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FORUM Hampshire Arts Edition (pages 10 to 16) Alresford Show 2017 (page 2, 42) Discover Local Artists in our Arts Feature Plus our usual features - Hampshire Mum, Jane's Kitchen, Hampshire People Cover illustration by Rachel Hudson (see page 16)

AUGUST 2017 • ISSUE 23 • WWW.FORUMPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK • REACHING 18,750 READERS * BISHOP'S WALTHAM HAMBLEDON

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BURSLEDON LANGRISH

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05 Wellbeing

Looking after your health and yourself!

10 Culture

The diverse theatre, music, arts and crafts of Hampshire

10 Features

Hampshire People, Artists Feature, Illustrator at Large, Jane's Kitchen, Hampshire Mum, Alresford Show

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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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N F IN E A RT AU C T ION EER S & VA L U ER S

MONTHLY ANTIQUES & INTERIORS AUCTION Saturday 19th August Commencing 10am

Viewing: Friday 18th (10am – 7pm) and morning of sale from 8.30am

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Arts Feature

DISCOVER YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS WITH HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS

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Wessex Guild of Craftsmen

Lara Duncan Glass

Jerry Smith Painting

A wonderful selection of work by local artists to include; woodturning, textile gifts and stitched pictures, pottery, artist teddy bears, handcrafted jewellery and wirework, graphite pencil pictures, silk scarves and painted porcelain.

Kilm formed, beautiful contemporary fused glass design; with influences from the natural world. Vessels, jewellery, landscapes, dishes, suncatchers, splashbacks & large panels. Commissions welcome. Beginners’ classes available.

Jerry Smith based in Swanmore. You’re welcome to pop round to the studio to see sketches and paintings of the Meon Valley and further afield in oil and acrylic.

Come to the Paterson Centre, Church Road, Swanmore SO32 2PA to meet the artists and maybe make a special purchase.

Opening Hours: 19th, 20th & 22th August: 10.30am - 5pm

Prints and greetings cards also available. More art classes starting in the autumn.

Friday 25th August – Monday 28th August 11am – 5pm Daily www.wessexguildofcraftsmen.co.uk

For information: 07789 888807 lara.duncan@yahoo.co.uk www.laraduncanglass.com 9 Hamble Springs, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1SF

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Mountwood Pottery

Andy Crowe Painting

Granary Arts

Eveline Chamberlain throws domestic stoneware pottery and occasionally makes some figurative work. At Mountwood Pottery (Shedfield) she teaches pottery and the result of those lessons can be viewed during Hampshire Open Studios as some of the students’ work will be added to the other art and craft on show: pottery (stoneware and raku), wool (spun, woven and felted), beaded jewellery and cards, prints and illustrations.

Andy’s oil and watercolour townscapes of Hampshire’s market towns, the remote Island of St Helena and the pueblo blanco Frigiliana focus on the diverse textures and colours that make each place so unique.

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.

Open from 10am - 5pm from 19th - 28th August. For information: 01329 833355 or evelinechamberlain@gmail.com Mountwood House, Biddenfield Lane, Shedfield, SO32 2HP

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His exhibition includes the last few signed Royal Mail first day covers featuring his paintings. Opening Hours: 19th - 28th August from 10am - 2pm daily.

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


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Culture HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 2017

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.

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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.

Wessex Guild of Craftsmen at Swanmore A wonderful selection of work by local craftspeople including woodturning, textile gifts and stitched pictures, pottery, artists teddy bears, designer and hand crafted jewellery and wirework, graphite pencil pictures and hand painted china. www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

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mega Printmakers proudly announce that once again, they will be curating an exhibition of their original artwork, printed here in Portsmouth. Based at the WEA Omega Centre in Somerstown, this lively group of more than 20 dedicated artists are busy throughout the year, creating artworks the embrace a wide variety of printmaking skills, techniques and processes. The exhibition will include examples of lino cuts, wood engravings, wood cuts, screen prints, monoprints, collagraphs, dry points, etchings and lithographs., Explanations of the differrent methods will be available and memebers of the group will be invigilating the show throughout. Omega Printmakers is a voluntarily run, non profit making organisation that was founded in 2008 to enable printmakers to have access to a range of traditional printing presses in fully equipped studios at the Omega Centre. Open access sessions are available as well as regular classes, details of which can be found at www.omegaprintmakers.co.uk.

