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September 2009 - Issue 54 huxley

Including the Tarporley Parish Council newsletter

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 3
kePT AlIVe
p 10 p18
IT’S safe to say that the Tarporley Carnival
was a resounding success with over
2,000 people attending on the day. The
parade looked amazing and particular
congratulations go to the Tarporley Ce
Primary School who scooped first prize for
their bugsy malone-type display. We’ve got
six pages of pictures from the day itself for p28 p40
you to keep hold of.
Congratulations also to Dan edwards who
won the british Superkart Grand Prix event
at Cadwell Park which gives him a great
chance of winning a national title.
In this month’s edition there’s also stories
about a golfer who completed four rounds p48 p50
in a day for charity and a new horse named
after Peckforton Castle as well as the normal
Tarporley Parish Council p10 & 11
popular features including parish council
news, gardening, a recipe, what’s on guide Tarporley Carnival special p40-45
and village index. Home Improvements/services p61-65
As usual, please support your local What’s on / village index p66-74
businesses and don’t forget to tell them that Index of advertisers p75
you saw their ad in The Talk
Publisher Talkabout Publishing
We hope you enjoy the magazine
Contributors Janet Heath and Angela Bartlett
kind regards
Print Delmar Press
The Talkabout Team
Sales Lynne Bradley & Karen Schroder

The Tarporley Tester Production Jon White

& Distribution
Can you find the Tarporley
Tiger in this edition? he is Ad design Kelly Kane
hidden somewhere in the
magazine. Contact Talkabout Publishing, Suite S4a
Chester Enterprise Centre
The answer is on page 74 Hoole Bridge, Chester, CH2 3NE
All material is copyright and should not be reproduced without the permission of the
Publishers. All details are correct to the best of our knowledge. The Publishers do not
endorse or recommend any of the entries or advertisements in the magazine unless Tel. 01244 350398
otherwise stated. We advise that you make your own judgements, enquiries and
comparisons as with any other form of advertising. When contacting any business, we
suggest that you confirm the exact type of goods and services offered, the qualifications
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held and all other relevant aspects of the service which you are seeking.
The Publishers cannot accept liability for loss, damage or difficulties resulting from contacts
made through the directory, from errors, omissions, from claims made by the advertisers
or from omissions or inaccuracies relating to telephone numbers, wording, spacing or We are an independently owned company, based right
positioning of any listing, advertisements or other material regardless of how caused. here in Cheshire, producing six magazines, Tarporley Talk,
Keep it Local, Neston Local, Heswall Local, Overleigh
Roundabout and Hoole Roundabout.
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Useful Numbers
Age Concern (Cheshire).................. 01606 881 668
Alcoholics Anonymous.................... 0845 769 7555
Crimestoppers................................... 0800 555 111
Missing People.................................. 0500 700 700
National Drugs Helpline..................... 0800 776 600
Samaritans (Chester)...................... 01244 377 999
Gas Leak (Transco)........................... 0800 111 999
Cheshire West & Chester Council .0300 123 8 123
Tarporley Hospital............................ 01829 732 436
Oaklands Dental................................ 01829732979
Tarporley Dental Clinic .................... 01829 732213
Countess of Chester Hospital . ....... 01244 365 000
NHS Direct............................................. 0845 46 47
NHS Stop Smoking Service........... 0800 169 0 169
Tarporley Local Doctors:
Dr O’Callaghan & Partners .............. 01829 733456
Bus and Coach (Cheshire Bus info).01244 602 666
National Rail Enquiries (info only)... 0845 748 4950
Manchester Airport.......................... 0871 2710 711
John Lennon Airport, Liverpool........ 0870 129 8484

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Saighton Grange, Chester CH3 6EN

Aldford School 3 - 5.30pm
(age 4 - 11)
Abbey Gate College 5.30 - 8pm
Thursday 24th September 2009 (age 11 - 18)

We look forward to seeing you when you will have the

opportunity to meet our pupils and teachers
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to meet
all the needs of our pupils, providing an education for life.
• Excellence in Pastoral Care
• Wide range of extra-curricular activities
• Outstanding Music Department
• Strong academic results
• New Sixth Form Centre
• New facilities in Art, Science, Design and Technology
For further details please contact Admissions 01244 332077
or email for a prospectus.

New Essie Autumn

and Winter Colours
Book in for
Manicure £15 or
Pedicure £20
Other treatments available
l St.Tropez tan £25 (incl exfoliation & moisturise)
l Algotherm Luxury Facials £25
l Bio sculpture gel nails £30 l NSI Acrylic nails £30
l Sports Massage l Waxing from £8
And more treatments available
Offer available throughout To book an appointment:
September/ October 2009 Call Vanessa on 01829 260309
Please bring this voucher to redeem our special offer
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Are you starting Primary School
in September 2010?
We would like to invite you to join
Kipper and his friends
(from Oxford Reading Tree)

“The Toys’ Party”
at 2 o’clock,
during our
Open Afternoon,
on Tuesday 29th
from 1.15 until 3.00
Bring your favourite toy
along to join in the fun!
Call us on
01829 732731
to find out more!

Eaton Primary School

Lower Lane, Eaton,
Tarporley CW6 9AN

Tarporley Talk September 2009 9

NeWSleTTer Tel. 01829 733496

The fIrST TArPOrley bOOk feSTIVAl & OPeN AIr TheATre

SATUrDAy 12Th SePTember 2009
HIGH Street stalls selling a huge range of second hand books – 10am - 5pm
Shakespearean Tours meandering through the Village. Tour meeting points in the Hunt
Room at The Swan, departing 11am and 13.30pm, tickets £5.
Book signings and short story telling throughout the day in the Swan Hotel, Crown
Hotel and The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop by well known local authors.
Anvil Productions present Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on the Playing fields behind
the Community Centre from 5.30pm – bring your own picnic. Tickets available from
Chestnut Pavilion & The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop, or book online at Up to 12’s free, 13-18 year olds £5, adults £10.

Volunteers needed TARPORLEY COUNTRY

to keep tabs on On Tarporley High Street
speeding drivers 9.30AM – 2PM

DRIVING over the speed limit LOCALLY SOURCED

is nothing new in Tarporley, and PRODUCE
there are some roads where it is • Beef, Lamb, Pork, Fish
a particular problem – such as Rode • Fresh Vegetables
Street, Utkinton Road, Nantwich Road, Forest • Cheese, Yogurt, Granola
Road and Eaton Road. • Homemade Pies & Bread
The police and the PCSO regularly set speed traps and • Salad dressings & marinades
people are caught and fined. In the autumn, the Parish • Local honey, local eggs
Council are to borrow a SID – a Speed Indicator Device – • Homemade preserves &
which will light up and tell motorists exactly what speed they lemonade & puddings
are doing.
The Parish Council are looking for volunteers, to give Designated parking for market
between a total of 2 -6 hours of their time to man one of visitors
these SIDs.
If you are interested in helping, please contact Parish Followed by beer market, selling
Councillor Gill Clough or tel 01829 locally brewed bottled beer –
733545. 3.30pm – 7pm at Chestnut
Please help us educate people to keep to the speed limits Terrace
in Tarporley.

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Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cllr John Grimshaw (Cons) T: 01829 752177 E
Cllr Andrew Needham (Cons) : T: 01829 732444 E
Cllr Barbara Roberts (Cons) T: 01829 730048 E

Tarporley Parish Council Councillors

The Chairman of the Parish Council is Councillor Richard Brierley.
The Parish Clerk is Mr. J. Macdonald
Chartwood House,
Cheshire County 20 Nantwich Road,
Council Tarporley CW6 9UW Vale Royal Borough Council
Councillor Andrew Needham Tel. 01829 733496 Councillor Mrs. D. Joyce
Tarporley has twelve Parish Councillors each of whom sits on one
(01829 732444) of the 730824)
(01829 two Working Groups
which meet on alternative months or as required Councillor. Contact Details are (01829)

Infrastructure Street Scene

Gill Clough (Vice Chair).............................. 733545 Richard Brierley ............................................ 732539
James Blackford ........................................... 732585 Linda Burrows . ............................................. 733228
Ernest Boynes ............................................... 733127 Roy Craven . ................................................... 732869
Jeremy Mills.................................................... 730898 Tim Hill ............................................................ 732804
Ken Parker ...................................................... 732188 Graham Lees ................................................. 733832
Catherine Whincup...................................... via clerk Areas of interest
Areas of interest Best Kept Village, Flower Displays, Handyman,
Village initiatives, Transport and Highways, Street Cleaning Children’s Play Area and
PCSO Contract and Security Community Bus Community Initiatives.
Commerce, Christmas Lights/Festival

Parish Council Meetings Police Contacts

The Parish Council meets in the Committee PC PC 4207 Ged Gigg
Room of the Community Centre at 7.00pm on E-mail
the second Monday of each month with the PCSO Emily Benson
exception of August. Meetings are open to the E-mail
A Parish Councillors’ Surgery is held at 6.30 Dragon Hall Police Office
pm prior to the Parish Council meeting when Answerphone 0845 4586377
members of the public are welcome to discuss Main Police Number : 01244 350222
parish matters with councillors on an informal Emergencies 999
basis. Crime Stoppers 0800 555111

Tarporley Talk September 2009 11

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l All Major & Minor Work Undertaken
l Quality Plastic Bumper Repairs
l Courtesy Cars Available
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jumps made to suit various needs
Private Hire Cars
Special Occasions from one-off wings to courses of 10 8-seaters available
All jumps include cups and poles
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Refurbished Showroom at:
Waterworks Lane, Hooton, Wirral (next to Hooton Station)
also at: Unit 1, Burton Nurseries, Chester High Road, Burton, Cheshire
Opening Times: Mon - Fri 8.00am - 8.00pm Saturday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Tarporley Talk September 2009 15

(part of William & Maurice)
will find the right
solution for you

Our services include:

Fully pumped hot
water systems
Un-vented hot water cylinder
installations (fully certified)
Power shower installation
and upgrades

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Day: 07980748065

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 17
TARPORLEY CROWN YOUTH CLUB: ‘TCYC’ is held every Wednesday, 6.30 -
8.30pm at The Crown Hotel. Come and join your friends. Open to all young people aged
between 13 and 16.

