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Introduction

The Swanage Oracle Edition 66

Published by:

Stephen & Debbie Corney and Martin Budden at Purbeck Publications

Telephone: 01929 408080 Email: info@swanageoracle.co.uk

Copy deadline for the November 2013 edition: 25th October 2013

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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Dear Swanage! Well it has been all go in our house with Hayden settled into his new middle school. We are back to swimming lessons, brass band practice and homework! All good fun and often a challenge, fitting everything in. Hayden is a pretty keen swimmer, swimming for the Swim Bournemouth Club which does mean some early mornings – starting at 5.45am on a Friday and 7am on a Saturday… That is early for me! I do take my hat off to those parents who have really sacrificed a lot to help their children become great sports people. It takes quite some dedication by the whole family. I don’t think Hayden will make the Olympics, but it is a great sport and one Stephen and I are happy to support him in. It gets him away from the computer for a while, which can also be a challenge… We have had a good month putting the magazine together for you. There are some new advertisers for you to see. Do take a look and see who may be able to help you, and of course tell them that you got their details from The Swanage Oracle. This is the 66th edition and I still love to hear that the local trades and businesses are getting calls and bookings from us! The lucky winner of the meal for two at The Bull and Boat last month was Mrs L Dollimore. Well done to you! We hope life is going well for you all and you are getting out and about. Nellie took us to Compton Abbas this month – very exciting. See pages 10 and 11. Have a great month of October and keep warm. Best wishes,

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Country House Fair, Lulworth Castle Community News

Thursday 17th October 2013 - 10.30am to 3.30pm Dorset’s Country House Fair returns to Lulworth Castle on Thursday 17 October 2013.

With all corners of the Castle crammed full of quirky, vintage, novel and contemporary gifts and accessories, there is every chance of finding that stylish and unusual something that you simply can’t live without. ‘We’ve scoured the country to source unusual and occasionally useful items! The fair and its food hall present a rich choice of crafts, textiles, jewellery, accessories and local produce. It’s a good place to shop for those hard to please friends and relatives while supporting a worthwhile local cause’ said Mrs Sally Weld, who in her 20 years as Vice President and now a Patron of the Dorset Red Cross has seen more than £55,000 raised for the charity. The Country House Fair, now in its 8th year, supports the British Red Cross and, because all the costs are met by the Weld Family and Lulworth Leisure, all money raised is donated to the Dorset branch of this national charity. L i g h t re f re s h m e n t s a re available in the Castle during the Fair or nearby at the Weld Arms and Past and Presents Gift Shop and Tea Room.

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Focus on Francis Poole, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals provide respected and highly regarded NHS care to hundreds of thousands of patients in east Dorset every year. In national assessments and reports, these hospitals consistently perform at a high level against a range of key standards and quality indicators. Comprehensive surveys of patient views also paint a positive picture of how hospital care is viewed by those who receive it. Achieving these high standards requires a continued commitment to quality from the board of directors to the wards, and a sharp focus on providing truly patientcentred care. The tragic consequences of losing sight of these basic objectives were highlighted earlier this year in a damning report which examined the causes of substandard care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The Francis Report, published in February, marked the culmination of a year-long public inquiry into the systemic failings at that trust, and sent reverberations throughout the NHS and further afield. At the heart of the report, its author, Robert Francis QC, called for a re-emphasis on ensuring the needs of patients come first. So how did hospitals in east Dorset respond to this report? At Poole, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals, it provided an opportunity to re-evaluate the fundamentals of how quality care is delivered and whether genuine emphasis was placed on each and every patient and their individual needs. In short, were they getting the basics right? The report’s 290 recommendations were reviewed in detail as a matter of urgency in order to provide assurance that the failures identified at Mid Staffs could not be repeated here. Each hospital also held a series of listening events, providing an opportunity for more than 300 staff working in a wide range of roles to discuss the Francis Report with members of both trust’s management boards. In addition, patient and public involvement groups were

