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The Local Vocal

March 2011 - Issue Seven

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Introduction Hello and welcome to the March issue of your local magazine. It looks like the long and dark winter nights are finally behind us, so lets hope its not just the new lambs with a spring in their step!! A big congratulations to our Marquis Rangers on winning the Sussex Cup Final last weekend.

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Policing in Sompting Your Local PCSO Over the last month there are a few things that I need to mention There have been a number of thefts from Sheds and garages in the Sompting area. Items such as pedal cycles, power tools and other mechanical items have been stolen. Entry was gained by the door being forced open or by the padlocks being broken. Please ensure that all sheds and garages are securely looked with heavy duty bolts and padlocks. Also getting your items security marked can up the police to identify stolen property when it is located. There has also been a number of flatbed and panel vans driving around the Sompting area looking for scrap metal. On some occasions the occupants of the vehicle have been seen to take items from gardens without asking the owner for permission. If these vehicles are seen please report it.

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If you would like to discuss any issues that you may have within our community I will be at the following locations, or you can contact me by phone or email. In the Canteen of The Boundstone Children and Family Centre in Upper Boundstone Lane on Tuesday 20th March 2012 at 11:30am Outside The Sompting Village Primary School in White Styles Road on Wednesday 21st March 2012 at 3pm There are many ways that you can report crimes and Anti-Social behaviour. Below is a list of the relevant numbers. Emergency – 999 Non-Emergency – 0845 60 70 999 Crime Stoppers – 0800 555 111 Adur and Worthing Anti-social behaviour team – 01273 446401 PCSO Martin Ferris Cokeham and Peverel Ward Mobile - 07909533007 Email -

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Sompting Abbots School Plays Host to Quiz & Ploughmans Supper

30TH MARCH 2012 AT 7:00 PM QUIZ MASTER – M.P. TIM LOuGHTON On the above date, the beautiful surroundings of Sompting Abbots School, Church Lane, Sompting, will play host to a quiz and ploughman’s supper. This event has always proved to be a very exciting and fun evening with Tim as quiz master. So book early. Although there is a maximum of 4 persons per team, if you can’t make a team, we will always match you with other people. A donation from the evening will be made to The Gateway Club, a local Charity that needs support as it relies heavily on donations. It is associated with MENCAP and the dedicated organisers do wonderful work with adults who have learning difficulties.

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Auction Catalogue now Available A Catalogue for the upcoming Auction at Lancing Parish Hall on Saturday March 17th to raise funds for St. Barnabas Hospice, Chestnut Tree House, Big Smile Gambia and Lancing & Sompting Lions is now available from the Lions Charity Shop, Lancing. A bidding form is attached and envelopes provided for sealed bids. Items to be auctioned are displayed in the shop window, viewing is recommended. The remaining few tickets are available now but numbers are strictly limited. On the evening a ‘Shuffleboard Olympics’ will also be held, with teams of three playing for the country of their choice. The event will be opened and the prizes presented by Alex Jenkins, Editor of Etc. magazine. Various other stalls and a luxury tombola will provide a full evening of entertainment. For more information contact Tinia on 01903 883 140. Bids are welcome for the following lots: LIVE AUCTION LOT No. DETAILS RESERVE DONOR 1. MOT plus Extras £25 Circle Garage 2. MP3 Player St. Barnabas 3 Power Tools Gardiner & Scardifield 4. Original African Artwork The Big Smile 5. Nokia Mobile Phone (PAYG) £35 Tinia Lewis 6. RAF Commemorative Plate David Fleck 7. Paintball Vouchers x 3 (Allows 30 people to play) Charity Paintball 8. MP3 Player for car use Hillbarn Garage 9. 3 Block Paintings Janet Levett 10. Surprise Parcel 11. Handmade Dolls Cottage Jim 12. Tollgate Experience £60 Old Tollgate Hotel & Lewis family Worth over £125 in memory of Barry Lewis 13. Tank Museum Visit (For family of 4) Bovington Tank Museum 14. 4 man Tent (Used twice) £50 Sue & David Fleck 15. Paintball Vouchers (Allows 30 people to play) Charity Paintball 16. Surprise Parcel 17. Brighton & Hove Albion FC Brighton & Hove 2 tickets to League match Football Club 18. ½ Day Hire at Lancing & Sompting Lions Hall - Lions Club 19. Wine Hamper All the Charities 20. Park Resort Holiday (3 - 4 day break) Park Resorts SILENT AUCTION 1. Designer Lampshade 2. Necklace with Elephants 3. Jade Goblets 4. Paintball Voucher for 10 5. Black Handbag 6. Flower Planter 7. Pamper Kit, Spa & Beauty Kit 8. Framed Painting of Owl 9. MP3 Player 10. Pamper Session 11. Teddy Bear & Chocolates 12. Surprise Parcel

