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October 2019

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This month’s highlights

58. Win tickets to Gulliver’s World

Contents

8. Beauty

Tackle your beauty dilemmas quickly.

22. Home Products

Rugs for every room.

32. Books

Fall into a good read this Autumn.

38. Home Interiors

Style your home with fab flooring.

14. Retirement Hobbies 40. Southport’s Hangman

46. Taste Test: The Barn

Tarleton’s hidden gem.

50. Health Section

Menopause: essential facts.

54. Events2Go

Stay busy this October!

6o. Jack’s Tracks: Sandstone Trail

66. Home & Garden Services

Find the best local traders for you.

16. Comedy Festival

18. Pumpkin Cake

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Singers Wanted

Ormskirk Music Society is looking for players and

singers to perform in its choir and orchestra.

No auditions are needed, and you’re sure to have

some unforgettable musical experiences performing

a varied repertoire. There are vacancies available

for strings, French horn, brass, percussion and the

occasional woodwind, and for all singers.

Orchestra rehearsals take place on Thursdays from

7:45pm-9:45pm, while the choir practises on Fridays

from 7:30pm-9:30pm, both at Asmall Primary School

on Tennyson Drive.

For more info, call Clare on 01925 221301.

Photo Exhibition

Images of Burscough will host a free old photo

and memorabilia exhibition at the Stanley Club in

Burscough this month. Visitors can browse over 650

historical photographs, documents and films; there’ll

also be free gingerbread and lemon slab cake on offer.

Across the weekend of October 19th and 20th from

10am-5pm, expect displays from Lathom & Burscough

Military Heritage Society, Paul Smith’s Ormskirk

Museum and Ormskirk & District Family History

Society and many more.

For more info, visit www.images-of-burscough.co.uk

Town Funding Awarded

Ormskirk is one of the town centres set to benefit from

the government’s high street regeneration fund.

The £95 million fund will be shared between 69

high streets across the country, restoring historic

buildings and developing vacant lots into profitable

or community spaces. Around £18.7 million has been

allocated to the North West.

Also among those receiving funding are the nearby

high streets of Prescot and Wigan.

Classical Quartet

Parbold Douglas Music welcomes the Brodsky Quartet

to Parbold Village Hall this October.

The string quartet will be joined by versatile pianist

Martin Roscoe to present a night of varied music to

delight an audience of every age. The concert takes

place on Saturday, October 12 at 7:45pm.

Later, on Saturday, November 2 at the same time,

young pianist Anna Fedorova presents her signature

recitals of classical piano, including pieces from Sergei

Rachmaninov, Franz Liszt and Alexander Seriabin.

Tickets for each event cost £18.50 per adult or £5.50

per young person from www.parbolddouglasmusic.

org or on 01257 498452.

Scottish Society

The Maghull & District Scottish Society meet weekly at

Lydiate Parish Hall for toe-tapping fun!

Not only is Scottish dancing great exercise, but you’ll

have the chance to socialise and enjoy fantastic music.

No partner is needed, just flat-soled soft shoes.

The society meets every Friday at 8pm - for more

information, call Tony on 0151 526 1507, Lesley on

01695 423647 or Joyce on 01695 573077.

Photo by Sarah Cresswell


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Ambulance Assistance

Been looking for a volunteering opportunity, but

not found the right one yet? Why not become a first

aider with St. John Ambulance? They’re looking

for volunteers in Ormskirk to provide assistance at

community events.

First aiders will receive an induction to volunteering

and training, and will attend regular unit meetings

to maintain qualifications. Volunteering could lead to

more advanced roles within the organisation, as well

as providing essential assistance for local people.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, October 6,

with a volunteering selection session taking place on

Tuesday, October 15 at 7pm, where potential recruits

will be able to talk to experienced SJA volunteers, get

measured for uniforms and undergo a fitness for role

test.

For more information, email danny.meadows@sja.org.

uk or visit www.volunteering.sja.org.uk/opportunities

Gig4Life

The Rotary Club of Southport Links are standing up to

cancer on Sat, October 5 with a gig at The Atkinson.

With an impressive lineup of acts including the

Southport Rock Choir, Ukes on the Wharf and the

Fabulous Fontaines, the evening promises to have you

on your feet for a worthy cause. A night of music from

the 60s, 70s and 80s awaits you, along with compère

Simon Smithies. The gig starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost £18 with proceeds towards Stand Up 2

Cancer – they can be obtained from The Atkinson box

office on 01704 533333 or online at www.theatkinson.

co.uk/whats-on/


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If your hands feel dry and cream

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Hair feeling dry and parched after

the summer? Coconut oil could

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or buy it online. Coconut

oil is solid at room temperature

so scoop up around a tablespoon

of it and use the warmth of your

hands to melt it. Then just smooth

it through your hair (avoiding the

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Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winner of

our August competition to win

a family wristband for Blackpool

Pleasure Beach!

The competition winner was Fleur

Newton from Ormskirk (pictured),

who enjoyed a day out at the

theme park with her family.

Don’t forget to see pages 56-57 for

your chance to win a family ticket

to Gulliver’s World Warrington this

month.

Did you know we also run social

media competitions exclusively for

fans of our Facebook page, Local

Life Magazines? Make sure to give

it a like to stay up to date!

Formby Folk

Formby Folk Club invites you to a monthly music

event at 8pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Fancy performing your own folk songs, poems or

monologues? Just give your name in at the door!

Entry costs £2, or is free for performers. Additional

ticket charges apply for evenings with special guests.

The club meet at the Gild Hall on Church Road, Formby

– for more information, call Bob on 01704 873319.

New Police Hubs

New mobile community policing hubs arrive in West

Lancashire this October. Come along and chat to

officers about any issues you’re facing, and feel free to

bring children along – the hub is fitted with a PS4, arts

and crafts and some outdoor games.

The hub will open on Winifred Lane in Aughton and

Scott Drive in Ormskirk every Monday, then Richmond

Park in Burscough and Mark Square in Tarleton every

Wednesday.

The mobile hub is also set to visit Halsall and Banks

each weekend, but locations have not yet been

confirmed.


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For times, dates and updates, keep an eye on the

Ormskirk & Burscough Police page on Facebook.

Ormskirk Fun Palace

Fun Palaces return to Ormskirk Library for the third

year on Saturday, October 5, bringing together various

local community groups for a day of fun!

Learn to craft your own fir cone decoration or make

a bird feeder, get involved in a ukulele workshop,

practice the art of lacemaking or play giant chess!

There’s loads more going on throughout the day to

keep the whole family busy.

Activities are free, and the event runs from 10am-3pm.

Tell Us Your Story!

Local Life is always on the look

out for news stories from the

local communities we serve.

Are you raising money for

charity? Are you a member

of a community group with

something to shout about?

Maybe you’ve got an unusual

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Lynne’s new heights

A Burscough resident reached new heights in August,

with an abseil down Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

Lynne Butterworth decided to complete the challenge

in aid of RASA Merseyside, a charity which provides a

range of services to victims of sexual violence.

‘I grew up in Burscough, where sadly I experienced

sexual abuse for many years by a so-called family

friend,’ Lynne tells me. ‘It took me until the age of 34

to report it.’

It wasn’t easy coming

forward, and Lynne

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Merseyside vital in

getting through her

journey. ‘They’ve been

there every step of the

way,’ she continues.

‘They helped me move

forward after years of

feeling completely and

utterly stuck.’

RASA offer emotional support, counselling and

advocacy to survivors of sexual abuse. Unfortunately,

resources are extremely limited due to financial

constraints, and Lynne’s counsellor was unexpectedly

made redundant due to cutbacks: ‘It was devastating

to me as it had taken time to build a relationship with

my counsellor.’

It was this that inspired Lynne to raise as much money

as possible for RASA – so she climbed the 150 feet to

the top of the cathedral’s West Doors and prepared to

come back down again via a much steeper route.

‘The abseil was utterly terrifying but I’m so glad I did it!’

Lynne continues. ‘I think the worst bit was stepping off

- it took a few seconds for the instructor to persuade

me it was safe to just let go!’

If you’d like to donate to Lynne’s cause, head to https://

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Retirement hobbies

Retirement beckons, and with it the opportunity to do

the things you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had

time for. However, research by the Skipton Building

Society has shown that we don’t always follow up on

our dreams of an active retirement: apparently many

of us start to feel bored and undervalued within just

ten months of stopping work.

According to the Age UK Index of Wellbeing in Later

Life, the rate of our general wellbeing can increase by

20% if we simply engage with the world around us.

Finding the right hobby can help you make new friends

and give you a sense of purpose, which ultimately

benefits both your physical and mental health.

Sociable hobbies

Joining a choir can be one of the most rewarding

ways to spend your leisure time. It’s estimated that a

staggering 2.8 million Britons now belong to a choir,

and recent research has shown that group singing is a

particularly fast way to create social bonds.

