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Community Magazine & Business Directory October 2017

Issue 64

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Welcome...

In this issue... to the October edition. Lots for you to read and do this month.

Our “Meet the Locals” column is always popular and this month we feature local Stuntman Paul Weston. His credits include James Bond and Star Wars to name but two - quite a remarkable man I’m sure you will agree. If you like getting out and about I would recommend the New Forest Walking Festival. It’s run by the New Forest National Park Authority and is providing 80 different guided walks! As you can imagine our four legged friend Bugle loves his walks. He’s been a bit under the weather recently (well he is a Veteran for his breed at 7 years old) but is now back on form. You can catch up on his latest news inside. Finally we have an apology to make about an item published in the last edition featuring the “Young Employee of the Year.” We published photos but left out details of the winners. The winner in 2016 was Holly Bentley of Bradbeers Department Store and the Runner up was Tom Bates of Col-Tec Solutions. Please support your local businesses and if you do contact any business listed in the magazine please mention from where you got their name. You would be helping the magazine greatly.

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8/9 What’s On 12/13 Local History 16 Legal Advice 18 New Forest Walking Festival Festival 20 Meet the Locals 24 Sudoku 28 Financial Advice 30 Milton Musical Society 32 Mike’s Computer Tips 36 Crossword Nature e 38 Dorset Natur 42 It’s a Dog’s life 44 Book Review 46 Wordsearch 47 Competition 50 Going Places 54 Foot Matters 59 Gardening 62 Fiona’s Real Food 64/65 Local History 68 Community page 70 Highcliffe Library 72 Motoring 78 Index of advertisers

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FILM: OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR (12A) World’s most amazing Ocean Films above and below the surface Thur 12 Oct 7.30pm £13.50 Regent Centre CABARET: A NIGHT WITH TOM JONES - New Milton Friends Group Thurs 12 Oct 8.00pm Tickets £12.50 from Janet on 01425 626047 Hoburne Bashley Holiday Centre FOLK CONCERT: CHRIS WHILE & JULIE MATTHEWS Thurs 12 Oct 7.30pm £15.00 + £0.50 Conc £14.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Centre FILM: VICTORIA & ABDUL(PG) Fri 13 Oct 11am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sat 14 10.30am & 2pm, Mon 16 Oct 11am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Wed 18 11am, Thur 19 11am & 2.30pm, Fri 20 11am & 2.30pm, Mon 23 Oct 11am, Tue 24 11am & 7.30pm, Wed 25 3pm & 7.30pm, Fri 27 Oct 11am & 7.30pm, Sun 29 Oct 7.30pm. Regent Centre BROADCAST: (Live broadcast on screen) Met Opera NY: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (Magic Flute) Sat 14 Oct 5.55pm £22 Regent Centre THEATRE: TERROR ON THE TRACKS Sat 14 Oct 7.30pm Highcliffe Castle

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AUTUMN FAIR: NEW MILTON CRAFT FAIR Sat 14 Oct 10:00 am until 3:30 pm Admission by donation The New Milton Memorial Centre CONCERT: LIZA SINGS STREISAND & Stardust Ensemble Sun 15 Oct 7.30pm £20 Regent Centre THEATRE: RIDE Tues 17 Oct 7.30pm £10.00 + £0.50 Conc £8.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Centre CONCERT: TALES OF THICKER DICKER Tues 17 & Wed 18 Sept - Show & Cream Tea £18.50/£17.00 Hoburne Bashley Holiday Centre

TALK: MACCA THE CONCERT West End cast starring Emanuele Angeletti Sun 22 Oct 7.30pm £23 Regent Centre FIL M: NUT JOB 2: Nutty by Nature 2D (U) Mon 23 Oct 2.30pm, Tue 24 2.30pm, Thur 26 11am & 2.30pm, Fri 27 2.30pm, Sat 28 Oct 11am & 2.30pm Regent Centre BROADCAST: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – Royal Ballet (Live broadcast on screen) Mon 23 Oct 7.15pm £18.50 Conc £16.50 Child £10 Encore: Recorded screening Sun 29 Oct 2pm Regent Centre

CONCERT: CAJUN ROOSTERS Weds 18 Oct 7.30pm £15.00 + £0.50 Conc £14.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Centre

CHILDRENS THEATRE: DOGS DON'T DO BALLET Tues 24 Oct 11.30am & 2.30pm £7.00 + £0.50 Family 4 (each ticket) £6.25 + £0.50 Forest Arts Centre

THEATRE: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (Regent Rep) Thur 19 – Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm £12.50 Conc £10.50

CONCERT: MIKEVERNON&THEMIGHTYCOMBO Tues 24 Oct 7.30pm £14.00 + £0.50 Conc £13.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Theatre

Regent Centre COMEDY: PROMISE & PROMISCUITY Fri 20 Oct 7.30pm £14.00 + £0.50 Conc £13.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Centre

FILM: SING--A-LONGSING LONG-A FROZEN (PG) Come in Costume! Full screening of the Disney classic with words on screen & Two Live SingSing-a-longlong-a Princesses to show you the dance moves Wed 25 Oct 11am Adult £15. Child £10 Inc Free Prop bag Age 5+ Regent Centre

FOLK CONCERT: THE MILE ROSES Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm £12.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Centre