In memory of Chloe Parker Sheridan Tinia Lewis The Big Smile Charity Paintball The Big Smile Lions Club Lions Club Janet Levett St. Barnabas Chestnut Tree House & Lions

What Do You Know About Fostering? Adur and Worthing Council’s Health and Well-Being Team are currently developing a programme to assist in teaching LACs the basic life skills such as financial management, cookery and even basic cleanliness; so that when they leave care, they can support themselves properly and continue to be contributing members of society. This programme, externally funded, is unique, and is responding to the requests from young people themselves who are members of the ‘Children in Care Council’ some of which have found themselves isolated and without support having left care.

What do you know about ‘Looked After Children’ in West Sussex? When I tell people that we have almost 700 children in care in West Sussex, people are aghast, and this number doesn’t include around 300 ‘Looked After Children’ (LAC) that are placed here by other local authorities in children’s homes along the South Coast. What is not generally know, is that all Councillors across the country have what is termed a ‘Corporate Parent’ responsibility to ensure that children in care are provided with the same opportunities as children living with their own birth parents and families. In West Sussex, we take our responsibility extremely seriously, and as a County Councillor, I am also Chair of the Corporate Parenting Panel (CPP), tasked with the responsibility of examining our services to LAC and making sure they are the best we can provide. There are special arrangements in place to help us discharge our responsibilities, not least of which is a Virtual School. This has a virtual head-teacher and a small number of staff and governors, and their task is to drive up educational performance among the LAC. Each school across the county has what is termed a ‘Designated Teacher’ who provides a link to the virtual school, to assist in monitoring the progress of each looked after child and to assist with any problems. Another area of support is in health issues, and there is a part-time but dedicated paediatrician and two dedicated nurses in post to ensure that all the health needs of LAC are being addressed.

Recently, we held a celebration event at the Charmandean Centre, Worthing, where many of our Looked After Children told us about their achievements. Some sang, others spoke about their experiences in working with deprived communities elsewhere in the world, and many received awards for their own particular successes and for overcoming significant challenges in their own lives. The event was supported by the Lord Lieutenant, The High Sheriff and the Leader of West Sussex County Council. Residents will have seen the publicity asking for more people to come forward as Foster Carers, as there are always children in need of a stable home and a loving environment in which to live and thrive. While undoubtedly this can sometimes be a challenge, many foster carers will tell you that it is a most rewarding experience, and enables them to put something back for those to whom life has not necessarily been kind. If you would like to find out more about fostering, either short or long term, then you can do so by contacting the fostering recruitment team between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday at County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH; by telephone: 01403 229333, or by Email: Similarly, if you are a business person, and can offer meaningful work experience or an apprenticeship for a LAC, then you can also contact me on 01273 464018 (home) or 0772 505 4389 (mobile) and I would be pleased to discuss with you the opportunities this would present. Councillor David Simmons, West Sussex County Councillor for Sompting and North Lancing

