Roundabout Warwick

May / June 2015
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Roundabout Warwick
May/June 2015
10/11 Community News
Travel Feature - The South
General Knowledge Crossword
Animal Matters - Pesky Parasites!
Barnardo’s Supported Lodgings
24/25 Your Local Listings
Gardening - Going Potty for
Summer Plants
Useful Numbers
Recipe - Herby Stuffed Baked
Index of Advertisers
The Leamington Rotary Charity
Raft Race
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Community News
Village Voices Choir
Royal British Legion
Village Voices of Warwick is a mixed, non audition, sociable
choir based in Chase Meadow Village Hall in Warwick. Why
not come and give us a try? For more info on the choir and
future events visit our website:
Any welfare or membership problems concerning
ex-servicemen or their dependents call 0121 456 9498. Local
meetings are held at 7pm on the 3rd Monday of each month in
the Masonic Rooms, Alderson House, High Street, Warwick.
Warwick Probus Club No 2
Explore by Paw Dog Walking Club
Meetings on Weds 6th May & 3rd June at Hill Close Gardens,
Warwick at 10:30am with tea & coffee served prior to the
meeting and a speaker. New members are always welcomed
and if you are interested, contact their Secretary Roy Joyner
on 01926 491516
Meet weekends and weekdays for group dog walks in our
lovely Warwickshire countryside. New members with friendly
dogs always welcome. for more info.
Hatton Park WI
The Gap
Mondays - Nifty Over Fifty - 9:30am-10:30am, exercise for
the over 50’s, £3. Lunch Club - 11am-2pm, nourishing
meal, cards & board games, £4.50. Art Club - 2pm-4pm, all
welcome, bring your own materials, £3 per session. Youth
Activities - 4:30pm-6:30pm, (Juniors) - 60p members,
£1.20 non members. GKR Karate - 6:30pm-8pm. Tuesdays Extend Class - 9:30am-10:30am, seated exercise for older
adults, £3.50 per session. Contact Denise Renfrew 420786.
Youth Activities - 4:30pm-6:30pm (Juniors), costs as above.
Wednesdays - Stay & Play Group - 9:30am-11am. For
parents/carers with young children, free. Older Adults Lunch
Club - 10:30am-1pm, bingo, games, raffle, trips out,
nourishing meal all £4 plus 50p membership. Youth
Activities - 5pm-7pm, (Seniors) costs as Juniors above.
Young Performers - 7pm-8pm, drama & dance for ages 818yrs. Thursdays - Tai Chi - 9:30am-10:30am, gentle
exercise for all, £3 per session. Zumba Gold - 11am-12noon,
aimed at over 50’s, £4 per session. Baby Clinic - 10am11:30am, 3rd Thurs of month. Fit Mix - 6pm-7pm, exercise
class, £4.50. Pilates - 7pm-8pm, £4.50. Warwick Dog
Training Club - 7pm-10pm, contact Rachel Reed 775591.
Fridays - Gymboree - 10am-12noon, activities for small
people (from 17th April). Karate - 6:30pm-8pm, contact
Steve 07880 626806. Sundays - Open House - 10:30am12noon, a community church for everyone. To find out
more, or to book a room contact Kate 01926 494200, or
email: [email protected]
Coventry & Warwickshire Friend
LGBT Sunday Socials. Meet other gay, lesbian, bisexual &
trans people. Warwick, Leamington, Coventry and surrounding areas. For more details email: [email protected]
web: or 02476 714199
Action 21's Re-Useful Centre
We sell second hand books, furniture (from nearly-new to
antiques), toys, bric-a-brac, clothes, shoes, refurbished
bicycles with a one month warranty, and tested electrical
goods like TVs, kitchen appliances and stereos. Opening
times: 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm. Action 21's Re-Useful
Centre: Unit 3 Milverton House, Court Street, L/Spa CV31
2BB. Tel: 01926 886438
Meets on the third Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm at
Hatton Park Village Hall, Barcheston Drive. More info call
Veronica Chapman 01926 403648
Northgate Methodist Church
Tea/Coffee Mornings - in the Church Hall, Barrack Street on a
Sat morning between 10am and 12 noon. Everyone welcome.