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Lara Duncan at Bishops Waltham Lara’s work features on the front cover of this year’s Hampshire Open Studios brochure. Her beautiful contemporary fused glass design; with influences from the natural world. Vessels, jewellery, landscapes, dishes, suncatchers, splashbacks and large panels

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RACHEL HUDSON

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.

My first department store

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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What's On AUGUST

2 JULY - 5 AUGUST Q A League of Friends Art Galley Stubbington artist Deirdre Coker and Barry Robertson of Gosport will be displaying their paintings in the League of Friends Coffee Shop. The Coffee Shop is situated on B Level just above the main entrance. It is well used by staff, visitors and patients.The League also have an art gallery in the vending area which is adjacent to the foyer of the main restaurant, also on B Level. The League are still in need of more volunteers. anhone interested may write to Miss J Spear, Chairpersons, League of Friends, Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, PO63 3LY or phone 02392 286797, or pop into the shop for details.

3 - 6 AUGUST Wickham Festival 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. 11am to 11pm daily. Tickets from £35 (evening) to £160 (4-day weekend). Camping £30 per tent or caravan. Under-16s half-price. Under-10s free. Please see www.wickhamfestival.co.uk for online ticket sales and box office telephone details.

9 AUGUST An Evening of Song with The Wykeham Quintet The Friends of St Peters Soberton presents an evenign of song with the Wykeham Quintet - a Hampshire vocal quintet. 7.30pm at St Peter's Church, Soberton. Featuring the music of Byrd, Tallis and lighter modern repertoire.Tickets (£10, £8) to include a glass of wine available at 01489 877378. Evening to include a raffle.

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13 AUGUST Winchester Motorcycle Club Holding a motocross event at Whaddon Farm, Owslebury, nr Winchester, SO21 1JJ.With seven separate classes: MX1 Modern Solo, MX2 Modern Solo,VETS Modern Solo,Twinshock clubmans,Twinshock Over 50s, Evo, Super Evo. First race starts at 11am. For more details email: WinchesterMCC@hotmail.co.uk

25 AUGUST Tichborne Arms Beer Festival We will be holding our annual beer festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.The festival will commence at 1800 hrs on Friday 25th August 2017 and close later that evening at 2345. On Saturday 26th August the festival starts at 1145 hrs and will close at 2345. On Sunday 27th August the festival starts at 1145 hrs and will close at 2345. On Monday 28th August the festival will start at 1145 hrs and close at 2300.We plan to have around 50 real ales over the course of the festival and 15 ciders.There will be live musical entertainment every night and in the afternoons. Bands will include Last Echo, Monster, Scary Biscuit and others.

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10 AUGUST Classic Car Meet At The Trooper, Froxfield, Petersfield GU32 1BD. Set in the Hampshire countryside, this refined lodging in a white-painted former coaching inn hosts a classic car meet from 6pm onwards. www.trooperinn.com 18

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.

Southern Nature Art Exhibition The exhibition is themed on Nature and will include paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography. e.g landscapes, wildlife, seascapes, wildflowers.With Artists exhibiting original artwork, an indoor Art Fair, live demonstrations, workshops and tea rooms.This year we are supporting the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. All are welcome to visit and we welcome new artists that would like to exhibit in the exhibition, entry forms are available from the website. Free entry, Free parking, Open between 10am5pm each day. Rookesbury Park, Southwick Road,Wickham, Fareham, PO17 6HT

28 AUGUST Brockwood Car Boot Sale 31st Annual Car Boot Sale at Brockwood Park, Bramdean on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. Gates open at 8am. Cars £10, Vans,

