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Are all online estate agents the same?

Liyon Pereira, Director of Open House Croydon South says:

Interesting question. Just like the traditional high street agents you will find quite a few differences. Some will simply charge you an up-front fee to put the property onto the well-known online sites. Others will offer you a viewing service which they may charge extra for. The same applies to the sales progression, after your sale is agreed and you need to take it to completion. It’s always best to ask for exactly what the agent is offering and if the prices quoted include VAT and if there are any other fees. Finally, it may be worth checking some of the review sites to see if the agent is living up to their advertising.

Why choose Open House Croydon South? We believe we offer something better than the usual online experience. A personal service from start to finish that includes viewings seven days a week outside of office hours (7-8pm isn’t unusual) and full sales progression. We are proud to offer this at a no sale, no fee rate of 0.6% inclusive of VAT. If we don’t sell your house, you don’t pay us a penny. That’s a promise that most other agents can’t match. Why not give me a call and see if we can help you sell your house?

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Hello Readers... Welcome to the June issue of The Link. I hope I’m not tempting fate, but it looks like this year’s very wet spring is finally over, and summer is here at last. Time to get out the sun-screen and barbeques, and enjoy the lovely long summer evenings.

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And if you are looking for things to do and places to go, there’s plenty available, from car boot sales to school fetes, and everything in between, as well as our usual list of local events in the What’s On pages. In particular, the RSPCA have two events this month – a car boot sale on Sunday 10th and a Family Fun Day on Saturday 30th, and South East Cancer Help Centre have a Fashion Show on Saturday 16th June.

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On a different note, one of the aims of The Link is to feature topical, as well as practical articles in each issue. To this end, we welcome articles, both current and historical, about local places of interest. We are also still looking for someone to write articles on general health subjects: diet, exercise, keep fit, etc. If you, or someone you know, fits this description, then please do get in touch. Remember, if you run a gym or keep fit class or weight loss group, this is free advertising for you!


That’s all for this month. Until next time, keep happy and healthy.

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any older people go weeks or even months without one conversation. To help combat this widespread loneliness Age UK Surrey runs services and activities aimed at combatting loneliness among older people. One of these activities is ‘Tea and Chat’, our regular meetups that help older people get out socialising, exercising, playing games and testing their brainpower through quizzes. In one of our recent meetups in Lingfield we started off with an exercise class, followed by a quiz on the Royal Family (a way of marking the royal birth) and then onto the tea and chat.

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The groups are an excellent way of connecting older people who might not be able to get out as much as they’d like. Ann, who has been coming to our Lingfield Tea and Chat group for years, told us that it has been ‘so nice to be able to make new friends’ in a relaxed and welcoming environment. If you or somebody you know would like to come along to a Tea and Chat group, we

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currently meet in Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield: Caterham – every other Monday from 21st May, 10.30am – 12pm at the Douglas Brunton Centre. Lingfield – last Thursday of every month from 2.30 – 4pm at Lingfield Day Centre. Oxted – the first Tuesday of every month from 2.30 – 4pm at the Bluehouse Social Centre. You can find more information on our website about Tea and Chat and our other services: Our Tea and Chat activities are supported by Community Foundation for Surrey.


Memory Café At Sunrise, we are passionate about the dedicated care and support we provide to residents living with dementia. Our regular Memory Cafés are an opportunity for participants and their carers to meet with others who are in a similar situation. As part of the Memory Café, we also run Dementia Friends information sessions with volunteers trained by Alzheimer’s Society. This is a great opportunity to learn more about dementia and how you can create dementia friendly communities.

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plants in dry weather and mulch them. • Trees and shrub planted last year should be given a proper soaking.

As the weather improves, pest and weeds multiply at an alarming rate, so take the necessary precautions to control them. Listed below are some of the more important jobs for the month:

• Keep collecting and storing rainwater regularly.

Sowing Guide • Fill gaps in beds and borders with quick maturing annuals such as Candytuft, Clarkia, Cornflower and Virginia Stock.

• Tie in tall herbaceous plants such as Delphinium before the heavy blooms collapse.

• Prepare a seed bed for Biennials & sow Canterbury Bells, double Daisies, Forget-me-not, Sweet William & Wallflower for flowering next Spring.

