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ISSUE 30 Late Summer 2018

MAGAZINE Networking in your local community

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Hampshire Search & Rescue mark 600th callout


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Guess How Much I Love You heads to Winchester


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Debbie & Dolly join the ninth Women’s Cancer Challenge



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Joanna Corben, Martin Bennell, Noeemie Plumridge and Johannes Berbers

Nomads Are World-Record Breakers The Fareham Nomads mixed relay team made a splash by breaking the World Record in the 4 x 100m medley event - by nearly two seconds. Joanna Corben, Martin Bennell, Noémie Plumridge and Johannes Berbers smashed the record in the 160+ age category in a time of 4.22.40 at the British Masters Long Course Championships. The team added this to their European and British records which they set at the British Masters Short Course Championships last year. Assistant coach Stewart Crowe said: ‘This was an outstanding result from a group of outstanding individual athletes who combined to become the best in the world.’ Nomads had an outstanding event at the Plymouth Life Centre achieving 10 gold, 11 silver and 2 bronze medals in individual events, and 6 gold and 2 silvers in relay events. The 12 swimmers swam 38 events and claimed 21 masters personal best times and 13 Hampshire County Records in the process. Overall the swimming club ranked 10th out of 202 clubs, a superb result for a small masters team. Crowe added: ‘Most of those that attended the British Championships will next race again at the Hampshire County Masters Championships on Sunday, where I anticipate more record breaking performances.’

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Johannes Berbers, Noemie Plumridge, Martin Bennell and Joanna Corben boasted four gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, as well as the 400 Individual Medley. And youngest Nomad competitor Clive Marquis achieved silver in the 200 Fly in a time of 2.25.78. If you’re interested in finding out more about joining or sponsoring the team visit www.farehamnomads.co.uk

Johannes Berbers achieved a staggering 10 medals from 10 events, racing in the 40-44 age category. While Helen Andrews, competing in the 50-54 age category, claimed her first ever British masters title in the 800m freestyle in a time of 13.09.28. The mixed 4 x 200m and 4 x 50m freestyle team in the 120+ age group, made up of Johannes Berbers, Andy Green, Noémie Plumridge and Laura Molyneaux, proudly took home gold medals in both of these events. GB Police and Fareham Nomads swimmer John Molyneaux

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Swanwick Lakes nature reserve turns 25 This year Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and NATS, the UK air traffic control service, are celebrating 25 wild years at Swanwick Lakes nature reserve. The nature reserve and popular education centre were created through an innovative partnership between NATS and the Wildlife Trust that began in the early 1990s when NATS moved their base to the site of the old brick works at Bursledon. Together the organisations turned what was an abandoned clay pit into one of the Trust’s most popular reserves and a haven for wildlife and people to enjoy. Today, Swanwick Lakes is now a beautiful oasis for nature in an otherwise urban area. A mixture of woodland, lakes and meadows attracts a large array of species. The majority of the site is woodland, and during the spring it come alive with bird song and woodpeckers drumming as a multiplicity of birds settle down to nest. Rare species such as marsh tits also thrive at this reserve. Come summer the meadows are in full bloom; they hum and buzz with thousands of insects. North East Meadow is adorned with orchids and knapweed, as well as marbled white, meadow brown and gatekeeper butterflies. In the woodlands elusive white admiral, purple emperor and silver-washed fritillary butterflies flit between the trees. The lakes and ponds around the site are prime locations for dragonflies and damselflies, including unusual species such as the downy emerald.

A loyal and hardworking group of volunteers who help Wildlife Trust staff with everything from tree felling as part of our woodland management, leading school groups and family events to helping us maintain our wildlife garden. Together they gave an amazing 3445 hours of volunteer help last year! Their work helps both wildlife and people too - over two miles of paths around the lakes and woods with over a mile of surfaced marked trails make it a great place to visit and explore at this time of year. Find out more by visiting www.hiwwt.org.uk

Upcoming family events at Swanwick Lakes nature reserve Swanwick Lakes Wildlife Watch 1 Sep 10:30-12:00, 20 Sep 18:30-20:00 Fun family activities for children aged 5-15 and their parents. Suggested donation £4 per child. Swanwick Lakes Wildlife Tots 11 Sep 10:30-12:00, 21 Sep 13:00-14:30 Learning through outdoor play for under fives and their parents and carers. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.hiwwt.org.uk/events, or contact Jess or Dawn on 01489 570240 or SwanwickLakes@hiwwt.org.uk.

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Victory for veterans at new charity regatta Armed Forces veterans pitted their sailing skills against each other at the launch of a charity’s new racing division. More than 50 injured veterans took to the water to compete at a special 3-day regatta held at Gosport near Portsmouth last week. In partnership with Help for Heroes and The Endeavour Fund, the event was organised by Turn to Starboard, the charity set up to help those affected by military operations by taking them sailing. Many of those taking part in the sailing event had barely set foot on a yacht, yet made the decision to brave the waves and learn new skills. Beneficiary Lt Cdr Jay Saunders said: “A couple of weeks ago I was hiding in my bed, but this regatta had me up and chasing a win I would never have dreamed of. Thanks to Turn to Starboard I discovered that my PTSD can’t take control of me when I’m sailing and the racing element has enabled me to turn my anxiety into adrenaline, and of the good sort. I found my competitive nature returning and I needed to get to the front of the fleet. I’m so thankful that Turn to Starboard has helped me find a part of myself that I thought that I had lost.” Over the duration of the regatta the crew were led by professional skippers on eight racing yachts to compete in three races around the Solent. Under clear skies and enjoying gusts of 10 to 15 knots, ‘Team International’ skippered their way to the finish line at least eight boat lengths ahead of their nearest friendly rival ‘Team ABF Soldier’s Charity’. ‘Team Endeavour’ asserted their dominance over the rest on the fleet to finish in third place.

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Hampshire Open Studios 2018 Artists at thed.@rtcentre, Hedge End

Five award winning local artists have grouped together to present a varied exhibition of mixed art as part of this year’s Hampshire Open Studios event in the foyer of thed.@rtcentre, the community arts venue in Hedge End. A wide range of original artworks including ceramics, jewellery, prints, framed pictures, cards, etc will be on display and available to purchase.

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Hampshire Open Studios 2018 - Artists at thed.@rtcentre, Hedge End Five award winning local artists have grouped together to present a varied exhibition of mixed art as part of this year’s Hampshire Open Studios event in the foyer of thed.@rtcentre, the community arts venue in Hedge End. A wide range of original artworks including ceramics, jewellery, prints, framed pictures, cards, etc will be on display and available to purchase.

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‘Every One Remembered’

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As a valued supporter of the Royal British Legion, I hope you’re already aware of the ‘Every One Remembered’ initiative. Now we are reaching out to you to ask for your help ensuring all Commonwealth Service men and women who fell during World War One are remembered by the end of the centenary. If you can circulate our call to action amongst your colleagues, friends, clients – to whomever you feel is appropriate – we would hugely appreciate your support. If you would also like to share on social media we are happy to provide some suggested content if this would be helpful.

At our monthly meeting in August, Gwen Appleton discuss ‘Growing old disgracefully’, and on Friday 31st the members of the Hedge End WI celebrated 100 years since the formation of the Hampshire County Federation of WI’s with an afternoon tea at the 2000 Centre.

In 2014, we at The Royal British Legion were inspired by the words of a school child visiting a war cemetery in Belgium, she wrote to us and said “I know that not everyone can be remembered as individuals, but I felt it was a shame for some people to have dozens of poppies and crosses while others had no one left to remember them.”

