Local Life - Chorley - September 2019


Chorley's FREE local lifestyle magazine.


Chorley Edition September 2019

Public Art Trail

Pages 21-24

Top Ten Electric Cars

Pages 38 -39

WIN Tickets to

Martin Mere

Pages 34-35

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4 Local Life

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yet! We’ve been beavering away over the last few

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In this issue

Heritage Open






Public Art Trail


Martin Mere



Top 10 Electric



14 Puzzle page 32 Events2Go


6 Local News

28 Health

36 Pets

38 Motoring

41 Gardening

43 Home Services

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6 News & Features

Photography Competition

The Chorley & District Natural History Society are

celebrating their 40th anniversary year with a wildlife

photography competition.

Entries of wildlife photos taken in the Chorley

area are welcomed, and entrants must be Chorley

residents. Whether you’re snapping pictures of

landscapes, birds, mammals or insects, the society

want to hear from you. There are two categories,

‘Open’ for general entries and ‘Junior’ for under-16s,

with Wilkinson Photographic vouchers up for grabs.

You can submit up to 3 digital photographs to

photocomp2019@chorleynats.org.uk by Thursday,

October 31. Please note photographs of pets are

not allowed. Visit www.chorleynats.org.uk for more


Mill Demolition Planned

Standish Street Mill is set to be partially demolished

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There has been a mill on Standish Street since 1811,

though the original building was destroyed in a fire

in 1829. Like many of Chorley’s cotton mills it was

instrumental in the growth of the town’s industry,

and was most recently used as a printworks after its


The proposal will see the wings of the mill

demolished, but the main building and chimney


Nostalgia Weekend

Eccleston Methodist Church invites you to a

celebratory weekend of nostalgia in October.

From Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 13,

enjoy a display of vintage fashion, photographs,

memorabilia and local documents in the church.

The event runs from 10am-7pm on the Friday

and Saturday, then 12pm-5pm on the Sunday

at Eccleston Methodist Church on The Green.

Admission is £2.50, with proceeds to St. Catherine’s

Hospice and the church.

Doggie Dispensers

Six new dog poo bag dispensers have been added

around Euxton to help reduce dog waste in public

spaces. So far these have proved very well-used.

Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our July

competition, who each won a pair of tickets to

Southport Flower Show.

The winners were Hayley Betts from Euxton,

Maximilian Pimbley from Mawdesley and Shirley

Mottershead from Buckshaw.

We hope you all had a great time at the Flower Show!

Don’t forget to see pages 34-35 for your chance to

win a family ticket to Martin Mere this month.

Did you know we also run social media competitions

exclusively for fans of our Facebook page, Local Life

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Look for a Book

A community project in Euxton has people searching

high and low for hidden books to take away and


Euxton Look for a Book was set up by Hannah

Houghton in an attempt to get more people in the

area reading. It also encourages children and young

adults to practice their literacy skills outside of

school hours, by providing books for various levels

of reading ability.

‘After speaking with my sons, Harry (5) and George

(3) we decided to set up a Facebook group in Euxton

using the same idea as similar projects in Preston and

Southport,’ Hannah said. ‘Harry and George helped

me write notes to go with each book, and decided

which they wanted to donate to get us started.

‘Within days we had over 100 members of the

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School Parking Plans

A consultation over the installation of double-yellow

lines and zig-zag outside Trinity C of E Methodist

School has been launched.

The measures for the school on Brookwood Way in

Buckshaw Village would help restrict parking in order

to keep pupils and families safer after ‘dangerous’

parking has been demonstrated in the area. It would

also lessen the need for children to walk between

parked cars into the road.

The consultation closes on Thursday, September 5

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Lancashire Night

Euxton Library will host a special Lancashire Night

with guest star Sid Calderbank - the Lancashire

expert - in October.

Folk musician and Lancastrian Mark Dowding will

also make an appearance with some of his best


Expect a wonderful night of music and stories based

around Lancashire, including - quite aptly - a hotpot

supper. Drinks will be available to purchase on the


Tickets cost £6 from the library, and the event takes

place on Thursday, October 10 from 7pm.