Warwick Horticultural Society
26th May - Quiz 7:30pm. Methodist Church Hall, Barrack
Street, Warwick.
Royal Air Forces Association - local branch
Meet at the Royal Naval Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington
Spa on first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.
Anyone who is interested in the Association can
contact the Branch Secretary on 01926 833672
email Dymock52&
Warwick Natural History Society
Interested in the local natural environment? We hold Summer Field Meetings until Oct at weekends & during the week.
More info can be found at: or call 01926
484598 for more info. Visitors always welcome.
Castle Hill Baptist Church
Sunday Services - 10:30am & 6:30pm. Tuesday Together 1st Tues of month 3pm in the Church Lounge. A traditional
service followed by tea and cake. Breathe Bible study &
fellowship for women of all ages. 2nd & 4th Tues of month,
7:30pm-9pm in the church lounge. Noah's Ark Christian Pre
-School - Weekday mornings (NOT WEDS) 9:30am-12noon,
term time. Noah’s Knitters - every Friday during term time.
10am-12noon in the church lounge. All abilities welcome.
C.A.M.E.O Meet at the church on 3rd Tuesday of the month,
1:30pm. Tea and conversation followed by a speaker.
South Warwickshire NHS Retirement
We meet at 10am on the second Wednesday of the month in All
Saints Church (off Emscote Road). Coffee and chat followed by
a speaker. All people who used to work in the NHS are
welcome. More info call Secretary, Carole Court 01789 293483
Community News
St. Nicholas Church
Sundays 10th & 24th May - 10am Holy Communion &
Sunday Club. Sundays 17th & 31st May - 10am Holy Communion. Sunday 7th June - 9am Family Friendly Service
followed by breakfast. 10am Holy Communion. Sunday 17th
May - 3pm Concert with free admission. Syrinx Wind Quartet. Saturday 6th June - Love Handmade Craft Fair, 10am 4pm.
Further information regarding our church see Contact/office 01926 419905,
email [email protected]
Quaker Community Café
We have been providing inexpensive fresh food to the people
of Warwick since 1992 but we like to think we move with the
times. We are investing in a state of the art “bean to cup”
coffee machine. You will be able to indulge in your favourite
version at a very competitive price, especially pleasant taken
in our peaceful garden in the warmer weather. Our daily
specials are still very popular, giving even more value for
money. We continually achieve the top hygiene rating &
there is disabled access via our side entrance. We look
forward to welcoming you to our High Street Café, opposite
the Lord Leycester Hospital.
Castel Froma
Shall We Dance the 50s? - Thurs 14th May, 7:30pm. Dance
Master Terry Perkins returns by popular demand for a fun
evening at the stunning Assembly Leamington Dance Hall.
This is a fund raising event in aid of Castel Froma, now incorporating Helen Ley House. Sparkling reception, spot prizes,
fund raising raffle. Tickets £12.50 from Castel Froma 01926
427216 or the Assembly Box Office, Spencer St, L/Spa. Info
call 0871 220 0260 or [email protected]
Warwick Townswomen’s Guild
Meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month. For a fun and
enjoyable evening please join us from 7:30pm at Woodloes
Community Centre, Woodloes Primary School. Visitors £3.
For more information call Jill Salt on 01926 776243
Warwick WI
We meet at 7:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in
St Paul’s Church Hall, Friars St. Warwick. In addition we
have a whole range of social groups including: walking,
drama, book club, wine club, knit & natter, lunch club,
bridge, craft, theatre trips & outings. New members are very
welcome, so come along, find new interests and make new
friends. More info at
Warwickshire Garden Trust
Talks, visits and research on modern and historic gardens
historic Warwickshire. More info:
Warwickshire Writers Workshop
3rd Monday in the month meetings for short stories, poetry,
articles & any other creative writing. Good advice & friendly
conversation with tea & biscuits. Call 641505 or 330711
L/Spa, Warwick & Kenilworth Branch of
the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Contact details. Email us at: [email protected]
For one to one contact, advice concerning multiple sclerosis,
info about the local branch activities or general info concerning Multiple Sclerosis call 01926 730010. NMSS free
Helpline 0808 800 8000
Or visit our website at:
Rotary Club of Warwick
Meet every Wednesday lunchtime at the Hilton Hotel,
Warwick, 12:45pm, when interesting speakers are
welcomed. Further details call Roy Joyner 01926 491516
Leamington Rotary
Rotary Charity Raft Race - Sat 20th June. A fun race on the
river, starting at 12:45pm from Jephson Gardens Leamington, to finish at Myton Fields Warwick between 1:30pm &
3:30pm. Enter a raft & race to raise sponsorship for your
chosen charity - last year’s event raised £10,000 - or come
to watch the crazy antics from the river bank. A fun event for
rafters & spectators alike. For race entry forms visit: No charge for spectators.
