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AUGUST 2016 • ISSUE 98 • WWW.TESTVALLEYFORUM.CO.UK • REACHING 18,750 READERS STOCKBRIDGE ROMSEY

UPPER CLATFORD

MICHELMERSH GRATELEY

HORSEBRIDGE

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PENTON MEWSEY

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We hope you enjoy the summer and any holiday plans you may have. Let's hope the warm weather and the sunshine stays with us throughout August. In this issue we have a focus on Hampshire Arts. Also included is Hampshire Mum, The Alresford Show 2016 and this years Test Valley Business Awards. There is a great deal happening in and around the Test Valley. If you are out of our delivery area there are always additional copies available in public places. For those who would like to know what is happening in other areas of Hampshire you can always view our other publications, the Meon Valley Forum and the Itchen Valley Forum which are available to read online at: www.forumpublications.co.uk

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Church Services

08.00 Holy Communion

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SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

10.30 Morning Worship

09.30 4th Sunday Worship

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St. Catherine's

St. Peter & St. Paul King's Somborne

Littleton

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

16.00 Church Cafe

08.00 Holy Communion

10.00 Morning Worship

10.00 Holy Communion

St. Michael & All Angels Andover

St. Mary's Broughton

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST SUNDAY 7 AUGUST

08.00 Holy Communion

10.30 Sunday Celebration

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

09.30 Holy Communion

10.30 Sunday Eucharist

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

Service

08.00 Holy Communion

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

09.30 Family Service

10.30 Sunday Eucharist

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

Service 11.30 Traidcraft Shop

09.30 Family Communion

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 10.30 Sunday Eucharist

St. James

Bossington

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St. Peter's

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SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 09.30 Holy Communion

St. Andrew's Mottisfont

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SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

08.00 Holy Communion

09.30 Holy Communion

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

09.30 Holy Communion

11.00 Family Communion

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

08.00 Holy Communion

St. Andrew's

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St. Mary the Less Chilbolton

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST SUNDAY 7 AUGUST

18.00 Benefice Evensong

08.00 Holy Communion

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

10.00 Morning Prayer

09.30 Family Communion

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

10.00 Holy Communion

08.00 Holy Communion

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

10.00 Family Service

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All Saints Church Houghton

St. Mary's Crawley

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18.00 Holy Communion

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

10.00 Morning Worship

18.00 Evensong

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

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SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

10.00 Family

10.00 Holy Communion

Communion

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

08.00 Holy Communion

10.00 Morning Worship

10.00 Matins

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SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

10.45 Holy Communion

10.00 Welcome Worship

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

10.45 All Age Worship

10.00 Matins

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

10.45 Parish Communion

10.00 Family

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St. Peter & Holy Cross Wherwell

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 10.00 Holy Communion

Trout 'n' About

Old St. Peter Stockbridge

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST 08.00 Holy Communion

St. Mary's Longstock

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 18.00 Benefice Evensong

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

09.30 All Age Worship

10.00 Family Service

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

09.30 Morning Worship

10.00 Holy Communion

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST

Methodist Church King's Somborne

09.15 Holy Communion

St. Nicholas Leckford

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 10.30 Morning Worship

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST

08.00 Holy Communion

10.30 Morning Worship

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

18.00 Evensong

10.30 Morning Worship


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ell the whole process took rather longer than a day to be honest. But anyway there I was in our bedroom with two slightly sweaty young men fresh from the gym and one of them was my son. Yes you’re right, this is not sounding quite proper! The Husband was busy hitting little white balls with various sticks all over Portugal- yes I know still not sounding good but I can explain. If you want something done when all around are busy then you’d best crack on and do it yourself, so I had decided to decorate the Pagan boudoir and finally place together the items I had collected for its’ make over, all in four days. A visit to our local Cathedral City’s palace of paint proved fruitless, armed with the brand and exact name of the colour I wanted only to be told they didn’t stock that paint. But they helpfully mixed me the nearest match that I later delicately applied (slapped) to the wall – perfection! I was ready to transform a tired cream bedroom into a cocoon of sensual luxury via the use of velvets, linens, pineapple lamps and Amsterdam Green paint which is darkest green – we’re talking bottom of a pond green. So I flew back to the paint palace to find it…shut. Day one and nothing achieved. Another day another DIY store, clutching my match pot I loitered by the colour swatch cards then a very nice young man, a ‘trainee’ in fact, earnestly asked if he could help. I have to say he was excellent and took a huge amount of time to ensure he had mixed the nearest green to my desired shade, what ever it was for by then I had forgotten to be frank. I watched fascinated by the complex procedure of injecting various hues into the base colour and mixing them in a special vibrating cabinet to reveal five liters of….the wrong colour. I fixed him with my best smile, “Lovely thank you”. Well I couldn’t do it to him he’d been so kind and told me all about how he got the job and apologized for the paint splats all over the floor, the result of an unfortunate accident a fellow trainee had the previous day – note to self always secure the lid before mixing. So forty-five pounds later I left the citadel of home improvements with five liters of the wrong green…. Or so I thought. Colours are curious things, are they not, for from the minute my first brush stroke went on the carpet..err..I mean the wall, it was a eureka moment; “It’s the right colour!!!”

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Star II decided he would help which was welcome but dangerous so he did the wall behind the door, very well as it happened, luckily the carpet is to be replaced. So having got so far I needed furniture moving, with my back? I think not. Enter Star I and his chum Maximus fresh from the gym, “Could I just borrow you, (and your brawn), for a moment.” I gave quick sweeping instructions to make it sound easy- “ If you could just move all the furniture into the middle then I’ll have just enough room to get to the walls- easy.” They looked doubtful, but heaved and grunted their way through the procedure. Now Star I is clearly used to the ‘lived in’ atmosphere of chez Pagan but Maximus, despite being a student, was just a little surprised by what lurked beneath the bed… Dust, the likes of which had never been seen, scientists could happily have come and taken core samples. “ Would you mind awfully getting the hoover”? After a day of ‘careful’ cutting in and rampant rollering the transformation was all but complete. I had also decided to re arrange the furniture; no need to measure one has a sixth sense about aesthetics. Star I and Maximus were not convinced, “You know it won’t fit mum, just measure it!” More sweating and moaning ensued, not sure why - after all I could save them a fortune on gym membership by giving them regular workouts in the bedroom. Ah that’s not sounding quite correct either, clearly I mean furniture moving! Having replaced all the books, dusted and ripped open copious bags containing new bed linen, cushions and last but not least my pineapple bedside lights; I was smugly delighted with my efforts. But pride, as you know, comes before a fall. The first night in my pristine boudoir was not as I had imagined, the new lay out was just not comfortable the vibe was all wrong, my feng shui was clearly not doing whatever the hell it’s meant to. No, nothing for it, the furniture would have to be moved back as it was. With Maximus steering clear, for breathing problems apparently, it was down to Star I and I to move it all back to it’s original position and so we, well he, did. So a blissful night’s sleep was had, happy as can be in my new bedroom, couldn’t wait show The Husband. And his reaction? “Umm, well that’s different.” Sandra Pagan


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Community COMMUNITY HALLS

kitchen, sound system and car parking. Contact: 07769 911305

O Broughton Village Hall Seating capacity of 120 and for catered functions 100, together with two meeting rooms, one for 20 people the other for 40 people, each fitted with a Sound Induction Loop System. Entertainment licence and a licence to sell alcohol with fully equipped kitchen, bar and a winged stage. To book contact Graham on 0844 800864 or villagehall@broughtonhants.net

