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         NOSTALGIA                    ADULT                     Learning to Study            Enrolment Info
          WEEKEND                 EDUCATION               Are you considering going on an  Enrolment in local AE courses
     6th AND 7th JUNE                  NEWS               exam course in September? If  next September will be on at
     LYDIARD COUNTRY                  by Rod Kensett      you haven't studied for many  Greendown on a Saturday. You
                                                          years or never did much but now  will be able to enrol in any of
             PARK              Let's hope by the time you read  wish you had, you may feel a  our courses, however, as soon as
                               this the Summer weather will  little apprehensive about the  details are published. Publication
   The weekend of June 6th and 7th  have returned and those of you  prospect. The 'Return to Learn  is timed for July. Look out for
   will bring together one of the  interested in Tennis - learning,  - Study Skills'  may be of great  further news then.
   largest collections of vintage  match play or playing socially -  help to you. Starting early June   Over to You
   steam engines, cars, motorcycles,  will have made contact and be  for 2 hours on Tuesday and
   tractors and stationary engines  making daytime, evening or  Thursday evenings, over three  Finally, we are very anxious at
   ever held in Swindon at Lydiard  weekend use of the excellent  weeks it seeks to help you organ-  Greendown to provide the sorts
   Country Park.               courts at Greendown. Details  ise your thoughts, review the  of activities - through Adult
     Organised by Swindon Ma- from Steve O'Sullivan on 874224  skills you'll need and, through  Education courses or clubs - to
   chinery Preservation Society,  or me.                  practical activities, gives you the  • interest you and your family. If
   the show has taken 12 months to                        opportunity to practise them.  you have any ideas, professional
   arrange. This is the third organ- weekend, some of our entries   Course tutor Erica Walton.  skills to offer or hobbies that
   ised by the S.M.P.S. and this  having travelled from as far away   Further details on 871413.   could be shared with others, or
   year it promises to be even bigger  as Lincolnshire. In the craft sec-  Planning Local Action   anyone else who has, let me
   and better. Stars of the show will  tion a demonstration of Honition               know.
   be the steam engines, some over  Lace making will be given. Out-  Some time ago I came across a
   80 years old. Mr. Peter Watts will  side, on the show field, you will   course being organised in the   Rod Kensett
   be showing his fair-ground organ  be able to watch a thatcher at   West Country concerned with   Adult and Community Tutor,
   'Neptune' that he has just finished  work, and also wood turning.   people meeting to discuss their   Greendown Conununity School,
   restoring.                 These are just a few of the crafts   community, its development and   Grange Park, West Swindon
     The star attraction in the area  you will be able to see. Shire   making plans of action to meet   Tel: 871413 (Ansaphone)
   will be the 'Comets' motorcycle  horses will be pulling old farm   local needs. It was very success-
   display team from Nottingham.  carts around the arena.   ful after a tricky start - as soon   HELPING
    All the riders are children aged   Amond the rides available will   as those attending realised that
    eight to eighteen.        be a flight in a helicopter or fly   they could change things and   STROKE
     Over fifty vintage cars will be on  through the air on a 50 year old   achieve something. Are you   VICTIMS
   show along with the same number  set of chair-o-planes. More down   interested in anything similar?
    of farm tractors and motorcycles.  to the ground you could ride in   Let me know if you are.   Strokes can hit anybody and they
    One hundred stationary engines  an old farm cart.                                 usually change the victim's life
   will be 'popping away' over the   A great weekend is in store.                     for ever.
                                                                  WEST                  Whilst the intelligence is not
    /                                                                                 damaged following a stroke, very
                                                              SWINDON                 often there is a loss of physical
                                                                                      ability. The Chest, Heart and
                                                                ADVICE                Stroke Association exists to pro-
                                                               CENTRE                 vide support to people who have
                                                                                      communication problems. They
                                                                 by Jean Kiddle       need volunteers who can help
                                                          Do you need help with any of the  patients with reading, writing,
                                                          following problems? Supplemen- numbers, telling the time, recog-
                                                          tary Benefits, Unemployment  nition of money and many other
                                                          Benefits, Housing problems,  basic skills that are taken for
                                                          Debts, Invalidity rights (attend- granted. The volunteers are asked
                                                          ance allowance, mobility, invalid  to offer one hour a week to help
                                                          care etc.). Then the West  the stroke patients re-build their
                                                          Swindon Advice Centre is there  confidence and their lives. To
                                                          to help you. They hold advice  find out more, Pam Bygraves on
                                                          sessions at 15 Gainsborough  27394 can help with more infor-
                                                          Way, Freshbrook (West Swindon  mation.
                                                          Family Project) on Monday,
                                                          Wednesday and Friday mornings
                                                          from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and at  Centre in Toothill at the end of
                                                          Toothill Community Centre every  last year. There are a number of
                                                          Tuesday morning from 10 a.m.  other volunteers, at present doing
                                                          to 12 noon.                 the course on Welfare Benefits
                                                            The advice sessions are run  at The Law Centre, who will also
                                                          entirely by volunteers, trained by  be able to offer their help at the
      CHILDREN'S FAIRGROUND' GRAND PARADE' COUNTRY CRAFTS' FAIRGROUND ORGAN' STALLS'   Thamesdown Law Centre, and  Advice Centre at some date in
      MODEL AIRCRAFT' HELICOPTER RIDES' COMETS MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM' WEWE THROWING'   they are always ready and willing  the near future.
                       AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
                                                          to offer their help to anyone   The advice is given in the strict-
         SAT & SUN 6th & 7th JUNE 1987
     At LYDIARD COUNTRY PARK, LYDIARD TREGOZE,SWINDON (M4 JUNCTION 16)   who needs it. Roy Williams, of  est confidence, and completely
                                                          Freshbrook, has been with the  free of charge, so, if you are
                     OPENING TIMES                        Advice Centre since it first  feeling in a muddle over DHSS
        SAT 12.00 noon- 5.00pm.  SUN 10.30am - 5.00pm.    opened in Gainsborough Way  problems, Debts, Housing etc.,
                                                          over two years ago. He is helped  then just pop in to any advice
                                                          by Maria Rooney, also of Fresh-  session, or an appointment can
                        FREE CAR PARK
                                                          brook, and Jean Kiddie, who  be made by telephoning the
                                                          lives in Toothill, and who organ-  Family Project on 871303 during
                                                          ised the opening of an Advice  office hours.
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