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Awbridgenews Awbridge District Village Association

september 2013

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committee Fred Tucker - Chairman   Chanwel House, Romsey Road - 340709 Laura Hailwood-Thomas - Secretary   1 Spring Field, Romsey Road - 342020 Nigel Hemsted - Treasurer   Emmbrook, Newtown Road - 340986 Paul Jameson   Forest View, Kents Oak - 340118 Deon Tucker   Bryn Gower, Romsey Road - 340230  Alex Hillier   Forest View, Kents Oak - 340118 Lynda Tucker   Chanwel House, Romsey Road - 340709


Sally McLellan   Coles Farm Cottage, Awbridge Hill - 522402 James Child   4 Cowleas Close - 341980 Kay Murrant   The Old Police House, Danes Road - 340289 Paul Harvey   Rowlands Barn, Dunbridge Lane - 341259 Amanda Hanson   1 Woodlands, Saunders Lane - 340899 Katy Stimson   Thurston House, Danes Road - 341452 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS   Peter Allen, Sandra Tebbett

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From the Editorial Team Every time I start the collating of the next edition of Awbridge News I gaze upon the email inbox and worry I’ve not enough to fill the pages. 2 hours later I then wonder where it has all come from! This edition being no exception, but hopefully the following pages are as informative and of interest as the past editions have been. Unless noone has told me how bad they are! This edition should just come out in time to be on your doorstep prior to the Produce Show on September 7th, so if you hadn’t planned on entering do consider it. If not, it is still well worth a visit on the day to admire the efforts of the villagers. It always impresses me the quality of the produce on show, as well as the potentially tall tales as to how they were grown so big. By the time this reaches you we will have had to suffer yet another set of road closures, this time taking out the road by Kimbridge. The signs only say 2 days but I can’t be the only one viewing that with cynicism! Research with the local authority tells me that there is a rolling cycle of carriageway improvements going on until the Autumn, but plenty of notice will be given to local residents of any closures. If you do happen then to see a fallen over roadwork sign, do stop to pick it up as I had to with one of the Kimbridge ones last week; your fellow villagers will thank you for it. All that remains to say as we head towards the start of a new school term (how many school kids hate me for saying that?) is that a hot summer can sometimes lead to a harsh winter. I’m hoping we aren’t seeing snow drifts in September, but remember don’t be a stranger to those neighbours who are alone and would appreciate a friendly face in times of need.


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From the Chairman’s Pen Possibly by the time you read this, all the hard work involved in the village produce show will be over, and the cups will have been presented to the worthy winners. Look out for the full report next month if you did not make the show on the 7th September.


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We hope that you have enjoyed your summer holidays and are back into the swing of work or school, with some children for the first time and some having moved to new schools, colleges or universities. Please keep an eye on the magazine for the various social functions that will be happening over the autumn and winter period and do try and support some of them. If you are new to the village, WELCOME and do get in touch if you have any ideas that might be interesting to try. Fredr - Chairman ADVA

Record Turn Out For Village Bbq On a balmy Friday evening in July, Awbridge Church combined with the First Responders to provide a barbeque for 90 plus villagers at Awbridge Village Hall. A wonderful time was had by all with the highlights of the evening being the water rockets for the young ones and the delicious homemade ice cream provided by Roger Savage of Poppies for the young and the not so young. Many thanks to those who came and to those who provided an array of tasty salads. James Alexander

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Awbridge Village Hall Annual General Meeting Tuesday 24th September 2013, 7.30pm in the Village Hall committee room.

Bear and Ragged Pumpkin and Halloween Show This year’s show will take place on Saturday October 19th at the Bear and Ragged Staff in Michelmersh. This is a family event throughout the evening starting from 5pm this year (please note new times). There will be a barbecue, draw, tombola, produce, guess the weight of the pumpkin etc. and entertainment on offer. As well as our fund raising stalls we would like children and adults to dress up for our themed evening ‘Pumpkins or Halloween’. Please bring along any marrows or pumpkins you have grown however big or small you may win prettiest or ugliest, or best matched pair. We also have a class for ‘best judged garden produce’, and novelty entries for children and adults. Get your creative skills going and turn your pumpkin or marrow into something amazing. If not, maybe you would like to carve one instead. Entries can be taken from 4pm with final weigh-in at 7.30pm.

