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Funday 2013 Celebratory Issue

July 2013 • ISSUE 41

ChristchurchEYE Sunday 28 July 2013 at Mudeford Quay Fun starts at 11am. Raft Race at 1pm Come and enjoy a day of fun for all the family

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editor’s letter

We have another jam-packed edition for you this month full of local information and events to help keep you busy; one event in particular featured in this issue, is the RNLI Funday with a bit of something for everyone. This year sees their 50th Anniversary at the Mudeford Lifeboat Station, now that’s worth celebrating! Please do pop along and show your support for all the marvellous hard work that these volunteers do to help save lives at sea. The fun begins at 11am on Sunday 28th July at Mudeford Quay. Another feature worth mentioning this month is the Key Lime Pie recipe on page 35, my favourite dessert ever, particularly refreshing for this time of year and such an easy recipe to follow that you simply can’t go wrong. Happy Baking!

Cheryl Cheryl Dennett Editor & Publisher

contents Citizens Advice  Bureau Mindbenders Local  History  by  Phil  Tate Julie's  Business  Column Mudeford  Wood  Community  Centre What's  On Dragon  Festival Clubs,  Classes,  Groups  &  Societies Community  Notices Christchurch  Carnival Wellbeing  Matters Coffee  Break Totally  Locally  Christchurch Hands  On  Care £25  Prize An  English  Mum Jurrasic  Jaunts Kid's  Page Christchurch  Festival Recipe Lateral  Thinking Stanpit  Marsh  Bioblitz Regent  Listings Totally  Locally  Christchurch Christchurch  Festival Dorset  Fire  &  Rescue CCC  Poem Dorset  POPP Puzzle  Solutions Index Useful  Contacts

Congratulations to Mrs Brenda Godwin and Julie Baverstock for winning our May competitions!

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e are a busy bureau helping local people with many issues including employment Debt, Benefits, Housing, and Relationships and the demand for our service is increasing. Last year the bureau helped local people with more than 15,000 issues and not surprisingly in these recession hit times, debt was our highest enquiry area. We helped manage more than 2 million of debt. We are an independent charity, governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for setting the overall direction and development of the bureau, employing the staff and controlling bureau finances, and ensuring that the bureau complies with relevant laws. Colin Wilson, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees said: “As well as our dedicated staff and volunteers, we need people from all sections of the community with a wide range of different skills, perspectives and experience. In particular, we need someone with financial skills who would be prepared to act as both trustee and Honorary Treasurer. The role is of course voluntary, but it is not onerous (we meet bi monthly at 5.30pm in Christchurch) and provides an excellent opportunity to get involved and help an important local charity. You will need to have the relevant financial skills and be able to attend the board meetings, and also provide some support between meetings, with our accounts and financial reports. As well as someone with financial skills, we would be pleased to hear from others who may be able to contribute to the board in different ways.” If you are interested in being a trustee please contact Julie Hutchinson, Administration Officer on 01202 488442 for an information pack or email



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The Water Poet’s Avon Adventure


xactly 390 years ago this month, Thames ferryman John Taylor embarked from London on an adventurous sea-journey that had the potential to change Christchurch forever... Born in 1578, Taylor grew up in the Elizabethan era of sea-faring adventurers and dramatic poets. After serving in the Navy he became a Thames waterman, but in his early 40s he began a series of extraordinary journeys that he recorded in a mix of verse and prose, thereby becoming known as ‘The Water Poet’. However, although he was a contemporary of William Shakespeare, his poetry is by no means comparable! In 1619 Taylor, accompanied by a vintner named Roger Bird, paddled 40 miles down the Thames from London to the Isle of Sheppey in a boat made of brown paper, using oars made from dried fish lashed to two canes. Naturally, this boat soon began to sink and was kept afloat only by attaching eight air-filled bullock bladders. This Richard Bransonlike stunt, which apparently attracted thousands of spectators, was undertaken to promote the value of hempseed - hemp and flax being used to manufacture rope, twine, nets, sails, and (utilising recycled rags) paper. Four years later, at the end of July in 1623, Taylor undertook a less frivolous water-borne adventure. Another waterman, Wiltshire-born Gregory Bastable, had suggested that the fortunes of his native Salisbury could be restored if shipping was able to easily reach the city from the sea, it being argued that “in the whole dominion of England, there is not any one Towne or Citie which hath a Navigable River at it, that is poore”. Determined to test this proposal, Taylor and his four-man crew set off from London in a wherry to venture around the coast to Christchurch. This hazardous sea-journey took them along the Kent coast, where they encountered a ‘merman’ (who proved to be a brawny Kentish fisherman wading in


the sea to harvest whelks and cockles). At Worthing they were apprehended by the local constable on suspicion of being pirates and had their oars confiscated. After nearly three weeks Taylor eventually recorded: “O’r depths, and flats, and many a ragged Rocke, We came to Christ-Church Hav’n [Haven] at five a clocke.” Although Taylor does not record where he and his crew lodged, he subsequently expresses his “thankfulnesse, To Sir George Hastings” and “thanks to Mr Templeman mine host”. Sir George Hastings was one of the two Members of Parliament for Christchurch and resided at the former Prior’s House. John Templeman was one of the town’s burgesses (unelected town councillors) and a former Mayor. Upon the continuation of his journey up the River Avon from Christchurch, Taylor recorded that “as I passed up the River at the least 2000 Swans, like so many Pilots, swam in the deepest places before me, and shewed me the way”. If Taylor’s estimate of the number of swans is at all accurate this must have been an amazing sight – if such numbers existed today the Christchurch Avon would easily beat Abbotsbury Swannery as a tourist attraction! Having successfully reached Salisbury, Taylor declared that the few shallows, mills, and weirs they had encountered presented no significant obstacle to making the Avon passable. Nevertheless, little was done and Christchurch Haven failed to become the anticipated seaport for Wiltshire. (Picture: A portrait of John Taylor set against a decorated 1613 map of Hampshire.)

