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ASPECT COUNTY ■ AUGUST 2008 ■ Est 1989 Read online at www.aspect-county.co.uk ■

ASPECT COUNTY 20 Years Of Quality Publishing

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Our Cover Photo: Dale Hill Golf Club - See Page 5 ISSUE 119

HOMES ■ BATTLE ■ LEISURE ■ FASHION ■ FOOD & DRINK ■ MOTORING £70 Million Country House Inside


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Inside

P1 COVER SHOT P6OUR PROPERTY

The stunning scenery around Dale Hill Golf and Country Club, bordering on the Sussex and Kent countryside.PETS

WELCOME to the August issue, covering the holiday season well into Summer and now looking to the garden, holidays and days out. Here are 100 pages of quality reading to enjoy-all for free! This month you can also check out the the online issue of Aspect. Our turning pages are a brilliant new way to read and use the magazine. For any friends and relations living away tell them to go online to keep close to the counties. Just go to www.aspect-county.co.uk

P24 P6 PROPERTY Something of a coup for Aspect, the Surrey country P25 LOCAL BOARDS

house that is yours for £70 Million! Plus more from home and abroad.

P27 BOOKS P27 THE FLYING ANGEL The Mission to Seafarers, Roger Paine. P28 STARS P28 LEISURE Events and places to visit through the summer. Plus Listings. P30 HEALTH P35 FOOD & DRINK Seasonal and Country Pub Reviews, P33drinks, ART News ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS Wines and more.

P44 P37EDUCATION WEDDINGS

More news from around the schools, credit crunch and more.

Homes & Inteiors, See Page 60

Fashion, See Page 46

P49 DAYS OUT P45 FASHION Stylish, understated in Black and Grey by GANT. P61 WHATS ON P56 ANTIQUES, ART & AUCTIONS Featuring Liz Garnett, art photographer, choosing the right camera, and the 250 year old dutch wine glass. P67 FIREPLACES P60 HOMES & INTERIORS 20 pages ofHOMES ideas and offers, featuring floors, P71 furniture, blinds jacuzzis and more.

P79 P84FIREPLACES GARDENS

If you are considering a new fireplace, get in touch with your local specialist now.

P91 MOTORING P82 BEST OF BATTLE

Featuring this charming old market town, site of the Battle of Hastings.

P92 MOTORING

More exclusive cars- Land Rover, Lexus, Porsche and more.

Motoring, See Page 94

ASPECT COUNTY is published in Kent, East Sussex, and parts of Surrey. Annual subscription £24, inc P&P. Editor: Nigel Lelew. Listings: Darren Cole. Editorial Contributor: Roger Paine. Publisher: Neil McGuigan Distribution Manager: Maggie Brookes. Account Manager: Jason Hutton. Photography: Sarah Tate Production Manager: Ian Isted Accounts: Helen Holmes, Angela Scannell Account Executives: Jamie McGuigan, Max Hutton. Telephone: 01424 777444. Fax: 01424 772224. Web: www.aspect-county.co.uk Email: mail@aspect-county.co.uk Address: 6 OLC, High St. Battle, E-Sussex, TN33 0AH Next issue: September 2008. Copyright © Media South. Est 1989 No part of this publication may be stored, copied, redistributed or in any way be reproduced except with prior written permission of the publisher. Thank you for reading Aspect, please collect our issues monthly.

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At Holmes Hill Furniture we have probably the largest Selection of English, French and Dutch Oak Furniture For Miles Around. Importing direct from all over the world we have the best prices and Price Match to give you the assurance we are as competative as the internet. Based on the A22 Between Hailsham and Uckfield, 8 miles outside of Eastbourne on our own Estate we now have on site over 5000 sq Ft of Furniture displays, For the family we have Childrens Pottery Painting Studio,Tea Rooms For home cooked food and our own Free Car Park. We love dogs! (Please bring a lead.)

Fun Weekend 9th & 10th August Free Admission We are holding a charity fun weekend in order to raise funds for NSPCC Air Ambulance, Clic Sargent for children with cancer and Demelza House Childrens Hospice. We are involving local groups including Brownies and Cubs and their will be many activities such as: • Sweet Shop • Ice Cream Man • Mini Fun Fair • Tombola • Kids Fancy Dress • Farmers Market • BBQ

• Kids Entertainment • Face Painting • Punch & Judy • Balloon Man • Craft Stalls • Raffle And Many More

Opening times: Mon- Sat 10-5 (Tues closed) Sunday 10-4 Evening appointments available Holmes Hill Furniture, Holmes Hill Estate (On The A22), East Sussex BN7 6JA

Tel: 01825 873607 www.iwantfurniture.co.uk


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ON THE COVER When looking for luxurious breaks away thoughts turn to far-flung tropical resorts, but opulence can be found much closer to home and without breaking the bank. Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club is somewhat of a hidden gem, nestled in East Sussex’s rolling hills. The hotel offers 35 en-suite bedrooms, many of which offer breathtaking views across the High Weald and boasts four AA stars and a Conde Nast Johansen recommendation. Banqueting and conference facilities are complimented by the award-winning Wealden View restaurant, holder of a prestigious red rosette marking quality dining. Dale Hill also boasts fine leisure amenities, with an indoor heated pool, sauna, and air-conditioned gymnasium. The hotel also features two 18-hole golf courses, including the renowned Ian Woosnam-designed layout, with ardent rolling hills, manicured greens, beautiful woodland and strategic bunkering, all of which makes for one of the most charming inland courses in the UK. But golf is not all that’s on offer, nestling near the Kent border, lies the historic village of Ticehurst where you can retrace the steps of Anne Boleyn. Or if a country walk is more your thing then Bewl Water – the south east’s largest freshwater lake – is the ideal place to while away a Sunday afternoon. But any visitor would be foolish not to stop off at Dale Hill’s sister property, Chart Hills. Just 15 miles from Dale Hill, Chart Hills Golf Club offers outstanding facilities on all fronts and is the perfect venue for every occasion. The club has everything that guests could desire including; conferencing and wedding facilities; a championship golf course and fine dining, all of which make Chart Hills the ideal venue for your special occasion.

The spectacular Nick Faldo-designed golf course sits in the northern reaches of the Weald of Kent in more than 200 acres of historic countryside, and is just 20 miles from the M25. The fantastic 18-hole layout was recently recognised as one of the top courses in Europe by the prestigious Peugeot Golf Guide 2008-2009. But Chart Hills has more than just golf, if you are looking for conference and banqueting facilities, the Carnforth Suite is suitable for up to 200 people theatre style and caters for up to 140 at lunch or dinner. Whether you visit Chart Hills or Dale Hill you are guaranteed to find something for all tastes. For more information contact Dale Hill on 01580 200112.

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PROPERTY

With its distinctive vans and corporate identity Russ Deacon Home Improvements is a major player in Eastbourne. This award-winning company has been responsible for a number of kitchen and bathroom refits as well as extensions and loft conversions. Attention to detail and product knowledge has meant that the firm has been synonymous with quality. Proprietor Russ Deacon became a fully qualified electrician as a young man and although he now concentrates on the commercial side of the business you can see Russ’s work standards and commitment to customer satisfaction in everything the company does. Notably the company has been part of the East Sussex Trading Standards Buy With Confidence scheme for the past 3 years. With more than 1,600 door fronts, 62 worktops and 22 carcasses to choose from in the Schmidt kitchen range there has to be a kitchen for everyone’s taste and budget. With world renowned brands like Schmidt, Smeg and Silestone featured in the showroom you can be sure that your kitchen will be of the highest quality. As the showroom continues to be refurbished exciting new bathroom products are been added to the range such as Pura, Phoenix and Montrose bathroom furniture. While the company’s tradesmen are among the most skilled and conscientious in the town, if customers have their own workmen then products can of course be purchased on a supply only basis. Russ Deacon makes it easy for you to visit the showroom at 369 Seaside as there is ample parking and even a kid’s play space. The company should be high on the list of anybody looking at home improvements, be it large or small – so pop in to Russ Deacon Home Improvements, where they aim to make your dream home a reality. To find out more call Russ Deacon on 01323 642075.

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I want everything except the kitchen sink The UK is a nation of demanding house-hunters, a survey from fish4homes (www.fish4homes.co.uk) can reveal today. We have unrealistic expectations of how long it takes to find the right property, with 72% of those surveyed revealing they expect it to take up to 3 months to find the right home (when in fact it can take up to 6 months), but we also have farfetched ideas of what we will get for our money. When asked what was the most important thing when looking for a property, over 90% of us care most about the size of the rooms, with nearly half (46%) being concerned about the state of the fitted kitchen and 41% about the bathroom suite. We have also been known to turn properties down because the rooms were too small (73%) or the vibe in the property didn’t feel right (36%). Interestingly 13% of us are worried about the ergonomics or feng shui of a property, with 14% needing a separate toilet to the bathroom, and 16% cited concern over the colour of the walls. When asked about the importance of outdoor features, the size of the back garden was top of the list with 61% of us demanding a large back garden, and 34% of us requiring a driveway to park the car. 6% of those surveyed were more concerned about having space for a pet than those who had issues around security (2%). The results show that we are a nation spoilt for choice, and factors such as the distance to the nearest train station (76%), the length of the commute (72%), the volume of traffic on the road (51%), and the local school catchment area are all important issues when making that ever important decision. Stewart Black, head of sales fish4homes comments “As more and more properties are available for rent and for sale, Brits are understandably looking for more for their money. It is important to realise however, that estate agents are not magicians and cannot create a perfect house with all the extras, on a small budget. Clients need to be honest and realistic when they start house hunting and research as much as possible to know what their money will buy”. Lisa Martin, PR Manager for Leaders Lettings Agents adds “We have noticed that Brits do have a tendency to be very upfront about their

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needs when looking for a home. We have had some interesting requests from clients ranging from a repaint of the front door as the client was superstitious, to people wanting a garden to be astro-turfed because they didn’t want to mow the 10 x 10 ft lawn! At the end of the day, we manage our clients’ expectations by explaining exactly what you can get for your money and what you could get if you travelled one mile further down the road”. To help find your ideal home, fish4homes recommends the following: • Budget carefully and be realistic about what you can afford to spend • Check the area you like at day and night, and then look a little further afield to see if you can get more in a different street – you might be surprised with your results • Make sure you know the Borough Council and Schooling if that is important to you • Calculate the worst case scenario for your commute to work or for the school run • If outdoor space or a driveway is important you might need to compromise on the size of the spare room or storage facilities • Don’t expect estate agents to work wonders. They can only show you the properties which are available and which fit your criteria. • If your priorities change, don’t forget to tell your estate agent. • If you like a property–go for a 2nd viewing and have a second opinion from a friend or family member. If you are still keen – make your offer!


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PROPERTY Thanks to milder weather here in the UK, we are spending more and more time in the garden with friends and family. Gardens are no longer just used for the occasional barbecue or somewhere for the kids to kick a ball about. Instead we’re spending time and money each year making sure they’re a haven for both wildlife and our families and friends. Chamberlain & Wallis, whose founders have over 50 years experience in the oak frame building industry, create a range of beautiful oak buildings which will complement any home. Pergolas are influenced by the Mediterranean, yet constructed from a traditional oak framework offering a contemporary addition to your garden. Often seen with beautiful grape vines or clematis trailing from the roof, Pergolas literally transform an unused area of your garden into a stunning space for entertaining. Pergolas are unique in the fact they require minimal groundworks and therefore disruption to your daily life. Gardener’s Retreats are also ideal to supplement your outside space, providing shaded areas and wet weather shelter. Whether you’re looking for a quiet space to read the paper, or somewhere tranquil to enjoy your garden and the view, the Gardener’s Retreat will provide the ideal solution. Constructed from traditional oak framework and glazed joinery with high level insulation if required, these buildings really will protect you from the elements. The Gazebo is sympathetically designed to blend with the existing garden surroundings, providing a covered area with plenty of space to entertain friends and family. Constructed using a traditional oak framing all Gazebos are finished with wonderful hand crafted detail. Simply add a table and chairs, a chilled bottle of Rosé and you are ready to wow your friends with this beautiful building. To find out more call Chamberlain & Wallis, on 01323 765410.

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Broadhurst Manor, near Horsted Keynes, is a handsome old house hidden deep in the countryside. Set down a private road, through tall decorative wrought iron gates an ancient manor house which has grown over time and is now mellowed with age can only just be glimpsed. The current house grew from the remains of a large 16th century mansion which was partly demolished in the 1780s and then restored and enlarged in the 1920s and 30s. Now it is listed grade II* being of special architectural interest. Inside, there are many period architectural features and detailing; some original, including panelling and fireplaces. Of particular note is the late 16th century main staircase with rare siege doors which would have been closed if an attack was imminent. Broadhurst belonged to a family called Michelbourne until 1656 when it was sold to Edward Lightmaker who was a London brewer. His wife, Saphirah, was sister to Robert Leighton, the Archbishop of Glasgow, who lived at the house with her in his retirement and whose tomb is in the village churchyard. More recently, the property has been the home of Carla Lane and her renowned animal sanctuary, Animaline, which will move to new premises. The house has at least 13 bedrooms and 7 reception rooms. Outside, there are 16 acres around the house which include enchanting formal gardens with yew hedged compartments and stone paved terracing, informal grounds with 3 lakes as well as paddocks and fields. There is a yard with stables, a barn, cottage and a former walled garden with an outdoor riding school. “Broadhurst Manor” says James Lawrie of selling agents Strutt & Parker “is almost a secret. It is a wonderfully romantic house, part of olde England and impressive yet hidden from the world.” To find out more contact Stutt & Parker on 01273 407044.

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Updown Court, the UK's most expensive country house goes on sale with a price tag of ÂŁ70 million.


