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Lymm Underground Fine Art Prints

Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 13:29:52

Filed under: Entertainment, Lymm, General, Shopping

Whilst many of the world's largest conurbations have underground railways Lymm has, since the withdrawal of rail services in 1962, unfortunately gone without!

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However, here is a faithfully drawn map based on the geography of Lymm including where the stations would likely be! The names of the lines are based on local geography/history, designation of the water courses, Lymm Dam and canals etc. Additionally water boat and cable car services are also shown.

From the map you will of course be able to work out that a journey from L.A. (Latchford area of course!) to Lymm RFC would involve a six station journey to Brookfield, a short hop on the Bollin to Central and six stops down on the Domville to Lymm RFC (which of course has extra services on match day)!

This map would make a lovely display in any home with its vibrant colours, interesting local information and, above all, it is a bit of fun for us all to imagine "what if" and of course MIND THE GAP!

The map of Lymm Underground is a high quality fine art print (A2 sized) on 180 gsm art paper suitable for display and costs £20.

It is available from Mike Cochrane either from eBay or directly at cochranehr@hotmail.com. If ordering directly by email please leave your name, address and phone number and if you are in the Lymm area the map will be delivered to you directly.

Tags: lymm, village, underground, art, railway, print

Help Find Narla

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 at 09:54:13

Filed under: Appeals for Information, General

Missing Cat - Can You Help?

"Hi Neil, As a resident of Lymm, I really hope this will help! My cat went missing last Tuesday 31st March - she is mainly white with a black tail and has a striking black nose and ears. She responds to the name Narla. Is there any chance of this being put on the Lost and Found section of the Lymm Website? Would be really grateful! I live at the top end of Lymm near to the Crown Pub and Co-op so she may be around that area. I have attached a photo to help too! Many thanks, Melissa Contact: 07561803380"

Narla

Tags: missing cat

Lymm GP Arrested

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 15:23:53

Filed under: Announcements, Appeals for Information, Crime

A Doctor from Lymm has been arrested in a police probe on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images.

David McMaster, aged 49, is a GP at Quayside Medical Practice in Failsworth, Manchester. He was arrested by police and bailed while the investigation continues. Mr McMaster has also been suspended from working as a GP following the arrest.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “Following an investigation a 49-year-old man from Lymm was arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images.

"He has since been bailed. Enquiries are continuing."

A spokesman for the General Medical Council said Mr McMaster can longer practise as a GP, while he is under police investigation.

NHS England in Greater Manchester has confirmed it is aware of the arrest. It said it was working with Quayside Medical Practice to ensure services for patients are not affected.

According to the practice website, the experienced doctor has been a GP for 25 years.

Mr McMaster has also held a senior position as a board member of the Clinical Commissioning Group for Oldham. He joined as clinical director of urgent care, although it is believed he no longer acts in the role.

Well thought of in the profession, Mr McMaster was a 'health leader', helping form the strategy of Oldham's health services while on the CCG board.

The Warrington resident was charged with planning services including accident and emergency, ambulance and out of hours care. As a result, the suspect spent time observing in A and E hospital departments. And Mr McMaster was responsible for ensuring local people got the best service.

While a GP in Oldham, he worked alongside medical students to offer support and guidance.

Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.

Tags: doctor, arrested, crime

Filming at The Bulls Head in Lymm

Posted by Sarah on Monday, 21 July 2014 at 09:43:13

Filed under: Interview, General

Camera crews, extras and cast members have become part of the village over the last few weeks as the filming of After Hours, directed by Craig Cash, has taken place.

There are many well known faces amongst the cast, including James Tarpey (from the Brit film "World's End"), Ardal O'Hanlon (from Father Ted) and John Thomson, amongst others.

The story line revolves around a young 18 year old Willow Hannigan (Tarpey) who lives with his parents in a northern town called Shankley. He is feeling pretty low as his mates have left him behind to move on to university and his girlfriend has broken his heart by leaving him for someone new. The only thing that keeps him sane is listening to a local internet radio show "After Hours" run from a canal boat.

The program is directed by Craig Cash of Royle Family fame and we were lucky enough to meet Craig last week at the Bulls Head pub where they were filming some of the last scenes of the series.

We spoke to Gloria Kennedy and John Wright, the landlady and landlord of The Bull and asked them how they had become involved in the filming of the series.

Gloria said that filming had been taking place at the pub for four and a half days. The pub will feature in the series as Willow's local and it will still be called The Bull in the series. Gloria herself has a cameo appearance at the bar as one of the locals, so we need to look out for her when the series airs in 2015.

Filming has been taking place during the daytime at The Bull and the pub has been closed until 6pm, although drinks have been available in the beer garden. The production crew had been promising free drinks for anyone from 6pm if filming overran, but if you are hoping for a freebie you are unlucky as filming finished at the Bull last Thursday! Filming will continue around the village for a further week.

We asked Gloria if the production crew and cast had enjoyed working in Lymm and she said they loved it here. Filming has taken place in other locations, and the general comments from all were "We can't wait to go back to Lymm!"

We would like to wish Craig and all the cast and crew of After Hours the best of luck with the pilot series and we hope to see them return to Lymm in the future.

Tags: after hours, craig cash, bulls head

Trapped Horse Rescued

Posted by Neil on Friday, 11 July 2014 at 08:50:21

Filed under: Lymm, General

Firefighters Rescue a Trapped Horse in Lymm

This was the scene when firefighters rescued an 18-year-old horse that was trapped in five feet of mud while grazing in a field in Lymm.

Firefighters from Stockton Heath and the animal rescue unit at Knutsford Fire Station rushed to the scene at 12.40pm to help free the 14.2 hand high Palomina mare named Nymph.

The horse needed to be sedated by the vet before crews could attempt to rescue her. It was a joint effort after staff from the farm dug a ramp before the rescue team put straps around the horse’s body to pull her safety.

Nymph's owner, Tracy Clough from Lymm, said: "I can't thank the emergency services enough. It's not until you need something so urgently that you realise how amazing they are. All of them were not only brilliant at their jobs but they were so understanding and kind at what was a really traumatic time."

It is understood that Nymph has not suffered as a result of the ordeal but it still being monitored by vets.

Stockton Heath Watch manager Mark Pollard said: "It was a lengthy rescue but once we got Nymph out of the mud she was soon back on her hooves and, apart from needing a good bath, seemed none the worse for her experience."

Courtesy of This is Cheshire.

Tags: horse

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