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2 The Chronicle, Thursday, 30th December, 2010. www.chronicleseries.co.uk www.danesidetheatre.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE: The Theatre Bar is open from 7.00 p.m.
TUESDAY 26th - SATURDAY 30th APRIL
‘BLITHE SPIRIT’ By Noel Coward
Nightly at 7.30 p.m. To be directed by Joyce Pace Tickets from Congleton Tourist Information Centre - 01260 271095
Prices: Tuesday £5.00, Wednesday - Saturday £7.00
Concessions: Wednesday and Thursday £6.00
SATURDAY 8th - SATURDAY, 15th JANUARY
‘BABES IN THE WOOD’
Presented by Congleton Pantomime
Directed and written by Mike Castle Evenings 7.30 p.m., Matinees Saturday 8th 2.30 p.m. Sunday 9th 1.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m., Saturday 15th 2.30 p.m.
No performance on Monday, 10th January
For information and tickets contact Congleton Tourist Information Office - 01260 271095
Concessions for parties and children.
SUNDAY, 16th JANUARY FILM AT THE DANESIDE SEE THE “CHRONICLE” FOR DETAILS NEARER THE TIME Tickets £4.00 from the Information Centre - 01260 271095
TUESDAY 1st - SATURDAY 5th FEBRUARY
Blood Brothers - The Play by Willy Russell
Presented by Congleton Players. To be directed by Nicola Saunders
Nightly at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets from the Information Centre - 01260 271095 Prices: Tuesday £5.00, Wednesday - Saturday £7.00
Concessions: Wednesday and Thursday £6.00
SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY
Performance at 7.30 p.m. STARRING THE BEAT CLUB Merseymania recaptures the exciting times of 1965 and 1969
Featuring songs by The Beatles, Searchers, Stones,
Drifters, Who etc.
Tickets contact Information Office - 01260 271095
SUNDAY, 20th FEBRUARY FILM AT THE DANESIDE SEE THE “CHRONICLE” FOR DETAILS NEARER THE TIME Tickets £4.00 from the Information Centre - 01260 271095
SATURDAY, 26th FEBRUARY
Ga-Ga Performance at 7.30 p.m. A return visit by this fabulous tribute band For tickets contact Tourist Information Office - 01260 271095
MAY SUNDAY, 1st MAY FILM AT THE DANESIDE SEE THE “CHRONICLE” FOR DETAILS NEARER THE TIME Tickets £4.00 from the Information Centre - 01260 271095
FRIDAY 13th - SATURDAY 14th MAY Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre DETAILS OF THE PRODUCTION WILL BE IN THE LOCAL PRESS NEARER THE TIME
Nightly at 7.30 p.m. Tickets: Sue Beech 01260 277502 or Congleton Tourist Information Centre - 01260 271095
WEDNESDAY 25th - SATURDAY 28th MAY
By Debbie Isitt
Presented by The Nomads Theatre Company
Nightly at 7.30 p.m., Directed by Marie Straker
TICKETS: Wednesday and Thursday £6.00
Friday and Saturday £7.00
from Congleton Tourist Information Centre - 01270 271095
JUNE SATURDAY 11th JUNE
ONE ACT PLAYS “Four More” - plays from previous Playwriting Competition
Presented by Congleton Players at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets £7.00 from the Information Centre - 01270 271095
SUNDAY, 26th JUNE FILM AT THE DANESIDE SEE THE “CHRONICLE” FOR DETAILS NEARER THE TIME Tickets £4.00 from the Information Centre - 01260 271095
FRIDAY 8th - SATURDAY, 9th JULY
By Louise Carter Dance School Nightly 7.30 p.m. plus Saturday Matinee 2.30 p.m.
Tickets from Louise Carter - 01260 290050
TUESDAY, 29th MARCH - SATURDAY, 2nd APRIL
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2
Presented by Centre Stage
Nightly at 7.30 p.m. plus Matinee on Saturday at 2.30 p.m.
Tickets from Josie Swindells on 01260 270602 or Information Centre on 01260 271095 or via email at centrestagetickets@hotmailcom www.centrestageyt.co.uk
MONDAY 11th - SATURDAY 16th APRIL
FRIDAY 15th JULY
CARTER HOUSE Kaleidoscope present Story of The Trojan War
Tickets from Carter House, Lawton Street, Congleton.
FRIDAY 12th - SATURDAY, 13th AUGUST
SOL THEATRE SCHOOL
Nightly at 7.30 p.m.