Meon Voices Choir After another successful year in which the choir performed in 5 concerts at Christmas and at Easter under our new Director of Music, Solveig Harris and aided by our accompanist Joe Hallam, members are looking forward to the start of the new session which starts on Monday September 11th. New singers joining during the year have brought up our numbers to some 30 members. However we are still open for new singers to join us in all voices, but particularly Sopranos and Bass.We meet on Monday evenings for practice at 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the United Reformed Church, Basingwell Street, Bishop’s Waltham. Anyone interested in joining us can obtain further information from Phil Coundley email coundleypj@yahoo.com, tel. 01489 579078, or from Maureen Buckland email alan@agbuckland. plus.com tel. 01489 890335, or come along any Monday evening to see what we do.We look forward to seeing you.

21 SEPTEMBER Curdridge Amateur Dramatic Group Workshop Have you ever wondered what a theatrical director actually does? Do you know someone interested in directing? Perhaps you have directed and want to re-new your skills? Are you about to direct a play for school or your local group? Then this workshop run by Daniel Hill from The Point, Eastleigh is for you. 7:00pm at the Reading Rooms, Curdridge SO32 2HE. Phone 01489 895170 for more details.

27 SEPTEMBER Bishop's Waltham Gardening Club: Discover the Exotic with David Fitton Sound broadcaster: local; photographic collection; lecturer.Wisley trained and experienced in parks, gardens and horticultural education. Former Head of Horticulture at Plumpton College in East Sussex and currently runs a Garden Advisory Service and Horticultural Consultancy. He is a lecturer, broadcaster on local radio, plant doctor, garden tour leader and guest speaker on cruise ships. Specialist subjects: amenity horticulture, exotic plants.The Bishops Waltham Gardening Club wishes to advise Members andVisitors that our NEWVENUE from the September meeting onwards (except the Social Evening at the Jubilee Hall in October) will be; Bishop's Waltham Junior School, Oak Road, Bishop's Waltham SO321EP. Normal 7.30 start time applies.


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Design, landscaping and ongoing maintenance Free site visit and consultation Bosque is a trading name of Just Limegrass Ltd. Harko: 07710 502798 Tom: 07855 656984 www.bosque international.co.uk

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INTRODUCING…. WORK PLACEMENT SCHEME (WINCHESTER CITY COUNCIL)

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ishops Waltham Gateway is a group which offers a social outlet for adults with learning difficulties.We are a very friendly happy group led by a group of volunteers who organise and plan a programme of events .

We hold our meetings on a Monday evening twice a month at the Church hall in Free street, Bishops Waltham from 7pm to 9pm at a cost of £3 for members. New members and new volunteers are always welcome . Recent activities have included a beach BBQ, a valentine disco, A Christmas meal and disco, craft evenings,Ringing the church bells and cycling for the disabled. A fabulous evening of entertainment was recently provided by Bishops Waltham Scouts when we learnt rope tying skills and had activities around a fire. During the remainder of the summer we are looking forward to a Horse Riding evening including horse rides and stable management. As a registered charity we are very fortunate and grateful to have received some donations from local organisation as well as individuals who have kindly raised funds which are used to enhance the fabulous experiences we can offer to our members . One of our members, David has chosen Gateway Bishops Waltham as his charity and is shortly going to be climbing over the top of the O2 Arena to support us. We would be delighted to hear from any possible new members or volunteers. Tel: 01489 895767 bwgatewayclub@gmail.com www.bwgateway.co.uk St Peter's Church Hall, Free Street, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1EE

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nemployed? In a rut with your job search? Try the high-quality work placement scheme run by Winchester City Council. We can find you a placement in gardening, administration, customer service, retail, hospitality and many other sectors. Placements are unpaid and time-limited and give your job search and confidence a boost. Want to earn while you learn? We can help you find the right apprenticeship. Maybe you’re a business who’d like to help local people get back to work? Tap into some undiscovered talent? Or give your own business a boost with an extra pair of hands? Get in touch to find out more. There is never any obligation to take a client; the WCC co-ordinator supports both you and the job seeker, ensuring the placement works for both parties. Photo: Les was unemployed for 2 years before his WCC placement with horticultural contractor idverde, who then offered him a job. Pictured are Councillor Rob Humby, Leslie Horrigan and idverde contracts manager Katie Lynas. Contact Carolyn Jay, Employment, Education and Training Co-ordinator, Winchester City Council, 01962 848417, cjay@winchester.gov.uk

