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ISSUE 157 SEPTEMBER 2021

TEST VALLEY

Life in your Community

RECIPE OF THE MONTH

NOT CATCHING

HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT TRUST

ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE

Roasted tomato, basil and parmesan quiche

By Lucia Foster-Found

Keep the Flow Going

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Trades, services, designers, All you need for your home

30 Environment

06 Education

Keep the flow going

Find local schools and educational experts

32 Recipe of the Month

08 Feature

Roasted tomato, basil and parmesan quiche

Winchester Green Week 2021

Looking after your health and yourself! Not Catching - By Lucia Foster-Found

20 Professional Services

From photographers to solicitors - every professional service you need

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PROPERTY

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EDUCATION

Sixth Form for Curious Minds Earlier this year, Winchester College announced that it would offer day places for boys and girls in its Sixth Form from September 2022. Tom Quayle, Head of Sixth Form, gives us an insight in to what life is like at this historic school. We believe that Sixth Form should be the most interesting, enriching and academically demanding years of your school life; and there is no better place to spend them than in the beautiful surroundings at Winchester College. Life here is busy, challenging and fulfilling: pupils learn well beyond the exam syllabus; have access to incredible facilities, opportunities and teaching; and the freedom to explore who they are and what they’re interested in.

we interrogate the ideas of the present through the lens of the past and future; we look at how global cultures and civilisations have shaped the world we know; and discuss, debate, and reflect on ethics, politics, the humanities and the sciences. Put simply, you will be taught what isn’t taught elsewhere and isn’t tested in exams. It will prepare you to thrive in the modern world and to contribute to a global society. And this is what our pupils go on to do: studying at world-class institutions all over the globe – and to lead in their careers and give back to society. Our fortnightly careers panels allow us to hear from and connect to an impressive array of former pupils who are at the very top of their fields across the working world. We do not have a preconceived idea about what a Winchester College pupil looks like, and nor should you. We were founded by a visionary philanthropist who recognised the importance of education and service regardless of background. And that is what we look for – those who have the intellectual spark and curiosity to take advantage of everything the school has to offer, and the drive and determination to give something back. You will find that Winchester College is a special place with a rich academic history but one that looks firmly forward. A place where pupils can find, develop and express their interests, whatever they look like. We welcome bright, inquisitive pupils, irrespective of background and there is a substantial bursaries programme, which can cover 100% of fees and costs.

We have economists and engineers, as well as those who calculate, create or compose. Our pastoral and wider care is extensive: whether you’re looking for careers advice, university guidance, 1-1 sports coaching, or support with your learning, there will always be someone there to help.

At the heart of our academic ethos is a belief that there is life – and learning – beyond exams. Developed through our unique programme of non-examined cultural studies, pupils explore topics unrestrained by any syllabus:

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If you’re interested in visiting the school or would like to talk to one of our Sixth Form Advisors, please get in touch at winchestercollege.org/sixthform. Winchester College College Street Winchester SO23 9NA Tel: 01962 621100 www. www.winchestercollege.org


Winchester Green Week 2021

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f you’ve noticed the heavier and more intense summer rain along with the devastating floods in northern Europe, or the terrible forest fires across southern Europe and North America, then hopefully you’ll be inspired to take action to help fight the climate crisis that is responsible for these severe weather events. Winchester Green Week, Winchester’s annual festival of all things ‘green’, covering issues such as the climate crisis, environmental issues and sustainable living is back this year as part of ‘The Great Big Green Week’ the largest event for nature and climate ever seen in the UK. Running from 25 September to 3 October, this year the Winchester Green Week theme is ‘growing greener together’. Running as a festival style platform for collaboration across the whole of Winchester district, the aim is to celebrate and promote action towards sustainable living. Winchester Green Week has grown significantly in past years and despite the challenges of 2020, over 30 organisations from community groups, faith groups, local businesses, charities and the local authority put on over 65 socially distanced events or created digital resources. Over 1,500 visits to the Winchester Green Week website during Green Week 2020 demonstrated the large number of residents across Winchester district looking to take action towards a more sustainable life. Contributing organisations take responsibility for the organisation, cost and insurance of their own events whilst the Winchester Green Week team advise, coordinate and advertise.

Among events planned for Winchester Green Week 2021 are: · Winchester Food Partnership Day · Winchester Climate Action Network climate action planning workshops · Winchester City Council HEP Committee meeting · Winchester Cathedral ‘Rise to the Moment’ service · 7 week course on Green Living · ‘A cry from our hearts for our common home’ an artistic expression · Multiple events hosted by Winchester University Winchester Action on Climate Change are hoping to coordinate a ‘Sing for the Climate’ event on Saturday 2 October and are looking for groups to participate in this mass singing event, demonstrating the strength of feeling that more action needs to happen now in the fight against climate change. More information and details of events can be found at www. winchestergreenweek.co.uk . If you wish to find out more about hosting an event please email winchestergreenweek@gmail.com. With the UK hosting ‘COP26’ the UN Climate Conference in November 2021, now is the time to raise awareness and ambition. Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC)


