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Issue 201 November 2019

Food & Drink Guide: Pages 32-35

Falling into

Autumn

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ACTIVE

T only seems like yesterday since we were enjoying our

summer holidays but now most of us are all already making

preparations for Christmas.

However, helping us cling to memories of those days spent in the

sunshine, this month we have visited two restaurants which offer

fabulous food to remind diners of days spent in warmer climes.

Read about our experiences at Gleadless Townend’s Elif 2 on page

32 and Zizzona, the new Woodseats pizza venue, in our food and

drink section on pages 32-35.

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A friend dropping in since 2002 Tel: 01246 416027

Issue 201 November 2019

Food & Drink Guide: Pages 32-35

Falling into

Autumn

Women in Business

Win tickets

to see

Kim Wilde

Page 20

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Elsewhere in this month’s busy magazine, we meet some of the

women who are behind successful local businesses, talk to a

woman who has just published her grandfather’s remarkable life

story and put local comic and radio presenter Rob Rouse on the

spot in a Q&A feature as he prepares to host the annual Sheffield

charity comedy night, Giggle Aid.

In addition, if you turn to page 20 you can try to win yourself a

pair of tickets to see 1980s chart star Kim Wilde performing in the

Peak District. Enjoy this month’s Active8.

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Fun all the way at community event

L

OWEDGES’ very first Fun Palace proved a huge success

with local people of all ages involved in new and exciting

activities.

The Fun Palace weekend is all about raising awareness of the arts

in local communities and can be as small as a few people getting

together to do some crafts or singing, or it can be a large

community event.

This year, Pam Daniel and Joy Arnott, from the Terminus

Initiative, decided to create one on a health theme, including

science, arts and crafts, and music.

Joy said: “We are no strangers to running community events: we

run a ‘Spring Forward’ and ‘Winter Blues’ event each year. The Fun

Palace was slightly different in that we wanted people from the

community to come along and run activities. We had a very

generous grant of £750 from the local councillors to help towards

the cost of the event.”

Activities included the project’s art group having a colouring table

and display, a card-making demonstration, a science activity

involving the five senses, hand massage, and a family

demonstrating science experiments. There was also belly dancing,

reading, an ‘air piano’ and a community urban artwork.

Joy added: “The day was a roaring success, with over 150 people

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attending, and 25 volunteers

helping to run the event.

“The Terminus would like to

thank all of the volunteers

who made the day possible,

and each person who

attended.”

If you would like to be involved

in the Fun Palace movement next

year visit funpalaces.co.uk/. For more

information on the Terminus Initiative go

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Ted charts history of

famous local railway

T

HE local Hope Valley Railway Line is one of the most scenic routes in the country

and was also one of the country’s most challenging sections of track to build.

Now the story of this line has been researched and recorded by Greenhill’s Ted Hancock who

has published the first part of his three-volume work.

‘The Hope Valley Line, Dore To Chinley, Vol 1, has 304 pages and 376 illustrations. It is the

first book which covers the Hope Valley line exclusively and includes a large amount of

original research which has not been seen before.

He told us: “I have been researching it for over ten years and believe it will become the

definitive work on the subject.”

Ted’s publication is different from most railway books in that it is designed to please the

railway enthusiast but also those interested in the impact of the railway on the local

communities. It also has biographical information on the main personalities involved.

It covers the canals and railways never built; how the railway reached Dore & Totley and

Chinley stations; the troublesome Totley Tunnel; the period from the opening in 1894 to the

end of the LMS in 1947; passenger, freight and excursion traffic from the working timetables

and motive power.

Volume Two, which is planned for release next summer, will cover the tunnels, stations and

bridges and branches for the Derwent, Howden and Ladybower reservoir constructions and

the new Earle’s Cement branch.

Volume Three will feature the British Railways period from 1948 to privatisation in 1993,

including the Beeching Report and the miracle of the line’s survival at the expense of all its

rivals, the end of the steam era, the demise of staffed stations and closure of the goods yards.

Volume 1 is priced at £30 and can be ordered via Greenhill Library or directly from Ted (free

post and packing) at tedhancock30@gmail.com

Ted Hancock with his publication


Total transformation

HEN Steve and Joy Barnett moved from Dronfield to live in

Todwick to be closer to their family, they were thrilled with their

detached home, but required a new, larger kitchen.

The existing kitchen layout included a corridor and an adjoining toilet room, so

there was plenty of space available. Indeed, with professional planning it would

also be possible to incorporate a ground floor shower room into the new look.

Approaching Sheffield Kitchen Interiors at Meadowhead, the couple were

delighted with ideas put forward and were also encouraged when the family-run

company said they could complete a high-spec job within an agreed budget.

The company removed a wall which had formed the

corridor, dismantled the downstairs toilet, filled a serving

hatch and removed a doorway. They took out all the old

kitchen fittings with care as they were still in excellent

condition and the couple had a buyer for them.

Said Steve: “We had read about the company in Dronfield

Eye and also had someone recommend them to us. We were

impressed with the quality of their computer-designed plans.”

Sheffield Kitchen Interiors managed the whole transformation, arranging for a builder, plasterer, electrician and plumber to arrive

just when they were required.

The Barnetts now have a fabulous, spacious kitchen featuring porcelain painted handleless doors, Absolute black granite

worktops, upstands and splashback and a 1.5 Rangemaster undermount sink with a swan-neck tap. Neff appliances were installed

consisting of a built-in double oven, gas on glass hob, integrated dishwasher and built-in extractor.

Said Steve: “The ergonomics work so well and everything is to hand. The corner units have Le Mans pull out shelves so we don’t

have to bend down and crawl into the corner of the cupboards to find things.”.

The ground floor shower room also looks a picture and, with future years in mind, this was something the couple were keen to

have included in the transformation. They were impressed with the way Sheffield Kitchen Interiors designed this room and were

able to select their own style of fixtures and fittings.

The couple are delighted with the completed job and Steve added: “Everybody was really, really pleasant. They were just so

efficient, none of the dust went through to the rest of the house and they cleaned up after themselves every day.”

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Morning

Stroll by

John

Beadman

What a picture!

G

REENHILL-based Sheffield Photographic Society is holding its 15th Annual

Perspectives Exhibition this month.

The city centre exhibition, the first of the society’s season, will be opened by

Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, Coun Tony Downing.

It is an opportunity for members to show a panel of their own selection of prints,

covering a wide range of contemporary photographic styles, including landscapes,

portraits, wildlife, urban, macro and creative images, in both colour and black and

white.

Each member’s panel will include a short narrative about themselves, and their

images. Also included in the exhibition will be a panel of historic images of Sheffield.

Club meetings are held on Tuesdays from September to May at St Peter’s Church

Hall, Greenhill.

The exhibition takes place at the Winter Gardens, Sheffield, from noon on Monday,

18th November, to 2pm on Sunday, 1st December. Opening times are 8am to 8pm,

Monday to Saturday, and 8am to 6pm, Sundays. Entry is free.

Longleat Balloon

Sky Safari

photographed

by Pat Rutter

All Tied Up by

society member

John Gorman

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Preparing

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As October turns into November many of us will be

left wondering just where 2019 has gone. The clocks

have gone back and winter is upon us but it is not

too late to make the final preparations to our home.

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year in Britain. Whether the forecasts prove to be true or not, now

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Supporting our

young people

T

HIS month I would like to cover a different part of our

Neighbourhood Policing response and introduce you to one

of my colleagues.

As you may know, a large part of our work is engagement with

different communities and this includes our young people.

In general, it is the PCSOs who have responsibility with engaging

with pupils up to the age of secondary school. This can cover a wide

range of subjects such as road safety or even just taking part in

reading lessons so that trust and recognition of officers is built up

with the children.

In particular, Pc Mark Toyne has responsibility for engaging with

our secondary schools and I have asked him to give some

information about the type of work that he is involved in.

I, I’m Pc Mark Toyne. I'm a

Hpolice officer with 16 years

service, the last two of which I have

been employed in the role of a CYTO -

Community Youth Team Officer.

My role involves working closely with

secondary schools in the Sheffield South

West area. I currently work with

Meadowhead, High Storrs, Silverdale,

Mercia, Newfield and King Ecgbert’s

schools. I have an excellent working

relationship with each of them.

I deal with any criminal incidents that

take place within school. These can

range from thefts to students being in

possession of knives or bladed articles

CYTO Mark Toyne

within school and everything in between.

I also assist schools in delivering key safety messages such as the

upcoming 'Dark Nights' period, which focusses on the dangers

surrounding Bonfire Night.

This year I will be presenting assemblies in schools in partnership

with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The aim of the

message is simple: to keep children safe and out of trouble.

I have had several different jobs within the police, but the role of

CYTO is certainly the busiest that I ever undertaken. I work on my

own so there is nobody to share the workload, however I enjoy the

challenge that it brings and I've found the role to be the most

rewarding that I’ve ever had.

If you ask police officers why they joined the job, the majority will

say "to make a difference". I was no different.

I genuinely feel that by working within schools with young people

that I can make a difference to the lives of some of our young people

by trying to guide them down the right path.

I thoroughly enjoy the role and hope to be doing it for many years

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Widow warns of

asbestos cancer

The widow of a joiner who died from asbestos-related

cancer tells Active8’s Deborah Wain about the

tragedy and the on-going dangers of the deadly dust

W

HEN Lyn Wood met her husband of 44 years, Paul, they

were both working on the Isle of Man.

Lyn had a job as a hotel barmaid while joiner Paul worked on a

construction project. One of his jobs was working with liquid

asbestos. It was sprayed, set and drilled. Paul was left to sweep up

the dust created and handed a pint of milk to wash down what was

left.

Working with asbestos was something Paul did throughout the

1960s, 70s, and 80s, without any protection, and, explained Lyn, he

had no idea of its dangers.

Paul retired from joinery, aged 65, and he and Lyn went on to make

the most of their time; spending a happy few years together, touring

Europe in their motorhome.

Looking back, Lyn had noticed that Paul had begun to get

breathless and tired walking the couple’s dog, Woody, in the area

around their final home together in Harthill. However, it wasn’t until

Lyn: ‘Joiners were one of the professions high on the list of being affected’

Paul was recovering from knee replacement surgery, in 2015, that he

developed a pain in his side and was eventually diagnosed with

mesothelioma affecting the lining of his lungs.

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos dust. There is no

cure and prognosis is brutally short.

Lyn and Paul had no idea that Paul’s work was linked to his illness

until they were contacted by the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team

(DAST) through the Northern General Hospital, where Paul was a

patient.

Lyn said: “Joiners were one of the professions high on the list of

being affected. Paul was completely shocked to discover this – it

changed him overnight.”

Sadly Paul, who had two children and three grandchildren with Lyn,

Lyn with Paul

before his illness

passed away in Rotherham Hospice that October, aged 69, only two

months after diagnosis.

Paul and Lyn had been planning to move to a bungalow in Unstone

before his death. Lyn decided to go ahead with the move and now

feels at home there.

DAST subsequently helped Lyn successfully claim Government

compensation for Paul’s death.

