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It’s only April but already the organisers of the Hoole Christmas Lights are starting preparations for the big switch on later in the year. This year, with the economic downturn they are finding money harder to come by. They are hoping that they can raise enough money so that the showpiece event goes on. Elsewhere in the magazine there is a piece on Hoole Rangers and an inspiring tale of young Rose Marshall whose mum is taking part in a road race to raise funds for her condition.
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Hoole History Corner
Len Morgan writes about hoole’s war memorials THERE are five war memorials in Hoole dedicated to the memory of the men of the area who lost their lives in the two world wars. Three of the memorials are rolls of honour, two are in All Saints Church, the third was in the Elms Town Hall. When the Elms was demolished, it was removed and re-hung in Hoole Community Centre above the fireplace in the main hall. The fourth memorial is heard but never seen. It is the tolling bell in the tower of All Saints Church. It was added to the existing five bells in 1925 and is inscribed with the names of the dead of the First World War so that the names ring out forever. The fifth memorial is probably the most widely known. It is the cross on Hoole Road opposite the Elms site. The cross, its matching base and memorial wall were built of red sandstone from St Bees, Cumberland. It was designed by Mr R Boot and was unveiled at a ceremony on 11th September 1949 by Maj Gen GM Elliot (right).

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A FEW weeks ago I was talking to my seven-year-old niece and she was telling me all about a film that she had just seen on DVD called “Finding Nemo.” She was really excited because Nemo was just like one of the fish that her dad had in his fish tank and she loved feeding the fish with dad! I was able to tell her I’d seen the film and that it was one of my favourite films!! In the film Nemo is a little clown fish. He lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his dad, Marlin. Nemo’s father loved him very much. He watched over Nemo and protected him from every evil. Nemo and his dad were best friends. But one day Nemo disobeyed his father and swam beyond the reef. He was suddenly scooped up by a diver and taken away on a boat. Nemo’s disobedience caused him to Andy Glover has lived in be separated from his father. Nemo was so sad because there Hoole with his wife Sue was nothing he could do to get back to his father. Nemo ended up for 20 years. Andy began in fish tank in a dentist’s office overlooking the Sydney Harbour. at Hoole Baptist Church, His situation seemed hopeless. The father loved little Nemo so on Westminster Road, much that it did not matter how big the ocean was, or how many fish there were. He was determined to save Nemo, and set out on as Youth Pastor, before becoming the Pastor and an incredible adventure to seek and save little Nemo. The good now Team Leader. news of this heroic father travelling the ocean in search of his son reached Nemo through a pelican named Nigel. Eventually father and son are reunited. There are many reasons why so many people enjoy the film Finding Nemo. It is a powerful story about determination of a caring father. Marlin refused to give up – he was determined to find with his son. It is the story of being lost, and then found. Last year on the BBC we were able to watch over four episodes “The Passion” This was a modern adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ’s arrest, trial and suffering. It ends with his execution by crucifixion and then his resurrection from the dead. Many scholars accept the crucifixion of Jesus as an actual historical event the date is understood to have been Friday 18th March in 29 AD! The most iconic image of the Passion is the crucifix - Christ in his last agony on the cross - found in statues and paintings, in glass, stone and wooden images in churches, and in jewellery. There are two main themes within the Passion; incarnation - the death of Jesus shows humanity that God had become truly human and that he was willing to undergo every human suffering, right up to the final agony of death; victory - the victory of Christ over death.The central belief of Christianity is that Jesus is alive; he rose from the dead and appeared to his disciples for 40 days before his ascension into Heaven, this claim makes Christianity different from all other Faiths – in that its founder – Jesus Christ – is still alive. At this time of Easter the story of Nemo can help you understand God and his love for you, when Jesus came to Judea to live, he came seeking and searching for people who are lost, those who God wants to know and to care for. Today God is still searching for you – through Jesus and His death and resurrection he has provided the means by which you can be found!