It is possible that as a Thames waterman John Taylor could have carried William Shakespeare in the back of his river-taxi. This year’s annual performance by the Bournemouth Shakespeare Players in Priory House Garden will be the Bard’s dark comedy Measure for Measure, from Tuesday 16 July to Saturday 20 July, and Tuesday 23 July to Saturday 27 July at 7.30pm. Adults £9.00. Concessions £7.00. Tickets from Christchurch Information Centre or ring 01202 534776 for further details. The Company is non-profit making and supports local charities.


Picture: Map courtesy of Jean and Martin Norgate - Old Hampshire Mapped (website).

local history by Phil Tate

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am writing this month’s column on 6th June, the anniversary of D-Day, when, in 1944, thousands of Allied troops began the liberation of France from Nazi occupation. ‘What’s this got to do with a business column?’ you may ask.


I’ve recently returned from France, when we visited the Normandy beaches. These are now named after their D-Day codename and at Juno beach, outside the museum, stands a model of a Bailey Bridge. The Bridge was a temporary structure and it was invented and made here in Christchurch. Other famous innovations were developed in our town. Some may remember the giant Radomes set on Steamer Point in the 60s, which was a test station for the first British Skynet military communications system. (They’d never get planning permission these days!) Aerospace and industrial technology company, Penny and Giles, was founded in Christchurch by William Penny, best known for his work in developing the ‘black box’ flight recorder. Christchurch is a pretty remarkable place for creativity, particularly in highly-skilled products allied to the aerospace and telecommunications fields. But it’s not only high-tech, there are hundreds of businesses of all kinds in Christchurch creating, innovating and providing employment. Many work from industrial units on one of the Borough’s ten industrial parks, including the Airport. These businesses range from small workshops to large, internationally known companies. There are the one-man bands, motor vehicle mechanics, plumbers’ merchants, construction companies, distributors, light engineering companies, clothing, a world-class prosthetics company and all manner of work being carried out in our town. I recently watched a television programme about towns. It featured Huddersfield and showed that historically, and still today, cloth made there has ‘Made in Huddersfield’ clearly displayed and is recognised worldwide. Wouldn’t it be great to spread Christchurch’s reputation by proudly showing ‘Made in Christchurch’ on all goods produced here?

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f you are looking for fantastic all weather sports courts or pitches where you can play your favourite sport all year round, try Mudeford Wood Community Centre. Based in the heart of Mudeford in peaceful woodland surroundings at the end of Piper’s Lane, the fabulous courts were completely refurbished with a new synthetic multi-purpose surface and new perimeter fencing in 2012. The spacious facilities can accommodate three tennis courts (nets available as part of the hire price), a full size hockey or netball court, or a football pitch. Mudeford Wood Community Centre is run by a charitable trust keen to encourage people of all ages to use their easily accessible sporting amenities . Full floodlight facilities make these pitches suitable for your sporting activities day or night, winter or summer. With free parking and competitive rates, why not give Mudeford Wood Community Centre a call on 01425 272084, or email There is currently availability most evenings and weekends for either one-off or regular bookings. See for more information. Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Piper’s Drive, Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 4TR.



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Monday 1st July - Wednesday 31st July Art at Kings in July - Christchurch Arts Guild’s latest show is being staged in the Georgian Lounge of the Kings Arms Hotel Christchurch between 1st and 31st July 2013 where you can be assured of seeing quality work at sensible prices. Tuesday 2nd July and Wednesday 31st July Stan’s Blues Jam in the Christchurch area - Tuesday 2nd July (First Tuesday of the Month) at The Thomas Tripp BH23 1HX and Wednesday 31st July (Last Wednesday of the Month) at The Avon Causeway BH23 6AS and Facebook Friday 5th – Thursday 18th July President’s Collection - The President’s personal selection of paintings, textiles and crafts from artists involved in the early days of the Hayloft Gallery. 10-4 daily. Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch BH23 1HX Friday 5th July Christchurch Floral Society will be holding their annual tea party on July 5th At the Priory Hall, Princess Avenue. Stalls include Plants, jewellery and scarves doors open 1-30, all welcome. Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July Christchurch Music Festival at Christchurch Quay. Enjoy a weekend of live music and dance in the marquee. Starts Friday at 6.00pm. Saturday & Sunday from Midday. Refreshments and Bar. Saturday 6th July Christchurch Priory Summer Fete - In Priory House gardens Entrance - Adults 50p. 11am - 3.30pm stalls, games, refreshments, cakes, books, raffle, and much more. Come along and enjoy entertainment from the Rebel Rousers, and the U3A Brass Band. Saturday 6th July & Saturday 20th July Family Bugs and Beasties Day Saturday 6th July from 10.30 phone 01425 272479 for details. Bat Walk Saturday 20th July 8pm to late, meet outside St Catherine’s Community Hall Marlowe Drive SZ140952 Saturday 6th July Coffee Morning with Raffle - 10 till 12noon, The Methodist Church Hall Lymington Road Highcliffe-On-Sea. Come and meet your friends or come and make new friends, everyone is welcome.

