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The Stag 8 Featured Company 20
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School Run Mum 12 Clubs & Societies 22
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• Wrattens Competitions 14 Kids’ Page 24
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• Chislehurst Editor’s Letter
• Mottingham
• New Eltham Welcome to our August issue. After all the hot weather
• Petts Wood here, I’m sure many of you will be jetting off for more hot
• Sidcup weather abroad for your summer holidays. I’m not a huge
fan of the sun myself, I have a fair complexion that goes
The local stuff is hand delivered from pale to burnt and back to pale again. I console myself
to over 6,700 homes in
Chislehurst and BR7.
that at least my skin is healthy, but truth is that I’d love to
have a bit of a tan.
© The Local Stuff
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Bromley For all of you going to sunnier climes, don’t forget to take a
Kent good factor sun lotion, and plenty of after sun soother; that
BR1 2UN even goes for those staying in Britain as well. Most of all
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August: Did you know...?


Lammas Day falls on the 1st August and marks the beginning of harvest when thanks would be given
for the first corn to be cut. The first loaf made from the first corn would be allowed to go stale then was
crumbled into the corners of the barn. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon for Loaf Mass.

On 8 August 1963, the Great Train Robbers found themselves richer, and the Royal Mail poorer by £2.6m.

The Glorious 12th is the beginning of the grouse hunting season in Britain.

St Bartholomew’s day is celebrated with a Bun Run, on the 24th August. Many children run around St
Bart’s Church, after which they are given a bun, and the parents are given a specially baked biscuit.

The World’s first international daily air service begins between London and Paris on 25 August 1919.

On the last Monday in August, the annual bog snorkelling championships are held in Waen Rhydd peat
bog, near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales.

On 31 August 1900, Coca Cola was sold in Britain for the first time. Probably to help on Britain’s first long
distance bus service between London and Leeds, which began on 27 August 1900, with a journey time of
2 days.

August saw the birth of Alexander Fleming in 1881 and Enid Blyton in 1897. Sadly, August also saw the
death of Elvis Presley in 1977 and Princess Diana in 1997.

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What’s on in August...
2 – 14 Aug, 10am – 4pm
Bullfrog Musical Theatre Summer Workshop
Fame: The Musical (ideal for 6yrs – 20yrs)

3 Aug, 10.30am
Parent/Carer & Baby Cinema Club

3 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.45pm


Classic Film Club ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’

5 Aug, 8pm
Outside The Box Comedy Club
starring Maff Brown & guests

13 Aug, 7pm
Fame: The Musical

14 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Fame: The Musical

16 – 20 Aug, 10am – 5pm


SYT Summer Film Project (Sevenoaks)

23 – 27 Aug, 10am – 5pm


SYT Summer Film Project (Swanley)

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Bromley in August and September

racker
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ck 7 – 11
21 A September
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Spirit of the Dance
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Ticket Sales (bkg fee)
Groups Line (10+ tickets) 08448 717 696
Online www.ambassadortickets.com/bromley (bkg fee)

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school run mum


Sing, sing, SING!