• Regularly pinch out Cucumbers and Tomatoes

• Herbaceous perennials can also be raised from seed, to flower next year. • Sow short rows of Salad vegetables fortnightly, to maintain a succession of crops. Lettuce, early Peas, Radish, Salad Onions, Spinach, Beetroot and Turnips are ideal. • Crops such as Chicory, sprouting Broccoli and Oriental Greens should be sown now. Planting Tips • Complete planting of bedding displays without delay. Also, finish off, planting up tubs and basket displays using tender plants. • Tender vegetables such as Courgettes, Runner Beans, Sweet Corn and outdoor Tomatoes can be planted out, provided they have been hardened off. Demanding Care • Containers planted in April/May should be fed four weeks after planting. • Water hanging baskets and container plants daily, preferably early and late in the day. • Water all recently planted vegetable and bedding


Keeping in Trim • Tie in new shoots of climbers, while they are still pliable.

• Prune Deutzia, Philadelphus, Spirea Arguta, Spirea Vanhouttei, Syringa and Tamarix after flowering. Roses • Disbudding is important if you want to produce high quality blooms. The removal of the centre bud helps. • Some of the side shoots when pinched out, will preserve energy for the main flower bud. • Organic and in-organic feed will improve colour and productions. Bulbs • Drench Gladioli during dry weather • Lift overcrowded/deteriorating Spring bulbs and dry off in boxes. Fruit • You can multiply your stocks of Strawberry plants by inserting the runners into pots and sinking them in the ground. • Use netting to prevent birds from attacking soft fruit. • Straw/matting will prevent soft fruit from touching the soil. Lawns • Mow lawns regularly provided it is not too dry.

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Ponds • Pull out blanketweed and overgrown floating plants and leave them by the water’s edge, allowing trapped creatures to get back into the water. • Pygmy Water-Lilies are ideal in small ponds. • Introduce new fish and feed more often. • Divide plants that have finished flowering. • Use a hose to blow away aphids on plants, and, do not use chemicals in or near ponds. Greenhouse • On hot days, have at least one vent in the roof open and dampen the floors to increase humidity. Shading will also help. • Hang yellow sticky traps to catch aphids, but do use netting over doorways to prevent inquisitive bees and other harmless insects from getting trapped.

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he current Trustees of Kenley Memorial Hall are looking for volunteers to become involved as additional Trustees of our lovely community hall in Kenley.

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November 13th

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If you have a community spirit, are willing to work with a team of like-minded people, and want to see Kenley Memorial Hall, which was built as a memorial to those who died in WW1, remain as a well maintained, popular community venue you may be just the person the Trustees are looking for to join them in their voluntary support for the smooth running of the hall. If you think you may be interested and would like more information then contact Chair of Trustees, Rev. Elizabeth on: Elizabeth.goodridge1@


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“This is theromantic saddest story story where, I have ever A gently for aheard...” group of English ladies, a kind of peaceful content blossoms with the flowering of the wisteria adorning a beautiful Italian villa. Set just So begins Ford Madox Ford’s classic Edwardian story of love and deception. John Dowell, after World War One, it follows two bored and unhappy wives whose marriages to a an American, looks back over a seemingly perfect time before the outbreak of the First solicitor and a writer are in weary decay. On impulse, the two ladies rent a villa in Italy World War, when he and his wife befriend a former British officer and his wife in a German and invite two other women to join them. Together, they come under the spell of the health spa. The two couples meet annually over nine years, basking in the kind of golden enchanted villa. When joined by their husbands at the end of their stay, they rediscover existence that wealth and privilege bestow. Beneath the harmonious exterior, however, happiness and an unexpected touch of romance. A sweet and touching conclusion to a things are not what they seem. As John Dowell – and the audience – discover the truth, play about taking stock of life amid the beauty of nature. a whole world collapses... Julian Mitchell’s stage adaption was premiered at The Theatre Royal, Bath in 2010, following a memorable 1980’s film version starring Jeremy Brett and Robin Ellis.