She said: “It has allowed me not to have to worry financially but it

doesn’t make up for not having Paul here with us.”

Lyn described Paul, who hailed from Newcastle and had a passion

for motorbikes, as a “popular guy” with a great sense of humour.

Asbestos - widely used for its durability, fire-proofing and

cost - was finally banned in 1999, but since then 40,000 men

and women have died of mesothelioma in the UK alone. The country

has the highest incidence of asbestos-related deaths in the world.

Chesterfield-based DAST and Sheffield and Rotherham Asbestos

Support Group (SARAG) help over 500

victims of asbestos-related diseases

every year, assisting with benefits, and

compensation.

Joanne Gordon, from DAST, said: “The

groups witness every day the

devastating impact on families of a

disease that should not be happening.

The effects of exposure to the deadly

dust – asbestos, has been known for

over a century, yet was not banned until

1999.

“From the 1900s until the ban in 1999,

6.1 million tonnes of asbestos had been

imported into the UK, leaving a deadly

legacy for working people.

“Many people believe that, because

asbestos was banned, it is no longer a

danger. However, much of the six million

tonnes of asbestos used in the country

remains in place.

“Research undertaken by the Asbestos

in Schools (AiS) Group, in 2015,

established that 85 per cent of schools

contained asbestos. Asbestos also

remains in public buildings, social

housing and our homes.”

Lyn is keen to support DAST’s

efforts to raise awareness of the

number of deaths due to asbestos-related cancer and the danger it

still poses.

“Asbestos is still being harvested in South Africa and used in the

US. Unfortunately, while ever there is money to be made, human life

is nothing in comparison to profits,” she said.

Paul’s name was among those of victims projected on to

Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire Church at a celebration of life event

earlier this year.

DAST and SARAG were due to come together for a conference in

Sheffield to celebrate 20 years since the ban. Lyn was one of the

volunteers running the event.

For more information, contact DAST on 01246 380415 or

mail@asbestossupport.co.uk


Local heroes!

MILLHOUSES resident Lorraine Shiels-Wright has been

undertaking a number of home improvement projects at

her period semi.

High on the list was a replacement bathroom and

adjoining toilet upstairs as the previous fixtures and

fittings had served the property well, but were looking

tired after about 40 years.

Lorraine is a keen supporter of local businesses,

engaging their services for all of the work at her home.

She found her way to the premises of family-run A61

Bathrooms on Chesterfield Road, at Woodseats, via a

friend’s suggestion and is very happy with the way Craig

and his team went on to handle her project.

Lorraine had a clear idea of what she wanted – first and

foremost, a white scheme, with large tiles the full length

of the walls.

She explained: “I didn’t feel some of the colours that

are currently popular, such as beige or grey, would be

the best use of the space here as both the bathroom and

toilet are quite small.

“I wanted something very minimalist that would be easy

to keep clean.”

Lorraine decided to go for an L-shaped shower bath -

again an excellent space-saver - incorporating a Mira

electric shower with a white, sparkle-specked aquaboard

adding a further modern flourish.

Lorraine had one or two specific ideas of her own that

the A61 experts turned into a reality, including mirrored

doors on the airing cupboard, with added interior

shelving for towels.

She said: “I really like this idea as it has effectively

given me a mirrored wall which makes the room seem

bigger.

A61 also created a smooth, new ceiling, installed

marble-effect flooring and put in a new lighting system,

including recessed lights in the bathroom.

The spaces were stripped right back to ensure the work

was done neatly from scratch, but even then, the project

was completed within a week.

“It was good,” said Lorraine.

She added: “I always use local businesses as you tend

to pay less than with big companies and, if you need to

speak to someone, you get the person you need rather

than an agent or someone in London. You’re also

supporting the local economy.”

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OR Supafit’s latest clients, there was

one over-arching consideration in

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storage.

The retired couple have recently downsized

to a one-bedroom townhouse, so optimising

space to keep clothes and other belongings

neatly out of sight was a priority.

Thankfully, the Supafit team know all about

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room feel smaller.

Said the woman of the house: “I think what

you can say about Supafit is that they build the

furniture to fit the room.

“They listened carefully to what we wanted

from the project and discussed everything

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Supafit’s designers took into consideration a

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cupboard housing the boiler, the loft hatch and

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them, but tying them in to the overall stylish

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The clever lay-out has allowed the couple to

have a king-sized Ottoman bed, offering yet

more storage!

Wardrobes along one wall are dedicated to

hanging space while, on the other, the

emphasis is on shelving. As the householder

points out, every last detail has been thought

through to ensure ease of access.

The quality of service and products from

family-run Supafit was as expected, as the

couple have used the company before at their

previous home and even had the same expert

fitter.

“Overall, Supafit have done an excellent job

in this room and I would recommend them to

others,” added the client.

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ACTIVE

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The big issue facing us all

Here at Active8 we are relaunching our column

written by local teenagers. Pupils from

Meadowhead Secondary School will be sharing their

stories, experiences and views in the months ahead

H

I, I’m Isaac Waldron, a Y11 student at Meadowhead School.

I enjoy playing the piano and watching sport in my free time,

and my favourite subjects at school are English and French. I am

very lucky to have been given the opportunity to become one of the

new young columnists for Active8, and I am really looking forward

to writing varied and interesting articles in future.

I hope that you all enjoy what I (and all the other columnists)

have to say in the magazine over the coming months!

HERE has been one big issue dominating the news over the

T last few months – an issue that has divided generations,

and given us the overall feeling that our politicians are

incompetent. No, I’m not talking about Brexit (let’s face it,

everyone else is), but climate change.

There are a lot of contrasting opinions and controversial views

about this, but there is one undeniable fact – global warming is

affecting the Earth, and plastic pollution has reached a record high.

Many young people have taken initiative; they believe that we are

witnessing our planet being destroyed, and they have taken action.

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg (a controversial figure herself)

has set up a ‘Global Climate Strike’ – millions of people across the

world are taking time off from school and work nearly every Friday in

order to protest about climate change. News footage has been

captured of protests in major cities attended by thousands of people,

including in Sheffield.

Thunberg herself travelled to

make a speech at the United

Nations in New York by boat, to

reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The language she used in the

speech was very powerful and

emotive; she has received criticism

from many for criticising politicians,

when she accused them of “stealing

my dreams and my childhood with

your empty words.”

In fact, she is just telling the truth.

Our environment is really getting

worse and worse. A scientific study

by the Global Panel on Climate

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50%, it would be equivalent to half of us going vegetarian. Sounds

like a pretty big change, right? But in fact, it’s fairly simple.

I personally feel that although this does need to be acted on

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Louise Haigh, MP for

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HIS month I visited Becton School at Beighton, which

provides education for young people with serious or

complex mental health problems.

Early intervention and specialist support are so important in

helping young people with mental health needs but there is,

frankly, a criminal shortage of provision throughout the country.

Young people from as far away as Cornwall are sent to

Becton because it is the nearest place with specialist support

available. But, of course, removing young people from their

families,

friends, and support networks, and moving them to an unfamiliar

city halfway across the country is not conducive to their

wellbeing.

The students I met were incredible advocates but furious at how

their generation is being treated by the current government.

The staff at Becton are clearly dedicated and doing wonderful

work but they also told me that underfunding of mental health

services means that many young people aren’t getting the support

they deserve.

A lack of funding and provision is also a problem for mainstream

schools that cater to children with special educational needs

(SEN).

I also visited staff at Stradbroke Primary School this month, who

confirmed that the education system simply does not have enough

specialist places available for young people with complex needs.

As a result, an increasing number of children with SEN have

partial timetables or are being home-educated.

I’m also deeply concerned by the alarmingly high rate of

exclusions within some of our schools. The wanton use of

exclusions disproportionally affects children with SEN and, in

some cases, seems to be a deliberate attempt by schools to rid

themselves of children who need specialist support.

In 2017/18, children with SEN accounted for 44.9% of permanent

exclusions and 43.4% of temporary exclusions.

By failing to support our young people we are storing up

problems for the future. There is no greater sign of Government

failure on this issue than the fact that 40% of the children in youth

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the spot with this month’s questions

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Kim Wilde’s

winter show

H

ERE’S an opportunity for you and a friend to kick off

Christmas on the Wilde side by going underground with

one of the 1980s’ most successful recording artists.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for December’s Peak

District concert featuring Kim Wilde.

She is to perform an exclusive evening of her many hits,

together with a sprinkling of Christmas songs on stage at The

Devil’s Arse venue, Peak Cavern, Castleton.

Kim was born in London to legendary 1950s British rock ’n’ roll

singer Marty Wilde and his wife Joyce – a member of the singing

group, The Vernons Girls.

Kim’s first single release, ‘Kids In America’ in 1981, was a

worldwide hit, paving the way for a recording career which has so

far yielded 12 studio albums and in excess of 30 singles, bringing

success in every major record market and sales of 10 million and

20 million respectively.

Other hits have included ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’, ‘Chequered

Love’, ‘Water On Glass’, ‘View From A Bridge’, ‘Cambodia’, ‘You

Came’ and ‘Four Letter Word’ amongst others. She also recorded

evergreen festive hit ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ with

comedian Mel Smith in 1987 in aid of Comic Relief.

The Castleton show is planned for Friday, December 20th, and

advance tickets, priced £28.50, are available from the Box Office

on 0844 249 1000.

To stand a chance of being the winner of our contest, simply

study our question and email your answer, together with full

contact information, to arrive no later than Friday, November 22nd.

The sender of the first correct entry drawn at random

after this closing date will receive a pair of tickets for the

Castleton event.

Question: Who did Kim Wilde record ‘Rockin’

Around The Christmas Tree’ with in 1987?

With dad Marty being a rock ‘n’ roll legend, was

it always assumed you would be a singer?

I loved music intensely as a small child, and as I grew older I

somehow knew that music would be my destiny.

When you released ‘Kids in America’, could you imagine

you would still be singing it almost 40 years later?

Kids is a very special song, I know this every time we play it live as

the audience erupts ecstatically. Its longevity doesn’t surprise me.

Why have you left it so long before

releasing a live album?

I feel I have only come into my own as a performer in the last 15

years or so, and with the success of ‘Here Come The Aliens’ I was

inspired to bridge the past with the present, and showcase my

amazing band.

Which was the largest crowd you performed for?

Probably on the Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ Tour in 1988, when over

125,000 people came to Aintree. Also ‘Donauinselfest’ in Vienna

where well over two million visitors attend a three-day music

festival. Hundreds of thousands attended the year we played with

Billy Idol in 2010.

When did your interest in gardening begin?

Certainly as a child; I believe all children are instinctively

connected to nature.

My interest in gardening peaked when we had our children and I

wanted to make them a garden. Little did I know a few years

studying in horticultural college in Enfield would find me receiving

a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2005!

Which was best, having a chart-topping record or

winning a Gold Award at Chelsea Flower Show?

They are both amazing; can’t compere. A bit like having children!

What careers are your children interested in pursuing?

They are natural musicians, songwriters and singers but have

other interests outside of music… we shall see!

What’s it like to hear ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas

Tree’ played so much every December? What do

you remember of recording it with Mel Smith?