LOWER SPEED LIMIT: THE speed limit on Royal Lane, Eaton, has been cut from
60mph to 30mph following a review. The restrictions cover a stretch between Edgewell Lane
and the Jessie Hughes Village Hall.

NEW WORSHIP SERVICES: St Philip’s Church, Kelsall, is going to try having two main
services on a Sunday morning - on September 13th, October 11th, November 15th and
December 13th. 9.00 am will be a short service with traditional hymns and using Church of
England liturgy. 10.30 am will be Informal Worship - with a music group, newer songs, and
no books. For details call the Vicar 01829 751472.

CRASH PLEA: POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a crash near O’Kells
Nursery, Duddon, on Sunday 9th August, 12.50pm, where a 48-year-old man driving a
Porsche was injured.

BEER FESTIVAL: BREWERS are getting ready for the 5th Tattenhall Beer Festival from
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th September, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. There will be over
20 beers to try plus cider, wine, soft drinks, food, live music and a quiz. Tickets £5 from The
Letters Inn or Village Greens, Tattenhall or 01829 771442. Times, 7-11pm on Friday and
Saturday, and 1-5pm on ‘Sup-up Sunday’ when entry is free and families are welcome.

Care home’s community zone opens

THE Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr John
Ebo officially opened the new Community
Learning Zone at Beeston View care
home, a specialist Dementia Memory Lane
The new Community Learning Zone
came to fruition after the care home was
successful in obtaining a grant from the
Cheshire West and Chester Learning
Resource Network.
The money was awarded to Barchester
Healthcare Beeston View home to
furnish the Learning Zone with reference
books, Laptops, DVD’s. This community
resource is openly available to all the local
community, staff and residents and their
Ann Hull, general manager of Beeston
View, with Cllr Ebo at the opening.

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Wind farm plans
go on display

Tarporley Talk September 2009 19

Bring this advert with you
to get 10% off your purchases



16 22 to


30, High Street


01829 733851
Brands include
Sonja Marohn Bleu Blanc Rouge Joseph Ribkoff
Ischiko Kokomarina Hebbeding
Gabi Lauton Sand Didier Parakian
Beate Heymann D.Exterior James Lakeland
Taifun Not Your Daughter's Jeans Gerard Darel
......and more
Don't forget, there is also the original at 50A, High Street, TARPORLEY, Cheshire CW6 0AG
Opening hours of all three shops: Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30 Evenings & Sundays by appointment

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Bring this advert with you
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36A, High Street


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8th September


Brands include
Moschino Love Paul Smith mainline Gio' Guerreri
Annette Görtz Class Roberto Cavalli Alberta Ferretti Mainline
Issey Miyake Pleats Please Valentino Red Wolford
Save the Queen Fuego
Amanda Wakeley Jenny Packham ...and more

Don't forget, there is also the original at 50A, High Street, TARPORLEY, Cheshire CW6 0AG
Opening hours of all three shops: Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30 Evenings & Sundays by appointment

Tarporley Talk September 2009 21

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aunched in June 2009, Tarporley
Travel prides itself on being passionate
about all things travel.
emma Parry and Lynette Simpson, who between
them have over 35 years experience in the travel Over the years emma
mma and Lynette have devel
industry, offer a complete personalised service. oped excellent relationships with Tour Operators,
You can call into their private offices and, over airlines & hoteliers.
coffee, plan your very own tailor made holiday. They are able to offer independent and reliable
alternatively they can visit you in the comfort advice, excellent customer service and competi-
of your own home. evening and weekend ap- tive prices.
pointments are available for your convenience. They can arrange all types of holidays, from uK
any holiday booked with Tarporley Travel is breaks to around the world journeys and every-
financially secure as they are members of the thing else in between.
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financial protection. truly memorable holiday experience.

A whole NEW world of

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Tarporley Travel - the totally NEW
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Come and reacquaint yourself with two local leading
travel specialists at their new relaxed offices on the
outskirts of Tarporley. Or if you prefer we can
bring our expertise right to your doorstep!

To make an appointment contact :

Emma Parry on 01829 730919
email: or
Lynette Simpson on 01829 732550

For the latest travel news and updates visit us at :

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Urban Landscapes are a leading specialist in all aspects of garden
design and landscape construction. We offer our services to both
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your garden, Nr Kelsall,
we can provide
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of landscaping services from the initial consultation through to
innovative design, complete construction and planting, working with
Please visit our website to browse our portfolio of gardens
you to create your perfect outdoor living space.

The Professional Landscape

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• High quality hard landscaping

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• Bespoke garden design service

• Specialists in natural stone paving

• Original water features and ponds

• Driveways, brick & stone walling

• Work guaranteed to be carried

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 25
Architect / Building Plans
q Full Architectural Design & Technical Drawings
Service for Planning / Listed Buildings and Building
Regulations Submissions
q Conversions, Extensions and Re-Modelling Projects
q Fully Qualified, Experienced Architect
For an initial free, no obligation
on-site meeting to discuss ideas
and services contact:
Edward Webb B.A., B.Arch
Tel: 01244 570 765
Mob: 07951 311 116

Girl Friday
Are you busy & short of time?
Then call me!
I can help with:
l Waiting in for deliveries/utilities man
l Food preparation
l Collecting groceries or laundry
l Looking after pets and much more

Tel 07554 080605

Have you ever dreamt of owning a Racehorse?

Deva Racing offers a fixed-cost / Building
affordable way to Plans
q Full Architectural Design & Technical Drawings
become involved in Racehorse ownership
Service for Planning / Listed Buildings and Building
Regulations Submissions
New jumps syndicate in 4-y-o by q Conversions, Extensions and Re-Modelling Projects
Overbury (pictured) q Fully Qualified, Experienced Architect
Horse based at Donald McCain’s For an initial free, no obligation
on-site meeting to discuss ideas
Cholmondeley Stables and services contact:
Edward Webb B.A., B.Arch
q 1/12th shares available in small friendly partnerships
(01244) 570 765
q Full owners benefits including racecourse owner’s badges
07951 311 116
q Stable visits
q Full share of prize money and bloodstock sale

To arrange a no-obligation stable visit call 01829 771781 or go to

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Food served all day everyday
Quality dishes prepared with locally
sourced ingredients, including produce
from our greenhouse and eggs from
our own chickens.
Friday Night Live @ The Oak
3 courses for just £10.
Including live music from 7.30pm.
See website for details of who is
playing. Booking recommended.
New Lunch Menu available
12pm – 5pm daily
Sunday Roasts
3 courses for just £14.95 Including
beef and pork carved at your table.
Fish or vegetarian
alternatives - £8.95
Christmas bookings now being taken

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SW Heating & Plumbing Services

Energy efficient heating systems

Boiler changes
Please contact Stuart Wall
07951 870 230
01829 751 794
All workmanship to the highest standards

Tarporley Talk September 2009 27

News and forthcoming events at The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall
For further information on all events tel 01829 771649, or email
New classes starting in September
Tuesdays at 6.30pm - Dancercise: High energy yet low
impact aerobic class.
Tuesdays at 7.30pm – Pilates: Contact Alexandra Davis on
077866 801156, email
Thursdays at 6.30-8.00pm Greek language classes:
Starting on 24th Sept. Contact Christos on 07803 584 705 or
The association are trying to set up some computer courses,
as well providing computer access for other learning
If you are interested please email Hilary Scarratt at hilary@ or call 01829 770516.
More community events from Tattenhall are at the back
of the magazine.


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On Saturday 26th &
Sunday 27th September 2009
Come and experience the exhilarating
sport of eventing, where horse and rider
partnerships tackle:
Admire the elegance and
calmness of the dressage.
Awe at the athletic
demands of the show
The final and most exciting
phase in which horse and
rider bravely take on a
course of solid obstacles....

• Share the thrills and spills

from horse trials.
• A great day out for all
the family in the Cheshire
• Trade stands &
Refreshments available.

Car parking £5.00

For further information please visit


Tarporley Talk September 2009 29

l Home Insurance l Travel
l Farm l Liability l Taxes
l Cars l Vans l Lorries
l Bikes l Caravans l Motor Trade

Chester Insurance Services

Independent Advisers
Low Cost Insurance

01829 733866

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 31
Nailbiting victory for Tarvin ladies
TARVIN Tennis Club ladies tasted victory in set had to be played, with the clubs
a thrilling county final this summer. creating a third pair by selecting one player
The neutral venue of Hooton Tennis Club from each of the original first and second
was the venue for the Cheshire Shield pairs. Carolyn and Sue for Tarvin started
Veterans’ Plate Final in a thrilling and well and steadily but Hale were looking
closely-fought encounter with Hale T.C. nervous. At 3-1 to Tarvin, Hale threatened
Both Tarvin couples (Carolyn Bunting and a come-back but in the end, after nearly
Wendy Rae; Sue Jebson and Rosemary four hours’ play, Tarvin triumphed against
Gilbert) lost fairly convincingly to the very the favourites and last year’s winners by
strong first pair of Hale, but both just 6-2.
managed - via tie-breaks - to beat their
second pair opponents in nail-bitingly tight The winning team: Sue Jebson,
sets. Rosemary Gilbert, Carolyn Bunting and
So, under the rules, at 4 sets all a deciding Wendy Rae.

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Build Pave & Scape
Email: Web:

We specialise in the installation of all aspects

of building and hard landscaping and have over
m Breakfast 20 years experience

m Light lunch We especially pride ourselves in the construction

of natural stone patios / driveways / courtyards,
m Evening A La Carte brickwork and stonework.

m Early Bird Menu 2 Courses £8.00 We have completed installations throughout the
UK and Republic of Ireland, covering North
m Steak Night Thursdays Wales, the North West, Cheshire, Shropshire, the
Midlands, South of England, Northumbria and
m Live Music Every Weekend the North of England.

