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ISSUE 12 OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2008 FREE (value ÂŁ3.00)

Your local community lifestyle magazine Covering: Haslemere and surrounding areas including Beacon Hill, Chiddingfold, Fernhurst, Grayshott, Hindhead, Liphook

Lifestyle

Find your perfect Christmas gifts locally

News

Haslemere Outreach Project skate event

Events

Back to School: Education Supplement Focus on local Christmas shopping, guide to the Christmas party season, Haslemere Food Festival, Competition, Community, Business News and more

Haslemere Food Festival review


ISSUE 12 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2008

Contents

Contents Inside Life In Haslemere this Issue…

News Youth skate project, A3

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update and more Events

Haslemere Food Festival round-up

Lifestyle Stay local for Christmas

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shopping this year Going out Tis the season to be jolly…

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a guide to Christmas Party venues Eating Out Nick Keith dines at the

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The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold Business News Signature Publishing, Elysium celebrates,

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new business and more Grayshott News: BIG update, young talent

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at GalleryOne Community Haslemere and Midhurst National

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Childbirth Trust Arts

Celebration of Colour, Vivartis

27

Sport A review of the cricket season for

28

Halsemere and Grayshott Competition Win laser teeth whitening with

30

Haslemere Dental Centre What’s On

Diary of local events

31

Directory

Local contacts

32

Education

Directory of local schools

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Advertisers in this Issue

Advert

Welcome In the Swing Summer is over, the children are back at school, some of your family may have gone off to university and now it’s time to get back in to the swing of things. I am delighted to tell you that here to help us get back in to the swing of things is our new Head of Advertising for Haslemere, Rachel Walker. Rachel lives in Midhurst and comes from a strong background in print media marketing and has made a flying start – Welcome to Life Magazines, Rachel! Please feel free to contact her with all your advertising queries. Last month saw another successful Haslemere Food Festival, and the Life Magazines team were out in full force, from beer-drinking to sausage tasting. See our round-up on page 6. In a couple of weeks we will all be trying to get ahead of ourselves and creating Christmas lists (yes, I know) left right and centre. Stuck? Fear not, for our guide to Christmas shopping locally will have you striding out that door with plenty of fabulous ideas for your loved ones this year. What’s even better is that everything we have featured is on your doorstep – turn to page 10 for more information. And if you’re getting in the swing for a Christmas party, look no further than page 14 for our definitive guide to Christmas party venues. Also in this issue you will find a round-up of the cricket season on our Sports pages (28), all the latest business news, and a chance to win laser teeth-whitening treatment in our competition (30). Enjoy!

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The Good Fish Shop

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The Sussex Guild

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De Vere Branksome Place

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Town Flowers

Eden Hair and Beauty

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Waterlooville Carpets

Frensham Pond Hotel

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Waitrose

Graduate Landscapes

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Education Supplement

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Barrow Hills School

Grayswood Computer Services

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Caring Daycare Day Nursery

Greathurst Interiors

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Churchers College

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Godalming College

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Haslemere Preparatory

Hartswood Gleeson Homes

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Kumon

Haslemere Book Shop

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Priors Field School

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Haslemere Dental Centre

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Silverblue Tours

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St. Edmunds

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St. Hilarys School

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IBC

St.Margarets

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St. Swithuns

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Stepping Stones

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The Royal School

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News

Haunted Haslemere Weekend

T

Steady pace on the tunnel dig

his year’s Halloween weekend will be marked

by a three-day ‘Haunted Haslemere’ event. Barry Oulton and

On Friday 31 October

Elizabeth Green

(Halloween) children will participate in pumpkin making at Haslemere

Filling the gap

H

Museum and then parade their creations down the High

aslemere dentist Barry

Haslemere Dental Centre, saw

Oulton has come to the

the TV programme and has

rescue of a pensioner who

stepped in with an offer to

cannot afford dental charges.

help her. “We are going to look

He saw the plight of 72-year-

after you,” he said, assuring

old Elizabeth Green on BBC

her there would be no cost.

TV’s Breakfast Time.

“We need to look at changing

Mrs Green, from Winchester,

the system so that help is more

was resorting to DIY dentistry,

readily available for people

super-gluing her crumbling

like you.”

dentures so that she could eat.

Watch this space for

And she told the BBC that she

progress reports on the case

had become so desperate that

of the ‘Pensioner with Dental

she had pulled two of her teeth

Difficulties’.

out, after failing to find free

See page 30 for your

dentistry. “I have no savings

chance to win teeth

and I can’t afford a dentist,”

whitening treatment.

she said.

From the Haslemere

Dr Oulton, from the

Dental Centre

New President and Awards

N

Street. On 1 November the

R

egular users of the A3 will have seen many changes

to the Hindhead improvement scheme during the summer months.

Museum will hold a Bat Talk

As autumn approached,

for families, followed by an

the Canadian Memorial and

overnight sleepover in the

Greensand Way Underpasses

Museum. And on Sunday

were being completed for

2 November, a special

opening in September.

Halloween Walk will take

Meanwhile, tunnelling from

place between the National

the north and the south ends

Trust car park and Gibbet

was gathering speed. A large

Hill, with a traditional lunch

concrete pour to cast the deck

on arrival.

of Hammer Lane Underpass had

Tickets at £15 available

been finished and work on High

from Grayswood Computers,

Pitfold Underpass begun.

1a Causewayside, High

Contact: Paul Arnold, Project

Street, Tel: 01428 644868.

Manager, 01306 878475.

Haslemere Rotary T his year’s President, Gordon

Rotary Club meets at

Exeter, has nominated

The Georgian House Hotel

ick Chilton has retired

youngsters winning awards and

two local charities for support

in Haslemere at 7.30pm,

as President of Sport

then being put forward to the

during his year of office which

each Thursday.

Surrey Sports Awards. Jeremy

commenced in July.

Haslemere and Melanie Odell

Membership is open to both

These are The Friends of

men and women over the age of

was elected in his place at its

Hunt MP talked about the

AGM in September. Her position

Beijing Olympics, which he had

Haslemere Hospital and The

18 who wish to give something

as Chairman has been filled by

visited, and was looking forward

Meath Residential Home,

back to the community.

to 2012 when it is hoped that

Godalming, for people with

The Edge might be chosen as a

severe epilepsy problems.

Chris Grimes. The Sports Awards were an exciting feature of the

Paralympic training centre.

year, with many very talented

The club also supports The Kings World Trust School in

For further information or membership details please contact: 01428 643416.

southern India. Haslemere

A&N Connect charity launch

A&N Connect hosted a successful inaugural evening with a charity fashion show at the Hindhead School of Music in September. The new charity has been set up by

Haslemere-based A&N Chartered Accountants, with the event raising nearly £7,000 for the new hydrotherapy and physiotherapy centre at Holy Cross Hospital. This is due to be opened on 8 December by the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, featuring state-of-the-art facilities. The fashion show was sponsored by Elena McCloskey of Merlin Trade and Consultancy from Petersfield, a trustee of A&N Connect, and attended by William King, the Mayor of Haslemere. For more information on A&N Connect call: 01428 645398.

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MP on his bike S outh West Surrey MP

conference social action project

Jeremy Hunt took part in

to transform the Welsh House

a 120-mile sponsored bike ride

Farm estate in Birmingham, by

on Saturday 27 September.

reviving community spirit. To

Jeremy and three MPs from

sponsor the ride, please send

the Shadow Culture, Media &

a cheque made out to the ‘Lift

Sport team cycled in relay from

Community Trust’ to: Office

Westminster to Birmingham,

of Jeremy Hunt, House of

where this year’s Conservative

Commons, London SW1A 0AA.

Party Conference was being

For further details about the

held. The aim was to raise

social action project see:

money and awareness for the

http://welove whf.wordpress.com

Rewards for Advent

H

aslemere retailers involved in the local loyalty Rewards Scheme are taking part in an Advent Calendar event in

Skate Event

M

ore than 80 young

and commentary from

people flocked to

industry professionals.

The Herons skate park in

“This has been a hugely

Haslemere for the final of

successful event to bring

their 2008 Skate Event on 13

together the youth of

September.

Haslemere, sharing skills,

Organised by Haslemere’s

learning new ones, enjoying

Young people Tom Jordan

outdoor physical activity and

December. Each day one of the retailers will open its doors and

and Piers Blinkorne, Youth

forming partnerships for the

give visitors a special offer. The businesses will have a garland

workers Jon Taylor and

future,” says Jon Taylor, of

with the date number on their door, and the event goes under the

Carly Harries from Surrey

the Outreach Project.

title ‘Follow the Star.’ Melanie Odell, of Haslemere Initiative which

County Council’s Haslemere

For information on other

is organising the event, said that 5,000 postcards were being

Outreach Project, and

events and projects, please

produced to promote this new event.

Katie Webb from Waverley

pop in to the Wey Centre in

Borough Council, the event

St Christophers Road,

members in the Haslemere area, and local shops from

was funded by The Youth

Tel: 01428-651375.

Applegarth to XYZ are taking part in the event.

opportunity Fund and

All young people welcome.

Contact: Melanie Odell, 01428 644868,

featured skateboarding and

email: Melanie@haslemere.com

BMX displays, competitions

The award-winning Rewards Scheme has more than 30

Life

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Events—Haslemere Food Festival

Cheers!