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asked to give their views on the report and the care offered at their local hospitals. Understanding individual patient experiences and where care exceeds or falls short of expectations is vital, says Martin Smits, Director of Nursing and Patient Services at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. “It is all too easy in the wake of the terrible stories which emerged from Mid Staffs to forget the excellent work taking place in the NHS,” said Martin. “Locally, we know from national surveys that our patients rate both our hospitals highly, which is a huge encouragement to us and spurs us on to deliver even better care and service. “What I believe is essential is peering underneath these headlines, to look at the factors that make an individual patient’s experience in hospital good, and where it could have been improved. “We can only do that by listening to patients and our staff.” Paula Shobbrook, Director of Nursing at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, agrees. “No one knows more about what is happening at the forefront of patient care than those responsible for delivering it and those receiving it,” said Paula. “These experiences and viewpoints - good and bad - are essential in order for us, as board members, to know how we are doing. “Trust boards receive a vast amount of information on quality and performance. Coupling this with the views of staff, as we have done through our post-Francis Report listening events, and the experiences of our patients, provides invaluable insight. “Our ‘putting patients first’ commitment is just that - it’s a highly visible declaration that our aim is to ensure that at all times our focus remains on our patients and nothing else.” Martin cites Poole Hospital’s longstanding commitment to patients - the Poole Approach – as a key factor in ensuring standards at his hospital remain consistently high. “The Poole Approach may have been introduced more than a decade ago, but its central tenet has never been more true - ‘patient centred care with dignity and respect for all’,” he said. Whichever way this commitment to the needs of patients is packaged, both Martin and Paula are in complete agreement on one issue - when it comes to high quality care, complacency is simply not an option. If you would like to have your say on care at Poole Hospital, visit www.poole.nhs.uk and click ‘give us feedback’, or for the Royal Bournemouth or Christchurch hospitals, visit www.rbch.nhs.uk and click on ‘patient and visitor’ section.


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The Adventures of Nellie The Purbeck Publications Camper Van Nellie, the Purbeck Publications travelling campervan took us through wonderful English rolling countryside to North Dorset this month. The views on route really are magnificent. Hayden would love to be a pilot he tells us, so we thought we would drive to the airfield and take a look at the idyllic setting of Compton Abbas. There is in fact a caravan site right there. You need to be a member of a caravan club to stay, and although we didn’t stay this time, it is certainly one we will revisit and make the most of in the future! Compton Abbas is set in Thomas Hardy country whose work was very much influenced by his rural surroundings. The airfield itself is 800 feet above sea level with 27 miles of gorgeous views on a clear day. On the way there we passed Horton’s Tower, which is a folly built in 1750. A folly is literally a building built by the rich for no purpose other than to look at and admire! This tower is 140 feet tall and was built by the Lord of Horton

Nellie with Horton Tower behind

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‘Phesant Alley’ - we saw about 10 all told Manor who was an architect and also an MP for Dorset between 1745 and 1786. Nowadays I found out, the tower is used by Vodafone to hide mobile phone masts! At least the folly has finally been put to use. It is also a way to help preserve the old building. You can see Nellie here with the folly in the background. Continuing on our journey to Compton Abbas we drove through tiny lanes, that Nellie’s thighs could only just manage. One lane Stephen nicknamed ‘Pheasant Alley’ due to amount of pheasants crossing the very narrow road! You really are ‘out in the sticks’ and I have to say I like that after a busy week working. On arriving at the airfield I thought we wouldn’t see many planes taking off as the weather had been pretty mixed, but to our delight the sun started shining and we did indeed see about 10 planes take off and land. It is really exciting! There are many different types of small planes and I


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The restaurant’s lovely outdoor area

suggest you take a look at their website www.comptonabbasairfield.co.uk to get a full fl avour of all the men and women ‘in their magnificent flying machines’… We have some photos for you here to give you an idea.

We had a great day out. Stephen is looking at treating Hayden to a flying lesson for his Birthday (shush…don’t tell Hayden!). To our surprise we learned you can be as young as 7 to fly your own plane… with a trained pilot of course! This will either make Hayden more determined to become a pilot, or maybe he will decide to take a different career after all. I wonder which?

There is a restaurant at the site which has a great reputation for home made food. You can go for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Wine is also on the menu. Group bookings can be taken and, with fantastic views of the countryside and the runway where the planes take off and land, it would be an ideal place for a special occasion! In fact on this trip we saw someone having a 50th birthday celebration.

