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AUGUST 2022

Advertising enquiries

Lisa Cuthbert - Sales Manager

Tel: 01785 318704

Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

Kate Hood - Sales Associate

Tel: 01785 318704

Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

Editorial enquiries

Jennifer Dellicompagni - Editor

Tel: 01785 318704

Email: info@thestafforddirectory.co.uk

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National Trust Staffordshire Centre talks

Cloudy 2 Clear Windows

Stafford Camera Club

Tim Saunders annd family visit Uppark in West Sussex

AMG Financial Solutions

Taste the Milk at Lower Drayton Farm

Slimming World Stafford

Sudoku puzzle

Crossword puzzle

Recipe of the month

Stafford Lions

Property of the month with Caley & Kulin

Soroptimist International of Stafford - Local Heroines

Puzzle solutions

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The September 2022 edition of The

Stafford Directory will be distributed during

September to 10,000 homes and businesses

in selected areas of Stafford.

If you wish to place an advert or editorial

feature, please ensure copy is submitted to

us no later than 10/08/2022.

Please note: All information was correct at time of

printing but may be subject to changes.

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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

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

these pages or check out our Events page at https://

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STAFFORD CAMERA CLUB

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Our new season starts at 8pm on Tuesday 6th

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thought about joining a camera club?

We are a small friendly club with members of

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We will be starting off the season with a nice

informal gathering, this is our ‘New Member’s

Night’, an opportunity for all members new and

old to meet up socially, and be available for any

prospective new members who drop in.

We will have a display of prints from the club to

show the range of work the club produces.

This is a free drop-in session.

Newcomers and people of all skill levels are welcome to join the club. We meet Tuesday nights at Stafford Cricket & Hockey Club.

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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,”

says volunteer guide Richard Jones. “Chinese design

was fashionable at the time and so it is highly likely

that the furniture was made in Europe to look like it

was Chinese.” Interesting. In fact Richard is a mine of

information. “Sir Harry Fetherstone went on a grand

tour of the world and brought back various pieces

that appealed to him. He had paintings produced,

too.” Richard talks about the house and how it was

a challenge to get water to the property saying that

it had to be mechanically harnessed from nearby

South Harting village. In 1954 Uppark was handed

to the National Trust by the Meade-Fetherstonhaugh

family, who still reside at Uppark today. In 1989 there

was a devastating fire, which resulted in a pioneering

conservation project to rework the damaged

interiors.

We visit the wine and beer cellars and a volunteer

talks to Henry (6) about the bell system. If a bell rang

a job had to be done. There must have been an army

of servants and we visit their quarters where their

clothes are hanging up. A regimented and orderly

routine would have been necessary to run such a

house. Very Downton Abbey.

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The Wright Family have been

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Answers: Across: 2. Autopsy, 6. Bass, 8. Acai, 9. Hear,

Across:

10. Drag, 11. Tie, 13. Abe, 16. Tabloid, 19. Tranq,

2. Autopsy, 20. 6. Bass, Ratio, 8. 21. Acai, Tutti, 9. 23. Hear, Erupt, 10. 25. Afflict, Drag, 28. 11. Emu, Tie, 13. 30. Abe, One, 16. Tabloid,

19. Tranq, 20. 32. Ratio, Ruin, 21. 33. Tutti, Amid, 23. 34. Agin, Erupt, 35. 25. Dusk, Afflict, 36. Achieve. 28. Emu, 30. One,

Down: 1. Bait, 3. Throb, 4. Pedro, Bade, 7. She, 8. Aga,

32. Ruin, 33. Amid, 34. Agin, 35. Dusk, 36. Achieve.

12. Idea, 14. Bust, 15. Bathtub, 16. Tequila,

17. Darkest, 18. Apostle, 22. Term, 24. Udon, 26. Finch,

27. Inane, 28. Edge, Down: 29. Urn, 30. Odd, 31. East.

1. Bait, 3. Throb, 4. Pedro, 5. Bade, 7. She, 8. Aga, 12. Idea, 14. Bust, 15. Bathtub,

16. Tequila, 17. Darkest, 18. Apostle, 22. Term, 24. Udon, 26. Finch,

27. Inane, 28. Edge, 29. Urn, 30. Odd, 31. East.

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9 8 7 1 5 6 3 4 2

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