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Three Years On Let’s start with amazing, strong and brave, and it still won’t cover
Three Years On Let’s start with amazing, strong and brave, and it still won’t cover

Three Years On

Let’s start with amazing, strong and brave, and it still won’t cover what Euan Hendry is. At 18 weeks old he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumour in his chest/neck area. After undergoing 7 courses of chemo- therapy he came out the other side still smiling. He has now had 3 years off treatment and is officially in remission; that said he still has lasting after effects that are constant issues for him. A recession in his chest that means he can’t fully expand his lungs, a total intolerance to lactose so he can’t have the things his friends have like an ice cream from the ice cream van and a lump the size of a Malteser in his chest, that hangs like a cloud over all our lives, but he starts every day with a grin and hits it head on, no holds barred. He has abundant energy and an infectious giggle that draws you in. Euan will start primary school in September and looks forward to it with enthusiasm and delight. A normal experience for most children, it will be a major milestone for Euan that he will give his all to, like everything in life. As his mum I watch with baited breath as he achieves new things every day, like learning his alphabet, writing his own name, singing his favourite song. But most of all I say a silent thank you when he falls asleep to all the people

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Editorial Recipe & crossword Wildlife Local & vocal Poetry Page Your Community VSee Limited Bulkington Bulletin Just 4 Kids Bulkington’s Memories Hope Nursery School The Len Type Singers Sport

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that held him in their hearts and wished him well, because it came true. Thank you.

By Michelle Hendry

Euan having fun
Euan having fun
it came true. Thank you. By Michelle Hendry Euan having fun VSee Ltd. 4 School Road,

VSee Ltd. 4 School Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire CV12 9JB 02476 313 913 email: bugle@vsee.org.uk

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I notice that yet another trader has left the village centre, namely Legend Hair Salon,

I notice that yet another trader has left the village centre, namely Legend Hair Salon, a popular hairdresser - and the reason? Lack of footfall relating to the lack of parking facilities for potential customers! Even though the business invested in two new stylists; the clients would not come. This isn’t the only business to suffer due to an ill thought out one way system! In addition, people with mobility issues find it difficult to park when they need access to the shops and other businesses on the main street. Let’s hope we do not lose any more local businesses because of this access problem.

I know this issue has been addressed in an earlier issue of the Bugle but I am SO fed up of finding dog poo in my garden and feel I have to say PLEASE DOG OWNERS DO NOT LET YOUR DOGS GO INTO PEOPLE’S GARDENS AND LEAVE THEIR MESS! I have grand- children who like to play in my front garden and it is a constant worry that they will come into contact with this, potentially making them very ill. Just think a bit more if you will when out walking your dog – consider the conse- quences!

Concerned Villager

Really fed up villager.

Editor’s Message

Another issue of the Bulkington Bugle is here! As part of the Bugle team working very hard to put the edition together I hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading the many articles included. We try to cover current issues as well as including personal memories and articles on the many groups and clubs thriving within our community.

We are always looking for contribu- tions from you – we don’t expect you to be able to write the article – one of our intrepid reporters will be only too pleased to come along and talk to you and then write the article on your behalf. Without the community input for these articles we could miss the scoop of the decade or the opportunity to congratu- late a group or person on a real achieve- ment or success.

Christmas is coming so, if you know of any event taking place or have a special memory for inclusion in our Christmas edition, please get in touch by popping into our office, calling us on 024 7631 3913 or emailing bugle@vsee.org.uk.

Finally a big thank you again to our regular advertisers and contributors, you are all amazing and your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Enjoy!

Regards Mags Evans, Editor

Social Activities

Bulkington Children’s Centre Family Nosh 3.30-5.30 Wednesdays from 14 September for 4 weeks – booking required, £2.00 per session. Ring 02476 318786.

St James’ Bulkington Parish Church is holding their third Beer Festival at The Weston Hall Hotel on 15 September 6.00-11.00, 16 September 5.30-11.00 and 17 September 12noon-11.00. Entrance £3 – selection of local real ales with live music and good food.

Nuneaton & District Society of Artists Autumn Art Exhibition at Bulkington Village Centre Saturday & Sunday 24 and 25 September 2011. All welcome between 10.00 – 4.00.

