Local Life - Chorley - November 2019

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LocalLife

Chorley Edition November 2019

Festive Markets

Pages 14-16

What’s On in November

Pages 26-29

Jacks Tracks:

Rufford & Croston

Pages 30-32

Local News Motoring Pet Services Health Events2Go Home Services

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It can be an exhausting time with events coming

thick and fast, particularly for those parents with

young children, who face sorting various party

costumes for the kids, sourcing presents for all and

sundry, helping to stage school activities, putting

up lights and trees, carving pumpkins – it’s making

me exhausted just thinking about it.

It’s a special time of year with much excitement all

around, and should you be looking for something

to kick-start the Christmas cheer, then we’ve a

feature on some of the best Christmas Markets in

the North and Midlands on pages 14-16.

And of course, we have a comprehensive listing of

Bonfire Night events and Christmas events in the

local area, just visit our Events2Go guide on pages

26-29.

For those who still have some fuel in your tanks after

all those activities, then we have a lovely and fairly

easy 8-mile walk through some of Lancashire’s most

beautiful countryside, with plenty of opportunity to

stop off for a bite to eat in Croston and Rufford.

This November copy is the last issue for the

Chorley North area that you’ll receive through your

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co.uk), so let me wish you and yours a happy and

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See you in 2020,

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In this issue

Brighten Up

Your Evening

10

Regulars

22 Puzzle Pages

26 Events2Go

Sections

6 Local News

18 Health

33 Pets

30 Jack’s Tracks

34 Gardening

36 Motoring

39 Home Services

Festive Markets

14

Flu Myths &

Facts

20

Rufford &

Croston Circular

Walk

30

How To Buy a

New Car

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Advertising deadline - Tuesday, 19 November

Published - Friday, 29 November

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Heraldry Meetings

The Chorley branch of the Lancashire Family History

& Heraldry Society meet at Chorley Masonic Hall on

Cunliffe Street once a month.

November’s meeting takes place on Thursday 21st,

and welcomes guest speaker Steve Williams for his

talk ‘Four Tins’, which discusses social and military

history using four different tins as illustration. On

Thursday, December 5 there’ll be a hotpot supper

and quiz night to celebrate the festive season.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start, and nonmembers

are welcome with a donation.

Clayton Thursday Club

A group for over-55s meets every Thursday at

Clayton Community Centre in Clayton-le-Woods

for friendship, games, guest speakers, bingo and

outings! Sessions run from 1pm-3:15pm weekly.

New members are very welcome - just get in touch

with Gill on 01772 313301.

Remembrance Services

A walk of remembrance will take place on

Remembrance Sunday in Buckshaw Village. The walk

begins at the Green Man statue at 9:45am on Sunday,

November 10 and winds its way to the Community

Centre on Unity Place in memory of those who lost

their lives during World War One.

A peace and remembrance service also takes place

at Euxton War Memorial at 3pm - in the event of bad

weather, it will move to Euxton Parish Church.

Hub Gets Go-Ahead

Astley Village is set to benefit from a multi-million

pound sports hub as plans were given the go-ahead

in October.

The scheme is led by Chorley Council and will see the

playing fields at Westway transformed into a brand

new sports facility, while providing overflow parking

for Astley Park events.

Work is set to start on the site in March.

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Santa Express Returns

Chorley’s much-loved Santa Express is back for

2019. Embark on a magical journey from Chorley

town centre and through Astley Park to meet Father

Christmas in his grotto at Astley Hall.

Slots are available every weekend from Saturday,

November 30 until Sunday, December 22, from

9:30am-3:30pm. Tickets cost £10 per child and £5 per

adult (under 1s free), bookable on Skiddle.

My Cousin Rachel

The Hoghton Players are taking on Daphne du

Maurier’s classic novel My Cousin Rachel this month.

Performances run from Thursday, November 21

until Sunday, November 24 at Hoghton Village Hall

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board the Mayflower for its seminal journey was

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Americans and discouraging the use of violence

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A 110 foot granite tower with a bronze statue of

Standish himself now stands in Duxbury, New

England as a reminder of his instrumental role in

establishing that first colony

A national events calendar is planned for 2019 and

2020, with this year’s Astley Illuminated event on

Saturday, November 23 dedicated to Mayflower

celebrations. A second illumination event takes place

at St. Laurence’s Church on Saturday, November 9

also to commemorate the anniversary.

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A decorative lamp can come in all

shapes, sizes, materials and colours.

This is a selection from Woods Furniture.

