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FORU M Hampshire Arts Edition (pages 22 to 30) Alresford Show 2017 (page 14) All the local news and events Plus feature articles from Iris Crowfoot, Claire Thurlow and Sandra Pagan Cover illustration by Rachel Hudson (see page 30)

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Make your garden dream come true. Or visit local beautiful country gardens

08 Community

Keep up-to-date with what is happening in your area

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11 Property

Buying, selling, letting? Find local estate agents and property management services

14 Features

Hampshire Mum, Claire Thurlow, Iris Crowfoot and many more

24, 32, 42, 50, 54, 56 14 Leisure Discover local events and days out in Hampshire. Don't miss this years Alresford Show

18 Motoring

Local services to keep your vehicles running smoothly

22 The Arts

32 Food & Drink

Eat out, stay in: food, drink and dining in Hampshire

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Our regular retail feature Unique, Bespoke, Eclectic and Local shopping

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39 Professional

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46 Culture

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64 Animals

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Garden

IS YOUR LAWN LOOKING AS GOOD AS IT SHOULD BE FOR THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER? LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF THE COMMON PROBLEMS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

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e’ve had some great weather this year to encourage us all outside.You really should be enjoying your garden to the full at this time of year. The days are long, the weather is warm and your garden should be looking great and inviting you outside. However, if you are really honest, what score would you give your lawn out of ten and would you really like it to be scoring a little higher? I look at a lot of lawns and I meet a lot of people who are disappointed with their lawn and want to see some improvement. Many feel that there is no option other than lifting their existing lawn and starting again from scratch. However much can be achieved through lawn renovation which is generally far more cost effective and less intrusive than completely re-seeding or re-turfing your outside space. So, you may be wondering what to look for in your lawn and what can be done to improve it. Generally I group my assessments into three main areas to see what needs attention and where improvements can be made. Thatch Thatch is a layer of organic matter, typically dead moss, dead or dying grass, stems, roots and other plant life, between the surface of the soil and the green living grass leaves above. In some lawns this layer can be quite thick and prevents water and nutrients from penetrating through to the soil below. Excessive thatch causes the soil to dry out and your lawn grass plants to suffer as a result. Some thatch is a

good thing as it protects the soil and growing lawn. However, too much thatch is a common lawn problem that needs to be dealt with appropriately. Thatch is dealt with through scarification with a garden rake for smaller areas, or a mechanical scarifer for larger lawns or more intensive removal. This process tears out the dead plant life and opens up the soil surface. It’s a tough job and your lawn will look a little battered for a short while afterwards, but the long-term improvements are essential if you want to enjoy a healthy luscious lawn in the future. Compaction and drainage Regular foot traffic over your lawn will compact the soil structure, resulting in fewer air gaps in the soil, restricting the flow of water and nutrients through the soil to the roots of your grass. Compacted lawns dry out more quickly and support fewer beneficial insects and worms. They have lower counts of essential microbes required to break down dead plant life, resulting in a build-up of thatch. The symptoms of compaction are thin, stressed turf grasses that are more susceptible to disease and pests, allowing gaps in the turf for weed seeds to germinate. In addition, compaction can result in waterlogging due to poor drainage and this encourages moss growth. Compaction is dealt with through aeration of the lawn, either with a garden fork for smaller lawn areas or a mechanical aerator for a more effective result. It’s hard work, but the benefits to your lawn are invaluable. Nutrition and pH All plants need the correct nutrition to live a healthy and disease free life. All too often I visit lawns that never receive any supplementary nutrition or perhaps get a general sprinkle of something from the garden centre once a year. The home-owner wonders why their lawn looks so poor, and the grass is almost starving to death through malnutrition! pH is the measure of the acidity of any given compound. Ranging from 1 which is acidic to 14 which is alkaline. The issue is, that a pH imbalance can ‘lock-up’ essential plant nutrients, making them unavailable to the growing lawn grasses and no amount of additional fertiliser is going to address the nutritional issues. When recommending a lawn nutrition treatment plan I always test pH levels and ensure any underlying pH issues are resolved before nutrition begins. If your lawn isn’t offering you as much satisfaction as it should then now is the time to think about addressing any underlying issues. As we approach the warm, wetter autumn weather and beyond, grasses respond well to repair work. Speak with a lawn care professional who can make a full assessment of your lawn and offer guidance on what reparation works will benefit your lawn through the winter and heading into spring.You may be surprised by how cost effective this approach is, and by this time next year perhaps your lawn score will be closer to a ten. Ian Kenyon is Technical Director for Shrekfeet Lawn and Garden Services. He is always happy to offer friendly, professional advice and help 01962 460146, 07739 789483 www.shrekfeet.com


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What's On AUGUST

Alresford Library Summer Reading Challenge Come to Alresford Library and join in the fun of our Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Agents. It will be going on throughout the summer. ReaEvent runs from 10am to 5pm. Car park open from 9am to 6pm. Entry to the event is FREE.

2 AUGUST Magdalen Hill Down Wednesday Wander Meet at 2:30pm in the gravel car park opposite the cemetery on the Alresford Road, B3404 Winchester. Map ref: SU 512 295. Sat Nav: SO21 1HE. Leader: Jenny Mallett/Jayne Chapman 01962 882746. Meet: 11:00am. All welcome.

most remarkable Anglo-Saxon artefacts so far excavated in Hampshire. Oh! and Weorod will be there too to help you explore the sixth and seventh centuries. A 'not-to-be-missed' opportunity to see museum quality replica artefacts, crafts and technologies and investigate various aspects of the period with our specialist interpreters - as well as our ever popular timed presentations throughout the day. All round a high quality family event with Free Admission. 10:30 - 16:00 Free Admission The Curtis Museum, High Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1BA

14 AUGUST The Giles Group talk At 2pm - Alresford Community Centre. “Amusing Events at Funerals” by Angela Peel

17 AUGUST Magdalen Hill Down A walk to see butterflies Meet at 2:30pm in the gravel car park opposite the cemetery on the Alresford Road, B3404 Winchester. Map ref: SU 512 295. Sat Nav: SO21 1HE. Leader: Jenny Mallett/Brian Fletcher 01962 882746. Meet: 11:00am. All welcome

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3 AUGUST - 6 AUGUST Wickham Festival 2017 An award-winning 4-day music and arts festival with a relaxed, friendly 'folkie' feel held in a scenic location near the historic village of Wickham in Hampshire. One of The Guardian's 'Top 8' Family-Friendly Music Festivals.Voted the UK's Best Small Festival (cap. under 15k) in the Live UK Music Awards 2015. Live music on three stages plus an 'Open Mic' stage, dance displays, digital funfair, street theatre, storytelling, childrens entertainers; traditional crafts fayre, exotic foods fayre, Real Ale Festival, Late Night Festival Club and much more. 11am to 11pm daily.Tickets from £35 (evening) to £150 (4-day weekend). Camping £30 per tent or caravan. Under-16s half-price. Under-10s free. Please see website for online ticket sales and box office telephone details. Blind Lane,Wickham, near Fareham, Hampshire PO17 5AD Contact telephone: 01329 231942

5 AUGUST Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival 2017 The Curtis Museum will once again be the venue for the 5th Annual 'Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival'. Bring the family along for the day and see the Alton Buckle - one of the single

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Rother Barn Family Fun Day Family Fun Day at Rother Barn Tree Farm, with entertainment for both children and adults. On Saturday 19th August between 12-5pm. We have a range of activities for the children such as a petting zoo, bouncy castle, and fete stalls. Plus a LIVE band, fully licensed bar and hot food for the adults.This is a ticketed event wristbands are to be purchased on the gate. Each wristband will entitle you to; entry for the full day, unlimited use of the bouncy castle, free visits to the petting zoo, live music and every child will receive a free glitter or pirate tattoo. Other highlights of the day include; raffle for barrow of booze, beat the goalie, bust a balloon etc. Fire Engine from Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Ice Cream Van. Plus Hot Food from the BBQ will be serving all day, as well as drinks from the bar. 12 - 5pm £5pp Under 3’s go free. Rother Barn Tree Farm, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6LJ Contact telephone: 07508603209

19 AUGUST Ropley Horticultural Society Summer Show Doors open 2:30pm, entry free, and home-made refreshments available.You can see the best of our flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, cookery, craft and photographs. Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley. Entry & parking FREE, all welcome

28 AUGUST 31st Annual Car Boot Sale At Brockwood Park, Bramdean on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. Gates open at 8am. Cars £10, Vans,Trailers and double space £15. Raising funds for Homestart, Winchester, a charity that helps vulnerable families. Refreshments available. Clear out your attic, cupboards or Garage , or come to see what you can find, everyone welcome. Queries, Caroline 01962 771793.

SEPTEMBER 3 SEPTEMBER Bighton & Gundleton Village Fete From 1.30pm to. 4.30pm. Begin a wonderful afternoon with a tasty BBQ and a refreshing drink at the bar at our traditional village fete. Enter your dog in the ever popular dog show and visit a Fistful of Feathers who will be exhibiting their wonderful birds. Join in our transport theme by entering your family-built rocket (max 1 metre high) and bake a transportthemed cake, to be judged on appearance only. Children's World, together with an Obstacle Run, will entertain the children. So many things to do and so many stalls to visit that you'll need the sustenance of a delicious cream tea. Free parking. www.Bighton.org.uk

9 SEPTEMBER Celebrating Last Night of the Proms Live on the big screen At Holden Farm, SO24 0NX on the 9th September. Join us for a very British evening on the farm in a natural amphitheatre in the South Downs. Celebrate an evening of Britishness live from the Royal Albert Hall. Bring a picnic, something to sit on and dress for the weather; red, white and blue compulsory! Tickets £20 and include a free drink (14 and under go free). Gates open 6.30pm. Premier parking £20/ car - free parking within a short walk. Licenced Bar and British bar snacks available on site. Book now: www.hhevents.uk

OCTOBER 12 OCTOBER Annual Bridge Tea From 2pm – 5pm.The White House, Main Road, Littleton,Winchester SO22 6QS. Come and join us for a friendly competition and a gorgeous homemade tea. To book a table (£50 per table), or to make a donation, please contact: Susie Evershed, Compton Close, Cliff Way, Compton, Nr Winchester SO21 2AP. Or email: smevershed@gmail.com or telephone 01962 712009, 07979248471 Or download an application form from our website: www.winchestergold.org.uk


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Church Services NEW ALRESFORD

NEW ALRESFORD

O St. John the Baptist

O Methodist Church

Sunday 6 August 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Eucharist 18.00 PowerHouse Service Sunday 13 August 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Second Sunday Family Service Sunday 20 August 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Eucharist 18.00 Songs of Praise at Six Sunday 27 August 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Eucharist Every Friday 10.00 Holy Communion Parish Office: 01962 733545 stjohnsalresford.org.uk

