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National Trust Staffordshire Centre talks

Celebrate Cannock Beach Party

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Cannock Soroptimists

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Caring for you and your loved ones through the generations

As a family Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors know

and understand that the death of loved one can be a

traumatic and difficult time.

We are here to offer guidance and support to ensure

the funeral of your loved one not only gives you comfort

but honours memories and the life they leave behind.

Jennifer Ashe & Son have supported families across

the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Birmingham since

opening their first funeral home in 2016 and are proud

to be 6th year running award winners of ‘Best of Three’

for Walsall.

With branches based in Hednesford, Brownhills,

Willenhall and Walsall and a further branch opening in

Wolverhampton in the coming months, as well as our

own in house florist and stone mason, we are best

placed to support families across the whole of the West

Midlands and Staffordshire when making arrangements

for their loved one’s final goodbye.

In line with our commitment to offering affordable

funerals as well as being open and transparent all

of Jennifer Ashe & Son’s prices are published on our

website: www.jafunerals.co.uk

Multi-Award Winning Independent Funeral Directors

Introducing ‘The Chase Cremation Package’

- £2,000 including third party fees

• Bringing your loved one into our care day or night

• Viewing in our private Chapel of Rest.

• Provision of our Jaguar Hearse

• Provision of an Oak Coffin

• Cremation service at Cannock Chase Crematorium at 09:45

• Provision of our Minister or Funeral Celebrant

• Payment of Medical Certificates for Cremation

• Funeral Director to Lead the funeral procession

• Collection of ashes after the funeral

• Personal Obituary Page on our Website

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CHASE ARTS FOR PUBLIC SPACES

AND LESLEY SMITH AS PEGGY KNIGHT

100 people were honoured to witness the incredible

portrayal of Peggy Knight, Special Operations Executive in

WW2, by Lesley Smith, Historian and curator of Tutbury

Castle. This was at an event organised by Chase Arts for

Public Spaces to raise funds to further enhance the site

where the National Miners’ Memorial stands at the NMA,

a project Lesley continues to generously support. Lesley

‘was’ Peggy – telling the story of her early childhood in

Paris, daughter of a Polish woman and an English soldier

who stayed in France after WW1, her move to the East

End of London, her training as a short hand typist and

work for the Electricity Board – before being asked “Do

you want to serve your country?” – all because she spoke

fluent French! Peggy’s answer was “Yes!”; she was sworn to

secrecy regarding what she might do, was trained – passing

every element with great skill – and after just one month

and at the age of 24 was parachuted behind enemy lines in

France where she was to work with the French Resistance.

Like many of her generation, at the end of the war, back in

Britain, she married, had children and rarely spoke about

her wartime exploits. She died in 2004; on her gravestone

are the words ‘Love Conquers All’.

Lesley portrayed Peggy’s bravery and vulnerability,

demonstrating the incredible research she had undertaken as

she knew intimately, it seemed, every minute detail of Peggy’s

life. So much of the story was emotional, perhaps none more

so than the time Lesley met Peggy’s son David who asked

her “Are you my Mom?” If there had been any dry eyes in

the house, there weren’t

then! Peggy was ultimately

decorated for her bravery

by the UK, USA and France –

an incredible achievement!

Thanks to the generosity of

everyone who attended and to those

who gave their time and talent to ensure the success of

the event, almost £1,300 was raised for which CHAPS is so

grateful.

There was added excitement when Lesley Smith invited

everyone to a fun day at Tutbury Castle on Saturday

10th September – her gift to all who have supported the

National Miners’ Memorial and in recognition of all who

worked in the UK coal industry. During the afternoon Lesley

will give presentations, accompanied by pictures, based

on her research into the lives of coal miners – particularly

women and children. CHAPS will be arranging market stalls

and entertainment – including Lea Hall Brass Band and

Ellise Locke Dance Group. Entrance is free but numbers are

required – please email info@chaseartsforpublicspaces.

co.uk or phone 07813 003286 to book your place and

receive your ticket. We’d love to see lots of you there!

Progress of the project can be followed on the group’s Facebook

page: www.facebook.com/ChaseArtsForPublicSpaces

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Our aim is to create a tailor-made, bespoke funeral

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Newly launched “Taste the

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The Wright Family have been

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Jersey cows for over 50 years

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Summer Scorchers

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Water well

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Nothing but a dirty grass

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Cut back to move forward

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NATIONAL TRUST

STAFFORDSHIRE CENTRE TALKS

The Staffordshire Centre’s Autumn programme

of talks at Walton Village Hall, Green Gore Lane

in Stafford starts up again in September. There

is no need to book in advance, just turn up at

the door and pay as you go in. However, it would

help the organisers if you book your place(s) on

our website https://www.ntstafford.org.uk/ go to

Events-Book a Talk.