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The most expensive country property ever to go on sale in the UK is being put on the market this week. Priced at in excess of £70 million, Updown Court is being heralded as the first 21st century stately home in Britain, with grounds larger in area than both the royal residences of Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court. Located in the picturesque English village of Windlesham in the heart of Surrey, in what is becoming known as the 'golden triangle' (Runnymede, Ascot and Weybridge), this 58 acre estate has all the features of the grandest homes in Britain, together with state of the art technology. All the systems are computer controlled and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The sumptuous facilities include five swimming pools, a heated marble driveway, a private cinema, bowling alley, indoor squash court, all weather floodlit tennis court, and stabling for five horses. There is also a helipad for private landings and underground garaging for eight limousines. The accommodation comprising the Updown Court estate is made up of four principal buildings - the main house, guest accommodation, gate lodge and a separate estate manager's office. Twenty two bedroom/bathroom suites are provided as part of a total of 103 rooms. The sweeping double staircase at the entrance of the main house is a replica of the late Gianni Versace's home in Miami. The main house also contains a panic room in case of terrorist attacks. Updown Court is only 28 miles from Central London and within a 20 minute ride by car to Heathrow Airport. The local area has a range of top schools for all ages, including Eton College and St Mary's School at Ascot. Sporting

facilities nearby include golf at Wentworth and Sunningdale, racing at Ascot and polo on Smith's Lawn. The area is home to the family of Sheikh al Maktoum. Interest in this new 'trophy home' has already been expressed by various international entrepreneurs and the 'super-rich'. The property has been masterminded by property developer and entrepreneur, Leslie Allen-Vercoe of Rhymer Investments. For further information about Updown Court, property agents, Savills and Hamptons International should be contacted direct, or visit the website www.updowncourt.com

This 58 acre estate has all the features of the grandest homes in Britain

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And Now For Something Completely Different By Roger Paine

This Monty Python catchphrase had its origins in BBC magazine shows when announcers would intersperse current affairs and interviews with lighter human interest stories. It also gave the name to a full length film made up of the best Python sketches. Today it has become an accepted part of our everyday language and can be applied to anything unusual or ‘out of the norm’. Property is no exception. Whether it is an old house, probably Grade I or II listed, a converted church, school or watermill, a houseboat or a bespoke architect designed contemporary glass and stainless steel property, the attraction will be that it is “completely different”. Whilst estate agents readily acknowledge that for many homeowners ‘location, location’ is frequently the most influential factor when seeking to buy a house, they also concede that finding an unusual and sometimes unique house can, for an increasing number - credit-crunch or no credit-crunch - be of over-riding importance. These types of properties frequently reflect the personality and lifestyle of the purchaser. They want a house which is a statement of how they see themselves or how they might wish others to see them. This can be reflected in a property which is massively eco-friendly or one which is situated close to water for peace and tranquility which a lake or river can provide. There are also those who want a house with an interesting provenance, all-of-a-piece with the owner’s antique furniture, books and paintings thus retaining the ambience of bye-gone years; or there are those who prefer a modern architectural statement of their individuality. Great Britain has a rich history of modern architecture and in the 20’s and 30’s was home to many talented avant garde architects, often fleeing turbulent political situations in their own countries. Walter Gropius and Erno Goldfinger were two who established notable careers in Britain, building numerous houses and apartment blocks that still stand to this day. By the 1960’s this style of house, which emphasized light, space and the integration of architecture into the natural 22

surroundings, had become popular on a broad scale. Purchasers of specialist properties of this era prefer the clean lines and single storey designs such properties feature and which, in several cases, are now classified as listed buildings. At the other end of the spectrum are a rich variety of buildings intended originally for another purpose but which have now been converted for use as family homes. The most easily recognizable of these are barns and oast-houses, a landmark feature of the Kent, Sussex and Surrey countryside. Although thanks to their popularity, sustained for over half a century, they may no longer fully qualify for the Pythonesque sobriquet. The same could not be said, however, of several other residential conversions sold over recent years. These include the Old Gymnasium, a conversion arranged over four floors, in the former Royal Marines barracks at Walmer; the former gothic-style Chapel at St Michael’s, Limpsfield, a school founded in the late 1880’s for the children of missionaries, which featured a minstrel’s gallery and beautiful stained glass windows; a converted watermill, with the original machinery still in place, now with six bedrooms and three bathrooms on the River Mole near Dorking; and a Grade II* listed 17th century village house, with its own unconsecrated chapel with spire and tubular bells, in Lingfield. Many former churches and chapels still exist and if you find one of interest contact the Diocesan Redundant Churches Uses Committee (www.cofe.anglican.org) which can make a recommendation to the Church Commissioners, who also keep a list of available redundant churches. Although it is worth remembering that relatives of the buried have rights over graves and tombstones even if the church has been declared redundant. Nevertheless, if you are seriously seeking a property which is “completely different”, and irrespective of whether or not you are religiously inclined, it could be the answer to your prayers!


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HISTORY

The Flying Angel By Roger Paine The Mission to Seafarers was founded in 1856 and celebrated its 150th anniversary at a special service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on 28th March 2006. Although this service was formal recognition of the Mission’s foundation, it first came into existence in 1835. It was then that the Reverend John Ashley, a young Anglican priest, began visiting ships at anchor in the Bristol Channel. The realisation that no one from the Church took any notice of sailors in ships had been brought home to him by his daughter who, when walking on the cliffs and seeing the ships at anchor, had asked her father, with the innocent wisdom of a child, “Daddy, where do sailors go to church?”. With his interest aroused by this simple question he soon discovered that not only the majority of them never did, but also that no one from the ministry ever went to visit them. He was so moved by their isolation and need he gave up a secure living to devote his life to serving those who served at sea. John Ashley’s work soon inspired other ministers in other ports and it was decided in 1856 to coordinate and expand this mission. It was called The Missions to Seamen and in the same year adopted a flying angel as its sign, inspired by a verse from the Book of Revelation, “Then I saw an angel flying in mid-heaven with an eternal-gospel to proclaim to those on earth, to every nation and tribe, language and people”. It became known as The Mission to Seafarers in 2000, to reflect more accurately what in reality it had always been, namely a missionary society of the Anglican Church which cares for the spiritual and practical welfare of all seafarers regardless of gender, nationality or faith. Since the earliest days, the Mission has played a significant role in Sussex and Kent life. The first reading room for sailors was opened in Deal in 1861 by Lord Shaftesbury, the mission’s president, and the society soon extended its network of chaplains to Rochester, Dover and Ramsgate. A notable Mission figure in the late 19th century was the Reverend Stanley Treanor. He was chaplain in the Downs from 1878 to 1910 and spent 200 days a year afloat visiting ships. He was also a frequent visitor to the Goodwin Lightship, anchored on the notorious stretch of sandbanks off the east Kent coast. It was reported that his seamanship, even by professional standards, was of a high order. He could board sailing vessels from his Mission boat before the ships had come to anchor and leave them after they had weighed. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Mission was involved from the first day. The SS Athenia, which had just left Liverpool for Montreal, carrying more than 1,400 people, was torpedoed off the Irish coast with the loss of 112 lives. Survivors were visited in hospital by the Glasgow chaplain, and from then on the Mission was heavily committed to providing accommodation, food and support for thousands of sailors. In Dover a disused building was ‘fitted up’ for the crews of minesweepers to have somewhere to rest. After the end of hostilities, in appreciation of the way the Mission had looked after seafarers, the Admiralty made a gift to the society of 1,000 guineas. The 1950’s saw the beginning of enormous changes in the shipping industry. One of these changes, containerization, brought larger ships and smaller crews. It also led to quicker turnaround times and the practice of flying crews to their ships. This cut the lengthy waiting periods in ports and there was less need for accommodation. So the big clubs in port centres were phased out and the Mission opened smaller,

more accessible clubs. Today it has a network of chaplains, staff and volunteers in 230 ports worldwide, reaching out to visit seafarers onboard their ships and offering a welcome when they arrive in port. In over 100 ports the Mission runs centres where crews can relax away from their ships, obtain local information, discuss problems and share worship. In 2007, the mission made 72,000 ship visits; distributed 175,000 bibles and other items of Christian literature; connected 230,000 telephone calls on behalf of seafarers; and visited almost 600 seafarers in hospital On the staff of the “Flying Angel Club” at the National Sea Training School outside Gravesend in the late 1960’s there was a young South African priest, Bill Christianson. Now the Reverend Canon Christianson, the Mission’s Secretary General, says, “Today it is technology, multi-culturalism and criminalization that are the key issues affecting sailors’ welfare. But some things remain the same. Loneliness and homesickness are still a problem, and today’s seafarers suffer the dehumanising effects of corner-cutting and cost-cutting, especially as regards safety, practised by an unscrupulous minority of shipowners. The characteristic problems that so many chaplains and volunteers in the Mission face are anxieties about security, which lead to isolation for seafarers in port for they cannot visit the shore, and chaplains cannot visit them”. To address these problems in Dubai the Mission has built the world’s first floating seafarers’ centre. This purpose built 27 metre boat was named MV Flying Angel by The Prince of Wales at a ceremony in Dubai on 28th February 2007. It is designed to serve seafarers whose ships use the east coast anchorage of the United Arab Emirates, the second largest bunkering anchorage in the world. At present, as many as 2,000 seafarers who crew these ships are unable to go ashore to contact their families. Since the boat commissioned, seafarers have been able to enjoy the facilities onboard which include an internet café, telephones, a medical clinic and a paramedic, and a book and DVD library. The Mission’s two Dubai chaplains each spend a week onboard operating around the anchorage five days a week during daylight. This support boat is the 21st century equivalent of the cutter Eirene built by the Reverend Ashley for visiting ships in the Bristol Channel 150 years ago. The Mission to Seafarers (www.missiontoseafarers.org), like all major charities, relies heavily on a devoted band of volunteers. Throughout the country dozens of men and women act as the parish link between their church and the Mission. They try to make communities aware of the society and its work, and help with raising funds. Knitting winter woollens for seafarers, who arrive from warmer climates unprepared for the cold of Northern Europe, is a popular voluntary activity. At St Mary the Virgin church in Rolvenden, Kent, visitors were asked to join in some “united knitting” to create scarves for seafarers. In the East Sussex towns of Hastings and Newhaven the mission has Honorary Chaplains who are ready to provide spiritual and welfare assistance to seafarers in ships using the ports, or at sea off the coast. Paying tribute to the work of The Mission to Seafarers at its world conference in October 2006, the Mission’s president, The Princess Royal, said “If the Mission did not exist, someone would have to invent a similar organisation”. Fortunately, thanks to John Ashley’s foresight and dedication over a century and half ago, there is no need.

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Golfing and Leisure, a pleasure with Beauport Park Golf Club, and Crowhurst Park Golf Breaks, 18th August

Crowhurst Park, in conjunction with Beauport Park Golf Course are now running Golf Tuition Breaks during the summer. Currently two weeks have been set aside to provide beginner and intermediate coaching, utilising a four-night break in one of Crowhurst Parks Garden "adult only" Lodges. Tuition will be at the picturesque Beauport Park Golf Course which is only a "long Par 5" from the Park. Groups of between 4 and 8 will undertake three mornings, Tuesday to Thursday, of coaching covering most aspects of the game, giving a beginner an insight into the wonderful game of golf and intermediate golfers a chance to hone their game during a relaxing holiday at the 5 star park. Unlimited golf on the 9 hole short course is included and, for the more adventurous, discounted green fees on the challenging but stunning 18 hole course. Courses will run during the week commencing 18th August and will comprise a five day, four night break in the adult only walled garden area at Crowhurst Park. Based on two sharing the cost of the break is £395 per-person sharing a 3 / 4 berth lodge. Savings of £50 per head can be obtained for 3 or more people sharing if they are all taking part in the golf tuition classes. Each day will start with breakfast in the "Clubhouse" at Beauport Park at 8.30 a.m. followed by tuition until 1.00 p.m. with a break for coffee at around 11 a.m. Lunch will follow again in the "Clubhouse" an you can choose from the golf breaks lunch menu. The afternoon is then yours to do what you like, including practising as much as you like on the 9-hole short-course or taking on the main 18 hole course, or more practise on the range or putting green. Of course, being only a few miles from the coast there are always many alternatives to golf! Also, the historic town of Battle is only a brisk walk away. The teaching schedule will be tailored to suit the ability and make-up of each group and if numbers allow for more than one group these will be split by ability. All coaching is provided by A* PGA Professionals including David Edwards and Marc Shadwell. They will follow a tried and tested formula and will include video swing analysis, use of the 14-bay floodlit driving range and putting and short game sections. You will also learn the fundamentals of etiquette and the rules of golf. Courses will only run if a minimum of four book so why not guarantee your golf by coming as a four! With Beauport Park and many other courses in the local area, Crowhurst Park can also offer purely golfing breaks, with discounted green fees available at Beauport for the seasoned golfer. For "accommodation only" breaks during the summer and subject to availability, you can have the 5-day, 4-night breaks at £245 per person subject to two sharing one of our adult only lodges, which could suit both the golfer and non-golfer alike. To find out more you can call Crowhurst Park on 01424 776921 or Beauport Park Golf Club on 01424 854245.

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Heathfield’s famous Anglo-French street market

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25th August 2008 Bank Holiday Monday French traders, English traders, local crafts, street entertainment, silver band, petanque, jazz band and ‘Tricky Beat’ african drum band Plenty of fun for the whole family!

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LEISURE Luxurious but affordable - The London Beach Country Hotel and Golf Club Nestling in 100 acres of parkland golf course in the beautiful weald of Kent, just two minutes from the historic market town of Tenterden and 20 minutes from Ashford Station. Londnon Beach has outstanding facilities, including luxurious bedrooms with Queen Size Beds, en suite bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking the magnificent countryside. The London Beach Country Hotel is adding to its facilities with a fantastic New Health Club and Spa opening this autumn. The Hotel offers a peaceful atmosphere, quality service and top class catering by award-winning chefs. The hotel can be a perfect venue for weddings and special celebrations. They can also cater for business conferences both large and small Plasma screens and technical support for setting up your presentations are available. There is WIFI Internet access throughout the hotel. Wide ranges of team building activities are also available. The golf breaks and garden breaks are very popular but many people just use the hotel as a comfortable base from which to visit the many places of interest in the area, such as Leeds Castle, Kent and East Sussex Railway, Sissinghurst gardens and the local vineyards. The Golf course is an impressive Parkland Golf Course which has a yardage of 5,932 yards. You will find their 9 Hole Pitch and Putt course ideal for perfecting your game before graduating onto our parkland

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course. The Practice Green has 5 Holes and the Prestige Putting Course has 9 Holes. The Driving Range has a range of 250 yards. There is also a pro-shop which stocks an excellent range of up-to-date and fashionable sportswear and impeccable golf equipment. To find out more contact London Beach on 01580 766279.


