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Alton & Bradley
Summer Fete
Glorious sunshine made the Alton &
Bradley Summer Fete a huge success!
The fun-packed day was ...
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Top Left and Right: Winner Jessica Landells being crowned.
Above: Dominique Hibberd-3rd, Jessica Landells-1st and Lauren B...
Jordan Kirkland Donna Shenton Dominique Cristini
Gemma Palmer (Miss Staffordshire 2012)
and Roland Johnson (Mister England...
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T
his year Alton held its second annual open gardens
event on the 9th June. The owners of 11 gardens
opened their gates an...
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L
adies from all over the
region were in
attendance at Uttoxeter
Racecourse’s popular Ladies
Night event.
With hats, fasci...
s to town racecourse
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The Lisa Oldham
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amily and friends came together to
celebrate the life of a much loved
Uttoxeter woman who sadly died las...
Raceday
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Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf
I
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children’s favourite cakes. It gets eaten so f...
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F
estival lovers enjoyed one of best events
in years as they descended upon
Uttoxeter Racecourse in glorious
sunshine!
The...
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  1. 1. Uttoxeter & Cheadle Uttoxeter & Cheadle FREE 13,000 COLOUR MAGAZINES PRINTED EACH ISSUE Issue 38 Summer Holiday workshops for boys and girls aged 6-16years. Oldfields Hall Middle School 5th-9th August 2013 Tel: 01782 395386 www.stagecoach.co.uk/uttoxeter
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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. 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 A s you all know, one of my fondest leisure activities is a stroll around the wonderful hostelries in Uttoxeter and Cheadle on a Sunday afternoon – pure bliss, that’s what it is!! It’s the only time of the week when I can truly wind down and relax after a week’s work on your Voice colour magazine, a time when I can engage in the types of conversations I adore with my old muckers whose views on life are always so beautifully put but perhaps not in the standard form of the Queen’s English! It was on one of these visits recently that I had the pleasure to chat to one of the Voice’s hugely popular Columnists Steve ‘Lank’ Lavin in The Bank House Hotel, one of the town’s most welcoming water holes and the location of a bunch of wonderful chaps who I enjoy passing the time of day with under the fine service provided by Pat on the bar. As you continue your journey through this Voice magazine’s pages you will come to Lank’s column which includes the chat we had about the old characters of yesteryear. And this week that conversation got me thinking that surely there are still grand real life characters around us at this moment in time, in Uttoxeter, Cheadle and our fabulous surrounding villages! You can probably come up with a list yourself of these characters? So I started thinking, and as I always do ‘indepth homework on my articles, I lurched for my dictionary to see the definition of ‘character’ (pass me my anorak now!). Well, the word character has several meanings but the ones I think we should be interested in are ‘distinguishing quality or qualities;’ someone with a ‘reputation’ and an ‘odd or eccentric person.’ Now then, I come into contact with a plethora of people who could fit into one of these brackets, but in my book, a character is a member of our community who holds a certain standing of fondness, cheekiness and perhaps a glint in the eye which makes folk enjoy a certain inner feeling! In Uttoxeter, one of my old pals Phil ‘Stubby’ Stubbs must go down as a modern-day character, a man who possesses a wicked sense of humour who is known throughout the town by all. I must admit, Stubby would be my first on the list. In Cheadle we now have wonderful characters such as Mick ‘Jagger’ Beardmore, Derek ‘Del Boy’ Fower, in Kingsley Holt there is Clive ‘Brillo’ Oakden, and Ivan ‘Lovejoy’ Cope in Alton!! These chaps are what I call characters – if you can come up with names of some more, drop me an email and let’s see if we can come up a modern day list – whilst not forgetting those wonderful characters of years gone by! I hope you enjoy reading this Voice colour magazine - it’s the largest we have ever produced which reflects just how popular it is! I’ll speak to you next time... Nigel Titterton Editor & Publisher 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. 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 August 23rd 2013 Editorial Deadline: August 15th 2013 Advert Deadline: August 16th 2013 Dear Reader, For more information please contact Lucy on 01782 395386, email uttoxeter@stagecoach.co.uk or Stagecoach holiday workshops comprise of sessions in dance, drama and singing which culminate in a wonderful performance for family and friends at the end of the week. You do not have to be a stagecoach student to take part. Monday 5th - Thursday 8th August; 10am - 4pm. Friday 9th August; 10am -7pm. Presentation at 6pm. Oldfields Hall Middle School, Stone Road, Uttoxeter ST14 7PL £100 each child, £85 for second and subsequent siblings.
  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. Impact on the Community Awards 2013 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 Environmental Project 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 23 August 2013. ‘Transforming homes, lives and neighbourhoods’ THE MASTER POTTER Tean Road, Cheadle, ST10 1LW Telephone 01538 753196 www.hungryhorse.co.uk Mat (Manager) and Sandra (Assistant),along with a new team welcome old and new!! Opening Times: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm. Friday 11am-12 Midnight. Saturday 10am-12 Midnight. Sunday 10am-11pm # Wednesday Night - Quiz Night - Cash Prizes!! # Karaoke/Disco Fridays From 9pm # Live Entertainment, Solo’s, Duo’s, Bands & Tribute Acts Every Saturday 9pm Food Hygiene Rating 5 BREAKFAST Served Saturday & Sunday from 10am-12 Noon BURGER, CHIPS & PINT £4.99 Monday-Friday. Choose from The Classic Burger or Glamorgan Burger and add a drink from the BIG deals drink selection
  5. 5. 5Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. See how The Voice can publicise your business Give us a call on 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970 Advert prices start at only £25 and can hit over 13,000 homes Stockists of Leading Brands of Food at Competitive Prices Birds, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Cold Water Fish & Tropical Fish Call in to see Chip,our adorable 7 year old Parrott Tel: 01538 753193 8 Cross Street, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 1NP CROSS STREET PET STORES For all your pet requirements Julie & Gaynor welcome you to Also FLABELOS MACHINE - £2 per session or £20 for 10 and get 2 free! NEW - ROBYN - FOR ALL YOUR NAILS Acrylic/Shellac, Henna Tattoos etc UNISEX HAIRDRESSERS 15 Cross Street, Cheadle Telephone 01538 753212 Open 9am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday. Late Night Thursday Appointments not always necessary FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK PLEASE CALL 01538 754420 Forthcoming Day Trips JULY Sat 13th Chester or Zoo, £14.00 (Admission extra) Sun 14th Blackpool, £15.00 Sat 20th Keswick & Ambleside, £18.00 Sun 21st Staunton Harold Estate (NT), £12.00 Mon 22nd Liverpool, £14.00 Tues 23rd Hawes,Settle& N Yorks Dales, £16.50 Thur 25th York, £16.50 Fri 26th Bury Market, £14.50 Sat 27th Bridgnorth & Wenlock Hills, £15.00 Sun 28th RHS Tatton Park, £14.00 - Admission £20.50 Mon 29th Llandudno, £16.00 Tues 30th Chesterfield Medieval Market, £14.50 Wed 31st Leamington Spa & Stratford, £15.50 AUGUST Thurs 1st Pwllheli, £18.50 Fri 2nd Yorkshire Dales Tour, £16.50 Sat 3rd Lincoln, £16.00 Sun 4th Hardwick Hall & Matlock, £15.00 - Admission £10.50 Mon 5th Chester or Zoo, £14.00 (Admission extra) Tues 6th Abergavenny Mkt & Hereford, £17.50 JJ KK MMaarrttiiaall AArrttss KARATE Fridays 6pm-7pm 7pm-8pm KICKBOXING/ CIRCUIT Tuesdays 6:30-7pm (circuit) 7-8pm (kb) Come and have a go for FREE!! Clubs held @ Great Wood Hall Vicarage Road Upper Tean ST10 4JY Tel 07719 884776 07708 083738 07866 729472 Male and Female Instructors Family Friendly No hard sell or tie ins! WWW.JKMA.NET School of Combat • GENERAL SERVICING AND REPAIRS • • AIR CONDITIONING • PRE-MOT • DIAGNOSTICS • TO ALL MAKES AND MODELS OFVEHICLES SHAUN SPOONER AUTOS A MEGA DEAL not to be missed!! AIR CON FULL SERVICE & RE-GAS from £36inc. vat Unit 2A, New Haden Industrial Estate, Cheadle, Staffs, ST10 1PN Email: shaunspooner1984@msn.com Telephone 01538 752503 - Mobile 07983 477227