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19 – 28 April 2018 at 8pmand 7.30pm Saturday 21 July at 2.30pm It’s 1963. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, Sunday 22 July at 2.30pm a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really Rachelthe posing her own dead brother, who’s been killed Funny, magical, cruelhis andsister wondrous, folk as classics by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin and ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with others from the Brothers Grimm are presented here by one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with our Young Players in acclaimed poet Carol Ann Duffy’s Rachel. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. enchantingly fresh adaptation, with a beguiling and vigorous dramatisation by Tim Supple. In Richard Bean’s award-winning English version of Carlo Goldoni’s classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are paramount. It ran at the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway, winning James Corden a Tony Award.

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ustria attracts many visitors, from global origins, constantly. From pretty alpine villages, through cities, boasting beautiful architecture, to stunning landscapes, with lakes, mountains, glaciers and so much more, there is something for everyone. Vienna is the capital city and home to Strauss, the renowned family that is famous for numerous musical scores, including muchloved and well-known waltzes. The Vienna Boys Choir has many followers, worldwide. Locating Mozart’s birthplace, cathedrals and a lot of other locations, including some of the world’s finest museums and art galleries, hold much interest. The high-quality wines, produced in Austria, many of which are multi award-winning, have become recognised for their distinctive, superb attributes. Domäne Baumgartner is currently reputed to be the largest wine estate in Austria. Having centuries of

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experience and, now, combining tradition with innovation, Domäne Baumgartner produces outstanding wines. Indeed, Grüner Veltliner Rosenprinzessin (Rose Princess) is, truly, ‘Music in the Bottle’. This wine is ‘treated’ with/to music, having frequencies ‘encouraging’ the eventual outcome. The resulting wine is elegant and has a very good, full body. Taste the music – absolutely! Their ranges include classic, dry Grüner Veltliner wines, which are medium-bodied and full of character, through Zweigelt and Pinot Noir Grande Reserve productions, displaying most impressive fruit depths. All are great pairings with many dishes, complementing cuisine to an exceptional standard. Hauermandl is a family-owned winery in the Langenlois area. Several grape varieties are grown, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Muskateller, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt

and, of course, Grüner Veltliner. Their Steiner wine ranges include Grüner Veltliner Sommeliers and Privat Riede Neuberg. On, through Grüner Veltliner Riede Dechant Reserve, to others, that include Riesling Riede Steinhaus and Muskateller, to Zweigelt Reserve. These productions prove to be very popular. Each to their own, the Zweigelt is often selected to impress – and impress it certainly does! This production has many ‘devotees’ and is regularly chosen to grace numerous dining occasions. This red, fruited wine, is both delicate and elegant. The silk-red conveys throughout, from the appearance, through the bouquet, to the superb pleasures, on the mouth and palate, with a memorable finish. Wonderfully delicious. As always, Enjoy! Trevor Langley


defined edge you are after. It is always a good idea to get rid of this small piece you are cutting out because it will have grass seeds on it etc., and if you flick it into the bed you will spread the weeds and grass into your bed.

Creating Your Garden Paradise article by Jonathan Bishop

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ow the growing season has kicked off, edging is very important. Why do we edge a lawn? Well there are a number of reasons for doing this: one is to give a nice crisp edge and define your lawn. It always looks tidier and managed even if the beds aren’t up to scratch. The other reason for doing it is to keep grass and weeds from spreading from your lawn and onto your bed and vice versa. The traditional way to edge your


lawn is using a half moon tool and cutting a sharp defined edge. If you have no edge currently and would like to create an edge, the best thing to do is to lay a hosepipe out or some string, and shape the beds the way you would like them to look. When you’re doing this you need to bear in mind that you don’t want to create areas which are difficult to mow. Using a half moon or even a spade, cut down an inch and a half, and try and get a wedge out to give you the

There are other options, which are normally done during the winter to make life easier. A lot of clients are putting in block paving or sets down as an edge to the lawn. This needs digging out, concreting in place and pointing. The advantage of this is that you don’t need to edge up so it saves some time and when you are mowing you can run the mower on the edge of the sets giving it a nice crisp finish. You can put in a metal edge but this is best done when you are building the garden and laying the turf. This is because it is difficult to lay where there are dips, etc., in the lawn and needs pegging into place properly. The lawn would need top dressing and seeding in these areas to make it nice and level so that the mower doesn’t catch any edges. The disadvantage of this type of edging

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is that if you want a very sharp finish to the lawn, the mower has to go right to the edges and if the mower falls off the edge of the lawn the metal can damage it. If you have time, using edging sheers or small detachable strimmers can be used to edge up. It is better to edge the lawn before mowing it so that the mower can pick up the cuttings etc. Some people edge up and leave the cuttings where they are; this is fine but can make the garden look messy with dying grass lying next to the nice crisp edge, so a bit of time spent collecting the trimmings will give a better finish.