On 25th September, our monthly meeting will be our birthday meeting and we will be entertained by Carol Watson who will tell us all about ‘Traversing the Alps’. The annual skittles evening has been booked for Thursday 27th September at the British Aerospace Club in Hamble. The tickets are only £10 and there is a variety of meals to be chosen. The Hedge End WI won the Group round of the General Knowledge Quiz and will be representing the Hamble Valley Group in the finals in October.

Everyone Remembered is that place, where all 1.1million Commonwealth Service men and women who fell during World War One will be individually remembered, including any who died from war related injuries up to two years after the conflict ended.

26th October at 7.30pm, there will be a fashion show by Travelling Trends at the 2000 Centre. After the parade of models there will be many items to try on and buy. Tickets will be only £3 and all profits will be given to charity.

You can leave your own unique commemoration on our website to one of the fallen. Individuals like Private John Edward Thompson, who died on 15th September 1914 aged just 18 years old: Private Charles Saxby Davies of the Canadian Infantry who fell aged 23; or Rifleman Bal Sing Gurung of the Gurkha 4th Rifles whose age remains unknown.

Last year, Hedge End WI members knitted 1400 for the ‘Innocent’ drink bottles and each hat earned Age UK 25pence. Members are knitting these hats again and hope to increase the number this year.

You can remember a family member, someone from your local area or any of the many still left to be remembered. You’ll be helping us create a lasting legacy and ensure that none who fell are forgotten. It only takes a minute to create a lasting legacy, by visiting: http://www.everyoneremembered.org/




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Guess How Much I Love You heads to Winchester

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Little and Big Nutbrown Hare from Sam McBratney’s timeless story Guess How Much I Love You, leap off the page and onto the stage in a magical journey through the seasons at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 16 & Monday 17 September.

Community First’s ShopMobility service in Fareham provides mobility scooters and wheelchairs to people with limited mobility, enabling them to access Fareham town centre and shop independently. Regular trips are also proving very popular, taking those who use the service to visit local landmarks and places of interest.

Watch Little & Big Nutbrown Hare settle down after a bedtime story and re-awaken to discover the delights and colours of each season as they compete to measure their love for each other in this timeless lovable story. Big Nutbrown Hare’s heart-warming declaration to Little Nutbrown Hare ‘I love you right up to the moon – and back‘ has captured the hearts of children and adults alike all over the world. This playful story of love and nature is brought to life on stage through puppets, live music and interactive play and is aimed for children 3 years and up. Guess How Much I Love You is produced by Selladooor family, directed by Anna Fox, with music composed by Harry Sever and movement by Lucie Pankhurst. Sound design by Yvonne Gilberta and lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones. Guess How Much I Love You will be at Theatre Royal Winchester from Sunday 16 and Monday 17 September. Tickets are available from theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk and from the Box Office 01962 840 440.

Jessica Wooldridge, ShopMobility Manager, said, “As part of Fareham ShopMobility’s summer trips, we were delighted to be able to visit the iconic Poppies Wave where Fort Nelson provides a striking backdrop to the sculpture. The Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. The installation represents ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ with poppies and is an original concept by artist Francis Farminer Paul Cummins and installation designed by enjoying the view Tom Piper. It was truly wonderful.” Beverley who came along on the trip said “I really enjoyed my day out and loved seeing the poppies. Thanks to ShopMobility as I couldn’t have gone without them.” Other trips planned are to a local Garden Centre, ‘From the Harp’ musical event and an Afternoon Tea Dance. The team will also be hosting the SUPA (scooter user proficiency There was lots more award) roadshow and community event for Beverley Arthur planned for 17th September within Fareham to see too Shopping Centre, where visitors will be able to show their skills on a specially designed scooter circuit, and be awarded with a sticker and certificate of safe driving. You can find more information on the service at www.cfirst.org.uk/transport/individuals/ shopmobility/fareham-shopmobility/, call 01329 28 29 29, or email jessica.wooldridge@cfirst.org.uk. The team are located at Ground Level, Osborn Road Multi-Storey Car Park, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7DW (close to Fareham Library).




Debbie And Dolly Join The Ninth Women’s Cancer Challenge Debbie and Dolly Walker are getting on their bikes and taking positive action in the fight against breast, ovarian and cervical cancers. Debbie who has just handed over her role as President of Bishop’s Waltham Rotary Club is now tackling her next challenge along with her Niece, Dolly, they are part of an amazing group of women tackling the ninth Women V Cancer challenge. They will be challenging themselves as part of a women-only team of cyclists riding through rural Rajasthan in India to support the work of three charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Previous Women V Cancer cycle challenges in Kenya, India, Cuba, China, Africa, Vietnam & Cambodia, the UK and Brazil have raised over £9 million for the three charities. Debbie previously took part in the Kenya, China and Brazil rides and has raised over £10,000 in the past and for Dolly this is her first ride challenge. Women of all ages and all cycling abilities from across the UK are invited to join the adventure in November 2018. The group will cycle around 450kms in just 5 days – both on and off road – experiencing rural India at its most raw and colourful. It will be a journey full of fun, friendship and incredible support as women of all ages and from all walks of life come together to challenge themselves for a great cause.


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What to do with a loved ones ashes? When I joined the company in 2005 we had a cupboard with ashes dating back to 1970…and we still do. In fact in 2018 we now have 2 cupboards. 73% of all funerals A H Freemantle completed last year were cremations. For some, the ashes of a loved one hold no meaning while for others, they are the very embodiment of the person who has died. If you have chosen a cremation funeral the next step is to decide on what to do with the ashes. So here are some ideas for you: A scattering – Scatter them in the person’s favourite place. Be aware some grounds such as cemeteries or private land require permission to scatter ashes. Do it carefully and remember to stand upwind! Bury / Inter them – Put simply this is placing the ashes somewhere permanent such as a cemetery or above ground chamber (columbarium). This particularly suits those of a religious faith, those with family graves, or those who like the idea of stability and tradition.

Memorial tattoo - Some tattoo artists will mix a portion of your loved one’s ashes with ink to create a memorial tattoo you can keep with you for life.

At home – Many feel their loved ones ashes should be close to them. You may want to consider the container they are in, particularly if they are on display.

With a bang – Loved ones ashes can be placed in a firework for a colourful / loud send off. In America a company called ‘Holy Smoke’ will even turn ashes into ammunition!

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Average Geoff What a belter of a Summer we’re having the past few weeks! Hopefully you’ve all been making the most of it and taking the opportunity to get outside and be active. This month is coming to you from my new home gym. Not everyone can make it to a gym so home gyms can be a great alternative. It can be as simple as a couple of pieces of equipment that can be stored easily such as a portable pull up bar or dip bars. Instead of my normal workouts, this month has a bit of a different format. I want to bring you some movements that a beginner may not typically do and show you firstly how to do them unassisted and secondly, how to scale them if you’re not quite ready for the full movement. They are all great movements to really up your game and help you build superb bodyweight strength and lean muscle. The three movements are the pull up, the dip and the L-sit.

SCALE IT The movement is the same but we’re going to use our band to help reduce the force of gravity by lifting us up. Holding one end, throw the other end over the bar and grab it. Loop one end through the other to secure it and allow it to hand down.

In order to help scale the pull up and dip I use a resistance band, which is basically a massive elastic band. They work in these movements to support your bodyweight and reduce the effect of gravity against you in the movement, making it easier to complete the movement. You can get a range of these bands in different tensions from numerous sources on the internet and in sports shops. To give you an idea of repetitions, aim for 10 reps of each movement or ten seconds in the case of the L-sit. Go for 3 sets with 2-3 minutes of rest between sets. Once you can do each movement with a resistance band for the above sets and reps, use a thinner band until you can do it unassisted. As always, if you have any questions or you want to see more fitness, food and motivation, you can find me on Instagram at @ average.geoff or by searching ‘Average Geoff’ on Facebook. Have a great month and get up, get out and get it done!