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Saturday 6th July The Royal British Legion Highcliffe Branch Coffee Morning with Raffle 10.00am till 12 noon at The Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road ( next to Berties Fish & Chip Shop) Highcliffe. Every body is welcome. Come and make new friends or just come for a coffee. Thursday 11th July Christchurch Priory Special Guided Tours - Tour starts at 6.30pm meet at the Tower Door. Visiting ground floor and the areas of the Priory not usually open to the general public including tower, museum crypts and roof space. Booking essential. Tickets £10 per person from the Vergers’ Office at Christchurch Priory Tel: 01202 485904. Not suitable for children under 8 years. Saturday 13th July Grange Choral Society Concert at Christchurch Priory 7.30, Grange Choral Society presents a Concert of music by North American Composers conducted by Marcio da Silva. Tickets from Christchurch Information Centre or 01202 399139 £9 & £15. Saturday 13th July RNLI coffee morning - Coffee morning in aid of RNLI to be held at Highcliffe Methodist Church Hall from 10.00-12.30. Cakes, books, souvenirs, jigsaws, bric a brac. Admission free, donations welcome. Saturday 13th July Craft Fair, Fete & Bar B Q from 11.00 to 4.00pm at The Immaculate Conception & St Joseph Catholic Church, Purewell, Christchurch, BH23 1EZ. Wide variety of stalls: wood turned items, jewellery, knitted scarves etc, cards, books, bottles, cakes, plants/produce, bric a brac, etc. All welcome.

Regular Markets

Every Monday - Christchurch Market (all year) Up to 100 traders selling a variety of food, clothes, household goods, plants and bric-a-brac in the mainly traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square. Farmers Market first Friday of every month 9am – 1pm. Regular monthly Farmers’ Market in Saxon Square. Over twenty local producers selling quality home produced/ reared produce including; meat, cheese, bread, plants, herbs, cakes, fruit and vegetables. Christchurch Country Market. Everything home-baked, homemade and home-grown locally. Every Monday 9.3011.30. Druitt Hall (behind library). Refreshments available.

Saturday 13th July – Saturday 17th August Art Exhibition - Mark van Wingerden Solo Exhibition, Hatch Gallery, 7a Church Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1BW Sunday 14th July The Lions Club of Christchurch Car Boot Sale at Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch. 7.30am sellers, 8.00am Buyers - 12.00pm close. Sellers cars £5.00, Large vans and cars with trailers £8.00. Free to buyers, Parking, Toilets and Refreshments. Enquiries: 0845 833 9826. Subject to local weather conditions. All proceeds to Charity. Tuesday 16th July Totally Locally Christchurch Meeting at The Fire Station, Fairmile Road, Christchurch, 7pm. Come and see what we are up to and help pass the message on! In the meantime you can check out the website at Tuesday 16th July A guided heritage walk around Old Christchurch takes place on Tuesday 16th July at 2.00 p.m. Organised by the History Society and Borough Council and led by Town and Priory Guide, Terry Thomas. Meet at the Arches, Saxon Square. Children Free. Adults £4.

Saturday 13 July - 11am to 4pm

Craft Fair Fete • BBQ All Welcome The Immaculate Conception & St Joseph Catholic Church Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EZ

Wide variety of stalls

Wood turned items, jewellery, knitted scarves & shawls, cards, books, plants & produce, bottles, cakes . . . and so much more

Friday 19th July - Thursday 15th August Coral Exhibition - The Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Saturday 27th July Christchurch, BH23 1HX Special exhibition of arts and crafts Summer Show 2 pm, at the Village Hall, Burley Road, Bransgore. celebrating 35 years of Christchurch and District Arts. Open Something for everyone - Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit, Floral Art, Christchurch Eye Advert.indd 1 06/06/2013 00:09:1 daily 10-4. Photography, Craft and Cookery sections. Open to members Wednesday 24th July Organ Concert at Christchurch Priory at 7.30 p.m., worldfamous organist and conductor DAVID HILL will give an organ concert at Christchurch Priory on the magnificent pipe organ there. Admission by ticket £7 at the door on the night. Wednesday 24th July – Monday 12th August HIGHCLIFFE ART FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION of member’s paintings. Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road, Highcliffe BH23 5EG 10-5.30. Closed Sundays Entry free. Paintings & cards for sale Refreshments Dennis Ford 01425 275418 www. highcliffe-art-info Thursday 25th July CADArts Social Evening at The Red House Museum, Christchurch. 6 pm. Members and guests welcome. Refreshments Friday 26th July – Friday 16th August Small Pictures - in the Regent Centre Foyer Exhibition of small watercolour paintings by members of CADArts. www.cadarts. com

and non members. Entry forms from Tony, tel 01425 674329. Saturday 27th July HIGHCLIFFE ROTARYCHARITY FETE at The Recreation Ground, Highcliffe 10.45 to 16.30 Charity Stalls, Birds of Prey, Morris Dancers, Refreshments and Children’s Races - Fun for All the Family. Contact: HIGHCLIFFE ROTARY CLUB: Chris 07836 576152 or visit Saturday 27th July Live on the lawn at The Kings 12.00noon - 7.00pm. The Kings Arms bowling green will come alive with a whole host of activities for you all to enjoy, live music, entertainment for the kids, al fresco drinks, ice creams and deck chairs on the lawn, afternoon tea at our beautifully restored pavilion. Sample a range of street food from our mouth-watering Kings stalls. Sunday 28th July Mudeford Lifeboat Fun Day at Mudeford Quay - Park ‘N’ Ride from Stanpit Recreation. Funday starts at 11am. Raft Race at 1.00pm. To see more events in Christchurch visit