Other ways to meet people include volunteering at

an animal shelter, joining a book or film club or local

amateur dramatic society, helping at a charity shop, or

starting a social

media group.

available on YouTube or scour charity shops and

second-hand bookstores for cheap ‘how to’ books that

can teach you a new skill.

Buy vintage jigsaws and share the completed pictures

with friends online, write poetry or short stories, take

up knitting or baking or learn to fix up an old car.

The great outdoors

Exercise is important for health. Whether you choose

something like metal detecting (which you can do

on your own) or Nordic walking (which you would

normally do as part of a group), there are so many

hobbies that encourage you to explore the great

outdoors and get fit in the process.

Fishing, trainspotting, birdwatching and amateur

astronomy are also popular and will encourage you to

get out and about in the open air.

Although you may be tempted to put off choosing a

hobby until you’ve finally finished work, the evidence

suggests that it’s a good idea to have a plan in place.

With a little preparation you should be able to walk

out of work and straight into a life filled with exciting

new possibilities.

Home alone

If you want

something you

can do at home,

creative hobbies

such as upcycling

furniture, cardmaking

or

jewellery-making

could be perfect.

Get inspired by

the speedy arts

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Wayfarers Wardrobe Challenge

This month, Wayfarers Arcade in Southport are

teaming up with Queenscourt Hospice to help you

clear out your wardrobe for autumn – and all for a

great cause.

Need to give your wardrobe some breathing space,

but reluctant to throw away high-quality items? Not

to fear – on Saturday, October 5 from 10:30am-3:30pm

you’ll have the chance to donate them to Queenscourt

Hospice for their Chapel Street store. Clothes must

be of good quality and not full bin bags, and can be

ladies- children’s or menswear.

Anyone who donates clothes will be rewarded with

a voucher for a free hot drink at Pudding & Pie in the

Wayfarers Arcade.

Queenscourt Hospice receives less than a quarter of

their costs from the NHS, which means the rest comes

from public donations. Bringing your pre-loved clothes

into Wayfarers will help a very worthy local charity.

For further information about the event, call

Margaret Tarpey 07710 811661 or email margaret@

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A Right Laugh

The ninth annual Southport Comedy Festival rolls back

into town from October 3rd-20th with another all-star

line-up.

Expect 18 days of side-splitting laughs from the

likes of Hal Cruttenden, Jason Byrne and The Chase’s

Paul Sinha, along with the acclaimed Godfather of

British alternative comedy Alexei Sayle, who will be

performing a one-off gig at Southport Little Theatre.

Other festival favourites include Jimeoin, Robin Ince

and Farmer Michael & Kathleen, with TV stars like Geoff

Norcott, Sindhu Vee and Daliso Chaponda also making

appearances.

Other festival highlights include

Tom Binns the Psychic Comedium,

who will be presenting a night of

mediumship and laughs; a 2-course

meal with comedy stars Jamie

Sutherland and Stuart Mitchell; and

grub and grins featuring musical

comedian Micky P Kerr.

place at The Waterfront Southport, and see 30 aspiring

comedians battle it out for the top spot.

This year’s comedy fest also welcomes a hilarious

fundraiser for Southport Lifeboat. In the run-up to

the festival, ten individuals will take part in a 6-week

comedy workshop run by festival director Brendan

Riley, before making their stage debut in front of an

audience at The Waterfront Southport on Saturday,

October 12.

Brendan commented: ‘We are delighted to be raising

money for such a brilliant local charity. The Southport

Lifeboat provide a lifesaving rescue service to the area

In addition to a full roster of standup

performances, visitors can also

head off on a Comedy Pub Crawl

around various local venues, take

part in comedy bingo or lead the

kids on the Children’s Comedy Trail

in Southport town centre.

September introduced the first

heats of the Southport New

Comedian of the Year awards,

ahead of the grand final on Sunday,

October 20. Previous shows have

been a sell-out for six years running,

so be sure to book yours early! Both

heats and grand final will take


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on call 24 hours a day. Many people think of the RNLI

when they think of lifeboats [but] over 20% of Lifeboat

Stations in the UK, including Southport, are not part of

the RNLI. Run entirely by volunteers, the service is paid

for entirely by donations from local people.’

For more information about the Southport Comedy

Festival and a full events calendar, visit www.

southportcomedyfestival.com

Country Walks

Two guided walks take place in West Lancashire

this month, giving you the perfect opportunity to

appreciate the local countryside.

The first takes place on Monday, October 7 and loops

around Beacon Country Park, meeting at 10am at

the park entrance. The Skelmersdale Circular runs on

Sunday, October 27 at 10am at Skelmersdale Library.

Each walk is free to attend, and between 5 and 12 miles

in length – for more information, call 01695 622794.

Garage Sale

Ainsdale Civic Society are encouraging residents to

open their garages and sell unwanted goods to bring

the community together on Sunday, October 13 from

10am-2pm.

Addresses can be included for £5, and a list of all

participating garages will be available from a stall

on Station Road on the day. For more info, email

ainsdalecivicsociety@talktalk.net


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Serves 8

READY

in 2 hours

plus cooling

& chilling

Spiced pumpkin

cheesecake

Rich, creamy and spiced with cinnamon,

this autumnal cheesecake is best baked the day before serving.

Ingredients

200g digestive biscuits,

finely crushed

85g unsalted butter,

melted

500g full-fat soft cheese,

at room temperature

100g caster sugar

75g light soft brown

sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

425g can pumpkin puree

2 tsp vanilla extract

1½ tsp ground cinnamon

Raspberry sauce, to

serve (see TIP)

Method

1 Grease a 20cm round spring-form tin and line the base with baking paper. Mix

together the crushed biscuits and melted butter and press into the base of the

tin. Chill in the fridge whilst making the filling. Preheat the oven to 160C/140C

fan/gas mark 2.

2 Beat the soft cheese, caster sugar and 55g of the light soft brown sugar together

in a large bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Place the pumpkin puree

in a separate bowl and beat with the vanilla extract and ground cinnamon until

smooth. Fold into the cheesecake mixture until thoroughly combined. Spoon

the mixture over the biscuit base and gently level the surface. Sprinkle over the

rest of the brown sugar.

3 Bake the cheesecake on a baking sheet in the preheated oven for 1¼ -1½ hours

until the filling is just set. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside until

cold, then chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. Serve sliced drizzled with

raspberry sauce.

TIP: For a quick raspberry sauce, push 200g fresh raspberries through a fine-holed

sieve (discarding the pulp left in the sieve). Stir in 25g icing sugar and a squeeze of

lemon juice.


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Available from late November, this

hand-tufted cotton rug is soft and

comes in five colours, perfect for a

child’s nursery or bedroom.

Pearl pink cloud rug, £49, Bobby Rabbit.

Rugs for

every room

A great starting point for a decorative scheme,

rugs come in an infinite variety of shapes and

sizes, textures and colours, patterns and prices.

Rugs can take you on a journey around the world,

adding a touch of global glamour to a room. Look

for Indian dhurries, Greek flokatis, Middle Eastern

kelims and French aubussons, among others, each

adding their own style, colour, pattern and texture.

A common mistake is to buy a rug that is too

small for a room, making the space look and feel

disjointed. In general, it is best to go as big as

possible, so that all the furniture (or at least its front

legs) can sit on the rug.

As with carpet, ensure your choice of rug is

appropriate to the room. In an entrance hall, for

example, a tough and durable rug will be best –

perhaps sisal or seagrass or, alternatively, a darkcoloured

cotton flatweave that can be put through

the washing machine. Wool rugs can be used more

or less anywhere, while delicate fabrics such as silk

are best left for seldom-used rooms.

Got a pattern that you would like to see on a

rug? Why not commission your own

design? Alternatively, you can

often take a standard range

and request different

sizes, borders and

colourways. Search

‘custom rug’ for ideas

and retailers.

In natural jute, this hand-braided grey

rug channels the macramé look for your

floor, adding an instant focal point.

Karna rug, £199, The Taylor.

This striking blue marl woollen beauty, with a subtle

diamond pattern, comes from Afghanistan.

Habib rug in blue, £475, Loaf.


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Made

from luxurious

viscose, this handmade

rug has a sumptuous

pile and a watercolour-effect

finish that changes with the light.

Minerva rug, £950, Cox & Cox.

An on-trend palm

print pattern is ideal

for getting the bohochic

look in modern

and contemporary

interiors – and can

be used outdoors,

too.

Juno polypropylene

palm print floor rug,

£169, Cult Furniture.

This stunning, hand-tufted

wool loop rug is designed with

a Persian medallion motif.

Bronte rug, £109, Shimu.

Combining architectural

minimalism with Berber style,

this woollen rug features

geometric patterns plus handmade

tassels for an energetic

effect.