Beer Festival packs the Haslemere Hall

The team behind the delicious burgers at Haslemere Beer Festival

The tried and tested formula

Bigger fans of the apples than

Dereck Lowe (pictured third

Picture Above: Alistair Condie

of great real ale and cider, live

the hops, the Life in Haslemere

from left above) was well-quali-

(left) and Simon Chaplin (right)

music and local grub made a

girls went for the Heart of

fied in beer tasting for the eve-

came to the Haslemere Beer

popular return to the Haslemere

Hamsphire and Mr Whitehead’s

ning. He works at Laverstoke

Festival for the first time this

Hall on 5 and 6 September.

Strawberry Cider to start, be-

Park Farm Brewery in Romsey.

year. Alistair gave Ballards

The place was packed by

fore finding their favourite for

“I have come here to check out

Golden Brine, the Nyewood

7.30pm on the Friday night with

the evening, Old Rosie Scrumpy

the competition!” he joked, “My

Gold, also from Ballards, and

a smiling Simon Labrow to greet

by Weston’s. The award for the

favourites so far are Bowman’s

Triple fff’s Moondance all 7/10.

us at the door and a heady mix

best beer, chosen by popular

Swift One and Exmoor Gold.”

“I’ve tried another one as well

of banter, music and laughter

vote, went to Hip Hop from

from all corners of the venue.

Langham Brewery in Lodsworth,

are: Alan Pickett, Brenda Hunt,

the most local brewers at the

Dereck Lowe, Gaye Ashby, John

Haslemere Beer Festival.

Ashby, Peter Hunt and Viv Pickett.

Available for glugging were 36 real ales, plus nine local ciders.

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Pictured, from left to right,

but can’t remember what it was!” he informed us. Simon’s favourite was Hogsback’s England’s Glory.


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Photo: From left to right: Cyrill Pannier, Gemma Antrobus, Akos Hervai, Sarah Hammond and Andrew Brownrigg

Say cheese T

Sausage success B

eacon Hill butcher Alan Thwaites won the Traditional

Sausage competition for the second time. Alan Thwaites’ Farmhouse variety of sausage — free-range pork, ground herbs and black pepper — tickled the tastebuds of the Food Festival judges. “I have been making

he Four Seasons Executive Chef, Cyril Pannier,

had the privilege of trying Tunworth cheese, which

and Head Sommelier, Akos Hervai, teamed up

was judged to be the Supreme Champion 2006 at

Life in Haslemere, “and there are

with Haslemere Travel for an engaging series of

the British Cheese Awards, beating over 840 other

no special secrets, apart from

food and wine tastings as part of the Haslemere

entries. It has also won a gold at the World Cheese

using good quality ingredients. I

Food Festival.

Awards 2007.

simply experiment until I find a

Our group of eight were treated to a delicious

However, my favourite cheese of the day was the

sausages for 26 years,” Alan told

recipe which suits my taste.”

array of wine and local cheeses in an interesting

Barkham Blue, from Too Hoots Farm in Wokingham.

and exciting tasting tutorial. Cyril took us through

A gold medal winner, blue-veined cheese with a

in his shop, and another local

six flavourful cheeses, enlightening us about their

delicate creamy texture.

favourite is the winner in 2006,

origins, ingredients and much more. He combined

Cyril combined the cheese with fig bread and fig

He sells six or seven varieties

the Surrey Savoury — pork with

them with a range of gorgeous chutneys, crack-

roll and melted the cheese on top with a blow-torch.

coriander, ground ginger, and

ers and cakes. Akos introduced a wine to taste

Akos added a beautiful red wine to finish.

fried onion and garlic.

with each cheese. Beautiful white and red wines

Delicious!

complemented the cheese excellently on each round, bringing out the flavour even further. We

The winner of Special Sausage Alex Ashbee

was Kevin Kaighin & Daughter in Grayshott.

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Events—Haslemere Food Festival

Medicine man Food as Medicine at the museum

A

superb sunny Saturday lit

and coping with special dietary

up the Food as Medicine

needs. And demonstrations,

show at Haslemere Educational

workshops and talks in mas-

Museum on 20 September.

sage, yoga, t’ai chi, herbalism,

Now in its 10th year, this free

homeopathy, and nutrition.

event is sponsored by Haslemere

One of the speakers was John

Health Foods in Wey Hill. Visitors

Smith, who was paying his third

learned about green garden-

visit to the Food Festival. The

ing and met therapists from

author of a new book called “100

Mayor of Haslemere William Mayor presents the

the Centre for Complementary

herbs of power” (the topic of

award for best shop window to Cathy Davy of J L

Medicine, which is part of Hasle-

a previous talk at the Festi-

Nobbs at the Food as Medicine day.

mere Health Foods.

val), John had travelled from

“It really seems that people are now taking responsibility for what they eat,” said Dominic

and health. The children also had fun with

Upton from Haslemere Health

African drumming and dance,

Foods. New this year was the

henna tattoos, face painting, and

Fruit and Vegetable Exchange

farm animals.

Trading Post in the museum

For further information

garden. People could show their

about Food as Medicine, call

produce and swap their surplus.

Dominic Upton of Haslemere

As well as locally produced

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Bristol to discuss food, herbs

Health Foods, Wey Hill, on

healthy foods, there were stalls

01428 658294, or

for crafts, self-sufficiency ideas,

email him on du@talk21.com


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Famous five Royal School pupil wins this year’s Junior Masterchef

S

amantha Chisnall, aged

Manganaro, 13, from Woolmer

12, from The Royal

Hill. She created herb and

School, won the 2008 Junior

mustard crushed lamb on

Masterchef with her inventive

a bed of scallion crushed

pork and lemon meatballs,

potatoes, followed by a white

followed by a chocolate

chocolate, mint mousse.

brownie. She was awarded with

Runners-up were presented

a high quality food processor

with book vouchers donated by

donated by magimix.bbs.ltd,

Haslemere Bookshop. Grace Bailey, 13, from Wispers

based in Farnham. Five young chefs were given

School snapped up third place

an hour and a half to create a

with her chicken pasta and

two-course meal, which had to

a beautiful rhubarb dessert.

Junior Masterchef winner

include British-inspired food,

Highly commended chefs were

Samatha Chisnall

available in the local area. The

Benidimo Still and Lindsay

with judge Sarah Slade

recipes were modified by the

Hamilton Fairley, both 13 and

pupils to meet these criteria.

from Woolmer Hill. The event, hosted by

Sarah Slade, General Manager of The Georgian House Hotel,

Woolmer Hill Technology

said: “The dishes all looked

College and organised by the

so delicious, I hope you

Haslemere Initiative, was a

understand how difficult this

great success.

was to judge.”

Second place went to Megan

‘Cooking up a Storm’

Alex Ashbee

Lyndsay Hamilton Fairley

Life

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Lifestyle

All

wrapped up! T

here’s no getting away from it, Christmas 2008 will soon be upon us. But why take on the stress and strain of a marathon trip to the larger, more traditional Christmas shopping locations when there is so much on offer on your doorstep? Life in Haslemere takes a look at the fantastic range of giftware available in the town For that special person in your life, Clayton Fine Jewellery at the top end of town is the place to go—its selection of quality watches are perfect for ladies and gentlemen. Our favourite is Citizen’s Calibre Shot, featuring perpetual calendar, dual time, alarm, and water resistant to 100 metres. Choose from a gold-plated watch on a leather strap or stainless Classic Cookware

steel set on a bracelet. And if you’re feeling extravagant, take

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f you’re looking for a gift for a female in your family, why not pop along to Classic Cookware in the High Street. Mother

and daughter team Sylvia Beardsley and Anne Joyce stock an Alladin’s Cave of practical gifts, including a vast selection crockery (we recommend Burleigh, made in Staffordshire), gadgets and accessories. Pepper mills are very popular this year, and Life in

Haslemere loves the new Marlux range of brightly coloured salt and pepper grinders.

a look at the diamond brick-link

Clayton Fine Jewellery

bracelet — with 490 diamonds — for that special lady in your life. If lingerie is more her thing, pop in and see what Amazing Grace at the bottom of the High Street has to offer. Stocking favourites include ranges from

The Haslemere Bookshop

Huit, Elle Macpherson, Marie Jo and Prima Donna, and also a large range of ladies’ night-wear. The boutique store will be open every day throughout the whole of December. Socks make the perfect stocking filler, and Meeka in West Street has simply the best selection around. Hot Sox come

Amazing Grace

in all shapes and sizes and we can’t get enough of them at Life Magazines. Also worth a look are Joules jazzy wellies, perfect for long winter walks. Ladies-wear Christmas isn’t complete without a good book. Next door,

labels stocked here include Nice

The Haslemere Bookshop stocks a large collection of fiction,

Day Nice Things, Quba, Esprit

bestsellers, reference, special interest, travel and childen’s books,

and RM Williams.

plus everything else you can think of. But if you still can’t find what you are looking for, why not use their 24-hour ordering service?