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Clubs, Classes, Groups & Societies Fitness, Sport and Wellbeing Chi Kung Exercise Classes - Come and join us on Friday mornings 10.45 am - 12.15 at Wessex Health Studio, 17 Stour Road, Christchurch BH23 1PL www.wessexhealth. Please call tutor Poppy 01202 735560 to book a place. YOGA CLASS - Every Monday at The Bay Tree, Saxon Square, Christchurch. 0915-1015am. Ideal for beginners or those wanting a gentler pace. To book a space call or text Elaine Rees on 07504 823517. YOGA class on Mondays 7.15-8.15pm at Wessex Therapy Clinic, Christchurch, with a British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Teacher. Small group class to ensure individual attention to each student. For more information see or call/text 07803-937143. BODYBALANCE classes 09:30-10:45 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 18:00-19:15 Wednesdays and 18:15-19:30 Thursday at St Joseph’s Community Centre, Purewell. Blend of Yoga, T’ai-Chi and Pilates choreographed to music. Friendly class, suitable for men and women, beneficial throughout pregnancy. 07876645945 / Booking required. Pregnancy yoga based exercise, breathing & relaxation classes. Stretch & strengthen your body, relieve aches & pains and prepare for birth. Suitable for all abilities including complete beginners, from 14 weeks of pregnancy. Tuesdays in Christchurch. Contact Rosa 07837 218374 Fluid, dynamic yoga classes for all ages and abilities in Christchurch - you work at your level. Stretch, strengthen & de-stress! Weds 10am, Thu 7.15pm, Fri 9.30am. Taught by Yoga Teacher & Personal Trainer, Caroline Radway: or call 07798 941832. First class free!

Art and Craft ‘Jump in and Get Wet’ watercolour classes in small, friendly, informative classes - overlooking beautiful Christchurch Harbour. Contact Sue on 01202 481099 or email www.susanknights. Highcliffe Flower Club - Come and watch a professional flower arranger demonstrate in the Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road, on the second Wednesday of each

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month at 2pm, doors open 1.30pm. We are a friendly group and visitors are welcome. Jewellery & Silversmithing - Summer classes available Tues mornings & Thurs eve from 25th June. 3 hour sessions for £18. A range of techniques covered inc piercing, soldering, enamelling & stone setting. Beginners welcome. Call Louise 07789 9159694 or email

Children Bransgore Toy Library - Village Hall, second Monday of the month 10-11.30am. Toys for babies and pre-school aged children. £1.50 for one adult and child, £1 each additional child. Includes refreshments and toy hire for a month. Contact 01425 673692. Priory Toddler Group – Wednesdays 10am to 12pm (term times only) at The Priory Hall, Princess Avenue, Christchurch, BH23 1DB. £2 per family. Parents, carers, & grandparents are welcome to this friendly group. Toys, crafts, singing, drinks & snacks. Contact Penny on 01202 471807. Musical Steps - Award-winning inspirational and educational music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Monday mornings at The Regent Centre. Come and join the wonderful world of music, learning and fun! 0845 643 5025 heather.smith@musicalsteps. Creation Station - award winning exploration messy art & craft activity class for toddlers and preschool children. Fun, Social & Inspiring! Wednesday afternoon 1.30pm at Portfield Community Hall. Call Lisa 0844 873 4740 www. Sessions Music and Heritage Club (supported by Dorset Council Community Fund and Highcliffe Residents Association) launches on Thursday 11th July. Sessions is aimed at young people aged 12+ who love music from folk to rock! If you are interested please contact - charlie: or tel/text 07971 472768.

Clubs and Societies National Federation of Spiritual Healers (established 1954). Healing now being given on Tuesdays from 1.30

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– 2.30pm, at Portfield Hall, Portfield Road, Christchurch. BH23 2AQ No appointment necessary. Minimum Donation £4 for more information contact Steve on 01202 478479 anytime. AGE CONCERN CHRISTCHURCH - a local charity offering friendship clubs, outings, information and advice, minibus. Volunteers always welcome. Telephone: 01202 488311. National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) - The Bournemouth & District Support Group’s next meeting is on Tuesday 2 July 2013 in the Howard Suite, Christchurch Hospital, 2pm. Speaker will be an NOS Helpline nurse. Entry £1.50, all welcome. For more details, ring 01425 275707 or go to Highcliffe WI meet at 7.15pm, Thurs 18 July in the Day Centre, Lymington Rd. A talk on sound recording, plus refreshments, quiz and raffle will complete the evening. Visitors most welcome - call the secretary on 01425/271995 for more info. Over 60’s Group - Homelands Activity Group extends a warm welcome to non-residents to their weekly social at Homelands Community Hall, Kings Avenue, Christchurch between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. every Monday. Contact Irene on 01202 473489 for further information.


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The Phoenix Fellowship Club for Widowers - A cordial welcome is extended to widowers to join this friendly group at their weekly meetings at Christchurch Baptist Church Hall on Mondays between 10:30a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Contact Irene or Richard on 01425 279656 for further information.