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CONCERT: SIXTY’S GOLD (Gerry and The Pacemakers – farewell tour, The Searchers, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes) Wed 25 Oct 7.30pm Tickets from £29.50 to £35.50 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton THEATRE: A DOLLS HOUSE - WRITTEN BY HENRIK IBSEN : THE NEW FOREST PLAYERS Wed 25 to Sat 28 Oct 7.30pm BallardSchoolPerformingArtsCentre FILM: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Director’s Cut (PG) Thurs 26 Oct 8pm Jimmy Film £5 Regent Centre CHILDRENS THEATRE: SPOOKY SCIENCE Thurs 26 Oct 11.30am & 2.00pm £7.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Theatre FILM: VAMPIRE ACADEMY (12a) Part of our 4U season of events exclusively for 1111-18 year olds. Thurs 26 Oct 6.30pm £4.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Theatre THEATRE: PRIVATE HENRY TANDEY VC Fri 27 Oct £14.00 + £0.50 Conc £13.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Theatre HALLOWEEN: HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA! Sat 28 Oct 2.00pm until 7.00pm £3.50 per person (no discount for children). Tickets must be purchased in advance Highcliffe Castle

HALLOWEEN: CREEPY HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION Sat 28 Oct Time TBC £8 for the evening Barton Court Studios. (Close to Pebble Beach Restaurant)

CONCERT: STACY MITCHHART Fri 10 Nov 7.30pm £12.00 + £0.50 Conc £11.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Centre

WALK: CASTLE BY CANDLELIGHT – A FOND FAREWELL Sun 29 Oct 5.00pm – 8.00pm Free event but tea lights will be on sale (please bring a torch) Highcliffe Castle

COMEDY: LEE NELSON Serious Joker Sat 11 Nov 7.30pm £20.50 Over 12s Only Regent Centre

CONCERT: THE PAPERBOYS Tues 31 Oct £14.00 + £0.50 Conc £13.00 + £0.50 Forest Arts Theatre THEATRE: KWAIDAN Thurs 2 Nov 7.30pm Pay What You Decide Forest Arts Centre FILM: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (15) Wed 8 Nov 2.30pm & 7.30pm Forest Arts Centre THEATRE: SUMMER OF LOVE Music of Byrds Hendrix Joplin etc from producers of Simon & Garfunkel Story Fri 10 Nov 7.30pm £22.50 Conc £20.50 Regent Centre

Forest Arts Centre Old Milton Road, New Milton www.forest-arts.co.uk 01425 612393 Highcliffe Castle Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe www.highcliffecastle.co.uk 01425 278807 Regent Centre High Street, Christchurch www.regentcentre.co.uk 01202 499199 The New Milton Memorial Centre Whitefield Road, New Milton. www.newmiltonmemorialcentre.co.uk 01425 629451

The New Forest Centre Lyndhurst FILM: SO43 7NY TERMINATOR (15) www.newforestcentre.org.uk Thur 9 Nov 8pm £5 Jimmy Film 023 8028 3444 Regent Centre

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Local History

Verno & Admiral Jackson

Intrigue. You can’t beat it. I was intrigued by the story of an Admiral Jackson, who was not only a famed naval figure, but had been immortalised in a novel, and lived in Christchurch. So the story went. When my Christchurch book was published, I’d found out little about him, or his home, said to be, ‘up Roeshot Hill’. I mentioned him pithily. ‘Captain Frederick Marryat’s novel ‘Peter Simple’ (1834) about a young British midshipman during the Napoleonic Wars is reputed by the family to be based on the life of Admiral George Vernon Jackson, of ‘Verno’, Christchurch’. On many journeys down Roeshot Hill I clocked ‘Verno Lane’ and intended to investigate.

Peter Simple’, 1st edition title page, 1834

Jackson (1787-1876) was born in Surrey. We know that his father was a purser in the Navy, which was decidedly secondrank, maybe explaining why the admiral was evasive about his pater’s naval career. It was a fairly large family, as Jackson had four brothers (all served in the Navy) and four sisters. There wasn’t much money about as Jackson’s mother was living in poverty after Jackson Snr died. Jackson Jnr’s wealth in later life was self-made.

Jackson first went to sea, as a midshipman, aged 14, in 1801, and first saw action in the West Indies, aboard the ‘Carysfort’. More crew died from yellow fever than enemy action, but Jackson, who was afflicted, was lucky. He also survived deserting his next ship, the ‘St Lucia’ and its tyrannical captain. Jackson was still in North American waters come 1805, by now on the ‘Cleopatra’. It was the year of Trafalgar. He also went overboard when a massive wave hit his ship, but was luckily grabbed ‘by the hair’ and saved. It seems someone watched over him. Jackson soon had his first command as well, the ‘Porgey’. Reciprocation followed when Jackson leapt into the water himself to try and save a drowning man, an act of heroism which may have influenced his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1809. Jackson became a POW in December 1809 after an action in which his ship, the ‘Junon’, was pummelled, with 20 men killed.

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848), the author of ‘Peter Simple’, by John Simpson, 1826 (National Portrait Gallery).

The name ‘Verno’ lives on with Verno Lane, Roeshot Hill.


Jackson escaped the French almost immediately, but was recaptured after 14 months on the run. Having arrived at the officers’ prison at Verdun, Jackson vamooshed again after about a week. This time he was found before he’d even got out of town. A third escape attempt also ended in failure. Jackson was moved to a more secure citadel, which he literally strolled out of, dressed in enemy uniform, brazenly acquired from his guards. At the fourth time of asking, Jackson made it home, in April 1812. Jackson joined the ‘Indefatigable’ and was most likely in North American waters when more momentous events were played out in Europe (Waterloo, 1815). He next saw action in the Battle of Algiers, in August 1816, when the Navy attacked the city to aid persecuted Christians. Jackson was aboard the ‘Hecla’, a socalled ‘bomb ketch’, or floating mortar. After this a period of

The house was destroyed by fire, so Jackson rebuilt in brick and tile. He would live at ‘Verno’ until his death in 1876.