All talks start at 2:30pm and you do not have to be

a member of the Centre to attend. Admission is

£4.50 for non-members of the Centre and talks are

followed by tea and biscuits.

LIFE IN THE FIFTIES

13th September

A Talk by Bill Durose

Do you remember what it was like in the fifties?

When TV was B&W and Radio Luxembourg was the

radio station of choice if you wanted to listen to

music recorded less than twenty years ago? When

we rock ’n rolled to the music of Elvis Presley and

St Mary’s

Social Club

regular events & theme nights

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Sunday’s £7.25pp 12-4pm

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Steak night

Every Friday & Saturday. 5pm – 8pm from 2 for £12

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Karaoke

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16 th september

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the Everley Brothers.

And who could forget

Harry Rodger Webb?

People were just starting

to enjoy free health care with

the introduction of the newly

launched National Health Service. Kids

were going to school in their new school uniforms -

to experience the benefits (or otherwise) of the 11

plus exams, yearning for the day when they could

wear drainpipes, brothel creepers or winklepickers.

Bill Durose gives a talk illustrated with live music

and song about home life, education, health and

historical events in the nineteen fifties.

To keep up with our future events watch out for us in

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CELEBRATE CANNOCK BEACH PARTY

SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST 2022

Fancy a beach party? Come to Cannock

Town centre on Sunday 28th August between

12pm-6pm and join in the beach party fun.

Don’t forget to come dressed for the seaside!

There is set to be delicious street food, a mobile bar

and plenty of entertainment for all the family, with

Punch & Judy, face painting, Balliamo Belly Dancers,

Pretenders tribute band ‘Just Pretending’ and

headlining at approx 5pm will be Funky Rhythmix.

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Wind & Fire, Eurythmics, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder,

Luther Vandross, Chic, Sister Sledge, Dua Lipa and

many more!

There will also be competitions galore throughout the

day, all hosted by DJ Stu Haycock.

For more information on the event, see the website,

Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram or look up

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Contact nikki@lrpartnership.co.uk for booking forms.

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12pm - 12:30pm Radio presenter Stu Haycock/DJ

12:30pm - 1pm Kenyon Walker

1:30pm - 2pm Balliamo Belly Dancers

2pm - 3:30pm Radio presenter Stu Haycock/DJ

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5pm - 6pm Funky Rhythmix

...with more to be confirmed!

Sat 26th November 2022

12–6pm

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Rainer Becker’s Seared

Tuna on a bed of spicy red

onions, with a chilli ponzu

sauce and fried garlic

Introduction

Germany-born Rainer Becker honed his craft in

Tokyo before making his name in London with the

celebrated Japanese restaurant Zuma.

I didn’t have the inspiration of a famous chef to become

one myself. I think when I first helped my mum, I probably

was six or seven years old. I didn’t know anything about cooking,

so the inspiration came really from the products.

I liked going in the garden, picking strawberries and cherries, and that

fascination went up another level when I discovered the incredible flavours and

tastes of Asia.

That’s why this spicy seared tuna recipe means so much to me – it combines so many intense yet

complementary flavours, and every time I cook this it transports me off to a different culture and

different place.

Ingredients

(serves 4)

For the tuna

• 800g tuna loin

• 500ml ponzu sauce

• 100g chilli daikon

• 80g spring onions – thinly

sliced

• 20g deep fried garlic

For the chilli braised red

onions

• 5 red onions

• 100ml soy sauce

• 100ml rice vinegar

• 100ml sake

• 60g caster sugar

• 12g ginger – finely

chopped

• 2 garlic cloves – thinly

chopped

• 1½ dried red chillies –

large (seeds removed)

Method

1. Cut the tuna into blocks,

season and sear in a very

hot pan with a little oil until

coloured. The tuna should be

raw apart from the outside

2-3mm. Place on a lined tray

and refrigerate.

For the onions, sweat off the

finely chopped garlic, ginger

and dried chillies for a few

moments, then add the sliced

red onions and cook till semitransparent.

2. Add the soy, sake, rice

vinegar and sugar and bring to

the boil, remove from the heat

and strain, then allow to cool

on trays. The onions should still

be al dente, spicy and a little

sweet.

3. Thinly slice the spring onions.

Fry off the sliced garlic till crisp

and golden brown and grate

the chilli daikon.

4. Place a pile of the spicy

onions in the centre of a salad

bowl, cut the tuna into slices

and roll up, then place six

rolled-up slices of tuna on the

onions in a pyramid shape.

Add a little chilli daikon to some

of the ponzu sauce and pour

over the tuna, garnish with the

fried garlic and sliced spring

onions. Finally, finish with a

small pile of extra chilli daikon.

