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The Swanage Oracle Edition 36

Published by: Debbie & Stephen Corney and Martin Budden

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Copy deadline for May 2011 edition: 25th April 2011 Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that data in this publication is accurate, the publisher cannot accept any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. The Swanage Oracle does not officially endorse any advertising material included within the publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form, without prior permission of the publisher.

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Hello Neighbours! We have another fabulous edition of The Swanage Oracle this month. We also have a BRAND NEW website! Type in www.swanageoracle.co.uk and it will be there! The magazines are online and can be viewed fully in the back issues section. In addition to that we have a Facebook page and Twitter where you will find extra information about some of the businesses inside of the Oracle as well as some photos and news from myself, Steve and Hayden! We decided to try and keep up the with the times, so please take a look and let us know what you think. It is all new at the moment, so more data will be added daily. There is a ‘contact us’ section on the website where you can send a message to us and of course you can write to us on Facebook or Twitter! We want to help promote local clubs and societies on the website so please email the details and we will promote you for free. If you have a business and want to be part of all the fun please call or email me! In the prize wordsearch this month you can win a meal for two at Ocean Bay. So grab a cuppa, settle down and give it a go. Have a Very Happy Easter! Best Wishes,

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Jurassic Jaunt: Worth Matravers, West Circular A 5 mile walk with great views. It has an optional steep climb up the 204 steps to St Alban’s/St Aldhelm’s Head on the main route. This can be avoided with a small detour. How to get there: - Grid Reference 974777; Turn right just after Corfe Castle for Kingston. After Kingston, follow the road for about a mile and turn right for Worth Matravers. The car park is on your right just before the village. Information: Toilets are available in the car park. There is a small parking fee. Walk details: As you leave the car park, turn right for about 70 metres and then take the path signposted ‘Church and Hill Bottom 1 mile’. Follow this through the gate and field until you reach the left-hand corner. Here turn right and follow the hedge/ wall for about ½ mile until you meet a T junction. Turn left and follow the path towards Hill Bottom. Just before reaching the houses, turn left through the kissing gate (1/3 mile).

Albans/St Aldhelms Head. Descend the path to the dip at the bottom. Here, you can continue straight ahead and ascend the steps to the top where there is a seat to rest and the Coastguard lookout station or you can turn left over the stile, follow the less steeply-inclined valley to the top, then turn sharp right and return to the Coastguard station along the track. At the Coastguard station, continue along the coast path to Winspit (3/4 mile), turn left as you enter the old quarry and return up the valley to the village and straight past the duck pond. At the Square and Compass pub, stay left and the car park is on the left.. For more information on this walk or any of the others available around this fascinating part of the county, check the Jurassic Jaunts website at : www.jurassicjaunts.co.uk Chapman’s Pool Worth Matravers

You are now on the Coast Path. The path ascends to the ridge above Chapman’s Pool and along to the war memorial (maintained by the MOD, 2/3 mile). Go over the stile onto Emmet’s Hill, follow the cliff path along to the top of another big dip in the Coast Path (1/2 mile), just prior to St

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Low-cost tips to transform your garden in time for the spring... Is your garden looking very muddy or untidy or perhaps you’re looking for a more maintenance-free area to relax in when the weather improves? Local stone merchant Suttles has the answer! With its array of shingle, decorative stone chippings or wood chippings, you can transform your garden from as little as £29 per tonne. Director Joe Paine explains “recycled woodland mulch can be laid on top of your soil in your borders, which not only looks great but also suppresses weeds and deters slugs and snails. Or, if you’re looking to lay down a pathway through your garden or an area to sit out in, all that is required is a roller or plate compactor, a wheelbarrow, a shovel, some geotextile and some gravel or shingle (we have plenty in our range to choose from!). Whilst the ground is being prepared, you can put the excavated material into bags, which Suttles can easily pick up for you. Suttles can also deliver the shingle or other aggregate at the same time to make life a whole lot

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easier and save on costs. You’d be surprised what a difference these can make to your garden!” And from now until the 30th April 2011, Suttles are offering 10% off decorative chippings when you order through their online stone depot at www.suttles.co.uk. Just enter the code SWORC10 at the checkout to receive your discount. For further details about the products, prices or delivery, go to the online stone depot at www.suttles.co.uk or call 01929 439444.