Contact The Elderly is looking for more host and hostesses to entertain up to six elderly people and two drivers once a year on a Sunday afternoon. For afternoon tea. A downstairs cloakroom is a must. Call Carolyn Dennis on 01202 424482.

NEW SUPPORT GROUP FOR MALE CARERS - A new group has been set up to support male carers. The group will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at CASTLE LODGE HOTEL, Lymington Road, Highcliffe 1:30 to 3:30 pm. A warm welcome awaits you. Refreshments provided.

Regent Centre table top sale every Saturday & Monday from 10am to 3.30pm. Various stalls selling interesting items.

CHRISTCHURCH PROBUS CLUB - Meets 10.30am on the 2nd Tuesday monthly. A very friendly welcome awaits all retired professional and businessmen. Interesting speakers and excellent lunches! For details please contact the Secretary, Robin Haggett on 01202-482528. Monday Social Club - Join our friendly group at Portfield Hall from 9.45am to 2pm. Enjoy coffee & a chat, play Dominos, Scrabble, Canasta or Rummikub. Fresh cooked two course lunch with tea/coffee after. Occasional outings. Modest weekly cost. We welcome anyone who is actively disabled. Contact Les Denmead on 01202– 470929.

The Friday Crafters who meet every Friday in the Regent Centre Cinema are looking for new people to join our group contact Pam on 01202 485632 BRENDONCARE CASTLE CLUB for older people meets every Monday 2.00pm - 4.00pm at the Castle Lodge Guest House, Highcliffe. Come and enjoy many varied activities in lovely surroundings. Friendly welcome is offered to all. Just pop in or contact Sue 01202 722211. New Support Group - As part of the British Lung Foundation Support Network, a new support group now meets between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Christchurch on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact Carol on 01202 475042 for more information.

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Christchurch Carnival 2013 - It’s Good News!


ey you! Stop groaning at the back of the room, you do want to know this! We have a new Committee and we decided to take the controversial step of listening to what you the public say and what you want. Times are hard and our Carnival could have gone the way of so many others and just stopped running. We decided to evolve and improve the carnival to include some of the ideas from our research. Personally I am a little hurt that my ideas of The Rolling Stones playing on the Bandstand, David Beckham in the Arena and Beyonce pole dancing in the beer tent were rejected all too quickly. Well to be fair the pole dancing decision took a bit longer but we enjoyed the discussion! Sadly, my alternative proposal of free beer went the same way! The new event will still be over two days – Saturday 17th August and Sunday the 18th but the carnival procession moves from the Saturday to the Sunday. We have taken on board comments about last year’s procession and have great plans to make this year a spectacle to be proud of. Our Fun Day on the Quay will just be on the Saturday now running all day from 10am through to 10pm with a very full programme of events and music. Free entry, naturally, and as usual we finish with the spectacular firework display, once again, very kindly sponsored by Cookes Furniture.

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Music this year will be chosen to appeal to a wider range of ages. Arena entertainment including the ever-popular Birds of Prey display. Stalls and catering with a great range of choice. One other request we had was for more to involve the children. For the first time this year we will have a craft tent where they will be able to try different activities at a very reasonable cost. Coles funfair will be there as usual as will the beer tent to provide the necessary courage for the more adventurous rides.

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Wellbeing Matters ARE YOU TRAINING YOUR MIND... OR JUST YOUR BODY? Summer is here and isn’t it great to seize every opportunity to dress lightly and get outdoors! Perhaps you want to get fit and healthy or, maybe you just love sport and the summer months make it easier to embrace your passion.

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To get you started, if you lack motivation - remember a time that you felt really good about yourself in a sporting context and using all your senses, vividly recall this success in your memory. Then link a phrase or physical action to that ‘feel good’ experience. The more you repeat this, the more your mind links the feeling of success to your sport and your motivation increases.

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Sudoku Competition Win two tickets to see Eric Clapton Tribute Band at The Regent Centre! Fill in the grid so that each row, column and 3x3 box, contains the numbers 1 through to 9 with no repetition. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be a genius. These puzzles use logic alone. Watch out! Sudoku is highly addictive! Simply complete the Sudoku Puzzle, fill in your details and post your entry to: Local Eye Magazines, Competitions, 20 Manor Road, Christchurch BH23 1LU. Name Tel.No Address Good Luck! Entries to be received no later than 31st July 2013. Winner picked at random from correct entries.

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What would the town be like if it lost its ‘high street’ shops; what would Highcliffe be without the shops along lymington Road? Totally Locally is about reminding people of what they have in their town, and that if they want to continue to enjoy these great things they only need to make small changes to make a large difference. Totally Locally Christchurch (TLC) is both a ‘Shop Local’ campaign and a showcase for Christchurch’s independent businesses and shops. It gives residents a reason to shop in Christchurch and reminds them of all the great things that they have and may have forgotten. It changes public perception and alters shopping habits so that locals look to spend money in their local shops instead of just at out of town venues. But TLC is more than asking you to support independent shops. It asks you to get behind all those that trade in the town from the smallest market stall to the supermarkets. It encourages you to spend some of your time and money buying things locally. Okay, we know it is easier to just pop into Sainsbury’s, the parking is easy and they sell so much of what you need, but just remember that for some things there is another alternative. We often hear that our ‘high streets’ are being overrun by national chain stores or charity shops and that town centres are on the decline. Well, take a look around Christchurch & Highcliffe and you can see for yourself the mix and wide variety of shops and businesses of all kinds available to you right on your doorstep. TLC is about working together to lift our whole town; about putting a face to your local business. It is a long-term campaign and one that has successfully changed both the bottom lines of shops and businesses and the way people to choose to shop.