Whilst you are edging up, it gives you an opportunity to go around and look at your borders in detail. You can then see things which you would not normally notice from a distance, e.g. green fly on your roses, which you can then treat accordingly. So having time to check your beds is quite important and doing this whilst edging your lawn makes it more time efficient.

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Calling all golfers Caterham Rotary Charity Golf Day!


e are delighted to announce our 15th annual Charity Golf Day at Bletchingley Golf Club on Friday 8th June. This year we are supporting SERV - Surrey and South London Blood Runners, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and our own Rotary charity. Last year we were able to distribute just over £4,000 to charities and we are aiming for a similar sum this year. Our event not only raises important funds but also provides an entertaining day for ALL golfers, of varying standards.


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Coffee and bacon roll on arrival. First Tee off 9.00am 18 holes of golf Excellent two course lunch and coffee. Raffle with many good prizes Individual prizes and team prizes. For full details call: David Barrett on 01883 347348 or Geoff Loveday on 020 8657 3612 or email:

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Keep an eye out for the Little Egret


s summer arrives, there’s nothing more delightful than spending time by the water. And if you’re lucky, the next time you visit a river or lake you may spot one of Surrey’s regular visiting waterbirds, the little egret. Only a few years ago, the arrival of this member of the heron family would have got birdwatchers all of a fluster. These days, it is a relatively common sight on our waterways and wetlands. Little egrets are spotted regularly all


across the county – wherever they can catch small fish, amphibians and water beetles. On land they will often be seen among grazing animals, picking up disturbed insects, and they will even tackle small reptiles, mammals and birds. Like grey herons they tend to gather in colonies, building a nest of sticks in a tree or shrub. They lay three to five pale blue-green eggs, which hatch after 20-25 days. The young are fed on the nest for 40-45 days, when they fledge and head off on their own.

The little egret stands 55-65cm tall with a wingspan of 70-85cm, while the more common grey heron can be over 1m high with neck outstretched. The little egret has startling white plumage, a black, sharply pointed spearlike bill, black legs and oddly yellow feet. One of its hunting techniques is to stand in water and wiggle its feet in the mud or sand. This startles prey into making a bid for safety – and the egret strikes. Maybe the surprising colour helps. Little egrets were once probably common in Britain, but by the 16th century they had been hunted nearly to extinction to satisfy the appetites of the time. Huge numbers appeared on the menu at banquets for archbishops and kings. They were also unfortunate to possess another attractive feature. In the breeding season they have two long white neck plumes, which were once highly sought after by the millinery trade. In the first months of 1885, 750,000

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Botany and barrows 2pm - 4pm Sunday 10th June Discover the incredible history of Farthing Downs. This 1.75 mile walk takes in wild flowers and an Iron Age field system. Venue: Farthing Downs, Coulsdon Booking essential: Members FREE, nonmembers - adults £10, children £2, family £20 (2 adults + 3 children) Wildflowers at Sheepleas 10am - 11.30am Saturday 16th June Enjoy the breathtaking wildflower meadows, butterflies and insects of Sheepleas on our Big Wild Weekend. Venue: Sheepleas, West Horsley Booking essential: Members FREE, nonmembers - adults £10, children £2, family £20 (2 adults + 3 children)

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egret skins from all over Europe were sold in London. Eventually people realised there wasn’t an endless supply of these birds. This helped to prompt the establishment of the RSPB in 1889. In Britain the little egret became a rare vagrant from the 16th to the 20th century and was not recorded as breeding until 1996 (on Brownsea Island in Dorset). Now we have more than 1,000 pairs breeding in England and Wales – and hopefully soon in Surrey. For more information on our fascinating birds and other wildlife, visit, where you can also find out how to become a conservation volunteer. How wild is your garden? The hunt is on for Surrey’s wildest gardeners, thanks to Surrey Wildlife Trust’s annual Wildlife Garden Award, sponsored by Squire’s Garden Centres. The competition is open to individuals, schools and businesses and the best gardens will win £50 of gardening vouchers! Entries are open until 31st July 2018. Find out more at our website The Link