Free Christmas Meal

St. Laurence’s Church on Union Street is hoping

to offer a free Christmas dinner to local people in

December. The offer will be open to homeless people

and anyone who would otherwise be spending the

day alone and would prefer some company.

Park Update

Worden Park in Leyland is set to receive new

playground equipment as part of a scheme with

South Ribble Borough Council.

Local school children were asked what they’d like

to see in the new play area, with some designs

incorporated into the park. Work is due to start in


Meanwhile, a consultation is taking place for the

future of Worden Hall, which will run until Monday,

September 9. Options for the future use of the hall

have been suggested as a community venue, a place

for small weddings/events or an exclusive wedding

venue. These were all considered financially viable

options for the building, and form the basis of the

public consultation.

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Open Days

Heritage Open Days is a nationwide scheme offering free

tours and days out to help you learn more about local

places and their history, taking place each September.

Bank Hall

Sunday, September 15, 12pm-4pm

Bank Hall Drive, Liverpool Rd., Bretherton, PR26


Enjoy a guided tour around the house exterior and

find out about its history.

Blackpool Tower

Sunday, September 15 & Sunday, September 22,


Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, FY1 4BJ

This iconic Victorian pleasure complex opened its

doors in 1894, and now invites guests to enjoy a

free guided tour during its 125th anniversary year.

Pre-booking required on 01253 478090.

Infantry Museum

Saturday, September 14, 10am-4pm

Watling Street Road, Preston, PR2 8AA

Embark on a guided tour of the usually inaccessible

Fulwood Barracks, which were constructed in

response to the Plug Riots of 1842.

Speke Hall

Saturday, September 21, 10:30am-4:30pm

The Walk, Speke, L24 1XD

Explore the huge Tudor house for free, with guided

tours available.

Terraced Gardens

Saturday, September 7, 10am onwards

Rivington Terraced Gardens, Rivington, BL6 7SA

Explore Rivington Terraced Gardens like never

before, with experienced historians on hand to

answer your questions. The Pigeon Tower will be

open to the public on the day.

Lancaster Castle

Saturday, Sept 21 & Sunday, Sept 22, 10am-4pm

Castle Parade, Lancaster, LA1 1YJ

Embark on a guided tour of the castle where 200

prisoners were hanged. Explore the Chapel Yard,

the Drop Room, Hadrian’s Tower and the Old Cells.

Anderton Boat Lift

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22,


Lift Lane, Anderton, CW9 6FW

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Museum of Transport

September 14, 15, 21 & 22, 10am-4:30pm

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The museum opens its doors for free to offer a ride

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So Many Scarecrows


Scarecrows will be hiding around every corner of

Chorley this month, with two scarecrow festivals

taking place.

The Clayton and Whittle Parish Councils have

organised their festival between September 7th

and 21st. Families, businesses and individuals

are encouraged to create a scarecrow that best

represents them - these can be entered into the

festival until Tuesday, September 3. For more info,

visit www.whittlelewoodsparishcouncil.org.uk

Meanwhile, Charnock Richard’s scarecrow festival

takes place on the weekend of September 14th

and 15th. The event will be filled with family fun

including tombolas, games and live entertainment,

with refreshments available.

A vote will be held to give everyone the chance

to choose their favourite scarecrow, while families

can also get involved in the village-wide scarecrow

hunt. Parking is available opposite the church, and

a map will be available for visitors wanting to spot

every scarecrow.


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1. Angel of the highest order (6)

7. Plant with soothing juice used to treat burns (4,4)

8. Sound of a bell (4)

10. Small biting fly (4)

11. Pitch dangerously to one side (6)

12. Supreme spirit of evil, Satan (5)

14. Dietary substance found in milk, meat, etc (7)

17. Diver’s skin garment (7)

18. Hollow teeth of a venomous snake (5)

21. Sudden sharp pain in the side of the body (6)

23. Caused to procreate (animals) (4)

25. Speed of progress (4)

26. Mexican hat (8)

27. Strand of yarn (6)


1. Filament (6)

2 . One step of a ladder (4)

3. Country under the dictatorship

of the Duvalier family from

1957 to 1986 (5)

4. Performance of music (7)

5. Declare formally as true (4)

6. Becoming very cold and icy (8)

9. Laminated metamorphic

rock similar to granite (6)

13. Period when voting

takes place (8)

15. Perplexing riddle (6)

16. Make taut (7)

19. Hand-held piece of armour (6)

20. Chief monk (5)

22. Hollow cylinder (4)

24. Act presumptuously (4)

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Trace a path through

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The numbers in each row add up to totals to the

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totals along the bottom.