An on-trend, metallic cagelike

base is teamed with a

pretty cotton shade, making

this distinctive lamp ideal for

classic, contemporary and

industrial-inspired interiors.

Maui LED table lamp, £79, Atkin

and Thyme.

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Adding some

good-looking

illumination is a great

way to introduce both

a decorative focal

point and increase

atmosphere in any

room.

Bring on some Hollywood glamour with a gold and feather

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A minimal table lamp from Lene Bjerre

would make the perfect accent for a

contemporary home.

Metta table lamp, £90, Sweetpea & Willow.

This textural, informal

lantern would add

fashionable interest in

an understated, modern

space.

Antique brass knitted lantern,

large, £48, Rose & Grey.

Lined with a navy cotton

interior, this lampshade uses

nautical imagery from a series

of 18th century hand-coloured

prints, depicting ships in

dramatic ocean conditions.

Shipwreck lighthouse lampshade,

£58, Cream Cornwall.

Let there be light

• When you are seeking an inexpensive update, simply remove any

dull, old, less-than-stylish table lamps and plug in your new, on-trend,

up-to-the-minute choices and voila! an instant change of look.

• Use a table lamp to create a welcoming reading corner in a living

room, or simply to introduce a cosy pool of light in a dark area. They

look great on a hall console or a small table on a landing, and are,

of course, both practical and beautiful either side of a bed.

Sleek and sophisticated,

this large glass and metal

lamp would add a touch of

modern classic style to any

room.

Cranmer table lamp, £369,

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• Lanterns are even easier than lamps, as they don’t need

a nearby plug. If you are wary of using candles for safety

reasons, substitute battery-operated LED candles instead.

• Buying more than one lamp for a room? Identical pairs look

smart and traditional, but you don’t have to buy them all

the same. A range of styles can create interest and work

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that have colour, pattern, material or shape in common,

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Competition

Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our September

competition to win a family pass to Martin Mere

Wetland Centre! The winners also received a free

boat tour and a £30 voucher to spend in the cafe.

The competition winner was Linda Crump from

Euxton (pictured). We hope you had an amazing

time at Martin Mere!

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!


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Festive

Markets

image by: Tom Holmes

There’s nothing quite like a festive market to get you into

the Christmas spirit. From Dickensian festivals keeping

the spirits of A Christmas Carol alive to bustling streets

of Austrian-inspired log cabins, there’s something for

everyone this Christmas.

Grassington

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1,

then Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December

8, 11am-5pm

www.grassingtondickensian.co.uk/

Grassington’s legendary Dickensian Festival and

market lend a seasonal atmosphere to the picturesque

Yorkshire village, transporting market-goers back in

time to when Queen Victoria held the throne. Locals

and visitors alike will be decked out in Victorian

finery, with traditional buskers, street entertainers

and musical acts taking to the stage throughout

two wintery weekends this December. You won’t be

able to resist stalls offering all sorts of goodies from

bespoke crafts and jewellery to delicious sweet treats

and mulled wine beside the glow of an open brazier.

Meanwhile, little ones can pay a visit to a traditional

Santa Claus in his hideaway grotto, meet an array of

Dickensian characters, and follow a torchlit nativity

procession down the cobbled streets.

In venues across the village, expect performances

from Victorian character singers, Punch & Judy

shows, organ players and choirs, along with brass

bands, festive plays and much more.

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Skipton

Sunday, December 1 & Sunday, December 8,

10am-4pm

www.facebook.com/skiptonchristmasmarket

Where better to enjoy a wealth of festive stalls

than the market town and ‘gateway to Yorkshire’ of

Skipton? This December, the town centre will once

again be taken over by vendors boasting Christmas

bargains, unique gift ideas and scrumptious snacks.

Skipton’s beautiful canal basin will play host to a

farmers’ market, while more than 100 stalls stretch

across its streets.

Relax with a mulled cider and roast chestnuts, enjoy

choral and brass performances or take the kids

off to visit Santa or ride a donkey – there really is

something for everyone. Skipton’s market received

the UK’s Best Large Speciality Market award in 2018,

and is free to enter for anyone fancying a festive

experience this year.

Worcester

Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, December 1

www.worcesterchristmasfayre.co.uk

Boasting 200 stalls, Worcester’s Victorian Christmas

Fayre is home to an abundance of local producers,

crafters and confectioners. Your senses will come

alive with sights, smells and sounds of the season:

at the traditional funfair, be whisked away on the

Galloper to the sound of a barrel organ, enjoy

community carol singing, and travel back in time

to experience what Christmas in Worcester would

have been like some 150 years ago.

