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4 The Chronicle, Thursday, 21st October, 2010.


Tunstall Road, Knypersley, ST8 7PZ

Tel. S.O.T. 512209 or 512235

PLEASE NOTE: The Theatre Bar is open from 7.00 p.m.



Sat. 23rd October Liverpool One Shopping and Albert Dock ...... £10.50 Tues. 26th October Manchester Shopper or Lowry Centre Shopper...................................... £8.00 Sat. 6th November NEC - Crafts Alive (with Biddulph Craft Club) .£11.00 Tues. 9th November Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Blackpool.............. £12.50


22nd - 26th NovemberSt. Annes Turkey and Tinsel ......................... £236.00 23rd - 27th December Christmas at Kensington, Llandudno............ £340.00 27th - 30th December Twixmas at Kensington, Llandudno.............. £150.00

Please telephone Stoke-on-Trent (01782) 512209 or after hours

(01782) 512235 for further details and to book your seats C2417h

10th - 13th November, 2010 at 7.30 p.m. Matinee 13th at 2.30 p.m.

Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton Call T.I.C. 01260 271095 or 01260 270602



The next meeting: TUESDAY, 26th OCTOBER

6 p.m. - 7.15 p.m. CONGLETON TOWN HALL

All Congleton Traders Welcome

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Hallowe’en at Biddulph Grange Garden 23rd - 31st October, 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.


SPOOKY TUNNEL? Normal admission charges apply (Under 5s free)


27th October, 10.00 a.m. £6.00 per person, pre-booking essential.

Telephone: 01782 517999 email:


St. John’s Church of England Primary School

Open Afternoon

Thursday, 3rd November

1.15 to 3.00

Please come along and join us at our school where you can meet pupils and staff, as well as taking the opportunity of joining in with our fun and exciting lessons. Head Teacher: Mr. Rob Whittle St. John’s Church of England Primary School Sandbach Heath, Heath Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 2LE.

Tel: 01270 762859





2 Chapel Street. 01260 272501

FRI. 22nd OCT. BAD REPUTATION Rock covers with a difference

SAT.23rd OCT. OUTER LIMITS - Girl fronted!! Indie hits, rock classics, ballad and party tunes Four Tops - Blackeyed Peas - Bobby Picket - Kim Wilde

SUN. 24th OCT. KARAOKE/DISCO You choose


The Fox and Hounds Holmes Chapel Road, Sproston, CW4 7LW. Tel: 01606 832303

PENSIONERS’ SPECIAL Every Tuesday and Thursday 12.00 noon - 5.00 p.m.

Two Courses £5.50

QUIZ NIGHT Every Wednesday, 8.30 p.m. Start. Music from K. D. Taggart.



8.30 p.m. Start.


A CONCERT OF YOUTH & EXPERIENCE Given by Biddulph and District Youth Orchestra,

Biddulph Male Voice Choir and Pianist Jackie Spry

BIDDULPH METHODIST CHURCH Saturday, 30th October, at 7.30 p.m.


All proceeds to be given to the Mayor’s Charity

Youth Groups of Biddulph


Congleton & District Horticultural Society

~ OPEN EVENING ~ Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees & Shrubs by Garry Hill (Bartlett) CONGLETON LIBRARY

MEETING ROOM Wed. 27th Oct. at 7.30 Members: £2.00, Public: £2.50


West View Tenants’ Association

BINGO Cash & Prizes FRIDAY, 29th OCTOBER At St. Luke’s Church Hall,

Holmes Chapel Doors Open 7.30 p.m. - Eyes Down 8.00 p.m.

Admission 50p - Refreshments 20p


TENDER FOR BAR Applications are required for the

Tender of the Bar at BIDDULPH MOOR VILLAGE HALL Hot Lane, Biddulph Moor Please apply for a tender form from the Secretary Mrs. L. Rogers, 3, Fairfields Road, Biddulph Moor, ST8 7PE.

Tel. 01782 515925 Forms to be returned by Thursday, 11th November.





Friday, 12th November, 2010

at 7.00p.m.

Everyone Welcome C2408h

Models Required On Tuesday afternoons for various services, including colours and cuts. For more information or to book an appointment call 01260 295000 and ask for Hannah or Christy


Sue Johnson

(née Sharratt)

formerly of Harriseahead/Mow Cop

In May, 2011, I will be celebrating 25 years in childcare. I would like to hear from family, friends and ex-parents I have lost contact with over the years.

Please write to: Park Hall Day Nursery, 2, Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton, ST7 3DA P2398h


Fine Indian Dining Experience 8-14 LAWTON STREET, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE, CW12 1RP

Tel: 01260 291 800 Open: Monday to Friday 12.00 - 2pm/5pm to 12.00

Saturday 12.00 - 12.00 • Sunday 1.00pm - 11pm


Public Notices

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL Highways Act 1980 Notice of Public Path Diversion Order The Cheshire East Borough Council (Footpath No. 29 (Part) Parish of Brereton) Public Path Diversion Order 2010 The above Order, made on the 7th October 2010, under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, will divert that length of Public Footpath No. 29 in the Parish of Brereton commencing at O.S. grid reference SJ 7900 6321 and running in a generally north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 24 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 7898 6323 and then running in a generally south westerly direction for a distance of approximately 89 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 7892 6317 to a new line in the Parish of Brereton, commencing at O.S. grid reference SJ 7900 6321 and running in a generally south south westerly direction for a distance of approximately 51 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 7899 6317 and then running in a generally westerly direction for a distance of approximately 77 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 7892 6317. Copies of the Order, plan and Statement of Reasons for making the Order have been deposited and may be seen free of charge during normal office hours in the Rights of Way Unit at the office of the undersigned and at the offices of Cheshire East Borough Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ. Copies of the Order and the Plan may be obtained free of charge from the undersigned. Any representations about or objections to the Order may be sent in writing to the Borough Solicitor, Public Rights of Way Unit, Phoenix House, Clough Road, Winsford, CW7 4BD not later than 22nd November 2010. Please state the grounds on which they are made. If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, the Cheshire East Borough Council may confirm the Order as an unopposed Order. If the Order is sent to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation, any representations and objections that have not been withdrawn will be sent with the Order. Dated: 21st October 2010 Christopher Chapman, BOROUGH SOLICITOR Public Rights of Way Unit, Phoenix House, Clough Road, Winsford CW7 4BD