Grip the bar with and overhand grip (palms facing away from you) slightly shoulder width apart. Clench your butt and imagine you’re trying to hold a coin there... don’t drop your dinner money!! Make sure not to swing about and stay tight.

Place one foot inside the bottom of the hanging loop and jump/ step up to the bar. You can put your seconds foot into the band at this point if you like but it’s down to preference. Keeping your legs straight, go through the steps in the unassisted pull up. Once you can get 10 pull ups with this band, progress to a thinner band. Once you can do this with the thinnest band, shoot for the unassisted and do a little victory dance!


If you are using moveable dip bars, position them shoulder width apart. Step up to your bars or dip station. Using a neutral grip with palms towards you, come off the ground and straighten your arms, locking them out. As in the pull up, clench your butt cheeks and keep hold of your metaphorical money!

Pull your shoulders down and back away from your ears. Imagine a turtle popping its head out of its shell. Try to visualise pulling the bar down towards your body and keep your elbows back. Imagine that you’re trying to put your elbows in your back pockets. Keep pulling until your chin is above the bar. If it isn’t above the bar, it’s not a full repetition. 20



Keep your shoulders back and down and don’t allow them to shrug. Keeping your head and neck neutral, lower your body down until your arms are at 90 degrees, inhaling as you go. Your shoulders can come just lower than your elbows but no further. Push yourself back up and exhale until you reach the starting position. SCALE IT Take a band and place either end over each bar, leaving a fair bit of slack. Place your hands on top of the ends of the bands to secure them in place. Lift yourself up as in the unassisted dip. You can place your feet

HEALTH & WELLBEING (big muscles on the front of your legs above your knees) towards your hips. Make sure to keep your head and neck neutral and don’t hold your breath. Hold this position for as long as you can with good form.


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Set up on your dip bars with locked out arms. Push your shoulders down and back and squeeze those cheeks!

Feeling fruity after all this sunshine so decided to try something new by using buckwheat flour. Sold by the bucket load in health food shops and online so pretty easy to find. Ditch the lame cereal for some of these fluffy pancakes that are even vegan if that’s your thing. Ingredients: 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp maple syrup/sweetener of choice 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 - 3/4 cup of milk of choice (oat, almond etc) Pinch salt Method: Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add the wet to the bowl. Mix together until combined, adding more milk if the mixture is too thick. Spoon about 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture for each pancake into an oiled pan on a medium heat. When bubbles start to form and burst, flip them over to finish cooking. Plate up and top with what you fancy. I added flax seeds, flaked almonds and berries

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Southampton joins forces for Cultural City Key Southampton institutions including the University of Southampton, Solent University, Southampton Cultural Development Trust and Southampton City Council came together at the Cultural City event last week to workshop and debate the potential of a bid for City of Culture 2025, and concluded that ‘The time is now right for Southampton’. The conference galvanized support from a variety of stakeholders in the city, identifying what is unique about Southampton, existing local strengths to build upon, as well as areas for investment and development for the potential bid. Keynote speaker, Rosie Millard OBE, chair of Hull City of Culture 2017 said, “I really wish the Southampton team all the best for the bid, it is a prize really worth having. It’s been transformative – since 2014 Hull has had £2 billion in investment, 800 jobs have been created and the city has been visited by 5 million people. The perception of Hull has completely changed, it been transformative for the nation, put particularly for the young people in Hull. Ian Dunn, Chief Operating Officer, University of Southampton and Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice Chancellor, Solent University, Southampton delivered a joint announcement at a reception in the evening at the John Hansard Gallery wholeheartedly supporting the bid. Ian Dunn, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Southampton said, “Building on our pioneering history of cultural patronage over many decades, the University of Southampton wholeheartedly supports exploration of an ambitious City of Culture bid. “As has been demonstrated elsewhere, a successful bid has the potential to provide significant social, cultural and economic benefits not only for the city, but for all of us who live, work or study here. “With the opening of Studio 144 and the John Hansard Gallery in the city centre, the dynamism of the organisations that support the city’s growing cultural infrastructure and a wealth of creative talent in the region, now is the ideal time to promote Southampton’s potential as a City of Culture.” Professor Graham Baldwin further added: “Solent University is excited to see the ambition behind a potential Southampton bid for City of Culture 2025. As a modern university in the heart of the city, we have first-hand experience of how our teaching and research within art, culture, design and media helps talented students achieve amazing things. We embrace our civic duty and are committed to promoting the cultural, social and economic benefits this great city provides for everyone. Recognition as City of Culture would cement Southampton’s place as a top UK destination and give our community a new and enhanced sense of pride. “I am therefore delighted that Solent University is co-hosting this Cultural City conference where we can explore what being a city of culture would mean for the well-being of this city and our students and staff; and look forward to working with all partners involved as this ambitious project progresses.”




Whilst Councillor Satvir Kaur, Southampton City Council said, “It is a really exciting time in Southampton, with culture being used as a driving force for creating city pride, economic growth and as an engine to address social needs in our City. “There is a growing appetite from local and national stakeholders for Southampton to bid for City of Culture, and it is encouraging to spend today discussing how we do that in partnership and collaboration, taking all our diverse communities with us on that journey. “Hull is a great example of how becoming City of Culture can transform a City, by creating hundreds of jobs, attracting millions of new visitors and generating an inward investment of over £200million. There is no reason why, and every opportunity, Southampton can follow suit.”

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Fareham College win Apprenticeship Initiative Award at Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018 Fareham College’s Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) has won the very much sought-after Apprentice Initiative Award at the annual awards dinner at The Royal Lancaster, London, where construction industry professionals waited in anticipation to learn the results following a thorough and robust judging process in all the 16 categories. CETC is a partnership between Fareham College and Solent Civil Engineering Employers Group (SCEEG). It is a simulated construction site that has been designed to give civil engineering apprentices a realistic training environment to get them site-ready. SCEEG provides governance to the apprenticeship programme and comprises employer members, associate members such as CECA, suppliers and construction companies outside of civil engineering such as Taylor Wimpey. Day-to-day, the centre is managed by a site manager and training delivered by experienced civil engineering operatives. The project supports the development of the existing workforce in a practical way that is not only cost and time efficient, but also re-engages the workforce with skills that are of value to both the individual and the employer. CETC has attracted national attention and government interest as an example of an employer led, co-designed apprenticeship. Due to the programme’s success, proposals for a new £4.1m ‘CETC 2’ campus have been awarded preliminary funding of £2.8m from Fareham College and the Solent LEP for an estimated Autumn 2019 completion. This is a practical scheme that not only addresses the skills shortage but importantly the lack of ‘suitable’ apprenticeship standards and low levels of funding available. It has achieved the right staff ratio to deliver first class training and, at an early stage, apprentices are fully aware of what is expected of them, especially in the winter months. “The Apprenticeship Initiative category, sponsored by CoTrain, seeks forward-thinking employers that actively and innovatively develop a sustainable workforce by equipping young people with skills, knowledge and confidence” explains Darren Birch, Regional Framework Manager, BAM Construction Ltd and head judge for this award. “The Civil and Engineering Training Centre (CETC) is an exemplary model of an employer-led apprenticeship programme that is co-designed to meet skills shortages and productivity issues.” The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards are unique in their recognition of some of the best teams and organisations in the

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Computer Know Computer Know How!How! – Seamless, super-fast Wi-Fi, everywhere… In this edition of Computer Know How! Maintaining anonymity in an online world. Personal data has gotten to be so valuable in the online world that it has been called the new oil. Billions of pounds are made and spent collecting and harvesting your data as we browse the internet. It may be that that is the price we have to pay to keep the internet free. The main argument for this is that without the adverts that target you using this data, websites wouldn’t make any money, and would have to charge you. Although this argument has subsequently In this edition of Computer Know How, we are going been to be blown taking out of theatwater the recent Facebook/Cambridge a look a few with programs you should be installing on Analytica a new PC,scandal. or maycan’t be acceptable – surely though there evenSome an olddata PC! collection Who says you teach an old dog new tricks? A has to be a line drawn somewhere. new computer is a blank slate of potential, and a fresh installation We will can be going overPC a few ideas that younot stay of Windows give your a new lease oncan life,help but it’s really in this guide. These tips up arewith easyalltothe useprograms and can be muchanonymous until you start loading your machine adoptedyou fairly easily into your normal – without tooofmuch and utilities need for work and play. We routine have compiled a list hassle and settings changes. programs you’ll want to take for a test drive on your PC.

