Heywood & Hopwood August 2021

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Heywood & Hopwood August 2021

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

Something for everyone

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Community news

and features

Springhill Hospice Firewalk 7

Rochdale Council - BMW

Rochdale Fun Run 14-15

From the Archives - Word War II

Bombs Drop on Rochdale 32-33

Heywood In Bloom Welcome

Royal Horticultural Judges 34

Gardening Tips for August 35

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Welcome to our

August/September

issue

As lockdown eases, we can now

look forward to more events in

the near future.

On page 7 of this month’s issue, Springhill

Hospice promote their brand new event,

Firewalk. This is a sponsored walk on fire

and takes place on Saturday 30th October!!!

Another much anticipated event for us to

look forward to is the Williams BMW half

marathon which was sadly cancelled last year.

Full details can be found on pages 14-15.

With a unique knowledge of Rochdale’s

history, Gary Heywood Everett writes about

World War 2 and the reasons why Rochdale

was bombed so lightly. Thanks to Gary for all

his hard work in researching the articles and

providing us with a fascinating insight into the

history of the area in which we live.

Finally we have an update from our In Bloom

team who recently welcomed the Royal

Horticultural Judges on 8th July. They now

eagerly await the results which usually come

out in late October.

Wishing you a happy and safe summer.

Until September…

Kate & Becky


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Our cared for

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ochdale.gov.uk/fostering

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for both domestic and commercial

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Business established 2007.

Lawns & Beds

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WAYNE PATTERSON

BUILDERS

Commercial and Industrial Work Carried Out

Extensions & New Builds

Loft Conversions

Kitchens & Bedrooms

Joinery

Plastering

Conservatories

PVC Windows, Fascias & Gutters

Storm & Floor Damage

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All aspects of Domestic and Commercial Gardening

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Hedge and Conifer Specialists

Garden Clearances

Landscaping

Turfing, Fencing and Flagging

Artificial Lawn Specialists

No Job too Big or too Small

An Outstanding Quality Service

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Mob: 07828523990

Email: Vaughny84@yahoo.com

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• Complete New Roofs

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With over ten years-experience in property management/sales, I still

love my job as much as ever! No two days or clients are the same and I get

great enjoyment out of helping people move into their dream home and

supporting them throughout.

I have an outstanding wealth of local area knowledge and a real determination to always be

delivering outstanding standards of customer care. I guarantee to always provide you with

honest and realistic advice and take the upmost pride in everything I do. All tenants are fully

checked and referenced at no extra cost to landlords.

As a specialist and professional company Key to Your Door

is a member of the leading governing bodies, including:

• Ukarla

• PRS property redress scheme

• The Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS)

• TDS Tenants deposit scheme

• CMP client money protection

Kelly Weight

Owner - Key to Your Door

Membership of the above schemes means that not only do I adhere

to the highest possible standards of service and comply with Codes of Practice but also that

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and Client Money Protection so you can be sure that

the finance, management and maintenance of your property is in safe hands.

I am passionate about making Key to Your Door the best Sales and Letting Agency in Rochdale.

Many congratulations to you

and your team. First class

service!

Lisa Redfern

Kelly has been amazing from the

word go! Honest and lovely to

deal with. Nothing was too much,

she went the extra mile, helping

us from start to finish! We

cannot thank you enough, you

have been absolutely amazing

and we are now enjoying every

second of our new home thanks

to you. I cannot recommend

enough!!

Abbey Louise Coulman

How did I get so lucky getting

you and your team taking care

of my property and tenants?

I often thank my lucky stars as

I am safe in the knowledge that

everything is taken care of on

my behalf. I can’t thank you

enough for everything you have

done and continue to do.