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Pack up a picnic and make your way down to Bewl Windsurfing and become part of the action. Its amazing what can be achieved through enthusiasm and determination in just a couple of hours. Place yourself in the safe hands of their friendly experienced team of instructors: Wobble Splash and nail the moves! All shapes Ages Sexes and sizes just bring Swimmers Shoes and a smile!!! Ring 01892 891000, click on www.bewlwindsurfing.co.uk or have a chat with Jill when you Explore their Chandlery and Watersports Shop.

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Fine Crafts at Pashley Manor Gardens The Sussex Guild will be staging a two day exhibition sale of contemporary and traditional crafts on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August at Pashley Manor Gardens. The show will feature around 40 selected Guild members who will be displaying work of the highest standard, with a number of members showing for the very first time and a few select Guest Exhibitors. The event will take place in a large marquee, just below the magnificent oak tree, in front of the Manor house. Guild membership has increased to nearly 100 professional makers this year – each selected for their excellence and innovation of design and craftsmanship, ensuring that the Guild continues to promote the highest standards in both contemporary and traditional craft. A number of members will be making their debut with the Guild at Pashley. One of the new ceramicists is Lisa Katzenstein whose present work is concerned with reviving the art of floral decoration on ceramics. It is floral with a modern twist, however with an emphasis on wild plants. Once seen as weeds but now in our ecological conscious times viewed as a marker for our changing relationship with the land and our sense of “natural beauty”. Lisa views her pieces as paintings which also happen to be functional vases. Siobhan Jones joined the Guild last year, specialising in the creation of one-off signed pieces of kiln-formed glass. Siobhan is greatly inspired by light in all its different qualities and the part it can play in bringing life to an object. She works exclusively with high quality translucent and opalescent glass, which is tested for colour compatibility. Shaping thin canes of glass, layering colour and the positioning of the glass creates additional depth in the

most recent two dimensional wall installations for the corporate and domestic interior, a contemporary twist to the traditional picture. Stuart Jenkins creates items of jewellery and silverware, using traditional techniques, but always with an eye to the future. His works retain the marks and evidence of the hand making process, but he also likes to contrast these with areas finished in other ways, showing the versatile nature of his chosen material, silver. A recent collaboration with ceramicist Tony Foard has opened another creative chapter, and larger scale pieces are beginning to show what can happen when two contrasting materials are bought together. Metalworker John Pomfrey will be showing his unique Lotus Flower water feature alongside his contemporary bespoke metal furniture. John wanted to create a metal water feature that was very individual & sculptural as well as provide a challenge to his artistic and engineering skills. John decided that a lotus flower would be an ideal structure and because it also symbolizes spiritual enlightenment. Inside the flower he formed metal “stamens” which contribute to the visual effect of the water, creating an inverted lotus flower shape. The sculpture is completed by light catching green and blue glass pebbles. Other works on show and for sale will include: textured kiln fired glass bowls; semi-abstract porcelain bird forms; embellished textiles; fine wood furniture; light reflective & iridescent lusterware; seamless felt vessels; enriched textured wall hangings; wax resist paintings on silk and wood engravings; bold and sculptural precious metal and gemstone jewellery; contemporary metalwork; and wood turned bowls and hollow forms. Many of the pieces will make ideal gifts or decorative accessories around the home or for use in the garden. Visitors will also have the opportunity to talk to the craftsmen about their work and to see several craft demonstrations. All this will be complimented by the glorious setting of Pashley Manor Gardens with the hot borders coming into their own at this time of year, including anemones, asters and dahlias amongst the late flowering plants. Visitors will be able to enjoy light lunches, refreshments and afternoon teas on the terrace overlooking the moat, in the Jubilee Courtyard or inside the licensed Garden Room Café. The whole event should make a delightful day out for visitors. The opening times are 10am to 5pm and the special entry price of £5.50 includes admission to the gardens and the Craft Show. For further information please see www.thesussexguild.co.uk or telephone Pashley Manor Gardens on 01580 200888 wwwpashleymanorgardens.com.

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The George Hotel est 1620

CONTEMPORARY CRAFT SHOW

Three courses only £18.95 each including a bottle of House Wine to share

PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE (On B2099 between Ticehurst village & A21)

Tel: 01580 200888

Sat 30 - Sun 31 August 10am - 5pm Our beer garden is now open for summer

Enjoy a fabulous, special meal in our green room restaurant

For bookings call: 01797 321710 Email us: info@thegeorgelydd.com See our online menu: www.thegeorgelydd.com

Admission £5.50 per person to include entrance to Gardens Licensed Garden Room Café Ƈ Plant Sales Ƈ Gift Shop

Superb work from around 40 designer-makers on display and for sale includes: Jewellery Ƈ Furniture Ƈ Glass Ƈ Ceramics Ƈ Wood Metal Ƈ Leather Ƈ Textiles Ƈ Print Making

The George Hotel, 11 High Street, Lydd, Kent, TN29 9AJ

MaKe HIstory

www.thesussexguild.co.uk The Guild is a registered Charity no 292234

Experience the sights & sounds of 13th century castle living Experience the sights and sounds of the 13th century as they come alive at Tonbridge Castle. Make your own chain mail, use our interactive displays, marvel at dramatic special effects and take a personal audio tour - the choice is yours, the history is ours. Open all year Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm Sunday/bank holidays 10.30am - 4pm Admission (inc audio tour): Adults £6.00 Family (max 2 adults): £17.00 Children/Senior citizens: £3.50 Tonbridge Castle, Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BG tel: 01732 770 929 web: www.tonbridgecastle.org

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Top Of The Cherry Tree By James McNeil The Cherry Tree in is tucked away on a quiet road in Ticehurst In East Sussex. We had heard good things about the food there, so decided to investigate. With a new place to eat I always try two things before ordering-the house wine and the gents! Basically, if a venue cannot get these two basics right, then what chance has the food. We pulled into the car park to see well tended lawns with a nice outside dining area, each table furnished with candles and the big sky view for free. Inside we found a friendly rustic pub atmosphere with a crowd that reflected the area. The horse fraternity were present with accompanying children, dogs and Range Rovers. Commuters, farmers and others made for a nice mix. My house wine, an agreeable Merlot, was excellent, while the toilets were scrubbed and spotless. The bar is beamed, with rough stone floors, a fireplace with candles and an unusual brick and wood bar. Comfy sofas, a fat clock and blinds complete the picture. The Cherry Tree serve and excellent pint of Harveys too. We checked the menu, simple and straightforward with four starters and eleven mains plus the Sunday Roasts. Seven puddings leave you spoilt for choice. For a traditional pub venue setting the menu appears modern and varied. Starters have King Scallops with rocket salad, parmesan and a sweet chilli sauce-or try the Cherry Tree Salad with hot bacon, sliced new potatoes, poached egg and French dressing. For mains there is Rump Steak flambeed in cognac, Home Made Chicken and Mushroom Pie and then a nod from abroad with dishes such as Tagliatelli with sun blushed peppers, Baked Aubergine and Cajun Spiced Chicken Breast.

We ended with a flourish- Hot Chocolate Sponge with chocolate sauce, too good to leave but it finished us off completely. The Cherry Tree will leave you lingering, we enjoyed an agreeable three hours at the place. You will not want to leave the lazy laid back atmosphere and the excellent service from staff will keep you more than happy. For young families this pub is child friendly, but they will not be obtrusive for other couples. You can order lower priced kids portions and they can let off steam outside in the play area. The food is superb,fresh and very reasonably priced Hats off to the proprietors here, they have created a nice balance that will make you want to come back again and again. The Cherry Tree Inn, Dale Hill, Ticehurst. TN5 7DG. Phone 01580 201229.

Through to the carpeted dining area where the lighting is subdued and intimate. We took charge of our starters. My Moules Marinere with rough bread and a wonderful creamy sauce were magnificent. Cooked just so, fresh and vibrant. My main was Pan Fried Fillets of Sea Bass. Crisp outside, soft and flaky inside Beautifully presented with broccoli, French beans and a heavenly mixed herb dressing. Magnificent. Helen went traditional with the Sunday Lamb Roast but once again presented with modern flair. An excellent 2007 Chilean Chardonnay named Santa Serena rounded the main course off perfectly. Once again this was spot on, so we can now heartily recommend Sunday Roast at The Cherry Tree!

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English wine on your doorstep - and a great day out at Carr Taylor Vineyards at Westfield The Romans made it, medieval monks made it and now we are making it again. There is nothing unusual about English wine. Although we can’t yet drive through miles of sweeping vineyards there are nonetheless over 800 hectares of vines in the U.K. and a little under 400 producers. The climate in England produces wines that are perfect for turning into fizz. This has been proved with English sparklers consistently winning awards in international wine tastings

Carr Taylor Vineyards also boast a superb range of aromatic English white and rosé wines that capture the essence of an English summer. The most recent addition to the Carr Taylor range is a delicious selection of versatile fruit wines including ginger and mead, fermented and matured to a traditional Sussex recipe. Three of these fruit wines won awards at the 2006 Great Taste Awards winning Gold for the Ginger, Silver for the Mead and Bronze for the Cherry.

David & Linda Carr Taylor established the vineyard, in the beautiful 1066 countryside just north of Hastings, more than 30 years ago and quickly gained international recognition for their award winning English wines. This area is very fortunate in having a free-draining sandy soil over ironstone. This gives the grapes and therefore the wine, a delicious, fruity, fully-bodied flavour, which is not found elsewhere.

The Carr Taylor Estate is open to the public everyday and visitors can take a vineyard trail, which gives information on the vineyard and vines. This is then followed by a visit to the winery and bottling room to see the vats and presses and learn some of the wine-making techniques. Finally, visitors can return to the shop to sample some of the wines and browse in the well-stocked gift shop. Visitors can also picnic by the pond with a glass of chilled wine, or opt for teas, coffees and cakes in the shop. Guided tours for groups are available by prior arrangement. Carr Taylor Vineyards is open daily from 10am - 5pm. Entrance is free You can find us at Wheel Lane, Westfield, Hastings, TN35 4SG .

In 1985 they were one of the first to pioneer commercial English sparkling wine for which their reputation is now firmly established, winning many awards including a Gold medal in 1988 & 1999 in the Challenge International du Vin. Their son, Alexander, has joined the company as winemaker, and after gaining winemaking experience in New Zealand and Oregon. In 2004 he won the Vintners Scholarship and Vintners’ Cup, the highest award of the International WSET wine diploma. His passion, in England’s cool climate, is producing fresh, clean, fruit driven English wines. Varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as Bacchus, Kerner and Schonburger provide a magical blend of old and new flavours. Situated in the picturesque heart of rural Sussex, the vineyard also has its own traditional winery and visitor centre, The Carr Taylor Vineyards use of the classic Traditional Method of bottled fermentation and modern machinery has effervesced to produce a stunning range of award winning Quality English Sparkling wines.

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A Warm Welcome at the Woolpack The Woolpack Inn at Warehorne is just off the B2067 between Tenterden and Hamstreet. A charming 16th century freehouse down a quiet country lane, The Woolpack has a wealth of beams, fireplaces, hops and candles burning to give an atmospheric welcome to any visitors. Well known for its fine home cooked food, fresh fish and steak (a speciality) locally sourced lamb, pheasant and rabbit are firm favourites and are always locally sourced when available Check out the carvery menu, where chef Dave has introduced new meats to the menu. Venison and Wild Boar have been on the menu recently,as well as the traditional meats- and you can eat al fresco in the summer months, so now is a good time visit!. At the bar you will find three real ales- this pub was runner up in the CAMRA Pub of the Year for the Romney Marsh area. So expect a warm welcome from Jo and Dave at The Woolpack Warehorne. Parties can also be catered for, up to 40 people weddings, birthdays or anniversaries. To book or ask for directions, call on 01233 733888.

Traditional Country Classics and more at the Cock Inn We had received some glowing second hand reports of this country pub, so decided to check the food for ourselves. Featured in the Good Pub Food Guide and the Good Beer Guide, the Cock Inn nestles in Boughton Monchelsea at the heart of the Kent countryside amongst the oast houses and hop farms.

We suggest you try for yourself. Cock Inn. Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent ME174JD. Tel 01622 743166. Email cockinnboughtonmonchelsea@hotmail.com

A handsome 15th century building with whitewashed brick and tiles, The pub is picture postcard pretty with a terraced patio area sheltered by trees and canvass umbrellas. Inside the bar is warm and friendly with a busy, bustling atmosphere. In the restaurant the décor reflects the countryside and the agricultural heritage of the locals. The brickwork, beams, barrels, fireplaces and old farming implements are easy on the eye. An ancient inscription engraved on a beam divests words of wisdom to the diners: “Like the waves make towards the shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end” I pondered on this moot point, then hastened to order another excellent pint. No time to waste! On that note we hurried to choose from the impressive menu, which is supplemented by the extras adorning the blackboards. It is as you would hope- traditional country fare with something for everyone. The wine list is also expansive, and you can choose from a selection of house wines too. On the list was a Celliers de la Roche, a crisp and oakey 2006. For bitter lovers try the guest beer, Tribute from Cornwall. My starter of pate with a light salad and rough home baked bread was tremendous, as was a delicious vegetable soup which we highly recommend. Also on the starters and on our table were some beautiful Tiger Prawns, spot on! Along followed the mains. My braised lamb shoulder, cooked overnight to a traditional recipe was the best lamb I have tasted in 20 years of reviewing food in Sussex and Kent. Soft and tender, falling off the bone and in a delicious sauce. Vegetables, perfect and plainly fresh from the Kent earth. The fish pie which included prawns, haddock and salmon was immaculate. So often a dish that so many restaurants make a pigs ear of, but not at the Cock. We ended with Fudge cake, heaven on earth. The Cock Inn comes highly recommended from us. The service was friendly and informal, the atmosphere was relaxed, the food exceptional. Tightly managed by the owners, the place runs in a polished and professional fashion. 37


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Situated In The Heart Of Sussex

The Swan Inn

The Woolpack Inn

Home cooked Food, Cask Conditioned Real Ales And stunning views of the Sussex Downs Telephone Bookings Recomended

at Warehorne - 16th Century Freehouse

The Woolpack Inn at Warehorne is a 16th Century Freehouse serving freshly prepared food, fine wines and local real ales. Wednesday Night Carvery, three roast meats with all the trimmings - Eat as much as you like for £8.95. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday is steak night, two ten ounce steaks plus chips and peas with a bottle of house wine £24.50 per couple (£19.00 without wine). We are now open all day Sunday and bank holiday Mondays for drinks. Bookings are advisable.