Zuma large hand-woven rug,

£380, Perch & Parrow.

Crafted in Sweden on traditional looms,

these rugs are reversible and fade-resistant,

and can be machine-washed, too.

Pappelina Carl woven-plastic, washable rugs,

£68 each, Hurn & Hurn.

Adding Bohemian style to any room, this

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Dutchbone round Pix rug with tassels, £349,

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For the past fifteen years, Morpheus Glass has

supplied fused glass work to galleries, shops,

interior designers and architects, both nationally

and internationally. Part-owner of Morpheus

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Stephanie is passionate about helping clients

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creations. These exquisite creations include eyecatching

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focus of the room where they are installed.

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can find a gorgeous range of beautiful handmade

products and gifts handcrafted by UK designermakers,

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Painting Rainford Pink

From the 19th to the 26th of October,

the village of Rainford will be decked out

in pink once again to raise awareness

and funds for Prevent Breast Cancer.

Local florist Wendy’s Flowers has been

instrumental in organising the event, and

this year’s no different.

Over £10,000 has been raised over the

last three years for the cause, which is the

only UK charity funding ground-breaking

research solely into preventing breast

cancer for future generations. A plaque

has been erected at Wythenshaw Hospital

praising Wendy’s Flowers and other

Rainford businesses for their fundraising

successes.

Visit the Rainford Scout Hut on Church Road for tea,

cakes and a natter in aid of breast cancer, and help

to paint Rainford pink! For more information, call

Wendy’s Flowers on 01744 885363.

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National Poetry Day

Celebrate National Poetry Day at Parbold Library!

Visitors can browse poems by the library Poetry Group

from October 1st-19th, and find out the inspiration

behind each piece of work.

Cowkeepers Conversation

This month’s talk from Ormskirk & District Family

History Society welcomes Liverpool author Dave Joy,

whose own research led him to write a book about the

cowkeepers who supplied milk to local people.

All are welcome, though a £1 donation is requested

from visitors. The talk take place at Guide HQ on

Moorgate on Wednesday, October 23 from 7:30pm.

Scarecrows at Rufford

Rufford Old Hall’s scarecrow festival takes over the

grounds of the historic building from October 19th-

November 3rd.

Community groups can display their scarecrows in the

gardens, and visitors can pick up a scarecrow trail and

go on the hunt for the figures around the grounds.

Normal admission charges apply, and the Hall closes

on October 31 and November 1. For more info, call

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Autumn reads

Fall into a good book this autumn

The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett

A book about the bond between

siblings, the repercussions of past

events and the attachment people

can feel for a place. In this case, the

place is a big, grand house, and

the siblings are Danny and Maeve.

Their mother flees when Danny is just a toddler, leaving

Maeve to step into her shoes. When the children gain

a stepmother, they soon learn they’re not welcome

in their own home and the future they had planned

comes tumbling down.

How to Create your Garden

by Adam Frost

During spring and summer, it

can be a challenge to maintain

the garden. Come autumn, it’s

a bit easier to manage, so it’s a

good time to start planning for

next year. This book is packed

with practical advice, from designing walkways to

building water features. Step-by-step instructions,

bright photos and illustrations, and an easy-going

writing style make the process of garden design more

enjoyable.

Tall Tales and Wee Stories

by Billy Connolly

Bringing together some of the

most popular sketches from Billy

Connolly’s 50 year career in comedy,

including Jojoba Shampoo, The

Last Supper, and Shouting at

Wildebeest. Dip in when you need an instant pick-meup

after a bad day. (Just don’t read it on the train, unless

you don’t mind snorting with laughter in public.)

It’s Vintage, Darling!

by Christa Weil

This book will help you to embrace

vintage clothing. You’ll learn how

to recognise quality craftsmanship,

identify materials, cuts and

designs, and choose clothes that

look like they’ve been tailor-made for you. It’s Vintage

Darling! is over ten years’ old now, so you may need to

order it from your library or buy it second-hand.

Time to Cook

by Nadiya Hussain

Like to eat home-cooked food

but struggle to find the time?

This book is for you. From batchcooking

to making the most of

leftovers, plus quick and simple

recipes, Time to Cook is full of ideas. Enjoy Harissa Bean

Pizza for brunch, followed by One Tray Peanut Chicken

for dinner and Caramelized Biscuit Traybake for pudding.

Christmas Papercraft

by Patricia Moffett

Planning to make your own

decorations this Christmas? This

book makes it easy, with templates

and step-by-step instructions.

There are tree decorations,

lanterns and a festive winter scene, as well as greetings

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Fab Floors

From traditional wooden boards to soft carpet, funky rubber to classic stone,

flooring is fundamental to a room’s look and feel.

What flooring where? Flooring must be practical. For the hall and living room, tough and durable flooring

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Existing wood floors

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finishing with oil, wax or

lacquer. Alternatively, choose new hardwood from an

environmentally friendly source or use recycled boards

from a salvage yard. Solid-wood engineered boards

are cross-bonded for stability so are a good choice

with underfloor heating. Multi-layered or veneered

wood or wood-effect laminate floors are cheaper and

less long-lasting.

Carpet

Woven carpet is harderwearing

and more

expensive, while the

durability of tufted carpet

depends on pile height

and density. Choose

a carpet classified for

heavy domestic use for a

hallway, while for a living

room a loop or velvet

pile would be best. A velvet or Saxony carpet classified

for light use would be suitable for spare bedrooms.

Carpets are inadvisable in kitchens and bathrooms.

Natural fibres

Sisal, coir, seagrass, rush and jute are warm and

soundproof. The rougher the surface (sisal and coir),

the more hard-wearing it will be. Jute is softest but is

the least durable. A stain inhibitor is advisable.

Hard surfaces

Sandstone, limestone,

granite, marble and

terrazzo are expensive

but last a lifetime. Matt or

slightly textured versions

are best for areas that

may get wet and slippery.

Ceramic tiles are heatand

water-resistant,

hard-wearing and low maintenance. They vary widely

in price, shapes, sizes and designs. Unglazed terracotta

tiles are rugged and non-slip.

Sheet flooring

Vinyl, linoleum and cork are relatively inexpensive

and easy to clean. Lino is a traditional material made

from natural ingredients, while vinyl is a PVC-based

man-made material. Cork is hard-wearing and waterresilient.

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Pierrepoint: Hangman

Extraordinaire

By Jess Phillips

For children considering future career paths, you’d

generally expect answers of ‘athlete, ‘soldier’ or

‘teacher’. ‘Hangman’ would be pretty far down

the list – but that’s exactly what a young Albert

Pierrepoint – who would later be known as ‘the

Southport Hangman’ - announced he would

become when asked at school.

Both Albert’s father Henry and Uncle Thomas were

official executioners in the early twentieth century;

Albert cited the ‘steady hands’ that ran in the family

as his reason for following in their footsteps.

Henry Pierrepoint was an alcoholic, removed from

the list of executioners in 1910 after turning up

to a prison drunk the day before a hanging was

scheduled to take place. In 1917 Henry’s health

declined, leaving him unable to work and forcing

young Albert to learn a trade as a learner tuber at

Marlborough Mills.

Henry began to train Albert in conducting

executions using rope and sacks of corn, as he’d

trained his own younger brother Thomas. Albert’s

own career in executions began in 1931, training

for four days at Pentonville Prison in London with a

dummy. He became assistant executioner by 1932

and assisted in his first execution in Dublin that

December, under the instruction of his Uncle Tom.

Albert was promoted to Head Executioner in 1941,

and became renowned for his accuracy when

conducting a hanging. Ahead of the execution he’d

evaluate the prisoner’s build through a Judas Hole –

a one-way peephole - in the condemned cell, before

testing the equipment in the execution chamber

next door. Prisoners were taken to the yard or to

the chapel so they didn’t have to hear the practice

runs taking place, a dignity

Pierrepoint was adamant they

receive.

The length of each drop was

calculated using the Home

Office Table of Drops, allowing

Pierrepoint to achieve a nearperfect

Hangman’s Fracture

every time. He recorded these

calculations in a diary that

was auctioned off along with

a plaster cast of his face and

hands in June this year. The

collection sold for £20,000.

Thomas Pierrepoint & Albert Pierrepoint

Following the Second

World War, Pierrepoint was

responsible for hanging

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including the notorious concentration camp

commandant Josef Kramer – known as ‘The Beast of

Belsen’ – and Irma Grese, the ‘Hyena of Auschwitz’.

Infamous for her brutal treatment of female

prisoners at Auschwitz, Grese would allegedly select

only the most beautiful women to go to the gas

chamber out of jealousy. It was also said that she

had gruesome lampshades made from prisoners’

skin in her quarters.

told she would not be reprieved. Her execution was

carried out in 12 seconds.