Specialists in:

We serve freshly prepared food from local suppliers • Traditional Sett Paving

Restaurant available for private functions. • Natural Stone Paving

• York Stone Paving
We are available for outside catering – hog roasts – • Granite Setts
bbq and bars serving draught bitter, real ale and lager • Sandstone Setts
• Clay Paving

Opening times: • Block Paving

• Brickwork
Mon Closed; Tue 9-3; Wed 9-3 / 5.30-11; Thur 9-3 / 5.30-11; • Extensions
Fri 9-3 / 5.30-11; Sat 9-3 / 5.30-11; Sun 9-3 • Landscaping
• Ground works & Drainage

CW6 Restaurant Take a look at our new website

for examples of our work
55 High Street, TARPORLEY CW6 0DP
01829 732483
Call 07971 583 615 or 01978 311025


KITCHENS bespoke solid wood kitchens,

hand crafted to your room. Average cost £5,000
BEDROOMS fitted and freestanding furniture
CABINETS made to fit any space in any room
Free design and consultation
Now open at
23 High Street,
Tarporley CW6 0DP
01829 732118 Now stocking
07513 092065

Tarporley Talk September 2009 33

Why not start your evening sipping
on a glass of chilled champagne,
nibbling on some canapes while
browsing our a la carte menu and
extensive wine list.
Our restaurant team are on hand
to cater for your every whim,
whether it be formal or informal
dining. Perhaps you are looking
for your own private dining room
to entertain family and friends or
simply a romantic meal for two
overlooking our grassed Ward area

Why not try our very popular

traditional Sunday lunch menu:
2 courses £15.95 or 3 courses £17.95

Booking is highly recommended to

avoid disappointment. To reserve a
table contact 01829 260930

Peckforton Castle
Stonehouse Lane
Peckforton, Tarporley CW6 9TN
Tel 01829 260 930
E-mail: Web:

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on Thursday 24th September
4.00pm – 9.00pm

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 41
Blissful beauty treatment
was a heavenly experience!
was invited to visit Skin Deep in
Tarporley recently to experience one
of their extensive range of beauty
treatments. I chose the Fruit Sea Salt scrub
and the detox wrap – a good choice as it
turned out, writes Lynne Bradley.
I was amazed to see how busy this beauty salon rubbed all over my body,
was, with people constantly booking in for treat- removing dead skin cells.
ments. Skin Deep have a fantastic, loyal customer After a shower it was
base, which has been built up over the last 18 back onto the table for an
years! The staff here go the extra mile for all their intensive deep cleansing.
clients, they really seem to be good friends rather A warm white clay mask
than customers. Steph explained that customer of hydrating complex and
service and satisfaction is paramount in her salon, relaxing oils, which felt
they even send out cards and gifts for their regular wonderful because it was
customers’ birthdays, offer gifts at Christmas warm and smooth - heaven! When I was covered
and even visit clients in hospital! Now that’s real with the mask, I was gently wrapped in the special
customer service. plastic and covered with towels and a special
thermal blanket, where I was left to blissfully
As one of one 78 Clarins gold salons in the UK,
enjoy total relaxation for about 15 minutes. After
Skin Deep have the full Clarins range. It is an
rinsing off I was back on the bed to be pampered
added bonus that Steph previously worked for
yet further with a relaxing body cream, to finish
Clarins before she started the salon which gives
off and make my skin feel and smell absolutely
her a vast knowledge of the products.
wonderful. My skin felt amazing after the treat-
Beauty therapist Jo asked whether I wanted to be ments. There was a healthy sheen, and it felt so
invigorated or relaxed - I opted for relaxation - the soft and smelt beautiful.
first product to be applied was a lovely exfoliating
I’m hooked and would certainly recommend the
mix of coarse sea salt, with Lavender petals and a
treatment to women of all ages.
delightfully scented relaxing oil. This was gently

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Tel 01928 740415 or 01928 740237

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 43

Beautiful Barn is the
perfect place to dine
HE Barn is a spectacular award win- Customers can also enjoy The Barn’s beautiful
ning 400-year-old converted dairy surroundings over lunch with a selection of
farm set in beautiful Cheshire country- lighter bites, sandwiches and an impressive
side on the outskirts of Chester. range of teas and coffees to choose from.
The impressive renovation has resulted in a The Barn believes that its extensive wine &
striking interior filled with character with a draft beer selection is an integral part of the
range of charming features including the large, dining experience.
chic open plan restaurant, striking bar area They are proud to offer a selection of draft &
and impressive chandeliers hanging from the bottled beers from all over the world which are
farms original beams. With its large bar area distinctive in taste and character. Favorites like
and outside terrace The Barn is the perfect Timothy Taylor Landlord, Lancaster Bomber,
place to while away the day, whether drinking Warsteiner and Amstel make the perfect
or dining. accompaniment to The Barn’s eclectic food
Its beautiful décor is complemented by a menu.
menu of eclectic cuisine with a focus on using The Barn’s wine list, like its food, is con-
the freshest seasonal ingredients from around stantly evolving, it offers a glimpse of all grape
the region which changes monthly offering it’s varieties that are produced from all over the
customers even more variety. world and enables The Barn to provide a great
Proprietor Sam Sharter has been in the selection of choice to its customers and a range
business for 27 years, with successful spell at of prices to suit every occasion.
Netherton Hall, in Frodsham and The Park-
gate Hotel, Parkgate.
He acquired Sandfield Farm in August 2006
and two years later he opened up The Barn.
Head Chef is Nicolas Walton, the Welsh Chef
of the year and acolyte to Marco Pierre White
and Anton Mosimann. Describing his style
as ‘eclectic, Nicolas’s passion for fresh local
produce shines through in his dishes. The Barn, Sandfield Farm
The Barn offers its customers variety with an à Chester Road, Bridge Trafford
la carte menu which changes on average every Chester, CH2 4JR
3-4 weeks in keeping with the season and local Tel 01244 303100
produce available.
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Restaurant & Bar

elegant dining
in a stunning,
rustic setting

The perfect venue with space to think & peace to focus

The award-winning Barn restaurant offers its customers variety with an a la
carte menu which changes on average every 3-4 weeks in keeping with the
season and local produce available.
Customers can also enjoy The Barn’s beautiful surroundings over lunch with a
selection of lighter bites, sandwiches and a fine selection of casks and continen-
tal beers and wines.
Sunday lunch menu available from 12noon-6pm, two courses for £15.95
The Barn is situated on Chester Road, Bridge Trafford, just five miles outside
Chester city centre

for more information or to see a sample menu
To make a reservation call 01244 303100
Tarporley Talk September 2009 45
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Tarporley Talk September 2009 47
Kelsall’s best kept secret!
he Morris Dancer is a large rural pub old fashioned english pub. You can enjoy a full
and restaurant serving fantastic inter- range of beers wines and spirits and excellent
national dishes using local produce and cask ales, which always includes a selection of
the best of what’s in season. Weetwood Ales from the brewery two miles
The Morris Dancer has a very warm, relaxed down the road. In the bar they serve the same
and friendly atmosphere. They pride them- menu as in the restaurant. During the winter
selves on good service, quality food using only months there will be an open log fire and for
fresh produce and a clean, relaxed environ- those so inclined they also have SKY Sports in
ment. They can cater for large and small the back bar.
groups at any time of the day and have an They also have full calendar of events or-
excellent function room which is perfect for ganised, suitable for people of all ages; from
christenings, conferences, parties, weddings a traditional Dinner Dance in October to
and seminars. Beach Party - The Morris Dancer way of saying
The food is freshly made to a very high goodbye to the summer! They have two great
standard by award-winning head Chef weekends coming up both highly suitable for
henry Pimental and the Chester Food Festival all the family; August Bank holiday ‘Family
‘Cheshire Young Chef of the Year’ Winner Fun Weekend’ and a ‘Claire house Charity
Amador Parada. They have extensive range of Weekend’ which includes a funfair and silent
Gluten Free meals available on their new sum- auction; all of the proceeds go to Claire house
mer menu including desserts... so you can have Children’s hospice, on the Wirral.
something other than a fruit salad. Food is So don’t miss out on the Best Kept Secret in
served all day seven days a week, from 12noon. Kelsall. A community pub with food at reason-
One of the best features of The Morris Dancer able prices, log fires, real ale and family friendly
is the separate public bar area which dates back – what more could you want in the centre of
to the 1600’s. The bar has the feel of a good the village?

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The Morris Dancer   


Dates for your Diary...
Claire House Charity Weekend – 12
   & 13th Sept 
A Funfair will be at The Morris Dancer all weekend, along with Face  
Painting, Pony Rides and many other children’s activities.  
Live music from Penny Mac and a Silent Auction (prizes from major  
football clubs!) on Saturday night with all proceeds going to the  
Claire House Children’s Hospice. Old Mobile phones will also be  
collected and donated to the charity.   

Noche Española (Spanish Night) – 29
Our own Award‐winning Spanish Chefs Henry Pimentel and Amador  
Parada will be producing a 4‐course Traditional Spanish Meal which  
includes a welcome drink of Sangria to start the night off. For the  
full menu please visit our website; 
Dinner Dance – 17th October 
The way they use to be! A three course dinner which includes a    
welcome drink and then dance the night away with the music  
afterwards. 7pm for 7:30pm. For further details please call The    

Morris Dancer on 01829 751291. 
Thought about Christmas Yet?  
The Morris Dancer has! We have several events arranged for the 
Festive season; Rock n Roll (60’s style), Abba night, Christmas parties, 
 Christmas Day Lunch, Bad Taste Christmas Clothing Party and of  
course our New Years Eve gala night will be held again.  