Local History Group, Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders, wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders are to receive £4,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to explore local history in Lancing and Sompting. Pastfinders has a large collection of material on local history and, led by volunteers from the local community, the project focuses on organising this more effectively to make it more accessible and secure for posterity. The project will entail indexing, cataloguing, digitising of photographs and other records. The grant will enable the necessary equipment to be purchased and the training of members of the community to carry out the work. When completed, the records will be used for public events and exhibitions, giving talks and publishing booklets on local history. Also, since Lancing & Sompting has no local museum or archive, the collection will be a valuable source for study and research. Pastfinders is an organisation that aims to promote interest in the historical heritage of Lancing & Sompting through research using oral history, existing records and photograph collections. It also records landscapes and buildings prior to them being spoiled or demolished. Hopefully their work will bring this heritage alive for future generations and raise interest amongst all age groups. They are a friendly group with some 36 members who meet monthly at the Harriett Johnson Centre, Loose Lane, Sompting when they have regular speakers on a wide range of topics. New members and visitors would be made very welcome – ring 01903 762114 or email for more details.

Commenting on the award, their secretary, Eileen Colwell said: “We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident the project will help to preserve the valuable information we have on the history of the locality. We have also been offered loan of private collections which will be added to the archive. I would also like to thank Adrian Barritt from Adur Voluntary Action for his valuable help in preparing the application.” Stuart McLeod, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund South East England, said: “The history of this area and its community will now be more easily and widely accessible thanks to this project. It will also help encourage more residents, of all ages, to take an active interest in their local heritage.”

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New Football Academy for Lancing! Plans submitted for a new ‘Football Academy’ on land at the South East of the Mash Barn Estate have met with a frosty reception, especially from the people who live on Mash Barn. Is this a valuable opportunity for Lancing and Sompting, or a bridge too far? What do you think local Councillors should do about it? Perhaps understandably, people living in the vicinity of Mash Barn estate have concerns about the location planned for the new Brighton and Hove Football Academy. However, what is generally not known is that the land was gifted to Adur Council for sports provision some years ago but since then, despite a number of efforts, no sports groups wanted to relocate there, and the land became largely redundant. When Brighton and Hove Albion made an approach for the land and the scale of the investment became known, then your Council looked seriously at the opportunities it presents. Not only does it bring significant investment into the district, but if handled right, will also bring job opportunities to the Lancing and Sompting areas, both of which suffer disproportionately from unemployment, especially around our young people. Your local Councillors have already made representations to the Albion through our Chief Executive for work experience for local young people, in the transferable skills that will be required should the Academy be built. These include groundsmanship to tend the football pitches that are planned, catering and associated skills needed by the residential part of the hospitality suite. Our approach

has met with a positive response, providing a foundation on which to build much needed skills of our young people to give them the best opportunity to apply successfully for jobs that arise. There are of course obstacles to be overcome, mainly around traffic and traffic management, but significant work has already been undertaken to understand and address these issues, including a review of the A27 adjacent to the airport and the roundabout situated at Lancing Manor / Grinstead Lane. Similarly, residents have concerns in Mash Barn Estate about traffic. However, whatever use is made of the land in question, traffic issues would need to be addressed. Bearing this in mind, the main question is; ‘Can we afford to turn down the opportunity for such valuable in-vestment in Adur, and all the opportunities it brings?’ In the view of your local Councillors, this is an opportunity not to be passed by, but we will continue to fight for what is right for the community of Lancing and Sompting and get the best possible deal to tackle resident’s concerns.

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AT LAMBING TIME, WE LAMB 1000 EWES IN THE SHEDS AT COOMBES Come and watch the miracle of new life! The lambing time is March 10th - April 15th. We are expecting over 1000 lambs. Just turn up between 9.30 and 4.00. Church Farm itself is a fully working farm set in 1000 acres or 420 hectares within the beautiful South Downs in West Sussex. There is 140 acres of land down by the River Adur, 2 metres below high tide. This land was traditionally used for Summer Grazing and could not be used in the winter as it becomes water logged. As it is good rich alluvial soil, it was drained with porous pipes which run into a ditch system, enabling us to now be able to grow crops down by the River. Also in 1990 we dug Passies Pond. Crops that we grow: Hard wheats for breadmaking, Soft Wheats for cakes, biscuits and animal feed, Barley for beer and animal feed, Lucerne (Alfalfa) is grown for hay and Rape for sheep feed in the winter The rest of the farm is Downland. The South Downs are predominantly chalk with a thin layer of top soil and by tradition have been grazed by sheep. However in times of shortage of food, they have been ploughed up to plant other crops. There are conservation areas, some of which the Passmore’s started being planted in the 1950’s to produce habitats for the wild life, and been aided by the Women’s Institute in 1979 as well as being planted up over the years. The Bank of flowers has over 200 different plants. The Cowslips are a