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Mother urges locals to run for Rose
THE mother of a child with cerebral palsy is urging locals to take part in the Great Manchester Run to help make her wish come true. Rose Marshall, from Hoole, was born two months premature with a rare and chronic lung disease (Fibrosing Alveolitis) and needed oxygen support for five years. The nine-yearold has the mental age of a two-year-old and recently learnt to walk and talk. She is often admitted to hospital for her complex condition. Rose is one of a number of children whose She loves water and music wish could come true thanks to Round Table and her family hopes to give Children’s Wish and the Great Manchester Run. her a special experience through Round Table Children’s Wish, a charity granting wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Her mother Ursula said: “No-one knows what the prognosis is for Rose, we just don’t know how badly something like a chest infection would affect her. We hope she’ll live to adulthood. She is a lovely girl and very positive, having a wish come true would mean the world to her. “Choosing to represent Round Table Children’s Wish in the Great Manchester Run will help make dreams come true for Rose and other very poorly children. “Rose hasn’t chosen her wish yet but we hope that together with her older sister Lydia we can take her out for a special day – possibly including a musical.” The charity is currently arranging wishes for around poorly 10 children living in and around Manchester. The Bupa Great Manchester Run takes place on 17th May, this year. To take part for Round Table Children’s Wish or to make a donation, call 01202 514515 or visit www. rtcw.org CREDIT CRUNCH? Need to raise money? Then organise a concert featuring Chester Ladies’ Choir. Your contribution could be as little as £130. Your profit will be whatever you can make above that. Call concert secretary Sandra Lenel on 680490 Born on 10th April 1979: Singer Sophie Ellis Bextor

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WORK begins this month on a massive upgrade of the area’s gas supply network. Hoole and Vicars Cross are the first parts of the city to have old iron gas pipes replaced by polyethylene. The replacement of over 88 miles of pipes will affect the main routes into the city and inevitably cause some traffic disruption. Work on the first stage, costing £4.5m, will take a year to complete. The remainder of the work in other parts of the city will be done over the following four years. To speed up work and keep traffic moving, engineers would extend the working day and work during weekends on the main roads affected.

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SINCE our last report in the March magazine, Hoole Rangers FC have signed several new players, and had a couple of quality players return from injury. As a consequence, form and results have improved, with both teams winning two of the three games played in this period. The reserves are now sitting more comfortably in the middle of Division Two, and the first team are much closer to safety in the Premier league. The reserves only have three further league games, but the first team still have six games to play; all fixtures are scheduled to be finished by the end April. Three of the outstanding first team matches are against other teams in the relegation battle, so it promises to be a very interesting and exciting end to the season. There will be a full round-up of the season in the next magazine Looking forward, we have an end-of-season presentation evening booked for Friday 8th May at the Catholic Social Club in Brook Street Chester. At around 9pm, following the presentation of trophies we will be showcasing two excellent local bands, Hereby Sunday and The Suns. Tickets (£5) are open to the general public and will be on sale from the beginning of April from club secretary, see below. Hoole Rangers Reserves are also looking for a new team manager for 2009/10 season. Full support will be given to successful candidate, so previous experience is not essential. If you are interested, please contact club secretary, see below Glyn Roberts - Club secretary : Hoole Rangers FC Tel : 07515 805966 www.Hoolerangersfc.com

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SOME bright ideas are needed to bring in some money to fund the Hoole Christmas Lights. Organisers fear that the economic downturn will hit donations from local businesses which could put the big switch on into doubt. Traders who normally give generously are feeling the pinch Organiser Sharon Brenton, of Wash 2 Wear, in Charles Street, admitted that some of the lights need repairing, which will add to the cost. Last year they got local radio station Dee 106.3 to host the event, but that wasn’t cheap either. Sharon said they haven’t got enough money to pay for the 2008 lights and are struggling to put on fund raising events because they’ve no money in the bank. The lights are seen as a big draw to Christmas shoppers with Hoole shops attracting plenty of business during December. Anyone who can help can contact Sharon on 01244 317317.

