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HighcliffeEYE Your Local Community Magazine


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July 2013 • ISSUE 16

Written by the local Community, For the local Community

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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 18, my favourite dessert ever and is 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


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Is your smoke alarm placed for protection?


ast year, 44 house fires in Dorset didn’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 it’s up to scratch. With the majority (86%) of the country owning a smoke alarm, it’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 isn’t in the right place, it might note alert you in time. It’s one of the biggest reasons why smoke alarms don’t sound in a fire across the country. That’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: “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. That’s why it’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.” Kate continued: “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.

• Don’t put alarms in or near kitchens and bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off by accident. • 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. “And finally,” added Kate, “don’t forget to test your smoke alarms regularly!” For more information, visit the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service website ( uk), our Facebook page DorsetFireandRescueService or the Fire Kills on Facebook,

“It’s also important to remember that smoke alarms don’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.” We offer these five smoke alarm top tips: • Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. • The ideal position is on the ceiling, in the middle of a room or on a hallway or landing. • Consider fitting alarms in other rooms where there are electrical appliances. HighcliffeEYE


Christchurch Citizens Advice Bureau – become a Trustee!


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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local history

Country Houses Belvedere – Wolhayes – Marydale The estate was bounded by Braemar Drive, Hinton Wood Avenue and in the south by the Lymington Road and apart from Hoburne is probably the oldest estate in Highcliffe. There have been two houses on this estate. The first was Belvedere. It was described in the Christchurch Miscellany, dated 1790, as “a neat little mansion which could be seen from the sea.” According to an old map, Belvedere was built nearer to Hinton Wood Avenue than the second house which was called Wolhayes. Belvedere was probably built in the 18th century and demolished at the beginning of the 20th century. It was the home of Sir William Fordyce, M.D., Lord Bute’s physician. He wrote many medical books but his special interest seems to have been the use of rhubarb for medical purposes. He wrote a paper entitled the The Great Importance of Cultivating and Curing Rhubarb for Medical Uses, for which he gained a gold award from the Society of Arts.

In 1868 Mrs Martin, widow of the late Mr C. Martin was in residence at Belvedere. Her daughter, Sarah Amelia, married Lord Amphlett, a lawyer and Member of Parliament, in 1880. The next residents were Mr and Mrs Entwistle and their family of eight children. He was a

magistrate and a school manager. Mrs Entwistle erected a gravestone in St Mark’s churchyard to William Shaw who was coachman to Mr Entwistle for 27 years. Wolhayes, the second house, was built by the Mills family in the early part of the 20th century in the style of the White House in Washington D.C. During the Second World War a bomb fell on the soft ground near the lake (now Lyme Crescent) and despite repeated attempts to dig it out, the bomb sank lower and lower into the mud. Eventually it was decided to leave it – as no one was likely to walk there … presumably it remains to this day. Miss Mills was the last resident and when she died the house was bought by the Community of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The house was reopened on September 22nd 1953 as a girl’s day and boarding school called ‘Marydale’. Sister Bernadine, one of the teaching staff, recalls the beautiful gardens brilliant with azalea blooms, a Ha-Ha and an espalier wall. The Community was a closed order and its members were not allowed to leave the grounds except to visit the dentist. It was even necessary, at that time, to get permission from Rome if an educational visit was planned for the girls. A short distance from the house a block of sixteen classrooms was built with a gymnasium. In 1970 the Community left Highcliffe and the old house and the new buildings were demolished and the Wolhayes Garden Estate was built. Pictures: Belvedere (left) Wolhayes (top right).

We would like to thank Sheila D. Herringshaw for kindly giving us permission to include this article extracted from her book titled ‘A Portrait of Highcliffe’, published by Natula Publications. This book and many others written on local history in Christchurch & Highcliffe can be purchased online from and also at Highcliffe Castle, Avon Beach shop and Bookends.



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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

Entries are listed FREE of charge. One listing per group/organisation. Listed on a first come, first served basis. Visit to submit your listing online.

– 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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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Saturday 13 July - 11am to 4pm

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

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As there is no local support group in the Bournemouth/Poole area I wondered if there was anyone interested in meeting informally over a cup of coffee/tea for a chat. If you suffer with swelling or enlargement of the limbs or body, or know anyone else who does, please phone or email me so we can arrange to meet up and support each other. Margaret Butler. Tel 01202 300939/Mob 07938 546485.

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Have you been diagnosed with Primary/Secondary Lymphoedema, Lipodema or any other oedemas? Do you wear a compression garment? Have you had any (MLD) Manual Lymphatic Drainage treatment? I have recently been diagnosed with primary lymphoedema in both my legs and I am now wearing compression tights. Friends and family have been very supportive although they, like me, knew very little about this condition. I was not aware that it could affect all parts of the body, or what type of treatment would help in the management of this (at present) incurable condition.