‘Verno House’, seen from Verno Lane.

post-war stagnation set in and it appears the remainder of Jackson’s career was somewhat quieter. He was back in England in 1828, and effectively on the retired list, although this didn’t prevent him being promoted, until he became an admiral in 1875. I have read that Jackson lived at the Vicarage in Christchurch, before he acquired ‘Verno’ in 1834, which was thatched and standing in some 20 acres. It is assumed (unconfirmed) that the name is an abbreviation of Jackson’s middle name (Vernon).

I explored Verno Lane and saw a large house through trees, which turned out to be ‘Verno’ (or ‘Verno House’). The next lane as I descended Roeshot Hill took me past ‘The Lodge (Verno)’ to the house itself, which has been subdivided. As for Marryat and his book, there is some scepticism as to whether this truly was about Jackson. What I do know for sure is that Jackson is buried in St Mark’s churchyard. I need to go there next.

‘The Lodge (Verno)’

Stephen Roberts Steve Roberts’ first book, ‘Lesser Known Christchurch’, was published in August 2015, by Dorset book specialist Roving Press. He is currently working on ‘Lesser Known Bournemouth’. For more information visit the publisher’s website www.rovingpress.co.uk or the author’s website www.steveroberts.org.uk (Twitter: @SRChristchurch)

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Lasting powers of attorney or deputyship application You may have heard the comments by retired Court of Protection Judge Denzil Lush about the risks posed by creating a lasting power of attorney (LPA). Mr Lush claimed that they provided opportunities for abuse. An LPA is a legal document that allows you to choose the people you want to make decisions on your behalf when you lack mental capacity. These people are called attorneys. Being an attorney under an LPA carries responsibilities. An attorney is being trusted to look after the person making the LPA (the donor) in relation to their finances and/or their health and care. If an individual has not made an LPA and then loses capacity it is likely that their financial affairs will need to be managed and so an application has to be made to the Court of Protection for someone to be appointed. This can be a complicated process involving numerous forms and applications. The person the court appoints is known as a deputy. Attorneys and deputies must

follow the Code of Practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which means that they must always act in the donor’s best interests. If they do not then the Court can step in and remove them. An LPA cannot be used until it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. Health and welfare LPA’s cannot be used until the donor lacks capacity. An application for an LPA requires that a certificate is provided by an independent third party confirming that the donor is fully aware of the effect of the LPA and that they are not being pressurised into making an LPA. The main safeguard in making any LPA remains that you should choose the right attorney to act for you. There are different safeguards if a deputy is appointed. A surety bond will need to be taken out so that if funds are misused the surety bond will provide compensation; there may be regular meetings between the deputy and a visitor appointed by the court and the court

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reviews an annual report of the financial affairs. If you seek professional help in appointing an attorney or in making an application for the appointment of a deputy then there will be fees to pay and in our experience the costs of appointing a deputy and of looking after the finances under a deputyship are significantly more than those of having an attorney. Unfortunately financial abuse can occur whether you have an attorney or a deputy. At Dixon Stewart we believe that you should still consider making an LPA. If it is made and administered diligently and correctly it does ensure peace of mind. The key is to choose the right person or persons to manage your affairs for you. This does not always have to be a family member or a friend you could appoint a professional person. If you would like to discuss LPA’s or the appointment of a deputy then please do contact us by telephone or at enquiry@dixonstewart.com


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New Forest National Park News New Forest Walking Festival is back

Ovenu Walkers enjoy a New Forest Walking Festival stroll in Ashurst D-day remains, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in the fifth New Forest Walking Festival.

Future Landscape Partnership Scheme backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund to make the Forest fit for the future. National Park is a wonderful The festival is run in place to walk during the partnership with many local The festival boasts 80 guided autumn, with flat, accessible organisations including the walks led by knowledgeable routes that allow walkers of Forestry Commission, local experts and early bird all ages and abilities to enjoy Hampshire County Council, booking is now open online. the Forest’s fiery foliage. New Forest Association, New Walks cover topics including: Forest Ramblers and will reveal the history, heritage and wildlife of the • -roaming pigs, ponies and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Forest during the festival the traditional rights of from 14 to 29 October, which commoning includes half term week. • play activities for children For full details, including booking, Run by the New Forest • D-Day remains and a visit www.newforestnpa.gov.u National Park Authority with WWII prisoner of war camp k/walkingfestival support from Forest • Map reading for organisations and beginners businesses, the festival has • tips for bird watching. proved popular with The New Forest Walking residents and visitors since it Festival is funded by the began in 2013. More than £4.3m Our Past, Our

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Paul Weston Stuntman

This month in ‘Meet the Locals’ we catch up with Paul Weston, who lives in Lymington with his wife, Dolly. Paul has had a long and exciting career as a stunt man in numerous major films and TV productions. Paul was born and brought up in Edmonton, north London. On leaving school in 1955 he started a career as an engineer. One day he was stood in a grimy London factory, with blackened hands, drinking tea out of a tin. He thought to himself, “There has to be more to life than this”. In those days the London Evening Standard had a lot of jobs advertised including engineering jobs overseas. Paul decided that he would look at the situations vacant section, close his eyes and place his finger on an advert. No matter what the job was Paul was determined to apply for it. That evening, when Paul opened his eyes he was surprised to see that his finger had fallen on an advert for the London School of Charm, who required men and women to work as models. Paul phoned the school expecting to be told that he was not the right type. To his amazement he was invited along to an interview. Paul was accepted and was trained in how to be a model for fashion shows and for photographic shots. He was taught how to walk and how to react to the camera. His first job as a model was working on a photoshoot in bed with a Swedish model advertising duvets. Paul got to know a number of other people in the modelling world in 1960s London. Some of them introduced him to an agent who managed to get Paul some work as a walk on extra in TV shows such as ‘Z Cars’. He also worked with Arthur Haynes and later with Spike Milligan on the ‘Q’ shows. Other work as an extra led to Paul singing with the Beatles in the film ‘Help’ and dancing with Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren and Marlon Brandon in the 2 ‘The Countess from Hong Kong’. film