The diagonal lines also add up

the totals to the right.


6 4

7 3

1 8

10 24 20 19







All the puzzle solutions can be found

on page 50 of this magazine


Living It Up

Chorley Live returns for its seventh year this

October, and the town is already gearing up for

what promises to be another spectacular event.

This year’s festival line-up includes 280 appearances

from live acts across 35 venues. Expect excellent live

music, comedy, dancing, open mic nights, magic

and much more.

Last year’s Chorley Live scooped a

prestigious Lancashire Tourism Award

for best Small Event for a festival that

attracted over 12,000 people to the town


Chorley Live takes place on Friday,

October 4 and Saturday, October 5, with

acts performing in a ream of venues

including pubs, libraries, restaurants,

churches and more.

Wristbands cost £5 and will get you

access into every venue. These are available to

purchase from the Chorley Council office on Union

Street, or from any of the acts or venues. Children

under 12 go free with an accompanying adult.

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A clay pigeon shoot will take place this month in

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beginners and those more experienced in the sport,

the shoot will take place on Saturday, September 7 at

Holt Lane, Brindle.

Shooters should use fibre wad cartridges. The event

takes place from 11am-3pm.

Scottish Dancing

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Public Art Trail

Grab your walking boots and head off on Local Life’s Chorley public art trail to discover

some of the wonderful sculptures and statues hidden around the area.

Chorley Pals


Overlooking the Flat Iron car

park stands the Chorley Pals

Memorial. Unveiled in 2010,

the statue depicts one of the

soldiers who went to fight

during WWI, holding his rifle

and looking determined. The battalion first headed

out to Egypt in 1914, spending two months on the

Suez Canal before they embarked for France. 175

Chorley Pals were known to be in the trenches in

Serre on a day where 34 men were killed and 59

were wounded.

Band of Brothers

These wicker men strewn about

Chorley town centre were

erected in 2014 as

part of an



Chorley In Bloom. Chorley Council installed the

soldiers along Union Street to commemorate

those who lost their lives throughout WWI, while

roundabouts along the bypass depict historically

important scenes in Chorley’s past. On Chorley

Interchange, for example, you’ll find wicker

sculptures highlighting the progression of cycling

in the town as a tribute to Eccleston resident Bradley

Wiggins. Bolton Street’s installation celebrates

Chorley FC’s longstanding association with the

town, while Commercial Road is a nod to Chorley’s

status as a market town.



In Astley Park you’ll find

The Messenger in quiet

reflection on his stone

bench. This WWI soldier

– who likely would have

carried messages between

trenches - is carved from

a large quarried block of stone with the poem ‘A

Letter to Daddy’ inscribed nearby. Written by a

young mill worker from Chorley, the poem was to

the little girl’s father who was serving in the Great

War. He sits in the new Garden of Reflection, with

flooring constructed from a material similar to the

duck boards found in the trenches of the time.

Evader’s Garden

Chorley-born designer John Everiss created the

Evader’s Garden in 2015, when it was moved to its

home at Astley Hall after being entered into the

Chelsea Flower Show. The display depicts a broken

brick wall and stained glass window, with a WWII


airman poised to look out of it, and is constructed

from reclaimed materials found in Chorley Council

depots. Inscribed on a nearby tombstone is Leo

Marks’ poem ‘The Life That I Have’, which was used

to encrypt messages by spies in occupied Europe.