The market will open with a carol service at the

breath-taking Worcester Cathedral, ahead of a

procession travelling from the Cathedral to the

Cornmarket by the Mayor.

Birmingham

Thursday, November 7 – Monday, December 23

www.thebfcm.co.uk/

Birmingham’s Frankfurt market is renowned for its

stunning collection of traders – from glass baubles

and crystal lamps to hand-crafted leather and

jewellery, you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice this

year. As always, there’ll be tasty German delicacies

including bratwursts, schnitzels, pretzels and more

– if you’re fancying a tipple, why not sample the

gluhwein or weissbeer? There’ll also be traditional

children’s funfair rides, plenty of entertainment and

beautifully festive illuminations throughout.

The city will be bedecked in all its festive glory, with

the appearance of an outdoor ice rink and a big

wheel in Centenary Square. Experience the magic

of skating under twinkling lights or witness the

skyline from the heights of the Ferris wheel; either

way, you’ll see Birmingham like you’ve never seen

it before.

Windermere

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

www.windermerechristmas.co.uk/

Putting a Lake District twist on the classic Christmas

market, Windermere’s Christmas Celebration is so

much more than the forty or so stalls that set up in

the picturesque village this December. Take to the

rink and show off your skating skills surrounded by

the natural beauty of the Lakes, visit Santa in his

nearby grotto and relax with performances from

brass bands and choirs throughout the weekend.


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York

Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, December 22

www.visityork.org/whats-on/christmas

Among the Shambles and cobbled streets of York

lies the St. Nicholas Fair, returning once more for

2019. In wooden chalets you’ll find all manner of

goods: from festive ornaments and scented candles

to mulled wine and artisan chocolates. Street food

stalls touting curries, crepes and much more create

a real feast for the senses, with Nordic marquees

and various bars set up around the market area.

There’s plenty going on at venues around the city,

too. An outdoor ice rink around a giant Christmas

tree sets up at York Designer Outlet, while the a

whole host of Dickensian characters come to life in

York Castle Museum’s Victorian street. York Minster

introduces the Advent procession – enjoy carols

by candlelight following the Minster Choir on

December 1st.

Ulverston

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24

www.dickensianfestival.co.uk/

Don your finest Victorian costumes and head to

Ulverston this month for a traditional Dickensian

festival like no other. Among specialist shops and

businesses you’ll find a cosy Christmas market

stocked with unusual gifts, festive food and

handmade items, plus all the fun of the fair with

a Helter Skelter, horse-drawn carriages, balloon

modelling and plenty of music.

A grand Dickensian parade will take place on both

days of the festival, along with a period dress

competition for the best costume.

Chester

Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, December 22

www.visitcheshire.com/whats-on/chesterchristmas-market-p223731

The Tudor streets of Chester will be transformed

with over 70 chalets, all arranged around the iconic

Christmas tree in the city centre. Discover unique,

locally crafted items, pick up the perfect stocking

filler or surprise for a special someone. Along with

classic German foods including frankfurters and

glühwein, expect jewellery, crafts, cards and much

more.

Don’t miss the spectacular animal-themed lanterns

at Chester Zoo while you’re in the area – from

November 22 to December 23, the zoo will become

a wonderland full of sparkle and illuminations,

taking you through nine themed worlds of light.

Beverley

Sunday, December 8, 10am-4pm

www.beverleyfestivalofchristmas.co.uk

Experience a snapshot into the past with Beverley’s

traditional Victorian Christmas market. Over 120

stalls will take over the town centre, offering a huge

selection of crafts, stocking fillers and tasty treats.

Entertainers will take to the streets with birds of

prey displays, live music and dance performances,

along with a Victorian fairground for the little ones.

The festivities really begin with a reindeer-led

procession through the town at 10am – meet Santa

on his sleigh in a charged seasonal atmosphere.

There’s something for everyone in Beverley at

Christmas!


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18 Health & Fitness

Water works

Why we should all drink more water

Ask most people how much fluid they are supposed

to drink in a day, and they will reply “Eight glasses

of water.” This number has seeped into the public

consciousness over the past couple of decades so

it might surprise you to know that it has very little

basis in science!

However, it is important to stay properly hydrated.

Fewer people know that if you feel thirsty you are

already dehydrated, and this has a real impact on

how your body and brain function.

