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Jane's Kitchen - Apple chutney Seasonal news & events Test Valley Arts Foundation Church Services for the month ahead OCTOBER 2017 • ISSUE 112 • WWW.FORUMPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK • REACHING 18,750 READERS * STOCKBRIDGE ROMSEY

MICHELMERSH GRATELEY

HORSEBRIDGE

UPPER CLATFORD TIMSBURY

AMPORT

KIMBRIDGE

MONXTON

PENTON MEWSEY

KING’S SOMBORNE

NETHER WALLOP

WEYHILL

AWBRIDGE MIDDLETON

CHARLTON

HOUGHTON

MIDDLE WALLOP

ANDOVER

BROUGHTON

OVER WALLOP

DUNBRIDGE LONGPARISH

LOCKERLEY

LONGSTOCK

SPARSHOLT

LOCKERLEY GREEN

CHOLDERTON

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VERNHAM DEAN

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UPTON

LITTLE ANN

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MONXTON A stunning 5 bedroom detached family home in the Test Valley set in beautiful south facing gardens on the Pill Brook chalk stream with fishing rights in approx. 1.5 acres of gardens and paddock.

Ground Floor Hall • Drawing Room • Study • Dining Room • Sitting/Play Room • Utility • Kitchen/Breakfast Room First Floor • Master Bedroom with ensuite • 4 double Bedrooms (one ensuite) • Family Bathroom EPC=E

Guide Price: £1,370,000

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UPPER CHUTE

An attractive period cottage in this desirable Bourne Valley village with pretty enclosed gardens.

A charming 3 bedroom Grade ll Listed detached cottage in the heart of The Chutes with lovely front and back gardens.

Sitting Room • Kitchen/Dining Room • W.C. • Utility Room Two double bedrooms both with en-suites Rear Courtyard Garden • Car Parking

Guide Price: £345,000

www.myddeltonmajor.co.uk

Reception Hall • Family Room / Study • Sitting Room Kitchen / Dining Room • Family Bathroom 2 Double Bedrooms one with Ensuite • Single Bedroom • Garage Driveway Parking • Front and Rear gardens

Guide Price: £495,000

Tel: 01264 316000


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Broughton Floral Club Meeting Meeting at Kings Somborne Village Hall at 7.30p.m. A floral demonstration entitled “Well Read Volume 2” by Alison Finch. This is the ninth event of the “Golden Year” of the club. Admission for non-members £5, pay at the door. This includes tea/coffee after the demonstration.

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Royal Opera House version of La Traviata. One of Verdi's most popular and enduring operas it tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera's greatest heroines and based on the reallife courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23. Showing at 7.30pm in Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE.Tickets £5.00 from Garden Inn and John Robinson in Stockbridge or online via our website www.stockbridgecinema.org.uk

18 OCTOBER Stockbridge Community Cinema: Their Finest (12A)

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin And Bill Nighy. In London, in 1940 during the Blitz, an untried screenwriter and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a propaganda film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits and inspire America to join the war. Doors Open at 6.45; Film show commences at 7.30pm.Tickets £5.00 in advance from Beryl Lawrence on 01264 860618 E-mail: dlaw@davidlawrenceassociates.co.uk Or £6.00 on the door (if available).Tea/Coffee and biscuits included in price.Wine, Beer and Choc Ices on sale

Starring Gemma Arteton, Sam Clafflin and Bill Nighy. 1940 and with the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. The team of scriptwriters set out to make an epic feature film, based on the Dunkirk rescue and starring a gloriously vain former matinee idol, to warm the hearts of a nation. Proceeds from this film are being donated to the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG). Showing at 4.30pm and 7.30pm in Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE.Tickets £5.00 from Garden Inn and John Robinson in Stockbridge or online via our website www. stockbridgecinema.org.uk

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Together Again: Romsey Male Voice Choir

Weyhill Electriconal Organ Society: Dirkjan Ranzijn in Concert

Film Showing: Their Finest (12a)

In concert with Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir at St Thomas's Church, Salisbury at 7.30 pm Tickets: £8 in advance from www.ticketsource. co.uk (no fee) or £10 on the door. In aid of St Thomas's Church Funds

7 & 8 OCTOBER

An evening of melodic, easy listening, electronic keyboard music.Venue: Fairground Hall,Weyhill, SP11 0QN.Tickets £5 in advance, from Just Teasin, 40 Bridge Street, Andover - or £6 at the door (subject to availability). For further information phone 01264 323213 or visit www.weyhill-eos. co.uk

Harvest Festival Exhibition of Flowers and Art

21 & 22 OCTOBER

Come to a Harvest Festival Exhibition of Flowers and Art in Wherwell Church. Open from 10am until 5pm.

9 - 11 OCTOBER Godolphin Literary Festival Godolphin School in Salisbury is delighted to announce the line-up for its second Literary Festival. There are a number of author events for school children and three evening talks open to the public: 9 October at 7pm, Giles Hattersley on feature writing and interviewing the stars; 10 October at 7pm,Tracy Chevalier on her latest novel, ‘New Boy’; 11 October at 7pm Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley on their Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups. Tickets are £5 and free to under 18s but must be booked.To book, go to www. ticketsource.co.uk/godolphinliteraryfestival. For more information: litfest@godolphn.wilts.sch.uk 01722 430630

13 OCTOBER Stockbridge Community Cinema: La Traviata (12A) This is a 'recorded live' film of Richard Eyre's 2016

quArtet Art Exhibition Return visit to Stockbridge Town Hall of the talented group of professional artists in the quARTet Art Group. A lively variety of media and techniques. Open 10am to 5pm

22 OCTOBER Choral Concert In St Johns Church, Lockerly at 6pm. Geat choral mucis including Finzi, Bach,Parry, with Nota Bene Singers directed by John Holloway, organist Simon Dinsford.Tickets £10 from 01794 340993

27 & 28 OCTOBER Save The Children (Petersfield Branch) Gift Fair Churchers College will again provide the venue for this popular annual event.To be held over two days there will be a wonderful selection of new stalls offering a wide range of items - jewellery, homeware and decorative items, luxury fashion goods, gifts for men, toys, art ware and many other fabulous items you simply won’t see in the High Street.The fair will be open on Friday 27th October 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 28th

27 OCTOBER Romsey Singers - Motettenchor Paderborn - Collegium Cantorum Holzminden Masses, Opera, Madrigals and Pop by Mozart, Rheinberger, Nicolai, Britten and others.Tickets £12. Under 18s £6. Online at www.romseysingers. org, or from Tourist Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey SO51 8BT (Tel 01794 512987) or on the door

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October 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Entrance £4 which includes a beautiful hessian bag and a free cup of coffee or tea.There will be free. car-parking. Do come along and support this charity and get ahead with your Christmas shopping and perhaps buy something for yourself!!