Flying experience plane just landed

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As always we enjoyed our picnic in the van with the whistling kettle… it wouldn’t be the same without it. So where will Nellie go next? See in next month’s issue of The Swanage Oracle! By Debbie Corney

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Community News

National Trust in Purbeck A record 70,000 people nationwide have discovered volunteering with the National Trust according to figures out last month – so why not find out what all the fuss is about? Drop-in volunteering is a no-strings way to try volunteering in Purbeck while meeting new people, learning and having fun. Seashore Scavengers meet on the third Sunday of the month for a gentle stroll while beachcombing at Studland. Get to know more about what makes the natural environment of Studland so special with task leader Kevin and help keep the beach free of litter. The next task on Sunday, October 20, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at the Discovery Centre, Knoll Beach. Early risers can help out with our annual autumn deer census on October 22. You’ll need to be on site and ready to count deer at first light – 7.30am – but there is a free breakfast afterwards! If you haven’t taken part before please contact Lorretta Perrella on 01929-450002 in advance. Counting is done in pairs, but if you want to come on your own we’ll try to find you a partner. Don’t be a Stranger, Meet the Ranger is a chance to sample some of the things our countryside volunteers get up to. On October 26 you can learn the traditional art of hedge laying along the South West Coast Path overlooking Swanage. Another countryside craft is on show on December 7 when you can find out all about coppicing – a sustainable way of harvesting firewood while promoting new growth. Previous tasks have included cutting back

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invasive scrub on the heaths and clearing Studland’s village pond. Don’t be a Stranger tasks normally run from 10.30am-3.30pm on a Saturday, roughly every six weeks, and you are welcome to spend as much or as little time as you like. We hope to see you soon – and if you find yourself bitten by the volunteering bug, we currently have vacancies for countryside volunteers, handy people or greeting visitors. To find out more about drop-in tasks or volunteering with the National Trust in Purbeck, please contact Rachel Rodman on 01929-452306 or rachel.rodman@ nationaltrust.org.uk. The National Trust has welcomed news of a £150,000 grant, revealed in September’s Dubber, to improve the Priest’s Way near Langton Matravers. The Trust supported a parish council-led bid to the Paths for Communities Fund to repair and enhance stretches prone to flooding, as well as providing new rights of way. “This project has been successful thanks to the drive and enthusiasm from within the local community,” said National Trust Area Ranger Jonathan Kershaw. “We were happy to play our part in making it a reality.” We provided maps and logistical support for site visits during the application process. As part of the project, we are also creating two new bridleways at Acton and The Gully, near Verney Farm, and we have agreed with the parish that a new permissive bridleway will link Spyway car park with the Priests Way. Jon Bish, Communications Officer


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PURBECK CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL Community News

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28th – SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER 2013 A very special event will be held at St James’ Church, KINGSTON, at the end of November, as we start to prepare for Christmas. We invite local organisations of all ages, businesses and groups or even families, from the villages of Langton and Worth Matravers, Kingston, Harman’s Cross, Corfe Castle, to participate in the PURBECK CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL. We hope to have a wide range of groups represented, each bringing their own unique style of decoration, which could be an opportunity to publicise your presence to the wider community. We plan to use real trees which will be ‘sponsored’ by your group, during the event, (for approximately £15 - £25, depending on size, to cover costs) and it will become yours after the event. We anticipate providing all the necessary lights, but the group will need to bring all the other decorations, together with a stand to hold the tree upright. It will be a very sociable community event and lots of fun assembling and decorating our individual trees. It is not a competition as they will all be wonderful. In turn we anticipate an amazing sight in this beautiful church, sometimes regarded as the ‘Cathedral of Purbeck’, to prepare us for the joy of Christmas. We would in turn like to share this lovely seasonal experience with a much wider audience and will publicise it in the local towns of Swanage and Wareham and beyond. For the moment though we hope the trees will all be decorated by the people of our villages… And then, for the last weekend of November (28,29, 30) and on Sun 1st December the Festival will be open to visitors far and wide. Musicians and Singers who may like to contribute please email the Festival Organiser, Judy Forgan. Although Christmas seems a long way off, we

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It’s Panto Time once again! Oh no it isn’t... Oh yes it is!! With just over 10 weeks to go, BH Live is already getting in the Panto spirit! Glitter, glitz and glam were in abundance at The Terrace Bistro - Bournemouth Pavilion as guests flocked to celebrate the launch of Aladdin – The Pavilion Pantomime, sponsored by Aruba Restaurant and Bar. I was lucky enough to be able to catch up with Chris Jarvis and ask him a few questions... Having been born in Romford, Essex, what was it that drew you to make Bournemouth your home? It was actually pantomime... In 2002, we did Cinderella in Bournemouth with Ruth Madoc. I loved the people and the atmosphere. With family close by it was a seaside resort that we had also visited a lot. With appearances at Butlins early in your career, had you always wanted to be in entertainment as a child? Yes. I used to do impersonations a lot and try to make people laugh. I think it helped a little to not get bullied so much when other kids found it funny. What was your “big break” to get into presenting? I was doing a voice on the radio called “The Anorak” and got invited into the Broom Cupboard on CBBC. From there it led into other programmes. Did you go to drama school? No. There are two main routes into the entertainment business. One is drama school and the other is variety. I was lucky enough to do the latter through experience at holiday camps and other