Sunday Worship 10.30 Morning Worship 1st Sunday Café Worship. Holy Communion Monthly Midweek Activities Tuesdays 10.00 Come in for coffee 3rd Tuesday Men Who Lunch Thursdays 14.30 1st and 3rd Thursdays Womens Fellowhip 19.30 1st Thursday - Lydia Group for ladies Saturdays 09.30 1st Saturday Bacon Butties Contact: Revd Ruth Fry Tel: 01962 882828

OLD ALRESFORD

NEW ALRESFORD

O St.Mary's Sunday 6 August 09.30 Benefice Eucharist at St.John's 18.00 Old Alresford Cottage Service Sunday 13 August 09.30 Parish Communion Sunday 20 August 09.30 Parish Communion Sunday 27 August 11.00 Village Family Service @11 Every Thursday 09.00 Holy Communion at Old Alresford Place Parish Office: 01962 733545 stjohnsalresford.org.uk

OVINGTON O St.Peter's Sunday 6 August 09.30 Benefice Eucharist at St.John's Sunday 13 August 10.00 Parish Communion Sunday 20 August 10.00 Parish Communion Sunday 27 August 10.00 Fourth Sunday Parish Office: 01962 733545 stjohnsalresford.org.uk

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O New Farm Chapel

Parish Office: 01962 733545 stjohnsalresford.org.uk

UPPER ITCHEN BENEFICE Sunday 6 August 9.45 Cheriton Hymn Practice 10.15 Cheriton All Age Holy Communion Sunday 13 August 09.30 Bramdean Holy Communion 15.00 Church in the Wood Evensong Sunday 20 August 09.30 Hinton Ampner Prayer & Praise with Holy Communion Sunday 27 August 11.00 Kilmeston Holy Communion 18.00 Tichborne Evensong

ITCHEN VALLEY BENEFICE Sunday 6 August 08.00 Avington Holy Communion 10.00 Easton All age service 11.00 Itchen Abbas Matins Sunday 13 August 08.00 Easton Holy Communion 10.00 Itchen Abbas Parish Communion Sunday 20 August 08.00 Martyr Worthy Holy Communion 10.00 Easton Parish Communion 18.00 Avington Patronal Evensong Sunday 27 August 10.00 Martyr Worthy Parish Communion

NEW ALRESFORD O St. Gregory's Every Sunday 11.00 Mass All other enquiries: 01962 852 804

Sunday Services 10.30 Morning Worship, with creche and KOSMIC for children 16.30 Will vary between talk or discussion with praise and prayer Midweek Activities Mondays 16.30 Kidz Club Tuesdays 10.15 Toddlers Group Wednesdays 14.30 Senior Citizens Group 19.30 Alternate Bible Study / Prayer Thursdays 10.00 Home Prayer Group

1st Saturday in the month (2nd in each month) Prayer Time www.newfarmchapel.org.uk

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BIGHTON O All Saints Sunday 6 August 09.30 Benefice Eucharist at St.John's Sunday 13 August 11.00 Parish Communion Sunday 20 August 11.00 Morning Prayer Sunday 27 August 11.00 Parish Communion

''For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life'' Gospel of John ch.3 v16. www.newfarmchapel.org.uk


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All Alresford about Alresford All Allabout about Alresford

Sales, Lettings and Property Management | Call 01962 736333 for a free market apprais Sales, Lettings and Property Management | Call 01962 736333 for a free market appraisal

ALRESFORD ALRESFORD ALRESFORD ALRESFORDGuide Price: £197,500 | EPC Rating: D ALRESFORD ALRESFORD Guide Price: £345,000 | EPC Rating: D Guide Price: £365,000 | EPC Rating Guide Price: £197,500 | EPC Rating: D Guide Price: £345,000 | EPC Rating: D Guide Price: £365,000 | EPC Rating: B

ALRESFORD WEST STRATTON MARTYR WORTHY ALRESFORD WEST STRATTON MARTYR WORTHY Guide Price: £470,000 | EPC Rating: D Guide Price: £645,000 | EPC Rating: F Guide Price: £1,400,000 | EPC Rating Guide Price: £470,000 | EPC Rating: D Guide Price: £645,000 | EPC Rating: F Guide Price: £1,400,000 | EPC Rating: TBA

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Alresford, with its streets of colourful Georgian houses, its unique mix of independent shops, and its beautiful location, all make the town a big draw for prospective home movers. We currently have waiting buyers keenly looking for their perfect home in our area, from country cottages to town houses and bungalows. If you are thinking about moving this year, or if you would just like an honest and realistic appraisal of your home’s value, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please call one of our friendly team today on 01962 736333 to book in your free market appraisal. PRESTON CANDOVER ALRESFORD

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BISHOP'S SUTTON For Sale: £445,000 | EPC Rating: D

ALRESFORD For Sale: £530,000 | EPC Rating: TBC

ALRESFORD For Sale: £495,000 | EPC Rating: E

FOUR MARKS For Sale: £1,195,000 | EPC Rating: C

ALRESFORD For Sale: £625,000 | EPC Rating: C

ROPLEY To Let: £1,950pcm | EPC Rating: C

BRADLEY For Sale: £575,000 | EPC Rating: E

ALRESFORD For Sale: £650,000 | EPC Rating: B

ALRESFORD For Sale: £975,000 | EPC Rating: E

MEDSTEAD For Sale: £675,000 | EPC Rating: F

PRESTON CANDOVER For Sale: £500,000 | EPC Rating: N/A

SWARRATON To Let: £1,900pcm | EPC Rating: E


LEISURE ISSUE 130 | AUGUST

Alresford Show A

TICHBORNE PARK, ALRESFORD

s every year passes, the Alresford Agricultural Show becomes more important. It’s a farming show, after all, and we farmers want more than ever to welcome you to Tichborne Park on the 2nd of September. We’ll be there, if harvest has finished, having a cheerful and hearty moan about the weather, or crop prices, or politicians (or all three in the same sentence) while ogling the huge new bits of machinery lining the walkways. But we want you to sample a bit of our world – a world of sanity in a mad universe; a world where shouting and arguing achieve nothing.

Livestock rearing will be well represented, from the traditional to the more exotic, from the smallest bee to the biggest bullock. But try having a row with a pig. It’ll just look you in the eye! The arable farming world will be reviewing its year, checking out the tractors and combines, and judging the best barley and wheat. But try having a Twitter spat with a bucket of field beans.You’ll be wasting your time. The rural crafts will be there, spinning and glassblowing and a whole woodcraft section. And the thing about these crafts is this: if you make a mess of your work four-fifths of the way through, there ain’t no-one to blame but you – so there’s no point shouting about it.

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The world of horticulture will be there in force, showing the very finest selection of blossoms and flowers, soothing the spirit as only an English country garden can. There’s no point getting cross with a chrysanthemum.

If peaceful contemplation of food and drink appeals, tents full of delicious local produce will be just right. We can’t promise absolute silence in the beer tents – except from those who have fallen asleep of course. By all means made some noise at Punch and Judy, or cheering on the pony races, or sing along to the Alresford Ukulele Band or The Thomas Lord Old Gits. Let the kids go ‘Aaah’ at the petting farm, or run responsibly amok at the tree climbing area.

The Alresford Agricultural Show is our showcase, where we show off an industry that has been trundling along, through good times and bad, for many, many centuries. We have no time for ‘unfriending’, or ‘trolling’, or ‘fake news’ or any of that nonsense. Come to our Show and see what we mean. Tickets prices: Adult £15, Senior £13, Children 11-16 £5. Buy before 26 September and save £2 per ticket. Tickets available from: www.alresfordshow.co.uk or at Six West - Alresford, Mole Country Stores - Winchester, Bishops Waltham Post Office, Alton Herald Office - Alton


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ALRESFORD 2017 SHOW TICHBORNE PARK 2nd SEPTEMBER (9am - 6pm)

A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY • • • • • • • • • • •

The Sheep Show Pony Club Relay Pig Racing Shire Horse Competition The Slackline School - Come and try slacklining Carriage Driving Horse Jumping Display of Vintage Machinery Tree Climbing Bee & Honey Show Birds of Prey & Flying Display

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Farmyard Fun Playground Grand Parade of Champion Livestock Glass Blowing Rural Craft Village Fit2Cook, Educational fun for children Food & Craft Tents The Alresford Ukulele Jam (with free workshops) Dog Show Hedge Laying Demonstrations

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Horticultural Show Juggling Jake (with free workshops) Punch & Judy Poultry Tent Ferret Racing Cattle, Sheep & Goats Education Tent Local Ales & Cider 150+ Trade Stands

SAVE £2 A TICKET BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE Advance tickets can be purchased before 26th August from: Six West, West Street, Alresford / Alton Herald Office Market Street, Alton / Bishops Waltham Post Office - High Street, Bishops Waltham / Mole Country Stores - Easton Lane, Winchester

or online at: www.alresfordshow.co.uk


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Other displays include the caged birds and fur and feather shows, whilst otters and water buffalo make up some of the more unusual animals on the showground. There is a variety of interesting and unusual displays in the Countryside Area, from forestry and weaving to gun dogs and taxidermy.

FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AS THE ROMSEY SHOW CELEBRATES 175 YEARS

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he Romsey Show is a traditional country show where town and country meet, held on the second Saturday of September every year – this year: Saturday 9th September 2017. The show is organised by the Romsey Agricultural & Horse Show Society and held on the magnificent and historic Broadlands Park. With a regular annual attendance of around 24,000 visitors, the show welcomes people of all ages and interests, from families to local businesses. There is something for everyone at Romsey show. Each year the show has a wonderful turnout of cattle, sheep, horses and donkeys, totalling over 1,000 exhibitors.

Alresford APPLE FESTIVAL Come and join us SUNDAY 15th October 2017

FREE ENTRY 10am to 2pm

Fun for all the family

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• Apple pressing - bring your apples for crushing • Over 35 stalls with local produce including a cider bar, apple gin and apple burgers and sausages and much more... • Apple bobbing, Juggling Jake, live music and lots to entertain you

Explore over five hundred trade stands, selling everything from clothes and rural crafts to garden furniture and tractors. There is something for every taste and budget. Our Food Zone is a must for food-lovers, offering locally sourced and produced food and drink, both savoury and sweet. The large picnic area (complete with bandstand) provides the perfect setting to relax and sample your purchases. The Food Zone also hosts a demonstration theatre with local chefs and businesses, bakery theatre and children can test out their cooking skills in the Kids Kitchen! This area is also home to the Honey and Wine marquee. There is fun for all ages and interests at The Romsey Show as the south’s largest one-day agricultural event reaches a landmark 175 years. Based on the historic Broadlands estate, kids can dive into the past with Wessex Archaeology, marvel at over 1,000 livestock, enjoy heavy horses in action and magnificent falconry displays. New for 2017, visitors will be entertained by the Mole Show (a humorous educational live show about moles and mans plight to be rid of it!), impressive dog and duck skills, and don’t miss the dancing sheep! With more than 500 retail stands for a country-style shopping fix, don’t miss out. With prices frozen at 2016 rates and under 11s free, get your tickets at www.romseyshow.co.uk from July.