One of the most famous – and most controversial

– cases in Pierrepoint’s execution history was the

Rillington case. 25-year-old Timothy Evans was

said to have the mental age of a 10-year-old when

he first confessed to the murder of his wife and

daughter at number 10, Rillington Place in Notting

The last woman to be hanged in Britain also met her

end at Pierrepoint’s noose. In London, former model

and club manager Ruth Ellis shot her ex-lover David

Blakeley five times. Despite her solicitor appealing

to the Home Secretary, Ellis declared she wanted

no part in appeal proceedings and regardless, was


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Hill, and then later protested his innocence. After

Evans was hanged by Pierrepoint, it transpired

that his landlord John Christie was responsible

for the murders of several women in the area and

had hidden their bodies in the house. Evans was

later posthumously pardoned. Both a film and TV

miniseries about the case were released, in 1971

and 2016 respectively.

Irma Grese

Pierrepoint resigned from the list of executioners in

February 1956 and retired to Preston New Road in

Southport. Locals describe him as a friendly man,

often passing out sweets to Southport children

and never short of a smile. For a time he was also

landlord of the Rose & Crown pub in Much Hoole.

In total, ‘the Southport Hangman’ executed

between 400 and 600 people in his career as a

hangman. Despite this, his friends described him as

a far cry from the sombre executioner figure; rather,

they described him as ‘very jovial’ – the ‘life and soul

of the party’.

One of these friends was James Corbitt, a regular

at Pierrepoint’s first pub, Help The Poor Struggler

in Oldham. Pierrepoint and Corbitt would perform

duets together and nicknamed one another ‘Tish’

and ‘Tosh’. Corbitt strangled his mistress Eliza Wood

in 1950 and scribbled the word ‘whore’ on her

forehead; Pierrepoint was tasked with executing

his friend when he pleaded guilty at his trial in

Liverpool. In the death cell, Corbitt and Pierrepoint

exchanged their usual greeting, and when leading

him to the gallows, Albert said kindly, ‘Come on

Tish, old chap’.

Of the incident, Pierrepoint wrote in his 1974

autobiography, ‘[Tish] was not only aware of

the rope, he had the man who handled it

beside him singing a duet. The deterrent did

not work.’

It was perhaps the hanging of his friend that

began to shift Pierrepoint’s view on capital

punishment. He declared: ‘I now sincerely

hope that no man is ever called upon to

carry out another execution in my country

[…] All the men and women whom I have

faced at that final moment convince me that

in what I have done I have not prevented a

single murder.’

Ruth Ellis

Albert Pierrepoint died in 1992, aged

87, at Melvin Care Home in Westbourne

Road, Birkdale. His death was registered in

Liverpool, though his burial place remains

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30 Years in Harmony

The Southport-based Wayfarers Chorus is 30 this year.

Established in 1989 and inspired by a public

performance by the Liverpool Barbershop Chorus,

the group take on acapella versions of various songs,

featuring 4 voice parts in close harmony. It has gone

from strength to strength since its conception, with 35

performing members and many more associates.

The chorus got its name from amateur clown and

Southport local Arthur Pedlar, whose family owned

the Wayfarers Arcade in town. Pedlar became the

chorus’ life patron, helping to keep it going as it began

to attract members from as far as Ormskirk, Formby

and Crosby. In addition to singing for pleasure, the

chorus has recently been involved in fundraising

for local charities including Queenscourt Hospice

and the Southport Soup Kitchen. To mark their 30th

anniversary Wayfarers teamed up with the Rotary Club

of Southport, raising over £1,500 for Cancer Research

UK.

Any men who are interested in singing are welcome

to join the group – they’re always on the lookout for

new members to maintain the chorus strength. In

particular, Wayfarers are searching for tenors and

baritones; the former providing the top line and

complementing the basses, and the latter completing

the chords which give Barbershop its unique sound.

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READY

in 55 mins

Serves 4

Leek, aubergine

and tomato gratins

Simpler to make than a vegetarian lasagne, but just as tasty.

Serve with crusty bread and green salad for a family supper.

Ingredients

1 large aubergine,

trimmed & thinly sliced

3 tbsp olive oil

1 large leek, trimmed

and halved widthways

then cut into strips

1 onion, peeled and

finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

600g bottle passata

(sieved tomatoes)

2 tbsp tomato puree

2 tsp dried oregano

Pinch of sugar

Salt and black pepper

200g ricotta cheese

150g mozzarella cheese,

sliced

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas mark 7. Brush the aubergine slices with 2

tbsp of the oil. Heat a large cast-iron griddle pan and cook the slices (in batches) for

1-2 minutes on each side until lightly charred and just tender. Set aside.

2 Blanch the leeks in a large pan of lightly salted water for 1 minute then refresh under

cold water. Drain well and pat dry with kitchen paper.

3 Heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion

and fry for 5 minutes then add the garlic and fry for a further 1-2 minutes. Add the

passata, tomato puree, oregano and sugar and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-

20 minutes until reduced and thickened, stirring frequently. Season with salt and

freshly ground black pepper.

4 Spread some of the sauce in the base of four shallow individual gratin dishes. Cover

with half the aubergine and leek then spread more tomato sauce on top. Crumble

over the ricotta cheese. Cover with the rest of the aubergine and remaining sauce.

Top with the mozzarella and the remaining leeks. Bake in the preheated oven for

20-25 minutes until golden and bubbling.

TIP: Top with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan (or vegetarian Italian-style hard

cheese) mixed with brown breadcrumbs before baking to give a lovely golden crispy

crust to the finished dishes.


Chicken and rice

burritos

READY

in 30 mins

Makes 4

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Make these quick and easy wraps for on-the-go lunch or supper.

Wrap tightly in foil to transport.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, peeled and

finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled

and crushed

100g easy-cook long

grain rice, boiled,

drained and cooled

2 tsp chilli powder

350g chicken breast

fillet, thinly sliced

Half a red pepper and

half a green pepper,

deseeded and thinly

sliced

4 large flour tortillas

4 tbsp tomato salsa

Lime wedges, to serve

Method

1 Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion

and garlic for 5 minutes until softened. Add the rice and chilli powder and stir-fry

over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

2 Meanwhile, heat a cast-iron griddle pan over a high heat. Add the chicken and cook

for 3-4 minutes, turning once until the chicken is seared and cook through. Add the

peppers to the pan after 2 minutes and cook till soft.

3 Cut the cooked chicken into thin strips and stir into the rice mixture with the

peppers. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

4 Warm the tortillas as directed on the packaging. Place a tortilla on a chopping

board and spread with 1 tbsp of the salsa. Top with a quarter of the chicken and rice

mixture.

5 Fold in the sides towards the centre then roll up tightly to completely enclose the

filling. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make four burritos in total. Serve

the burritos halved, with lime wedges.

TIP: Use a 250g pouch microwave Mexican style rice instead of cooked long grain rice.

Add to the pan with 2 tbsp water and stir-fry until piping hot.


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A Home from Home

By Jess Phillips

As summer comes to a close and the

leaves begin to turn brown, I often

start to crave somewhere cosy to relax

with some home-cooked food and

a hot drink. This year, I’ve definitely

found my autumn haven: The Barn

at Tarleton is set back from the hustle

and bustle of the main street, nestled

in a quiet courtyard with an intimate

patio area and a lively garden.

This is where my colleague Lisa and I

headed off to treat ourselves to lunch

one brisk September day. You’ll find

The Barn tucked inside The Courtyard;

though the bistro prides itself on

traditional British offerings in a homely setting, the

food is only one part of its old-fashioned charm. The

Courtyard also boasts a friendly shopping area and a

coffee shop, and it’s the perfect place to while away a

chilly afternoon.

Barn owner Jackie Carrier greeted us with menus and

a rundown of the day’s specials. I opted for the soup

of the day, which was French onion served with warm

crusty bread and butter. Lisa, meanwhile, couldn’t

resist the prawn cocktail, accompanied by soft brown

bread and a colourful salad.

My soup was piping hot and deliciously sweet – the

soft onion provided a homey texture, deliciously offset

by sprinkles of finely chopped parsley. A grilled cheese

crouton sat in the centre of the bowl, providing the

perfect flourish to the warming broth.

Lisa’s prawn cocktail was presented

beautifully on a jaunty triangular plate.

Succulent prawns were laid out on a

bed of fresh green salad, drizzled in a

beautiful Marie Rose seafood sauce,

with a slice of lemon for an additional

zesty kick. The delicate taste of the

prawns made her starter the ideal dish

to whet Lisa’s appetite for the feast

ahead.