Art Classes

for your creative side Mondays 1.00 – 3.00pm Open to all WISDOM HOUSE, Romsey Starting 30th September – just come along (The old convent site) No experience necessary – come and relax for two hours and learn to paint in inks, acrylics and watercolours - £10.00 Coffee/Tea included Call Wendy – 01794 523067 or email

All proceeds made on the night will go to local charities.

Awbridge Evening W.I. A well attended August meeting welcomed Jill Daniels who gave an enthralling talk on Secret Haunts of Hampshire. Although the majority of our members are Hampshire born and bred, many of the places and stories which Jill showed and talked about were new to us. We were taken from the Quaker churchyard to Coombs Gibbet and from John Arlott’s house to Woodgreen Village Hall; fascinating glimpses of times past, almost on our doorsteps. A really enjoyable evening. During business, members were asked to back Romsey W.I.’s campaign to support Romsey’s shops and to donate bras for the Air Ambulance appeal. The trip to Oxford had been very successful and the legal London trip and a visit to Barnum at Chichester’s Festival Theatre are fast approaching. In October there is to be a fund raising Ceilidh and the Annual trip to Bath is scheduled for November. It was suggested that members might enjoy classes in Morris Dancing and willow weaving as new activities to try. Next month we have more local history with Jack Wilson talking about Medieval Southampton. Visitors will be welcome to join us on September 12th at 7.30 pm.

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Craft And Chat??? Would you be interested in becoming part of a ‘Craft & Chat’ group to begin this September? You may have a neighbour, friend or relative who would also like to come with you. If you enjoy one or all of the many types of needlecrafts available or have any other craft that is easily portable (and not too messy!) you could bring it along. You may even like the opportunity to learn a new skill from someone who is experienced. The idea is to spend a couple of relaxed hours making friends whilst making an object – make something for yourself or make things for the shoeboxes. Ideally, it would be lovely to spend time together in one another’s homes but failing that, we could meet in the church rooms. Refreshments will be available and we would need to ascertain an overall preference for morning or afternoon gatherings and the best day. If you would like to know more and at the same time give a list of your available days and whether you prefer mornings or afternoons, please contact Sue Franklin on 01794 322185.

Wedding Receptions at Kimbridge Let us organise your wedding reception and we promise a truly unique experience set in the gorgeous Hampshire country side. Our beautiful barn and restaurant with large car park, has a rural location on the Kimbridge Estate offering a relaxed atmosphere in the lovely surroundings of the Test Valley, creating a great place for wedding photos. The rustic atmosphere of the main restaurant provides a unique space for a sit down meal and official speeches. Our main barn can be cleared to create an open space for dancing

Harvest in Awbridge


All are welcome to this years’ Harvest Festival

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9.30 am at All Saints Church followed by Village Harvest Lunch & Activities from 12.30pm, at Awbridge Village Hall.


Please bring donations of non-perishable food items for Southampton City Mission

See page 2 s. for full detail

Tickets for lunch:

Adults £6 Children £2.50, Family £15 (2 Ad +2 Ch)

Soft drinks available Please book with James Alexander 340386 or e-mail: or sign list at back of church Please book by Wednesday 18 September

and chat or extra seating so everyone you care about can share in the magic of your day. We cater for every taste with a personalised wedding just for you. We will use our experience to give you the peace of mind that your big day will be exactly what you were hoping for. Previous weddings have included everything from a champagne and canapés reception with a traditional 5 course meal to a hog roast or even afternoon tea. A full range of wine including champagne as well as local ales, bottled lagers and on request, your choice of draft beers are available. We offer exceptional quality at a fair price and remember it’s YOUR day.

