2 April 1999

Win top-of-range cooker

FARM kitchens and range cookers are made for each other and together they provide a warm heart to the home, not to mention scrumptiously cooked meals. So farmers weekly and Esse are delighted to offer you the chance to win an Esse Sovereign cooker worth more than £2800.

Manufactured by Esse on the Lancs/Yorks border, the Sovereign comes in either gas or oil models and is Esses best selling cooker.

The Sovereign has genuine two oven capacity, with plenty of room to accommodate a good sized turkey. It is also compact enough at just under a metre wide to fit into most kitchens. With its handsome, round lids and unique dog-bone shaped hot plate, the Sovereign evokes memories of range cookers of yesteryear.

As the oldest manufacturer of range cookers in Britain, Esse has a long and proud history. The company was established by James Smith, who designed and built the first range cooker in 1839. Since then Esse has continued to produce beautiful, functional cooking ranges. The company has held royal warrants granted by six monarchs, including Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. And an Esse was used by Florence Nightingale at her Balaclava hospital during the Crimean War.

Both Shackleton and Scott put the companys cookers to the ultimate endurance test on their famous Antarctic expeditions. Indeed, a party of American explorers in the early 1950s found Scotts base camp, cleaned the ashes from the range and relit the fire – 40 years on! Today, Esse continues its relationship with explorers through its support of top British high-altitude mountaineer Alan Hinkes. Alan is attempting to be the first Briton to climb the 14 highest peaks in the world and has conquered 10 peaks so far. Esse has designed a special stove for Alans mess tent at various base camps in the Himalayas.

Esse range cookers are available in 10 different colours and include a choice of either brass or steel fittings. For details of your nearest Esse stockist or to obtain a brochure, telephone 01282-813235.

To enter

For your chance to win an Esse range cooker, simply answer the following question:

Who will take an Esse stove with him on his next expedition to the Himalayas?

a) Chris Bonnington

b) Alan Hinkes

c) Captain Scott

Enter your answer on the coupon along with your name and address, cut out and post to: Farmlife /Esse Sovereign Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS, to arrive no later than Fri, Apr 16 1999.

Rules

The competition is open to residents of Great Britain and Ireland aged 18 or over, except the employees of Esse, Fiona Bell & Co, Reed Business Information, the printers of farmers weekly, and their families.

Only original coupons are eligible, faxes and photocopies will not be accepted.

The prize (which does not include installation costs) will be awarded to the sender of the first correct entry drawn. The prize must be taken as offered and no alternative can be given.

If a winner is unable to accept a prize it will be awarded to the sender of the next correct entry drawn.

No responsibility can be taken for entries lost, delayed or damaged in the post. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

The judges decisions and those of the editor will be legally binding on all matters affecting the competition. No correspondence will be entered into.

The winners will be notified and the result published in farmers weekly.

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Post to: Farmlife/Esse Competition, Farmers Weekly, Quadrant House,

The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

To arrive no later than Fri Apr 16 1999.

Alan Hinkes, left, Britains

top high-altitude mountaineer, with

Martin Ashby, managing director, Esse. Esse is one

of Alans sponsors and has manufactured a specially

designed stove, shown, for Alan. The stove will heat mess

tents at base camps during Alans Himalayan expeditions.