AUTUMN TERM EVENTS AT ST SWITHUN’S Book your place at our autumn term open events now: Friday 17 September at 1.45pm Senior and sixth-form open day Friday 1 October at 1.45pm Bear Hunt activity afternoon for families with children aged 2-4 Saturday 9 October at 9.30am Foundations for Success conference for parents of children under 4 To find out more and to book, please visit www.stswithuns.com or call Senior School 01962 835700 | Prep School 01962 835792


COMMUNITY / EDUCATION Another year of outstanding A Level and GCSE results at Embley Despite significant challenges and

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upheaval to education over the last 18 months, Embley’s students have achieved outstanding A Level and GCSE results. Every grade is richly deserved because they showcase each student’s best work with the most comprehensive evidence, all of which are underpinned by our rigorous process for teacher assessed grades and the support and expertise of our teachers. All A Level students secured their first-choice university places across a diverse range of courses, which reflect each student’s personal ambitions. Nearly 60% of Embley’s A Level results were graded A*-A, 80% achieved A*-B and 99% achieved A*-C. Children who study at Embley continue to achieve almost a grade above that which they would expect to achieve in their A Levels elsewhere. Sixty percent of Embley GCSE students achieved grades 9-7 (A*-A equivalent) and 99% achieved grades 9-4 (A*-C equivalent). Throughout their studies, our students have demonstrated extraordinary talents as they navigated through unprecedented disruption and uncertainty because of the pandemic. Every student’s hard work, commitment and incredible resilience has paid off and we are all immensely proud of them all. We wish all our students every success in the exciting new opportunities that await them as they complete their education at Embley. Cliff Canning, Headmaster, Embley W: www.embley.org.uk E: admissions@embley.org.uk Christy Lefteri will be in conversation with Sarah O’Rorke at 7.00pm on Tuesday 12 October - The bestselling author of the The Beekeper of Aleppo, Christy Lefteri comes to talk about her latest blockbuster, Songbirds, set in contemporary Cyprus.

Godolphin School announces line-up for its fourth Literary Festival This year the Godolphin Literary Festival will celebrate reading and writing with a week of author events in Salisbury from 11-15 October 2021. Pupils from Wiltshire and Hampshire Schools will be invited to a number of author talks including: Children’s author Onjali Q Rauf - known for her bestseller The Boy at the Back of the Class. Popular Young Adult author, M A Bennett who won the Salisbury Schools’ Book Award with her Onjali Q Rauf novel S.T.A.G.S. Tracey Corderoy brings reading to the young with her many picture book series, most recently with Shifty McGifty and Sneaky Beak.

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The fabulous line up of evening talks are open to the general public and will include Mary Ann Sieghart @ 7.00pm on Monday 11 October. Sieghart has had an illustrious career in newspaper, radio and television journalism, she comes to talk about her book The Authority Gap which tackles everyday sexism as seen through the eyes of her high-profile interviewees.

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At 7.00pm on Wednesday 13October Nigel Farndale will be in conversation with author and Country Life Executive Editor Giles Kime. The Times journalist, Nigel Farndale, comes to talk about his career interviewing the stars and his novel, The Dictator’s Muse, based on the life of Leni Riefenstahl, the photographer best known for Hitler’s propaganda films. £5 tickets are available for these evening events. To find out more, please email events@godolphin.org.

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Playing for Success In the fourth of our blog series about what makes Salisbury Cathedral School Special, we join Year One to discover how the school is doing things differently for some of its youngest pupils

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t’s just after morning break in the Year One classroom at Salisbury Cathedral School (SCS) and the children are happy. There is no sense of disappointment about being back in the classroom. There are also no formal tables set up for reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, tables host a play castle, a large dragon egg, and other learning tools including coloured paper, scissors and glue, beads and painting. Mrs Ride, SCS Year One Teacher, tells the pupils: ‘You can do your learning through play.’

The children immediately disperse and a sense of purpose paints the room. Not one asks for inspiration. Some continue with a previous activity such as finishing a junk model dragon - the current theme is fairy tales – or mixing a magic potion. Three children opt for role play corner which is currently an ice cream shop. One boy is buying an ice cream, another is taking payment from the large tray of plastic money while the third makes the ice cream from cardboard cones and the selection of different coloured tissue paper representing a range of flavours. This is not a special day, rather it is the special way that SCS has adopted to ensure pupils learn much more than just the academic outcomes detailed for key stage 1. Partly inspired by how much school 2019/20 reception pupils missed, the SCS Pre-Prep department decided to make Year One more of a bridge between the gentle play-based teaching in reception and the formalised learning pupils experience in Year Two, as they prepare to move up to the Prep school.