The memorial commemorates British escapees

from France and the French civilians who risked

their lives to help the Allies – John’s father Stan was

a pilot during the war, shot down over France in

April 1943. Members of the French

Resistance saved his life and

helped him cross the escape

line, eventually being

repatriated in June that

year. The names of some of

the people who helped Stan

are inscribed on the bricks

of the church wall in the

Evader’s Garden, many

of whom were dead by




Scattered about Astley

Village are three naturethemed

sculptures – a

3.5 metre oak totem

pole depicting the life

cycle of frogs, a bench

inspired by ferns,

and a steel dragonfly

hovering over the

pond. Created by artist

Stephen Charnock, the

artwork was part of a

scheme to improve

the pathways and

open areas around the

village, getting local

schools involved in

the creation process.

Photo from www.scartworks.co.uk



Astley Hall’s Sensory

Garden was first

created in 1953 for use

by blind servicemen

who’d fought in the

war. It was known

as the ‘blind garden’,

and featured plants

with rich scents and


Sculptor Thompson Dagnall got involved in

creating the Astley Mole – an animal known for its

diminished vision and heightened senses - to nestle

in the garden. Ivy benches carved from oak logs

have been specially sculpted so that your hands fall

to the texture as you sit down. The garden truly is a

feast for the senses.

Benjamin Disraeli

Hidden in the leafy canopy of Astley Park’s

Walled Garden is the statue of Benjamin Disraeli,

Conservative Prime Minister of Britain during the

19th century. His statue was erected in Chorley

town centre in 1886 by the Primrose League.

Tree Spirit


Cuerden Valley Park

is home to a series of

carved tree stumps

(and a friendly wooden

owl) that make up the

tree spirit trail - see how

many you can spot!

While you’re there, keep

an eye out for Thompson Dagnall’s Green Man; an

expressive face peeks out of a hollow in a tree close

to the main car park. Rather than being carved

out of the tree, the face is actually carved from the

inside - walk around and you’ll see an ear and the

back of the head poking out!

Photo by Thompson Dagnall


Eaves Green Dinosaur

Yep, you read that correctly – there’s a dinosaur

lurking about in Eaves Green. Carved from

sandstone by artist Thompson Dagnall, the dino

was installed along with the new housing estate in

the area and can be found off Lower Burgh Way, on

the entrance to Yew Tree Close.

Dagnall’s sculpture harks back to when the area

was mostly red sandstone and dinosaurs would

have been a regular sight – that is, if there were any

humans around to witness them.

Nearby, another piece of sandstone depicts an ape’s

transformation into civilised man, clutching both a

club and an umbrella. A buzzard – a regular visitor

to the nearby Yarrow Valley Country Park – can also

be spotted hunched over a meal, or ‘mantling’ to

use the technical term.

Here you’ll also find a portrait of Chorley local and

founder of one of the first colonies in the USA

Myles Standish, founder of the Plymouth Colony

in America, carved into a large piece of stone. In

the same rock is a Davy lamp to commemorate

Chorley’s historic mining ties.


Photo by Philip Wallbank

Bobby the Iron Horse

This 15 foot high iron horse can be found on the

Longmeanygate roundabout, pulling his cart

from builders merchant C&W Berry in Leyland.

Constructed in 2017 from recycled materials and

filled with old horseshoes, Bobby is hailed as a

symbol of Leyland’s strength, dedication and

resilience as a market town. Draught horses like him

were used to haul goods after the introduction of

the railways, often passing from the station goods

yard to the final customer.

Now approximately 4000 vehicles pass Bobby each


Motor Men

Over in Leyland you’ll

find the statues of

two Leyland Motors

workers. The first,

at the entrance to

Leyland Market, was

reconstructed from

a genuine 1920s

photograph of a man leaving the site smoking

a pipe after a hard day at work. An appeal was

launched to find the identity of the man in 2011

and he was tentatively identified as Walt Barnes,

although this has not been confirmed.

Leyland Motors made lorries, buses

and trolleybuses, and began operation

in 1896 as the Lancashire Steam Motor

Company. A Morrisons now stands on

the site of the old factory, with a second

statue commemorating its colourful

heritage. Surrounded by trees, you’ll find

a man hard at work pouring paint into

Leyland’s town logo.

The Green Man

Chorley’s answer to the Angel of the

North stands just outside Buckshaw

Village, welcoming people to the

area. The sculpture, made from tubular steel and

fibreglass, was constructed back in 2005 and stands

at 9 metres tall. The green sculpture was created

to pay homage to the surrounding countryside,

celebrating the eco future of the borough.