Lisa

You can be very proud of your

business. You were so helpful

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my Dad’s bungalow. You bring

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You’ve tried the rest, now try

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Fascia Lift

Roof line Specialists

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

New Roofs & Roof Repairs

Dry Verge System | Rubber Roofing

Flat Roof Repairs & New Installations

Fascias, Soffits & Guttering

Power Washing Services Available

UPVC Conservatory Cleaning

CALL US TODAY ON:

M: 07765 286925

T: 0800 959 6064

Heywood & Hopwood

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One mile challenge - Williams

BMW Rochdale Fun Run is back!

Entry for Williams BMW Rochdale

one-mile Fun Run is now open,

with 250 places up for grabs.

Before the half marathon or 10K runners set off

on Sunday 3 October, fun runners will be under

starter’s orders on The Esplanade in Rochdale

town centre, close to the town hall.

The event is chip timed and will retain its existing

route, climbing up into stunning Broadfield Park

and taking a scenic route around the historic

grounds. There’s a short rise past the statue of Rochdale’s political giant John Bright

before entering the beautiful Green Flag park. Once at the bandstand it’s all downhill to

the finish line back on The Esplanade!

The one-mile fun run starts at 10am on Sunday 3 October, entry is £7 and finishers will

receive a Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run medal. The event is suitable for children,

but entrants must be at least four-years-old on the day of the run.

In 2019 the fun run saw over 170 runners taking part, and more are expected this

October, so early booking is advised.

Councillor Sue Smith, cabinet member for communities and

co-operation at Rochdale Borough Council, who will be

taking part in the 10K to raise funds for Springhill Hospice

after cheering on the fun runners, said: “Our fun run will be

something for all the family to enjoy, a really friendly race that

almost everyone can take part in. If you’re just beginning your

journey to being more active, improving your fitness and are

maybe looking for a relaxed and fun challenge, then this for you!

Broadfield Park is a real gem, traffic free and good underfoot.

With plenty of flat sections it’s great for runners and spectators.”

Springhill Hospice is the official charity for the event. You are welcome to run for the

hospice or another charity of your choice if you wish.

To enter Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run, the 10K or the half marathon and find

out more about the event visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/run

The event is organised by Rochdale Harriers, Middleton Harriers and Rochdale Triathlon

Club supported by Rochdale Borough Council.

You can also find the latest information about the event by following

@RochdaleHalf on Twitter, or liking ‘Rochdale Half Marathon’

on Facebook and ‘RochdaleHalfMarathon’ on Instagram.

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williamsgroup.co.uk

1 mile fun run entry now open

Sunday 3 October

Superb chip-timed scenic runs

on marshalled traffic-free courses

rochdale.gov.uk/rhm

#RunRochdale

Organised by

Rochdale Triathlon Club, Middleton Harriers & Rochdale Harriers

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Marc Priestley

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Gutters Cleaned/Replaced

Roof Moss Removal

Chimney/Ridge Pointing

UPVC Cleaning

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Year 7 - Monday

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Year 9 - Wednesday

Year 10 - Thursday

Year 11 - Friday.

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T.L. ROOFLINE

UPVC & ROOFING SPECIALISTS

Replacing your traditional conservatory

roof with a modern, lightweight, tiled

roof system will help regulate the

temperature all year.

COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A FIRST CLASS,

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For a friendly, fast service please call

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SPECIALISTS IN

Block Paving

Concreting

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All types of Driveway Repairs

Fencing

Landscaping

ALL WORK FULL GUARANTEED AND NO PAYMENT

UNTIL WORK COMPLETED TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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Ashworth View have gained an excellent reputation

due to our qualified nurturing team. All nursery staff are qualified

to a minimum of Level 3 and range up to Level 7. Staff also have

Safeguarding training and hold a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

The nursery has excellent outdoor facilities and we go

out whatever the weather!

The highly qualified and experienced

staff oversee all aspects of how we

deliver the Early Years Foundation

(EYFS) for all our children.

PLEASE CHECK OUR

FACEBOOK PAGE

FOR FURTHER DETAILS

We have spaces available

in our beautiful Nursery

The nursery has 4 beautifully

furnished rooms designed

specifically for the different age

groups and set up dependent on

the children’s interests.