Woods Corner Dallington TN21 9LB Telephone: 01424 838242

01233 733888 Warehorne • Ashford • Kent TN26 2LL

The Netherfield Arms

Fine Dining In A Quintessentially English Country Pub Restaurant With Cosy Inglenook Fireplace. Netherfield, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9QD

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try it yourself... Roast Herb Crusted Salmon with Salsa Rosso - Serves 4 how long will take? Prep Time: Cooking Time:

10 minutes 25 minutes

what you’ll need... Ingredients: 4 200g / 7oz Freedom Food labelled salmon steaks good pinch of salt 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1/2 tsp ground oregano zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon 2 tbsp of olive oil for the salsa rosso: 1 jar of pre-roasted red peppers (available in supermarkets, or roast your own) 8 cherry tomatoes 1/2 tsp salt pinch of white sugar stir-fried broccoli and courgettes with new potatoes, to serve

method... Pre-set the oven to 190°C / 375F / Gas Mark 5. Place all the dry ingredients in a pestle and mortar and grind to a paste. Finish by adding the zest and juice of lemon and olive oil. Place a sheet of tin foil on an oven tray and lightly smear with olive oil. Place the salmon fillets on a plate, smear over the dressing and transfer to baking sheet. Place to one side. For the salsa rosso, finely chop the red peppers and tomatoes, add the salt and sugar and blend together with a fork. Set to one side. Cook the salmon for 8 minutes, remove, and allow to rest for 2 minutes. Spoon some potatoes onto serving plates with broccoli and courgettes, place salmon onto the plates and spoon over some salsa rosso.

Pork Chops with Cherries - Serves 4 what you’ll need... Ingredients: 4 175g / 6oz Freedom Food labelled loin pork chops, off the bone sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 25g / 1oz butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 150ml / 1/4 pint dry white wine 16-20 cherries, washed and stalks removed 225ml / 8fl oz double cream selection of seasonal vegetables, to serve

In the same pan, melt the remaining butter with the remaining oil, add the onion and cook gently over a moderate heat to soften for about 5-7 minutes.

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Then pour in the wine and stir, scraping the pan to deglaze. Return the pork chops to the pan, cover and cook gently for about 15 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked right through. You might need to check in case all the wine has evaporated and the pork is in danger of catching, in which case just add some more wine or water.

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt half of the butter with half of the oil in a pan over quite a high heat. Then cook the pork chops to seal in the juices and to brown them slightly for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove the chops from the pan and drain off the fat.

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Beat Stress: Simple Stress-Busters Almost 14 million working days are lost due to stress every single year, yet over 80% of workers say they would rather phone in sick with flu or another problem than admit they were stressed. We're working longer hours, sleeping less than ever and pressure at work has never been so stressful. A third of UK workers cannot get to sleep at night because of anxiety - and three-quarters find they are unable to ‘switch off’ when they leave the office. Read on to find out about the health risks of stress – plus some simple stress-reducing tips. Stress: The Health Risks Think stress is not important? Then consider these scary ways stress could be causing havoc with your health without you even realising it. • Stress can cause panic attacks, insomnia, eczema, psoriasis, stomach and chest pain, hair loss, nausea and diarrhoea, giddiness and muscle pain, plus ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. • There’s a well-known deadly link between stress and heart disease. Hormones released by feeling stressed out change your metabolism and increase your blood pressure, both risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. • Stress also hugely increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes, even in young women. It’s because stress reduces oestrogen levels, which usually protect women against osteoporosis and hardened arteries until after menopause. • Some studies have shown stress may cause cancer cells to resist treatment. • Studies have even found that stress suffered by pregnant women can harm their unborn children. • Stress plays a huge role in chronic fatigue syndrome – a debilitating fatigue that can also include muscle aches, fever and sleep disturbances. • Research has even shown that stress kills brain cells. Stress Busters: Get some exercise. It’s well known that physical activity reduces

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anxiety and stress, and it’s not just because it’s a distraction from the causes of stress. One recent study published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, for example, found that exercise has a significant impact on anxiety, and reduces stress for some time afterwards. Play with a pet. Several studies have shown that caring for an animal reduces stress. Recent US research, for example, found that people with pet dogs experience just one fifth of the typical anxiety, blood pressure hikes and heart rate risks people generally experience in stressful situations. Get some green. Growing a garden or even a pot plant could make a huge difference to your stress levels. There’s a growing body of research giving credibility to the widely held belief that nature can improve health. For example, one recent US study showed that adding greenery or a garden to hospital environments reduces stress significantly among patients, visitors and staff – plus it even lessened patient's pain in some cases. Do some mind-body meditation. Research suggests that meditating helps you cope better with stress, and one recent Chinese study shows that it is also lessens related feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue. In fact, the theory is that stress is actually a flexible skill that can be trained. Have an aromatherapy massage. Scientists have finally confirmed what most of us have known all along – that aromatherapy massages, especially when accompanied by music, dramatically reduce stress levels. Researchers for the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that 60 per cent of nursing staff suffered from moderate to extreme anxiety – but this fell to just eight per cent once staff had received just 15 minutes of aromatherapy massages while listening to relaxing new-age music. Get back to nature for challenging outdoor activities. Researchers for the Journal of Leisure Research found that taking a hike or going rock climbing, backpacking or canoeing reduces stress and improves self confidence; and that people who are able to tackle unpredictable physical demands are also better equipped to cope with unexpected challenges and mental and emotional stress. In fact, they even discovered that physically fit people have lower levels of stress hormones.


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INFORMATION SESSION DATES FOR 2009 ENTRY Cranbrook School invites interested parents and candidates to the following information sessions : Tuesday 9 September at 7.30pm in the Queen’s Hall 11+ Information Session. This is an information evening designed for parents so that they have the necessary information to make the correct choice for their child at 11+. The Heads of both Cranbrook and Angley will be present. Saturday 20 September at 10.30am in the Queen’s Hall 13+ Information Session. This is a session designed for those looking at entry in September 2009 only. Space is extremely limited so please do not bring younger children with you. Saturday 8 November at 10.30am in the Queen’s Hall 16+ Information Session. This session is for those thinking of applying to Cranbrook for Sixth Form entry in September 2009. This is primarily for those considering day entry. Boarding candidates are encouraged to visit on an individual basis rather than attend the information morning. Tours of the School Please note that there are no tours during or after the information sessions. The tours will be available as follows : Tuesday 23 September at 9.10am. Wednesday 24 September at 11.30am. Thursday 6 November at 9.10am – for Sixth Form applicants only. Please telephone the school office to book a place on a tour. These tours are designed for day candidates and we do strongly recommend that boarding candidates book an individual tour at another time to suit you. In order to book a place on one of the information sessions, and/or a place on a tour of the school, please call the main school office on 01580 711800. school office on 01580 711800.

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PTA Pages Helps Schools Through Credit Crunch With the credit crunch bringing spiralling living costs, from fuel and food to interest rates, families are seeing their budgets stretched to the limit and are grateful for any sign of discount or opportunity to receive preferential prices. PTA Pages ( http://www.ptapages.co.uk ), a new resource for parents, grandparents and teachers, is designed to minimise the essential costs of living by offering discounts in the community and on the high street for everything from plumbing to uniforms and piano lessons to electrical goods, while at the same time helping local PTAs. PTA Pages provides members with a database of discounted products and services which are available through other members, coupled with specially negotiated deals with high street retailers, including an unlimited usage of a 7% discount in dozens of high street stores. Members will also be able to advertise their second hand items across their local LEA free of charge using PTA Pages classifieds service. Registration with PTA Pages costs £3.50 per annum and provides members with full access to the search facility, allowing them to search through the business categories and find deals with up to 30% off in their school, town or LEA area. The discount is easy to use; once a deal has been selected the member can print a voucher from PTA Pages which contains their name, membership number and details of the discount or offer.

and 50 pence from the membership fee will be forwarded to that school’s PTA to use as they wish within the school. Parents, other family members and local businesses can join PTA Pages as an advertiser and display their products and services in the database for the school of their choice. Advertisers can offer special deals and discounts to other members and are encouraged to offer between 5% and 30%. All advert details can be edited by accessing the advertisers’ login area and advert editor. Photos, graphics and hyperlinks to websites can also be added. Advertisers can advertise for as little as £10 per annum and £40 for an enhanced listing. Jules Farrington-Griffiths, director of PTA Pages, says: “PTA Pages was inspired by an incident that happened at a school event. Chatting with other parents, I discovered that one was a carpet fitter; as we’d recently had a carpet fitted we mentioned that, had we known, we would have used him. He responded by saying that he would have offered us ‘mates rates’. We realised that a network for parents which offered discounted rates on products and services would be enormously advantageous to parents and teachers and the concept was born.” PTA Pages can be found at http://www.ptapages.co.uk and more information is available from Jules or Kate on 01562 752028.

Every new member selects a school of their choice when they register,

Bognor Regis Community College Wins Army Schools Challenge Students from Bognor Regis Community College were overjoyed when they beat off tough competition from 22 schools to win this year's Army Schools Challenge. Over four hundred students from across Sussex attended the day on Thursday 26th June, held at Worthing Rugby Football Club, taking part in a range of round robin Army activities designed to test teamwork, communication and stamina. Second place on the day was awarded to Boundstone Community College, Lancing with third place going to Angmering School, Littlehampton. Major Carol Miller, event organiser said, "The students really excelled and got stuck into all the activities. Everyone, including the soldiers and teachers had a fantastic day and some of the students showed a real interest in career opportunities in the Regular and Territorial Army. "The military based activities they took part in relate back to the different trades in the Army and scenarios soldiers may come across. Along with the 140 different trades within the seven career groups, the students have also learnt other aspects of Army life; the travel, training, educational qualifications, pay and camaraderie. "We would like to thank all the soldiers from the eleven regiments who supported, trained and mentored the students throughout the day. Everyone is looking forward to coming back for the seventh Army Schools Challenge!" The winning schools were selected from a range of criteria including speed, accuracy and performance. Students from Bognor Regis Community College won a range of latest sporting equipment for their school along with individual prizes for each student in the team. All participants on the day were given an Army Be The Best goodie bag. 44

The activities included; navigating an inflatable obstacle course, target shooting, gun run, combat stretcher race and combat sports race. Schools that took part in the day were; 1. Bognor Regis Community College, Bognor Regis 2. Boundstone Community College, Lancing 3. Cavendish School, Eastbourne 4. Chailey School, South Chailey 5. Chichester High School for Girls, Chichester 6. Downlands Community School, Hassocks 7. Durrington High School, Worthing 8. Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis 9. Hailsham Community College, Hailsham 10. Kings Manor Community College, Shoreham by Sea 11. Littlehampton Community School, Littlehampton 12. Manhood Community College, Selsey 13. Oathall Community College, Haywords Heath 14. Patcham High School, Brighton 15. Portslade Community College, Brighton 16. Priory School, Lewes 17. Robertsbridge Community College, Robertsbridge 18. Seaford Head Community College, Seaford 19. St Philip Howard Catholic High School, Bognor Regis 20. The Angmering School, Littlehampton 21. The Forest School, Horsham 22. William Parker Sports College, Hastings 23. Worthing High School, Worthing


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More To Brewers Than You Think Brewers Shoes and Repair Service were first established way back in 1926. Trevor Howard, the current owner, has been with the company for 26 years, and has owned the business for nearly 3 years. The shop prides itself on providing individual service and care. Brewers stock a large range of quality shoes and leather goods for both ladies and gents, including Padders, Lotus, Ara, Loakes, Ecco, DB, Scholl and many more. Regatta Outdoor Clothing for both ladies and gents can also be found. Brewers also have a workshop that carries out first class repairs, including leather soles and heels, using traditional methods. The workshop also has a key cutting section and there is also a dry cleaning service. The most recent addition has been to add a separate children’s shop, which now allows Brewers to continue measuring and fitting children’s footwear, but with a much broader range. Hush Puppies are just one of the brands of children’s shoes in stock with their individual ‘fit both feet’ system enabling each foot to be fitted with the correct width fitting. Other brands in stock are Ecco, Buckle My Shoe, Geox and Bloch dance shoes. Another string to the Brewers bow you may not be aware of is the hair and clothing accessories now available. There are now plenty of good reasons to call in to Brewers, so drop in to their showrooms at The Corner House, King Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9BT.

Ian Fleming named 007’s Miss Moneypenny and Bond girl Honey after farms in South-East England! 2008 being the centenary year of James Bond author Ian Fleming, it seems an appropriate time that new important information regarding the creation of some of the author’s most famous characters should be revealed for the first time. Known for his laconic and wry sense of humour, Fleming when asked during an interview in the 1960s how he went about creating his heroines replied: “I go out into Romney Marsh and hope to find one there!” Can it possibly be true that secret agent 007’s ever-faithful Miss Moneypenny and the beachcombing Honeychile Rider from Fleming’s James Bond novel DR. NO were named after farms in the English countryside? Editor & publisher Graham Rye, who recently relocated his 007 MAGAZINE Archive office and home to Lydd, Romney Marsh in Kent, believes they were, and that he’s discovered resounding proof that Ian Fleming did in fact name these characters, and others besides, after place names the author would easily have found on an Ordnance Survey map of the area in Kent where Fleming lived during the Fifties. In his new extensively illustrated article, ‘From Kent, With Love: Ian Fleming & James Bond - The Kentish Connection’, published exclusively on the 007 MAGAZINE website, Graham Rye explains how a casual throwaway remark by Fleming in an interview in the 1960s led him to investigate the possible truth behind this statement by the Bond author with fascinating and surprising results. The 007 MAGAZINE Archive and website is the world’s foremost James Bond resource! www.007magazine.co.uk 52


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LOCAL CHURCHES

The impressive parish church of St Mary’s, Hailsham reflects the town’s former status as the premier cattle market town of East Sussex, first granted a Market Charter by Henry III in 1252, and its later importance as a busy railway terminus. Although such halcyon days are long gone, the church, situated in the heart of the town but now obscured from the High Street and hidden behind the glass and concrete of shops and supermarkets in the old market square, has the fading grandeur of a graceful old lady serene in her position whilst the twenty-first century swirls past on all sides. Nevertheless, due to its elevated position the church tower can often be seen from a distance and at one time was an important reference point for fowlers and smugglers on the Pevensey marshes. The first definitive mention of the church was in 1229 when Gilbert de Aquila of Pevensey Castle, having newly founded Michelham Priory, granted the right to present a clergyman with a “living on the church of Haylesham”. Before this little is known about the church and except for a portion of the north wall, and a double headed decorated capital, probably from the top of a column, and now in a niche in the Lady Chapel, nothing remains of the original building. The present church, built in the perpendicular style, is believed to date from the early 15th century although it has since undergone extensive renovations. The square tower, some 70 feet in height, is built in chequers of flint and squared stones topped with battlements and a pinnacle at each corner, bearing weather vanes. The main vane rising from the tower bears the date 1801 and the initials of the churchwardens at that time. The remainder of the church is essentially the work of 19th century architects, craftsmen and restorers thus reflecting the prosperity and God-fearing nature of Hailsham townsfolk in the Victorian era. The windows are a particularly attractive feature of St Mary’s. In the north wall there is a three-arch trefoil window in memory of Eliza Sherwood of Ersham Lodge, depicting Faith, Hope and Charity. This was the only church window to survive being shattered when a bomb fell nearby in 1943. The magnificent east window was designed by Charles Knight of Brighton with the glass painted by J.M.J. Brand. The cost was defrayed by monies due under the War Damage Commission and the window unveiled by the Bishop of Chichester on 4th July 1954.

