Peak performance saw Tim climb to top of GB rankings
●●10 YEARS AGO:
ACLIMBING champion is celebrating after being named one of the best youngsters in the country.
Tim Lloyd, a Year 11 student at Oulder Hill Community School, had taken up the sport five years ago and secured sponsorship deals with two climbing companies, Evolv and Metolius, following his excellent performance in the junior section of the British Climbing Championships in Sheffield.
The 15-year-old said: “At the competition I came first in Britain, which was a huge achievement for me.
“I really enjoy the sport and I practice three to four times a week at Climb UK in School Lane.
The manager of the wall, Ian Dunn, has been really supportive and I’d like to say a huge thank you to him for all his help.”
The teenager combined his busy training schedule with homework but his ultimate ambition was to pursue a career in the sport.
He added: “I’m studying for my GCSE examinations and, of course, my studies come first.
“But I really love to climb.” MUSLIMS had more choice when it came to picking a lunchtime treat.
The Rochdale branch of Subway, in Baillie Street, became one of the first branches in the popular sandwich chain to be converted into a Halal-specialising store.
As well as vegetarian options, the store served a range of certified Halal meats and will ban all pork products.
Abi Adetujoye, joint multiunit franchisee with Deji Adetujoye, said: “I am really excited about the new development.
“Other Halal stores open in the UK have become very popular and successful within their local communities.” ONE of the oldest members of Rochdale Pensioner’s Association was presented with a birthday card and a bouquet of flowers to celebrate her 90th birthday at the group’s meeting.
Margery Partington was honoured for her longstanding commitment and dedication to the group at a presentation ceremony at the Town Hall.
Mildred Daggatt, a committee member, said: “She was very surprised and thrilled with the presentation of gifts.
“We wanted to recognise her continued support and attendance at meetings.” ACTRESS Shobna Gulati gave her seal of approval to a new Yorkshire Street business.
The ‘Coronation Street’ star, who has gone on to appear in ‘Where The Heart Is’ and ‘Soapstar Superstar’ since leaving the soap, was asked to officially open the Advanced Hair and Skin Clinic by owner Vicky Mills, who has known the actress since she began treating her several years ago.
The Yorkshire Street business offers treatments including permanent hair reduction, beauty therapies and facial rejuvenation and specialises in permanent hair removal.
Mr Mills lived abroad for several years before returning to Greater Manchester.
She opened the clinic after moving back to Rochdale, where she was born.
She said: “Shobna has been a client of mine for a few years and has had some fantastic results, so she was happy to open the clinic.” MUGS were raised and kettles boiled at the Coach House in a bid to raise money for new Christmas decorations.
About £143 was donated at a coffee morning to replace the ageing lights and baubles, which have been in use for 20 years.
Committee member Elizabeth Woodhead said: “We had a lot of new faces there, which was very good to see and the money raised will help us buy some lovely new decorations.” THE Rochdale Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild (RLLG) raised over £5,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution by selling paintings by the late Berkeley Moir.
Mr Moir, who was a well known local artist, died in December 2006 and requested that his paintings be sold on to raise money for the charity.
He formerly served in the Royal Navy and was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI.
There were around 150 paintings in Mr Moir’s studio which the RLLG had mounted and framed before they began selling them.
Christine Clough, secretary of the RLLG said: “We have had many successful events, such as a sale at Bamford Chapel where we raised £2,000.
“We also held an exhibition at Touchstones, where 11 paintings were sold. We are delighted to raise so much money and would like to thank all those who supported such a worthwhile cause.”
●●Fifteen-year-old Tim Lloyd was ranked number one junior climber in Britain
●●Margery Parkinson celebrating her 90th birthday with members of Rochdale Pensioners’ Association
●●Christine Clough, Jack Hammil and Judith Adamson at the Rochdale RNLI painting sale which raised more than £5,000
●●Lydia Kadlecova (left) and Sara Ibrar after the town’s Subway was converted into a Halalspecialising store
●●Actress Shobna Gulati with owner Vicky Mills and Zoe Mills at the opening of the Advanced Hair and Skin Clinic
●●Elizabeth Woodhead pouring a cuppa for Heather Gugeon at the Littleborough Coach House coffee morning