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heck out the ‘What’s On’ in this issue – there is so much going on that we might not notice that summer is drawing to a close. The Food Festival in Haslemere has kept us busy this month with tantalising events to excite our taste buds such as the ‘Thank Fish it’s Friday’ at the Aga Shop, workshops at the Haslemere Museum, The Supreme Sausage Competition and various other goings on around town. We had a lot of fun organising the style feature with the help of Blush, Have2haveit and Luigi, Lythe Hill and our lovely image consultant Jayne Lang. The result was some great photographs taken by Michel Focard which demonstrates how to be the belle of your festive party. Nick Keith keeps us updated on the Undershaw issue and the ‘twists and turns’ of the development of the building, the education supplement is back to guide you on the brilliant schools and colleges in the area. We’ve got tons more inside this issue to keep you occupied as the nights draw in so all that’s left is to put the kettle on, pull up a chair and sink you teeth in to these enticing local stories.

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Contents Welcome

Much Ado





Lythe Hill and weddings; Hindhead tunnel; 4 Local economic assessment


Getting festive


Early Christmas gift ideas


Your views; Haslemere Sunpower Co2ttage 12


Haslemere Food Festival; Beer Festival



Desjoyaux; East; Bramdean Stoves



Directory of schools around Haslemere



Parents first day at school by Catherine Morrow



Personal trainer: Jane Walton






Italian Snow Secrets revealed



Pippa Greenwoods tips



Time capsule; Cash for cricket; FirkinFest The Gurkha Durbar



Update on Undershaw; Local news



Haslemere Cricket; Grayshsott Cricket; Goodwood Revival


What’s On

A guide to what’s on around Haslemere



Win dinner, bed and breakfast at the Pride of the Valley Hotel



Local contacts


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Shopping: 10

Events: 14

Business: 16

Education: 17

Property: 34

Sport: 36

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Wedding licence he Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa has been given a licence to hold outdoor wedding ceremonies. The wedding licence for Lythe Hill, awarded by Surrey County Council, is believed to be the first for a hotel in the county. Lythe Hill’s lakeside pavilion will be used for weddings with up to 128 guests. The pavilion in landscaped gardens has been a popular backdrop for wedding photos for newly married couples for a while. Previously the marriage ceremony had to take place inside the hotel, which now expects to appeal to couples looking to add that something different to their summer wedding celebration. Julio Marques, Manager of Lythe Hill, said: “We are proud to be the only venue in Surrey to have such a wonderful facility: the lake and wedding pavilion offer the perfect backdrop to make the celebrations extra special. A designer refurbishment in the last few years has given the hotel a very classic, contemporary feel. All this combines to offer a dream location for any couple looking for the perfect wedding venue.” Lythe Hill Hotel’s Head Chef Michael Graham can help create the perfect menu for all styles of



Julio Marques at the Lythe Hill pavilion

A pause for pregnancy


receptions, from formal dining to a light finger buffet. The Amarna Spa in the grounds of the hotel has a 16-metre swimming pool with whirlpool bath, and a computerised fitness suite, with cardio-theatre. The Spa offers a range of superb beauty treatments, sauna, steam, and nail bar for pre-wedding pampering. The hotel has 41 individually designed bedrooms and suites, four rooms licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and three individual wedding suites. The Quennell Room in the 14th Century Tudor House has oak beams and log fire; the Hamlet Suite in the grounds overlooks the lake; and the Garden Room, for larger weddings, has a beautiful glass roof. Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa, Julio Marques, 01428 651251

Roads Minister hails progress


Highways Agency project manager Paul Arnold said: “We are very pleased with the progress we are making on the project. The tunnel is now structurally complete, and in the next few weeks the new section of road at the southern end of the scheme – up to the new Hazel Grove junction – will be completely open to traffic.” The new road will remove the only section of single carriageway on the A3 between London and Portsmouth and the only set of traffic lights on the A3 outside London.

oads Minister Mike Penning saw progress on the A3 Hindhead bypass in the summer when he was driven through the whole length of the new tunnel. The Minister heard that the multimillion pound project would reach a major milestone soon after when a 1.5 mile section of the approach road to the south opened to traffic. The Highways Agency, with Balfour Beatty as the contractors, has worked on the four-mile bypass project, of which the 1.2 mile Hindhead Tunnel is a part, since 2007. It is expected to open in July 2011.