Rethink Mental Illness Wellbeing Hub
We offer free information & support to anyone in the
community who is concerned about their mental health or
general wellbeing. One to one support sessions, cafe serving
drinks, free internet access, five ways to improve your wellbeing, Walk and Talk group Thursday morning, Coffee and
Cope Tuesday and Friday afternoons 1pm - 3pm. General
opening times between 10:30am to 3pm Monday to Friday.
45 Coten End Warwick. To find out more call 01926 419227
Saltisford Church
Community Cafe - open every Friday 1pm - 3pm. Drop in for
a cuppa and a slice of cake. The cafe is free of charge and we
have facilities for toddlers and babies, or pop over to Sainsburys to do your shopping and then join us for a cuppa, a
slice and a chat. Wednesday at Two. We meet every
Wednesday afternoon in school term time from 2.00pm to
3.00pm for a short service and then have a cup of tea and an
opportunity to chat. On two of the Wednesdays each term
you are very welcome to join us for a light lunch beforehand
at 12.45 and on another occasion for our craft afternoon. See for details.
The Kings Table Community Café
44 Warwick Road, Kenilworth - open Tues - Sat 9:30am until
4pm. Our customers are assured of a warm welcome, a
relaxing atmosphere & quality, home-style food. Staffed
mainly by volunteers who are serving the local community
by demonstrating Christian love, friendship & service. There
is a quiet prayer space available & an opportunity to leave
prayer requests. Adjoining gift shop stocked with a wide
variety of unusual & beautifully crafted fairly traded gifts.
There are Christian books & greetings cards for every
occasion. More info call 01926 854721 or visit our website:
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Travel - The South Pacific
Ever Dreamed of running away to the South Pacific?
The region collectively known as the South Pacific, is
one of the most exotic, unexplored and idyllic
regions anywhere on the planet. Synonymous with
enticing white beaches, swaying palm trees, vibrant
reefs and shallow blue lagoons, the Islands of the
south Pacific all maintain a strong personal identity
and culture, making every island a completely
different experience.
Water bungalows perched over stunning blue sea
and traditional Polynesian style beach houses are
commonplace throughout the South Pacific. This
combination of relaxing accommodation, the uplifting
sounds of the steel guitar or Ukulele and sunsets
over stunning beaches while enjoying an authentic
luau, ensures a rejuvenation of body, mind and soul.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
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• Bathrooms
• Kitchens
From well known destinations like Tahiti, Bora Bora
and Raratonga, to lesser visited but no less beautiful
islands of the South Pacific - like Vanuatu and the
Solomon Islands, the most popular and accessible by
far is Fiji.
With direct flights from USA, Australia, New Zealand
and Japan and with a host of International hotels, Fiji
excels in making every beach lover’s desert island
dream a reality.
Much like the rest of the
region, Fiji has a rich
epitomised by its friendly
natives and it’s this pride
in their own history and
tropical landscape that makes it such a popular
destination for travellers of all budgets and tastes.
To make your South Pacific dream a
reality, contact Carrick Travel today.