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CANNOCK SOROPTIMISTS

THE REGENERATION OF CANNOCK TOWN CENTRE

Cannock Soroptimists are enjoying sharing

the Presidency and organisation of their year

with the theme “We’re all in it together”. This

month’s speaker meeting was organised by

and presided over by member Adrienne Hewitt,

who introduced Olivia Lyons, Leader of Cannock

Chase Council and herself a Soroptimist, who

gave a presentation about the Regeneration of

Cannock town centre.

Soroptimists were delighted by all that they saw and

heard; one of the things Olivia talked about was the

demolition of the multi-storey car park, which has

become an eyesore over the last few years. This area

will become central to the regeneration plans.

There is a £44million

investment in Cannock

town centre which

allows the Council the

opportunity to transform it

and reverse its decline.

Plans include a new cultural hub, cinema,

enhanced theatre, office space, cafe and restaurants

and improved connectivity to the town centre.

Olivia also talked about the former Rugeley power

station – there are exciting plans for that space - and

the wonderful success of the designer outlet. And

of course, she was also delighted to mention the

Commonwealth Games Mountain Bike event being

held in Cannock Chase, and how proud we all are to

have this in our area.

Further details about Soroptimists, the work they do

and how you may be able to join a meeting can be

found on the club’s website: www.sigbi.org/cannockand-district

or on their Facebook page

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HEATH HAYES COMMUNITY FOOD

Heath Hayes Community Food was established

in May 2022 with the idea to help with everyday

shopping along with the rising cost of living.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Heath Hayes Community Food works on a membership

basis, which costs £2 per year. Once a member, you are

able to visit the shop once a week.

Upon entry you will be asked for your membership card

and then given a basket, you will also be asked how

many bags you wish to purchase (1 bag per household

member). Bags are priced at £5 each. You will then be

able to choose the items that you’d like.

Some restrictions are in place on certain shelves and

what you can take from that shelf, for example, if you

take a tin of ham you can’t then take a tin of tuna (this

is to make it as fair as possible). If you are visiting with

other members of your household and have more than

one bag, this is discretionary depending on the items

you have taken. For example, if you have 4 bags you

can’t take 4 shampoo items.

The large boxes of cereal are also allocated to larger

families but if you wish to take one as a single person

then it must be part of your bag of shopping. Again this

is to keep it fair.

When you get to the till your items will be packed into

our bags, these bags are the same for everyone, if

there is more than can fit in one bag you can pay for a

second bag or put items back. We have done it this way

as when we were leaving shoppers to fill their own bag

unfortunately the minority were overfilling the bags and

taking all the higher valued products in one go.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Heath Hayes Community Food welcomes everyone to

join and become a member. With over 500 members

already, we are here to help you with the increasing cost

of living. The idea of the shop is to help with everyday

shopping, not to completely substitute the whole shop.

All we ask is to only take what you NEED not what you

WANT.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO BUY?

We have a lovely selection of fruit and vegetables which

are sometimes being overlooked due to people wanting

higher valued items. All the stock is purchased from

Fare Share.

WHERE ARE WE?

You can find Heath Hayes Community Food located

on Five Ways Inn carpark, Hednersford Road, Heath

Hayes, Cannock WS12 3DS. Open Tuesday 10am-1pm

and Thursday 3pm–7pm.

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INTRUDER ALARMS

The Commonwealth Games

Cannock Town Celebrations

Wednesday 3rd August 2022

11am-4pm in Cannock Town Centre

For more details search ‘LR Partnership’

on Facebook.

HIKVISION CCTV SYSTEMS

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

Littleton Lodge Luxury Care Home

Open Week

8th-12th August

See page 5 for details.

Bank Holiday Fun Day at

St Mary’s Social Club

29th August 2022

12pm onwards

See page 14 for info & more event dates.

Penkridge Market Bank Holiday

Market and Car Boot Sale

29th August 2022

8am-3pm

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National Trust Centre Staffordshire

The 50’s - A talk with Bill Durose.

13th September 2022

For details, go to www.ntstafford.org.uk

Cannock Street Market

Every Tuesday & Friday

9am-4pm in Cannock Town Centre

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Hednesford Farmers & Craft Market

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August 2022

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TIM SAUNDERS & FAMILY VISIT

Uppark in West Sussex

Dreams take time to achieve. It certainly did at Uppark,

the magnificent stately home on the Hampshire/West

Sussex borders. The idea came to mind back in 1590

but it did not actually become a reality for another

hundred years. Those of us thinking of adapting and

improving our homes can sympathise with this. After

all it does take a huge amount of thought to get a

design right. There is ornate architecture and as we

walk around the house we savour the atmosphere,

the high ceilings and wonderful furniture including

a grand piano. “Look at this,” says my wife Caroline,

pointing at the extravagant wood panelling that

surrounds a door leading from one room into

another. Of course each room has a grand fireplace,

a selection of sofas, massive paintings and large

windows looking out onto the gardens. Then there

are the ruffelled curtains, the bare floorboards and

large rugs. Look up and the ceilings have cornices

and mouldings unlike many of our homes today.