A turning point in Paul’s career was when he was sent to understudy for Roger Moore in ‘The Saint’ at Elstree Studios. As he stood on stage, Paul thought to himself, “Yes! This is what I want to do”. Whilst ‘The Saint’ was being filmed Paul was asked if he would be willing to be thrown through a window. He agreed. This was his first introduction to stunt work. Paul was invited back to do more stunts as Roger Moore’s double in further episodes. Paul managed to secure work as a stunt man in other iconic 1960s shows such as ‘The Avengers’ where he doubled for the character Steed and played the role of Peter Peel. At this time there was no formal training to be a stunt man. You simply had to be willing to take the risks. Owing to the lack of training and regulation

Paul was instrumental in starting up the British Stunt Register in 1968. Today the industry is highly regulated with trainees having to be qualified in at least six aspects of stunt work before they are licensed to work in the film industry. In the late 1960s Paul decided to get some formal acting training and went to Drama School where he took evening classes. He ended up touring in Berlin as part of a Shakespeare production. He also went on to tour the USA in 1970 putting on a number of different plays on University Campuses. These were 25 volatile 298 times and-at Berkley University Paul only just managed to

avoid getting caught up in an anti war riot. During the 1970s Paul was working as a stunt man on films such as ‘A Bridge Too Far’ and ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ again working with Roger Moore. In 1979 he worked on the Bond film ‘Moonraker’. He did the stunts for the character Jaws where Paul had to jump from one moving cable car to another. In 1981 Paul was one of the many stuntmen in the film ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. During the 1990s through to recent times Paul has worked as a stuntman or coordinated the stunts on films and TV shows such as ‘New Tricks’, ‘The Bill’, ‘Holby City’ and ‘Doc Martin’. Paul and his wife Dolly have been together since they met at school. Paul never tells Dolly what stunt work he is doing until after the event. She enjoys watching the films Paul has appeared in but does not want to watch Paul at work. They moved to Lymington in 2008 to be nearer their two daughters and three grandchildren. They are now thoroughly enjoying life in our part of Hampshire. One day Paul will have a quiet and peaceful retirement! More information on Paul and his work can be found on his website paulwestonstunts.com

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’ October has rolled around again and the year is just flying by. Are there ever moments when you wonder where the time goes?

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Every child wild It’s a common topic of conversation: are we spending too much time inside with technology, rather than getting out into our natural environment? Young or old, we all spend time in front of screens, for work and pleasure, but many of us do remember playing outside when we were young. However, there are some statistics that suggest children aren’t spending as much time with nature as perhaps their parents did. In a recent survey by England’s largest outdoor learning project, Natural Connections, it was found that only 8% of school age children in England get out of their classrooms and into green spaces. 92% of schools said spending time with nature improves pupils’ health and wellbeing, and engages them with learning. In a You Gov study it was found that 78% of parents are concerned that children don’t spend though time interacting with nature and wildlife.

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Children in the river Hooke at Kingcombe © Katharine Davies Smaller All of these elements to ‘wild play’ will provide a safe, immersive environment to give children the confidence to explore the countryside and wildlife around them. Technology is a wonderful thing, and can support a child’s understanding of the world, but we want them to experience wildlife and nature in real life, rather than just watching it on TV. We don’t want them to miss out.

If you would like to support our WildHub project, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ The WildHub will have three main elements. wildhub to donate or find out more about our An innovative outdoor classroom, complete fantastic ideas to make every child wild! with benches and a wooden chest full of wild activities such as books and activity sheets, a new wildlife exploration zone and play area Sally Welbourn for families, and a new pavilion boardwalk DWT Communications Officer that runs down to the river Hooke – the perfect explore place.or e-mail gary@princepublica ons.co.uk 38 way To to adver se this call:wonderful 01425 629841


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Bugle on the Mend As those of you who follow Bugle know, he was not too well going into August. Bernese Mountain Dogs are classed as veterans at 7 years old and as his birthday approached we began to fear that his health was on the decline. However, we are delighted to say that as August progressed our boy started to recover his mojo. The hotspots on his head dried up and although he did have a bald patch, he felt able to go out in public and meet his fans at the Cliff House Gin and Beer Festival. We attended in the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and a good time was had by all. I sometimes think that Bugle starts to get depressed if he doesn't get enough attention!!

September has seen fur growing on his head so the bald patch has nearly gone. And with the aid of Devils Claw liquid (used for horses to ease joints) and a new toy, he is back to his bouncing self, showing enthusiasm for walks and trips out in the car. You may recall the wonderful weather at the Bank Holiday weekend - it must have been good because Gary and I took our annual dip in the sea! Many people ask us if Bugle likes the sea - the answer is a definite No! During the summer we sometimes walk along the beach and I have a paddle at which point Bugle will grab my clothing with his teeth

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and try and pull me out of the sea, barking all the time if he could speak he would be telling me to ‘come out, it's dangerous ‘!! On the other hand he does like a paddle in the stream at Long Meadow, or even better, in a large muddy puddle outside the Coastguard station at Friars Cliff. The one body of water we never let him into is the pond in the Nature Reserve by Highcliffe Castle, rather smelly and stagnant. Each time we have to watch him carefully and block the paths leading to the water as that would be his idea of heaven!!

