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Recipe
Honey Fudge
The River Cottage Family Cookbook
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall & Fizz Carr
1. Put the sugar, evaporated milk and water in the saucepan. The pan
should be no more than about a third full at this stage, as the hot mixture will
bubble up dramatically later. Place over a low heat and stir until the sugar
has dissolved. Then stir in the salt and honey. Stand the sugar thermometer
in the pan.
2. Raise the heat and bring the syrup to a erce bubbling boil, stirring
every half a minute or so to ensure it isn’t catching on the bottom of the
pan. When the temperature on the thermometer reads 116deg C, turn o the
heat and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. Oil the tin lightly.
3. Cut the butter into 5 or 6 pieces and drop them into the mixture.
As you do so, stir vigorously with the wooden spoon. The butter will melt
into the thickening syrup. Keep stirring. As the mixture cools and thickens it
will start to become grainy. Now it’s time to pour it into the tin. Don’t hang
around, or it may start to set while you are pouring it!
4. Use a sharp knife to ‘mark o’ the fudge into squares before it has
completely set. This means pressing the knife partly but not completely
through the fudge. It will then be very easy to break up the fudge into
squares when it is cooled.
You will need

1kg Granulated sugar
410g tin evaporated milk
100ml water
A pinch of salt
4 tablespoons of set honey
A few drops of vegetable oil to
grease the tin
100g butter
Measuring jug
Large heavy-based saucepan
Long-handled wooden spoon
Tablespoon
Sugar thermometer
Swiss roll tin or fixed-bottom cake
tin
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Getting Married in Church
W
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Many couples who book weddings
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that they would not feel properly
married unless it were in church
and before God. (I must add that
couples who choose to get married
elsewhere are indeed properly
married!).
At a wedding we make the
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p r o m i s e s
of lifelong
commitment
to the person
we love. It is
good to do this
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For one thing we need all the help
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and joy of the occasion.
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On occasions we
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Call us for straight professional true ‘No win-No fee’ advice AND £250 cash up
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your case, we just look after you!
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L
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motorcycle dealership in Chester Bill Smiths Motorcycles to run the ‘Bill Smith Motorcycles Accident
Claimsline’ from their headquarters in St. David’s Park, Ewloe.
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to endorse the Claimsline which fits squarely with the Bill Smith’s Motorcycle customer care
policy.
Bill Smith’s Motorcycles share Lampkin & Co’s view that no referral fees should be
charged by dealers and garages to merely refer personal injury claims to solicitors. This
money comes from the amount available to spend on the legal costs and gives poor
client value. Bill Smith’s Motorcycles who pride themselves in offering the highest
level customer care wish to make it absolutely clear that any of their clients involved
in non-fault motorcycle accidents will be referred to Lampkin & Co free of charge.
Further Lampkin & Co will provide any clients who unfortunately have had non-fault
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New sections of a purpose-built promenade are now open to
the public alongside the River Dee. Stretching from the Groves
to the Cop Park on Sealand Road, it’s a fascinating walkway, with
many points of interest and views, previously in-accessible to the
people of Chester.
The walkway takes in the Roodee, Little Roodee and Crane-
Wharf along the way and was constructed with support from
various funders which included the Water in Historic City
Centres (WIHCC) project, a project which is part of the
European Union’s interregional programme for North-West
Europe.
The new trail (Groves to Cop Park) is approximately 2miles
(3km) and listed here are places/points of interest to help
you plan your walk and enjoy the rich heritage of Chester’s
riverside.
1. Starting at the Groves, commence towards the racecourse
along the Castle Drive. Take in the Weir as you pass, a structure
originating from as far back as 1092. Steps were built in later
years to help migrating salmon pass over this barrier - hence the
name Salmon Leap for the flats on the opposite side of the River
in Handbridge.
2. OLD DEE BRIDGE & HYDRO ELECTRIC STATION. The
bridge is thought to date from 1387. Alterations over the years
have included the widening of the upstream side by 7ft (2m) in
1826 to provide the present footpath.