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Turning off Location Data Where you are located is a big thing for advertisers. Using this data, they can work out where you live, work and plenty more information about your lifestyle. Disabling your location data can 1. Browser – Google Chrome/Mozilla be disabled inFirefox your usual internet Starting with the basics, sure Windows 10 comes with browsers, each ofEdge them and in a very Internet Explorer, but why restrict yourself to way. thoseUsing whenChrome there are similar as an loads of other user friendly, and superexample customisable – clickoptions! the top rightStarting with the fan favourite, Googlehand Chrome, this browsers menu, then select Settings humble beginnings are definitely a thing the past, rapidly Settings. to Advanced andofhead becoming the most popular heavyweight Chrome doessee Nextbrowser. scroll down till you a little bit of everything, with a basic minimalist view that youselect can Privacy and Security, expand on with a vast array of pluginsContent and extensions suit Ask yourbefore Settings,tothen accessing option every need. You can even switch between your PC and underneath you phone the Location heading. On the next browser using the Google sync features. makes surewas all of Next up, Mozilla Firefox – the eternal screen underdog. Firefox thethe blue turned off.money. If you would first browser that really gave Internet sliders Explorerare a run for it’s rather, can always enable the Mozilla Firefox popularized the tab setup andyou third-party plugins Ask before accessing slider, which will then inform you if the a site is that add to the program’s utility. While it’s lost out to Chrome in to access any of your information. battletrying for desktop dominance, its free, open-source approach and active community of users and add-on developers makes Firefox an Force sites to use HTTPS excellent alternative for your PC’s web browser. Websites are protected with either HTTP or HTTPS. These are different ways of encrypting the traffic between your internet browser and the website itself. That S at the end stands for Secure. If your URL starts with https, it is using the most secure standard of encryption, making it harder for people to get hold of your information. Most browsers now show this as a little green padlock at the start of the URL as well.


2. Password Manager – LastPass

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4. Media Player – VLC Player

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Difference between Spyware and Malware This is a question we often get asked, so we figured where best to answer it than right here! Let’s start with Malware. Basically, malware is a combination of “Malicious” and “Software”. It’s used to describe any computer code with bad intentions. Not every piece of malware is harmful, but by definition all malware is definitely unwanted.

5. Cloud Storage and File Sharing – DropBox

Spyware is actually a particular type of malware. Ordinarily you Again, frequent readers of Computer Know How may recall would be unaware of any potential Spyware presence on your PC, we did editorial on ainselection of cloud storage programs, with noan real difference performance or behaviour. However, if DropBox came out on top last time, and to be honest, it’s still on we look a little deeper, the spyware could actually be snooping king activities of the hill.and With it’s simple layout that integrates your sending information to other peopleseamlessly along with into Windows 10, and user friendly app, you can access all your potentially private information.

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Hall dedicated the victory to her Grandfather and was grateful to those closest to her for their part in the achievement. She said; “There’s someone special at home who’s going through a very bad time, so this is for you, Grandad. I’d also like to thank my dad for caddying. Thanks for doing everything for me when I was growing up, and to my mum. And to my boyfriend as well for supporting me.”

Goodwood’s Hall wins Women’s British Open Championship On Sunday 5 August, Golf At Goodwood ambassador Georgia Hall became the Women’s British Open champion, landing her first major tournament victory. Finishing the final round at Royal Lytham and St Annes on 17 under par, the 22-yearold was two shots ahead of her nearest rival, Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand. Hall had started the round one shot behind Phatlum, but a near perfect performance, with only one bogey, saw her pick up five shots and forge clear. Dropping just three shots throughout the entire fourround competition, Hall was always in contention, but Phatlum proved an extremely tough opponent, leading overall for 54 out of the 72 holes played. Hall’s calmness under pressure and ability to get herself out of the bunkers when most-needed meant she was able to capitalise on the few mistakes made by Phatlum and emerge victorious in front of a home crowd. Talking to BBC Sport, Hall, from Bournemouth, said; “It is too good to be true. It was my goal when I was nine to win the British Open. I am so happy. I just had to stay calm and patient. It was very close up to the last two holes and I holed all the putts today. I was loving it deep down, hitting the shots under pressure.”

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The Golf At Goodwood player becomes only the third Briton to win the Women’s Open since the event became a major championship in 2001. Stuart Gillett, Golf At Goodwood General Manager, said; “We are all absolutely thrilled for Georgia and her team. We’ve seen quite a bit of her this year when she has been back from the LPGA Tour and she is such a down to earth person, this really couldn’t be more deserved. Before the Scottish Open she filmed a piece for Sky Sports here, where six of our Juniors got to spend a few hours with her learning different ‘links’ type shots – she was absolutely brilliant with them. She was so friendly and the juniors felt hugely inspired. “It feels very similar to 2013 when Justin Rose won at Merion and was our Ambassador. To see Golf At Goodwood on the Georgia’s bag again at The Women’s Open was fabulous and there has been lots of comments on social media about what a great Ambassador Georgia is. We are hugely proud of her incredible achievement.” For more information on Golf At Goodwood, please visit Goodwood.com or call the Golf team on 01243 755144.


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The Hampshire Artists Co-operative, Stockbridge Town Hall. The group is exhibiting in this venue for the first time and will be taking over the hall with as many as 20 artists producing lots of varied and innovative art and crafts, from painting to jewellery and lots in between. Opening times to be decided. www.stockbridgetownhall.co.uk http://www.hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk/




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Badminton PCS

4 Oct 18, 24 Jan 19, 25 Apr 19

Thu 7 - 8.30pm

10 wks


Can’t Cook, Want to Cook PCS

2 Oct 18, 22 Jan 19 , 23 Apr 19

Tue 7-9pm

10 wks

£110 /*£55+ Ingredients

Computers for Beginners PCS

1 Oct 18

Mon 5-7pm

10 wks

£110/ *£55

Computers for Improvers PCS

21 Jan 19

Mon 5-7pm

10 wks


Craft Club CS

3 Oct 18, 23 Jan 19, 24 Apr 19

Wed 1012noon

10 wks

£110/ *£55 (Oct course only)

