meet at Kenley Memorial Hall,

Godstone Road, Kenley CR8 5AB at 7.30pm

For further information call Pauline on

020 8660 3810

or email

Coulsdon Networking Club


There’s more than meets the eye at

Kenley Flyers WI !


Welcomes lively over 40's

to social events including

barbeques, theatre, walks,

meals etc.

New members evening – 1st

Thursday of the month at 9pm


Linda 020 8668 1382,

Glenn 020 8656 9007,

Shirley 020 8651 5835.


To advertise call Lucy on 01737 557888 or 07703 209292




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Tax Data 21

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Surrey Blinds 19

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JWCC Family Butchers 33

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Flexi Pay Carpets 83

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•Computer Services

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•Conservatory Services

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Carlton Video 58

•Education & Tuition

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Oasis Academy Coulsdon 27

Spanish Evening Classes 71


Michael Steele Electrician 77

My Trusted Electrician 81

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Watt Electrical Services 55

•Estate Agents/New Homes

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John Brown 100

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•Health, Hair & Beauty

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Coulsdon Opticians 49

Crossways Dental Practice 23

Foot Health Centre 20

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Precious Moments Beauty Salon 1

Versastyle Mobile Lashes 82


Dream Doors 76

Pro-Paint Refinishing 43


Alpine Lock Services 17

Surrey Locks & Glazing 78

•Mobility Services

AXIS Mobility 6


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Jemca Toyota 2

Lexus Croydon 99

Robe & Hitchen 71

Top Marks Tyres 22

Volks Autos 83

Wallace Automotive 10


Paintwise Decorators 74/75

Pro-Paint Refinishing 43

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•Plumbing & Heating

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Surrey Locks & Glazing 78

Wishing you all a

Happy August

Crossword Answers from p88

Across: 1 Crop, 3 Opponent,

9 Mistake, 10 Chess,

11 Enthusiastic, 13 Casual,

15 Morsel, 17 Dictionaries,

20 Lunar, 21 Silence,

22 Speeding, 23 Orbs.

Down: 1 Commerce, 2 Onset,

4 Poetic, 5 Occasionally,

6 Eyelids, 7 Toss,

8 Manufactured, 12 Clusters,

14 Science, 16 Loosen, 18 Inner,

19 Plus.






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