The Hydro-electric station was opened in1913 on the site of the
old Dee-Mills on the City side of the bridge to use the excess
water created by the weir to generate some electricity. Since
1951 it has become a water pumping Station as rising demands
in electricity over the years, meant it was no longer viable.
3. CHESTER CASTLE - Passing along Castle Drive, Chester
Castle becomes visible on your right.
4. GROSVENOR BRIDGE - Passing through the Little Roodee
car park you come under the vast and very impressive Grosvenor
Bridge. Opened in 1832 and designed by Thomas Harrison, the
bridge had the widest single span arch in the world. A model
bridge can be seen nearby in Castle Drive.
5. THE RACECOURSE - Known as the Roodee - this is the oldest
racecourse in Britain and the Walkway trundles nicely around
the race-track itself. From here you can view the skyscape of
Chester from different points as you pass.
6. RAILWAY VIADUCT - After passing through the Grosvenor
Bridge onto the Racecourse walkway, you pass under the railway
viaduct at the other end. This impressive structure has a mass
of arches dotted all along it as it heads off towards the City,
alongside the Roodee.
Chester’s Riverside Walkway
by Paul Morris
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After passing under the Railway Viaduct a whole new promenade
section sees you pass the Racecourse Stable blocks and plush
new residential apartments before you arrive at the Old Port
area (also known as Crane Wharf). This was a previously
inaccessible stretch of the riverside which was cut - off by the
former gasworks, the site now occupied by the stables.
7. CRANE WHARF From the approach to Crane - Wharf you
will see on your right the Water Tower. Built in 132 as the New
Tower to help protect the City from any ship- borne attack.
(Of course back then it stood in the waters of the River Dee!)
The river has long since changed its course and the Wharf was
developed during the second half of the 18th Century. Taking
sea-going vessels of up to 350 tons, the port was connected to
the City by a new road (now known as New Crane Street). The
walkway here has been constructed directly above the former
quay and a listed former riverside warehouse still remains.
8. COP-PARK Walk along out of Crane Wharf (Old Port) passing
the various new riverside apartments, you will pass the Dee-
Lock where the Shropshire Union Canal meets the River Dee.
Currently undergoing some renovation the lock was constructed
in1801.
After passing the lock, a short walk onto Sealand Road brings
you to Cop-Park. This is named after the bank (cop) which
is still clearly visible and was raised in the early 18th century
to protect low-lying areas from flooding. A Cheshire Cheese
Warehouse stood here, next to the bend in the river in the late
18th Century.
After the Cop-Park - beyond the river bend, it is worth a little
look at the “new-cut” a straight section of the river made from
cutting a channel through marshes in the 1730’s to aid navigation
between Chester and the open sea. Here on, a newly created
path/cycleway extends riverside to Queensferry in North Wales
(approx 8 miles away).
Do enjoy exploring the fascinating walkway, but as ever, by
the river, do take care and be safe. Please also note that the
racecourse section is not open on race days.
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DVDreview
A fairy tale too far?
I
t always worries me slightly
when a lm as obviously
expensive to make as this one,
featuring such an array of stars
(Peter O’Toole, Michelle Pfeier,
Robert de Niro, Sienna Miller,
Ricky Gervais, David Walliams) is
available on DVD quite
so soon. It has evidently failed at
the box oce, so why? Just how
bad is it?
The answer is not at all.
It is a fantasy escape movie in
the grand tradition, a tale of
nding the important qualities
in oneself and others, of nding
true love, of ghting witches
with great and terrible powers, of
mad pirates with split personality
issues and much general
derring¬do. Above all, and as
the presence of some of the cast
would suggest to be the case, it
is very funny. The transformation
by the witch of Mark Williams
(Mr Weasley from the Harry
Potter lms) from a goat
to human form, though
unfortunately
one who retains
his goatish habits
and abilities is
a comic tour de
force. Though
this performance
is purely visual,
there are many
excellent
moments in the
script, which is so
tongue in cheek
as to defuse any
potentially scary
moments for the
younger viewers
immediately, especially when
even the villains so obviously fail
to take themselves seriously.
