HAPPY 35th BIRTHDAY TO PRINCE WILLIAM!!!!

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Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Son of the HRH Prince and Princess of Wales, Charles and Diana, was born on the 21st June 1982. The first heir to the British throne to be born in a hospital, (St Mary’s Hospital in London), where his own two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be born three decades later.

William was educated at Eton College and later attended St Andrews University, where of course, he met Kate Middleton.

After he graduated at St Andrews University in Scotland, Prince William decided to follow a Military Career and join the Royal Air Force. He underwent Helicopter Flying Training in order to become a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009.  William was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and given the nickname “Billy the Fish” a pun on the name “William of Wales”.   It is said that he shares his love of Helicopters with his Son, Prince George.

In April 2011, millions watched as Prince William married Kate Middleton and they became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  Later Prince George and Princess Charlotte were to be born in to the Windsor Family.  Here’s wishing the Prince a very happy Birthday!!!

Masterflex Technical Hoses have manufactured and produced hoses for the Military for extraction of engine exhaust gases at high temperatures up to +1100°C and in Hospitals for Air Conditioning and Pharmaceuticals, see our Website for further details www.masterflex-uk.com

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: sales@masterflex-uk.com

Hoses designed for you

Hoses designed for you

specifically for you in mind

Here at Masterflex, each hose we manufacture is designed to suit your requirements.

Now we would like to see how you use the hoses or ductings once they arrive at your chosen location.

Whether you use 1 metre or 25 metres of Masterflex products, we’d love it if you could send us some pictures of the hoses being used.

There are many way to send your photographs to Masterflex.

Facebook – Masterflex Flexible Hoses

Twitter – @MasterflexUK

or alternatively you could email them to sales@masterflex-uk.com

Don’t forget to include your company name, location, what you use the hose for and a link to your website, if you would like a link back.

We look forward to seeing your pictures.

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

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Hoses designed for you

Hoses designed for you

specifically for you in mind

Here at Masterflex, each hose we manufacture is designed to suit your requirements.

Now we would like to see how you use the hoses or ductings once they arrive at your chosen location.

Whether you use 1 metre or 25 metres of Masterflex products, we’d love it if you could send us some pictures of the hoses being used.

There are many way to send your photographs to Masterflex.

Facebook – Masterflex Flexible Hoses

Twitter – @MasterflexUK

or alternatively you could email them to sales@masterflex-uk.com

Don’t forget to include your company name, location, what you use the hose for and a link to your website, if you would like a link back.

We look forward to seeing your pictures.

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

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What industry do you specialise in?

What industry do you specialise in?

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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.

Masterflex use a wide variety of couriers for the best results and the prices are as follows:

Standard next day delivery = £14 per box (standard orders)

(If you place your order before 2:30pm, we will ship using a next day service on all stock items,

and often on made-to-order items too, if placed early enough)

Oversized orders / multiple boxes = £20

Standard before mid day = £20

Before 10am = £30

Pallet= £40

These prices are for Monday – Friday delivery.

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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, its durability and if it will fit, 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

Easter is nearly here

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Here at Masterflex, we are getting ready to enjoy the long weekend.

Relaxing, eating Easter treats and visiting family and friends is something we are all looking forward to.

Have you got any plans? Maybe an Easter egg hunt, baking, or time away for a couple of days?

Don’t forget Masterflex will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, but open as normal from Tuesday 18th April.

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

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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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And they’re off!!!!!!

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Will you be having a bet on the Cheltenham Gold Cup this week?

Do you have a special technique for choosing the winners?

Some people use favourite colours or funny names, and others look at the jockey, owner and form.

Everyone in the office and on the shop floor have chosen their horses and placed their bets. Fingers crossed.

Choosing hoses from Masterflex is much simpler.

Just tell us what is going through the hoses, the bore size and length you need, and we can recommend the correct product.

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: info@masterflex-uk.com

or www.masterflex-uk.com

HORSE RACING

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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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.