Released in 1987, this song was in aid of Comic Relief. Mel had the

energy of ten 20-year-olds, and was as sweet as can be. Making

the video was huge fun; I always smile when I hear it as I sashay

down the aisles in the supermarkets at Christmas!

Have you ever sung in a cave before?

How do you think it will be?

No, I have never sung in a cave but can’t wait! The acoustics and

atmosphere must be quite wonderful. Should I bring my big winter

coat?

Kim Wilde

shown here

with

comedian

Mel Smith

who she

charted

with in 1987

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happening in his world

M

Y owners reckon I have wonderful hearing - for certain

things, at least!

Mention the words “bath”, “clippers” or “fetch” and I won’t stir.

However, I do get very excited when I hear “lead”, “out”, “park”

and “walk”.

I can hear any movement of the tin-opener or the fridge door and

can also detect people approaching the house when they are many

yards away from the front door.

Noises I’m not too fussy about are the bangs of fireworks,

particularly when I might be in the house on my own.

With November 5th just around the corner, I asked Inga

MacKellar, a behaviourist with Petplan, whether noise phobias are

common in dogs and what owners can do to help.

Bonfire night used to mean just one evening of flashes and

bangs, but it can now stretch to several weeks. This is what Inga

told me:

What is a noise phobia?

There is a big difference between being startled by a noise and

momentarily becoming fearful and an actual noise phobia. A

phobia is an overreaction to something that another animal might

be startled by but quickly recovers from.

A dog with a noise phobia will start to pick up associated signals,

such as rain indicating thunder or even a change in barometric

pressure and become fearful long before they hear the sound

they are frightened of.

People don’t realise how debilitating a noise phobia can be for a

dog and how much it can affect their everyday life.

What causes a noise phobia in dogs?

This is a problem that can stem from early life. With puppies, the

importance of socialisation is well understood, but another

important process is habituation. This is where a puppy gets used

to the things in its environment, including everyday sounds.

If not exposed to these early on, it’s far more likely that they

will grow up to be fearful of them. A puppy reared in a fairly

noisy, bustling home, will be less likely to develop a noise

phobia.

A dog with a noise phobia can become very distressed and may

salivate, pant, start pacing, scrabble at their owner, tremble or try

to hide when exposed to loud noises.

Pets can become fearful of any sound that it forms a negative

association with. Common ones are fireworks, of course, but also

loud bangs, thunder and cars backfiring.

What can be done?

Make your dog a den. If you have a cupboard under the stairs, this

is normally the ideal spot for a dog to feel safe. It’s away from

windows and is dark and quiet.

If you don’t have somewhere like this, find the quietest area in

your house and use an open dog crate draped in blankets to muffle

the sound and create a dark hideaway.

For dogs with a mild case of noise sensitivity, feeding them a

meal high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, actually changes the

brain chemistry and may help them relax.

If the problem persists, consult your vet.

Stay safe this November 5th. See you again next month!

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Painted Fabrics event

LOCAL people have a chance to find out more about Painted Fabrics -

the company that rehabilitated disabled World War I servicemen

through hand-painting textiles.

The Painted Fabrics Project, which is exploring the story through

arts, is hosting a display, craft sale and coffee morning at St Paul’s

Church, in Norton Lees, on Saturday, 2nd November, from 10am to

12pm.

Nepal fundraiser

AN evening of entertainment will be held at a local church to raise

funds for people in Nepal.

Dronfield’s Maggie Cotton - formerly Maggie Nunn - and Keith Brook

have helped to raise many thousands of pounds for a long-term

project supporting residents in a poor village on the edge of the

Kathmandu plateau.

The project has involved building the Peace Garden School and

helping orphans and people from a leprosy colony. It involves pupils

and staff from Birkdale School, and retired teacher Keith was

awarded an MBE for his work. Maggie, meanwhile, has had a

classroom named after her at the school.

There will be another trip to Nepal next Easter involving up to 60

visitors. It will be Maggie’s sixth and final visit.

On Friday, 8th November, at 7.30pm, at St Andrew’s Church, Pentland

Road, Maggie and Keith will host ‘The Final Soiree for Nepal’.

Maggie said: “The evening will be a truly enjoyable occasion with

much local talent and a guest appearance from a member of the

leprosy colony in Nepal itself.

“We are hoping to have a live stream from the leprosy colony where

a there is a very talented member of the community called Bikash

Pariyar, the son of two leprosy-affected people. Bikash will sing and

play his guitar for those who attend.”

The programme also features ‘Dinner for One’, a play performed by

John Pashley and Ginny Priestly, Glynn Madden on the keyboard, Ian

Price, singer, songwriter and guitarist, singer Esther Morrell, and Ben

Lunn on the piano.

Tickets, priced £10 including wine, soft drinks and nibbles, are

available from Keith on 07817 656126 or Maggie on 07885 346454.

Vintage Fair

TOTLEY Open Gardens Society are to host a vintage/antique fair on

Saturday, 9th November, at St John’s Church Hall, Abbeydale Road

South, Dore.

Doors will be open between 10am and 4pm and refreshments will

be served. All proceeds to TOGS.

Remembrance concert

NORTON Community Choir with Norton Cantoris is to stage A

Concert of Remembrance on Saturday, November 9th, at 7.30pm, at

St James’ Church, Norton.

Refreshments will be served after the concert. Tickets are adults

£6, children £3; pay on the door.

Festive music

THE Hallamshire Military Concert Band will perform a Christmas

Band Concert at St Peter’s Church, Greenhill, on Saturday, November

23rd.

The concert, at 4pm, includes seasonal music from film along with

traditional and modern numbers.

Tickets, priced £6 including refreshments, are available from Joy

Arnott, via joy@stpeters.co or Christine English on 01246 812846 or

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Christmas event

ST Paul's Church and Centre, at Norton Lees, will host its popular

annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 30th.

The event, from 10am to 1pm, will feature a variety of stalls

including cakes, books, crafts, and preserves, along with

refreshments and a tombola and raffle. There will also be a visit from

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When it comes to your gift-buying and

festive entertainment this winter,

Chesterfield town centre has plenty to offer

C

HRISTMAS is coming... and it’s coming to Chesterfield in

style this year, with a plethora of independent retailers,

restaurants, bars, cafes and events to get you and all your

family in the festive mood.

Festive events in the town centre kick off on Saturday, 16th

November, with the start of the much-loved Christmas Tree

Festival at the famous Crooked Spire church.

Last year, there were more than 100 Christmas trees, decorated

by local community groups, charities and retailers, on display in all

their festive glory.

This year there will be even more stunning Christmas trees on

display for the two-week festival which ends on Sunday, 1st

December. Admission is free but donations to the church are

always gratefully accepted.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Chesterfield, however,

without the annual lights switch-on.

On Sunday, 17th November, presenters from Peak FM will be

joined by the stars of this year’s pantomime at the Pomegranate

Theatre, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, as well as the Mayor and

Mayoress of Chesterfield, plus Santa and Peter Rabbit, to do the

grand lights switch-on at 4.45pm.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with

entertainment starting at 12 noon in the Market Place which will be

full of stalls, games and rides.

And when Santa completes the Christmas lights switch-on, he’ll

be taking up residence in his grotto in Chesterfield Market Hall until

Christmas Eve.

Santa will also be enjoying trips on the John Varley boat on

Chesterfield Canal. And you can enjoy a trip with him on Santa

Special cruises, running every Saturday and Sunday from 23rd

November to 22nd December, and on Monday 23rd December from

Tapton Lock.

Make the most of your visit to Santa’s grotto to check out

Chesterfield’s shops, stores and market stalls. With new stores

opening regularly, Chesterfield is guaranteed to have a perfect

Christmas gift for all your friends and family including the foodies!

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Classic thriller

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UTUMN is traditionally a great time to visit the theatre and The

Pomegranate in Chesterfield has a number of exciting

productions in store.

One of these is N.J. Crisp’s classic thriller ‘Dangerous Obsession’

- direct from the Nottingham Theatre Royal Classic Thriller season.

On a sunny afternoon, Sally Driscoll waters the plants in the

conservatory of her luxurious home. It's a peaceful scene until

John Barrett unexpectedly appears - and he’s not selling double

glazing. What did happen in Torquay? Will Sally and husband Mark

ever feel safe in their own home again?

Dangerously obsessed, Barrett strips away the conflicting secrets

of the Driscoll’s apparently perfect lives until nothing is left in this

compulsive psycho-thriller by a master of the genre.

Norman James Crisp, known as a writer only by his initials and

surname, N. J. Crisp, was a prolific British television writer,

dramatist and novelist. In the 60s, after writing some single

dramas, he moved to writing for serials and turned out scripts for

many BBC series including ‘Compact’, ‘R3’, ‘Dixon of Dock Green’,

‘Dr Finlay's Casebook’, ‘Colditz’ and ‘Secret Army’.

Crisp's 1987 psychological thriller ‘Dangerous Obsession’ was

filmed in 1999 as ‘Darkness Falls’ and starred Ray Winstone, Tim

Dutton and Sherilyn Fenn.

Dangerous Obsession takes to The Pomegranate stage from

November 5th-9th.

A slice of drama

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N ‘Toast’, food writer and journalist Nigel Slater’s memoirs

are brought vividly to life, bringing food into the theatre.

What’s Toast about?

Nigel explained: “Toast is the story of a little boy who feels

abandoned because his mother dies when he’s very young and his

father falls in love with another woman.

“The boy’s life suddenly changes with the arrival of a woman

who’s completely different from his mother.

“It’s about learning to make your own way and gaining the

strength to do something surprising at that young age, make big

decisions about your life.”

So why did Nigel write his memoirs?

“I wasn’t the driving force. I was asked to write an article about

the food of my childhood. When I started writing, I realised that

everything I was tasting brought back a lot of memories.

“Every food item was associated very clearly with a particular

part of my life or vignette from my childhood.

“When playwright Henry Filloux-Bennett asked about adapting it

for the theatre, I said ‘No.’ I just didn’t see how it would work on

stage. But when he sent part of the script, I was completely blown

away. I could feel the emotions; I could almost reach out and

touch the people. I thought: ‘This is going to work, let’s have a go’.

“There’s magic to the show when food appears. My stepmother

will open a cupboard and there will be a wonderful cake or some

pastries waiting. It’s like little doors keep opening and food keeps

appearing. The food is almost a cast member in its own right!”

Nigel advised it might be worth taking along a Kleenex or two as

well, because there have been quite a few tears.

You can enjoy a slice of ‘Toast’ at The Pomegranate from 25th-

30th November.

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Rob’s Red Cross comedy date

Rob Rouse

December sees the arrival of Giggle Aid in Sheffield and local comedy

fans have a great night to look forward to this time around. Top of the bill

is ‘Upstart Crow’ actor and BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Rob Rouse

Who was your favourite comedian when you were young?

Vic and Bob. I was really into Blackadder, Harry Enfield, The Fast Show, Fry and Laurie, Big Train

etc, but I had a Vic and Bob T-shirt.

When did you first realise you could make people laugh?

