Sunday 29 May 2011

Stairlifts Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stairlifts

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If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Edinburgh Castle is a well known landmark in Edinburgh, and is the most visited attraction in the city with over one and a quarter million visitors a year. Aswell as housing the Crown Jewels and the National War Museum of Scotland it is also the venue for the annual Edinburgh Royal Tattoo which is a celebratory military show combining displays from the Royal Marines, Massed Bagpipes and Drums and Scottish Dancing. Military gymnasts and performers from around the world perform energetic displays of strength, agility, flexibility, balance, grace and co-ordination. If those days are sadly passed for someone you love and you would like to keep them safe and balanced, especially on the stairs, then the timely purchase of a stair lift can help them stay in their own home independently, before the dangers of a potential fall become present. Call us on 0131 242 0046 or 0800 007 6959 for free to get started.

The Castle grounds which contain the Mons Meg, the Great Hall, St Margaret’s Chapel viewpoint, the National War Museum of Scotland, the Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, Crown Square, the Crown Room, Scottish National War Memorial and a restaurant and shop have some limited wheelchair access and wheelchairs are freely available from the castle but because of the inclined cobbles it is hard work to push uphill. It's not hard work rising uphill on a stairlift no matter how steep the steps and Castle Comfort can help anyone searching for Stairlifts Edinburgh. The military prisons, St Margaret’s Chapel, Queen Mary’s Room, King’s Dining Room and Crown Jewels exhibition are all unsuitable for wheelchair access, unlike Castle Comforts Mobility Showroom which is fully accessible to the disabled and elderly and is Disability and Equality Act 2010 compliant.

Castle Comfort Stairlifts offer you access to a huge choice of 31 different types of stairlift, so don't be limited to just one, especially one you have never heard of. Castle Comfort sell top brand stairlifts such as Stannah Stairlifts and at keen prices with fast installations.

An example from the Stannah range of stairlifts for those customers in the Edinburgh area is the Sofia Stairlift.

Available in a choice of 12 coloured upholsteries, the Stannah Sofia stairlift has options of leather, woven fabric or vinyl seat coverings, and in straight stairlift form the Sofia stairlift rail can be a silver or a bronze colour giving you an assurance that the stairlift will suit your home. If it is to be a curved stairlift the twin rails come in a choice of 6 colours with the pearl finish being the standard one. If you fold the arm, the seat and footrest both fold away flush, so that other people can use the stairs without obstruction. The control pad can be installed on to the left or right arms and is easy to operate, even for those with arthritis. The seat height and the arm rests can both be adjusted so that it is virtually tailor-made to your measurements. Just like in some cars that have a seatbelt warning sensor built into the seat the Sofia stairlift won't start moving until your sitting safely in it. Wall controls at the top and bottom mean that someone else can operate it on the riders behalf. With a swivel seat a simple lever allows the rider to get off the chair easily, and for an additional charge this can be made into a powered swivel that will turn on the landing automatically on reaching the top. All in all the Stannah Sofia is a well made 2 year guaranteed model that can also be bought as a reconditioned stairlift at a cheaper price and is also available on a rental plan. Phone us for details on 0131 242 0046 or 0800 007 6959

Aswell as the Castle, Edinburgh also has the Royal Mile, which is lined with a mixture of whiskey distilleries, snug pubs and kilt shops. With a cobbled street and mainly Georgian buildings it has a historic and picturesque character to it. It's also one of the best places along here to get your haggis, neeps and tatties. Aye it's a tasty treat.

Princes Street is the best shopping street in Edinburgh and has the highest shop rents of anywhere outside London. With several large department stores it attracts many tourists and locals aswell. It is lined on one side by stores, but the other side, it's South side, is protected from development so that the wonderful views of the Old Town, Princes Street Gardens and the Castle can be maintained.

Edinburgh is host to the annual Edinburgh Fringe which is the worlds largest arts festival and runs for the whole of August. Attracting performing artists from around the globe in 2009 there were over 18,000 performers from 60 different countries. It has been the springboard for many well known comedians such as in the 60's various members of the Monty Python team, Dudley Moore and Peter Cooke, and in the 1980's Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson appeared as students here. More recent comedy performers to have been 'discovered' at Edinburgh include Rory Bremner, Jenny Eclair and Steve Coogan.