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‘IT’ by Steven King Just in time for Halloween, this bestseller has hit the top ten list again. I am not alone in re-visiting this Stephen King classic. Fans of the fantastical will no doubt be preparing themselves for the new movie released last month. King is the master of phantasmagorical horror and his sales verify his number one place amongst authors of the genre.

‘My not so Perfect Life’ by Sophie Kinsella This is a lovely light read. Katie has moved from Somerset and reinvented herself in London. Now her Instagram account shows a perfect existence in modern London but the reality is far less fun. Her indomitable boss Demeter has made her work life miserable and she shares a cheap flat with strange flatmates and a hellish commute to work. Life takes a turn and Katie seizes fresh opportunities to discover what she really wants, and needs, in her life. Kinsella is skilful at telling stories of our strange contemporary lives with humour, several situations make you laugh out loud. Not a heavy read but one that has great characters and a decent storyline.

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This is the story of a group of youngsters who each have an encounter with Pennywise the Clown, an evil, malevolent being that feeds on the fears of children. Their friendship pact brings them together thirty years later to confront their demons and end their battle with ‘IT’. A great read.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood This is another revisited classic, due to a TV adaptation earlier this year. This book is infinitely better than anything you can watch. Atwood presents a stunning, stark creation of the world within Gilead, where women are there for one purpose; to breed. The story of one woman’s journey and the harsh reality of it gives you a sense of frustration. TV land has managed to spin another season out of this story. However, read the book and you’ll understand why I prefer it up to the bitter end.

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Denmark Being of Danish descent, I thought it was about time I promote this beautiful country. Denmark has recently been named the happiest place on the planet and it’s a fabulous place to visit. Denmark’s capital city is Copenhagen, a truly ‘wonderful, wonderful’ city. Outdoor dining and living are high priorities in Copenhagen even when it is a little on the chilly side. All of the café’s in the cities Nyhavn area offer outdoor dining with blankets and heaters, summer and winter! Nyhavn, translated is New Harbour, a popular area of bars and restaurants where you can join boat trips around the harbour where you will see the Little Mermaid, the Royal Opera House, Royal Yacht and much more. Copenhagen is a small city which can be traversed easily by foot, bike or boat, seeing all of the sites on offer in a few days on a short break. Tivoli gardens is a must in Copenhagen any time of the year. There is a friendly and gentle vibe in the city which is full of cyclists and locals. The Christmas markets in Copenhagen are truly magical,

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found mostly within Tivoli Gardens and on Strøget (the longest pedestrian street in Europe). The whole city is beautiful at Christmas time. There is an excellent transport system in the city with trains, underground and local buses running from the airport all the way over to Sweden and Jutland. In the summer, the beaches around Copenhagen are full of friends and families enjoying the sunshine and well worth a visit. Denmark is much more than just Copenhagen and the rest of the country is beautiful, laid back and hospitable. Crossing from Zealand to Funen brings you to one of Denmark’s many islands. The small city of Odense is on Funen which was the birth place of Hans Christian Anderson. This is beautiful city, well worth a visit. From Funen you can visit many other small islands within the archipelago. Heading over onto mainland 25 298 Denmark (Jutland), there are lots of

lovely little towns and villages worth exploring taking in Aarhus and Aalborg on the way up to the northern coast and an area called Skagen. This is a beautiful part of the world, with vast white windswept beaches, small islands, inlets, heathland and forests. There are countless little fishing villages and holiday towns full of cafes, galleries and a stunning light which you get in Skagen. Denmark is a little hidden gem, with a flight time of around an hour and a quarter from London. Danes generally speak English as well as Danish and as it is in the EU, no visas are required. Currency is the Danish Kroner and there is a one hour time change from the UK. I have spent a lot of time in Denmark and would be very happy to help arrange and discuss your holiday. Please call 01590 644899 or email enquiries@milford-travel.com for more details on this wonderful country or any other holiday enquiries.


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Highcliffe Foot Clinic “Ye need suffer no more! Come and see us at Highcliffe Chiropody Clinic !!” Social Media is all about “trending” and we, ourselves, have noticed a very interesting trend of late. Sometimes our male patients enquire as to whether we chose our current profession due to a foot fetish? Inwardly we roll our eyes and explain that, no, this wasn’t the reason and, if it were, we’d probably be well and truly over it by now. However, we do realise that feet do carry a certain ‘je ne c’est quoi’ amongst the mass populace. In fact, this very morning, whilst waking up over a skinny latte in a local coffee establishment, one of our male friends cast a heavy, long, lingering look in the direction of a very smart young lady attired in some rather decadent snakeskin stiletto heels. Naturally, our reaction was one of mild horror to see feet squeezed into such wholly inappropriate garb. Our friend struggled, his hand clasped to his chest to regain his composure. What could possibly have caused his temperature to rise, his face having become quite flush. In hushed tones, he revealed that he has quite the penchant for well shod feet in high heels. We quizzed him further…not only this, but he explained that nothing affected him more than to see soft, smooth, sensuous, curvy feet – preferably with a high arch and beautifully painted nails encased in a Jimmy Choo (other makes are available!). We were perplexed and wanted to explore this further

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– and our research took us plummeting to far further depths than we had intended! Much of our research cannot be revealed as we were too shocked and have only just recovered! Although we find much of this behaviour wholly inappropriate, a foot fetish seems to develop initially with a mild infatuation with high heels and, from what we can glean, it then progresses with worrying speed to a desire to suck the toes of their intended ??!! – whomever or whatever this may be. We still haven’t quite recovered from the revelation that the digits we see at least 20 times a day could hold such intrigue, delectation and delight. Unbelievably, this has a name – Podophilia (podo meaning feet). Gosh! Interestingly, there have been many notable foot fetishists throughout history – these include Giacomo Casanova, Thomas Hardy, Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol! Although, technically, this is out of our area of expertise, we would offer the following advice should this be ‘your thing’. Athlete’s foot would definitely be a no-no and pristine hygiene is a must. Do wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day preferably using a quality foot cream (available from all good Podiatry clinics!) to keep them soft and appealing to your amour. Ladies, what better reason to splash out on a pair of fabulous shoes, now you know the impact they may be having. Come and see us soon, don’t have spooky feet this Halloween

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The benefits of Garlic As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler the focus on your vegetable plot starts to turn from growing and harvesting, into clearing and tidying.