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After our most successful season ever with both the 1XV and 2XV winning their respective leagues, we now look forward to our next, new and exciting challenges. These success were achieved by massive commitments by coaches, players, committee and ALRESFORD just as importantly, by you, the RUGBY CLUB supporter. Your support is so appreciated. So from everyone associated with ARFC, thank you. We will need you again next season. On that note we now have pre season games confirmed and we would like to bring these to your attention. (Do look out for our Handbooks detailing all you need to know about the up and coming season,coming soon around the town)

PRE SEASON FRIENDLIES:

Saturday 12th August Hook and Odiham (H) Kick off to be confirmed Please check website Saturday 19th August Petersfield (A) Kick off to be confirmed Please check website FUN FO 25/26 August Crawley Festival Friday 1st September A pple Pressing— bring Perins Old Boys (H) Lots of local produce in THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR CLUB burgers & sausages and

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SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2017 Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire

HORSE LOGGING • PONY CLUB • DOG & DUCK SHOW • THE SHEEP SHOW • FORGING HISTORY FALCONRY • HORSES • CATTLE • SHEEP • DONKEYS • SHOW JUMPING • TRACTION ENGINES VINTAGE FARM MACHINERY • FLY FISHING • GUNDOGS • BLACKSMITH •FERRETS • FOOD ZONE HORTICULTURE • TERRIER RACING • BEES & HONEY FAMILY DOG SHOW • CAGE BIRDS • FUR & FEATHER PICNIC SPACE • CRÈCHE • MUSIC • FUN FAIR PARENT & BABY TENT • OVER 500 TRADE STANDS

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Romsey Agricultural & Horse Show Society, 4 The Old Carthouses, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9LQ Tel: 01794 517521 In aid of ROMSEY AGRICULTURAL & HORSE SHOW SOCIETY A Charity which exists to promote Agriculture and Horsebreeding Registered Charity Number 1007948

Offering exclusive use for weddings, receptions, parties, private and corporate events and meetings Also open to the public May to September Please see website for opening times

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Alresford & District Neighbourhood Watch Identity Fraud You might be thinking ‘not another article about Identity Fraud’! … but this an ongoing and increasing issue. The recent 2016 Annual Fraud Indicator* survey reveals that people are still not protecting themselves. Identity fraud has been growing steadily over the past 10 years and it is estimated that the cost of identity fraud to the UK is £5.4billion. Figures recorded by Cifas show that identity fraud now represents over half of all fraud members, with 9 out of 10 perpetrated online. In 2016, 172,919 people reported identity fraud to Cifas. Cifas (www.cifas.org.uk) is a not-for-profit association which provides fraud prevention services in the UK. The recent survey commissioned by Equifax has helped to reveal some of the public’s attitudes towards protecting their identity. The survey found: • 55% of people surveyed access public Wi-Fi that is not password protected. • 40% of people do not have antivirus software installed on their devices. • 27% of people use the same password for multiple accounts. • 32% admit that they are at risk to identity fraud because of their behaviour.

• 31% of people think the over 60s are the most at risk to fraud. This shows that some UK citizens are still leaving their doors wide open to identity fraudsters How to protect yourself from identity fraud: • Set your privacy settings across all the social media channels you use. And just think twice before you share details – in particular, your full date of birth, your address, contacts details – all this information can be useful to fraudsters! • Password protect your devices. Keep your passwords complex by picking three random words, such as roverducklemon and add or split them with symbols, numbers and capitals: R0v3rDuckLemon!. • Install anti-virus software on your laptop and any other personal devices and then keep it up to date. MoneySavingExpert

have a recommended list of the best free anti-virus software: www. moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/free anti-virus-software • Take care on public wi-fi – fraudsters hack them or mimic them. If you’re using one, avoid accessing sensitive apps such as mobile banking. • Always download updates to your software when your device prompts you – especially those from Microsoft. They often add enhanced security features. • Never disclose your password or pin to anyone over the phone regardless of who they say they are.Your bank will not ask for these details on the phone. * The Annual Fraud Indicator report can be found at http://www.port.ac.uk/media/ contacts-and-departments/icjs/ccfs/AnnualFraud-Indicator-2016.pdf CONTACTING ADNWA OR POLICE: ADNWA website: www.neighbourhood. watch.alresford.org e-mail us at: contact.adnwa@gmail.com CRIME IN PROGRESS: RING 999 NON-URGENT ISSUES: RING 101 (if you observe suspicious activity) CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800 555 111

OUTDOOR CINEMA - STAR WARS

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ult Screens outdoor cinema are back at Winchester Cathedral and showing Star Wars Rogue One. The outdoor cinema with a difference. Enjoy your favourite like never before in the grounds of this beautiful Cathedral. Across August and September we are showing old and new cult classics. Also playing is Back to the Future, Mamma Mia, Goonies, Jaws and La La Land.

PRESTIGE CARS OF ALRESFORD

Enjoy a fun night out with on site catering and a choice of seating options. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink but we do have everything you need at the event.

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Friday 4th August 2017 - From 7.30pm to 10.40pm For more information call: 01962 857 275

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Allows your petrol engine vehicle to run on Autogas, a fuel costing approximately 76p per ltr, with the environmental benefits of a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide production and 2000 times fewer particulates produced from the exhaust fumes when compared with a diesel. Widely available across the country and locally in Winnall, Winchester and West Meon Hut service station. The government has committed to this fuel difference for the future.

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Class 7 Vans from 3,000 - 3,500kg Class 4 Cars and Vans up to 3,000kg All makes of cars and vans serviced and repaired All makes of truck and horsebox up to 7500kg maintained and prepared for ministry plating tests

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Choosing the right car for you

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oes the car you own do everything you want? If so, you’re among the few – all cars tend to be a compromise between size, performance, style and economy. How do you avoid the sales pitch from manufacturers and forecourts? The answer is simple – use your head, not your heart. So forget the hype and analyse exactly what it is the car has to do for you. Ask yourself the following questions:

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2. Cash, HP (Hire Purchase) or PCP (Personal Contract Plan)? Cash: Nothing wrong with good old cash if your mattress is overstuffed, but bank transfer, debit card or building society cheque is usually just as good for a bit of discount if there’s no part exchange. HP: If your credit history is poor expect to be fleeced on the rate, if it’s good expect a rate of less than 10% APR or look elsewhere.

1. How many miles will it do in a year and what sort of trips? This determines the type of engine. Petrol or hybrid electric is best for lower mileage users and those who do short trips – they’re less likely to be persecuted (through congestion charges) driving into cities in the future. Modern diesels have particulate filters which are designed to collect soot from the engine when it’s cold or running slowly. Unless the filter is given the chance to re-generate by expelling the soot when the engine is hot and revving higher (ie. over 2,000 revs for some time) it will clog up the filter and EGR valve. Many reading this will have had their wallets raided because it was not explained to them how a diesel needs to work.

PCP: A cost effective way of keeping monthly payments down on a new car, BUT add up your deposit and total of monthly payments, and remember if you want to keep the car there’s a large balloon payment at the end. If the manufacturer has allowed a sensible amount for depreciation there could be enough to cover the deposit on your next car, provided it’s in good condition and you haven’t exceeded your mileage allocation. The whole point of these PCPs is for the dealer to sell you a new car every three years, so you do the maths. The average modern car will easily last 15 years (with reasonable care). In 15 years 180 payments or thereabouts would be made on PCPs. It’s true that during the ownership of the older car it will require more maintenance and so on… But nothing even close to the depreciation of 5 new cars!

However, Diesel is still the fuel of choice for higher mileage users, or those who generally do long trips. For this type of use it is considerably more economical, especially in larger engines (over 1600cc) and usually a lot cheaper to tax. I don’t believe the government is likely to increase road tax on diesels in the foreseeable future as such a move would be far too unpopular.

3. New or used? What can you afford? If you’ve got the finances there’s nothing like a brand new car, but I’ve obviously got an interest here, so (like PCPs) am not wholly neutral. Personally I take this view: the average 3-4 year old car generally sells for around half of its new price but is probably only around one-quarter to one-fifth of the way through

its life, so why not let someone else pay for the cars major depreciation. A used car is straight forward if you choose a reputable dealer, they want to protect their reputation, the cars sold will have pre sales checks looking for outstanding finance, insurance write off, mileage providence and service history. They will carry out pre sales checks and provide a warranty for peace of mind; A successful dealer will have the ability to source the right cars, after 40 years in car sales and running my own business this is something I am especially proud of . Buying a second hand car privately it is buyer aware meaning no comebacks! Be wary of cars where the V5 registration document is not available. MOT history on any car can be checked by going to www. gov.uk/check-mot-history. Motor Car technology is evolving rapidly more so in recent times along with our changing needs, if you find car buying a minefield and would like a reassuring conversation and assistance then I welcome your call or you are more than welcome to come to my showroom at Droxford Tel: 01489 878879 I look forward to meeting you

Ross Andrews

Serving the motorist for over 40 years. Some websites that may be of help: www.honestjohn.co.uk Great for totally impartial tips on the good and bad points of any car. www.whatcar.com for new car reviews. And of course www.andrews-autosource.co.uk


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(15) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, 4x4 Auto Estate, plug in electric hybrid 1 owner, 7,000 miles, zero road tax £19495 (63) BMW 116 D SE 2.0 5 door 22,000 miles £20 tax £11295 (15) Honda Jazz 1.4 ES Auto, 1 owner, 1,300 miles, £10995 (14) Ford Focus 1.6 Titanium Navigator, Automatic - 1 Owner, 15,000 miles £9995 (14) Skoda Fabia 1.6 TDi SE 16,000 miles £20 tax £6995 (14) Kia Picanto 1.0 5 door, 1,600 miles, Zero road tax £5995 (11) Skoda Roomster SE 1.6 TDi 2 owners, 57,000 miles £4795 (10) Citroen C3 VTR+ 1.4 HDi .2 owners, 52,000 miles £4295 (08) Nissan Micra Accenta DCi £30 tax, 45,000 miles £2995 (03) Peugeot 307 S, sunroof & air con 35,000 miles SOLD

CLASSIC CARS 1998 (S) VW Golf Cabriolet, 67,800 miles Way above average condition. 1967 Morris Minor Traveller, excellent condition, rose taupe 1972 MGB GT, Full history from day 1! Matching numbers, 58,000 miles

£3495 £9995 £13995

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• Free collection • Diagnostic testing (including Landrover) • Courtesy cars • Certificated engineers

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MOT TEST CENTRE FOR: Cars, motorcycles and vans up to 3,000kg. All makes serviced and repaired.

