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  SAnTA mAKES An EARLY ViSiT                                                                          CHRiSTmAS TREE
   TO DEAn bAnK YOUnGSTERS                                                                               DOnATiOn
                                                                                              The Mayor of
                                                                                              Chilton, Council-
                                                                                              lor Len Potts, and
                                                                                              Gala Committee
                                                                                              members, Mau-
                                                                                              reen Errington
                                                                                              and Margaret
                                                                                              Walton, were de-
                                                                                              lighted recently to
                                                                                              receive a cheque
                                                                                              worth over
                                                                                              £4,000, towards
                                                                                              the purchase of
                                                                                              the town’s brand
                                                                                              new LED Christ-
                                                                                              mas Tree.
                                                                                              The cash was
                                                                                              donated by Dal-
                                                                                              kia, a company
                                                                                              specialising in
                                                                                              renewable energy,
                                                                                              who are to begin        Doug McMann from Dalkia presents the
                                                                                              building a plant        cheque to Councillor Len Potts, Maureen
                                                                                              in the town next            Errington and Margaret Wilson.
                                                                                              year. A representative of the      from other fundraising activi-
                                                                                              firm, Doug McMann, was on          ties, the Town Council were
                                                                                              hand to present the £4,200 on able to purchase the 20ft tree.
                  Kids from Dean Bank Residents’ Association MC Club.                         Friday, December 18th.             Councillor Potts thanked Mr
                                                                                              Thanks to this donation, along McMann on behalf of the
On Wednesday, December which included a free buffet. selection box.
                                                                                              with the monies raised by the Council, the Christmas Lights
16th, the MC Club held their Even Santa found time to call With over 80 selection boxes
                                                                                              Christmas Lights Committee Committee and the town.
Annual Christmas Party, in, and every child was given a handed out to local children,


                                                                                                                  Bayleaves
                                                             Santa was extremely busy! The
                                                             MC Club is run by volunteers                   nsed
                                                             of the Dean Bank Residents’               Lice
                                                                                                 Fully
                                                             Association and is held every
                                                             fortnight on a Wednesday, from             Exquisite Indian Restaurant
                                                             6.00pm to 8.00pm. This year,                            & Take Away
                                                             with the help of funding from                    Established in Ferryhill since 2001
                                                             KoolKash, the group has been
                                                                                                   8/9 Parker Terrace, Ferryhill, Co. Durham, DL17 8JY
                                                             able to introduce craft sessions
                                                             and dance mats, which have                         Tel: 01740 651660 / 655660
                                                             proved to be very popular.                          www.bayleavesferryhill.co.uk
                                                             Derek Bradley, Chariman                      Delivery services available
                                                             of Dean Bank Residents’
                                                             Association,      said,     “As     Bookings now being taken for Christmas & New Year
                                                             Chairman I would like to                  parties, book early to avoid disappointment.
                                                             personally thank all the
                                                             volunteers who give their time “Special Banquet Nights” 5 course
                                                             to make the MC Club such a            Sunday & Thursday                         meal for as
                                                             success.”                             (Eat in only) (Eat in & takeaway) little as £9.95
                                                                 Did you                                Excluding all holidays, cash sales only.
                                                                 know?                                          Opening Times
                                                                 Victorian turkeys were                          5 to Midnight,
                                                                 mostly raised in Norfolk.
                                                                 In order to reach the market
                                                                                                         7 nights a week, every week
                                                                 in London they were fitted               Including Christmas Day
                                                                 with boots made of leather
                                                                 or sacking. Geese making
                                                                                                     We wish all our customers a Merry
                                                                 the journey had their feet           Christmas & a Happy New Year
                                                                 coated in tar!

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                                                                                                                                    The Chapter, Friday, 25th December 2009
                                       Messages from the
                                       Mayors of Ferryhill
                                          & Chilton
                     Eileen Martin                                                                              Len Potts
                           Mayor of Ferryhill                                                                    Mayor of Chilton




                                                                                                                      Councillor Len Potts.