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Moses: God’s rescue plan Sunday 13 October 2013 Awbridge Village Hall 2.30 pm - 5pm

Messy Activities Celebration - Feast Messy Church is organised by the churches in our group of five parishes, for all families to attend. Children to be accompanied by parent/carer. For further information contact: Pepe Alexander on 340386, or Mary Savage on 367908,


All Saints Awbridge - September 2013 As we move into September we begin to enjoy the harvest of fruits, farming and horticulture all around us, and are thankful for all the produce, gifts, resources, skills and talents we are given. Some of your home-grown produce may even be award winning at ADVA’s produce show but even this produce is still part of God’s generous gifts to us, even if you have to put in the actual spade work! On Sunday 22 September we have our Harvest Festival Family service at 9.30 am followed by lunch in the village hall, do come and join us from 12.30 pm. We are once again supporting the Basics Bank run by Southampton City Mission, and the need is growing with more people needing food and clothing than previously. The food and clothing is only given to those with referral vouchers from authorised agencies and is given out by volunteers through church communities in Southampton: See list below for items requested, please bring what you can offer, to our harvest service and/or lunch. We had a great BBQ jointly with Awbridge First Responders, in July with 70+ people enjoying scrummy burgers, homemade ice cream and the joys of firing water rockets, on a sunny warm evening for a change. Thank you all for coming! Thank you to all of you who collected a bottle for coins in aid of Turn on the Tap from our wildlife walk & BBQ. Please continue collecting and a reminder will be sent out to bring your bottle to our Harvest Celebrations (22 Sept) or give to Mary Savage, Pepe Alexander or Fred Tucker. Don’t forget to complete the gift-aid label on the side of the bottle. Thank you. There is now a website for the Romsey Deanery so if you want to look up what is happening in other parishes see Events for your diary: Sunday 22 September: Harvest Festival 9.30 am followed by Harvest lunch at the village hall from 12.30pm (see separate advert for details) Sunday 13 October: Messy Church 2.30 – 5.00 pm Awbridge Village Hall with the theme of “Moses: trusting in God”. Worship and Events in Awbridge in September Sunday 1 September 9.30 am Holy Communion 6.30 pm First service Sunday 8 September 9.30 am Morning Worship & Young church Sunday 15 September 9.30 am Holy Communion Sunday 22 September 9.30 am Harvest Festival followed by harvest lunch at village hall from 12.30pm. Sunday 29 September 10.00 am United Benefice Holy Communion at All Saints, Awbridge Sunday 6 October 9.30 am Holy Communion 6.30 pm First Other Activities for September Five Alive Fellowship Monday 2 September. Visit to Quiet Garden, Lopcombe Corner near Stockbridge

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Jesus said “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” Matt 14 v 16 Prayer Group Meets twice monthly in Romsey. Prayer requests to John Twigg 521966 or via prayer request box in church Housegroup Tuesday 17 September, 7.45 pm Rosemary Croft, contact J Twigg 521966 Open Housegroup Thursday 12 & 26 Sept 7.45 pm, Contact Sue Franklin 322185 Awbridge Lunch Club Wednesday 11 Sept 12 noon at church rooms & Wednesday 25 Sept at village hall contact Delia 340395 Welcome Pack If you have recently moved into the Awbridge area and would like a copy of our village Welcome Pack please contact one of the churchwardens, see details below. Useful church contacts: Rector: Canon Steve Pittis 01794 368335 email: Benefice Office 01794 878020 email: Churchwardens: Fred Tucker (01794 340709) or Mary Savage (01794 367908) Young Church: Pepe Alexander (01794 340386) The Ark Toddler Group: Lynda Tucker (01794 340709) Awbridge Neighbourcare: 0845 094 6155 Other relevant information can be found on at

Operation Christmas Child 2013

Bosnia Jan 2013 Thank you to all of you who are collecting bottles of coins this year for the water project Turn on the Tap. We look forward to receiving your donations in time for harvest at Awbridge Church on Sunday 22 September, if you can’t come please give to someone who can. For further info please see

Once again it is time to start thinking about Operation Christmas Child so don’t forget to collect that empty shoebox when buying shoes for next term! We would love to encourage as many people as possible from Awbridge to get really involved again this year and we are holding our shoebox coffee morning on Saturday 7th November 10.00 am – 12 noon in the village hall, kindly sponsored by ADVA. The annual Romsey Deanery Shoebox Service this year is being held in Lockerley, at St John’s Church, on Sunday 17 November, at 3 pm. Leaflets are available at Choice Plants and Awbridge Church and will be sent out with the next Awbridge News. Resources are now available to order from the website if you would like to order your own and see current stories or find knitting patterns then have a look at

Awbridge Neighbourcare 0845 094 6155

The next village lunch will be held on Wednesday 25th September. Everyone in the village is welcome to come along to enjoy a delicious meal and a friendly chat. The lunch is great value at only £4 per person. To book, please telephone the duty Neighbourcare co-ordinator on 0845 094 6155, by Monday 23rd September.