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Why Easter? Easter is a time to celebrate the new life of spring and look forward to the long days of summer. It strikes deep chords within us and is symbolised by daffodils, eggs and bunnies. For Christians, however, there is a deeper significance because we celebrate the painful death and rising again of Jesus of Nazareth. Death, especially one as horrific as Roman crucifixion, is something we shy away from. Jesus recoiled from it too, but believed his death would bring God’s forgiveness to other people. There can be little doubt Jesus was crucified, but why should anyone remember it? Only because of the outrageous claim of his friends that he came back to life again three days later. This is a unique claim, made of no-one else in history. It seems totally off the wall – but no-one has been able to disprove it. And if Jesus did come back to life from a real death, then he must be uniquely important and his death particularly significant. Christians claim to have met this living Jesus and discovered new purpose in life, with freedom from the guilt and power of their previous wrongdoings. That really is worth celebrating and as Christians in Swanage we invite you to join us. Every church will have its own celebrations (see individual noticeboards) but we shall join together in public on two occasions: Friday 22nd April (Good Friday) for a Walk of Witness recalling the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. We shall meet outside the Health Centre at 11.00am followed by two other locations in the Town Centre. Sunday 24th April (Easter Day) for a Sunrise Service on the Beach by the Stone Pier, followed by breakfast at the United Reformed Church. Sunrise is at 5.20am! If you don’t know the Jesus story, or would like to understand it better, contact any church, or The Old Stable in Commercial Road (phone 424544).

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Wildlife in your Garden Gardens are of great importance for local wildlife, providing food, shelter and nesting sites. Even the smallest garden can be made into a wildlife haven with a few simple measures. You will also benefit by having the pleasure of observing wildlife right from your doorstep. A mixture of native and non-native plants flowering at different times of the year will ensure food, nectar and pollen for birds and insects throughout the seasons. Primrose, heather and honeysuckle are good nectar plants; ivy and other climbing plants against bare walls give extra food and protection. A water feature such as a pond, even a small one, is a major attraction for birds, amphibians and dragonflies. By creating a pile of leaves or dead wood you’ll provide cold season shelter for hedgehogs, insects and toads. Attract birds to your garden by having a bird feeder, birdbath or a nestbox, making sure to keep your cat away from these. A compost bin will provide you with soil conditioner and make a home for many invertebrates.

Ladybirds consume thousands of aphids in their lifetime, and hedgehogs and birds snack on slugs, helping to keep a natural balance. A wildlife garden does need basic maintenance such as regular pruning but it is also beneficial to leave some areas undisturbed with the grass uncut, thus creating extra wildlife habitat.

Niina Silvennoinen Dor se t Wild lif e Tr us t’ s Wil dlif e Friendly Garden Competition has categories for all types and sizes of garden this year – closing date 9th May. For wildlife gardening ideas or to enter the com petition, visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/wgc or ring 01305 264620. Nectar Rich Border

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Most gardeners prefer their gardens pest-free, but it is best to rely on natural predators and organic pest control, as pesticides can harm or even kill the species you want to attract.

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'Open House' at NCI St Albans Head The Lookout at St Alban's Head that is located beside the cliff path between Swanage and Kimmeridge will be open to visitors during the four days of Easter - Good Friday April 22, Sat 23, Sun 24 and Easter Monday 25 April between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on each day. Visitors will be given a description of what the Lookout seeks to achieve and be able to view the radar and electronic chart displays. Hot drinks and home-made cakes and biscuits will be on hand to refresh our visitors .

NCI - the 'National Coastwatch Institution' www.nci.org.uk is a national charity that operates 44 Lookouts around the coast of England and Wales which are manned by a team of some 2000 volunteers. Dorset is well served with Lookouts at Peveril Point in Swanage, St. Albans Head, Portland Bill and Burton Bradstock overlooking Lyme Bay.