I think it was a gradual dawning realisation that finding stuff funny and making jokes was easier

than getting upset about things. So yeah, it was probably to stop me getting bullied! That was the

question you were asking, wasn’t it?

Where was your first proper gig and how nervous were you?

Fox and Duck pub, Broomhill, Sheffield. Violently sick beforehand.

What was your first big break and how did it come about?

I entered ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ at the Edinburgh Festival and through what must have been

some sort of administrative error, I won it.

What’s the largest audience you have performed for?

I did a support slot for Trevor Noah last year at the O2 and it was 16,500. It was ridiculously fun,

but I was nearly violently sick again.

What has been your favourite acting role and why?

Bottom in ‘Upstart Crow’. Harry Enfield and Ben Elton and Blackadder are big reasons why I became

a professional fool, so to work with them week in, week out, was a real treat.

Could you ever see yourself as a ‘straight’ actor?

I would prefer to be considered a ‘non-binary’ actor. Thank you.

What has been the highlight of your BBC Radio Sheffield show so far?

I flew a helicopter!

Have you ever needed the help of the Red Cross yourself?

Thankfully not, which makes me realise how lucky I am and how hard a time other people are

having who need them and what a vital work they do.

Giggle Aid 2019

Comedy benefit night in support of the British Red Cross

JESSICA

FOSTEKEW

The Guilty Feminist co-host;

nominated for Best Edinburgh

Comedy Show 2019

KATE

SMURTHWAITE

“One of the wittiest gun-slingers

I’ve ever seen on stage”

The Spectator

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“Echoes of Norman

Wisdom’”

BBC Humberside

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JED SALISBURY

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Howl Comedy, Leeds

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of humour”

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ROB ROUSE

As seen portraying Ned Bottom in Ben Elton’s

hit BBC 2 Shakespeare sitcom Upstart Crow

“He’s a man with genuinely funny bones”

Sunday Times

“Comedy guaranteed to lighten even the

darkest of moods…always a step ahead of

your expectations”

Edinburgh Evening News


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A local man’s story of life in the Navy and

as a deep sea diver has been told in a newlypublished

book. Deborah Wain reports

AR hero Frederick Calton sat with grand-daughter

Catherine Dutton, who lives in Beauchief, for many hours,

recounting his adventures before his death in 2006. Some of it

was written by Fred, some recorded by Catherine and some

captured on tape.

Now Catherine has finally brought all of the detail together for her

book ‘The Limey Diver’.

Fred was born in 1917 and lived with his family on Tillotson Road,

Heeley. He was ill as a child but went to on to Anns Road School and

grew up to be a fine young man, gaining a love for water. He learned

how to 'fancy' dive and play water polo and, with friends, performed

a diving exhibition for the opening of Millhouses’ open-air baths in the

early 1930s.

At 18, Fred joined the Navy as a Stoker and undertook a number of

roles up to and during the Second World War.

Around 1942, while at Alexandria, Fred was promoted to Stoker

Petty Officer and applied to do a course on explosives for salvage

diving.

Later, he was assigned to the Eastern Salvage party and his first

diving job was to survey the damage to HMS Queen Elizabeth and

HMS Value - battleships which had been sunk after being attacked at

Alexandria harbour by two Italian divers.

At Tripoli, Fred was engaged to help to clear the harbour mouth as

the enemy had sunk four ships. His team worked night and day, and,

after nine days, two blocked ships were cleared away and General

Montgomery was able to transport supplies in.

Fred's American diving counterparts nicknamed him 'The Limey

Diver'. The Americans had much superior equipment than the British,

yet on a number of occasions Fred dived in conditions where visibility

was very poor when the Americans had refused.

“Fred found the Americans to be very nice lads. They gave him

tinned food he had never heard of before including tomato juice,

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Catherine dives into publishing

with grandfather Fred’s story

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Fred preparing for a dive

Fred Calton

in his HMS

Cumberland

uniform

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pineapple juice and

meat,” said Catherine.

Fred went on to

attend a diving school

to learn how to

perform underwater

electric welding.

Later, Fred joined

the destroyer

‘Eskimo’. Orders were

to escort an aircraft

carrier with two other

destroyers and sail

for Ceylon. Their

duties would be to

cross the Bay of

Bengal and help the

Army bombarding the

Japanese from the

Burma Coast.

Following the war,

Fred married Glenis and the couple went on to have two sons. Fred

worked as a mechanic examiner going to factories all over the

country.

In 1977, Fred had new hip joints fitted, learning his time as a deep

sea diver had left him with Caisson’s disease in his joints.

Fred retired aged 65, in 1982. He later had a heart attack which left

him with angina and he then learned he had cancer, going on to have

five operations.

Catherine said: “During my college years, after hearing for many

years all his mesmerizing stories, my grandad and I would start

sitting together and it was the start of putting pen to paper and

capturing all his memories.

“Hours upon hours would be spent together listening and writing

down his life story. Fred would often write down his memories as

they would come to him when I wasn't there and also, when he

couldn't write any more, he would dictate them for me onto a tape

machine.

“I would then sit with him and go through them again and write

them down, creating chapters that would build a linear account of his

life. I’m so happy and proud that we completed his life story before

his death in 2006 and I know that he was too.

“I am very excited and happy to say that the completed

autobiography has been made into a book and published by Steel City

Press in Sheffield. It has been a long road, and not from a writing

background I have struggled at times to know where to approach

and what next steps to take to get it to this final stage.

“However, everything has now worked out for the better and I

couldn't be happier with the outcome and it being published by a

Sheffield company to boot.

“My grandad was a wonderful, happy man and loved telling his

stories to us for many years before we decided to get them down on

paper. He saw some horrors in his life, but it never took the joy and

twinkle out of his eyes.”

Catherine’s book, priced £6.99, is available from steelcitypress.co.

uk/product/the-limey-diver/ and also from Amazon and Waterstone’s.

A copy has also been donated to Greenhill Library.

You can read much more of Fred’s story in Issue 35 of nostalgia

publication My Kind of Town, on sale in late November.

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Food & Drink

Barbecued

Salmon

Espresso

Martini

Turkey this Christmas?

It’s one of the busiest restaurants in the area.

Active8’s Mike Firth visits Elif 2 to see why

M

EMORIES of your 2019 summer holiday may well be

fading as quickly as your tan, but there is a way to treat

yourself to a reminder of those glorious days in the sun.

Although Gleadless Townend does not boast a golden beach and the

temperature there can be distinctly chilly at this time of year, it does

offer an authentic flavour of one of our favourite holiday destinations

- Turkey.

Elif 2 is a restaurant which has been delighting diners since it first

opened its doors a little over a year ago. It offers a genuine warm

welcome to diners - couples, families and party groups - and the food

and drink here is of a quality which sees many folk return again and

again.

It’s just about to get even better too, with restaurant manager

Furkan (“everyone calls me Robbie”) introducing additional treats on

a new-look menu. Previously employed at the restaurant’s sister

venue at Wickersley, he used to run a beach-side cocktail bar in

Marmaris for six years.

I’ve called in here twice in recent weeks, both times rather early on

midweek evenings, and on both occasions I have been surprised at

how busy this venue is. Sheffielders know when they are on to a good

thing and this restaurant is clearly doing something to keep food fans

delighted. They are so happy, in fact, that many folk return on a

weekly basis.

One chap spotted me taking notes about the place and insisted that

if I was planning to write about Elif 2, it should be a most positive

review as he rated the quality of food served here so highly. After

tucking into the highly-recommended mixed grill dish - Karisik Izgara

- I have to agree. Completely filling my large platter, the three

different kebabs were topped off with a tender lamb chop. Truly

delicious and particularly filling.

Joining me at Elif 2 was Active8 colleague Emily. Being a non-meat

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Mixed

Grill

eater, she

wondered how

this establishment

would satisfy her

requirements.

There were salads

and veggy dishes

galore. Emily does

enjoy fish, so was

thrilled with her

large Balik Salmon

meal - pink

marinated fish

barbecued and

accompanied by

rice and a large

and tasty salad.

We also enjoyed

home-made garlic

and chilli sauces.

An added

attraction here is

that you can

watch the team of

highly-experienced chefs in action, preparing your meals over the

open-plan kitchen’s large grills.

Authentic Efes Turkish beer is on offer, plus other ales, ciders,

wines and spirits but we put Furkan’s cocktail-making experience to

the test and sampled a spectacular Espresso Martini. Delicious!

Elif 2 is open every night of the week and plans to remain open for

much of the Christmas and New Year period, including Christmas

Day and New Year’s Eve. It really is an ideal place for any kind of

celebration - Turkish belly dancers are optional - and can

accommodate as many as 90 diners.

• Elif 2, 960 Gleadless Road, Sheffield. S12 2LL.

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Pizza perfection

Active8’s Mike Firth treats his daughter - a real pizza fan -

to a meal at Woodseats’ newest restaurant and take-away

Chef Carlo at work

W

HERE in the world have you been served the finest pizzas?

That was the evening’s big question at Zizzona, the new restaurant and

takeaway at Woodseats.

With just four tables, it’s common for diners here to share in each other’s

conversations... and most of them revolve around food. So, ruling out Italy, the

vote went to Nice in France. Well famous for its pizzas, apparently.

“But,” confirmed one young woman, “The pizzas cooked here are just as good.”

Then it emerged that a food fan seated just behind us was on a one-man mission

to eat his way through the entire Zizzona pizza menu. Thankfully not in one sitting,

but on a series of visits.

Our waitress Marie

Many folk have become regular diners here and, in addition, take-aways are delivered

throughout S8 and as far away as Dronfield and Coal Aston.

So what makes the Zizzona pizzas so popular? Well, it’s impossible to miss the

restaurant’s spectacular, domed, wood-fired oven, imported from Italy.

Pizza chef Carlo is from Puglia, one of the sunniest spots in Italy. Tending to this

impressive oven, he has now found himself the warmest spot in Woodseats.

However, Carlo was quick to point out that having a traditional oven is only a part of the

success story; first rate ingredients are also essential.

Zizzona’s pizzas feature a hand-stretched speciality dough which is left to mature for 72

hours to ensure the best flavour and also to aid digestion. It is created using Italian flour.

Also imported are the San Marzano tomatoes which feature in the pizza sauces, plus Fior

di Latte mozzarella cheese which is renowned for its smooth, yet tangy, flavour.

Daughter Olivia and I were paying our first visit to Zizzona, on Chesterfield Road, and

were impressed with the warm welcome we received from our waitress, Marie. The menu

features around 20 tempting pizzas and if you can’t find exactly what you

require, there is also an offer to add more ingredients or even create your

own dream pizza.

All pizzas can also be created with a gluten-free base or vegan cheese.

Olivia was thrilled with her Calzone Pollo, a large pizza parcel stuffed

with marinated chicken, plus tomato sauce, mozzarella, chestnut

mushrooms, courgettes, roasted peppers, red onion, garlic oil and

accompanied with a bolognese sauce.

I had asked Carlo to prepare me the restaurant’s most popular pizza,

called a Zizzona of course, and as you can see above, the 12in creation

was overflowing with Italian fennel sausage, ham, pancetta, red onion

and that delicious mozzarella. Truly delicious.