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ArtS FEATURE DISCOVER YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS IN HAMPSHIRE

Piccolpasso Caroline Egleston designs and makes tiles that are just a little bit different. Each is decorated by hand, individually, with spontaneous brushstrokes using natural glazes. The tile patterns ‘play’ together to create a decorative, yet practical feature. A touch of artistry in the contemporary home. The Piccolpasso Workshop Studio will be open during both weekends of Hampshire Open Studios 2017 and visitors are most welcome to come and see tile making in action. Tel: 01256 381133 caroline@piccolpasso.com www.piccolpasso.com Old Farm Yard, Lasham, Alton Hampshire, GU34 5RY

The Allen Gallery The Allen Gallery is an intimate setting for one of the South's most outstanding ceramics collections from 1250 to the present day/ Regular special exhibitions of art, crafts, photography, local and natural history, local artists and the delightful watercolours and oil paintings of W H Allen. There is also the comfortable coffee lounge and charming walled garden which provide a peaceful retreat in the middle of Alton. Admission - FREE. Closed Sunday & Mondays. Tel: 01420 82802 10-12 Church St, Alton, GU34 2BW www.hampshirecuturaltrust.org.uk

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Alresford Art Society

Granary Arts

Founded over 50 years ago the Society’s members enjoy monthly meetings from September to June with demonstrations in all mediums; speakers on various aspects of art or group activities. Outdoor painting days are held every summer and workshops in the winter months. During term time there are classes in a range of subjects to help budding artists improve their painting techniques. The Society holds an Exhibition in the Community Centre every summer that is open to all members regardless of ability and paintings are hung in the surgery.

The Granary Creative Art Centre is based in rural Brockwood SO24 0LQ. It is a not for profit CIC run by local artist Kezia Hoffman. The venue runs workshops in heritage craft skills such as stone carving, greenwood carpentry, whittling and basketry. It also hosts exhibitions, talks, gigs, theatre, Youth Arts and Home Education Art classes, sculpture classes and life drawing. Get in touch if you want to book a class or drop in during Heritage Open Days 9th/10th Sept 11 - 4pm.

Tel. 01962 773185 www.artsociety.alresford.org artsociety@alresford.org

Jo Bunce Alresford based Artist Jo Bunce will be throwing her studio doors open once again for this years Open Studios. Working in acrylics Jo's subject matter ranges from local street scenes, seascapes, flowers, landscapes, cityscapes and more.You will also find hand painted clay owls, cards and other affordable gift ideas. Pop in and say hi! Venue 175 in the brochure. Exhibition Opening Hours 10am - 4pm from 19th to 27th Aug 13 Meadow Close, Alresford, SO24 9LA Tel: 01962 736346 Mob: 07900 428865 jbunce@hotmail.co.uk www.jobunceartwork.co.uk

Contact Kezia www.granarycreativearts.com granaryartsinfo@gmail.com @ArtsGranary

Alresford Arts Festival Jo Bunce, a local artist, and Gill Grant are pleased to announce the first exhibition of The Alresford Arts Festival, to be held at The Long Barn between Friday 13th October and Sunday 15th October 2017. Jane and Richard of Long Barn have generously sponsored the festival space. There will also be a ticketed event – yet to be announced- at The White Space on Saturday14th October. For more information or to apply: jo@ thealresfordartsfestival.co.uk gill@thealresfordartsfestival.co.uk


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Hampshire Open Studios

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THE FORUM TALKS WITH LESLEY MEAKER

esley lives on the borders of Hampshire and Dorset and has art at the centre of her life.The natural beauty of the surrounding countryside constantly inspires her print-making while her career as the curator of ArtCare’s art collection at Salisbury Hospital keeps her incredibly busy. That would be sufficient for many, but Lesley is also the Events Manager for Hampshire Open Studios. HOS was founded in 1999. By 2010 the event had been taken over by the artist Pete Gilbert who asked Lesley for her support. So since late 2014 Lesley has been managing Hampshire Open Studios with a small team of volunteers. “I work three to four days a week for the Salisbury art collection, and then from January to July the rest of my time is spent working on Hampshire Open Studios. It can be all encompassing, eating into evenings and weekends too. But as I come from an community arts background I think it’s a fabulous event to be involved with.” Since then Hampshire has seen the Open Studios grow and develop, embracing not only individual artists working in a wide selection of media, but also groups of artists working under their own banner. Lesley deals with all aspects of the event, collating the artists, creating the layout for the HOS program (she studied graphic design at Bournemouth University), visiting artists and delivering the programs.

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“I deliver four hundred boxes in three days covering around a thousand miles - Hampshire is actually very large! In three years the event has grown from one hundred and fifty artists taking part to two hundred and fifty-five this year which is phenomenal. Hampshire Open Studios is a very popular event, people return year after year and will plan a route to include either their favourite artists if they are collectors or travel around another area to discover new artists. Our program has become more like an arts directory with artists listed geographically, then a third of our budget goes toward advertising in arts features and of course social media is invaluable.” Lesley has created a winning formula and last year three hundred thousand pounds worth of art was sold during the Hampshire Open Studio ten-day event. “I email all the artists involved after the event and their feedback is always very positive. In terms of visitor comments often they find it difficult to track down some of eighty-two studios that are tucked away in the middle of the New Forest for example, you can’t always rely on sat nav!” And for the future? “ I would love to see a Hampshire Open Studio community project at some point and of course more artists taking part attracting more visitors!” If you would like to exhibit your work from your studio or visit Hampshire Open Studios please contact: www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk


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over 250 artist studios and galleries to visit free of charge

Alresford Sugaring

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The Arts THE ALRESFORD ARTS FESTIVAL

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ampshire Open Studios is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries free of charge. This is a bumper year for Hampshire Open Studios with over 250 venues available to visit the week leading up to bank holiday Monday 28th August. There are a wide variety of venues to see along with every type of art and craft on offer in the region, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery and many more. Visitors get the chance to meet the makers direct, learn more about the work and for the first time this year we offer a range of participatory workshops – see the colour catalogue for more details and these are distributed across the county throughout July and August.Visitors can also enter a prize draw to win £100 towards artwork from your favourite Hampshire Open Studios artist. Entry is free and to find your nearest venue check the website or look out for the pink direction arrows that will guide you to the artists’ doors. www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

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here is only so long you can discuss an idea over coffee before you have to commit, so local artist Jo Bunce and Gill Grant have done just that. The first annual art exhibition of The Alresford Arts Festival will be held on Friday October 13th, Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th. Co- Founders Jo and Gill are both enthusiastic and excited about this new addition to the Alresford calendar of events, “ The response has been amazing, people have been extremely kind and supportive”. Jane and Richard of Long Barn have generously sponsored the festival space hosting the exhibition at Long Barn, other sponsors include Forum Publications, The Naked Grape, and The White Space. The Alresford Arts Festival is attracting a rich and diverse group of artists -over thirty have expressed an interest so far. They range from silver smiths, artists working in ceramics, textiles and glass, painters, printers, sculptors and photographers. “Our mission is to support and promote local artists, both emerging and professional, by enabling them to exhibit in beautiful surroundings whilst promoting their work across a number of varying platforms. We are also raising funds for local charities to include the Murray Parish Trust and Winchester Young Carers” Running concurrently with the main exhibition Jo and Gill are fortunate to have sponsorship from The White Space where they will facilitate a ticketed event- a demonstrations by a well -known professional artist and an exhibition of work. As the September 30th deadline for applications approaches if you would like to exhibit or become involved in The Alresford Arts Festival via sponsorship please do not hesitate to contact Jo and Gill. With thanks to our current sponsors

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If you would like more information contact either jbunce@hotmail.co.uk or gill.alresfordartsfestival@gmail.com

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OPEN STUDIOS, 19 - 28TH AUGUST 2017

Top Itchen Valley highlights: • Paul Treasure, Ropley near Alresford Paul shows vigorous, dramatic, textured paintings of the English landscape; each full of expression, energy and colour depicting the interplay between light, land, water and sky. • Barry Edge, photography Gundleton near Alresford Barry lives in rural Hampshire and creates striking and evocative photographic images from the beautiful landscapes of the county and The South Downs • Rachel Hudson, wildlife illustration at Four Marks Rachel will be exhibiting limited edition art prints, greetings cards and giftware. These will feature her distinctive, contemporary wildlife illustrations, from Hampshire hares to hazy days along chalk streams. For more information visit: www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

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he Wessex Sculptors are welcoming new members. Do you aspire to being creative in a different and exciting way? Come and try it, if you like it join us - some work with clay, some in wood, some in stone and some with wire.

Our studio is a peaceful rural barn at Brockwood near Bramdean where we provide all tools, equipment, basic materials and an experienced sculptor in residence to offer advice and support during term time plus access to the studio at any time – all this for a reasonable monthly fee of - £26.50. If you would like to experiment with sculpture or need a place to create your own work then this could be the ideal opportunity for you. As a charity, we also offer workshops within the local community. Come along to meet us during Hampshire Open Studio week, we are open August 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28 from 11 am – 5 pm or contact our membership secretary Joyce Wragg on 01962 732398 to arrange an informal visit. We look forward to meeting you. wessexsculptors.co.uk Wessex Sculptors Registered Charity 1101088


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The Arts

BUMPER SALES AT ART SHOW

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THE CURTIS MUSEUM & ALLEN GALLERY

Exhibition Organiser Gillian McCallum with Steve Gapper of Home Instead who opened the exhibition.

lresford Art Society’s 2017 exhibition boasted record sales and a display of the highest quality with some 700 visitors over the three days. Not only was the standard of exhibits high but the variety of styles and subjects made for an exciting viewing, with entries in mosaic, acrylic, ink, oil, watercolour and pastel. Nearly a third of the Society’s members exhibited with 20 artworks sold.