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‘The top-down pressure for increasingly formalised learning in the early years of school is intense. Here at SCS, we have decided to buck the trend. We choose to consciously allow play to occur freely and meaningfully within a quality environment,’ explains Chloe. ‘The benefits of child-initiated learning through play are manifold. It allows all our pupils to be challenged even though they progress at different rates. It means we, the staff, know our pupils very well as we see what each child finds interesting, challenging and fun. And, as for the children, they develop the most incredible resilience, independence and a deep-rooted curiosity and love of learning.’

Turning our attention back to the here and now in the classroom, two pupils have chosen to complete one of their ‘must-do’ activities of the week. Laid out in rainbow trays, are tasks relating to history, phonics, science and all other areas of the key stage 1 curriculum. The children have to complete each activity in every tray, weekly, in their own time and then stick the completed work into their exercise books. In this way they hold responsibility for their own learning and continually improve their independence – one of the life skills pro-actively built at SCS. The staff will, of course, gently remind pupils of the activities they need to do during the week, but exactly when they decide to access this required material is a decision for the child. Chloe explains how she was initially inspired by Anna Ephgrave’s famous book, ‘Planning in the Moment with Young Children’, which promotes child-led learning in which children are given autonomy and respect. Anna’s pedagogy is that ‘children are born with a natural desire to explore and learn and we, the adults, support them by creating an enabling environment . . . and we remain in the moment with the children as they explore and learn. We observe carefully and enhance the learning whenever we spot a teachable moment.’ With the motto of ‘let the children play’ you could be excused for thinking that learning through play is an easy option, but that is very far from the truth. In fact, this method of teaching demands particularly deep understanding of the curriculum as staff need to spot teaching opportunities within each day as they arise, rather than pre-planning activities to meet specific learning objectives. This is demonstrated well by a girl who is making a beaded necklace. Chloe complements her necklace and then asks, ‘can you improve the design with a repeating pattern?’ The suggestion is embraced with enthusiasm and the girl continues gloriously unaware she is meeting a key stage 1 learning objective. Chloe knows though, but she will remain in the moment with her class for now and record her observations later as she checks in with each child’s progress towards their individual learning goals. The SCS method is not a blanket reproduction of Anna Ephgrave’s methodology. Chloe explains how pupils in Year One at SCS benefit from specialist teaching in music, ballet, French, computing and sports. These lessons are timetabled and taught traditionally meaning the whole week cannot be solely dedicated to learning through play. The children also participate in daily short bursts, 10 to 15 minutes, of adult led teaching in maths, literacy and phonics. As the school year progresses, these intervals of more formal teaching increase to prepare the children for Year Two. Careful progression between years is a key element of the SCS Pre-Prep journey. Just as Chloe gradually builds up her formal, adult-led teaching she also liaises with SCS Reception regarding what she is looking for in the next class of Year One pupils. The list may surprise you, as well as having a clear grasp of every child’s unique progress with their early learning goals (ELG), she also asks for children who, ‘know how to play, can find things to do, have ideas and stay busy with their friends’. All lifelong skills for mindful happiness. Head of SCS Pre-Prep, Linda Cunningham Brown, sums it up well, ‘a child’s early learning is the foundation for all their future learning. Like all good foundations, it should be both strong and flexible. We think it should also be fun so if you can learn through play, why choose any other way?’


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EDUCATION

Andover Schools celebrate the Class of 2021 Year 11 students across Andover and Stockbridge are celebrating this morning as the 2021 GCSE results are confirmed. The four main secondary schools have again joined forces to recognise the achievements of the class of 2021 and to shine the light on the qualities and attributes of students in successfully navigating another challenging year. Alongside celebrating their successes, the spotlight this year is also firmly on personal responsibility, resilience and strength of character. This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) are where teachers determine the final result based on a combination of evidence including predicted grades, mock exams, in-class tests, coursework and essays.The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic. Determined to ensure today was a celebration across the town and in Stockbridge and that their students were recognised for their achievements and more, the Headteachers had the following to say: Harrow Way Community School Commenting on how this year has tested students in immeasurable ways Harrow Way Community School Headteacher Michael

Serridge said: “None of us could say that the past academic year has been ideal. The class of 2021 are a year group unlike any other in terms of their struggles and challenges but they have taken this year in their stride, showing commitment, determination and working exceptionally hard. “Today is one of celebration and I am incredibly proud of each and every Year 11 Harrow Way student. They too should be proud with their achievements and recognise that this year, ironically, will equipped them well for the next stage of their lives, from further and higher education to their future careers.” John Hanson Community School Headteacher Russell Stevens said: “I could not be prouder of the class of 2021 as a year group, and as individuals, for the way they have approached their education over the last 5 years; from slightly nervous 11-year olds in September 2016 to confident young adults in 2021.

Winton Community Academy Helen Jones, Headteacher for Winton Community Academy said: "Year 11 has been, without a doubt, an impressive year group and I am sure this is mirrored across all three of the Andover schools.