Economic assessment


ll county and unitary local authorities are required to prepare a Local Economic Assessment (LEA), which the previous Labour Government intended would strengthen the role of local authorities in economic development. As such, it is an opportunity for Surrey County Council to set the direction for economic development in Surrey and to set out the business case for investment in the local economy. Surrey Economic Partnership has developed the LEA, in collaboration with the county council. The assessment provides an evidence base on economic

conditions and identifies the broad economic, social and environmental factors that impact on growth. The LEA evidence base will be used to inform strategies and key initiatives, including the Surrey Partnership Plan, and discussions to develop a Local Enterprise Partnership for Surrey. The public can comment on the evidence outlined in the draft LEA, identify additional sources of information, and respond to key questions raised. To download a copy of the draft Surrey LEA and accompanying questions, go to: Surrey County Council,

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he Awardwinning Physiotherapy Centre at Holy Cross Hospital has started warm water classes in its hydrotherapy pool to help pregnant women. Called “Pregnant Pause”, the therapeutic classes help expectant mothers with pelvic girdle pain or back pain, which makes it difficult for them to exercise on land. Karen Ford, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at the Physiotherapy Centre says “Hydrotherapy is very effective for reducing pain as buoyancy reduces the loading on the joints, so can be particularly beneficial during pregnancy. Our classes are kept small to ensure individual attention for each patient.” Exercises are taught by a qualified physiotherapist and can be adapted to each individual’s abilities and level of confidence in the water. Holy Cross Hospital, 01428 643311

Baby talk


he NCT is hosting a Charity Auction Ball on Saturday 13 November at the Old Thorns Manor Hotel & Spa to raise vital funds for the continuation of Baby Talk Haslemere & Midhurst. Baby Talk offers on-site infant feeding support from trained counsellors, antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to all parents. Baby Talk meets every Monday, 10am – 12pm at the Methodist Church, Wey Hill and is open to all parents, members or nonmembers. Since March 2009 the Haslemere Baby Talk group has welcomed over 160 new mums through its doors, about 80% of whom are regular users, i.e. those who come along weekly for up to 6 months.  On average Baby Talk regularly welcomes two new mums a week. Baby Talk, 01428 606886 Ball tickets, 07703 175236

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Getting Festive

Photography by Michel Focard

irst stop is Eden Hair and Beauty. The girls start with hair stylists Sam and Harri whose brief is to create a look for a cocktail-style office party. Sam creates a soft up do for Aimee. “I’ve curled the hair to give it body, then brought the hair to the side for an up-do that’s not too structured.” And Florence gets a modern up-do with a vintage beehive twist from Harri.


It’s a hard life: Aimée and Florence get comfortable at Eden

If you need a little inspiration for the imminent party season, look no further than the Haslemere area to get you prepared for a festive bash. Local fashion, beauty and hair experts take two of the Life Mags’ team, Aimee (left) and Florence, to achieve the best looks to attend fabulous events


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Getting ready

Jayne applies make up to Florence

Then Jayne Lang, image consultant and make-up stylist, takes the girls to the shops to find party outfits that flatter each of their shapes and natural colourings. Sue and Maryla at Have2haveit have beautiful casual clothes with the odd sparkly number to jazz any outfit up for a festive occasion. Like this gorgeous sequin jacket which we’ve teamed with black ‘jeggings’, heels and lots of bling to create an edgy look for Aimee. Jayne has created a more ‘classic’ look with these elegant dresses from Lindsay at Blush. The graceful blue and black dress has been paired with a fluffy white jacket that suits Florence’s colourings on top: a classy look for a more formal occasion. With stylish shoes to go with their outfits, Luigi has provided us with contemporary, stylish outfits that bring out Aimeé and Florence’s personalities. Jayne adds some sparkle with some jewellery to complete the look. Lastly, the girls head to Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa to have their make-up done by Jayne who assesses their colours to finish their perfect cocktail style look.

Hunting the shops for the perfect party outfit (above and below)

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The shoot Photographer Michel Focard captures the moment with Aimee and Florence looking their Christmas Party best. Lythe Hill provided the delightful backdrop to the gorgeous festive look we created: here the girls enjoy a glass of champagne and await their guests…

Dress and necklace from Blush, Shoes from Luigi Outfit from Blush, Shoes: model’s own

Aimee’s outfit from Luigi

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Do you do your bit? Zoe Langford went to the streets in Haslemere to find out what YOU do to try reduce your impact on the environment

Name: Jason Brooks Lives: Midhurst Comment: ‘I never litter, I recycle, and we went on holiday to Cornwall instead of going abroad.’ Name: Chrystal Lives: Haslemere Comment: ‘ I always recycle and try to make sure any lights are off when I’m not using them!’

Name: Deana Horsey Lives: Chiddingfold Comment: ‘I always recycle and we grow our own vegetables. We also had our holiday in Scotland this year, we didn’t fly anywhere.’ Name: Simon Geddes Lives: Petersfield Comment: ‘I recycle everything: plastic, paper…everything we use.’

Name: Arthur Thumb Lives: Haslemere Comment: ‘I do what I can, we use manure from the horses as fertiliser, and we recycle.’