For me, the weak spot was the
story. For example, the principal
female lead was a star. Yes, a
heavenly body fallen to earth in
human form in order to become
the love interest for our young
hero. Now I realise that this is
merely escapism, but it seemed
an odd premise
and one which
I found myself
questioning
again and again
to the possible
detrimentof
concentrating
on the lm. But
that is probably
because I am
a middle aged
bloke who has
lost the art of
suspending
belief. Better
that I just sit back
and laugh with the rest of them,
because there is plenty to laugh
at: far more than the lm’s early
arrival on DVD would have you
believe.
Stardust is out now on DVD
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pubreview
F
ollowing last month’s excursions out
into the countryside, I thought that this
month I should conne myself within the
realms of suburbia. With this in mind I set
o for Handbridge
to see exactly what
had been done to a
part of my youthful
stamping ground; the
Red Lion. From the hazy
memories of my drink
fuelled excesses of the
early 70’s, the Red was
a simple, honest to
goodness pub with no
pretentions whatever.
Blind Alec’s idea of
culinary sophistication stretched to oering
toothpicks with which to attack your pickled
egg. He was a landlord from the old mould; a
seller of beer. My God, things have altered. I
know all things must change, but to witness
change of this magnitude to somewhere once
so familiar is to feel the bed rock of one’s life
shifting. However, once I had got over the
shock and begun to examine the place with
a less jaundiced eye, it all began to make a
little more sense. The days of the street corner
pub making a living from its wet sales alone
are long gone. Today food is the passage
to survival. If you are situated on the edge
of a town oering the choice of dining that
Chester does, then in order to make a splash
you must be a bit dierent and the Red Lion
has certainly made an eort to achieve that.
The route that they have chosen is that of
a chique City wine bar aiming at those that
want a relaxing drink and meal also at those
returning home from a hard day’s work. But
during my stay there was an encouraging
lunchtime trade, but it still deserved more
attention that it was getting.
I was greeted by a
very pleasant young
waitress who was
busily polishing the
ttings of the already
immaculate counter
in this minimalist, yet
surprisingly comfortable
bar. The curmudgeon
in me was immediately
aronted by an array
of beer pumps with
nothing hand-pulled,
until I noticed with
relief a Timothy Taylor’s sign. A welcome sight
anywhere and in this instance, very well kept
into the bargain.
I asked for a menu and realised how far
removed the place now was from the old Red
Lion I remembered. The menu was delightfully
written, with amusing drink related poems
and a staggering array of very reasonably
priced cocktails. The food portion however,
was limited to several starters and a selection
of lled paninis; further underlining the
attempt to create an essentially Mediterranean
‘café society’ feel to the place. I ordered the
soup of the day, which was a (genuinely)
home made cream of vegetable and but for
a slightly heavy hand with the salt, delicious.
I followed with a toasted Panini lled with
chicken, mozzarella and sweet chilli sauce. It
came with a fabulously dressed salad, home
made minted potato salad and coleslaw.
Seemingly simple, yet perfectly done, very
tasty and £6.15 for the two which would not
buy a couple of sandwiches in a motorway
services. The menu promises an extension
of the food range ’soon’ and if this standard
is maintained, it will be worth another look.
Having soaked up the atmosphere, I stepped
outside half expecting to nd myself in central
Manchester: still being in Handbridge felt
incongruous. If however, you are this side of
town looking for a light lunch, you could do
far worse.
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Handbridge, Chester
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winereview
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range are, the price range to go for, or maybe
what’s unusual and catches your eye. It’s
important to make notes on each wine you
taste, because believe me, you won’t be able
to call it to mind afterwards! After several
dozen wines the old palate can get very
tired. You see, we work very hard to bring
you all our lovely wines, and make sure that
each is researched so you know where each
one has come from. Why not come and see
what’s new on our shelves this month?