Mary Thompson won The People’s Choice prize with her watercolour painting Sparkling Med. The winner is selected by visitors to the exhibition who vote for their favourite artwork and the prize is a beautiful glass apple which the winner keeps for a year. “Mary’s painting was so simple but stunning,” said Art Society Chairman Sue Gentry. “It was an almost photographic rendition of a sparkling sea, which is very difficult to achieve with watercolour.” ALLEN GALLERY Summer is going to be a fun-filled time at the Gallery. In August we are hosting a Local Charities Fete (Saturday 12th August 11 till 3). Come and support these worthy causes, take part in games and competitions. FREE The following Saturday (19th ) sees the annual Family Fun Day sponsored by the Friends of the Curtis Museum and Allen Gallery. Stalls, games, PRIZES – hopefully in the garden, but indoors if wet. (11 till 3) FREE Workshop – Fun with Clay 30 August, from 11am until 1pm. Join Deborah Woodland for an exciting workshop making shapes and pots. Suitable for 6-11 year olds, accompanied by an adult. £6 per child, pre-booking essential. Exhibition: Modern Mosaic : The Natural World in Glass – a selection of original glass mosaics and prints by Lizzie Tucker. 2nd – 30th August FREE For more information (01420 82802) www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk Hours are Tues-Sat, Gallery 10.30 -4.30, Museum 10 – 5

The Rachel Thomsen Watercolour Prize was won by Sue Cox for her painting Helleborus Foetidus and the Best New Exhibitor prize went to Ted Hepenstal for his mixed media work Golden Glow, Crab Wood. The show was due to be opened by local MP Steve Brine but the The People’s Choice painting baton was passed to Steve Gapper Sparkling Med, won by Mary of Home Instead, specialist Thompson. provider of non-medical care at home for older people. Home Instead had sponsored this year’s Preview Party and with every MP required in the house for votes on the Queen’s speech, Steve readily stepped forward to do the honours and declare the exhibition open. This was the last show for Gillian McCallum who has stepped down after five years organising the exhibition. A veteran of organising shows for Farnham Art Society, she thanked the hanging team and all the members who had offered their time to act as stewards.

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retail across the board, and there are many others facing similar threats. We hope to be able to draw on the support we clearly have to move forward stronger. We would be grateful to hear from any of our supporters who feel they might have skills and ideas to contribute as we continue on this journey together. With our sincere thanks, The Board of Directors, Hampshire Art and Craft CIC Hampshire Art and Craft CIC is a Community Interest Company, with a volunteer board of directors, no owners or shareholders. It was set up to support and promote artists and makers and to provide a creative social hub for the community.


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ince my illustration ‘Hare and Hay Bales’ appeared on the cover of Itchen Valley Forum magazine last August, I’m enjoying a busy year of interesting and challenging commissions. Not just within my home county, but further afield too. I usually work on a fairly small scale as I create my limited edition prints of Hampshire wildlife. Buyers like to collect my illustrations in series and cluster them together on their walls. But lately I have taken on some exciting large-scale projects for a broad range of clients.

Close to home

I work from my home studio in Four Marks, in the north east of Hampshire. The country lanes lined with hedgerows, field margins and woodland provide much of the inspiration behind my work. Skylarks are the soundtrack to morning walks with my dog, together with the friendly toot of steam engines of the Mid-Hants Railway. In February I was approached by the Festival Committee to create artwork for a village sign. They asked me to include three key landmarks: a heritage signpost, Swelling Hill Pond and The Watercress Line. I also had to represent the hilly nature of the village. (Many years ago locals joked of going ‘over the Alps’ to get to Four Marks.) As the work progressed, the brewery, ‘Triple f ’, was included as a direction on the sign. Installation is due this month and hopefully villagers and visitors alike will share my pride in the village.

Across the border

Over in Berkshire I was commissioned by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust to create a two metre-long panel for The Discovery Centre. Tucked away in Thatcham is a wildlife oasis of lakes, internationally important reedbeds, a community orchard and a lakeside visitor centre.The panel is a low-tech ‘lift-the-flaps’ illustration helping children and families to discover the local wildlife in a fun and interactive way. Here I wanted to convey the natural rhythms of the landscape - a cross-section of a bank, pond and lake.

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A centre-piece in the Nene Valley

My largest commission is a series of three wall murals for the new Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre in Northamptonshire with work spanning six-metres by three metre walls. The first mural is a map showing the wildlife and heritage of the Nene Valley. The second shows the activities people can enjoy, from picnicking and bird watching, to fishing and canoeing.The third mural invites viewers to get closer to the wetland wildlife.

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The visitor centre murals then led to another commission from the neighbouring Rushden Lakes shopping centre.The new House of Fraser will be installing two bespoke murals that I have created for the children’s changing rooms.The aim is to inspire families to visit the wildlife next door. With all of the large-scale work I have tried to keep it simple, focusing on clear lines and bold colours, characteristics of my smaller-scale work. Paul Thurlby, the illustrator behind the National Treasures summer campaign for John Lewis nationwide has observed, ‘illustration is really there to catch your eye, so you have to make it as simple as possible.’ I’ve tried to do this too.

Hampshire Open Studios

Back in Hampshire, August is the month that hundreds of artists across the county are gearing up for Hampshire Open Studios. We’re all busy finishing work, spring-cleaning our workspaces and displaying our wares in preparation for opening our doors to the visiting public. This week-long event from 19th to 28th.To find out what’s on view and to plan your own trail pick up a free HOS brochure available in galleries, shops, cafés and libraries. I will be opening The Stores in Four Marks from Friday 25th August up to and including Bank Holiday, 10-4.30pm. This year, new work includes wildlife along the River Itchen and a series of ‘Four Seasons along The Watercress Line’. To find out more please visit www.rachelhudsonillustration.com Rachel Hudson


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Creative music and movement for 0-5 year olds Book now for Autumn Term

St Gregory’s Church Hall, Alresford on Tuesdays Easton Village Hall on Wednesdays Sessions run during termtime – contact us for details

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Why travel all the way to Winchester for office supplies when we have a comprehensive range available on your doorstep A wide range of print cartridges in stock Services available: Photocopying, Laminating, Document Binding, Faxing, Scan to Email, Professional Personalised Printing Agent

After, the benches will all be auctioned in aid of our charity partner, Ark Cancer Centre Charity, to leave a valuable lasting legacy in the region. Sitting With Jane is part of the Hampshire Cultural Trust’s celebration of Jane Austen’s life in Hampshire. Jane Austen is one of the most famous novelists in the world and anything with a link to her life attracts huge interest. Jane Austen was born in Steventon, just a few miles from Basingstoke, and she lived there for more than half her life. The places, people and landscapes of the area had an enormous influence on her novels and she drafted Pride and Prejudice whilst living in Steventon. Basingstoke was where she went to shop – and to dance. This local heritage is not well-known, Sitting With Jane is about to change this. Sitting With Jane combines the celebration of local culture and history with a creative, modern interpretation that will appeal to all. It will attract wide media attention both on and off line, making Basingstoke the unlikely unsung hero in her life story. For more information visit: www.sittingwithjane.com

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To experience life as a Perins student, please join us for our Open Day events. Visit our website to register and for further information.

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Alresford Town Council Reports nuisance to law abiding citizens, and the behaviour itself caused expense to the public purse in cleaning up the mess. The measures will be assessed later this year. In the meantime, the Town Council staff will do their best to mitigate the nuisance to those that have a legitimate reason for using this car park.

Following recruitment we now have complete level of staff

planningapps.winchester.gov. uk/online-applications Reference 17/01528/OUT

Karen Ross Locum Town Clerk

The impact this development has on traffic, pedestrian and vehicular, for both new and existing residents has always been a major source of concern, and the Seawards presentation focused on these aspects.

Julie Cleeve Finance Clerk Frances Simpson Committee Clerk Tracy Sharman Room and Facilities Bookings and Cleaning And last but not least we would like to welcome: Alan Waterhouse Our Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Sun Lane Outline Planning Application We are grateful to Seawards for attending the Town Council meeting to consider comments to be made on this application. The planning committee met on 24th July, and any comments made will be shown at http://

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Following representation from the Town Council and members of the public the closing date for comments has been extended to early August. Winchester City Council will make the decision on this application; all residents have the opportunity to comment and bring valuable local knowledge to the process. It is important that your comments are made to Winchester City Council, following the link above. Night Time Closure of the Car Park at Alresford Recreation Centre Following persistent and unpleasant Anti-Social Behaviour at the ARC, and having consulted with the local Police, the decision was made to close this car park to vehicles at night, and to fence off the football ground. This is for a trial period, to assess the usefulness of this in combatting Anti-Social behaviour. This has inevitably been a

Town Spring Clean Although it was a couple of months ago we would like to say thank you to the various volunteers and groups who went out and picked litter from all over the town. There were probably more than seventy people out on the day. We know that there are individuals who are picking up litter all the time so if you see anything that should be in a litter bin please do your bit to help Alresford become a tidier town.

Overhanging Vegetation We are beginning to receive reports of householders allowing their garden to invade our roads and footpaths. We would like to remind householders and land owners that over growing vegetation

is their responsibility and that both WCC and HCC have the right to charge them for any work they have to do to make the footpaths and roads safe for other townspeople and for visitors to town.

Room Hire and outdoor facilities at the Alresford Recreation Centre We have recently welcomed new enquiries for Pilates, Drama, and Dance classes as well as our regular customers. If you want to make a booking please use:bookings@ newalresfordtc.org.uk, or via Hallmaster on our website, or ring the office (732079) Please note you should book for the hours you need access to the rooms, not just when you expect the event to start and end. Only bookings for these rooms will have access to the toilets If you are considering staging an event either inside or out using the recreation ground please check with the website first. Holidays Several of the staff will be taking their holidays during August so please bear with us if we are a bit thin on the ground during this month. New Alresford Town Council The Avenue, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9EP Phone: 01962 732079 www.newalresfordtc.org.uk tclerk@newalresfordtc.org.uk


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glorious day at ‘Downton Abbey’, home to a very countrified county show. With not a pony club in sight, this was a serious countryman’s pursuit day with fly-fishing displays, endless shooting and gun dog trials. If you were looking for a rusty objet d’art for the garden or a new combine harvester you were in the wrong place, but you could purchase the vital green shooting tweeds, leather wellies and any amount of dog leads, collars and canine coats. The Husband, Star II and I accompanied by the Pagan Pup arrived early, something of a feat for us, and with few folk around there was a chance to check out the various arenas where gun dogs were to be worked. We paused at a narrow pitch with a series of wooden jumps. “Fancy a go? The dummy gets thrown down the course then you release your dog over the jumps and it retrieves the dummy – easy”. Explained a smiley lady with a whistle around her neck. We must have looked a bit doubtful. There was that word ‘release’. The Pagan Pup had already excitedly released himself from the back of the Trusty Renault on arrival and acquainted himself with quite a few well-behaved Labradors during a couple of quick circuits of the car park. Not many of those present had any notion that “get the bloody dog back Sandra!” was a quite normal command for a gun dog. We moved on swiftly in search of coffee and once equipped with lattes settled down at the main arena to watch demonstrations on fly fishing casting and a lovely man from Cornwall encouraging children to leave electronic games behind and get out in the fresh air. Excellent! After which he gave a comprehensive guide to firing muskets and how to make one’s own gunpowder. Star II took copious notes. That was followed by a large troop of dogs of various origins and their handlers who staged a series of wellchoreographed obstacle races up ramps, over high platforms and, as a finale, through hoops of fire! It was at that point I remembered the days of the Pagan Pup’s agility training. Oh how he loved it, leaping over fences and beams like a canine equivalent of Olga Corbett.