FREE: Nuneaton Transition’s food event at The Crown Pub, Nuneaton on 2nd October from 1pm to 4pm. Your involvement required on community gardens & garden share in your area. Contact Marie 07847517614 or email marie.transition@gmail.com.

Bulkington Village Centre Beginners Sugarcraft course starting Thursday 20 October 1.00-3.00pm. Ring 02476 494094 for more details.

The Bugle team:

Steve Barry, Andrew Crichton, Margaret Evans, Melanie Hydon, Mannie Kalsi, Peter McIver, Dean Nelson, Sue Palanganda, Diane Pannell, Kevin Rumble & Peter White

Don’t forget to put your clocks back one hour on Sunday 30th October.

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Sportsmanship To play the game, that’s the thing, To the best of your ability. To

Sportsmanship

To play the game, that’s the thing, To the best of your ability. To take part, with keenness and civility, Thank all the other teams you play

against, For without them, there would not be A game at all, for anyone to see. If you have done your best and lost, It’s only because the other side Have tried their best as well.

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friendly handshake and “well played”,

And perhaps next week we’ll do as well.

Be gracious to the losers If your team has won Your attitude can reflect Respect from everyone. So remember, Keep on trying, losing’s not

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a sin,

you keep on trying, you will surely win. It’s best to compete in any game, Taking part is the thing, Play up and play the game!

By Bob Ashmore

Woodturners win awards

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Coombe Abbey Wood Turners gained first place in three competition categories at the Woodworks @ Daventry show which was held on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th of May 2011. A second and third place was achieved in two other competitions and the total points gained made the club overall show winners. Graham Ball (Secretary) said; ‘This was a great achieve- ment by our club members, amassing a total of 55 points from a possible 60’. The Wood Turners hold some of their monthly meetings in the Beaumont Room at Bulkington Village Centre where they host demonstrations by visiting professional turners. Visitors are very welcome to attend. The club have a permanent workshop at Coombe Country Park where two free lessons in the craft can be taken by any member of the general public. For details of meeting dates or to book lessons please telephone Eric Taylor on 02476 328831

book lessons please telephone Eric Taylor on 02476 328831 URGENTLY required Mature ladies/gentlemen to become Medi-car

URGENTLY required Mature ladies/gentlemen to become Medi-car Coordinators at the Volunteer Centre, Bulkington.

Books For Sale Do you have any books gathering dust in the attic? Want to

Books For Sale

Do you have any books gathering dust in the attic? Want to clear out some space and do your bit for your community at the same time? The Volunteer Centre is now accepting book donations to help us support volunteering in your area. All proceeds will go towards local community projects, as well as supporting services such as Medi-Car and the Supported Shopping Service. For those who are interested, the books are on sale in the reception area of the Volunteer Centre, Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington. Our selection includes popular fiction, children’s books, academic textbooks and everything in-between. Interested? Just pop in and have a peek at what we have to offer. We are happy to have hard back and paper back books, but unfortunately can not accept magazines or leaflets.

but unfortunately can not accept magazines or leaflets. Wood Made Good As part of our Connecting

Wood Made Good

As part of our Connecting Communities project, volunteers have been trained in wood working. During their training, they have made prototypes of things such as; potting tables, work benches, composters, a garden bench and bird boxes (the latter of which are for sale). So that they can carry on to improve and develop their skills, we need donations of wood. If you have pallet wood, posts, 2x2, 4x4, MDF - any type of wood (as long as it is not rotten or riddled with wood worm) we would be grateful to hear from you. Please call our office on 024 7631 5151 to make arrangements about delivering your donations, we would appreciate you calling us first.

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A History of Volunteering in Nuneaton & Bedworth

This year is our 25th anniversary and to mark the occasion we are thrilled to announce the launch of a project about our heritage in volunteering. This is made possible because of a grant of £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be used to research and record volunteering activities in the Borough from 1900 to the present day.

Over the next two years we will be targeting people who have volunteered in our community and we will conduct interviews with them. Further back in time, Project volunteers will be delving into the archives to find out what sort of voluntary activity was going on in the first half of the 20th century. Partners in this project will include the County Record Office, the Oral History Society, the Centre for Urban History at Leicester University and local groups.