I
do get asked a lot how we choose the wines
for the shop, so I thought I‘d give you a little
insight into how the shop is stocked. The rst
myth to dispel is that we wander around
France dropping randomly into picturesque
little vineyards and haggling with an old guy
in braces and wielding a pair of secateurs; it’s
just not that glamorous I’m afraid. We buy
from a range of importers and agents who
do all the globetrotting and tapas eating
for us. If the agency is very large, we have a
good old fashioned sales rep who bobs in
from time to time with samples and sales
bumf, or if it’s a small independent importer,
we get an occasional visit and a great wealth
of extensive knowledge on the end of a
phone. These are all the guys who I regularly
strongarm into guest speaking for us at our
tasting nights.
There are also quite a lot of portfolio tasting
fairs. This is where a number of importers
and agents come together and show a
range of wines from their list, or sometimes
a single agency will show their entire range
by bringing over all their growers and
winemakers. Contrary to popular belief,
these events aren’t a big free for all where
everyone gets sozzled and has a party - it’s
serious business. There are big three foot
high bins full of sawdust by each table, and
once you’ve swilled and tasted your wine, it
gets spat and thrown into these spittoons.
It’s very bad form to over indulge at these
events - it’s business after all. Before you
even begin tasting, you need to have your
strategy. There are literally hundreds of wines
on show and you cannot possibly taste them
all, so you need to sit down with your listings
booklet and decide where the gaps in your
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Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church
Caldy Valley Road, Boughton
Rev Gordon Etheridge Tel: 675967
Rev Tim Jackson Tel: 344642
Times of Masses
SUNDAY
Service: 10.45am morning worship
6.30pm evening worship
Caldy Valley Road, Boughton, Chester CH3 5PR
Church Vestry Tel: 01244 348816
Square One Youth Centre
Square One Youth Club Mondays & Fridays 7 – 9pm
Young Peoples Surgery Beginning Monday 24th April
& every 4 weeks until July.
For more details contact Square One Youth Centre
on 602812 or 320345
Keep Fit : Monday Thursday Friday 10am – 11.30am
Contact Mrs Hollindale 077631 92566 or 319869 for more details
Chester Childminders : meet at Square One Youth Club in term time
Wednesdays 10am – 11.30am
Oldfield Pre-School
Open 9am – 12pm Monday – Friday
1pm – 3.25pm Monday – Friday
Contact Gaynor Morris for more details Daytime 317056
BROWNIES
Girls aged 8yrs – 10yrs
Mondays during term time
6.00pm – 7.30pm
At Oldfield School
Green lane Vicars Cross
For further details please call
Lynne Ducker (Brown Owl)
On 01244 399554
Vicars Cross United Reformed Church
Coffee Morning
Held every Second Saturday of the month
10am – 12pm
Everyone welcome
Vicars Cross Baby & Todder Group meet at Square One
Youth Centre on
Tuesday Morning 10am – 11.30am
And Friday 1pm – 2.30pm
Guilden Sutton Day Nursery
After School Club
Square One Youth Centre
Pick ups from Oldfield
School & guilden Sutton
School
3pm – 6pm
Holiday Club as well
01244 321711
Hunti ngton Vi l l age Hal l
Fourth Monday each month Village Hall Meeting
Third Monday each month Parish Council Meeting
Monday – Friday Huntington Under 5’s Playgroup 9.15am – 12.15pm
Contact Katie Lindsay 01244 351343
Thursdays Huntington Seniors 2.30pm – 4pm
Contact Sheila Fripp Teatime 01244 313951
Saturdays Various Children’s Dancing Classes 9am – 4pm
Hire of the Village Hall for any local events call Margaret Jones 01244 340582
£10 per hr before 6.30pm £12 per hr after 6.30pm
Breakfast Club and After School Club
At Huntington Primary school
Call Paul Morris 07796 763306
Huntington after School Club
Tuesdays 1.15 – 4.30pm
Wednesdays 7pm – 10pm
Fridays 1.15pm – 4.30pm
New members
always welcome.