O Grateley War Memorial Hall Station Road, Grateley SP11 8LG. The hall has a capacity for up to 80 people seated and has a stage, fully-equipped kitchen, a toilet for the disabled and a car park. Contact details: 07507 204619, chrissiebye@gmail. com, www.grateley.org.uk

O Crawley Village Hall Can seat 100 people. Licensed for public entertainment. Details can be found on www.crawleyvillagehall. co.uk. Bookings Tel: 01962 776518 O Chilbolton Village Hall Eastman’s Field, Chilbolton SO20 6AT.A modern hall with access and facilities for the disabled.The Main Hall has a seating capacity of 125, with or without a stage; a sound system is installed, with an induction loop system and there is Wi-Fi connection. The kitchen is fully-equipped, with a large serving hatch to the Main Hall. A smaller meeting room is available, also with a hatch to the Main Hall. There is a large car park to the front and patio and gardens to the rear. For further information visit our website: www.chilboltonvillagehall.co.uk or contact chilboltonhallbookings@ outlook.com, O Goodworth Clatford Village Club The club can cater for 100 people or 80 seated at tables. There is a full-sized snooker table, fully fitted

O Houghton Village Hall Hall has a kitchen area, public entertainment licence and disabled access. 12 parking spaces. Bookings: Tel: 01794 388008 O King’s Somborne Village Hall Recently refurbished Main Hall seating 120. Speech sound system/ hearing loop. Live music and alcohol licences. Main kitchen equipped for 100 place settings; hatch to main hall. Jubilee room with attached kitchenette: 5 small round tables with chairs. Committee room capacity for 16. Pavilion with changing facilities; showers.Ample parking. www. thesombornes.org.uk/villagehall Tel: 01794388009 O Littleton Village Hall Main Hall with a maximum capacity of 200.The Hall has modern toilets, including disabled facilities. Outside patio area, level access and ample car parking. Premises Licence for entertainment and for the sale of alcohol, a Performing Rights Society Licence, and a sound system, sound induction loop, and Wi-fi connection. Visit: www.littletonvillagehall. hampshire.org.uk. Bookings contact - Hall Manager: 01962 888419 or email: littletonhall@hotmail.co.uk

O Lockerley & East Dean War Memorial Hall Main hall with maximum capacity of 144 for theatre seating or 120 seated at tables, plus Annex and separate Meeting Room. Stage, modern kitchen with 120 place settings,Wi-fi, Performing Rights Society Licence, parking. Details and bookings via www.lockerley.org.uk or hallbooking@lockerley.org.uk. O Longparish Village Hall Wi-Fi, state of the art audio visual systems and full disabled facilities.A smaller meeting room also has audio visual facilities. Contact Jacqui Healey: 01264 720560 or e-mail villagehall@ longparish.org.uk. www.longparish. org.uk O Over Wallop Church Hall In centre of village. Hall can seat 50. Kitchen and car parking available.Tel: 01264 782676 O Penton Village Hall Penton Mewsey, SP11 0RA. Large hall seats 100, small hall seats 20. see: www.pentonmewsey.org.uk/hall. For bookings: 01264 773221 O Sparsholt Memorial Hall Recently refurbished- fully equipped kitchen - Meeting room seats 20, Main hall seats 140 - Sound system, portable large stage, grand piano car park - disabled access and toilet, shower. Bookings T: 01962 776129 O Stockbridge Town Hall High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire. Hall has a kitchen and an entertainment licence. Now with lift to the Upper Hall. Book at: www. stockbridgetownhall.co.uk.Tel: 07770 297175

O The new Kent Hill Scout and Community Hall in Stockbridge Situated behind the Grosvenor Hotel, Stockbridge High Street. Facilities include: sound system, hearinginduction loop, kitchen. Seating and catering facilities available for up to 50 people.The building is DDA compliant with wheelchair access. Visit: www.stockbridgescouts.org. Email: stockbridgescouts@yahoo.com or call: 01264 811074 O Upper Clatford Village Hall Our fully licensed hall has a capacity for up to 120 seated theatre-style and 100 seated at tables, a fixed stage, good toilet facilities, a separate Committee Room for up to 15 people, kitchen and a large car park. Bookings 01264 333248 or e-mail upperclatfordvillagehall@hotmail. co.uk O Wallops Parish Hall At Middle Wallop crossroads.Large hall seats 150. Small hall/meeting room seats 45. Entertainment licence. Details at www.thewallops.net.Tel: 01264-783474 O Wherwell Home Guard Club The Old Hill, SP11 7JB. Meeting Room seats 70, pool table, darts board and licensed Bar optional. Club Room with snooker table,TV and licensed Bar open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. New members welcome. Details at http://www.chilboltonandwherwell. info or contact Sue Coleman (01264 860508) O Wherwell Village Hall Situated in Church Street, SP11 7JJ. Available to hire at reasonable rate. Comfortable seating for 120, kitchen, car park, bar area off the main hall, access for loading and unloading, winged stage, with backstage dressing rooms and WC. Bookings contact: 07519 357593

Clubs & Societies

OTHER CLUBS & SOCIETIES

O Kings Somborne Twinning Association Twinned with St Paul duVernay, near Bayeux. Contact:Wendy Hartley - Tel: 01794 388742

O Longstock Garden Club Peter Bramley: 01264 810432 or Ada Rogers: 01264 810794 O RiVa - Dog Training Kings Somborne.Val Kelsey Tel: 01794 388570 O The Upper Test Valley Vintage Club A club for people with interests in vintage machines. Social meetings

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at the Leckford Combine Club, second Tuesday of the month from October through to April, 8pm. Contact Chairman, David Watts on: 01264 810421 www. uppertestvalleyvintageclub.co.uk

O Chilbolton/Stockbridge Beavers/Cub Scouts Leigh Dance - Tel: 01264 811074 O Chilbolton Care Group Su Field: 01264 861338 O Wherwell History Group Builds up an archive of local history material and arranges monthly talks and visits.Andrew Flanagan. Tel: 01264 860560 wherwellhistory@gmail.com www.wherwellandchilbolton.info

O Winchester Churches Nightshelter 20B Jewry Street,Winchester www. wcns.org.uk. Offering hope and support for the homeless. Volunteers required mornings and evenings. Please phone Liz Howe on 01962 862050. O The Somborne & District Society A local history society. Lectures on the fourth Wednesday each month at 8pm in King’s Somborne village hall as well as visits to historic houses and other places of interest. Gordon Pearson: 01794 388662 O Royal National Lifeboat Institution Stockbridge & Upper Test Branch. Chair:Tolley Taylor: 01256 893561

O Stockbridge & District Young Farmers Club Meets every other Thursday at the Combine Club in Leckford. For young people aged 10 to 26.You don’t have to be a farmer. Secretary: Victoria Brown Tel: 07828 019624 victoria.s.brown@hotmail.co.uk O Grateley Village Friends For seniors in the village and surrounding areas. Meet the first Thursday of the month (except January and February) from 2pm to 4pm in Grateley War Memorial Hall, Station Road, Grateley SP11 8LG. For more info visit: www.grateley.org.uk


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HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS - 20TH - 29TH AUGUST

ampshire Open Studios is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries free of charge. In the week leading up to bank holiday Monday 29th August, 250 studios, galleries, artists and art groups (in excess of 500 artists) open their doors to exhibit original artwork, give talks and demos to the visiting public. This is an amazing opportunity for you to meet professional and amateur artists who show their work in diverse venues around the county.

