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ESSE Cooker Demonstration


ESSE Cooker Demonstration with Daniel Blewitt 
January 25th from 1pm - 4pm
Free Entry and Everybody Welcome

Come along to another fun and informative ESSE cooker demo at W & H Supplies.
Let us show you how to get the best out of your ESSE range cooker, we will be demonstrating on the electric EL 13Amp and the woodburning WN models but we also have the CAT, 990 Induction , 990CH and Iron Heart all on display, plus wood burners and gas fires of course!
All welcome, free entry.
See our past Facebook and Blog entries for previous post event write ups and photographs!
Typical delicious demo recipes include:
White bread & butter
Pork & cranberry sausage rolls
Roast beef, potatoes and mushrooms

Stovax Features on Martin Roberts 'Home Rule' Radio Show



Stovax and Gazco’s Martyn Allen talks to
'Homes Under the Hammer’s' presenter on Virgin Radio

Associate Sales Director from Stovax, Martyn Allen, was featured on Martin Roberts’ Saturday morning home improvement programme ‘Home Rule’ on Virgin Radio’s Talk Radio. The interview was part of the programme’s A-Z segment where the Stovax Heating Group took the ‘F for Fireplaces’ slot. 

Martin (Roberts) began the interview by pointing out that in many of the homes that he has visited on Homes Under the Hammer, the existing fireplace tends to define the era of the house. This lead to an insight into the beginning of the industry of fireplace design, and what the future holds for the industry. 

 With over 20 years of experience in the heating industry, Stovax’s Martyn Allen helped listeners understand the benefits of each individual type of stove or fire from wood burners to gas and electric ranges.


Thanks go to Stovax 
for allowing us the use
of their content and images.


New Polo Freestanding Gas Stove


DRU announces new Polo freestanding gas stove

DRU has released a new addition to its collection of contemporary freestanding gas stoves.
Polo is an impressive 1 metre high stove with a square design, featuring a large glass viewing window and an authentic log fire display with high, realistic flames.
There is a choice of interior finishes in black or mirrored Ceraglass and Polo has a heat output of 4.1 kW, making it suitable for a variety of rooms around the home.
The balanced flue system of Polo means that it can be located anywhere in proximity to an outside facing wall, making it one of the most flexible gas fires in the DRU range.
And with versions available in natural gas or LPG, it is compatible with urban or rural properties.

Polo is now available from W & H Supplies.  Please phone 01903 885566 for further details


Cute Animals For Sale with 25% Discount


These gorgeous little animals are looking for homes now and all 25% off marked price!
Please phone for more details - 01903 885566 or email kelly@whsupplies.com


















 





 
















Winter Solstice


The solstice marks the moment the sun shines at its most southern point, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn.
It been celebrated by pagans for thousands of years, and many of the traditions now associated with Christmas had their roots in winter solstice celebrations - including the Christmas tree.




The world might look pretty grim now, but remember: as soon as the solstice has passed, the days will start getting longer again and you can start looking forward to Spring.
Here's your guide to the darkest day of the year - and a few reasons to be cheerful about it.

What is the winter solstice?

The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and the official beginning of winter.
The solstice itself is the moment the sun is shining farthest to the south, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn.




When is the Winter Solstice?

The date of the winter solstice is different every year, falling between December 20th and 23rd.
This year, the solstice occurs today, Wednesday, December 21. The sun will rise in the UK at 08:04 GMT and set at 15:54 GMT, giving just 7 hours and 49 minutes of daylight.

Traditions and rituals

The winter solstice is a major pagan festival, with rituals of rebirth having been celebrated for thousands of years.
Every year revellers gather at Stonehenge to watch the sunrise on the shortest day.





Many of the traditions we now think of as being part of Christmas - including Yule logs, mistletoe and Christmas trees - have their roots in the pagan celebrations of winter solstice.

Wait, the Christmas tree was originally a winter solstice tree?

Sort of. The Druids - the priests of the ancient Celts - used evergreen trees , holly and mistletoe as symbols of everlasting life during winter solstice rituals.
Cutting them down and putting them in their homes would have been too destructive to nature.
But when Saint Boniface, also known as Winfrith of Crediton, found a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree in 8th Century Germany, he cut the tree down.




Some say he then planted a fir tree on the spot after the pagans converted - others that a fir tree sprang up on the spot.
Myth has it the converted pagans in the region returned the following year to decorate the fir tree.

Will the days start getting longer again?

Yes. After the solstice, the days will gradually get longer until the summer solstice on Wednesday, 21 June 2017.
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