For more details call
Sheila Yale 01244 340301
Meetings held first
Monday in the month
7.15pm at Huntington
Village Hall. For more
details call
Joan Griffiths
01244 316415
Huntington WI
Am Pm
Mon Closed 2.00 – 7.00
Tuesday 9.30 – 1.00 2.00 – 5.00
Wed Closed Closed
Thursday 9.30 – 1.00 2.00 – 7.00
Fri 9.30 – 1.00 2.00 – 5.00
Sat 9.30 – 1.00 Closed
Great Boughton Library Opening Times
Tel: 01244 320709
Art Exhibition & Sale
Saturday May 10th
All Saints Church
Corner of Vicarage Rd/ Hoole
Road
Hoole
10am – 4pm
Admission & Parking free
meet at
Square One Youth Centre
on Tuesday Morning
10am – 11.30am
And Friday
1pm – 2.30pm
CALDY VALLEY
BRIDGE CLUB
Vicars Cross
Baby & Todder Group
Mondays 6.15 – 7.30pm
Frantic7 – 11year oldsTel:314921
Monday8.00 – 9.45pm
Murcy Youth Club14 – 18 year oldsTel: 323915
Wednesday 10.30am
Coffee morning and Chat for retired peopleTel:
313686/310028
Wednesdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Sewing GroupTel 335988
Alternate Thursdays 7.45pm
Ladies Thursday Group
Fridays 7.30pm – 9pm
Choir
Fridays
Hectic for 11 – 14year oldsTel: 314921
Saturday1st in month at 1.30pm
RamblingTel: 381005
CALDY VALLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD CHURCH GROUPS
St Werburgh’s Roman Catholic Church
Grosvenor Park Road, Chester
Rev Fr Paul Shaw
Times of Masses
SUNDAY
Vigial Mass: 6.00pm at Rowton Methodist Chapel
9.00am (Sung)
10.45am (Sung)
6pm
MON-FRI 12.15pm
Exposition: Friday 11-12 noon
SATURDAY
Confession 11am - 12pm
01244 350236
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www.stwerburghchester.co.uk
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Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church
Caldy Valley Road, Boughton
Rev Gordon Etheridge Tel: 675967
Rev Tim Jackson Tel: 344642
Times of Masses
SUNDAY
Service: 10.45am morning worship
6.30pm evening worship
Caldy Valley Road, Boughton, Chester CH3 5PR
Church Vestry Tel: 01244 348816
Square One Youth Centre
Square One Youth Club Mondays & Fridays 7 – 9pm
Young Peoples Surgery Beginning Monday 24th April
& every 4 weeks until July.
For more details contact Square One Youth Centre
on 602812 or 320345
Keep Fit : Monday Thursday Friday 10am – 11.30am
Contact Mrs Hollindale 077631 92566 or 319869 for more details
Chester Childminders : meet at Square One Youth Club in term time
Wednesdays 10am – 11.30am
Oldfield Pre-School
Open 9am – 12pm Monday – Friday
1pm – 3.25pm Monday – Friday
Contact Gaynor Morris for more details Daytime 317056
BROWNIES
Girls aged 8yrs – 10yrs
Mondays during term time
6.00pm – 7.30pm
At Oldfield School
Green lane Vicars Cross
For further details please call
Lynne Ducker (Brown Owl)
On 01244 399554
Vicars Cross United Reformed Church
Coffee Morning
Held every Second Saturday of the month
10am – 12pm
Everyone welcome
Vicars Cross Baby & Todder Group meet at Square One
Youth Centre on
Tuesday Morning 10am – 11.30am
And Friday 1pm – 2.30pm
Guilden Sutton Day Nursery
After School Club
Square One Youth Centre
Pick ups from Oldfield
School & guilden Sutton
School
3pm – 6pm
Holiday Club as well
01244 321711
Hunti ngton Vi l l age Hal l
Fourth Monday each month Village Hall Meeting
Third Monday each month Parish Council Meeting
Monday – Friday Huntington Under 5’s Playgroup 9.15am – 12.15pm
Contact Katie Lindsay 01244 351343
Thursdays Huntington Seniors 2.30pm – 4pm
Contact Sheila Fripp Teatime 01244 313951
Saturdays Various Children’s Dancing Classes 9am – 4pm
Hire of the Village Hall for any local events call Margaret Jones 01244 340582
£10 per hr before 6.30pm £12 per hr after 6.30pm
Breakfast Club and After School Club
At Huntington Primary school
Call Paul Morris 07796 763306
Huntington after School Club
Tuesdays 1.15 – 4.30pm
Wednesdays 7pm – 10pm
Fridays 1.15pm – 4.30pm
New members
always welcome.
