TIMES, ECHO & LIFE
18 Tape Street, Cheadle, ST10 1BD Staffs. T.01538 752214 • 5 Church Street, Uttoxeter, ST14 8AG Staffs. T. 01889 562479
LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY FOR FORMER MAYOR
Are conner remember when way were last two none up in an Ashes series with thray ter play cost they? Ar no it dunner appen very offen so ar think thee must er put sommat in the waiter this yer cause Chris Froomes won the Tour de France anno ar anner knockin it but thees summat strange goin on wi ar sport it anner usual an it? Ar’ve erd Peter Locket as used ter teach in the town took is car inter the garage fert ava bitta work dun on it so the garage give im a courtesy car what just appened ter be a cabriolet just rate yerd think if yer landed that cose the eavens opened on Tuesday didner thee ar dunner spose ayll get the roof darn onit nar never marnd Pete better luck next tarm.
OWNER PAYS TRIBUTE TO TOM
Cheadle has bid a fond farewell to it’s favourite four-legged friend after Tom the gypsy cob had to be put down at the end of December. Residents will recognise Tom from his regular jaunts around the town with his owner Mick Bould riding behind in a carriage. He was also a familiar face at a number of local pubs.
In a peculiar twist of a fate a popular village pub and restaurant was damaged by fire not once but twice within as many days. Crews from across the area were called out to deal with a blaze at The Robin Hood pub in Leigh Lane, Bramshall on Christmas eve and again on Christmas day.
Ar wanted ter say a get thee well ter me owd mucker Ray, nar then owd lad the adner owter tangle with them theer moter vehicles adst? Way mart still think wayn invinsible but way anner, yer best be lookin ayt fer yersen nar pal, wayn ow routin fer yer ter be ayt an abate agin rate soon matey.
It dunner matter what thee ave fer Christmas dun it ar never seem ter get raynd ter doin owt with owt till after the oliday ar used ter bay strate in theer tryin ayt this an tryin ayt the other, nar ar just sit in me chair fer a few days ter recharge me batteries an that tacks most on th’olidee so its only lark nar as arll see how this or that works an even then ar need thee elp er a child ter sowt ayt tertinternet an the lark its ow gon over mar yead narradays.
The former Mayor of Cheadle has sustained a number of significant injuries and is expected to remain in hospital for several weeks as his recovery continues. 82-year-old Ray James of Harbourne Road, Cheadle was rushed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital after he came into collision with a car in Leek Road on Wednesday 21st December.
The awarding of an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List topped off an amazing year for Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty. News of the former Cheadle Painsley Catholic College student’s latest honour was announced on Thursday 22nd December.
MBE FOR PEATY
PUB STRUCK BY FIRE TWICE IN TWO DAYS