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Bay Pond open day Sunday 17th June 11am - 3.30pm Join us for a wild family day out at this beautiful private nature reserve. Venue: Bay Pond, Godstone No need to book – just turn up and join in the fun! Chalky chat on Howell Hill 9.30am - 11.45am Saturday 30th June Join us on a walk of discovery in this incredible chalk grassland habitat. This is a 30 Days Wild event! Venue: Howell Hill, Cheam Booking essential: Members FREE, nonmembers - adults £10, children £2, family £20 (2 adults + 3 children) To book all our courses and events go to: Join Surrey Wildlife Trust! Surrey Wildlife Trust is the only charity solely concerned with the conservation of wildlife in the county – you can support its work by becoming a member. Visit or call 01483 795440 for further information.


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background wasn’t very good so I decided to try and capture a headshot framed by the wings. It took a fair bit of patience and quite a few shots to capture him at just the right moment." 5th AGM & Awards During summer recess we meet informally each Tuesday evening in a local pub so why not come along for a chat? We meet each Tuesday evening (7.45pm for 8pm) in Cameron Hall, Canons Hill, Old Coulsdon. Visitors £5 (refunded on joining). Visit See us on facebook or contact


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Summer vibes

Shades on, it's time to enjoy the sunshine in Caterham. From cold brew coffee and cocktails to the ultimate festival fashion styles, Caterham Valley For You manager Sue McGeown reveals where to find some of our town's summer must-haves


hether you love getting out and about in the community or prefer to spend your summers relaxing at home in the garden with friends and family, there are so many ways for you to create summer vibes in Caterham Valley in the coming weeks. Among the main reasons to visit our town in June is, of course, the hugely popular Caterham Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and hosting events across the area. On top of what The Miller Centre, Church Walk Shopping Centre and The Soper Hall are offering (from film evenings to World Cup bunting workshops via comedy nights and music events), there will also be Caterham Food Festival, Caterham Jazz and Blues Festival, Waller Pain hill climb and plenty more in the Valley. I love the sound of the family picnic in Timber Hill recreation ground on Sunday June 24, 1pm to 5pm, but you'll find more about all the exciting events taking place at Al fresco living If your idea of heaven is a laid-back evening in the garden, however, make sure to take a trip to see the uber-stylish furniture on offer at Moda on Godstone Road. From bar and balcony sets to sofa and dining combos, their rattan furniture is perfect for al fresco living and garden parties. To add some vibrancy to your new garden set (or perhaps to bring some summer indoors), pop in to see the lovely team at Floral Gallery on Station Avenue. It's nearly impossible to walk into their flower shop and leave without a smile on your face. As an added bonus, they are expecting to run their Lonely Bouquet initiative again this month (keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates). For the uninitiated, Floral Gallery place jam jars full of flowers around the town ready for people to take home or give to a friend. It's such a lovely idea. Away from nature for a second, there's a brand new addition to Caterham Valley. Shard Solutions could be


just what you're looking for if you're hoping to make your home the go to address among your friends. They only opened a few weeks ago but, as experts in kitting out homes with the latest bespoke doors, windows and conservatories, it's sure to be a busy summer for them. Time for you So, with your homes and gardens sorted, the next stop is surely making a little time for you. If you're looking to get your festival-style flowing, then Bow Butterfly on Godstone Road is a must visit. With so many desirable designs in stock, this cool little boutique will have you effortlessly chic and ready to watch your favourite bands with an aperol spritz in hand in no time. Alternatively, with Dorothy Perkins, Clarks and Ratio all donning their summer wardrobes, don't forget to take a stroll through Church Walk Shopping Centre. And, if you are looking to fly off to somewhere exotic in search of sandy beaches and seafront cocktail bars, then you'll find TUI travel agents at Church Walk too. They always have fantastic sun-drenched deals floating around, whether you're looking for some family-fun with the kids or looking to get away from it all at a romantic retreat. Finally, with gorgeous gelato at Sweet and Savoury Waffle, ice cool drinks at Caffe Bambino, creative cocktails at Casa Lola and the latest concoctions (such as cold brew coffee or frostinos) from Costa, there are plenty of places to seek shelter when the thermometer in your home or office starts to peak. We hope to see you down in the valley soon,


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Raisin & Chocolate Ganache Meringues Meringues are a light but indulgent treat for any time of year and these chocolate versions are very decadent without taking too much time.