For more details call
Sheila Yale 01244 340301
Meetings held first
Monday in the month
7.15pm at Huntington
Village Hall. For more
details call
Joan Griffiths
01244 316415
Huntington WI
Am Pm
Mon Closed 2.00 – 7.00
Tuesday 9.30 – 1.00 2.00 – 5.00
Wed Closed Closed
Thursday 9.30 – 1.00 2.00 – 7.00
Fri 9.30 – 1.00 2.00 – 5.00
Sat 9.30 – 1.00 Closed
Great Boughton Library Opening Times
Tel: 01244 320709
Art Exhibition & Sale
Saturday May 10th
All Saints Church
Corner of Vicarage Rd/ Hoole
Road
Hoole
10am – 4pm
Admission & Parking free
meet at
Square One Youth Centre
on Tuesday Morning
10am – 11.30am
And Friday
1pm – 2.30pm
CALDY VALLEY
BRIDGE CLUB
Vicars Cross
Baby & Todder Group
Mondays 6.15 – 7.30pm
Frantic7 – 11year oldsTel:314921
Monday8.00 – 9.45pm
Murcy Youth Club14 – 18 year oldsTel: 323915
Wednesday 10.30am
Coffee morning and Chat for retired peopleTel:
313686/310028
Wednesdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Sewing GroupTel 335988
Alternate Thursdays 7.45pm
Ladies Thursday Group
Fridays 7.30pm – 9pm
Choir
Fridays
Hectic for 11 – 14year oldsTel: 314921
Saturday1st in month at 1.30pm
RamblingTel: 381005
CALDY VALLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD CHURCH GROUPS
St Werburgh’s Roman Catholic Church
Grosvenor Park Road, Chester
Rev Fr Paul Shaw
Times of Masses
SUNDAY
Vigial Mass: 6.00pm at Rowton Methodist Chapel
9.00am (Sung)
10.45am (Sung)
6pm
MON-FRI 12.15pm
Exposition: Friday 11-12 noon
SATURDAY
Confession 11am - 12pm
01244 350236
werburgh465@btinternet.com
www.stwerburghchester.co.uk
Community...
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A
t the centre of this rural-feeling community,
Huntington Village Hall is used for many of the
areas social events and clubs.
The hall has been in existence since just after the
2nd World War after being built on land behind
Butterbache Road that was donated for community
use and it rst served as an intended recreational
facility for the returning soldiers and their families.
Over the years, many events and activities have
presided in the hall including youth – clubs, dances,
bingo and a drama club – all sadly, no longer
in existence. Still today though however, many
organisations make the hall their home including
Huntington Under- Fives playgroup, Seniors, W I, the
local Huntington Brownies & Guides and thriving
jujitsu and dance classes.
The village hall is run today as a registered charity
by a committee of volunteers (all local) who
oversee the day to day upkeep and care to keep
the hall up and running for the local community.
The committee hold various fundraising
events throughout the year including summer,
Christmas and Easter fairs, and the ever popular
Christmas variety show in early December, which
sees a general mix of talented (ish!) local adults
and children doing comedy, singing , jokes and
drama etc.
In addition to this a ‘children’s talent show’ is
held each year, giving Huntington’s children
the chance to showcase their many talents and
compete for a trophy, kindly donated each year
by a local resident – Diana Gaulton. Huntington’s
answer to the well known TV show maybe?
The Village hall is available for anybody to hire –
be it children’s parties (or adults!, classes of any
kind ( if you want to start one up!) or meetings/
sessions etc. It is a spacious, well-maintained
building which has recently been granted funding
for a new toilet facility and cloakroom area.