For further details on any of our events please call The Morris Dancer on 01829 751 291 
or visit our website:  
  The Morris Dancer 
Chester Road, Kelsall, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0RS 
Tarporley Talk September 2009 49
Mike Cooper Joinery has over 20 years of Our aim is to deliver a value for money
experience in providing high quality service in which the satisfaction of our
solutions for all your building and joinery clients comes first. Each project is
needs. We specialise in building bespoke undertaken with a professional approach
fine oak orangeries and garden rooms. that ensures a timely delivery whilst
maintaining attention to detail.

Tel: 01270 619 459 Mob: 07899 806950

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Pryors Hayes – The ‘Rural Retreat’ party venue
THE Pryors Hayes Golf Club hospitality team are Please note that Pryors Hayes has now applied for a
experienced in the art of hosting functions and now they ‘civil licence’ and therefore will shortly be available as a
would like to extend that welcome to non members, and unique ‘rural’ civil ceremony venue. Our dedicated staff
indeed non golfers. will be on hand to ensure that your ‘special day’ really is
The club has recently introduced a brand new facility in just that!
the form of a luxury marquee. Seating in the region of 50 Furthermore to help offset some of the costs of ‘your’
people it means that we can now host functions for up to private function we intend for a limited period to offer
150 people, set in unspoilt Cheshire parkland. ‘Pryors’ is the use of our club house and marquee facilities without
the ideal venue for that special family the additional cost of room hire! In
occasion be it birthday, anniversary, fact we have put together some new
christening or wedding party. social function ‘packages’ suiting all
To launch the newly extended fa- occasions, a useful fact you may like
cilities Pryors Hayes makes this very to keep in mind when planning that
special offer. Call to check out our special occasion. Remember fulltime
clubhouse and marquee and whilst chefs are on hand to prepare Chesh-
visiting discuss the details of your ire sourced produce for the menu of
intended function. your choice, whilst our well stocked
• New Wedding Venue with op- bar offers a full range of alcoholic
tional marquee facilities and flexible and non alcoholic beverages, includ-
menus to suit all budgets. ing locally brewed ‘Weetwood Real Ale’.
• Book now for your ‘anytime’ function with Contact, Sally or Joan - the Pryors Hayes
50 or more guests between now and October team on 01829741250 or e-mail info@
31st and we will pick up the tab for the first website www.pryor-
£50 of your bar bill!

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 53

heAlTh AND beAUTy
Q. I buy loads of expensive skin care products but
never get the results that I expect. What can I do?
A. Skin care products will only give the promised
results when they are used on the type of skin
that they have been formulated for. This is
why an in-depth skin care consultation and
analysis of your skin by a trained therapist is
so important to ensure that you get the right
products for your skin. Quite often people
buy far too many products when just a few
of the correct products will do a far better job,
sometimes less is more!
Also, you need to know how to use your
products. Your therapist should give you expert
instruction on the application and removal of your
skin care products so that you are completely
familiar with what you are supposed to do with them
before you take them home. This also helps you to
get the most value out of what you have bought.
Angela Bartlett is a beauty and
A final word, don’t forget that some skin care holistic expert with 25 years of
products promise results that would never be experience in her field. She is the
achievable no matter how much you used them! Chair for the British Association of
Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology, a
Q. I like to use a fake tan product instead of professional association established
damaging my skin with the sun, but I am finding over 30 years ago and representing
that I am getting a lot of blocked pores on my face. thousands of therapists throughout
Is there anything I can do to improve this? the UK.
A. At this time of year many of my clients like to use
a fake tan product to give them a glowing, tanned Her expertise is called on to examine
appearance to take them into the Autumn months. students for an international
However, blackheads and blocked pores can be examination board in many areas
a common side effect of using fake tan products, of the world. Angela is also part of
especially if you have oilier skin or visible pores. the HABIA forum, helping to make
To improve the appearance of your skin try using of decisions for qualifications and
an exfoliating product, suitable for your skin type, on standards in the UK beauty industry.
a regular basis and treat yourself once in a while to
a deep cleansing facial treatment with your therapist. Angela is a successful column
I often recommend substituting fake tan with a writer for the trade journals Vitality
mineral based bronzing powder, bronzing dust or a and Salonfocus and has a beauty,
tinted moisturiser for your face and keep the fake tan holistic and skin care clinic in
products for your body. Tarporley.

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with Angela Bartlett

Tarporley Talk September 2009 55


ARVIN Environment Group has not
let the grass grow under its feet since
its foundation in December last year
. In only a few short months members have
made the most of an offer from Broomheath
Plantation owner, Simon Harding, to use
his young Orchard area as a community
Allotment for Tarvin residents.
This is the second project that Tarvin
Environment Group have undertaken, the
first being a Sustainability Survey with
the help of final year Students from the
University of Chester. Considering the fact
that no spade touched the ground until
late April of this year, the allotment holders
already have produce ready to eat from the
Plantation. Simon has provided collected
rainwater from his buildings at the allotment
and we hope that the project will go from
strength to strength over the next few years.
Children who visit the plantation in the future
will be able to learn about the fruit and
vegetables being grown on the allotments. If you live in the Parish of Tarvin, do
There is a wonderful atmosphere at the come along to one of our meetings where
plantation, and it has proved so far to be we discuss the allotments as well as
a really successful venture for everyone other ecological projects such as Cycling
involved. The allotment looks beautiful right initiatives, Renewable energy projects and
now. the Home Thermal Imaging project that we
The Tarvin Environment Group was formed plan to do this winter.
by a group of local volunteers interested in A number of our volunteers have been
tackling environmental & climate change trained in the use of a Thermal Imaging
issues at a local level by supporting and camera which we will be hiring in November.
exploring projects which help to increase This helps households to identify the main
the sustainability of our community, areas of heat loss from the home and
reduce our carbon footprint, reduce thereby prioritise energy (and money)
energy consumption and improve our local saving home projects.
environment. Please take a look at our web site for more
The group believe that taking action information. If you do not have access to
and sharing information within the local the internet, we can be contacted by post
community is an effective way of tackling at Abbeyfield, Tarvin, CH3 8EQ. please
environmental issues, reducing our carbon provide your own telephone contact details.
footprint and enhancing the community A Tarvin Environment Group Poster is
in which we all live, so we can let future pinned upon the village notice board with
generations know that we have done our details of our meetings and Activities
best to develop a sustainable world for them The next meeting is on 9th September at
to live in. The Parish Rooms near St Andrews Church.

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 57
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Tarporley Talk September 2009 59
XTStep into RM
OSixth Sixth Form
IF you are looking for a new, inspirational
and challenging start for A level study, look
Ages 16-18
get involved in charity fundraising and
community work in some remote areas of
‘0 9
no further than King’s. The Sixth Form@King’s
is an independent centre within the school,
the world. There are leadership courses
such as Young Enterprise and Model United

with its own café, IT suite, careers library and Nations.
lecture theatre. Financial considerations should not deter
There is a wide choice of A level courses, all you from coming to visit Sixth Form @King’s
taught by specialist teaching staff. There is as help is available, depending on parental
the opportunity to take the AQA Extended income.
what you’re looking for...
Project, increasingly sought by universities. Visit Sixth Form@King’s at for an Informal
ence with
Theyour own vibrant
academic success of King’s students is Evening on Thursday 8th October or Open
phenomenal with 100% going to university- morning on Saturday 17th October.
m Centre
almost 50 to Oxbridge in the last 5 years and Read more about King’s: www.kingschester.
65% to the teaching
nal, challenging “Top 30” universities.
ecialistsTop university entrance is competitive
and demands independent, well-rounded
ent record of topThe Sixth Formentrance
university @Kings develops
these qualities to give you the greatest
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4 689553 for more
King’s offers information
excellent facilities foror a prospectus
drama and music with 20 different groups
from rock to orchestral. Sixth formers

Sixth Form

Ages 16-18

R, 7PM ‘09
If THIS is what you’re looking for...
� Independence with your own vibrant
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� Inspirational, challenging teaching from
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King’s –Much more than an education
THE King’s School offers a “TRANSFORMATIVE The Sixth Form@King’s is an independent
EXPERIENCE”* to your daughter or son aged centre within the school. There is a wide
7-18, preparing your child academically and choice of A level courses, all taught by
socially for university and beyond. specialist teaching staff who are highly
King’s students are articulate, confident qualified in their chosen subjects.
and valued by the top universities. “The King’s is a high achieving school with
curriculum offers an all-embracing, a vibrant atmosphere. Our students are
intellectually stimulating education. The phenomenally successful, with 100% going
richness of the high-quality, extra-curricular to university- almost 50 to Oxbridge in the
experience is a paramount strength of the last 5 years and almost 50% to “The Times
school.”* Top 25”.
The JUNIOR school for girls and boys aged Financial considerations should not deter
7-11, offers an inspiring education and you from visiting us, as financial help is
outstanding music, drama and sport, within available for Senior School and Sixth form
a separate self-contained school. study, dependent on parental income.
For children 11-18 years, the SENIOR School Come to our Open Morning on Sat Oct
has excellent academic results which 17th and experience King’s firsthand-see
speak for themselves, but add to this the our unrivalled facilities, meet our pupils and
outstanding teaching staff and the unique teaching staff. Contact us to arrange a
learning environment, and the result is an taster day for your child or a visit and see all
unbeatable combination to inspire and about us:
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Sun shines on Darnhall Village Hall
THE sun agreed to shine Royal Borough Council
on the rejuvenated Darnhall and WREN, whose
Village Hall last month representatives were
when a large number of in attendance. Mr
Darnhallians, supporters, Wood stated that
and well-wishers packed what had at first
into the Hall for the Grand seemed to be a
Opening. small one year and
Guests of honour included £25,000 job turned
James Verdin, the Mayor of into a four year and
Winsford, Councillor Nick £125,000 project.
Harris and his wife Myra, The new toilets,
Sir John & Lady Pauline kitchen and porch
Barlow, and councillors from had brought the Hall
Cheshire West and Chester. into the 21st Century,
Chairman of the Darnhall along with central
Parish Council, Laurence heating, insulation
Jinks, outlined the history and, of course, double
of the village, and the place glazing. He thanked sum on it before handing
of the Hall in the centre the generosity and fine work it over. Mr Verdin spoke
of the community for over of the builder, Mike Blythe, about his family’s long
a century. He introduced and appealed to everyone association with Darnhall,
the guests of honour, and to use their Hall as much as and how pleased he was
thanked everyone who had possible. with the renovated Hall and
supported the renovation Laurence Jinks then the work that had been
of the Hall over the last few introduced James Verdin, done. He then unveiled the
years. the owner of the Darnhall commemorative plaque to
He handed over to Robin Estate, who had given the loud applause and a 21 gun
Wood who had driven Hall to the Parish Council salute by the two local gun
the project through, for a peppercorn rent, and clubs of Calveley and the
obtaining grants from Vale who had spent a large Raven.
The opening was followed
by a barbecue and raffle to
raise money for the Darnhall
Village Hall fund for the
ongoing work that still has to
be done.

