Tuesday 8 November 2011

Stairlifts in Exeter - Devon Stairlifts

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Devon. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 01395 349198  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Exeter – Stairlifts Devon

Still in Devon, in the county town i.e. the administrative hub, Exeter the second largest city in the county.

Do you live in this beautiful Devon city or are you visiting loved ones? No doubt if you’ve found us you thinking about purchasing a stairlift. Castle Comfort Stair Lifts are definitely the destination ye looking for!

We can help you source the best one for you or your family member and as agents for all manufacturers in the UK, the choice is good. We also have reconditioned stairlifts or can take your old one in part-exchange.

Take a look at our site and then give us a call on 01395 349198 to discuss how we can help you.

Just to place Exeter, the city is 37 miles north east of Plymouth, the largest Devon town, which we visited last week. It is also 21 miles from our last stop, Torquay and just over 11 miles from earlier stop off at Exmouth.

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Exeter was the most south westerly roman fortified settlement and is the starting point of the Roman Fosse Way which linked Devon to Lincolnshire in a straight road and can still be traced on modern roads.

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Much later in the 12th Century period, Exeter Cathedral was built entirely of local stone including Purbeck marble, a type of limestone quarried from nearby east Dorset. The cathedral has a minstrels’ gallery, an astronomical clock and the longest uninterrupted, vaulted ceiling in England.

A more modern building houses the Met Office, the home of the UK’s national weather service, which moved its headquarters from Berkshire to Devon in 2004. Many forecasters for around the world are trained here.

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The service was originally set up after a passenger vessel was lost off the coast of Anglesey claiming more than 450 lives. In fact the first gale warning service went out in 1961 to coastal stations around the UK and the first forecasts to newspapers in 1879; after the First World War the Met Office became a part of the Air Ministry.

Earlier this year it became part of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Skills – Vince Cable’s department.

The Met Office is responsible for the Shipping Forecasts broadcast daily on BBC4 and the National Severe Weather Warning Service; flooding and seasonal forecasts are also the work of the Met Office. They also work with the Volcanic Ash Aviation Centre to provide forecasts about ash clouds to aviation; it is also involved in climatic change forecasts.

Sport in the city
Exeter Football Club plays in the third division of the Football League. They are nicknamed the Grecians possibly from their origins, the amalgamation of Exeter United and St Sidwells United. The people from the area of St Sidwells were always known as ‘Greeks’ possibly as St Sidwells is outside the city walls and as in Homer’s Iliad, the Greek forces laid siege to Troy from outside the city walls.

Michael Jackson was made an honorary director in 2002 when he visited the club; Chris Martin of Coldplay and comedian Adrian Edmondson are both fans.

Exeter’s Rugby Union club is known as the Exeter Chiefs and currently play in the top tier of English Rugby Union, the Aviva Premiership. They famously played against the All Blacks way back in 1905 – almost a hundred years ago.

Exeter also has a cricket club which plays in the premier division of the Devon County Cricket league

Annually Exeter holds a Rowing Regatta which takes place at Exeter Quay. The racing covers a 400 metre course along the River Exe. The mixed races include eights, coxed fours, pairs, quads as well as single and double sculls – all technical terms for the difference categories!

Exeter is also the home of the Great Western Run, a half marathon which takes place in April or May every year through the streets of the city.

Castle Comfort Stair Lifts suspects that if you’re reading this, you aren’t up to running for the bus let alone a half marathon! If that is the case then please let us advise you on the best type of mobility aids – we supply a whole range from simple wheelchairs to adjustable beds and stairlifts.

Our local office can give you advice about any of these products including stairlifts and which one suits you, your property and your pocket! And of course if the outlay is a little too steep for you we can advise on grants and 0% finance options.

If you’re interested to know more, then please call your local office on 01395 349198.

Here are a few people you might ‘know’ who were born in Exeter

Chris Martin of Coldplay fame married to American actress Gwyneth Paltrow

Michael Caines, executive chef at Gidleigh Park near Exeter (2 Michelin stars) and operational partner for food and drink between Abode Hotels and Michael Caine Restaurants. Michael was born and grew up here. He lost his arm in a car accident in but still continues to cook creatively; he was awarded an MBE for services to the industry in 2006

Devon CC cricketer Trevor Anning

Beth Gibbons singer in band Portishead was also born in Exeter

Comedian Tommy Cooper lived in Exeter with his family until his death in 1984

Arsenal player Cliff Bastin was born in Exeter

Sir John Rowe, a merchant was the owner of ship carrying a cargo of tea and involved in the Boston Tea Party hailed from Exeter

Also born in Exeter at Bedford House was Henrietta Princess of Wales, the daughter of Charles I

And Nicholas Hilliard miniature portrait painter in Tudor times

After that ‘taste’ of Devon, don’t forget, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts are just a phone call away to making mobility at home much easier. If you need more information just watch our founder Keith’s video above and then give us a call on 01395 349198

Don’t forget if you’re about to purchase one of our stairlifts, you can use the £50 voucher!

1 comment:

  1. Well from this stairlift company you learn something new everyday ! Michael Jackson was an honorary director of Exeter FC - I might have to change my allegiance !


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