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RATS, MICE, MOLES, RABBITS, SQUIRRELS Fully insured - Discreet service assured at all times

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RICHARD PENFOLD FIREWOOD SUPPLIER

Seasoned mixed species of hardwood logs available in various load sizes and log lengths. I produce all my own firewood sourced from thinning and coppicing operations in FSC controlled sustainable local woodlands. My logs are naturally dried and stored in adapted barns for low moisture content and are always delivered dry. Firewood available all year round. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL SERVICE

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BISHOP'S WALTHAM ROTARY NEWS

THE FIRST BISHOPS WALTHAM BROCANTE/FLEA MARKET HELD ON THE 9TH JULY

Carnival 2017

Thank you for your support this year, of the best ever Carnival.You will have seen the spectacular pictures in the July magazine. I am pleased to report that many more people attended this year, what was a glorious day out for the family. Featuring in the procession was the Youth Club, the Primary School, the Junior School and the Scouts and Cubs, who all did a lot of work to dress up in costume for the SPACE theme. It was a close contest, but the Scouts won first prize for their contribution.

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fantastic day was had by all in this medieval town with huge early morning crowds mingling among the stallholders which stretched the whole length of the street. There was a mixture of professional traders, enthusiasts and people just clearing out their lofts and garages of antiques collectables, curios and vintage items. Many of the shopkeepers opened as well as the cafes and bars with music supplied by a vintage signer a wonderful atmosphere was created which lasted all day. Several of the shopkeepers told me that there were so many people that they hadnt seen before in the village many traders were told what a fabulous place it was and they will come back to shop. A local lady said that it was lovely to see it so vibrant.

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At the Carnival site in Hoe Road there were many stands displaying games, goods for sale and local charities, as well as a rich display of food and drink stalls. The arena featured displays from Roynan dance and Canine Partners; as well as children’s races and a tug of war. The overall winner of the Photographic competition was Val French from Bishopstoke Village, with her photo of a fisherman in Burma. Fair Oak Trefoil Guild is the section within Girl Guiding for the older retired Guide Leaders, who do fund rising events at Fairs and Carnivals. They also assist at Pack Holidays and Guide Camps when needed. Fair Oak Trefoil Guild were using a very old gazebo for these fund raising efforts for the Guides, which was falling apart and no longer waterproof. BW Rotary was very pleased to provide the funds for them to purchase a new gazebo to assist in their fundraising efforts for a very worthy cause.

The First Female President for BW Rotary was elected on Thursday 29th June. Debbie Walker was congratulated by Ian Withers, the outgoing president, on her appointment as the first female president of the club. Debbie, who was one of the first two female members of BW Rotary club after it first voted to include ladies in the membership in 2010, said: “I am tremendously honoured to be appointed as the club’s first female president, which I firmly believe is a reflection of how Rotary is moving with the times. My focus during my year in office will be to attract new members, especially women and young people who are interested in volunteering”. Since Debbie joined, BW Rotary has expanded its female membership to a total of 5 members, so far!


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Liv Avail Advanced 3 - £1,550 Winchester Road,Waltham Chase, SO32 2LG

Peter Green inhouse coffee shop School Lane, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4DG

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Botley Mills

Animed Veterinary Hospital

Ladies Fashion Boutique and Accessories High Street, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AA Tel: 01489 891052 | Find us on the High Street

No need to feed! Garden ornaments Botley Mills, Botley, SO30 2GB

Small animals & equine hospital. Botley Road, Shedfield, SO32 2JG

Tel: 01489 772900 | www.botleymills.co.uk

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The Gun Shop

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Rifles, Airguns, Clothing, Accessories The Gun Shop, Botley Mills, Mill Hill, Botley, SO30 2GB Tel: 01489 797677 | thegunshopbotley.com