It was originally hoped that the metallic structure

would be transformed by creeping vines, but

unfortunately the plants only managed to wrap

around his legs.

Euxton’s Cannon

A brand new wicker cannon now stands on the first

roundabout in Euxton as a tribute to ROF Chorley,

a munitions factory supplying ammunition for

weaponry in WWII. After the war the factory, along

with ROF Bridgend, replaced the Royal Filling

Factory in Woolwich and remained open until 2007.

The site is now home to Buckshaw Village.

Photo by Philip Wallbank

Photo by Euxton Parish Council


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28 Health & Fitness

National Eye Health Week:

Seven Steps to Healthy Eyes

According to the Royal National Institute

for the Blind, around half of all sight loss

in the UK is avoidable. National Eye Health

Week (NEHW) is running from the 23rd to

the 29th of September this year, reminding

us of the importance of eye health and the

vital role regular eye tests play. So how can

you look after your eyes?

1. Keep alcohol consumption low

Heavy alcohol consumption increases

the risk of developing cataracts and

early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By

causing deficiency of Vitamins B1 and A, it can also

cause weakness or paralysis in the eye muscles,

night blindness, corneal thinning or perforation,

dryness, and even blindness. Heavy drinkers

(especially those who smoke) also run the risk of

tobacco-alcohol amblyopia, a progressive optic

neuropathy that typically causes bilateral, painless,

visual impairment with loss of colour vision and a

central visual field defect.

Excessive alcohol intake during pregnancy can

cause foetal alcohol syndrome, resulting in ocular

abnormalities in the baby (optic nerve development

issues, eye coordination difficulties and drooping


Both men and women should keep alcohol

consumption under fourteen units a week. If you

regularly drink this many units, ensure they’re

spread out over at least three days.

2. Don’t smoke

Aside from aging, smoking is the biggest risk factor

for developing AMD, and smokers are far more

likely to develop it than non-smokers. Smoking also

increases your risk of developing cataracts.

3. Eat an eye-friendly diet

Diet plays a highly significant role in eye health,

particularly in the prevention of cataracts and AMD.

Research indicates that eating just one portion of

fish a week may reduce your AMD risk by up to 40%.

Important foods to include in your diet are:

• Cod, sardines, tuna, mackerel and salmon

• Green, leafy vegetables like spinach or kale, and


• Brightly-coloured fruit and vegetables such as

corn, carrots, orange sweet peppers, oranges,

blueberries, grapes and papaya

• Eggs

• Whole grains and avocados

• Garlic, onions, shallots and capers

• Soy

4. Take regular exercise

Lack of exercise contributes significantly to several

eye conditions, particularly amongst the over-60s.

Exercise may reduce the risk of sight loss caused by

narrowing or hardening of the arteries, high blood

pressure and diabetes, and it’s linked to a reduced

risk of glaucoma, cataracts and AMD.


5. Maintain a healthy weight and do everything

possible to avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Maintaining a healthy weight helps preserve

macular pigment density, which in turn can prevent

AMD onset. Excess body weight has also been

linked to glaucoma. Diabetes can cause diabetic

retinopathy and (potentially) blindness. Exercising

and eating healthily can help you reduce your Type

2 Diabetes risk and maintain a healthy weight.

6. Protect your eyes from UV light

UV light can damage your eyes just as it can damage

your skin and it’s a risk factor for cataracts. Never

look at the sun directly and on bright days always

wear sunglasses bearing the CE mark or the British

Standard BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013, which indicates

they offer adequate ultraviolet protection.

7. Have regular eye tests – even if you think your

think your eyesight and health are fine

Sight tests are about more than checking if you

need glasses. They can detect eye conditions you

may be unaware of as yet, catching them at an early

stage when treatment may be easier and sight loss

potentially avoidable. Sight tests can also detect

other health conditions, including high blood

pressure and diabetes.

Everyone should have a sight test every two years,

but you may need one more frequently if you’re

over 40, of Afro-Caribbean or Asian descent, or

have a family history of eye conditions. You may

qualify for a free NHS eye test - see www.nhs.co.uk

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Dementia is not, as many people believe, a

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the older you are, the more likely you are

to be affected) and it is predicted that the

number of UK residents with the condition

will increase to over one million by 2025.