This year we have over 60 new spaces exhibiting – from Aldershot in the east to the New Forest in the West and everywhere in between. Why not take a day out, watch work in progress, ask about materials or techniques or just enjoy the arts being made in unique rural, city or coastal studios and maybe pick up a great piece of unique art.Visitors can also enter a prize draw to win £100

towards artwork from your favourite Hampshire Open Studios artist. Entry is free and to find your nearest venue check the website or look out for the pink direction arrows that will guide you to the artists’ doors. Our colour catalogue will be distributed across the county throughout July and August.

In the local area

• George Gammer exhibits photography in the Test Valley Art Bus parked up at Broughton Village Hall • Quartet group show a colourful collection of art and giclee prints at Stockbridge Town Hall • Artlook group show for the first weekend only at Middle Wallop Parish Hall • Paintings and stained glass at John Morgan’s venue in King Somborne For more information: www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk 20-29th August 2016

TEST VALLEY ARTS BUS SECURES FUNDING AND ANNOUNCES 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

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est Valley Arts Foundation (TVAF) is delighted to announce that they have secured significant funding from the Arts Council towards the running cost of the Arts Bus – now renamed The Bus of Many Things - and also sponsorship in the form of maintenance from Pentagon Ridgeway in Andover.

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The Bus of Many Things is at the centre of a programme of events being organised by TVAF to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The events start at the end of August and run until a Gala Performance at The Lights in Andover, on 17 November. Events now include a range of art workshops at The Enham Trust, the Romsey Show, Andover Festival of Motoring, Arts Showcase in Broughton, the Hawk Conservancy, Mottisfont and Hillier Gardens to name but a few. Artists involved in these projects include Kaz Trinder, James Nash, Ruth Facey, Lindsey Mann, Daniel Lobb, Mae MacKenna, John Browning, Jane Elliman,Yonat Nitzen Green and Laurence Rusby. Full details of the programme can be found at our website: www.testvalleyarts.org.

Calendar UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6 SATURDAY 6 AUGUST SummerFurniture Exhibition Antiques, and Summer Collectors’ Exhibition featuring Event Gareth 9.30am 5pm Stockbridge Town Hall. Parry,-Marissa Weatherhead, Peter An opportunity to browse, Graham, John Bathgate and experience Dominique and buy a wide range of antiques, Salm, The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, furniture and collectables from local Hampshire. Tel. 01264-810364. traders. A wide variety in age and style of interior, exterior and decorative items. SATURDAY 6 AUGUST Free entry. All ages welcome. Enquiries to lakewoodsmith@hotmail.co.uk Antiques, Furniture and Tel: 07970 797306. Collectors’ Event 9.30am - 5pm Stockbridge Town Hall. An opportunity to browse, experience SATURDAY 20 and buy a wide range of antiques, MONDAY 29 AUGUST furniture and collectables from local Hampshire Open Studios traders. A- Andover wide variety age and style ArtinTrail of interior, exterior decorative items. Look out for detailsand of the studios in the Andover areaAll that will be openEnquiries at various Free entry. ages welcome. times during this period. Free admission, to lakewoodsmith@hotmail.co.uk refreshments available at some of the Tel: 07970 797306. venues.

SATURDAY 20 SATURDAY 20 MONDAY 29 AUGUST SUNDAY 21 AUGUST Hampshire Open Studios Artlook Art Exhibition - Andover Art Trail Hampshire Open Studios 2016. Look out for details of the studios in the Wallops Parish Hall, Middle Wallop, Andover area that will be open various Stockbridge, SO20 8EG. Openat10am times during5pm. this period. Free admission, Free Entry. refreshments available at some of the SUNDAY venues. 4 SEPTEMBER Jewellery Making using Sterling Silver SATURDAY 20 10.30am - 4.30pm 21 at 27 Bell St, Romsey SUNDAY AUGUST SO51Artlook 8GY.YouArt willExhibition learn a range of techniques including Hampshire Open sawing, Studios soldering 2016. and texturing, which will allow you to Wallops Middle bring your Parish idea toHall, life and makeWallop, a special Stockbridge, SO20 8EG. Open 10am piece of jewellery to take home. 5pm. Free Entry. including £75. All materials provided sterling silver, copper & brass and tools. PleaseSUNDAY bring an apron and a notebook & 4 SEPTEMBER pen. Suitable for all levels ofusing experience. Jewellery Making Max. 8 students. Early booking is advised. Sterling Silver Please book via tel: 01794 511220 10.30am - 4.30pm at 27 Bell St, Romsey SO51 8GY.You will learn a range of MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER techniques including sawing, soldering Houghton WI Meeting and7.30pm texturing, which will allow Hall. you to at Houghton Village bring to life andHistory make a Of special 'Ayour Tale idea of Two Cities' piece of to take home.very Salisbury byjewellery Diana Goetz. Visitors welcome. For further details including please call £75. All materials provided Jane Anderton 01264 810928 sterling silver, copper & brass and or tools. Harwood PleaseJulie bring an apron01264 and a 810314 notebook & pen. Suitable for all levels of experience. Max. 8 students. Early booking is advised. Please book via tel: 01794 511220 MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER Houghton WI Meeting 7.30pm at Houghton Village Hall. 'A Tale of Two Cities' History Of Salisbury by Diana Goetz.Visitors very welcome. For further details please call Jane Anderton 01264 810928 or Julie Harwood 01264 810314


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Hampshire Open Studios Venue 105 - A Family Affair Paintings • Cards • Jewellery

Ferelith Molteno - Vibrant Watercolours, collages, cards Vanessa Pease - Handmade Silver Jewellery Gillian Pugh - Pen & Wash Country Scenes

The Barn at The Buildings, Broughton, SO20 8BH One mile west of Stockbridge on A30, turn left to Broughton. One mile further turn left, signposted The Buildings and follow pink arrows

MONTHLY ANTIQUES & INTERIORS AUCTION Saturday 10 September FINE ART, ANTIQUES & INTERIORS AUCTION Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 September OPEN DAY EVENT Saturday 10 September

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GALLERY CAFÉ WORKSHOPS

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or many lovers of outdoor pursuits, as well as quality ladies and men’s clothing, Roxtons, established in 1979, has been a trusted one-stop shop for the past four decades.

Today, Roxtons continues to cater to our country loving clients but is placing a renewed emphasis on becoming a destination for quality and unique lifestyle clothing for both men and woman sourced from small independent labels and from some of the world’s most respected brands. Based in Hungerford – but with three other shops in Alresford, Stockbridge and Haslemere, this well-established independent brand is keeping ahead of the curve.

We have wonderful shops in four stunning Market Town locations. Our Sales Teams are passionate about providing exceptional customer care with a very personal service. They are incredibly knowledgeable about our products and brands and will go above and beyond to make sure our customers leave the shop smiling.

This month we talk to its Womenswear Buyer, Sam Smith, who tells us more about how Roxtons, a company with a strong heritage and reputation, moves with the times but still keeps the core customer happy. “As the Womenswear Buyer of Roxtons, my remit is to provide a vibrant, exciting range of clothing and accessories to suit our discerning customer. Our Ladies are always on the lookout for something unique and distinctive - it is my mission to find that for them. Whether that be at showrooms all over London, Trade Shows in Europe or spotting something in the street; I am constantly on the hunt for quality brands and unique products that are that little bit different and fit with the lifestyle of our customers. 16

It is a challenge to make changes to a known brand but so far the feedback from Roxtons customers both old and new is very positive. Our customers are liking what we are doing – so that makes my job worthwhile!” Stockbridge shop: 01264 810210 Alresford shop: 01962 736162 Hungerford shop: 01488 682885 Haslemere shop: 01428 645295 www.roxtons.co.uk


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JUST SEW - HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING ALTERATION SERVICE IN ROMSEY

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o you need to alter the size of an item of clothing? At Just Sew we offer a comprehensive tailoring and repairs service for a range of clothes and materials.

