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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
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...
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Golden Memories from one of
Uttoxeter’s Favourite Characters
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
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Outstanding in Every Way
ainsley Catholic College is celebrating Diocesan
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by John Glandfield, Uttoxeter’s most charismatic Lawyer
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
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
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
See you in Court (or if not, hopefully, somewhere
John E. Glandfield
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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, 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.
Telephone: 07790 527190 for dog enquiries
Telephone: 01335 390369 or 01889 564045
for cat enquiries
Cheadle & District Animal Welfare Society
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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
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.
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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
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rear Paddock extending to (approx)
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provides the following
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Porch, Entrance Porch, Spacious
Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Reception
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Utility Room. On the First Floor, Galleried Landing,
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Annex Accommodation:- Entrance
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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
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Offers in the region of
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Situated within a very sought after Non
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Comprising: Entrance Porch, Entrance
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Feature Fireplace & Multi Fuel Burner,
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where there is a Master Bedroom with
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Offers in the region of
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• Sunday Lunch £6.95
We have a wide variety of homemade dishes,
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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
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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.
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Bride: Charlotte Wright from Spath
Groom: Oliver Appleby from Spath
Wedding Day: 13th April 2013
Bride’s Mum and Stepdad: Joe & Della Stack from
Bride’s Dad: John Wright from Hill Ridware
Groom’s Parents: Will & Jen Appleby from Rocester
Bridesmaids: Nic Sharpe, Bec Sidwell, Nicola Monnier &
Best Man: Mr Ben Appleby
Ceremony: The Meynell Langley in Derby
Reception: Abbotsholme School in Rocester
Photographer: HBA Photography
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
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
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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!
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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
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
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.
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.
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Monday to Friday
July 22nd to 26th
10am to 3.30pm
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28 Bank St, Cheadle
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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
Places are limited so please reserve your place by 15th July.
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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
And look out in The Voice for more details about the
Alton Apple Day in October
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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
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
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
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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
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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adies from all over the
region were in
attendance at Uttoxeter
Racecourse’s popular Ladies
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,
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
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Philippa Inskip from
Stoke won a Hoar Cross
Spa Day as her first prize
for the Best Hat
Samantha Gilmour from
second and Madeline
Cooper from Chesterfield
winning third prizes from
Salon 14 in Uttoxeter.
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
Tickets for Ladies Day on
Friday 26th July 2013 are
available on the website at
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
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The Lisa Oldham
amily and friends came together to
celebrate the life of a much loved
Uttoxeter woman who sadly died last
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
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Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf
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.
75g good quality chunky peanut butter
25g softened butter
110g golden caster sugar
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 mashed ripe bananas
50g roughly chopped peanuts
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
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
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
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
Jelly Bean & Popping Candy
300g Full Fat Cream Cheese
2oz Caster Sugar
300ml Double Cream
200g Milk Chocolate
17 Digestive Biscuits
2oz Caster Sugar
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
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
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!
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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
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.
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Let The Voice Be With You
by Les Humphries
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.
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
What connects an English Rose and a
hanks to everyone who came to the
Uttoxeter Beer and Cider Festival. It was a
great success for our chosen charity, prostate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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ecently, two talented
Year 8 students from
Oldfields Hall Middle
School were announced as
winners of Rising Stars’
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
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.
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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
The day ended with a tour of Shakespeare’s birth place.
Windsor Park Middle
estival lovers enjoyed one of best events
in years as they descended upon
Uttoxeter Racecourse in glorious
The Acoustic Festival of Britain was
headlined by some of the top bands of
yesteryear such as The Hollies and the iconic
Thousands lapped up a terrific
atmosphere during the 3-day festival which
has been hailed a magnificent success by
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
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....
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by Angela Clinton of Uttoxeter
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.
you wear you must
because you are then
relaxed and that then
makes you feel
confident. I call it
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
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.
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Phone: 01889 565411
Doveﬁelds Industrial Estate, Uttoxeter ST14 8HU
Phone: 01889 565411
Doveﬁelds Industrial Estate, Uttoxeter ST14 8HU
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