Top: Mayor Nick Harris

and chairman Laurence
Jinks before the ceremony

Chairman Laurence
Jinks and James Verdin
shake hands over the
commemorative plaque.

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Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Intimate Old Hall wedding breakfast

from £2500 for 30 guests…
Situated in 38 acres of Cheshire countryside, This very special offer for the sought
Rookery Hall is a romantic Georgian Country after Old Hall includes the following:
House with traditional rooms, full of charm • Up to 30 guests in the Morning Room
and character, making it perfect for your • Complimentary room hire for civil ceremony
intimate wedding celebration. • Reception Drink on arrival
• Wedding breakfast
Rookery Hall offers an elegant and historic
• Wine served with the Wedding Breakfast
location for your very special day. There remains
• Sparkling wine for the toast
something timeless about the house; a relaxed, • Room hire of the Morning Room
homely atmosphere and service that makes
you feel extra special. Evening Reception
Our Wedding co-ordinator will also be
On arrival you will make your way through
delighted to discuss options for your
the grand entrance hall, surrounded by period
evening reception. Why not consider
detail and oak panelled walls, into the traditional
inviting all the family and friends to help
Morning Room where our attentive and caring
you celebrate in the evening, we have
team will ensure that you and your guests
room for up to 250 guests.
experience an enchanting day.
Terms and conditions
Limited dates available between November 2009 and March 2010 only.

0845 072 7533 HOTELS

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DQ B U I L T F O R P L E A S U R E

Portal Business Park

First Floor, Building 1
* Open plan space
* Parking
* Inclusive terms available
* 909sq ft
** Extra incentives available until end of September **

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TARPORLEY Vic’s First Team returned to
action on 15th August with the main aim for the
season being a top two finish, and promotion
from the Cheshire Building Society Cheshire
League Division Two.
Our commitment has always been to continue
the Club’s development and to enable this
Division 1 football has to be our aim. The squad
has the experience required, and Steve Lloyd
has only bought in one new player into the
squad, namely Jonny Winter from Tarvin.
Steve has used the pre-season to view
some of the promising Reserve players that
performed so well last year. Of these Shaun Last season’s star performers
Packham, Sam Lloyd & goal keeper Chris were rewarded at our
Jones will be utilised in the usual hectic start to Presentation Evening
the season.
The key awards went to
Tarporley Vics Reserves’ campaign doe not • 1st Team Managers Player of the Year - Nick
start until the start of September; however Abson
Andy Williams’s squad is working well in their • 1st Team Players Player of the Year - Alex
pre-season training. The team changes every Rowntree
year with a group of last season’s squad going • 1st Team Chairman’s Award - Alex Moore
off to University and Gap-year breaks. This • 1st Team Supporters Player of the Year -
allows new players to make the move into adult Nick Abson
• Special Moment Award - Dan Haralambous
• Reserve Team Managers Player of the Year -
Please come down to Tattenhall and cheer on Chris Jones
the Vic’s • Reserve Team Players Player of the Year -
Keep up with Tarporley Vic’s news via our Shaun Packham
website The website • Reserve Team Chairman’s Award - Pete
includes our recently launched forum! Aidley

Forthcoming fixtures The award that gave everyone connected with

• Saturday 5th September - versus ‘New Tarporley Vic’s the biggest lift was received at the
Cheshire Football League’s Annual Presentation
Mills’ (Home) 3pm Kick Off (League Cup)
Night in May where Alex Moore was awarded the
• Saturday 12th September - versus ‘Maine Cheshire League’s Bill Gray Player of the Year
Road Reserves’ (Home) 3pm Kick Off Award (pictured). The award was in recognition
• Saturday 26th September - versus ‘Denton of Al’s performances during the 2008/09 season
Town’ (Home) 3pm Kick Off including his excellent disciplinary record &
respect for the opposing players.

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Tarporley Talk September 2009 67
lATe SUmmer IN yOUr GArDeN
Gardening by Janet heath

SEPTEMBER often provides a blaze of colour before autumn takes hold so if you like bright, bold
colours there is a wide range of flowers to choose from.
Shrubs such as Hibiscus syriacus also known as the tree hollyhock because of the shape of their
flowers, are hardy shrubs with flowers in white, pink and blue. They flower for weeks in autumn.
Perovskia Blue Spire is a small shrub with branches of tiny electric blue flowers. It likes a well-
drained soil in sun and provides colour well into autumn.
Bright, bold colours for a damp soil why not try Rudbekia fulgida Goldsturm in yellow and
pair it with Lobelia cardinalis with its purple leaved foliage and red flowers. Heleniums come in
a range of red, yellow, orange and russet colours, are good for the back of a border and give
colour for a few weeks especially if dead-headed. Japanese anemones are great ground cover
with tall or shorter flowering stems in white or pink. They also flower for weeks, well into autumn.
Some delphiniums will flower again in September if their first flush of flowers were removed after
You can dig up and split perennials in autumn and as the soil is still warm they should settle in
well before winter. Try to remember to plant daffodils in September (tulips can wait until October)
for flowering next year.
Lawn repairs can be carried out in September. If you have bare patches in the lawn or want to
sow a new lawn, September is a good time for sowing grass seed or laying turf. Scarify to remove
moss and apply a weed killer to control those tough perennial weeds.
Hedges can have their final trim of the year to leave them neat and tidy over winter.
Autumn ripening raspberries such as Autumn Bliss and blackberries will now be in season and
taste wonderful. Some early season apples will be ripening so if you want to grow your own
dessert apples, consider Egremont Russet, Fiesta, Katy or Greensleeves. They will be ready to
eat in September but will not keep for very long, so just pick them from the tree!

Janet Heath – The Garden Mentor Tel 01244 318258

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Computer skills training now
available for the over 50s
STARTING immediately, Age Concern Cheshire’s
Computer Centre, based in Hartford, Northwich, is
offering one-to-one basic computer skills training to
anyone aged over 50.
Age Concern Cheshire’s Computer Centre is currently
running a computer skills induction programme designed
for people who feel ‘left behind’ by the computer age.
For a nominal fee, new learners receive eight one-to-
one sessions with a skilled, experienced trainer at a
mutually convenient time between 10.00 am 5.00 pm
Monday to Friday.
Topics covered include mouse co-ordination, word-
processing, Internet and email skills.
Computer Centre Co-ordinator, Yvonne Cockburn,
believes that Age Concern Cheshire has earned
an enviable reputation for providing a worthwhile
educational service in a setting that is conducive to
mature learners.
She says: “Our learners particularly value having a
‘personal trainer’ to guide them as they
acquire new computer skills. Once the
learners have completed the induction LIFELONG LEARNING

programme, they feel empowered to use

Over 50 years of age?
computers to keep in touch with friends
Wish to learn about computers?
and relatives by email and to appreciate
what the Internet has to offer.” At Age Concern Cheshire we offer
To book a place on the computer induction AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
programme for absolute beginners, ring (Word-processing, Internet & Email)
the Centre as soon as possible on 08456
One-to-one tuition
18 28 58. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere
Age Concern Cheshire is a registered Instructive learning materials
charity concerned with ageing and older
For more information please contact
people and works to improve the quality of
life for all older people. Age Concern Cheshire
Lifelong Learning Service
For more information about the 11A Hartford Business Centre
educational services offered by Age Hartford, Northwich
Concern Cheshire, please contact: Alex Cheshire
Major, Lifelong Learning Manager, Age
Concern Cheshire, 11A Hartford Business 08456 18 28 58
Centre, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
CW8 2AB or phone 08456 18 28 58. ARE PARTICULARLY WELCOME

Registered Charity Number 1091608

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Bespoke handmade
Kitchens and Interiors

stablishEd by simon harrison in 1990
from a small farm building in Cheshire, we have
grown steadily over the years, now rebranding
as harrison Collier and operating from a 10,000sq ft
modern, purpose-built premises in the historic town of
Prescot, situated between liverpool and Warrington.
as designers and manufacturers of bespoke, handmade
kitchens and interiors, we pride ourselves on our very
personal approach to creating practical designs which
have inspired and delighted clients all over the UK and
Our traditional in-frame furniture echoes a bygone era
in English cabinet making.
Our contemporary furniture reflects timeless design.
it is built not only to last a lifetime but for generations
to come.
Using only the finest materials, blending modern and
traditional methods, the results are truly outstanding.
Every piece is handcrafted to your particular require-
ments, whether it be a fitted solid oak study or a
traditional hand painted cook’s kitchen. We can make
your dreams a reality.
although kitchens account for a large proportion of
our output, you will see from our website we can fit any
room in any house with bespoke hand made furniture.
We offer a very personal service. design, manufacture
and installation are all undertaken by our employees
and we project-manage the whole installation right
down to room decoration, if required.