H
ave you ever had a deep urgent need horror nursery rhyme. I was worried that I
to sing your heart out? I have always wouldn’t be in tune, or that I’d get it wrong
wanted to sing in a choir – I can sing – or that, heaven FORBID, someone might
in the bath, I can sing in the front room into HEAR ME! I could feel my legs beginning to
a hairbrush, and I can sing extremely loudly tremble as I dared to join in, and the urge
in the car (until the children start to weep) – to run was almost overpowering, like some
but I have always been terrified of singing in mad bronze age FIGHT OR FLIGHT moment
public. It’s one of those horrible things – you – and then suddenly, I could feel myself
know you want to, but you just can’t! So, the smiling…. singing and smiling…. and
Noble Editor of this magazine and I decided then jigging about a bit …. and
to try out ROCK CHOIR. then clicking, and clapping, and
singing for all I was worth! “No
ROCK CHOIR is a national initiative that wind, no rain” I sang out, waving
brings together people who want to have my arms, dreaming of sequinned
a big old singalong in most towns. Bromley dresses and beehives. By the
has a Rock Choir, so does Orpington. I end of the two hours, I was full of
hear there may soon be one in West joy – and this is what singing DOES
Wickham! They meet once a week for you! It energises you, it fills you
– and have a concert at the end of with joy and you forget all your horrible
each term – and they’re a very friendly deadlines and ironing piles!
bunch.
Ok, don’t be sick now. I can see you
We went along, very nervously, all shaking your heads – hmm this doesn’t
and paradoxically ended up in sound like School Run Mum, things do not
the front row – what on earth did usually go this well! And you would be quite
we do that for? Was it because right to say that. Which is why I will tell you
we subconsciously wanted to be a secret. On my way home from work, I
ridiculed? OR was it my faint bought myself a pair of Size 16 Rock Chick
worry that I wouldn’t be able knickers to wear under my linen trousers for
to read anything if I was further Dutch Courage! Half way through Ain’t No
back? Anyway – Jim, the Choirmaster Mountain High Enough, I spun round to clap
bounced in with his microphone and his like some sort of frenzied Jackson brother,
keyboard, and pretty soon we were warming and the elastic went! (Should have bought
up like no tomorrow. I tried to make The the 18!) I can only imagine that the rest of
Ed pretend that he was an Alto, when he is the ROCK CHOIR must remember me as the
really a Bass, just so that I could cling to him poor girl who needs a hip replacement “ooh
for support, but in the end, he had to go and she’s young for that isn’t she? Did you see
stand on the other side of the choir because the way she walked?”
I was cutting off his blood supply!
Tra la laaaaaaaaa! Term starts in September!
I had this awful sick feeling that I was going I’ll see you there!
to open my mouth and frogs and snakes Love
were going to come out – like some twisted
School Run Mum xx
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competition
Thanks to the Empire Cinema Bromley for the
2 for 1
prizes for this month’s competition.
during August 2010
(excludes 3-D films).

Two tickets for the


price of one at the
Bromley Empire

For your chance to win one of two pairs of cinema


tickets, simply answer the following question:
“Salt” is release this month starring Angelina Jolie,
but who is her famous singing father?

a) John Malkovich
b) John Hurt
c) Jon Voight
Submit your answer with name and address, by email, to
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Winners will be picked randomly from the correct entries and notified by email.

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The Local Stuff August 2010
see www.empirecinemas.co.uk or call 08714 714 714.

competition 2
Thanks to the Churchill Theatre Bromley for this month’s prize
2 for 1

for our second competition.


(excludes 3-D films).

Two tickets for the


price of one at the
during April 2010

For your chance to win a pair of tickets for the opening


Bromley Empire

night on 4th August of The Blues Brothers, simply


answer the following question:

Which song below is NOT played in the


show?
a) Shake Ya Tail Feather
b) Sweet Home Chicago
TICKET SALES: c) Poker Face
0844 871 7620 Submit your answer with name and address, by
(bkg fee)
email, to competition@thelocalstuff.co.uk by 20
August 2010.
GROUPS (8+) Winners will be picked randomly from the correct entries and notified by email.
0844 871 7696 By entering, you agree for your details to be passed to the Churchill Theatre
Bromley, which will contact the winner directly.

www.ambassadortickets.com/bromley
The Local Stuff April 2010
(bkg fee)