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PEOPLE investing for income have a number of options when considering how best to make their money work harder for them. And with bank interest rates at historically low levels, those relying on interest from savings to supplement their income are increasingly recognising the need to seek out the alternatives to make up the shortfall. Despite current stock market volatility, equities (shares) still represent the pick of the bunch when looking for long-term income-generating potential. Investing in asset classes like property, bonds and cash all help in the drive to generate income, but history shows that equities outperform all comers over the longer term. This is due to a number of factors; the trend for dividends from company shares to increase over time, the potential for capital gains in the value of those shares and the significant boost to those gains that can be achieved by reinvesting dividends until the income tap needs to be turned on. This combination of rising income and capital growth over the medium to long-term is vital to help fight off the main threat to income – inflation. But while in the main share values have increased over time, nothing can ever be guaranteed. So it is always essential to invest carefully and the temptation to put all the eggs in one basket should be avoided by holding a spread of investments geared towards generating income. And with people living longer, creating sufficient income for retirement to ensure you don’t ‘outlive your money’ has become a greater requirement than ever before. So what are the options when investing for income, other than equities? One is commercial property, which offers a real opportunity to achieve capital growth and a rising income to combat the effects of inflation. Investment in a commercial property fund provides a spread across a portfolio of offices, Born on 24th April 1959: DJ Bruno Brookes

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By Leigh Myers
Serves 4 Ingredients:
2 mackerel fillets (pin boned) 2 table spoons of mayonnaise Half a celeriac 2 sliced banana shallots Salt and pepper 1 spring onion sliced Handful of rough chopped parsley Juice of 1 lemon 1 cube of butter

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Method
1. Peel celeriac and grate on a large setting, add a pinch of salt and squeeze any excess moisture out. 2. Add the sliced shallots, spring onions and parsley. Add the mayonnaise and bind together to make the celeriac coleslaw. 3. Place a non stick pan on to heat, add a touch of olive oil and place the mackerel fillets skin side down, season and cook for 2-3 minutes, turnover, add the butter and lemon juice and baste for 1 minute.

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Hoole Lawn Tennis Club Fairfield Road, Hoole Senior Club Nights: Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 6pm (Only invited Juniors are permitted to play at these times.) Ladies Mornings: Wednesday Mornings (10am - 12pm) American Tournaments: 2nd Sunday of the month May to September (2pm) (except June 8th Aaron Cup) Junior Club Nights (All sessions FREE for members) Friday evenings 11th April to 26th September inclusive School years 3-6: 4.30pm-5.30pm School Years 7-11: 5.30pm-7.30pm Hoole Library 91 Hoole Road, Chester Tel: 347401 Opening hours: Monday : 2-7pm; Tuesday : 2-5pm Thursday : 9.30am-1pm & 2-7pm Saturday : 9.30am - 1pm
NEWTON St Columbas Parish Centre Plas Newton Dance to ballroom music by Charles Way Monthly dances, £5 per ticket. Call Margaret Allmark on 01244 399624

Hoole Community Centre Westminster Road Tel 01244 342741 Yoga Friday evenings 7pm - 8.30pm Call Angela Needham 311952 Women only Latin Fitness & Dance Mondays 10am. Call Marie-Louise 01352 770305 Low impact aerobics Beginners class Thursday 5.45 - 6.45pm. £3. Contact Laura Harrison 07828524752 E mail: weightmatters@live.co.uk Hoole Allotments Prices: £36 (full plot) £18 (half) Concessions: £18 (full plot) £9 (half) For vacancies contact: allotments@chester.gov.uk Tel: 402223 Art Society H.A.R.A Centre Westminster Road, Hoole Meets each Thursday from 10am to 2pm at the old girls school

Slimming World At County Officers, Plas Newton Lane, Tel. 01244 536 754 On Wednesdays at 9.30am, 5.30pm and 7.00pm.