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Meeka


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n to food and drink, and

School Musical ranges stocked

what Christmas fridge is

in-store. And who could resist

complete without a selection

the cute jacket and wellies

of fine cheeses? Cheesebox

range by Hatley! Of course, all cheese courses

in West Street has something for everyone during the

need something to wash them

festive season. Try top-quality

down with. Next to Cheesebox

Vacherine, which goes superbly

is The Haslemere Cellar. Buy

with a variety of biscuits and

Churchills Crusted Port — a very

textures. And don’t forget

good value vintage port for

Colston Bassett Stilton, made

extra brownie points. Perfect

with late summer milk, the best

to accompany any Christmas

time of year for this cheese.

dinner is Claret or Burgundy.

A visit to Enchanted Wood on

The Haslemere Cellar

The Haslemere Cellar can help

the Petworth Road should fill

you choose from a large range.

you with ideas for the younger

And don’t forget the annual

members of your family. The

pre-Christmas tasting on

boys will love the new Star Wars

20 November. Cat Jarman

lego, out now, and the girls will be all smiles with anything from the Hannah Montana or High

Enchanted Wood

The Haslemere Cellar

Enchanted Wood

Meeka

Contacts Classic Cookware

01428 641415

The Haslemere Bookshop

01428 652952

Clayton Fine Jewellery

01428 656138

Amazing Grace

01428 654016

From Macs and wellies

Meeka

01428 644911

to great boys’ toys, hit

Cheesebox

01428 656052

your high street for a

The Haslemere Cellar

01428 645081

wide range of gift ideas

Enchanted Wood

01428 648900 11


Lifestyle

Present Sense A BIG picture showing what Grayshott has to offer. By Cat Jarman

A

full day spent in Grayshott

find a beautiful and individual

and the surrounding

range of Marioni pewter, perfect

area should leave you with a

for an older member of the

crossed-off Christmas list and

family. This is a hand-made

aching arms!

Italian range totalling 300 pieces

If you’re looking for a gift for

— great to start a collection with.

the woman-about-town, go no

Blaze is renowned for its Flugel

further than Enchantment in

German Christmas candles

Grayshott Square. Moonsus

— exquisitely hand-finished and

City Bags are new in for the

very in-keeping with the season.

winter season. Feminine laptop

Get there quick as these always

holders with room for overnight

sell out fast.

belongings, business cards,

Continue to School Road, and

phones and pens, these nifty

Grayshott Pottery where you

numbers are also compact

won’t be disappointed. The

enough to use as flight luggage.

pottery offers a feast for

Enchantment offers a large

the eyes with beautiful one-

range of ladies’ accessories for

off studio pieces, gifts and

every occasion.

accessories. ’Penguins”, a large

Amelie on Headley Road offers

Snell, makes a real statement

and furnishings. Christmas lines

as a gift at a special time of

include scented linen hearts

year. Or for the male members

embroidered with Joyeux Noel,

of the family, a Dartington

red linen drawstring toiletries,

Crystal tankard would be warmly

’Kiss and Make-Up’ bags, which

received.

are perfect for females of any

Christmas is always centred

age. Everyone loves a stocking

around food. Kaighin & Daughter,

at Christmas, and Amelie will

the long-established butchers

have a number of natural linen

in Headley Road, will go that

stockings from Retreat in line for

extra mile to ensure you ‘eat,

the festive season.

drink and be merry’. As well as Fayre, on offer is a wide and

on Crossways Road. Its novelty

fresh range of fish, including

bean-bag doorstops by Lucy Tom

lobster and salmon, which

make a great present, and you

always prove popular at this

can get them in the shape of a

time of year, and prime Scottish

cockerel, penguin, pig, elephant,

beef, on or off the bone. If you’re

or hippo! For a more traditional

feeling flash, they can prepare

gift, take a look at the Jon Plant

a three-bird roast for you, using

range of crockery, and don’t

whichever meat you prefer.

forget the fabulous range of

Pre-ordering starts from

Riveria Maison homeware.

1 November and is a must to

Blaze House Art and you will

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Kaighin & Daughter

the more traditional Christmas

check out Elizabeth Gordon

Carry on across the road to

Amelie

oval platter designed by Marieka

a superb range of gifts, trinkets

For something a bit different,

Blaze

Contacts Enchantment 01428 606039 Amelie 01428 606622 Elizabeth Gordon 01428 609641 Blaze 01428 606888 Grayshott Pottery 01428 604404 Grayshott Pottery

avoid disappointment.

Life

Elizabeth Gordon

Kaighin & Daughter 01428 604606


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Going Out

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

Branksome Place

P

arties at this De Vere venue

a dark chocolate marquise

are being held throughout

(with chocolate and popping

November, December and January. Private festive dining

The Christmas party season is looming – time for getting together with friends, colleagues and families. Life in Haslemere previews a selection of what’s on offer locally to suit all requirements and budgets.

Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa

T

he hotel is offering

a traditional roasted English

evening parties, festive

turkey. Followed by mince pies,

candy sauce) followed by mince

dinners and lunches to suit

coffee and a night partying (with a

pies. For larger parties there is a

every company’s needs.

resident DJ). Lunches and dinners

Party nights are available

are served in the award-winning

is available for parties of 40 or

marquee, or smaller parties

more, where you can choose

may prefer the lounge suite

throughout November

restaurant and comprise a

from a three-course meal or

and dining area.

and December. Guests are

three-course à la carte meal with a

welcomed with a glass of

Christmas twist, followed by coffee

Kir Royale and shown to

& mince pies.

hot fork buffet. Dishes include butternut

their festively decorated

squash soup, traditional turkey with trimmings, sirloin or corn

Contact:

table where they will enjoy

Contact:

chestnut and onion confit, and

Branksome Place,

a delicious three-course

Lythe Hill Hotel

01428 664656

meal. Options including

& Spa,

goats cheese bavarois and

01428 651251

The Devil’s Punchbowl

C

hoose from two options

The slightly different twist of

for your Christmas party

a cabaret party night is available

at The Devil’s Punchbowl this

on 6 and 19 December. The

year. Traditional party nights

evening includes a three-

on Fridays and Saturdays

course meal in the ballroom,

throughout December.

with a cabaret evening and

Offering a three-course meal,

dancing until midnight.

with courses such as smoked mackerel and mushroom pâtè, roast sirloin of beef and Bailey’s cheesecake, and a disco in the ballroom until midnight.

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Contact: The Devil’s Punchbowl, 01428 606565


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Going Out

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel

T

Champneys Forest Mere

F

his hotel is offering a dinner and dance every night of the

week throughout December to accompany everyone’s needs. A three-course meal is

or something different, try a Spa Evening at

On Wednesday nights, late night treatments are also on

Champneys. Forest Mere blends

offer, which can be booked

enchanting grounds with the

in advance.

latest spa and beauty facilities.

Facilities include 87

provided along with crackers,

From 5pm to 9.30pm, £35 per

bedrooms, 25 metre indoor

novelties and a resident disco

person entitles you to use of

swimming pool, 42 treatment

through to 1am.

the facilities and dinner.

rooms and three dining rooms.

Course choices include smoked

An à la carte menu is written

salmon with capers and lemon

daily with seasonal produce

oil, grilled halloumi cheese

sourced as locally as possible.

and honey roasted vegetables,

Course options include starters

and strawberry shortbread, all

such as: avocado, sun-blushed

followed by coffee and warm

tomato, black olive and pepper

mince pies.

salad with a spicy tomato

There are also special accommodation rates on offer. These include a full English breakfast and membership to the Lifestyles Leisure Club for the duration of your stay.

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dressing, and mains including Contact:

pan-fried medallions of pork

Contact:

Best Western

on caramelized apple, French

Champneys Forest

Frensham Pond Hotel,

bean and endive salad with a

Mere Health Resort,

01252 795161

grain mustard dressing.

Tel: 01428 726001


Education Supplement

Schools around Haslemere Detailed Directory listing of local schools

Meet the heads Patrick Wenham, Haslemere Prep School

P

i

atrick Wenham is new

Haslemere Prep, a boys-only

reputable schools, including

at Haslemere Prep

school which is uniquely

an academic scholarship

School this term. His wide

able to teach in the ways

this year to R G S, Guildford.

experience in the state and

that help boys learn most

Haslemere Prep offers first-

independent sectors, as well

effectively. The school boasts

rate teaching in all areas

as his work as a schools’

an excellent pupil/staff ratio

and is bound to benefit

inspector, has given him

and, while it has a strong

from the new Head’s keen

a unique understanding

academic tradition, it caters

interest in music. He was a

of what makes schools

for the full spectrum of

choral scholar at Cambridge

excellent.

ability.

University and plays the

He is keen to maintain

Recently, children have

cello – and he loves outdoor

the family atmosphere at

gained places at a range of

pursuits and mountaineering.