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useful numbers
Emergencies: Chislehurst Library Childline
Local Police 020 8467 1318 0800 1111
0300 123 1212 Petts Wood Library Crimestoppers
in emergency call 999 01689 821607 0800 555 1111
Chislehurst Team Chislehurst Society Drinkline
020 8716 1925 020 8467 0900 0800 917 82 82
Bickley Team Royal Mail FRANK
020 8721 2610 08457 740 740 0800 776600
London Fire Brigade GamCare
020 8555 1200 Medical: 0845 6000 133
RSPCA Cruelty Line NHS Direct Learning Disabilities Helpline
0300 1234 999 0845 4647 0808 808 1111
Environmental Health EmDoc Message Home
01737 276 000 020 8676 7424 0800 700 740
PRU Hospital MIND
Utilities: 01689 863000 0845 766 0163
British Gas National Debtline
0800 111999 0808 808 4000
Travel: National Domestic Violence
EDF Energy National Rail Enquiries
0800 096 9000 0808 2000 247
08457 484950
Thames Water National Missing Persons
London Underground
0845 782 0800 0500 700 700
020 7222 1234
BT Faultline NSPCC
Traveline
0800 800151 0808 800 5000
0871 200 2233
Virgin Media Parentline Plus
0845 454 1111 0808 800 2222
Helplines: Relate
Sky
Age Concern 0300 100 1234
08442 410 564
020 8315 1850 Samaritans
Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 90 90 90
Community: 0345 697 555 Seniorline
Local Authority Alzheimer’s Society 0808 800 6565
020 8464 3333 020 7423 3500 Sexwise
Citizens Advice Bureau Bereavement Service 0800 28 29 30
0870 750 9000 020 8290 6293

Late Opening Pharmacies:


Pharmacy Address Telephone Times
59 High Street,
Lloyds Pharmacy 020 8467 3158 Mon - Fri ‘til 19:00
Chislehurst. BR7 5AF
89-93 High Street,
L M Williams 020 8467 8229 Mon - Fri ‘til 18:30
Chislehurst. BR7 5AG
4/6 Cranley Parade,
Lloyds Pharmacy Beaconsfield Road, 020 8857 3930 Mon - Fri ‘til 18:30
Mottingham. SE9 4DZ
83 Queensway, Petts Mon - Fri ‘til 22:00
Petts Wood Pharmacy 01689 898580
Wood. BR5 1DQ Sat - Sun ‘til 23:00

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Notes August 2010


Sunday Monday Tuesday
Lammas Day
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St Bartholomew’s Day
GCSE Results

Notting Hill Carnival Late Summer Bank


29 30 Holiday
Notting Hill Carnival
31

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local events See the new events calendar online at