Name: Elena Lives: Haslemere (Originally from Germany) Comment: ‘I ride my bike a lot, I don’t really drive anywhere. I take the train if I’m going anywhere further away. I recycle plastics, glass and paper, and I try to shop locally.’

Name: Mrs Collyer Lives: Haslemere Comment: ‘We recycle and we make compost for the garden. We grow veg and shop locally, and we try not to go abroad for holidays.’

Name: Wendy Annis Lives: Grayshott Comment: ‘Well, I ride my bike all the time, and I’m waiting for the bus right now! For the past three years I’ve kept my central heating off through the winter. It’s hard, but everyone should make a few sacrifices, and I have lots of clothes and blankets to keep me warm. I’m in my mid 60s, lots of younger people could manage it too!’

Name: Keeleigh, Tom and Jack Live: Farncombe, Lion Green and Camelsdale Comments: ‘I turn off all the electricity in the house when I’m not using it.’ – Keeleigh ‘I don’t smoke, and I’m just on my way to recycle some cans now.’ – Tom ‘I walk everywhere and I try not to eat very much meat.’ – Jack

Sunshine Superhome Paul Ciniglio is leading the way in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, by converting his house into a ‘Superhome.’ By Natalie Todd


aul Ciniglio has taken a big step towards change by dramatically altering his home near Petersfield to be much more energy efficient. He owns the first ‘Superhome’ in Hampshire achieving an 80% drop in emissions. His south-facing roof is adorned with two different types of solar panel. The first is to produce hot water: since April Paul estimates he has had 95 per cent of his hot water for free. The second type of panel creates renewable electricity which runs the electrical appliances and lights in his home. For every kilowatt-hour of energy Paul produces at his home, he receives 41.3p under the new Feed in Tariff– even if he is the one using the free electricity he generates. And, for each unit he sends back to the grid, he receives 12

an additional 3p. Although these figures may not seem large – the solar panels on Paul’s roof have already created 1460 kilowatt hours in just 8 months – that’s about £600 income. He expects to send half of the energy the panels create back to the grid each year. Among many other changes, Paul has also invested in vastly improving the thermal insulation and air tightness in his home: typically 35% of heat in the home is lost through walls, and 25 per cent through the roof. The provision of heat and power to the United Kingdom’s 24 million homes is responsible for over a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is the principle gas associated with the cause of global warming. The government, in line with the

Paul Ciniglio left Climate Change Act, has plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The domestic sector, roughly 500,000 homes, will have to go through whole house energy refurbishments similar to Sunpower CO2ttage each year until 2050.

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Highlights Haslemere Food Festival was once again a great success and Life in Haslemere ventured out to record the highlights

A delectable start The launch of the fifth Haslemere Food Festival at The Aga Shop went down a treat on 4 September with delicious nibbles made on site by Sarah Whitaker, and cider champagne from Gospel Green Cider Makers. The flow of public through the door was constant, and a huge Food Festival Chocolate Cake circulated to kick the festival off to a delectably satisfying start. The Aga Shop, 01428 652 873

Skilful sushi Haslemere Travel held a fantastic day of sushi demonstrations on Friday 10 September, with head chef of the Six Senses Spa in the Maldives, Mikihito Nagai. Mikki flew in from the Lankanfushi Island to create delicious sushi with fresh ingredients from Japanese suppliers. Ingredients like flying fish caviar, king prawns and avocado made up the perfectly sculpted rolls that left no room for lunch. Haslemere Travel, 01428 658 777

Getting crafty at the Crafty Italian treats The Italian market came to town on Friday 10 September, which caught many peoples curious eye as they headed back to their cars. Authentic Italian meats, cheeses, breads, cakes and hot chocolate were all on sale.

Photograph: Peter Searight

STOP PRESS: Winners of the Supreme Sausage Competition this year were Lower Roundhurst Farm for their ‘Speciality’ sausage and Thwaites in the ‘Traditional’ category.

Beer bonanza Large crowds thronged to the 2010 Haslemere Beer Festival. Nick Keith reports


he fourth Haslemere Beer Festival over two days in September pulled in the punters to pit their palates and choose a winner from 42 different beers. Town Mayor Melanie Odell was one of many helpers in bright yellow T-shirts welcoming people to Haslemere Hall on the first night. Some two thirds of the real ales were from local breweries. These included Langhams, Triple fff, Surrey Hills, Darkstar, Bowman, and Ballards. There were some weird and wonderful names: such as Stopped Dancing, from Havant; Thai Me Up from Irving; and


Triple favourites: Simon Labrow, Melanie Odell and Jason Seldon Blakes Heaven from Oakleaf. We tried some new names and old favourites, and ended up voting for Moondance by Triple fff as our best tipple. And the winner, by popular vote, was Blakes Heaven from Oakleaf Brewery.