28 OCTOBER Harmonium Singers: Joint Concert with Norwegian Male Voice Choir Olavs Menn 5pm at St Mary's Church, Andover. Free admission, with retiring collection. Olavs Menn are named after Olav Trygvasson, who was king for Norway 995-1000 and played an important role in the conversion of Norway to Christianity.They are visiting Andover specifically to sing on the site of Olav's own conversion to Christianity in 994.

28 OCTOBER Macmillan Cancer Support – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 10am – 12 noon at St Mary’s Church Broughton. Every cake and cuppa helps to make a huge difference. Bring and Buy Table so contributions please such as bric-a-brac, books, cakes, jams & produce etc. Everybody is very welcome, bring a friend, something for the B & B Table and join us for a cuppa, a natter and support Macmillan. 01794 301292

NOVEMBER 1 NOVEMBER Broughton Floral Club Meeting Meeting at Kings Somborne Village Hall at 7.30p.m. A floral demonstration entitled “A Touch of Gold” by Emily Broomhead, a national demonstrator who represented Great Britain at the World competitions in Barbados this year. This is the tenth event of the “Golden Year” of the club. Admission for non-members £10 , entrance by ticket only. This includes a buffet supper and tea/ coffee after the demonstration. Tickets available from Debbie Harper, tel. 01794 340859.

11 NOVEMBER Verdi's Requiem 7.30pm at Romsey Abbey, SO51 8EN. Romsey Choral Society is delighted to be collaborating with Guildford’s Waverley Singers to perform the operatic and stirringly dramatic Verdi’s Requiem in the stunning acoustic of Romsey Abbey. An evocative, musical commemoration for Romsey Choral Society’s annual Remembrance Day concert. £20 (and £14 unreserved) half price for children/students.Tickets from Romsey Heritage and Visitors Centre – Tel: 01794 512987 or buy on the door.

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Jane's Kitchen APPLE CHUTNEY

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hutney is very easy to make and this is the time of year to make preserves for use during the coming months. Chutney can be made from any fruits particularly apples, pears plums together with dried fruits, vinegar and spices with added sugar. SIMPLE BASIC RECIPE 4lb Cooking Apples* 1pt Malt Vinegar 1 ½ lb Soft brown sugar (light or dark) 2 – 3 Cloves of garlic crushed 4oz Crystallized ginger or 2 level teaspoons of ground ginger ½tspn Each of mixed spice and cayenne pepper 1tspn Salt * As an alternative replace ½ lb of the apples with dried dates, apricots or sultanas.

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METHOD Peel and core the apples, slice and place in a preserving pan or heavy based saucepan. Simmer the fruit in half of the vinegar until soft. Add all other ingredients and cook gently until the mixture is reduced to a thick pulp. This can take 30 – 40 minutes depending on the ripeness of the fruit. Allow to cool slightly and then pour into clean warm jam jars and seal tightly. COOKS TIP If the job of preparing the fruit puts you off – ‘Lakeland Kitchenware’ sell a great gadget that peels cores and slices apples in one go. Job done in minutes! From Jane’s Kitchen. An eclectic collection of seasonal recipes. Available from Caracoli, Alresford - Leckford Farm Shop and Chilbolton Village Stores - Price £6.99


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FREE ENTRY Also at White Space Alresford a demonstration of portrait painting by Karen Popham Saturday 14th October - 10am to 1pm Tickets ÂŁ6 - available from Jo Bunce - Tel: 01962 736346 email: jo@thealresfordartsfestival.co.uk Gill Grant - Tel: 01962 734978 email: gill@thealresfordartsfestival.co.uk

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Wellbeing “WEIGHT LOSS, DIETS, GETTING FIT - I’VE TRIED FOR YEARS, BUT NEVER BEEN ABLE TO STICK TO ANYTHING.”

develop a healthy relationship with food, to plan nutrient-dense meals and small protein-rich snacks, so calories don’t need to be part of their sustainable healthy eating plan. I have salads every day for lunch and I’m getting bored, what else could I have? Try basing your lunch around lean protein, carbohydrates and rainbow of salad. For protein you could choose from; chicken, turkey, fish, beans, lentils, and eggs. Then add some carbs, such as wholegrain rice, quinoa or new potatoes and then rainbow of salad. For example - tuna nicoise, tuna and chopped egg on a salad of lettuce, green beans, cherry tomatoes, black olives and chopped new potatoes with a drizzling of olive oil and lemon juice & sprinkling of black pepper. Perfect! I’m still hungry after dinner and all I want to do is raid the fridge, what can I do to fight this? Did you have enough protein for your evening meal? Protein takes a long time to digest and so keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Keeping a food diary can help to see patterns in your eating and snacking. A top tip is to leave any pudding to a later evening snack – for example, Greek yogurt with chopped peach & sprinkled cinnamon