Our friendly and efficient business is built on over 100 years of family history in the trade. The current owner's grandmother having set up a laundry, cleaning and sewing service in 1911. This family run business covers everything from sewing on a button, embroidering a wide variety of fabrics to wedding dress alterations.

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Experienced professionals so you can expect quality craftsmanship Efficient service to get your clothing repaired on time Friendly and relaxed team to put you at ease during fittings Range of clothing alterations undertaken to suit all needs

We have a shop in Romsey, so please feel free to contact us today for more information: Tel: 01794 515 516 www.justsew.co 5 Tee Court, off Bell Street, Romsey.

2nd - 4th September 10.30am - 5.30pm, Sunday till 5pm

Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4EA 38 stands selling

Antiques ~ Art ~ Design Furniture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewellery, Paintings, Clocks, Objets Virtu, Books, Boxes, Glass, Decorative Accessories. Unique pieces from Tudor to Contemporary.

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Ceramics by Cath Broadway from £12 27 Bell Street, Romsey SO51 8GY Tel: 01794 511220 | hampshireartandcraft.org

An ideal gift for wine & spirits lovers, connoisseurs and novices alike. Drinks in Tube, 48, Middlebridge Street, Romsey Tel: 01794 329515 | www.drinksintube.co.uk

Cream squiggel pattern woven dress - £155 43A West Street, Alresford, SO24 9AB Tel: 01264 810210 | www.roxtons.co.uk

Mostly Mouses Hand painted decorative items for the home by artist Nicky Broster. For more info please email: info@mostlymouses.com Tel: 01985 851224 | www.mostlymouses.com

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Peter Green Home Furnishers Stressless Metro High Back Steel Base Standard Chair With Footstool - £1,699.00. School Lane, Chandlers Ford, SO53 4DG Tel: 02380 269011 | www.petergreen.co.uk

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Tropical Palm and Alresford deckchair Designs -£69.00 each. Other designs available - 19A-21 West Street, Alresford Tel: 01962 734504 | www.morebydesign.com

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Wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cup cakes, biscuits & bakes. The Cake Room, 5 Bell Street, Romsey, SO51 8GY Tel: 01794 515408 | daisycakeco.wordpress.com

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Giving the gift of beautiful hair in the Test Valley. The newest unisex salon in Stockbridge Tel: 01264 810139 | thehubstockbridge.co.uk

Leather flower Flipflop - £33.74. Also available in red and white. Sale now on also online. La Bella Donna, High Street, Stockbridge Tel: 01264 810404 | www.labelladonna.co.uk

For Orla Kiely - new designs coming soon. 21 Market Place, Romsey, SO51 8NA Tel: 01794 518 359 | kitcaboo.co.uk

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Stockist of high quality timber. New shop and display area opening soon. High Ridge Farm, Hospital Rd, Shirrell Heath

Lifestyle, Home Interiors, Fabrics. Open: Thurs – Sat 10am – 3pm. Tel: 01264 736302 | www.kavewilliams.co.uk

“Cottonwood,” one of 12 original block printed shirts for men. £65.00. Tel: 07956 076381 | www.indigoisland.co.uk

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Leisure

CONCERT REVIEW - 2 JULY 2016, ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY, ROMSEY ABBEY - INFINITE MAJESTY

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omsey Choral Society were joined by the City of Southampton Orchestra’s brass ensemble for their summer concert in Romsey Abbey on Saturday. In a programme designed to showcase primarily British 20th century composers, this was both a homage to HM Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday celebrations and an opportunity to perform glorious settings of the (biblical) King David's songs. Many of the giants of British music were featured. Mathias, Vaughan Williams and Walton led the way; complex rhythms and dense liturgical ideas were swept along and interspersed by moments of calm reflection. A wise inclusion of a popular piece by our much loved John Rutter provided a great counterbalance to the earlier works. A superb rendition of Elgar's 'Great is the Lord' featured the expertise of Richard Pearce on the organ specially built for the concert by the local firm, Romsey Organ Works. The interplay between choir and organ left a charged atmosphere at the closing refrain 'For this is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death.' RCS have performed many times in Romsey Abbey since their formation in 1981, and are ably led by their talented musical director, BBC Singer and composer, Jamie W. Hall. The repertoire for the event presented a number of technical challenges. How could the brass/ organ/ choir reach a reasonable balance? Would the performance of the newly rediscovered Jongen Mass engage the local audience? RCS have an innate confidence, and their skill at handling new material shone through in the second half. The Mass Opus 130 by Belgian composer Joseph Jongen was handled sensitively; the bass component of the choir worked well together, particularly in the Agnus Dei. The Mass was a big ask for this medium sized choir, but the overall performance was well articulated and charged with meaning. Review by Lynne Smith

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INDEX CANTORUM CHOIR AT ST PETER’S CHURCH, STOCKBRIDGE SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER, 'MUSICAL JOURNEYS'

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selection of sacred and secular a capella music related to travel whether by land, sea, or air. Music from the renaissance to the present day, including spirituals, folk song arrangements – including works by Byrd, Stanford,Vaughan Williams and Whitacre. Index Cantorum is a well established ‘list of singers’ who, on occasion, take a break from professional commitments to sing out-of-the-ordinary repertoire to the highest standard. They regularly perform in Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals and in London. Their Director, Mark Williams, sings as a deputy in Winchester, Salisbury & Chichester Cathedrals, is in great demand as a guest conductor and rehearsal coach for Southern Voices, Waynflete Singers and Epiphony Consort. Sponsored by W K Heller Esq. Tickets £12 available from; www.jumblebee.co.uk/stockbridgemusic The Lights Theatre Box Office (01264 368368) John Robinson, Butchers Rogert Tym (01264 810363)

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unday July 31st from 12 noon to 4.30pm is the time to grab your friends and head to Houghton Lodge Gardens near Stockbridge with your picnic, blanket and chairs. Here, in the historic landscaped and fragrant gardens, you’ll enjoy a rich tapestry of music, in tune with a beautiful landscape on the banks of the River Test - the most romantic river in England. There's something really special about kicking your shoes off, sitting back with a glass of something cold and bubbly, and appreciating live music under a summer sky. There will be a collaboration of performing artists, which includes the superb Michelmersh Silver Band and Test Valley Brass bands. Joining the musical mix is live music from Sophie Pentecost and some mellow and sultry sounds of the saxophone. If you’d like to partake in the quintessentially British tradition of a Cream Tea, you will need to pre-book them with on-site tea house, Daisy’s of Houghton call 01794 515408. The tea house is open all day.You really should pop in and try some of the scrumptious home-made cakes, light lunches and delicacies. Tickets: £15.00 per person, children under 16 FREE Buy tickets: call 023 8000 1655 or in person from Daisy’s Tea House at Houghton Lodge Gardens (card payment not available) Houghton Lodge Gardens is hosting this fundraising event in aid of local good causes including raising money for the lifeboat in memory of Tara Scougall and Headway Salisbury (which helps ensure that when a person’s life is turned upside down by brain injury, that they get the help and support they need).

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Longstock Recreation Ground

Saturday 3rd September from 12.30pm - 4pm

Fun for all August: wildflower meadow, bright dhalias, herb garden and beautiful meadow walks along the River Test.