There are a number of notable memorials on the church walls and in the churchyard. Of special interest is the wall plaque inscribed “one soweth and another reapeth” dedicated to two members of the Harvey family who were Vicars of St Mary’s, Rev G.G. Harvey (1846 to 1872), and Rev F.C. Harvey (1873 to 1923). A remarkable record of father and son ministering to the people of Hailsham for 76 years. The churchyard includes the last resting place of Francis Howlett, the first parish schoolmaster who died aged 80 in 1831. This unusual wooden memorial is inscribed with words from Oliver Goldsmith’s poem ‘The Deserted Village’: “There in the former Vestry, skilled to rule, The village master taught his little school: But past is all his fame, the very spot Where many a time he triumphed, is forgot”. Although much of the music in the church was, and still is, provided by wind and string instruments, an interesting feature is the organ. The present instrument, by Forster and Andrews of Hull, dates from 1877 and was obtained in 1952 by Rev M.C. Chapman (Vicar 1930 to 1967) from the Royal National College for the Blind, known originally as the Royal Normal College. As funds were limited the organ was purchased in bits and pieces and assembled in the church over three years. The opportunity was also taken to re-site the organ at the rear of the church. Thanks to the generosity of Cicely Lusted as a gift in loving memory of her parents, James and Alice Douch of Downash Manor Farm, a much needed extension, in the form of the Church Lounge, was added in 1985. Now in daily use as the venue for church activities which include Guides, Brownies, Pathfinders, Hamelsham Handbells, Homemakers, The Creative Craft Group, The FAB Club (an after school club for children ages 6-10), St Mary’s Tiny Tots, and The Bite-In, a café serving tea/coffee and light snacks. . The church caters for a wide range of age groups, illustrating the modern outlook of the current vicar, Rev David Bourne and his curate, Rev John Brook. This is maintained through the church’s informative web-site, www.stmarys-hailsham.org.uk, which includes a web-page “What We Believe”. An apt reminder that whilst much has altered over the centuries, the spiritual message of St Mary’s, to young and old in Hailsham, remains unchanged. By Roger Paine. 53


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The Art Of Photography With Kent Based Liz Garnett Kent based photographer Liz Garnett, is currently celebrating the success of her sixth open studio which was in June. As part of South East Open Studios Liz opens her workspace to visitors who can view her photography and discuss it’s creation. Of this event Liz said: “I take part in SEOS every year as it is a great way of showing a wider selection of work than would normally be seen in a gallery setting. It also gives me the opportunity to talk about my work with visitors and get a feel for what they like about my work.” It also opens up opportunities for commissions. Having sold more pictures than ever at this years event it doesn’t give Liz the opportunity to sit back and put her feet up. Luckily she has an incredible amount of energy and is full of enthusiasm. This, coupled with her resourcefulness and ability to throw herself pro-actively into

of her style of work. She uses her technical knowledge of films and processes to create vibrant images. Her work is grouped into a number of series to give clients the option of buying several complementary photographs. They are also available in a variety of sizes as well as display options. The flower photographs developed from her love of abstract photography which she still dips into from time to time. Many of her abstracts are taken around the Kent coast. On a number of occasions her photographs have been mistaken for paintings, which pleases Liz as she aims for her work to straddle photography and traditional art. Reading through the comments in her visitors book you can see that her work is greatly admired with it being described as “imaginative”, “creative” and “inspirational”. her various artistic projects, will be needed in the coming months as she gets to work on new exhibitions. Her calendar for the next six months is already getting booked up and she is working on obtaining exhibitions further afield. As well as exhibiting her work in the South East, she has also exhibited her work in London, including the prestigious Cork Street, as well as mainland Europe. Liz is becoming known for her vibrant flower pictures. The unnatural colours and striking abstract quality of the flowers are becoming typical

For the last 15 years Liz has been a commercial and art photographer. She started her career in London and then moved to Calais for two years and has now been in Kent for almost 12 years. Commercially her work has sold to the likes of Harpers and Queen, Cambridge University Press and Phaidon. Internationally, she is represented by Superstock picture agency in the United States as well as Alamy in the UK. Both agencies sell internationally and her work has sold as far as Japan. Not content with just creating her work, Liz also makes her photography available for rent to local businesses. Thus bringing the art gallery into offices and providing a pleasant and stimulating working environment. Liz Garnett's affordable artwork rental gives local business the opportunity of changing the artworks on their walls on a regular basis. Artwork can be selected from Liz's large portfolio of images or commissioned. Images include flowers, still life, abstracts, Kent beach scenes and landscapes. Alternatively she can source photography, paintings or textiles from other local artists. Further information about Liz Garnett can be found on her website: www.lizgarnett.com and anyone interested in purchasing prints or being placed on the mailing list can contact Liz at either liz@lizgarnett.com or by phone on 01303 812 678. Merchandise depicting her images can be bought from www.spice.co.uk or www.cafepress.com or direct from Liz.

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The 250-Year-Old Dutch Wine Glass Found By Wing-Commander Makes £24,000 At Bonhams In London An exquisitely engraved Dutch wine glass that dates from 1759, the top lot in Bonhams sale of The Thomas Collection on June 4, sold for £24,000. This stunning wine glass was the key find of an ex RAF wingcommander, Ron Thomas who created one of the finest collections of glass in the UK. The fine Dutch engraved light-baluster goblet of English origin, signed by Jacob Sang, was made at a time when the Netherlands maritime power was a global force. The glass has a finely engraved funnel bowl featuring a three-masted sailing ship in a harbour scene, with bales and casks being loaded on to horse-drawn sleds. The reverse shows a stylised view of the Old Customs House in Amsterdam with the goods being weighed. The glass has a slender multi-knopped stem and wide conical foot. This distinguished glass was estimated to sell for £12,000-18,000 at Bonhams in New Bond Street, but at the auction made £24,000 after very keen bidding from a packed saleroom. The Thomas collection is “representative of some of the best examples of 18th century English glass and provided a great opportunity for established and new connoisseurs to purchase fine individual drinking glasses at levels to suit all pockets.” said Simon Cottle, Head of Continental Ceramics & Glass at Bonhams. The Thomas Collection was the work of Ron and Mary Thomas. Born in 1919 Ron Thomas spent his childhood in St John’s Wood in London. A regular Sunday activity for him and his brothers was to go for long walks which quite often ended up at the Victoria and Albert Museum. This start in the decorative arts was to grow and become a large part of his life. He had a long career in the RAF serving in the Far East where he achieved the rank of Wing Commander. He retired from active service but continued working for the Air Ministry. His wife Mary also served with the RAF in the Women’s section and spent time in a posting to Egypt. Ron’s collecting began in the late 1940’s and from 1962 he concentrated on building a collection of drinking glasses from 1680 onwards. In 1972 the couple moved to Midsomer Norton near Bath

where they opened an antiques shop – Somervale Antiques. To assist his collecting for the shop he gutted an old Volkswagen beetle, just leaving the driver’s seat so that he could load the maximum amount into the car. Thus outfitted he ranged from Scotland to Brighton collecting and would on occasion strap two long-case clocks to the roof rack and drive the length of the country. As his reputation grew he and his wife joined the fair circuit starting with the Assembly Rooms in Bath where they were introduced to Princess Alexandra. After Mary’s death in 1987 Ron continued running the shop and attend fairs. Eventually in 2003 he shut the shop and sold the stock at auction. Over the years his personal collection was shown to a select few and some of the best glass was displayed in the Glass Circle Diamond Jubilee in London in 1997. At the age of 88 he sold this wonderful collection at Bonhams.

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The Ballad of Big Al at the Museum Civic Centre, Tunbridge Wells (until the 30th) Summer Diesel Gala Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells (until the 3rd) Southern Mini Days The Hop Farm, Tonbridge (until the 3rd) Wildlife Weekend Leeds Castle, Kent (until the 3rd) Summer Fete & Flower Show Fordcombe, Kent Opera in the Open Bayham Abbey Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells Horrible History Walk Ashford Library, Kent The International West Kent Vintage Motorcycle Run Bewl Water, Kent Penshurst Place in Victorian Times Tonbridge, Kent (until the 3rd) Jousting Tournaments Hever Castle, Kent (until the 3rd & 16th to 17th & 23rd) Hot Air Balloons & Ferraris Groombridge Place Gardens, Tunbridge Wells Rolls Royce Enthusiasts' Club Rally Bewl Water, Kent In Dreams Winter Garden - Floral Hall, Eastbounre Theatres Don't Look Now Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres (until the 9th) Eastbourne's Tea Dances Winter Garden - Floral Hall, Eastbounre Theatres (also the 12th) Use Your Senses at Bedgebury Pinetum Cranbrook, Kent Dancing Queen Congress Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres (until the 9th) West Side Story Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (until the 9th) Jazz on a Summer's Evening Penshurst Place, Tonbridge Summer of Rock Featuring Glam Ryze Plus Support Winter Garden - Gold Room, Eastbounre Theatres Classic Car Weekend Leeds Castle, Kent (until the 10th) Penshurst Place in Tudor Times Penshurst Place & Gardens, Tonbridge (until the 10th)

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Out of Africa Hever Castle, Edenbridge (until the 10th) Autorama Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells See How They Run Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres (until the 16th) Radio Players Winter Garden - Gold Room, Eastbounre Theatres Fiddler on the Roof Congress Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres (until the 16th) Natural Art Trail Bedgebury Pinetum, Cranbrook (until the 14th) Henry V The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (until the 14th) Orienteering Family Challenge Bedgebury Pinetum, Cranbrook (until the 14th) Joel White and Friends Winter Garden - Floral Hall, Eastbounre Theatres A Midsummer Night's Dream Scotney Castle, Kent

Jousting Tournaments (2nd - 3rd, 16th - 17th) Hever Castle, Kent

the farmers markets Battle: 3rd Sat, Battle Abbey Green Brede: Every Fri, Village Hall Brighton: 3rd Sun, Brighton Racecourse Brighton 2: 3rd Wed, Village Sq. Brighton Cranbrook: 4th Sat, Pine Grove Car Park Hailsham: 2nd Sat, Cattle Market Heathfield: 3rd Sat, Co-op Car Park Lewes: 1st Sat, Cliffe pedestrian precinct. Pevensey Bay: 2nd Sat, St. Wilfred’s Hall 58

Rolvenden: Every Thur, St. Mary’s Church/village Hall. Rye: Every Wed, Strand Quay, Tenterden: 2nd Sat, East Cross Gardens Tonbridge: Tel: 01732 876077 Tunbridge Wells: 1st, 3rd Sat, The Pantiles 2nd, 4th Sat, Civic Way (Town Hall) Uckfield: 1st Sat, Main car park off High Street. East Dean: Every Wed. East Dean Village Hall. Laughton: 2nd Sat of month. Village Hall.


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Battle Abbey Proms Spectacular (14th - 19th) Battle, East Sussex 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 18 18 20 20 21 23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Weekend Show at Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Brenzett, Kent (until the 17th) Penshurst Place in Medieval Times Penshurst, Tonbridge (until the 17th) Lost Things The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Teddy's Day Out at Spa Valley Railway Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells (until the 17th) Monster Mania at The Hop Farm Paddock Wood, Tonbridge (until the 17th) 'All's Well That Ends Well' Penshurst Place, Tonbridge That'll Be The Day Congress Theatre, Eastbourne Theatres The Business of Murder Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres (also the 23th) Theatre Summer School Winter Garden - Floral Hall, Eastbounre Theatres (also the 22nd) Magic of the Dance Congress Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres (until the 23rd) Holiday Happenings at the Museum Civic Centre, Tunbridge Wells (until the 21st) One Night of Queen The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (until the 22nd) Broadwater Bug Hunt in Broadwater Forest Civic Centre, Tunbridge Wells Scarecrows, Shires & Sheepdogs Groombridge Place Gardens,Tunbridge Wells (until the 25th) Weald of Kent Art Group Summer Exhibition Tenterden, Kent (until the 31st) August Bank Holiday Special Finchcocks, Kent (until the 25th) Battle Abbey Proms Spectacular with Fireworks Battle, East Sussex Cobtree Country Fayre including Bank Holiday Monday Maidstone, Kent (until the 25th) August Bank Holiday Weekend Penshurst Place, Tonbridge (until the 25th) Out of Africa Hever Castle, Kent (until the 25th) 10th anniversary of High Rocks re-opening at Spa Valley Railway Nevill Terrace, Tunbridge Wells (until the 25th)

Daisy Pulls It Off Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres (until the 30th) Wrestling Spectacular Winter Garden - Floral Hall, Eastbounre Theatres The Searchers in Concert Congress Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres John Mann Music Show Winter Garden - Floral Hall, Eastbounre Theatres Beer and Festival at The Hop Farm Paddock Wood, Tonbridge (until the 30th) Contemporary Craft Show Pashley Manor Gardens, Wadhurst (until the 31st) Leeds Castle Carmen Big Top Spectacular Maidstone, Kent Penshurst Place during World War II Penshurst, Tonbridge (until the 31st) Ken Dodd Happiness Show Congress Theatre, Eastbounre Theatres

view events online did you know you can view our full directory of listings and events online at www.aspect-county.co.uk?

get listed if you would like us to list an event you can call us on 01424 777444 or visit www.aspect-county.co.uk for details.

theatres & venues Bedgebury Pinetum, Cranbrook Bewl Water, Lamberhurst Chatham Centrak Theatre, Chatham Congress Theatre, Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Finchcocks, Cranbrook Groombridge Place Gardens, T-Wells Hever Castle, Edenbridge Hippodrome, Eastbourne Leeds Castle, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery, Tunbridge Wells Penshurst Place, Tonbridge Royal Victoria Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Salomons, Tunbridge Wells The Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury The Millenium Hall, Ashford The Museum Of Kent Life, Maidstone The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks The White Rock Theatre, Hastings Tonbridge Oast Theatre, Tonbridge Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells West End House Gallery, Ashford Winter Garden, Eastbourne

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Drive down our leafy lane & go back 100 years Delve through centuries old oak beams, tiles, bricks, slates, stone, fireplaces, antique furniture, garden antiques & much more...