The Hub of the community
Huntington Village Hall
Huntington Community Primary School
For any information about the hall or for bookings/hire please contact
Margaret Jones on 340582 or Lin Turner on 347097
For any information on the above contact the school on 327255
A stone’s throw from the Village Hall on Butterbache Road Huntington Community Primary School is
celebrating its 50th birthday this year (1958 – 2008) and a variety of events have been planned for
parents past and present and children past and present too.
Amongst the fun on oer is
- 2lst 1une - l2pm - 3pm Garden party & school fun-day
- 4th 1uly 7pm Peunlon at school
- llth 1uly Stan & parent party nlght
- l8th 1uly Celebratlons day (An event coverlng the whole day wlth
Celebrations for the children at school)
Recently the school planted daodils, clustered
up to spell out a big ‘50’ on the school eld’s mini
embankment where each year group had their
photo taken.
The school stas are gearing up excitedly for these
forthcoming events and congratulations must go out
to all of them for their hardwork and dedication to
keep the school at the forefront of the community.
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A
t the centre of this rural-feeling community,
Huntington Village Hall is used for many of the
areas social events and clubs.
The hall has been in existence since just after the
2nd World War after being built on land behind
Butterbache Road that was donated for community
use and it rst served as an intended recreational
facility for the returning soldiers and their families.
Over the years, many events and activities have
presided in the hall including youth – clubs, dances,
bingo and a drama club – all sadly, no longer
in existence. Still today though however, many
organisations make the hall their home including
Huntington Under- Fives playgroup, Seniors, W I, the
local Huntington Brownies & Guides and thriving
jujitsu and dance classes.
The village hall is run today as a registered charity
by a committee of volunteers (all local) who
oversee the day to day upkeep and care to keep
the hall up and running for the local community.
The committee hold various fundraising
events throughout the year including summer,
Christmas and Easter fairs, and the ever popular
Christmas variety show in early December, which
sees a general mix of talented (ish!) local adults
and children doing comedy, singing , jokes and
drama etc.
In addition to this a ‘children’s talent show’ is
held each year, giving Huntington’s children
the chance to showcase their many talents and
compete for a trophy, kindly donated each year
by a local resident – Diana Gaulton. Huntington’s
answer to the well known TV show maybe?
The Village hall is available for anybody to hire –
be it children’s parties (or adults!, classes of any
kind ( if you want to start one up!) or meetings/
sessions etc. It is a spacious, well-maintained
building which has recently been granted funding
for a new toilet facility and cloakroom area.
The Hub of the community
Huntington Village Hall
Huntington Community Primary School
For any information about the hall or for bookings/hire please contact
Margaret Jones on 340582 or Lin Turner on 347097
For any information on the above contact the school on 327255
A stone’s throw from the Village Hall on Butterbache Road Huntington Community Primary School is
celebrating its 50th birthday this year (1958 – 2008) and a variety of events have been planned for
parents past and present and children past and present too.
Amongst the fun on oer is
- 2lst 1une - l2pm - 3pm Garden party & school fun-day
- 4th 1uly 7pm Peunlon at school
- llth 1uly Stan & parent party nlght
- l8th 1uly Celebratlons day (An event coverlng the whole day wlth
Celebrations for the children at school)
Recently the school planted daodils, clustered
up to spell out a big ‘50’ on the school eld’s mini
embankment where each year group had their
photo taken.
The school stas are gearing up excitedly for these
forthcoming events and congratulations must go out
to all of them for their hardwork and dedication to
keep the school at the forefront of the community.
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Caricatures by Mark Bardsley are becoming
increasingly popular throughout the UK
and beyond.
Reecting his aectionate humour and attention to detail,
Mark strives to portray even the most ordinary person as
someone special.
Subject matter often hints at his rural upbringing in Welsh
border country with his love for animals and the countryside
often revealed in his work.
Happy caricaturing animals as he is people, Mark is often
commissioned to produce humorous pet portraits. Not just
a caricaturist, Mark is also an experienced book illustrator
which he feels makes him well placed to tackle almost any
subject a client might throw at him.