Over the coming weeks and months we will be recruiting volunteers and story-tellers and organising “Fact Gathering Days” and exhibitions. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Centre on 024 7631 5151.

We are based at:

Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington CV12 9JB. Telephone 02476 315 151 email: admin@volcentre.org.uk Website: www.volcentre.org.uk Find us on Facebook :

www.facebook.com/volcentreNB Follow us on Twitter :

www.twitter.com/vc_nb

Follow us on Twitter : www.twitter.com/vc_nb We are based at: Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington
Follow us on Twitter : www.twitter.com/vc_nb We are based at: Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington
Follow us on Twitter : www.twitter.com/vc_nb We are based at: Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington

We are based at: Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington CV12 9JB. Telephone 02476 315 151 Opening times: Monday - Thursday, 9.30am - 4.30pm. Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm

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For more information, please contact us: Telephone: 02476 313 913 Email: info@grapefrute.com Web: www.grapefrute.com

For more information, please contact us:

Telephone: 02476 313 913 Email: info@grapefrute.com Web: www.grapefrute.com Or pop in and see us: Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington, CV12 9JB.

see us: Ashmore House, 4 School Road, Bulkington, CV12 9JB. Grapefrute is the freshest enterprise to
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Grapefrute is the freshest enterprise to form part of VSee Limited. VSee is the trading arm of the Volunteer Centre – Nuneaton & Bedworth (VCNB). Ultimately, profits go back into the community enabling VCNB to sustain its projects and services for the locality

With the customer, community and volunteering at the heart of VSee’s commercial activities, your support of Grapefrute will help all segments of the community to maintain an active, independent and healthy lifestyle.

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Bulkington Market Relocation!

This August saw Bulkington’s Community Market move to the more prominent location in the village at the Bulkington Working Men’s Club, Chequer Street. The market took place on 13th August with a re-launch

with existing stall holders being joined by new traders selling

a range of products from artisan breads, local honey and

preserves, cheese and beer from Warwickshire, together with arts and craft gifts.

To celebrate the market’s revival there were attractions for children including a bouncy castle, face painting and “ furry” representatives from Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wild Life Sanctuary. Music was provided by a local entertainer, Kenny Sinclair.

Previous markets held at the Club For Young People in Barnacle Lane, had originally been well attended, unfortu- nately shopper numbers had plateaued over previous months,

Outdoor stalls
Outdoor stalls

leading to a few traders moving to larger markets. VSee’s decision was made to relocate to a more central site with large on-site parking and room for more indoor/outdoor stalls, hence the relocation to Bulkington Working Men’s Club, which we hope will provide more trade for both the market and the club under this joint venture.

It was always the market’s aim to get local producers of food,

arts and crafts together in one location for the benefit of the community so if you are a local food producer, artist, photographer or craft enthusiast who would like a stall, please contact VSee Ltd on 02476 313 913.

Indoor stalls
Indoor stalls

To ensure the future success of the monthly Bulkington Community Market we need shoppers’ support! So, if you missed the August market here’s the list for the rest of 2011:- September 10th, October TBC, November 12th and the Christmas Market - not to be missed - December 10th.

the Christmas Market - not to be missed - December 10th. Crossword Solution If you or

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Crossword Solution

If you or your friends would like a stall at our market, please call 024 7631 3913.

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Blue Badge Parking
Blue Badge Parking

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Ever since the village has had its one way system and parking provisions altered there have been two extra disabled parking spaces; one outside the White Lion and the other outside the Rule and Compass. These are only supposed to be used by Blue Badge Scheme holders but, unfortunately, as the County Council have not installed the proper signs this is not enforced. A lot of motorists, both local and from elsewhere, are using them although they are marked on the road surface for disabled parking.

Do people not realise how difficult it is for someone with a disability to get in and out of a vehicle in a normal sized car parking space? Or how frustrating it is when the larger disabled spaces are taken by an ordinary motorist? Is the Council going to provide signs by October so that when the civil enforcement scheme becomes law the new Traffic Wardens can take action?