Preheat the oven to 125°C. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.


4 egg whites 300g sugar


Add 200g of sugar whilst still whisking, until the meringue is very stiff.


Stir in the remaining 100g of sugar.


Place the mixture in a piping bag and pipe out 30 meringues on a tray lined with grease-proof paper.


Place in the oven for approximately 30 minutes (with the door slightly open to allow moisture to escape) then turn oven off and leave the meringues inside.


Once dry and light brown in colour take the meringues out of the oven and allow to cool.


To make the ganache: heat the cream and vanilla in a pan to 72°C, then wait for two minutes before adding the milk chocolate and mixing well.


Add the raisins and allow to cool.


Brush the base of each meringue with melted chocolate.


Once the chocolate has set, pipe a disc of ganache on to the meringue and place another on top to form a sandwich.


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300g milk chocolate 150g double cream 5g vanilla essence 120g raisins 100g melted chocolate to coat the base of the meringue Makes 30 meringues

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Caterham Oxted & Godstone Lions Club District 105SE England Celebrating 100 years of Lions serving their communities


The Talking Newspaper was set up by Lions way back in 1981 and ten years later they set up recording studios in Soper Hall in Caterham. There, every Friday a group of volunteer readers and a sound engineer gather to record news items from local papers such as the Surrey Mirror, the East Grinstead Courier, the Croydon Advertiser and the local Tandridge Magazine – also produced by the Talking Newspaper.

The event had to be postponed earlier in the year due to the adverse weather but everything was just the same except that people commented on how much nicer it was to leave in daylight and not just as it was getting dark.

The voices of those reading the news items are familiar to those who are visually impaired, but behind the scenes there is a team of hard workers who read the newspapers, cut out suitable articles and paste them on to a board for the readers. They are then recorded in the studio on a Friday night and distributed to listeners.

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What's on ... in May Thursday 31st May & Friday 1st June Peter Pan in a Pickle: Half-day activity for children with SEND & their families. Suitable for children/young people with PMLD, ASD, ADHD, Down's, Complex Health Needs, SLD, MLD, ABI, neurodevelop mental disorders. Head2Head Theatre presents Peter Pan in a Pickle, bringing siblings together in age appropriate fun for all the family. Thursday 2pm, Friday 11.15am or 2pm. Lunchtime activities from 12.45pm to 1.45pm. £5 per person (adults and children aged 2+). Tel: 01372 278021 or 07519 747 290. Sherwood Park Special School, Wallington, South London, Surrey, SM6 7NP. Wednesday 6th June Munch with Music - Sinfona Diverse To include works by Elgar and Mozart. Admission Free - Donations invited. Tea/Coffee from 12.15pm. Performance 12.45pm to 1.30pm. St John's Church, Caterham Valley. You are invited to bring your own "Munch" Thursday 7th June Limpsfield Common - Air raid shelter tour Explore the air raid shelter with our ranger Mark and learn about their hugely important role in protecting local school children during air raids. Booking Essential. Tel: 01372 220644. 9pm to 8.30pm. Tel: 01342 843225 (Mark Richards). Limpsfield Chart Golf Club (Grub Street) car park, RH6 0SL. Limpsfield Common, Surrey. Saturday 9th June Bumps 2 Babies Nearly New Sale A fantastic way to buy and sell a whole host of preloved quality items for your bumps, babies and beyond. 10am to 12 noon. Adults £1, children free. Tables available from £18. Tel: 07932 591475. Caterham United Reformed Church, Caterham, CR3 6SX Saturday 9th June Line Dance Social Night - Beginner Level This line dance social night is suitable for everyone including beginners. You don't need any previous experience, just a sense of humour. We will give instruction for beginner level line dances. Everyone is friendly and you will have a fun time. Doors open 7.15pm with dancing until 10.30pm. Tickets £7.50. Tel: 07802 894556. Warlingham Church Hall, 399 Limpsfield Road, Surrey CR6 9HA