Choosing our mains was a monumental

task. Torn between the scores of

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home-made cakes and biscuits, along

with a Gold’s ice cream counter – you

can even opt for an ice cream milkshake

made using your favourite flavour. Both

the coffee shop and restaurant create an

intimate atmosphere, perfect for chatting

to friends over a cuppa or taking a break

from everyday stresses.

decided on the ‘posh’ fish finger butty. A far cry from

the usual oven-made fare, The Barn offer up a dish of

freshly battered haddock goujons on a soft floured

bap. The dish came with thick-cut chips and side salad,

a crunchy complement to the light fish batter, while a

small pot of fruity tartare sauce offered a cool, tangy

undertone to a hearty British main.

Throwing caution (and her Slimming World diet) to the

wind, Lisa ordered the hot beef and onion baguette

with melted cheese, which comes with a side of chips

and salad. Featuring hand-carved roast beef and the

same soft onions that I’d enjoyed in my soup, the

baguette was generously portioned, and the beef just

melted in the mouth.

So stuffed from our main courses, Lisa and I popped

our heads into The Barn’s coffee shop before our

desserts arrived. The coffee shop offers a wealth of

When our desserts arrived, we were

extremely glad we’d left room for them.

Lisa’s gaze had been straying to the

chocolate fudge cake since entering The

Barn, and when her plate arrived – dusted

with a fine sprinkling of icing sugar and

with a dollop of vanilla ice cream – I immediately saw

why. The cake’s icing was rich and gooey, and the

divine cocoa sponge was everything you’d ever want

from a chocolatey dish.

However, the real showstopper was the ginger and

pumpkin sponge – a seasonal treat indeed. The warm

cake was dotted with glossy pieces of stem ginger,

with a smoky taste just verging on spicy, though

nicely cooled by the vanilla ice cream. Its russet colour

just sang of autumn leaves, and conjured a vision of

snacking on a slice of sponge by the fire.

If you’re looking for a spot of peace with good,

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always sure to receive service with a smile along with

beautifully presented, lovingly cooked dishes - nothing

better for a cosy autumn day.

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What you need to know about

the Menopause

Since menopause affects roughly half the population,

it’s important for men to understand it as well as

women, because it will affect their mothers, sisters,

daughters, partners and colleagues.

What is the menopause?

When a woman’s ovaries begin to produce less

oestrogen and no longer release an egg every

month, her periods stop. Menopause is marked by

a year without periods. In the UK, the average age

of menopause is 51, with the vast majority of women

reaching menopause between 45 and 55.

However, perimenopause – the pre-menopause phase

where oestrogen levels are dropping – can last for

months or years, as can symptoms (which may persist

for years after periods have stopped). While some

women pass through perimenopause and menopause

without any problems, most have symptoms of some

sort. For an unlucky minority these can be severe and/

or long-lasting, with profound effects on their physical

and mental health.

Symptoms and side-effects

Hot flashes/flushes – Women may experience sudden

sweating or flushing, or just feel uncomfortably hot,

usually for just a short time (hence, hot ‘flash’). The

flushing and heat are typically felt in the face, neck

and chest. Some women suffer more at night and have

‘night sweats’.

Breast tenderness and changes – during

perimenopause, it’s quite common for women to

experience tenderness, sensitivity, lumpiness, aching

and throbbing pain as fluctuating hormones affect

the ducts and fluid retention in their breasts. They may

also sag more and/or become less full.

Women should always see a doctor urgently if there is

nipple discharge, a hard lump which can’t be moved

around, a marked change in the shape of the breast,

dimpling on the breast surface, a rash around the

nipple or sinking of the nipple into the breast.

Decreased libido – some women also find sex less

pleasurable, and physical discomfort caused by

vaginal dryness can make this worse.

Urine leakage and urinary urgency – such as leaking

urine when coughing or sneezing and needing to

urinate more urgently and/or frequently.

Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Memory or concentration issues – these symptoms

can make women lose confidence in their abilities

and feel frustrated, damaging their self-esteem and

potentially leading anxiety and depression.

Palpitations (heartbeats that suddenly feel more

forceful or noticeable) or a racing heartbeat.

Irregular or unusually light or heavy periods –

some women experience ‘flooding’ (excessive and/

or sudden blood loss) during perimenopause, and

should always see their doctor if this continues.

Vaginal dryness – this can cause itching and

discomfort, and make intercourse uncomfortable.


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Skin issues – dryness, itchiness or ‘crawling’ sensations.

Increased hair growth in unwanted areas

Joint stiffness, aches and pains

Dry mouth and dry eyes

Hair thinning

Anxiety, depression or mood swings

Increased risk of osteoporosis, stroke and heart

disease

Reducing symptoms and side-effects

Lifestyle changes: regular exercise, stopping smoking

and reducing alcohol intake will help, along with a

healthy diet containing plenty of fruit, vegetables and

calcium-rich foods. Caffeine, smoking and alcohol can

make hot flushes worse, and spicy foods may be a

trigger too. Exercise and a good diet can help women

maintain a healthy weight and prevent loss of muscle

mass.

(which can lead to osteoporosis) and reduce ovarian

and uterine cancer risk.

HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy): available as

tablets, patches, gels and implants, these treatments

replace dwindling hormones and so reduce the

symptoms and risks of menopause, such as heart

disease and osteoporosis.

Testosterone supplements: These can restore libido.

Vaginal oestrogen treatments: Available in the form

of a cream, pessary or ring, they can improve vaginal

dryness and discomfort.

Non-hormonal vaginal lubricants: Helpful if vaginal

dryness is causing discomfort, particularly during

intercourse.

Lubricating eye drops and oral sprays: To relieve a

dry mouth and dry eyes.

Always check with your GP before taking herbal remedies,

as these can interfere with other medications.

Keeping the bedroom cool: this can make sleeping

easier and reduce night sweat discomfort.

Get enough calcium and Vitamin D: getting

adequate sunlight (essential for producing the Vitamin

D necessary for healthy bones) is important. A Vitamin

D and/or calcium supplement may be helpful.

Wearing layers of light clothes made from natural

fibres: This can keep women more comfortable and

help them to cool off quickly.

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy): this therapy

can help to reduce anxiety and depression and also

increase confidence and self-esteem.

Reducing stress: stress can aggravate menopausal

symptoms, so reducing stress can make the

menopause easier to cope with. Women who have a

difficult perimenopause or menopause may need to

lessen their workload and responsibilities, both in and

outside the home.

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Stop snoring

Snoring is a common problem but shouldn’t be ignored. It can affect your sleep, mental

health, physical health and relationships, and may also indicate sleep apnoea.

What causes snoring?

Snoring occurs when parts of your oral or nasal airways

vibrate as you breathe due to a restriction, which may

be permanent or only occur when your muscles relax

during sleep. Risk factors include:

• being overweight

• smoking

• drinking too much alcohol

• sleeping on your back

• taking sedatives or muscle relaxants

• being middle-aged or older, as your muscle tone

decreases

Tackling snoring

Try lifestyle changes, and ensure you sleep on your

side (a tennis ball taped to the back of your nightwear

or a bed wedge can help). Struggle to sleep on your

side? Elevate your torso with a bed wedge.

If this doesn’t help, you need to identify the cause of

your snoring by using The British Snoring and Sleep

Apnoea Association’s questionnaires at britishsnoring.

co.uk/itests to find suitable treatment.

Solutions: Nasal dilators or strips that hold your nose

open, or sprays to reduce nasal swelling.

If these solutions don’t work, DO see your GP. They may

refer you to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist.

Surgery is sometimes suggested, but it’s not widely

available on the NHS and isn’t always successful.

Could you have sleep apnoea?

Symptoms include:

• loud snoring or breathing, especially when lying on

your back, with your mouth open

• short periods when you stop breathing or gasp

Risk factors include:

• a large neck (17+ inches for men, 15+ for women)

• a narrowed or obstructed airway

• nasal congestion

• family history of OSA

Apnoea: total blockage of the airway for 10 seconds

or more.

Hypopnoea: partial blockage that causes an airflow

reduction of over 50% for 10 seconds or more.

Problem: Your tongue partially blocks your throat.

Solution: A mandibular advancement device,

which helps to bring your tongue forward.

Problem: Your mouth falls open when you’re

asleep.

Solutions: A chin strap, or a vestibular shield (worn

in your mouth to make you breathe through your

nose).

Problem: Blocked or narrow nasal airways.


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CSA (central sleep apnoea) is much rarer, occurring

mainly in older people, opioid users, and heart failure

or stroke sufferers. The brain temporarily ‘forgets’ to

tell your body to breathe.

Don’t ignore symptoms, as sleep apnoea increases

risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attacks,

disease and arrhythmia, type-2 diabetes and gradual

loss of brain function.

OSA treatments include lifestyle changes, a CPAP

device to deliver compressed air through a mask,

preventing airway closure, a mandibular advancement

device, or surgery.