Telephone: 01926 311 415
e-mail: [email protected]
or visit us at
• Plumbing
• Tiling & Electrics
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All aspects of the project covered
Supply and fit or fit only
Magnet and Homebase kitchens a speciality
From a straight swap to a complete refurbishment
Full public liability insurance
References available on request
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TEL: 01926 485525
The Soft Water Company
Water House
37 Coten End
CV34 4NT
Tel: 01926 313181/499546
Email: [email protected] l Web:
The Soft Water Company
Water House - 37 Coten End, Warwick CV34 4NT
Tel: 01926 313181/499546
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3. Chest bone (3)
7. Ceremonial
procession (6)
8. Plant similar to the
rhododendron (6)
9. Transparent optical
device (4)
10. Disorder of the central
nervous system
characterised by
convulsions (8)
11. Fortress (7)
13. ___ Cagney,
Hollywood star who
died in 1986 (5)
15. Steeple (5)
17. Gelatinous container
with medicine
inside (7)
21. Equestrian display (8)
22. Long arduous
journey (4)
24. Large military unit (6)
25. Insect with large
pincers at the rear of
the abdomen (6)
26. Earth's nearest star (3)
1. Female pantomime
character (4)
2. Cinnamon-yielding
tree (6)
3. Official who is
expected to ensure fair
play (7)
4. Method of producing
designs on cloth by
covering with wax,
then dyeing (5)
sealing wax, dyes,
5. Equipment for taking
etc (3)
pictures (6)
12. Merchant who brings
6. Outer casing of a
goods into the
marine organism (8)
country from
9. Resinous substance
abroad (8)
used to make varnish, 14. Troglodytes (7)
16. Countrified (6)
18. Surgical stitch (6)
19. Northern deer with
very large antlers (3)
20. Public announcement
of a proposed
marriage (5)
Answers page 30
General Knowledge Crossword
Heating & Plumbing
Central Heating
Boiler Replacement
Installations & Breakdowns
Gas Servicing
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Window repairs, Handles, Hinges,
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Tel: 01926 856180
Mobile: 07790 898260
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Seasons Blinds
& Shutters
New Motorised Roller Blinds
Battery and Hardwired options
on display in our Showroom
For your FREE no-obligation home quote
Call: 01926 401123
Or visit our blinds showroom at 39 Millers Road, Warwick
(opposite Warwick Hospital). With customer parking.
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Foot Health Practitioner
Commercial & Domestic
Tree Surgeons
Visiting Practice
All aspects of tree and hedge work
carried out to industry standards
All aspects of Foot care provided including:
Tree Removal
Fruit Tree Pruning
Ingrown Toenails
Diabetic Assessments
Crown Reduction
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Hedge Trimming
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Crown Thinning
Tree Planting
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Established in 2011, Warwickshire Hydrotherapy
has been working from pools and clinics in
Warwick, Leamington, Stratford Upon Avon and
Henley-in-Arden (Preston Bagott).
NEW FOR 2015
We now hold weekly sessions at the
Ridgeway Special School, Deansway,
Woodloes Park, Warwick.
Held every Monday evening from
6pm - 8pm in a heated pool with a
qualified Physiotherapist in attendance.
Cost of each session £10.00*
*An initial dry land assessment would be carried out by your
Physiotherapist before commencing on a specific, individual,
pool exercise program.
Hydrotherapy aims to help those
experiencing joint and muscle pain or
recovering from injury or illness.
The warm water helps with relaxation
and pain relief and will also help
strengthen and stretch muscles.
The support of the water lessens
strain on the joints, which is ideal for
conditions such as arthritis and back
pain or if someone is recovering from
injury, illness or surgery. The ability to
swim is not necessary as the water is
no deeper than chest high.
For further information visit our website:
or contact Richard Jones 07961 203121
You can email us at: [email protected]
Aqu Group
ava Classe
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Animal Matters
Pesky Parasites!
Have you ever wondered about the
lifecycle of a flea? No, it’s not the kind
of thing that crops up in everyday
conversations but it is something that
we, at the vets, talk about all the time!
Fleas are so common that even the cleanest
pets can pick them up unless they are regularly
given a preventative treatment. The trouble
with fleas is that only the adult fleas are visible
on our pets and even then it is estimated that
for every five fleas you actually see there will
be 10 cocoons, 15 larvae and 35 eggs in your
carpets or soft furnishings!
Each adult female flea can lay up to 2000 eggs
which drop off your pet and hatch into larvae in
carpets, upholstery and bedding. They then
pupate and can stay dormant in this ‘cocoon’
stage for over a year. Hatching is stimulated by
the movement and warmth of passing pets and
people; the adult fleas emerge ready for their
first blood meal and the cycle begins all over
again. As well as causing scratching, skin
damage and sometimes flea allergy dermatitis,
fleas also transmit tapeworm.