Delish fish Food festival regular Sarah Whitaker teased taste buds on the first Friday of this year’s event. At the Aga Shop on the corner of West Street, Sarah (aka the Aga Lady) cooked up a whole range of succulent samples from the Good Fish Shop. Dishes included tuna with courgettes fried in sesame oil, salmon with hollandaise, fish pie, kippers simply cooked for three minutes in boiling water in a jug, and ‘fat-free’ brownies with beetroot as the mystery ingredient. Sarah Whitaker,

Mayor’s Charity Gala Dinner Melanie Odell hosted a beautiful five-course meal for her guests at the Georgian House Hotel to raise money for her two charities, the Haslemere Educational Museum and the Haslemere Hall. The Mayor of Bernay was among the guests who enjoyed a traditional French menu in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Haslemere’s twinning with Bernay. Competitors took part in a quiz read out by Melanie herself, in French, and a raffle helped to raise the £1000 made for the charities. Haslemere Educational Museum, 01428 642112 Haslemere Hall, 01428 642161 L As well as beers there were ciders and perries. The ales were chosen by beer festival veteran Jason Seldon, and the live music was organized by Mike Upjohn of Buskers Express. Saturday lunchtime featured Meet the Brewers, when guests could talk to some of the breweries’s tasters while enjoying a relaxed beer with live jazz in the background. 900 people attended the event and over £500 was raised for charity. Simon Labrow, one of the organizers, said: “Our objectives in organizing the Haslemere Beer Festival are: 1, to get people together in the local community; 2, to support local business; and 3, to raise money for charity. I think we ticked all three boxes.” Haslemere Beer Festival, 01428 642161, . Issue 24 October/November 2010

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The very personal art of creating a Premier Property

Is home improvement still important when the property market is depressed? In the current climate, people are becoming more aware of the need to make their property stand out. The value added to a home by making certain improvements to a high standard should not be underestimated. Some homeowners may find they are unable to move amid on-going economic uncertainty, so they choose to improve their home rather than moving. This way they can get great value and benefit from their current home. With budgets potentially being tighter at the moment, which one room would you advise homeowners to prioritise? Every home and its owner is individual, so any decision about what the priority is would be a very personal one, but a kitchen with a “wow factor” really does add value and makes a house a lot more saleable. What exactly creates a genuine “wow factor” in a space? A combination of the attention to detail of the initial design and the quality of the finish. A polished end result is what the client will live with or show off to potential buyers, making the world of difference.



So is your finish what marks Premier Property out from the competition? Well we always ensure that the finish we leave is immaculate. But it’s also about our approach. David spends a good deal of time with clients listening to their requirements, designing and measuring the space. That builds an essential trust and rapport between us and the client. We have a longstanding, highly trusted team of tradesmen. We only work with tradespeople that we regularly welcome into our own home. We only take on one client at a time so that we can completely dedicate ourselves to each project with care, precision and consideration. What advice would you give to someone considering home improvements but not sure where to start? Call in the professionals. We are there to bring the client’s ideas to life, but also we take a lot of time and care to blend the practical with the aesthetic, all within a budget. Some ideas need adapting for the practicalities of the space and we may be able to suggest improvements that will really make the most of the room’s potential before time has been wasted exploring unworkable options. We work with our clients from the very initial stages of the design process to ensure high standards are always maintained.

locally, which saves a lot of time and effort, especially if anything needs replacing. This also means we have complete control over supply and standards. And finally, what exactly would you say makes a property “premier”? The attention to detail in every stage of design, fitting and ultimate realisation. Making quick alterations in order to save time and money can be false economy. A really “premier” property stands out as one that has had time and both financial and emotional investment put into it. Improvements don’t have to cost the earth, but if corners aren’t cut and communication flows throughout the project, outstanding results can be achieved and a property can become both more valuable and a more valued home. It sounds like now may well be the ideal time to look into making those home improvements we’ve all been putting off if we want to keep up with the market. Perhaps we should follow Suzanne’s advice and leave it to the professionals though! For further information about Premier Property, please contact Suzanne and David Harding.

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Sam Farrow speaks to Suzanne Harding, co-founder of Premier Property, a small, well established building firm operating across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. Suzanne and her husband David have run the company for 10 years, designing, fitting and finishing both branded and bespoke home improvements from kitchens to bathrooms to complete renovations.