Phone for a stairlift now on 0131 242 0046 or 0800 007 6959

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Deciding quickly will help prevent danger on the stairs so - give us a call while you have the number to hand.

Here below as with all our stairlifts blogs, we have a selection of noteable residents – past and present. It’s always remarkable, how many people do not know just who comes from their own town.

Alexander Graham Bell - Telephone pioneer

Rory Bremner – comedian

Ronnie Corbett – comedian

Sir Sean Connery – actor

Kirsty Gallacher – tv presenter

Magnus Magnusson – Mastermind presenter

Bay City Rollers – 70's pop group

Chris Hoy MBE – Triple Gold medal winning cyclist

David Wilkie MBE – Commonwealth and Olympics Swimmer

Tony Blair – Former Prime Minister
Gail Porter – model / tv presenter

If you know of any more famous faces from Edinburgh then let us know in the comments and we will add them in.

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Saturday 28 May 2011

Stairlifts Sheffield | Sheffield Stairlifts | Rotherham

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts Sheffield. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.

Give us a call today on 0114 291 9000 
or 0800 007 6959

If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire renowned for it's steel manufacture and particularly it's cutlery. Named after the river it sits on, the river Sheaf it was mentioned in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as a centre of excellence in knife making, going on to become the centre of influence in metalworking that it still retains today. It has two universities but for its jewellery making and silver-smithing, it is Sheffield Hallam University that has a highly respected Metalwork Degree which continues the tradition of its steel making past. We have yet to see an art deco or contemporary steel stairlift rail being produced by a creative student for their product design degree show, but there is always an opportunity there for someone to customise everyday items such as stairlifts and turn them into works of art.

The World Famous Sheffield crucible theatre is where the annual world snooker championships are held each April and May. Fans of the sport will remember the 147 breaks of Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry who have both dominated the championships, winning it many times each in the 1980's and 1990's respectively. The prize fund each year is over a million pounds.

The highest grossing British film ever, The Full Monty, which was shot in Sheffield, has been voted the "Favourite English movie of all time" overtaking such movies as Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Italian Job and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. A film about a group of unemployed Sheffield steel workers who are inspired to make some money by becoming strippers, it's a very funny comedy as anyone who has seen the Job Centre scene will know.

The local delicacy is Hendersons Relish, a Worcestershire Sauce-type sauce but a bit spicier, though the W word is a swear word as it cannot possibly be compared in the same sentence as Hendo's. Fans of it claim it can be put on anything - fish and chips, sausage and mash, you name it. Some even reckon that you should wash your clothes with it – to give them that Hendo's freshness! Now stocked in Fortnum and Masons so that exiled Sheffielders like Peter Stringfellow can buy it. I wonder if he likes cheesy beans with Henderson's on it? Yum.

Here's a summary of the features of just one of the stairlifts available from us around Sheffield. Remember you can choose from 31 different models of stairlift from us, one of the largest range of stairlifts available in the UK. All are Top Brand Stairlifts, at Keen Prices and with Fast Installations. Our customer service guarantee of satisfaction speaks for itself.

The Acorn Stairlift Superglide
1.The stair lift will have a padded seat & back to make sure that the stair lift provides a smooth and comfortable ride for you.
2.It will have directional, (i.e. up or down) switches that are straightforward to click, even for those of you with limited mobility of the hands and fingers.
3.Seatbelts are included for safety and peace of mind.
4.The stairlift will have folding arms, folding seat & footrest too, which ensures a slim profile on the stairs so that it lets other people get past on the stairs. The chair itself is a lockable swivel chair that will allow you to to get on or off the stairlift without twisting.
5.Most straight stairlifts are installed in an hour so it is quick and leaves no mess behind.
6.A diagnostic digital display informs you of any error codes to avoid expensive callouts. Simply phone through the code to us, your installation firm, and we will be able to diagnose it there and then.
7.The stairlifts will have five safety sensors built into the footrest which will halt the stairlift if it hits an obstacle on the stairs.
8.Two remote controls are supplied, giving users the ability to "call" or "send" the chairlift up & down stairs.