Crochet for Beginners PCS

1 Oct 18

Mon 7-9pm

10 wks


Crochet for Improvers PCS

21 Jan 19, 29 Apr 19

Mon 7-9pm

10 wks


Dressmaking for Beginners PCS

1 Oct 18

Mon 7-9pm

10 wks

£110/ *£55

Dressmaking for Improvers PCS

21 Jan 19, 29 Apr 19

Mon 7-9pm

10 wks


Drawing and Painting Watercolours CS

3 Oct 18, 23 Jan 19, 24 Apr 19

Wed 1 - 3pm

10 wks

£110/ *£85

Drawing & Painting Mixed Media CS

1 Oct 18, 21 Jan 19, 29 Apr 19

Mon 10—12noon

10 wks

£110/ *£85

Drawing & Painting Mixed Media for Beginners CS

1 Oct 18, 21 Jan 19, 29 Apr 19

Mon 1 - 3pm

10 wks

£110/ *£85

Drawing only CS

5 Oct 18, 25 Jan 19, 26 Apr 19

Fri 9.40 11.40am

10 wks


Drawing Techniques (introduction) including 3D Effects PCS

29 Sep 18, 26 Jan 19, 28 Apr 19

Sat 10—12noon

5 wks

£55/ *£27.50

Mindfulness PCS

11 Oct 18

Thurs 7-9pm

8 wks

£90/ *£45

Guitar for Beginners PCS

6 Oct 18, 19 Jan 19

Saturday 11am - 5 wks 1pm

£55/ *27.50

Guitar for Improvers PCS

10 Nov 18, 2 Mar 19

Saturday 11am - 5 wks 1pm


Patchwork & Quilting for Beginners PCS

2 Oct 18

Tue 7 - 9pm

10 wks

£110/ *£55

Patchwork & Quilting for Improvers PCS

22 Jan 19 23 Apr 19

Tue 7-9pm

10 wks


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Patchwork & Quilting for Improvers PCS

3 Oct 18, 23 Jan 19, 24 Apr 19

Wed 7-9pm

10 wks

£110/ *£55 (Oct only)

Photography for Beginners

3 Oct 18 , 23 Jan 19, 24 Apr 19

Wed 7—9pm

10 wks

£110/ *£55 (Oct only)

Photography for Improvers PCS

2 Oct 18, 22 Jan 19, 23 Apr 19

Tue 7-9pm

10 wks

£110/*£55 (Oct only)

Pottery PCS

2 Oct 18, 22 Jan 19, 23 Apr 19

Tue 7 - 9pm

10 wks


Pottery PCS

4 Oct 18, 24 Jan 19, 25 Apr 19

Thurs 7 - 9pm

10 wks


Spanish for Beginners PCS

1 Oct 18

Mon 7-9pm

10 wks

£110/* £55

Spanish for Improvers PCS

21 Jan 19, 29 Apr 19

Mon 7-9pm

10 wks


Spanish Advanced PCS

2 Oct 19

Tues 7 - 9pm

10 wks

£110/ *£55

Stay Young and Go Dancing (includes floor exercises) CS

28 Sep 18, 11 Jan 19, 26 Apr 19

Fri 9.30—10.30am

12 wks


Stay Young and Go Dancing (includes chair exercises) CS

28 Sep 18, 11 Jan 19, 26 Apr 19

Fri 10.45am 11.45am

12 wks


Ukulele for Beginners PCS

2 Oct 18, 22 Jan 19, 23 Apr 19

Tue 7-9pm

5 wks

£55/ *£27.50

Ukulele for Improvers PCS

13 Nov 18, 5 Mar 19, 4 June 19

Tue 7-9pm

5 wks


Vegan Cookery PCS

1 Oct 18, 21 Jan 19

Mon 7-9pm

10 wks

£110/ *£55 + Ingredients

YOGA (Hatha) CS

18 Sep 18, 8 Jan 19, 23 Apr 19

Tue 1.15—2.45pm

12 wks


YOGA (Hatha) PCC

20 Sep 18, 10 Jan 19, 25 Apr 19

Thurs 9.30—11am

12 wks


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23 Feb 19 or 25 May 19

Sat 10am - 3pm


Drawing Techniques including 3D

22 Sep 18

Sat 10am - 4pm


Indian Head and Shoulder Massage


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Ukulele for Beginners

Sat 23 Sep, 11 Nov 18 or 10 Mar 19

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FASHION H&M, Doublebreasted jacket, £34.99


There’s something incredibly magical about the coming of Autumn. After the heady, closely aired Summer days draw to a close, the sun begins to cool its glare and the leaves turn rusty and fall to the ground. One of my favourite aspects of this changing of the guard is the renewed sense of self that comes with Autumn. So many things are refreshed - for the students among us the new school year begins. But for many of us, myself included, it’s the little things that make it a special season. The launch show of Strictly Come Dancing

is the cornerstone of my September. Together with my family, willingly or forced against their wishes, we’ll gather round and take in the sparkles, looking forward to a full four months of innocent Saturday night entertainment to come. And what often makes Strictly as captivating as it is, is the outfits. I’ll be honest. I’m not

“ There’s a lot to love about a jacket. It can be dressed up or down, and it’s the perfect topper to any outfit in need of a little extra something.” someone who can dress for Summer easily. My body type is that sort of skinny-fat combo which doesn’t allow me to fill out a t-shirt in any of the right places, and I have an almost clinical aversion to shorts that is rarely broken outside of my own house, or the beach. I’m comfiest in a sweater, jacket and skinny jeans - anything outside of this combo is less than ideal. The more fashion-forward of my female friends often complain of the same predicament. Summer clothes are many for the few, not the many. There’s a lot to love about a jacket. Take a simple white blazer, like the one pictured above from H&M. It can be dressed up or down, it will never look out of season because white defies seasonality, and it can be paired with a full white look or anything else your heart desires. Plus, it’s the perfect topper to any outfit in need of a little extra something. Outerwear is also wonderfully forgiving. As the summer weather fades, I’ll admit that I’m the first to reach for the comfort food, and I’d bet anything that I’m not alone - a winter body is, after all, 32



practically a seasonal survival essential. My favourite method of covering up is the versatile, practical and effortlessly stylish camel overcoat. Everyone should count at least one camel coat in their wardrobe - no one is excluded from this rule. Zara’s version, newly brought in for the season ahead, is a wonderful investment option at £119. Doublebreasted and very Céline-esque, it would be hard to step a fashion foot wrong in this cosy layer - the neutral colour pairs especially well with shades of rusty orange and brown, although simple black and white is always a solid option. Every year as Septembertime rolls around, my wardrobe inevitably plays host to a brand new jacket or coat, and every year I tell myself I won’t give in this time - but I always do. And honestly, you should too. It’s well worth the cramped closet space.


Local astronaut Tim Peake launches competition to name ExoMars Rover The UK Space Agency has launched a competition to name a rover which is being sent to Mars to search for signs of Life.

Tim Peake said: “Mars is a fascinating destination, a place where humans will one day work alongside robots to gather new knowledge and search for life in our Solar System. “The ExoMars rover is a vital part of this journey of exploration and we’re asking you to become part of this exciting mission and name the rover that will scout the Martian surface.” The UK is the second largest European contributor to the ExoMars mission, behind Italy, having invested €287 million in the mission and £14 million on the instruments. Airbus Defence and Space is leading the build of the rover while the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory is leading on a key instrument known as the PanCam, a high resolution 3D camera which will be used to look at the terrain and rocks to try to detect signs of life.

Mars Rover. Credit: Airbus.

Leicester University and Teledyne e2v are involved in work on the Raman Spectrometer with STFC RAL Space processing the data it delivers. ExoMars will be the first mission to combine the capability to move across the surface and to study Mars at depth. The rover, which is due to land on Mars in March 2021, uses solar panels to generate the required electrical power, and is designed to survive the cold Martian nights with the help of batteries and heater units.

Due to launch in August 2020 the UK-built rover is part of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission which will look at how Mars has evolved and whether there may be conditions for life. The ExoMars rover will be the first of its kind to travel across the Martian surface and drill down to determine if evidence of life is buried underground, protected from the destructive radiation that impinges the surface today. It will collect samples and analyse them with next-generation instruments, many designed by British engineers.