The tapeworm larvae are carried by the adult
fleas which are then ingested when your pet
grooms itself. These attach themselves to the
small intestine and
adult worms up to 5
Tapeworms appear
as flat ribbon shaped
segments the size of
a grain of rice which
are filled with eggs
in the faeces or
escaping from the
pet’s anus All cats and dogs will get worms at
some stage in their lives. In puppies and
kittens an infestation of these parasites can be
passed on from their mothers, can cause
serious health concerns and may even be life
threatening. Adult pets may carry tapeworms
with few symptoms beyond a dull coat,
possible weight loss and lethargy. However
other worms such as Angiostrongylus vasorum
a type of lungworm can be fatal. Also
Roundworm can be passed on to humans and
has been known to cause sight problems in
After a holiday
in the countryside ticks can
become a problem for our pets
too. Ticks are
usually picked
up from long grasses, hedgerows and wooded
areas often where sheep are grazing.
Dogs walked in our local parks may never have
had a tick but after a holiday in different
countryside return with small lumps. The ticks
attach themselves with their strong mouth
parts and feed off the animal, growing
dramatically as they do so. They can grow from
the size of a pin head to a large pea and
transmit several infections such as Lymes
Disease to the host. Less frequently ticks can
attach themselves to people too. Ticks should
be removed with great care to prevent leaving
the mouth parts buried in the skin and your vet
surgery can advise on this. There are also easy
to use preventive treatments for pets prone to
picking up ticks.
Parasite prevention is simple but it must be
done regularly with effective medication. Your
vet surgery will be able to recommend the
most suitable products for your pet’s lifestyle
and the risks in the local area. So, you have no
need to be embarrassed about mentioning
parasites at the vets….we talk about them all
the time!
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From Rabbits to Horses
and all in between...
Please call Selina to
discuss your requirements
07515 869834
or email:
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Barnardo’s Warwickshire
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• Could you relate to young people aged
• Could you help with budgeting,
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Are you over 24 years of age and willing to
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live independently.
Barnardo’s has an opportunity for you to
become an approved Supported Lodgings
Provider. Warwickshire Supported Lodgings
service works in partnership with Warwickshire
County Council, to provide accommodation to
young people leaving care.
You could receive a paid allowance of
approximately £140 per week/£560 per month
to offer a young person aged between 16 and
25 a spare room in your home and support
them to live independently.
For more information contact
Vicky Southgate on
07798 656 562
or email: [email protected]
There is also a shortage of adequate
accommodation for young people leaving care,
which means there is a risk that some may find
themselves in unsuitable accommodation.
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But how can you be sure that we can help you? We are currently offering a FREE pain
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Your Local Listings
Victoria Colonnade
Leamington Spa. CV31 3AA
Box Office 0844 493 4938
The Pitman Painters by Lee Hall - May 27th - June 6th, 7:30pm. Inspired by a book by William
Feaver, directed by William Wilkinson. Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
Breathtaking in its scope; endlessly funny; deliciously comic, deeply moving: these are the attributes of
Hall’s play. It tells of a group of blunt, outspoken Geordie miners in the 1930s who stumble disbelievingly into national fame as artists. Punch lines worthy of the best stand up comic; a plea for the universal availability of the arts to all, not just the privileged elite; this is an inspirational true story told with
uncompromising, gloves off directness.
County Record Office
Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick
Tel: 01926 738959
Unless otherwise
stated, places
must be booked in
Fulke Greville, a Warwickshire man at the court of Elizabeth I and James I - Monday 11th May,
10am - 2:30pm. The Elizabethan courtier, statesman and poet Sir Fulke Greville (1554-1628) was born in
Beauchamp Court, lies buried in St Mary’s Warwick and left many marks of his patronage in Warwickshire,
including Warwick Castle. Academic experts on the subject, Dr Gavin Alexander, Dr Sarah Knight and Dr
Freya Sierhuis, will look at his cultural and literary legacy, including a session at St Mary’s Church.