  6. 6. 6 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Take a drive out to one of the area’s most beautiful ‘olde worlde’ country inns and restaurants - and savour a truly delicious experience! Enjoy wonderful views overlooking Croxden Abbey and the surrounding countryside. Open every day, 12-10pm Pensioners Specials Monday to Saturday 12-2pm Main Meal £4.00, 3 Courses £7.00 Sunday Lunches served all day Take your pick from Beef,Turkey, Lamb, Pork or Chicken Traditional Cask Ales - Marstons Pedigree, Spitfire, London Pride, Black Sheep Heated smoking area Mid-Week Evening Specials Accommodation in superb Log Cabins with Hot Tubs available. B&B and Self Catering. See website for further details. Enjoy a great meal atThe Raddle - The Perfect Country Inn & Restaurant Quarry Bank, Hollington, near Alton Towers Telephone: 01889 507278 www.logcabin.co.uk By Steve ‘Lank’ Lavin Golden Memories from one of Uttoxeter’s Favourite Characters C headle the sister town with Uttoxeter to this publication brings back a lot of memories for me. I went to school there at Painsley Catholic College (which is now rated as one of the leading schools in the country), when it first was opened in 1964. Cheadle was no stranger to me as my relations on my mother’s side were all born and bred there in Churchill Road and I used to accompany her at weekends to visit her father, sisters and brother when I was young. I spent many happy hours with my cousins and their friends visiting the local kids hangouts, Palm Brook and High Shutt were two of the names I can recollect. I can remember playing football in Churchill Road in the street which was always covered in cow manure from the cows that used to be driven down there for milking to the farm at the bottom of the road. My Grandfather Ernest Brunt was a Miner at Florence Colliery in Stoke in those days as were a lot of other Cheadle people and after being involved in a very serious pit accident left there and became an Electricians mate at Cheadle Air Ministry (a very secretive place!). I can remember his friends coming round his house and discussing what had being happening up the town where I listened to tales about the exploits of the ‘Cheadle Cowboys’ (Cheadle’s hard cases) in pitched battles against the ‘Joker Mob’ from Blurton (very hair raising). Whilst at school, for a short period of time I went on work experience at the Cheadle & Tean Times in Cheadle as a trainee compositor prior to leaving to attend the Stoke-on-Trent College of Printing. Whilst I was there I met some wonderful characters, Percy Campbell the editor, Bob Hall a reporter and the production staff namely amongst others who I have unfortunately forget their names, Trevor Boulton and Eric Woodward. Funnily enough after gaining an apprenticeship with James Brock Printers in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent I met up with Eric Woodward again who was to be my foreman at Brocks all through my apprenticeship years with them (happy days). I used to frequent Cheadle many times years ago when my relations were alive and attend dances at Cheadle Guild Hall, which boasted of having (so as I was informed) one of the finest sprung dance floors in Europe. Cheadle I always found to be a friendly very down to earth town similar to Uttoxeter but their range of shops were still ran mainly by local people and were unspoilt, unlike Uttoxeter’s which were becoming taken over by the multi-nationals and the town centre small traders were gradually being forced out. Albert Peppers stationery shop in High Street was a typical example of a proper old fashioned shop and it was like walking into something out of a Charles Dickens novel, what a place! Today unfortunately like every other town of its size it has lost a lot of its old pubs, which to me were the central hub of the social scene. Although places I used to frequent on my visits like the Queens, the Bird in Hand, the Alton Castle are still active my real favourite the Black Horse has tragically closed and has been turned into offices. This was a pub and half years ago, on entering you were greeted by May Knight and her friends in the passageway (they reminded me of Ena Sharples and company in the Rovers Return in Coronation Street years ago). After you had survived her grilling we used to venture into the bar which most weekends featured a piano player with the locals getting up to perform their favourite songs (the forerunner to the present Karaoke nights held now). The bar area was also full of characters. Some of their names I can distinctly remember including the Upton brothers, Si Emery (he used to narrate a boxing commentary from memory word for word, brilliant!), George Lovatt (the last time I saw George was when he was dressed up as a Hula girl complete with grass skirt at a fancy dress evening there and I feared for him when some of his mates were determined to set fire to it and burn him alive!) Georgie Pegg (what a character, say no more!) and Jimmy Edwards who had painted a mural of a Spanish scene on the wall of the bar with a 4” emulsion brush in a matter of a few minutes, a very talented artist. I believe the mural was still there when the pub closed in the late 90’s. Great nostalgic days indeed. Till next time, LANK The Black Horse Pub in Cheadle
  7. 7. 7Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. Outstanding in Every Way P ainsley Catholic College is celebrating Diocesan inspectors rating the College as outstanding in every way. The phenomenal report states, “Students overwhelmingly applaud the dedication of teachers and their talent in planning challenging and varied activities so that lessons are enjoyable with rapid progress.” In a highly unusual (if not unheard of) move, the Inspector did not specify any targets from the inspection. Instead the Inspector wrote, “The college is clearly very ambitious for its students with an unrelenting effort in monitoring and evaluation. There is a culture of always seeking ways to improve and this permeates the life of the college because of its determined and uncompromising leadership.” The Inspector highlighted, “The college is not only providing a vibrant experience of living faith but also that teachers and chaplains are working together with students most productively to fulfil the mission of the college.” A delighted Mr Stephen Bell, Principal, said, “To be given no targets is almost unheard of and reflects the dedication of the staff, including the chaplaincy team, who live out their vocation educating our wonderful students. I thank parents for their on-going support which is a crucial part of the College’s success. I also thank the students for their commitment, passion and hard work. They are a credit to everybody associated with Painsley.” Painsley Catholic College Specialist Science, Maths and Computing College Outstanding Inspection received from Birmingham Archdiocese with no areas for development – an unprecedented achievement! Painsley Catholic College, Station Road, Cheadle, Stoke on Trent Tel: 01538 483944 www.painsley.co.uk A superb Beauty Training Academy in Uttoxeter has received a terrific response from enthusiastic students. Browns Training Academy in Church Street has recently been launched for the benefit of budding beauty therapists who want to learn about this booming business. Courses are designed to meet individual needs and students will be trained to a very high standard.The Training Academy is accredited by The Beauty Guild with Beginner Courses in Manicures, Pedicures, Facials and Massage. Throughout this year, Browns Training Academy will also be adding progression courses including Nail Art, Liquid and Powder Nail Extensions (aka Acrylics), Foil Wraps and Gel Polish. The tutor is Sharon who has been teaching beauty therapy for over 7 years and has been a beauty therapist for over 20 years, working in many high-end establishments like The Sanctuary and Selfridges in London. Sharon part owns Browns Beauty and Tanning Salon with her sister and business partner Carla. This is a marvellous opportunity for students to learn new skills in the beauty industry through passing courses in Manicure, Pedicure, Facials and Massage. If you are interested in any of the courses available, please contact Browns Training Academy and they will send you a booking form, brownstrainingacademy@sky.com, telephone 01889 563132/0786 0575 270. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to start a new career! Choose Browns Training Academy now! 01889 563132 / 07860575270 23 Church Street, Uttoxeter ST148AG Browns Training Academy High end Beauty at affordable prices Browns Beauty andTanning are proud to launch ‘BrownsTraining Academy’