Another part of the ExoMars mission, the Trace Gas Orbiter, is already at Mars, looking for atmospheric gases that may be linked to active geological or biological processes.

Science Minister Sam Gyimah said: “Exploring the surface of another planet is what many scientists and researchers dream of and now a British-built rover will travel the surface of Mars to answer some fundamental questions, and the public can be part of this exciting new chapter by naming the rover. We want creative and bold entries – I’ll start the ball rolling with Rover McRoverface! “The ExoMars mission showcases the very best of the UK’s worldleading robotics expertise and this mission will inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and space enthusiasts to be part of the journey as the UK continues to reach for the stars. We are truly entering the new Great British Space Age.” The competition was unveiled by British ESA astronaut Tim Peake at the Farnborough International Airshow today (Friday 20th July).

In 2014 more than 4,000 people responded to a call to name Tim Peake’s 6-month mission to the International Space Station, with Principia being chosen as the winner. The name referred to Isaac Newton’s world-changing three-part text on physics, Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity. As well as the honour of naming the rover the winner of the competition will receive a tour for four people of the Airbus facility in Stevenage where the Mars rover is being built. The competition will run from 09:30am BST on 20th July 2018 (the “Opening Date”) to 23:59pm BST on 10th October 2018 (the “Closing Date”) inclusive. For more information visit UK Space Agency Website https://www.gov.uk/government/news/astronauttim-peake-launches-competition-to-name-exomarsrover To Enter https://events.airbus.com/ereg/index. php?eventid=200179103&




Run The Great South Run For Portsmouth Hospitals Charity

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Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, based at Queen Alexandra Hospital is looking for runners taking part in the Great South Run on Sunday 21 October 2018 to run for a ward or department within Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which is close to their heart. If you have a Great South Run place, and would like to raise money for a worthy cause, the Fundraising Team would love to hear from you. The Fundraising Team can advise on the most appropriate ward or department to donate to, based on your personal experiences and preference.

Our senior team just placed 1st and national champions at the Bournemouth international cheerleading competition at our first ever time at international. Coach Lara said: “I the coach are so proud. Our motto is start unknown finish unforgettable and we did that.” Cheer-a-cality also raised at the end of June £300 for CAMHS Charity by holding a fundraiser show for the charity. Cheer-a-cality 07736 320103 http://www.dance-a-cality.co.uk/

To support Portsmouth Hospitals Charity and to find out more information, please contact the Fundraising team on 02392 286000 Ext: 5927, fundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk

In these uncertain times, put your family first

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity aims to support the patients of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust by improving existing facilities and by providing additional equipment, supporting research programmes and innovation in the development of services and education to both patients and staff.

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Auto Brite Express Bodyshop

Walking Back To Their Roots

The first 6 months in our larger premises!

After 6 months in our new Express Bodyshop, Auto Brite has been busier than ever! Our new and improved unit has enabled a diverse range of repairs including Jet Ski’s, Motorbike fairings, brake callipers, as well as the day to day parking scuff on a low wall or door dent from another car. We can repair splits to plastics, as in the photo’s above, saving the unnecessary replacement costs as well as landfill. Better for the environment and your pocket!

Auto Brite Express Bodyshop If you have lived in this area for a while, you may recognise the name, or any of the vans in the pictures. In 1994, St.John started trading as Auto Brite, offering a SMART repairing service to the local area, specialising in small to medium damage repairs to vehicles on the customers’ driveway. Over time, the vans grew larger to carry the ever-developing equipment and the areas St.John covered expanded also, as well With female and friendly customer carehe and as theour services types of repairs offered. St.John’s 24 year experience in the motor After 19 years of trying to perform perfect repairs in less than trade, hopefully we could help you if you perfect conditions, the decision was made to move to a unit ever required our services. and offer the same service, but from a better environment. In Please take a look at our website or our Facebook page where you will be able to see up to date repairs as well as honest reviews from our customers. We are situated in Segensworth, a 2 minute drive from junction 9 on the M27 at: Unit 28 Mitchell Close, Segensworth East, PO15 5SE. If you would like an estimate for any damage to your car, motor bike, or anything else, please feel free to contact us on: 01489 578302 / 07850 485663 www.autobritesmartrepairs.co.uk

Staff, trustees and users at a local charity are taking on a sponsored walk back to the original home of the organisation. The Rose Road Association began in 1952 when a small group of parents started to run activities for their disabled children. By 1954 the organisation had opened a purpose built day centre in Rose Road, Southampton. In 2004 the Rose Road Association opened the state-of-the-art Bradbury Centre in Aldermoor Road and now runs its respite services from the centre for Auto over 300 2013 Brite opened an “Express bodyshop” in Segensworth, familiesa of disabled offering same day, convenient paint repair service. children and young After a fantastic 4 years and continued support from loyal people. customers, Auto Brite has moved to a larger unit on the same estate in Segensworth. This enables St.John to work on multiple In recent years the cars at a time,supporters yet still offering, honest, reliable charity has noticed that new are unaware of the history and a personal service to each customer. of the Association and get confused as to why the charity is called the “Rose Road Association” when it’s not based in Rose Road. So Due to expansion, St.John’s wife, Louisa-Jane is to raise awareness of who the charity is, and how they became to in reception to meet and greet customers in a be the Rose Road Association, staff and users are walking a five warm, female friendly environment. Auto Brite still mile round trip from the Bradbury Centre back to the original site of in small to medium scale damage and the charity on specialise Friday 6th July. offer a fast, yet extremely high standard of repair, with over 24 years’ . “The Rose Road Juno Hollyhock, Rose Road’s Chiefexperience Executive says Association has a long like history Southampton, a story of If such you would an in estimate for anyit’s damage true community spirit and proof of the amazing things the people of to your car, please feel free to contact us on Southampton can achieve when working together. We are hoping 01489 578302 / 07850 485663 our walk will remind people of this.” www.autobritesmartrepairs.co.uk

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Britain’s Biggest Boating Festival To Celebrate Its Golden Year Name: TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018 Date: Friday 14 – Sunday 23 September 2018 Location: Southampton, SO15 1AG Time: 10am – 6.30pm from 14-22 September and 10am – 6pm on Sunday 23 September Website: www.southamptonboatshow.com This year marks the 50th edition of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show which is set to be the biggest celebration of all things marine. The Show will showcase the lifestyle, fun and excitement that being on the water has to offer. Set against a stunning backdrop featuring some of the world’s most luxurious and innovative boats, Europe’s largest purposebuilt marina will host thousands of guests and businesses over the action-packed 10 days. Whether tempted to dip your toe in for the first time, an aspiring sailor or seasoned boater, the Show offers a fantastic social experience and the perfect opportunity to indulge a passion for the water. Regardless of age or experience, there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in. This includes an array of watersports and boating activities – from an indulgent cruise onboard a top-of-the-range luxury motor yacht to an exhilarating sail aboard a 72ft round the world Ocean Race Yacht as part of a 12 strong team. Much has changed in 50 years, but our love for the ocean remains unwavering. As the marine environment becomes an increasing global concern, the Boat Show will be host to leading and wellknown scientific and wildlife experts highlighting the environmental challenges facing the boating world in 2018. This will include on and off the water attractions from the National Oceanography Centre, the UK’s leading centre of excellence for oceanographic studies. Alongside its pledge to cut onsite plastics at the Show, it will showcase the technical innovations set to ensure that the future of the marine industry and the environment remains bright. Guests can relax at one of the Show’s many bars and enjoy live entertainment or simply soak up the last of the summer sun whilst climbing onboard some of the most idyllic boats in the world. Falling at the end of the Summer, TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show promises to be the perfect way to conclude the season with plenty of opportunities to unwind. As Britain’s premier nautical event, the 50th TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show is set to be the biggest and most incredible celebration yet, offering 10 unforgettable days celebrating the past whilst navigating the future of the marine world.