www.thelocalstuff.co.uk/events.html
1 August 2010, 10.00am - 4.00pm - Record and CD Collectors Fair
Crofton Halls, Orpington Kent ,BR6 8PR
This fantastic record and CD collectors fair is ideal for any music lover looking for a bargain! Vinyls and CD’s are also bought at the
event, ask Mark and Sandy at the entrance for more details. Entrance £1. For more information please phone 07742 953 200.
2 - 6 August 2010, 10.00am - 3.00pm - Celebration of Life event
St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley
St. Andrew’s Church hosting a Celebration of Life event for local people aged 50+ . The event will last all week, with an outing planned
for Wednesday 4 August. Daily activities include keep fit, dance, creative writing, craft, music and talks, with time to socialise and make
new friends. Free aromatherapy each day. Cost: £3.50 per person per day (includes lunch and tea or coffee). The outing on Wednesday
4 August is at extra cost but will include a sandwich lunch and admission to a local attraction. Please call Nanetta Justice for more
information on 020 8460 7266.
3 - 7 August 2010 - Great British Beer Festival
Earls Court, London
The Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court, Britain’s biggest beer festival, once again brings together a wide range of real ales, ciders,
perries and international beers. You can play on some traditional pub games, enjoy live music, sample some food, including good
traditional pub snacks, and also attend tutored beer tastings. Call 0844 412 4640 or see www.gbbf.org.
7 August 2010, 4.00pm & 8 August 12.30pm - A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Open Air Theatre
Amphitheatre, Church House Gardens, Bromley BR1 1HA
William Shakespeare’s Play played completely in the open air in the Amphitheatre, Church House Gardens, Bromley. Tckets available
from Churchill Theatre Bromley Ticket Sales 0844 871 7620 http://www.ambassadortickets.com/bromley (booking fee) or http://www.
wegottickets.com/f/1710, http://www.shakespeareinthepark.co.uk/. The production will be all seated. No cans, glass bottles or food to be
brought to the amphitheatre. As a precaution umbrellas may be advisable.
19 August 2010, 7.45pm - Guided Walk at Scadbury Park
Scadbury Park, Chislehurst
An evening walk to the moated manor to see what bats are about. Please bring a torch. Led by the Friends of Scadbury Park. Meet at
Old Perry Street car park. Distance: 1 mile, Grade 2E. Phone: 01689 862815.
20 August 2010, 12.15pm - Bat walk at Jubilee Country Park
Jubilee Country Park, Bickley
A stroll around Jubilee Country Park, looking and listening for bats. Led by BCS. Meet at Thornet Wood Road car park. Distance: 2
miles, Grade: 2E. Charge: Adults £1.60, Child & 60+ £1.00. Booking esential, please call 01689 862815.
25 August 2010, 11.00am - Meandering South-Westerly
Orpington station
Enjoy the mix of habitats and lovely views whilst taking a breath of late summer air along a linear route from Darrick Wood to Cudham
Recreation ground along meandering paths. Please bring a packed lunch. Led by BCS. Meet at the junction of Station Road and
Station Approach. Return by the R5 or R10 bus to Green St Green and Orpington beyond. Lifts also available. Distance: 3-4 miles,
Grade: 3. Charge: Adults £1.60, Child & 60+ £1.00. Phone: 01689 862815, e-mail: countrysideandparks@bromley.gov.uk.
26 August - 8 September 2010 - Celebrate Bromley - Community Art Exhibition
Bromley Central Library, High Street, Bromley BR1 1EX
Celebrate Bromley with an exhibition of artwork by local communities on Floor 1 at Bromley Central Library during normal library opening
hours. Entry is free.
28 August 2010, 7.45pm - Bat walk at Kelsey Park
Kelsey Park, Beckenham
Come and listen and look for bats with a local bat expert. Please bring a torch. NO DOGS PLEASE. Meet at the park entrance in Manor
Way, next to the post box. Distance: 1 mile, Grade: 2E. Booking essential, please phone 01689 862815.
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Ward Panel Meetings


A Ward is a neighbourhood within your borough. Each ward has
a dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods Team and a panel made up of
members of the community who live or work within that ward. This
Ward Panel meets every six weeks to discuss the concerns facing
the local community around crime and anti-social behaviour, and If you live or work in Chislehurst and you
how the local police team will tackle them. ThePanel works with have concerns about day-to-day crime
the police team and local partner agencies such as the council toand disorder issues, please contact your
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and understand the thoughts and feelings of the local community. 020 7161 9256 or see
Instead of meeting, a KIN member may choose to be contacted by www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods
telephone, email or mail, or attend less formal meetings with the for dates, times and venues of meetings
local police team. They may be asked to carry out surveys about and drop-in surgeries.
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when they have gone a little soft add the rest.
• 2 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed or 3. Once everything is cooked in the frying pan, add the
chopped soft cheese and stir until everything is coated. Pour
• 1/2 a Red Onion (if you like onions the mixture into the potatoes and stir so it covers
everything.
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• 4 Pieces of Bacon, chopped everything is coated cover with foil and bake for 25
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• 5 Average Sized Mushrooms 5. After the 25 mins remove the foil and put the rest of the
cheese on top of the bake and put back in the oven for
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clubs & societies