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Population: 534,500

The Sheffield Walk of Fame in the City Centre honours famous Sheffield residents past and present in a similar way to the Hollywood version.

Facts about Sheffield:
1.Sheffield is England's fourth largest city.
2.A third of it lies within the Peak District National Park (no other UK city has a national park within its boundary).
3.It’s also England's greenest city, containing 150 woodlands and 50 public parks, and half of the city's population lives within 15 minutes of open countryside.
4.Salaries are around 10-15% lower than the national average.
5.Europe's largest shopping and leisure complex, Meadowhall, is situated here

What is Sheffield well known for?
The city's economy was built on steel, engineering and cutlery—all of which have established a worldwide reputation. Yet while Sheffield remains one of the country's foremost manufacturing areas and a centre for advanced engineering, the predominant feature of the local economy over the last 30 years has been the steady growth of service industries.

Here below as with all our stairlifts blogs, we have a selection of noteable residents – past and present. It’s always remarkable, how many people do not know just who comes from their own town.

Gordon Banks - England's World Cup winning goalkeeper and stalwart at Stoke City

Joe Cocker - singing legend

Joseph William Thornton - confectioner, founder of chocolate company Thorntons

Sebastian Coe - former Olympian and Organiser of 2012 Olympic Games

Sean Bean - film and TV actor

Derek Dooley - one of Sheffield's most respected footballers

Professor Barry Hancock OBE - world renown cancer expert.

Alex Turner - musician, vocalist and songwriter for the Arctic Monkeys.

Brendan Ingle - world famous boxing trainer

Def Leppard - mega selling rock band

Michael Palin - famous film and television personality

Helen Sharman - first British astronaut

Michael Vaughan - English cricket captain who grew up in Sheffield

Clinton Woods - world champion boxer

If you know of any more famous faces from Sheffield or Rotherham then let us know in the comments and we will add them in.

Friday 20 May 2011

Stairlifts Hull | Hull Stairlifts | East Yorkshire

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Hull. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 01482 407 016 or 0800 007 6959.

If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Hull is a city and local authority in the county of Yorkshire. Situated on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber estuary it started out as a market town in the Middle Ages and has been a trading hub and important port ever since then. There are over a quarter of a million people living in Hull or 'ULL as our stairlifts engineers call home!

From its medieval beginnings, Hull's main trading links were with Scotland and northern Europe. Docks were opened to serve the frozen meat trade of Australia, New Zealand and South America, which is where a lot of corned beef and other tinned meat sourced their ingredients from. Spam? See our Stairlifts Prices Are Monstrous blogpost to find out how they're not if you know where to look.....Click to Stairlifts to read it now.

Hull was also the centre of a thriving inland and coastal trading network, serving the whole of the United Kingdom and has been an important fishing port up until the Icelandic Cod Wars. For more on the deep sea fishermen from Hull who had !!! The worlds most dangerous job!!! see here

The local dialect in Hull is quite different to folk living in other parts of Yorkshire, which is more similar to that spoken in Lincolnshire, to which it is linked by the Humber Bridge. “Er ner” is how “oh no” is pronounced, and you don't want to be saying that when you get the wrong stairlift for your needs! Simply contact Castle Comfort Stairlifts to get “'elp and gerrit fast.” Which means-Friendly guidance and quick (and at no obligation too.)

Hull is also distinct in having its own local delicacy - the chip shop pattie. Unless you have been to Hull or the North East you may never have seen one so below just to whet your appetite is a lovely pattie, chips and gravy, tasty as owt!