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et me introduce myself: I graduated as an Osteopath in 2010, after completing a four year degree course, similar to a medical degree but with the emphasis on musculoskeletal medicine. I went on to work and continue to work at several practices in the surrounding area before starting “Hands on Care Osteopathic Practice”. I am based at the Wessex Therapy Clinic which provides a professional but relaxed and friendly environment for treatment. It is easy to access by car, bus or train. I provide daytime, evening and weekend appointments.


Most patients seek osteopathic treatment because they are in pain, back pain being the most common complaint. However, osteopathy can help with many other issues. Each patient is an individual. Two people may present with similar problems but their postural patterns may be totally different, requiring different treatments. Every therapist has a slightly different approach. I like to use gentle joint movements to relax muscles and improve mobility, as well as stretching. I also use deep tissue massage which may not be quite so comfortable! Patients often describe this as a “good pain” as they know it is having positive effects. I incorporate craniosacral work and “dry needling” (acupuncture) into my treatments. I always discuss with my patients their treatment preferences and tailor each session to the individual. I like to give my patients advice on self management and exercises, to speed up their recovery and to help prevent reoccurrence of the problem. Over the next year I plan to write a series of articles which explain how osteopathy can help with certain conditions. If you have any questions regarding osteopathy that you would like answered, please email me at To make a booking please contact phone 01202 47 44 77 or visit

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Funday 2013 Celebratory Issue

Sunday 28 July 2013 at Mudeford Quay Fun starts at 11am. Raft Race at 1pm Come and enjoy a day of fun for all the family

50th ANNIVERSARY of Mudeford RNLI Lifeboat Station

• AIR DISPLAY - MISS DEMEANOUR - Back by Popular Demand Jonathon Whaley’s stunning Hawker Hunter air display aircraft

• Park & Ride from Stanpit Recreation Ground • Display from Mudeford Lifeboat & HM Coastguard Helicopter • Raft Race sponsored by • Duck Race sponsored by Follow us at RNLI Mudeford Lifeboat • BBQ sponsored by All proceeds go towards the running costs of the Mudeford Lifeboat Station 26 ChristchurchEYE

An English Mum


here are certain sounds that tell me Summer has arrived; the drone of mowers on a Sunday afternoon; the hopeful jangle of the ice cream van; and the whistle of the steam trains from the nearby railway cutting, once again whisking happy tourists from London to the coast for the day, steaming through Christchurch Station on the way.


I confess to being a little bit of a geek where planes, trains and automobiles are concerned — not to the extent where I’d have an anorak and a notebook, but there is something about the sound and smell of coal fired engines which I find exciting. Maybe it’s because they evoke childhood memories of summer’s spent reading Enid Blyton and CS Lewis, where all adventures seemed to start with a journey on a steam train — or maybe I just read too much ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ to my kids! A few years ago I remember noticing a small crowd of people stood on the Fairmile railway bridge. Knowing this could only mean one thing I raced home, charging into the house and yelling at the kids to come quick and follow me. They all ran out, somewhat bewildered, and chased after me along the railway alley towards the station. I could hear the familiar rumble in the distance followed by a long whistle, and screamed ‘Faster!’ at the kids (I may have dragged the smallest one a bit...). We all tumbled breathlessly onto the platform, whooping, waving and jumping up and down just as the steam train chugged majestically past — it was exhilarating! We fell about wheezing and laughing — it was only when the smoke cleared that we noticed the small, quiet groups of people on both platforms (mostly wearing anoraks and clutching notebooks) all staring at us... This year the Dorset Coast Express trains start on the 24th July, and you can find the timetable at www. Waving, whooping and jumping isn’t compulsory, but it does add to the fun! Hope to see you on Platform 1! An English Mum x

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Saxon Square Shopping Centre searches for Granny and Grandad of the Year


axon Square Shopping Centre in Christchurch is calling on children across the region to nominate their grandparents ahead of National Grandparent’s Day (06 October), a holiday established by Age Concern in 1990 to recognise the hard work and support grandparents give all year round.

Do they tell the best stories or let you stay up past your bedtime? Do they walk you to school or make the best Sunday dinners? With more than 14 million grandparents living in the UK, Saxon Square Shopping Centre wants to know why you think yours is the best. One doting granny and one deserving grandad will be given a host of great gifts donated by stores at the Centre, to say thank you for their infinite wisdom or never ending supply of sweet treats. The prize, for the two winners, includes £50 worth of shopping vouchers, £25 food vouchers to spend at the Centre, a treatment from The Bay Tree Health Store and Therapy Centre worth £40 and a choice of facial or pedicure at Harbour Beauty. Bryan Taylor, Centre Manager at Saxon Square Shopping Centre, said: “The relationship with a grandparent is a special one and at Saxon Square Shopping Centre, we want to celebrate a much-loved grandmother and grandfather who make a real difference to their family’s life. “A number of the stores at the Centre have kindly donated gifts for the lucky grandparents and we are encouraging everyone to enter and be in with a chance of spoiling someone who truly deserves it.”