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Mother Teresa is Dead

Tues, Oct 1 - Sat, Oct 12, 7:45pm

A man arrives in a remote Indian village,

seeking his wife who disappeared a

few weeks before. Tickets £10 on 01704

8758212.

Formby Little Theatre, Lonsdale Road,

Formby, L37 3HF

Comedy Bingo

Friday, October 4, 8pm-10pm

Eyes down for a hilarious night of bingo

and fundraising for Presfield High

School and Specialist College. Hosted by

comedian Brendan Riley, tickets £11 at

www.southportcomedyfestival.com

The Vincent Hotel, Lord Street,

Southport, PR8 1JR

Volunteering Session

Saturday, October 5, 10am-12pm

Help volunteers from Ainsdale Village

Park rake the long grassed areas and

tidy the park for winter. Refreshments

and spare rakes available, please

bring gardening gloves. Email

martinejaindow@yahoo.co.uk for info.

Ainsdale Village Park, Southport, PR8

3HW

Fungi Walk

Saturday, October 5, 10am-1pm

Enjoy a fascinating botanical

introduction to the wonderful world of

Fungi at Formby. Tickets £5 on 01704

878591, meet at the noticeboard.

Lifeboat Road, Formby, L37 2DD

Ormskirk Fun Palace

Saturday, October 5, 10am-3pm

A day of fun for all ages with crafts,

games and music, all free to attend.

Ormskirk Library, Burscough Street,

Ormskirk, L39 2EN

Dig Up Your Roots

Saturday, October 5, 10am-4pm

Ormskirk & District Family History

Society host a one-day history event

with representatives from various local

organisations and guided history walks

around the town centre.

Emmanuel Methodist URC, Derby

Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DE

Musical Supper

Saturday, October 5, 6:45pm

Join the Southport Soroptimists for

a vintage fundraiser in aid of the

Alzheimer’s Society, featuring Victorian

and Edwardian costumes, prosecco and

canapes, and entertainment including

a vintage singalong and various prizes.

Tickets £35 on 01704 569771 or 01704

579631.

Southport Masonic Hall, Duke Street,

Southport, PR8 1LS

Gig4Life

Saturday, October 5, 7:30pm

Stand Up 2 Cancer with a night of

fabulous music from Rock Choir, Ukes

on the Wharf, The Fabulous Fontaines

and more! Tickets £18 from The Atkinson

or a member of Southport Links Rotary.

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport,

PR8 1DB

Artisan Market

Sunday, October 6, 11am-3pm

Browse various stalls offering food and

bespoke products! All proceeds go to

the redevelopment of the Community

Centre. More info on 07956 986546.

Hesketh Bank Community Centre,

Station Road, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SR

Poetry Talk

Monday, October 7, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Local poet Christopher Ryley talks about

his writing career and ideas on what

inspires him. Free entry.

Burscough Library, Mill Lane,

Burscough, L40 5TJ

Evening with Dean Fraser

Monday, October 7, 5:45pm-6:45pm

The Quantum Poet performs his 247

Poems Show, followed by a Q&A and

book signing. Free entry.

Skelmersdale Library, Southway,

Skelmersdale, WN8 6NL

Gems in the Dunes

Tuesday, October 8, 2pm

Fiona Sunners presents a talk on the

work done by the Back from the Brink

project on Formby sand dunes. Free,

booking required on 01704 874177.

Formby Library, Duke Street, Formby,

L37 4AN


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Charity Night

Thursday, October 10, 5pm-9pm

Help raise money for the Teenage

Cancer Trust with live entertainment,

themed cupcakes and a browse of

Dobbies’ Christmas range. Entry £1 with

all proceeds to the charity.

Dobbies Southport, Benthams Way,

Southport, PR8 4HX

Wuthering Heights

Thursday, October 10, 7:30pm

Catch a live performance of Emily

Bronte’s classic novel, set on the

mysterious Yorkshire moors. Tickets £16

per adult or £10 concessions, bookable

on 01704 533333.

The Atkinson, Lord St , PR8 1DB

Harvest Ceilidh

Friday, October 11, 7pm

A night of Gaelic folk music and dancing,

a raffle, and hotpot supper. Bring your

own drinks! Tickets £12 per adult and £3

per child, available on 01704 822878 or

07711 047082.

Rufford Village Hall, Flash Lane,

Rufford, L40 1SW

Quiz Night Fundraiser

Friday, October 11, 7:30pm

Raise money for the Mayor of West

Lancashire Fundraising Committee with

a fun quiz night. Teams of up to 6 people,

tickets £8 per person including hotpot

supper. Bookable on 07908 800550 or

07745 914273.

St. Teresa’s Catholic Club, College Road,

Up Holland, WN8 0PY

Village Hall Open Day

Saturday, October 12, 11am-4pm

Explore the village hall and see what it

has to offer at this open day – chat to

the Trustees and share your own ideas.

Refreshments and children’s activities

will also be available.

Mawdesley Village Hall, Hurst Green,

Mawdesley, L40 2QT

Fungal Foray

Saturday, October 12, 1pm-4pm

Hunt for a variety of British fungi and

hear about their crucial role in the

ecosystem. Tickets £7 per adult or £3.50

per child – bookable at lancswt.org.uk

Mere Sands Wood, Holmeswood Road,

Rufford, L40 1TG

Harvest Barn Dance

Saturday, October 12, 7pm

Get the community together with a

hoe-down and live music from Still

Reeling and delicious hotpot supper to

celebrate the Harvest. Tickets £12 from

St. Elizabeth’s Parish Office.

Scarisbrick Village Hall, Smithy Lane,

Scarisbrick, L40 8HH

Fundraising Concert

Saturday, October 12, 7:30pm

Maghull Wind Orchestra help raise

money for the people of Moldova with

a beautiful concert.

Maghull Baptist Church, Hall Lane,

Maghull, L31 3EJ

Brodsky Quartet

Saturday, October 12, 7:45pm

Martin Roscoe joins the iconic Brodsky

Quartet for an evening of piano and

strings. Tickets £18 per adult or £5 per

student on 01257 498452.

Parbold Village Hall, The Green,

Parbold, WN8 7DN

Apple Weekend

Sat, Oct 12 & Sun, Oct 13, 11am-4pm

Celebrate the apple harvest with

orchard tours, tasting and apple

pressing demonstrations, plus walks in

Cabin Wood.

Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, Holly Lane,

Aughton, L39 7HB

3K Fun Run

Sunday, October 13, 10:30am

Run, jog or walk a fun 3K route in aid

of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. There’ll also

be entertainment and refreshments

afterwards. Entry £9.30 per adult or

£7.30 per under-16, bookable on www.

bookitzone.com/CFOrmskirk3KFunRun

Edge Hill University, St. Helens Road,

Ormskirk, L39 4QP

Virtual Ancient Rome

Monday, October 14, 3pm-4pm

Travel back in time to experience the

ancient civilisation of Rome using a

digital model from the University of

Reading. Free entry.

Tarleton Library, Gorse Ln, Tarleton,

PR4 6UJ

Fashion Party

Friday, October 18, 7pm-9:30pm

A clothes swap party with a difference!

Get style advice, watch hair and makeup

demos, and donate bras for Against

Breast Cancer. There’ll be drinks and

healthy nibbles too, and advice on

sustainable fashion.

Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley,

L40 3SY


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Urinetown

Fri, Oct 18 & Sat, Oct 19, 7:30pm

A hilarious musical satire performed by

Artz Adults - a 20 year water shortage

has led to a ban on private toilets. Tickets

£6 on 01695 52300

West Lancashire College, College Way,

Skelmersdale, WN8 6DX

Stick Man Live

Saturday, October 19, 1:30pm & 4pm

A live adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s

famous story – a morning jog turns into

a misadventure for Stick Man. Will he

ever find his way home? Tickets £12 on

01704 533333.

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport,

PR8 1DB

Burgers & Tunes

Saturday, October 19, 7pm

Enjoy a community BBQ and dance to

live tunes from the 50s to the present

day from a live band. Tickets £5 from the

church.

St. John’s C.E. Church, Liverpool Road,

Ainsdale, PR8 3NG

Art & Craft Sale

Sat, Oct 19 & Sun, Oct 20, 10am-4:30pm

Sefton Art Group host an arts and

crafts sale, with plenty of refreshments

available and a special visit from the

Mayor of Maghull at 1pm on the Sat.

Lydiate Parish Hall, Southport Rd,

Lydiate, L31 4EQ

Photo Exhibition

Sat, Oct 19 & Sun, Oct 20, 10am-5pm

Images of Burscough present a historic

photo and memorabilia exhibition with

various local exhibitors including Paul

Smith’s Ormskirk Museum, Lathom &

Burscough Military Heritage Society

and Ormskirk & District Family History

Society. There’ll also be free gingerbread

and lemon slab cake.