  8. 8. Alton & Bradley Summer Fete Glorious sunshine made the Alton & Bradley Summer Fete a huge success! The fun-packed day was enjoyed by all generations with many joining in the games and competitions after browsing at the many stalls. The Alton & Bradley Summer Fete 2013 proved to be a big hit for all concerned - thanks to all the hard work put in by organisers and the big yellow ball in the sky! 8 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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  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. Magisterial Memories by John Glandfield, Uttoxeter’s most charismatic Lawyer I have been asked to comment upon the recent spate of T.V.and other Personalities, in one Case at least one of them has now been convicted of same, who have been catapulted into the limelight as alleged sexual offenders and how they should be treated. We are all deemed equal under the Law albeit if you have the sort of bank balance that many celebrities seem to have once your case comes to Court you can probably afford the sort of legal team to render you,“More equal than others”. That, I am afraid is life and we mere mortals are stuck with it. That said, and it matters not who or what you are, under English Law until you voluntarily admit to some offence or are found guilty of it you are innocent. Because of wide and often provocative news reports of those in the public eye the minute that they are arrested there could be justifiable concern that there is a real risk of “Trial by the Tabloids”. What do you do about that? We are lucky to live in a free society and muzzling or other restriction of the press is no part of that. Nowadays with a few exceptions on the grounds on it being adverse to public interest we all have a legal right to know about what is going on. I suppose, therefore, if you are in the public eye and want to continue to enjoy the vast privileges that can bring it behoves you to keep your nose clean. You cannot have your cake and eat it and they do say that the higher you climb then the further you have to fall. A Celebrity with the mat pulled from beneath him is a rollicking good read. How the Mighty have fallen. News of Fred Nurd’s repeated Court appearances for riding his push bike without lights does not. In fact that provides a one way ticket to terminal boredom. A point of concern to me, however, is the possibility that many celebrities, and here I feel obliged to include many of our professional politicians, seem to display a great sense of complacency or even diplomatic immunity from the rigours of the Law – a sort of divine right to be and stay where they are. Many on T.V. in particular have a host of loyal fans. I hear it at Award Ceremonies where the recipient will say they only got there because of others but, frankly, I have usually found that to be less than convincing. They say that many Celebrities behave abominably to those around them and expect no adverse reaction – perhaps but a short step away from expecting the right to take sexual liberties with impunity. My first-hand experience of these Demi Gods is limited save that in the Office in Brighton where I trained the Late Bill Pertwee was a Client – prior to the advent of “Dad’s Army” I have to say – and he was absolutely charming and full of fun and at no time did he attempt to molest me. I have little doubt when matters come to light, and the fact that they may relate to events years before is irrelevant as there is no applicable limitation period, the Police are pretty sure that there is some substance in a complaint. Inevitably there will or even have been opportunists and gold diggers and they would need to be weeded out before an enquiry went public but if, otherwise, the Police just crashed in on a T.V.Set and led the Male Lead away in handcuffs and it transpired that person was totally innocent the repercussions and egg on faces would be legion. T.V,and other so-called Personalities thrive on publicity, some even go out to court it, they reputedly earn mega bucks and are feted wherever they go so, in my view, they must accept what goes with it. In my view if these blighters are found to have behaved in the reprehensible way as alleged they deserve punishment.That should be on the basis of what they have done, not who they are. In spite of my previous concerns about the effect of initial and continuing publicity on a subsequent fair trial I do believe that there will still be a fair trial. Our Legal System may not be perfect but it’s been a long time in the making and is, I believe, the best and fairest in the world. If then on a conviction or admission of guilt a career, home and family life is left in tatters that is quite often the case and if it applies to you and I , it should apply to all. The effect of a Sentence on the Miscreant’s Family etc can reflect in the type of Sentence passed or the length of a Prison term but in the face of complaints about the length of the latter more than one Judge has responded, “You should have thought about that before.” If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime! You may feel that these blighters have abused our trust and dumped on us. I will close with some sobering thoughts. The Personalities that we have seen to date may turn out to be the tip of the iceberg. I firmly believe that there are many still out there who have yet to be brought to book. There are many who have yet to transgress and there are some who will never be found out. As a Prison Governor once said to me, “There are more out there than in here. Only the unsuccessful criminals end up in Prison”. See you in Court (or if not, hopefully, somewhere sometime) John E. 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Please don’t forget him will you? He has many friends on his ‘Facebook’ page www.facebook.com/gordon.caws but unfortunately most of them already have pets at home. He is so looking forward to packing his bags at the kennels- as nice as it is there for him, he’d love a home to call his very own. Also looking are the following dogs who also really deserve a nice home. Stella You couldn’t wish to meet a nicer or prettier Staffordshire Bull Terrier than Stella. She is approximately two and a half years old, has a really nice nature and is very friendly with people when out and about. She does need someone who can spend a lot of time with her to train her fully and give her lots of love and attention. A home with a fully enclosed garden with high fences is required so she can play securely in there. She is an adorable bundle of fun who is just waiting for a nice family to come and take her home. She is very energetic and so older children would probably be more suitable so they can play with her and take her for nice walks. Her dog walkers say that ‘she is a very loving girl and with more training and attention will make a wonderful companion. She went out for a very long walk at the weekend with them and was really good.’ Stella is now getting really fed up in the kennels though and it is such a shame to see her in there- all the good work that has gone into her development will be undone if she stays too long. Although she is fine with other dogs when out walking she needs to be the only dog in the family environment so she can be given full attention. She really needs a home to settle into urgently so she can become part of a family - can you provide that home for her? Mabel Mabel, like many of our dogs, came to us as a stray so we don’t know any of her history. What we do know is that she deserves a home where she will be spoilt rotten. She will need to be the only pet in the house as she doesn’t get on well with other dogs. She enjoys going out for a walk, having a good fuss made of her and then relaxing when she gets back. Mabel is ideally suited to being a companion to someone on their own - a lady perhaps as she does like softly spoken people! One of her regular dog walker friends says, ‘I’ve been walking Mabel every week since she came into the kennels and I do love her - we have lots of cuddles. We have got to know one another quite well! The way she looks back at you when walking as if to say ‘I’m really enjoying this, thank you!’ is wonderful to see. I’d love her to get a home soon as she really deserves one after being in the kennels so long. No-one ever asks about her or gives her a chance. Her ideal environment would be one where walks are possible where people control their dogs and don’t let them run loose and up to her! We pass other people on our walks that have dogs with a similar temperament to Mabel- so why can’t she find someone understanding like that for her?’ She has a number of other regular walkers now but it’s a loving home and her own owner that we really do want for her. Isn’t it about time she achieved tha t- she so deserves it! If you feel that you can offer the right home to Mabel, Stella or Gordon please contact Brenda Jackson on 07790 527 190. The Society would also like to remind everyone that they have many dogs and cats looking for homes and all are deserving cases, please don’t let them have to wait so long as Gordon has had to for a home. Their details and photographs are on the website. www.cheadleanimalwelfare.org.uk/rehoming/ Telephone: 07790 527190 for dog enquiries Telephone: 01335 390369 or 01889 564045 for cat enquiries Cheadle & District Animal Welfare Society If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. 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  14. 14. Top Left and Right: Winner Jessica Landells being crowned. Above: Dominique Hibberd-3rd, Jessica Landells-1st and Lauren Beresford-2nd Left: Jessica Landells of Uttoxeter (Winner).- 14 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support.