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With Chris Jarvis at the Aladdin launch such venues. You have performed in pantomime professionally every year since 1995, what do you enjoy the most? The variety of it all. Being able to do pretty much anything and generally being able to entertain audiences of any age. Also the ability, particularly here to make it very relevant for local people. Who would you most like to star in panto with? I think that Kelsey Grammer from Frasier would make an excellent pantomime villain! You can see Chris and the rest of the cast performing at The Pavilion from Saturday 7 December 2013 to Sunday 5 January 2014. By Stephen Corney


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If you are lucky enough to have a pond, large or small, at this time of year check all the pond plants and remove all dead and dying growth.

If you have a pump to run a fountain or waterfall, now is the time to clean and service it and store it until Spring. Feed the fish before Winter hibernation.

Cover the pond with netting to stop leaves from falling into the water and sinking to the bottom. Too much rotting vegetation in the water will create methane gas to the detriment of fish and other wildlife as well as a disgusting, smelly layer of sludge in the bottom that you will have to deal with, sooner or later!

If we have a severe winter, be ready to cover the pond completely during really freezing weather, or at least try to ensure fish can get oxygen by keeping a small area ice-free by using a ball or floating bowl. If the pond is covered with a sheet of ice, pour boiling water into the bowl until it can be lifted out.

In early Autumn, if you have clumps of marginal and bog plants, they can be divided and cut back the leaves of waterside plants.

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Talking about Wildlife...

Some Facts about Bats Revered and feared, but rarely understood, bats have left few cultures indifferent during their millions of years of existence on earth. With their unusual anatomy – they are the only true flying mammals – silent flight and mythical reputation, bats have inspired many a folk story across the globe. In Britain, there are 17 species of breeding bats of which the pipistrelles, the brown long-eared bat, the noctule and Daubenton’s bat are the most common. All British bats restrict their diet to insects only, devouring up to 3000 insects a night, from midges and moths to mosquitoes and beetles. Their massive appetites are necessary to sustain energy for their nocturnal adventures. Although bats are far from blind, they do not rely on their eyes for hunting but locate their prey using a sophisticated system known as echolocation. Bats often live in close quarters to humans, but can be hard to observe, since the sounds that they make are too high pitched for the human ear. They don’t build nests but roost in a variety of habitats, from hollow trees and caves to houses and churches, even tunnels. They often use different locations at different times of year, depending on their roosting needs. Female bats produce only one pup a year, around June. As winter approaches, bats get

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ready to hibernate, and in the colder months, you may find yourself co-habiting with a bat that has chosen your loft for its winter retreat. Please remember all bats are legally protected and must not be disturbed. If you find an injured bat or need any other help with bats, ring the bat helpline on 0845 1300 228. For more information about the lives of these fascinating creatures and how to help them, go on Bat Conservation trust website on http:// www.bats.org.uk/. On Thursday 31st October at the Kingcombe Centre, West Dorset, come along and have a go at using our ‘bat detector’, with a chance to explore nocturnal wildlife through remote camera traps, and try something tasty at the Kingcombe Café! For more information, please visit: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org. uk/events. By Niina Silvennoinen Daubenton’s Bat at Upton Country Park

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Community News

Free adventures for lucky Swanage locals Swanage residents are being offered free coasteering sessions by local adventure company Land & Wave this October. The free event takes place on Sunday 13th October on the Jurassic Coast near Swanage. Land & Wave Director, Owen Senior said, “We’re a community focussed company that understands the importance of supporting, and being a part of, the local community. Thousands of our clients visit Swanage every year and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone from the town that has offered them such wonderful accommodation, food, entertainment or just been friendly and welcoming. We thought the chance to experience the stunning Jurassic Coastline in an exciting and unusual way would be perfect”. Coasteering involves exploring the coastline from the sea; traversing rocks, splashing into plunge pools and jumping from the cliffs. Land & Wave provides coasteering, kayaking, climbing, bushcraft and much more to clients who visit the Purbecks all year round. The free sessions are open to anyone living in Swanage. Two places per household. Sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Minimum age 14. To book your place, simply email your name, address and mobile number to rosie@landandwave.co.uk.