Dehydration leads to a decrease in our physical

performance. Losing just 2% of your body’s

water contact can cause fatigue, problems with

temperature control, and make exercise feel

more difficult, physically and mentally, and it’s

not uncommon for people to lose 6-10% of their

body’s total water content through sweat during a

workout, and as muscle is 80% water this increases

muscle stress.

Our brains are also strongly influenced by hydration.

Studies have shown that even mild dehydration

impacts brain function. In separate studies of men

and women it was found that about 1.5% fluid

loss impaired mood and concentration, decreased

working memory, and increased feeling of anxiety,

fatigue and the frequency of headaches. 1.5% fluid

loss can easily occur during normal daily activities,

never mind during exercise or hot weather.

Worryingly the effects of dehydration are shown to

be worse in children and the elderly.

There has been some scientific interest in the effect

of increasing hydration on migraine sufferers. So

far, some studies have shown that while keeping

hydrated doesn’t stop migraines completely,

sufferers in the studies reported that the frequency

and intensity of the migraines decreased when they

were properly hydrated.

Constipation is a common health problem and can

be serious in children and the elderly. Low water

consumption does appear to be a risk factor in these

cases. Some studies have shown that carbonated

water seems to help the situation more than still

water though scientists haven’t yet explained why.

Alcohol acts as a diuretic, so it makes you lose more

water than you take in. The dehydration effects of

alcohol are responsible for the thirst, fatigue, and

headache which inevitably accompany a hangover.

It’s a good idea to alternated alcoholic drinks with

water and to drink a large glass of water before

going to sleep, after a night out on the town.

Finally, water both increases satiety and boost

metabolism so is great if you’re trying to lose

weight. Studies show that dieters who drank half

a litre of water before each meal lost 44% more

weight over a period of 12 weeks.

Try it. Make a real attempt to stay properly hydrated

for a week and monitor the results. You may be

surprised.


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Flu and the Flu Vaccine:

Myths and Facts

Flu isn’t new and neither is the flu vaccine – yet every

year, come flu season, there’s confusion about them.

Let’s set things straight…

The flu or a cold?

Myth: Colds can’t make you feel really ill, give you a

temperature or make your muscles ache. That’s flu.

While colds generally don’t confine you to the

couch, a heavy, streaming cold can make you feel

very poorly – and colds can cause muscle aches and

a raised temperature.

To distinguish more accurately between a cold and

the flu:

· Consider how quickly it’s come on. A cold usually

starts gradually, whereas flu symptoms come on

rapidly.

· Consider all your symptoms. A cold mainly affects

your nose and throat, whereas flu can cause

diarrhoea, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting

alongside nose and throat symptoms. It also causes

fatigue, lack of appetite and difficulty sleeping.

Children with flu are prone to ear pain too.

In healthy adults, flu doesn’t usually pose a serious

health risk and they recover in a week or two,

although some strains (such as some swine and

avian flus) are more dangerous. However, for certain

groups, flu can pose a more serious risk.

Preventing flu

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Flu vaccines are produced in advance, so experts

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The best time to be vaccinated is before the start

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14. French courtesy title for a man (8)

17. Large, ocean-dwelling mammal (3,4)

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22. Ditch around a castle (4)

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13. Disease caused by lack of

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Renal

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Bird Feeder Workshop

Saturday, November 2, 10am-12pm

Join the Friends of Eccleston Library to make a

natural bird feeder to help feathered friends in the

winter. Entry £3 per child, £5 for 2 children or £6 for 3.

Eccleston Library, The Green, Eccleston, PR7 5SU

Meet Mila Burek

Saturday, November 2, 10:30am-11:30am

Author of ‘A Tennis Girl’ Mila Burek discusses her

latest book and what inspired her to write, aimed at

children and teenagers. Free entry.

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

Duxbury Fireworks

Saturday, November 2, 6pm-8pm

Fireworks hosted by the Red Bank Scout Group,

with suggested donations of £5 per adult or £3 per

child. Get in the Bonfire Night spirit!

Duxbury Park, Duxbury Hall Road, Chorley, PR7

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Cricket Club Fireworks

Saturday, November 2, 6pm-11:30pm

A fun bonfire, professional fireworks and plenty of

food and drink available. Entry £5 per family of four

or £2 per person.

Chorley Cricket Club, Sandringham Road, Chorley,

PR7 1LG

Winter Sparkle

Sunday, November 3, 10am-4pm

A free Christmas spectacular in aid of Derian House.

Stock up on gifts from the Austrian market stalls,

enjoy an array of delicious food including bratwurst

and mulled wine, and see the Punch & Judy show!