The Stanley Club, Liverpool Road North,

Burscough, L40 5TN

Craft Fair

Sunday, October 20, 11am-4:30pm

Browse craft and small business stalls,

plus delicious cakes, jewellery, handmade

items and face painting. Free entry.

MCA Maghull, Green Lane, Maghull, L31

2JH

Cartoon Circus Live

Wednesday, October 23, 2pm

An interactive, laughter-filled stage

show combining the comedy of

pantomime with the thrill of the circus.

Tickets £7 on 01384 423496, under-2s

go free.

Ormskirk Civic Hall, Southport Road,

Ormskirk, L39 1LN

Simply Spellbound

Thursday, October 24, 6pm

Join your favourite princesses in the

forbidden forest as they take you on a

Halloween adventure! Tickets £7 from

the Civic Hall.

Ormskirk Civic Hall, Southport Road,

Ormskirk, L39 1LN

Raddlesham Mumps

Friday, October 25, 2pm-4pm

Spot On Lancashire present ‘The Mystery

of the Raddlesham Mumps’ – 7 year old

Crispin inherits his spooky ancestral

home after the death of his parents in a

show that blends physical theatre with

storytelling and poetry. Tickets £8 per

adult and £6 per child from the library.

Ormskirk Library, Burscough Street,

Ormskirk, L39 2EN

Halloween Bingo

Friday, October 25, 7pm

Bingo, but not for the faint hearted!

Enjoy a Halloween fancy dress

competition, mystery prizes and a DJ,

plus food. Tickets £10 from The Stanley

Club, Style House or Esquires Barbers.

The Stanley Club, Liverpool Road

North, Burscough, L40 5TN

Formby in the Blitz

Fri, Oct 25 & Sun, Oct 27, from 11am

This interactive performance explores

historical stories of those evacuated from

Liverpool and Bootle to Formby during

the Blitz in 1941. Tickets £5 on 01704

878591, meet at the noticeboard.

Lifeboat Road, Formby, L37 2EJ

Corpse!

Fri, Oct 25 – Sat, Nov 2, 7:30pm

Southport Dramatic Club present a

comedy thriller following twin brothers,

one of whom plans to murder the other.

Tickets from £11 on 01704 530521 or at

www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

Southport Little Theatre, Hoghton

Street, Southport, PR9 0PA

Murder Mystery

Saturday, October 26, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Put your investigative skills to the test as

a shrunken head is brought back from

an expedition – it’s up to you to figure

out who stole it. Tickets £22 including a

2-course buffet, on 01704 533333.

The Atkinson, Lord St, PR8 1DB


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Halloween Spooktacular

Sat, Oct 26 & Sun, Oct 27, 3pm

Dobbies offers a family Halloween

experience – get creative with craft

activities and ghoulish games & enjoy a

spooky Afternoon Tea. Tickets £8.50 per

child with refreshments and £12.50 or

£5.99 per adult. Book on 01704 552920.

Dobbies Southport, Bentham’s Way,

Southport, PR8 4HX

Trick or Treat Street

Oct 26, 27, 28 & 29, 11am-3pm

A hyper-real American street comes to

Southport - knock on each door and see

what lurks behind! Will it be a trick or a

treat? Free event.

Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0QG

Haunted Autumn

Sunday, October 27, 12pm-4pm

Explore the beautiful grounds of

Bank Hall, investigate the graveyard,

pick pumpkins and enjoy seasonal

refreshments, with crafts & ghost hunts.

Entry £2 per adult, children go free.

Bank Hall, Liverpool Road, Bretherton,

PR26 9AT

Ocean Plastics Talk

Wednesday, October 30, 2pm-4pm

Chris Glaze presents a talk on the

damage caused by ocean plastics and

how they harm marine life and coastal

habitats. Entry £4 or £2 for children.

Mere Sands Wood, Holmeswood Road,

Rufford, L40 1TG

Jack the Ripper Mystery

Wednesday, Oct 30, 7:30pm-9:50pm

Retired murder squad detective Trevor

Marriott delves into the real truth behind

the Jack the Ripper murders. Tickets £12

on 01704 533333.

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport,

PR8 1DB

Fireworks Night

Friday, November 1, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Indulge in delicious street food and

witness a spectacular fireworks display!

Tickets £9.95 per adult or £6.95 per

child including food, or £5 & £3 without,

bookable on 01704 552920.

Dobbies Southport, Bentham’s Way,

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Tuesday, November 5, 5:30pm-10pm

A huge bonfire and a brilliant fireworks

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One lucky family is going

to win a fabulous day out

this October half term when

they experience Monster

Magic, featuring UglyDolls,

at Gulliver’s World Theme

Park in Warrington.

The last week of October will be filled with spooky

surprises and treats as Gulliver’s World teams up

with UglyDolls for a Halloween event like no other.

UglyDolls will be making special appearances

alongside all of your favourite Gulliver’s characters.

Look out for some seriously scary monsters as the

park is ghoulishly transformed for one week only.

Gulliver’s World is the ideal day out for families

with younger children. Rides and attractions are

designed for kids aged 2- 13. Gulliver’s guests can

enjoy water rides, indoor attractions and plenty of

shows.

Get ready to enjoy one of their biggest ever rides this

Halloween, Desperado Drop. Located in Western

World, this brand-new drop tower is a thrilling new

addition to the theme park, giving guests incredible

views before a sensational descent.

If you want to take a break from the Halloween

activities then don’t forget to visit The Lost World

area. This Jurassic section of the theme park will

be open during the spooky season so be sure to

discover the tail-thrashing, roaring dinosaurs. Hop

aboard the observation tower for the most epic

views and join the dino safari tour to get up close to

the giant dinosaurs.

Monster Magic at Gulliver’s World Warrington will be

taking place from 25th October until 1st November.

For the best value tickets, it’s always best to book at

least two days in advance.

For a bigger adventure why not try a stay and

play short break? Choose from a huge selection

of themed accommodation including the Swizzels

Sweetie Suite. Stay and play packages have

everything you need. Combine theme park entry,

an overnight stay and resort extras to make your

Halloween trip the perfect treat.


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To enter the competition, simply visit our website,

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The expiry date for the competition is midnight on Sunday

20th October and the winners will be notified within five

working days. Entrants must be over 16 years of age. Only

one entry per household. Local Life 247 cannot accept

responsibility for entries that do not reach us. Employees of

Local Life 247 Ltd and their families are not eligible to

enter this competition. Prize is valid for up to 6 people

and includes access to all the rides and attractions on

the theme park. Valid for visits until 1st November 2019.

There must be at least one adult and one child within the

group. Valid for Gulliver’s Warrington, Milton Keynes or

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Sandstone

Trail

by Chris Pearce

Distance: 7 miles Difficulty: Medium/Hard

A head for heights and a sure-footed nature are

necessary for this 7-mile walk which, in parts, follows

part of Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail. The Trail stretches

for 34 miles through Cheshire, it has been voted by

ITV viewers as one Britain’s Favourite Walks, and it’s

easy to see why. On the first half of the walk there are

a couple of flights of steep steps to navigate, which

are set in the sandstone cliffs, and some breath-taking

sheer drops, but you also need to be aware of lots of

protruding tree roots and random sandstone rocks.

Park up at the free car park off Simons Lane (WA6

6HQ) near Frodsham – look for the phone masts.

At the entrance to the car park turn left and follow

Simons Lane downhill until you see a bungalow

(Overhill) and turn left up the shared driveway/

footpath.

Follow the footpath right up to and over the

driveway to a care home (Heathercliffe), and carry

on down a wooded path downhill. Once you reach

Bellemonte Road, turn right and turn left when you

reach the Bellemonte pub.

Look out for the footpath sign on the right and

follow this down into a wooden area. You’re faced

with a fork almost immediately and you need to

bear left. You’ll pass a Frodsham Hill Wood sign

and straight after a fingerpost; head for Delamere/

Beeston and carry on in that direction on the ridge

of the wooden area, ignoring various turn offs

(including one uphill for the Sandstone Trail).

Tantalising glimpses of the Mersey coastline appear

through the trees as you follow the path, and

uninterrupted view are far and few between at this

time of year. Shortly after passing Alf and Grace’s

bench you’ll arrive at a fingerpost, go down the

wooden stairway and then you’ll come to a fork;

bear left if you want to clamber down some very


Lane

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For those with the OS Maps

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JT-Sandstone-Trail

Netherton

Overton

A56

Overton

Hill

Beacon Hill

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Simons Lane

Fivecrosses

Woodhouses

Woodhouse

Hill

Higher Mickledale

Farm

Arboretum

Dobers

Manley Road

Newton

Cliff Farm

Bushells Lane

Kingswood


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steep and large steps set in the sandstone cliffs or

carry straight on if you want to go the much safer

route and follow the path down two flights of metal

steps. Either way, you’ll arrive at another fingerpost

and you should follow the sign to Delamere.