Entry £3 Adults - £2 Children To find us turn inland at Lancing College of A27 Then we are 2 miles on left. “follow the AA signs which are up for Lambing” Farm tours can be booked for groups anytime from March10th till Mid Oct on any day We are open for individuals and families on some Sundays and weekdays in the summer holidays till the end of August, please check the home page for dates or phone 01273 452028 Join us in the Summer holidays for a farm tour to see the Farm animals out in the fields. Ring 01273 452028 in advance to book. or email:

Marquis Rangers Win Sussex Cup Final

It’s been a busy month since we last updated the fortunes of Marquis Rangers. We started with a County Cup semi-final vs Lewes Bridgeview, as you would expect it was the toughest game so far in the competition and after falling behind early in the 2nd half showed great character led by Man of the Match Michael Sims to progress to the final for the 2nd time in 3 years! With time running out Lee Garnham scored after great work by Adam Hunt, this sent the game to extra time. Adam & Mark Dixon then combined to send Darren Boswell through the defence to fire us to the final! Culver Rd, Lancing here we come, final score 2-1..


Then it was back to league action with an away fixture vs Lancing Town, on a waterlogged pitch we struggled at first and Coach was a little panicked, we always had too much for them and inspired by M.O.M Darren Boswell we ran out winners by 11-2!! Chris Mahoney(4), Lee Garnham(3), Marcus Strevens (2), Steve Lind and Boswell were the scorers.. Back to the village arena next for a home game vs Broadwater Celtic and after all the pre-season hype from our opponents camp we had the chance to claim our 3rd win over them this season, which we promptly did by 7-0.. Lee Garnham scored his 2nd hat trick in consecutive games and was named M.O.M. He was backed up by Boswell, Dixon, Mahoney and Mark Croft!

Sunday 26th Feb had arrived, Cup Final Day!! Our old adversaries from ‘The Millhouse’ in Portslade awaited us to battle out who was the best in Sussex! There was no M.O.M it was the entire squad! The day was for immense character, unity, and heroic displays and the team gave us all in abundance! Both teams, the best in their respective leagues, went at it toe to toe, Rangers job was made harder by a harsh sending off of Adam Hunt just before half time. We fell behind in the 66th minute but that only made us stronger as a unit and deservedly drew level in 93rd minute. Steve Lind set Chris Hibberd free and his cross was swept home by Boswell. Extra time we were the better side and Boswell, Packer and Garnham all went close to winning it for us, however we had to settle for penalties! With both sides missing 1 penalty each we went to sudden death for Scott Packer to win us the trophy! Boswell, Garnham, Hibberd, Duncan, Gibbs, Packer all scored, Dixon being the unlucky man to miss! Final Score 1-1, Marquis win 6-5 on pens!!! That’s all for now but still chasing 3 trophies we hope for a terrific rest of season!

3 Ways to Help Electric Storm Youth... early months of 2012 with plans for another concert at Lancing College in June. ESY has also applied for funding from Adur District Council and Children in Need. There are 3 ways you can help ESY’s work: If you shop online with retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone, eBay, Boden and, then ESY need you to help them to raise money while you shop!