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e all know that what we eat and exercise are crucial to our health and waistline, but with so many companies claiming to be the best solution to weight loss, with new diet trends, medical breakthroughs and exercise gadgets, it’s difficult to know where to start. As professionals we have to help our patients develop strategies to break the cycle of lapse and relapse, we want to leave them better equipped to cope with stress and emotions and have alternative techniques to self-soothe that don’t involve food or drink. Faye Keefe is a Registered Nutritionist, accredited Weight Management Practitioner and the Clinical Lead for Perform Lifestyle, a weight management service run by Perform Southampton, part of the Spire Southampton Hospital. Here she answers some of your most common questions. I want to lose weight but I don’t know where to start, there’s so many diets and different advice! My new Patients often say at their 1st appointment that they are very confused and ‘overloaded’ with information about the best diet and foods to ‘cut back on’. We start with a simple approach, making small changes to the patient’s current eating habits. It could be about portion sizes, having the right amount of protein and carbohydrate but mostly about basic foods and recipes that are accessible to all, there’s no magic ingredient. Do I need to calorie count to lose weight? I don’t advocate calorie counting; it can lead to food deprivation, increased cravings and can lead to key nutrients being omitted from meals. Not all kcal are equal. A handful of almonds may have the same kcal value as a handful of fruit pastilles; however the nuts grow on trees, are full of protein, heart-healthy fats and support heathy brain development, fruit pastilles on the other hand are processed, contain lots of chemicals and refined sugar. I work with patients to 8

I’ve been skipping meals to lose weight but I’ve heard you shouldn’t do this? Definitely, skipping meals is not good for a number of reasons. Some studies show this can slow your metabolism, which is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Skipping meals can also lead to low blood sugar levels, which can make you crave energy-dense foods, such as bread and doughnuts. Analysis of food diaries also show that by skipping meals throughout the day, you may eat much more in the evening than you would having three evenly spaced meals throughout the day I really struggle to carry on the diet after 4 weeks, I keep going back to what I was eating before and putting the weight on We devise tailored healthy eating plans, making small gradual Lifestyle changes that are sustainable, meaning the changes become part of the patient’s ‘every day’ and something they don’t want or need to ‘breakfree’ from. For more information Tel: 02380 371840 info@spiresouthampton.com www.spiresouthampton.com Facebook: Spire Southampton Twitter: Spire Southampton

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Joint Innovation in Healthcare Professor Barrett & Mery Zanutto

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s a lead consultant at Southampton University Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering, Spire Southampton’s internationally known Professor David Barrett has developed a number of innovative procedures to address the complex problems in knee surgery. Working alongside Mery Zanutto, a Senior Surgical Practitioner and Biokineticist, as well as his specialist theatre team Professor Barrett has developed a unique service. “The advantages of a committed theatre team are that the operation becomes very much ‘second nature’”, explains Professor Barrett, “which means that complex surgery can be delivered simply and safely with good outcomes every time.” We spoke to Professor Barrett, Mery Zanutto and one of their patients, Melvin Wright, on what this approach meant for him as a patient, and what impact this had on his recovery.

All the ligaments remain intact after this surgery, which is unlike a total knee replacement.This is advantageous for the patients because it offers a quicker recovery and increases the levels of activity they can enjoy after the operation. “The partial knee resurfacing is quite a technically difficult procedure and most surgeons do not perform this operation. We asked Melvin to describe the first six weeks following surgery “I rested my knee completely and kept it elevated and iced on a regular basis. After that period I then started going to the swimming pool, swimming up-and-down. I also saw my own physiotherapist to gently massage around the knee to break down the scar tissue. On 11 February I had my first session at the Perform centre with Mery” Mery is an integral part of the expert rehabilitation team, based at Perform in Southampton. Perform is part of Spire Healthcare, it offers treatments for those in need of rehabilitation from injury, as well as help to improve levels of strength, health and fitness or encourage behavioural change in the workplace. With over 20 years’ experience as a surgical practitioner in orthopaedics and trauma, Mery has first-hand experience and an unique insight into the injuries and conditions of the joints and soft tissues, their reconstruction and rehabilitation post surgery and injury. Mery described her approach to rehabilitation “I use a fusion of multiple techniques, such as Garuda, to suit each client on a one to one basis. I adopt only scientifically proven and researched treatment methods. Specifically designed equipment allows therapy to be delivered on low resistance exercise apparatus, which allows isolation of particular muscle or joint groups and movements.”

“When I first visited Professor Barrett my right knee was basically bone on bone and I was in a lot of pain. At one point I could hardly walk, I had surgery on 17th November at the Southampton Spire and was extremely nervous about the procedure.” Professor Barrett described the procedure that Melvin had. “Melvin had a partial knee resurfacing. It is my signature operation involving more minimal intervention and focused care on just the part of the knee that is damaged rather than replacing the whole joint with a total knee replacement. 10


Mery describes how we all move in a unique way and this is a crucial part of rehabilitation. “I recognise each of us has a different movement architecture that changes from day to day. My treatment routines combine strength, flexibility, endurance and dynamism.The exercises involve muscle and soft tissues stretching, emphasising the three-dimensional nature of movement and coordination.” “My 20 years’ experience; provides a unique insight into the injuries and conditions of the joints and soft tissues, their reconstruction and rehabilitation post injury. We all face challenges in life, and recovery from a major surgery is both physical and emotional. I work with a spectrum of clients from international athletes to everyday champions. Understanding and working with their mind-set is paramount to what I do, enabling the client to be more confident and achieve their best.” This proved to be especially true for Melvin, following his operation he went on to achieve some incredible challenges. A far cry from the man who was in so much pain he could hardly walk. “On 7th May, six months after the operation I completed a 100 mile bike ride in Hertfordshire with no pain which was amazing. I have continued with Mery’s program which without doubt has helped strengthen my leg and has given me a complete new lease of life.

I recently cycled to Wales which was over 300 miles in three days, I skied in Whistler for seven weeks and my right leg became the leading leg. It is so much stronger than the other leg which unfortunately looks as if I will have to have a similar operation. The most invaluable advice Professor Barrett gave me was to have gone to the Perform centre, Mery gave me complete confidence.”

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Starting rehabilitation following surgery can be a big step “I was very nervous about putting my knees through any kind of exercise” Melvin tells us “but from that moment on I realised that I have nothing to worry about.The treatment did not damage to my knee and by attending Mery’s sessions on a weekly basis I have made the most of amazing recovery.”