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Schools around Haslemere Detailed Directory listing of local schools

State Primary Schools Boys and Girls Beacon Hill Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 185 on roll) Head: Sue Walker Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, GU26 6NR 01428 605597 info@beacon-hill.surrey.sch.uk www. haslemere.com/schools/beaconhill/ Camelsdale First School (4-10, co-ed, 204 on roll) Head: Sarah Palmer School Road, Camelsdale, Haslemere, GU27 3RN 01428 642177 office@camelsdale.w-sussex.sch.uk www.camelsdale.w-sussex.sch.uk/ Fernhurst Primary School (4-10, co-ed 97 on roll) Head: Margaret Edwards Haslemere Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, GU27 3EA 01428 653144 office@fernhurst.w-sussex.sch.uk www.fernhurst.w-sussex.sch.uk/ Grayshott Primary School (4-10, co-ed 200+ on roll) Head: John Hills School Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, GU26 6LR 01428 605596 adminoffice@grayshott.hants.sch.uk www.schools.hants.org.uk/grayshott Grayswood C of E Infant School (4-7 co-ed, 79 on roll) Head: Ms Anne Bristowe Lower Road, Grayswood, GU27 2DR 01428 642086 office@grayswood.surrey.sch.uk. Hollycombe Primary School (4-10, co-ed, 63 on roll) Headteacher: Stephanie Fiske Wardley Green, Milland, Liphook, GU30 7LY 01428 741332 www.hollycombe.w-sussex.uk

Holme CE Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 135 on roll) Head: Allison Smith Openfields, Headley, Bordon, GU35 8PQ 01428 71440 adminoffice@holme.hants.sch.uk. www.theholmeprimarysch.ik.org/ Liphook C of E Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 352 on roll) Head: Clare Williams Avenue Close, Liphook, GU30 7QE 01428 722490 info@liphook-jun.hants.sch.uk. www.liphook-jun.hants.sch.uk Liphook Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 256 on roll) Head: Liz Cole Avenue Close, Liphook, GU30 7QE 01428 722036 admin@liphook-inf.hants.school.uk Northchapel Primary School (4-10, co-ed, 57 on roll) Head: Claire Murphy Pipers Lane, Northchapel, West Sussex, GU28 9JA 01428 707352 office@northchapel.w-sussex.sch.uk www. northchapel.w-sussex.sch.uk Shottermill County Junior School (7-11 co-ed, 260 on roll) Head: Linda O’Boyle Lion Lane, Haslemere, GU27 1JF 01428 642096 office@shottermill-jun.surrey.sch.uk Shottermill Infant School (4-7 co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Cathy Cooke Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, GU27 1JF 01428 642902 admin@shottermill-infant.surrey.sch www.haslemere.com/schools/shottermillinfant/

St Bartholemew’s C of E Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 300+ on roll) Head: Paul Beach Derby Road, Haslemere, GU27 1BP 01428 643634 info@stbartholomews.surrey.sch.uk www.stbartholomews.surrey.sch.uk State Secondary School Bohunt School (11-16, co-ed, 1280 on roll) Acting Head: Pam Miles Longmoor Road, Liphook, GU30 7NY 01428 724324 enquiries@bohunt.hants.sch.uk Godalming Sixth Form College (16-19, co-ed, 1650 on roll) Principal: David Adelman Tuesley Lane, Godalming, GU7 1RS 01483 423526 college@godalming.ac.uk www.godalming.ac.uk Woolmer Hill Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 620 on roll) Head: Sue Bullen Woolmer, Haslemere, GU27 1QB 01428 654055 info@woolmerhill.surrey.sch.uk. www.haslemere.com/schools/woolmerhill

Independent Schools Aldro (boys 7—13) Head: David Aston. Godalming GU8 6AS 01483 409020 hmsec@aldro.org Alton Convent School (from 2+ to 11, co-ed, girls, 11-18, 492 on roll) Head teacher: Sue Kirkham Anstey Lane, Alton, GU34 2NG 01420 82070 enquiries@alton-convent.org.uk

Amesbury Day School (2+ to 13+, co-ed, 325 on roll) Nursery, Pre-prep and Preparatory Education Headmaster: Nigel Taylor Hazel Grove, Hindhead, GU26 6BL 01428 604322 enquiries@amesburyschool.co.uk www.amesburyschool.co.uk Barfield School (2+ to 13 co-ed, 250+ on roll) Head: Robin L Davies Guildford Road, Farnham, GU10 1PB 01252 782271 admin@barfieldschool.com www.barfielcschool.com Barrow Hills School (3-13, co-ed, 274 on roll) Catholic independent day school. All denominations welcome Head: Matthew Unsworth Roke Lane, Witley, Godalming, GU8 5NY 01428 683639 info@barrowhills.org.uk. www.barrowhills.org.uk

Bedales School (3-18, co-ed, 460 on roll) Head: Keith Budge Steep, Petersfield, GU32 2DG 01730 300100 admin@bedales.org.uk www.beadles.org.uk Bidbury for English Individual and small group, professional and general English courses, summer school for young learners and boarding school preparation. Head: John and Shireen Weston Greywalls House, Hillbrow, Petersfield, GU33 7QR 01730 894246 bidbury-greywalls@lineone.net www.bidbury.co.uk

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Schools around Haslemere Detailed Directory listing of local schools Boundary Oak School (2+ to 13, co-ed, 150 on roll) Head: Stephen Symonds Fareham, PO17 5BL 01329 280955 headmaster@boundaryoak.co.uk Brookham School (pre-prep, 3-8 co-ed, 175 on roll) Head: Diane Gardiner Highfield Lane, Liphook, GU30 7LQ 01428 722005 office@brookhamschool.co.uk. www.brookhamschool.co.uk Charterhouse (boys 13—18, girls 16—18, 735+ on roll) Head: Rev John Witheridge Godalming, GU7 2DJ 01483 291501 adions@charterhouse.org.uk www.charterhouse.org.uk

Great Ballard School (2+ to 13, co-ed. 200 approx on roll, day and weekly boarding) Head: Richard Jennings Eartham, nr Chichester, PO18 0LR 01243 814236 gbschool@breathmail.net Guildford High School for Girls (4-18, girls, 930 on roll) Head: Fiona Boulton Guildford, GU1 1SJ 01483 561440 alex.kearney@church-schools.com Haslemere Preparatory School Day school for boys (4-13 years) Head: Patrick Wenham The Heights, Hill Road, Haslemere, GU27 2JP 01428 642350 office@haslemereprep.co.uk. www.haslemere-prep.co.uk

Churcher’s College (4-18, co-ed , 226 in junior 727 senior on roll) Head: Simon Williams Ramshill, Petersfield, GU31 4AS 01730 263033 enquiries@churcherscollege.com www.churcherscollege.com

Highfield School (co-ed, day or boarding, 8-13, also pre-prep 3-8, 221 on roll) Head: Phillip Evitt Highfield Lane, Liphook, GU30 7LQ 01428 728000 office@highfieldschool.org.uk. www.highfieldschool.org.uk

Conifers School (2 to 11, co-ed, 70+ on roll) Head: Jennie Peel Preparatory school, Egmont Road, Easebourne, nr Midhurst, GU29 9BG 01730 813243 admin@conifersschool.com

King Edward’s School (11-18, co-ed, day/boarding, 460 on roll) Head: Kerr Fulton-Peebles Witley, Godalming, GU8 5SG, 01428 686735 admissons@kesw.surrey.sch.uk www.kesw.surrey.sch.uk

Ditcham Park School (4-16, co-ed, 349 on roll) Head teacher: KS Morton Petersfield, GU31 5RN 01730 825659 info@ditchampark.com www.ditchampark.com

Kingscourt School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Jacky Easton Catherington, Hampshire PO8 9NJ 02392 593251 office@kingscourt.org.uk

Edgeborough (3-13, co-ed, 350 on roll) Head teacher: M A Jackson Farnham, GU10 3AH 01252 792495 office@edgeborough.co.uk

Lanesborough School (3-13 boys, 350 on roll) Head: Clare Turnbull Guildford, GU1 2EL 01483 880650 office@lanesborough.surrey.sch.uk

Frensham Heights (3-18, co-ed, day-boarding, 500 on roll) Head teacher: A Fisher Farnham GU10 4EA 01252 792561 adions@frensham-heights.org.uk

Lavant House (3–8 girls 165 on roll) Head teacher: Marian Scott Chichester, PO18 9AB 01243 527211 office@lavanthouse.org.uk Longacre School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 235 on roll) Head teacher: Mark Beach Guildford, GU5 0NQ 01483 893225 office@longacre.surrey.sch.uk

Mayville High School (six months to 16 yrs, co-ed taught separately, 455 on roll) Head: Linda Owens Southsea, PO5 2PE 02392 734847 mayvillehighschool@talk21.com

Royal Grammar School (11-18, boys, 903 on roll) Head: Dr J M Cox Guildford, GU1 3BB 01483 880600 office@rgs-guildford.co.uk

Meoncross School (2+ to 16, co-ed, approx 400 on roll) Head: Christopher Ford Fareham, PO14 2EF 01329 662182 enquiries@meoncross.co.uk

Rydes Hill Preparatory (3-7, co-ed, 7-11 girls, 150 on roll) Head: Stephanie Bull Guildford, GU2 8BP 01483 563160 enquiries@rydeshill.com

More House School (9-18 boys, 324 on roll) Head: Barry Huggett Moons Hill, Frensham, Farnham, GU10 3AP 01252 792303 schooloffice@morehouseschool.co.uk www.morehouseschool.com

Seaford College (10-18, co-ed, 540 on roll) Head: T J Mullins Lavington Park, Petworth, GU28 0NB 01798 867392 seaford@clara.co.uk

Oakwood School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 280 on roll) Head: Johnnie Kittermaster Chichester, PO18 9AN 01243 575209 office@oakwoodschool.co.uk

St Catherine’s Preparatory School (4-11, girls, 256 on roll) Head: K Jefferies Guildford, GU5 0DF 01483 899665 schooloffice@stcatherines.info