Santa will also make an appearance with reindeer.

Astley Hall, Chorley, PR7 1XA

Famous People of Chorley

Monday, November 4, 10am-11am

Local historian Ian Bagshaw delivers a talk about

famous people from Chorley who you might not

have heard of! Free entry.

Adlington Library, Railway Rd, Adlington, PR6 9RG

Worden Fireworks

Tuesday, November 5, 6pm-9pm

A spectacular pyro-musical firework display, bonfire

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Outliners. Tickets £5 on the gate.

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Glitz & Glamour Night

Thursday, November 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join Age Concern Central Lancashire for a night of

glitz and glamour while perusing the brand new

Christmas stock! Enjoy drinks and nibbles while you

browse. Free entry.

Age Concern, Towngate, Leyland, PR25 2FN

Xmas Shopping Evening

Thursday, November 7, 6pm-9pm

Get organised for Christmas with a fun shopping

night, with festive tasters, refreshments and a

performance from a Christmas choir. Free glass of

fizz on arrival, free entry.

Heskin Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, PR7 5PA

Ladies Night

Friday, November 8, 7pm-9pm

Pamper yourself with beauty treatments, stalls and

prosecco! Entry £3, proceeds to the school’s PTFA.

Euxton Primrose Hill Primary, Primrose Hill Rd,

Euxton, PR7 6BA

Jingle All the Way

Saturday, November 9, 9am-5pm

Chorley’s Santa walk returns for 2019! The sponsored

event is not a race, but a walk of approximately 15

miles from Chorley to Rivington Pike and back.

Entry £20 per adult or £12 per child including Santa

outfit, all proceeds to Derian House.

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Mawdesley Christmas Fair

Sunday, November 9, 10:30am-3pm

Support North West Blood Bikes and have plenty

of fun with tombolas, lucky dips, games and much

more, plus craft and gift stalls. Free admission.

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Wartime Memories

Saturday, November 9, 2pm-4pm

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Saturday, November 9, 2pm-5pm

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selling everything from Fairtrade items and

homemade cakes to books and Christmas cards.

Admission 50p, children free.

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Candlelit Classical Music

Saturday, November 9, 6pm-9pm

An enchanting evening of classical music by

candlelight, performed by students from Chethams

School of Music. There’ll also be cheese & wine and

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Charity Comedy Night

Saturday, November 9, 7pm-11pm

Four top comedians come together to raise money

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Love Letters from Blackpool

Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm-10pm

Ruth E. Cockburn gathers stories from Blackpool

and Wyre with a comedic storytelling musical show.

Tickets £8 from the library or on 0300 1236703.

Eccleston Library, The Green, Eccleston, PR7 5TE

Nick Hardy

Sunday, November 10, 3pm-3:45pm

Tenor Nick Hardy presents a recital of light classics

with Neil Kelley on piano, followed by tea and cake.

Tickets £6 on Eventbrite.

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

Ladies Fashion Evening

Thursday, November 14, 6:45pm

Browse fashion from a local retailer, win plenty

of prizes and help raise money for St. Chad’s PTA.

Tickets £6 including a glass of prosecco on arrival.

St. Chad’s Primary School, Blackburn Road,

Whittle-le-Woods, PR6 8LL

Christmas Market

Thursday, November 14, 7pm-9:30pm

Get some Christmas shopping done and enjoy

delicious refreshments to raise money for Coppull

Parish Church School. Over 25 stalls offer everything

from books to Body Shop products. Entry £1

including a raffle ticket.

Coppull Parish Primary, Roe Hey Drive, Coppull,

PR7 4PU

Charity Night

Friday, November 15, 7:30pm-11pm

Fundraise for Genesis Care Older People’s Centre

with entertainment from the Square Donut Band

and dancing to 50s, 60s and 70s music! Tickets £12

including hotpot supper on 07715 809236.

Priory Club, Broadfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1PD

Write In

Saturday, November 16, 1pm-5pm

Local writers, poets, calligraphers and booksellers

come together for a literary event like no other,

presented by the Chorley & District Writers’ Circle.

More info at www.chorleywriters.org.uk

Astley Hall, Chorley, PR7 1XA

Chorley’s Got Soul

Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm-1am

An amazing night of Motown, Stax, Philly and

Northern Soul with Paul K and Patti Barrow. Tickets

£8 from Marshall’s Florists, proceeds to Inspire

Youth Zone.