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom. We deliver high standards of care, with integrity and compassion and from high-quality facilities to our insured, Self-pay and NHS patients. From our 38 hospitals, 10 clinics and two Specialist Cancer Care Centres across England,Wales and Scotland, we provide diagnostics, in-patient, daycase and out-patient care. We also own and operate sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation brand, Perform. Working in partnership with over 3,800 experienced consultants, our hospitals delivered tailored, personalised care to more than 274,000 in-patients and daycase patients in 2016. Spire Healthcare offers in-patient/daycase procedures in areas including orthopaedics, gynaecology, cardiology, neurology, oncology and general surgery and also diagnostic services including imaging and pathology, and is the principal independent provider by volume of knee and hip operations in the United Kingdom. We also offer out-patient services, such as consulting, minor procedures, treatments, health checks and physiotherapy.

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Wellbeing TEAMSOPS HUMANITARIAN TRIP TO KENYA

alternative rites of passage and empower the tribal chiefs to make changes in their community. We hope to raise £1000 each to help fund the trip. It will enable us to travel to some of the most remote locations in the country and reach communities that rarely receive any healthcare or education. We are so grateful for any support you feel able to give, be that a fiver, toiletries (especially sanitary pads), stationary, clothes, sports kit, shoes, small toys, and books that we can take out with us.Your help goes directly into the hands that need it the most. If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can donate at: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/humanitarianosteopath If you are interested in our work, please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see regular updates on the work we are doing and the cases we are treating. Thank you so much

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his year I am so excited to be taking TeamSOP out to Kenya with me. Emma, Tracey and Joe will be travelling out to Kenya in November to work for the Divinity Foundation, providing humanitarian aid to women and children living in some of the most poor and remote regions of the country. Through the charity’s expeditions, we are able to provide free healthcare, education, food and clothing for impoverished women and children.We will work in many different areas, but in particular we focus on the Maasai girls as they are still subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). We provide education within the Maasai communities, a rescue home for those fleeing FGM, and free healthcare for those suffering the aftermath. The girls suffer terrible damage at the hands of this illegal practice. We see cases of pelvic inflammatory disease, disrupted and painful periods, internal and external scarring and adhesions, infection, painful sex, pelvic floor dysfunction, severe complications in childbirth including fistula (a hole between the rectum and vagina), prolapse, faecal and urinary incontinence, and not to mention the extreme emotional shock and trauma.

PS. The practice will still be well manned with Osteopaths, covering every day, including Saturdays and evenings! You will be well looked after in our absence. Emma Wightman www.the-sop.com www.divinityfoundation.com

STEP THIS WAY FOR A HEALTHIER FUTURE

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alking is a great way to keep active and healthy and is fast becoming a social event that can help you to meet people. But Public Health England recently announced that 6 million adults do not complete even a monthly 10-minute brisk walk. Community and Leisure Portfolio Holder, Councillor Tony Ward, said: “In Test Valley, we are helping combat this news by organising Health Walks, enabling people to see the beautiful countryside, landscapes, towns and villages in the area whilst taking in fresh air and exercise at the same time. “Health Walks are aimed at all fitness levels but particularly those people who do little physical activity or those who are recovering from ill health. Shorter walks are offered as an incentive for those not ready to complete the full distance of approximately 2.5 miles.”

Osteopathy, together with counselling, gentle exercise, medication and occasionally hospitalisation can make a huge difference. Just putting gentle, healing and respectful hands on these girls can bring a smile to their pained faces. It is tough and often heart-breaking work, but through the charity's amazing work we have managed to educate the cutters about the dangers of their work, provide a rescue home for girls at risk, provide 12

We are now looking for volunteer leaders for our Tuesday morning Andover Health Walks to help people exercise more, meet new people and improve their health. Full training will be given and volunteers can help out as much or as little as they wish. Read more about the scheme here: www.testvalley.gov.uk/ communityandleisure/cyclingwalking/health-walks-stephealthier-future


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Have your chimney swept and a load of NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME Studio logs delivered and stacked for £125

An entrance fee of £5.00 for adults and £1.00 for children is payable with (saving all proceeds going to the nominatedyou charity.£10!) Members of the three local churches will provide teas at Longstock Park Nursery on these Sundays. Only registered Assistance Dogs will be admitted to the garden and care should be takenwww.testvalleylogs.co.uk to leave no litter.For more information: 01264 810924

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Garden

AUTUMN IS THE IDEAL TIME TO RENOVATE YOUR LAWN. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT CAN BE DONE

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he days become shorter, the sunlight less intense and rainfall increases. Moss begins to flourish. Let’s take a look at what can be done to improve things. Like all living things, those that are unhealthy, stressed or run-down are more susceptible to pests and diseases. Whilst moss is neither a disease nor an insect pest, it can certainly be a pest in lawns. Lawns that are in poor condition are far more likely to suffer moss problems. You may be wondering what moss is, why it’s in your lawn and what can be done. Mosses are flowerless plants that reproduce through the production of spores or from small pieces of existing moss that break away and settle on a suitable growing medium. Cool, damp and shaded areas provide the perfect environment for mosses to thrive. Moss in lawns Moss can quickly smother out your grass plants. When things turn dry, moss quickly loses it colour and before long your lawn appears brown and dead. Chafer grubs love to live in mossy lawns. Birds love to eat chafer grubs. Ignore lawn moss at your peril, completely lifting and replacing a lawn affected by this kind of damage can be costly. Mosses grow in lawns in many conditions. I often see lawns that are neither shady nor damp but still have major moss problems. If you have concerns about moss in your lawn it’s best to speak to a lawn care professional who can carry out suitable soil sampling and advise on the correct regime to get the problem under control. Practices and factors Lawn care practices can be a major cause of moss establishing itself in your lawn. Mowing too short, too infrequently or not following the correct mowing height for the time of year can be a big contributor. As can incorrect nutrition, not dealing with thatch or compaction and not removing leaves from the lawn regularly. Bare areas should also be dealt with promptly so as not to leave space for moss spores to germinate. A healthy dense grass sward leaves little room for moss or weeds to take up residence.