The Purbeck Association of The National Trust It’s a strange but common thing that when you live here you often don’t visit the local places that thousands of visitors come to see. Brownsea Island (pictured) is a typical example. This month marks the end of our programme of talks and Angela Cott, Property Manager of Brownsea Island will be telling us about plans for its future, and perhaps inspiring some of us to visit once again. As our monthly talks end our season of outings begins with a visit this month to Lacock Abbey and Village. The village is familiar as the setting for various period dramas, and the Abbey interior was used in Harry Potter films. Coming up we have visits to Exbury Gardens, Dyrham Park, Castle Drogo and Wisley, as well as one to the Olympic Site in London. Along with our programme of outings and talks we run several social events. Forthcoming ones include a visit to Walford Mill Craft Centre, a barbecue at Knoll Beach and a Greek meal. Our annual membership also remains great value at only £5, or £7.50 for a couple. If you’d like to get more out of your own National Trust membership (or your status as a Trust Volunteer) by joining us, call Membership Secretary Jay Burke on 423775 or see our website www.purbecknt.org.uk.

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Traditional or modern designs created in Purbeck & Cotswold limestone, Portland limestone or White Marble. Also Kitchen Worktops and Polished Granites and heavy stone Memorial Seats. Enquires at alanthestonemason@googlemail.com or tel: Alan the Stonemason on 01929 481314

MEMORIALS Cremations stones, Book Memorials Gravestones in Granite, White Marble or Purbeck & Portland Limestone

WORKTOPS Polished Stone and Granite worktops Scratches removed surfaces re-polished Repairs or Replacements We also produce benches in limestone Tel Alan the Stonemason on 01929 481314 Email: alanthestonemason@googlemail.com

Coffee Morning Saturday 7th May 2011 10am onwards at Swanage United Reformed Church Hall

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HAVE YOU JOINED OUR DINING CLUB YET? The Signature Dining Club is free to join. As well as offering money off and special offers, members get priority invitations to special events and themed evenings.

Benefits of membership include: • Buy one of our specially selected red, white or pink wines & receive your second bottle free • Lucky 7: Dine with your card and receive your 7th meal free (conditions apply) • Birthday Bonus: This is a new addition to our Diners Club, please provide us with your date of birth (excluding the year). We would like to offer you a complimentary bottle of Champagne, for you to enjoy on your birthday to accompany your meal. All usual diners card terms and conditions apply.

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Wareham Beerex 2011 This Easter, Wareham Round Table hope to run their best Beer Festival (Beerex) yet. Over the years the format has developed into an excellent event, with an excellent choice of real ales and ciders, which in recent years, thanks to the growing popularity of ciders and perrys has become an interesting alternative for people who haven’t found their taste in real ales yet. The event has grown over the last 17 years from its humble beginnings in the Corn Market, to its current venue at the Masonic Lodge in Howards Lane, Wareham. There will be at least 25 real ales from all across the country with a wide selection of ciders & perry. Held over Easter holidays, the festival now covers 3 days – from the opening night of Thursday 21st April through to Saturday 23rd April. Beerex is Wareham Round Table’s main fundraising event of the year and we help support that by offering the opportunity to local businesses to sponsor various aspects of the Beerex. If you are interested in helping support the Beerex, please contact us! Over the last year or so, we’ve helped Sandford Cubs, Wareham Hospital & The League Of Friends, Stoborough First School and Wareham in Bloom to name a few. We always welcome approaches from people or organisations that need support in the Purbeck area. This year, we are especially lucky that it’s the weekend of St George’s day and will be celebrating in style with St. George