The city is famous for its cream coloured phone boxes which is the only place in the UK that doesn't have the red boxes that everywhere else has. This stems from having it's own council owned private phone network, which was started up at the turn of the last century. The city council eventually sold out their shares in the phone network in order to finance the building of the KC stadium, (Kingston Communications) which is the home of both Hull City Football Club known as the Tigers (pictured) and Hull Rugby League Club. There are 2 Rugby league teams in the City who are fierce rivals and it is Hull Kingston Rovers who are actually Rugby Leagues better known team, who play at Craven Park. Started in the late 18th century by a group of boilermakers it was the 1980's which has given them their most successful period so far, by winning every trophy in the game and giving them 3 visits to Wembley including the highlight of a 10-5 victory over their rivals based at the KC stadium.

Although quite an industrial city in many respects with its port it has attracted many tourists and shoppers as well as it is the biggest shopping destination in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Hull makes a great family day out for young or old alike. Tourist attractions include the Medieval cobbled streets and ancient Old Town and Museum Area, through to the futuristic modern design of “The Deep”, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world which is home to over 3,500 fish including amazing sharks and rays. The Deep is the worlds first submarium and is operated as a charity dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the oceans. For the elderly or disabled visitor they don't have a stair lift in this Hull destination but there are five wheelchairs available to hire free of charge (one of which is an electric wheelchair). They also have a variety of walking aids including rollaters and tri-walkers available too.

Throughout the second half of the nineteenth century and leading up to the first World War, the Port of Hull played a major role in the transport of migrants from Northern Europe to Australia and America. Thousands of emigrants sailed to the city and stopped here for administrative purposes. Together with this growth in passenger shipping was the emergence of the Wilson Line of Hull. Founded in the city in 1825 by the early 20th century it was the largest privately-owned shipping company in the world.

The Wilson Line was sold to the Ellerman Line — which itself was owned by Hull-born magnate Sir John Ellerman who in the 1800's was the richest man in Britain. This business was folded into the John Ellerman charitable trust which makes donations to health and disability charities aswell as those working in the social welfare field. He has been dubbed Britains secret billionaire and was an olden days Bill Gates. To find out more you can read here

For a glimpse into Castle Comforts own charitable works see the Good Deeds Done page of our main website at stairlifts good deeds

So transport has been a theme in the city being as the port was second to London at one time and a main target of German bombing raids in World War Two. If transport is a concern of yours or a loved one and you need help or assistance walking up slopes or stairs then why not be uplifted by enquiring about stairlifts in Hull from Castle Comfort Stairlifts, just call us on 01482 407016 or for free on 0800 007 6959 for a written quote. You can give us a bell from 8am to 11pm any day of the week. You won't get this kind of service from just any stairlift firm. A delay could cost a fall - get it sorted while its fresh in your mind.

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Wednesday 11 May 2011

Stairlifts in Cheshire | Macclesfield | Wilmslow | Alderley Edge

Click here to find new and reconditioned stairlifts in Cheshire around Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Alderley Edge

Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts Cheshire. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction so give us a call on 01625 886 599.

If however, you are looking for information  about the area then feel free to read on below - and our sister blog - you'll find fascinating facts with Castle Comfort Stairlifts.

Macclesfield is known as the Silk Town because at one time it had lots of Silk mills and was the biggest silk manufacturing town in the UK. Aswell as fine textiles it is also the home of high-end furniture retailer Arighi Bianchi. Another high-end destination around Macc, as the locals call it is The Cat and Fiddle Pub which draws people with its claim of being the highest pub in Britain and is located on one of the most challenging driving roads in Britain.

The local radio station is named after the silk mill heritage namely 106.9 Silk FM and can be heard right across the Cheshire East region from Macclesfield to Wilmslow and Alderley Edge. These are all places where our Cheshire stairlifts engineers have completed installations.

The town has a famous named castle landmark associated with it, (other than the Castle Comfort Stairlifts Macclesfield office!) which at different times has also been called Buckingham Palace, though according to Wikipedia it is more commonly known as Macclesfield Castle. Built in 1398 the castle was really a large manor house which over the years has become more derelict until it was turned into housing and shops, like a lot of the Silk mills have too. The most famous silk mill was known for being the original Hovis Factory where the wholemeal loaf was made before production changed to the premises at Trafford Park in Manchester.