Trinity Operatic Society presents
THE FULL MONTY
Nightly at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets from Mrs. E. Ferriday - 01260 276371 or
SOL are producing ‘Our House’, rehearsed on weekdays between the 1st and 12th August, 2011. Applications for a place and general enquiries and tickets contact L. Carter 01260 290050
or by visiting www.soltheatreschool.co.uk Tickets also available from Congleton T.I.C. from approximately three months prior to the performance.
the Information Centre - 01270 271095 For further details contact the Society in question and or visit Daneside Theatre website: www.danesidetheatre.co.uk
Please note: Details in the programme are correct at the time of going to Press
* Admission Extra (B) Feeder coach from and to Biddulph: Child Prices available.
Spragg Street Garage, Congleton. Tel: 01260 273108
2 Chapel Street. 01260 272501
1st JANUARY, 2011
A Tribute Day & Night with the Stars
Craig Harrison is MICHAELJACKSON
Starts 3.00 p.m. - TILL LATE Admission by TICKET ONLY £10.00 Members, £15.00 Non-Members
FREE ENTERTAINMENT & BUFFET
Vicky Jackson is PINK
Keith Shrigley is ROY CHUBBY
BROWN Compere is MICHAELBUBLE
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LICENSING ACT, 2003 Notice is hereby given that Jia in has applied to Cheshire East Borough Council for a new premises licence to use the premises at Ne China, 58, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JY, for the sale by retail o alcohol.
Proposed licensable hours Monda o Sunday 12.00 to 23.00. If you wis o make any representations in conection with this application you mus rite to Licensing Officer, Municial Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ, on or before 14th January, 2011. The Council’s icensing Register where a recor of this application may be inspecte is kept at the above address. It is an offence for anyone knowingly o ecklessly to make a false statemen in connection with a licence applicaion. The maximum fine on summar conviction is £5,000.00. P3521h
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2012 In order to ensure arrangements meet the needs of the local area, admission authorities have a duty to consult with relevant parents and the local community on proposed changes to admission arrangements. Full details of changes proposed by Cheshire East admission authorities are available on the Council’s website at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk or for inspection at local offices by arrangement by contacting the Authority on 0300 123 5012. Consultation ends on 1 March 2011.
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL
We have received the following applications: Development Affecting the Setting of a Conservation Area Application No: 10/4816C Applicant: Mrs. C. Lawrence. Location: Jasmine Cottage, The Village, Astbury, CW12 4RQ. Proposal: Single Storey Rear (North) Extension. Details of all planning applications and plans can be viewed online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning or between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday, Wednesday - Friday and 10am to 5pm Tuesday at the Planning Customer Service Point, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ. Anyone who wishes to make representations on any of the applications can send them in writing to the address below, or by e-mail to Planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk by noon on 20th January, 2011, quoting the application number. The whole of your comments will be publicly available, including on the internet, so please consider carefully what you say and the information you include.
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Extracts from the “Chronicle” files
100 years ago The most famous swordsman in Europe, nay, perhaps in the whole world, was laid at rest on Wednesday afternoon under the shadow of St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Captain A Hutton, who was the brother of the late Mrs Ackers, of Moreton Hall, was wellknown in these parts, where for many years in succession he was accustomed to spend Christmas.
* * * After amicable negotiations, lasting about three weeks, between Messrs Berisford and Birchenhall, and the Amalgamated Society of Women Workers, an advance in wages of 1s per week has been obtained for every woman and girl employed by the firm.
* * * The annual tea party and dance
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Seared West Coast Scottish Scallop, Pancetta, Parsnip Purée
Feta Cheese Cake, Spicy Plums
Pigs Trotter Croquette, Grain Mustard, Celeriac Remoulade
Feather Blade of Macclesfield Beef with Lardons of Ox Heart,
Bubble and Squeak, Red Wine Jus
Gressingham Duck Breast, Red Cabbage, Port and Honey Jus
Pecks Famous Fish Pie
Tempura Vegetables, Sticky Rice, Sweet and Sour Sauce Allmain course dishes areservedwith FreshMarket Vegetables &PotatoGarni
A Selection of our Famous Pecks Puddings
A House Selection of Cheese served with Relish, Biscuits & Garni
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www.pecksrest.co.uk of Mr Bateman’s Perseverance Shirt Mill, for employees, took place on Saturday last at the town hall, Congleton. After tea, carol singing and games were indulged in until the arrival of Mr Yearsley’s band when dancing commenced and a very pleasant and enjoyable evening was spent by the young folks and their friends.