Time spent on clearing and preparing your beds now will pay dividends next year. Make the most of the autumn sunshine to get compost dug into bare beds and you’ll have saved yourself hours of work on those chilly Spring days. Jobs for October:Make sure that plenty of sun can get to your pumpkins in order to get them ripe in time for Halloween. Plant garlic, shallots and Japanese onions. Leaving dead seed heads etc. on your flower borders will provide valuable food and shelter for garden wildlife over winter, as will leaving an undisturbed log or two. Build a rough shelter in a quiet corner and you might get a hedgehog move in! If you get lots of fallen leaves on your plot don’t waste them. Make a bin from chicken wire attached to 4 posts. Fill this with the leaves and they will rot down to give you sweet-smelling black leaf mould in one to two years time.

October is a good month for taking stock of how things have gone this year and starting to make plans for what you will grow in the future. Removing spent crops exposes slugs and other such pests to birds and other garden friendly wildlife. It also gives you the chance to look after your soil and assess how the space will be used next. Crop rotation is important so if the space is to remain bare over winter it may be wise to make notes about what grew where this season. Add matter from your compost heap to newly cleared areas, either digging it in, or leaving a layer on the top where the worms will gradually incorporate it into the deeper soil over winter. If the soil is heavy leaving it bare will enable frosts to help break it up. Our soil is lighter and benefits from being covered over - we use flattened cardboard boxes which protect from the rain and also help keep the weeds at bay. You may think that it’s all too late in the year to be planting, but there are some crops that definitely need to be thought of now, and others that, given an early start now, will benefit next Spring.

protect other crops from pests, and with just a small amount of space you can grow enough to see you through the whole year! Now is definitely the time to order your garlic bulbs and they can be planted anytime between now and Christmas, but preferably not when the soil is too wet. Rather than planting all the garlic together it may pay to spread it around the plot as the strong smell can be an aid in keeping pests such as the carrot root fly away from other crops. Each garlic bulb should be separated into individual cloves and the cloves are planted with the pointed end uppermost, just below the surface, leaving about 4 inches between each one. They like well drained soil and you’ll be pleasantly surprised in the long winter days to see their green tips creeping upwards. Each clove matures into a whole new bulb. The traditional time for harvesting garlic is in June, on the longest day of the year and if properly dried and stored it will keep right through the winter. Would you like some fresh, tender, young, peas early in the Spring next year? Look out for hardy varieties that can be planted now. They can be overwintered and are able to withstand the frosts, though protection with a cloche will be appreciated. We will be starting ours in pots to keep in the polytunnel over winter ready for early planting next season.

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Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie

This is a lovely warming dish for the autumn which has come all to quickly! You will need a large non-stick saucepan, a small saucepan, a whisk and the dish you want to cook it in. Assemble the pie filling ingredients and heat up a tablespoon of oil and the butter in the non-stick pan - when it is foaming add the chicken and season. Turn gently until it is cooked for about 5 - 8 minutes. Take out the chicken and place in the dish you will be cooking it in. Take the pan off the heat then add the flour with the whisk. Then add the cream and chicken stock, return to the heat and stir to stop any lumps - slowly bring to the boil. While the sauce is cooking quickly blanch the leeks for around 3 minutes and strain - run them under a cold tap in the strainer to keep the bright green colour.

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Once the sauce has boiled for about 5 minutes, take off the heat, add the chicken, ham and leeks and mix them - add them all into the dish and allow to cool whilst you make the pastry. Once the filling is cold get ready to cover with the pastry. Preferably the dish you have chosen has a lip around the edge, if it hasn't it doesn't matter but it is easier if it has. Roll out the pastry to about the thickness of a new pound coin, 1/4 inch, trim off the edge to about 1/4 inch strip all round and using the egg wash lightly brush the edge of the dish and secure the strip of pastry around the edge, or over the edge of the dish if there is no lip. Again brush lightly with the egg and carefully lay the rest of the pastry over the filling. As you have pastry underneath it is easier to crimp the edge. Pop into the fridge to allow the pastry to relax for about half an hour and turn on your oven to 180c. Turn down to 160c when you put the pie in the oven. Finally brush with the last of the egg and place on a tray, to catch any drips. Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown and serve with potatoes and plenty of fresh vegetables. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

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Local History

Ashley Baptist Church

This year Ashley Baptist Church celebrated its 200th anniversary. The Baptist movement in Milton Parish has its roots in 17th century Lymington where there were two Baptist churches. When they merged one of the pastors, a Mr Mursell started up a Baptist church in Sway and also began preaching in the Downton Common area, which was then described as “a most barren and neglected spot”. From 1809 to 1817 a Mr William Peckham allowed his house to be used as a place of worship in the Ashley area. His son, George let the Baptists worship in his barn situated in Downton. This building proved to be cramped and unsuitable for the growing congregation. The Lymington Baptist church paid £60.00 to purchase a cottage in Lower Ashley Road. This was located next to the site of the existing Baptist Cemetery by the junction of modern day Pitts Place. The cottage was pulled down and the congregation build a larger ‘mud walled’ chapel. This is most likely made of cob which is a mixture of mud, straw and lime. As a building material it was very popular at that time and is seeing a revival in use today. The chapel was extended in 1845. It was finally demolished in 1961. A view of the inside shows a somewhat cramped interior with wooden floors and pews. The end wall is dominated by a high pulpit.