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Then in the distance I spied it, an all-ability agility course, “You’ve got to be joking Mum!” Nothing would do that. I paid my two pound donation to a canine charity and queued up clutching a handful of doggy treats which The Pagan Pup would get as a reward for our magnificent clear round. At the far side of the ring leaning on the fence stood The Husband shaking his head and Star II with phone at the ready to capture our triumph. “Right then”, said an enthusiastic official,” we’ll just pop a collar and lead on him instead of your rope lead- don’t want him dragging you through the tunnel now do we.” ‘Through the tunnel’- what is she on about? “I’ll walk you through- ready steady go! ’’She slapped me on the bottom which I took as my cue to move. And we were off swiftly over the first three jumps and after only a slight hesitation through the hoop (not on fire). But then The Pagan Pup caught sight of Star II and was off through the fence. I had visions of the Fire Services being called to cut his head free from the railings, so with a mighty heave Pup was back on the course and quivering at the foot of a ramp that led to a flat platform and down the other side. While the official pushed (my dog) from behind I used my best dog training encouraging vocabulary- “ Oh good boy, good boy, up up up- UP for Christ’s sake!!” We negotiated the hairpin bend at speed leaving me just enough time to release the lead as the Pagan Pup careered through the plastic tunnel and headed for the exit. I threw the treats in his direction and grabbed him as he hoovered them up, then it was the seesaw and two more jumps, the third being an utter refusal. We fell over the finish line, with me in a sweaty heap while the Pagan Pup attempted to wrestle free of the borrowed pink and rhinestone encrusted collar and lead. “Well done!” clapped the overly enthusiastic judge, “ Don’t just lie there dear, off you go – round two!” I won’t begin to tell what I thought - the Pagan Pup having exited the ring already. Instead I smiled politely, “I'm not sure we have the ability for agility”. Sandra Pagan


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fter such beautiful weather during the school term, we are hoping for good weather for the school holidays. It was unseasonably wet on a recent drive round with the highway engineer, but it provided a good opportunity to look at drainage problems and overgrown hedges. Please check that your hedge is not growing out beyond your boundary and that footpaths are kept clear for pedestrians. Thank you. There are two ongoing consultations that will be of interest this month. Both can be seen on paper at your local library or online. The first is the Gypsy and Traveller Consultation. Deadline 4th September 2017 This is looking at specific sites .You can see more at https:// winchester.citizenspace.com/policy-and-planning/gypsy-traveller-andtravelling-showpeople/ The second is called ‘Serving Hampshire-Balancing the Budget’ and is consulting on public views on tackling the reduced budget. Deadline 21st August 2017. HCC says ‘’ Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget. Due to ongoing national austerity measures; demographic changes reflecting increases in demand for some services; and inflationary pressures, by April 2019 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million. With less money available and growing demand for council services, tough decisions will need to be made about what the County Council can and cannot do in the future. Your feedback will help to inform the approach the County Council takes to balancing its budget. Any changes to specific services will be subject to further, more detailed consultation.’’ https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/ consultations/balancingthebudget The Boomtown Festival will be taking place this month between the 10th and 14th August. Many local people have secured tickets and are looking forward to it, but if you have any concerns about arrangements at your property, (a wedding perhaps?) please call me in advance so that we can sort out the issues that you have direct with the Boomtown organisers. There are road closures on some days during the event, so please read the notices carefully to avoid delays. During the festival there is a published helpline number.

The St Mary’s Parochial Church Council recently had to carry out reconstruction work to correct voracious death watch beetle and dampness in the ceiling voids. As a result the Church is now in urgent need of full internal re-decoration which is expected to cost in the region of £50,000 . Further funding is urgently needed. Built in 1753 there is much to suggest that the site has been a place of worship for over 1000 years however, it is the legacy of Mary Sumner’s time at St Mary’s, when her husband George was appointed Rector in 1850, for which it is most famous. Mary initiated a monthly meeting group for local women and from this simple beginning was established the Mother’s Union, an organisation which has now spread to 83 countries around the world, promoting stable marriage, family life and the protection of children.

Finally, with so many summer events on offer, it is a real pleasure to take part in as many as I can. Thank you to the organisers, without whom these would not take place, and wishing you sunny days for future events!

Church Treasurer Roger Parsons commented: The Church Council is extremely grateful that Sarah Vey and her Autumn Fair Committee chose to support the church together with Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. We are so thankful.” Sarah Vey added “I have been a Patron of Rainbow Trust for many years, which provides 24/7 support to families with terminally ill children, and felt that a Fair would be an excellent way to support both Church and Charity however, none of this would be possible without Lady Wakeham who has been so supportive. We are also indebted to several local individuals and companies such as Boxit and Hellards who have sponsored our advertising. We have a dedicated, hard working committee and I am delighted that we have managed to pull together such diverse, quality stalls from Hampshire and across the country”

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Entrance £5.00 Friday 22nd September 2017, 9.30 a.m-4.30 p.m, Pinglestone Barn, Old Alresford, SO24 9TB. Wine, refreshments, excellent parking.

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ll proceeds to support St Mary’s Church Old Alresford and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Imagine finding an array of gifts and ideas to inspire and delight, and all in one spectacular setting. An Autumn Fair on the 22nd September is benefitting two worthwhile causes, St Mary’s Church, Old Alresford and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. A one-off chance to browse 31 hand-picked stalls to suit everyone, including beautiful cashmere jackets, ceramic kitchen ware, table cloths, leather bound books, jewellery, toddler kit, games, stylish clothing for men and boys, artwork from “Hampshire Originals”, hand blown glass Christmas baubles from Jerusalem and Mrs Richardson’s renowned Pantry Stall. Better still, it is all taking place in the magnificent setting of Pinglestone Barn, Old Alresford very generously lent for the occasion by Lord and Lady Wakeham.


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utumn Time, the light is changing, beautiful warm Autumn Light, a new spectrum of colours in nature. Nature is retreating, drawing in, everything in nature becoming more reflective. And since we are part of nature, we too draw in and become more reflective. Staying in tune with nature this is a wonderful time to start doing some things that make us feel good in ourselves, like dancing and yoga. It’s not surprising that 'Strictly come Dancing' is on in the Autumn. Just watching all those celebrities having such fun when dancing makes us feel good. And then there might be a spark and we say to ourselves – hey, I’d like to try this myself. There is nothing more uplifting than dancing, whether with a partner or without – just moving to the music makes us feel so good Silvia and Max offer dancing fun for all ages and tastes, from dancing for youngsters age 4 – 13 with their Zumba Kids Dance classes to their partner and group dance classes for grown-ups, like Salsa, West Coast Swing, Zumba and Zumba Gold – their repertoire provides something for everyone. Autumn Time with its reflective mood and warm colours is also the perfect time to draw our attention inwards and do some Yoga.

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hat a treat! Four young string players played major works by Haydn. Mendelssohn & Beethoven. Here was a performance of the highest quality. Chamber Music is best heard live. How else could we experience Mendelssohn’s expression of raw angerand melancholic despair at the sudden loss of his cherished sister. This was truly fine instrumental interpretation. Menace, anguish, portent, discomfort; evert emotion was captured by thse players with superb playing. ” Words by James Montgomery after their last visit to Stockbridge. At that time they were students at the Royal Academy of Music and we were all so impressed by their interpretation of the music and their total empathy towards each other, thus lifting the notes right from the pages and sending them floating over the audience. Now, two years later, we are really looking forward to hearing them again in the Town Hall. James’ words encapsulated their style and expertise then. We eagerly look forward to hearing how they have progressed if that is possible.

Yoga in its essence is a profound science of inner wellbeing. It is a technique given to us to return to our true nature and live life to the full! Speaking from her own experience, Silvia points out that Yoga has had the most profound positive impact on her life: “I enjoy life in all its fullness, with all its ups and downs and feel better than I have ever felt before!” Silvia and Max’s Autumn term of dancing fun and yoga is starting with taster sessions for all their classes on Monday 4th September 2017: Make this Autumn a “Feel Good Autumn” for you and get on the dance floor and the yoga mat! Silvia and Max are looking forward to welcoming you.

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fter more than sixty years of dedicated service as sacristan at St Simon and St Jude, Bramdean, Irene Munday (Rene) decided it was finally time to retire. Members of Bramdean Parochial Church Council and the Upper Itchen Benefice ministry team hosted a tea party in Rene’s honour at Bramdean House, by kind invitation of Mr and Mrs Hady Wakefield. The rector, the Reverend Graham Bowkett, gave a speech of thanks and presented Rene with an ornamental Salix Integra ‘Flamingo’ tree. After a delicious tea, guests were invited to enjoy the magnificent gardens of Bramdean House. The following Sunday, at the conclusion of the morning service, Rene was presented with a framed letter from the Bishop of Winchester thanking her for her outstanding service to the ministry of the church in Bramdean. Coffee and cake were served during a time of fellowship and friendship. Contributed by Anne Newson. Bramdean PCC secretary.

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A kitchen from the Searle & Taylor Signature Bespoke collection Photographer: Paul Craig

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BY CLAIRE THURLOW

nyone who thinks the countryside is quiet should spend a summer afternoon working in a Hampshire garden. Apart from the bleating of sheep in a nearby field and the rattle of a tractor in the lane, there’s plenty going on in the garden itself. Dozens of bees buzz around the lavender, blue tits squabble and splash in the bird bath and a squadron of swifts wheels noisily through the blue sky overhead. Kneeling by a flower-bed to transplant some seedlings, I’m aware of a small scuffling from the back of the border where the shrubs are somewhat lush. It’s probably a toad lounging in the damp shade or a bird searching for insects, but as I continue with my task, I hear a distinct squeak from the undergrowth. Putting trowel aside I peer into the bushes.We’ve had the odd mouse in the garden before, but not in this patch which is dangerously near where the cat likes to sunbathe. The squeaker goes silent.Then I see it! The fence at the back of the border is of the hazel hurdle variety, part of its rustic character being the undulating woven pattern of the stems, and on the lowest of these, just above the ground, sits a vole. Perched on the fence, surveying the garden from its ‘front porch’, the vole seems oblivious to my presence although I’m only a couple of metres away. Long whiskers twitching, it creeps forward and investigates a hole in the flower bed, scratching at the baked clay with its front claws. Head-on, the vole has an endearing appearance, with a rounder face than a mouse round ears and beady black eyes. Its body is stouter, legs shorter and its tail only half the length of its body.The fur is chestnut brown and glossy in the sunshine. I’m told that Ratty, from the children’s classic

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“The Wind in the Willows” was actually a water vole, the much larger cousin of the bank vole.Whereas water voles have been in sharp decline, the bank vole is faring much better, happy to relocate from hedgerow to garden, given some shrubby vegetation and a bank to dig in. Clearly this one has made itself right at home! I notice not one, but several holes, have been excavated by this resident rodent – no doubt assisted by its relatives. Although short-lived, voles can produce up to five litters a year, so there are bound to be others. I stand up, casting a large shadow on the vole. Sensing danger, it scuttles off into a thick clump of Japanese anemones, where I suppose it will wait until the coast is clear before digging again. There must be a network of runs beneath the garden, linking any number of exits and entrances where a vole might pop up, or drop down. Its only rival in a tunnelling competition would be the mole, but at least (so far) the vole hasn’t dug up any of the lawn. It has however, destroyed several plants, nibbling the roots below ground leaving the remaining stems and leaves withered and wilting. Bulbs are also at risk, and the presence of voles might explain the half-eaten bulbs I’ve found in the borders. Having finished the planting, I sit down for a mug of tea and a chance to enjoy the sunshine.This time the peace is disturbed by a prowling cat in the shrubbery – Charlie’s clearly caught the scent of a rodent but with such noisy blundering I doubt that he’ll catch anything. A near miss! The vole is flushed from its hiding place and races inches from my feet across the patio and into the sanctuary of a bed of geraniums. It may be cuter than a mouse, but the bank vole is still a rodent, and that was too close for comfort. It will have to go!