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Lateral Thinking

Divide 40 by half and add ten. What is the answer? Answers on Page 32

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Business Column


MADE IN CHRISTCHURCH I 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.

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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.

We have  got  together  with  some  of  the  IOW   food  producers  and  now  have  some  wonderful   Wight  stock  for  you  here  in  the  deli  inc:   cheeses,  tomatoes,  oils,  dressings,  marinades,   jams,  pickles  and  lots  more  on  its  way.  If  you   can’t  take  the  ferry,  then  jump  into  Wightstock   at  blue  sky  deli  soon.

Local deli Counter: * Beautiful  award  wining  cheeses   *  Artisan  breads  &  Sourdoughs   *  Dorset  hams  &  Bacon   *  Handmade  sausages  &  Scotch  eggs *  FREE  RANGE  eggs   *  Famous  pies  &  Pasties.

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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.

*Amazing Sausage  rolls   *  The  sweetest  tarts  &  brownies  (GF)   *  Real  cheese  pastry  quiches   *  Filled  with  flavor   *  The  famous  meringues! *  The  meals  menu.   *Wild  espressos   *  Lattes   *  Cappuccinos   *  handmade  fillings  in  your   baguettes/sandwiches

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.

For Local food that’s fresh and delivered with care shop where your money goes nearer.Go TOTALLY LOCALLY and spend your money where your local economy can grow.

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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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 www. 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,

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everyone is welcome. 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,

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.

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. 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 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. Friday 19th July - Thursday 15th August Coral Exhibition - The Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1HX Special exhibition of arts and crafts celebrating 35 years of Christchurch and District Arts. Open daily 10-4. 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.

Community Notices 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. Regent Centre table top sale every Saturday & Monday from 10am to 3.30pm. Various stalls selling interesting items. 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 Saturday 27th July Summer Show 2 pm, at the Village Hall, Burley Road, Bransgore. Something for everyone - Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit, Floral Art, Photography, Craft and Cookery sections. Open to members 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 Sunday 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 mouthwatering Kings stalls. Sunday 28th July Mudeford Lifeboat Fun Day at Mudeford Quay - Park ‘N’ Ride from Stanpit Recreation. Display from Mudeford Lifeboat & HM Coastguard Helicopter AND Air display by Miss Demeanour Hunter Jet!!! Have a go on a sit-on-top kayak. BBQ. Raising money to help keep our very own lifeboat station ‘afloat’. Funday starts at 11am. Raft Race at 1.00pm.

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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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Sudoku Competition Win two tickets to see The Searchers 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 don’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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Garden Travels As I take a break from the heat of the midday sun perched under the shade of a Banyan tree, I am staggered by its beauty and the clever way it has adapted to colonising and ‘getting around’. The large structures which develop from the underside of the 20 foot high branches head south and take root into the dry dusty soil as they hit the ground. With a record high temperature of 100 (f) and only 30 inches of water per year these are pretty hostile conditions - you may have noticed, I am not in the UK! An 11 hour flight will transport you Key West, Florida where the views are simply breathtaking and although some locals claim you can almost see Cuba (at a mere 90 miles out to sea?) I found some of the best views had no distance at all. For me the most stunning were the small, intimate courtyards created to the front and rear sides of the colonial houses. These beautiful little oases in the town provide not only a welcoming entrance, but also a cool shady place, where the several layers of plants seem at home. Although none of them indigenous to the area (due to the lack of soil on the island) they grow happily together and have done for years - mainly thanks to the daily irrigation! The plants are there for one reason only, to provide much

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needed shade from the sun. The plant life is diverse due to this being the only frost free place in the USA and to me, looks like a scene from my local garden centres houseplant department. Ficus trees and Coconut palms provide shade for less sun loving ferns. All tropical and all enjoying the high humidity (so that’s why the tips of my parlour palm always go brown! As I sit in the garden located at the rear of the oldest house on the island a small lizard drinks from what’s left of a puddle, created by the irrigation system of course. Jamaican style music plays in the background, its origin a local bar I presume, disturbed only by the intermittent and even louder ‘cock-a-doodle-doo’ thanks to the resident cockerel. Set free many years ago as a result of illegal cock fighting, these chirpy chaps roam free here, having found it easy to become native – and I can see why. Lee Bestall

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Live on the lawn at The Kings Saturday 27th July 2013 from 12pm - 7pm This July The Kings Bowling Green will come alive! Enjoy: · Live music · Live theatre · Kids Zone · Alex Aitken’s street food · Picnics and deck chairs on the lawn · Complimentary bowling with Christchurch Bowling Club No need to book... just pop down and join in the fun anytime throughout the day!

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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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Highcliffe Eye Community Magazine June 2013 Edition

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