“They have shown the resilience and strength of character, especially in the last year and a half, to approach their education in all its forms with determination and positivity. Whatever they decide to do in the future, within education and beyond, I hope they can look back at their time at John Hanson with fond memories and a sense of pride.” Test Valley School Headteacher at Test Valley, Toni Wilden commented: “I could not be more proud of this Test Valley class of 2021. Despite the

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incredible challenges that COVID brought, they took every day in their stride - working with purpose and resilience to ensure the best possible outcomes for themselves. “Today we celebrate those well deserved stunning outcomes - the result of so much hard work. Never let anyone undermine these results. They truly reflect the sheer determination and tenacity that our young people showed throughout 2020-21. Well done.”

“This year has been full of enormous uncertainty for our students. The way they were going to be assessed changed several times at very short notice requiring huge patience from them all. But they took each change in their stride and showed an incredible work ethic which I feel will hold them in good stead for their futures. I wish them all the best as they take their next step towards achieving their dreams and aspirations."


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tood on Hurst shingle bank, looking out towards The Needles as the dogs paddled in and out of the surf, they tackled up. “Today is the day. I feel it in my fish bones. Oh yes!” Himself was full of hope and added “You might get some mackerel – I’ve brought feathers.” A few years ago, the word ‘feathers’ in this context would have confused her. She’d have wondered if he planned to tickle the fish into submission, or dress them up as a showgirl, name of Lola. Now she knew better. A world of alluring lures and scintillating spinners had since opened up and she was planning to use these to catch herself a bass. In spite of the in-shore water over-fishing, Himself’s optimism was catching. Watching him busy baiting up some beach casters with ragworm, she shuddered. Happy to dig them up and gingerly scoop them into a bucket, she couldn’t quite bring herself to push them, wriggling, onto a hook. Especially after she found out that the scary looking things could bite. As he cast out his baited, weighted hook he cried out. “I’m going for flatfish. Frying tonight!” He looked so happy, standing there in his beloved tatty old shorts kept especially for the seaside, watching the end of the rod for the tell-tale ‘dip dip’ that might indicate a nibble. She set up the beach shelter for the dogs and unpacked the picnic under their watchful eyes. “High time you got new shorts” she said as she took over his ham and cheese baguette. “Mmn yes, soon” he seemed to agree. “Really?” she asked, surprised, given his devotion to the slightly sad cut-offs. “Yes. High tide, about an hour. You’d best get casting” oblivious that his selective hearing had clearly kicked in, he munched on his sandwich. “I think that was a bite!” he cried out excitedly and dropped his lunch to reel in his line. His back was turned to the dogs, his baguette enticingly unprotected. In a canine parody of the game ‘Grandma’s footsteps’ the dogs crept out of the tent. Their necks stretched forth; elongated like moray eels issuing from their lair. Himself, disappointed that there was no plaice the size of a dinner plate on his line, re-cast and reached for his baguette. The dogs froze and then

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retreated, drooling, backwards into the tent. Catching her watching them, they shot her a look she could only describe as shifty. Casting out her own line with its bewitching lure; articulated and vibrant, it mimicked a swooping, swimming fish as she reeled it back. She had high hopes and shortly it was her turn for an enthusiastic “I think I’ve got something!” as she felt encouraging resistance, only to be disappointed by the hook’s heavy cargo of weed. Fishing was a wonderfully distracting waste of an afternoon; a respite from concerns of Covid, work and family. More an exercise in anticipation of the catch, they were not overly disappointed with no fishy on a little dishy for their dinner. Not catching any fish, they were also not ‘catching’ anything else out in the open air and far from people. As the soft September sun slid towards the horizon, they packed up their collection of lures, feathers, hooks and spinners – and liberated the remaining ragworms. The couple walked back along the shingle to their car, whilst the dogs ran splashily along the water line, enthusiastically chasing seagulls and each other. “Fish and chips in Milford-on-Sea?” he asked as she switched on the ignition. “I didn’t think you’d be hungry so soon after that enormous baguette?” she’d anticipated cooking a light supper later. “Half a baguette darling” he remonstrated. Half a baguette?? She looked around at the spaniels lying down in the back of the car. One wagged its tail. “and to be honest, the end was a bit soggy.” Soggy?? She turned around again; the other spaniel raised a weary head and looked at her. Was that a crumb in its whiskers? Himself was conducting a post mortem on the lack of success. “Do you know, maybe it was the wrong bait – I’ll use something else next time. Perhaps squid, or maybe prawns. I don’t think that I had so much as a nibble all day” he mused, looking out of the window. She glanced once more at the dogs, who apparently unashamed of their feat of grand theft sandwich, didn’t even have the decency to look guilty. Should she tell Himself that he’d had more than a nibble on his bait and caught one, if not two ‘dog’ fish? Maybe later, when he’d forgotten about the soggy end...