Environmental factors play a big part too. Poor drainage or heavy shade means the soil surface and grass remains wet for long periods creating ideal moss growing conditions. Dealing with moss So now you know what moss is and what causes it to take up home in your lawn, you can probably begin to work out how to deal with it if you have it, or how to prevent it in the future. The first thing to think about is nutrition. Ensure the lawn has the correct nutritional plan in place, so it’s receiving the right nutrients at the right time of year. Healthy grass, like healthy people, is in a better position to fight off invaders. Secondly deal with any shade issues. If there are overhanging branches that can be removed to help with light and air-flow consider doing this when these plants are dormant over winter. Next you need to consider drainage issues and compaction. Many lawns benefit greatly from aeration to remove plugs of soil from the lawn and improve drainage, air circulation and penetration of water and nutrients to the plant roots. Top-dressing following aeration is particularly good practice and massively beneficial. If you already have moss in your lawn this can be treated. Some people try this themselves with lawn-sand but the results can be hit and miss, with the grass often being killed at the same time. Our approach is a liquid treatment combined with a wetting agent that helps penetrate deep into the thick matting of moss. Not only does this kill the moss but it also acts as a tonic for the grass, encouraging re-growth and stronger grass plants. Once the moss has been killed it’s time to remove it. This can be hard work over a large area where a petrol driven scarifier is essential equipment for the job. It’s time consuming and pretty hard work but its important to get the dead moss out and will reduce thatch at the same time. The final process is over-seeding. Introducing new, healthy grass plants to in-fill the gaps left by the moss that’s been removed. Creating a stronger, healthier lawn that’s more capable of dealing with the challenges nature throws at it over the winter months. Now is the ideal time to get your lawn in shape. The wet weather of autumn provides the ideal growing conditions for your lawn. 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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WOOD WOOL FIRELIGHTERS £4.65 (Box of 50) All prices subject to VAT and Delivery

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Garden

CATHERINE THOMAS:

It is rare for me to choose a plant just for the colour of its autumn leaves. They are an unpredictable and fleeting pleasure, easily lost overnight in an equinox gale or hard frost. But as a bonus on a plant which has lovely form, leaf shape, flowers or fruits they can be a real treat.

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very season in every year I find myself struck by new visual delights. Although I’m saddened by the passing of summer, autumn always surprises me with its rich colours and contrasts and its earthy tones. In the past the glow of asparagus berries shining with raindrops against their golden ferns has stopped me in my tracks. Or it may be simply an old favourite lit up by sunlight. This morning tree trunks were dark with damp, the remaining leaves sparkled with raindrops in the early morning sun, and white mist rose from the valleys - it was magical.

EQUESTRIAN FENCING COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED

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questrian Fencing & Timber Ltd recently exhibited at Romsey show on Saturday 9th September, and were showcasing their products including Field Shelters, Stables, Gates, Fencing & Garden Furniture.

Whilst at both Alresford & Romsey Show, Equestrian Fencing were running a competition to win a free bespoke Oak Bench, usually retailing at £395.00+Vat. Hundreds of entries were taken, and on Tuesday 13th September a lucky winner was selected. Sarah, from Lyndhust, is thrilled with her new bench- it will be a beautiful addition to her garden and cannot wait to make good use of it. For more information on future offers and competitions please visit www.equestrianfencing.com or like us on Facebook @EquestrianFencingandTimberLtd

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Japanese maples, such as Acer palmatum, have graceful form, filigree branches and intricately beautiful leaves as well as some of the warmest reds of the autumn palette. Flowering cherries, both ornamental and fruiting varieties, are also known for their lovely autumn colours. Some have wonderful trunks, too, such as the glowing polished mahogany of Prunus serrula or the peeling amber bark of maackii “Amber Beauty”. All colours are intensified by contrast and the spectrum of autumn leaves is enhanced by the vibrancy of evergreens and lawns. Catherine Thomas Landscape & Garden Design Tel: 01722 339936 www.catherinethomas.co.uk


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New vintage furniture and homeware showroom in Stockbridge The Old Stables, Chilbolton Down Farm, Stockbridge, SO20 6BU

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Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

Rum's Eg Art & Craft Gallery

Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

Keep small logs out of the weather with this British made log store - £145. High Ridge Farm, Hospital Road, Shirrell Heath

Standard and Bespoke Garden Buildings. Log Store - £195 (excl. vat) High Ridge Farm, Hospital Road, Shirrell Heath

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Silver & 18ct Gold 'Fire & Ice' Ring.Size 'O' £895 - One of an exclusive range of one-off designs by Gill Mallett Tel: 01794 511220 | www.hampshireartandcraft.org

The Hub

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Giving the gift of beautiful hair in the Test Valley. Male and female hairdressers in Stockbridge. Tel: 01264 810139 | thehubstockbridge.co.uk

Monthly Antiques Auction Sat 14 Oct - Fine Art, Antiques, Interiors & Collectables Auction - Tues 31 Oct & Wed 1 Nov. Tel: 01962 735988 | www.andrewsmithandson.com

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Keeping your garden looking the way you want it to all year round.

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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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Retail

BACK FOR A SECOND YEAR AND OUR FOURTH VISIT TO ROMSEY

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he return of the very successful Romsey Antique Collectibles & Decorative Arts Fair which will be taking place on Sunday 15th October at five locations in Romsey Town Centre between 9.30am -4.00pm. The Cornmarket, The Town Hall, Abbey Hall, Church Place and King Johns House.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND JEWELLERY FAIR AT THE GUILDHALL, WINCHESTER

This event brings together passionate traders and enthusiasts of Antiques & Collectibles, vintage & retro homeware as well as silver, glass, kitchenalia, textiles, mid 20th century furniture, postcards ceramics, military items, reclamation items, bric a brac, art deco, bronze, glass, advertising, vintage jewellery and accessories and celebrating the revival of Vinyl records, we have a Vinyl stall.

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raft In Focus will be staging a mixed discipline craft fair alongside its popular Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair at the Guildhall in Winchester this year form 17-19 November making a visit even more worthwhile.