Cost: £15. please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee provided. The event starts at Warwickshire
County Record Office and finishes at St Mary’s Church, Warwick. Book by phone or online
Record Offices Online for Family History - Saturday 16th May, 9:15am - 12:15pm. Look at the
National Archives website, how to use the catalogue and what resources can be found online for the
family historian. Find out what County Record Offices have available on-line. Cost: £12.00
Show and Tell: Warwickshire County Record Office’s Oldest Document - Tuesday 19th May,
1pm. Come and see the oldest document held at the County Record Office and find out about why it
was created and by whom. FREE drop in, no need to book.
County Record Office Criminal Records - Tuesday 2nd June, 10am-1pm. How can you find out
more about criminal activity in the past in your locality? This class with local historian Christine Hodgetts
will investigate the available records and follow some case histories. Cost: £12.00
The Priory Theatre
Rosemary Hill,
Kenilworth CV8 1BN
Box office: 01926 863334 (2pm - 8pm)
Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton - Monday 25th - Saturday 30th May, 7:30pm. A youth
named Sloane comes in search of a room, and is seduced by his landlady. Her brother comes along
and also sets about capturing the affections of the youth. Their father believes he witnessed Sloane
murder someone and, to be silenced, is killed. The landlady and her brother now have Sloane exactly
where they want him! Tickets £9.00, Concessions £8.00
Your Local Listings
Collegiate Church of St Mary
Old Square
Warwick CV34 4RA
Tel: 01926 403940
Handel Samson - Saturday 16th May, 7:30pm. Coventry Philharmonic Orchestra. Director Steven
Russell. Rachel Evans, Wendy Whyte, Zoe Fox soprano. Tim Travers Brown countertenor. Matthew Sandy
tenor. Colin Simmons baritone. Julian Empett bass. Tickets available from or call
07437 178877
Organ Recital - Saturday 30th May, 12:15pm. Mark Swinton (St Mary’s Warwick). Entry FREE,
retiring collection.
Hatton Country World,
Dark Lane, Hatton CV35 8XA
Tel: 01926 843411
Hatton Agility Festival - Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May. A spectacle of 4 legged talent! This year
sees the dogs compete in three different canine sports: Dog Agility, Rally O and Canicross. Bring your 4
legged friends along and enter the family dog show and see how you can get involved with a sport that
will keep you and your dog fit and active. Further information from [email protected]
FREE admission.
Health and Wellbeing Day - Saturday 16th May, 10am - 5pm. Feel great with health tips and taster
treatments from a variety of local complementary therapists at this exciting charity fundraising event in aid
of The Shakespeare Hospice. FREE admission.
Whitsun Markets - Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 26th May, 10am - 5pm. Enjoy shopping and browsing
in our new and delightful Whitsun Markets. Find exciting traders selling crafts, cards, jewellery, clothes and
a whole host of amazing gifts and accessories. FREE admission.
Antique, Collectables and Vintage Fair - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May, 10am - 5pm. Over
30 dealers selling an eclectic range of antiques, collectables and vintage goods to include French
antiques, jewellery, vintage handbags, furs, kitchenalia, glass, ceramics, books, clocks, pictures and much
more. Always something unique and interesting. FREE admission.
Summer Craft Fayre - Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May. 10am - 5pm. Pick up some unusual
and quality gifts for yourself or your home from a host of creative individuals who will be showcasing their
talents at our Summer Craft Fayre. FREE admission.
St John’s Museum
St. Johns
Tel: 01926 412132
Unless otherwise
stated, places
must be booked in
Make Do and Mend Wartime Textiles - Saturday 16th May, 10:30am-1pm. Create projects from old
textiles and charity shop finds. Make sewing accessories from old ties, scented sachets from
vintage patchwork blocks, doilies etc. This workshop will look at a varied selection of historic patchwork,
exploring the design, fabric and construction methods used in a traditional craft. Participants will be able
to produce their own textile project from the materials and patterns provided. Book in advance, call 01926
738959 or online at:
To advertise, call 01926 400236 or email [email protected]
Going Potty for Summer Plants
by Pippa Greenwood
geraniums or the spiky hedgehog-like foliage of a
bright green or variegated grass can look particularly
I am a great fan of hanging baskets, window boxes
and patio containers, but this year why not include
some unusual containers and planters to bring a
different look or even a bit of humour to your garden?