Plant of the Month

Originating in South Africa, these bold and striking plants have become extremely popular in recent years, entering into a modern garden setting with as much ease as they do a traditional mixed border.

Often known as African Lilies, they are tall and statuesque but despite their high maintenance appearance, actually require little upkeep, and with a little bit of TLC will survive a British Winter outdoors. They are drought tolerant and a good choice for coastal areas, coping well with wind and salty air. Their flowers will peak during July and August and whether or not they are grown in pots or in beds, always make sure they are mulched during winter.

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Local Events

Purbeck Events for October 2013 Date

Event Name & Type

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Wareham’s Street Markets

Thursday: East Street 8-1pm Saturday: The Quay 8-2pm

Various Activities & Courses

Burngate Stone Carving Centre

www.burngatestonecentre.co.uk

Walks, Talks, Courses, Exhibitions, Demos

Durlston Castle and Country Park

01929 424443 www.durlston.com

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Farmers Market

Wareham Town Hall 8-12noon

11-26

Purbeck Film Festival

Venues throughout Purbeck

Tickets from Discover Purbeck

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Country House Fair

Lulworth Castle 10-3.30pm

0845 450 1054

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Fun Swim

Purbeck Sports Centre 105pm

01929 424975

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Dub Pistols

The Legion, Swanage £15 8pm

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New Forest Lunch

Crossways Travel £24.50

Tickets Discover Purbeck

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Taste of Dorset

Harmans Cross Village Hall 7pm

01929 424975

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Modern Warfare

Tank Museum

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Halloween

Corfe Model Village 10-5pm

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Halloween

Corfe Castle

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Sausage & Cider Festival

Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle

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Jurassic Jaunt

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Wizards Week

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Monkey World

www.jurassicjaunts.co.uk

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Tastes so good... ROAST SEA BASS WITH A LEMON & GARLIC CRUST

Perfect for a simple lunch or a dinner party with friends, this main course is an easy crowd pleaser, looks great on the plate and is a wonderful dish to serve with vegetables or salad alike.

Equipment: Small processor or mortar and pestle Ingredients :

Oven: Gas Mark 5, 190°c

4 skinned fillets sea bass, washed under running water 3 unwaxed lemons 4 cloves garlic Small bunch of washed fresh parsley 25g butter 30g wholemeal bread 50ml extra virgin olive oil Salt & pepper

Method: Brush undersides with olive oil and season fish all over with salt and pepper. Zest one of the lemons and squeeze juice. Wedge the other lemon for garnish. Whizz garlic with lemon juice and zest. Once no more large pieces can be seen, add the parsley, bread and butter to the processor.

Diane Johnson

Quite quickly you should produce a moist and very tasty breadcrumb mixture. Press this mixture firmly onto the upper side of the fillets. Roast for approximately 20 minutes, or until the crust is brown. Serve with whatever takes your fancy!

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Index of advertisers

Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Oracle... Accountants Ward Goodman................................................ 2

Garden Services Purbeck Arborists.............................................19

Bathrooms Bubbles Bathrooms Dorset............................... 5

Health & Fitness Nordic Walking................................................. 5

Bedrooms Flair Interiors.................................................... 7

Hospitals Bournemouth & Poole NHS Trusts.................... 9

Blinds, Curtains & Shutters Ashley Blinds..................................................... 3

Insurance NFU Mutual...................................................... 3

Car Accessories Swanage Tyres.................................................. 1

Jewellers Georgian Gems.................................................27

Carpenters Total Woodwork - Peter Albin...........................19

Kitchens Flair Interiors.................................................... 7 Portman Stone.................................................. 2

Community News Adventures of Nellie.........................................10 Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide: Ponds...................................20 Country House Fair - Lulworth Castle............... 6 Dorset Wildlife Trust: Facts about Bats............22 Free adventures for lucky Swanage locals........26 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Panto Time! - Aladdin.................................18 Michael James Music Trust...............................27 My Local Map - Swanage.................................16 National Trust in Purbeck.................................12 Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival.......................14 Recipe: Roast Sea Bass with Garlic & Lemon....29 Computer Services AJV Computing.................................................14 Purbeck Computer Centre.................................13 Whizzbits..........................................................27 Domestic Cleaning David Chalmers................................................27 Driveways Resin Drives......................................................32 Electricians J. Taylor Electrical.............................................27 Events Mowlem Theatre..............................................24 Purbeck Events.................................................28 Purbeck Railway Circle.....................................21 Funeral Directors James Smith......................................................13 Furniture Sunrise Warehouse........................................... 5

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