We are also still waiting for the council to put the correct

road markings in front of the library, as cars are being parked over the dropped kerbs and denying access for wheelchair and disability scooter users. To those who are guilty of being so antisocial, I ask that you consider those who are less fortunate than yourselves when you park in the village.

Thank you.

Kevin Rumble

when you park in the village. Thank you. Kevin Rumble Carnival Raises £1600 Bulkington Carnival 2011
when you park in the village. Thank you. Kevin Rumble Carnival Raises £1600 Bulkington Carnival 2011

Carnival Raises £1600

Bulkington Carnival 2011 was celebrated in style; the sun shone on the crowds gathering for the annual event, the atmosphere was fantastic and even more people turned out to see the colourful procession and take part in the many activities on the field afterwards.

The committee was delighted and amazed at the turnout and thank everyone for their support. They were thrilled at the amount raised which will be shared between The Jack and Jill Pre School and Arden Forest Infant School, along with another local charity yet to be decided. Once again this annual event was a great success involving the whole village community – long may it last.

Need help getting started? Bulkington Village Centre is offering an Online Basics course starting

Thursday 6 October 1.00-3.00.

Ring 02476 494094 for more details.

“Submergence” -by JM Ledgard

Jonathon Cape £16.99

JM Ledgard was born on the Shetland Islands, Scotland in 1968 and was educated in England, Scotland and the United States. Since 1995 he has been the foreign correspondent for the Economist and is also a novelist with a flair for the philosophic.

In this novel, Ledgard reveals himself to be a writer with literary ambitions who displays a wide ranging knowledge of Western history and literature. In the space of a handful of pages, we encounter references to Che Guevara, Peter Pan, Sumerian law and a 19th Century sailor who was cut alive out of a whale.

Our hero is James More (a descendent of Sir Thomas More) who is a British spy pretending to be a water engineer. He is being held captive by a team of jihadists in Somalia whilst, thousands of miles away, Danielle Flinders (a bio-mathematician) is preparing for a dive into the ocean to study life at the bottom! For a moment, both are sharing a memory of the previous Christmas when they

enjoyed a passionate romance. More reflects upon his life before capture; he is haunted by thoughts of Utopia and his life and learning. Danielle is filled with thoughts of the ocean; its mythical and actual origins.

This is a novel filled with insight into the war on terror that is, on the one hand a little confusing but, at the same time, inspiring. It is a book for the thoughtful reader who likes escapism whilst wanting to be challenged; a love story and also a meditation on Man’s place on Earth.

I admit to not being a reader of novels. This is the first I’ve read in years, and whether it was because I found the terrorism background intriguing or the historical allusions entertaining, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it.

Pete McIver

thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it. Pete McIver Woodfarm Brewery Did you know that Bulkington

Woodfarm Brewery

Did you know that Bulkington has a micro brewery fifteen minutes away at Coalpit Lane, Willey? It had been brought to my attention by my husband who had enviously passed it regularly on his way back from work.

In the interest of our readers I decided that a review was in order. Not being a mild or bitter connoisseur, I enlisted the help of my other half who enthusiastically tasted two bitters “The Grand Slam” at 4.5% alcohol by volume and “Victorious” at 4.2%abv. I sampled half a pint of Webb Ellis which was a light golden ale, very refreshing for these summer months.

Woodfarm Brewery was formed in 2010 by Sue and Phil Dewes and third owner Kevin Featherstone who is the brewer, tour guide and food producer, helped by his wife Tracey. With eight ales, six best bitters and one premium ale and mild there is a good choice to sample. For non-beer drinkers there is a fully stocked bar. It even has a children’s play area overlooking glorious fields.

If your other half is a real ale buff why not treat him to a 30 minute tour, then sample the bar food on offer. Tel: 01788 833 469 for more information.

Melanie Hydon

Bulkington Children’s Centre run a toy lending library at Bulkington Library. Open Tuesdays 9.15- 11.15; Wednesdays 9.30-11.00; Thursdays 12.30-2.30 and Fridays 9.15-11.15.

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My goldfish took up tennis. They installed a little net At the bottom of their

My goldfish took up tennis. They installed a little net At the bottom of their fishtank For their first official set.