There was an enquiry from Marie about whether we wanted desserts,

but we were both replete and simply had no room to sample the

traditional Italian temptations.

In addition to restaurant meals, take-aways and deliveries, Zizzona can

also cater for offices, business meetings or parties.

• Zizzona, 740 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, S8 0SE. Open every day,

4.30-10pm. Orders and table reservations on 0114 2588877.

zizzona.co.uk

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Alan’s book recalls

Peak bloodbath

Journalist Alan Hurndall was a young reporter

working for ‘The Star’ in Sheffield in 1977.

Wednesday, January 12th, was a normal day with

stories about pit closures, steel redundancies,

court cases – and a grim warning that a blizzard

was speeding in on the city. He recalls that

suddenly, all hell broke loose in the newsroom

W

ORD came in that a dangerous prisoner on his way to court

in Chesterfield had attacked two warders with a knife,

dumped them and the driver in a layby, and hijacked the vehicle.

It had been found crashed on an icy track high up on Eastmoor,

near Chatsworth. The fugitive, dressed only in a thin suit, had made

off in a blizzard across the snowy moors.

I was one of the team that rushed the story together to make the

paper’s Late Night Final edition that night. Living in Dronfield, my

wife remembers me phoning to warn her to lock the doors.

What nobody could possibly have imagined was that this would be

the prelude to perhaps the most horrific crime in the 150-year

history of Derbyshire Police

Force.

The convict, William

Thomas Hughes, shivering,

and on the brink of collapse,

invaded Pottery Cottage on

Baslow Road, and over the

course of the next three

days killed four members of

a family.

It ended in a dramatic

late-night shoot-out after a

high-speed police chase

across the Peaks. It was

the first time Derbyshire

Police had used firearms

operationally.

It reads more like the plot

of a crime novel. But it was

real. And it happened on our

doorstep.

My career took me into TV

production, writing and book

editing. Publishers were

crying out for stories to feed

the public appetite for true

crime. So I decided to

comprehensively research

the facts of that dreadful

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Alan at the time the story

broke, pictured with wife

episode.

Not just the lifestory of

Billy Hughes, and how

society spawned such a

Allison, also a journalist

psychopath, but a forensic account of every hour inside that cottage

and its tragic aftermath.

It is a dark chronicle of psychological warfare; missed chances to

escape; how Hughes kept them hanging on hope that he would soon

be leaving them in peace.

I applied to Derbyshire Police for access to their records and

despite being criticised for their bungling search operation, they were

incredibly helpful.

A senior officer knocked on my door in Lea Road, Dronfield, carrying

a box. He emptied the

contents onto my

kitchen table and

basically asked, “what

do you want?”

The remains of a

bullet rolled onto the

floor.

“What’s that?” I

asked.

“That’s what they

took out of Billy Hughes’

brain,” he replied.

For a writer, that box was a treasure trove - confidential reports,

witness statements, official documents, including a 26-page

statement from the woman at the centre of the story, Gill Moran,

who lost her parents, Arthur and Amy Minton, her husband

Richard and daughter Sarah,

aged ten.

I trawled through newspaper

cuttings, Home Office reports,

medical records, and conducted

my own interviews, including

the killer’s family over in

Blackpool.

After the tragedy, Mrs Moran

remarried and later went to live

in France to be near her sister. I

spent days traipsing through

Peak villages trying to find

someone who might still be in

touch with her.

Eventually I found a couple

who were friends and they

Alan: ‘It reads more like

the plot of a crime novel.

But it was real. And it

happened on our doorstep’

kindly agreed to forward a

letter from me requesting an

interview.

Several weeks later, I received

a polite email from her niece

declining my request. So I

put the book on hold, worried what any exposure might have on a

now frail old lady.

The chapters sat on my computer for years. Then, earlier this year,

more than 40 years on, I heard that she has lifted her objection to

the story being told.

I now feel free to publish.

Pottery Cottage is part of our

local history, and

amid many false rumours

about the crime, my book

finally sets the record

straight.

• ‘Pottery Cottage’, by Alan

Hurndall, is available in

paperback from

Alan@Hurndall.com or you

can order through

potterycottagebook.com

Price £8.99. Postage and

package is free locally to

readers of this magazine.

Mention ‘Heron Publications’

on ordering. Alan is willing

to sign individual copies if

requested.

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After taking over ownership of the property following a

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“Chris also sent me lots of photos of other work the

business had done and I liked the quality of the

workmanship and finish.”

As it was, the photographs also served to inspire Lisa and

help her to make choices about the project. She had some

idea of what she wanted beyond a luxury space – namely a

design befitting the Victorian home with a contemporary

twist.

Lisa said: “As project manager, Chris helped with advice

and signposted me to good places to go to get quality

materials.”

In terms of the lay-out of the bathroom, there has been a

reconfiguration of fittings to make the most of the available

space, including a showpiece P-shaped bath and shower.

And the tiling really makes a statement. On the walls,

white horizontal tiles sit alongside slate-coloured vertical

tiles with the grained finish creating a striking contrast.

The floor tiles provide a nod to the past in a bold, random

pattern that accentuates the gentle curve of the bath.

Other highlights include a gleaming towel rail and a

washbasin with drawers underneath, along with a wall-mounted

mirror.

The work was carried out by “brilliant” fitter Craig, who was, added

Lisa, “friendly and professional, keeping me informed at every stage

of the project”.

As the scheme progressed and the old bathroom was stripped out,

hidden problems emerged, including damage to the exterior wall and

woodworm affecting the flooring but all of this was swiftly and

professionally dealt with.

The team also upgraded an adjacent shower room that comes into

its own with Lisa having three young adult children.

Lisa is enjoying the comfort and convenience of the bathroom,

especially its new underfloor heating!

She concluded: “I’m so pleased with it – it’s all lovely. I’m enjoying

the luxury of it and hopefully it will add value to the property in the

future.”.

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ACTIVE

Living life in the fast lane!

Our student columnist, Ellie Colton, has discovered that time

really does travel more quickly with every year that passes!

D

OES turning 21 at the end of this year mean I’m an adult now?

It seems like since I turned 18, the years have just flown by, as if I’ve sat on the

‘speed-up’ button by accident and I’m not sure how I feel about it!

Have you ever experienced this? If you have, you aren’t going mad, it’s a real thing! If you

don’t believe me, give the internet two minutes of your time. Studies and psychologists have

tried to prove that the older you get, the quicker time passes!

I’m not trying to illustrate this in a morbid way, but more to showcase my own and many

others’ instances of feeling like you wish everything would slow down!

The reality is, the older you get, the more responsibility, freedom and independence you

get thrown your way and that, most likely, will make you feel like everything is going a little

faster.

I’m writing this because, as 2019 almost draws to a close, and I sit back and thing “what

have I achieved this year?” I can’t quite believe how fast it has gone!

Being in the third and final year of my degree, and not far off seven months of needing to

find a “proper job” in the “real world”, I’ve started to think about how I could manage my

time better.

The reality is turning 21 this December doesn’t mean I need to get married, have kids and

move into a three-bedroom house in London, however it has made me revaluate what it

means to be an adult!

I’m happy in my job with BBC Radio Sheffield, and where I want to be this time next year.

If you’re reading this and you’re a student, or 21 and in a job, I think my advice would be

(and this is my future self talking) enjoy being young, but don’t be afraid to plan ahead and

speculate what you want to do with your life!

Some youngsters are so worried about planning for the future that they do just let time

speed up around them and next time they check in with themselves they might have wished

they had!

Ellie Colton: ‘Enjoy being

young but don’t be afraid

to plan ahead’

Rosalind Watchorn Solicitors

STEP FAMILIES: THE NEED FOR TAILOR-MADE WILLS

Sarah and George came to see me last month to make new

Wills. It was their second marriage and each had children

from a previous marriage who spent time with either parent.

Making a Will for a “new” family with children from various

relationships is more complex than for the traditional family

situation. In the latter case there may be a few discussions

about who to appoint as executors and who should be the

children’s guardians. However, most people are happy to

leave everything to their wife or husband and then to their

children if both die.

Stepfamilies are more difficult to advise; there may be only a

limited amount of money to split between a number of

children. If George leaves everything to Sarah then any

dependent children from his first marriage could make a

claim against his estate. How successful they are depends

upon a number of factors – such as how much was in his

estate; and the relative means and needs of the various

beneficiaries. If they are not careful more of his estate will

disappear in legal fees than end up with the beneficiaries.

If you are in a similar

position to Sarah and

George make sure that

you get good advice

drawing up your Will.

You can contact us to

discuss your situation

in a free initial

consultation with a

member of our Wills

team.

Rosalind

Watchorn

Rosalind Watchorn

Solicitors are at 10

Kenwood Park

Road Sheffield and

deal with wills, probate, issues for elderly clients

and conveyancing.

Phone 0114 2290160 to speak to someone in our

team; we offer a first meeting without commitment.

Rosalind Watchorn Solicitors • 10 Kenwood Park Road • Nether Edge • 0114 2290160 www.rwatchorn.co.uk

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Most common

injuries from

exercise

U

NSAFE exercising can lead to excruciating injuries and may

even require surgery, but now fitness fans have been

offered advice on how to avoid the most common exercise

related accidents.

Experts at online healthy food retailer musclefood.com have

compiled a guide on six of the most common exercise injuries and

how to avoid them:

Ankle sprain: This can be incredibly painful, but it is avoidable if the

exercise is done correctly. Sprains happen when the ligaments within

the ankle stretch too much, this usually happens when you roll your

foot, and most commonly whilst running and jumping. In order to

avoid spraining your ankle, it’s important to work on balance. Whilst

exercising, always be sure of your surroundings to ensure you do not

roll your ankle on uneven ground.

Groin pull: This can come as a result of tensing the muscle too

suddenly. This puts the area under a lot of stress and can over-stretch

or even tear the groin muscle. It most commonly happens when

changing direction whilst running. The best way to avoid straining

your groin is by stretching before exercising

Shin splints: This the cause of stresses on the shinbone and the

muscles that connect to it. In order to minimise the risk of shin

splints, it is important to wear comfortable and perfectly-fitting shoes.

If increasing your exercise-load it is vital to build up the intensity of

your workout gradually.

Tennis elbow: Despite its name, only 5% of people diagnosed get it

from playing tennis. It is a repetitive strain injury caused when the

tendons in the forearm that connect to the elbow are stretched. One

method to avoid tennis elbow is holding your arm out straight and

squeezing a tennis ball for two to three minutes on each arm every

day.

ACL tear: Arguably the most serious of injuries on our list, an ACL

tear can sometimes spell the end of an athlete’s career. The anterior

cruciate ligament is a band of tissue that connects the thigh bone to

the shin bone and if torn, may require reconstructive surgery. The

damage can be caused when overextending the lower leg or falling

awkwardly. In order to avoid tearing your ACL, it is important to

stretch and strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. One

method of doing this is walking lunges.