We are always in need of empty, medium sized shoeboxes, please drop these off at Choice Plants if you have spare ones. Mary Savage rep for Samaritan’s Purse for more information please contact 01794 367908 or email: savage@choiceplants.freeserve.

Food items for Basics Banks: Please look at this list before you decide what you can donate, please buy smaller portion bags, not bulk buy items, as food is given out based on meal portions.. - Tinned Foods: • Stewed Steak • Minced Beef • Chicken In White Sauce • Curries • Ravioli • Spaghetti Bolognese • Meatballs • Baked Beans with Sausages • Irish Stew • Chilli Con Carne • Macaroni Cheese • Spaghetti Hoops • Tuna • Sardines • Salmon / P ilchards • Soup (esp. chunky soups) • Baked Beans • Potatoes (tinned or pkt) • Tomatoes • Rice Pudding / Custard • Tinned Fruit • Vegetarian Foods • Peas

• Carrots • Sweetcorn • Other Misc Veg. Tinned - Cereals: • Weetabix (pkts can be divided) • Other cereals for families - Other Foods: • Pasta Sauce • Packet of Noodles/Savoury Rice • Pasta • Rice • Tea / Coffee • Hot Chocolate • UHT Milk • Flour • Sugar • Conserves • Treats (Crisps, Chocolate, biscuits, crackers, seasonal foods) - Squash - Other items you think families would like to receive!

NEIGHBOURCARE ARRANGEMENTS 0845 094 6155 Awbridge Neighbourcare volunteers are available to help, as good neighbours, to provide transport for medical appointments, or shopping, or to visit you if you would enjoy a friendly chat. Our volunteers have allocated time to be available to help you, so your requests are vital to the work of this group. All you need to do is call 0845 094 6155 to speak to the co-ordinator to see if they can help you. If you would like to use Awbridge Neighbourcare, please could you try to give at least 48 hours’ notice when you need to book transport so that the duty co-ordinator has time to make the necessary arrangements. Although we will endeavour to help if shorter notice is given, we cannot guarantee the availability of our volunteers. We would very much like to hear from you if you could volunteer as a driver. The more drivers we have to call on, the more people we are able to help. Please contact the duty co-ordinator on 0845 094 6155 if you would like to join this worthwhile organisation.

Pistachio Biscotti Ingredients 175 grams plain flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 175 grams caster sugar 100 grams pistachios (unsalted, shelled and roughly chopped) 2 medium eggs (beaten) 1 teaspoon vanilla essence You can also add 100 grams of chocolate chips. Method 1.Preheat the oven 180C/Fan 160C/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease a baking tray. 2.Sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Add sugar, pistachio nuts, beaten eggs and vanilla essence. Mix together with a fork to make a soft, sticky dough. 3.Divide the mixture in half. With well floured hands, shape into 2 (8inch) sausages. 4.Place on the baking tray well spaced apart. Bake for 20 mins until pale golden and just firm. Cool for 10 mins. 5.Transfer to a chopping board; cut diagonally into 2cm thick slices. Place on baking tray, laying cut side down in a single layer. Return to the oven for 8-10 mins until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Gill Harte

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Wall Stickers make any room your own!

Musings From Maurice… I think most people will agree that the British weather will always be the main topic of conversation in this country, but what comes next on the list? A few of us will remember the heated discussions back in the late fifties about that “dreadful noise” called Rock and Roll. It was going to turn all the young people into crazed zombies because the young women were spinning and dancing showing stocking tops and suspenders; absolutely terrible! Then we had the mini-skirts; the long conversations about such a small piece of clothing were unbelievable. Clothing trends have that knack of prompting conversation after all. The government and local councils started putting up those wonderful things called “Parking Meters” and to make sure we were all spending enough money the Traffic Wardens were invented. In all the generations since World War 2 these wardens were to be the most hated people in society. Leave your vehicle in the wrong place or next to a meter just for an hour or two and the fine was more than the cost of a week’s shopping. You might say nothing has changed but what about “Health and Safety”; those two words that have been forced upon us by our continental neighbours. Health and safety can be used as a new way of saying “I am lazy and I refuse to do it”.