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View Top Brands At Premier’s Swanwick Used Boat Show Back for its 39th consecutive year, Premier Marinas gets set for two shows as it hosts its annual Used Boat Show at Swanwick Marina - running it concurrently with the Southampton Boat Show, 14th – 23rd September 2018. The Used Boat Show will feature extensive on and off water displays of power and sail boats from onsite brokerages, Ancasta International Boat Sales, Clipper Marine, Princess Motor Yachts, Sea Ventures and Sunseeker Southampton. Open daily from 10am – 6pm, visitors will have the opportunity to peruse an extensive lineup of quality pre-owned boats. Martin Bowman, Marina Manager at Swanwick Marina said: “Swanwick Marina has become a popular destination for purchasing and selling a wide range of vessels. From power boats to sailing yachts and RIBs, Swanwick has it all. We always look forward to hosting the September Used Boat Show. We’re perfectly placed for visitors to browse an extensive line-up of boats from our first class brokerages.” So whether you’re thinking of selling or buying a used yacht or motor boat, this show is one of the most established and successful used boat shows on the South Coast. Visit www.premiermarinas.com for more details. For further information on the event please call Barbara Liddell on 01489 885000 or email barbaral@premiermarinas.com.

Subsea technology uses real-time 3D vision and AI Green Angel Syndicate investment brings live subsea tech to global energy market Subsea services company, Rovco, is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing angel investment. This will enable the firm to launch its cutting-edge live 3D visual subsea inspection systems, which could significantly reduce the time taken to complete subsea surveys and cut inspection costs by 80%. The company has secured the backing of Green Angel Syndicate – the only angel syndicate in the UK specialising in green investment. Part of a multiple investment deal, the funds will see Rovco bring its latest inspection technology to the global energy market. Rovco has tripled in size since launching less than two years ago and is now setting its sights on becoming a market leader within five years. The company plans to grow its headcount from 16 to 35 employees within the next year and achieving this will put its future estimated export revenue at £20m per year. Following two years of extensive research and development activity, the new technology began field trials last month. The system has been developed to effectively manage the increasing complexity of subsea operations, using real-time 3D vision and AI data analysis to cut the cost of underwater inspections and maintenance.

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There are over 35,000 Rotary clubs in the world and they all work in a similar way: there are no administration charges; all of what is collected in donations goes directly to the chosen needy cause. In most case that will be local, but in some cases it will go to an international cause such as Polio Eradication or a relief for a natural disaster, for example. Every year, the President of these clubs change. Last year Debbie Walker, a retired local business person, was the first female President of the BW club. During her year she presided over further growth in the club taking our membership to 36 members. Just in case you were wondering: the ratio of men to women is now 9 to 28; and more ladies in the pipeline! Debbie presided over her last BW Rotary meeting, inaugurating John Natt as the next President, along with Linda Treveil as President for the following year and Mandy Tourle for the subsequent year. Here is a picture of the mass inauguration: Debbie at top right, followed by John, followed by Linda, followed by Mandy. Our new President John Natt is married to Sue, and they live in West End. John is a Partner in Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants, and a trustee of the Rainbow Centre. He enjoys fishing, photography and travel. John’s favourite charities for the year are Macmillan Nurses, The Rainbow Centre, and Lymphoma Action. His aspiration is to continue supporting worthy causes both in funding and assistance where required; raising the profile of Rotary and the work it does; and ensuring the members enjoy the year. Debbie’s last meeting as President, saw two new members being inaugurated into the club. Margaret Jacobs retired from running a local coach company joined the club at the same time as Sara Walker who runs Better Financial Planning in BW. Both are looking forward to contributing to Rotary goals and joining in the community spirit of the local club. A week after the exhaustion of the Carnival came KidsTreat, where our members took turns to be a Human Fruit Machine; supporting the efforts of the Town Team in providing a free day of entertainment for local children. The feedback was that everyone had a great day out. Well done Town Team.




RAINBOW CENTRE KID’S OUT. On Wednesday 13th June a group of BW Rotarians went to Marwell Zoo to support in the coordination of Kid’s Out. The National Rotary KidsOut Day, started in 2015 and is the biggest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK, with more than 29,000 children participating across the country. PICKWELL FARM. The club had a really enjoyable social evening at Pickwell Farm, in Old Netley. Owned by club member Doug Draper, club members received a guided tour of the extensive Pick and Pay facility. Great social evening and even better strawberries! As you can see, your local Rotary club engages in a wide range of support of local and international causes as well as fellowship. For more information contact: Mike Berry at mike.berry@bishopswalthamrotary.org.uk

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Being one of the locations situated within the mystical-sounding Auroral Oval a ring around the geomagnetic North Pole where auroral activity is most likely to occur - it’s probably no surprise to learn that Abisko’s skies are frequently painted with the dazzling, colourful illuminations. However, it is said that of all the aurorae hotspots in the world, Abisko boasts the highest probability of sightings. This is due to several, differing factors. Firstly, its remote location means there is very little light pollution. Secondly, Abisko rarely experiences any inclement weather due to its geography; it sits within a ‘bowl of mountains’ which seemingly protects it from cloud or rain. This micro-climate also produces some prevailing winds which, together with the mountains, serve to disperse cloud cover. Hence the region enjoys greater numbers of clear nights per season, something that other locations cannot so confidently boast. There are many night time tours to choose from, two of the more popular are a photography-based Northern Lights trip, run by an expert and a visit to the Aurora Sky Station followed by a gourmet meal dining experience. However, as mentioned above, it is possible to see the lights in any dark area which is far from artificial light, so take your pick. Your nights might be covered, but you’ll need something to do during the day. Fortunately, this is another string to Abisko’s bow: the diversity of experiences that are on offer. Providing you’re wrapped up warmly and have some sturdy shoes, there are plenty of things to do in Abisko. You can explore the wilderness of frozen lakes and dramatic scenery with a local Sami guide, keeping your eyes open for indigenous wildlife.




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COURGETTE AND SWEETCORN PIE Ingredients: • 4 tablespoons butter • Half of a white onion, diced • 1 cup of sweet corn • 2 large courgettes, sliced very thinly (about 4 cups) • Handful of sliced mushrooms • 1 tablespoon dried basil • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 12 ounces shredded cheese (I used both Mozzarella and Cheddar • 4 eggs, beaten Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Heat the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions, courgette, and mushrooms. While the veggies saute, cut the corn kernels off the cob (or use frozen). Add them to the pan and continue to saute until the veggies are soft, 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat. 2.

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From sludge ship to flag ship the story of SS Shieldhall It was 30 years ago on 28 July 1988 that Southern Water passed ownership of an unheralded vessel that had been in service between 1980-85, to a recently formed charity. That charity was the Solent Steam Packet, and the vessel Steamship Shieldhall. Performing a very perfunctory role SS Shieldhall for Southern Water – taking treated sludge to the ‘dumping grounds’ to the east of the Isle of Wight – Shieldhall was destined for a more glamourous future role as a passenger vessel and as a flagship for the National Historic Fleet, which she continues to perform to this day.

The Boiler Room temperature gauge hit 11o degrees on a recent Shieldhall sailing. of men and women, young and old, all with an interest in keeping Britain’s maritime history afloat. Shieldhall marked her 30th anniversary of charitable ownership with a ‘Return to the Nab Tower’ cruise on Sat 28 July, and has a busy August and September sailing programme.