4 / 5 Ropers Court, sinclair Way - Prescot business Park,

Merseyside - l34 1QN
tel - 0151 426 8855 Fax - 0151 426 2898
Email -
harrison Collier is the trading name of Furncraft ltd

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4/5 Roper Court, Sinclair Way,
Prescot Business Park, Merseyside L34 1QN
Tel 0151 426 8855 Fax 0151 426 2898

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By Leigh Myers

Serves 4

4 pheasant breasts
30g butter unsalted
200g diced smoked bacon
10 shallots peeled and left whole
2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
20 button mushrooms washed and cut in half
4 carrots peeled and roughly chopped
1 sprig of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons of flour
200mls dry cider
400mls chicken stock fresh (now available at supermarkets)


1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and brown the pheasant breasts, remove from the pan.
2. Add the bacon and lightly colour.
3. Then add the rest of the vegetables and herbs and cook for a further 2 minutes.
4. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add the cider and the chicken stock and bring up to the boil.
6. Then add the pheasant breasts cover with a lid, turn the heat down and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

To serve:
Serve with mash potato and some roast root vegetables.

Recipe by Leigh Myers, Executive Chef at Nelson (Northwest) Hotels

All queries to

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Saturday 5th September the year, 7.30pm, at Tattenhall Recreation
Home and Gift Fair, Swan Hotel, Tarporley. Club. John Plummer will talk about his
most recently published book “Islands and
Saturday 5th Lifelines”, exploring the dramatic coasts
Tiverton Distric Garden Club Autumn of Britain and Ireland and looking at our
Show at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane, human relationship with wildlife and how
just off the A49. Open classes for flowers, this has changed through the millennium.
veg, fruit, pot plants, floral art, cookery, Subscriptions are now due and we are
photography and junior section. Something pleased to say that we have managed
for everyone. Staging Fri. evening and to hold these at £20.00 full and £10.00
Sat. morning. Open to public from 2pm. concessions. Membership secretary :
Prize presentation and auction of exhibits Margaret Newman 01829 770104. Non-
3.30pm. Free entry, raffle and refreshments members are welcome for £2.50.
available. All welcome. Tel 01829 733520 or sections) will be available from Village
01928 788890 for schedule or more details. Greens, the Barbour Institute and the Post
Office very soon.
Saturday 5th
An evening of line dancing, 7.30pm till Saturday 12th
late, at Darnhall Village Hall. For beginner Nine Movement Forms of Nia, 1.00 - 4.00
and expert : learn how to line up, or just pm, at The Studio Tattenhall. Play with
show off! elements of T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido,
Duncan Dance, Modern Dance, Jazz
Sunday 6th September Dance, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique
Tattenhall Gardening Society annual and Yoga. Cost: £25. Further details on
show, 2.30pm in the Barbour Institute. or ring Jill on
Everybody can enter, including children – no 01829 771895.
need to be a member! Full schedules are
available from Village Greens, the Barbour Sunday 13th
Institute and the Post Office. Please Tattenhall Music Society concert, at St
telephone 01829 770516 with any queries. Albans Church, Tattenhall, from 6.30pm,
in aid of the Christie Hospital. Tel 01829
Tuesday 8th 771533
Kelsall Garden Club welcome Sue
Nicholas from the Welsh College of Friday 25th – Sunday 27th
Horticulture, who will talk about “Winter St Albans Church, Tattenhall. St Albans
Colour”. At the Methodist hall at 7.45 p.m. celebrates ‘The Arts and Crafts’
Visitors very welcome. Further details Enjoy a large selection of work by local
contact Jane Beattie (01829 751032) or artists and craftspeople in this selling
Jenny Talks 01829 759470. exhibition opening daily -- 10 am – 6 pm.
On Friday and Saturday there will be live
Wednesday 9th September demonstrations of their work. Why not
Tattenhall Wildlife Group’s first meeting of sample a selection of delicious cakes, tea

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and coffee etc. whilst enjoying the show. Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th
On Saturday the Bell ringers will be Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, One Day
displaying their skills, and on Sunday Event. Visit
delightful piano and organ music will fill our
beautiful church. At 6pm we are holding a Friday 2nd October
‘Praise and Worship’ Service accompanied Albans Auction at the Barbour Institute.
by ‘The Family of God’ gospel choir. This
will be followed by a colourful costume Sunday 4th October
competition amongst 20 –30 visiting African The Harvest Festival at St Albans
ladies in their glorious National Zimbabwean Church, Tattenhall. For details of events
dress, entitled ‘African Woman’. An event at St Albans please telephone the Church
not to be missed --- refreshments will be Wardens on 01829 770377
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th
Saturday 26th October
The horse racing event, 7.30pm till late, St. Peter’s Church, Hargrave, flower
at Darnhall Village Hall place your bets festival, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Admission free,
and win! For more details, suggestions, donations gratefully received. Light lunches
ideas please contact Simon Gee on and afternoon teas in the hall courtesy of
01270.528385 or email simon@1981-ltd. Hargrave & Huxley W.I. Harvest Festival Choral Evensong 6:30p.m. Sun 4th followed
by Harvest Supper.


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Thursday 3rd September, 1pm-9pm
The Blood Transfusion Service
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th September
Tattenhall Beer Festival. Fri/Sat 7pm-11pm. Tickets £5 from The Letters Inn or Village
Greens, Tattenhall or 01829 771442. ‘Sup-up Sunday’ 1pm-5pm, Free Entry - Families
Fri 25th September
McMillan Coffee Morning, 9am-1pm
Sat 26th September
7.30pm – Rural Touring Network: ‘Pretty Witty Nell’, by Two Friends Theatre Co. One-
woman play about the life of Nell Gwyn, the most popular mistress of Charles II
Film at the Barbour: Thurs 17th September – Slumdog Millionaire, 7.30pm.

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yOUr VIllAGe?

TArPOrley COmmUNITy CeNTre • Friday at 9:15am : Fit 4 Life

Bookings/enquiries: Rachel Sims A fun class for ‘mature’ ladies! Exercises specific
(01829 730921) to help increase bone density, flexibility, balance,
help reduce the risk of falls and improve daily living
Weekly by strengthening muscles and gain better posture.
• Army Cadets: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm Safely improve your health and independence
• Children’s Drama (Helen O’Grady Drama through exercise.
School): Thursday 4.15 to 6.15pm At Tarporley Primary School
• Rhythm Time (music for under 5s): Monday • Tuesday : 6:20pm : PURE ABS
from 9.25am.Tel Julia on 07789867589 Get those abs toned for the summer!!
• Watercolour Painting: Wednesday 10am-12nn Tuesday : 7pm Pilates with Stretch & Relaxation
• Scottish Dancing: Every Wednesday 7 to 10pm Core stability work helps to improve abs, posture
• Children’s Disco/street dancing: Every and general body strength – a great compliment to
Saturday 2.15pm to 5pm Monday’ session
• Body Conditioning: Monday 6.45pm
At Delamere Primary School
• Pilates: Tuesday 1pm (in club room)
• Monday 7:15pm : SALSA for Beginners
• Gym Ball: Friday 9.30am (in club room)
8:15pm : SALSA for those who can!
• Body 4 Life: Friday 9.15am
A great opportunity to be fit through dance, its fun
• Enjoy-a-Ball Classes: Wednesdays from 1.35pm
and offers great health benefits.
for pre-school to year 1 children
• Royal Academy of Dance Children’s Ballet TArPOrley GUIDeS
Classes - Mondays 4pm till 6pm (term time only) Contact Mrs Platt on 01829 781 478
• Children’s Ballet classes by Pointe Works (from Done Room in Tarporley
Sept 09) For children aged 2.5 years and upwards Thursdays 7 - 9pm (term time only)
Mondays 4pm till 6pm. Contact Nicolle Higgins on For girls aged 10 to 14 years.
07900 303966 or
TArPOrley rOyAl brITISh leGION
Monthly: 01829 732561
• Autumn Club: 1st Tuesday of the month 7pm Weekly
• Bingo: 1st Saturday of the month at 7.30pm Monday - Bingo 8pm to 10pm
• Flower Club: 1st Tuesday of the month at Tuesday - Indoor Bowls League 7pm
Wednesday - Indoor Bowls 1.45pm to 4.15pm
• TADDFAS: 2nd Thursday of the month at 1.30pm
Wednesday - Weight Watchers 7pm
• David Martin Jeweller and valuer: Every 2nd
Thursday - Slimming World 7pm
and 4th Tuesday 10.00am - 2pm (most months)
Friday - Bingo 7.15 to 10pm (Play the Boards!)
Snooker Club most evenings in the Bar
At Tarporley Community Centre
(01829 732775 / 07779272353) • Country & Western Dancing: Every 1st & 3rd
Sunday 8pm to 11.30pm
Safe, Effective Fitness sessions with expert
• Prize Bingo: Every 3rd Saturday 7pm
• Ladies Section meeting: Every 2nd Tuesday
• Monday at 6:45pm : Body Conditioning. Low
from 7.30pm
impact, full body workout for strengthen and toning

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Let us know your regular events and we will list it for free!
Send your listings to