Newton Pre-school (During Term Time) Monday - Friday 9am to 11.30am at Newton School, Kingsway West Tel. 01244 314271

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WHAT’S ON AT YOUR LOCAL
Hoole United Reformed Church
Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3NT Sunday 10.30am Morning Worship (3rd Sunday Holy Communion) Monday 12.15pm: Luncheon Club 5pm: Rainbows 6pm: Brownies 8pm: Keep Fit Tuesday 8pm: Women’s Friendship Group (Fortnightly) Wednesday 6pm: Beavers Thursday 10am: Men’s Fellowship 2.30pm: Ladies Fellowship Friday 6.15pm: Cubs & Scouts 7.30pm: Play Reading (as arranged) Saturday Ramblers Trip (1st Saturday of the month) Social Trips (as arranged) For further details contact the church minister: Office:01244 401318

Churches are not just used on a Sunday, they are a focal point for community life, with youth clubs, Scouts, keep fit, slimming clubs and toddlers groups meeting there

All Saints Church and Centre

Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester. CH2 3HZ Sunday 9am: Holy Communion 10.45am Morning Praise (inc 1st All Age Worship; 2nd & 5th Holy Communion) 1pm: AA 6.30pm Evening Praise ( 1st & 3rd Holy Communion) 6pm: Franks (14-18 yr olds) Monday 10am: Minis Toddler Group 1pm: Dinkies (for parents & babies under 1) 7pm: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra Tuesday 9.30am: Slimming World 5.15pm: Slimming World 10am: Café @ All Saints 5pm: Rainbows Wednesday 9.45am: Bible Study Fellowship for the benefit of people in the community. 5pm: Pathfinders Club Night 6.30pm: Arabic Dance Thursday 2.30pm: Senior Residents 4.30pm: B-It Theatre Company 7.15pm: Alpha Course Friday 10am: Minis Toddler Group Saturday 9.30am: B-It Theatre Company For further details contact the church minister: Rev John Kirkland Office: Tel: 01244 322056 Email: office@allsaintshoole.org Website: www.allsaintshoole.org

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CHURCHES IN HOOLE

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Hoole Baptist Church

Hoole Lighthouse Centre, Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AU Sunday 10.30am: Morning Celebration in Hoole Community Centre 10.30am: Pulse - Church with a heart for the family (1st Sunday each month) 11am: Focus Café (1st Sunday each month) Monday 5.30pm: SODA Club - Dads & children (school years 1&2) (1st Monday each month) 8pm: CAP Money Management Course – please contact us for exact details of this 3 week course Tuesday 10am: Hoolitots Toddler Group Wednesday 10am: Hoolitots Toddler Group

Thursday 6pm: Trackers Youth Club (school years 3-6) 8pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 7-9) Friday 4pm: D’Biz Coffee Bar 8pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 9 & above) Saturday 10am: Who Let the Dads Out - Toddler Group (1st Saturday each month) 10am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching (school years 3-6) 11am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching (school years 7-9) For further details contact the church minister: Rev Andy Glover Office:Tel: 01244 312037 Email:office@hbc.org.uk Website www.hbc.org.uk Thursday 10am: Toy Library-Stay and Play. Tel: 317099. Saturday 10am: Toy Library 10am: Bacon Butties Monthly concerts held Fridays or Saturdays see local publicity. For further details contact the church minister: Rev Paul Taylor Office:Tel: 01244 321950 Email: R-TAYLOR2@sky.com

Hamilton Street Methodist Church

Hamilton Street, Hoole, CH2 3JG Sunday 10.30am: Morning Worship 4.00pm: Afternoon Fellowship 7.45pm: Chester Male Voice Choir Tuesday 6.30pm: Brownies Wednesday 7.30pm: Chester Male Voice Choir

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