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e Alresford Hearing Studio are proud to celebrate the two-year anniversary, serving its valued patients from its premises in West Street Alresford. The Alresford Hearing Studio has now helped over 300 patients to hear better with the latest hearing technology and performed ear wax removal on over 1200 local patients in the past year. Jodie Longman said: “We’re really pleased with the progress we’ve made in what has been a challenging year for everyone. We are a family run business that really focusses on giving the highest standards customer care. Being independent we can find the best solution from any hearing aid supplier. We feel we have built a very good reputation in the local community and are really proud of the 150 five-star customer reviews we now have on both Google.” The Alresford Hearing Studio offers a range of services including hearing consultations, earwax removal, tinnitus consultations, custom hearing protection including shooting, swim and sleep plugs, and custom in-ear monitors for musicians. Samuel Longman our expert Audiologist who studied at the prestigious Mary Hare School of the deaf and previously worked

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for a global hearing aid manufacturer before establishing the practice in 2019, explained some common reasons for people to visit… “A build-up of earwax can cause a loss of hearing and can make the ear feel full and uncomfortable, Earwax is natural and has a purpose, however when there’s a blockage it can cause a person to feel like their hearing has deteriorated.” “With a gradual hearing loss, it’s a bit different. People don’t always know that they have a hearing loss, they may start to perceive is that people are mumbling when they’re speaking or that the TV is not clear enough. Very often its others close to you that realise there may be a hearing problem first, Because it’s so gradual over time people don’t always know that they have a problem, in fact people can take 7 to 10 years on average to actually seek advice from a medical professional.” Samuel added that many people were unaware just how advanced hearing aid technology now is. For more information on Hearing and services The Alresford Hearing Studio can offer, visit alresfordhearingstudio.co.uk or call us on 01962 790749 to book an appointment for some friendly advice.


Why does our Hearing Deteriorate over Time? If a hearing professional diagnosis you with age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), you’re in good company. A recent study shows about one-third of UK adults between 60 and 70 have some degree of hearing loss. As we get older, deterioration within the inner ear and along the nerve pathways to the brain can impact our hearing capability. Generally, these changes are related to the health of the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that enable our hearing. Unfortunately, these hair cells do not regenerate or regrow, so any hearing loss we experience due to this damage is permanent

Will I lose my hearing as I get older? It depends largely on your genetic and medical history as well as your exposure to noise over the years. For example, a factory worker is at a much higher risk than an office worker but there are multiple factors that can contribute to hearing loss as we age • The largest risk factor is Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Prolonged exposure to excessive noise at work, home or during music and leisure activities such as shooting can cause this type of hearing loss

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• Did your parents have hearing loss? You may inherit a hereditary condition. • Certain medical conditions that affect the blood supply to the middle ear, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or other circulatory problems • Ototoxic medications, which are drugs that can affect hearing. For example, toxic side effects of certain medications, such as aspirin and antibiotics may negatively affect your hearing.

Some Common Symptoms of Age-Related Hearing Loss Because presbycusis occurs gradually, many people don’t realize they’re having difficulty hearing. If you’re older and having hearing problems, here are some symptoms that may indicate you have age related hearing loss: • Other people seem to be mumbling or slurring their speech and language. In other words, you find that you can hear but not fully understand. • Conversations are difficult to follow, especially when there is background noise • You have difficulty hearing higher pitched sounds, such as the doorbell or birds • Men’s voices are easier to understand than women’s and children's voices • You are experiencing a ringing, buzzing or hissing sound in your ears

Is there a Cure For Age-Related Hearing Loss? Like most types of sensorineural hearing loss, there is no cure. Fortunately, though, most cases of sensorineural hearing loss can be treated by a hearing care professional.


COMMUNITY / PROFESSIONAL National Garden Scheme Hampshire In 2018 the National Garden Scheme Trustees voted a grant of £85,000 to make a major contribution to a brand new Outdoor Learning Centre for Treloar’s, the Hampshire school and college that enables education for disabled children. In July 2021 the new centre was opened by Treloar’s Patron, Alan Titchmarsh who said, “It was such an honour to be there and to be part of it. Outdoor learning is vital for our health as individuals and as a community, and Treloar’s are a wonderful example of how that connection with nature can be achieved and how it benefits us all. I hope the garden thrives.” This really shows the NGS “at work”. Above you can see Alan cutting the ribbon accompanied by Harry and Joe. At Treloar’s they concentrate on the students ability - not their disability. To read the full report click on the link https://ngs.org.uk/treloars-new-outdoor-learning-centre-opened/ Meon Orchard Kingsmead North of Wickham PO17 5AU Open: Sunday 5th September 2m to 6pm Admission: £5.00 children free Refreshments: Home-made teas 2 acre garden designed and constructed by current owners. An exceptional range of rare, unusual and architectural plants including National Collection of Eucalyptus. Dramatic foliage plants from around the world, see plants you have never seen before! https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/16912

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Winchester Heritage Open Days

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t’s that time of the year again when we can all look forward to Heritage Open Days and a chance to discover the history on our doorstep, all for free. This year sees the welcome return of events you can attend in person, many of which you can just turn up to although others will need to be pre-booked. Look out for the Edible England events celebrating this year’s national theme. And for friends and family further afield, or those who are unable to visit, there will still be plenty of events available online.