* * * The Christmas holiday programme at the Picture Palace in Biddulph this week has been of exceptional interest, and the crowded nightly houses have testified amply to the excellence of the entertainment provided. Nothing better has been seen in Biddulph than the series depicting the dramatic episodes in “Uncle Tom’s cabin” and the concluding films of this remarkable story of the slave trade will be followed with unceasing interest during the next week. The other features were well up to the Palace standard, and the sisters Kessler gave a really fine performance on the cornet, post-horn and kettle-drum. The older sister gave the most expert display, and the younger one was heard to considerable advantage in some very catchy melodies.
50 years ago By Christmas Day, the equivalent of something like £250 in coal, cash and purchasing vouchers, will have been distributed in Congleton, under the terms of the borough charities. For the past week or so, the National Coal Board has been busy delivering 485 bags of coal to widows, the aged, and other deserving people under the Thorley, Davenport, Harper and Pedley Charities, and the deliveries will have been completed this week. They are arranged by the borough treasurer’s department, which has also delivered Christmas grants to a further 99 people. These comprise 74 recipients of 10s each in cash under the Bradwall Charity, and 25 recipients of 5s 6d vouchers under the William and Emily Ann Salt Charity. The vouchers can be used to purchase any goods from any local trader.
* * * Rumours circulating in Congleton this week that the local firm of R Edgar Hallett and Co Ltd, of Meadow Mill, Park Road, had been purchased by another company proved to be premature when the “Chronicle” checked with managing director, Mr A C Hallett, yesterday (Thursday). Said Mr Hallett: “I have had a bid and there has been some negotiations but we have not agreed.”
* * * As Congleton’s Christmas mail approached its peak last weekend, the spacious Drill Hall was transformed into a large-scale sorting office to deal with the thousands of extra letters and parcels. Sacks of Christmas cards arrived at this postal “nervecentre” in an almost continuous stream, and more than 30 temporary workers — almost all young people — augmented the regular staff to cope with the avalanche.
* * * The estimated population of Congleton at mid June, 1959, was 16,080. Number of houses in the borough, 5,596. Average number of persons per house, 3.0. Houses of rateable value of less than £10 comprised 26.54% and between £18 and £25, 26.09% of the total. The former, however, produced only 6.81% of the total rateable income, as compared with 19.60% by the latter. Commercial hereditaments produced 16.42%, industrials 17.34%, on-licence premises 2.04%. (“Anothe Week”).
* * * As Mr Donald Machin is in the process of developing a building estate at Woodhouse Lane, and having constructed a number o streets, he was obliged by law to submit suggested names to the local authority. But when his choice was read to his fellow members of the council — Pennine Way, Overton Place, Moor Close, Crossways and Carriage Drive — there was lively opposition. The council was emphatic that it could never accept such names, especially such suffixes as “Way” and “Close”, which were eithe too posh or not posh enough, for a working class district like Biddulph. So Coun Machin appealed to the magistrates at Leek, as he was entitled to unde law, and it appeared that they were sympathetically disposed towards his selection, for they approved them with the exception of Overton Place, which they thought might confuse the local postman, as Overton is already a street name in the district.
25 years ago Sales of 1,048 council houses and flats were completed under the right-to-buy in voluntary schemes in Congleton Borough between 1st April, 1979, and 30th Septembe this year, figures released last week by the Department of the Environment show. The figure which included only five flats represented 16.7% of boroughowned dwellings, the total o which stood at 5,245 on 1st April this year.
* * * There has been a brisk demand for the recently re-published boo “Newbold Astbury and its history” by the Rev Gordon Cartlidge. Sales of the £4.95 hardback have so far boosted the fund of St Mary’s Church, Astbury, by £940 according to a report in this month’s parish magazine.
* * * Eighteen-year-old Paul Boullen, of Court House Farm, Brereton, is believed to be the youngest holder in the country o the National Advanced Driver’s Association Silver Award. Paul, a member of the Congleton group o NADA, is now entitled to display the association’s silver grill badge on his car.
10 years ago It’s full steam ahead for building work on the Churnet Valley Railway’s new station at Froghall after a share issue passed its new year target weeks ahead o schedule. Supporters have bought more than £100,000 of shares in the two months since the latest prospectus was launched in midOctober.
* * * Congleton awoke to a winte wonderland yesterday (Thursday) morning. But however beautiful the liberal covering of snow looked from the bedroom window, it caused treacherous conditions fo many people travelling to work. Congleton’s joint-Highways Department were out in force on Wednesday night gritting roads before three to four inches of snow fell during the night.
* * * Dedicated “Only fools and horses” fan, Christopher Rowley gave people something to loo at when he created his threewheel replica of Del Boy’s famous Reliant Robin. At the time he told the “Chronicle” he was getting funny looks from other motorists, but all his mates wanted a ride in it.