There are two large plaques fixed either side of the pulpit. One acknowledges the services of George Peckam as being one of the founders of the Ashley Baptist Church and the other commemorates the service of Thomas Taylor as deacon of the church for 50 years. He worked as the bailiff on the Ashley Clinton Estate. By 1897 the Baptist congregation had grown to such an extent that it was realised that a new, larger chapel was needed. Funds were raised from the congregation and the foundation stone was laid on 26th of October 1898. The new building was located close to the cross roads in Ashley.

The Interior of the Second Ashley Church

The inaugural church service took place on 14th of June 1899. In contrast to the old chapel this new church had a spacious interior with a large number of pews. In 1908 Ashley Baptist Church opened a mission in New Milton. This was so successful that in 1910 a Mission Hall was built on the junction of Old Milton Road and Hobart Road.


This would eventually lead to a reduction in the congregation of the Baptist Church in Ashley as a number moved to the new chapel in Milton.

Milton Baptist Church

The Mission Hall building became a church in its own right in 1940 and is still in use today. The development of the Ashley Baptist Church is interesting as it gives clues to the development of Ashley village. Piped water was connected to the church in 1912 as the water from a nearby well was contaminated. In 1911 gas was piped to Ashley village and the church debated using this for lighting. In 1914 the Bournemouth Gas Company estimate to install gas lighting was ÂŁ23. However at a church meeting this was voted against even though a member of the congregation had offered to lend the church the money and the Minister, Reverend W.A. Edwards complained that he had difficulty reading his notes. It was not until 1920 that gas lighting was finally installed in the church. Electric lighting eventually replaced the gas system in 1931.

In that same year a pipe organ was installed. It was extremely large which meant the pulpit had to be moved. It dominated the east end of the church until it was replaced in 1967 during the TerJubilee anniversary. In 1992 the old church building was demolished and replaced with the modern building still in use today. This is a great improvement on the original chapel. Whilst the church building was unavailable to the congregation, services were held in Ashley Junior School. The past two centuries saw a number of minsters take up the Pastorate of Ashley Baptist Church. Each has brought their own personality to bear on the church and each in their own way has introduced changes to the services and the running of the church. The congregation numbers fluctuated over the years and now stands at over 200. The church has become much more welcoming to families and children of all ages.

The Ashley Baptist Church today

Two hundred years on the senior minister, the Rev. David John and his assistant and wife Rev. Alison John are continuing the Baptist tradition of reaching out to the community of Ashley. For more information about Ashley Baptist Church visit their website www.ashleybaptistchurch.co.uk Thanks to Alison John for providing copies of documents relating to the history of Ashley Baptist Church. Nick Saunders is a local historian who would be pleased to hear from any reader who has information relating to local history. In addition he would be interested to see any postcards or photographs of our district. Nick Saunders 01425 618549


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FREE PAGE for local charities and non-profit making organisations Highcliffe Library October 2-7th Get Online Week #try1thing this October and get online. We have a selection of classes to help you with computing and tablet basics. Sessions to help you get to grips with our online library so you can access your account, reserve and renew library books and even read E-books for free! With Ancestry you can look into your past and find out where you came from. October 9-13th Libraries Week Celebrate everything that is the library at Highcliffe Library. Book yourself on sessions to access our online library and more On Friday 13th we have a special children’s event: Bedtime stories. We would like to invite infants into the library for some special bedtime readings complete with milk and cookie (pyjamas are optional). Highcliffe Community Association Cinema

Friday October 6th. Going In Style (12A) starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Friday November 3rd. Their Finest (12A) starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.

Friends of Christchurch and Highcliffe Libraries Thursday 12th October, 1. 45pm (note time), Christchurch Library, Friends AGM, followed at 2 30pm a talk by author Jackie Winter, "Lipstick & Library Books", about her work at the old Boots subscription libraries. Phone 01202 485938 or call Into Library for tickets. Friends free Visitors £4. Refreshments. Booking recommended. GSN 35 CLUB Invitation to all Mariners - Royal Navy - Merchant Navy - Ferry Staff and Shore Side to a Lunch at the Lord Bute Tuesday 17 October 2017 - 3 course meal Choice on the day £24.00 - Time 12.00 pm for 12.30 pm Telephone Margaret Wooley - 01425 275256 Email: esaurahim@aol.com Saturday 4th November Christchurch Rotary Community Bonfire At: Stanpit Recreation Ground. Entrance: Two Riversmeet car park; or Stanpit (pedestrians) Cost: £6 adult, £3 child; OR £15 (2+2). 5.00pm: Opens 6.15pm: Bonfire lighting 7.45pm: Spectacular fireworks Live music; many Stalls; children's rides. Christchurch Group of CANCER RESEARCH UK (Reg No 1089464) SKITTLES EVENING At East Christchurch Sports & Social Club BH23 4JD Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7pm Tickets £10 Choice of Food included. Drinks to purchase at the bar. Telephone 01425 278799 or 07974 966701

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HIGHCLIFFE FRIENDS IN NEED Volunteer Car Service – have been taking Highcliffe Residents to their medical appointments for over 40 years. We now urgently need your help to keep this service running. ** We are currently looking for someone who would be able to take telephone calls on a Friday morning and book drivers to take a local residents to their local medical appointments. Telephone expenses are reimbursed. You would need to be available from 9.30am – 12.30pm ** We also need to recruit more Drivers that would be prepared to take, wait and return our clients from their medical appointments. There is no regular commitment, drivers can accept or decline the journeys if they are not available. Mileage payments are paid for each journey undertaken. PLEASE, PLEASE CAN YOU SPARE A COUPLE OF HOURS TO HELP YOUR NEIGHBOURS IN HIGHCLIFFE WHO ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO DRIVE THEMSELVES. If you feel you could help us or would like further details on any of the above vacancies, or would like further information then please contact me on: Cressida Belbin Sec. HFiN - 01425 279328 The Friends of St Mark's church Highcliffe have booked Nicole Young a classically trained soprano, for a charity concert in aid of St Mark's church. She has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years. The concert will cover a range of works including classical and show songs. It will be held in St. Mark's church, Hinton wood Avenue Highcliffe on Saturday 21st October at 7 pm. Tickets will be available on the door at £5 for adults and £3 for children under 18.