To book the Legion Hall for your event 9am to AGe CONCerN : CheShIre DAy CAre
Midnight, contact 01829 732561 or leave a Thursdays and Fridays at Oathills Lea in
message. We will always get back to you after Tarporley from 10.00am - 3.00pm.
6.30pm If you are interested in becoming a member or a
lINe DANCING volunteer either to drive or help at the day care with
At Tarporley Community Centre teas, coffees and activities please contact Veronica
Every sunday evening (excluding bank holidays) Briggs, Day Care Co-ordinator. Tel 01270 219484 /
Absolute Beginners - 7 to 8pm 07917 638809.
Intermediate - 8 to 10pm
Cost £4. Contact Daniel on: 07739 352209 eVeNTS AT The CrOWN hOTel
ACTIVITIeS IN The DONe rOOm Monday - Pool League
Tuesday - Poker & Ladies Darts
To book call 01829 732742 Wednesday - Free Pool After 7.00pm
Mon - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm Thursday - Pool League
- Rising 5’s - 12.30pm to 3.15pm Friday - Karaoke
- Brownies - 6pm to 7.30pm Saturday - Entertainer
Tues - Pre-school - 9.15am to 3.15pm Sunday - Poker
- Pre-school - 1pm to 3.15pm
Weds - Pre-school - 9am to 11.45am TArPOrley bAPTIST
- Mother’s Union 2.15pm (1st of month) & meThODIST ChUrCh
- Tadwags - 2.00pm (2nd of month) NCT Baby & Toddler group Friday, 10am-11.30am.
- Rainbows - 4.30pm – 5.30pm £1 per family, everyone welcome!
- Brownies - 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Thurs - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm TArPOrley bAND
- Pre-school - 1pm to 3.15pm The band which meets every Thursday 7.30pm
- Guides - 7pm to 9.00pm to 9.30 pm in the Band Hall just off The Close at
Fri - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm the top of Tarporley High Street. New players
Sat - Ballet, tap & modern welcome. See web site
- Dance - 9.00am to 12.30pm or call 07942 818529.
Sun - Sunday School - 10.00am to 11.30am SPOrTING ACTIVITIeS IN TArPOrley hIGh
(For details on Pre-school call 01829 730233) SChOOl
Tarporley Badminton Club
Tuesdays 8-10pm in the main hall in term time.
New members welcome. For further information
Half price for students. New members & visitors
telephone 01829 732026. welcome. For more details contact Jennifer 01829
TArPOrley mIllPOOl PrObUS ClUb 730751
(01829 260 955) JeSSe hUGheS VIllAGe hAll, eATON
Club of retired Professional Businessmen. Meet Royal Academy of Dance Children’s Ballet Classes
3rd Wednesday of each month. - Saturdays 1pm till 3pm.
Children’s Ballet classes by Pointe Works (from
TArPOrley lIbrAry (01829 731794) Sept 09) for children aged 2.5years and upwards
Mon 2-7pm, Wed 2-5pm, Fri 9.30am-12.30pm 1pm till 3pm. To enrol contact Nicolle Higgins on
07900 303966 or

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The Studio Tattenhall (Alternate Mon)

Body Control Pilates, Alexander Technique 9.30am-12.30pm Mixed Media Art Class
and Nia - classes and workshops available 7.30-9pm Yoga
at The Studio, Tattenhall. Full details www. 7.30pm Parish Council (1st Mon) or ring Jill on 01829 Tuesday
771895’ 10am-12 noon Drop in Coffee Morning
9.30am-2.30pm Age Concern
2-4pm Art & Craft Group
Tattenhall Barbour Institute 7-9pm Watercolour Painting
(01829 752299 or 07715 720651) Wednesday
Every Tuesday 6pm to 8pm 9.30-11.15am Little Piccolos (music)
Samurai Karate International 7.45-9.30pm Gardening Society (2nd Wed)
Every Friday 9.15 - 11.15am 7.30-10pm WI (3rd Wed)
Tattenhall Country Market. The market provides Thursday
freshly prepared, locally sourced home cooked 6-8.30pm Karate (Tel: 01829 752299)
food for the public. Friday
9.15-11.15am Country Market (Except for
Tattenhall Library 1st week of the month -
01829 770196)
(01829 770769)
7-10pm Duplicate Bridge
It is situated in The Village Room at the Park Saturday
Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall and is 9-10am Tae Kwon Do (children)
open on Tuesdays from 2pm until 7pm and Fridays 11am-12 noon Shooting Stars (ball games
(2-5pm).  We have a wide range of books, DVD’s for children)
for hire, a large children’s section and if we haven’t
Nia at The Flacca Tattenhall
got what you’re looking for we’ll order it for you.
Contact: Jill on 01829 771895
Mondays 10.00 - 11.00 am. Cost: £3.50. Come
Tattenhall Cricket Club and join in the fun! Dance your way to fitness and
Contact Mel Dobson on 07799 476 108 health. Suitable for all ages, sizes and levels of
Are you interested in playing cricket & looking for a
friendly competitive club to join this year? Little Piccolos Fun Music Sessions for
under fives
Tattenhall Cricket Club are members of the
at the Tattenhall Barbour Institute
Cheshire County League and play in Division 2. We
run 4 senior teams and 5 junior teams and are looking for Every Wednesday
new players of all ages. 9.45am Toddlers
We have a particulary successful junior section 10.45am Pre-schoolers
and would be delighted to hear from children Tattenhall Amateur Dramatic Society
interested in playing from 7 to 18 years of age.
Our winter nets take place at Tarporley High Join a warm & friendly group - to meet new people,
School from 8pm to 9.30pm. All new players have fun, help with production - or tread the boards!
welcome Contact 01829 771353 or 770482
For further details please visit our website at www. We are always open for those wishing to join the production team! New members welcome.


High St, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9PX. Club mornings Tuesday 10a.m.
Bookings & Enquiries: 01829 770516. Club evenings Tuesday 6.30p.m. onwards
We hold regular in club tournaments and enjoy
Monday summer league matches for more competitive
9.30am-12.30pm Citizens Advice Bureau tennis. Coaching is available - contact Stephen

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Wright on 07946 491696. For more information Train for your local Charity race or simply enjoy
contact Val Meeks on 01829 770781. running in the lanes and fields around Tattenhall.
For more details please contact: Dave 0790 187
Total Beginners & Intermediates Classes available.


Tarvin Community Centre WHIST DRIVE

(01829 740885) Thursday Evenings - 7.30pm prompt at Huxley
Toddler Group 10.00-11.30 Mondays and Village Hall
Yoga 13.30-15.30 Mondays (For inital details please call 0797 3826641)
Tarvin Library 12.00-19.00 Tuesdays
Tuesdays - 7.30 - 8.30pm at Huxley Village Hall
13.30-17.00 Thursdays
Ballet 15.30-18.00 Tuesdays Acting Up!
Aerobics & Body Toning 19.00-20.00 Tuesdays Held at the Scout Hut in Tarvin. Mondays,
Silver Threads 14.00 2nd+4th Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For children aged
Wednesdays of month between 5 - 16 For further information contact
Slimming World 9.15, 17.30, 19.00 Emma on 07933 738682
Flower Club 19.45, 2nd Wednesday of month Tarvin Tennis Club (01829 741314)
W.I. 19.30. last Wednesday of month We welcome new members of all abilities to come
Bingo 19.30 Thursdays and try our 4 artificial courts.
Kung Fu 18.30-20.30 Thursdays In the summer months we hold friendly club
Civic Trust Regular meetings/events evenings on Tuesdays and Fridays, while in
autumn and winter these club sessions switch
Tarvin Slimming World to Saturday afternoons. There are six teams
(0151 348 1076 or 07753 292254) in the Chester and District Summer League
which in October become five teams in the West
At Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Lane,
Cheshire Winter League, plus two teams in the
Tarvin very Wednesday at 9.15am, 5.30pm &
Glan Aber Floodlit League. Throughout the whole
7.00pm. Consultant:Gill Knight year friendly groups also play on Tuesday and
Tarvin Youth Club - SCOUTS Thursday mornings, and Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday afternoons.
Every Tuesday 7.30pm until 9pm. There are American Tournaments during
Scout Hut at the top of the playing fields in Tarvin. the summer months and our own Club
For ages 13 - 17 years old. £26 annual Championships conclude in September.
membership. For more details see
or phone Rob on 01829 741314 or Keith on 01829
HUXLEY AND HARGRAVE Youth Club 740178.
Meet every Wednesday 7.30pm at Hargrave
Church Hall. Ages 11-16 Huxley Parent and Toddler Group
For more information contact Charlotte 01829 781296
Huxley School Hall, Huxley
LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY PLAYGROUP Thursdays 10.30 – 12pm termtime
At Huxley Village Hall Friendly, welcoming group for all parents/ carers
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9am till 3pm and children 0-5 years.
Weekly craft and singing session. Please come
along and join us! For more details contact Huxley
school, 01829 781296.

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Pilates Classes Monday -6pm-7pm

Wednesday - 7pm-8pm.
Fiona Enticott - Tel : 01829 751472
For further details call Barry Williams on
Email :
07866 496697, or just come along.
£5 per session—places need to be booked
Monday Morning Kelsall Community Centre Kelsall Gardening Club
Monday Evening Ashton Village Hall Meets the second Tuesday of each month in
Tuesday Afternoon Duddon Village Hall the Methodist Church Rooms, Chapel Green at
Tuesday Evening Kelsall Primary School 7.45pm. Non members welcome. Contact Jenny
Thursday Morning Utkinton Village Hall Talks on 01829 759470
YOGA Classes
Joan Jones 01829 751421. Everyone welcome. Circuit Training. Rob Eldridge-tel 07968 131393
Vale Royal Farma £4 per session.
Tues and Thurs eve 6.30-7.30 Improve your
Certified Farmers Market - Tel. 01829 751300 fitness! Suitable for all! Just come along!
Third Saturday of the month. 10am to 2pm Run by
farming families at Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Kelsall • Enjoy-a-Ball Classes: Fridays from
1.40pm, pre-school to year 3+
Kelsall Flower Club
Meets 3rd Wednesday in month at 7.30pm in the
Methodist Schoolrooms, Chapel Green, Kelsall. An over-60’s Club, with a broad varied programme
Visitors always welcome to enjoy top class - speakers, entertainment, quizzes, coach trips,
demonstrations and warm friendship. Further meets alternate Thursdays at 2-15pm in the
details, please contact Mary Hall (Chairman) Methodist Church hall, Chapel Green. Transport
01829 751136 or Helen Stubbs (secretary) 01829 can be arranged if required - call Mary Diggle
752379 752608 or Audrey Parker 752294.
Kelsall Social Club
For Mums (or dads, grannies, carers) with babies
Live Entertainment, Every Saturday Night.Top and pre-school children, meets every Thursday
Class Acts, plus Bingo and Raffle.Bingo Every morning (including school holidays) from 10am
Thursday Night. Free to all members. in the upper room of the Methodist Church hall,
Annual Membership £5.00. Tel 01829 752045 Chapel Green. Playtime, stories, songs & crafts.
Just come along.
Karate at Kelsall Community Centre.