The organisers of the Desire Fair will be using other rooms within The Guildhall to allow visitors to view and purchase contemporary crafts such as artwork, furniture, ceramics, glass, fashion, woodwork, handbags, scarves, metalwork and textiles. This is in addition to the stunning collection of contemporary jewellery and stylish silversmithing work being exhibited within the Bapsy and King Charles Halls at The Guildhall. If you have not visited a Craft in Focus event, this will change your perception of ‘Craft Fairs’ entirely. Both these events will offer the public a calibre of exhibitor rarely seen at other fairs, offering a perfect opportunity to see outstanding work and craftsmanship from these talented British makers.

In addition we have some artists and makers in glass, watercolours, pet portraiture and jewellery and stoneware on offer ….in fact something for all the family – a brilliant day out. A map for the event can be picked up at all the locations & Romsey tourist information centre. All venues are all on the ground floor with easy access and close to each other. Contact: jackieedwardsmarketing@gmail.com 07514 680872 / 023 8061 1068 Facebook Antiques & Art Fairs T: @ArtDesignFairs

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he Mayfly team has an excellent eye for finding original quality vintage items which they source across the UK and Europe. Demand for their lovely pieces has grown both locally and internationally so they are excited to announce the opening of their new showroom. Set on a picturesque farm on the outskirts of Winchester, close to the beautiful market town of Stockbridge, is a 3,000 sq ft showroom full of vintage antique furniture and homeware.

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Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, purchase a unique gift for someone special or commission something for a special occasion, make a date to visit these two events.

“Mayfly Vintage was established after years of my husband and I collecting vintage pieces of furniture and homeware across the UK and Europe. Collecting pieces is our passion and we wanted to share what we find. We only stock items which we would have in our own home and our style is an eclectic mix: reclaimed rustic, industrial, French vintage, country house, mid century and decorative pieces. The majority of our pieces are one-off unique items so our stock changes all the time. We only sell genuine vintage items.

Opening times for this year’s event are 12.30 pm – 6.30 pm on Friday and 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is £4.50 which covers admission for both events.

For opening times please visit our website or follow us on Facebook.

For further information contact the organisers on 01622 747 325 or visit the web site at www.desirefair.com or www. craftinfocus.com Venue: The Guildhall, Broadway, High Street, Winchester, SO23 9GH

Tel: 07801 199131 www.mayflyvintage.co.uk Mayfly Vintage, The Old Stables, Chilbolton Down Farm, Stockbridge, SO20 6BU.


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ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES & DECORATIVE ARTS FAIR at 5 locations in the Town Centre

Sunday 15th October

9.30am - 3.30pm • Free Entry An eclectic mix of Antiques 20th Century Collectables inc. Vintage & the Decorative arts, a huge array of quality handpicked stalls for both inside and outside the home... Something for all the family.

Tel: 07514 680872

Email: jackieedwardsmarketing@gmail.com

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New for 2017

Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair www.desirefair.com

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Education

GODOLPHIN WELCOMES OVER 100 NEW GIRLS

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t the beginning of the Autumn term, over 100 new girls joined the Prep and Senior schools of Godolphin in Salisbury. Girls as young as three and as old as 14 were welcomed into the Godolphin community through a unique ceremony, ‘The Pinny Service’. The Godolphin pinny is worn up until Sixth Form and is highly distinctive, giving the girls a sense of identity and belonging. During the service, chaplain Dr Stella Wood used rosemary, the herb of remembrance and water, a symbol of life and growth to bless both the pinnies and the girls themselves. Prayers were said for them and for their families and they were given a Godolphin hymn book which they will keep throughout their time at the school.

Speaking afterwards, Dr Wood said ‘This is such a special occasion for both our new girls and their families. I particularly look forward to the moment when I begin to spray the girls with water using the rosemary sprigs. To see the looks on their faces and then hear their giggles and laughs is just wonderful!’ Tel: 01722 430500 The Godolphin School, Milford Hill, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2RA

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Community MAGNIFICENT MEN RAISE MEGA MONEY FOR PARKINSONS UK

choristers performing at their best in aid of a cause close to many of their hearts. RMVC singer retired Totton GP Dr John Dracass, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2011, understands better than most just what the diagnosis means and how important the charity is to the one in 500 people living with Parkinson’s. For John, singing and performing with RMVC has made a positive difference to his condition, so he was doubly delighted to be part of raising funds for the charity through the Abbey Concert. However, it was RMVC Chairman Geoff Skinner who summed up what the evening meant to the whole Choir. “This was our 5th Massed Choirs concert and for us it couldn’t have been better. All the choirs performed excellently and very much in a spirit of friendship and charity. To raise such a large sum is a tribute to RMVC’s organisers, to our generous sponsors, the singers themselves and most of all to the wonderfully appreciative audience and our lovely host, Dame Esther Rantzen.

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omsey Male Voice Choir’s Romsey Festival Concert ‘Men & Magnificent Music’, hosted by Dame Esther Rantzen, raised a whopping £8667.41 for the Choir’s chosen charity Parkinson’s UK. With four guest male choirs Cowbridge, Hart, Rushmoor and Swindon, RMVC entertained a full Romsey Abbey to an evening of song, with

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We know that Parkinson’s can’t yet be cured, but, the major research commissioned by the charity into improved treatments will be vital for so many people in the future. It’s for them, fellow RMVC chorister John and others in the Choir affected by this disease and if that’s not a good reason to get up on stage and sing our hearts out I don’t know what is!” In the photograph are, left to right, RMVC members John Dracass, Geoff Skinner, Terry Morrison and Alan Willsher with Parkinson’s UK representative Ruth Brady in the background.