His caricaturing also takes him
around the country working at
various events such as weddings,
special events and school
workshops.
Cari catures
Mark Bardsley
Send your entries to:-
Living Magazine. Office 159,Gateway
House, 78 Northgate Street, Chester.
CH1 2HR
Don’t forget to include your name and
contact details! Closing date 25th
April 2008
We reserve the right to copy winning
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competition
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2) This cartoonist brought the girls of st Trinians to life
3) Cartoonist known for his little fat ponies
4) The creator of Snoopy and Charlie Brown
5) He illustrated the BFG and the Twits
6) Illustrator whose cat was in a hat
7) Gnasher’s badly behaved owner
8) Desperate Dan’s favourite dish
9) Tintin’s faithful white dog
10) Paul McCartney’s favourite cartoon bear
11) Walt Disney dog with the same name as a planet
12) This Nick Park creation loves cheese
13) He drew the Daily Express’s fearsome grandma’s
14) Creator of the Farside cartoon series
15) Danger mouse’s short-sighted side kick
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N
ow that spring is here, summer is just around the
corner and with it comes the wedding season.
Weddings can take place at any time of year but the
majority of us would like to guarantee good weather,
hence the summer bookings. For those tying the knot
this year, your plans should be well under way, and
hopefully going well, but for those couples who have
recently got engaged, the fun starts here.
When arranging a wedding try to allow yourselves
enough time to organise the wedding you both wish
for. After all, it will probably be the most special
and memorable day of your lives. It can be a time
consuming task and generally takes 12-18 months to
plan properly. At the outset, you need to decide who
is paying for what and it will save a lot of heartache
later on if you get this step right! As a large part of
your cost will depend on how many people will be
attending the ceremony, it is a good idea to draw up
a preliminary list at an early stage to give you some
idea of numbers.
As soon as you agree on a date you need to book
the church / civil ceremony as soon as you can.
Arrange to meet either the church minister or the
registrar so that arrangements can be made and the
“notice of intention to marry” can be issued. If it is
a church wedding, discuss with the minister about
bell ringing, choirs, style of service, permission for
photographers and whether confetti is acceptable in
the church grounds.
One thing to consider at an early stage would be a
wedding insurance package. We all have this notion
of “it won’t happen to me” but imagine the expense of
cancelling your wedding if it did. It costs from as little
as £26
Below is a brief timeline list to give some assistance
with smooth planning.
Wedding
Planner
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Brasserie 10-16, Brookdale Place, Chester CH1 3DY Tel: 01244 32 22 88 info@brasserie1016.com www.brasserie1016.com
Monday to Saturday: 12 noon to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 10pm. Sunday: 12 noon to 10pm
With all this plus
fantastic service, a great
atmosphere and our
relaxing bar and lounge,
there’s never been a better
time to visit 10-16.
Special Three Course Menu for Just £10.16
Sunday 27th April
Brasserie 10-16 is one of Chester’s most established
restaurants, acclaimed within national restaurant guides
and winner of many regional awards. Come and see
why we’re a perennial favourite, with three delicious
courses of exciting food for the unbelievably great
price of £10.16.
Monday & Wednesday “Wine & Dine Deal” £14.95 per person
Every Monday & Wednesday Night
Enjoy our delicious Two Course Menu and a bottle of
wine each for just £14.95 per person and the menu
changes every week!
Gastro Night – Six Courses Including Wine £39 per person
Friday 6th June
Join us for a menu combining fresh and exciting
flavours with 10-16 style, with each course accompanied
by a carefully chosen selection from our wine list.
Discounts are not available on these menus
Great Reasons To Visit 10-16 Now...
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Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Everything for Brides, Grooms
and Bridesmaids
Over 40 years experience in bridal
wear so be rest assured we’ll help
you pick the right gown for you.
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Tel 01928 735688. Customer parking to the right of the store. www.frodshamweddingbelles.co.uk
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Call to make an appointment
or just simply pop in.