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Here are some of this year’s festival highlights…

Tours & Behind the Scenes • Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Guided Tour of Magdalen Hill Cemetery, Winchester, Fri 10am & 12pm, Sun 12th 10am, 12pm, 3pm. Book in advance • Winchester HODs (online), Behind the Business, Fri 10th onwards • The Watercress Line, Behind the Scenes Tour at Ropley Station, Sat 11th & Sun 12th various times from 11.30am • Jeremy France (online), Behind the Scenes at Jeremy France, Tues 14th 10-11am, Fri 17th 2-3pm, Sat 18th 10-11am. Book in advance • The Grange, Northington, Thurs 16th House open 12-5pm, Tours 1pm & 4pm. Book in advance • Winchester College Guided Tours, Thurs 16th- Sun 19th various times. Book in advance • Pilgrims’ Hall, Sun 19th 9.30am-5.30pm • The Gregg School, Sun 19th 2-5pm

Edible England • ‘Edible England’ Winchester High Street Trail, Fri 10th – Sun 19th (trail map available from website, the Visitor Information Centre) • ‘Edible England’ Exhibition (online), Fri 10th onwards • Montezumas Winchester, Step back in time with chocolate, Fri 10th- Sun 19th • Rick Stein Cookery School (online), Winchester Pudding cookery demonstration, Fri 10th- Sun 19th • Incredible Edible, Community Allotment Open Day, Sat 11th 10am-12pm, Tours 10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am • Hyde900, Medieval Cookery Classes with Patricia Silver-Warner, next to Winchester Cathedral Offices, Sun 12th 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Book in advance • Prof Chris Woolgar & Dr Ellie Woodacre (UoW) (online), A Winchester Wedding Feast, Wed 15th 7-8pm. Book in advance • Proudfoot & Co (online), Discover England’s Lost Spices, Wed 15th 5.30pm-8.30pm • Gilbert White’s House, Gilbert White’s Brewhouse & Open Day, Thurs 16th 10.30am-7pm. • Honesty Cookery School, Tea Event – Talk & Tasting, Thurs 16th 2pm. Book in advance • Whitchurch Silk Mill Food Festival & Open Day, Sat 18th 10.30am-4pm • Winchester Muse, Poetry event at St Lawrence-in-the-Square, Winchester, Sat 18th 2-3pm Talks & Exhibitions • Alex Beeton (online), ‘The State, the School, and the Sugarloaf: Winchester College and the Civil Wars’, Fri 10th 1-2pm. Book in advance • Inn the Park, ‘Winchester Deserves... Cake’ Exhibition of work by David Ferry, daily from 9am-12pm. Closed Mon 13th & Tues 14th • St Bartholomew Church, Postcard display of old Winchester, Sat 11th 10am-4pm • Aldershot Military Museum, ‘Rushmoor’s Rations’ Exhibition, Sat 11th& Sun 12th 11am-4pm. • Hyde900 Launch of Edward Fennell’s “CHARTER FOR MURDER”, next to Winchester Cathedral Offices, Sat 11th 4.30-5.30pm. Book in advance • An Interview with Damian Dibben by P&G Wells Ltd (online), available from Mon 13th onwards • Dr Eric Lacey (UoW) (online), Place Names as Edible Encyclopaedia: foraging, grazing & hunting in medieval Hampshire, Mon 13th 2pm. Book in advance

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Army Flying Museum (online), Army Flying: Their Stories Past and Present, Tues 14th 4-5pm. Book in advance Dr Carey Fleiner (UoW) (online), You Spin Me Right ‘Round - Spinning and Weaving in the Roman World, Sat 18th 3-4pm. Book in advance Friends Meeting House, Andrew Rutter art exhibition, Sat 18th & Sun 19th 1-5pm

Family Events • Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Children’s Medal Making, Fri 10th & Wed 15th 10am-2pm • Winchester Poetry Festival, Winchester - A Hidden Heritage of Everyday Beauty: Pop-Up Story Collecting, Fri 10th & Sun 19th 9am-5pm • Hampshire Cultural Trust, Open Days at Winchester City Museum & Westgate Museum, Sat 11th & Sun 12th • Classic & Sports Car Display, outside the Great Hall, Winchester, Sat 11th 10am-5pm • Stories for a Great Hall - From All Ages, For All Ages by Mike Rogers, Sun 12th 12.15-2.45pm • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Wild Winchester, Wed 15th 5.30-8.30pm. Book in advance • Winchester College Treasury - Children’s Trail, Thurs 16th & Fri 17th 2-4pm, Sat 18th & Sun 19th 10am-4pm • King Alfred Buses, Heritage Bus & Coach Display, Cattle Market, Winchester, Sat 19th 10am-4pm • Open Days: The Great Hall, Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, Romsey Signal Box, Bursledon Brickworks & The Vyne. See website for various dates, times & booking details.