                                                                                                      First of all I would like to wish everyone a very happy
                                                                                                      and peaceful Christmas. It has been quite a busy
                   Councillor Eileen Martin and consort, Ron Hudson.                                  year for the Town Council and next year will be just
                                                                                                      as busy. We had a very successful Gala Day, which
    Since becoming Mayor in May, I have had the pleasure of attending a great variety
                                                                                                      was very well-attended and thankfully, the weather
    of functions and I have met some very interesting people. Many of these people have
                                                                                                      played its part. The Pentland’s Play Area was installed
    become good personal friends and some of the functions will stand out in my memory,
                                                                                                      and opened and is being well-used. Hopefully in
    the two remembrance services were personal highlights for me. On Remembrance
                                                                                                      2010 we will see another addition to our portfolio of
    Sunday, about two hundred people attended the procession with many more residents
                                                                                                      play equipment, as work is well underway looking
    who came to watch the wreath laying ceremony. On the Eleventh of November fifty
                                                                                                      for funding for a skate park, following a request and
    children representing all of Ferryhill’s schools attended a second ceremony. Each
                                                                                                      petition from local youngsters.
    child planted a cross in what proved to be a very emotional event.
                                                                                                      Due to the many hours put in by the Christmas Lights
    It gave me immense pleasure to be in Dean Bank Park to begin the process for the
                                                                                                      Committee, we have managed to keep upgrading the
    long-awaited sports facility, which is to be used by Ferryhill Town Youth football
                                                                                                      Christmas display in the Main Street, particularly our
    teams, and I was extremely proud to be able to collect, on behalf of the town, all the
                                                                                                      new LED Christmas Tree and thanks must also go to
    prestigious awards gained from Northumbria in Bloom.
                                                                                                      Dalkia, who helped with a kind donation.
    Another special occasion was being able to attend the one hundred and seventh
                                                                                                      As you may know Dalkia are about to build a new
    birthday of Mrs Doris Chatt, which she celebrated at Tenlands Nursing Home.
                                                                                                      energy centre in Chilton which will be of great benefit
    It has also been a pleasure to meet all the lovely couples in our town who have invited
                                                                                                      to the whole community. Work on that project is about
    me into their homes to celebrate special anniversaries.
                                                                                                      to start and an official Ground Breaking Ceremony will
    I have had some fundraising events for my two charities, and am grateful to those who
                                                                                                      take place early in the New Year.
                                                              have helped and those who               I’m sure you will agree that the floral displays in the
            CHILTON CHIPPY                                    have supported me.                      Town this year have been exceptional and thanks to
  28 Eden Terrace, Chilton, 01388 720497                      On behalf of myself, my                 the efforts of all those involved Chilton was awarded

   Fish & Chips                 Donner Kebab                  consort Ron Hudson, and
                                                              everyone at Ferryhill Town
                                                                                                      a silver merit for best small town and a silver merit
                                                                                                      for the Miners Welfare Recreation Ground. Thanks
   Small portion                 any sauce &                  Council it gives me very great          to assistance from children at Chilton Primary and
                                                              pleasure to wish all readers            Chilton 1st Cubs, there will be an array of colour in the
    only £2.80                    salad only                  a very happy Christmas and              spring as the bulbs they planted on the top of the bank
                                    £2.50                     a healthy and peaceful 2010.            at Rushyford.
                                                                                                      Everything that we, as a Council do can't be done
                                                                       Valley                         without your ongoing support and the support of
    Any 10” Pizza               Cheeseburger & Chips £2.50            Wrought                         our County Councillor’s and I hope that this will long
     only £3.00                 Chickenburger & Chips £2.50
                                                                        Iron                          continue.
                                                                          High Quality Gates          Finally can I thank you for the fantastic support you
    Any 12” Pizza                 Sausage & Chips                - Garden Fences - Wall Railings      have given to my main Charity, which is 'Help for
     only £4.00                   with any sauce £2.40                    - Free Estimates &
                                                                         Advice on any project
                                                                                                      Heroes' A cause close to my heart as a former regular
                                                                                                      soldier. The other organisation’s that I have chosen to
             Pick up only - No Delivery                               - Experienced Tradesmen
                                                                                                      support are based in Chilton, these are the Go-Ahead
                                                                   - Friendly Reliable Fast Advice
        Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.                                                           Club and the recently formed Chilton 1st Cubs.
               Closed Christmas Day.                           Tel Stephen on: 07976554046                                 Happy Christmas
         Open Boxing Day 5.00pm - 10.00pm                       Email: info@valleywroughtiron.co.uk
                                                                                                               Len Potts, Mayor, Chilton Town Council
                                                                 www.valleywroughtiron.co.uk
Ferryhill, Friday December 26th 2008
The Chapter, Friday, 25th December 2009                                                                                                                 Page 3
   S CRAbTREE
                                    “DRinK OR DRiVE”                                                          FERRYHiLL HELP
  Digital Aerials Fitted.
                                The no Frills message This Christmas                                            FOR HEROES
                               Police and Durham County             it before you have that drink.     At a recent launch meeting          Whitehead,        have    set
  Your Single Digital          Council officials are joining        Don’t drink and drive”.            of ‘Ferryhill Help for Heroes’      the fundraising off to a
    Aerial Fitted.             forces this Christmas to issue       Cabinet Member for Strategic       discussions took place on           magnificent start by making a
       £40.00.                 a tough warning to anyone            Environment, Councillor Bob        a number of fundraising             joint donation of £50.
    No Hidden Charges.         thinking of drinking and             Young, is urging residents to      proposals.                          A supply of the very popular
  No Extra For Cable Used.
                               driving.                             play their part in supporting      It was agreed that a draft          Help for Heroes wrist bands
                               ‘Drink or Drive – The Choice         the message, “Last year in         programme of       fundraising      has been secured, and these
    I Will Beat Any            is Yours’ is specifically aimed      the UK there were 430 deaths       activities for 2010 would be        are to be made available to
  Written Quote, Plus          at motorists who think it is still   involving         drink-driving    drawn up and presented at the       members of the public by
  Network Your House           ok to drink and drive because        incidents. The message is          next meeting, which is to be        way of a minimum donation
       & Tune In               they can handle it, or they think    getting through, but there are     held on Monday, January 25th,       of £2.
         Ferryhill based       they won’t get caught.               still some drivers who think       in the Dean Bank Institute          “Please come along to the
                               Although campaigns like this         it is someone else’s problem.      from at 7.00pm.                     January 25th meeting, all are
    0797 997 1541              may have traditionally been          By backing this important          Two local men, Mr. Lenny            welcome and help is needed,”
         0770 643 2113         led by the police, this year         message ‘Drink or Drive –          German and Mr. Harry                encouraged a spokesperson.