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t’s August, and Cheesefoot Head is being prepared to welcome tens of thousands of people to the Boomtown Festival. These photos were taken by my husband as we walked round the natural amphitheatre this time last year, but if we had been walking there in April 1944 we probably would have witnessed similar scenes: Joe Louis ‘The Brown Bomber’, heavyweight champion of the world, was fighting an exhibition bout to entertain the GIs here. Tens of thousands of American servicemen were trucked into watch, and one lucky boy from Cheriton named Jim Butler got to go along with them. Jim Butler remembered that kids were everywhere in the American camps around Alresford, scrounging food, watching open-air film shows and learning how to play baseball. He must have jumped at his chance to see the big fight. Sergeant Joe Louis and his boxing troupe were touring the British Isles from March to June 1944, helping soldiers develop their boxing skills, refereeing countless boxing contests between the troops and fighting exhibition bouts. The records of exactly where Joe Louis fought, and when, are sketchy. The most likely items in his 1944 exhibition list are: • April 19 - [fought] George Nicholson [in] ‘A Western town’, Eng Exh • Apr 22 - [fought] George Nicholson [in] ‘A Southwest town’, Eng Exh 2 -- Freddie Mills referee' No wonder the records are ambiguous - if the enemy had got wind of these huge gatherings of soldiers there would

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have been hell to pay. By taking the risk and allowing these mass gatherings to go ahead, General Eisenhower made the soldiers aware of the sheer scale of the operation that lay ahead, as well as entertaining them. Life Magazine announced that the tour was ‘also a quiet parable in racial good will, for hard-working Joe makes a good impression and hundreds of white soldiers, officers and men, are proud to shake his hand’. In fact, the armed forces of the United States were segregated throughout World War II. Joe Louis recalled that black American soldiers couldn't ‘sleep in the same barracks as the white guys or go to the movies or hardly get in officer's training.’ Initially, the army planned to segregate boxing exhibitions by having the Joe Louis troupe fight before only one race at a time or else having the black troops sit at the rear. ‘Hell, whites and blacks were all fighting the same war’ Joe Louis wrote, ‘why couldn't their morale be lifted at the same theatre?’ He refused to go along with segregated exhibitions and won the argument: young Jim Butler would have sat on the sloping grass banks at Cheesefoot Head as part of a racially integrated audience. As Joe Louis put it, they had a ‘common enemy - Nazi Germany. All those guys there could relate to that.’ Iris Crowfoot Iris.crowfoot@gmail.com www.HamboneJunior.com


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to help us manage traffic, traders, performers and many other aspects on the day itself. With so many amazing yet competing festivals in Hampshire, how important is it to keep things fresh? Festivals have a natural life-cycle. At some stage, all need to reinvent themselves or perish. After thirty years, the Hat Fair recently underwent major change and is now run by the Theatre Royal. Winchester Festival had a similar rebirth a few years ago. Some festivals wither altogether. I have seen several that perished owing to a lack of people to run it or because the original driving force behind the festival was reluctant to accept the need for change. When you’re not working how do you best like to relax? I love walking with friends, family and my four-legged companion, Megan. Our favourite walk is from my cottage in Bishop’s Waltham up across the hills with far-reaching views to the Isle of Wight, through the neighbouring fields and woods and ending up at the Brushmakers Arms at Upham.They serve fabulous food and beer. It’s a real treat for both body and soul. Pure heaven. Things you couldn’t live without? Some in my life suggest that I should say food.True it’s high on the list whether as cook or consumer but, in truth, I couldn’t live without music whether listening or performing. As the Bard and I seem agreed - “if music be the food of love, play on”.This quote from Twelfth Night reminds me of balmy summer evenings when I performed as Feste and sang many a ballad in the Oxfordshire grounds of a pre-opera Garsington Manor.The need to sing and to “tread the boards” is an essential part of who I am.Whether singing or acting in plays, pantomimes, operas, musicals and concerts in theatres, hospitals, schools and country gardens, I can’t live without “the roar of the grease paint or the smell of the crowd”. How do you see the future of festivals in Hampshire? Scarcely a month goes by without hearing of a new festival somewhere in Hampshire.What better way to showcase the creative output of local artists, musicians, writers, food and drink producers and many others? In my view the Hampshire festival scene – especially community based - is thriving. Long may it continue. GG


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Community STEVE BRINE M.P

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irst of all, it’s good to be back and getting on with the job. Thank you to the many constituents in the Valley who’ve been in touch since the election. As you know, my work in Westminster is much changed with me now residing at the Department of Health where I am Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the role of Minister for Public Health & Primary Care. And, as I said before, that also covers the cancer portfolio where we’re making solid progress. In fact, I’ve just launched this year’s edition of the Be Clear on Cancer campaign which seeks to raise awareness of persistent cough and breathlessness. Search online for more details of this proven campaign from my colleagues at Public Health England. One of my responsibilities is in the area of international health and that means I work closely across Government with the UK Aid programme. One of my first engagements since being appointed was to deliver a keynote speech at a Family Planning Summit in London, hosted by the UK Government and attended by representatives from around the world. The event is part of efforts to reach our Family Planning 2020 goals and ensure that more women and girls around the world are able to plan their families and their futures. Family planning is a best-buy in global development and very much in all our interests. When women and girls have access to family planning, they are able to complete their education, create or seize better economic opportunities, and fulfil their full potential—in short, entire families, communities and nations benefit. You can see more at www.stevebrine.com/ familyplanningsummit My work in the constituency remains unchanged. We may have just had a General Election (during which I visited every community in my constituency) but my Summer Tour will be taking place as usual during Parliament’s long recess. The concept is simple and it’s one of the best things I do each year. You can check it out, for this year and previous years, via www.stevebrine.com/summertour Part of that local work will continue to keep a hawk eye on our train service as the major Waterloo works start in August and, of course, as FirstGroup take over the franchise. I am visiting the Waterloo works site shortly and am in very regular contact with the new operator. As I’ve said before, we need to hold them to every one of the promises they made to my constituents in winning the South Western Franchise. My page continues to be updated at www.stevebrine.com/trains Finally, new dates have been released for my popular PMQ ticket draw. If you would like to attend on Wednesday 13th September, you are welcome to enter the ballot by calling 01962 791110 or visiting www. stevebrine.com/PMQs You can find more about my other work, in Winchester and of course in Westminster, via my website. Steve Brine MP Winchester & Itchen Valley 58

ALRESFORD SURGERY NEWS

Weight Watchers Starting Tuesday 12th September. From September we will be hosting a Weight Watchers group every Tuesday from 12.30-1.30 in our main waiting room for a period of 14 weeks. The meeting will be led by Mary Blanchard who has been a Weight Watchers leader locally for many years. The meeting is open to anyone who may be eligible for 12 weeks free weight watchers membership, you do not need to be a patient of Alresford Surgery. Call 0345 602 7068 to find out if you are eligible at least 7-10 days prior to planning to attend the meeting) italk italk is a service that provides free treatment to people suffering from some of the most common mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and stress. It is a unique partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust that helps thousands of people every year gain a better understanding of their feelings, thoughts and behaviours, in order to regain control of their symptoms and lead more fulfilling lives. The service is available to anyone aged 16 and over who is registered with a GP in Basingstoke, Bordon, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, the New Forest, Petersfield, Andover, Romsey or Winchester. italk has launched a new website for their service, which is now live and accessible at www.italk.org.uk The new site includes full details on types of treatment available, support groups and how to book them, what people can expect from the service and how to get in touch, as well as useful resources and case studies from previous patients. A quick link to self-referral makes it easy for patients to make contact with the service, which can be done in the comfort of their own homes, or with their GP or healthcare professional. Travel abroad If you are travelling abroad and think you may need advice and vaccinations from us you must complete a questionnaire (available from reception or from our website) and make an appointment with a nurse. We have become aware that patients are often leaving it too late to seek this help, some vaccinations need a course spread over a few weeks so please apply in good time – up to 2 months before departure. You can find more information on: http://www.alresfordsurgery. co.uk/clinics-and-services.aspx?t=4 The Alresford Surgery, Station Road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JL


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Clubs & Societies O Cheriton Cricket Club For more information contact: Nick: 07931 456214 info@cheritoncc.com www.cheritoncc.com

65+ SPORTS & FITNESS O ACA Badminton Club For more information contact: Call Clive Earthy: 01962 733812 O Alresford Badminton Club For more information contact: Contact: Martin Brickwood on: 02380 693711 or brickwoods@talktalk.net www.alresfordbadminton.co.uk O Alresford Bowling Club For more information contact: Barry Morgan (club secretary) 01962 733477 and on the club www.alresfordbowlingclub.org.uk O Ropley Bowling Club For more information contact Gill Moore on: 01420 563139 gillianfmoore@yahoo.co.uk O Alresford Golf Club For more information contact Tel: 01962 733746. secretary @alresfordgolf.co.uk www.alresfordgolf.co.uk O Alresford Netball Club For more information contact Donna: 01420 561755 or 07860 931150 donnabirtles@fsmail.net O Alresford Rugby Football Club For more information contact: Seniors’ Head Coach: 07964 423001. Minis contact: alresfordminisrugby@gmail.com or visit www.alresfordrfc.co.uk O Alresford Tennis Club For more information contact: Howard Lewis on 01962 733818 O Alresford Yacht Club For more information contact: Contact Valerie: 01962 808827 valeriej.powell@tiscali.co.uk O Chawton Park Indoor Bowls Club For more information contact: Chawton Park Road, Alton. Tel: 01420 541546

