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  1. 1. Uttoxeter & Cheadle Uttoxeter & Cheadle FREE 13,000 COLOUR MAGAZINES PRINTED EACH ISSUE Issue 46
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  3. 3. 3Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. The 2014 World Cup is taking place this month and for the very first time I have absolutely no trepidation on how England are going to perform in their matches – because one Irish Bookmaker has put them up as 100-1 outsiders! Yes, I am relaxed as it seems Manager Roy Hodgson and his squad are, as we embark on our journey into football’s biggest competition, staged in Brazil where soccer is not just a sport but a way of life. It’s a great feeling! Nobody expects England to progress in this tournament, possibly going out in the first group stage and not gaining a single victory! This is just what our nation loves, to be the underdog, dismissed by others as no- hopers and destined to return to the United Kingdom with their heads bowed – so beware the mighty Italy, Germany, Spain and of course Brazil....... I really rate Roy Hodgson, the way he conducts himself in a quiet but assertive manner both with his players and with the media. As we are without a chance according to most other nations, I believe this is the time to have a real go with a bunch of young players who have the chance to live the dream! Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes states the new-look young England team should play like Liverpool, attacking whenever possible and going for goals! I back him wholeheartedly in this statement – let’s go for it and play fast, attacking football which will take other teams by surprise! We have nothing to lose as we have already been dismissed by all and sundry. I am fortunate to remember when we did actually win the World Cup in 1966. I watched all the matches up until the Final when my father told me we were going on holiday to Scarborough on that particular day. However, he said don’t worry son, our coach will get us to our destination by noon – plenty of time to watch the game on the B&B’s TV. Our luxury coach arrived, it was Lymer’s beautiful cream coloured one with the red fin on the roof – I had always loved this marvellous coach so to go to Scarborough on it was the perfect start to World Cup Final day. Our coach driver took his time and got our holiday party to Scarborough at 2pm but we still had an hour to get the cases off the coach and into our digs. This was completed in military style as tension gripped us all and I saw my father so excited at the prospect of England lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy! However, our plans were well and truly scuppered when we were told the B&B did not have a TV – and the nearest one was miles away – so we all had to listen to the match on the radio!!! Well, it all ended on a happy note as England Captain and a wonderful player Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup to the celebrations of a nation – let’s hope we can do it again this year.... If I may, can I conclude my article by thanking the hundreds of readers who contacted me in various ways about my column in last month’s Voice regarding the very sad death of young Christie Gallon. I have been told it helped Christie’s Mum and Dad Janice and Chris, the family and her many friends, and this has made it very emotional for me. With this in mind, I have decided to place in The Voice more tributes to our local folk who sadly pass away. The Voice is a feelgood magazine and people tell me they do feel good when they read tributes to loved ones so I believe in what my readers tell me. If you have lost a loved one or you could write about this for the family, please email the tribute along with a lovely photograph so we can share and celebrate their passing – they deserve to be remembered in a nice and loving way. I hope you enjoy reading this Voice magazine. I’ll speak to you next time... Nigel Titterton, Editor & Publisher Dear Reader, Publisher and Editor: Nigel Titterton The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice is published by Community Voice Publications Ltd Telephone 01538 751629 e-mail uttoxetervoice@hotmail.co.uk The views expressed in this publication are those of our contributors and are not necessarily those of the publishers, nor indeed their responsibility. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Community Voice Publications Ltd. Designed and Produced by noel@sergeantdesign.com HOW TO GET IN TOUCH The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice is wholly independent and is published at 3 Spode Close, Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1DT. 13,000 copies are distributed free to homes and businesses in Uttoxeter, Cheadle, Rocester, Marchington, Denstone, Bramshall, Stramshall, Alton, Oakamoor, Tean, Lower Tean, Checkley, Leigh, Church Leigh, Crakemarsh, Combridge, Kingsley and Doveridge areas. NEW FOR 2014: Mayfield, Ellastone, Draycott, Cresswell, Saverley Green & Fulford. Clients are welcome to view the printing matrix. ADVERTISEMENT SALES AND EDITORIAL Tel: 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970 Email: uttoxetervoice@hotmail.co.uk NEXT ISSUE The next Voice will be distributed from July 11th 2014 News Deadline: July 2nd 2014 Advertising Deadline: July 4th 2014 BOOK YOUR ADVERT NOW - EMAIL uttoxetervoice@hotmail.co.uk OR PHONE 01538 751629 Everyone lovesTheVoice
  4. 4. 4 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. National Flower Arranging Day Cheadle Flower Club members took arrangements around the town including to the Hospital, Care homes, shops etc. Green being the colour for Emerald Anniversary, NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arranging Societies) 55 years this year.
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  8. 8. 8 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. L ocal people got just the tonic they needed when local legends The Swinging Sixties Doctors Band performed at JCB Lakeside Club! Decades of fundraising gigs by the local band, which includes Bernie Shevlin, Tony Sethi, Chris Dean, Joan Price and Chris Webster, has seen a huge fanbase created with thousands of pounds donated to clubs, organisations and charities. Threapwood Girl Guides hosted the 60’s Music Night at JCB to raise funds for 22 Girl Guides hoping to take part in a Kenyan relief project next summer. A fantastic £1522.25 was raised on the night which was impressively match funded by Barclays Bank. Just what the Doctor’s ordered!
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  10. 10. 10 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Lambdog Theatre Company performed ‘Wind In The Willows’ at The Venue in Tean and received tremendous feedback from the local audience. The theatre company are based at The Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek and tour all over the country. Everyone at The Venue at Tean enjoyed a wonderful adaptation by award-winning playwright Patrick McConnell. ‘Wind in The Willows’ at The Venue, Tean
  11. 11. 11Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. BB Furniture Company Luxury Indoor and Outdoor Living Free Delivery on all items!! Visit us at: www.bb-trading-company.co.uk to browse our fantastic range of furniture Port Royal Summer Special £479.99 Port Royal Luxe Cube £554.99 Port Royal Luxe Round Dining £489.99
  12. 12. 12 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Carpets - Vinyls - Roll Ends Beds/Mattresses - Headboards Bedroom Furniture - Rugs We offer over 20 years experience in the trade and a very Friendly, Professional Service Choose Cheadle Carpets & Beds - call in to see us on Cheadle’s main car park (Next to Cheadle Post Office) Tel/Fax 01538 750555 2 Shopping Centre, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 1UT Open Monday to Saturday Free measures & estimates - no obligation
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  14. 14. Lank’s Lore By Steve ‘Lank’Lavin Golden Memories from one of Uttoxeter’s Favourite Characters A few weeks ago I was in conversation with a chap namely Phil Woolley who informed me that he was a descendant of Woolley the Saddlers of Uttoxeter. This name certainly brought back some fond memories for me. In the very early 70’s my father who ran the stationery shop at the front of our print works in High Street asked me to deliver a rubber stamp ordered by Woolleys the Saddlers to their premises which were located at the top of Bridge Street. What an experience that was! Woolley’s was established in 1808 and to be perfectly frank with you I do not think at this time it had changes very little from it’s early days. The actual workshop situated at the rear of the shopwas accessed up an entry at the side. On entering these premises I was amazed at the array of hand working leather tools of all descriptions scattered about the long wooden benches. Scores of saddles, harnesses and various other leather goods festooned the workshop walls and ceiling. Several Woolley family members and workforce were hard at it manufacturing an assortment of leather items. I stood there in amazement knee deep in offcuts of leather as a member of the staff in this very small workshop politely brushed passed me to ascend a ladder through a hole in the ceiling to access the workroom above. Elf n’ Safety would have a nightmare today if they had seen the working conditions of this place at this particular time, but again there wasn’t the namby pamby rules in those days as there is today and workers could use their own common sense a lot more. Phil Woolley during our conversation gave me a brief history of his families firm. Phil’s brother’s John and Andy had worked there alongside there father Bert and uncle Gerald. Herbert Woolley had founded the saddlers and Harness makers in 1808 in a monk’s cottage built in the 14th Century, adjacent