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GET ouT and abouT This March
PolishEd uP for MoThErs day
coME fly WiTh ME
biG businEss for WorThinGew haS aLL the detaiLS on enterpriSe week
the baby grand thatS getting a FaceLiFt
LiSa reynoLdS taLkS about the bygone era oF FLying
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a few weeks ago the ball valve in our cold water tank was not working properly and water was dripping from the overflow pipe. a plumber was needed but before making a call, i thought i would make sure that the stop-cock tap was working. Although I had tested this during the summer when it was working well, i found to my dismay that it was stuck fast. No amount of pressure would free the tap.
later in the day when reading the January edition of Essentially Worthing i came across the advertisement from Panic Plumbing & Electrics highlighting the benefits of the SureStop water cock. As this seemed the ideal solution to my problem, i looked at the companys website and also that of the makers to ensure that this was a reputable product.
i contacted nigel by email and we agreed a time for him to visit our house. When he arrived, he explained everything about the SureStop water cock, inspected the plumbing around the existing tap, and discussed with us the options for installing the new water cock. Talking to Nigel was very easy. There was no hard sell and he was happy to answer all our questions. We decided the product was right for us and once we had received the estimate, we asked Nigel to proceed with the work.
nigel arrived a few days later on the agreed date to install the SureStop water cock and to replace the faulty ball valve. The surestop installation itself, including the connection of the remote switch, took around an hour to complete. A shelf had to be removed from the cupboard under a sink where the existing stop cock is situated and much to our surprise and delight, nigel even adjusted the size of the shelf and fitted it back into place. once the installation was completed, nigel showed us how the new water cock worked and was very happy to answer some further questions. Everything was left clean and tidy.
having the surestop water cock is a solution to a problem we have had for a long time. This was not the first occasion that the old stop-cock has become stuck and it is good to know that these problems are a thing of the past. We can control our water with a flick of the switch which is now in an easily accessible position. The service provided by Panic Plumbing & Electrics was first class, it is very easy to discuss things with nigel and i would not hesitate in calling him again.
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an essentially worthing reader puts it in writing, after receiving a first class service from panic plumbing & electrics
Surestop remote switch installed
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How long does it take to complete a job like the theatres piano? one like this takes about four days, stripping certain parts, adding colour and polishing it up. If Im stripping something all the way back it takes about seven days and then with the staining and sealing you have better control over the finish.
What is your favourite part of restoration?The bodying-up, building up layers of polish so you see the depth of shine. Sometimes its hard to know when to stop because the finish is the real part of the job that people want to see after everything else has been done.
When not transforming pianos and furniture what else gives you pleasure?I enjoy taking photographs. Im trying to develop an artistic style, I do lots of landscapes in both black and white and colour. I now go out knowing what will look good in the different formats, which Ive learned since getting my camera. i recently took a picture of a World War 1 trench with a chap digging in modern dress on one side and one in wartime uniform on the other, it was great. Im fascinated by World War 1 too.
Have you worked at the theatres before and are there other theatrical restorations youve done?I first worked here in 1981 but it was doing discos with the theatres technical manager, Jim! Then when roller discos started wed be in here and have a good couple of hours to try out the rink before the public arrived. Ive worked on a couple of other pianos outside the theatres, I did a rosewood one about 18 months ago which came up brilliantly.
Is there something in Worthing youd especially like to work on?id really like to do the beautiful central staircase in the Town hall and all the woodwork in the Assembly Hall. I especially like long-case clocks and pianos because theyre living things. Ive actually made a long-case clock, so I really enjoy those.
andrew has been working on the baby grand piano which will be played in The denton lounge for Mothers day on sunday March 10 and events such as the live Jazz Evenings (bookable via The Denton Lounge on 01903 218 250) and Pudding Nights (bookable via the box office on 01903 206 206). Andrew may be contacted at Barcombe Wood Finish Ltd on 01903 700 753.
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4-7 Essential Diary Local events for all the family in March
8 Treading the Boards dance, drama and comedy at worthing theatres
9 Essential Profile happy 10th birthday garden Xtras
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12 Essentially For Kids have fun with bubbles and robots
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andrew byford of barcombe wood Finish Ltd has been tasked with rejuvenating worthing theatres baby grand piano. he shares his passion for all things wooden
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The Southwick and Shoreham Country Market Friday mornings, 9.15 - 11amThe market is held in the Porter room at the southwick community centre in southwick Street. There will be homemade cakes, savouries, jams as well as honey and free range eggs. In addition there is a large selection of handmade knitted toys and childrens clothingfor further information contact 01273 706669
Russian CossacksFriday 1 March, 7.30pmamande concerts will be bringing russian cossacks dancing to the UK. The troupe has now grown to 70 incredible artists dynamic dancers, soulful singers and mesmerising musicians. Russian Cossacks will be performing at the Pavilion Theatre. 01903 206206
Womens World Day of PrayerFriday 1 MarchThe Womens World day of Prayer is a unique organisation, truly international and truly interdenominational. It speaks with the voice of women from all corners of the globe. This years service comes from france and the theme is i was a stranger and you Welcomed Me do come and join us in one of our local services, details and times below:- 10.am St Marys, Broadwater Parish, broadwater road, Speaker Mrs Jean Hanson. 2.30pm St george,s Church, St Georges Road. Speaker Mrs Susie Wilkinson. 2.30pm All Saints Church, Findon Valley. Speaker Rev Helena Buqu. 2.30pm Goring URC, Shaftesbury Ave. Speaker