Portsmouth High School (3-18 girls, 600 on roll) Head: J Clough Southsea, PO5 3EQ 02392 826714 headsec@por.gdst.net

St Catherine’s School (4-ll, girls, 256 on roll) Head: AM Phillips Guildford, GU5 0DF 01483 893363 schooloffice@stcatherines.info

Prebendal School (6-13, co-ed 143 on roll) Head: Timothy Cannell West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RP 01243 782026 secretary.prebendal@btconnect.com

St Edmund’s Schools (2-13 boys, 2-7 girls) Head: Adam Walliker Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6BH 01428 609875 adions@saintedmunds.co.uk www.saintedmunds.co.uk

Prince’s Mead School (2+ to 11 co-ed, 230 on roll) Head: Penelope Kirk Winchester, SO21 1AN 01962 888000 office@princesmeadschool.org.uk Prior’s Field School (11-18, girls, 377 approx on roll) Head: Julie Roseblade Godalming, GU7 2RH 01483 810551 head@priorsfieldschool.com Rookesbury Park School (2+ to 13, co-ed, day/boarding, approx 100 on roll) Head: P G Savage Wickham, PO17 6HT 01329 833108 enquiries@rookesburyparkschool.co.uk

St Hilary’s School 1 (7-13, boys, pre-prep, 2 /2 —6, co-ed) Head: S Bailes Godalming, GU7 1RZ 01483 416551 registrar@sthilarysschool.com www.sthilarysschool.com St Ives School (3-11, co-ed, 150 on roll) Girls’ and Boys’ Nursery and Girls’ Prep School Head: Sian Cattaneo Three Gates Lane, Haslemere, GU27 2ES 01428 643734 admin@stiveshaslemere.com. www.stiveshaslemere.com St John’s College (2—18, co-ed,600 on roll) Head: N Thorne Southsea, PO5 3QW 02392 815118 info@stjohnscollege.co.uk

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Schools around Haslemere Detailed Directory listing of local schools St Margaret’s Prep School (2-11, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Sister M Joseph Clare Midhurst, GU29 9JN. 01730 813956. smsadmin@conventofmercy.org

St Swithun’s School (11-18, girls, 480 on roll) Head: Dr HL Harvey Winchester, SO21 1HA. 01962 835700. office@stswithuns.com www.stswithuns.com St Swithuns Junior School (3-7, co-ed, 7-11 girls, 180 on roll) Head: Pam Grimes Winchester, SO21 1HA 01962 835700 Office.juniorschool@stswithuns.com www.stswithuns.com

Stepping Stones School (11-18, co-ed) A small Independent school for children experiencing difficulties in mainstream education. Head: Neil Clark Tower Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6SU 01428 609083 enquiries@steppingstones.org.uk. www.steppingstones.org.uk The Portsmouth Grammar School (2-18, co-ed,1500 on roll) Head: James Priory Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO1 2LN 02392 360036 headmaster@pgs.org.uk

The Royal School (2-4 nursery, co-ed, 5-18 girls) Head: L Taylor-Gooby Farnham Lane, Haslemere, GU27 1HQ 01428 63052 adions@royal.surrey.sch.uk. www.royal-school.org The Pilgrims’ School (4-6, co-ed, 7-13, boys, 150 on roll) Head: Rev Dr B A Rees Winchester, SO23 9LT 01962 854189 info@pilgrims-school.co.uk Tormead School (4-18 girls, 700+ on roll) Head: Susan Marks Guildford, GU1 2JD 01483 575101 head@tormeadschool.org.uk Treloar College (for 16-25 with disabilities, co-ed, 168 on roll) Head: Patricia Teague London Road, Holyboume, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EN 01420 547400 rosie.lewis@treloar.org.uk Treloar School (for 7-16 with disabilities, co-ed, 102 on roll) Head: Harry Dicks Upper Froyle, Alton, GU34 4LA 01420 526400 rosie.lewis@treloar.org.uk Twyford School (7-13, co-ed, 300 on roll) Head: Dr D Livingstone Winchester, SO21 1NW 01962 712269 registrar@twyfordschool.com Westbourne House (2+ to 13, co-ed, 420 on roll) Head: B G Law Chichester, PO20 2BH 01243 782739 whouseoffice@rmplc.co.uk West Hill Park (2+ to 13, co-ed) Head: Edward Hudson Titchfield, nr Fareham. PO14 4BS 01329 842356 admin@westhillpark.com Winchester College (13-18 boys, 675 on roll) Head: Dr Ralph Townsend Winchester, SO23 9NA 01962 621247 admissons@winchestercollege.co.uk Wykeham House School (2+ to 16, girls, 250 on roll) Head: LR Clarke Fareham, PO16 0BW 01329 280178 headmistress@wykehamhouse.hants.sch.uk

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Education Supplement

Schools around Haslemere Detailed Directory listing of local schools

Meet the heads Clare Williams, Liphook Junior School

C

lare Williams has just

introduction of modern

completed her first year

languages across the school

at Liphook Junior School. She

and implementation of IT

believes in “shaping lives for

learning platforms with

the future — preparing children

more home/school IT links.

for life by helping them to

A refurbishment programme

acquire skills that can be

has been initiated with

applied to changing situations

improvements to the school

and enabling them to living

hall, new staff work areas and

harmoniously with others.”

updates to the art and kitchen

During the past year the

areas.

school has participated in a number of community events

choir is taking part in an

including ‘Canada Day’ in June

exciting ‘biggest choir’

which included a service at

record-breaking attempt at

Bramshott Church followed

the O2 stadium in London for

by lunch and singalong for

the Guiness Book of Records.

Canadian war veterans. New for 2008 is a more integrated curriculum, the

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Meet the heads David Adelman, Godalming College

A

n ‘outstanding’ rating

programme that offers new

state-of the art facilities for

from Ofsted inspectors

opportunities for 14 to 16

every faculty, supporting

across all areas, including

year olds and adult learners

a positive teaching and

leadership and management,

in the workplace.

learning environment

sets the scene for another

With its excellent exam

while maintaining a strong community atmosphere.

successful year at Godalming.

results – the 2008 A-level

Since joining the sixth

pass rate is 99% – Godalming

form college in 2001, David

is consistently one of the

four local partner schools

Adelman, the Principal, has

top performing colleges

and pupils there have

overseen an expansion in the

in the country. David’s

opportunities throughout

breadth of course choices

long-term plans have seen

the year to get a taste

available at A-level, together

major improvements to

of what’s in store at

with a broadening vocational

college accommodation with

Godalming College.

Woolmer Hill is one of

Meet the heads Jon Hills, Grayshott CE School

W

hen Jon Hills joined

run with volunteer parent

and the new IT facilities

six years ago, he was

gardeners and Grayshott

provide access to 30

struck by the enthusiasm he

Gardeners. The PTA

networked computers. This

found at Grayshott Primary,

organizes discos, theatre

year Grayshott received

and this has not diminished.

group performances and

Healthy School enhanced

“An enriched curriculum

treats and this year raised

status, and the school

comes from all the ‘extras’

money to fund the new

achieved another successful

that parents, staff, Business

swimming pool enclosure.

Ofsted report affirming that

in Grayshott (BiG) and the

Grayshott has 210 pupils in

wider community give to the

seven classes. In 2006 the

school,” he explains.

‘temporary’ classrooms of

These include an annual

30 years were demolished

Arts Week, with the help of

and replaced by two large

Grayshott Fine Arts Society,

community learning areas

and a school allotment

and administration facilities,

it is a very good school with outstanding features.

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Going Out

‘Tis the season to be jolly!

Georgian House Hotel Choose from festive lunches,

The Links Tavern This public house on the

dinners and party nights,

Portsmouth Road Liphook, has

including themes like James

a number of culinary delights

Bond casino evening, Hollywood

for you to sample over the

Oscars, 70s and 80s Disco night,

Christmas period. Highlights

Royal Ascot race night and a

on the menu include rosemary

murder mystery evening. Dishes

stuffed rainbow trout and grilled

from the menu range from a

venison sausages, followed by

garden vegetable broth to oven

lemon meringue pie or glazed

baked supreme of salmon, and

almond tart. And if you dine in

traditional plum pudding and

a group of six between 1 — 14

dark chocolate and pistachio

December, you will receive a free

marquise. Numbers catered

Contact:

bottle of house wine to help get

Contact:

for start at two up to 100 with

Georgian House Hotel,

you in the festive mood.

The Links Tavern,

discounts available for an

01428 656644

overnight stay and full range of

Tel: 01428 723773

Life

spa treatments on offer.