How to enter: Simply explain, in no more than 300 words, why the person you are nominating deserves to be celebrated ahead of National Grandparent’s Day. Children under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian to nominate a grandparent. All entries must be submitted by Saturday 31 August. A representative from Saxon Square Shopping Centre will select the winner. The winning applicant will be contacted before 04 September 2013 and must be available to redeem the prizes on 07 September 2013. Entries should be submitted by email to or posted to Saxon Square, Equinox Communications, 9 Cwrt-y-Parc, Earlswood Road, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GH by 31 August 2013. Applicants should visit the ‘News’ page at to view full terms and conditions. Alternatively contact Stacey Oliver on 02920 764 100 or for further information.

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Purbeck Plod - Swanage to Kimmeridge Circular Area Swanage/Kimmeridge Distance 25 miles Difficulty Difficult Access Restrictions? No A strenuous circular route from the sea front in Swanage - great views along the coast going west and panoramic views of the valley down to Swanage and across to Poole Harbour on the way back to Swanage. How to get there: - Grid Reference 034773 - Durlston Country Park or Swanage Sea Front. Proceed to Swanage via Wareham and follow the signs to the sea front. Depending on the time of the year, you can park along the front or you will need to park in one of the car parks nearby. An alternative is to start from Durlston Country Park which is signposted from the sea front and is an excellent centre to explore a lot of fascinating information about the Jurassic Coast. It also has an information centre and café. Information: Toilets are available at both start points. Walk details:From the sea front, head west along the coast path, up to Durlston Country Park and follow the path along to Kimmeridge (12 miles). At Kimmeridge (toilets available), as you come into the grassy car park area, head diagonally across to the tarmac road. Follow the road for a short distance until you are at the end of the row of cottages.

right and follow the signposted track past Grange Arch (a folly which overlooks Creech Grange) and on to Corfe Castle (3 1/4 miles). This section onwards provides great views to both sides of the ridgeway. Follow the path along the ridgeway and you need to take one of the two opportunities to bear right and drop down to the lower path which takes you to the base of the Castle. Here, walk along the path to the left of the stream or along the road to come out on the main road opposite the National Trust car park. Turn right and proceed along the road for ¼ mile until the road turns sharp right up into the village. Take the lane to the left of this bend and follow the road for ¼ mile until it starts to bear to the right and you will see a gate and track to the left signposted Rollington Hill. Follow this path up onto Rollington Hill and on to Nine Barrow Down and then drop down to meet the Swanage – Studland road (2 ¼ miles). At the stile by the road, turn left and walk on the left verge of the road for ¼ mile, then cross over and take the path up to the obelisk and onto Ballard Down. After about 3/4 mile, take any of the paths that drop off Ballard Down to the right and follow the path into Swanage.

Turn right here and follow the path up across the field and up the short steep slope to the ridgeway (2/3 mile). Turn left at the top and proceed to the next stile (1/4 mile). Turn sharp right and head down the slight incline, through the small woods which will take you through Steeple Leaze farm and up to the road (2/3 mile). Go straight ahead and up the road for 1/4 mile until you meet a track to your right. Follow this track up to the ridgeway (300 metres). At the top you need to turn to your

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Funday 2013 Celebratory Issue

Sunday 28 July 2013 at Mudeford Quay Fun starts at 11am. Raft Race at 1pm Come and enjoy a day of fun for all the family

50th ANNIVERSARY of Mudeford RNLI Lifeboat Station

• AIR DISPLAY - MISS DEMEANOUR - Back by Popular Demand Jonathon Whaley’s stunning Hawker Hunter air display aircraft

• Park & Ride from Stanpit Recreation Ground • Display from Mudeford Lifeboat & HM Coastguard Helicopter • Raft Race sponsored by • Duck Race sponsored by Follow us at RNLI Mudeford Lifeboat • BBQ sponsored by All proceeds go towards the running costs of the Mudeford Lifeboat Station

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Christchurch Festival 2013


he Christchurch Festival 2013 is nearly upon us. Taking place from Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th we have more than 15 bands over the course of the weekend plus many dance teams around the town on Saturday. Our headline band on Saturday night is the fantastic Jo Burt Experience. Jo has played with many famous people and bands, including the The Troggs, Tom Robinson, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Bob Geldorf, Kim Wilde, Black Sabbath and many more. The Festival is put on by a small group of volunteers who arrange the marquee and fencing, organise the stalls and the licenses, find all the great bands and generally sort it all out. We get no help from the council and we are entirely self-funding. The Festival costs around ÂŁ6,000 per year to stage and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ticket money that allows us to do it every year. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to make it free and are always on the lookout for corporate sponsors. This year Chritax Taxis have been kind enough to support us and we are very grateful. Any surplus raised and the contents of our collection pots are all donated to the current Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities, this year they are the RNLI, Autism Wessex and the Christchurch Priory Conservation Trust, three very worthwhile causes. Most years we are the biggest single contributor to the Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities, having donated ÂŁ10,000 over the last three years. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud of that, lets hope for fantastic weather and a record-breaking year.

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Key Lime Pie uit base - this Lime, cream and a buttery bisc a refreshing es mak t trea zesty oven-baked and indulgent end to a meal.