to the churchyard in Uttoxeter. Throughout the generations numerous family members carried on producing high quality leather items. Andy Woolley, Phil’s brother was the last member of the family and saddle maker in the town, his Great Grandfather won Silver & Gold medals for harness making and his Grandfather was a Military Saddler and took part in the last cavalry charge of the First World War. His father Bert cared for the British Cavalry in Palestine in the early 1940’s. Some of the saddles are still in use today. In 1959 Woolleys began supplying saddlery to its first county police force and soon after supplied the majority of police forces in England and Scotland. Amongst their clients were many Peers of the Realm, The Household Cavalry, Harrods and Buckingham Palace. Many horse races have been won on Woolley saddles Some of my mates used to go there to purchase strips of leather to put with elastic they had bought from Ron Carters shop in Market Place to make a catapult or ‘Dobber’ as it was called locally and also many schoolchildren visited there to have their leather school satchel repaired. Andy was the sixth generation of the Woolley family working in the same premises as his Great, Great Grandfather, he used techniques and skills passed down through these generations and many of the tools he used were older than his father. In saddle making, the traditional ways and materials are usually the best. Every piece created has one essential ingredient - generations of experience. The shop was closed and sold in 1982 and became an antique business ran by Miss Margaret Jagger. Andy carried on manufacturing high class saddles and harnesses from the workshop at the rear of the premises right up to the early 2000’s when sadly it finally closed mainly due to the banning of fox hunting and the government cut backs on the spending budget allocated to the British Police Force which took away a lot of his bread and butter work, and he retired to live in Scotland. It is impossible to qualify the range offered by Woolley’s, they would make you anything that you asked for and it would be designed and made to the excellence that was synonymous with their name. What a tragedy for a business that had survived for close on 200 years was forced to close through modern day laws and government cuts. John Woolley however still continues with his trade from his farm at Winnothdale, Nr. Tean. He is still producing products mainly to the racing fraternity and can be often seen at Race Courses around the country. Till next time, Lank A Side Saddle made for a member of the Royal Family by Bert Woolley in the 70’s. Woolleys Saddlers shop pictured in the c.1800’s with Mr. Ernest Woolley and 2 of his grandchildren Woolleys old shop pictured today, now a ladies hairstylists. Three generations of the Woolley family all involved with the saddlery business Baby Bert (Phil & John’s dad), Ernest on the left (their Grandfather) and Great Grandfather Herbert on the right. Gerald Woolley hard at it pictured in the 60’s. 14 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support.
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  16. 16. …..for their beliefs. That was the fate of thousands of early Quakers for failing to conform to the religion of the day thereby giving them first-hand experience of the appalling conditions prevailing in prisons at that time. And so began their concern for the criminal justice system. Elizabeth Fry, who has graced our £5 notes since 2003, was a Quaker prison reformer who transformed the lives of countless thousands. She was born into a well-to-do Quaker family in 1780 (her mother was a Barclay – didn’t I tell you Barclays Bank had Quaker roots!) At the age of 18 she married Joseph Fry (those chocolate companies again!) and bore him 11 children making her many achievements all the more remarkable. Elizabeth first became aware of the shocking conditions in Newgate Prison in 1813. There she found women prisoners, some of whom hadn’t even been tried, living with their children - hungry, dirty, cold, sleeping on floors without bedding. Through her kindness, she established a rapport with the women, went on to set up the first women’s visiting committee, the first-ever prison school and saw to it that prisoners were taught skills and given useful occupation. The work she undertook showed not only understanding, compassion and humanity but also inspired other women to play fuller roles in society at a time when it was rare for them to be involved outside the home. Her public work effectively dates from 1817 when she began the Association for the Improvement of Female Prisoners. The Association lobbied the authorities for reforms including segregation of sexes, female matrons for female prisoners, education and employment. In 1818, she was called to testify on the conditions prevalent in British prisons to the House of Commons committee becoming the first woman to present evidence to parliament. When Sir Robert Peel became Home Secretary, Elizabeth finally found a receptive audience for her appeals which did not demand luxuries for prisoners but merely asked that prison life be made the means for reformation not degradation. Elizabeth Fry also established shelters for the homeless, founded various societies to support the poor and promoted the reform of hospitals and workhouses. For over 25 years she visited every convict ship leaving for Australia. In 1840 she opened a training school for nurses influencing Florence Nightingale who took a team of Elizabeth’s nurses with her to the Crimean War. Elizabeth died in 1845; it is reported that over 1,000 people attended her funeral. She had lived her life for the sake of others, practising kindness and always believing that love was the greatest gift one can receive and give. Today, about 100 of Britain’s 150 prisons, Sudbury, Dovegate & Foston included, have Quaker chaplains and many Quakers act as prison visitors. Modern Quakers continue to be concerned, as Elizabeth Fry was, with issues such as women in prison, young offenders, prison overcrowding and restorative justice. If you would like to know more about Quakers visit www.quakers.org.uk or come along to Uttoxeter’s Quaker Meeting House, tucked away next to Wilfred House in Carter Street, at 10.45am any Sunday. You do not have to be a Quaker. You will be very welcome. 16 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. 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  18. 18. 18 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Property Voice by Nathan Anderson-Dixon Nathan is a local estate agent, with over16 years of experience in the residential sales and lettings market. S o what’s happening in the world of property today? Well we are certainly seeing more activity, more sold boards and houses that have been for sale for months and in some cases years are beginning to move. But what does this mean for us, are prices rising? And how will this affect people in Uttoxeter? The housing market underwent a huge turnaround in 2013 which has continued into 2014. House prices rose at a pace not seen since the economic crisis and the banks showed a renewed appetite to lend. The average UK house price now stands at £174,910, up 7.7 per cent from November last year, according to Halifax. This is the highest annual rate of growth since 2007 – when the financial crisis sent the housing market into meltdown. This was driven by soaring demand for property in the capital, particularly from foreign buyers, where prices shot up 9.4pc in the year to September. The average property in London will now set buyers back £434,000, according to the latest regional figures.This has had a knock on effect and has meant that throughout the country we are now seeing an increase in sales and a sharp rise in asking prices as sellers become more confident, and estate agents compete for instructions. Whatever the market, it’s important to adopt the right strategy to make sure you get the best results. Here are a few questions most commonly asked by sellers and buyers during a particularly buoyant or rising market: How do I know how much my house is worth? There are a number of ways to gain an estimate of the value for your property. Firstly, look on the internet at what property like yours are selling for in the local area; visit house price data sites like www.mouceprice.com and input your postcode to find out what houses are selling for in your street. House price data has been gathered for over a decade, so this will give you a great view of the market; finally get advice from at least Two or Three local estate agents who know the area and who can advise you on not only historical values but where they see the price in today’s market. P.s Never tell the agent your price expectations, get their advice, not what they think they want you to hear. I have sold my property should I go into rented and then buy? A decision like this should not be taken lightly. The benefits of having no chain will undoubtedly give you an advantage when seeking to secure the purchase on your next property, however be warned. In a rising market buyers have been known to be priced out of the market. As prices rise your budget may not, which could affect the type of property you are able to buy in the future. I would advise anyone where possible to tie in the sale and purchase, especially in a rising or buoyant market. Will prices continue to rise? Surveyors expect house prices will continue to rise. Some 59pc more surveyors predict rises will increase rather than edge down over the year as the number of homes for would-be buyers to choose from continues to fall "well short" of demand. Rics said surveyors are expecting sales to pick up throughout 2014, but warned that without a "meaningful increase" in the supply of homes, both house prices and rents will become more unaffordable. In short, yes for the short to middle term house prices are expected to rise. When is the best time to sell and achieve the highest price? Typically the housing market has two peaks, during spring into summer and towards the end of summer into autumn. It’s always easier to present a property in its best light when the sky is blue and grass is piercing green, so spring to summer seasonal pictures always make a difference. However the simple answer is “when you are ready”. Houses will sell throughout the year for full market value, it’s just that the volume of sales will increase during busy periods. I’ve been for sale for months and I’m still not sold, why? Usually there are three main reasons that your property isn’t sold, these are; the price is too high and buyers are not viewing because they don’t feel the property is value for money; the property is being under marketed by your estate agent, perhaps the pictures are poor quality or it’s not being described accurately and thirdly there is another wider deterring factor such as HS2 runs through your garden!! The best thing to do is take advice from your agent, if you don’t get anywhere don’t be afraid to move your business. If you have any questions about this article or would like to put forward any questions or content for future features please email me direct at nathan@abodemidlands.co.uk