  15. 15. Jordan Kirkland Donna Shenton Dominique Cristini Gemma Palmer (Miss Staffordshire 2012) and Roland Johnson (Mister England) Dominique Hibell Zoe Nicholls Emma Beswick Above: Judges pose for our photographer including Uttoxeter Racecourse Executive Director David MacDonald Right: Charlotte Holmes (Miss England) and Gemma Palmer (Miss Staffordshire 2012). Jessica Landells of Uttoxeter has been crowned Miss Staffordshire 2013! The Platinum Suite at Uttoxeter Racecourse erupted when local family and friends cheered Jessica’s fantastic success. The sell-out crowd cheered emotionally as Jessica, who is currently studying for her A Levels in Photography, English and Geography, was named Miss Staffordshire! Jessica has signed with a modelling agency in Manchester and her love of dancing over the last 10 years has seen her excel in ballet, modern and contemporary dancing. Now the pride of Uttoxeter, Jessica can look forward to a wonderful 12 months representing our county. In second spot came Lauren Beresford of Werrington and third was Dominique Hibel of Blurton. 15Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. Lauren Beresford
  16. 16. 16 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. An Extended Architect Designed Detached Manor House with self contained ANNEX nestling in the heart of the Rural Countryside, with extensive scenic country views & a woodland backdrop stands within immediate landscaped grounds and rear Paddock extending to (approx) 1.6 Acres. The impressive residence provides the following accommodation: Covered Entrance Porch, Entrance Porch, Spacious Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Reception Room, Dining Room, Office, Breakfast Fitted Kitchen, Utility Room. On the First Floor, Galleried Landing, Master Bedroom with Separate Dressing Area & En- Suite Shower Room, Three Further Double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Annex Accommodation:- Entrance Hall, Lounge, Breakfast Fitted Kitchen, Utility Room/Shower Room, First Floor: Two Further Double Bedrooms & Family Bathroom. The Property has the benefit of LPG Gas Central Heating, UPVC/Hardwood Double Glazing & Three Security Alarm Systems. Externally there is a Detached Double Garage with landscaped gardens SEPARATE AGRICULTURAL PADDOCK IDEAL ACCOMMODATION FOR TWO FAMILIES Guide Price £750,000 Greenacres, High Street, Dilhorne, ST10 2PE Offering Excellent Equestrian Facilities an Individually Designed Detached House offering spacious attractive accommodation together with a Paddock of approximately 2.3 Acres, stables and a range of outbuildings. The Accommodation briefly comprises Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Spacious Lounge with Inglenook fireplace, Dining Room, Office, Fitted Breakfast Kitchen, Utility Room. On the First floor there are Four Bedrooms the Master Bedroom having an En-suite Shower Room and in addition a Family Bathroom. The Property has the benefit of Oil Fired Central Heating and Upvc Double Glazing. To the exterior of the Property there is a good sized driveway providing ample parking space for several vehicles, a Stable block, dog kennels with mains water, light and power, a log cabin, an Attached Garage and double carport. The Property has gardens and a Paddock extending to approx 2.3 Acres. Offers in the region of £575,000 19 High Street, Cheadle, Staffordshire ST10 1AA Tel: 01538 751133 www.kevinfordandco.co.uk We now advertise all our properties on rightmove.co.uk Kevin Ford & Co. Ltd. Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents & Valuers K F C F New Cottage, Stubwood Lane, Denstone Situated within a very sought after Non Estate Residential Area within the Rural Village of Denstone an Architect Designed Detached house providing flexible Family Accommodation briefly Comprising: Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Spacious Lounge with Feature Fireplace & Multi Fuel Burner, Country Fitted Kitchen/ Dining Room with built in appliances, Stairs from the Entrance Hall lead to the First Floor where there is a Master Bedroom with En-Suite Room, Three Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. The Property has the benefit of Oil Fired Central Heating & Hardwood Double Glazed Windows. Externally a driveway provides access to an Attached Garage and there are established gardens to the front & rear. Offers in the region of £345,000 Coppiceside Manor, Croxden Common, Freehay ST10 1RG REDUCED BY £10,000 Set menu • Lunch mains £5.95 • Evening mains £6.95 • Children’s menu from £3.50 Plus a quality steak menu and specials board Starters and sweets from £1 with a main course • Sunday Lunch £6.95 We have a wide variety of homemade dishes, served with REAL chips. Food is served from Noon-3pm and 5.30pm-9pm Traditional ales served: Bass, Bombardier, Doombar and Pedigree. We are an accredited Cask Marque pub and also have a wide selection of wines and spirits Our large beer garden is set in lovely surroundings which is both pet and child friendly, with a children’s climbing frame. We also have a large car park. Always a warm welcome at The Plough Open all day every day The Plough, Stafford Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. ST14 8DW www.theploughuttoxeter.co.uk enquiries@theploughuttoxeter.co.uk Tel: 01889 358493 • Find us on Facebook The Plough Inn
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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. Just the perfect day... Bride: Charlotte Wright from Spath Groom: Oliver Appleby from Spath Wedding Day: 13th April 2013 Bride’s Mum and Stepdad: Joe & Della Stack from Chaddesden, Derby Bride’s Dad: John Wright from Hill Ridware Groom’s Parents: Will & Jen Appleby from Rocester Bridesmaids: Nic Sharpe, Bec Sidwell, Nicola Monnier & Jenny Lincoln Best Man: Mr Ben Appleby Ceremony: The Meynell Langley in Derby Reception: Abbotsholme School in Rocester Photographer: HBA Photography O li and I got married on the 13th April 2013 after 10 years together, having had our first date when we were pupils at Thomas Alleyne’s High School back in 2003. We wanted our day to be fun and relaxed, we had giant tipis, candyfloss, fish & chips, giant helium balloons instead of bouquets, homemade cakes, mis-matched vintage china, vintage lawn games, and an ice cream van. Three of my four beautiful bridesmaids are also local girls who I’ve been friends with since the days of Windsor Park Middle School - Nic Sharpe, Bec Sidwell & Nicola Monnier. They were fab and kept me giggling and smiling through all the nerves and they looked absolutely gorgeous. We love them to pieces! We were very lucky and found some wonderful local suppliers to complete our day, including the wonderful HBA Photography, Opulence Beauty Salon in Uttoxeter for my make-up and lovely shellac nails, Tinker’s Bells also from Uttoxeter who provided our amazing wedding night bell tent, Formal Elegance Bridal Boutique in Rugeley, Peak Tipis of Ashbourne and of course The Poppy Trading Company (Oli’s very own business!) who provided our mis-matched chairs and rustic trestle tables. We married at Meynell Langley, a gorgeous manor house in Derbyshire and held our fun teepee reception at Abbotsholme School. We had an absolutely perfect day, the weather was far from spring-like (snow was still on the ground 2 weeks before, and not a single flower had blossomed in time!), but it didn’t matter at all, I married my childhood sweetheart and had a great big party with all of our nearest and dearest! Perfect! We tried to fill our day with as many little quirky and personal touches as possible… we had cake pops in the form of Apple’s and Bee’s (my married name is Appleby!), we served
  19. 19. 19Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. strawberry daiquiris out of jam jars for our drinks reception, my father-in-law made our log centrepieces and individual log place mats for everybody, Oli brewed his own beer with his Dad and Brother and we chose and bought our wine whilst camping in France. There were so many other little details, highlights include: serving champagne from teapots into teacups for toasting, a suitcase of flip flops for ‘tired feet’, a suitcase of blankets to ‘snuggle up’, vintage lawn games (which did get some use despite the weather!), giant helium balloons and handmade buttonholes by Oli for the groomsmen. We had such a lot of fun organising and putting our wedding day together and hope that all our friends and family enjoyed it as much as we did!
