What does Masterflex do?

What does Masterflex do?

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Here at Masterflex, we manufacture hoses and ducting to suit many different industries.

Do you work in Construction or Woodworking and require flexible hoses, on a next day delivery?

We can send all stock items out for delivery, if the order has been received before 2:30pm.

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If you can’t see your industry, then call us and we can give you some advice on a suitable product.

Alternatively, if you need a sample to see how the hose is constructed, bore and durability, then contact our office directly.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,

Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

Happy 100th Birthday to Vera Lynn…. The forces “Sweetheart”…!!!!

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Vera Welch was born on 20 March 1917 in East Ham, part of east London.  By the age of seven, Vera was singing in working men’s clubs.  When she turned 11, Vera took her grandmother’s maiden name of Lynn as a stage name.

In 1936, when she was 19, she had her first solo record – called Up the Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire. By the age of 22 she had sold more than a million records.  However, it was during World War Two that her reputation was made. She frequently sang to the troops at morale-boosting concerts, becoming known as “The Forces’ Sweetheart”. One off her most popular songs was “We’ll Meet Again” which was released in 1939.

She was appointed OBE in 1969, made a Dame in 1975, and a Companion of Honour in 2016.

What an amazing life this Lady has had.  Happy Birthday Dame Vera Lynn from Masterflex

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited, Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park, Vulcan Street, Oldham.    OL1 4ER

Telephone Number 0161 626 8066

Fax Number 0161 626 9066

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

or visit our Website @Masterflex

 

 

Top O’ the morning to you

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Today, March 17th, celebrates the life and work of the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.

On St Patrick’s Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the “wearing of the green”). St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. This story first appears in writing in 1726, though it may be older. In pagan Ireland, three was a significant number and the Irish had many triple deities, a fact that may have aided St Patrick in his evangelisation efforts.

Get in touch with Masterflex, and let us know how will you be celebrating?

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♥♥♥VALENTINES DAY♥♥♥

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Happy Valentines day…….….the day of love.  So who is your Valentine???…….Shhhh!!!!!

So many of you will be receiving Valentines Day Cards, red roses and chocolates and celebrating the night with your perfect match.  Here at Masterflex, creating the perfect match is easy, as every product we manufacture is made to suit each persons specific requirements.  If you are a new customer and would like to know what products we manufacture then call us on 0161 626 8066

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

info@masterflex-uk.com

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‘May the force be with you’

‘May the force be with you’

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series began on May 25, 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars by 20th Century Fox, which became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It depicts the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”.

May 4 is considered a holiday by some Star Wars fans to celebrate the franchise’s film series, books, and culture. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you”— “May the Fourth be with you”. Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday

May Day

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Did you know that today, Friday 1st May, is known as May Day?

May Day is most associated with towns and villages celebrating springtime fertility of the soil, livestock and revelry with village fetes and community gatherings.

Traditional English May Day celebrations include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and maypole dances.

Singing and eating cake are usually part of the day.

Here at Masterflex, there will be no singing, dancing or Maypoles, just enjoying the long weekend.

We are back open as normal Tuesday 5th May, 8am-5pm.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.comor www.masterflex-uk.com

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Royal Wedding Anniversary

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Happy 5th wedding anniversary William and Kate!

The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom. The groom, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and second, after his father, in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince William and Kate Middleton met in 2001, while undergraduates at St Andrews, where they both lived at St Salvator’s Hall during their first year, after which they shared accommodation in the town for two years. Their engagement on 20 October 2010 was announced on 16 November 2010. The occasion was a public holiday in the United Kingdom and featured many ceremonial aspects, including use of the state carriages and roles for the Foot Guards and Household Cavalry.

The overall price of the event was reportedly £20 million.The Australian newspaper Herald Sun estimated 32 million for security and $800,000 for flowers. Estimates of the cost to the economy of extra public holidays, such as that allowed for the wedding, vary between £1.2 billion and £6 billion.

The Royal wedding route to Westminister Abbey.

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Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

Happy Birthday Darren

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Today, Wednesday 29th April, Darren turns 33 years old.

Tradition at Masterflex is that each member of staff purchases treats for the other staff when it’s their birthday.

 Darren hasn’t let us down, and our treat today is cream cake.

Darren has worked here for over 13 years, and has manufactured a variety of flexible hoses and ducting to suit customers’ needs.

If you are running low on stock then contact Masterflex, and we can discuss your requirements.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

 

400th Anniversary of William Shakespear

400th Anniversary of William Shakespear

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespear’s death.

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, and these are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, at the age of 52. He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in “perfect health”.

No extant contemporary source explains how or why he died. Half a century later, John Ward, the vicar of Stratford, wrote in his notebook: “Shakespeare, Drayton and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting and, it seems, drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted”, not an impossible scenario, since Shakespeare knew Jonson and Drayton. Of the tributes from fellow authors, one refers to his relatively sudden death: “We wondered, Shakespeare, that thou went’st so soon/From the world’s stage to the grave’s tiring room.”

In 2016, the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, celebrations will commence in the United Kingdom and across the world to honour Shakespeare and his work.

Stratford is planning an extra special celebration for Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. One of the highights will be a traditional New Orleans jazz procession staged by the School of Liberal Arts of Tulane University. Live street entertainment across the town and a fabulous Shakespeare show broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the evening, followed by spectacular fireworks.

Is it thy will thy image should keep open
My heavy eyelids to the weary night?
Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken,
While shadows like to thee do mock my sight?
Is it thy spirit that thou send’st from thee
So far from home into my deeds to pry,
To find out shames and idle hours in me,
The scope and tenor of thy jealousy?
O, no! thy love, though much, is not so great:
It is my love that keeps mine eye awake;
Mine own true love that doth my rest defeat,
To play the watchman ever for thy sake:
For thee watch I whilst thou dost wake elsewhere,
From me far off, with others all too near.

April Fools

April Fools

April Fools Day is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool.

How have you spent April fools?

Played any pranks on your fellow employees?

Here at Masterflex, we have been fooling a few members of staff by changing the keys on the keyboard etc.

Here is a list of pranks that you could play on your collegues…

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/18-april-fools-day-pranks-7642424

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com