                                                                                                                   bUS SERViCES
                               the new unitary council is           The Choice is Yours’, we hope
                               helping to spread the message        to encourage those people who
      Tyne Tees                that motorists should think          have ignored other campaigns       Between Monday, December            from January 2nd. Scarlet Band
       Paving                  about how their actions can          to do the responsible thing.”      28th and Thursday, December         services 58, 110 and 112 will not
     Contractors               affect other road users. It also     Inspector Ken Cook, the Head       31st, Arriva buses will operate     run on Bank Holiday Monday,
   Patios, driveways,          highlights the ripple affect that    of Durham Constabulary’s           a Saturday service, with services   28th. Normal weekday services
                               a drink drive conviction can         Strategic Roads Policing           withdrawn on Christmas Eve
    fencing, garden                                                                                                                        will run between Tuesday 29th
                               have on both individuals and         Department, said, “There           from 6.00pm. There will be no       and Thursday 31st. There will
       walls etc.              their families.                      is absolutely no excuse for        services on New Year’s Day, and     be no services after 7.00pm on
     We will not be            Alan      Kennedy,       Durham      anyone to drink and drive          services will be back to normal     New Year’s Eve.
   beaten on genuine           County Council’s Road Safety         these days. There have been
    quotations. Free,          Section Manager, and Chair           innumerable          campaigns
  same day, estimates.         of Road Safety GB said,              highlighting the very real             FERRYHiLL CATHOLiC CLUb
  No deposits required         “We all know that having             consequences of such selfish              Tel: 01740 652697
  and no payment until         a drink can be enjoyable,            behaviour and our year-round
  the work is complete.        but     the consequences of          work is aimed solely at saving
                                                                                                                     Sat, 26th December
  All work guaranteed.         mixing the lethal cocktail of        lives”                                            boxing Day night
        Contact                drinking with driving can be         The campaign message is                         Vocal Guitarist
     (01388) 722222            devastating. Loss of licence,        currently part of a high-profile
        mobile                 loss of job, loss of income,         advertising campaign which
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                                                                                                                               Ferryhill, Friday December 26th 2008
    Just for fun.....
                                                                                                             Is your knowledge of the
                                                                                                           festive season up to scratch?
                                                                                                      Test your self with our Christmas Quiz