We follow the children’s lead and

let their imagination and the love

for exploring and learning flourish.

Ashworth View Nursery, Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale OL12 7TY

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From September the preschool

room has spaces available

The room is specifically designed

for our older children with learning

through play and pre-school

education their main focus.

The children in the age range also

have access to an interesting and

challenging outdoor area featuring a

60ft long pirate ship.

We accept all funding and the tax free childcare government scheme.

We are currently inviting parents to come in to see our fabulous

facilities and meet our wonderful team by appointment only.

Prior to Covid 19 we had always implemented an open door

policy, we look forwards to when we can offer this to you again.

Please call Sophie on 01706 638741

to arrange a viewing time.

This can done at weekends or

evenings after 6.30pm if preferred.

We are open 7.30-6.30pm email

Sophie@ashworthview.co.uk

for a copy of our nursery

prospectus or if you would

like more information.

Telephone: 01706 638741 Email: info@ashworthview.co.uk

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D Stapleton

BRICKWORK & LANDSCAPES

18 years experience,

fully qualified in Brickwork.

Specialising in:

• Extensions

• Garden walls

• Conservatories

• Porches

• Driveways

• Patios

• Garden Design

Marshalls

Multi Award

Winning

Driveways

& Patios

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Is your conservatory...

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Looking to move house?

Buy, Sell or Remortgage?

Need a local Property

Lawyer for a

straightforward quote?

CALL: 01706 34 33 22

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Had an Accident?

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www.superiorresindrives.co.uk

All our surfaces are low maintenance hard wearing as well as eco-friendly, and the fact

that they are fully suds compliant allows water to naturally drain through the surface.

We guarantee that they will add real kerb appeal to your property and there is plenty of

choice with over 45 colours available all complimented with a range of different edges, from

a simple block edge to a granite finish or a resin border. To compliment your installation,

we also offer all aspects of landscaping from retaining walls to artificial grass to a sleeper or

fence panels and all done by one company with no subcontractors.

Between us we have over 25 years of experience in the groundwork and landscaping

industry as well as the laying of resin bound surfaces.

We offer exceptional quality and value for money providing full design and a written

quotation. A project manager will work with you from the initial design to the completed job,

taking and sharing photos to show all aspects of the construction of the installation and giving

you added piece of mind that the work is being carried out to the correct procedure. We

appreciate certain driveway companies can leave a bad reputation in their wake, however

here at Superior Resindrives customer satisfaction is our utmost priority.

We can guarantee that Superior Resindrives are designed and installed to stand the test

of time so give us a call today for your free no obligation design and quotation.

Make your dream driveway become a reality!

Take a look at our recent installations in Rochdale

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Summer Sale

SAFE SHOPPING ENVIRONMENT | 1-2-1 APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE | FACETIME SHOPPING AVAILABLE

JACKETS UP TO 70% OFF

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Made to

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And, if you order six 3 piece suits

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ARE YOU FED UP WITH CLUTTER?

DO YOU NEED MORE STORAGE SPACE?

Well the answer could literally be under your own roof!

For many home owners, the loft is an underutilised area because it can be difficult and

dangerous to reach. Rochdale based loft ladder installer Access4Lofts (whose slogan is

‘creating space the easy way’) can change all that, often in less than a day!

Access4Lofts provides a free survey and quote service so you can find out what is

achievable with your loft area.

The majority of properties have an access hatch to the space in the loft. Access4Lofts create

space the easy and affordable way. They can supply and install a new loft hatch and a safe,

sturdy aluminium loft ladder in your home in just one day! That means that your dark and dismal

roof space suddenly becomes a useful storage area for all that family clutter. “My experience

enables fitting the ladder and converting the access hatch, in double-quick time the space is

accessible and I leave no mess behind” explains Jack Ellis, Access4Lofts Rochdale.