  20. 20. 20 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Unit 1 Churnet Valley Court, Dovefields Industrial Estate Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 8HU Timber and Agricultural Supply as part of the Burton Group Waxed Black & Waxed Chocolate were £275 now £209.99 Black were £260 now £199.99 Bromonts 10% ofFDickies footwear instore on production of this advert or online using code DICKIES Offer valid until july 31st 20% ofF Ariat Devon Pro stock selling fast, call for availability! oPrnoveDtiaatAr Ff% o20 !ylitiablaivarofallc ,tsg fanillllek scots Cheadle gets ready for Party in the Park... By Peter Elkin T he Opening Ceremony will be performed by the Cheadle Town Mayor Councillor Ian Plant at 12 noon following the arrival of the now traditional Grand Parade. This year’s parade is aiming to be really special, it will have the Brian Pointon Marching Band, decorated floats, people in fancy dress, perhaps pony and traps or horse and traps. The Mayor wants this to be a memorable parade. It will not be unduly long, starting from the long stay car park, finishing at the recreation ground. If anyone wishes to join this wonderful parade, then please ring the Town Mayor, Councillor Ian Plant on either 01538 754451 or 07971668720 Admission to the Party in the Park will be free of charge. Many of the attractions will also be Free of Charge. Another spectacular Party In the Park day is in store for the people of Cheadle and this years highlight will be a re-enactment of the American Civil War, this is a first for the town, it will be exciting, thrilling and absolutely amazing. History will be brought back to life in Cheadle on this day in the form of battles, authentic camps, civilian life, military drills and the portrayal of period events. Even a drum and fife corps band. It will be smoky and noisy this day for sure with imitation live shooting using period black powder weapons. Wow! Although at this stage, things are still to be arranged. However, we will have music with superb bands, and many other exciting events which will be booked as things unfold. We will have the usual refreshments including a Beer Tent. Cream Teas. Ice Cream Van. Hog Roast Van. Burger / Hot Dog Van. There will be numerous stalls including charity stalls and trade stalls. The charity stalls will of course be free of charge, trade stalls will be charged a £5 deposit with a donation on the day. Come along and join the fun at the Vivienne Shelley Studios Summer Holiday Dance Days Monday to Friday July 22nd to 26th 10am to 3.30pm (studios open 9am till 430) At The Dance Studios 28 Bank St, Cheadle 01538 754414 Cost:- £15 per day Classes for all School age children. You only need suitable clothing and bring a packed lunch. Everyone welcome boys and girls no experience needed Book at the studios or by phone. It may be possible to collect from or return children to other daycare settings. Places are limited so please reserve your place by 15th July. Email vjshelley@tiscali.co.uk
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  22. 22. T his year Alton held its second annual open gardens event on the 9th June. The owners of 11 gardens opened their gates and invited people in to see their plants and flowers bathed in early summer sunshine, in fact the weather could not have been better. Around 120 people visited the gardens and were treated to some beautiful sights as well as a wonderful selection of homemade cakes, teas and other homemade refreshments on offer. People came from miles around to visit Alton and from comments received they all really enjoyed the day. Already several other residents have expressed an interest in opening their gardens so next year there could be as many as 20 or more gardens open for viewing. Alton Community Event Group who organized the open gardens day raised around £600, half of which goes to the Churnet Valley Conservation Society to assist in their work preserving the natural heritage of the Churnet Valley and their ongoing campaign to achieve recognition for the valley as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A.C.E. Group are now looking forward to their next event, an Apple Day where you will be able to watch apple crushing and pressing demonstrations, take your own apples along and have them juiced or identified by an apple expert. There will be apple cakes drinks and much more. For more information about the Churnet Valley Conservation Society and its work or to become a member visit www.churnet-valley-conservation.org And look out in The Voice for more details about the Alton Apple Day in October Alton Open Gardens ‘Hedgehog Books’ Stella & Tony Heritage, Castle Hill. Above: John & Linda Moorhouse, High St Alton Allotments White Hart Liz Court, Fox House Phil & Sarah McBride, Horse Road Phil & Sarah McBride, Horse Road Denise & Julian Beattie, Malthouse Road Anna Roffey, Cedar Hill Jonathan & Josie Shepherd, Vicarage Row 22 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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  25. 25. Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. 25 T hose of you of a certain age may remember Johnny Morris, “Animal Magic”, and Dotty the ring-tailed lemur. My fascination with these creatures dates from that time. We love travelling – lazing on a beach is not for us – but our idea of heaven is somewhere a bit off the beaten track where we can pursue our interests in wildlife and photography. We have been lucky enough to view tigers in India, elephants and lions in Africa, giant tortoises in the Galapagos and wombats in Australia, so when we saw the details of a small-group trip to Southern Madagascar – what’s not to like? After flying via Nairobi we arrived in the capital with an impossibly long name – Antananarivo – fortunately known locally as Tana – much easier to pronounce. We spent a night there before starting our journey around the southern half of the island, which is located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. The next few days were spent in a simple jungle lodge close to a reserve called Andasibe known for its population of indris (large black and white lemurs about the size of a small dog) as well as a variety of other lemurs and wildlife such as birds and chameleons. The indris call to each other with an amazing loud howl and on our first morning’s walk in the jungle we came across a family group feeding high in the trees. Soon enough they started howling to each other – an eerie, ear-splitting noise which echoed across the jungle canopy. We felt immensely privileged to witness it; the indris were well aware of our presence, but still carried on with their usual way of life. Close to this reserve is an island in a lake which is home to a variety of rehabilitated lemurs; in the not-too-distant past people took them in as pets, but the practice is now outlawed, so a range of lemurs live out the rest of their lives in the more natural habitat of the island. They are afraid of water so they cannot escape, but visitors are allowed to go over by canoe to see them, which to me was really exciting. You are not supposed to approach too close to them, but lemurs cannot read and they have no qualms about approaching you and climbing all over you, as humans provide a much more exciting climbing frame for them. Their little “hands” were so warm! After leaving Andasibe we had a long drive back through the capital and to an overnight stop in a town called Antsirabe, which displayed strong French colonial influences in its buildings and wide boulevards; we then moved on to a rainforest lodge near Ranomafana Reserve. We found out why it is called a rainforest after a morning spent looking for lemurs in a dripping, steaming jungle. Here we saw sifakas which have very long legs and “dance” along the ground in great bounding hops; they were in a family group with some little ones which we managed to approach as they were feeding on seeds on the ground. It stopped raining later in the day and on a night walk we saw an amazing variety of chameleons and geckos, as well as a tiny bamboo mouse lemur – the name gives a clue to its size. As we moved further south the land became drier and we were lucky enough to visit a reserve managed by the local community. They had previously killed ring-tailed lemurs for food, but an education programme had resulted in the community taking responsibility for protecting the lemurs and providing guided tours to have close up views of them (as well as some spectacular chameleons). Dotty’s descendants were there in abundance and very curious to come and look at the human visitors. There were several family groups and they seemed very keen to show off their offspring to the visitors – the little ones were enchanting. In the village where we stayed overnight we also visited a silk factory (in someone’s house!) and a paper-making concern which used bark from local trees to produce beautiful parchment which was widely used by restaurants for menus. Travelling even further south – by now we were almost at the southern coast – we reached an area which resembled the Australian outback – rich red earth and rocky outcrops which provided habitats suitable for more astonishing wildlife, as well as sapphire mines. The rest of the group decided to go swimming in some natural pools up in the hills but we elected to stay in a clearing in a small forest to look for birds. We were rewarded with sightings of Paradise Fly-catchers displaying to attract a mate, but while we were sitting quietly a family of ring-tailed lemurs came through and dropped out of the trees to inspect us. One mum brought her baby so close we could not even get a photo – it was too close to focus. As nature lovers we felt immensely humbled that wild creatures would trust us enough to come so close. We were nearing the end of our holiday, but there was one more location to visit, which involved taking a 1½ hour boat trip (there were no roads for motor vehicles) to a place called Anakao, which is located on a beautiful white sand beach. From here we went to an area called the spiny forest, which as the name suggests, is home to a multitude of spiny plants and also baobab trees which look as if they are growing upside down, with huge bulbous trunks and a few sparse branches at the top. Some of these trees were a thousand years old. On the same trip we also visited a salt lake which housed a flock of flamingoes – Madagascar is truly a country of great variety in natural history terms. A final boat trip took us back to civilisation, for our journey back to Tana and the onward flight home. We met some fascinating people; although Madagascar is a desperately poor country and initially we were treated with some suspicion as the number of visitors is not large, there were many smiles. In our travels we visited towns, villages, and rural areas with very few facilities and had the opportunity to see a completely different way of life. Would we go back? Certainly. But maybe not yet – we still haven’t seen orang-utans, polar bears, or jaguars…….no doubt we will be contacting our friends at Journeys à la Carte again in the near future! 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  26. 26. 26 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Uttoxeter Beer & Cider FESTIVAL Beer Festival Rocks Oldfields T he organisers of the annual Uttoxeter beer festival are expecting to almost double the money donated to charity this year. The event - renamed Uttoxeter Beer and Cider Festival - is likely to have raised more than £2,000 for prostate cancer awareness, once all sponsorship money has been collected. Ale and cider buffs at Oldfields Sports and Social Club were treated to close-up magic from illusionist Ed Sumner and music from Kelly Edwards and covers band Upfront. The band played till almost midnight - much later than usual. The late finish helped boost beer sales. Steve Shields, President of Uttoxeter Lions Club, who organise the festival with Uttoxeter RugbyClub, said: “I think it was the best beer festival yet, and will help raise more this year than last year, so we seem to go from strength to strength. I want to thank everyone who supported us.”