                                          6. Good King              11. How many gifts                  14. 'Hot Cockles' was                17. What native
    1. When is the
                                      Wenceslas was King             would you receive                  popular at Christmas              language would Jesus
   Feast of Stephen?                   of which country?             if you were given                   in Medeival times.                   have spoken?
   A: December 26th                    A: Bohemia                   all of the gifts in the                 What was it?
                                                                                                                                             A: Aramaic
   B: December 31st                                                song 'The 12 Days of
                                       B: Poland                                                      A: The title of a                      B: Sanskrit
   C: January 1st                                                        Christmas?'
                                       C: Czechoslovakia                                               popular drinking song                 C: Hebrew
   D: December 18th                    D: Hungary                           A: 296                    B: The Tudor game in                   D: Arabic
                                                                            B: 196                     which a blindfolded
                                                                            C: 398                      person was struck
  2. Who was Scrooge's                7. Where did the real                 D: 364                                                          18. What was the
                                                                                                      C: A dish of oysters
 dead business partner                   St Nicholas live?                                                                                   poem commonly
                                                                                                         and mussels
 in A Christmas Carol?                                                                                                                     known as 'The Night
                                         A: North Pole                                                D: A hot spiced drink
      A: Tiny Tim                                                                                                                           Before Christmas'
                                                                   12. What drink was
                                         B: Holland                                                                                         originally called?
      B: Bob Cratchit                                             adapted to become the
                                         C: Turkey                  popular Christmas                      15. Which of the
      C: Jacob Marley                                                                                                                     A: The Night Visitor
                                         D: Germany                  drink Egg Nog?                     following was not one
      D: Bill Sykes                                                                                                                       B: A Visit From Saint
                                                                                                         of the Three Kings?
                                                                 A: The Scandinavian                                                         Nicholas
                                                                    drink 'Glogg'                          A: Balthazar                   C: Santa Claus is
  3. Electric Christmas               8. Who was the first                                                 B: Solomon
  Lights were first used              English Monarch to         B: The Austrian drink                                                       Coming to Town
                                                                    'Gluhwein'                             C: Melchior                    D: A Christmas Visit
      in what year?                  have a Christmas Tree?
                                                                 C: The French drink                       D: Caspar
           A: 1907                   A: Queen Elizabeth I
                                                                    'Lait de Poule'
           B: 1895                   B: King George II
                                                                 D: The German drink                    16. Who helps Santa
           C: 1878                   C: King James VI
                                                                     'Biersuppe'                             make toys?
           D: 1903                   D: Queen Victoria
                                                                                                          A: Reindeer
                                                                                                          B: Elves
     4. Which of the                 9. What is the all-time      13. In what century                     C: Toys R Us
   following was not a               best selling Christmas       was St Nicholas first                   D: Harry Potter
   gift from the Magi?                       record?                  mentioned?
       A: Diamonds                   A: White Christmas             A: 14th
       B: Gold                       B: Jingle Bells                B: 12th
       C: Frankincense               C: Frosty the Snowman          C: 9th
       D: Myrrh                      D: Proper Crimbo               D: 4th


   5. When are the 12
   Days of Christmas?
                                         10. Which of the
                                      following places is not                                         Answers
                                          a real US town?
 A: Dec 21st - Jan 1st
 B: Dec 26th - Jan 6th               A: Noel, Missouri
 C: Christmas Eve -                  B: St Nicholas, Florida               - 15: B - 16: B - 17: A - 18: B
    Jan 4th                          C: Santa Claus, Georgia      D - 9: A - 10: D - 11: D - 12: C - 13: D - 14: B
 D: Dec 14th - Dec 25th              D: Snowflake, Texas         1: A - 2: C - 3: B - 4: A - 5: B - 6: A - 7: C - 8:


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Ferryhill, Friday December 26th 2008                                                                                                                            Page 5
              TOWn bAnD EnTERTAin
On Wednesday, December                    A spokesperson for the W.I.              The next meeting of the group                                  Poetry
                                                                                                                                                  Corner
2nd, members of Ferryhill’s               commented, “The night was                will be a New Year Dinner
Womens’ Institute and their               a great success and it was a             Dance from 6.30pm at the
guests were entertained by                good turn out to hear the Town           Ferryhill Masonic Hall on
Ferryhill Town Band.                      Band.”                                   Wednesday, January 6th.

