Welcome to the second edition of LIFE : STYLE magazine, your fabulous, FREE, publication showcasing the proud achievements of people who live, work and play in Accrington and district townships.


his bumper summer edition is a sizzling mix of food and drink, family fun, great local characters, celebrity interviews, home and garden inspiration and the phenomenal business heroes who are boosting the local economy and puing this part of Lancashire on the world trade map. You will find their interviews on pages 38 to 49. Our cover interview is with Jon Anderson, founder of the progressive rock band Yes – and the talented artist who penned the global hit ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’. Jon recently flew back to the UK as part of a European and Asian tour with his new band ARWand fellow bandmates Trevor Rabin and RickWakeman. We will be running part two of Jon’s interview – where he makes some astonishing revelations - in issue 3 of LIFE : STYLE magazine. For those who missed our first edition, community wellbeing, education, tourism and the fortunes of the borough are at the heart of this magazine. Our publisher Murray Dawson, Managing Director of Sco Dawson Advertising, is a Clayton lad who now lives in Great Harwood and is on a mission to highlight the many positives the area has to offer. LIFE : STYLE is part of his company’s ongoing civic pride initiative and encourages the 82,000 residents, 35,500 households and 1,700 registered businesses to celebrate the area’s assets - be it the local league football club Accrington Stanley, the independent shops we all need to support by shopping locally or a new header tank of like-minded businesses with a passion and empathy to improve the communities business outlook. Along with Sco Dawson Advertising - Accrington and Rossendale College is helping to forge links with business leaders and the council on this new initiative – we reveal more in our next issue. MP Graham Jones is another of those hardworking individuals who dedicates his professional and personal time to doing just that – and has been an enormous support to the magazine – as has Hyndburn Borough Council and all our advertisers. You will find Graham’s article on pages 36 and 37 where he provides a fascinating insight into the Palace ofWestminster and comments on the recent terrorist aack. One of my favourite interviews is withWalter Holmes, local historian, author and expert on the Accrington Pals. Walter is a wonderful character who, along with the late Bill Turner, has done so much to keep the Pals stories alive for new generations. The LIFE : STYLE teamwill be out in force at this year’s Accrington Food Festival where the brilliantWarner Street trader and event organiser Evonne Harwood will be hosting a world record charity aempt to gather the most people performing the ‘Oops Upside Your Head’ dance in the grounds of St James Church. Dig out your luminous leg warmers, shiny shell suits and ra-ra skirts folks because we need you all there to support this fab event. You can find more information and register to take part at hp:// If you are an Accrington Stanley fan you may enjoy our interviewwith management team John Coleman and Jimmy Bell. We wanted to shoot behind the sporting headlines and turn the spotlight on their personal friendship We hope you enjoy this edition and thank you to everyone who took part in LIFE : STYLE number 2. We will be back with another bumper read in September...


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14-15 Summer garden trends and tips 16-17 What’s on – your summer fun sorted! 18-21 Wonderful Warner Street 22-23 Red-hot summer fashion with Extreme Boutique 24-27 The life and times ofWalter Holmes 28-29 Save the Accrington Pals bus 30-31 Recipe: Comforting cod classic 32-33 SUMMER’S STAR EVENT: Accrington Food Festival 34-35 Foxy Food - Spicy Moroccan lamb burgers with Richard Fox 36-37 Graham Jones MP – a personal invitation 38-39 Business Heroes – Mike Damms, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce 40-41 Business Heroes – Point Control 42-45 Business Heroes - The Globe Centre is 21! Meet the team and tenants 46-47 Business Heroes – Surface Print and 1838 Wallcoverings 50-51 Made in Accrington – our celebrity movers and shakers 54-55 Lose your heart to Haworth Art Gallery 58-59 Change has come to Accrington... all hail Hyndburn Leisure! 60-61 Bumble’s bodybuilding son flexes his personal training expertise 62-65 When Johnny met Jimmy – Accrington Stanley Football Club special 66-67 Parenting – Can we teach our children willpower? 70-71 Kids - learn to drive from the age of 14! 72-73 Radio Lancashire’s Axeman reveals why he loves planting trees 74 Competition time!

Sarah Rigg Editor

Sue Lawson Advertising



LIFE : STYLE magazine is produced and printed by Sco Dawson Advertising Ltd. Dawson Court, Billington Road, Lancashire, BB11 5BW. 01282 426 846.

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