Trips include:

See the sights of Southampton Water, The Needles, Hengistbury Head and Poole Harbour, passing Brownsea Island and Sandbanks. Passengers make own way back. Look out for trips on 31 Aug, 1, 2, 3 Sept (from Poole Quay) and Heritage Open Day and Boat Show weekend cruises from Southampton between 4pm – 6pm on 15, 16 September 2018 For more info and to book, please visit www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Shieldhall had been constructed in 1955 by the Lobnitz Shipyard in Renfrew, Glasgow, on the banks of the Clyde, where she was to perform a sludge disposal role for the Glasgow Corporation. Daily trips past Garroch Head on the Isle of Bute to the ‘dumping grounds’ where the water was ’70 fathoms deep’ lasted some 8 hours. During the summer months Shieldhall would welcome groups identified by the Corporation who could enjoy trips ‘Doon the Watter’ – doubtless enjoying the sea air before retiring to the Shieldhall saloon shortly before her tanks were emptied. Replacing an earlier vessel of the same name, Shieldhall was built with twin powered triple expansion steam engines and scotch boilers – rather than diesel engines which were fast becoming the norm. Some 30 years later this was to be her saving grace, for when Southern Water announced she was to be scrapped, a number of heritage enthusiasts recognised the rarity of what was to be found on Shieldhall ‘below decks.’ There was still the matter of saving Shieldhall, for Southern Water needed to be paid the sum of £20k, which represented Shieldhall’s scrap value. The Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group (SUIAG) and the Council’s Museum Service, led by Nigel Overton, were leading lights in Shieldhall’s preservation, together with a team of dedicated watchkeepers who undertook duties on board Shieldhall. These lasted 24hrs a day for 3 years – with tours of the ship undertaken hourly day and night - whilst funds for Shieldhall’s purchase were raised. During this period Shieldhall remained under the ownership of Southern Water, with the understanding that she could be brought back into service at any time if required. Such dedication was rewarded and after her purchase in 1988 the volunteers proudly saw Shieldhall make her maiden voyage for the Solent Steam Packet on 9th June 1991.

Shieldhall will pass the cruise ships departing Southampton in August and September.

Today Shieldhall’s fine lines, her original engine room, boiler room and bridge are in high demand for film producers and documentary makers, and she has been the star of movies including Angela’s Ashes and Grimsby, and many documentaries about the Titanic, where many of her features are similar, albeit on a smaller scale. A far cry from her origins as a humble sludge boat! Following completion of a HLF project ‘Saving Shieldhall: Conservation in Action’ in 2017, the Solent Steam Packet charity can look forward to more years of summer sailings in the Solent. Shieldhall continues to be run by a number of volunteers, a mixture






Taste Of Wickham Festival Sunday 9Th September 2018 10am - 4pm The stalls are booked, the entertainers are rehearsing, the raffle tickets on sale and prizes arranged, volunteer helpers recruited, (but see below!) and fingers crossed for good weather. Wickham is almost ready to welcome visitors to its fifth celebratory festival. This year there will be a record number of stalls – well over 60, showing off local businesses and organisations – crammed into the picturesque medieval Square. Each business shelters under its striped square gazebo, which creates a festival atmosphere to the day right from the start. The programme of children’s activities and entertainments, live music, local groups performing their musical and dancing shows keeps the audiences of all ages amused and entertained. And then there are the goats – always a popular centre of attraction! We hope and expect that the crowds who attend each year – and the many who come every year! - will enjoy the day once again. If you have not been before, where were you? You have missed a (free) treat! There is lots here for people of all ages – and their dogs. Parking is eased by the (also free) Park and Ride scheme – so popular last year that the number of buses has now been increased to speed up the process. Once again the organisers are hugely indebted to Southern Cooperative who sponsor the event and support the ever-popular programme of cookery demonstrations in the temporary kitchen in the marquee. It is also rumoured that this year a demonstration of cocktail-making is to be added! More details are on the Taste of Wickham website, www.wickhamsquare.co.uk/tasteofwickham Here is the ‘(see below)’ bit – Chairman of the Taste of Wickham Festival, Ben Sawyers of Meon Valley Butchers (formerly Tulls Fine Foods} says “HELP! 5,,,,Volunteers are still needed to help before and on the day – all sorts of tasks, some not strenuous at all, but all very necessary and important. So if you could spare at least a couple of hours, you will have our undying gratitude – and you might even enjoy yourself. Please help if you can.”





T.Rextasy, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, return to venues across the UK in 2018 transporting audiences back to relive the good old days of the 1970’s. Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs, the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy. Accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management, T.Rextasy have been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’. They have been performing all over the world for more than 25 years, a career that ironically out-lives Marc’s very own T.Rex Danielz, lead vocalist and lead guitarist, said “I absolutely love playing the songs of T.Rex. It’s the actual buzz one gets of going on stage and giving the audience a live experience. Fans are coming to have a good time, and when I see people smiling and doing just that it makes it really worthwhile.” This fullon concert showcases all of the hits and more, with both electric and acoustic performances, faithfully recreating the energy and performance of Marc Bolan and T.Rex. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you! Thursday 13th September 7.30pm Ferneham Hall, Fareham Tickets: £21 Box Office: 01329 231942 http://www.fernehamhall.co.uk/whats-on/music/trextasy/


Hms Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2018 Join with thousands of spectators on Thursday 25th October for what promises to be a fun filled evening of entertainment at the HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2018. As well as a spectacular fireworks display there will also be entertainers including fire breathers and a funfair with rides at very reasonable rates to keep everyone entertained before the big fireworks finale.

*Advance tickets are non-refundable.

The gates will open at 6pm, with the Bonfire lit at 7:15pm and the main display at 8pm. The gates will close at 10:30pm. Tickets: £15 (Family 2+2); £5 (Adults); £4 (children Under 14). Advance tickets* will also be available at a substantially discounted early bird rate. Prices and vendor details to be released shortly. Disabled access and facilities available. With free parking for all the HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2018 is sure to be a night to remember. For further information please visit: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/sultan-fireworks




WHAT’S ON HEDGE END WOMEN’S INSTITUTE On 24th July, Dan Allen entertained us with a talk entitled ‘What did you do in the war Granny?’ Also, the Hedge End WI had a stall at the Hedge End carnival, where we sold cakes and handmade assorted goods. At our August monthly meeting on 28th, Gwen Appleton will discuss ‘Growing old disgracefully’. The annual skittles evening has been booked for Thursday 27th September. Tickets will be only £10 and on sale at the August meeting. The Hedge End WI won the Group round of the General Knowledge Quiz and will be representing the Hamble Valley Group in the finals in October. Other dates to be aware of are; 31st August when there will be a free historical tea party at 2.30pm, catered by Jackie Atkinson.



27th September skittles at British Aerospace Club in Hamble has been arranged with a variety of food to be chosen.

Hammerstein, Irvin Berlin and the Beatles. Tickets at £7.50 are obtainable from the church office, or by calling 01329 315893 or from any choir member.

26th October at 7.30pm, there will be a fashion show with lots to try on and buy. Our meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. These meetings will start at 7.30pm with the doors opening at 6.45pm. Visitors are very welcome to our large but friendly group which has many varied activities and interesting speakers. For further information please contact our president: Jill Burrows 01489 782121. PUTIN’ ON THE RITZ! The Stubbington U3A mixed choir will be putting on a concert at Holy Rood church Stubbington on Saturday October 6 starting at 7.30 in aid of church funds. The choir sings a selection of well-loved songs composed by George Gershwin, Rogers and


Go wild as Matt Terry – Winner of 2016’s X-Factor is announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical which opens at the Kings Theatre Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 August. CINDERELLA Tuesday 11 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019 The Kings Theatre is pleased to announce that the multi-talented Jake Quickenden WINNER of 2018

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