For more information, programme and bookings visit: www.winchesterheritageopendays.org Winchester Visitor Information Centre: Tel.01962 840500 For Hampshire HistBites visit: http://histbites.buzzsprout.com


10th-19th September 2021

Still fun, fabulous and free Join us again as we journey behind closed doors and share tales of the past through walks, talks, exhibitions, performances, workshops and tours. Building on the success of 2020, which had a global audience, this year’s Heritage Open Days offers a hybrid of in-person and digital events. Many of them you will be able to just turn up to on the day, but others will need to be booked in advance through our online box office. Sign up to our newsletter and look out for activities and great resources being shared on our website, social media accounts and podcast channel.

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ENTERTAINMENT Wallop Artists Exhibition

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Our first Exhibition since 2019 to be held at the Wallops Parish Hall, Stockbridge. SO20 8EG Open from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Artwork and Ceramics for sale. Free entry and parking, with disabled access. For more information visit: www.wallopartists@gmail.com 25th and 26th September, 2021

Stockbridge Cinema Friday 17 Sept 7.30pm Minari (12A) A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. (In English and Korean with subtitles).

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Discover the gardens of the best surviving example of an 18th Century Cottage Orné. Enchanting walled garden with chalk cob walls, peony walk & rose arbour. 14 acres of picturesque countryside, riverside walks, charming Alpacas, topiary dragon & Peacock Garden. Honesty at Houghton Lodge Gardens tea room for light refreshments & homemade cakes. Garden admission not required to visit the tearoom. Five minutes drive from Stockbride plus plenty of onsite parking. Open: 1st April - 30th Sept: 11am - 5pm Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays

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Wednesday 22 September 4.30pm and 7.30pm Nomadland (12A) Following the closure of a gypsum mine in the Nevada town she calls home, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road. Exploring an unconventional life as a modern day nomad, Fern discovers a resilience and resourcefulness unlike any she's known before. Along the way, she meets other nomads who become mentors in the vast landscape of the American West. Information common to both films Showing at Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE. Tickets can be purchased online - price £5.50 plus £0.50p booking fee per ticket (£6.00 total) via www.stockbridgecinema. org.uk or by telephone from TicketSource 0333 666 3366 (£1.75 charge per booking in addition to online ticket price). Visit our website for more details.

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HEN, T AUDIO FEATURE HTON T VENUE Broughton Village Hall is a unique facility ONS, situated in the center of Broughton. MUCH Recently fully

As part of it’s recent extension and refurbishment, Broughton Village Hall now possesses excellent facilities both inside and outside. Events can spill out onto the patio area and lawn. The addition of this lovely outdoor space can enhance parties and other gatherings. With the flexibility of different room sizes to suit numbers from a few to 130, Broughton Village Hall is an excellent venue available to hire at extremely competitive rates. Please visit www.broughtonvillagehall. com for further details.

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The Totally Mid-Century and Thoroughly Modern Peter Green Turns 65! This independent and still family-owned company is now a rarity amongst furnishing stores these days. With its roots firmly based in the South, Peter Green Furnishers is seen as a local ‘icon’ in the region, whose residents have witnessed its transformation from a tiny store in Eastleigh to the present day expansive and modern showrooms that it occupies in Chandlers Ford. It’s 65 years since founder, Peter Green, opened his ‘Sleep Shop’ with wife Norah, who he met at a dance in Southampton during WWII. The war was over and Peter, who had been working as a furniture representative after leaving the RAF, had managed to save £150 with which to start his business.

Wendy says: “Peter Green Furnishers are both proud and amazed to have taken such a long journey partnering with so many well-established manufacturers and it fascinates us to think that we are now seeing updated versions of the ‘old classics’ reappear in our store. A case in point is the Ercol 355 Studio Couch - a best seller in 1956, the year my Father opened his store, now re-released with new finishes and fabrics to meet the current passion for anything ‘vintage’. The key to such longevity of all these companies is our shared belief that service, quality and customer satisfaction matter!” Peter Green has a deep connection in the community that it has grown up with.

It was an exciting period, the world was changing and the British focus was on the home. A post-War government scheme requested designers to produce “strong, well

The Peter Green Walkround Showrooms 1966-85 Southampton Rd Eastleigh. Formerly a school, dairy and a dog biscuit factory!

Peter Green outside his Sleep Shop at beginning of the famous 1957 Eastleigh - Andover Bed Race

designed furniture that made good use of scarce materials,” and from this initiative rose many of the great British furniture brands we all love today and the mid-century modern styles of the day have endured ever since! The business is now owned and run by Peter Green’s daughter, Wendy Martin-Green, who with a lot of support from a very strong team and Managing Director, Mike Devey, ensures that the company’s staff have the ‘inside knowledge’ on every bed, cabinet, chair, sofa and piece of flooring they sell.