Electric Storm Youth (ESY) continue with their plans to build a multipurpose youth and community centre on the site of the former Freshbrook School in the heart of Lancing. Representatives are regularly meeting with councillors and officers of our parish, district and county councils to advance the project following the granting of planning permission in August 2011. Regular sessions with a growing group of young people continue at Lancing Youth Centre on the first Saturday of each month. These are great fun and include a mix of activities from sport, games cooking and crafts. Fundraising continues with a silent auction and garage sale happening in the

You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to www.easyfundraising. for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to ESY at no extra cost to you. Spend £100 with M&S online or Amazon and you raise £2.50 for us. £100 with WH Smith puts £2 in our pocket and so on. There’s over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase. easyfundraising is FREE to use plus you’ll get access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so not only will you be helping us, you’ll be saving money yourself.

The Great Spring Clean April sees ESY promote The Great Spring Clean through their eBay page. eBay for Charity is an easy way for buyers and sellers on eBay. to support their favourite charities. Buyers can shop for items knowing they’re supporting a good cause, be it an everyday bargain or a special auction. Sellers can donate a percentage from any sale to a charity of their choice and add Gift Aid to their donations. So, you can have a good spring clean and clear out any items you no longer want and help to raise money for ESY by selling these items at and donating the money to ESY. Donate time or money If you can’t get involved with any of the above but still want to help you can volunteer to help at a fundraising event or make a cash donation to ESY. You can donate online at charities/electricstormyouth using your credit or debit card or make a cheque payable to Electric Storm Youth and send it to 34 Seaside Avenue, Lancing, BN15 8BY. Links to all the websites mentioned above can be accessed from the ESY website Thank you in advance for any support you can give.

History Corner capitals.The south transept—formerly the separate chapel of the Knights Templar—is linked to the rest of the church by a 19th-century arch and doorway. The chapel, built at a lower level than the church, is rib-vaulted and has a series of foliated capitals in a style similar to the Corinthian. Remnants of Saxon- and Norman-era sculpture can still be seen in the church. In the south transept, near the 12th-century font, is a carved abbot in good condition. A 13th-century Christ in Majesty incorporates older decorative stonework. Some frieze-work is visible on the chancel wall.

The church today St Peter the Apostle’s Church in Lower Cokeham is part of St Mary’s parish. The Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin was listed at Grade I by English Heritage on 12 October 1954. Such buildings are defined as being of “exceptional interest” and greater than national importance. As of February 2001, it was one of seven Grade I listed buildings, and 119 listed buildings of all grades, in Adur district.

Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Sompting The church is a flint building with dressings of Caen stone and a slate roof. The tower, at the west end, incorporates some reused Roman-era brickwork, and was built in two parts; it assumed its current appearance by the end of the 11th century. The “elegant” structure has stone pilasters at each corner, but lacks buttresses. The tower arch dates from the Saxon period and is offset; an altar would originally have stood next to it. The base of the tower may have served as the original entrance porch. The nave and chancel form a single entity: they are not demarcated by a chancel arch. They were widened in the 12th century (without the addition of aisles) to the same width as the tower. Masonry from the walls of the original nave is believed to have been incorporated in the rebuilt walls. The north transept has an aisle of two bays, intricate rib vaulting and small bosses. The aisle has circular piers with square abaci and delicate

The parish covers Sompting village and the surrounding urban area, as far as the boundaries with Lancing and Worthing; it also extends a long way to the north on to the southern slopes of the South Downs. The eastern boundary is formed by Boundstone Lane and Upper Boundstone Lane in Lancing, while the western boundary is Charmandean Lane on the edge of the Worthing built-up area. The parish covers 2,507 acres (1,015 ha). St Peter the Apostle’s Church, a modern brick building in the Lower Cokeham area of Sompting, is within the parish. It was consecrated in 1966 and serves as a multi-purpose church hall as well as a place of worship. Two Holy Eucharists are held on Sundays, at 8.00 am and 11.00 am. About once a month the 11.00 am service is aimed at families. Joint worship with St Peter the Apostle’s Church is also held regularly.[ Church_of_St_Mary_the_Blessed_Virgin,_Sompting

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John Sandfords Recipe Column Paprika pork You will need the following ingredients to serve 4 people: 2 tablespoons of olive oil. 3 onions, chopped. 600gms of pork fillet, chopped into bite size pieces. 2 tablespoons of paprika. 300ml of chicken stock(broth). 100ml of crème fraîche. Freshly chopped parsley, to garnish. 240gms of rice (60gms per person).



Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onions and cook on a high heat for 10-15 mins or until they are soft.

2. Add the pork to the frying pan and seal the pork, making sure it is browned all over. Add

the paprika and cook briefly, just enough time to coat all the onions and pork.

3. Place all the mixture into a big metal saucepan and pour in the stock and bring the

mixture to the boil on the highest heat. Turn down the heat to a simmering level and place a lid on the saucepan and cook for 30-35 mins.

4. Whilst the mixture is cooking cook the rice to the packet instructions, for example if it

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5. With 2 mins left of the cooking add the crème fraîche to the mixture, stir well and place

the lid back on.

6. Pour a little parsley into the mixture and serve on a bed of rice. To see this recipe in much more detail, please visit: et=a.212685595415982.61118.194537623897446&type=3

A local company you’ll warm to... Their vans are a familiar sight on the roads since they’ve been serving the area with heating, renewable and insulation installations since 1999, and their name is in the air as sponsors of the weather on Slash FM, and now local energy experts Quake have moved to new premises in Littlehampton. As one of the largest independent installers in the South East, Quake install over 1,500 boilers and heating systems each year both as a major contractor working on behalf of the Government, Local Authorities, housing associations; as well as for directly for businesses and private homeowners. With 20 field based gas engineers, electricians and insulation engineers, they cover the needs of the South Coast for all aspects of energy efficiency with a common commitment to quality, safety, and customer service and help customers to:.

Make it

Quake are an established supplier and installer of both solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) systems. Solar thermal systems can save you up to 40% of your hot water heating costs per year and add significant value to your home. Solar PV systems can supply your home with a significant proportion of your power needs, and still earn you a return from the Government’s feed in tariffs, often of around 9% on your investment, subject to the efficiency of the system installed.

Save it

Quake have over twenty years experience in installing cavity wall and loft insulation, which can save you hundreds of pounds in heating costs and reduce your CO2 emissions.

Enjoy it

Quake install modern ‘A’ rated gas, LPG and oil fired boilers and heating systems enabling you to enjoy a warm house and save money on your heating bills and at the moment every boiler comes with 2 year’s free servicing. They also offer a free domestic electrical safety check to ensure your fusebox and wiring is safe. Grants and finance can be available subject to circumstances to help meet the cost of installations and Quake will always provide a free on obligation quotation for your work. Quake Energy are MCS accredited, all installations are done in accordance with the latest specifications as defined in the Building Regulations and Quake will ensure that Building Control is properly informed of all work completed. Quake employs field based quality inspectors to further ensure we maintain a consistently high level of quality and all their after-sales service is provided exclusively by it’s in-house service centre. So for a free quotation on any of your energy needs why not contact Quake Energy on or visit,uk.

0800 085 1316

HILLBARN GARAGE.CO.UK servicing - mot - tyres - brakes air con - diagnostics


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We are a one-stop shop for all your vehicle requirements. From batteries to brakes, clutches to cambelts, Hillbarn Garage provides you with first class service at competitive prices While-U-Wait MOT‘s offer you convenience. If pre-booked, this will take approximately 45 minutes. Why not have a coffee in the comfort of our reception area while watching TV or reading magazines? Engine light on? Save £’s on main dealer prices by using us for diagnostics work. We operate the latest technology and can rectify faults for a fraction of the cost. When was the last time your air conditioning was serviced? We are specialists in this field using fully automated equipment compatible with all makes of vehicle. Courtesy vehicles are supplied upon prior request where available. Alternatively a collection & delivery service is provided within the local area. These options are offered when booking in for MOT, service or mechanical repairs. We also offer a recovery service in the unfortunate circumstance that your vehicle should break down or fail to start.

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Local Vocal - March 2012  

Local magazine for Sompting and Lancing

Local Vocal - March 2012  

Local magazine for Sompting and Lancing