That figure is set to double by 2051.

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in future our public health and social care

services could struggle to care for people

who develop the condition. Dementiafriendly

initiatives therefore serve a dual

purpose: helping people stay at home for as long

as possible and relieving some of the burden that

would otherwise be placed on our public care


Things we all take for granted, such as using

technology, getting served in shops and banks,

going on holiday or enjoying hobbies are difficult

when you have dementia, but they can become

even harder when the individuals around you don’t

know how to respond appropriately.

A dementia-friendly community is a place where

people with dementia are understood, respected

and supported. It can be a street, village, town, city

or region, an organisation, a group or even a virtual

community. Local people are encouraged to decide

what works best for them.

While flexibility is encouraged, there are certain

measures that are regularly adopted by towns and

cities who want to become DFCs. Businesses that

regularly come into contact with older people,

such as banks and taxi firms, are asked to provide

extra support for customers with dementia, while

museums and art galleries are encouraged to

offer dementia-friendly activities. Other initiatives

include ‘dementia cafes’ and drop-in centres. In the

public realm planners use clear signage, creating

well-defined open spaces with public toilets, seats,

shelters and good lighting.

The Alzheimer’s Society has estimated that one

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Stepping Out

Monday, Sept 2 – Saturday, Sept 7, 7:30pm

CADOS present Stepping Out, a comedy following

strangers who attend dance classes. Tickets £8

Mon-Wed & £10 Thurs-Sat on 01257 264362.

Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Ln, Chorley, PR7 2RL

Mary Paulson-Ellis

Tuesday, September 3, 7:30pm-9pm

Bestselling author Mary Paulson-Ellis discusses her

new novel and signs copies of her books. Tickets £6

including drink on entry and £5 redeemable against

a book from ebb & flo bookshop or on Eventbrite.

Chorley Library, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1EB

Keeping Up Appearances

Wednesday, Sept 4 – Saturday, Sept 7, 7:30pm

St. Paul’s Players present Keeping Up Appearances,

based on the TV show by Roy Clarke. Tickets £10 per

adult or £8 concessions, available on 01204 407784,

07403 287120 or from Adlington Post Office.

Adlington Community Centre, Railway Rd,

Adlington, PR6 9RF

Charity Fashion Show

Friday, September 6, doors at 6:30pm

A fundraising fashion show for HorseHeard, with

opportunities to treat yourself at the pop-up shop.

Tickets £5 on 07835 918644 or cmworthington@


Euxton Community Centre, Wigan Rd, Euxton,


Museum Beer Fest

Saturday, September 7, 2pm-11pm

A night of live music, tasty food and ales, prosecco

and gins – all surrounded by treasured commercial

vehicles. Tickets £10 including £5 of beer tokens, a

glass and beer guide. Over-18s only.

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street,

Leyland, PR25 2LE

Wildlife Watch

Sunday, September 8, 2pm-4pm

Children can enjoy spotting wildlife and taking

part in some themed activities. £2 per child,

recommended for ages 8-13.

The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Cuerden Valley Park,

Chorley, PR5 6BY

Roald Dahl Day

Friday, September 13, 3:45pm-4:45pm

Read some Roald Dahl stories and get involved with

crafts to make a bookmark and a badge. Aimed at

children aged 5-12.

Euxton Library, St. Mary’s Gate, Chorley, PR7 6AH

Owls Family Day

Saturday, September 14, 2pm-4pm

Walk through Brinscall Woods and meet

Lancashire Hawks & Owls! You’ll be able to stroke,

hold and learn all about the birds before eating

marshmallows around the campfire. Tickets £9 from


Wildwood Days, Lodge Bank, Brinscall, PR6 8QU


Brass Band Concert

Saturday, September 14, 7:30pm

Chorley District Scouts present the 2nd Rossendale

Scout Band concert for the 27th consecutive year.