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Eating Out

Suits you, sir or madam The Swan Inn at Chiddingfold is well-suited to its preferred description as a ’contemporary inn’. By Nick Keith

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ou will find quality in a comfortable modern style in this 11-bedroom hostelry. The bar remains a focal point so locals are still

welcomed in for a drink. When we visited in September we were tempted to stop for a glass at the bar and choose our dinner. Then we moved to the dining room — a bright, square room at the rear — to sample the food, which complements the Swan Inn’s friendly, modern atmosphere. Executive Chef Darren Tidd plans the menus, which evolve and change gradually over a four to six-week rolling period. There are daily specials and traditional Sunday lunchtime fare. We started with an excellent beef carpaccio salad and a smoked salmon salad (served with mixed leaves, feta cheese, crayfish and orange with a crème fraiche dressing). The helpings were extremely

Will Allen waits to welcome you at The Swan Inn smoked haddock, with new potatoes, green beans and a crayfish and herb dressing. For pudding, we shared a grand helping of home made ice cream. Cost with wine: about £45 per head for three courses. Manager Will Allen, who grew up in Haslemere, moved back south from Edinburgh to take up his post earlier this year. The Swan’s owner, Dan Hall, has recently taken over the nearby Crown Inn, Chiddingfold, which has undergone a complete refurb and now is a gastro pub. But that’s another story… watch this space.

generous, and Geraldine noted that the dressing with the smoked salmon was slightly ‘lost in translation’. However, she was most enthusiastic about her main course

Contact: The Swan Inn, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, GU8 4TY

— tender duck breast with bubble and squeak, seasonal veg and an

Tel: 01428 682073. Email: enquiries@theswaninn.biz

orange and thyme sauce. I enjoyed the clean lines of the fillet of

Web: www.theswaninn.biz

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Business News

Investing in people People are the greatest asset at award-winning Signature Publishing in Grayshott. By Rosey Briggs

W

orking for

Clive Foskett

Signature publishes 350,000 magazines monthly, liaising with 80 wholesalers and 14,000 retailers; and it depends on a reliable

Signature

and trusted support team. Their products include: equestrian

Publishing

magazines, such as Horse and Rider, currently the top monthly

is enjoyable

title in the sector, and Pony Magazine (Magazine of the Year in

for the 50

2007); The Christmas Magazine; The Home Magazine; and three

or so staff, – who are given plenty of responsibility and find their opinions are respected. “Modern businesses must be fun, fit (for the task) and flexible,” says Clive Foskett, the Chief Executive. He also believes in being straightforward with people — both employees and suppliers: “Trust is something you just can’t buy.” This rapidly growing magazine publishing empire moved to Grayshott in early 2006 after acquiring D J Murphy, a 60-year-old family firm that published equestrian titles. The business has doubled in size since then, winning major publishing awards every year. This year Signature won the PPA

recently launched children’s titles. Online publishing complements print. “Our magazine websites strengthen our relationship with readers and provide us with another dimension and a way to interact with them,” explains Clive, who believes that new technologies re-define rather than replace existing ones. Clive has lived in the Grayshott area for 19 years, and he likes to relax by racing classic cars — he has a Datsun 240Z. His goals are lift Signature into the top 25 consumer publishers within the next three years — and to keep investing in people!

Individual Achievement of the Year award, and was also highly commended as Publisher of the Year.

Contact: Signature Publishing Ltd Headley House, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey GU26 6TU Tel: 01428 601042 www.signaturepl.co.uk

A new leaf Haslemere for nine years, says: “A couple of years ago my life took a big turn and this year has been full of new starts. I am looking forward to seeing my business grow into something I and the residents of Haslemere are proud to have in their home town, and

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t the tender age of 23, Nina Tallyeux-Sinclare

(pictured) has just completed her first business venture, having opened Town Flowers in College Hill in September. Flyers, business cards and balloons were in abundance on launch day on 20 September with shoppers popping in for complimentary bubbly, chocolates and the 15 per cent discount. Nina, who has lived in

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hopefully become another reason for shoppers to stay local.” Nina can provide luxury flowers for any occasion. A local delivery service is available and she hopes to establish an online ordering service soon. Contact: Town Flowers, 1 College Hill,

Greathurst Interiors

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vailable now, the latest collections of fabrics and wall coverings from Designers Guild at Greathurst Interiors are inspired

by ‘the drama and visual splendour of the opera’. Baroque gran-

Haslemere, GU27 2JH Tel:

deur with Rococo flourishes reflect the great operatic works of

01428 644207

Wagner, Verdi and Puccini.

website:

Greathurst Interiors, 6 Petworth Road, GU27 2HR,

www.haslemeretownflowers.com

Tel: 01428 651122, Web: www.greathurst.com


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Happy 1st birthday!

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lysium hair and beauty salon in Weyhill celebrated its first birthday at the beginning of September with a party for

family, friends and clients. More than 50 people came to enjoy the champagne,

canopes and Aveda goody-bags at the salon, which was opened by Jo Petzold and her team last year. “We have some great staff

Eden – Most Wanted

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ongratulations to Eden’s stylists and beauty therapists who donned their party outfits to represent Haslemere and the

local community as finalists in UK’s Most Wanted Local Salons

and have built up a fantastic client base in a short space of time,”

2008. The team scooped third place at the ceremony, held at

says Jo.“Here is to another successful year and beyond!”

the Palace of Whitehall in September, which is an outstanding

she adds.

achievement in a competiton of this size and calibre.

Contact: Elysium, Wey Hill, Haslemere, GU27 1HN,

Contact: Eden Hair & Beauty, 25 Junction Place,

Tel: 01428 643780, web: www.elysiumhairdesign.com

GU27 1LE Tel: 01428 658548

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Grayshott News

BIG ‘Litter Hitters’, volunteering to clear up their community from left to right: Clive Slaughter, Sian Wheeler, Brian Archer, Ben Bagguley, Phil Bates, John Bevis, Dick Smith

BIG

Cream of the crop

Business award B

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urrey Arts, in association

careers in to the contemporary

with GalleryOne, is

art world. The exhibition runs from 24

delighted to present an exhibition of work by selected

October to 15 November, is free

uy In Grayshott (BIG) are

in the Community, which was

Surrey graduates from 2007

to visit and all work is available

celebrating their new

presented to Dick Smith, Phil

and 2008.

for sale.

title of the Best Business in

Bates and Peter Hatch on behalf

the Community Award in the

of BIG by HRH Princess Royal.

Hampshire Village of the Year

“I am over the moon with

competition.

Paintings, print, photography, jewellery, sculpture, mixed

Contact: GalleryOne,

media, silverware and

Crossways Road, Grayshott,

our latest accolade,” says

glassware will be on display,

GU26 6HF

Dick Smith, Chairman of BIG.

offering the exhibitors a

Tel: 01428 609001,

last century, BIG encourages

“All the credit must go to our

chance to kick-start their

web: www.gallery-one.co.uk

people to patronise Grayshott

150 members who not only get

businesses, and has been

on and run their successful

hugely successful.

businesses but also contribute

Started towards the end of the

The latest award will sit

to village life. Grayshott clearly

proudly next to the plaque BIG

demonstrates how villagers that

won in 2002 when Grayshott

support their local businesses

was awarded the best village in

can flourish.”

England and Wales for Business

www.buy-in-grayshott.com

And don’t forget… The Pyrotechnics In Grayshott Fireworks Spectacular on 2 November - a free evening of fireworks at the Grayshott Sportsfield and Pavillion, organized by Party In Grayshott (PIG). The bar will be open from 5.30pm with the fireworks display starting at 7pm. For information contact Brian Archer on 01428 606866 or email pig@grayshott.com

Charity golf day raises BIG money

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he BIG annual charity fundraising golf day at Hurtmore Golf Club

made to the ‘Ash Friends of Childline’. “Thanks to all the businesses

achieved the best figure yet of more than £2,000.

and local golf clubs, who donated prizes and rounds of golf which

The money raised will be used to support Grayshott Village

were auctioned after, the excellent three-course meal served by

initiatives and charities. Two of these are the refurbishment of the

Hurtmore Golf Club, says Phil Bates, “And also to the Sponsor for

Organ in St Luke’s Church and the maintenance and improvement

The Day, Liam Duncan, Owner of Workmates, and of course to all

of the Christmas lights on the village greens. A donation will also be

those that turned up to make it an enjoyable day”.

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Community

National Childbirth Trust

NCT committee members (yellow T-shirts) left to right: Claire Wickins, Vicky McLaren, Emma Stainsby, Claire Kerr, Clare Warrender, Liz Reed, Becky Shayler Photographer Dave Garvey

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he Haslemere and Midhurst

include promoting better care

with a new child in an area you

Haslemere branch. Funds go

branch of the National

and skills during labour (and

do not know.” Perhaps one of

towards antenatal and postnatal

Childbirth Trust (NCT) has a

beyond) and providing a strong

the trust’s better-known events

support in the area.

network of approximately 65

network of support for mothers

is the Nearly New Sale held

members over an area covering

in the local area.

twice a year: “It’s like queuing

women. Haslemere NCT branch

outside Next for the Boxing Day

is actively trying to get more

moving to the Haslemere area

sale!” exclaims Clare. “We’re

dads involved with the group.

to start a family and leave

also known for the annual

For more information,

Branch Chairman six months

their London lifestyles behind,”

Cheeky Monkey Tea Party — a

visit: www.

ago. A member of the group

says Clare. “What is easy to

fundraising event where children

nctpregnancyandbabycare.

for three and a half years, she

forget is that frequently their

get their faces painted as

com/in-your-area/haslemere

joined when she was expecting

husbands or partners are still

‘Cheeky Monkeys’.

her daughter.

commuting to London. It can

Haslemere, Headley, Midhurst and Petworth. Clare Warrender became

Objectives of the organization

“Many women find themselves

be very difficult to be alone

This year’s tea party, held in May, raised £189 for the

And it’s not all about the

Life See our What’s on guide for details of the next nearly new sale on page 31

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ISSUE 12 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2008

For the love of art

A

celebration of art, sculpture, music, drama and

photography comes to Witley. Vivartis was opened in September by renowned and respected artist Ken Paine, and runs until 12 October at King

Arts

All the colours of the rainbow

Edward’s School, featuring 400

A sample of what to look forward to at the

professional and amateur artists.