Thursday 14th June Caterham Hill WI On 14th June we have an evening featuring Fancy Footwork. We meet on the second Thursday of every month at the Arc, Weston Drive, Caterham CR3 5XY at 7.30pm. Guests free first 2 visits. Thursday 14th June The Arts Society Croydon Area Meet Monthly (2nd Thursday) at 10.15am. All Saints Church Hall, Sanderstead 14th June - British humour postcards 1909-1939 12th July - Benin Bronzes, African Art 16-19c For further details please phone 02086572496 or email Thursday 14th & Friday 15th June Murder In Company An amateur production by St Mark's Players. This is not a supper show, but seating will be at tables; audience are invited to bring their own drinks, snacks, etc. Starts at 8pm, doors open from 7.30pm. Tickets £10, available from Box Office, email contactboxoffice@stmarksplayers. or website Tel: 01737 765312. The Hall, St Mark’s Church Centre, Alma Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0DA Friday 15th June The Little Mermaid Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. Tickets £19, over 60’s £17, under 16’s £14. 7:30pm. Tel: 01342 302000. Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3BS. Saturday 16th June Family Art Fun Day - Make-Do & Make-New What materials could you gather in the shopping centre, and how could you make them useful in a new way? Could you use make-up to draw a map? A water pistol to send messages? See website to check dates, times and prices. Turf Projects, Keeley Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1TF. Saturday 16th June The Gilbert and Sullivan Story The Utopians Unlimited tell the story of these 2

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Health & Beauty Training giants of British musical history through songs, choruses and sketches. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from JJ Browne (Jewellers) 10 Godstone Road, Caterham Valley, Sue Entwistle tel: 0208 656 4760, Noel Gibbin tel: 01883 343509 to include refreshments. St. John’s Church, Clareville Road, Caterham Valley, CR3 6LA. Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th June 9 Landscape Road - Open Garden for NGS Set in an of an acre and divided into separate spaces by bleached lime trees, yew and beech hedges. Mixed borders with dense herbaceous perennials, climbing and shrub roses, and a formal pond. Admission £3.50, children free. Homemade teas. Donations to Emmanuel Church Hall, Croydon. 2pm to 5pm. Open for charity. 9 Landscape Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9JB. Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June The Priory Farm Strawberry Fair Set the date for one of the most popular foodie events in Surrey. Open 10am to 4pm. Entry is free, and there is plenty of free parking. Tel: 01737 823208 Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey RH1 4EJ Sunday 24th June Epsom 5k and 10k - Race For Life The Epsom course is predominantly on grass and has a few small hills along the way. It takes place on the iconic Downs and is a lovely route. The closest train station is Tattenham Corner and there is free parking available. Children £10, women £14.99, under 6 entry (girls and boys) free and no registration needed. Tel: 0300 123 1022. Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5LQ Saturday 30th June ESCS (East Surrey Choral Society) Will be holding their Summer Serenade concert at Woldingham Village Hall Woldingham CR3 7EU at 7:30pm. A relaxing musical journey as ESCS visits Bavaria (with Elgar) France (meeting Gabriel Faure and the Phantom of the Opera) America (Disney) and Japan. There will also be contributions from a guest soloists from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Tickets on the door or online now at Adults £10 (including programme & refreshments). Children 14 and under free. All are very welcome. The Link

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The Caterham and District Local History Centre


he Caterham & District Local History Centre holds its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at Caterham Valley Library at 7.30pm, with an open invitation to all interested residents. Refreshments will be available from 7pm. The History Centre is hosted at the Caterham Valley Library and we are very appreciative of the support we get from the manager and her staff. The Centre is open during library hours. Stewards are available on the first Tuesday afternoon, and the second and fourth Saturday morning of each month, to guide visitors around the resources and help them research their own topics, which may include family histories, the history of their house or the street where they live. The Centre now holds an extensive range of resources including historic pictures, old newspapers, large scale maps and a whole range of other historic documents, books and periodicals.

other material. Although, I have to say, getting the technology to support rather than distract the presentation is something of a challenge!” Jeremy has already made available two volumes of Oral Histories though Hill and Valley Libraries. This latest presentation will be made available as a DVD later in the year, along with another which celebrates the work of the Caterham and District Horticultural Society. For more information on the history centre contact Liz Bonsall on 01883 340508 or, for the oral history project, Jeremy Webster on 07725 818629. In partnership with Caterham Hill Parish Council.