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Pooling resources A Haslemere company is making a big splash as UK agent for Desjoyaux, the French swimming pool manufacturer. By Nick Keith The Elsdens and the Desjoyaux UK Team

ed Fox Pools, based in Haslemere, is responsible for importing and marketing swimming pools and other products, in addition to establishing and managing new dealerships across the UK for Desjoyaux, the French pool manufacturer. Red Fox started in 2007 as a landscape design and construction business and won the contract to sell and install Desjoyaux swimming pools two years ago. Clive Elsden, Managing Director of Red Fox, says: “This year has seen


significant growth for our swimming pool business. “Pool and product sales have been far greater than our projections. We have also had significant interest from other companies who want to discuss potential dealership opportunities. “Autumn is a busy time for us; in addition to pool servicing and refurbishments, many customers are now discussing build dates to secure completion for next spring.” Now Julian and Oliver Elsden have joined their father and brother Clive in the company,

which has signed three new sales and construction agents in the Kent, north-west Surrey and Middlesex areas. The Desjoyaux systems comprise two exclusive patented technologies, Chris explains: 1.The pool-casing system provides free-standing strength and the freedom to choose any size or shape of pool. 2. The unique pipe-free filtration system has no underground pipe-work. The effectiveness of the circulation system, Chris adds, means that pool water is filtered and treated with disinfecting products in a pre-filter. No waste water is drained off, making the process more environmentally friendly; and the pool water is crystal clear and free from insects and other contaminants often found in other systems. With no restriction on size, shape, or design, the pools are the preferred choice around the world for private houses and large commercial operations, such as hotels and leisure complexes. All Desjoyaux pools come with a wide product range and a 10-year guarantee. Started in 1966, Desjoyaux has its HQ near St Etienne and sells more than 15,000 pools each year in 80 countries across 5 continents. Desjoyaux UK, 01428 652043.

East Launch


ast has launched in Haslemere’s High Street in August and has brought with it colour and life to the former derelict building. East is a 52-branch (+ four concessions) fashion company which is inspired by, as the name suggests, the Far East. East reflects the ethnic heritage on which Clive Pettigrew, Penny Oliver and Jonathan Keating founded it. Clothes remain inspired by the Far East with natural fabrics

and an ethnic edge. Accessories include collections sourced from all over the world. The shop is full of vibrant colours and décor that has come from the owner’s own collection of artefacts from other worlds. The beautiful wallpaper is hand-printed. At the launch, Melanie Odell said, “I’d like to welcome East, Jo and the team to the town and we wish them good luck.” East Haslemere, 01428 651927

Gowri Panneercheluan, Manager; Joanne Greville; Mayor Melanie O’dell, Stephanie Pede and Hannah Trusk

Carrol Boyes: meet the business


shining example of business networking was displayed at Carrol Boyes on Wednesday 15 September. Tracey Thornycroft, hosted the Haslemere Chamber of Business and Commerce networking event at her South African gift shop on 16

the High Street. Carrol Boyes gifts are innovative designs for the kitchen and home and were admired by all her guests who enjoyed canapés and a glass on the evening. Carrol Boyes, 01428 652 628

Tracey Thornycroft, Melissa King, Karin Burgess

NEWS IN BRIEF ‘Whey hey’ for Eden


fter months of careful planning and promoting, the staff, clients, family and passers by of Eden Hair and Beauty came together for what was ‘undoubtably Eden’s most successful charity fundraiser’. The award winning Eden team gave up their day to cut hair and paint nails giving 100 per cent of all the proceeds to cancer charity Marie Curie. Raising nearly £2,000 – this was their best charity effort ever. The whole team swapped their fashion and glamour for Alice in Wonderland themed costumes, in keeping with the charity’s Bloomin Great Tea Party initiative. Eden Hair and Beauty, 01428 658548

Bramdean business


new stove company based in Shephards Hill has derived from Bramdean Construction. The new show room opened at the end of August selling not only solid fuel appliances in all sizes and styles but fuel and accessories as well. Russell Shellard, manager of Bramdean Stoves has over 25 years in construction and has fitted many stoves over that time. As a company they specialise in fireplace alterations and lining of chimneys. The stoves have a 75 per cent efficiency rating compared to an open fire which has only 30-35 per cent.” Bramdean stoves offer a free survey and quoting service. Bramdean stoves, 01428 648882

Navigate has moved


avigate, a leading regional marketing communications agency, has completed a sea-change summer by moving to bigger and brighter new offices. Navigate, owners of Life magazines, has moved its studio within Petersfield at the end of July, moving from Petersfield High Street to modernised, barn-style offices in St Peter’s Road, just off The Square. The Media Barn, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU32 3HX. 01730 235666 L Issue 24 October/November 2010

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Schools around detailed directory listing of local schools

Common Entrance success uge congratulations to the children in Year 8 at Barrow Hills School who all passed their Common Entrance exams with flying colours. Not only did they pass, but they passed with excellent grades, ensuring they will also be serious contenders for places in the top sets. They all gained places at their first choice of senior schools including Charterhouse, Cranleigh, Tormead, Sherborne, Bradfield, Frensham, KES, Worth, Seaford, and St George’s College Weybridge. Headmaster Matthew Unsworth said, “I am truly delighted for our pupils and for their well-deserved success. The children were confident


and ambitious in their choices of senior schools – it is a testament to the continuing development of the education we provide that our tradition of 100% success rate at 13+ Common Entrance has been maintained. Over the last four years a continuing programme of standardised assessment has been introduced, along with cutting edge literacy and maths teaching programmes. Our new ‘Making Maths Make Sense’ scheme, as spotlighted in a recent Channel 4 documentary, is transforming the way maths is taught and the results are really now bearing fruit.” Barrow Hills School, 01428 683639