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as our central theme. We have entertainment on all three nights and on Saturday lunchtime as well. T i c k e t s c a n b e b ou g h t o n l in e a t www.beerex.org.uk or from our kind supporters, Bullock & Lees in North Street (Wareham). Tickets cost £5 per session. Wareham Round Table is open for membership to men aged 18-45. It’s not political, it’s not religious, it’s about having fun, doing something good and enjoying yourself! Round Table is an international organisation and exists in over 40 countries. It is about networking and getting to know people you might not otherwise meet! If you feel that there’s an aspect of your life that could benefit from finding out more about Round Table, then give us a call. Have a look at our website for more info: www.wareham-roundtable.org.uk

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Milford on Sea Food Week: Seven great days for ‘Foodies’! Milford on Sea Food Week celebrates all that is great about food. This New Forest seaside village is fortunate to be blessed with great places to eat and surrounded by quality local producers, so what better way to celebrate this than to have an entire week dedicated to the joys of food! Everyone at every age is included, and Milford on Sea Food Week has over 100 activities including: Themed Dining Evenings, Professional Cookery Theatre, Celebrity Shows, Cooking Demonstrations, Educational Talks, Film Shows, Cookery Competitions, Wine Tastings, Dining Offers, Kid's Events & a large Sunday Food Market, all organised by local organisations, clubs, businesses and individuals. A Programme detailing all of the events is on sale in the village shops.

free. They are also fortunate to have a generous group of sponsors & supporters. Any income generated by Food Week is only used to cover promotional costs, and no fees or expenses are taken by any of the Food Week organisers. Food Week is delighted to support local charities from any profits that are made.

Food Week is co-ordinated by a small dedicated group of volunteers who provide their expertise and time for

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Spring IS Here!! Come and see our lovely new range of kettles and toasters! Still plenty of heaters for chilly days and electric blankets for chilly nights All our usual range of white goods, electrical, lighting, techie things and almost every type of light bulb made You’ll be amazed by what you can find!!

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Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of The Michael James Music Trust Established in 1981 in memory of the young organist and conductor Michael James BA, FRCO, to discover, promote, educate and support gifted young musicians. Based in Wimborne Minster, the charity has its local representative as Brian Barker, proprietor of quaint and attractive Georgian Gems in Swanage High Street. The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School gives a production of Henry Fieldings "Tom Jones" at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne on 26th May at 7.30 Tickets from the box office on 01202 885566. ÂŁ13 and ÂŁ10 concessions. All proceeds go to the Michael James Music Trust.

The Trust is funded by annual concerts, by donations and personal covenants or capital gifts. If you would like to support the Trust or find out more please contact Brian at: Georgian Gems, 28 High Street, Swanage, BH19 2NU Tel: 01929 424697 Website: www.georgiangems.co.uk

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Grand Bazaar April 25th 10am to 4 pm Catholic Church Hall, Swanage In aid of Emmanuel Church and Community Centre

PROBUS (Men’s Club) 4th May 10.30am at Pines Hotel Talk by Dr. Bavertock on Wych Oil Farm

For more details ring Frank on 01929 421079

Our free community website is now fully operational, just put [Swanage HUB] into Google and see for yourself. Built for people who do not know just what is available in Purbeck. It is made up of various interest groups. Just select from the menus on the left to see what you are interested then look down the list to find out what is available and the contact information. With over 200 listings already on the site and more being added daily it is easy for residents and visitors to find out what is available, where and when. Click on the Diary Tab to see the planned events. If you are active in a group and are not on the HUB then just click on the Contact Us Tab and send us the information. Apart from the listings the HUB can be used to make it easy to circulate information between groups just email it to the Hub and let us know who you want it sent to. Our Young Musicians Competition in St Mary’s Church on the 5th of March showed just what a marvellous range of talents young people in Swanage possess. Eight young musicians competed at a very high standard on a range of instruments, violin, drums, flute and with a very impressive vocal. The Winner Izabeau Rothman (Violin) will now go on to represent Swanage in the Rotary Regional Competition. For many years this club has supported the Music Competition at the Swanage Middle School and it was very satisfying to see how some of the musicians we enjoyed there have progressed to such a high standard in this more senior competition. For more information on our club go to www.swanagerotary.org and/or call Mike on 01929 421374.