They got tennis balls and racquets. They got tennis shoes and shorts, For my fish are fond of tennis More than any other sports.

For my fish are fond of tennis More than any other sports. It’s a funny thing

It’s a funny thing to watch them. When they practice every day, As the tennis balls they serve each other Always float away.

--Kenn Nesbitt Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt

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were left in the midst of a great battle; Dobby is dead,

Harry is close to finding the last of the seven horcruxes and most of all, we are all eager for the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort. The final instalment sees the trio (Harry, Ron and Hermione) right where we left them, whizzing around in

a race against time all over the magical kingdom, riding dragons, casting spells and saving the muggle and wizard

worlds alike. We are joined by characters from the whole series and taken down memory lane to explain why it must be Volde- mort who kills Harry, as well as to explain why Dumbledore was murdered by Snape. We see two sides to Snape in this film. Though he has been despised by the main characters throughout the series, we see towards the end of the film how he has helped Harry in his years at Hogwarts. This final encounter between Harry and Voldemort is a great battle that has long been anticipated. The way that

David Yates captures the magic of the story makes you feel like you are there standing toe to toe with the Order of the Phoenix, disarming your foes by screaming the expelliarmus charm. Throughout the years we have seen friendships grow, love blossom and, although there have been some heart wrenching good byes, we do say some happy hellos when we are introduced to Harry and Ginny’s three children as they board the Hogwarts express. All are named after someone special in Harry’s life that we have come to love over the years.

I for one am very happy for the imagination of J K Rowling because, although this film is the last in the series, I

believe they will all stay in our hearts forever, allowing us to share the magical times with future generations to come. By Dominic Smith

12 The Volunteer Centre is always looking for Shopping Service Escorts to help out on a Wednesday & Friday. For more information please call 024 7631 5151

Bulkington’s Memories

Leicester Street 1975

It’s hard to believe that the two photos we’re remembering

in this issue are over 35 years old. They were taken by John Brightly (who I thank for allowing us to use them). They are of Leicester Street showing the left and right hand sides from the top of Barnacle Lane. As you can see, there are plenty of parking spaces (unlike today). In the left hand side photo we can’t see the first two businesses,

I think one may have been a ladies’ clothes shop, but the

first we see is Ford and Locke Gents Outfitters (note the old Hillman Minx made in Coventry parked outside). Next is Sizza’s hairdressers, which may have been run by Mrs Farrington, mother of Zena, Simon and Nicky who were resident in Stafford Close and who’s husband, Duncan, was a Stock Car racing driver. Next door to that was a fruit and veg shop and next to that is the legend we all knew as Ken’s chippy, but was then called Ken’s Fish Inn. Before we get to the Chinese takeaway at the end of the row we find Draper and Sons a butcher’s shop.

We continue up Leicester Street and two businesses stand back slightly, one is the Midland Bank and, out of shot

I believe was a men’s barber shop. Then we come to the

Spar supermarket where the manager at the time may have been Gordon Frame. At the end of course we see The Rule and Compass.

On the right hand side of Leicester Street, as we look at it, is the chemist, but in 1975 it was R.B.Burnell, the Launder- ette is still there, as is the Bookmakers; today it’s William Hill but back then it was Joe Coral. Another supermarket was next door to the bookies, this was VG Foodstore and the manager was Len Hill who lived at the bottom of Coventry Road, his son, Stephen, runs a Stonemason business in Coventry. Then came Barclays Bank (now a card shop) then up again we see the ladies’ hairdressers, where

I would think every lady who lived in the village would

by Dean Nelson

go and where many readers would have worked. The final shop was Wagstaff, the Newsagents who lived in Weston Lane and the building at the end is the White Lion pub, then run by Gordon and Eileen Fletcher.

Well I hope you enjoyed remembering some of the old shops and businesses that once graced Leicester Street. If you have any information you want to share contact myself on 02476 269130 or the Volunteer Centre in School Road.