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‘Troy the Musical’ Girls and boys at St Edmund’s School were delighted to perform Troy the Musical at the beginning of July

Prior’s Field School An exciting approach to life and learning at Prior’s Field School



ritten by the head teacher Adam Walliker and head of music Rob Lewis, the show has a huge success and has even received some commercial interest. The pair worked on the libretto and music so collaboratively that they both had a big influence on each. Adam Walliker, who has had short stories and a novel published, said “We spent the best part of two years composing ‘Troy the Musical’, in the evenings and in our spare time. We had great fun doing it. “We found that with most popular musicals there were a limited number

of decent parts and wanted to create a musical, predominantly composed for a school play, with a greater number of decent parts. In ‘Troy the Musical’ all students, even the chorus, had a chance to be on stage for a good amount of time.” Students from the top years of St Edmund’s performed ‘Troy the Musical’ in front of parents, friends and a few external dignitaries and the show was “very well received”, says Adam.

ounded in 1902 by Julia Huxley, mother of Aldous, Prior’s Field was and is a progressive school with high standards, great ambitions and a spirit of adventure that continues to inspire our work today. As one parent says, “We send our girls to Prior’s Field because nothing is ever ordinary”. The school is located in Godalming, Surrey - 31 miles north east of Chichester, via Midhurst. Whilst minutes from the A3, Prior’s Field has a wonderful setting in 23 acres of parkland. A small school (just over 400 girls aged 11 to 18), Prior’s Field offers an education that is tailored to individual needs, talents and plans for the future. Results and value added achievement are consistently excellent. Boarding is at the heart of the school, with nearly a third of girls boarding on either a weekly or full basis. Boarding ‘taster’ weekends are available for girls considering joining Prior’s Field. Prior’s Field School, 01483 810551


A lunch-time of festival-style attractions has raised five hundred pounds for Chase Children’s Hospice

St Edmund’s School, 01428 604808

Stimulating and safe St Hilary’s School, Godalming, is an independent day preparatory school providing a stimulating, safe environment in which boys up to 7+ and girls up to 11+ can develop, be happy and flourish


ur self-contained nursery was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted 2009/10 and boys in Year 2 and girls in Year 6 successfully moved on to prestigious schools, Year 6 pupils obtained an impressive 11 scholarships to their first choice schools for September 2010. St Hilary’s officially opened their new multi-purpose Hirons Centre building. The Godalming Trust have since chosen our building to be ‘commended’ in the New Buildings’ section of the Civic Design Awards 18

2010. With the school’s silver Eco status in mind, the architects, Scott Wilson, ensured there were a number of Green features, which the Trust especially admired. The schools new-look website went live this September The school offers a fully funded Bursary for a child entering Year 3. St Hilary’s School 01483 416551


he newly-formed Student Union at Godalming College organized Godfest in July as an end of year sign-off. The host of attractions included a bouncy castle, raffle, penalty shoot-out, and cake sale. Energized thanks to a barbecue, members of the college rugby squad challenged staff to a hotlycontested tug-of-war. The students won by a narrow margin. Festivalgoers also enjoyed the chance to bask in the sunshine while listening to performances by some of the college’s contemporary music bands. Speaking about the event, student union representative, James Skeet, says, “This is the first festival of this kind that students have organised at Godalming and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, while raising valuable funds for a local charity that the college is always keen to support.” Godalming College, 01483 423526 Issue 24 October/November 2010

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New Headmistress Ms Jane Gandee is the new Headmistress of St Swithun’s School, Winchester, having taken up her post this September following the retirement of Dr Helen Harvey after 16 years of outstanding service


s Gandee was previously Director of Studies at The City of London School for Girls, a position she held since 2005. She read French and Spanish at Girton College, Cambridge, before spending two years as an accountant before starting her teaching career. She taught languages at two schools before moving to Queenswood, where she became Head of Languages in 1999. Ms Gandee is a keen sportswoman, having represented Cambridge at athletics and cross country and captained the university's women's football team. She still runs competitively when time allows. She is married to Richard Morgan, who is also a teacher, and they have three children – Stella, Sam and Maya. Ms Gandee says: “New Heads are often asked about their plans for the school, the expectation being that great changes will inevitably take place. In this case, St Swithun’s is an outstanding school which has had the benefit of an excellent Head in Dr Helen