01233 820724 Symonds Salvage Ltd. Architectural Salvage Specialists, Colts Yard, Pluckley Road, Bethersden, Kent TN26 3DD www.symondssalvage.co.uk symondssalvage@aol.com

Architectural Salvage Specialists

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HOMES & INTEIORS

IN A WORD... PERFECT! Kent and Sussex are graced with a decorating company whos promise is ‘perfection’. Not a word to be taken for granted and not one that is used enough today. Aspect County went to find out more.

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alking around a newly decorated house with Mike Hazell-Smith, owner of The Perfect Painting Company you are struck by his incredible knowledge and the commitment he shows not only to his clients but to their buildings. His undeniable understanding of the property shows in the way he talks about the preparation, the tailored products he uses and the various and correct finishes that can be given to each and every surface. ‘For instance’, says Mike, as we walk through a Georgian drawing room in a private house just outside Sevenoaks, ‘we have a lot of plaster work here where the intricate moulding can become clogged and lose its form if a skin-forming paint is used. We used a softer, chalk based paint that will coat in one layer and yet be thin enough to take the shape of the mouldings without forming a heavy skin and dulling the shape’. It’s only after being in the business for over twenty years that Mike can positively know the right product for each building. ‘We have great building history in this area of the country and it saddens me when you see, say

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an 18th century cottage peeling and showing signs of damp because it can’t breath though the wrong exterior paint’. Mike is proud of his decorating teams too. ‘They’re a great bunch of workers’ he says with a smile, ‘nothing is to too much trouble and they’ve all learned the way I like The Perfect Painting Company to work and the way I like things done. We’re a company who is proud of its heritage and we live up to our promise... First class service and no compromise on quality. We’ve lived by our promise since we started in 1984 and we’ll live by it forever’. Contact Mike on 01892 660101. (or email him on: info@perfectpainting.com) Working out a complete schedule of works to fit around you and your life he will show you the cost every step of the way so that there are no hidden extras. Experience with any type of building, any age and in any condition means The Perfect Panting Company know that they can keep their promise! For more information visit their website: www.perfectpainting.com.


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Gordon Busbridge Ltd THE NAME TO TRUST SINCE 1911

58/58b Seaside Road Eastbourne Tel: (01323) 730637 salaes@busbridges.co.uk


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HERITAGE

Badger Bathrooms sevenoaks’ exclusive

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Established since 1983

SUPPLIERS OF ORIGINAL CAST IRON RADIATORS & TRADITIONAL VALVES & FITTINGS

38a dartford rd. sevenoaks, kent. TN13 3TQ 01732 464450 also at 3a station approach, hayes, bromley, kent, BR2 7EQ 0208 4621045

01435 869288

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www.badgerbathrooms.com

Sussex Blast Cleaning Everything we touch turns to clean We are a company who specialise in the refurbishment of any metal items such as your garden furniture, gates, railings etc. We can professionally restore them, make them look like new again, eliminate rust and make them last for years to come. 2m x 2m iron gate collected, refurbished and delivered locally £90

telephone 01323 849229 To experience the full range of our work visit our website: www.sussexblastcleaning.co.uk Sussex Blast Cleaning Limited, Unit 35, Station Road Industrial Estate, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2ER

Garden furniture Aluminium furniture set: 1 table plus 4 chairs collected, refurbished and delivered locally £140

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Designs on your blinds Established in 1989, Blind Design is a family business providing quality blinds and curtains at competitive prices for both the domestic and commercial markets. With an enviable reputation for service and customer satisfaction, Blind Design prides itself on the high levels of recommendation and repeat business it receives. An independent manufacturer of all types of blinds and curtains, Blind Design has access to all the latest fabric designs. The latest technology is utilised to ensure consistent quality and whenever possible to use UK components. The latest addition to the Blind Design range is Perfect Fit conservatory blinds. Perfect Fit is one of the most attractive and innovative window blinds on the market today. The system is unique because the window blind fits neatly into a stylish frame, which moves together with the windows, doors and roofs when they are opened and closed. Easy to install with no drilling or screwing required into your window or door frames, Perfect Fit also leaves your window sill clutter free and can be removed in seconds for easy cleaning. Reduced gaps at the edge of the blinds increases privacy. Another improvement over the last few years is electric and battery powered motorised systems. Your blinds will last longer as they move more smoothly, with the cords winding up neatly so preventing sticking and uneven operation. In addition, sensors and timers enable autonomous use, regardless of whether someone is at home or not. Sun sensors increase protection of furniture and furnishings and reduce heat build up. Remote control is the solution when the window treatment is not easily reached for manual operation. Remember, Blind Design manufacture all types of blinds available today from venetians to verticals, rollers to romans, pleated to pinoleum, shutters and awnings. All of the same high quality with service to match. You can call Blind Design, who supply free no obligation quotes in your home on 01323 501556.

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MOUNTFIELDS Quality Bespoke Furniture Specialists

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The Morphosis Omega oozes style and sophistication The Morphosis Omega oozes style and sophistication and is the ultimate hydromassage steam cabin. With four massage jets, steam bath with temperature control and container for gels and oils, this is the ultimate home spa. The state of the art seat forms a sculptural line of teak that appears to drape itself within the enclosure to create a dramatic design statement that allows you to sit down and relax whilst hot wet steam envelops you. A steam treatment is a sensuous experience that should leave you feeling relaxed. It uses wet heat to help improve circulation to the skin and clear out toxins. Many people believe that regular steam treatments help them to fight off infection as the boost in circulation keeps their immune system in good order. It can also assist to sweat out a cold by clearing airways and allowing you to breathe more easily. The massage jets aid the rejuvenation process by soothing your muscles to relax and relieve your body of aches and pains. A regular steam has the added beauty benefit of cleansing and clearing your pores. It can aid and improve sleep, give skin a more radiant appearance and enhance your general well being. You’ll find it difficult to keep your friends away with this style and beauty statement in your home. The electronic descaling system, limescale-prevention membranes on spouts and Jacuzzi Crystal Clear glass coating, mean you won’t have to spend hours cleaning. Altogether, the perfect spa-like sanctuary in the comfort of your home. At £18,000 it is the ultimate bathroom luxury!

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SELL YOUR PROPERTY HOME IMPROVEMENTS

from only ÂŁ350 The Aspect pages are a proven vehicle for generating enquiries and selling homes in East Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Email one photograph and up to 40 words describing your property to property@aspect-county.co.uk. If you are thinking about selling your house or are currently on the market, advertise in Aspect Property Pages and the Online Aspect with this size advertisement. We will run your advertisement for three consecutive issues. For only ÂŁ350 plus VAT.

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01424 777444

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McLay Furniture Exemplary Craftsmanship - Bespoke Service - 20 Years Designing With Passion

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HOMES & INTEIORS

The McLay passion for fine design and furniture ituated in the hills below the picturesque village of Mayfield. you can find Mclay Furniture. Simon Mclay has been designing and making beautiful bespoke furniture since 1987, and has recently added some stunning new designs to his own range.

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HOMES & INTEIORS

Garage Conversion Company Join the garage revolution Transform your garage for less than the cost of an extension or moving by Jon Hill. Got a useless garage stuffed full of rubbish? From around £10,000 – less than the cost of building an extension you could transform it into a bigger kitchen or utility room, or make space for a granny flat. If your garage has been reduced to a dumping ground for anything that doesn’t fit in the house - old chairs, carpets and the rowing machine that never left the box – it could be time to make better use of it. Garage conversions are relatively straight forward costing around £10,000 with a little more for a double, its more cost effective than adding an extension or loft conversion. Turning your garage into an extra room can also be profitable. Most conversions will add more value to the house than the cost of carrying out the work. The extra living space will add to the appeal of the detached fourbedroom house and could increase the value of property by 20%. Stuart Flint of Estate Agents Knight Frank was recently quoted in The Sunday Times saying “A garage conversion can increase the value of a house by as much as 20%” with the cautionary note “Providing that, if your house is at the upper end of the housing market, there is enough space to build a garage, either integral or detached. At the lower end of the market, you have to ensure there’s enough outside parking space”. Phil Bateman, Managing Director of GCC, says; “people don’t use their garages for putting their cars in, so if they need more living space, they can either move house or, for £10,000 or less – the amount you pay in fees and moving costs – we can give them extra space by converting their garage. A normal single garage measures 150sq ft, which makes for a good size living room, bedroom or office”. Planning permission is not usually needed, but anybody who is planning such a conversion should check with the local authority, a job GCC will do for you. For any further information you can call 0800 5870262, email info@garageconversion.com or visit www.garageconversion.com

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British Gates & Timber Ltd Biddenden, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN27 8DN

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concepts

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at Warmlake Kitchen and Bathroom Studio

Discover the potential of your kitchen and bathroom...

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A wide range of new and selected reconditioned upright and grand pianos at competitive prices.

Handfinished curtains, pelmets, valances, swags & tails, quilted bedspreads, cushions, roman blinds, roller blinds, wood slat blinds & upholstery. A wide selection of beautiful fabrics and wallpapers from suppliers such as Colefax & Fowler, Jane Churchill, Sanderson, Osborne & Little, Romo, Jab, Voyage, Vanessa Arbuthnott and James Brindley. Poles and curtain tracks supplied and fitted.

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www.thenaturalheatco.co.uk

• Woodburning & multi fuel stoves wroom ur Sho Visit O o At Rye! Als - Now

• Fireplaces • Wood burning & pellet boilers • Gas & electric models available

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Underfloor Heating Boiler Changes Systems Upgrades Full Central Heating Systems

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COUNTRY WARMTH Top quality fireplaces from a top quality company

One of the worlds most efficient eco wood burning stoves introducing the new xeoos TwinFire.

Established 25 years Full design & installation service throughout the south east. 01303 240300 www.countrywarmth.co.uk 1-3 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate


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FIREPLACES

Fire That Burns Downwards: Country Warmth Introduces The Revolutionary New Xeoos Twinfire For thousands of years man has become accustomed to sitting round a fire and watching as the flames dance upwards, but now that’s all about to change. When it comes to design, an architect wants to be an originator, looking for something that gives their client individuality. Now, with the launch of xeoos’ TwinFire, a room can be transformed with the world’s first inverted wood burning fire. This stylish and ergonomically-designed stove cleverly draws flames downwards to a visible bottom fire chamber. Not only does this make for a design-first but the TwinFire boasts an efficiency rate of 93%, making it one of the World’s most environmentally-friendly stoves. As Kent’s premiere fireplace retailer Country Warmth realizes that times are changing. With more and more people looking for alternative, environmentally friendly ways of heating their home it’s increasingly important that retailers innovate and strive to Quench our new insatiable green appetite, which is why Country Warmth are introducing the new Xeoos TwinFire to its ever increasing eco-friendly product range. The Xeoos TwinFire Has achieved excellent results in the prestigious Scandinavian Green Swan award, the official Nordic ecolabel which is awarded to products with ‘green’ credentials. The glass doors don’t need constant cleaning and are kept free of soot. This is achieved as the glass in both the firing chambers are flooded with fresh air, ensuring that the exhaust gases are kept within this fresh air veil, having no contact with the glass.

For more information contact Country Warmth on 01303 240300 or visit their showroom 1 & 3 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone, CT20 3BD

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THE COURSE 18 HOLE PAY & PLAY GOLF COURSE 14 BAY FLOODLIT COVERED RANGE 9 HOLE PITCH & PUTT DISCOUNT GOLF STORE FULLY STOCKED WITH LATEST BRAND NAMES AT COMPETATIVE PRICES. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! GOLF TUITION WITH P.G.A. QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS THE CLUBHOUSE BAR & RESTAURANT HOT & COLD FOOD AND BEVERAGES. CATERING FOR FUNCTIONS, WEDDINGS ETC. ALL FACILITIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC GOLF ENQUIRIES: 01424 854245 CLUBHOUSE TEL.: 01424 851165 www.beauportparkgolf.co.uk

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Site of the most memorable event in British history,Battle is a charming market town which manages to combine its historic past with a flourishing present. When entering the town from the north, the imposing gatehouse of Battle Abbey looms up dead ahead, solid and majestic. It is perhaps at its most picturesque seen on a summer's evening, when the eye travels past the Green, through the massive portals, and towards the whole scene giving an impression of centuries-old security and comfort. Inside the famous Battle Abbey School is sited within ancient abbey walls. Clustering round the skirts of the Abbey are a host of ancient buildings, many going back to medieval times, narrow alleyways, former stabling, and a wide variety of shops and restaurants, yet immediately behind them are fields where multi-coloured herds of cattle peacefully chew the cud. You can walk through the beautiful Sussex countryside all the way to Pevensey from here, following William the Conquerer's footsteps in reverse. Opposite the Abbey is Yesterdays World, well worth a visit, and inside the Abbey is the Tourist Information Centre, where you can get details of the many special events going on in the town throughout the year.In the Summer is the week-long Battle Festival, and in the autumn is the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings 1066, followed in November by spectacular Battle Bonfire. The Battlefield itself hosts a number of special events ranging from re-enactments if Civil War battles to the Battle Proms. Visitors wishing to stay in the town to enjoy all these festivities and the many places of interest in the surrounding countryside will find a wide selection of accommodation, from good Country House Hotels

(Powdermills}to bed and breakfast in picturesque cottages. The Green immediately outside the Abbey Gates provides the perfect site for the farmers market held on Saturdays, where you can buy tasty cheeses, home-made cakes, organic meat and a wide variety of organic food. Those with discerning taste buds will be pleased to know that there are also good specialist shops and delicatessens selling organic food close by in the High Street . There are art galleries where you can purchase paintings by the many excellent artists in the locality, a book shop, and a whole host of craft shops and antique shops. Most are locally owned, and offer customers a personal service. They are just the place to find unusual and tasteful gifts. At the top end of the town is Market Square, with a supermarket for the weekly shopping, independent specialist shops and eating places, and plenty of parking. Market day is on Fridays. As well as interesting shops, there are plenty of sports and health facilities available in Battle, with walking, riding, and fishing all with in easy reach. There is a wide choice of good pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, almost all of them historic buildings. Recommended venues are Powdermills, The Pilgrims nestling beside the Abbey walls, Nobles futher along in the high street and The Blacksmiths at the top of the high street.What better way to finish off a day in Battle than enjoying a good meal, a light summer wine, al fresco dining in one of the gardens of the restaurants in Battle. Enjoy your visit.