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  20. 20. JCB photographer Michael Lees has unleashed a living reminder of his 50 years’ service at the company on to the lakes at the World HQ. It’s been a tradition for the past 45 years for the JCB lakes at Rocester to be re-stocked with wildfowl to bring some colour to the natural environment. Among the breeds chosen to be released on to the lakes today were aptly-named Golden Eye ducks – in honour of Michael’s golden service anniversary. Also released were a pair of orange ringed teals. Michael joined JCB on April 13th and he is only the fourth employee to have ever attained the 50 year service milestone since the company was founded in 1945. Michael, 70, of Uttoxeter, said: “I can’t actually believe it’s 50 years since I joined JCB. I’ve had a fabulous time here and have photographed virtually everyone of note who has ever walked through the door, from Royalty to politicians to film stars. It makes a change for me to be the other side of the camera today but it’s lovely that there’s a living reminder on the lake of my 50 years’ service.” The lake in front the World HQ started life as a humble pond before the area was landscaped in 1969. The lake and its two neighbouring one are hailed as one of the most impressive examples of industry in harmony with nature. Lord Bamford, who himself celebrates 50 years’ service with JCB this year, said: “Michael is one of JCB’s true characters and one of the most recognisable faces in the company. He has, quite literally, photographed thousands of people over the past 50 years, not just famous visitors, but also customers and dealers from all over the world. I congratulate him on 50 wonderful and loyal years of service.” Golden day JCB photographer Michael Lee prepares to release a Golden Eye duck on to the lakes at JCB. Michael’s golden milestone marked in colourful style Above: HM The Queen and JCB Founder Joseph Cyril Bamford. Top Left: In 1988 Mrs Thatcher welcomed JCB employees - including Michael - to Number Ten Downing Street to receive a cheque for £250,000 on behalf of the NSPCC after a company wide fund raising drive. Below Left: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and JCB Chairman Anthony Bamford pictured at JCB in 1980. HRH The Duchess of Kent is photographed by Michael in 1988 as Alice Bamford, Lord and Lady Bamford’s daughter, presents a posy of flowers. Mrs Thatcher at JCB’s World HQ in 1987. Tony Blair visited JCB in 1996. Coronation Street’s Helen Worth visited JCB in 2003. Joan Collins and JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford pictured in 2004. HRH Prince William at JCB’s World HQ in 2009. 20 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support.
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  22. 22. 22 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Impact on the Community Awards 2014 Your Chance to Nominate! Trent & Dove Housing’s annual Impact on the Communities Awards ceremony is to be held in November at the Branston Golf Club in Burton upon Trent. Trent & Dove works closely with residents and other agencies throughout East Staffordshire and it recognises the huge amount of hard work carried out by individual residents and agencies, which makes a real and lasting difference to people’s lives and their communities. We are inviting nominations for individuals, agencies or voluntary groups for the following:  1 Overall impact on the community – individual 2 Overall impact on the community – organisation 3 Impact on young people – individual 4 Impact on young people – organisation 5 Impact on older people – individual or organisation 6 Impact on safer communities – individual or organisation 7 Tenant of the Year 8 Contribution to Community Cohesion – organisation or individual 9 Support Organisation 10 Community Project Application packs are available from Trent & Dove Housing at; Trinity Square, Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1BL. (contact Kay Sinclair on 01283 528601) or e-mail: kay.sinclair@trentanddove.org The closing date for entries is 22 August 2014. ‘Transforming homes, lives and neighbourhoods’ The Sewing Patch Fabric, Patchwork, quilting and sewing supplies Large range of rotary cutters, cutting mats, rulers, needles, pins, buttons and zips. If we haven’t got it in stock we will try to get it for you. Friendly Workshops and classes. For up to date class list go to www.sewingpatch.co.uk DMC embroidery threads now in stock Gift Vouchers available Strawberry Garden Centre, Bramshall, Uttoxeter ST14 5BE Tel: 01889 562553 Tues to Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 3pm, Mon Closed P hil Hudson a retired police officer with 30 years’ service Staffordshire Police has become the new Chairman of the Uttoxeter Branch of the Royal British Legion. Phil, born in Warwick and having started his working life in retail management, moved to Uttoxeter over 31 yrs. ago when stationed as a new recruit at the town’s Police station. He retired last year and remains living in the area and hopes that after so many years he has now been adopted as a local. He has been a member of the British Legion for several years helping with the poppy appeal collecting and is proud to have been elected Chairman of the Branch in this important year of remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of start of the First World War. He believes it is important that we should continue to remember the many hundreds of thousands of men and women who gave their lives, the ultimate sacrifice, that we should enjoy the freedoms that we have today. Phil’s father was a member of the Warwickshire Regiment and then the Kings Royal Shropshire Light Infantry seeing action in the Second World War in Italy. His dad did not discuss his experiences of war very much with the family and it was only discovered recently, when talking to relatives after the death of an uncle that his dad had actually been very badly injured, but had never said. This brings home to you the bravery of our loved ones back then and now in recent conflicts. It also reminds us of the work that the Royal British Legion does to this day for our ex–servicemen and women and their families. Phil is supported by President Bill Hurst and a committee of new Officers, Vice- Chairman Gordon Stubbs, Honorary Secretary Karen Hudson, Treasurer Gary Rounds, Welfare Officer Anne Nicklin, Poppy Appeal Organiser Judith Leedham and dedicated members of the Branch. He would like to thank sincerely Geoff Morrison and members of the previous committee for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm over the years which has given a sound foundation on which Phil and future members can build on. There is a need now to recruit new members from the local area to continue the work. There are many young ex-service personnel in the Uttoxeter area and the local Branch of the Royal British Legion needs you to continue the tradition. Details of membership can be obtained from the Bradley House Club in Uttoxeter which is the Headquarters and meeting place of the Branch. The Uttoxeter RBL has been busy with Phil at the helm. A number of events have been organised. A centenary Poppy lunch is being arranged for the 10th of August at Kingstone village hall. A cold lunch with sweets and cheese is on offer, also a guest speaker. Proceeds will be divided between RBL Uttoxeter and the Poppy Appeal. To purchase tickets contact Phil or any committee member of the RBL Branch. A new mourning drape and a union flag to fly over our Headquarters; Bradley House have been purchased and they are available to all. In September a golf day is being held at the Manor Golf Club Kingstone, proceeds to the Poppy fund, sponsors are being sought for the event, anyone wishing to play or help contact poppy organiser Judith Leedham on 01889 500272, similarly the same number for wreaths, crosses for the centenary. New members are always welcome at our meetings held on the 3rd Thursday every month at Bradley House, you do not have to be ex-service to join and all support is gratefully received. New Chairman of Uttoxeter RBL
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  24. 24. 24 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Keele University graduate Jade Williams was crowned Miss Staffordshire at Uttoxeter Racecourse. The 23 year old, of The Westlands, Newcastle- under-Lyme, won the county crown after beating off the challenge of other contestants during a highly enjoyable occasion at the local venue. Jade will now go onto compete for the title of Miss England this month. She was also awarded prizes including free hairdressing up to the value of £2,000. First runner up was Zoe Nichols, 23, of Coven near Wolverhampton with Emma Hunt, 24, of Little Haywood, taking third spot. Local finalists were Natalie Ede, 23, of Uttoxeter; 18 years old Rachel Davis of Lower Tean; Lydia Fisher, 18, of Uttoxeter and Kerry Bennett, 21 from Whiston. 2014