Celebration of Colour: Reminiscence by Sue Gray

“Vivartis always attracts a big following from Haslemere and we always enjoy many walks of life coming to visit, from

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wo local artists display

medium and interpretation.

and is originally from Ireland.

their latest work at the

Sue, who has studied the

His subjects range from farm

London dealers to fellow artists,

Haslemere Museum with ‘A

history of art and is an active

houses in his native country to

people with a passion for art and

Celebration of Colour’.

member of art groups in the

capturing the light of Italy — a

area, uses oil to create a sense

country very close to his heart.

those who simply want to buy a

The exhibition, featuring

painting or sculpture and enjoy it

work by Sue Gray and Richard

of place through landscapes.

“We would love people to

at home,” says Fiona Taylor, who

Mcbride, will run from 14

Her work creates a particular

come and share with us our

is supporting the event.

October to 1 November and

atmosphere and evokes

love of landscape,” says Sue.

For more details,

promises an innovative and

emotional response.

contact Fiona on 01428 658733.

vibrant display of colour,

Richard lives in Haslemere

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Sport

Cricket season’s greetings The 2008 season has proved remarkable — both the 1st XI and 2nd XI of Haslemere Cricket Club. By Jo Morley

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he 1st XI hit a purple patch late in the season, and

number 4, scored 244 runs. Experienced players say

were deprived of promotion

that the transfusion of youth

from the Fuller’s League 1st XI

has made a big difference

Division Two by a freakish under-

Lee Clement (546 runs and

performance that cost them

23 wickets), Kevin Gray (477

20 points. They finished third,

runs, including two centuries,

seven points behind promoted

at an average of 68.14), Andrew

Frimley.

Hastilow (316 runs in six innings

The 2nd XI led for most of

at an average of 105.33) and

the season, with eight wins out

Graham Boxall (18 wickets,

of their first nine games, but

twice as many as in 2007, at

failed to win promotion from the

just 10.11 apiece). Their enthusiastic fielding and

In full flight: Roger Eastment

Fuller’s League 2nd XI Division

(2nd XI). Photograph by Jon Larbey

Two by a mixture of misfortune

presence has been catching,

and two surprising late defeats.

and Graham Boxall says that,

These factors cost them 60

for the first time in a long time,

points, and they finished fifth,

he is looking forward to playing

about 30 points behind a

cricket again.

promotion place.

The 2nd XI heroes, led by

Overall, everyone at the club

stalwarts Kym Hooker (captain)

agrees that both sides enjoyed

and Ian Futcher (vice-captain),

a very good season that bodes

include: Steve Vowels, who took

well for the future. Skipper

a remarkable 35 wickets: Paul

Jon Larbey can be justifiably

Sturt, who had only scored

proud, and the interaction

48 runs the previous season,

between the two teams has

top-scoring with 304; Roger

never been better.

Eastment (like his son, playing in

As recorded in Life in

every game) scored prolifically

Haslemere Issue 10 (June-July),

in the early stages; Ollie Ellis

the 1st XI have benefited from

took16 wickets; and ‘veteran

the arrival of three young talents

James Macaulay’s took his

from the Hooker-Futcher 2nd XI

usual quota of 20+ wickets

school – Simon Eastment, Chris

bowling long and exhausting

Sturt and Sam Williams – who

bowling spells.

have fitted in smoothly and successfully. Eastment played in every

The events of the season will keep us all fuelled with stories, jokes, slurs and banter during

game, scoring 481 runs at more

the long football season. We

than a run a ball and taking 15

can’t wait for May 2009.

wickets. Sturt, despite having to bowl within ECB restrictions,

Contact: Jo Morley

was a formidable opening bowler

Secretary, Haslemere CC.

taking 21 wickets in his first 1st XI

Web: www.haslemerecc.co.uk

season and bowled most overs. Williams, now established at

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ISSUE 12 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2008

Grayshott going places A

fine season for the young

unbeaten all season. And the

cricketers in Grayshott

u-11s were beaten by Guildford

Cricket Club has highlighted continued development in 2008 The under-15s won their

in the League final. The senior first team finished in second place, although they

division in the Two Counties

won their last game away at

Youth League but lost to

Puttenham in mid-September.

Farnham in the final. They also

But it was not quite enough

competed in the South East

as leaders Frensham also won

Hants District League for the

their final game. Both the 2nd

first time, won the East Division,

and 3rd XI sides were promoted

and then beat Portsmouth

last season and faced tougher

and Sarisbury, the respective

opposition this year. The newly

winners of the central and west

formed 4th XI, who played their

division, to win that league.

home games at Milland, finished

The Lions side (u-9) won the Two Counties League

sixth. Progress off the field

Youth League for the second

continued with the achievement

successive year, beating

of the Clubmark re-

Frensham in the final and

accreditation – the first club

Triumphant winners of the Two Counties Youth League. The Lions Side (U-9) in Hampshire to do so. The club continues to be on the

Go to: www.grayshottcc.co.uk. Grayshott Pottery continued

ECB’s Focus Clubs recognised

to the sponser the club in 2008.

for Youth development – 13

Their support, and that of other

children played District Cricket

local businesses, is so important

this year and Oliver Duckworth

in promoting and encouraging

represented the County at

people to play cricket.

Under 10 level. A new club website was created by one of the younger members and has been shortlisted in the Hantsweb awards.

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The club wants to attract more adult playing and non-playing members. Contact: Chairman Paul Roberts on 01428 714626.

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ISSUE 12 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2008

What’s on Thursday 2 October Haslemere Sub Aqua Club Venue: Herons Leisure Centre Time: 7.45 pm, every Thursday

Friday 10 October West Surrey Women’s Networking Club Venue: The Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere Time: 12.15 – 2.15

Thursday 2 October – Saturday 4 October Haslemere Thespians Present Murdered to Death Venue: Haslemere Town Hall Time: 7.30pm Web: www.haslemerehall.com

Saturday 11 October Craft Market Venue: Alton Market Square Time: Daytime

Saturday 4 October HHH Concerts: Max Brod Piano Trio Venue: St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill Time: 7.30pm Saturday 4 October Movies in Grayshott – The Golden Compass Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 3pm Tel: Mobile–07889 183220 Home: 01428 606922 Email: barbie@moviesingrayshott.com Saturday 4 October A hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie Venue: Haslemere Hall Tel: 01428 642 161 Email: hall@haslemere.com Saturday 4 October Die Hard 4.0 Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 7.30pm Tel: Mobile–07889 183220 Home–01428 606922 Email: barbie@moviesingrayshott.com Sunday 5 October Farmers Market Venue: Haslemere High Street Time: 10am – 1.30pm (1st Sunday of every month) Tel: 01483 523088 Web: www.waverley.gov.uk/ farmersmarket Sunday 5 October Charity bike ride, 26.6 miles or 31.5 miles Venue: Haslemere Time: Daytime Tel: 0808 100 2109 Email: sthameseunets@bhf.org.uk Register online: www.bhf.org.uk/haslemere

Saturday 11 October National Childbirth Trust Venue: Liphook Millennium Hall Time: 10.15–12am Email: contactus@haslemere andmidhurstnct.org.uk Sunday 12 October Open air concert and firework display Venue: King Edwards’ School Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01428 686727 Email: spraggsj@kesw.surrey.sch.uk Sunday 12 October Blackmoor Apple Tasting Day Venue: Blackmoor Estate Time: 10am Tel: 01256 761634 Saturday 18 October Opera South: The Hidden Handel (1685 – 1759) Venue: Cowdray Park Golf Club Time: 6pm onwards Tel: 01730 817547 Web: www.operasouth.co.uk Tuesday 21 October – Saturday 25 October The Haslemere Players: The Pirates of Penzance Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm Tel: 01428 643334 Friday 24 October Tilford Bach Society: The Calvert–Rhind Duo Venue: Farnham Castle Time: 8pm Tel: 01428 713338 Saturday 25 October – Sunday 2 November Wizard Week Venue: Watercress Line Tel: 01962 733810 Web: www.watercressline.co.uk Email: info@watercressline.co.uk

Sunday 5 October Hindhead piano recital series Venue: Hindhead Music Centre Time: 4pm Tel: 01428 604941 Web: www.hindheadmusiccentre.co.uk

Saturday 25 October – Sunday 2 November Halloween at Birdworld Venue: Birdworld Tel: 01420 22140 Web: bookings@birdworld.co.uk

Monday 6 October Thespians pub evening Venue: White Horse, Haslemere Time: 8pm

Saturday 25 October HHH Concerts: Barbirolli Quartet Venue: St Christopher’s Church Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01428 652448

Tuesday 7 October Swallows Adult Trampolining Club Venue: The Edge Leisure Centre Time: 8 – 9.30pm, every Tuesday Tel: Wendy Moss on 01420 489214