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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. 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 Children cared for from birth to 5 years Ofsted call our safeguarding of children and our work with parents ‘Outstanding’. Call or email Steph for more information. Midway Academy Bramshall Road, Uttoxeter Tel: 01889 562089 www.thecheshiredaynursery.co.uk midwayacademy@btconnect.com Your child, our passion… Midway Academy Now taking registrations for funded three year olds from September 2013 No more unpleasant fitting experiences! Visit us for a free and friendly fitting service and treat yourself to a well fitting bra, helping you to look and feel great! We stock a wide range of lingerie, swimwear and undergarments to suit all age ranges. Mastectomy & Maternity lingerie also available. Size 28 to 52 back, A to K Cup. Gift Vouchers also available 21 Market Place, Uttoxeter ST14 8HY Tel 01889 564424
  29. 29. 29Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. QUALITY LOCAL MEAT, BEEF, LAMB, PORK & POULTRY All meat home killed with complete farm to fork assurance. Personal & Friendly Service Guaranteed YOU CAN TRUST 100% BRITISH MEAT 2 Market Street, Uttoxeter Tel (01889) 565870 Roycroft Farm, Bramshall Tel (01889) 563353 C O N S T R U C T I O N S Serving the community since 1976 MJ Barrett Constructions,Brookside Business Park,Brookside Road, Uttoxeter,Staffordshire,ST14 8AT www.mjbarrettconstructions.co.uk Tel:01889 564 253 • Fax:01889 564 210 F M J Barrett Constructions supply and erect all types of agricultural and industrial buildings,including grain stores, equestrian centres,storage buildings,milking parlours,and cattle housing along with a variety of industrial warehousing, office accommodation,retail outlets and entertainment complexes all built to the highest standards. Sizzling Summer Platters We start the cooking - you finish the cooking to your liking. Served with Salad and our Chips.
  30. 30. L adies from all over the region were in attendance at Uttoxeter Racecourse’s popular Ladies Night event. With hats, fascinators and glamorous outfits in abundance, Ladies Night is an annual fixture for many people and sees crowds of over 7,000 people for a packed evening of racing, hospitality and entertainment. With a narrow escape from the recent showery weather, the evening sunshine even made an appearance for the June race goers. In the Best Dressed Lady competition, Rosie Tickell from Turnditch in Belper, Derbyshire won the Hoar Cross Hall Spa Day as first prize. Francesca Smith won second and Michelle Dawson-Derry from Upper Longdon near Lichfield won third prize, both kindly donated by Salon 14 in Uttoxeter. Philippa Inskip from Stoke won a Hoar Cross Spa Day as her first prize for the Best Hat competition with Samantha Gilmour from Melbourne winning second and Madeline Cooper from Chesterfield winning third prizes from Salon 14 in Uttoxeter. David MacDonald, Executive Director said: “The ladies of the region never fail to impress at our fantastic Ladies Night and it’s great to see the glamour levels reaching new heights every year. With the newer Ladies Day fixture coming up on 26th July, we’re hoping to see them back again soon!” Tickets for Ladies Day on Friday 26th July 2013 are available on the website at www.uttoxeter- racecourse.co.uk in a range of prices from £9 to £36. The first race is at 2pm and the tribute act, Black Eyed Peaz will showcase their talents with live music following the racing. Glamour come 30 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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  34. 34. The Lisa Oldham F amily and friends came together to celebrate the life of a much loved Uttoxeter woman who sadly died last year. Peter and Linda Douglas sponsored ‘The Lisa Oldham Raceday’ at Uttoxeter Racecourse in memory of their daughter. The day proved to be very emotionally charged as family and friends remembered Lisa whilst also paying tribute to the services which tried to save her life and who cared for her in hospital. Lisa would not have wanted the raceday to be a sad affair and although the memories came flooding back, you can see from our exclusive photographs that family and friends made The Lisa Oldham Raceday a very special and heart-rending occasion. Uttoxeter Racecourse Executive Director David MacDonald said: “The entire day was a perfect tribute to Lisa. It was so important to us that we managed to raise plenty of money for the 3Peaks charities whilst still respecting and enjoying the happy memories that we have of Lisa who had one of the biggest and brightest personalities on show on any given raceday.” 34 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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  38. 38. 38 Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf I thought I would share with you one of my children’s favourite cakes. It gets eaten so fast, I have had to make two at a time on a number of occasions. It is also a good way of using up all your over ripe bananas. The loaf seems quite healthy until you get to the yummy peanut butter topping. Ingredients: 75g good quality chunky peanut butter 25g softened butter 110g golden caster sugar 250g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 4 mashed ripe bananas 50g roughly chopped peanuts Topping: 4 tbsp softened butter 2tbsp good quality chunky peanut butter 4tbsp icing sugar Heat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan. Mix together the peanut butter, butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs and mashed bananas. Fold in the nuts and put the mixture into a lined and greased 900g loaf tin. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool the loaf on a wire rack. To make the topping, mix together the butter and peanut butter until soft, then beat in the icing sugar. If the frosting is a little too stiff and needs softening, add a little milk to the mixture and blend thoroughly to make a light and fluffy topping. Spread onto the top of the cooled banana loaf. This topping is so delicious, I sometimes make double the quantity and cut the loaf in half and sandwich together with the frosting. I hope you enjoy this peanut butter and banana loaf as much as my family. Karen’s Cake Corner by Karen Hill Remembering days gone by by Owd Ern Uncle Alec’s New Car N owadays I see new cars advertised at only, one hundred and ninety pounds per month (on the never, never!) Uncle Alec bought a new Ford 10 for £110 in any colour as long as it was black! he could have bought a New Ford 8 for £99 done and finished with just before the last war. He had started work as a chauffeur for a rich Uttoxeter brewer driving a big Rolls Royce car, in fact a very posh job in them days. Unfortunately his employer died so his job as a chauffeur was finished. The terrible recession of the thirties was on, with very little work available, but he was lucky and got a job selling “ Days cattle medicine”. Days black Drink was supposed to cure most cattle ailments, if that did not work you gave them a Days Red Drink, a bit like doctors medicine bottles of Pink, White or Black. Possibly neither worked because most cows had T.B or some other incurable disease. He would travel around on an old Velocette Motor Bike, with his goods in the side car. No safety helmet’s in them days but he always wore a leather flying helmet from the first world war with little ear flaps, that he would lift up when he wanted to hear what you said and left them down when he pretended not to hear. (When my wife is on at me I wish I could find one) He also wore a pair of goggles. He and my mother never seemed to agree on anything, always thinking of something to argue about. On one occasion she was heard to say “you go around selling cattle medicine so I might as well call you Dr Smart Alec” The old Ford car lasted well until long after the last war. I remember riding in it and it was so rusty, I could see the road through the floor boards. The brakes were more or less non existent. Uncle Alec only kept his Ford for “best”. He said he would not sell anything if he went around the farms in a “posh car” He moved on from selling cattle medicine to collecting insurance money for the Refuge Insurance Company. It was a way of saving money. People paid in usually a small amount each month, so when your child grew up they had a little nest egg or you took one out to pay if you died! Travelling on his rounds still in his now very old Ford, as long as it went it didn’t matter; no MOTs to worry about. Some months people often did not have the money to pay the insurance, probably as small amount as half a crown so he would say “let me have that old plate or that bit of old furniture and that will pay for this month’s insurance money” When he retired, his house and garage was full of antiques. Most of it had become very valuable and a lot sent to Sotheby’s of London, making very high prices. His old Ford was by now a bit like me showing a lot of body fatigue. So at last it went for scrap. Having done very well with the sale of his antiques he spent some of the money and treated himself to a brand new Austin Cambridge for another pricey sum of six hundred and fifty pounds. I think that was in the early sixtie’s so a bit of pleasure in his retirement. Just Tek care till next time when I dust a few more cob webs off the back of my mind Owd Ern Jelly Bean & Popping Candy Cheesecake Topping: 300g Full Fat Cream Cheese 2oz Caster Sugar 300ml Double Cream 200g Milk Chocolate Popping Candy Jelly Beans Base: 17 Digestive Biscuits 2oz Caster Sugar 4oz Butter Method: 1 Mix biscuits and caster sugar into crumbs in a food processor. Pete’s Treats - Let’s Bake! by Pete Rowley 2 Melt butter in a large bowl (microwave). 3 Tip the crumbs into the melted butter and mix well until coated. 4 Line the bottom of an 8 inch round cake tin (spring loaded) with greaseproof paper. 5 Tip in the coated crumbs, press down firmly and place in the fridge. 6 Put the cream cheese and caster sugar into a large bowl and cream with a wooden spoon. And then add the double cream and use electric hand mixer until well blended. 7 Melt chocolate (microwave) or in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. When melted pour into cream mixture and use hand mixer until well blended. 8 Fold in a handful of jelly beans and then put mixture onto biscuit base and level off. 9 Place more jelly beans onto the cheesecake. 10 And just before serving spinkle on popping candy! Enjoy!! If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support.