Birds of Prey Display • Paint Ball Coconut Shy • Gladiators

Gardens open daily 10am - 5pm.

Toss the Bale • Book Stall Bottle Stall • Bric-a-Brac Plant Display from local growers Flowers and Produce

01264 810063 info@houghtonlodge.co.uk

Fun for kids

Daisy’s at Houghton Tea House & Artists exhibition.

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Stockbridge Marquees Event planning and equipment hire

Children's Games • Face Painting Pony Rides • Children's Quiz with prizes

Refreshments Tea & Cakes • BBQ • Bar Sponsored by The Leckford Estate

• Cover your guests come rain or shine • • Dress your event with our beautiful Capri style marquees • • Ideal for garden parties, weddings or corporate events • For a free site visit please call:

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MUSEUM OF ARMY FLYING SECURES HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND SUPPORT

Calendar FRIDAY 12 AUGUST Stockbridge Community Cinema: Mustang (15) 7.30pm at Stockbridge Town Hall. Beautifully shot, with stunning performances by its young cast, the Oscar-nominated Mustang is both a rousing tale of spirited youth and a powerful, moving and timely work of engaging social cinema. (Turkish with English subtitles). Tickets £6.00 available in Stockbridge from Garden Inn and John Robinson or online via www. stockbridgecinema.org.uk Doors open 30 minutes before the start time. SATURDAY 13 AUGUST Broughton & Bossington Horticultural Society Summer Show 2.30pm at Broughton Village Hall. Broughton and Bossington Horticulutral Society annual summer show.

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ampshire’s Museum of Army Flying has received a major boost towards its ambitious £2.7million development plan by successfully securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Based at Middle Wallop and serving as the regimental museum of the Army Air Corps, the Museum of Army Flying has embarked upon Project Eagle to transform the museum and ensure the engaging and inspiring story of British Army Flying continues to be told for future generations. Project Eagle will see greatly improved educational facilities and a substantial community and volunteer programme. The fully accessible museum will house exciting new exhibits, a modernised archive, a new entrance foyer and improved volunteer workshops. The initial HLF development grant of £182,500 will consist of appointing contractors and ensuring the successful delivery of the programme over the next two years. A further £1.5million

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has been earmarked towards delivering the project and a second application for the full grant will be made at a later date. A memorial for the 5000 soldiers that have died in the service of British Army Flying since the 1870s will also be built as part of the project although this will not be funded by the HLF. The programme is likely to take up to five years to complete and the Museum will need to fundraise a further £1million itself. Chris Munns, CEO of the Museum of Army Flying said ‘This result is a great endorsement of the importance of this Museum and the heritage it preserves. We are determined to raise the additional £1m that we need to uphold the legacy of courage, comradeship and innovation that is the story of British Army Flying’. Fundraising for all aspects of Project Eagle is already underway and donations can be made via the Museum’s website at www.armyflying.com or by calling 01264 784421.

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST Phil Brown in concert presented by Weyhill Electronic Organ Society An evening of melodic, easy listening music performed on electronic keyboard.Venue: Fairground Hall, Weyhill, SP11 0QN. Tickets £5 in advance, from Just Teasin, 40 Bridge Street, Andover - or £6 at the door For further information phone 01264 323213 or visit www.weyhill-eos.co.uk SUNDAY 14 AUGUST Mottisfont Village Fete 2pm - 5pm at Mottisfont Village Hall. Bungee trampoline, bouncy castle, inflatable slide, carousel. Family dog show. Food and drink.Vintage cars and tractors. Live music. Free parking. WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST Stockbridge Community Cinema: Remember (15) 5.00pm showing and 7.30pm showing at Stockbridge Town Hall.The contemporary story of Zev (Christopher Plummer), who discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some 70 years ago is living in America under an assumed identity. Zev sets out on a mission to deliver justice with his own trembling hand.Tickets £6.00 available in Stockbridge from Garden Inn and John Robinson or online via www. stockbridgecinema.org.uk Doors open 30 minutes before the start time. MONDAY 29 AUGUST Appleshaw Fete & Flower Show and 5k and 10k Fun Run Fete opens at 12.30pm with race starting at 1pm. To register visit: www.webscorer.com/ appleshawfetefunrun2016, www.runnersworld.co.uk or email us at: AppleshawFunRun@outlook.com for a registration form.


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A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY FOR SHOW INFORMATION & TICKETS VISIT: alresfordshow.co.uk or T: 01962 738748 • • • • • • • • • • •

Celebrating Hampshire Food Fare 25th Anniversary Shetland Pony Grand National Shire Horse Competition Iberian Horse Display Carriage Driving Horse Jumping Display of Vintage Machinery Tree Climbing Bee & Honey Show Birds of Prey & Flying Display Farmyard Fun Playground

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et me share my own experience here with you. Life feels all a little up in the air at the moment. Recent events have left us with the feeling that the only thing constant in life is change!

So how are we to lift our spirits? Pick ourselves up and learn to flow with Life’s Flow? Well one great way is, what I personally did some 10 years ago, when my life hit a low point: go dancing, dancing to great music is naturally uplifting. Some of you might have watched the programme 'How to stay young'. And the overall winner for best exercise to keep us young is 'Dancing,' it’s social, it’s fun and it keeps our brain beautifully young by making new neuron connections as we learn new steps. And yes, dancing made a major difference to my life. I would live for those times when I went out dancing and then the effect of the dancing just lifted me for the rest of the week. Apart from being passionate about dancing,Yoga has always played a big part in my life.Yet it was only when I started to teach dancing, that I really felt like balancing my life with Yoga as well and subsequently share this joy with others.Yoga is the most amazing Life Tonic.

WALK THE TEST WAY SUNDAY • 9 OCTOBER 2016

Join us on Sunday 9 October 2016 and Walk the Test Way for Action on Hearing Loss Walk the Test Way is a fully-marshalled sponsored walk along the beautiful Test Way in Hampshire, organised by the Romsey Test Rotary Club. Walkers raise funds for their own chosen charity, so we'd love you to join the team for Action on Hearing Loss.

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You choose between five distances, from five Way to 25.5 miles. Joincan us on Sunday 9 October 2016 and Walk the Test Transport to each starting point and all walks end for Actionis onprovided Hearing Loss inWalk Romsey Memorial Park. St John Ambulance is present on the the Test Way is a fully-marshalled sponsored walk along the beautiful Test route, are toilet stops.byWater is also Way in as Hampshire, organised the Romsey Testprovided. Rotary Club. Walkers raise funds for their own chosen charity, so we’d love you to join the team for Action on

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Finalists Announced

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for the Test Valley Business Awards 2016

he Test Valley Business Awards’ 2016 finalists are announce. With just 2 months to go until the exciting Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 22nd September, now is the time to announce the shortlist of 18 finalists across the 6 categories. With more than 160 entries flooding in from across Test Valley and from businesses large and small this year’s Awards are the biggest since they began in 2004. New sponsors, a new website and entry process and other features illustrate the Steering Committee’s commitment to continue to improve.

New Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Test Valley Borough Council • Dawes Highway Safety Ltd. • Golden Gecko Climbing Ltd. • Lindy’s Light Lunches Ltd.

This year’s judges, the Awards’ generous Gold Sponsors, have spoken to and visited some of the most innovative businesses operating within Test Valley. Those judges have grappled with the task of selecting just 18 outstanding businesses as this year’s finalists. Our commiserations and thanks for entering go to those not selected this year and we wish you good fortune for the future.