Jane Gandee

Harvey. My intention in the short term, therefore, is to continue to build on extremely sound foundations and to listen to, and learn from, all members of the school community.” Jane Gandee is only the ninth headmistress in the school’s 125year history. St Swithun’s School, 01962 835700

Aztec start Pupils at Bedales pre-prep Dunannie started the term with Aztecs


upils in year three at Dunannie, Bedales Pre-prep school, started the Autumn term with a special workshop on the Aztecs. They explored the ancient culture and traditions of Mexican heritage through lively, interactive and colourful demonstrations led by Mexicolore – a specialist teaching team who also work with the British Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts. Children from Steep Primary School and Churchers College Junior were invited to come along to the workshop. They enjoyed the display of ancient artefacts, demonstrations of traditional Aztec cooking and the theory behind Aztec customs. Mexicolore invited the children to dress up in traditional costume and take part in role-play scenarios to explore what it was like to be a member of a very large Aztec family or a member of the Aztec’s equivalent to Royalty. Commenting on the workshop, Jo Webbern, Head of Dunannie, said: “It was

Dunannie’s maths group at Winchester Discovery Centre

a wonderful opportunity for local schools to come together and learn such an exciting and colourful subject. The workshop brought the Aztecs to life for the children and they were truly inspired by the experience.” Dunannie’s year three maths group also took part in a special exhibition at the Winchester Discovery Centre. The children were given a unique chance, not available to the public, to touch and feel the exhibits in the Gallery’s ‘Heft: Weight and Touch Contemporary Sculpture’. Bedales, 01730 300100

DIRECTORY OF SCHOOLS State Primary Schools Boys and Girls Beacon Hill Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 195 on roll) Head: Sue Walker Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6NR 01428 605597 Camelsdale Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 200 on roll) Head: Mrs Sarah Palmer School Road, Camelsdale, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3RN 01428 642177 Fernhurst Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 128 on roll) Oscars at Fernhurst – after school 01428 652579 Head: Mrs Margaret Edwards Haslemere Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3EA 01428 653144 Grayshott Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 210 on roll)


Head: Mr Paul Davis (From January 2011) School Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LR 01428 605596

Head: Mrs Clare Williams (until Dec. 2010) Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722490

Grayswood C of E Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 90 on roll) Head: Ms Anne Bristowe Lower Road, Grayswood, Surrey GU27 2DR 01428 642086

Liphook Infant School (4-7 co-ed, 262 on roll) Head: Acting Head Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722036 sarah.harding@liphook-inf.hants.

Hollycombe Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 93 on roll) Headteacher: Mrs Stephanie Fiske Wardley Green, Milland, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LY 01428 741332

Northchapel Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 70 on roll) Head: Miss Claire Murphy Pipers Lane, Northchapel, West Sussex GU28 9JA 01428 707352

Holme CE Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 124 on roll) Head: Mrs Allison Smith Openfields, Headley, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8PQ 01428 714409

Shottermill County Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 210+ on roll) Head: Mrs Linda O’Boyle Lion Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JF 01428 642096

Liphook C of E Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 341 on roll)

Shottermill Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Mrs Cathy Cooke Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JZ 01428 642902 admin@shottermill-infant.surrey.sch. uk St Bartholemew’s C of E Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 363 on roll) Head: Paul Beach Derby Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1BP 01428 643634

State Secondary Schools Bohunt School (11-16, co-ed, 1280 on roll) Head: Mr Neil Strowger Longmoor Road, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7NY 01428 724324 Midhurst Rother College (11 - 18, co-ed, 9872 on roll) Principal: Dr Joe Vitagliano Midhurst Site, North Street, Midhurst Issue 24 October/November 2010

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Open Morning / Afternoon

Thursday 12 th October 2010 10.00am

Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday 7th October 2010 7.00pm

senior school Ramshill, Petersfield

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Barrow Hills School Open Morning Tuesday Tuesday 12th 12th October October 2010 2010 Guided tours available anytime between 10am – 12noon For more information please call Pandora Pellett on 01428 683639 or e-mail Childcare vouchers accepted and participating in the Early Years Free Entitlement Scheme.

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West Sussex, GU29 9DT 01730 812451 Easebourne Site, Wheelbarrow Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AG 01730 812371 Mill Chase Community Technology College (11 - 16, co-ed, 750 on roll) Head:Mrs Jacqueline Adams Mill Chase Road Bordon Hampshire GU35 0ER 01420 472132 Woolmer Hill Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 657 on roll) Head: Mrs Sue Bullen Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1QB 01428 654055

Colleges Godalming Sixth Form College (16-19, co-ed, 1560 on roll) Head: David Adelman Tuesley Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RS 01483 423526

Independent Schools Aldro (7-13, boys, 220 on roll) Head: David Aston Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS 01483 409020 Alton Convent School (6 mnths. to 11, co-ed; 11-18, girls; 507 on roll) Head: Mrs SE Kirkham Anstey Lane, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NG 01420 82070 Amesbury Day School (2+ to 13+, co-ed, 325 on roll) Nursery, Pre-prep and Preparatory Education Head: Nigel Taylor MA Hazel Grove, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BL 01428 604322