  39. 39. 39Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. THE place to go for all the latest games Come and look around our fantastic new premises at 36-42 High Street, Cheadle, (above WHSmith). You are assured of a warm welcome! Telephone 01538 528795 sharon@game-pad.co.uk www.game-pad.co.uk WE BUY, WE SELL, WE TRADE AND OFFER CASH! Gift vouchers available We now offerMinx andShellac Nails Rounding off a Brilliant Season at Windsor Park by Kelly Jeffrey T he second weekend in May, with weather throwing all sorts of things at us from hail, wind and rain, Windsor Park travelled to Condover Hall in Shropshire to take part in a weekend netball tournament. Taking three strong teams, 2 from year 8 and 1 from year 7. each Windsor Team competing in groups of up to 15 Teams from all over the country, making standards extremly high. But thanks to all our local businesses who provided the teams with their fantastic kit earlier this year, and the hours of training our girls looked every bit in it to win it. Generous Sponsors who backed our teams were UR Media, Advance Business Growth, Howards Chartered Accountants, Salon 14 Hair & Beauty, A J Startin & P Arme and The Raddle Inn (a big thank’s again to these local businesess who all helped to kit out our 3 teams). On the Saturday each team played on through rain downpours, wind and even the odd hail storm in as many as 7,12 min matches. After points were gathered it was fantastic news to here that all 3 teams from Windsor Park had made the semi finals, to be played on the Sunday morning, so it was early to bed for the Windsor Hot Shots. With Sundays Sun keeping spirits high,and having dried out from the previous day, the 3 teams all went on to play in their semi finals to all be placed in a magnificent 3rd place in their groups.The girls had a brilliant weekend,had the opportunity to show off their great skills and sporting attributes both on and off the courts, making Mrs Powell, myself and Winsdor Park very proud. Year 8A Year 8B Year 7 VIVIENNE SHELLEY DANCE STUDIOS Quality Local Dance Tuition For All Ages Now enrolling for Autumn Term Saturday Dance Classes St Mary’s Church Hall, Balance Street, Uttoxeter Pre-School / Beginners Ballet & Tap - 9.30am Preparatory / Beginners Ballet & Tap - 10.15am Primary/ grade 1 ballet & tap - 11.15am Grade 2 ballet - 12.15pm Freestyle Disco and Jazz - 1pm FREE FIRST CLASS for the Rest of the Summer Term All Styles of Classes available Monday to Saturday at our Cheadle Studios Enquiries for these classes or for any of our classes to advanced standard at the Cheadle Studios to 01538 754414 or email vjshelley@tiscali.co.uk www.vivienneshelleydancestudios.co.uk Whateverangleyoulookatit,TheVoicecanpubliciseyourbusiness Giveusacallon01538751629or07733466970.Advertpricesstartatonly£25andcanhitover13,000homes
  40. 40. 40 If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support. Let The Voice Be With You by Les Humphries I had the pleasure to be guest speaker at Uttoxeter Rugby Football Clubs Annual Dinner, which has just celebrated it’s first 30 years, and the fact that they have been promoted back to Division 3 West (North) after just one season of relegation, made it even more special, I just hope they can stay there this time and not get into any more ‘punch ups’ on the pitch! As a founder member, I had the honour to receive a commemorative stone shield on behalf of the club, which had been carved by Steve Woolley and will be displayed in Moffs Corner in Oldfields Club, which was where the big man always held court in his playing days. Numerous awards were presented, but the top awards of the Jim Harrison Cup for Player of the Year, and the Golden Boot for Clubmen of the Year went to Paul Millward, and Kevin Dunn respectively. Top Try Scorer was James Gill. A cheque was also presented to Anthony Coates of the Dove Valley First Responders, who along with his wife Caroline was guest of honour on the night. The Club had raised £1000, for the first responders, which had been doubled to £2000 by outgoing President Julian Beattie of Vital Business Communications. Well done everyone, I am sure you all will agree it’s a truly worthy cause. It seems to be all Anniversaries this year, as the Churnet Valley Male Voice Choir are celebrating their 20th one, which will be marked by a concert in Alton Village Hall on the 27th of September. Several ‘friends’ of the choir will be appearing on the night to make it as varied a programme as possible. More details will be announced in later issues of ‘The Voice’. We have a concert free month in June, our next offering being at Meirbank Flower Festival on Tuesday July the 23rd. TTFN Les 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.a What connects an English Rose and a Black Sabbath? T hanks to everyone who came to the Uttoxeter Beer and Cider Festival. It was a great success for our chosen charity, prostate cancer awareness. While you were supping the great ales on offer, you might have passed the time with the fiendish ‘free beer’ quiz. It was free to enter and the prize was as much beer as you could drink on the day, so I make no apologies for making it tough. I would have loved to see a winner, but of course we didn’t want to encourage excessive drinking! It’s tricky setting a quiz with answers that can’t easily be Googled. So picture questions and odd connections like the one in my headline were called for. The answer to the query above? 43 years, of course. Justin Rose became the first English golfer in 43 years to win the US Open, on the same day the rock group, Black Sabbath, set a record for the longest gap between number one albums – their 13 topping the chart 43 years after Paranoid. It was a great day for all English, golf-playing, rock music fans – and there are many of them. There was a time when golf and rock’n’roll might have seemed mutually exclusive. Alice Cooper put an end to that, swinging a nine-iron easily as well as his evil on-stage persona swings from a gallows. Rock’s other Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, is probably unsafe driving a golf buggy, never mind a golf ball. But he can still belt out heavy rock with the best of them. I’m proud that Sabbath come from my hometown of Birmingham, and they provided some memorable moments during my TV reporting days. A meeting with the Prince of Darkness I met Ozzy well before the infamous TV series that thrust his family life into the spotlight. His wife and manager Sharon was not yet a celebrity in her own right. And I met young Kelly and Jack without realising they too would have lucrative showbusiness careers ahead. But then, who predicts the career prospects of primary school kids? We’d arranged to meet Ozzy near the street in Aston where he grew up, to take him back to his old school, and to his old house. His outstretched hand shook uncontrollably as he explained: ‘It’s the Prozac.’ What followed was great telly. The school kids were amazed by this shambling, but very amusing figure, even if most had no idea who he was. And when we wandered through the streets to his old home, the stories came pouring out – his misfit behaviour, brushes with the law, and the decision to join a band. As we approached the front door of the terraced house the young John Osbourne had called home, the black-clad rocker bent down and pointed to something scratched on the stone doorstep. ‘I did that. It’s still there,’ he said. Scrawled on the stone were two words, which had survived since the late 60s. ‘Yeah, Iron Void. I thought it’d be a good name for a band.’ Imagine that. We might be talking about the return to the number one spot after 43 years of Iron Void, rather than Black Sabbath. Not too unlikely. Iron Maiden haven’t done badly, have they? Over to our Old Rockers Correspondent Soon after, Sharon was happy to chat over coffee while Ozzy was being interviewed on one of the daytime TV shows at Pebble Mill. I think I was the only person who recognised her as she sat alone in what we called the crush bar. As I said, she wasn’t yet a TV personality – but she was the daughter of legendary, tyrannical rock manager Don Arden, and the woman who’d tamed and won the heart of one of the wildest men in rock. Her wealth of stories included the night she took all Ozzy’s clothes away to stop him going out on a binge. But he went out anyway – wearing one of her dresses. What happened next is legendary: he was arrested, still in drag, urinating against the Alamo memorial. He says he was caught short and had no idea he was defacing a sacred site. He was banned from San Antonio for a decade. My early encounter with Ozzy set the tone for a number of films for BBC Midlands Today and breakfast television. Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was the creator of some of the most doom-laden, menacing riffs in rock, defining the new genre of heavy metal. He proved a modest, genial and affable interviewee when the BBC took him back to a Birmingham city centre pub where the band had played one of their earliest gigs. The upstairs room at the venue now housed the air-conditioning plant for the bar beneath. It hadn’t been open to the public since its time as a rock venue, and many original posters lined the walls, untouched since the early 70s - a veritable time capsule. The birth of heavy metal It was there that Tony told me about the industrial accident in a metal-bashing plant that cost him the ends of two fingers. It happened on the day he was due to leave the factory forever to start a music career. Despair turned to triumph. Inspired by the great Django Reinhardt, who, horribly injured in a fire in his gypsy caravan, developed a virtuoso two- fingered jazz guitar style, Iommi fashioned his own prosthetic fingertips from washing-up liquid bottles and learned to play again. As a proud Brummie, I probably shouldn’t admit that I’m not hugely keen on Sabbath’s grinding, often ponderous riffs – far too dark for me - but I’m a huge admirer of what Tony Iommi achieved against the odds. If you want to share stories of old rockers – I could go on for hours – come and find me at the Lark in the Park. That’s the next big event the Lions help run – a free family fun-day in Bramshall Road recreation ground on the Saturday of August bank holiday weekend. See you there.