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Culture

ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY - VERDI’S REQUIEM - 11 NOVEMBER 2017

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omsey Choral Society is delighted to be collaborating with Guildford’s Waverley Singers to perform the operatic and stirringly dramatic Verdi’s Requiem (1874). It requires huge forces and the combined choirs of some 150 singers will perform the work twice, once in Romsey Abbey on 11 November, and for the second time in Guildford Cathedral on 19 January. This is surely the most hellfire choral work of all, famed for a terrifying Dies Irae which shows us a glimpse of the Day of Judgment so tumultuous as to make the most agnostic spine tingle. All but one of Guiseppe Verdi's masterworks are operas. Fortunately, though, that one exception is his stunning Requiem, into which he poured the same vibrant emotion that thrills opera fans. Indeed, more than a few critics have hailed the Requiem as Verdi's finest opera. Verdi, a very plain man, could never have abided an intellectual effort at theological exploration. So it's indeed ironic that from this simple man, with no pretension of philosophical insight, arose a work that presents a far more potent sense of sophisticated (and quite modern) theology than the religious works of most of his predecessors. Verdi was anti-clerical and an agnostic; his wife considered him an atheist and recalled that he would laugh and call her mad when she spoke of religion. Perhaps on a more personal level,Verdi found an outlet in the varied text of the requiem to explore his own ambivalent faith through his inherent sense of drama. This promises to be an evocative, musical commemoration for Romsey Choral Society’s annual Remembrance Day concert. For more details and for tickets for the Romsey performance go to www.romseychoral.org.uk or call 07780 682316. Tickets are also available on the door.

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NORWEGIAN CHOIR VISITS ANDOVER

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Norwegian male voice choir is giving a concert on Saturday 28 October at St Mary’s Church, Andover – the site where Olav Tryggvason was converted to Christianity in the year 994. Olav was King of Norway from 995 to 1000 and played an important role in the conversion of Norway to Christianity. He is said to have built the first church in Norway in 995 and to have founded the city of Trondheim in 997. The choir Olavs Menn was originally formed to sing with Norwegian National Opera in Oslo as soldiers for King Olav in a production of Thora på Rimol, an opera by Hjalmar Borgstrøm. Since then they have continued as an independent choir singing a wide range of secular and sacred music. Their programme for this concert will display the breadth of their repertoire. They will also sing some pieces together with local choir The Harmonium Singers, with whom they will share the concert. Olavs Menn will be travelling to the UK specifically to sing in Andover, on the sacred site which holds such special significance for them. Bruce Randall, musical director of The Harmonium Singers, said: “This is a unique cultural event for Andover, the first on this theme since the rare performance of Elgar’s choral work King Olaf at St Mary’s in 1994 by Andover Choral Society. It will be an evening to remember.” The concert begins at the earlier time of 5.00pm and admission is free, with refreshments and a retiring collection. More information at: www.sangerstevne.org/OlavsMenn www.harmoniumsingers.org.uk and on: 01264 771285


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Culture

MAKE YOUR MARK: A PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITY ART PROJECT DEVELOPED FOR TVAF’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 2016

SHEEP SHED GALLERY OPEN ART COMPETITION

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ere’s an opportunity to show your artistic talent! The Sheep Shed Gallery at the Fairground Craft & Design Centre, Weyhill is holding an Open Art Competition in support of Andover Trees United.

There are two categories to the competition. Adults (over 16s) and Young People aged 11 to 16 years. Judging the competition is well known local artist Keith Pattison who will choose a ‘Best in Show’ from the adult entries for a cash prize. The Young People’s prize is a £50 voucher from Hobbycraft. In addition there will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ prize based on the votes of visitors to the exhibition which could go to any entry. Application forms are available from the Sheep Shed Gallery throughout October and the work must be submitted by 21st December for an exhibition in January/February 2018. Work submitted can be in any artist’s medium but must fit into the frame provided on application. There is a £8 entry fee for adults, £4 for young people which covers the cost of the frame and the exhibition. Artists should be aware that their entries will be offered for sale during the exhibition with all proceeds going to Andover Trees United. Andover Trees United is a registered charity working with schools and youth groups to create a new accessible urban woodland area open to all as a place of learning, conservation and enjoyment of the natural environment.Visit the Sheep Shed Gallery for more information and to collect your frame.

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t this year’s Romsey Show, TVAF were delighted to unveil the first of the 3 panels produced to celebrate last year’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The designs for Make Your Mark were developed by Andover artist, Ruth Facey, to provide a good participatory activity for anyone in the vicinity to have a go. Initially designed for Andover, we quickly saw the potential for a permanent reminder of the TVAF anniversary in 3 major centres of Test Valley. Recycled copper, from ‘smooth’ water tanks took over 4 months to find and was only resolved one week before the first event, the Romsey Show. Ruth had to anneal the copper prior to use which she did in half hour sessions over a few days in that last week. Tools for mark making, a variety of hammers and steel blocks were also assembled. The rain fell at last year’s Show, but the activity was successful, many people taking up the challenge to ‘make their mark’. The youngest and the oldest participants took part that day, age 3 and over 80, and demonstrated the accessibility of this activity to all. Two more sessions, in Andover and Mottisfont, produced many more textured panels; ultimately over 200 people made their mark. These were then consigned to blacksmith Dave Hemsley who assembled and fabricated the three panels. Engraved panels produced by Scrybwell were added to record the essential support the project received and so, one year later, the first panel came into public view. The next panel produced last year at Mottisfont will be unveiled at Mottisfont’s Autumn Colour Creative Workshops on Saturday 21 October Pictured with the panel are TVAF Secretary, Michael Moore and Chair, Yinnon Ezra, MBE, MA, FRSA 28

www.sheepshedgallery.co.uk sheepshedgallery@gmail.com Sheep Shed Gallery, Fairground Craft & Design Centre, Weyhill, SP11 0QN

NEW POTTERY OPENS

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oppies Pottery spun its potters wheels this week as it opened for business. A fully equipped new pottery situated at Choice Plants at Timsbury near Romsey, the pottery offers workshops and group opportunities to create with clay whether on a potters wheel or hand building under the supervision of an expert potter. “The pottery has started well, we are offering project focused workshops throughout the week for children, adults and groups, it's a chance to be creative and learn new skills and experience the pleasure of working with clay” said Maisie Jones the resident Potter. “There are fewer opportunities these days to experience the pleasure of pottery and this new facility is a real gain for the area, I hope to meet lots of children and adults really enjoying their time here finding how creative they can be, it's just a lot of fun.” Poppies Pottery is the latest enterprise to open at Choice Plants, joining a busy craft centre, cafe and homemade ice cream parlour. There is a full programme of workshops and group bookings for adults and children at www.choiceplants.co.uk or telephone the pottery and craft centre 01794 368895 for details.