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O Cheriton Tennis Club For more information contact: Donna at Don Perrin Tennis: 07928 855175. www. cheritontennisclub.co.uk O Children’s Judo Club For more information contact: Lance Wicks - Telephone: 07787 565233 Email: lw@ judocoach.com O Cyclists’ Touring Club For more information contact: Tel: 01962 864479 www.southhampshirectc.org.uk O Fitique Run Club For more information contact Melissa (07708) 532210 / sales@ fitique.co.uk Facebook page: Fitique Run Club O Fitique Women’s Cycle Club For more information contact Victoria on (01962) 733154 victoria@fitique.co.uk O Judo Club For more information contact: Steve Fullick, 10 Perins Close, Alresford Tel: 01962 732883 O Old Alresford Cricket Club Home pitch – Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford. For more information contact: John Stanbrook: 01962 733612 or Mike Armitage: 07878008853 Tel: 01420 568135 stanbrookjm@talktalk.net. O Practical Wing Chun Classes For more information contact: Contact Gary: 07986 298283 or see www.uctuk.co.uk O Ropley Tennis Club For more information visit: www.ropleytennis.org.uk O Tai Chi For more information contact: call: 02380 651223 or email taichienquiries@gmail.com O Tichborne Park Cricket Club For more information contact:

Andy Joyce on Tel: 01962 734316 andypjoyce@hotmail.com

O Zumba Classes (Easton) Every Thursday at Easton Village Hall, Easton 10.30am to 11.30am. Come and get fit whilst dancing to fantastic Latin beats. Getting fit never felt such fun! Tel: Muriele on 07821 545403. www.murielezumba.com

65+ MUSIC & DANCE O Alresford Community Choir (ACC) For more information visit: www.alresfordchoir.com O Alresford Ukulele Jam For more information visit: alresfordukejam@outlook.com Tel: 01962 710385 http://facebook.com/ AlresfordUkeJam O Bishops Sutton Handbell Ringing Team For more information contact: 01962 736211 O Four Marks Folk Band For more information contact: Peter Treacher on: 01420 562794 O Minden Rose Garland Dancers For more information contact Imelda on: 01962 773487/07762 902143 to check we will be there. O The Candover Valley Bell Ringers For more information contact Carol: 01256 389387 O The Cheriton Singers For more information call 01962 771796 or visit www. cheritonsingers.hampshire.org.uk

ARTS & CRAFTS O Alresford Area Craft Club For more information contact: Sandy: 01962 732995

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O Alresford Art Society For more information visit: www.artsociety.alresford.org Tel: 01962 736751 artsociety@ alresford.org O A.C.T.S - Alresford Community Theatre Society For more information contact Debbie: 01962 732055 markwick34@gmail.com O The Cheriton Players For more information visit: www.facebook.com/groups/ 120589672533. Or contact David Cradduck: 01962 771700 www.thecheritonplayers.org.uk O Wessex Sculptors For more information contact: Carole Scobling: 01962 771259

O The Medstead Players For more information contact: Lesley Rae, Fiver, High Street, Medstead.Tel: 01420 56563916 www.medsteadplayers.co.uk O The Waynflete Singers For more information visit: waynflete.hampshire.org.uk O Winchester Music Club For more information visit: ww.winchestermusicclub.org.uk O Zumba Classes For more information contact Tel: 079474 10394 www.zumbaaround-winchester.com or sue@ plays-r-ussell.com

FOR DETAIL ON THESE LISTINGS VISIT www.forumpublications.co.uk Click on the local information button on the menu. Select the Itchen Valley and browse all your local clubs and societies in detail with direct links to their websites

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charity I have, on occasions, been accused of being obsessed with Silver Hill, but I make no apologies for that as it is uniquely important to the city’s present and to its future. JTP have made good progress in getting it back on track, but the success of the project is still not assured as everything depends upon whether the Council views it solely as a commercial exercise, or as an opportunity to create a communal hub for the whole city. There are, of course, other major development projects underway, of which two of the more notable are Station Approach and the proposed new sport and leisure centre at Bar End. The Council’s efforts with Station Approach, a major office and residential development, are, in my view, also open to question. I don’t believe that enough hard research has been done to confirm that a grade A office development, of a scale that would nearly double the city’s supply, is feasible. How this project progresses will unfold over the next few months but it will not be an easy ride. I am much more cheery and confident about the prospects for the new leisure centre, mainly because the committee that’s leading the project is chaired by my excellent fellow ward councillor, Cllr Lisa Griffiths. It helps that the project involves something that nearly everyone wants, and that we do not need to find tenants or buyers for the completed scheme as we already have a district full of potential customers. Certainly, the proposed location will make it much easier to get to for residents of Alresford and Itchen Valley than is the case with the existing River Park leisure centre, and there will be a lot more and far better facilities when they arrive. Having said that, there are still design, construction and other issues yet to be overcome and much effort will be needed to ensure that the project stays within budget. There will also be further periods of public consultation and I would encourage all residents to keep an eye out for these, and to contribute when they can. Kim Gottlieb

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heriton Village has a unique opportunity to purchase the freehold of the Village Hall from the Church Diocese, securing its future at the heart of the community. Cheriton Village Hall Charitable Trust needs to raise £80,000 by December 2018 to meet the purchase price, plus a bit more for associated costs. Once the purchase is complete, there will be an

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opportunity to make structural changes, improve the layout and bring the facilities up to date, meeting current standards and expectations, after all the Village Hall was built in 1911! Cheriton Village Hall is a vital, much-used, facility, run by a small Committee of volunteers. Fundraising events are an important part of village life. One such event is a unique opportunity to celebrate the Last Night of the Proms streamed LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall, on the big screen, on 9 September. A new campsite, Holden Farm Camping, in Cheriton is hosting the event in a field in the South Downs National Park. The concept was born from an idea of community -bring a picnic, dress in red, white and blue, bring friends and family together and enjoy a perfect evening out celebrating this iconic British event, deep in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Organisers envision a great outdoors singalong evening with people of all ages coming together. Admission is £20 per person, including a free drink and free parking, with a short walk (14 and under go free). Premier parking options are also available at £20 per car. Gates open at 6.30pm with a full licensed bar and British bar snacks from Boozy Bakers and a coffee bar from Four Fillies amongst others.


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Animals

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ummer is the time when we can spend more time outside with friends and family and be out and about with our pet dogs enjoying the longer days together. Help to keep your dog safe and well this summer by considering the following potential

hazards.

Heat exhaustion is the main and most avoidable risk to your pet at any time, more so in the warmer months. This can occur by leaving a dog in an enclosed area such as a car, a conservatory or a room without shade or a cooler area to retreat to for even just a few minutes. Dogs are not able to sweat to lose body heat and will pant rapidly to maintain their temperature. They can therefore easily overheat resulting in dehydration, brain and kidney damage and death. Do not leave a dog in any such situation for any length of time. If you suspect your dog has overheated, use wet towels to dampen them down and always provide a source of water for them to drink.

are around. Signs of gastro-intestinal problems can include vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing, retching, having a painful abdomen, being inappetent or lethargic. Warmer weather sees greater activity of biting and stinging insects and some reptile species such as snakes can deliver a nasty bite. Adders are our only venomous snake and they can deliver a harmful or even fatal bite to your pet. Always keep your dog on a lead when walking in the habitats of these creatures or avoid them altogether during the warmer parts of the day. Wasp and bee stings are most commonly found around the face and feet and symptoms vary from localised swelling and pain to more severe reactions like collapse and breathing difficulties. Contact your vet immediately if you suspect your dog is having a severe reaction to a bite/sting or has been bitten by a snake. For more information on any of the above topics, please contact your vet. For more information on any of the above topics, please contact your vet. The Veterinary Surgery New Farm Road Alresford, Hants SO24 9QW. Tel: 01962 732535

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“I had been looking for a project locally to run in unison with my life as both an adventurer and entrepreneur. The White Space is the perfect venue to host events, exhibitions and workshops of all types.” Holly’s next adventure will be finalising the conversion and the opening of the White Space, before she sets off on another adventure. As a qualified and experienced mountaineer she will next lead a climbing expedition on the technical Ama Dablam (6812m) known as ‘the most beautiful mountain in the Himalayas’. As she sits cross-legged on a chair in a local tearoom she is undaunted, “Alongside the climbing expedition, I’m excited to also be leading a trekking expedition to camp 1 at 5700m and my Mum is coming too! Two thirds of the world’s mountains remain unclimbed so there’s plenty of scope although I’ve been forbidden to climb K2 by my Mum!” While on her expedition Holly will liaise with the White Space’s Co-Founder Leela Bennett, who has plans to fill the diary with a rich and varied number of events.

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he White Space is unique to Alresford offering a blank canvas, literally, a white space for creatives, entrepreneurs, thinkers, makers, stylists, artisans and adventurers – who ever and what ever you do- to use as you feel.

The White Space is the brainchild of extreme adventurer Holly Budge who, having just returned from another expedition - her momentous #EverestEveryday climb, has now swapped one white space for another. “The Old Chapel came onto the market for a reasonable amount and there was virtually no interest in it.” Holly and her team set about completely renovating the Old Chapel by removing all the internal structure which included unearthing the original floor from 1896. Now painted in pristine white you feel as if you are immersed in a church interior of a Dutch 17th Century painting, the White Space has a cavernous serenity in which your eye is immediately drawn to the stunning locally crafted chandeliers. It’s a very exciting space with endless possibilities.

ALRESFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Alresford Pocket book The updated pocket books are out. The Alresford Chamber successfully negotiated a grant from Winchester City Council to ensure we were able to reissue these handy little guides. Electronic copies are also on our website and Winchester tourist information page. Our thanks to all the local businesses who have advertised in the guide, and Sarah at www.crimsongraphics.co.uk and Ann at www.imarketyourbusiness. co.uk who have been working on the content and design. Parking Alresford Chamber has been part of a working parking group. Thank you to those who gave feedback which has been fed into the group. A business proposal has now been submitted to Winchester City

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The White Space- #whatwouldyoudohere? Contact: hello@whitespacealresford.com Find us: The White Space, The Old Chapel, The Dean, Alresford, Hampshire. SO24 9BQ www.whitespacealresford.com www.instagram.com/whitespacealresford www.facebook.com/whitespacealresford

Council and the Alresford Chamber Chairman attended the July meeting. New Members Welcome to our new members D Barker and Sons – A traditional family jewellers www.dbarkerandson.co.uk Charters Commercial LLP – Estate Agent www.chartersestateagents.co.uk/branch/alresford-office/ Dan Street – Podiatrist offering simple, affordable, foot-care www.mystreetfeet.com Jeanette Pratt - Transformational Leadership Coach and Facilitator www.develop4life.co.uk Future events for members will include: Making tax digital, Prepare your car for winter, Small businesses advice - what happens if you are ill, injured or die? info@alresfordchamber.co.uk, 07769 722985 or www. alresfordchamber.co.uk Davina – Chamber Secretary


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