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Purbeck Chess Club Purbeck Chess Club meets at Mortons House Hotel, Corfe Castle, between September to April each year, commencing at 7 pm. The club caters for players of all abilities, including beginners. Contact Secretary Brian Beard on 01929 425988 anytime.

Purbeck Railway Circle Friday 20 May Michael Bunn will give an illustrated talk on ‘The History and Development of Railways in France, from horse drawn wagons to the TGV’. Harmans Cross Village Hall, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross. 7.00 for 7.30 pm. All welcome.

For more info phone 01929 421913.

SWANAGE DISABLED CLUB We meet at the Old Stable (Swanage Christian Centre) 37 Commercial Road on Sundays at 10am. You are very welcome to join us for worship, prayer, sharing from the Word of God and fellowship. For further details phone: 01929 422428 www.kingschurch-swanage.co.uk We are part of Churches Together in Swanage & District and The Evangelical Alliance

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Swanage Disabled Club would like to thank Putlake Farm for choosing us as one of their charities for 2010 which provided us with a generous donation of £275 after their annual Christmas Market. Also through 2010 we received donations from The Lions Club, The Rotary, Swanage Regatta & Carnival Committee together with various private donations. Thank you all so much it is greatly appreciated. We have been going for just over a year now (after many years with The Dorset Association for the Disabled) and the support here in Swanage has been amazing which is very encouraging for our Committee and Members. Do look out for us with our sea-front stalls in August when there will be many bargains to be found. Interested in joining one of our clubs? then call Daphne Saville on 01929 425241 for further information

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Broadmayne Market

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Medieval Archery Muster

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Easter Egg Hunt under 10s

10.30am St Martin’s Vicarage £2.50

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Early Wonders of the Wares

Studland Beach Visitors Centre

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Dinner with your Dog

Studland Beach Visitors Centre

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Antiques & Collectables Fair

Wareham Town Hall 10 – 4 pm

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The Orlando Singers

Lady St Mary Church, Wareham

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Pharisee (Musical)

Wareham Middle School 7.30pm

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Concert, St Mary’s Church, Swanage

“Eternal Light” by Howard Goodall 7.30

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Annual Vintage Vehicle Run

Hamworthy Social Club

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Family Animal Activity Day

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01929 480474

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Castle Quests

Corfe Castle

01929 481294

21-24

Beerex Beer Festival

Masonic Hall, Wareham

07900 084277

22-24

The Secret of Kells

REX Cinema 7.15pm

01929 552778

22-25

Easter Specials

Swanage Railway

01929 425800

22-25

Easter Egg Trail

Corfe Castle

01929 481294

22-25

Open House at the Lookout

St Albans Head 10am-5pm

01202 881554

22-25

Rango

REX Cinema 7.15pm

01929 552778

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St George Day Dragon Hunt

Blue Pool

01929 551408

23-1

Spring Bird Week

Events throughout Purbeck

www.visit-dorset.com

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Bird-watching for Beginners

Durlston Country Park 10am

01929 424443

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Messiah (Wareham Choral)

Lady St Mary, Wareham 7.30pm £10

Joys, North Street or on door

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Improving Birdwatchers

Durlston Country Park 10am

01929 424443

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Easter Trail

Studland Beach Visitors Centre

01929 450259

24

Big Wild Stocktake

RSPB Arne 10am-4pm

01929 553360

24-25

Craft Show ‘home made’

Upton Country Park £1.00

01202 496147

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Wildfowl Waders Winchats

Hartland Moor 10am

01929 424443

25

Birds of Wareham Forest

Sherford Bridge 2pm

01929 424443

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All the information has been compiled by Purbeck Information & Heritage Centre 01929 557258 and Swanage Tourist Information Centre 01929 422885 www.visitswanageandpurbeck.com and is correct to the best of our knowledge

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory... Accountants MKL Partnership.................... 9