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Awbridge Village Hall Sat 7th September 2 - 5 pm

A farmer friend called his usual fuel supplier, a local company he had been dealing with for about ten years. The tanker arrived but when the driver discovered he had to climb about four or five steps of a fixed ladder to attach the hose to the inlet on top of the tank he refused because of health and safety regulations. My friend called another dealer some distance out of the area who agreed to deliver in the next day or two. Unfortunately for my friend the distant dealer used a subcontractor which happened to be the same local company with the driver who had refused to deliver the fuel earlier. The tanker arrived and left without fulfilling his contract. This saga of unbelievable time wasting and cost was resolved when my friend had an official Health and Safety inspector check the situation. The inspector was amazed at the driver’s attitude and said there was no reason the fuel should not be delivered. As most who have read any of these articles in the past editions will know, I try and spend a lot of time in my caravan and there are times I see or hear things that make me wonder! Earlier this summer when it had been raining quite hard for several days, a caravan arrived, without prior arrangement, at the small site on Butlers Wood Farm. I think that anyone who tows a caravan or any kind of trailer should be aware about certain regulations including the fact that the towing vehicle should be powerful and heavy enough for the job. On this occasion the Irishman and his family turned onto the site, which has a slight downward gradient, so it was inevitable that the wet grass and the weight of the caravan took the driver to the far end of the site where they became stuck in the soft earth. George Hillier took his tractor and towing chain to the stranded family and offered to help. Passing one end of the tow chain to the car driver George told him to attach it to his car while he fitted the other end to the tractor. The Irishman, who still had his family in the car, refused saying he was wearing his best suit and was not prepared to get it covered in mud. George said he was tempted to say he was also wearing his best suit but correctly realised he would not be believed! Chain attached the car and caravan was towed to a solid area of tarmac. The Irishman said “wrong site” and drove away without a word of thanks. Obviously the man was, or had been, a Rock and Roll music enthusiast. Maurice Hibbard

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Seasoned Split Logs

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Autumn arrangement workshop Each workshop includes all materials, coffee on arrival and a light lunch at the end of the class. Workshops are from 10.30am to 1.00pm.



Spaces are limited so contact us now! 17th september Kimbridge Restaurant, Kimbridge SO51 0LE

24th september + Optional £20 to load logs into log store Free delivery within 10miles of Romsey Available for collection, Minimum of 10 bags for delivery

15kg bag of Logs £4 • 15kg bag of Kindling £3 Call Ollie on 07944 833 726 (Please leave a message if unavailable)

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26th september  oodlands Lodge Hotel, W Bartley Road, Woodlands SO40 7GN

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BUILDING SERVICES Professional Tree Surgeons

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British Red Cross Romsey & District Local Office: For All Enquires Red Cross Centre, 10 Greatwell Drive, Romsey (opposite Nightingale Surgery) 01794 513202 - 24 hour answer phone Romsey Medical Loan Open 10.30am to 12.30pm - Mon to Fri. Enquiries: 01794 513202 (24 hr answer phone). General Information 0844 871 1111. Emergency number for all of the above 07790 670840 A 70 year celebration will be held on Saturday 7th September 2013 in North Baddesley Village Hall for all who are interested in archives since 1943 and demonstrations. Contact 02380 730843 for more information. Autumn Fayre It is on Saturday October 19th 2013 in North Baddesley Village Hall, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. Tables available for ten pounds. Contact 02380 730843 or email for further details.

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* Washing machines & Dishwashers installed * * Gutters/Drainage etc *

NO JOB TOO SMALL !!! Awbridge Village Lunches 2013 Would you like to join friends and neighbours from the village for Lunch?