The Brenda Locke Award for Women in Business – sponsored by Andover Mutual Business Group & friends of Brenda Locke • Buzzybees Home Support • Fluidity Insurance Consultants Ltd. • Trench 1 Archaeology

The Test Valley Business Awards 2016 finalists are as follows: Doing Business Locally Award - sponsored by Taylored IT • Abbotts Ann Village Shop & Post Office • George & Dragon • Weyhill Farm Shop Food & Drink Producer of the Year Award – sponsored by McCrimmon & Reid • Andover Buffets • Betteridge’s Brewery • enJoy Raw Chocolate Innovation & Technology Award – sponsored by University of Southampton Science Park • Dawes Highway Safety Ltd. • Fresh Relevance Ltd. • Tekever Ltd. 26

Small Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Wilkins Kennedy • Dovetail Framing • Leigh Williams Windows Ltd. • Lindy’s Light Lunches Ltd.

“Congratulations to all shortlisted businesses,” comments Test Valley Borough Council’s Economic Development Officer David Gleave. “It truly is a great achievement to have got this far; the standard and volume of entries this year was particularly high, and I’d like to wish all those shortlisted the best of luck during the Awards Ceremony.” Now in its 12th year, the Test Valley Business Awards – run by a small steering group of volunteers and supported by the Council – has become a well-established platform to promote businesses excellence and especially to shine a light on the many new and small innovative businesses operating out of sight. It is a great way to enable smaller ent erprises to gain the recognition and exposure to grow. The Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony will take place at The Lights, Andover, on the evening of 22nd September. Tickets are just £50 to include a welcome drink and sumptuous 3 course meal. To book your places, please email info@tvbawards.org.uk or visit: www.tvbawards.org.uk


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lthough lavender is considered a quintessential English cottage garden plant it’s natural habitat is the Mediterranean and hence it prefers a free draining, poor soil in a sunny position (ideal for chalk and sandy soils). There are three main species of lavender: Lavandula angustifolia this group, sometimes referred to as English lavender includes varieties such as ‘Hidcote’, ‘Munstead’, ‘Felice’ ‘Melissa Lilac’ and ‘Little Lady’. This is a good cultivar hardy to -10 to -15 with relatively compact growth, flowering in June and July. Lavandula x intermedia (lavandins) have long flower stems typically growing to around 1 metre high and make a fantastic hedge. Good varieties to look for are ‘Grosso’, ‘Provence’, ‘Alba’ and ‘Sussex. These plants are later flowering, typically in July and August. The final group are the Lavender stoechas, also known as French lavender which are easily identified by the leaf like bract extensions to the flowers sometimes called bunny ears or butterfly wings. This type will generally not survive the winter in our climate without some protection. They do however repeat flower all summer if they are regularly pruned. All lavenders require an annual prune to keep them in a compact form, in the south of England the end of August is the ideal time to complete this, enabling the plants to put on some new growth which should have time to harden off before winter. Prune the lavender to the lowest point where fresh growth is visible, this will stop the plants from becoming ‘straggly’ and ‘woody’. Pruning can be completed with secateurs or shears but for a large area a hedge trimmer works well. For further advice, pop into Long Barn where one of the plant team will be happy to help. Jobs for August: • Any summer fruiting raspberry canes can be cut down to the ground after fruiting, remove any weak canes and leave 6 – 8 of the strongest canes for next year. TEST FORUM ISSUE 60.indd 27 and deciduous hedges now to limit • Clip evergreen growth next season, if growth is required clip in November. • Wisteria should have their first prune now, remove the current season’s whippy growth leaving five or six leaves on each stem. • Mow summer flowering meadows this month. The hay can be left for a few days once cut to allow seeds to fall off and can then be collected. • Some Penstemons are short-lived perennials, so to ensure you have plants for next year take cuttings now. Chris Nutt: Garden Designer – to contact Chris call: 07765 692396 or email chris.nutt2@btinternet.com

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O Chilbolton W.I. Meets at ChilboltonVillage Hall on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Contact: Sylvia Baker: 01264 860572 or Jenny Seddon 01264 861164.  Goodworth Clatford W.I. Meets on the third Tuesday in Goodworth ClatfordVillage Club, starting at 7.30. Contact Mary Evans on 01264 357990 for more details.  Houghton W.I. Meets on the third Monday of every month (except August) at 7.30 pm in HoughtonVillage Hall. Contact: Jane Anderton 01264 810928 or Julie Harwood 01264 810314  King's Somborne W.I. King's Somborne W.I meets on the second Wednesday of each month in theVillage Hall, Romsey Road, King's Somborne, SO20 6PN at 7.30pm. Further details from Secretary Linda Aucock 01794 388542. http://hampshirewi.org.uk/ wi-page/kings-somborne-wi/

PRE-SCHOOLS & PLAYGROUPS  Acorn Pre-School - Lockerley A small rural pre-school with strong links to local primary schools. Please call: 01794 342441 to make an appointment.  Army Air Corps Pre-School Middle Wallop:Tel: 01264 784381  The Barn Nursery Over Wallop Small cosy nursery (max 6 children). 3 hr sessions. Many activities.Willa Franks: 01264 782007 or 07831 368244. willa@thefranksfamily.co.uk  Broughton Pre-School Providing flexible hours, Mon to Fri, for children aged 2-5 in our purpose built lodge and all weather outdoor play area and garden.Tel: 01794 301286 (school hours) www. broughtonpreschool.com

 Lockerley & E.Dean W.I. We are a small friendly group meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except August) at 2pm in the Memorial Hall, Butts Green, Lockerley, SO51 0JG.We have a speaker most months and so much more. For details please ring 01794 340867 or 01794 340298. You are assured of a warm welcome.

 Broughton Toddlers Open to all carers of young babies and children under 5 yrs.We have plenty of equipment and aim to be outside whenever possible.We meet at BroughtonVillage Hall every Monday 2.15pm to 3.15pm during term time. Contact Clare 01794 301636 or simply turn up.We look forward to meeting you.

 Longstock & Leckford W.I. Longstock and Leckford WI. Meets every fourth Tuesday (except August and December) at Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE. For more information please ring: 01264 810603 or 01264 810150

 Chilbolton Pre-School Chilbolton:Tel: 01962 760488 Sam Inglis: 07919 130 777

 Somborne Sisterhood W.I. Meet first Friday of the month, 8pm King’s SomborneVillage Hall (SO20 6PP). Do come and join us. Contact: sombornesisterhood@gmail.com, facebook.com/sombornesisterhood, twitter.com/sombornesisters.  Sparsholt W.I. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7.30pm in Sparsholt Memorial Hall S0212NR. We enjoy a varied programme of speakers and partake in a diverse range of activities and outings. Jane Purdue on 01962 881871  Upper Clatford W.I. Meets at King EdwardVIIVillage Hall, Upper Clatford on the third Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. President: Liz Male - 01264 359319 or Secretary: Penny Greaves 01264 354693  The Wallops W.I. Meets every second Wednesday of the month - 7.30pm.Wallops Parish

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Hall, Middle Wallop. Contact Chris Thompson on Tel: 01264 782771 or Sue King on Tel: 01264 781441