Strained shoulder: Shoulder strains are common in exercise such as

lifting weights, swimming and racquet sports where there is overarm

movement. The shoulder tendons can stretch and tear through

repetitive stress on the tendons or through sudden movements. To

avoid straining your shoulder, stretches to warm up the joint are key.

In terms of lifting weights, it is vital that a good posture is maintained

by keeping your back straight and taking a break every so often to

stretch.

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Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Helping you plan

for the future

Our specialist solicitors deliver

the highest quality legal advice

to families across the region.

Quote when you book

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Keep your will

up to date

Chaanah

Patton

Chaanah Patton, probate specialist at the

Ecclesall Road office of Taylor&Emmet,

outlines why it is vital to update your

will when circumstances change

E

VERY time I pick up my phone, it seems something needs

updating. For me, this is one of those minor irritants that

niggle, but I know is necessary.

Fortunately, wills don’t need updating as often as the Facebook

app! They do, however, need some care and attention. Ensuring your

will remains current is the only way to guarantee your estate will be

managed properly when you’re gone.

We recommend reviewing your will every five years, or sooner if a

momentous event happens – births, marriages and deaths being the

main ones. Only by ensuring your will reflects changes to your

circumstances and those of your beneficiaries or executors, can you

make sure your hard-earned assets pass to the right people when the

time comes.

Here are some of the most common reasons for updating your will:

• If you marry or enter a civil partnership after your most recent will

was drawn up, it will be automatically revoked, unless you included a

clause referencing subsequent marriage.

• Most people appoint their spouse as main beneficiary and

executor/trustee. If you divorce or annul a civil partnership, your expartner

will be prevented from administering or benefiting from your

estate.

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• Your children may have become adults since your will was made.

They will no longer require guardians and could be suitable

executors.

• If you or anyone mentioned in your will changes their name, it is

important to let your solicitor know. Likewise, if an executor or

beneficiary dies or becomes unable to act, your will needs amending.

• If you have bequeathed a specific property, which you subsequently

sell or give away, you should remove it from your will.

• The laws relating to inheritance tax change regularly and it is

important you continue to achieve your tax objectives and maximise

exemptions and reliefs.

A will is one of the most significant legal documents you will ever

sign. For continued peace of mind, be sure to review yours regularly.

To find out more about making or updating a will, call into

Taylor&Emmet’s Ecclesall Road office, telephone 0114 2184360 or

visit www.tayloremmet.co.uk

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Women in Business

Women in business

Active8 profiles some of the many successful

local businesses with women at the helm

W

HILE the gap between the numbers of female

and male entrepreneurs is narrowing, women are

still much less likely than men to create their own

business.

In fact, a recent review by the All Party Parliamentary

Group for Women and Enterprise found that if women were

starting businesses and scaling up at the same rate as

men, the boost to the UK economy would be worth £250

billion over the next ten years.

Barriers faced by women have been said to include fear of

failure, bias against women and a lack of networks and

mentors.

However, women bring a different approach to enterprise

than their male counterparts, and are often at the forefront

of innovation or creating new strategies.

The Active8 area has a host of small and medium-sized

businesses led by local women. Here we showcase some

success stories.

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NNE Sheehan heads up AS Music School, which is an S8 institution

as well as attracting students from further afield.

The business began from Anne’s dining room in Woodseats just over 30

years ago. Having been a classroom music teacher for eight years, she made

the decision to run her “own show” in the belief she could give people the

music education they really wanted.

For some years, AS Music School was a one-woman enterprise, then

steadily grew and now has premises on Cobnar Road, just a few hundred

metres from where it was founded.

The school provides a variety of one-to-one and group instrumental and

vocals lessons for all levels and ages from aged five to adult. Staff teach

piano, all styles of guitar and vocals, ukulele, drums, and violin on a one-toone

basis, with expert tuition from an enthusiastic team of tutors.

The school also runs band classes and has an on-going programme of

weekend and day courses.

Anne said: “We are currently a team of 15 staff and between us have many

areas of musical expertise to share with our students.

“I don’t feel that being a woman has particularly helped or hindered me from

running a successful business although I guess it could well be a different

story in other areas of business.

“I very much appreciate that we are a team. I think one of the most

important qualities for any and all people working in small businesses is

creativity, which is a central theme to our music tuition too, along with


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organisational skills, importance of routine, confidence building and

many other qualities.

“I feel the relevance of skills learned in studying music to living in

the wider world of study and work is a key benefit for all of us and an

ongoing learning opportunity not to be missed. And just like playing

music, being in business can be an exciting experience and great fun

too!”

ELEN Bell is proprietor of Razzamataz Theatre Schools

HSheffield, a business which provides high quality, exciting,

performing arts training for ages two to 18, covering both

musical theatre and commercial styles of performance.

The aim is to develop a child's confidence, help them make new

friends and, most importantly, have fun with a fully qualified and

DBS-checked team.

Said Helen: “We provide multiple performance opportunities

throughout the year ranging from the Christmas light switch-ons and

Sheffield City Hall to the West End and Disneyland!

“We have a focus on fun but can also provide a platform for

students who wish to pursue a professional career in the industry.

“I launched the school in September 2012 after teaching singing for

other Razzamataz franchises for four years. I am so passionate

about what our school offers and the impact this has on our students.

We see them grow in confidence before our eyes.

“Our franchisee network has been awarded Most Outstanding

School four years in a row and I believe this has been down to our

individual approach to our students. With our small class sizes we

tailor the sessions to every child in the group and I also believe we

offer some of the best opportunities available to our students.

“We also have workshops with top industry professionals; in

Sheffield these have included both Ashley Banjo and Kerry Ellis.”

Added Helen: “The Performing Arts industry is very female-led, but

I think launching a business at the age of 23 and as a female, I was

faced with challenges and often had to push through perceptions.

Often people thought I was perhaps the assistant and not the

principal!

“But now, as a mum to my two-year-old boy, I have a new approach

to business. I have to be far more efficient and prioritise accordingly

to allow me to spend two days a week as a mum and try to switch off

from the business. This is easier said than done but I am getting

there!”

ADEEN Al-Shaibi’s business on Abbeydale Road is called

NPuck ‘A’ Food

The objective is to give her customers quality food that makes them

feel good!

She explained: “Our dishes are a fusion of flavours that are inspired

by Middle Eastern tastes and English traditional dishes.

“I’ve always enjoyed cooking food for my family and friends and

have spent many years perfecting my dishes. Then, about a year ago,

I started experimenting and innovating breakfast recipes with a

twist. For me personally, breakfast is the best meal of the day and I

wanted everyone else to enjoy it just as much as I do.

“I sold 18 breakfast wraps the first time I decided to offer them at

a local call centre and from there I knew that I had found something

that I wanted to pursue.

“Our dishes are unique as they have the extra flavour which makes

them pukka. Pukka means ‘authentic’ and ‘proper’.

“We only use quality products to ensure that our customers are

receiving the best experience. I also believe that we are the only cafe

that combines Yemeni and English flavours together - you get to have

a Full Puck ’A’ Up English Breakfast accompanied with a Yemeni

Tea!”

The smart restaurant, which also has a large outside seating area, is

open every day of the week.

Nadeen has been thrilled with how well Puck ’A’ Food has done in a

few months since opening and is excited to expand her business in

the future.

She explained: “As a single mom working seven days a week, it has

been intense but none the less worth it as I can provide a stable

future for my daughter.

“I want to be a role model for her and other women, especially

those from ethnic minority backgrounds. It’s important to break

down the barriers that young moms and single women have always

had, to follow your passion and your dreams, no matter what anyone

says to you or how hard it may be.”

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Sshhh…

The C- Word

Christmas? Seriously?

For made-to-measure window products,

the rush has already kicked in.

“We are into single figures for the number of weeks left prior to Christmas,“

says Maxine Hayter of Bespoke Blinds & Poles. “The one piece of advice I can

offer now is don’t wait.

“At this time of year, there comes a point when we can no longer guarantee

pre-Christmas installation. The last few years, that has been in November, so

there’s not long left.”

Continues Maxine: “Christmas is traditionally seen as a time to revamp or

renew a home, plus people also want a degree of flexibility with their privacy.

There are so many options that allow you to control how little or much you

see through your windows, especially as people are out longer, or away for

Christmas. They offer peace of mind as well as decoration.”

Shutters are a firm favourite with many customers, ideal for all windows,

including bays. White is the most popular shade, but pale grey is a close

second.

The Faux Wood Shutter range by Luxaflex is a UK product, with a 10-year

guarantee, and can measured and supplied in time - at the moment!

There are many blind options available - venetian, vertical, roller blinds -

which also offer flexible privacy control; and the variety of textures and

designs available mean you can bring your personality into your room.

Replacing that old plastic rail or extendable pole (especially in a bay

window) with a stylish and decorative pole, or a well bent rail will make all the

difference to how smoothly your curtains draw; and our range of curtains are

currently available with a free upgrade to premium lining*, to ensure a

beautiful drape.

For anyone planning around a budget, Maxine and the team encourage

them to pop along or call up with rough window measurements.

Adds Maxine: “Bringing in measurements allows you to get a comparison

between different products, so you can consider all your options whilst trying

out the products in the showroom.”

** Until Saturday 21.12.19, enjoy free upgrade to premium lining on all

Bill Beaumont curtains and roman blinds.

6 Hutcliffe Wood Road Beauchief Sheffield S8 0EX

Tel 0114 2363100

www.sheffieldblinds.co.uk

The showroom is open Tuesday- Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm


B

ESPOKE Blinds and Poles opened their Sheffield showroom at

Beauchief in September, 2007, and has been trading

continuously since then.

The company is run by Maxine and Neil Hayter who, between

them, have built up over 30 years experience in the window

dressing arena.

With their product knowledge, and years of helping people find

inspiration, the friendly but professional business has expanded

and grown into one of the best-respected window product

companies in the county.

As well as the more traditional styles of blinds and poles,

Bespoke Blinds and Poles offer solutions for motorisation, shaped

windows, bay windows, roof spaces and more.

Whether you want total light block, privacy control or insulation,

Bespoke Blinds and Poles have an answer. All products are

supplied to meet child safety regulations, giving you complete

peace of mind.

Explained Maxine: “We were approached by a major supplier to

consider opening a retail space and offering their products. Neil

was already working with them in an installation capacity, and

they knew my background in retail, including a long stint within

soft furnishings.

“I was in a job where I travelled extensively, and was beginning

to feel a little jaded, so we put a plan together, found our

showroom on Hutcliffe Wood Road, and haven't looked back.”

Setting their business apart from the competition, Maxine says

they suit products to their customers’ needs.

She explained: “We offer solutions that aren't a ‘one size fits all’.

People often call into the showroom looking for one thing, and

leave with another once we've discussed why they want

something.

“We are in constant conversation with our suppliers over

innovation, and that will continue. We are looking closely at solar

gain and solutions to this issue; and as SmartHome solutions

progress, we will continue to build on our knowledge in this

industry.

“Unlike some industries, retail has never really had the glass

ceiling issues for women, although the technical aspects of

window shading were once perceived as a ‘man's world’. Not any

more!

“If you know your subject and treat everyone with respect and

honesty, you can achieve anything you like - whether you're female

or male.”