  41. 41. 41Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. New President for Cheadle Lions F ollowing a meal at The Robin Hood in Bramshall this month, Lion President Tony Gadsby passed over the chain of office to Lion Graham Dow who will lead Cheadle Lions for the next 12 months. Lion Graham has been a member of Cheadle Lions for 20 years and is a former member of the Staffordshire Fire Service. Ground Care Machinery Sales and Spares Showroom now open Dovefields, Uttoxeter ST14 8HU (Opposite Wynnstay) Tel: 01889 566330 TIMBER DOORS & WINDOWS • PORCHES • HARD WOOD SOFT WOOD • CIRCULAR WORK • GATES BESPOKE JOINERY • SLIDING SASH WINDOW SPECIALISTS Unit 2, Hillside Industrial Park, Draycott Cross Road, Cheadle ST10 1PN T: 01538 755 454 M: 07791 891 393 E: sales@ksbwoodcraft.co.uk Oldfields Hall’s Rising Stars win National Competition R ecently, two talented Year 8 students from Oldfields Hall Middle School were announced as winners of Rising Stars’ inclusive writing competition. Chloe Howard won 1st prize in the competition and spent the day at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton where the presentation ceremony took place. Nathan Fletcher accompanied Chloe, also receiving a special prize for the illustrations he entered alongside his own story. Entries were submitted from children of all ages all over the country. Students were asked to design their own inclusive story character then write a 100 word story about them. The aim of the competition was to get children thinking of ways to include more disabled characters in their written work. Chloe’s winning story has since been combined with Nathan’s art work to create a book which will soon be published and available to buy. Chloe and Nathan were given a sneak preview of their book at the presentation ceremony. Chloe was ‘overwhelmed and speechless’ on receiving her prize (a 16g iPad) and said she was ‘shocked because never in a million years would I have thought my story would win. So many people came up and congratulated me, saying well done, and there were so many cameras, I didn’t know where to look.” Nathan was equally amazed with the prize for his entry when he received a Kindle Fire. It was his art work in particular that wowed the judges, so much so that a special award was created just for him. Nathan enthused, “I am thrilled that I have designed a character for a popular book and surprised at how amazing the character looks in print.” In addition to the individual prizes, Oldfields Hall will benefit from an author visit, courtesy of Rising Stars, to be arranged in the near future. Granite Worktops A Complete Professional Service Designed to Your Requirements • Bespoke Kitchen Worktops • Bathrooms • Bar Tops • Quartz • Granite, Marble & Stone Tiles • Home Visits - No Obligation Nettlebank Ltd Telephone 01782 827313 www.graniteworktopsstokeontrent.co.uk Email: nettlebank@aol.com S tratford, the birthplace of famous actor and playwright William Shakespeare, set the scene for pupils who have been following his work in their curriculum topic,” An introduction to Shakespeare’s language.” This visit compliments not only the English aspect of the curriculum but joins up across the curriculum with the historical aspect of the life and times of Shakespeare. Drama workshops were undertaken, based on the play “Midsummer Nights Dream”, run by professional actors, which also contained information about Shakespeare’s life and the life at that time. The sessions culminated in a performance in which every child took part. A make-up session was held, enabling children to see how special effects were created for some of the most well-known scenes and characters in Shakespeare’s plays. The make-up sessions were run by a make-up artist working at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The day ended with a tour of Shakespeare’s birth place. Windsor Park Middle School visit “Shakespeare Country”
  42. 42. F estival lovers enjoyed one of best events in years as they descended upon Uttoxeter Racecourse in glorious sunshine! The Acoustic Festival of Britain was headlined by some of the top bands of yesteryear such as The Hollies and the iconic Proclaimers. Thousands lapped up a terrific atmosphere during the 3-day festival which has been hailed a magnificent success by organisers. Apart from the stage acts, there was something for everyone around the grounds including children’s entertainment, a big top tent and dance workshops and craft activities. Take a look at our Voice photographs and see just how much the Acoustic Festival of Britain 2013 was enjoyed by all! Roll on 2014.... If you are responding to an advertisement in The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice, please let the advertiser know. Thank you for your support.42
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  45. 45. 45Let The Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice take your business to 13,000 local homes. To advertise, call 01538 751629 or 07733 466 970. Treat your feet to a pre holiday makeover Home visit £25, Clinic £22, Two people £40 Toe Nail Cutting, Hard Skin and Corn Removal, Fungal Infected and Thickened Nail Reduction, Cracked Heels andVerruca Treatment. Also available - Luxury Thai Pedicure includes foot soak, exfoliate, hard skin removal, cuticle tidy, nails cut & shape, foot mask, leg massage with cream, finishing off with base, polish and top coat. Clinic £28, Home £33 A general all over foot maintenance Dawn Colclough MAFHP, MCFHP Fully Qualified, Registered & Insured. A member of The British Association of Foot Health Professionals Trained at The SMAE Institute Clinic at North Lodge, Upwoods Road, Doveridge, nr Uttoxeter, Derbyshire DE6 5LL Tel: 01889 564592 Mobile: 07794 344 235 Home visits and clinic appointments available WHEEL ‘N’ TYRESLTD 01538 755100 BATTERIES • BRAKES EXHAUSTS • TYRES Performance Tyre Centre WE FIT TYRES ON YOUR DRIVE Fashion Voice by Angela Clinton of Uttoxeter J eans, jeans, how we love our jeans from toddler to teenager, mother to grandmother and of course not forgetting the male population. It seems to be the only item of clothing ever designed to have travelled through time and world wide. Labourers on the farms and mines of American Western states in the late 19th century wore them because of their durability and they were first patented by a San Fransico merchant called Levi Strauss. Many designs and styles of jeans are always available on the High Street throughout all the seasons, although the Summer brings all the bright colours. They are so versatile and I do feel that this is the main reason for them being so popular as you can style them with a sheer blouse, which you will find on the High Street at the moment, T.shirt or textured jacket for any occasion as mentioned in a previous article. Many decades ago two world famous fashion designers Yves Saint Lauren and Co Co Chanel said that style is eternal - fashion isn’t and that is why you have to have confidence in what you wear. We cannot appear to look as though we have just stepped off the catwalk as that would not be practical as well as unaffordable so we have to work with what we have. Whatever outfit you wear you must feel comfortable, because you are then relaxed and that then makes you feel confident. I call it C.R.C. I do think that the majority of women have clothes in their wardrobe that they know suits their style but one has to be careful not to allow these items looking rather dated. In order not to allow that to happen you must make yourself aware and alert to the latest trends and colours for each season and purchase accordingly. There are other factors that are equally as important which make you feel C.R.C. and they are hair and makeup. There is an old saying that your hair is your ‘crowning glory’ and ‘first’ impressions are very important. The cut is the most important so you need a stylist that is up to date with every aspect of cutting and also be confident enough to suggest changes as far as your style and colour, so every so often have a head to head with her/him but choose a style that is manageable for you. Angela Clinton, Essential Clothing, Uttoxeter Beautiful range cookers in stock now Phone: 01889 565411 Email: sales@thehotspot.co.uk Web: www.thehotspot.co.uk Dovefields Industrial Estate, Uttoxeter ST14 8HU Phone: 01889 565411 Email: sales@thehotspot.co.uk Web: www.thehotspot.co.uk Dovefields Industrial Estate, Uttoxeter ST14 8HU Please come and visit our extensive showroom where we

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