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Church Services ANDOVER

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O St. Michael & All Angels Sunday 1 October 10.30 Sunday Celebration Sunday 8 October 10.30 Eucharist Service Sunday 15 October 10.30 Eucharist Service 11.30 Traidcraft Shop Sunday 22 October 10.30 Eucharist Service Sunday 29 October 10.30 Eucharist Service

O St. Mary's Sunday 1 October 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 8 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 15 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 22 October 10.00 4th Sunday Worship with Sunday School

BOSSINGTON O St. James Sunday 1 October 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 15 October 18.00 Meditation

BROUGHTON O St. Mary's Sunday 1 October 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 The Bible Uncovered Sunday 8 October 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 15 October 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Family Service Sunday 22 October 09.30 Family Communion

CHILBOLTON O St. Mary the Less Sunday 1 October 18.00 Benefice Evensong Sunday 8 October 10.00 Morning Prayer with Thanksgiving for Baptism Sunday 15 October 10.00 Holy Communion (CW) – attended by REME Sunday 22 October 10.00 Family Service

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HOUGHTON O All Saint's Church Sunday 8 October 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 22 October 18.00 Songs of Praise for Harvest Sunday 29 October 09.30 Holy Communion for the Benefice

KING'S SOMBORNE O Methodist Church Sunday 1 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 8 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 15 October 10.30 Holy Communion 15.30 Messy Church Sunday 22 October 10.30 Morning Worship 18.00 Alive! Informal Worship Sunday 29 October 10.30 Morning Worship O St. Peter & St. Paul Sunday 1 October 10.00 Parish Communion Sunday 8 October 08.00 Said Communion 10.00 Harvest Festival Sunday 15 October 08.00 Said Communion 10.00 Matins Sunday 22 October 15.00 Parish Communion Sunday 29 October 10.00 Parish Communion

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O St. Nicholas Sunday 1 October 08.00 Said Holy Communion Sunday 15 October 18.00 Evensong – Harvest Songs of Praise

O St. Peter's Sunday 1 October 09.30 Family Service Sunday 8 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 15 October 09.30 Family Communion Sunday 22 October 08.00 Holy Communion

LITTLETON O St. Catherines Sunday 1 October 16.00 Café Church Sunday 8 October 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 15 October 10.00 Harvest Festival 18.00 Peace & Wholeness Sunday 22 October 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 29 October 10.00 5th Sunday Benefice Communion Service @ Littleton ‘Hope for a Broken World’

LONGSTOCK O St. Mary Sunday 8 October 17.00 St Mary Harvest Festival followed by Harvest Supper (Hog Roast) in Village Hall Sunday 15 October 09.30 Morning Worship Sunday 22 October 09.15 Parish Communion

MOTTISFONT O St. Andrew's Sunday 1 October 18.00 Evensong Sunday 8 October 11.00 Messy Church Club Sunday 15 October 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 22 October 11.00 Family Communion

NETHER WALLOP O St. Andrew's Sunday 1 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 8 October 09.30 Family Communion Sunday 15 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 22 October 09.30 Family Service

SPARSHOLT O St. Stephen's Sunday 1 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 8 October 10.00 Harvest Festival Sunday 15 October 10.00 Matins Sunday 22 October 10.00 Family Communion

STOCKBRIDGE O Old St. Peter Sunday 15 October 08.00 Said Holy Communion O St. Peter Sunday 1 October 10.45 Mattins Sunday 8 October 10.45 Parish Communion Sunday 15 October 10.45 All Age Worship Sunday 22 October 10.45 Parish Communion Sunday 29 October 10.45 Benefice Communion Service

WHERWELL O St. Peter & Holy Cross Sunday 1 October 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 8 October 18.00 Evensong & Close of Flower Festival Sunday 15 October 11.30 Harvest Festival Sunday 22 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 29 October 18.00 Autumn Meditation – St Francis of Assisi


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Community THE 2018 ALL SAINTS WINTER LECTURES: UPPER CLATFORD Monday 22nd January

Prison: an unfailing test of any civilisation? An authoritative review on UK prisons and the options we face in dealing with this apparently intractable problem. Juliet Lyon CBE, is the former Director of the Prison Reform Trust and Currently Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Death in Custody. She is an acknowledged expert on the UK prison service and national and international prison reform.

Monday 5th February

How honest was Churchill? Winston Churchill’s reputation has rested at Olympian heights.Yet recent research of his vast archive raises interesting questions. David Lough, former private banker and now historian, weighs the evidence and discusses the implications for understanding not just Churchill, but the qualities we may need to tolerate in other great leaders. Tickets cost £12.00 per person. Please make cheques in favour of “All Saints PCC”. Tickets can be bought at Clatford Village Store & Post Office and The Abbotts Ann Village Store.You can also contact Nicki Crosthwaite Eyre (01264 35 25 30 or e-mail: Nicki.eyre@ talktalk.net) and send her a stamped addressed envelope to The Old Malthouse, Upper Clatford, Andover, SP11 7QL. Please state number of tickets for each event. Doors open at 7pm and the lectures start at 8pm at the King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Upper Clatford, SP11 7QL. Parking is available behind the hall. Funds raised will be shared between All Saints PCC, The Prison Reform Trust and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

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Good news and fake news; the changing face of journalism. With so many new sources of information available to us, newspapers might not survive for much longer in their present form. But Matthew Campbell argues that good journalism deserves all our support in an age of “fake news”, “click bait” and Google algorithms. Matthew Campbell has been a foreign correspondent for almost three decades, covering most of the world’s hot spots including wars in Africa and the Middle East. He began his career at Reuters in Central America, where he was posted as Managua bureau chief before joining The Sunday Times. He was the paper’s correspondent in Moscow, Washington and in Paris, where he lived for 15 years. All are welcome. Entry £4 to include a glass of wine or soft drink.

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