A

CCORDING to the FSB, in 2015 women-owned

businesses contributed more than £105 billion to

the UK economy.

Female-owned companies employed more than 2.9

million people, which is 23.85% of all staff employed

within the private sector.

As these statistics were only recorded in 2012 then

again in 2015, and show growth in that period, we can

only hope that the current figures in 2019 will continue

to increase.

Self-employment and those starting their own

business are increasing year-on-year due to everimproving

mobile technology, the need for more

flexible working, as well as the desire to achieve the

perfect work/life balance, and yet it is still only 20% of

women who are taking the leap of faith and starting

their own business. The FSB is the leading business

organisation for small businesses and the selfemployed,

and has recently carried out a survey

amongst women asking what the biggest challenges

they face are for starting their own business.

The results include: A lack of female role models to

follow, a lack of support for women in business, and in

particular working mothers, plus a struggle to get the

finance that they require.

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Women in business

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WNER of Bradway Pet Shop, Rachael James, launched her

business in January 2003 after working for the previous

owners for eight years.

She remembered: “I started with an empty shop and had to get a

new carpet, shelves, a sign and - most importantly - some stock.

“With help and support from my husband, Andy, and my parents, I

decided to give it a go. Signing a three-year contract was scary but

little did I know I would still be here nearly 17 years later.

“My shop has changed a lot over the years as I have learned more

about pet nutrition and as new, exciting products come onto the

market. I’m now known for stocking natural pet foods and treats and

good quality products.

“One area where I differ from pet supermarkets is that I offer a

harness, coat and head-collar fitting service to make sure the

customer gets the best possible fit for their dog. On Saturdays, I can

have two or more dogs waiting patiently for a harness fitting.

“I’m happy to accommodate nervous dogs and have often remained

after hours to ensure a harness fitting is as stress-free as possible

for both dog and owner.

“I also specialise in sighthounds. Owning Fergal the Lurcher for the

past six years has taught me much about the sighthound and their

needs.”

Rachael’s business has gone from strength to strength in recent

years through her hard work and determination and the way she

cares about her customers and their pets.

She says it has not been easy competing against large shops, the

internet and her own health issues (Rachael has M.E.). Although she

recently made the decision to close on Mondays, her customers have

been fully supportive and understanding.

She added: “I’m proud to be a woman in business. In fact, the

majority of shops in Bradway are run by successful women.”

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ANET Eyre is club secretary Woodseats Workingmen's Club,

a venue which has been operating for 92 years as a social

centre for the community.

As a licenced premises, the club serves drinks at competitive

prices, provides live weekly entertainment, hosts special events and

charity nights, supports several local sports teams - football, darts,

snooker, indoor games and fishing.

The cub, on The Dale, has a function room which is available for

private hire and stages events for children such as Hallowe’en

disco and pantomime. The club has Sky and BT Sport and, of

course, bingo!

Said Janet: “We are a very family friendly club. For many years,

workingmen's clubs were very much a man's domain. Women

were allowed special membership and I remember that my

card listed rules such as ‘lady members may be served at the

bar only on occasions determined by the Management

Committee’!

“Then, c2000, Woodseats WMC allowed ladies full membership

and things began to change.

“I became the club's first female secretary in 2002, basically

because no-one else wanted the job. It was a case of learning as I

went along which took a good number of years. Acceptance took a

while for some members.

“It was hard work. I was a librarian until I retired in 2014 so I

was doing two jobs as well as running my home. Luckily, women

are good at multi tasking!

“Back then my job was to make sure that decisions made by the

management committee were carried out. Now, with fewer people

wanting to join the committee, I pretty much run the club singlehanded.

“I need to know employment and licensing law, health and safety,

fire regulations and club law. I sort wages, pensions, contracts,

accounts, purchasing and keep control of the finances - everything

really.

“I have to say that without the help of several female members

who have rallied round to ensure that the public side of things run

THE DALE,

WOODSEATS,

SHEFFIELD,

S8 0PS

T- 0114 2812064

FAMILIES WELCOME!

OPEN DAILY

AS USUAL

Mon from 4pm

Tues from 5pm

Wed from 6.30pm

Thur from 4pm

Fri from 2.30pm

Sat from 4pm

Sun from 11am

.... until close

Women in Business

WOODSEATS WMC

DICK WHITTINGTON

PANTO Friday 10th January 2020

All tickets £5 (available from end November)

smoothly. my job would be impossible. Some men help too, of

course!

“It's difficult to change people's perception of workingmen's clubs

and attract new and also younger members. Many clubs are

struggling. The competition on Woodseats is fierce, so working to

raise the profile of the club is vital.

“As well as all our usual activities, we have a great programme of

monthly tribute acts arranged for 2020 and a number of other

projects such as open mic nights under discussion.

“We aim to reach our centenary!”

In next month’s magazine

we are to celebrate

To ensure you’re included

call 01246 416027

FREE function room hire for all occasions

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Presentations, Race Nights etc.

We also accomodate Funeral Wakes.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT every Saturday night

First Friday of every month NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT

Last Friday of every month DJ ROSCOE 70s & 80s DISCO

TRIBUTE ACTS and SPECIAL EVENTS

such as Ladies’ Nights, Pantomimes, Halloween Parties

SNOOKER and POOL TABLES - SKY and BT SPORTS

BINGO

Women in business

ASPIRE

AMATEUR

BOXING

SHOW

Wednesday 20th November

Tickets £10

NEW

MEMBERS

WELCOME

only £10

per annum

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chris fields design ltd

kitchens ~ bedrooms ~

studies

Chris Fields Design Ltd a family

business designing for family living.

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

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

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

Email chris@chrisfieldsdesign.co.uk Website www.chrisfieldsdesign.co.uk

The above images are from installations by Chris Fields Designs Ltd


CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

START YOUR CARBON CAPTURE NOW!

PLANT A TREE AND SEAL YOUR VOW!

So what’s

the answer?

Think of your

children, your

grandchildren

AND Yourself

Plant this special tree in your garden this

autumn – a tree which has full root 2-year

growth – is 30cm high already – has special

EXTRAS – the beautiful Pinus pinea tree!

YES – we don’t just want – we need to plant

trees which are the most effective, easy and

natural commodity to capture higher carbon

dioxide emissions from power stations (yes

electricity), vehicle exhausts, aircraft and

energy guzzling modern appliances – these

make our climate unpredictable and it’s

getting warmer year by year.

At Troway Hall – where we grow thousands

of Christmas trees from tiny to 30 footers -

this year’s (2019) extremely warm spring

scorched over 700 baby saplings out of a

total of 7,700 newly planted trees – water

courses were frightening low – so believe

me – here – we have suffered climate

change at first hand.

Planting an Oak or

Sycamore sapling will not

have impact on children’s

environmental awareness

as these trees take

decades to grow.

This tree, Pinus pinea,

nurtured by Troway Hall,

never loses its foliage all

year, grows with an

orange, bronze, brown

bark - AND – provides

pine nuts for birds,

wildlife and your family

as a bumper bonus.

Let’s plant in

Derbyshire and

Yorkshire – lets plant

thousands of these

made to measure

trees NOW!

Visit us at Troway Hall, Coal Aston, S21 5RU.

Troway Hall, The Beestro and Medibee - 01246 413809


FROM TROWAY HALL

Derbyshire’s Tree

and Bee Specialists

Monty Don (Gardening BBC)

states - these trees look

majestic, smell divine and make

terrific pesto – and thanks to

climate change, pine trees are

flourishing like never before –

and I marvelled at the beautiful

Pinus pinea tree!

This tree delivers immediate and

ongrowing carbon capture as it

exhibits wonderful foliage, has a

much shorter

growth period and

you can trim the

tree to match the

size of your garden.

Pine nuts

Calling all schools, clubs

and societies! All ages!

This is a ONE and ONLY

INTRODUCTORY OFFER

- a quarter of online prices!

Two trees sustain

the oxygen needs

of a family of four!

Right:

Vigorous

root base

Please send to: TREE OFFER, TROWAY HALL, TROWAY, S21 5RU

I enclose a cheque payable to: TROWAY HALL NURSERY

Name:

Address:

Telephone:

Left: Gloria holding two Pinus

pinea, two years of age

Postcode:

Email:

Number of trees (in units of 2): Total cost:

URGENT INTRODUCTORY OFFER

2 TREES - £10 100 TREES - £450

Or order on www.medibee.co.uk - click onto ‘PRODUCTS’ - select ‘TREE OFFER’

- secure payment through WorldPay

ASK FOR A QUOTE ON

ORDERS OVER 200 TREES


ACTIVE

8

Women in Business

Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Specialists

Alloy Wheel Refurbishments

Scuffs/Dents Custom Paint and

Bodywork Accident Damage

Insurance Work

Courtesy Car Available

We will pay your excess

10% DISCOUNT WHEN QUOTING ACTIVE8

Call Andy on: 01246 291051

Unit 16, Callywhite Lane Industrial Estate,

Dronfield, S18 2XR.

Open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

E. & D. STEEL.

- DIY

- TOOLS

- IRONMONGERY

- PAINTING

& DECORATING

- KEY CUTTING

- ELECTRICAL

- & MUCH MORE

28-30 Chesterfield Road,

Dronfield, S18 2XB

Tel 01246 413242

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm,

Sat 9am-4pm

BROOKSIDE BUILDERS

Tel 0114 2471599

Mob 07790 581084

email brooksidebuildersltd@gmail.com

brooksidebuildersltd.co.uk

buildersinsheffield.co.uk

• Property Extensions

• Garage Conversions

• Property Modernisation

• Replacement Roofs

• Garden Walls

• Groundworks

• UPVC Windows and Doors

• UPVC Fascias and

Gutters

• Conservatories

Brookside

• Patios

Builders are a

Visit our website well established

for more

construction company

details

with over 30 years

experience within

the building industry.

All work is done in compliance

with building regulations by

professional, qualified tradesmen to a

high standard of workmanship.

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed at

competitive and affordable prices.

Call for a FREE no obligation quotation

Over 15 years experience

CITY

GARAGE DOORS

All major manufacturers available:

See our reviews on

Your Local Dronfield

Garage Door Specialists...

INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS

EVENING/WEEKEND SURVEYS

EMERGENCY CALL OUTS

AUTOMATION

Electric operators

fitted to exisiting

doors from £295

FREE no obligation

on site survey & quote

Tel 01246 912102

www.citygaragedoorservices.co.uk

sales@citygaragedoorservices.co.uk

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Dave Waterhouse

Stone mason builder

Masonry, dry walling,

blockwork, pointing etc

30 years experience

Tel 01142554133

or 07947745467

SWIFTIES

& POTTY

PAULINE’S

Architectural Salvage, Vintage, Retro & Antiques

Reclaimed roofing, building materials, garden

supplies, architectural features and collectables.

Buy and sell reclaimed materials.