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  28. 28. 28 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Have I got news for you by Uttoxeter’s Gary Hudson, Former BBC Chief News Reporter Gary Hudson is a member of Uttoxeter Lions Club, a former BBC Chief News Reporter and a senior lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at Staffordshire University. Celebrity shame – and who knew what I’m getting serious this edition. Don’t read on if you are of a nervous disposition. In the wake of all the celebrity sex scandals of the past few months, there is a question which some people are bold enough to ask, and others don’t dare. It is based on the assumption that ‘everybody’ in the BBC or on the fringes of showbusiness – and that apparently includes anyone who worked in a building where they had studios producing drama and/or light entertainment, or news – must have known something of what was ‘going on’. The question is this. If there was not some conspiracy of silence then how did Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall, Max Clifford and the rest get away with their crimes for so long? It’s a question worth asking because without answers those of us who had anything to do with any of these mostly despicable characters have, at best, a lot of explaining to do and at worst, some level of guilt by association – even if it was the sin of doing nothing. I’m not a dinosaur even though I lived in Jurassic Park Now although I write this column from the viewpoint of someone who once worked at the BBC and for other broadcasters, and met and mingled with people in the news, even I was not in journalism when a lot of the proven historic offences took place. The people involved were around when I started at the BBC, but it’s fair to say their crimes were committed in a different moral climate. Compare their offences with that of the Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, who had to apologise publicly a few weeks ago for making sexist comments in emails. Thirty years ago, his remarks might well have been everyday office banter in many workplaces. And of course, the remarks, which were certainly deeply offensive to modern ears, were written in emails, which they would not have been in the pre-digital age. Then they would most likely have been said over a lunchtime pint, which is itself another disappearing facet of British office life. I’m not condoning what he said, just pointing out that attitudes have changed. Most of the complaints about the spread of political correctness ignore the good that has been done by greater tolerance of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles and less tolerance of name-calling and abuse. It gets stupid sometimes obviously – like that elderly Radio Devon DJ who lost his job over an 80-year-old record that included the N-word. Or the Jeremy Clarkson case where he apologised for something that was never broadcast and which was intended to make it clear the word could no longer be said in respectable company. But those are extremes, and it’s still not against the law to offend somebody – most of the time. The creeps and the casual sexists So getting back to the sexual abuse of vulnerable women by powerful celebrities, what do I know? Well, I remember that Jimmy Savile was an odious creep when I met him to interview him about some charity stunt. He was arrogant, self- centred and controlling, wanting everything his own way. You might even argue he was bullying, but I saw no evidence of sexual malpractice. And why should I? There’s no suggestion he molested women in public. He took his chances in caravans and BBC dressing rooms or even on hospital wards, but not when others were watching. And it was difficult for anyone – not just his victims – to raise any suspicions because of all his charity work. That was either the sickest cover for his crimes or proof of a Jekyll and Hyde character. Or was it both? Stuart Hall has gone from national treasure to national embarrassment, because so many people now feel ashamed that they enjoyed his eccentric way with a football report or his manic laughter on It’s a Knockout. But no-one except he is to blame for his crimes. I was once in the press room at Wigan FC and passed on a message that he was needed immediately on the gantry at the top of the main stand, a considerable and exhausting climb. His reply, delivered in familiar plummy tones, was ‘Do they provide Sherpas?’ The joke is no-less funny because it is delivered by someone we now know to be a sex offender. And yet we feel uncomfortable laughing. Why? I saw him at football matches. He didn’t brag about past sexual encounters. Why would he? And what could we have known or suspected? The past catches up with them – not us Many of us feel uneasy about the prosecution of historic sex offences, even though we welcome justice being done if a decades-old murder is solved. I share the concern about the quality of evidence based on two people’s differing recollections of private moments years ago, but the burden of proof is high. The jury had no doubt about the truth of the evidence in the Max Clifford case. I can say that from all I know personally and have been told by colleagues in journalism, Clifford was a manipulative, duplicitous schemer in his professional life and the fact that he turned out to be a cruel and devious sex offender is hardly surprising. I never reported any of his lies. Those who did may have a lot to answer for ethically, but even they weren’t privy to events in his office. We’re all better off knowing the truth, no matter how long it takes to emerge. And it does no harm to question our own consciences when it does. But that doesn’t make everyone guilty by association. Former Voice columnist and Derby County FC fan Tim Leech is photographed at Wembley for the Championship Play Off Final against QPR with his trendy innovative Rams Tea Cosy Hat! Hundreds of other Derby County fans asked about Tim’s stylish headgear - yet again Roachy leads the way in fashion! For those who have been on a different planet over the last few weeks, after dominating the final, Derby lost 1-0 to a Bobby Zamora goal! FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK PLEASE CALL 01538 754420 www.stoddards.co.uk Forthcoming Coach Trips JUNE Sat 14 Ormskirk & Southport, £17.00 Sun 15 Gardeners World - NEC £17.00, Entrance £18.00 Sat 21 Oxford, £19.50 Sun 22 Afternoon Mystery Trip, £14.50 Sat 28 York, £19.50 Sun 29 Lake District Tour, £19.50 JULY Sat 5 Bridgnorth & Wenloch Edge, £17.00 Sun 6 Llandudno via Betws y Coed, £19.00 Sat 12 Chester, £16.50 Sun 13 Waddesdon Manor, £19.50. 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  29. 29. 29Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. U ttoxeter based, local musician and songwriter Jason Callear is back on the scene taking his Acoustic Rock / Blues / Alternative acoustic duo on the road with fellow Stalwart Sean Prior. He boasts a blend of original and varied cover sets, stripped back to basics, delivered in a laid back chilled style. Jason picked up a guitar in 1978 at the age of 6, his first band Modem in 1981 and by 1987 formed his first real garage Rock Band Millennium whilst gaining grades in Classical Guitar with Distinction. He also became increasingly obsessed with the drums, dropped the classical guitar and used all his spare time practicing on the High School kit Leaving School and into college he remained solely on guitar until 1989 when he joined various established original / covers bands, switching to drums then for the best part of 15 yrs. He’s toured the UK over the years playing Buxton Opera House, Renfrew Ferry, Edinbough Studio 24, Bradford RIO’s, London’s Mean Fiddler, The Borderline, Camden Underworld, The Limelight, Newcastle’s Trillians to name a few and played alongside classic acts such as The Sweet, The Alice Cooper Group, Joe Bouchard from The Blue Oyster Cult, and drummed a Live Session at BBC Pebble Mill. Jason has also devoted a lot of time teaching and helping young local musicians to form bands, including Inspire Music Producer Matt Bishop, currently with Honey Ryder. In 2001 he was selected from a group of Midlands based musicians to play for Michael Bruce of Alice Cooper,played 2 UK tours through 2002; plus a show at the ‘Whiskey a Go Go’ on LA’s Sunset Strip. In 2004 Jason stepped back out on guitar for the first time in 15 yrs in Pearl Jam Tribute, Rear- view Mirror. In 2008 he recorded his first real solo project ‘Four Long Days’, a mix of covers and original tracks and netted a slot at WhatFest in Northwich. Covering all instruments and vocal parts, this rekindled his enthusiasm and followed up with another 4 tracks, imaginatively entitled ‘Four More Days’ the following year. EP. By 2011 he was writing and recording 4 more songs for a new EP and was introduced to Assorted Records by former pupil, fellow musician and Matt Bishop of Honey Ryder. By September 2012, the EP ‘XXXIX’ (Thirty Nine) was finally complete and released on Assorted Records, which is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The profits currently go to Cancer Research UK. Endorsement Jason and Sean netted a deal with Vintage guitars last year after a meeting at the North West Guitar show. www.jhs.co.uk/jasoncallear.html Jason was praised for his LA performance by Alice Cooper’s original drummer and creator of the parts, Neal Smith, saying “only two drummers that I’ve heard authentically play my drum parts, that even begin to understand the essence of our original music. One drummer Jason Callear was in Michael Bruce’s English band and the other drummer is Tommy Clufetos in Alice’s newest band. The quintessential song from all of our Alice Cooper gold and platinum records is “Halo of Flies.’ No drummer has ever nailed that song 100%, but Michael’s English drummer Jason Callear was the best I’ve ever heard. He played it so precise that I could even hear the scratches on the record”. Jason’s influences include: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Queen, Pink Floyd, Yes, Deep Purple, Free, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice in Chains. Plus 60’s folk, blues revival Jason say’s there’s new material on the horizon and recording will commence this Summer In his spare time, Jason also holds down a professional Engineering career, has an extremely patient and understanding Wife Isabel and 3 boys James, Tommy and Oscar. Sean Prior Sean started playing the Piano at 5 yrs, moved onto the cornet and joined the school orchestra and schools area band plus two tours to Germany. At the age of 7-8 Sean learned to play the Bagpipes, joined the Ashbourne and District Pipe Band travelling multiple times to Scotland, touring Austria and England to compete they became Grade 4 Midlands Champions. Sean won his school music competition at age 13 and performed for The Queen during her visit to Ashbourne.. Coming from a wide and varied musical background Sean’s influences are many, but his main bass guitar influences include Andy Frasier, Glen Hugh’s, Geddy Lee, John Entwhistle, John Paul Jones, Cliff Burton, Lemmy with later influences coming from Robert DeLeo, Mike Star, Tim Commerford and Jeff Ament. Sean is looking forward to seeing where this new project will go and writing some new material. “ it’s been a very interesting and fun journey so far and I can’t wait to see what’s next”. You can catch Jason and Sean locally at Jun 7th, 2014 – Uttoxeter Beer Festival – after 4pm Jul 11th, 2014 – JCB Lakeside Club Jul 19th, 2014 – Bradfest – Bradley House Club Uttoxeter Aug 29th, 2014 – The Old Star – Uttoxeter More information and merchandise can be found at www.jasoncallear.co.uk Local acoustic duo on the road again... Good Gardening by Rosemary Roberts W eeds, weeds, weeds. They seem to come from nowhere and will take over your gardening life if you let them. However, there is something therapeutic about weeding. It may not be every ones favourite pass time but there is something satisfying about clearing an area of weedy ground. Use a hoe on a dry day to slice any annual weeds just below the soil surface, severing stems from their roots. However, it can be just as easy to weed by hand, pulling up roots and all. Keeping on top of the weeds will prevent them from getting established and becoming a problem in the future. It also offers you a chance to keep an eye on what is going on at ground level and therefore able to spot other problems early. Insect pest problems can be controlled organically. Organic control is deemed to be successful where there is a balance between pests and their predators. You should not aim to eradicate insect pests completely, as without them there would be no food for frogs, ladybirds, hedgehogs, birds and other creatures. Avoiding the use of chemicals will encourage predators to thrive which will keep pest populations at tolerable levels. Creating suitable habitats in the garden will also attract predators. Build a pond or log pile, plant nectar rich flowers or hang up bird feeders. More direct ways to control pests organically include releasing predatory ladybirds, nematodes or mites, setting up traps or using protective barriers, all of which will help your plants to perform without damaging the environment. In the fruit and vegetable garden thin out congested rows of seedlings to let plants develop, tie in raspberry canes to stop them flopping over, water potatoes, onions and garlic to boost yields, sow annual herbs like basil, parsley and coriander and stop harvesting asparagus by the end of June to let the stems develop. Enjoy regular crops of salad by sowing ‘cut and come again’ salads now. In the greenhouse feed tomatoes every week with a liquid fertiliser. To encourage tomato fruit set gently tap the flower trusses every day, to release pollen and improve pollination. Keep moving young cucumbers into larger pots to encourage healthy growth. Once they reach a 25- 30cm pot, either move into growing bags or plant in the ground outside if they are hardy. Open greenhouse doors and vents on warm days to provide maximum ventilation when temperatures soar. If growing strawberries it is advisable to net your open doors against raiding black birds who will pick off the fruit as soon as it is ripe if given the opportunity. If you would like to ask me about any of the topics covered in this or other editions please do not hesitate to contact me on rose@rosegardensplantfairs.co.uk Happy Gardening. Till next month. Rosemary
  30. 30. A long with many other animal rescue societies Cheadle & District Animal Welfare Society looks after its fair share of Staffordshire Bull Terriers every year. Brenda Jackson a volunteer with the Society spoke to The Voice’s Editor Nigel Titterton about a few of the Staffies that have been successfully rehomed in the last few months and of the ones that are in care currently. ‘It is so sad that some people seem to have a dog without making any commitment towards its long term care or future, particularly a Staffy. Many of the Staffies are so bewildered and scared when they arrive at the kennels that they can’t cope easily with the strange kennel environment. They can lose weight as they fret about their situation and so get a lot of attention from the kennel staff to help overcome this. They love people and company and although they get lots of love and care from the kennel staff and also walks from our walkers we can’t get away from the fact they are in an enclosed and at times often noisy environment’. Staffies unfortunately are not always the first breed many people think about rehoming as there are many pre misconceptions made about them and so its takes a while before many get to a new home which is such a shame.’ Brenda says ‘we are therefore so delighted when ‘our’ Staffies go out to fantastic homes and along with their new owners want to share just how wonderful they are when in a loving home. Archie, Roxie and Jet are three Staffies who have become such important members of their new families. One of the owners has had Staffies before and knows all about them, one already had a rescued beagle and another had never been used to dogs at all but was a self confessed ‘cat’ person! All have these things in common though; they are prepared to devote time, energy and love into looking after their new family member and accept that as with any rescue dog, there may be some things to work on as each party gets used to one another in the first few months. Archie went to his new home last October and settled in immediately. They have had Staffies before and were so upset when their last one died they left it a while before they felt the time was right to think about another. Archie is the most fantastic dog and yet he was with us for 12 months. His new owners were over the moon when they met him and couldn’t wait to get him home. The home check couldn’t be done soon enough as far as they were concerned. He just loves his toys and does get through many (Staffies do like chewing their toys!), so Archie proof toys are now bought! His owner Annette says that ‘he’s turned into a beautiful, loving, clever dog and is spoilt rotten by everyone. He’s made good friends with the dog next door and they play together really well. We bought him a new ball at the weekend and he plays all day, every day. He won’t run the risk of anyone taking it, so keeps it with him, even when taking a nap’, as you can see. Jet is a lovely small Staffy who was with us for about three months. He looked so sad when he came in to us, he had been passed around a few owners and was rightly wondering what was going to happen next. He was not keen on other dogs too much and being in a busy kennel environment with many bigger dogs around him must have been very hard on him. His new owner Fay says this about him. ‘Jet is doing brilliantly. I am so pleased I came to see him. He is an absolute joy and a friend for life. I was always a cat person and when the subject of a dog was broached in our house, the last thing I wanted was a Staffy. We had looked at the Cheadle and District Animal Welfare Society website and seen Jet, but I dismissed the notion of a dog as I didn’t think I could cope. However, I kept thinking about Jet and I decided to enquire as to his availability. He was still at the kennels and so we all came to see him one cold Saturday. We took him for a walk and his ears were down and his tail hung between his legs. He was miserable. On the way back up to the kennels we kicked an old tennis ball on the floor and he immediately came to life. That was it. He and I bonded instantly and I knew I had to take him home and love him forever. If anyone is thinking of having a Staffy, I would suggest that they can give the dog constant attention and love. They crave contact with people and if I wasn’t able to take Jet to work with me, I know he would have hated being left at home for hours on end on his own. We have started puppy training and although we have to spend the whole class in a separate annexed area because he is dog-reactive, he is slowly learning to read other dogs’ body language and is top of the class as far as the teacher is concerned. Every class makes Jet and I closer, if that’s possible and he is such a quick learner. I am truly converted and would definitely have another Staffy. He has brought us so much joy and it is my mission to ensure that the instability and fear he has previously known, is a thing of the past and he can totally trust me to ensure that he has a life of play and love. I am privileged to have been given the chance to see the truth behind Staffy dogs and it has blown the myth and media reputation out of the water. He is my little bundle of unconditional love and fun and anyone that thinks differently is welcome to come and see for themselves. If I can encourage one family to think about them as a possible choice then I would be extremely pleased’. Brenda says that ‘Roxy was with us for about 9 months, she too had lived with a few owners. She is a very strong Staffy, full of fun, doesn’t ever want to give stop going but we discovered that she has severe breathing problems when out walking, particularly when it is hot weather. Exploratory investigations showed that she has a narrow windpipe which can’t be altered so she needs short walks only and be allowed to exercise within certain limits. We thought she would be very hard to re- home because of this. How lucky was she when her new owner saw her on our website. Roxy has the time of her life with her new owners and now has Paddy a rescued beagle for company who she loves completely and more recently Willow a fostered Labrador has joined them too. She has her own enclosed paddocks to run in as often or as little as she needs before having a rest and her owners are close by all day too- doggy paradise!’ This is what Hazel her owner says ‘She has quickly settled in and made herself a key member of the family by falling in love with Paddy and has now won over the three resident cats too. Brenda says how wonderful it would be if the Staffies that are currently in their care and no doubt will have in the future (and those in the other rescue centres too) could find such lovely forever homes. Foster homes too would be so welcome to avoid the dogs having to stay long in a kennel environment until their ideal permanent home is found. Isaac is one lucky Staffy who is in a smashing foster home while he waits for his forever home. One such dog really needing a permanent or foster home quickly is Anya. She has been treated for a middle ear infection and is receiving medication to hopefully improve the problem. She tilts her head on one side, but it seems to be more when she is stressed so the kennel environment is not ideal for her. Other lovely Staffies include Fleur, Laddie, Stella, Isaac and Mabel. If you feel that you have the right circumstances and can offer a good home to any of the current Staffies or any who may arrive in the future please contact Brenda on 07531 232 542 or email her at cheadleanimalwelfare@hotmail.co.uk. Further details about any of the dogs looking for homes can be found on their website too- www.cheadleanimalwelfare.org.uk 30 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Staffordshire Bull Terriers - what are they really like? By Brenda Jackson of the Cheadle Animal Welfare Society Archie taking a nap with ball Roxy and Paddy asleep! LaddieFleur Jet Stella Anya Mabel Isaac
  31. 31. Shosh qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London, and has been working as a small animal vet at Blue House Veterinary Centre in Biddulph since 2009. L ast month we looked at obesity in dogs and cats, with some pointers on how to assess your pet’s weight and body condition score. Hopefully you have consulted your vet or veterinary nurse if you are worried, and your dog or cat may now be on a weight loss plan with the support of your practice. This month, we’ll be taking a brief look at exercise. I can’t stress how important it is that your consult your pet’s vet before they embark on any new exercise regime; you need to ensure that they are fit and healthy enough to take on a change in their exercise type or intensity. Dogs It goes without saying that exercising more can aid weight loss! But you need to consider this carefully. As mentioned above, always have your dog checked by the vet first; if they are arthritic, have heart disease or other medical conditions, it may affect what type of exercise they can do, or how much. Having taken your dog for a vet check, make sure you make any changes to their exercise regime gradually, and take into account their age. Older dogs are more likely to suffer with arthritis, which in itself is greatly exacerbated by obesity, and they may find it harder to exercise. They may benefit from anti-inflammatory pain relief medication to help them, so speak to the vet about this. Play can be an excellent way to increase exercise, and it’s fun too. Even if you can’t take your dog out for more than one walk a day, encouraging them to chase a ball around the garden will help them expel energy. Keep throwing it and asking them to retrieve it; they’ll probably have a great time in the process of keeping fit! Tug games are also a great way to exercise as well, so ask your vet if these would be suitable for your dog. Be aware that letting your dog off the lead to have a blast around the fields is not always the best - or only - way to help them lose weight. Walking on-lead at a steady, consistent pace is ideal for increasing the heart rate and burning calories - much like jogging in people. This type of gentle cardiovascular exercise is usually more suitable for older boys and girls as well, because lots of jumping and turning while chasing toys can jar arthritic joints. As well as all the above, it is worth giving some consideration to hydrotherapy. Swimming provides good cardiovascular exercise and is often a good option for dogs with joint or mobility problems, as the buoyancy of the water helps support them as they move. This can be achieved by supervised swimming in safe waterways, or by attending a specialist canine hydrotherapy centre. Sorry to sound like a cracked record, but a vet check prior to starting hydrotherapy is essential and most reputable canine hydrotherapy centres will insist on this. You can find a list of qualified centres in your region by visiting http://www.canine-hydrotherapy.org/ Most hydrotherapy centres are well-versed in helping dogs on weight management programmes. Some dogs are nervous of water so it’s not for everyone, but speak to the centre before writing it off as they are also quite experienced in helping anxious dogs become accustomed to the pool. Cats It’s no secret that cats can be trickier to exercise than dogs; after all, you can’t (usually) take them for a walk to get them moving! Consider cats in the wild. They expend energy and burn calories for every rodent they catch, so by placing their food in a bowl in front of them every day we have removed a valuable opportunity for natural exercise. Obviously, cats also sleep a lot. Whereas we go shopping, go out to work or busy ourselves doing chores around the house and garden, cats have the potential to move between the food bowl and the sofa and not do much else in between! Fortunately, there are ways to get your cat moving. Before you do, ask your vet to check them over and tell them that you are planning to increase their exercise so they can make sure your plan is suitable for your cat. If your cat eats dry food, I would suggest doing away with a bowl. Feed dry food by scattering it on the garden, hiding it around the house or putting it in a treat ball or puzzle feeder. Not only does this encourage movement prior to eating, but it provides some amusement and mental stimulation (especially if you are out of the house) and caters to the cat’s natural hunting instinct. Play is an important way forward for cats who are trying to lose weight. Getting them moving for half an hour a day by encouraging them to play will do wonders for their waistline. Use laser pointers, dangly feather toys and balls to get them chasing - keep a variety of toys on hand as you may find your cat plays for a few minutes then looks bored. This is pretty normal, and you should find that switching to a new toy refreshes their interest. Going for short, frequent bursts of play that add up to half an hour or more will often go down better than one long session, as cats are designed to hunt in short bursts. As well as planned exercise, another measures to help your cat move more include feeding them on a different floor of the house, so they have to use the staircase to get their meals. Hopefully the above will give you some pointers to get your dog or cat started with their new exercise programme! In the next issue, we can talk about the basics of diets for pets, which should always be carried out with the support of your vet or veterinary nurse. Thanks to Aimée Jenkinson RVN for her help with this column. 31Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970.Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. Talking Pets by Shoshannah McCarthy BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS Down on the Farm by Angela Sargent W hilst sweeping the kitchen floor, recently, I had problems pushing the door shut. When I checked to see why I discovered a huge squashed brown beetle-a cockchafer, about the size of a 10p piece.These live underground as white grubs for 3 years, eating grass and cereal roots before changing into beetles and then causing damage to trees by eating their leaves. There are so many different beetles we see, from the devils coach horse( or Rove beetle) when we are harvesting corn, which has a long abdomen and rears like a scorpion, to the dung beetle, which lays eggs under cow pats which the larva feeds on, but all need a plentiful food source to survive. Our newly planted orchard is growing and flowering now and we have made the guards which will protect them from grazing animals, as well as them having the spiral guards which protect from being nibbled by rabbits. We have not put any livestock in there yet as insects breed better in longer grass and this will encourage better pollination of our fruit trees. I have come across a couple of Honey Bee swarms lately- one from ours-quite a large one in a hedge bottom, which was captured and resettled into a new hive and one out alongside the road. They are getting frantic at the moment, as they make the most of the hedge Blossom and they love oil seed rape flowers, but the honey from this sets too firmly. It’s time to begin silaging and thinking ahead to what we will be feeding next winter. Bagged silage is best for us, as long as we prevent birds from pecking at the plastic wrap (as this ruins the grass inside) so we have to remove bales from the field as quickly as we can and put them into storage. Even home grown feed, whether corn or silage/ hay, has a cost, both in time and inputs and has to be offset by the price we can get for our produce, whether it be milk, meat or grain and currently the beef price is experiencing‘downward pressures’ from the buyers.This means, in the short term, maybe cheaper for the customer (as long as it is passed on and not going straight to profit margins),but longer term more expensive as we cannot justify selling for less than cost of production and this would not encourage productivity or even drive people out of the business. Price is also dependent on export trade and if there is overseas demand for our lamb, for example, this keeps the home price up, maybe more than we are used to paying as customers. But there is another price- the landscape is mostly a farmed one and farming is what keeps it looking as it does. June 8 th is this years Open farm Sunday and if you want to talk food and farming (or any connected issues) then take a look at the website, www. openfarmsunday.org and find a farm close to you to visit. There are around 400 farms nationwide who don’t normally open their gates to the public but are willing to do so on this day And, of course, we will be seeing the start of the summer shows- some more farming orientated than others, but still a great opportunity to see some fine show animals from the many different breeds of which farmers are rightly proud! Angela Sargent,www.baldfields-farm.co.uk And now join me on twitter @bythebarn and facebook for all things farming! Uttoxeter’s Premier Tyre Centre Right service Right advice Right choice Right price • Tyres • Exhausts • Batteries • Brakes and Shock Service • Agricultural Tyres • Wheel Alignment Church Street, Uttoxeter ST14 8AA Tel 01889 564216 tyreways@uttoxeter.ndo.co.uk
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  33. 33. 33Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. Ki tchens by Paul Gabri el of K i n g s ton e Affordable Kitchens from the unusual to the straightforward. Practical lay-out from the traditional hand-painted to the modern glossy look. From the cosy farmhouse appeal to the popular ‘Shaker’ touch. Phone Paul for free, friendly advice on 01889 500591 (home) or 079906 22125 Ask for a leaflet or visit website: www.kingsleykitchens.co.uk or e-mail: kingsleykitchens@hotmail.co.uk Also ask about our Bedroom Furniture and Interior Decorating Service T R E E S & L A N D S C A P E S ALL ASPECTS OF TREEWORK UNDERTAKEN Fully NPTC Qualified RFS cert arb Reductions Thins Crown Raising Inspections Surveys All aspects of gardening & landscaping also undertaken: Lawns Garden Paths Ponds Fencing Patios Borders Decking Stonework Aftercare & Maintenance Pest Diagnosis & Control Fells Conifers Top Soil Landscaping Services Logs Available From the smallest hedge to the largest tree, tree surgery that doesn’t cost the Earth! Fully Licensed Sprayer | Fully Insured EXPERT ADVICE FROM PASSIONATE PROFESSIONALS Call Rob: 01538 361 432 or 07900 995 139 Printed by SO Marketing - 01538 750 538 - www.somarketing.comAll work to BS3998 standard EXPERT ADVICE FROM PASSIONATE PROFESSIONALS All work to BS3998 standard Call Rob: 01538 361 432 or 07900 995 139 Email: rob@newlifetl.co.uk Web: www.newlifetl.co.uk EMERGENCY CALL-OUTS ALSO AVAILABLE Fashion Voice by Angela Clinton of Uttoxeter Pale pink, dusky blue and Cornflower yellow are the new neutrals, and they are such pretty feminine colours to wear in any outfit for Spring/Summer. Cropped trousers crop up every year as they are cooler to wear in the ‘hot’ Summers we have. The brighter colour in the crop, the easier it is to style it up with a classic blouse or a simple T- Shirt. The Midi skirt comes in many styles including the ‘kick out’, A-line, elongated pencil and the Tulip. The latter glides over the hips and tapers to the calf, which creates a looser style and looks perfect in pastels for this season. There are two types of crop tops- the short, which you need a super flat, toned tummy to wear. The latter is simply slashed off at waist level, short sleeved and looks super in plain and floral printed fabrics.You can create 5 outfits with this, by styling it with shorts, jeans, smart trousers, crops and skirts. Bye bye skinny and hello to the boyfriend fit jeans. These are my absolute favourite for comfort and style for the Spring/Summer. Wear them stonewashed, or simply faded, and team them up with the trendiest sweatshirts that are on the high street, or a long floaty blouse in one of the new neutral shades. A stunning pair of high heel shoes or sandals will complete the outfit and give it a ‘wow’. There does come a time when you can no longer strut your stuff in those ‘killer heels’ - but don’t worry, do as I do and style up those jeans with Brogues or ankle boots. The jeans need to be rolled up to ankle length to create and complete the casual look.The boyfriend jeans are so much more comfortable to wear than the skinny. When you are comfortable in what you wear, you feel relaxed and therefore ooze confidence. Here are a few more suggestions as to what you can wear with these jeans. You have to choose a top that offsets the loose fit jeans because it is all about creating an outfit. 1. A simple fitted T-shirt makes a good companion and teamed up with a pair of white pumps to maximise comfort. 2. Swap the pumps for ballet shoes and add a colourful patterned scarf. 3. A striped or polka dotted top can replace the T-shirt. 4. Create a striking look by wearing your jeans with a classic button-down shirt and a tailored, or fitted style jacket - so it flatters your curves and doesn’t look too boxy. 5. Wearing a fitted blazer or a tweed jacket over a T-shirt gives the outfit texture and a more polished look. 6. For the evening, wear the jeans with a sexy cropped top (only to be worn with a flat tummy)or a slinky off the shoulder blouse. Six latest fashion trends styled up with a pair of the latest fashion jeans - PERFECT. Angela Essential Clothing
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  35. 35. 35Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. Uttoxeter Tile and Bathroom Ltd Wide range of unique natural stone tiles and bathrooms Suppliers of quality bathroom suites, showers and wet rooms Tile stockists of: Classic Flagstones, Vives, Porcelanosa Bathroom stockists of: Synergy, Ashton & Bentley, Frontline Open to trade and public Great Offers on tiles and suites Very competitive prices Uttoxeter Tile and Bathroom Ltd 7 The Square, Market Place, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 8HN Tel: 01889 560111 Mob: 07929 201128 Email: uttoxetertileandbathroom@hotmail.co.uk Open 7 days a week - late on Wednesday and Friday And also, all at great prices: Ultra adhesive, grouts and silicones HOPEWELLSKITCHENS & INTERIORS NEW KITCHEN SHOWROOM NOW OPEN 7 The Square, Market Place, Uttoxeter ST14 8HN Telephone 01335 330 896 / 07794 751 965 www.hopewellskitchens.co.uk Call in and see our Fabulous Gloss, Painted and Solid Wood Displays by "Second Nature" We Are A Main Supplier Of Caple Appliances along with Bosch,Aeg, Rangemaster, Smeg Huge Range of Sinks and Taps Ceasarstone Quartz Granite,Timber and Laminate Work Tops. Full Installation or Supply Only Service Good value can still mean outstanding quality! THE HEATH BIG LOCAL TAKING PRIDE IN WHERE WE LIVE Community Litter Pick - 28th June 2014 In December 2012 the Heath area of Uttoxeter was awarded £1million for investment to improve both the area and the lives of the people who live here. In October 2013, residents gave the Heath Big Local (HBL) Partnership the go- ahead to do our 10-year Plan. HBL has had lots of feedback from residents with some really great ideas on where to invest this money, and all this is currently being reviewed and evaluated with a view to formulating a plan to spend the £1m. There are many projects in the pipeline (some big, some small) which will benefit the Heath residents and beyond. There are also some things that can be addressed by the community right now, spending very little money at all. Many residents have raised concerns about littering and dog poo in the area so HBL have organised a Community litter pick on 28th June at 10.00am, meeting at Heath Community Centre. Young or old, you're all invited to join us and it will only take a couple of hours of your time. We're pleased to have the support of ESBC on this project, and they are lending us litter picking equipment so you'll only have to bring yourselves. This is your opportunity to show that you care about your community and also to provide support to the Partnership, which is working very hard overseeing the potential projects on behalf of Heath residents. The Partnership has already: Held a Signpost Competition for children in our Cleaner Streets Initiative. Agreed to invest £5,000 towards new play equipment at Bramshall Road Park. Invested £23,288 towards improvements at Oldfields Sports Ground, to support Uttoxeter Town Football Club in their league and community aspirations. Want to know more about Heath Big Local or share your ideas? Take a look at our website: www.heathbiglocal.org.uk Email: info@heathbiglocal.org.uk Facebook: search for The Heath Big Local.