 Did you                                                 DUE in COURT                                                                                YULETiDE
                                                                                                                                                  By Gordon Harris, Ferryhill.
 know?                                    Billy James Snaith, aged 21,             Charlotte Hannah MacKenzie,
                                          of Newton Street, Ferryhill,             aged 18 of Parker Terrace,                   Spikey leaves of holly           patterns fly
 Christmas trees are edible.
                                          faces a charge of assaulting             Ferryhill, faces a charge of                 Shrouded in scarlet berries
 Many parts of pines,
                                          a man, occasioning him                   assaulting Nicole O’Brien,                   Elongated leaves of mistletoe    Blanketing fields and mantling
 spruces, and firs can be
                                          actual bodily harm, following            occasioning her actual bodily                Resplended in white berries      pine wood
 eaten. The needles are a
                                          an incident in Ferryhill on              harm, following an incident in               also                             On Christmas cards looking
 good source of vitamin C!
                                          December 7th.                            Ferryhill on August 30th.                                                     so good
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       Can you guess the twenty Christmas songs from the clues below???
        If you think you know them all, send your answers to us and you could win a £10 voucher!
        Post your completed dingbats sheet to The Chapter, 3 - 4 First Floor Offices, Town Council
            Building, Civic Hall Square, Shildon, DL4 1AH. Alternatively, email your answers to
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                      The closing date for entries is Monday, January 4th. Good luck!

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The Chapter, Friday, 25th December 2009                                                                                                                                                Page 7
 POLiCE ‘CALL TimE’ On UnDER
     AGE ALCOHOL SALES                                                                                               Thanks from
         in FERRYHiLL                                                                                                The Chapter
Police officers from Ferryhill   be allowed to buy alcohol.        the passive drugs dogs and         Everyone who works            week.
Neighbourhood Policing Team      PC Laura Edwards added            Durham County Council              at The Ferryhill and          Thank you also to Ferryhill
have spoken of their dismay      “Trouble on the streets, anti-    licensing officials. During
                                                                                                      Chilton Chapter offices       and Chilton Libraries for
after five out of eight off      social behaviour and violence     the checks two males were
                                                                                                      would like to take the        allowing readers to leave
licence outlets failed alcohol   are all fuelled by drink – and    arrested in for possession of
                                 young people have to get the      class “A” drugs.                   opportunity to say thank      their contributions with
test purchases during an
operation in Ferryhill.          drink from somewhere”             Local officer, PC Chris            you to a few people who       them.
All eight premises were tested   As a result of the operation,     Metcalfe,       stated      “The   help bring you your paper     We would also like to
in an undercover operation       Police confirmed that three       community have raised their        every week, come rain,        say thank you to our
on the evening of Thursday,      £80 fixed penalty tickets were    concerns at local PACT             shine or snow!                many deliverers and
December 17th. A 15 year-old     issued to staff at three off      meetings in relation to the        Most of our contributors      advertisers.
teenager, with the permission    licence premises, with two        availability of alcohol to young   are volunteers and,           Our biggest appreciation,
of their parents, visited the    licence holders being reported    people in the village and also     without whom, as a not-       however, is for you, our
premises to test if they would   to attend court in relation to    drugs in the pubs – Operations     for-profit company, we        readers, who make this
                                 offences.                         like this are not only aimed at    would not be able to          paper what it is. Without
Did you                          PC Laura Edwards said further     reassuring the local community
                                                                                                      run. Thank you to Dave        your news and information
know?                            test purchase operations will
                                 be carried out and that action
                                                                   but prove that we listen to the
                                                                   concerns of the residents.”
                                                                                                      O’Hara, who runs the          we would not be able to fill
 In 1647 the English             may be considered against any     The next PACT (Police and          Chapter website.              the paper every week.
 parliament passed a law         premises which repeatedly         Communities            Together)   Thanks also to Barbara        Please keep it coming!
 that made Christmas illegal,    fail.                             meeting for Ferryhill is to be     Spears and John               Thank you,         Merry
 all festivities were banned     The Operation came a              held at 6.00pm on Wednesday,       Brennan, two voluntary        Christmas and good luck
 by the Puritan leader Oliver    week after the Ferryhill          January 6th, at Ferryhill Town     contributors, and to          in 2010!
 Cromwell, who considered        Neighbourhood          Policing   Council Offices. All members       Steve Thompson, of            From Jeff, Les, Steph,
 feasting and revelry on         Team conducted a number           of the community of Ferryhill      Parrot Print, who gets        Dan Sarah & Keith at The
 what was supposed to be         of licensed premises checks       are invited to discuss local       the Chapter printed every     Chapter.
 a holy day to be immoral.       in the area in company with       issues.

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