See the new Clubs & Societies
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The Beckenham & Bromley Twins www.beckenhamandbromleytwinsclub. enquiries@
Club co.uk beckenhamandbromleytwinsclub.co.uk
British Sugarcraft Guild - Orpington www.Region8BSG.co.uk nationaloffice@bsguk.org 01689 823265
Bromley and District Amateur Radio
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Bromley and District Floral Society marionbatchelor@btopenworld.com 020 8464 3086
Bromley Art Society www.bromleyartsociety.org.uk ann.holdway@talktalk.net 020 8856 7717
Bromley Astrological Association lynne.beale@telinco.co.uk 020 8402 8948
Bromley Bee-Keepers Association www.kentbee.com/bromley beeman@zbee.com 020 8658 3786
Bromley Borough Local History
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Bromley Camera Club www.bromleycameraclub.org.uk TheBCC@Hotmail.co.uk
Bromley Lacemakers www.laceguild.org maggieprice49@aol.com 020 7007 6085
Bromley Lions Club www.bromleylions.org.uk michaeldeves@waitrose.com 020 8857 6624
Bromley Outdoor Group www.angelfire.com/pro/amsealy alansealy@yahoo.co.uk 020 8777 6788
Chislehurst Afternoon
www.townswomen.org.uk 020 8467 7288
Townswomen’s Guild
Chislehurst Artists www.chislehurstartists.co.uk gwen.wheeler@ntlworld.com 020 8325 6970
Eager Beavers Badminton Club wendy.reynolds@girlguiding.org.uk 01689 825030
Friends Of The Earth Bromley www.bromleyfoe.co.uk sheilabrown33@msn.com 01689 851605
Handicraft Club j.d.keane@ntlworld.com 01689 811116
Imperial Players p.crowther996@btinternet.co.uk 01689 829 772
Katz Line Dancing Club julieandthekatz.blogspot.com julieandthekatz@msn.com 07799 741288
Literary and Musical Society kndstevenson@talktalk.net 01689 824845
North Kent Amateur Computer Club www.nkacc.org.uk carl@humperdink.demon.co.uk
Orpington and District
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Archaeological Society
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Petts Wood Reading Group 01689 821607
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Petts Wood Womens Institute www.westkentwi.org.uk jenny.true@btinternet.com 01689 836832
Ravensbourne Geological Society vernonmarks@sky.com 020 8857 5585
The Rotary Club of Chislehurst chislehurstrotaryclub.org.uk info@chislehurstrotaryclub.org.uk 020 8468 1000
The Rotary Club of Orpington www.orpingtonrotary.org.uk 01689 826478
West Kent Group of the Marquetry
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Society
Woodentops Wood Carving Group www.thewoodentops.co.uk groupleader@thewoodentops.co.uk 01689 851500
Working Links Job Club www.workinglinks.co.uk 0800 9179262
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index
Home & Garden • The Beauty Spot 13 On The Road
• A Foster & Son Plastering 21 • BodyRevive 24 • Cannon Cars 9
• Ability 11&13 • Bromley Dental 19 • Gwyn’s Big Red Bus 10
• Amity 23 Laboratory
• Behar 2-3 Services
• D & S Plumbing Services 25 For the Family • Carlton Print Solutions 7
• George Proctor & Partners 11 • Life Photography 31 • Coulson Media Ltd 27
• R Brooks Ltd 9 • Grant Nugent 21
• Sidcup & Bromley Roofing 4 Out & About • Principle Taxation 25
Ltd. • Churchill Theatre 9
• Splash 32 • Empire Cinema 8 Charities
• Tradesmen For You 19 • Stag Theatre 8 • 2gether 22
• The O2 1 • Abbeyfield 7
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Sudoku has become almost as popular
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1 to 9 into each empty squares so that 9 3 4
each 3x3 block, column and row incudes
one each of all the digits from 1 to 9. 5 1 8 9 4
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DRY CLEANERS - ALTERATIONS
CLEANERS - ALTERATIONS - REPAIRS
Locksbottom
Specialists
- REPAIRS
DRY CLEANERS
Laundry
Established Service
1988 - Wash
ALTERATIONS
BR6 8NP - REPAIRS
Laundry Service Wash
01689
Laundry Service
www.splashdrycleaner.com Wash 860321
Specialists
DRY CLEANERS - ALTERATIONS - REPAIRS
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