Tiverton Village Hall 10.30am - 12pm (Call Madge Marshall 01829

(Booking : Janice Farrall - 01829 732855) 732217)
Weekly Tiverton District Garden Club
Bingo: Margaret Wilson on 01829 732781
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month
Thursdays - 8pm till 10pm - Contact
at Tiverton Village Hall (just off the A49) at 8pm.
Duplicate Bridge: Call David Rigby 01606 784491 Everyone is welcome at our lively and friendly
Mondays - 6.30pm till 10pm meetings, and to the visits in the summer season.
Wednesdays - 1.30pm till 5pm Entrance fee is £1 (non-members £1.50) and
Line Dancing: Contact Win Bond on 01928 includes a raffle and refreshments. All enquiries to
260080 Tuesdays - 10am till 12pm (01829) 733520 (Audrey Povall, Chairman) or
Monthly 733465 (Joyce Harbottle, Secretary), or why not
Drop In Coffee Morning: Last Thursday of month become a member - annual membership is only
£2 each, with lots of advantages.

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BUNBURY, Peckforton, Beeston & Tilstone Fearnall

Pavillion Contact: Hilary Armstrong 260410

Aerobics: Mondays 9.15-10.15am & Tuesdays Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
7.30-8.30pm Bunbury Village Hall 9am-2.50pm
Body-Toning Mondays -10.30am - 11.30am & Wednesday and Friday
7.30-8.30pm Bunbury Village Hall 9am-12.30pm
Indoor Bowling Mondays - 1.30pm BUNBURY VILLAGE HALL
Rainbows Mondays - 4.30pm - 5.30pm Budo Club (Juniors) - Tuesdays - 7pm - 8pm
Brownies: Badminton Club (Seniors) Mondays - 7pm
(1st Bunbury Pack) Mondays - 6pm - 7.15pm
Gardening Club - 3rd Tuesday - 8pm (Back
(2nd Bunbury Pack) Wednesdays - 5.45pm -
Wednesday Club - 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 2pm
Toddler Group Wednesdays - 9.30am - 11.30am
Hanlon School of Dance :
Keep Fit Thursdays - 9.15am - 10.15am
Wednesday & Thursday - 4.30pm Start
Pilates: Thursday - 7.30-8.30pm
Women’s Institute
Royal British Legion
Peckforton & Beeston W.I. - 1st Wednesday
Every 2nd Monday at The Yew Tree - 8pm Peckforton Village Room - 7.30pm
Bunbury Running Ladies Bunbury W.i. 2nd Thursday - Pavilion - 7.30pm
Mondays at Nag’s Head - 6.45pm Tilstone Fearnall & District WI - meets 4th
Thursday at 7.30pm at Tilstone Fearnall Church
Early Birds Pre-School Hall


Duddon, Clotton & Hoofield War will also be a raffle. All proceeds to the Hall.
Memorial Hall Monthly

For booking call 01829 781490 or 01829 781756 Coffee Morning - 3rd Tuesday of the month
at 10.30am
Toddlers Group - Every Wednesday (term time
only) 9.30 -11.30am Women’s Institute
1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
Bowling - Every Wednesday
(except summertime) at 7.30pm Taekwondo Clubs
Duddon & Clotton War Memorial Hall
Seniors Keep fit - Thursdays at 2pm to 3pm
plus Pilates on Tuesdays at 2pm to 3pm. Tuesdays  6pm - 7pm Juniors; 7pm - 8pm Adults
Fridays   5pm - 6pm Tots; 6pm - 7pm Juniors
Table Tennis - Every Monday at 7.30pm 7pm - 8pm Adults
There will be Bingo on 28th March, doors Kelsall Community Centre
open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30 pm, there Mondays  7pm - 8pm  Juniors/Adults

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Tattenhall Music Society
A Charity Concert in aid of


St Albans Church, Tattenhall
Sunday September 13th 2009 at 6.30pm

Programme to include a full performance of

(William Walton/ Edith Sitwell)

Tickets £10.00 (children free) available from

Village Gift Shop, Tattenhall News,
The Post Office.
on the Door or Tel: 01829 771533
The Christie is a Registered Charity No. 1049751
Did you spot him? He is hiding behind
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Bathrooms Headless Woman............................p25 PE Kitchens.......................................p8
Maplewood ......................................p26 Peckforton Castle ...........................p34 Stefano de Blasio ............................p19
William & Maurice Bathrooms.........p16 Rookery Hall....................................p53
Wild Boar .........................................p48 Man and Van
Building & Joinery Greencroft .......................................p63
FC Brown Construction ...................p62 Furniture/Interior Design Man and Van for hire .......................p63
Build Pave Scape ...........................p63 Cabinet Room .................................p57
Cheshire Joinery Services ............... p2 Furntiture Market .............................p31 Motoring/
Mike Cooper Joinery & Building......p59 Furniture Value ...........................p46/47 Bristol St Motors ................................p6
Chris Crawford Maintenance ..........p63 Harrison Collier ...............................p52 Drivewell Tuition .............................p65
Richard Foden Joiner .....................p73 Maplewood ......................................p58 JPW Body Repairs ..........................p13
Stephen Ford Joinery......................p16 Mollington Grange...........................p22 Spotcheck Valeting .........................p30
Michael Jones Capenter .................p27 NJG Design .....................................p62
Lyndant Developments .....................p7 Stanza Interior Design ....................p61 Music
Rams Joinery .................................p34 Taftan...............................................p40 Andrew P Dean Piano Tuning.........p62
SM Edwards ....................................p65 Ivories pianist ..................................p14
Tarporley Developments .................p12 Fuels/energy/power
Whitegate Joinery/showjumps ...p14/63 Clearview Stoves ...........................p61 Painting & Decorating
Wayne Stockton Decorator ............p64
Care Agencies Garden
Bunbury Care ....................................p7 Aarco Timber Buildings ...................p21 Plastering
AP Landscapes ...............................p72 Tattenhall Plastering .......................p62
Computing Chester Small Plant ..........................p7
Flummoxed PC Services ................p13 Dee View Design.............................p58 Plumbing
Hometech Assist ............................p51 DKC Contracts ................................p32 Allan Stubbs Plumbing ....................p62
Ink ‘n’ Paper ......................................p3 Fernlea Garden Servs.....................p36 CT Plumbing ...................................p62
Garden & Patio................................p63 Gas Store ........................................p33
Curtains Green Spaces .................................p35 H Challenor & Son Plumbing ..........p62
Curtains of Frodsham ....................p36 Greenthumb ....................................p49 Norton..............................................p64
Fine Fabrics of Tarporley ...............p15 Picture Garden ................................p13 PK Plumbing ...................................p61
Rayner Shine Design ......................p14 Precision Plumbing .........................p61
Decorating Ringwood Fencing .........................p21 William & Maurice Bathrooms.........p16
Wayne Stockton Decorator ............p64 Shed Citry .......................................p22
Urban Landscapes .........................p24 Shops
Domestic Service Bookstore at Oakmere ......................p9
Affordable Cleaners .......................p26 Golf Curtains of Frodsham ....................p36
Clean Wash Carpet Cleaning .........p61 Pryors Hayes Golf Club ..................p32 Fine Fabrics of Tarporley ...............p19
Home Cleaning Services ................p64 Ink-n-Paper ......................................p3
Impressed Ironing ..........................p64 Handyman Willington Fruit Farm Shop .............p24
Molly Mop Cleaning ........................p63 Francis & Francis ............................p20
Nellie’s Cleaning .............................p63 Random Tasks ................................p22 Taxi/Private hire
Ovencleaners ..................................p62 Aries Private Hire ............................p14
Spotless Cleaning ...........................p26 Health & Beauty Billinge Travel ...................................p5
Angela Bartlett.................................p55
Electrical Beauty Rooms at Wild Boar............p33 Vacuum Cleaners
Hawk Electrical ..............................p61 Feelgood Factory ............................p22 Dyson repairs/sales ........................p65
KDE Electrical .................................p37 Louise Lannin Nail Technician ........p14
SWP Electrics ................................p51 McDonald Portal Hotel ....................p23 Windows
MD Glamorous ................................p13 Cheshire Joinery ...............................p2
Fashion Rookery Hall....................................p53 Fascia Direct ...................................p15
Follies of Tarporley .........................front Skin Deep........................................p23 Kelsall Windows. .............................p17
Slimming World ...............................p38 Kelsall Window Cleaning ................p63
Financial & Legal Trad Chinese Acupuncture .............p61 Pure Clean Window Cleaning .........p62
Angels Book-keeping ......................p61 Verve Health and Fitness ................p34 Sovereign Windows .........................p5
Chester Insurance Services ...........p30
Chris White tax advisor ...................p62 Miscellaneous
Tax Assist .........................................p7 Home Improvements & Services Deva Racing....................................p27
Cheshire County Tarmac ................p38 Moreton Croft Retirement Homes...p20
Flooring/carpets Driveway Cleaning ..........................p62 Pizza Oven Hire ..............................p27
Batons to Beams...............................p8 Francis & Francis Handyman .........p47 Showjumps......................................p14
Carpet Clearance Centre .............. back Garage Door Automation ...............p62 Techniquest .....................................p66
Kingsley Carpets ............................p37 Tidy Tiler .........................................p62
Little Carpet Shop ...........................p57
Roland & Sheila Jones Carpets ......p61 Kitchens TO ADVerTISe
Cabinet Room .................................p33
Christiano’s......................................p29 CAll 01244 350398
Food & Drink
Briscoe’s Dairy ...............................p65 Maplewood ......................................p28

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