This is something totally different. This grand home

is crammed full of wonderful furniture. We’re sure

that we spy some that is Chinese. “Ah, no it isn’t,”

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Solve the clues to this straight crossword

General Knowledge See page Crossword 34 for puzzle solution.

#018

1 2 3 4 5 6

8

7

9 10 11

12 13

14

15

16

17 18

21

19 20

22 23 24 25

26 27 28

Across Clues:

7. Sending out light (7)

8. Most favourable (7)

9. Sense of worth (3)

ACROSS

7. Sending out light (7)

10. Scorch, carbonize (4)

8. Most favourable (7)

13. Come into (7)

9.

14.

Sense

Do more

of worth

than able

(3)

(6)

15. Sour tasting liquid (5)

16. A rounded organ of vegetative

reproduction (4)

19. Pestering, nagging (7)

21. Engage (5)

22. Greek alphabet, derived from

He (7)

10. Scorch, carbonize (4)

13. Come into (7)

14. Do more than able (6)

15. 24. Sour Incline tasting (5) liquid (5)

26. Low temperature freezing,

16. storage A rounded of human organ remains of (7) vegetative

27. Touch, light quick movements (3)

reproduction (4)

28. Soft, sweet fruit (3)

Down Clues:

1. Worms to flies (6)

2. An attempt to obtain (3)

3. Scratch onto surface (4)

4. Steal a car, take it for a drive (7)

DOWN

1. Worms to flies (6)

2. 5. An time attempt of arrival (3) to obtain (3)

6. Individual nations, controlled by a

singular nation (6)

10. Long, hollow, hard stem (4)

11. Short stalks (7)

12. Square of cloth (6)

14. Beauty establishment (5)

16. Strong smelling herb (5)

3. Scratch onto surface (4)

4. Steal a car, take it for a drive (7)

5. time of arrival (3)

6. 17. Individual Displaced (7) nations, controlled by a

singular 18. Long nation heartfelt (6) song (6)

20. Referee (6)

10. 23. Long, Admire hollow, (4) hard stem (4)

24. Noodles made from buckwheat flour (4)

25. Thin piece of metal (4)

11. Short stalks (7)

19. Pestering, nagging (7)

21. Engage (5)

22. Greek alphabet, derived

from He (7)

24. Incline (5)

26. Low temperature freezing,

storage of human remains (7)

27. Touch, light quick movements (3)

28. Soft, sweet fruit (3)

12. Square of cloth (6)

14. Beauty establishment (5)

16. Strong smelling herb (5)

17. Displaced (7)

18. Long heartfelt song (6)

20. Referee (6)

23. Admire (4)

24. Noodles made from buckwheat flour (4)

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CROSSWORD

General Knowledge Crossword Solution

#018

M B E J E E

1 2 3 4 5 6

R A D I A N T O P T I M A L

7 8

G D C Y A P

E G O

10

C H A R I

11

S

9

Answers: Across: 7. Radiant, 8. Optimal, 9. Ego,

Across:

10. Char, 13. Inherit, 14. Strain, 15. Eisel,

7. Radiant, 8. Optimal, 16. Bulb, 9. Ego, 19. 10. Nudnick, Char, 21. 13. Amuse, Inherit, 22. 14. Epsilon, Strain, 15. Eisel, 16. Bulb,

19. Nudnick, 21. Amuse, 24. Slant, 22. Epsilon, 26. Cryonic, 24. Slant, 27. Dab, 26. 28. Cryonic, Fig. 27. Dab, 28. Fig.

Down: 1. Maggot, 2. Bid, 3. Etch, 4. Joyride,

5. ETA, 6. Empire, 10. Cane, 11. Stubble,

12. Napkin, 14. Salon, Down: 16. Basil, 17. Ectopic,

1. Maggot, 2. Bid, 18. 3. Ballad, Etch, 20. 4. Joyride, Umpire, 23. 5. ETA, Icon, 6. 24. Empire, Soba, 25. 10. Nail. Cane, 11. Stubble,

12. Napkin, 14. Salon, 16. Basil, 17. Ectopic, 18. Ballad, 20. Umpire, 23. Icon,

24. Soba, 25. Nail.

PUZZLE SOLUTIONS Sudoku Solution

SUDOKU #018

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14

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7 9 3 1 8 2 5 6 4

1 6 4 5 9 7 8 3 2

4 7 1 8 2 6 9 5 3

3 2 6 9 7 5 1 4 8

9 8 5 4 3 1 6 2 7

6 3 7 2 5 8 4 1 9

5 1 9 7 4 3 2 8 6

8 4 2 6 1 9 3 7 5

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