Chorley Town Hall, Market St, Chorley, PR7 1DP

Southport Lights Switch-On

Sunday, November 17, 1pm-5:30pm

Expect a day packed full of family entertainment,

fairground rides, live music and a spectacular lights

& firework show headlined by Peter Andre!

Southport Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DZ

Leyland Christmas Fest

Saturday, November 23, 1pm onwards

A selection of foods from around the globe,

including traditional mulled wine, and a visit from

Santa in his grotto. Expect live music all afternoon

and a special celebrity guest.

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Astley Illuminated

Saturday, November 23, 5pm-10pm

See Astley Hall come alive with light, music

and mystery for one night only! The hall will be

beautifully lit with magnificent light displays and

candles, with refreshments available.

Astley Hall, Chorley, PR7 1XA

Chorley Christmas Market

Sunday, November 24, 10am-6pm

Enjoy a Totally Locally Chorley Christmas market,

with a visit from Santa and the annual lights switchon!

Plenty to browse and buy.

Chorley Town Centre

Tree Open Day

Sunday, November 24, 11am-4pm

Discover specimen and special trees in the grounds

of Bank Hall for National Tree Week, with tree walks

and heritage tours. Adults £2, children free.

Bank Hall, Liverpool Road, Bretherton, PR26 9AT

William Thomson

Sunday, November 24, 3pm-3:45pm

Pianist William Thomson performs some light

classics, followed by tea and cake. Entry £5.

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

Christmas Fayre

Saturday, November 30, 11:30am-2pm

Fun and fellowship! Enjoy delicious lunches,

meet Father Christmas, browse stalls and see

the Christmas model railway. Entry £1 per adult,

children go free.

United Reformed Church, Hollinshead Street,

Chorley, PR6 7BD

Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 1, 7pm

Leyland Band along with the Leyland & Penwortham

One Voice Choir, present a night of festive music.

Tickets £10 per adult or £5 per child.

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street,

Leyland, PR25 2LE

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, December 7, 10am-4pm

Browse more than 25 craft and gift stalls, plus meet

Santa in his grotto. Entry £2 per adult or 50p per

child, a £5 grotto charge applies.

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street,

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Rufford &

Croston Circular

by Chris Pearce

Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Easy

Whilst parking up on Station Road in Rufford, near

the train station (L40 1TB), a hardened walker spotted

the Local Life Mini and came over for a chat. He was

on his way up to the Lakes, ready for what he termed

a ‘proper’ walk. Ouch! What this beautiful easy-tofollow

eight-mile route lacks in topographical views,

it more than made up for with the variety of wildlife

and the wide open-spaced beauty of the Lancashire

countryside. It’s a perfect walk for this time of year,

when the weather is variable, and the nights are

drawing in fast.

Bridge number seven carries the Station Road traffic

over the Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool

Canal and it’s from there our walk starts.

Head north up the canal from here and you’ll quickly

spot the timber framed Rufford Old Hall on the left,

which was built in 1530 for the Hesketh family,

then lords of the Manor of Rufford. Local folklore

mentions a ghost that floats above the canal at the

back of the Old Hall, but it was thankfully on a lieu

day when I walked by on this gorgeous Autumn

morning.

Ducking sharply to avoid the formation of geese

that landed nearby, I set off in the direction of the

hamlet of Sollom, some two miles distance. Depart

the towpath at bridge 16 and turn right down a

single track called Sollom Lane. Within 200 yards,

the road bends left and goes over a ditch into Eyes

Lane.

You will then use Red Bridge (a green Bailey Bridge),

to cross the River Douglas and, straight after you

cross the bridge, you’ll turn right and hop over a

stile. Stay on the built-up banks of the river, which

forks almost straight away, where the Yarrow feeds

into the Douglas. Follow the built-up banks to the

left, following the River Yarrow for 1½ miles before

you arrive at the bridge carrying the B5247, which

links Croston to Bretherton.

Hop over the stile onto the road and turn right

toward Croston. Ignore the turning onto the

industrial estate and just before the bridge goes

over the railway, turn right and follow the path

running parallel to the railway. The path eventually


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Back Lane

Highfield House

Croston

Sollom

Sewage

Works

Croston

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

A581 Meadow

Lane

Finney Lane

Farm

A59

River Douglas

Rufford

Old Hall

Rufford

Rufford

For those with the OS Maps

app on your desktop, mobile

or tablet, this walk is named:

JT-RuffordCroston-Circular

Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear whilst walking. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure

that the walk is accurate, neither the publisher or its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability

to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or other cause.