For extra peace of mind, Access4Lofts is an approved Which? Trusted Trader which

means they have been assessed by Which? and passed their stringent checks. For added

confidence, they also have full public liability insurance, are DBS checked, and all work

carried out comes with a Lifetime Guarantee

To find out how Access4Lofts can create more space for you and your family or

to book a free survey and quote visit www.access4lofts.co.uk/rochdale or call

01706 509373. You can also find them on Facebook @Access4LoftsRochdale.

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Bee Clean &

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EXTERIOR CLEANING

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l ROOF CLEANING & MOSS REMOVAL

Treated to stop any regrowth for years to come, includes any

repointing needed and broken tiles replaced.

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l GUTTERING CLEANING & REPAIRS

l CONSERVATORY CLEANING

l STEAM CLEANING & PRESSURE WASHING

For all surfaces including tarmac, block paving, imprinted

concrete, decking and tiles.

l REACH WASH WINDOW CLEANING

Monthly rotas with frames, sills, glass and door panels done

every time.

l SOFTWASH RENDER CLEANING

With the only K Rend approved method.

l UPVC CLEANING

Fascias, soffits, cladding etc.

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From The Archives

WORLD WAR II BOMBS DROP ON ROCHDALE

Ferocious German bombing of

the United Kingdom took place by

day in 1940 but increasingly by

night from October of that year.

London took a great deal of the

bombing but port cities such

as Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff,

Southampton, Belfast, and Glasgow

were also attacked. One objective of

German raids was to try to negatively

influence the morale of the people, but

this did not happen and only served to

galvanise the population. A further and

more practical objective was to cripple

the British armaments industry but one

effect of the raids was to disperse the

armament centres, particularly aircraft

factories from the main towns and cities

to smaller, less obvious ones. However,

heavy industry remained a target and

that included the Midlands and the

North of England.

In the summer of 1940 Manchester

was particularly badly hit. The Palace

Theatre, Manchester Cathedral, the

Royal Exchange and the Free Trade Hall

all experienced damage and just before

Christmas. 684 people were killed over

a two night period in which 272 tons

of high explosives were dropped along

with 2000 incendiary bombs. It became

known as the Christmas Blitz.

Oxford Road and Deansgate were

blocked by debris and unexploded

bombs and 8000 homes were destroyed.

Salford and Stretford also sustained

casualties and fatalities and hundreds

of properties were lost in the raids.

Middleton, where the Avro factory built

the Lancaster bomber was hit, evidently

without casualties and only putting the

canteen out of commission!

Although the glow of fires in

Manchester could be seen from the

hills around Rochdale, the town itself

escaped the worst of the bombing.

This was perhaps due to a failure of

military intelligence on the part of the

Germans as plenty of munitions were

being manufactured in Rochdale at

the time. Bombs (especially mortar

bombs) and shells for example, were

being filled at a factory in Healey Dell

with chemists and engineers working

there throughout the war. Eunice Hutt

(see https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/

ww2peopleswar/stories/32/a6623732.

shtml) records that they worked in a big

shed on an assembly line, the workers

‘sitting on either side of a long table

and each did a bit of everything towards

making the bombs. We changed places

every shift so that the job didn’t become

too monotonous. The explosives were

put in at the very end.

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There was once an explosion but

fortunately nobody was injured.’

Pillboxes still stand in Healey Dell

ready, if needed, to repulse any attacks

that might have followed an invasion.

The fact that they were not needed was

testament to the war effort.

There are many stories from World War

II some of which might explain, if true,

why Rochdale was bombed so lightly

given that it was on the flight path to

and from Liverpool. The story goes that

Adolf Hitler admired Rochdale Town

Hall and its stained-glass windows

so much that he gave orders not to

have the town bombed, intending to

dismantle the building at some point

and take it back to Germany. Whether

this is true or not will never be known

but the only bombs to fall on the town

were four in total although there are

records of a doodle-bug passing over

the town and coming to earth on an

estate in Oldham.