You can use almost anything as a planter. I have seen
some really crazy plantings in disused hand basins,
loo cisterns or even the lavatory itself! If you are
using something like a hand basin which only has one
plug hole in the bottom, make sure that you cover it
with pieces of broken crock and then perhaps put an
inch or two of course gravel in the bottom of the
container before you put the compost in.
But there are plenty of other normal household
objects which can be used. How about that old
watering can that’s sprung a leak? Whether you have
a traditional galvanised can or a more modern plastic
one, you can have great fun planting it up with
bedding, particularly if you choose something like
trailing blue lobelia to come spurting out of the top
and perhaps even the end.
Buckets too can look really good fun and if you have
one which still has its handle firmly attached, then
you could use it as a hanging basket.
Old footwear with can be turned into planting with
real flair. If you use old gardening boots or a pair of
shoes, you are unlikely to need to add extra drainage
as they invariably drain well. But if you are going to
recycle a pair of wellies, then you may need to punch
a few holes. Again cascading plants can look
particularly dramatic, but a bunch of bright red
See if there’s anything in your kitchen cupboards that
could be recycled. An old saucepan, casserole pot or
even a mixing bowl or jug can make an attractive
planter. If the container is large and there are no
drainage holes in it, then the other option is to plant it
up as a mini bog garden and use moisture-loving
plants in it such as hostas or pond-side irises.
Colanders or sieves also make interesting and
unusual hanging baskets. You can simply plant one
or two upright specimens in the centre of the
colander and then use plenty of trailing plants around
the edge and allow them to cascade down. You could
even create your own living tea set with an old
sizeable teapot and some large mugs full of favourite
summer bedding.
Larger items such as old wheelbarrows or chimney
pots can often be bought very cheaply from a local
salvage or junk yard. Something like a wheelbarrow
gives a huge planting area and because it holds such
a large volume of compost, it will also mean it will be
less inclined to dry out.
All these containers can be treated in just the same
way as a container that you have bought from the
garden centre. As I mentioned drainage is of great
importance, but when it comes to choosing
a compost and the plants
from when you are
planting up a more
traditional container
and believe me you
can have a lot more fun!
Visit Pippa’s website
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Herby Stuffed Baked Tomatoes
Ready in 1 hour
Makes 2 - 4
Large and juicy beefsteak
tomatoes are the perfect
shape and size for stuffing
and make an economical
midweek supper. Serve hot or
cold with a crisp green salad
drizzled with a
tangy balsamic
• 4 firm beefsteak tomatoes
Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas 5.
• 3 tbsp Virgin olive oil
Use a sharp knife to slice the tops off the
tomatoes and slice a thin sliver from the base of
each tomato to prevent them wobbling in the
Use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and flesh
from each tomato. Finely chop and reserve the
flesh but discard the seeds. Place the tomato
shells in a shallow ovenproof dish.
Heat half the olive oil in a medium-sized frying
pan. Add the chopped onion and fry over a
medium-high heat for 5 minutes until beginning
to soften. Add the garlic and fry for a further 4-5
minutes until tender and golden. Stir in the
chopped tomato flesh, breadcrumbs, parsley,
mint and capers and season well with salt and
freshly ground black pepper.
Spoon the breadcrumb mixture into the tomato
shells, pressing it down gently then top with the
lids. Drizzle over the rest of the olive oil and bake
in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the
tomatoes are just tender. Serve hot or cold.
• 1 onion, peeled and finely
• 2 garlic cloves, peeled and
• 75g fresh white breadcrumbs
• 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
• 1 tbsp fresh chopped mint
• 2 tsp capers, drained and
• Salt and freshly ground black
Replace the breadcrumbs with
cous cous if liked. Place 115g
cous cous in a heatproof bowl
and pour over boiling water to
cover. Stir once then place a plate
on top of the bowl and leave for
10 minutes or until the liquid has
been absorbed. Fluff up the
grains with a fork then stir into
the fried onion mixture as above.
Add some toasted pine nuts,
chopped dried apricots, fresh
chopped coriander a little harissa
paste for a more exotic flavour.
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