Quality outdoor furniture, see website for details High Ridge Farm, Hospital Road, Shirrell Heath

Tea Room opening hours: Mon-Sat: 8am - 5pm, Sun: 10am 4pm.Westlands Farm Shop, NearWickham, SO32 2JW Tel: 01329 833832 | www.westlandsfarmshop.co.uk

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Beautiful garden furniture, gazebos and obelisks made to order High Ridge Farm, Hospital Road, Shirrell Heath

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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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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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Church Services BISHOP'S WALTHAM O Catholic Church of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Sundays 09.30 Sunday Mass Saturdays 18.00 Evening Mass O St. Peter's Sunday 6 August 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Parish Communion 09.15 Informal Service at the Rectory Sunday 13 August 08.00 BCP Communion 09.00 Informal Service in Church Hall (Cafe Church) 09.15 Parish Communion (Picnic Service) 18.30 Compline at Preshaw Chapel Sunday 20 August 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Informal Service in Church Hall 09.15 Parish Communion Sunday 27 August 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Morning Worship 09.15 Informal Service in Church Hall with Communion

CORHAMPTON O Saxon Church Sunday 20 August 10.30 Family Eucharist

DROXFORD O St. Mary & All Saints Sunday 13 August 10.30 Family Eucharist

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EXTON O St. Peter & St. Paul Sunday 27 August 10.30 Family Eucharist

HAMBLEDON O Methodist Church Sunday 6 August 10.30 Morning Worship with Special Activities for Children Sunday 13 August 10.30 Morning Worship Friday 18 August 19.00 Prayer and Praise with Free Fellowship Supper Sunday 20 August 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 27 August 10.30 Morning Worship

MEONSTOKE O St. Andrew's Sunday 6 August 10.30 Family Eucharist

SHEDFIELD O St. John the Baptist Sunday 6 August 08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Parish Holy Communion Sunday 13 August 08.00 Family Service with Baptism 10.00 Family Time Service Sunday 20 August 08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Parish Holy Communion 18.00 Sung Evensong Sunday 27 August

08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Quiet Time Service Thursdays 10.00 Holy Communion in the Morrell Room

Sunday 27 August 11.00 Informal Service with Communion

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O Waltham Chase Methodist Church Sunday 13 August 09.30 Family Breakfast 10.00 Worship 11.00 Worship & Word Sunday 20 August 09.30 Family Breakfast 10.00 Worship 11.00 Worship & Word Sunday 27 August 09.30 Family Breakfast 10.00 Worship 11.00 Worship & Word

O Methodist Church Sunday 6 August 10.30 Morning Family Service 18.00 Evening Service Sunday 13 August 10.30 Morning Service 18.00 Evening Service Sunday 20 August 10.30 Morning Service 18.00 Evening Service with Holy Communion Sunday 27 August 10.30 Morning Service with Holy Communion 18.00 Evening Service O St. Barnabas Sunday 6 August 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist Sunday 13 August 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist Sunday 20 August 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist Sunday 27 August 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist Wednesdays 11.00 Eucharist Thursdays 08.00 Morning Prayer Saturdays 12.00 Midday Prayer

UPHAM O Church of the Blessed Mary Sunday 6 August 11.00 Parish Communion Sunday 13 August 11.00 Family Service 18.30 Compline at Preshaw Chapel Sunday 20 August 11.00 Parish Communion

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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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Leisure

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SOUTHERN SPORTIVE: HAMPSHIRE HILLS BEACH CRUISER - PETERSFIELD TO HAYLING ISLAND ON AUGUST 12TH

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here 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.