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bears right and, just as you see a body of water

(Twin Lakes) through the trees, you’ll execute a 90

degree turn away from the water on a path that

evolves into Riverside Crescent.

Taking great care, cross the railway line, and follow

Riverside Crescent to its junction with Westhead

Road (A581). Turn right, cross the bridge and go

straight over the junction into Backhouse Lane.

Follow the lane through a S-bend and once you

reach the T-junction, turn right. Go past Finney

Barr’s Farm into a left-hand bend and then take the

first right turn down what is Cottage Lane.

Within 200 yards, you’ll cross the railway line

once more and as the views open up, you head

in the same direction for approximately 1/3 of a

mile. Once you reach the corner of the field, do a

90-degree left turn and follow this path until you

reach a crossroads of paths (look out for the wellset

cobbles).

Turn right and follow what is Moss Lane for just over

1/3 of a mile and, just before the small bridge with

the metal grills, take a 90-degree left turn down

a path known locally as Shepherd’s Lane. Follow

Shepherd’s Lane for ¾ mile, as straight as a die

running parallel to the drainage ditch, and you’ll go

through a small s-bend and the path will suddenly

stop at a concrete bridge crossing the drainage ditch.

Cross the bridge and head diagonally across the

field on the path towards a set of wooden steps

leading up to the banks of the Douglas. Once you’re

up there turn left and follow the path along the banks

for just over 1/3 of a mile, cross the railway safely and

head down the steps to a single-track road.

Turn right and pass the pumping station on the left,

and soon afterwards you’ll emerge at Meadow Lane.

Turn right and cross the bridge over the Douglas

very carefully and you’ll see the level crossing for

Rufford Station and your starting point (Bridge 7) in

the near-distance.

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Common Problems in the

Older Cat

These days, thanks to the good

care we’re taking of them, cats

are living longer than ever. It’s

not unusual to see cats that

are still going strong at the

ripe old age of twenty or more!

Many people know that kidney

disease is very common in

older cats, but there are other

conditions which are much

more common in those of a

more advanced age.

Cats with kidney disease tend

to be losing weight; they may

be off their food or vomiting

more frequently, as well as

drinking and urinating more

than normal. Once renal disease has taken hold, it

unfortunately cannot be cured, but there are lots

of options for management which can help to slow

their deterioration and to help your cat have a better

quality of life.

Another common disease in older cats is

hyperthyroidism – an over active thyroid. These cats

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and urinate more than usual. They can also become

quite highly-strung. Hyperthyroidism is luckily very

treatable, and many cats with the condition lead a

full life.

Arthritis is increasing recognised in older cats, as

they are living longer and owners are more aware of

the issue. Common symptoms include reluctance to

jump or even move as they usually would, as well as

becoming matted as they can often be less keen to

twist to groom. Cats with arthritic feet can also get

overgrown claws as they avoid scratching to shed

their claws.

Annual vaccinations provide an excellent

opportunity for your cat to have an MOT. It’s also

a great time to discuss any niggling concerns you

might have about your pet. Your vet will weigh

your cat, and check them over, as well as making

sure you are happy that they are eating, drinking

and behaving normally. If they are concerned, they

may suggest blood and urine testing to investigate

further.

By keeping a close eye on your cat, not only may

be able to improve their quality of life, and possibly

even extend their life expectancy, to ensure they’ll

be keeping you company for many years to come.


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Shed some

on it!

light

by Angie Barker

There is no getting away from it … Christmas is

coming, and along with all the kerfuffle that comes

with it (oh dear, Hubby looks depressed at the

thought) – it also means we have some long, dark

evenings ahead of us. But instead of closing the

curtains and forgetting about your garden until next

spring, consider installing some outdoor lighting in

your garden to create a magical winter wonderland.

The right kind of garden lighting can create some

wonderful atmospheric effects and there are many

different products available to help you achieve

the effect you are looking for. Simple up lighters set

on spikes in the soil are very easy to install as they

sit beneath planting to light it up from beneath.

Bamboo in particular looks amazing up lit this way.

There are some more sophisticated products which

can be set into paving, decking and steps. Even if you

don’t use your garden in the winter and particularly

if your living area overlooks your garden, it will

make your inside space seem larger as you can see

beyond the windows. But why not use your garden

at this time of year – I would recommend donning

coat and scarf and lighting a fire pit and as it’s nearly

Christmas, taking a flask of Gluhwein out with you

(that’s mulled wine to Hubby).