 Littleton Pre-school A community run pre-school set in the Millennium Memorial Hall and surrounding grounds for 2-4 year olds. Open Monday,Thursday, Friday 8.30-12.15 and Wednesday 8.30-3.00pm with flexible drop off and pick up times. Contact Carol Mortimer on: 077659 16006. www. littletonpreschool.com  My Little Explorers Forest School An Ofsted registered setting based in private woodland at Farley Mount for pre-school age children who love exploring and being outdoors! For more details go to www. mylittleexplorers.co.uk or contact SamVictoria on 07766 812541  The Sombornes Pre-School Independent, OFSTED registered pre-school offering education through play in a friendly, informal setting for children aged 2 to school age.Visit www. thesombornespreschool.org for session times and more info call: 07530 893773  Sprat and Winkle Professional

childcare and education TestValley based with 16 places, day care, pre school, after school and holiday care. Providing flexible hours, qualified and experienced staff.Visit www.spratandwinkle.co.uk or call Jennie on 01264 860671

between the ages of 6 and 16 playing in the Testway Leagues on Saturday mornings. If you are interested or would like to know more contact Paul McDonald on 01794 301880 or email BroughtonYouthFC@outlook. com

 Stockbridge Pre-School A well established Pre-school with new facilities including an all weather outdoor play area.We provide flexible hours to children from 2 years to school age. For further information or to arrange a visit - Tel: 01264 811772

 Chilbolton Badminton Club Every Thursday at the Chilbolton Village hall from 8pm. Jill Lord, Tel: 01264 860667

 The Wallops Pre-School We are a friendly and professional pre-school, fully Ofsted registered, providing quality care and education for 2-4 year olds, from 9.15am to 3pm in Wallop Primary School grounds. Contact: Debbie Evans: 01264 782051 or staff@ thewallopspreschool.org  Wallops Under 5s Playgroup Mothers and toddlers group meets on Fridays at Wallops Parish Hall. Tel: 01264 781635  Water Meadow Children’s Centre Stockbridge Primary School, Old London Road, Stockbridge, SO20 6EJ.Tel: 01264 811089 Fax: 01264 810134 watermeadows@ childrenssociety.org.uk www.childrenssociety.org.uk  Tytherley Twinkletoes Playgroup Parents, carers and toddlers ‘stay-and-play’ group, run by West Tytherley School. Songs, creative play, nature walks, games, refreshments. Wednesdays in term time, 9.30 11.00 am in West Tytherley village hall. Contact: Kim or Jessie 01794 340 338 or admin@west-tytherley.hants. sch.uk for more information.

SPORTS & FITNESS  Broughton Bounders Running Club SEAA/EA affliated running club covering the Mid-TestValley villages, new members welcomed. Melvin Vayle: 01794 301437  Broughton Short Mat Bowls Club BroughtonVillage Hall.Tuesdays, 2.30 to 4.30pm, September through to April.All are welcome to come, including those who have not played bowls before. Bowls are available if you do not posess a set, members will be willing to help you start. Please wear soft shoes. For more information: Jim McDonald: 01794 301490. Nigel Ottley: 01794 301511. John Perry: 01794 301466.  Broughton Youth Football We run a friendly village youth football club for boys and girls

 Chilbolton Short Mat Bowls Club Meets every Monday 8-10pm at ChilboltonVillage Hall. Deb & Richard Richardson - Tel: 01264 861082  CTC South Hampshire Easy rides, day rides, social events and more.Tel: 01962 864479 www.southhampshirectc.org.uk  CTC Southampton Free, weekly guided rides. Gentle to moderate-paced options on Saturdays/Sundays, day or half-day, am & pm. For ride details contact Chris Devrell, tel: 023 8074 0990,info@southamptonctc.org.uk, website, www.southamptonctc.org. uk Facebook www.facebook.com/ sotonromctc  Littleton Tennis Club Tennis for all the family, competitive and social. 6 hard courts, 2 of which are floodlit and a clubhouse. For more information visit:www.littletontennis club.co.uk. Contact the coach on: info@momentumtennis.co.uk  St. Mary Bourne Short Mat Bowls Club St. Mary BourneVillage Hall. Thursdays from 2.30 to 4.30pm and also 7 to 9pm from Sept to Apr. Experienced players or beginners welcome - just wear flat shoes - bowls available. Contact: Jan Underwood 01264 738458  Stockbridge Football Club davesfc.football@virgin.net Stockbridge Recreation Ground Chair: Glenn Curtis Tel: 07585 112523 Sec: Dave Barnes - Tel: 01264 810516  Upper Clatford Short Mat Bowls Club We meet every Friday between 8pm & 10pm at Upper ClatordVillage Hall. For more information contact Mr Church: 01264 710584  Upper Clatford Youth Football Club Training weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (depending on age group) at Upper Clatford sports fields 6-7.15pm.Tel: 01264 364106 or 07833 614429 for more information.  Wherwell Playing Fields Sean Hutton (Chair) Tel: 01264 860443


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TROUT 'N' ABOUT 2016 tockbridge is the place to be on Sunday 7th August 2016 for a fantastic foodies and families day out. Trout ‘n About, Stockbridge's annual festival of local food, produce and crafts will fill the high street, complete with kids entertainers, farm animals and vintage tractors, plus live music from local bands on two stages. Hop on a 1964 King Alfred Bus from free car parks at either end of the high street to be dropped amidst the action. Trout ‘n About, which is free to attend, has been running since 2008 and has become one of the most popular local food events in Hampshire. The event is run by volunteers from the community and any funds raised are used to finance local good causes. The 2015 beneficiaries included The Alex Lewis Trust, Stockbridge Neighbour Care and the Children’s Playground to name a few. We will have over 100 stall holders showcasing the best that Hampshire can offer, including delicious baked goodies, local meats, buffalo burgers, lamb and pork dishes, aromatic herbs, seafood, crumbly fudges, olives, cupcakes, chocolate, preserves and chutneys, cordial, smoked fish, biltong, local cheeses, scrumptious sweet and savoury tarts, chilli products, cider, ales, gin and wines from the Test Valley. A foodie’s delight! Local arts and craft stalls will include handmade jewellery, bunting, plants, animal portraits, stationery, natural soaps & creams, glassware, dog collars, photography, bespoke art prints, furniture and furnishings, silverware and fly fishing at Orvis and The Greyhound on the Test! There will be plenty of demonstrations too – including metal sculpture, hand forged ironwork and wood turning. Kids will have a great time visiting the animal petting farm and having a go on the helter-skelter, whilst adults can enjoy sampling the array of local beers and cider and tap their feet to the live bands.

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STRUGGLING WITH PREGNANCY ACHES AND PAINS? OSTEOPATHY CAN HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR PREGNANCY

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regnancy produces the largest postural change that a woman’s body will ever undergo. As the baby grows in the womb and extra weight is gained, the centre of gravity alters resulting in postural changes from week to week.This may lead to a variety of aches and pains.

Pregnancy challenges

Expecting a baby is a unique and special experience; enormous physical, hormonal and emotional changes take place in a relatively short period of time.The body has to adapt to carrying up to an extra 20lbs! This can be particularly challenging if you already have a child in the family, especially when carrying them and lifting them into car seats and cots.You may be experiencing backache, pain in your pelvis, ribs or hips, and you may also find that simple things like walking, sitting, or turning over in bed are now uncomfortable, or even painful.

Pain is a sign your body is struggling to adapt

Problems like these are so common in pregnancy that they are often considered normal.This does not mean that you need to suffer! Pain or discomfort is a sign that your body is struggling to adapt to its new shape and needs help. Osteopathy can help to provide relief from numerous pregnancy related aches and pains, as well as more specific conditions such as pelvic and groin pain. It can also be helpful in offering relief from pregnancy related issues such as digestive problems and sciatica. Osteopathy can optimise baby’s position for a straight-forward birth Any imbalance within the pelvis and pelvic ligaments may affect the position of the baby. Osteopaths use gentle techniques to correct this and also advise on appropriate posture and positions ante-nataly and for the birth.This will encourage the baby into a good position to help improve the chances of a straight-forward birth. If you are finding yourself going past your due dates, osteopathy can be successful in gently and naturally starting labour.This may be a much more pleasant alternative to a sweep or induction!