Electricians J. Taylor Electrical ..................19

Kitchens First Class Kitchens ................ 7

Aerials Repairline .............................. 15

Embroidery & Haberdashery Pinks ...................................... 3

Landscaping Supplies Suttles ................................... 1

Bathrooms C&C Bathrooms..................... 5

Events Big Wild Stocktake.................22 Charity Concert ......................23 Charity Walk ..........................14 Dog Walk ...............................26 Coffee Morning......................13 Grand Bazaar.........................26 Heathland Ambles .................24 Milford-on-Sea Food Week ....21 Open Day at NCI St. Albans Head ..12 Probus Men’s Club .................26 Purbeck Events.......................28 Purbeck Railway Circle...........27 Wareham Beerex...................18

Memorial Masons Alan the Stonemason ............ 13

Fireplaces Alan the Stonemason.............13

Printers UtharaPrint.com ................... 17

Garden Services SoundWood Tree Consultancy.... 3

Property Maintenance Total Woodwork ................... 11

Health & Fitness DynaFunc Training.................16 Shiatsu...................................19

Puzzles Prize Wordsearch .................. 25

Blinds, Curtains & Shutters Ashley Blinds ......................... 1 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Pile Up................................... 2 Carpets & Flooring Purbeck Flooring ................... 3 Community News Dorset Wildlife Trust ............. 10 Jurassic Jaunt ........................ 6 King’s Church......................... 27 Low-cost tips to transform your garden in time for the spring... 7 Purbeck Area NT.................... 12 Purbeck Chess Club................ 27 Seven great days for ‘Foodies’ . 20 Swanage Churches ................ 8 Swanage Disabled Club ......... 27 Swanage Rotary .................... 26 Computer Services AJV Computing ...................... 13 Whizz Bits.............................. 19

Hotels, Pubs & Restaurant Ocean Bay..............................15 The Ship Inn ...........................31

Dog Grooming Marilyn’s Doghouse .............. 13

Insurance NFU Mutual ........................... 2

Dry Cleaning & Laundry Creases.................................. 24

Interior Design Three B Design.......................19

Electrical Appliances Purbeck Electrical .................. 21

Jewellers Georgian Gems ......................23

Mobility Services The Mobility Partnership....... 5 Painters & Decorators Revamp Décor....................... 19 Plumbing and Heating C&C Plumbing ....................... 5 Gasways................................ 32 Heatwise ............................... 2 Heatwise ............................... 23 Tapworks Plumbing............... 19

Scaffolding S & D Scaffolding................... 15 Taxis DMB Cars .............................. 11 Tiles UK Tiles ................................. 3 Waste Services War on Waste ....................... 24

Useful Numbers BT Fault Line Buses - Wilts & Dorset Chemists - Alliance - Boots - Co-op Pioneer Citizens Advice - Purbeck - Swanage Council - Purbeck District Doctor - Swanage Medical Practice Electricity - Power Loss

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Gas - Emergency Hospitals - Poole General - Swanage - Bournemouth NHS Direct Police Station Registrar Tues & Thurs 10—12 Social Services Train Times & Enquiries Wessex Water - Emergency

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Stay over in one of 3 en suite B & B rooms.

Fri 15th April…………Steve Darrington Fri 22nd April………..James Hollingsworth (Good Friday) Fri 29th April…………Raising Kaine Fri 6th May…………..The Floaters

We are open all day for the bank holidays!

Fri 13th May………….Mimi - classic guitar

Saturday 23rd April is St Georges Day! We will be flying the flag with themed food and music! Sunday 24th April is Easter Sunday with our Easter egg hunt. Start at 4.30. Prizes for adults and children. Fancy dress. Friday 29th April is the royal wedding. Watch the event in the pub plus our “wedding garden party” from 4.30 Banners, food, pig roast, kiddies pack, real ales & ciders. Tickets £5 per head.

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Boilers installed Service contracts available Full Central Heating Systems Radiators replaced Heating systems cleansed Boiler breakdowns and repairs Valves and Pumps replaced Boiler servicing and maintenance All domestic gas work undertaken

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Bathrooms (full or part) Tap changes Washing machines Tumble dryers Kitchen sinks Outside taps Above ground drainage Below ground drainage

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