Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Newmarket, Suffolk. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Newmarket is a ... market town as its name suggests in the far western tip of Suffolk where it borders with Cambridgeshire. It’s relatively small with a population just under 15,000 of which almost 3,000 make up the retired people of Newmarket. Of those Castle Comfort Stair Lifts is aware that around 75 already own stairlifts from us because we keep count!
If you are a little unsteady on your pins and think we might be able to help by supplying and installing a stairlift for you, please give our local office a call on 01473 209069 .
Newmarket’s racing connections
Newmarket is known as the birthplace of racing, in fact it prides itself on being the global centre of horseracing. You could be forgiven for thinking that the town is almost all about horseracing – about 1 in 3 jobs are related to the industry.
Newmarket has two race tracks Rowley Mile (for Spring and Autumn racing) and the July Course for summer meetings that are separated by a large earthworks, Devil’s Dyke. Newmarket also boasts over 50 training stables and is home to over 3,000 horses. It is the largest horserace training centre in the country, home of the Jockey Club, the administrative body for horseracing and the National Stud, home of thoroughbred horse breeding.
Newmarket’s racing history dates back to 12th century. But it really picked up its link to horse racing in the 17th century when King James I moved court to the town; Newmarket became the unofficial second capital of England! Charles I & II continued this tradition and the Jockey Club was born in 1752 – racing’s administrative body. And so Newmarket became the capital of horse racing.
There are three training gallops in the area: Racecourse Side is just as it says, next door to the Rowley Mile track and is predominantly flat; there are 3 all-weather canters on Warren Hill which overlooks the town. The area next to Bury Road and the rail track is Bury Side.
Most of the training stables can be found near the centre of Newmarket so that they have easy access to the gallops. The town even has special routes for the horses so that they reach the gallops safely. Approximately 70 licensed trainers operate here including many of the top trainers in the profession. Out of town most of the land is used for breeding – there are somewhere in the region of 60 stud farms here.
It’s only fitting that Newmarket is also the home to the National Horse Racing Museum. They hold a lot of information about the racing world and its background. They also organise ‘tours’ so that you can see the horses train on the gallops and visit a yard and of course a tour of the museum. A company called Newmarket Experience also offers a variety of packages which include a variety of these options if you want to get up close and personal with the racing world. Of course you could just go to a race meeting ...
Jockey Frederick Archer was sent to Newmarket as an apprentice; he rode his first winner when he was 13 and went on to win many races. He died tragically young at the age of 29 from pneumonia.
Successful jockey Frankie Dettori has made his home in nearby Sketchworth with his wife and five children.
There are some claims that world famous jockey, Lester Piggott was born in Newmarket whilst others say he came from Wantage in Oxfordshire; he started racing early and had his first win when he was just 12. When he retired in 1994 he had won 1,493 races.
Newmarket is also home to famous trainers Sir Michael Stoute, John Gosden and Sir Henry Cecil.
If you aren’t in any shape to go galloping up those stairs, Castle Comfort Stair Lifts would be more than happy to assess your home for a stairlift. Castle Comfort Stairlifts represent all UK manufacturers and can offer fair and unbiased prices. Your staircase will determine which stairlift is best for you, straight or curved; once you’ve made your choice we can install a straight stairlift in an hour and a curved one in half a day. Please call our local office to discuss your options on 01473 209069 .
The Newmarket Sausage is made to a local traditional recipe said not to have changed since the reign of Queen Victoria. Two local family butchers claim to be the inventors of the Newmarket sausage; both varieties are immensely popular and are sold in all manner of outlets throughout the country.
Both recipes originate from the end of the 19th century; one, Musk’s has been awarded Royal Warrants by George V, Prince Edward of Wales, the late Queen Mother and the last one in 2005 by our present Queen. Powter’s on the other hand at one time had a larger presence around the country. Attempts have been made for the companies to merge their recipes but no both firmly hold onto their tradition! The main difference between the two recipes: Musks use bread and Powters use rusk as fillers. But both companies have a secret spiced mix which is included in the sausage recipe.
William Tutte was born in Newmarket and was one of the team at Bletchley House who broke the German Enigma Code in World War II
Three painters were influenced by the horseracing scene in Newmarket too: John Wotton who lived in Newmarket for many years, James Seymour who also frequented racetracks including Newmarket for his love of horses and the third is Peter Tillermans. The three were the founders of the sporting school of painting centred around Newmarket.
Getting a Stairlift in Newmarket
If you live in the Newmarket area and need to consider a stairlift, please give us a call. Checkout our website for all the details first but if you are left with any questions or uncertainties then please let us help.
If cost is preventative, check out the possibility of a stairlift grant or 0% finance option and remember you can use the £50 voucher at the top of this page towards the costs. Give us a call on 01473 209069 , we’ll have you up those stairs in not time!