Peak per­for­mance saw Tim climb to top of GB rank­ings

Rochdale Observer - - BYGONE DAYS -


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

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