  36. 36. 36 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Pete’s Treats - Let’s Bake! by Pete Rowley Loaf Cake – Lemon And Poppy Seed Cake Serves 8-10 Prep Time 15 minutes – Cooking Time 1 hour Ingredients: 175g/6oz Unsalted Butter at room remperature 175g/6oz Caster Sugar 3 Large Eggs lightly beaten Zest of 1 Lemon 175g/6oz Self Raising Flour 2tbsp Poppy Seeds For the icing: 1tbsp Lemon Juice 100g (3 and a half oz) Icing Sugar Method: 1 Preheat oven to 180˚C (350˚F/Gas 4). Line the base and sides of the loaf tin with baking parchment. In a large bowl beat the butter and caster sugar together with a wooden spoon or an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, then gently fold in the lemon juice and zest. Sift in the flour, then fold in with the poppy seeds. 2 Transfer to the tin and smooth the top, bake for 1 hour or until risen, golden and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. 3 Now for the icing, put lemon juice in a bowl. Sift in the icing sugar and combine to make a runny glace icing. Place a piece of baking parchment under the wire rack to catch the drips, then spoon the icing over the cake letting it drizzle down the sides. Leave to set before serving. Enjoy... Remembering Days gone by... by Owd Ern The War Years T his is not about the brave men and women fighting the grim battles to save our country from old Hitler, although we are very much under European jurisdiction at the moment, and we can not do much about that. No I am writing about life in general. As a child (youth) everything seemed to have more excitement, a greater life to do more, it bought out the best in people, all with the common aim… to Win! (A bit like the Olympic Games only more so) It certainly bought village life up a gear or two from the slow pace of life between the wars. When I started school we would all get excited if we heard an aeroplane coming. We would all be waiting for it to come into view, perhaps 10 to 15 minute’s then it would be an old Bi plane, a Gypsy Moth or something similar. Many a time we missed it because playtime was over before it got to us. Even cars were a rare sight; there was only one or two in the village. Then within a few years war planes were zooming over, Wellington’s, Spitfires, Lancaster’s and the most unusual was the Westland Lysander. I think it was a troop or cargo plane. It had twin bodies; we always looked forward to seeing it as it was so different. I may be wrong with the name, but when you get to ninety four your memory is not all it could be, but my youngest son, who is only seventy has got one of them fancy phone things and it says I am wrong! Coming of the yanks, jeeps and trucks were everywhere, dashing round, giving out gum and chocolate to us kids, buying eggs off farmers and of course looking for girls or should I say ladies? But still not many people had cars. Car production came to a halt and petrol was rationed. Farmers had a separate ration for stationary engines to drive milking machines or for corn grinding, water pumping etc. A toff from Marchington Hall had a massive container at the back and top of his Bentley full of gas, and as he used the gas up, the containers would fold up. This was a innovation that has been revived a bit lately 70 years on (modified a bit I suppose) Schooling seemed to me to be the most disrupted. The great influx of children meant that village schools could not cope with the extra numbers. I had to leave a year early and go to the big school at Uttoxeter, to make room for them. Meeting so many town boys very quickly broadened my mind. The school was great for a start, but slowly as the war went on, all the good young men teachers were called up. So we never had any continuity. Usually old lady teachers were bought back out of retirement. The poor old dears could not really cope and a lot ended up with nervous breakdowns. Sweets like everything else were rationed, which was not such a bad thing, it also helped me. The spiv that I am, as when the pears and plums were ripe, I would sell a carrier bag most days, 1 penny a pear, there was always a queue waiting for me. I also had a good little side line, writing sick notes for lads who skived a day off. That was sixpence per letter. The head master never seemed to notice and I always tried to write each note a bit different. The metal and woodwork rooms stood unused through the war, which was a great shame. Both the teachers of each were called up for military service. Looking back, my schooling was one thing that suffered because of the war, but the basics that I had been taught at the little village school have stood me in good stead. The head master at the big school had me helping him in the garden and a grand old art teacher took me under his wing. So I am happy writing, gardening and painting disaster pieces that for some peculiar reason manage to sell! (Just a cheap promotion!) Thank you. The making of Marchington camp was another massive event, that us lads would get on our bikes to go and have a look. The big earth movers and bulldozers roaring away, the noise alone was awesome, being heard miles away. My father said it was a shame as it was to bury some of the best farm land in England. Lovely red soil going down forever that would grow anything, buried for all time under concrete. Not only was the large camp and marshalling yard built at Marchington, a hospital was built on Sudbury Park, this is now part of Sudbury Prison. I remember my old friend John Mason had a serious accident on his bike with an American Jeep, possibly because you were not aloud to have much or any light on anything, and John was perhaps like me to never have lights on his bike. The Americans took him to the military hospital at Sudbury. He had severe head injuries; he received the best possible treatment and slowly recovered. He received a blood transfusion and for the rest of his life he would claim he had American blood in him. I wonder how we would be today if the unthinkable had happened, and Hitler had won! Would our once thriving motor industry, we once had so many good British firms, nearly all gone be thriving now? Or run by Indian or Chinese. Would our road and rail services be more efficient? Would our N.H.S be in its present shaky state? Politicians would like it to be privatised or scrapped. The royal family would I’m sure still be in existence, being of mainly German origin. Possibly the new prince Adolf of the house of ‘Hitler’ or some other rubbish. But one thing is certain my neighbour in Rocester Les Humphries and myself would be in a concentration camp somewhere. Possibly working down a salt mine somewhere in Cheshire for spouting off and criticising the system. The Gestapo would recruit their staff from the little Hitlers, the notorious traffic wardens and the SS from Health and Safety Officials. I have not got around to the Home Guard and I could go on forever about evacuees, but I am running out of ink. So it’s back to the salt mine for me. So just tek care and dunner worry, it mayn’t never happen! Owd ern

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