Tickets including light refreshments £9 per adult or

£4.50 per under-14, available on 07789 915627 or


St. Laurence’s Church, Union St, Chorley, PR7 1EB

Choir Concert

Saturday, September 14, 7:30pm

Parkside Colliery Male Voice Choir hosts a night

of music. Tickets £5 from Anne on 01257 262334,

Lorraine on 01257 433308 or on the door.

St. Peter’s Church, Harpers Lane, Chorley, PR6 0HP

Heritage Walk

Sunday, September 15, 10am

Enjoy a 5-mile walk around the Duxbury Hall

Township Trail, led by John Harrison, and learn

about the estate’s history. Strong footwear essential

– meet in the car park.

Duxbury Hall, Chorley, PR7 4AS

Gruffalo Walks

Sunday, September 15, 11am-2:30pm

A self-guided activity trail with activities and stories

leading you to the Gruffalo! Tickets £5 bookable on

01772 324436.

Visitor Centre, Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley

Drive, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY


Sunday, September 15, 2pm-10pm

A live music festival in memory of David Crabtree to

raise money for the British Lung Foundation. Acts

include Helen Louise and Matt Phillips.

The Roebuck Inn, Waterhouse Green, Whittle-le-

Woods, PR6 7LA



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Ladies Evening

Thursday, September 26, 6pm-9pm

Enjoy a fabulous night with gin and prosecco,

makeup demonstrations, fashion workshops, cake

demos and jewellery stalls. Free entry.

Heskin Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, PR7 5PA

Charity Sports Evening

Thursday, September 26, doors at 7pm

An evening with Colin Hendry and Mark Paterson,

hosted by Radio Lancashire’s Graham Liver. Tickets

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40,000 pink footed geese from Iceland – Autumn

is an amazing time to visit Martin Mere Wetland


Our Autumn season begins with one of our most

popular events on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22

September: Animal Magic! From funky frogs to

marvellous meerkats, amazing amphibians to

beautiful birds of prey, Animal Magic is a great

weekend to get up close to wonderful wildlife.


Exotic Zoo will be showcasing loads

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Local rescue centre Corio Raptors will

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cattle will be on show from the Gladstone Hide

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We’ll also be running bird watching for beginners

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36 Pets

Is Your Pet in Pain?

It’s definitely worthwhile paying attention to

changes in your pet’s behaviour, as it could indicate

that they’re in pain. September is Animal Pain

Awareness Month, so here we look at some of the

signs you should look for.

Altered sleeping patterns

Some pets sleep more when they’re dealing with

pain, whilst others are less able to sleep because

of the discomfort. If your pet’s general sleeping

pattern has altered noticeably, it’s worth looking a

little closer at other behaviours, as it could be a sign

of physical distress.

Changed social interactions

It’s more obvious when your pet withdraws from

social interactions if they’re naturally gregarious,

but even quieter animals may be noticeably

withdrawn when they’re feeling pain. On the other

hand, they could be more aggressive, or generally

less tolerant of people and other animals around


Drop in appetite

Humans tend to lose their appetite when in pain,

and it’s the same with animals. If your pet is eating

less and appears to be losing weight, speak to your

vet as there might be a serious underlying cause.

Change in eye appearance

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eyes, which can appear strained, potentially with

larger dilated pupils. Dogs and cats also sometimes

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When the summer has gone

and you’re not able to get

out as much with your dog,

it’s important to keep them

active even if they’re in the

house. Try these indoor

games to stimulate mind and

body, prevent boredom, and

let your dog thrive through

the wetter autumn months.

Treasure Hunt

It’s a good idea to play this

game in a room that has

carpet or other non-slip

flooring so your dog doesn’t

injure itself in the excitement.

Hide some of their favourite

treats in one or more areas of your home, and let

them hunt for the ‘treasure’. If your dog is more

tempted by toys, you could always replace the

treats with their favourite ones. This is also a good

game if you make people they know the ‘treasure’

– especially when children are involved as it keeps

them entertained as well.

Treat puzzles

Stimulate your dog’s mind with chewable toys,

puzzles, and activity balls in which you hide food

treats. It will take some time to work out how to

get to the treats, and the activity balls keep them

physically active too. A few good examples are

KONG balls and the IQ treat ball, which has various

difficulty levels. If your pooch is on a diet, try

Outward Hound’s Hide-a-Squirrel game with fluffy


Ball games

If you have a long hallway, you can roll the ball

along and get them to bring it back. Throwing a

ball up the stairs is also a great way to give them

the exercise they need without setting foot outside.