There are some things you need to consider with

outside lighting:

• Less is more – you do not want your garden to

resemble a floodlit football pitch!

• Place up lighters carefully to make sure your lights

don’t shine into a neighbours bedroom window.

• If you are landscaping a garden consider lighting

from the start so that an electrician can fit the

lights in with the build and hide all the wiring.

But even if your garden is established, it is easy

to have an outside plug fitted so that you can run

your lights from there.

There are some companies which specialise in

garden lighting – see www.moonlightdesign.co.uk

to see the kind of effects you can achieve.

And as the season to be jolly is fast approaching,

don’t forget to include some fairy lights!

Angie is a qualified

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Call Angie now for your free consultation!

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How to buy a

new car

Buying a new car. It’s often referred to as one of the biggest purchases of your life, after a

house. It’s why getting your hands on a new motor can be riddled with stress and anxiety,

but it doesn’t have to be that way.

We’ve picked out some of the crucial ways in which

the buying process can be made easier, and what

to look out for.

Research the car

It may seem trivial, but you need to research

everything you can about the car you’re looking at.

Knowledge is power when it comes to buying from

a dealer, and making sure you know everything

about a certain model can make all the difference

when it comes to picking one up.

Don’t be afraid to be choosy, either. Pick a colour,

specification and engine and stick with that.

Choosing a dealer – franchise or independent

This is an important decision to make. Franchised

dealers get first access to the latest cars and

technology, and are therefore potentially better

equipped at answering any questions you may

have. In terms of aftersales and repairs, they have

the manufacturer’s support too. They’ll also have

a good selection of used vehicles that will have

been well maintained in the main dealer servicing

department.

There is, of course, the option to buy from an

independent dealer too. They might not have the

ability to offer you different options of the model

you’re looking at, but they will be keen to do a

deal and will offer the backup of a well-established

business should things go wrong.

Check them out online

Once you’ve picked the dealer you fancy, look

through their online reviews thoroughly. You’ll

be able to easily see how well they treat their

customers and also how good they are at dealing

with aftersales issues.

You can’t beat good old-fashioned word of mouth

either – asking friends, neighbours and relatives

about a potential dealership can be useful too.

Pick your purchase time

Believe it or not, you can get a better deal

depending on when you buy. Dealers are often

pressed to reach quarterly targets, which means

the end of March, June, September and December

could result in a better deal.

It’s a small tip, but one that could potentially see

you saving thousands of pounds if the purchase is

timed correctly.

Test drive

Once you’ve seen a car you like then it’s time to

get behind the wheel. The likelihood is that the

salesperson will accompany you in the car, but don’t

let that stop you from pressing all of the buttons

and getting a real feel for the vehicle in general.

Ensure that your test route features a range of


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different corners, roundabouts and

road surfaces – and most importantly,

check the car works for you.

Cash or finance

There’s a variety of ways to pay at a

dealer. They can offer hire purchase,

which sees you paying a deposit and

repaying the remaining balance in

monthly instalments. At the end of

the payment term, you’ll own the

vehicle outright.

Then there’s personal contract purchase, or PCP.

Here, you’ll pay a deposit followed by monthly

payments, but at the end you’ll be offered a

‘balloon’ when you can pay off the remainder of the

car’s value or return it to the dealer. And then there’s

personal leasing.

This is a good option if you’re planning on frequently

changing your car, although you do have to usually

stump up three months’ rental in advance, and

there’s no option to buy it at the end of the deal. Or

you could pay cash!

Haggle

It’s an age-old process, but haggling remains just

as crucial today as it’s always been. Even with used

cars there’s always going to be a certain amount of

wiggle room. You shouldn’t ever have to pay the full

price for a car, and dealers are prepared for this. Go

in strong and stick to your guns – it’s only the same

as they’ll be doing.

Remember, if you don’t ask you don’t get, so don’t

be afraid to ask for free additions and discounts on

servicing plans. The worst they can do is say no!

Don’t be scared of walking away

Remember, there are thousands of cars available on

the market and hundreds of dealerships too. There

is always another car, so don’t be scared to walk

away if things don’t feel right. Don’t be pressured

into any deal either – the final decision is entirely

yours, and if you don’t like the way things are

heading, walk straight out of those doors!


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

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

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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

Unit 16, Ainscough Business Park, Mossy Lea Road,

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LED Lighting

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(10% typical return)

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o f Miry Lane,

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18. North, 20. Spade, 22. Moat.

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1 5 6 4

2 9 5 7

3 1 8 7

9 23 21 19

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16

23

19

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