Ingredients 300g Hob Nobs 150g butter , melted 1 x 397g tin condensed milk (we used NestlĂŠ) 3 medium egg yolks finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes 300ml double cream 1 tbsp icing sugar extra lime zest, to decorate Preparation method Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Whizz the biscuits to crumbs in a food processor (or put in a strong plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin). Mix with the melted butter and press into the base and up the sides of a 22cm loose-based tart tin. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and cool. Put the egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk for a minute with electric beaters. Add the condensed milk and whisk for 3 minutes then add the zest and juice and whisk again for 3 minutes. Pour the filling into the cooled base then put back in the oven for 15 minutes. Cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight if you like. When you are ready to serve, carefully remove the pie from the tin and put on a serving plate. To decorate, softly whip together the cream and icing sugar. Dollop or pipe the cream onto the top of the pie and finish with extra lime zest.

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Stanpit Marsh bioblitz discovers 400 species A ‘bioblitz’ held over a 24-hour period at Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve in Christchurch has logged more than 400 species of plants and animals. The event focused on finding and identifying as many species as possible on the marsh. Organised by Christchurch Council’s Countryside Service, it was designed as a way of carrying out an up-todate survey of the reserve but also to give everybody the opportunity to join in with the survey and find out about biodiversity and conservation. Throughout the day and night people had the chance to find out about the work of their local countryside service and to join scientists and naturalists to spot and add to the wildlife inventory for the marsh. The Saturday day-time events included an early morning photographic workshop, bird tours, plant walks, pond and stream dipping and minibeast safaris. The evening kicked off with a dusk bird walk, a hunt for reptiles and amphibians, a bat talk and walk and moth trapping. There was even a history walk with a re-enactment of smuggling that looked particularly spectacular against the full moon. An astronomer was on hand to tell people about the night sky, including a rare triple planetary conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury. The moth trappers were last to bed, trapping until past 1.00am. Sunday morning began bright and early with a dawn chorus walk. Early risers were treated to a fully organic breakfast served on the porch of the MarshPod information centre after the walk. The finale to the event, which came some 25 hours after the start, was the grand opening of the previous night’s moth and mammal traps. Over 200 plants were identified, with a few that hadn’t been recorded for several years, 20 species of lichen and six species of moss. Also recorded were 50 invertebrates, including 35 spiders, more than 80 birds, three fungi and eight species of mammal including dog, cat, cow, horse, mole, rabbit woodmouse and, of course, human. As well as an important audit of the health and wellbeing of the marsh, the event was also designed to promote public interest in biodiversity. Senior Countryside Officer Peter Holloway said: “The bioblitz was an opportunity to encourage more public participation in nature conservation through a series of guided walks and workshops. With the public’s help we were able to conduct an intensive field study of the reserve that will add to our knowledge of the marsh. “We were fortunate to have a good number of wildlife experts with us from a number of groups including the Friends of Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group and the RSPB. There were botanists, entomologists and an even an arachnologist who alone recorded 30 species of spiders.”

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Is your smoke alarm placed for protection?


ast year, 44 house fires in Dorset didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t activate the smoke alarm because the fire was outside its range, so Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and the Fire Kills campaign are encouraging people in Dorset to take a second look at their fire protection and make sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to scratch. With the majority (86%) of the country owning a smoke alarm, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that most people know a working smoke alarm can save lives, providing those vital few seconds needed to escape a house fire. But if your smoke alarm isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the right place, it might note alert you in time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the biggest reasons why smoke alarms donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound in a fire across the country. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Dorset Fire and Rescue are asking people to think about where their smoke alarm is placed and whether they to fit another to ensure they have the time to get out, stay out and call 999. Kate Huelin, Home Safety Manager at DFRS said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The vast majority of us now have at least one smoke alarm in our homes, but early detection and warning is vital to reduce the devastation a house fire can cause. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so important that your smoke alarms are in the right place to have the best chance of alerting you and your loved ones to a fire.â&#x20AC;? Kate continued: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You should make sure you have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, preferably in hallways and landings. Placing smoke detectors in rooms where there are electrical appliances, could give you the extra warning you need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also important to remember that smoke alarms donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last forever. The power might work, but the mechanism deteriorates with time. So whether they are battery operated or wired to the mains, to work at their best they should be replaced every ten years.â&#x20AC;? We offer these five smoke alarm top tips: â&#x20AC;˘ Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. â&#x20AC;˘ The ideal position is on the ceiling, in the middle of a room or on a hallway or landing. â&#x20AC;˘ Consider fitting alarms in other rooms where there are electrical appliances.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put alarms in or near kitchens and bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off by accident. â&#x20AC;˘ Replace your smoke alarms every ten years. Dorset Fire and Rescue are also urging carers and people who keep a close eye on less able relatives to check that these homes have enough smoke alarms in the right places too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And finally,â&#x20AC;? added Kate, â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to test your smoke alarms regularly!â&#x20AC;? For more information, visit the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service website ( uk), our Facebook page DorsetFireandRescueService or the Fire Kills on Facebook,


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Travel & Holiday claims …for accidents, injuries or illness abroad, including travel by air and sea Travelling by air or by sea, for most of us, is the way we get to our foreign holiday destinations. Whilst both are safe modes of transport, unfortunately individuals can still be injured by accidents or affected by illness when using them. Travel operators must take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of their passengers at all times, however, if rules are breached – resulting in an injury or illness – then you may be entitled to compensation. You may have been affected by illness due to poor hygiene standards on board or even food poisoning. You may make a claim for compensation against a holiday company for an accident, injury or illness which occurred abroad if the holiday was booked as part of a package deal through a travel agent in the UK. Your holiday accident, injury, or illness would need to be the fault of the travel agent or their representatives, such as the hotel staff. There are strict time limits in place to make any holiday injury claim.

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