Notable Past and Current Residents have included
Paula Radcliffe - Athlete

David Dickinson - Antiques Expert/TV Personality

Alderley Edge is a beautiful village in the Cheshire Golden Triangle. That's not the name of the local Chinese takeaway! It's a triangle of the 3 towns of Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Alderley Edge inside of which live one of the highest concentrations of wealthy people in the country.

The area is the home to a number of affluent sports stars, celebrities and business people, many of whom are multi-millionaires. Alderley Edge high street bristles with chic restaurants, designer shops and speciality food shops, including traditional butchers, florists and local produce shops.

Notable Past and Current Residents have included
Cristiano Ronaldo Footballer
Denise Welch Actress


Well Known For:
Wilmslow is well known, like Alderley Edge, for having many famous residents, notably footballers, stars of Coronation Street and rich North West businessmen.
The town's Aston Martin dealership sells the highest number of Aston Martins in the UK.
Wilmslow falls within the political constituency of Tatton, a strongly Conservative constituency represented by George Osborne, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Notable Past and Current Residents include:
Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United Manager
Sue Johnston-Actress
Peter Crouch - Footballer

Thursday 5 May 2011

Stairlifts in Barrow, Morecambe and Lancaster

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If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.
Morecambe is a popular seaside destination attracting many to its wide expanse of sands and long promenade walk. Situated South of the Lake District and close to Lancaster it has long been a favourite of many a Lancashire and Manchester family, like Blackpool, and because of its rail links folk from Yorkshire and Scotland have enjoyed visiting here too.

For nearly 40 years it was the venue for the annual Miss Great Britain contest, and boasted the landmark Midland Hotel on the front that was built by the Midland and Scottish railway to accomodate tourists from further afield in the UK.

It is also the hometown of Eric Morecambe whose statue (picture above) graces the front. Born John Eric Bartholomew he is one half of the infamous comedy duo Eric and Ernie, and took the surname Morecambe as his stagename. Their never beaten TV ratings record still stands at over 28 million who tuned in to watch their 1977 Christmas Special Show.

"Bring me Sunshine, in your smile,
Bring me Laughter, all the while,"

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In the past the bay has had a couple of piers and funparks but these have now closed or been demolished as the seaside trade has declined from its heyday in the 50's and 60's. New ventures have been established to try to bring more visitors back, including the restoration of the Art Deco Midland Hotel. You can however still get it's famous cockles and the local delicacy of potted shrimps, (By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, no less) are still available and as yummy as ever.

Barrow in Furness is known for its shipbuilding and submarine yards and at one time it's deep water harbour and local iron ore deposits enabled it to grow into the worlds biggest iron and steel centre in the world, exporting steel and building ships in use all over the world. Still in use today to make submarines it houses Europes largest shipbuilding hall owned by BAE systems and was home to Vickers who employed many thousands of local people. For all those locals looking for Barrow Stairlifts Remember Castle Comfort is your landmark firm for stairlifts in Barrow, Morecambe or Lancaster.

Lancaster is known for its Top10 University which was the first University to have a Marketing Department and also the first University in the UK to have had mixed student residences, something which was quite controversial at the time it was introduced.

The town developed as a port on the River Lune, from where it gets its name and at one time was the 4th busiest port in England. The wealth it brought into the town particularly with trade in the colonies enabled some of the residents to build large Georgian homes and some of these historic buildings can be still seen today.

The town is also associated with the title of "Duke of Lancaster," who is actually the current Queen Elizabeth II. The title of Duke, (not Duchess) comes from the holdings of the Duchy of Lancaster, including Lancaster Castle, and is the land holdings that the Queen derives her income from. A little known fact is that part of these land holdings included ownership of all the seaside foreshore from Merseyside, up the Lancashire coast and north to the Furness area of Cumbria. Large interests were sold off during the nineteenth century, including the Mersey Docks and Blackpool promenade! However the Duchy still controls the majority of foreshore from the River Mersey upto Barrow-in-Furness.

As with all our regional Stairlifts Blogs, we have a selection of noteable residents – past and present. It’s always remarkable, how many people do not know just who comes from their own town.

Click here to find new and reconditioned Stairlifts around Barrow, Morecambe and Lancaster