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Hope Nursery School

- Kisumu, Kenya

Hope Nursery School is sited in the rural slums of Kisumu, Kenya’s third city. It is an area of extreme poverty, similar to the Kibera slums of Nairobi featured in this year’s Comic Relief. In the midst of this, Headteacher, Selline Obiero, has planted

a school, funded by the Nuneaton and Atherstone Circuit

and Deacon Sue Fry and her friends. Deacon Sue Fry, minister at Ryton Methodist for several years and now a part of the church in retirement, introduced her Kenyan project to the chapel and the other Methodist churches of the area in 2001. Since then many, especially Ryton, have supported Sue’s involvement in Kisumu, W. Kenya financially. Many of the families around the school have little concept of

education and often children roam free, whilst watching their contemporaries begin to benefit from nursery education. Education is the prime means of escaping the poverty trap, so Sue has encouraged the building of two nursery schools. Without nursery it is not possible to attend primary, which

is free.

The classroom, a corrugated metal structure, lined with hardboard is suffering from termites, despite all attempts

Pupils outside Hope Nursery School
Pupils outside Hope Nursery School

to prevent them, and as numbers increase (there were four new pupils during Sue Fry’s visit in June 2011) the need for a solid, permanent classroom is clear. This is Sue’s latest target in supporting a valuable project in a needy area. As a part of the fundraising, Sue sells her own handmade cards, jewellery and pyrography, and is always willing to speak at churches and meetings.

The Len Type Singers

Three part harmony Ladies’ choir

The Len Type Singers is a Three-part harmony choir which was formed on the 27th of February 1978 by Mr Len Type and his wife Betty. At the beginning, all the ladies were from Bulkington, but now we have members from across the county.

Bulkington, but now we have members from across the county. Though Mr Type and Betty have

Though Mr Type and Betty have now passed away, we are now very fortunate to have an excellent musical director, Mrs June Brooke, as well as our pianist Mrs Elizabeth Weiss.

In the past we have entered the Nuneaton Festival of Arts many times, as well as performing at venues across the country. We also sing at wedding ceremonies and other functions.

Dates to look out for this year include a concert at 7:30pm on the 7th of October 2011 for the 100th Anniversary of Ryton Methodist Church. Tickets will be available from church members. Then, on the 3rd of December 2011 at 7.30pm we will be performing our annual concert at Bulkington Village Centre, and tickets for this will be available from members of the Choir nearer the time. Joyce Gibbs

Sport

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rise continued when she was asked to join the coaching staff at Arsenal Ladies, the biggest club in women’s foot- ball! She was appointed manager in 2008 and is now look- ing to take Arsenal to even greater heights. Perhaps Arsene Wenger needs to take a leaf out of Laura’s book- the men haven’t won a trophy since 2005!

Laura’s story is one of triumph over adversity but there is no chance of it going to her head! Laura is now focused on the challenges ahead and villagers can be assured that the Bugle will be following her career with interest.

By Peter White

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by Peter White Bulkington’s own Laura Harvey lifts the F.A Cup! Villagers should be very

by Peter White

Bulkington’s own Laura Harvey lifts the F.A Cup!

Villagers should be very proud that one of their own has lifted one of the biggest prizes in football, the Ladies F.A. Cup. Laura Harvey is the Manager of Arsenal Ladies, possibly the biggest job in women’s football, and led her talented team to a comfortable 2-0 victory in May over

her talented team to a comfortable 2-0 victory in May over Bristol Academy Ladies at, appropriately,

Bristol Academy Ladies at, appropriately, Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in front of a big crowd. Appropriate because Laura, who attended George Eliot School in Nuneaton, has got Sky Blue blood in her veins having played for Coventry Ladies from the age of 14 until she went to university at 19. With her dad a coach at Coventry and a footballing brother, the family are genuine Sky Blue supporters.

Laura’s Gooners lost out to Everton in extra time last year so success this year was even sweeter! Laura commented:

“We said we wouldn’t forget that feeling of last year and that has been our thing through the FA Cup- we wanted to make sure we brought it home.”

Laura’s path to success has not always been easy after her own playing career was brought to a premature end with an anterior cruciate knee injury at only 22 when she was playing for Birmingham Ladies. Fortunately Laura was already interested in coaching and her career developed rapidly, so much so that at 27 she became manager at Birmingham. Eighteen months later Laura’s meteoric

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