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new twist on the classic sportive, the Hampshire Hills Beach Cruiser is a sportive with the atmosphere of a summer club run to the beach. Starting from Petersfield in the shadow of Butser Hill, the route winds you up over the mighty South Downs, then sweeps through the pick of the twisting country lanes to the south coast, delivering you to the sea front at Hayling Island. Once you hit the beach, you can relax, enjoy the sea breeze, and grab a bite and cuppa at the beach-side checkpoint. Our team will be there with a support station that acts as the finish for the Short ride, or your midway checkpoint for the Full Route. That’s it; if you rode the Short Route, your riding is done. All that’s left to do is to enjoy the beach, maybe arrange to meet family or friends to spend a few hours before giving you a lift back to your car or back home. If you’re riding the Full Route, after your beach stop you’ll get back on the bike to make your way back up country to finish at the event base at Petersfield (where you started). In the spirit of the chilled theme of the day, we’re being nice to you though. The route back is a little shorter and more direct than the ride out; nobody wants to have the bulk of their ride in front of them after a cake stop or lunch at the beach! Oh, and yes you will be timed for this ride, but the time you spend at the beach stop won’t be included in your overall time. Just make sure that you check in and out through the timing station and we’ll deduct your beach time from your ride time in the final results. After all, a good day on the bike means only being in a hurry when you want to be, right?

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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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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Clubs & Societies O Winchester & Solent Branch of the Cartophilic Society (Cigarette Cards) For more information contact Keith Miller: 01243 865147

O Bishop's Waltham Photographic Society For more information visit: bishopswalthamphotosociety.co.uk

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O The Solent Aviation Art Society For more information ring: 01489 578420

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O Curdridge Amateur Drama Group For more information please see www.curdridgedrama.co.uk

O Singing for Fun For more information contact Annabel: 01489 877130 or 07732 329792.

SPORTS CLUBS HORTICULTURE O Bishops Waltham Gardening Club For more information please see www.bwgc.org.uk O Meon Valley Garden Club For more information please visit: www.meon-valley-garden-club. co.uk O West Meon Garden Club For more information please call Yvonne Noble: 01730 829050

O Bishop's Waltham Badminton Club For further information visit: www.bishopswalthambc.com O Meon Valley Bowling Club For more information Tel: 01489 891871, email: meonbowls@live.co.uk www.meonvalleybowls.org.uk O South Downs Nordic Walking For more information please call: 07879 564990 or visit www. southdownsnordicwalking.co.uk O Swanmore Lawn

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OTHER CLUBS & SOCIETIES O Bishop's Waltham Bridge Club For more information contact: Roger Robinson: 01489 877504 or Phil White: 01489 896877. O Bishop's Waltham Gateway Club For more information please contact Vee or Brian on 01489 895767. O Bishop's Waltham Rotary Club For more information please visit: bishopswalthamrotary.org.uk. O Meon Ladies For more information please email Sarah Snowdon on: sarah. snowdon@live.com O Meon Valley Lions Club For more information: 0845 833 7812 or visit: www. meonvalleylionsclub.org.uk

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MUSIC & DANCE O Bishop’s Waltham Library Toddler Time Every Wednesday during Term Time. 10.30am – 11am. Stories, rhymes and simple craft for the under 5’s

For more information please visit: https://clubspark.lta.org. uk/swanmorelawntennisclub or contact: sec@swanmoretennis. co.uk.

O West Meon Ladies Hockey Club For more information ring - 07786 830881 or email: jocopsey10@gmail.com or see Facebook- West Meon Ladies Hockey Club

65+ SENIOR CITIZENS O Meon Valley Active Retirment Association For more information visit: mvara.btck.co.uk O Meon Valley Carers Group For more information: Margaret: 01489 895444 on Monday between 9.15 & 13.15 for details. O Zero 4 Probus Club For more information contact Malcolm Watson: 01489 891875 or 07926 925466. https:// zero4probusclub.weebly.com O Waltham Priory Probus Club For more information please call Janet Gibson on 01489 783386.

O Hambledon Folk Club For more information visit: www.hambledonfolkclub.co.uk. folkclubhambledon@hotmail. co.uk O Meon Voices Choir For more information please contact Phil: 01489 579078, coundleypj@yahoo.com or Maureen 01489890335 alan@agbuckland.plus.com. O The New Music Makers SATB Choir For more information contact Lin on 023 8045 4285 or visit: www.newmusicmakers.com

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