Menu Main course e.g. Shepherd’s pie Home-made pudding Tea or coffee Looking for someone to help us out In Dunbridge Lane 4 to 6 hours a week, weekday mornings or afternoons ironing and some handwashing

Open to discussion on hourly rate and timings to suit applicants

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At 12 noon Awbridge Village Hall Wednesday 25th September - £4 per person Wednesday 11th December- £6 per person, Christmas Lunch Booking and Transport arrangements:

To let us know numbers for catering, please ring the Neighbourcare co-ordinator on 0845 094 6155 by the Monday before the lunch. If you would like transport, at no cost to you, please ask the coordinator at the same time. (If you normally attend the All Saints lunch, arrangements for booking are the same as usual). These lunches are being jointly organised by All Saints Church and Awbridge Neighbourcare with catering provided by a team of cooks and volunteers. We hope that you will come and enjoy these events.

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If you would like your event in the diary, send the details to







Saturday 07 September

Produce Show

Awbridge Village Hall


Sunday 22 September

Harvest Festival

Awbridge Church


Sunday 22 September

Harvest Festival Lunch

Awbridge Village Hall


Wednesday 25 September

Village Lunch

Awbridge Village Hall

12 noon

Thursday 26 September

Parish Council Meeting

Awbridge Village Hall


Sunday 13 October

Messy Church

Awbridge Village Hall


Thursday 31 October

Parish Council Meeting

Awbridge Village Hall


Sunday 24 November

Messy Church

Jubilee Hall Timsbury


Thursday 28 November

Parish Council Meeting

Awbridge Village Hall


Friday 6 December

Forest Forge Production

Awbridge Village Hall


Wednesday 11 December

Christmas Village Lunch

Awbridge Village Hall

12 noon

Friday 20 December

ADVA Disco

Awbridge Village Hall


Kooking with Kate Kate Buchan, Sous Chef at Kimbridge Restaurant. Gives you your Seasonal Recipe

Nectarine and Poppy Seed Cake This recipe serves 6 persons Shopping List: 8 oz self-raising flour 8 oz butter/margerine 8 oz caster sugar 3 whole eggs 2 tablespoons black poppy seeds 4 fresh nectarines How to make it: Pre-heat the oven to 180c / gas 6 / fan 160c. Using a 2lb loaf tin, lightly butter the inside of the tin with melted butter and line the tin with baking parchment.

Put the marg/butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until pale in colour and fluffy then add 1 egg at a time and beat in thoroughly (you may need to add a little flour after each egg to stop the mix from splitting - if the mix does split, don’t worry as it will come back together after all the flour is added). Sieve the remaining flour and carefully fold in and then add the poppy seeds. Mix evenly throughout the cake batter. Taking a nectarine, run a knife around it and gently twist the nectarine in half to remove the stone. Then repeat this on all the nectarines. Once the stones are removed, slice each nectarine into quarters and then into 3. Mix the nectarine slices into the cake batter. Pour the batter into the loaf tin and place in the pre-heated oven and cook for 20-30 minutes or until when stabbed with a skewer, it comes out clean. Then place the cake on a rack and leave to cool. Page 11  |  Sep 2013

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If you would like your organisation/amenity in the directory, send your details to



