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Silversmithing Workshops At Coastal Silver

Coastal, situated on the Meridian Point Arts & Crafts Centre Cleethorpes, is a treasure trove of beautiful things, created by Andrea, John and son Jack with support of the coastal crew. The top dog at Coastal is Flossy the 11 year old Parsons Jack Russell terrier who always seems to steal the show.

Together they create wonderful bespoke silver jewellery and driftwood art incorporating locally found sea glass and much more.

They also run a range of workshops where you can get some hands on experience of the jewellery making process, ideal if you fancy trying something different with your friends, family, partner, children or even your bridesmaids or colleagues.

If you fancy trying out one of their one and a half hour taster sessions then why not give them a call. You’ll have a great time and go home with new skills and a beautiful hand crafted piece made by you.

Stacker Ring Workshop £25
Stacker Bangle Workshop £35
Charm Ring Workshop £30
Charm Bangle Workshop £40
Mens Chunky Ring Workshop £40

This includes all materials, you can choose to do any of the above in the session. Daytime workshops by appointment.

Contact us for availability. Evenings times are from 5pm or 7pm start and there’s free parking at the rear of shop

You can find Coastal at Meridian Point Craft Units, Cleethorpes DN35 0AR, contact them by phone on 07578 266621 or find their website at

Twinkles Fancy Dress Open Their New Halloween Room

If you’re looking for a great costume for Halloween then may we suggest a trip to Twinkles Fancy Dress​ at the foot of Isaac’s Hill where Kath Twinkle Summers​ has a whole room full of fabulous costumes for you to choose from. It’s a great place to shop if you don’t mind the howling of the undead and the blood dripping down the walls. But you get over that. One of this trio is Kath by the way, so you’ll recognise her easily enough when you visit.

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Oak Furniture At Ticker-T-Boo

You’re probably familiar with Ticker-T-Boo, everybody’s favourite discount shop, up at the back of the Wilton Road Estate. It’s one of those places that manage to be constantly surprising, with everything from door mats to pet foods and from toolkits to kitchen equipment, all top quality and all at amazingly low prices.

What might come as a surprise is that the upstairs at their shop is given over to a fantastic range of furniture, in oak and oak veneer, plus rugs, carpets and ornaments galore. There are stylish bedrooms and living rooms and ultra fashionable grey shaker style dining room cabinets. Ticker-T-Boo also specialise in those touches of bling that give your home some real celebrity chic, so if you’re in the market for a life size Buddha or a big silver rhino then this is the place to be!

In fact Ticker-T-Boo have just about everything you might need to furnish your home with comfort and elegance and without breaking the bank so before you buy furniture make sure you pay them a visit. You’ll be glad you did.

Viva Hair of Scartho

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Viva Hair has been bringing top class hairdressing and innovative styling to Scartho since 2005 and it’s the pride and joy of Tracey, who has been proprietor since the salon opened and Lucy, who started out as an apprentice and is now a stylist in her own right, specialising in BDs and wedding hair. IMG_8635

It’s a stylish, comfortable and relaxed setting with all appointments lasting a full hour, allowing plenty of time for excellent one to one service and a complementary head massage for every client. Their aim is to make Viva a place that people will really look forward to visiting and where clients know that they’ll get the best possible service every time.

De-Lovely of Scartho

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With four luxurious treatment rooms and a wide range of therapies on offer, including their own unique massage, ear candling, reflexology, aromatherapy and hot stone and Indian head massage, De-Lovely has built a reputation as the perfect place to go for top quality beauty and holistic therapy. Spa days are a speciality and owner Kate Smith (above) and her team welcome women, men and couples and offer gift vouchers so you can treat a loved one to day of pampering. They’re also the only east coast representatives for Germaine de Capuccini skin care products and they’re expert cosmeticians so you know that when you leave De-Lovely you’ll always be looking great!


Our Scartho feature appeared in The Peoples Issue 40

Vintage Lincs Expands To Offer Retail Spaces For Local Traders

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It’s a busy time down at our favourite classic style emporium, Vintage Lincs, as they expand their premises to create an exciting new retail environment.


Sarah Brown is already well known for her recycled second hand furniture and upholstery, and as the Lincolnshire agent for Frenchic furniture paint, but with her expansion into what was formerly the offices of Graham Chapman Classic Cars on Wilton Road, Humberston she’s got plenty of room to expand her stock and to offer retail spaces for local traders and craftspeople.