422-428 Abbeydale Road • Sheffield • S7 1FQ

Telephone: 0114 255 0310

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm,

Saturday 8am-4pm, Closed Sunday

SPRUCE HANDY

WOMAN SERVICE

We specialise in bathroom refits

. Carpentry . Tiling . Painting

. Garden Care . Plastering

ANGIE CLEMSON

07929139566

sprucelady@yahoo.com

www.sprucehandywoman.co.uk

Prestige Driveways

Drives . Paths . Patios

Tarmac - Concrete - Block Paving

FREE Quotations - OAP discounts

Tel: 0800 858 9744 Mobile: 07758 307859

email: leechapp@hotmail.co.uk

Get your carpets cleaned for Christmas

For all your domestic carpet cleaning needs,

including end of tenancy cleaning.

Phone Paul on 07432 030902 for friendly,

professional help and advice.

Fully insured and fully trained

email: paulcurriecarpetcleaning@gmail.com


FOR A PROFESSIONAL JOB

WHERE QUALITY COUNTS

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

ALL BATHROOM & KITCHEN WORK

CENTRAL HEATING WORK

SMALL JOBS UNDERTAKEN

FREE ESTIMATES

FULLY INSURED

CLEAN & RELIABLE

CUSTOMER RECOMMENDATIONS AVAILABLE

01246 411987 or 07816 867959

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

Nick Wood

Decorators

25 years experience

Punctual & professional

All size jobs considered

Interior & exterior decorating

Fully insured

nickwood25@hotmail.co.uk

TEL: 07812 636947 or 0114 239 0414

Contact Mel on:

Tel: 0114 258 9210

Mob: 07775 938797

Mel Oxley

Cleaning Services Ltd

Established

1999

Carpets • Curtains • Upholstery

Don’t replace it,

Clean it!

Email: hello@meloxleycleaningservices.co.uk

Fireproofing

Property Cleaning

Domestic & Commercial

End of Tenancy

Hard Floor Maintenance

Garden Tidying

Fully insured

Friendly Service

Dean M Beatson

Roofing Specialist

STORM DAMAGE

NO JOB TOO SMALL- ALL WORK GUARANTEED

• Roof Repairs • All Guttering • UPVC Fascias

• Soffits • Barge Boards • Chimney Work

• Flat Roofs • Slating & Tiling

Tel: 0114 255 7151

Mob: 07795 976 259

14 Essendine Cres., Sheffield S8 8PB


Sheffield’s

Independent

Peugeot Specialists

TIMING BELTS • SERVICING

CLUTCHES • BRAKES

MOT PREPARATION

GOOD GARAGE SCHEME MEMBER

27 THIRLWELL ROAD, HEELEY, SHEFFIELD, S8 9TE

TEL: 0114 258 3673

www.peugeot-service.co.uk

Complete peace of mind with

low-cost monthly cover plans

Call freephone on 0800 08 555 18

www.FlameCare.co.uk

Flamecare (Homeplan) Ltd,

65-67 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 2AL

Call Seraphine For

Your Domestic Help!

Seraphines Angels

Seraphines Angels for all types of domestic help including

cleaning, ironing, visiting shops together and collecting for you.

Call Seraphine for both availability and value for money prices...

0798 526 5805 0114 236 4699

RIDGEWAY GARDEN SERVICES

Reliable Garden Maintenance

Full waxing service at a private and

tranquil garden retreat in Dore.

Specialising in female intimate waxing.

0114 3032550 Facebook.com/TheWaxPod

- One off tidy ups -

- Soft landscaping -

- Turfing and lawn care -

- Hedge trimming and pruning -

- Competitive prices and free quotations -

Call: 0114 2435863 Mob : 07928771635

D.S.M-PROPERTY SERVICES

Qualified bricklayer with over 20 years

experience - No job too small

Brickwork

Paving

Pointing

Patios

Guttering

Plastering

Roof Repairs Kitchen & Bathroom Tiling

Wrought Iron Railings & Gates

Contact Dave on

07896070810 or 01246 419445


Essential Foot Care

A home visiting practice

Eleanor Harrison

MAFHP, MCFHP, MICHT

Registered Member of

The British Association

of Foot Health Professionals

For further information

and appointments call

07979 416 298

01246 391907

For your

footcare

needs

including

nail trimming

removal of

corns and

calluses

treatment of

ingrowing toe

nails and verrucae

also reflexology

• House Clearances

• 10 Years Experience

• Full Packing Service

• Dismantle and Rebuild Service

• Local/Long Distance

• Storage Facilities

• Full/Part Removals

Internal Vehicle Measurements

19ft 5” long, 7ft 9” high, 7ft 4” wide

Tel: Craig

on 0114 274 5229

or 07802 752429

fireblade1762@gmail.com

www.davisremovals.co.uk

Rubbish Removed

Most items taken

Building and gardening waste, single items, cookers,

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

CLEARANCE AND REMOVAL SERVICE..

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

PHONE WASTE SERVICES FOR A FREE QUOTE

07860210156

Licensed waste carrier.

Identification and environment agency certification shown at the door

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

John Chatterton

Coving & Plastering

Restoration Specialists

Coving All Plastering

Specialist in One

Coat Rendering

01246 418221

07702 388656

Over 25 Years Experience

PEAK FENCING & SURFACING

www.peakfencingandsurfacing.co.uk

BESPOKE FENCING - SECURITY GATES

REAL GRASS TURF - ARTIFICIAL GRASS - STONE PAVING

LUSH

& GREEN

ALL YEAR

ROUND

0114 4186798 01246 470192

07507 271773 07787 192136

email peakfencingandsurfacing@gmx.co.uk

ARTIFICIAL GRASS

MAINTENANCE FREE

NO WEEDING

NO WATERING

NO CUTTING

FREE QUOTES

25YRS EXPERIENCE

Professional, friendly and affordable

Repairs, fixing doors, curtain rails

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

Fencing, driveways, walls, drainage, hedges/trees

Roof repairs, ridge tiles, felt roofs

Complete bathroom, plumbing, tiling, floors

Free estimates - All work guaranteed

Daytime

07966 577104


Dronfield Landscapes

Private & Commercial Contracts

Trees, Hedges, Fencing, Turfing, Lawns

Mowed, Paving, Garden Maintenance etc.

Seasoned Firewood Sales

Fully Insured, All work to BS3998

Waste carrier licence

Chris: 07976072785

Richard: 07789497104

richard.jbc@hotmail.co.uk

Hazelbarrow Farm, Norton, Sheffield S8 8BA

AGS

Plastering

Andy Slowther

Plasterer:

07947 644362

Domestic

plastering services

Free quotes

Affordable prices

All work guaranteed

Woodseats, Sheffield

http://aslowther.wix.com/plasterer

aslowther@hotmail.com

We Buy Houses Fast

Get a Cash Offer with 48 hours!

Any Price Range Divorce

- Any Condition Behind on payments

Suspended

Tired of being

Repossessions a landlord

a speciality

House in need

Inheritance

of repairs

Call 07718 407 100 or email your

circumstances to fasthousebuyers@yahoo.com

THE CLEANING SERVICE

BELLE CASA

9 Beautiful Homes & Offices 9

Professional cleaning & ironing

for only £11.25 per hour

(minimum of 2 hours per week).

We know how hard it can be to find

a dependable and honest cleaner,

which is where we can help.

0114 4372363

www.bellecasa.uk

All of our cleaners are specially selected

and insured, and you will receive the

same cleaner each week.

SafeNet Alarms Ltd

Family Business - 20 years of Experience


Professional Joiner & Carpenter

Est. 1972

8 Charles Ashmore Road

Sheffield S8 8GJ

Tel: 0114 274 9671

Mobile: 07946 752393

DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

STAR

ELECTRICAL

SERVICES

Call BEN on:

07875 437153

0114 438 0136

All electrical work undertaken

meeting BS 7671 (17th Edition)

wiring regulations

Inspection & testing

Fully insured

All work guaranteed

Small jobs welcomed

REASONABLE RATES

FREE QUOTES ­ NO OBLIGATION

NIGEL’S HEDGE & CONIFER SERVICES

• HEDGES TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TRIMMED

• CONIFERS TOPPED • WEEDING

• SUPPLY & FIT FENCING

• REGULAR GRASS & GARDEN

MAINTENANCE

• OVER 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE -

• NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

I highly recommend - very reasonable and very obliging!

John & Di Whitehead, Dronfield Woodhouse

Call Nigel or Gav on 07718 983155 for your free quote

MALLORN

ROOFING

No job too small - 30 years experience

Tel: 0114 235 6002

Mob: 07853 350085

7 DALEVIEW ROAD, BEAUCHIEF

RE-ROOFS

ROOF REPAIRS

FLAT ROOFS

GUTTERING

MJLEE JOINERY

By Martin Lee

ALL ASPECTS OF INTERIOR & EXTERIOR JOINERY

Door Hanging, Spindle Staircases,

Kitchens, Worktop Replacement,

Flat Pack Assembly, Pipe Boxings,

Loft Ladders Supplied & Fitted,

Laminate Flooring, UPVC Soffits & Fascias

No job too small - Free quotes & advice

5 Periwood Avenue, Millhouses S8

Tel: 0114 274 5428

Mob: 0785 431 4320


N E Double Glazing Repairs

UPVC SPECIALIST FOR OVER 30 YEARS

Nigel Emmingham

Repairs on windows,

doors and conservatories

UPVC conservatory

guttering repairs

Misted units, handles

and locks replaced

Anti snap door cylinders

supplied and fitted

Free quotes. No job too small

Email: nemm29@gmail.com

Tel: 0114 2391879 07786575685

MOT £30

FULL SERVICE (WHEN BOOKED WITH MOT)

£30+PARTS+VAT

i.e. FULL SERVICE & MOT £60+PARTS+VAT

WAGGON & HORSES GARAGE

MEADOWHEAD (next to Morrisons)

S8 7UG - Tel 0114 274 0074

AUTUMN SPECIAL

Tongue &

Groove Shed

£299! (delivered

& erected)

CARL GALE

PAINTER & DECORATOR

CITY & GUILDS QUALIFIED

35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DECORATING

FRIENDLY PERSONAL SERVICE

HELPFUL PRACTICAL ADVICE

HIGH STANDARDS OF WORKMANSHIP

FREE NO OBLIGATION

QUOTATIONS

COMPETITIVE RATES

FULLY INSURED

0114 2646458

07957 915143

enquiries@cgale-painter-decorator.co.uk

Andy Lee Computer

Services

All Repairs and set up

Virus removal, Slow PC, Start-up errors, Lost data,

Internet, Email, Home networks, New

PC set up, Advice and tuition etc...

Friendly & reliable service

Home visits, 20+ years IT experience

0114 230 7200 07906 525471

Bradway

Plumbing

Services

From a garden tap to a full

kitchen or bathroom fitting

M - 07899 793657

T - 0114 2360117

No call out fee

No job too small

Free estimates


SHEFFIELD CROOKES

0114 266 6626

SHEFFIELD HILLSBOROUGH

0114 242 4260

SALES / LETTINGS / MANAGEMENT / HUNTERS.COM

SHEFFIELD WOODSEATS

0114 258 0111

* If you are under contract with another agent, you may still be liable to also pay their fee. This offer is subject to

availability. Hunters reserve the right to withdraw it at any time. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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