Sunday 26 October Prodgrow Food Market Venue: Alton High Street

Monday 27 October Toast (wine or soft drink ) and Roast Venue: Harlequin’s Cafe, Hasleway, Lion Green Time: 12.30pm, last Monday of every month Thursday 30 October Chamber drinks, informal drinks with chamber members Venue: Georgian House Hotel Time: 5.45pm onwards Saturday 1 November Annual Christmas Fair Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 10am – 3.30pm Saturday 1 November Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by Chloe Hanslip, international violin soloist Venue: St Luke’s Church Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01428 606666 Web: www.grayshottconcerts.co.uk Saturday 1 November Macmillan Cancer Support Annual Christmas Fair Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 10am – 3.30pm Sunday 2 November Pyrotechnics Display Venue: Grayshott village recreation ground Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Tel: 01428 606866 Sunday 2 November Farmers Market Venue: Haslemere High Street Time: 10am–1.30pm, 1st Sunday of every month. Tel: 01483 523 088 Web: www.waverley.gov.uk /farmersmarket Thursday 6 November Study Day, peculiar painters Venue: Haslemere Educational museum Time: Daytime Saturday 8 November Craft Market Venue: Alton Market Square Time: Daytime Saturday 8 November Farmers Market Venue: Alton High Street Time: Daytime Saturday 8 November Farnham & Bourne Choral Society Venue: St Andrew’s Church Time: 8pm Tel: 01252 727376 Wednesday 12 November Give blood, The National Blood Service Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 1.45 – 4.30pm and 5.30 – 8pm

Saturday 15 November BLISS, Charities Fair plus crafts Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 9am – 1pm Contact: Dianne Bennett, Vista, Marley Lane, Haslemere, GU27 3RG Tel: 01428 642320 Email: db.haslemere@btinternet.com Sunday 16 November Hindhead Music Centre: Peter Katin, piano Venue: Hindhead Music Centre Time: 4pm Tel: 01428 604941 Web: www.hindheadmusiccentre.co.uk Saturday 22 November HHH Concerts: Wihan Quartet Venue: St Christopher’s Church Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01428 652448 Web: www.haslemere.com/hhh Sunday 23 November Prodgrow Food Market Venue: Alton High Street Friday 28 November Tilford Bach Society–Badke String Quartet Venue: Farnham Castle Time: 8pm Tel: 01428 713338 Friday 28 November Christmas lights switch on Venue: Alton Market Square Time: 6pm onwards Saturday 29 November Fernhurst Choral Society Venue: St Luke’s Church Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01428 604798 Saturday 6 December Haslemere Musical Society Symphony Orchestra and Chorus – Winter Concert Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01428 642161 Web: www.haslemerehall.com Saturday 6 December Waverley Singers – Christmas Concert Venue: St. Andrew’s Parish Church Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01252 792563 Sunday 7 December ‘It’s Christmas!’ with excelsis and choristers of St Edmunds Venue: St Luke’s Church, Grayshott Time: 7.30 – 10pm Contact: 01428 606666

If you would like your event listed here, email details to info@lifemags.co.uk

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Contacts

Useful Contacts in Haslemere & District Emergency Services — Fire Surrey Fire and Rescue Service St David’s, 70 Wray Park Road, Reigate RH2 0EJ Telephone 01737 242444 Gas, Water and Electricity Electricity Emergency 0845 770 8090 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Southern Water 0845 278 0845

Health Dr C Taylor & Partners, Haslemere Health Centre, Church Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2BQ Telephone 01483 783000 Dr C.P. Taylor & Partners, Fernhurst Surgery, Crossfields, Fernhurst, Haslemere GU27 3JL Telephone 01428 651040

The Grayshott Stagers Telephone 01428 751898 Website www.grayshottstagers.co.uk

Haslewey Community Centre and Age Concern Day Centre 01428 648716

Haslemere Hockey Club Director of Hockey Heidi Wells Telephone 07973 345547

Grayshott Concerts Telephone 01428 606666 Website www.grayshottconcerts.co.uk

Hazlehurst Trust through Surrey Community Foundation 01372 861609

Director of Junior Hockey Mandy Telephone 01428 604643

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre 01252 792400

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555

Hindhead Community Group 01428 607816

Alzheimer’s Society 01428 642055

Home-Start 01252 737453

Arthritis Care Grayshott 01428 643625

Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755

Arthritis Research Campaign 01428 724741

King’s World Trust for Children 01428 653504

BLISS 01428 642320

Natural England (was Countryside Agency) 020 7932 5800

Haslemere Health Centre Telephone 01483 783000

Books On Wheels 01428 604558

Haslemere Hospital Telephone 01483 782000

British Heart Foundation 01483 419774

Holy Cross Hospital, Hindhead Road, Haslemere GU27 1NQ Telephone 01428 643311

Canine Partners for Independence 08456 580480

Homecall Doctor, Warrenden, Weydown Road, GU27 1DS Telephone 01428 654786

Care In Haslemere 01428 652505 Cats Protection 01428 604297

Royal Surrey County Hospital Telephone 01483 571122

Celebrate Marriage 01428 652368

Police

Cruse Bereavement Care 01483 565660

Haslemere Police Station, 46 West Street, GU27 2AB Telephone 0845 125 2222 Surrey Police, 6 Carshalton Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4RF Telephone 0845 125 2222

Arts Groups DanceArt (3 to 18 years) Telephone Kahli 07830325426 Website www.danceart.org.uk Haslemere Art Society Telephone 01428 642291 Website www.haslemereartsociety.org Haslemere and District Recorded Music Society Telephone 01428 605002 Website www.thefrmsco.uk/hasle.htm Haslemere Camera Club Telephone Clinton 01428 727403 Website www.haslemerecameraclub.co.uk Haslemere Performing Arts Telephone 01428 652360 e-mail Haparts@aol.com Haslemere Players Telephone 01428 643334 Website www.haslemereplayers.com Haslemere Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Telephone 01428 605612 Website www.hmsconcerts.info Haslemere Thespians Telephone 01428 643585 Haslemere Town Band Telephone 01252 331828 HHH Concerts Telephone 01798 831242 Website www.haslemere.com/music Opera South inc. Opera Omnibus Telephone 01428 684291

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Childline 0800 1111 Citizen’s Advice Bureau 0844 8487969 Crossways Counselling Service 01428 644333 Environment Agency 08708 506506 Friends of Holy Cross Hospital 01428 683144 Guide Dogs for the Blind 01428 727617 Haslemere and District Volunteer Bureau 01428 661166 Haslemere and District Macmillan Cancer Support 01252 794434 Haslemere and District Round Table Society 07717836809 Haslemere Blind Club 01428 643971 Haslemere Gateway Club 01428 654496 Haslemere Hard of Hearing Support Group 01428 658190 Haslemere Library 01428 642907 Haslemere/Midhurst Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support 01428 652238 HAV4D 07930905016 Haslemere Society 01428 661379 Haslemere Stroke Club 01428 645855

Relate 02392 827026 Royal British Legion 01428 642675 Samaritans 08457 909090 SPACES Young Parents Group 01428 723910 Visitor Information Centre 01428 645425 Women’s Royal Voluntary Service 01428 605498

Places to Stay Georgian House Hotel High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JY Telephone 01428 656644 Inn on the Hill, Lower Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2PD Telephone 01428 642006 Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3BQ Telephone 01428 651251 Wheatsheaf Inn, Grayswood, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2DE Telephone 01428 644440

Sports and Leisure Broadwater Park Golf Club Telephone 01483 429955 Camberley Heath Golf Club Telephone 01276 232258 Champneys Forest Mere Health Resort 01428 726013 Cowdray Park Polo Club Telephone 01730 813257 Cranleigh Golf and Leisure Club Telephone 01483 268855 Dean Farm Golf Course, Bordon Telephone 01420 489478 Haslemere Bowls Club Telephone 01428 656431 Haslemere Cricket Club Telephone 01428 654459 Website www.haslemerecc.co.uk Haslemere Educational Museum Telephone 01428 642112

Haslemere Karate Club Shottermill Junior School Telephone 07876 577675 Website www.surreykarate.co.uk Haslemere Lawn Tennis Club Telephone 01428 661486 Haslemere Recreation Association Telephone 01428 661486 Haslemere Rugby Club 07771530510 Haslemere Sub Aqua Club Website www.hsac259.co.uk Haslemere Swimming Club The Herons Leisure Centre, Kings Road, Haslemere, Telephone 01428 645006 admin@haslemereswimmingclub.org Website www.haslemereswimmingclub. co.uk Haslemere Youth Football Telephone 01428 656215 Hindhead Golf Club 01428 604614 Hurtmore Golf Club 01483 424440 Kinetika Gym, The Herons Leisure Centre, Kings Road, Haslemere Telephone 01428 658484 The Edge Leisure Centre, Woolmer Road, Haslemere Telephone 01428 644577 Milford Golf Club Telephone 01483 419200 Nordic Walking and Outdoors Fitness Telephone 07950031538 Website www.fitterbyfar.co.uk Shottermill and Haslemere FC Telephone John 07770568793 The Herons Swimming Centre Telephone 01428 658484 Tri-Golf Practice Centre, Grayshott Tel 01428 713131 Website www.tri-golf.co.uk West Surrey Golf Club Telephone 01483 42127 Travel Numbers Public Transport Information Telephone 08706 082608 Website www.traveline.org.uk Train tracker 0871 200 49 50

Funeral Directors Cooperative Funeral Care 80 Wey Hill, 01428 651153 G M Luff & Partners 84 Lion Lane, 01428 643524

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