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL Audit of Accounts 2009/10 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the audit of the accounts of Cheshire East Borough Council has been completed in accordance with the Accounts & Audit Regulations 1993 and the Audit Commission Act 1998. The audited statement of accounts and auditors report are now available for inspection by any local government elector for the area between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday on application to the Borough Treasurer and Head of Assets, Westfields, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ. Any such local government elector may also make copies or take extracts from the statement of accounts or request Cheshire East Borough Council to provide copies on payment of a reasonable sum. Copies of the audited statement of accounts are available on the website of Cheshire East Borough Council . Dated this 20th day of October 2010 Lisa Quinn, Borough Treasurer and Head of Assets, Cheshire East Borough Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ.



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APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE I, John Steel, hereby give notice hat I have applied to the Licensing uthority at Cheshire East Boroug Council for a PREMISE LICENCE at: Alsager Town Centre Vicinit of Lawton Road, Crewe Road an Sandbach Road South.

The application is to provide egulated entertainment and facilities for Alsager Christmas Lights Switc on and Market.

Hours of business: Sunday, 28t ovember, 2010 from 15.00 to 20.30.

Any representations about this application must be in writing to rivate & Confidential, The icensing Department, Cheshire Eas Council, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ, o later than 5th November, 2010.

It is an offence, knowingly o ecklessly, to make a false statemen in connection with this application. The maximum fine will not excee level 5 on the standard scale.

Signed: John Steel, Dated: 7th October, 2010. C2393h Man who is ‘not religious’ has become Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year

By Chris Young A Congleton poet who says he is not a believer has won an accolade for a religious poem.

John Lindley, former oet laureate for Cheshire, has earned the title Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year with his winning piece, “Annunciation”.

It was entered into this year’s International Religious Poetry Competition, run by the cathedral.

Mr Linley, who said he was not a religious man, has dealt with the “human consequences” of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel tells Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God, and that she should call him Jesus.

His poem describes the emotions a young virgin would experience having been told that she was to give birth.

One line reads: “…declare her the chosen vessel for the chosen one and lodge a weight in her womb that grows like a rumour.”

Mr Lindley said: “I am surprised it won because of some of the language used.

“It shows how open minded the judges are and that they are not just sticking to twee religious imagery. The poem reads as if someone is looking at this event from a human angle, and how fantastic and appalling it would be to be given this news.”

Competition judge Vona Groarke, also a poet, said: “Annunciation enjoys a forceful turn of phrase and extraordinarily arresting imagery.

“Taking a familiar story and re-telling it with the use of vivid detail, it offers a singularly memorable re-vision.

“It is a good poem, and it is a good religious poem, I believe, not just because of its biblical narrative, but because it goes to the bother of imagining, with verve and energy, the human consequences of divine intervention.

“It is a careful, earnest and singular achievement.”

Mr Lindley said: “I have always written about God and the Bible. It is the ultimate big

Mr Lindley.

question. Every writer is going to address this from time to time. I treat Bible stories like I would any story, and they are really fascinating.”

He added that although he did not believe in religion, his poetry did not always need to be about questioning faith: “It gets very tedious if you only write poems in a confrontational way. I write in a way that serves the poem.”

Mr Lindley told the “Chronicle” he would have “no reservations” in letting people know at the cathedral of his lack of belief.

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Families find forefathers’ names

Anyone called Condliffe who wanted to trace their background were among those who attended the Family History Society of Cheshire’s annual meeting.

At the venue, the New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, was one of the highlights, a 36ft chart of the history of the Condliffe family.

It had been put together by one of the clan, David Johnson, a second cousin of late “Chronicle” editor John Condliffe, father of present editor Jeremy Condliffe.

Mr Johnson, who can trace 95% of his ancestors to the Cheshire area, discovered there had been Condliffes in Sandbach since 1735. They had worked on canals and farms and in pubs

He had found the names of 2,500 forefathers since being asked to do so by his grandmother, Amelia Condliffe.

Other families were given help in finding out where they had come from at last Saturday’s meeting.

Mr Johnson, (77), said: “We have a very active membership and that showed on the day.

“Plenty of people came along to get help in tracing their ances

Congleton group members, from left, Sue Parker, David Smetham and Lesley Smetham. (“Chronicle” photo. 4118b/10).


“We really enjoy helping people to trace their family and the annual meeting is a great way of making contact with these people.”

The meeting allowed people to study parish registers, watch DVDs, listen to talks and study books.

Mr Johnson admitted that family history was a long term pursuit: “Programmes like Who

Do You Think You Are have made family history very popular and encouraged people to get in touch with us.

“But it can make it look like a quick job to find your ancestors, when in reality it takes a lot of time and effort.”

The society has members from all over the world and also helps people who do not have Cheshire ancestors.

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