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Access all Areas at Saffron Art Gallery in Battle Saffron Art Gallery in Battle has just launched its exciting new website. The site now hosts a full catalogue of all their artists and collections and is updated with each transaction so all information on stock availability is current. Full information is available on each piece, including artist, title, medium, price and dimensions. Everything can be bought directly through the site for home delivery or collection using Saffron’s secure payment mechanism and everything on the site is available for viewing in the flesh at the gallery in Battle. For more information, see www.saffrongallery.co.uk, email on info@saffrongallery.co.uk, or call on 01424 772 130. In addition to the art gallery, Saffron also provides a custom-made framing service with a range of over 300 frame mouldings. Directors Simon and Liz Honey have promised Aspect County that there’s much more to come, with exciting developments on the framing side of the business in the very near future. And they’ve promised to reveal all exclusively here so watch this space! Shown here are two of the new canvases from the Rosslyn Ruiz collection, along with an acrylic by Nikky Corker, and a limited edition giclee print, also by Nikky Corker.

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(1930’s) Battle Town, Ph otographed fro m Battlements (1930’s)

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Art sold at London prices, with local saleroom commission rates At Burstow & Hewett of Battle

Burstow and Hewett are a small family firm of Auctioneers with a national reputation for selling art, which is still a very buoyant market, despite the present economic climate. A fantastic illustrated website reaches a huge number of eager buyers, so that it's possible to achieve London art prices in a local saleroom at lower commission rates. Around 400 lots of paintings are offered every month, ranging from £50 up to a few thousand pounds, so something for every pocket. Recently the Battle Auction rooms offered for sale a Scottish oil painting by Edward Hornel which was estimated at £15000 - 20000 and sold for £17000 to an American buyer. The following week 4 paintings by Hornel were offered at a specialist Scottish art auction in Scotland, estimated at the same level and all failed to sell, showing that the art market is as strong in Battle as anywhere else in the country, if not stronger. For free advise on selling art or antiques please call Mark Ellin on 01424 772374.

Pilgrims

Restaurant

FULL À LA CARTE AVAILABLE NEW LIGHT BITES SUMMER ALFRESCO MENU

SET MENU Mon-Sat Lunch Mon-Fri Evening Summer Soup of the Day Smoked Trout, Smoked Salmon and Wild Rocket Tower on Cucumber with Lemon and Chive Cream Asparagus and Chanterelle Mushroom Terrine (v) With Roasted Pepper Aioli Wild Mushroom and Beef Stroganoff on Herbed Parmesan Risotto

(AVAILABLE DURING LUNCH ONLY)

Teriyaki Sea Bass Fillets with Chinese Vegetables

Smoked Salmon on Parsley Scrambled Egg served on Toasted Ciabatta with Asparagus Spears

Root Vegetable and Potato Curry (v) on Split Peas

Smoked Haddock, Scallop and Crayfish Fish Cakes on Summer Greens served with a Lemon Caper Aioli

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Pilgrims Beefburger topped with Bacon and Cambazola and served with Balsamic Chips and Tomato Chutney

Caramelised Lemon Tart with Summer Fruit Salad Blackcurrant Sorbety with Iced Vodka Shot Chocolate, Orange and Terragon Mousse

Tomato, Mozzarella and Avocado Platter (v) with Basil Julienne and Balsamic Glaze

Two Courses £14.95 Three Courses £19.95

Chicken Caesar Salad with Baby Gem and Cos Lettuce

Set Menu for two 2 Courses - Bottle of House Wine to share Coffees and Petit Fours £44.00

Salad of Smoked Trout, Wild Rocket and Sunblushed Tomato with warm New Potatoes and Citrus Dressing Open Steak Sandwich with Lamb’s Lettuce, Roasted Vine Tomatoes and Mustard Mayonnaise Oven Baked Mediterranean Vegetables, Halloumi Cheese (v) and Black Olive Pesto served on Toasted Ciabatta £8.50 EACH DISH

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K.A.P. Asian Hut All our chocolates are handmade on the premesis Come in and try the quality and variety of our chocolate Experience the flavours and textures of our centres Bespoke chocolates can be made to your taste and for any occasion

Contact us to chat about chocolate!

Retail & Wholesale T: 01424 777060 4 Old Ladies Court, off Battle High St & Mount Steet, TN33 0EN W: www.bittersweetofbattle.co.uk - E: janetkent@dsl.pipex.com

Constructed from bamboo and coco timber with NIPA (reed) roof Complete with seating and table Plus Delivery & Erection Sizes range upto 8’ x 8’ Wide, 10’ 6” Height Delivery within 7 days of placing your order To see the quality and durability of the Asian Hut for yourself please call to view the demonstation model Prices from £3750

T 01424 838515 M 07871255887 Darvel Beech, Darwell Hill, Netherfield, Nr Battle, TN33 9QL

10% Discount When Mentioning Aspect County

Abbey Pet Foods 20 MARKET SQUARE, BATTLE, EAST SUSSEX, TN33 0XB

FOR ALL YOUR PETS NEEDS We have a Wide Range of Animal and Bird Feeds as well as Accessories and Toys. Live and Frozen Food for Snakes and Reptiles. Livestock includes Small Animals, Birds, Parrots and Fish.

Free Local Delivery Over £10 Open Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm

TEL/FAX 01424 773376 www.abbeypetfoods.co.uk info@abbeypetfoods.co.uk

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KAP Asian Huts - An exotic addition to your garden The Asian Hut is manufactured in the Orient and imported direct from the factory. It is constructed of bamboo and coco timber with NIPA (reed) roof complete with seating and table. The hut is constructed using hand tools and has been perfected over many years. In its country of origin it is often used as accommodation. We believe it is the first to be imported into this part of the world. Ideal for family get togethers and BBQs, it would certainly add and exotic touch to a useable show-piece in your garden. To find out more you can contact KAP Asian Huts on Battle 01424 838515.

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Cleaning out Fa rthings

Pond in Powde rmill Woods (1 920’s)

Battle Green (1930’s) ermills Hotel (1920’s) Fisherman’s Cottage behind the Powd

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Marie Curie Cancer Care is delighted to announce that the charity’s show garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park has won an RHS Silver Flora Award. The show garden is now on display to the public from today to Sunday, July 27. The show garden was created by award-winning garden designers, Toby and Stephanie Hickish of Summers Gardens Ltd. At The End of My Garden is sponsored by Birmingham-based Wesleyan Assurance Society, the financial services specialist for doctors, dentists, lawyers and teachers. The garden is inspired by Marie Curie Nurses who care for people with terminal illnesses in their own homes, surrounded by the familiar things they love. Photos attached: 'Marie Curie Garden 2' shows a view of the garden, and ‘Marie Curie Group Shot’ shows, from left, Callum Girvan, Wesleyan Assurance Society’s Marketing Director, garden designers Toby and Stephanie Hickish, Marie Curie Nurse Meg Scoble, Jane Wilkinson, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Area Fundraising Manager, Andrea Mountney, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Community Fundraiser, and Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Cheshire Patron, Viscountess Ashbrook.

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The Festival of Roses New rose varieties are always a highlight of the Festival of Roses at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and this year is no exception. Making its public debut will be 'Lucky!' Rose of the Year 2009. 'Easy to grow', 'low care', 'amazing disease resistance' are some of the superlatives being used to describe this lovely rose. Breeder Gareth Fryer of Fryers Roses says, 'This is a cracking new floribunda that is seriously exciting and quite different from anything previously seen'. The pretty lilac-pink blooms are scented and borne in abundance on huge wave-like clusters. With strong growth and lavishly covered with clean foliage this rose makes a bold statement when used for specimen planting and is equally impressive for mass bedding and for use amongst mixed borders.This rose will be available bare root from rose nurseries countrywide in late autumn 2008. Other new cultivars on show for the first time include: 'The Wainwright Rose', a formidable new Hybrid Tea with long elegantly formed buds that slowly unfurl to form large and flawless high centred blooms of fresh pale lemon. The blooms are carried on strong, stiff stems in the traditional classic HT style, not just singly, but several together too. Growth is robust and vigorous ensuring a plentiful supply of scented flowers throughout the season on an imposing bush with tough leathery foliage and very good resistance to diseases. The Wainwright Rose is named after Alfred Wainwright, best known for his famous hand written, hand-drawn pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells. The Wainwright Shelter will be promoting the rose to raise funds for the Animal Shelter that Alfred Wainwright generously helped establish. The rose is bred and introduced by Fryers Roses. Name: T.B.A. (breeder's registered name Harprime) Bred and introduced by Harkness Roses, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire and selected by The Eden Project for its outstanding qualities of robustness and easy-maintenance, as well as for its beauty and general effectiveness as a garden plant. 'Harprime' is a Garden Shrub Rose that bears plentiful, lightly scented blooms in the loosely-cupped cottage-garden style, echoing the charm of the old fashioned roses. The colour is apricot blush, and repeat bloom is abundant and reliable. Habit is vigorous, producing an erect and well-branched shrub as much as 4ft tall by 3ft wide, making it a stunning choice to plant among mixed flower borders, or for group planting where extra height is needed. It will initially be available by mail order via the Cornish Oasis, Eden Project's on-line store and from the Cornish Rose Company. 'Isn't She Lovely', introduced by C & K Jones of Tarvin, Cheshire. A strong growing plant with excellent disease-resistance and a pleasant fragrance, the appropriately named 'Isn't She Lovely', is a classic HT with superb lasting quality. The pointed buds are creamy gold with a slight pink edge that open to ivory with a centre showing deep tones of pink and gold. Foliage is dense, medium size, dark green and semiglossy. The rose is bred by Dickson Nurseries of Northern Ireland. 'Lavender Ice', introduced by Pococks Roses of Romsey, Hampshire. With remarkable weather resistance and compact growth, 'Lavender Ice' is a versatile large flowered floribunda rose, suitable for border or container planting. The full lilac blooms are carried in small clusters on strong, short stems offset by dark glossy foliage. Bred by the highly respected Rosen Tantau of Germany.

large patio pot. This rose is bred by Kordes Roses of Germany. 'Strikes' Gold', commemorating Strikes Garden Centre's bi-centenary and introduced by Mattocks Roses. This beautiful floribunda produces an abundance of large lightly fragrant lemon yellow blooms which age to a soft creamy yellow. Blooms are produced throughout the year on a compact bush with healthy glossy green foliage. Strikes' Gold is an excellent choice whether grouped in beds or planted individually in a mixed border. This rose is bred by Kordes Roses of Germany 'Edward's Rose' is Style Roses' first introduction from amateur rose breeder, Edward Smith of Sandiacre, Nottingham. This disease resistant rose produces masses of exquisitely shaped lightly fragranced, deep salmon blooms, suffused in the centre with golden yellow; it flowers profusely with large clusters of bloom from early summer to early winter. The plant has a tidy upright habit with attractive bronzed young foliage, which darkens to a glossy deep green. A royalty from the sales of this rose will benefit The Stroke Association. ‘Seale Pink Diamond’ David and Catherine May have raised the shrub rose ‘Seale Pink Diamond’ to mark the sixty years the May family have been growing roses in Seale. Clusters of sweetly scented, clear pink blooms are carried above exceptionally healthy bronze- tinged foliage on red stems from June to the frosts. Each individual bloom of this fragrant rose is packed with petals, has an attractive green eye and is held in shape by the incurving outer layer of petals. It has a good compact habit and attains a height of approximately 1 metre. As well as performing beautifully in the border it makes a very suitable container rose too. The press launch of these rose varieties takes place at 1.45pm, Monday 7 July in the Festival of Roses Marquee. If you'd like an invitation to this event, for images of these new roses or information about other activities in the Festival of Roses Marquee, please contact Marilyn Stevens. tel: 01243 374523 email: articulatestudio@btconnect.com

'Friends Forever'. Introduced by Mattocks Roses of Woodbridge, Suffolk, this floribunda produces an abundance of fragrant, large, fully double flowers, which are salmon red in bud opening to a glorious pure pink. The healthy, glossy green foliage and compact free flowering habit make this an excellent choice for planting in a mixed border or 92

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Sixty Years Of Land Rover From their earliest days, the desire to create a vehicle that will tackle any terrain has made Land Rover famous around the world. Over the past 60 years, the Land Rover family has grown into the highly respected range of vehicles that are sold in record numbers today. As Land Rover continues to go from strength to strength, they thought it was time look back at the milestones in their history that have got them there. The last 60 years have been an adventure. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to 60 more.