This year’s meeting will feature an audio-visual presentation: Caterham Talking: oral history past and present. Since 2012 Local Parish Councillor and History Centre Member Jeremy Webster has been gathering memories from local residents. He has now developed his work into a presentation which links the stories he has recorded with photographs and the written record to help place the memories into their historical context. For this presentation Jeremy has compiled nine stories covering Caterham characters and landmarks, interspersed with more intimate memories that have bubbled up during his conversations.

image below: Miss Christie’s story will feature in the presentation with previously unseen photos and unheard verbal testimony.

Jeremy says: “The more you talk to people the more interesting are the linkages and overlaps which become apparent. For instance, you get different but complementary views of the same incident or of a particular character. Or extraordinary stories of where lives have crossed paths with others creating ripple effects through time. That is why I have tried to develop the impact of people’s words by matching them with The Link


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The RSPB Croydon Local Group Monthly Illustrated Wildlife Talks in South Croydon Whitgift Sports Club, Croham Manor Road off Croham Road. South Croydon, CR2 7BG


Second Monday of each month 2pm and again at 8pm.

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Admission £4.00. Everyone is welcome, not just RSPB members.

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TRIVIA (answers on page 50)

Fill in the grid so that each line, row and 3 x 3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9 without repetition.

1. 'Carl and the Passions', changed their band name to what?





2 5

9 6

1 6

7 4 1 5



3. What colour is vermilion a shade of?

4 5


5 3


2. How many coloured rings make up the Olympic flag?

9 6






4. King Zog ruled which country from 1922 to 1939? 5. What colour is Spock's blood? 6. Where in your body is your patella? 7. Where can you find the original London Bridge today? 8. What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow Mule?


9. Who was the first man in space? 10. What would you do with a yashmak?

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(solution on page 50)

Starting at 1 and finishing at 43, track your way from one hexagon to another (touching) hexagon, placing consecitve numbers into the empty spaces.

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10 everyday items that are poisonous to cats and dogs article by Laura Harvey MRCVS

This month, vet Laura Harvey, looks at some commonly encountered pet poisons


nfortunately dogs and cats can be good at eating things they shouldn’t, particularly as some poisonous things can be rather tasty! Some of the most common ones we see in practice include: Chocolate - the darker the chocolate, the smaller the amount they need to eat. Symptoms include vomiting/diarrhoea, excitement, increased heart rate and seizures. Grapes/raisins/sultanas - one or two can be extremely harmful, leading to vomiting/diarrhoea, weakness and kidney failure. Pesticides - commonly rodenticides and slug pellets - rodenticides can cause bleeding and slug pellets can cause tremors, seizures and respiratory distress. Plants - including daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, rhododendron and acorns can all cause vomiting as well as more severe symptoms. Lilies are toxic to cats, quickly causing kidney failure. Xylitol - artificial sweetner, often found in chewing gum - This quickly drops blood glucose levels, causing weakness and seizures, as well as liver failure. Watch out if you see your dog chewing as you walk along the street!

Onion/garlic - inappetance, vomiting/diarrhoea, severe anaemia. Beware of bolognese! Permethrin - a common drug found in dog flea products that whilst at the recommended dose is safe for dogs, any dose is very toxic to cats, causing seizures and often death - please only use flea treatment as advised by your vet. Your medications - including: • Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) eg: ibuprofen vomiting/diarrhoea, gastric ulceration, kidney failure. • Paracetamol - vomiting, weakness, breathing problems, accumulation of fluid under the skin, kidney and liver damage. • Vitamin D - vomiting/diarrhoea, increased drinking/urination, muscle spasm, convulsions, kidney and cardiac failure. These are just some of the most common poisons encountered in the home, however there are others. If you think your pet may have eaten something they shouldn’t, please contact your vet immediately, who will be able to advise you accordingly.

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The Link June 2018  

Business advertising and community magazine, distributed in and around Caterham, Kenley, Purley and surrounding areas. 11,000 hard copies a...

The Link June 2018  

Business advertising and community magazine, distributed in and around Caterham, Kenley, Purley and surrounding areas. 11,000 hard copies a...