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Highcliffe Library From a small side road benefits having a library library, Highcliffe Library card can have. The Morning frontier wireless during has become a place of Northwest session will bestation focused onafghan trouble. I am talking to Landi Kotal escape for book lovers, using the Dorset for you children and parents alike website with an ever changing and The afternoon will be diverse program of focused on internet based activities Highcliffe Library library services and an is always finding new ways introduction to our Library to serve the community. App ‘Libby’. With a fresh new layout So what else does the offering more space and library offer? frequently updated displays Ancestry: You can use our it would be easy to forget public computers to access what else Highcliffe Library Ancestry for free and search offers other than books. your family history and The 9th to the 14th October create your family tree. is a unique chance to Daily puzzles: We have a celebrate libraries number of community nationwide for ‘libraries challenges including a week’ and so Highcliffe Jigsaw Puzzle, Scrabble, Library would like you to courtesy Sudoku, adult colouring and comeCover andphoto visit and seeof Jim Pascoe www.jimpascoe.co.uk (Bugle)crosswords. what we have to offer. Alan Wren www.forestfocus.co.uk th October We have a In the10 Frame (Highcliffe) Ltd Newspapers: On Tuesday daily delivery of The Times there will be two special www.inthe-frame.co.uk (Mail) Meeting and the Echo.Gordon DorsetBrown Life, seminars to help you Mature Times and the understand the additional

Christchurch Times are also free to take away. Magazines: We also stock several local magazines for you to also take away Coffee Mornings: Every Monday we will be serving Coffee and Tea (free) so you can sit down and talk to staff about general things. Health Walks: We are now a venue for Health walks around Highcliffe, Every Monday. Bomb damage of S What about the Children? Children’s book groups, Pokémon Battle Group, Library gets Lively, a Monthly Library Challenge Rhyme time and free half Clive with partner Judy on ceremonial duty term activities. One thing that I have often said is that the Library is tation Road one of the last places you can come to without having to put your hand in your pocket. So escape to the library and see what else we have on offer.

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Volvo V90 R design Tim Barnes-Clay Volvo estates have come a long way since their ‘wardrobe on wheels’ image. We all knew they were safe and comfortable; they just weren’t sexy. That all changed some years ago, and the last V70 looked great; perhaps even better than its saloon sibling, the S80. Then in 2016, the V90 and the booted S90 came along; two stunning cars with more than a hint of sporting appeal woven into the luxury, ride comfort and space that Volvos always offer. The models have been a success in the short time they’ve been out – but the V90 is the one that most people favour. As an estate car, it’s more practical, even though the Swedish car maker has made the load area slightly smaller than the previous V70’s. For those who like versatility and don’t want the ‘conservative’ estate car image, Volvo has recently put its R-Design stamp on the V90. This means you can still drive an estate car, but one that looks hunkered down and stimulating. Yes, stimulating – who’d have thought a Volvo could have that effect? The R-Design flavour has always given Volvos that extra something – it’s made the cars spicier to look at and hotter in the way they handle. The V90 RDesign is a genuine looker – a great piece of artwork all round. Its kerbside appeal is boosted even further, thanks to its 15mm lowered ride height, silver door

mirrors, gloss black grille and flashy 18-inch alloy wheels.

Because of the R-Design’s lowered, firmer suspension setup, the V90 R-Design will corner The jazziness continues inside, quickly without perceptible body with semi-electrically operated lean. However, the drawback is leather and nubuck sports seats. that there’s no option to alter There are the suspension on the fly. Mind also metal-effect inlays, a vivid you, air suspension can be LED driver’s display, sports substituted when you buy the pedals, and illuminated tread car new, although it will cost you plates. £1,500 for the privilege. On the regular non-R-Design V90s My test car was fitted with the you’re offered a more cushioned D4 engine, hooked up to an ride. But if you’re determined to eight-speed automatic gearbox. go for a sporty estate, and don’t The D4 is a 2.0-litre turbo diesel mind a lower, firmer system, unit delivering 190PS - a wellthen the stock V90 R-Design is judged output for regular an excellent choice. commuting. It’s quick enough for most palates, reaching 62mph PROS ‘N’ CONS in 8.5 seconds, but it is prudent, • Looks √ too. If you see over 60mpg from • Kit √ this engine, I wouldn’t be taken • Economy √ aback. • Room √ The V90 is refreshing compared • Hard Ride X with its rear-wheel drive German FAST FACTS equals. It’s driven by its front • Max speed: 140 mph wheels, and is nimbler to wield. • 0-62 mph: 8.5 secs The Volvo feels sprightlier, • Combined mpg: 62.8 thanks to the weight of the • Engine layout: 1969 cc 4pedals and steering - and while cylinder twin turbo diesel this is no small vehicle, it feels • Max. power (PS): 190 • CO2: 119 g/km far from overwhelming, due to • Price: £38,205 how acquiescent it is. 73


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