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Lexus Wins Chauffeur Car Of The Year Already a favourite among CEOs in the city, the top of the range Lexus LS 600h L has been awarded chauffeur car of the year, by The Chauffeur magazine in the highly competitive £50,000 to £100,000 category. Judged closely against the German flagship saloons from MercedesBenz, BMW and Audi, Lexus won the top spot in the toughest category for the most popular vehicles chosen by the chauffeuring industry. Key factors behind the judges’ decision included the Lexus hybrid system which allowed for lower emission and competitive fuel economy, build quality, and the reclining and massaging rear seats which can adapt for shiatsu back and shoulder massages with varying intensity. Also contributing to the award was the Lexus Chauffeur programme which offers unique finance packages, designated staff within the Lexus Centre network for sales and service, plus access to the loan of a PCO (Public Carriage Office) licenced Lexus enabling chauffeurs to continue working in the event of their own vehicle being off the road for any reason. Paul Gibson, Editor of The Chauffeur magazine commented: “I am delighted to present this prestigious award to Lexus for its excellent LS 600h L, which easily fought off its rivals in this sector of the competition. The vehicle represents true luxury and gives the chauffeur everything he needs to carry out his job successfully.” Andy Simpson, Lexus Manager for National, Corporate and Remarketing said, “We are delighted to win this award in such a competitive category. This helps to reinforce the significant benefits of Lexus hybrid drive for the business user whether as an individual car or vehicle fleet.” A selection of Lexus cars including the LS 600h L will be on display at Chauffeur Drive 08 which takes place on 20 and 21 April at the Farnborough Five exhibition centre. For more information visit www.drive08.co.uk. 96

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DIESELS

COMMERCIALS

06 06 BMW 530D Sport 4dr Auto, PAS, alloys, climate control, e/windows, e/mirrors, ABS, sat nav, phone prep, black metallic with full leather ......................................................................................................................................................................£26,495 07 07 Chrysler 300 CRD 4dr Auto, PAS, alloys, sat nav, boston stereo sound system, e/windows, e/mirrors, climate control, ABS, c/locking, CD, blue metallic with grey leather, Xenon headlights, Bentley grill, 27,000 miles ..................................£19,995 05 05 Audi A3 2.0 TDi 5dr, pas, alloys, climate control, 6 speed, stereo, e/windows, e/mirrors, ABS, c/locking, light blue metallic, 24,000 miles ..........................................................................................................................................................£14,995 05 05 Volvo V50 2.0 SE Diesel Estate, PAS, alloys, xenon headlights, headlamp wash, rear child booster seats, factory sunroof, flame red with full leather, heated seats, 1 owner, 38,000 miles ..........................................................................£11,995 04 54 VW Golf 2.0 GT TDi 5dr, PAS, alloys, e/windows, c/locking, ABS, CD, air con, deep blue metallic, 29,000 miles ..£10,995 06 06 Seat Ibiza 1.9 TDI FR 130 5dr, PAS, alloys, e/windows, e/mirrors, CD, c/locking, ABS, air con, 23,000 miles, black metallic ....................................................................................................................................................................................£9,995 04 04 Toyota Corolla T3 2.0 D4D 5dr, PAS, e/windows, c/locking, ABS, air con, alloys, e/mirrors, 5 spd, 39,000 miles, metallic grey..........................................................................................................................................................................................£6,995 05 55 Citroen C4 LX 1.6 HDi, 5dr, e/windows, ABS, PAS, c/locking, aircon, stereo, 57,000 miles, black ........................£5,995

08 08 Fiat Ducato 3.0 TDI 160 BHP XL WB Super Hiroof Van, PAS, bulkhead, air con, CD, e/windows, e/mirrors, c/locking, ABS, towbar, ply lined, reversing camera, white, lists at £29,000 massive vehicle. OUR PRICE ..........................£18,995 + VAT 06 56 Ford Transit 260 SL6 SWB, std roof, PAS, e/windows, air con, c/locking, stereo, white, 15,000 miles, NEW SHAPE ...... ....................................................................................................................................................................................£9,995 + VAT 03 03 Vauxhall Movano 2.2 CDTi LWB Maxi roof, PAS, c/l, 5 speed, stereo, towbar, 2 owners, 25,000 miles ..£5,995 + VAT 05 05 Vauxhall Astravan 1.7 CDTi Envoy, PAS, e/w, c/locking, roof bars, 5 speed, stereo, 21,000 miles, one owner, blue ...... ....................................................................................................................................................................................£5,495 + VAT 01 51 Mercedes Vito 110 2.2 CDi SWB, PAS, c/l, 5 speed, stereo, twin side loading doors, blue, one owner, 62,000 miles .... ....................................................................................................................................................................................£4,995 + VAT 03 53 Mazda B2500, single cab pick up, PAS, stereo, 5 speed, c/locking, reversing camera, 25,000 miles, blue ......£3,995 + VAT

SALOONS & ESTATES 06 06 Ford Mondeo 3.0i V6 Ghia X Estate, PAS, split rim alloys, CD player, e/windows, e/mirrors, ABS, climate control, 6 spd manual, rear DVD entertainment pack in the head restraints, black with full beige leather cooling down seats, wood trim, 14,000 miles ..............................................................................................................................................................................................£10,995 02 02 BMW 318 SE 4dr, PAS, alloys, e/windows, c/locking, e/mirrors, CD auto changer, air con, black with full black leather, 19,000 miles ............................................................................................................................................................................£9,995 04 54 Toyota Corolla Verso 1.8 T3 5dr, PAS, alloys, e/windows, c/locking, ABS, air con, CD, 1 owner, 7 seats, NEW SHAPE, 31,000 miles ............................................................................................................................................................................£8,995 03 03 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 Sport 4dr Auto, aircon, CD, PAS, alloys, e/windows, c/locking, ABS, e/mirrors, 40,000 miles, british racing green with half beige leather ......................................................................................................................................£8,495 04 04 Rover 1.6 club 4dr, PAS, alloys, aircon, s/roof, e/mirrors, e/windows, c/locking, CD, 5spd, FSH, silver metallic, 34,000 miles, 1 owner ........................................................................................................................................................................£4,295

HATCHBACKS 05 55 VW Beetle 2.0 3dr, alloys, PAS, e/windows, e/mirrors, c/locking, air con, stereo, 5 spd, black metallic, CD player, 15,000 miles£8,995 06 06 Ford Focus C Max 1.6 LX, e/windows, c/locking, ABS, CD, air con, 5 spd, 15,000 miles ................................................................£7,995 06 06 Peugeot 307 1.6S 5dr Auto, PAS, alloys, e/windows, c/locking, ABS, air con, 1 owner, aegean blue metallic ..................£7,495 05 05 Nissan Micra 1.2 SE 5dr, Auto, PAS, c/locking, e/windows, ABS, 1 owner, 24,000 miles, stereo ..........................£6,995

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SPORTS 07 57 Mercedes CLK Coupe 63 AMG Black Series, PAS, alloys, tiptronic gearbox, e/windows, c/locking, ABS, traction control, CD, sat nav, keyless go, bucket seats, finished in white, AS SEEN ON TOP GEAR, list price new £107,000 our price ......£86,995 08 08 Audi RS6 5.0 V10 TFSI Avant, PAS, 20” alloys, e/windows, e/mirrors, e/sunroof, c/locking, CD, voice control, TV reception, privacy glass, DE restricted, adaptive cruise control and advance keyless go, silver headlining, climate control, datona grey with silver napa leather, delivery miles, latest model..........................................................................................£POA 01 51 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe Facelift, PAS, alloys, e/windows, e/mirrors, c/locking, ABS, sat nav, air con, s/roof, reversing sensors, sports exhaust system, 41,000 miles, FSH, guards red with full black leather....................................£31,995 05 05 Mazda RX8 Coupe 231, PAS, alloys, e/windows, c/locking, air con, CD, ABS, e/mirrors, blue metallic with black leather£12,495

4X4 05 05 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Tiptronic S, PAS, alloys, e/windows, e/mirrors, c/locking, ABS, front and rear air con, rear DVD’s in the headrests, Playstation, CD, side skirts, upgraded exhaust system, blue metallic with grey leather, cost £90,000 new ........................................................................................................................................................................................£34,995 06 06 Nissan Patrol 3.0 GL Diesel Adventura 5dr, PAS, alloys, e/windows, e/mirrors, c/locking, air con, 7 seats, sat nav, grey metallic with full black leather, ABS, 2 owners, 9,000 miles ................................................................................................£19,995 05 05 Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 SE 5dr, PAS, alloys, e/windows, c/locking, e/mirrors, 7 seats, 6 spd, silver metallic with black leather, 1 owner, 39,000 miles ....................................................................................................................................£19,995 04 54 Toyota Landcruiser 3.0 D4D LC4 5dr Auto, climate, sat nav, leather, cruise, e/windows, c/locking, e/mirrors, ABS, 53,000 miles, FSH ................................................................................................................................................................£16,995 03 03 BMW X5 3.0D Sport, 5dr, Tiptronic Auto, PAS, 21 inch Alpine alloys, CD, e/windows, e/mirrors, ABS, black with full leather, electric memory seats, side steps, 78,000 miles ....................................................................................................£16,995 06 06 Nissan Navara 2.5 DCi Double Cab Aventura, PAS, alloys, side steps, climate control, sat nav, e/windows, c/locking, 6spd, e/mirrors, ABS, electric seats, tow bar, privacy glass, Truckman top, dark blue metallic with charcoal leather, 16,000 miles ....................................................................................................................................................................................£15,995 +VAT 06 56 Mitsubishi L200 Elegance Double Cab Auto, PAS, side steps, front & rear park assist, air con, e/windows, e/mirrors, sat nav, CD player, electric seats, silver metallic, full leather, ABS, rear privacy, rear shutter cover with load liner, front fog lights, r/locking, 16,000 miles, 1 owner, NO VAT, LATEST MODEL................................................................................................£15,995 06 55 Nissan Murano 3.5 5dr Auto, PAS, alloys, sat nav, e/windows, c/locking, CD, ABS, chrome side bars, e/mirrors, silver with grey leather, 34,000 miles ............................................................................................................................................£15,995 05 55 Nissan Navara 2.5 DCI Double Cab Aventura, PAS, alloys, privacy, sat nav, CD, e/windows, c/locking, manual, air con, ABS, Truckman top, towbar, black with full black leather, 40,000 miles, 1 owner, FSH ................................................£14,995+VAT 04 54 Land Rover Freelander 2.0 TD4 HSE 5dr, PAS, alloys, sidesteps, electric windows, electric mirrors, central locking, sat nav, electric sunroof, ABS, Xenon headlights, black with black leather..............................................................................£10,995 03 03 Toyota Rav 4 GX 2.0 VVTi 5dr, alloys, PAS, c/locking, e/windows, air con, stereo, 5 speed, silver metallic, 80,000 miles, 1 owner, FSH ..........................................................................................................................................................................£6,995

MOTORCYCLES 07 57 Honda CBR 1000 RR5 Fireblade, black, braided hoses, 1 owner, 900 miles ........................................................£6,795 05 55 Suzuki GSXR 1000 K6, 1 owner, Yoshimura end can, double bubble screen, single seat cowle, 8,000 miles, dark red metallic ....................................................................................................................................................................................£5,995 05 Suzuki SV 700 K5 Race Bike, quick action throttle, steering damper, light weight fairing bracket, light weight subframe, Harris fully adjustable rear sets, full M4 race system, Ohlins fully adjustable rear shock, K5 GSXR carbon fibre fairings, 700cc big bore kit, lighten and balanced crank, gas flowed and polished head, 80bhp, Carrello rods, slipper clutch, Ohlins internals front forks, spare wets on wheels, loads of torque, cost over £9,500 to build ....................................................................£4,995

05 05 Volvo V50 2.0 SE Diesel Estate..............£11,995

05 05 Audi A3 2.0 TDi 5dr ................................£14,995

06 06 BMW 530D Sport 4dr Auto ....................£26,495

06 06 Ford Mondeo 3.0i V6 Ghia X Estate ......£10,995

07 57 Mercedes CLK Coupe 63 AMG..............£86,995

08 08 Audi RS6 5.0 V10 TFSI Avant ....................£POA

01 51 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe Facelift..£31,995

04 54 Land Rover Freelander 2.0 TD4 HSE ....£10,995

06 56 Mitsubishi L200 Elegance Double Cab Auto £15,995

06 06 Nissan Navara 2.5 DCI Double Cab Aventura £15,995 (+ VAT)

05 05 Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 SE 5dr ..£19,995

05 05 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Tiptronic S............£34,995


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MOTORING

Porsche continues the evolutionary change of the 911 model series with the announcement of all-wheel-drive versions of the next generation of its iconic sports car. The new 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S will enter the market in both Coupé and Cabriolet guise, and offer a wide range of innovative engine, transmission and drivetrain technologies providing an even higher standard of driving dynamics combined with much lower fuel consumption. In the new generation 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, the all-wheel drive is now provided via electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management (PTM), which replaces the former all-wheel drive with its viscous multiple-plate clutch. The superior PTM system was first developed for the 911 Turbo and has been modified for the Carrera models. The transmission delivers an even higher level of driving stability, traction and agility, further enhanced by the mechanical limited slip differential now fitted as standard to the rear axle. The 911 Carrera 4 models share their all-new flat-six engines with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) with the two-wheel drive Carrera 2 and Carrera 2S. The features and characteristics of the new engines speak for themselves. Depending on the model, the all-wheel-drive 911 Carrera offers up to 8.5 per cent more power, fuel economy improved by up to 12.9 per cent, and 15.4 per cent lower CO2 emissions than the previous generation. Specifically, output of the 3.6-litre power unit is up by 20bhp to 345 bhp (254 kW). At the same time, a Carrera 4 Coupé with PDK transmission, to take just one example, offers fuel consumption of 28.0mpg (10.1 l/100 km) The new generation 911 Carrera 4 and 4S are available for the first time with the new Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK), literally Porsche double-clutch gearbox. Offering no less than seven forward gears, the new gearbox combines the driving comfort of a torque converter-equipped automatic transmission with the dynamic manual gearshift functionality of a sequential racing gearbox. PDK also boasts an entirely automatic gearshift function, and replaces the Porsche 98

Tiptronic S automatic transmission previously offered. Through its optimised and adaptive gearshift programmes, PDK further improves the acceleration of the 911 and reduces fuel consumption to an even lower level. As with the two-wheel drive 911 Carrera models, the new generation of the Carrera 4 is evident through the discreet modification of the nose and tail and its use of new lighting technology. All Carrera models feature, as standard, bi-xenon headlights and new LED daytime driving lights. Dynamic Cornering Lights are available as an option. The 911 Carrera 4 models are 44mm, or 1.73”, wider across the rear wheel arches than the two-wheel drive versions. Further definition and character is added courtesy of a new reflective trim that spans the width between the LED rear lights. Inside the 911, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) centre console with its larger, touch-sensitive screen improves operation of the audio system and optional satellite navigation to an even higher standard. And a further important point is that PCM is now compatible with Bluetooth, USB and iPod requirements. The second generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4 models go on sale in Great Britain and Ireland on October 25. The Carrera 4 Coupe 3.6-litre is priced from £67,430, and the Carrera 4S Coupe 3.8-litre is priced from £74,720. The 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet is priced from £74,720, and the Carrera Cabriolet 4S from £82,010. Fitted to every 911 is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard, and owners will also be able to explore the potential of their new car on a Porsche Driving Experience course.


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