The most clearly recorded bombing

in the town was on the night of the

9th January 1941 when bombs fell

on the Sudden area. The Rochdale

Observer reported that ‘The blast from

two high explosive bombs dropped on

the town early today, wrecked shops

and offices and shattered windows of

property - including a school - over a

considerable stretch of roadway and

adjoining streets. There was, however,

only one fatal casualty, a Mrs Rossiter.’

Six other people were injured in the raid

and houses in the area around what is

now Brimrod County Primary School

suffered broken windows. The water

mains were blown from the ground and

Finsbury Street and Holborn Street,

some reports suggest, were covered in

broken glass which the residents set to

and swept up!

Other bombs dropped around the

town were at Bellfield in August 1940,

on Norden in October 1942 and near

a row of houses at Red Lumb. There

have always been stories that a bomb

dropped near Firgrove and that it went

straight into the canal although how

authentic these stories are is unknown.

Compared to many towns in the north

of England Rochdale got off lightly.

If you have any memories or comments about the bombs that were dropped

in Rochdale during World War II I’d be delighted to hear from you and add

them to a growing Rochdale archive on the subject. Please contact

Gary Heywood-Everett at garyheywoodeverett@yahoo.co.uk or leave your

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HEYWOOD IN BLOOM

Heywood In Bloom Welcome

Royal Horticultural Judges

On Thursday 8th July Heywood in Bloom welcomed the Royal Horticultural

Society judges to Heywood. The judges David Bielawski and Steve Lowe enjoyed

a sunny stroll round some of our most attractive areas throughout the town.

Starting their tour at the ELR station then on

to the Fire Station both of which looked very

colourful thanks to some attractive planting. From

there it was a walk-through Hopwood Park to see

the latest improvements to the outdoor area at

the café where a patio is being created. This Park

has a lovely seating area and garden around the

outdoor wooden hut and a large pond. A short

drive to Pilsworth Industrial Park was followed

by a tour of the large industrial park taking in the

beehives and large ponds.

The group then visited Queens Park taking the

opportunity to enjoy a well-earned sit down at the

park café for a much-needed cup of tea/coffee. The

judges remarked on the facilities in the park and

how well used it is. The next stop was the HIB

allotment to talk to the group who have planted up

this year’s vegetables and flowers. The allotment

was looking spectacular and the judges remarked

on how well they had done. A stroll through the

centre of Heywood to see the new garden area

and the new carvings outside of the Civic Centre

followed a visit to the new boat display on Hartley

Street. Having judged the planting in front of

St Lukes Church and the Memorial Gardens we

finished at our headquarters at TOPS. The judges

had a look at the flower displays then gave us

some lovely feedback before departing for home.

We now have a long wait to find out our results

which usually come out in late October.

Ellen Yates

Chairperson Heywood in Bloom

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A lot has happened over the past month.

When I last wrote, we were all hoping that the final

COVID restrictions would be lifted at the end of the

month and we could begin the transition back to

normality – unfortunately, as we’ve seen with a

steady rise in cases locally, a pause was needed to

make sure those last groups of younger people got

their first jab and the added protection that offers.

I’m glad to see this is working and I’m hopeful that

restrictions will be lifted shortly.

In Parliament, we have been working on key

legislation including the Police, Crime, Sentencing

and Courts Bill which I served on the Bill Committee

for – this new legislation will toughen sentences for a

range of offenses, end automatic early release after half

a sentence has been served and double the penalties for

assaults on members of the emergency services.

Closer to home I’ve been meeting with more local businesses and

charities to thank them for their work during the pandemic and see what

they do. I’ve been absolutely amazed by the wealth of talent and community spirit

across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

If you run a business, charity or community group locally and would like to discuss the

work you do, please get in touch with me. I’m keen to understand what you do as well

as your challenges and successes. I’m here to support you, so don’t be shy.

As always, stay safe and look

after each other.

How can my team

and I help you?

As your local MP, I’m

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To book a surgery

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I hold regular advice surgeries.

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