A few yards further on you’ll cross a wooden bridge

and come to sign number 596, indicating you

need to climb up the steep cliff steps on the right

(towards Whitchurch). Once you’ll get to the top,

you’ll be by the 10th hole of Frodsham Golf Club.

Follow the path until you come to another bench,

this one dedicated to David Nicholls.

At this point the Sandstone Trail itself weaves uphill,

but instead carry on in the same direction until

the wood opens up somewhat, and look out for a

½ fingerpost sign; take a 90 degree left turn here

and, when you come to a ‘proper tree’ sign, bear left

uphill and when you arrive at the next fork, bear

right staying on somewhat level ground.

Once you arrive at the next fingerpost, take a

90-degree right turn and follow the Sandstone

Trail all the way downhill for over ½ mile until you

reach The Ridgeway Road. Turn left uphill for 150

yards and once you arrive at the Ridgeway Country

Holiday Park, look for the footpath opposite. Climb

up the steps of the footpath, then more steps

downhill and bear left when you reach a brook

follow the path parallel to the brook and cross the

wooden footbridge a little further on.


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Take the path uphill and follow the path round the

edge of the woods, bearing left until you reach

Commonside. Cross over and, after a short climb

up the hill, you’re following a footpath on the edge

of more woodland. You’ll take a newly created

diversion round Austerson Old Hall and arrive at a

single-track road (Yarrangall Green), turn left and

then turn left again when you get to the main

Manley Road. Follow this busy-ish road uphill for

250 yards and then turn right down a track to Claim

Farm. Once you reach the dog-leg bend to the right,

take a 90-degree left turn, go through the gate and

head along the side of field.

Once you’ve crossed a track/gallops, bear right

slightly and follow the overgrown path round the

left-hand side of this field uphill towards a house

in the distance. Once you’ve reached the road,

cross and head up Bushells Lane until you reach a

staggered crossroads; turn left up Waterloo Lane.

At the end of Waterloo Lane, take a right turn. At the

back end of a slight right-hand bend, you’ll need to

take a track on the left and head up towards the

ridge. Once you reach the next crossroads, take a

left and follow the track past a covered reservoir

until you reach Manley Road. Turn right and look for

a gate built into the hedge approximately 250 yards

on the left-hand side.

Take the path which cuts diagonally through a field

until you reach the driveway to Higher Mickledale

Farm. Go straight across the driveway to another

path and follow in same direction all the way to

Simons Lane. Turn left and walk uphill; you’ll see

the car park from where you started the walk on the

right-hand side.

Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear

whilst walking. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure

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Sitting

Comfortably

These are the best seven-seaters on sale today

Need plenty of space, both for luggage and occupants

too? You’ll want a seven-seater then. Fortunately there

are plenty of options currently on the market, offering

a choice of body styles from a variety of brands.

But which are best? That’s what we’ve been

investigating – and here are the results.

Land Rover Discovery

This list was always

destined to feature Land

Rover’s go-anywhere

Discovery. As well as

seven comfortable seats, it’s packed with off-road

technology to make it just as capable at scaling

steep inclines as it is making the weekly run to the

shops.

Expensive it may be, but the Discovery comes

loaded with equipment and is available with a

range of engine choices, too.

Volvo XC90

When the firstgeneration

XC90 was

released, it stormed the

market thanks to its rocksolid

build quality and efficiency. The latest edition

continues the legacy, albeit with a whole lot more

technology and equipment.

It’s also one of the safest cars on the market thanks

to a raft of assistance systems. For families, there are

few better options than the XC90.

Seat Alhambra

If you’re after the best

possible passenger

space, then look no

further than the Seat

Alhambra. It may be a little outdated inside, but the

Alhambra makes up for it with a huge amount of

interior room. It’s also surprisingly good to drive,

and frugal, too.

As the Alhambra has been around for a little while

now, you’re likely to find good deals at the forecourt

– bolstering its appeal.

Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda hit the nail on the

seven-seater head when

it released the Kodiaq.

Rock-solid build quality

and incredible value for money meant that this

Czech SUV enjoyed immediate popularity and has

continued to do so.

It’s available with a range of efficient engines too,

while a new performance-orientated model – the

Kodiaq vRS – means there’s something for those

with the need for speed as well.

Audi Q7

Audi’s big Q7 flies

the flag for premium

manufacturers here,

offering that top-notch


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driving experience you’d expect from a car with four

rings on the front. A high-quality interior and silkysmooth

petrol and diesel engines seal the deal.

There’s the all-conquering SQ7 available too – which

puts many ‘normal’ performance cars to shame.

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Tesla Model X

Representing the electric

contingent is Tesla’s

Model X. Spaceship-like

in design, it’s a real looker

out on the road but, fortunately for this list, it’s

available with seven seats. A realistic 300-mile allelectric

range means it’s usable for long-distance

drivers, too.

Though it may be expensive to buy outright, the

Model X justifies its high price tag with minimal

running costs and plenty of performance.

Mercedes GLS

The Mercedes GLS takes

the fight to the Audi Q7,

and having recently been

updated, packs more

technology and features than ever before. A longer

wheelbase than the car it replaces means there’s

more space than before, and improved legroom for

all occupants.

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the best-driving sevenseaters

around, and offers genuine practicality as

well. A range of frugal engines help to keep trips to

the pump to a minimum, while solid build quality

should mean it holds up to family duties too.

A range-topping Vignale is now available, though

even lower trims get a vast amount of standard

equipment.


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The Rock Garden Is Alive…

If you have ever dreamed of Sound of Music landscapes,

then create your own! A garden mountain range might

not be possible, but you may have space for your very

own rock garden. So what do you need to do?

You’ll need to choose a fairly sunny spot, ideally away

from overhanging deciduous trees – most alpine

plants like a fair bit of light and detest becoming

clogged up with deteriorating leaves.

Even if space is limited, make the rock garden on as

large a scale as possible, for more impact and planting

opportunities, and a more realistic feel. If possible

include gullies running down the rock garden, perhaps

ending in a pond or pool, by arranging rocks so that

water can over or between them. Where the water

runs beneath rocks (rather the over them) you should

use guttering or drainage pipes that are hidden by soil

or rock outcrops.

Get yourself a good selection of rock from local or

mail-order suppliers and don’t be tempted to use old

chunks of concrete – the end result will look like a

rubble pile with plants!

Use a pile of rubble or broken bricks to create the

classic mound shape – this will be hidden by the

good-looking rocks. The rubble pile also ensures good

drainage; alpines typically hate being too wet.

Use upturned turves on top of the mound, laid grassy

side down. Then add a layer of sandy soil, to a depth

of about 30cm (12in), over the top of the turves; these

prevent the soil from slipping down amongst the

rocks. Then, using string and pegs, mark out where

you want each outcrop of rock.

Once the soil is well-firmed, use a spade or a trowel to

dig out a hole for each rock; this keeps the rocks securely

embedded so they won’t shift even in heavy rain.

Use smaller bits of stone beneath the rocks to wedge

them firmly. Add more soil over these bits of stone

and then more soil between the rocks when they are

in position. Water well to settle the soil, topping up if

necessary.

Alpine plants are available in nurseries and garden

centres now, but just choose a few – buying more

throughout next spring and summer will give you

an array of alpines to provide flowers and interest

throughout most of the year.

Arrange your plants, still in their pots, on the surface

of the soil. When you are happy with how they look,

use a trowel to make a planting hole, then remove

the pot, pop the plant in the hole, and fill in around it

with some compost. When you have finished planting

you can top-dress the soil surface with good-looking

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Established in 1984 as an emergency glazing service, today Dennis Goulding has grown and moved

forward to offer all you need to maintain, enhance and expand your home. We continually invest in and

embraced the latest changes in energy efficiency regulations, and still remain a local family business that

cares and takes pride in what we do. We don’t employ pushy salesmen, but pride ourselves on working

with and listening to our customers to give them exactly what they want. We will treat you with respect

every step of the way and on that you have my word! Stuart Goulding

Don’t forget, we also offer all of these services daily...

Glass Cut to size, Sealed Double Glazed Units Manufactured on site, Same Day Service, Safety

Glass, Toughened Glass, Mirrors, Greenhouse Glass, Glazing Service, Misted Units Replaced

A5209

B5250

Open:

Dennis Goulding

J27

Shevington

A49

Standish

Solar Thermal

& Solar PV

Wind Turbines

Heat Pumps

LED Lighting

.and general

Energy Savings

Unit 16, Ainscough Business Park, Mossy Lea Road,

Wrightington, WN6 9RS

(Drive onto ‘Ainscough Building Supplies’)

Open Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00 noon

www.dglwindows.co.uk

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