Treatment is safe and gentle

Our objective is to help to improve your quality of life, allowing you to enjoy your pregnancy.The safety of mother and baby is our primary concern, and osteopaths are highly trained to deal with antenatal issues. Osteopathy is perfectly safe at all stages of pregnancy.

Postnatal mother and baby check-ups

A post-natal check after your baby arrives can also help you to recover from the birth.Treatment is aimed at gently easing sore and tired muscles, and rebalancing the pelvis. It can also help to ease back pain from breast feeding and lifting your baby. A post-natal check for your baby can help your baby recover from birth too, and help ease the transition from ‘womb to world’.

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Clubs & Societies DRAMA  Broughton Amateur Dramatic Group – BADG A non-profit-making organisation that exists for the enjoyment and education of all those with an interest in live performances of all types. Chair: Kate Fawcett - Tel: 01794 301754  Burdock Valley Players Upper Clatford Chair: Sarah Chambers Tel: 07901 866495 Publicity: Jon Slingsby Tel: 07970 088293 www.burdockvalleyplayers.com  Chilbolton Players Contact Richard Richardson on Tel: 01264 861082 www.chilboltonplayers.org.uk  Clatford Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) Chairman: Cliff Tucker Tel: 01264 324513. Secretary: Ann Buckley Tel: 01264 365506  Stockbridge Amateur Dramatic Society (SADS) Chair: Mark Frank Tel: 01264 810562. Vice-chair: Debbie: Tel: 01264 810147 www. stockbridgeamdrams.org.uk  Burdock Valley Players Upper Clatford - Chair: Sarah Chambers - Tel: 07901 866495 Jon Slingsby - Tel: 07970 088293 www.burdockvalleyplayers.com

MUSIC & DANCE  African Drumming - Part of Broughton Traditional Arts Group (BTAG) Meet fortnightly on Thursday evenings at St Mary's church, Broughton. No experience necessary. Come and discover the benefits of drumming! Lynda Middleton: 01794 388002  Andover Town Band A newly formed brass band. Open to all; beginners and beyond. If you are interested in joining us; beginner or experienced - T:01264 324056  Andover Music Club At the Lights Theatre, Andover. We present 6 concerts every season.Tickets for individual concerts, or an annual membership for all concerts are available, discounting the single ticket price. Membership available at each concert at pro rata cost for the season. For

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concerts, ticket prices and membership; www. andovermusicclub.co.uk Secretary Karen Coffin: Tel: 0845 269 1812

out www.zumba-aroundwinchester.com or contact sue@ plays-r-ussell.com or Tel: 07947 410394

 Bell Ringing at Sparsholt Meet Mondays at the church from 7.30-9pm. Call Tower Secretary Jenny Watson on: Tel: 01962 808167 email: jennywatson0831@hotmail.com

VETERANS

 Bell Ringing, Kings Somborne. Practise night Monday's. 7.30 - 9pm. Just turn up or contact Tower Captain, Sue Spurling.Tel: 01794 388266  Romsey Choral Society Aspirational auditioned choir which presents three concerts a year. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in term time from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Romsey Baptist Church. For more details see: www. romseychoral.org.uk or call 07780 682316.  Romsey Male Voice Choir RMVC's team of 60+ members, under its inspirational musical director Marion Maxey, share a passion for singing a wide repertoire of songs and performing for various charities. We rehearse on Monday evenings, usually at Romsey Baptist Church, in Bell Street, from 7.30 pm - 9.30. Do come along to a rehearsal to hear what we do.Visitors are always welcome. For more details visit www.romseymvc.co.uk or call 01794 513235.  Test Valley Brass Andover's long established brass band.Weekly rehearsals and a varied programme of concerts and engagements. Contact secretary@testvalleybrass.co.uk  Weyhill Electronic Organ Society Regular concerts, usually on the third Thursday of each month For further information please visit our website www.weyhilleos.co.uk or phone 01264 323213.  Wherwell Singers Dale Webb:Tel: 01264 860074 www.wherwellsingers.org  Zumba for Everyone Thursdays -10 – 11am Longstock Village Hall & Stockbridge Town Hall 6 – 7pm. Come to one or both! Check

 Royal Air Force Association Ben Warren Tel: 01264 810522  Royal British Legion (Houghton Branch) Chair: Clive Mantell Tel: 01264 810804. Secretary: John Gale Tel: 01962 760225 Poppies: A McMeekin Tel: 01264 810236  Royal British Legion Womens Section (Stockbridge Branch) Secretary: Joyce Compton Tel: 01264 810898

ARTS & CRAFTS O Andover Art Society For our programme see: www.andoverartsociety.co.uk We are a friendly group of art lovers and practitioners, usually meeting monthly at Tangley/ Wildhern Village Hall on a Thursday at 7.30 pm for demos and talks on art in all its variety. Contact: Keith Pattison 01264 392411. O Broughton Floral Club Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. Tel: 01794 516289 O Embroiderers Guild Andover Branch - Meet 7.30pm on the third Monday of every month, except August, in the Priory Hall, Love Lane, (St John Ambulance), Andover SP10 2AB - next to the Wolversdene Club.We also hold workshops in Goodworth Clatford Village Club every other month. www. andoverembroiderersguildco.uk or Tel: 01264 364688 O Hampshire Woodcarvers Timsbury Memorial Hall on the first Sunday of each month from 10am to 4pm. Experienced Woodcarvers and those interested in learning are welcome.Tools, wood and tuition available for Newcomers. Contact John Tybjerg:Tel: 01425 470906 or www.hampshirewoodcarvers. blogspot.com O The Fly Dressers’ Guild John Leatherly - Tel: 01264 364850. Ron Dodson - Tel: 01264 810169

 St Mary’s Church, Broughton, Flowers: Gabrielle Tait Tel: 01794 301283  Stockbridge Church Flowers Angela McMeekin Tel: 01264 810236  Test Valley Turners For wood turners of all levels, from novice to professional. Meets every third Monday evening at Longstock Village Hall. Contact Graham Barnard Tel: 01962 851979  Andover Flower Club. We have 7 demonstrations of floral art each year and 3 workshops with members taking part in creating floral displays.We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 2pm. St Anne’s Hall, Suffolk Road, Andover. Are you interested in joining our friendly club? Call Jo: 01264 355335.

OTHER CLUBS & SOCIETIES  Broughton Twinning Association Twinned with Sauve in the South of France. Contact president: Dave Evans. Secretary: Juliette Keane. email: broughtontwinning@gmail.com  Test Valley Citizens Advice Free independent confidential advice to all on a range of subjects.We have two offices in Romsey and Andover, three Outreaches and a home visiting service. www.testvalley cab.org.uk or telephone 01264 363545 or 01794 522137  Test Valley Motor Enthusiasts Club We meet September-April at the Royal British Legion, Romsey, on first Monday of the month at 7.30pm. From May-August We hold various outdoor events. Chairman, Ruth Hughes: 01794 515499 www.tvme.org.uk  Worthy Down Stamp Club Meet on the third Tuesday of the month from October to April at Sutton Scotney. The club specialises in Auctions.We have an extensive Exchange Packet. Contact: dennisthomson@ btinternet.com T:01264 358421


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