It certainly looks like being an exciting venture and we’ll keep you posted on progress and if you think you might be interested in selling through Vintage Lincs then give Sarah a call for more information.

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Caring For Two Communities


From time to time we like to bring our readers an update on one of our favourite local charities Age Care and Development which does so much to assist the disadvantaged in Western Uganda.

ACAD is the brainchild of our good friend Mark Howarth of Garden Aid who donates 10% of his profit to funding projects aimed at helping a community of elderly adults and children, mostly survivors of civil war and HIV epidemics in Mukunyu Province.

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At present Mark and Age Care Development are working to raise £10,000 for the building of a much needed hospital, workshop facility and residential centre. As you can see from our pictures some progress has been made on the building although there is still much to be done before the building is ready.

In the meantime an outbreak of typhoid and dysentery has led to several deaths among the local population who were simply unable to afford the bottled drinking water that they were advised to drink. In large parts of the world dirty drinking water is one of the commonest causes of death and illness and the establishment of new clean wells is high on the list of ACAD’s priorities.

They are also seeking to raise money to pay the school fees for many of the local children to enable them to get the education which will help to raise them out of hardship.

If you’d like to help Mark make life better for the residents of Mukunyu he’d love to hear from you. You can contact him by telephone on 07742 638423 or at

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Great Taste 2015: Big Fish Brand Is A Multiple Winner!

If you’re a bit of a foodie then you won’t need us to tell you that the Great Taste Awards are something special. They’re the world’s most coveted blind tasted food awards, presented by The Guild Of Fine Foods, and they’ve just announced that our good friends at Big Fish Brand have been awarded stars for five of their products which will now be able to carry the prestigious gold and black Great Taste logo to show that they are among the winners!


The awards were judged by hundreds of top food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers including Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Campion, TV presenter and cook Aggie Mackenzie, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, Masterchef the Professionals finalist, Adam Handling, and food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Waitrose and Marks &

The Big Fish Brand products awarded stars were their Organic Salmon Fillets and four products from their marinated range – Salmon Fillets in Thai, BBQ, Mint and Sweet Chilli marinades. It’s the second year that the Eastern Thai Salmon has been selected for an award a fact of which the team behind the products are especially proud.

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The awards will be presented on Monday 7th September at a ceremony held at The Royal Garden Hotel, London which will be attended by two directors of the company, husband and wife Andrew and Louise Coulbeck, who are very excited that their family run business has been recognised for its excellence.

So congratulations to Big Fish and JCS from all of us here at The Peoples and we look forward to bringing you further news of the company’s success because after all, frozen is the new fresh!


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from The Peoples Issue 37 – Web Edition


An artist’s collective at the top of Granville Street? Sounds a little unlikely? Think again. Creative Start is the brainchild of Sam Delaney who founded the group as an Arts In Health project, helping people in recovery from alcohol and substance dependency to find self confidence and a medium of self expression through painting. In the past three years he’s seen the organisation grow from small beginnings into a thriving community interest company with premises in the industrial units at the junction of Granville and Ladysmith Road and a nice line in badges, t-shirts and of course murals.

The Creative Start group of artists specialise in pop art, using bright colours and the iconography of the music and movie industries to create works that are both striking and familiar – and which would look great on anybody’s wall.


Sam isn’t big on the phrase of art therapy. He thinks the name itself may be counter productive. “There’s a lot of stigma attached to mental health and dependency issues” he explains. “What Creative Start tries to do is to provide a basic training to allow people to express themselves through art. It’s the start of the process of feeling better about one’s self and eventually making a recovery. Through art people can learn to take responsibility for themselves and move on.


We use art to help people engage with their community and our vision is to help members create works of art that can be exhibited locally, helping to rebuild confidence and self esteem. We encourage our members’ creative ideas and aim to provide the materials to help them come to fruition. At present the most popular medium is acrylic on canvas. We promote new ideas, collaborations and all forms of creativity in order to provide activities and art that suits everyone. We aim to produce works of art that show quality and emotion.”


He’s keen to stress however that the group is not just open to those in recovery. Anyone who has an interest in learning basic art skills is very welcome, regardless of their level of experience. For more information get in touch with Creative Start through or via Facebook and in the meantime we’ll keep you posted on the progress of the Graham Chapman mural wall.

This feature if taken from The Peoples Issue 35