You’ll have a very tired friend on your hands before

long, ready to play again the next rainy day.

New Tricks

Rainy days are the perfect excuse to catch up on

dog training you’ve been putting off. Try going over

the tricks your pup already knows before going into

some new ones - who knows, you could even work

your way up to more advanced tricks like waving or

jumping into your arms.

38 Motoring

Battery Life

The 10 best electric cars on sale today

The rise of the electric car can’t be underestimated.

Each manufacturer is rushing their own plug-in car

to market, and demand for these new models is

increasing by the hour.

But which ones are best? We’ve put together some of

the ideal all-electric cars currently on sale.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai has changed

the game with its new

Kona Electric. Capable

of travelling up to 279

miles on a single charge, it’s got one of the most

impressive ranges of any new electric car available.

And as a result of being based on the regular

Kona, it brings funky styling and plenty of in-car

technology too.

It’s all put together in a compact package, which

means that it’s just as well suited to urban driving as

it is to longer distance motoring.

Jaguar I-Pace

The British firm has

struggled in recent years

as the diesel crisis hit

shortly after it invested

heavily in the fuel. Fortunately, its bet on an allelectric

SUV has paid off, with customers queuing

up to buy one.

It’s easy to see why – the I-Pace is fast when you

want it to be but a comfortable cruiser when you

want to relax. It’s far from cheap at £64,495, but

that’s good value compared with the Tesla Model X,

its biggest rival, and with almost 300 miles of range

recharging should be a rare occurrence.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s Leaf is often

one of the first cars that

springs to mind when you

think of electric vehicles.

It was, after all, one of the very first all-electric cars

to become popular, and has gone on to retain a lot

of this popularity as the years have gone by.

These days the Leaf can still hold its own. It’ll crack

239 miles on a single charge, and is spacious and

comfortable too.

BMW i3s

BMW has taken time to

refine its i3 all-electric

city car, ditching its petrol

range extender thanks to

better range. The firm has also added this – the i3s –

which gives the car a little added performance.

It comes with a tuned stability system and a slightly

more dynamic look – but still encapsulates all the

good qualities of the regular i3 too.

Kia e-Niro

Ever since journalists first

got behind the wheel

of the e-Niro, they’ve

praised the crossover for

being good to drive and offering a battery capacity

that can consign range anxiety to the past.

However, unfortunately the e-Niro has been a

victim of its own success. Kia hasn’t been able to

source batteries quickly enough to meet demand

for the car, so wait times are now up to about twelve



Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Do you want the good

news or the bad news?

The good news is that the

Ioniq Electric is a mighty

appealing electric car. It’s practical, good to drive

and surprisingly quick, too. The interior feels a little

on the cheap side, but it’s far from disappointing.

The bad news, though, is that Hyundai is hit by the

same battery shortage as Kia, so wait times can be

up to a year. So if you want one, you’re going to

have to wait.

Audi E-tron

Audi may be one of

the largest carmakers

around, but it’s actually

been relatively late when

it comes to an all-electric model. However, this – the

E-Tron – is its first model, bringing a premium look

and feel as well as impressive electric technology.

Audi claims that it’ll do 248 miles on a single charge,

but also provide plenty of space and practicality

while it does so.

Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe offers

one of the cheapest entry

points to EV ownership,

but don’t mistake that

for meaning it’s a cheap and cheerful offering that

should be avoided – the Zoe is a great little supermini.

Opt for the big battery version and you get 186

miles of range, so most inner-city commuters will

only have to charge it once or twice a week. Prices

start at just over £17,000 with the plug-in grant.

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The Model S, its saloon

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But for many, it was just a touch too expensive and

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Are you sitting


by Angie Barker

If you are looking to make a statement

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1800s, early 1900s and he designed

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memorials and public buildings. He

also designed his classic and unique

Lutyens bench.

Photo credit: Acabashi on Wikipedia

You should always try and include more than one

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can appreciate from your new bench.

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