“We know our neighbours, we have carpeted and furnished their homes, hospitals, schools, places of work, pubs, clubs, eateries and even their gyms! We have both served and employed generations of local people and we understand the needs of the community from the inside out. We are part of the furniture!” But furniture is not all Peter Green does. “We have a strong flooring department with everything from Axminster weaves and bespoke floors created just for you, to zebra striped runners, plus our busy Commercial Contracts Team works with local institutions and business to support their needs too and of course beds are a big love for us… it’s where we started!” says Wendy. Peter Green is an old established company yet with its finger still very much on today’s pulse. Happy 65th birthday to this much loved local company!

Peter Green Furnishers, School Lane, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4DG | www.petergreen.co.uk | 02380 269 011


The current Peter Green Showroom in Chandlers Ford

The Ercol Studio Couch, still available to order at Peter Green 65 years later

Mid-century modern is back!

Above: Vintage Ercol advertisement, launching the Studio Couch in 1956 Right: Made to order curtain swatch Luna Tutti Fruity Below: G Plan advert from the 1950s

Ercol Aldbury Chair

Holybourne Lamp Table

Peter Green on a buying trip sourcing furniture for his business Holybourne Console Table Peter Green Furnishers, School Lane, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4DG | www.petergreen.co.uk | 02380 269 011


ENVIRONMENT

Keep the Flow Going

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ere in Hampshire, we often take for granted something that is actually an incredible luxury: clean water brought directly into our homes. With this precious natural resource available at the turn of a tap, it can be easy to overlook where it comes from. In doing so, we can also forget about leaving a share for nature.

How you can help

Much of our county’s water comes from a chalk aquifer deep below the ground. Riddled with tiny holes, this rock layer soaks up rain like a giant sponge; once saturated, its cargo re-emerges in the form of springs. Boring holes into the aquifer allows us to draw water from it directly, via a process called 'abstraction'.

For many of us, indoor tasks are the most water-hungry. In the bathroom, you could take shorter showers, wash your hair less often, or turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. In the kitchen, you could use a washing-up bowl, put lids on boiling pans, or keep a jug in your fridge for cold water without running the tap.

Since water is drawn to meet our demands, we all have the power to reduce our impact. There can be a long delay between water entering the aquifer and it ending up in the streams, so our choices are important even during wetter weather. Luckily, simple tweaks can really add up, and you might save money too!

If you have outdoor space, try digging in compost or laying down mulch to increase your soil’s water retention abilities. Water butts can capture valuable rain, which many plants prefer due to its mild acidity. Choosing drought-resistant species, and watering deeply but infrequently, will help keep your yard or garden green.

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But we aren't the only ones using this hidden store: the springs in which the water returns to the surface are the sources of our local chalk streams. Cooled, filtered, and mineralised by the aquifer, this water makes the streams ideal for species like brown trout, water voles, kingfishers, and white-clawed crayfish. In higher parts of the landscape, where the aquifer rarely fills entirely, stretches of stream can dry out for weeks or months at a time. This natural process is limited to a few areas, and the resident species are suitably adapted. But if the streams artificially run dry over larger stretches, or for longer periods, then their wildlife can really suffer.

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You may also be eligible for a home visit from Southern Water. An engineer will drop by to provide advice, check for small leaks, and install water-saving devices – all for free. Depending on your location, you could even win £500 off your bill if you book now. Learn more at www.hiwwt.org.uk/saveeverydrop


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RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Roasted Tomato, Basil & Parmesan Quiche If you have grown your own tomatoes this year (and they have survived the blight) then this tasty dish makes good use of them. Or alternatively some good quality cherry tomatoes from your local grocer will suffice!

Ingredients • • • • • • •

350g cherry tomato tomatoes A drizzle olive oil 50g grated parmesan 2 large eggs 280ml double cream A healthy sprig of basil leaves from the garden (or small packet from the supermarket), shredded, plus a few small ones left whole for decoration Ready made shortcrust pastry 350g

Method

Pre-heat your oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a round about 5cm larger than your tin. Use your rolling pin to lift it up, then carefully drape over the tart case so there is pastry equally over the sides. Using some of the pastry scraps, push the pastry gently into the corners of the tin.Trim off any excess pastry and chill your pastry in the fridge or freezer for 20 mins. In a small roasting tin, drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. You can also drizzle them with

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balsamic vingear if you wish, set your tomatoes aside. Prick the base of the tart all over with a fork and then line the tart case with a large circle of greaseproof paper or foil. Fill the tart with baking beans and place the tart on the top shelf in the oven. Place your tomatoes in the oven at the same time on a low shelf. Blind-bake your tart for approximately 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove your tart and tomatoes (if nicely roasted, if not leave in). Remove the paper/foil and the beans from the tart and cook for and an additional 10 mins or until the tart becomes biscuit brown. While the tart is cooking, beat the eggs in a large bowl and gradually add the cream, then stir in the basil and seasoning. When the tart case is cooked, sprinkle some of the parmesan over the base and distribute the roasted tomatoes evenly. Next, pour over the egg and cream mix. Finally sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top of the filled tart. Bake for 20 mins until the mixture has set and gone golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin, once cooled remove from the tin and serve with a decorative sprig of fresh basil.


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