Organisation / Amenity Meeting / Info



Email / Other


1st Tuesday each month

Chairman - Fred Tucker

01794 340709

Acorn Community Pre-School

9am - 12pm - Term time

Danae Mathews-07860 662685

01794 342441

A K Heating and Plumbing

Heating & Plumbing Engineers Kevin Isaac

01794 340577

Alan's Driving School

Driving Instructor

Alan Sutton

07889 099 679

All Saints Church

Church Wardens

Fred Tucker Mary Savage

01794 340709 01794 367908

All Saints Young Church

2nd Sunday of the month

Pepe Alexander

01794 340386

01794 340556

Annie's Restaurant Ark Toddler Group

Friday mornings - Term time

Lynda Tucker

01794 340709

Awbridge Arborists

Tree Surgery & Gardening

James Parker

07899 952 944

Awbridge Tuesday Night Bridge Club

Clare Wigmore

01722 712437

Awbridge Gardening Club

2nd Wednesday each month

Eileen Henderson

01794 340082

Awbridge NeighbourCare

Help Co-Ordinator

Awbridge No Fear Bridge Club

Thursdays - 2-4.30pm

Diane Harvey

01420 561548

Awbridge Parish Council

Last Thursday each month

Chairman - Mark Caplen Clerk - Ian Milsom

01794 342315 077454 11274

Executive Headteacher - Mrs Cottrell Head of Teaching & Learning - Mr Ward

01794 340407

Awbridge Primary School


0845 094 6155

Awbridge Village Hall

Hire hall, committee room

John Thompson

01794 341102

Awbridge Evening WI

2nd Thursday each month

Pauline Harris - President

01794 340067

Awbridge/Dunbridge Oil Group

Qtly Supply Activity

Hans Meijer

01794 340122

Baby Sleep the Night

Karen Bramall

01794 341172

Beau Beautiful

Julie Jacobs

01794 323827

01794 340654 07813 545 711

Lewis or Paul

07799 664308 07798 566424

Belles Blooms


Brook Building Services Butlers Wood Farm CL Site

CL Site

Pam Hillier

01794 340368

D A Wheeler Ltd

General Building & Maintenance

Dave Wheeler

01794 514988

Deon Design

Graphic Design & Websites

Deon Tucker

01794 340326

First Floor Gallery

Picture Framers

Keith and Helen Newton

01794 516479

First Lockerley Brownies

Tuesdays 6-7.30pm-Term time

Nicola Peckham

01794 341490

Marion Gray - Co-Ordinator

01794 341370

First Responders Gardens by David Scott

Design, construction etc

David Scott

07850 248000

Gary Wolfe

Painter and Decorator

Gary Wolfe

01794 342378 07810 393795

Gilbert Nursery and Tea Rooms

Nursery and Tea Rooms

Hampshire County Council

01794 322566 Roy Perry

Hansard Pet Centre Hibberd Cricket Academy Page 12  |  Sep 2013

Cricket Coaching

James Hibberd

01794 322472

01794 340654

07810 823263

Organisation / Amenity Meeting / Info



Email / Other

Hopgarden Day Nursery

Daily-9am-4.30pm. Term time

Sue Gray

01794 340906

Jive Riot

Adult Modern Jive Classes

Kelly Donoghue

08000 728 728

Kelly, Freelance Hairstylist

Mobile Hairdresser

Kelly Dunnings

07803 336 967

Lockerley Cycling

Rebecca Eyles

Lockerley Driving School

Rebecca Eyles

K8's K9

Canine Sitting Service

Kate Organ

Kents Oak Care Home Kevin White General Builder

General Builder

Kevin White

Kimbridge Farm Shop Tim

01794 341212

01794 523426

01794 340777

07590 711770

01794 341181

Mobile Tyre Services

Meadowland Fencing

All fencing supplied & erected

P J Installations

TV Installations

Paul Jameson

01794 340118

Painters Direct

Interior and Exterior Specialist Jay Colbourne

01264 860143 07833 382225

PB Carpentry & Building Services

Carpentry & Building

Phil Butt

023 8086 5300

Pomp and Petals

Bespoke Floristry

Kay Murrant

01794 341110

Miranda Weeks

01794 341988

Rae Tugwell

Gardening Help

Rae Tugwell

01794 340530

Romsey Bowling Club

Bowling - May-September

Honorary Secretary

01794 513594

Romsey District Cars Ltd



01794 517448 07891 169 549

Home Home Physiotherapy

Domicillary Physiotherapist

Jane Heyer

01794 515068

Romsey Maintenance & Cleaning Services Limited

Exterior Property Cleaning & Maintenance

Barry Hussey

01794 340160 07771 274347

Russell Services Electrical & Mechanical Engineers

Steve Russell

01794 341241

Stained Glass Workshop

Classes & Commissions

Marilyn Taylor

01794 341328

Terry Govan - Builder

General Builder

Terry Govan

01794 340079

Councillor Gordon Bailey

01794 323557

Test Valley Borough Council The Sewing Lady

Repairs & alterations, Curtains & Blinds

Jill Brewster

07872 911544

The Star Inn

Inn and B&B

Lesley Newitt

01794 340225

Willow Bank House

Licensed B&B and Business Jennifer Wineberg Centre

01794 340843

Woodpeckers Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

01794 342400


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Purdey Pups Dog Grooming

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