(3-13, co-ed, 256 on roll) Catholic independent day school. All denominations welcome. Head: Matthew Unsworth Roke Lane, Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5NY 01428 683639 Bedales School (13-18, co-ed, 470 on roll) Head: Keith Budge Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DG 01730 300100 Boundary Oak School (3-13, co-ed, 157 on roll) Head: Mr Stephen Symonds Fareham, Hampshire PO17 5BL 01329 280955 Brookham School (3-8, co-ed, 205 on roll) Head: Diane Gardiner Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ 01428 722005 Charterhouse (13-18, boys; 16-18, girls, 735+ on roll) Head: The Rev John Witheridge Godalming, Surrey GU7 2DX 01483 291500 Churcher’s College (4-18, co-ed; 226 in junior, 770 in senior on roll) Head: Mr SHL Williams Ramshill, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4AS 01730 263033 Conifers School (2-11, co-ed, 100+ on roll) Head: Mrs J Peel Preparatory school for girls and boys in Easebourne near Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9BG 01730 813243 Ditcham Park School (4-16, co-ed, day, 351 on roll) Head: Mrs KS Morton Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RN 01730 825659

Barfield School (2+ to 13, co-ed, 200+ on roll) Head: Mr Robin Davies Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1PB 01252 782271

Dunannie (3-8, co-ed, 85 on roll) Acting Head: Joe Webbern Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DP 01730 300400

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Dunhurst (8-13, co-ed, 198 on roll)


Head: Penny Watkins Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DP 01730 300200 Edgeborough (2-13, co-ed, 350 on roll) Head: Mrs MA Jackson Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AH 01252 792495 Farnborough Hill School (11-18, girls, 524 on roll) Head: Mrs Buckle Farnborough Hill, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8AT 01252 545197 Frensham Heights (3-18, co-ed, day/boarding, 500 on roll) Head: Mr A Fisher Farnham, Surrey GU10 4EA 01252 792561 Great Ballard School (2+ to 13, co-ed, day/weekly boarding, 180 approx on roll) Head: Mr Richard Jennings Eartham, nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0LR 01243 814236 Guildford High School for Girls (4-18, 930 on roll) Head: Mrs Fiona Boulton Guildford, Surrey GU1 1SJ 01483 543853 Guildford-admissons@church-schools. com Haslemere Preparatory School (Nusery 2-4 co-ed, 4-13, boys, day) Head: Patrick Wenham The Heights, Hill Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JP 01428 642350 Highfield School (8-13, co-ed prep, day/boarding, 221 on roll) Head: PGS Evitt Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ 01428 728000 King Edward’s School (11-18, co-ed, day/boarding) Offers the International Baccalaureate Head: John F Attwater Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG 01428 686735 Kingscourt School (2 3/4 + to 11, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs J Easton Catherington, Hampshire PO8 9NJ 02392 593251 Kumon Maths and English learning programmes for children of any age and ability Instructor: Carole Coulson-Gilmer 01428 642863 Lanesborough School (3-13, boys, 335 on roll) Head: Mrs Clare Turnbull Guildford, Surrey GU1 2EL 01483 880650 Lavant House (3-18, girls, 160 on roll) Head: Kate Bartholomew Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AB 01243 527211 Longacre School (2 1/2 -11, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Mrs Bracewell Guildford, Surrey GU5 0NQ 01483 893225 Mayville High School (2 3/4 -16yrs, co-ed, taught separately, 455 on roll) Head: Martain Castle Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2PE 02392 734847 Meoncross School (2 3/4 -16, co-ed, approx 350 on roll) Head: Mrs S James Fareham, Hampshire PO14 2EF 01329 662182 More House School (8-18, boys, 300 on roll) Head: BG Huggett Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AP 01252 792303 Oakwood School (2 1/2 -11, co-ed, 240 on roll) Head: Johnnie Kittermaster Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AN 01243 575209 Portsmouth High School (3-18, girls, 550 on roll) Head: Mrs J Clough Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ 02392 826714 Prebendal School (3-13, co-ed, pre-prep and prep, 240 on roll) Head: Timothy Cannell West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RT 01243 782026 Prince’s Mead School (2+ to 11, co-ed, 230 on roll) Issue 24 October/November 2010

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Dunannie Nursery – Yr 3

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We grow enquiring minds

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Head: Miss P Kirk Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1AN 01962 888000 Prior’s Field School (11-18, girls, 403 approx on roll) Head: Mrs JA Roseblade Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH 01483 810551 Rookesbury Park School (2 3/4 to 13, co-ed, day/boarding, under 100 on roll) Head: Mr E. Olie Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6HT 01329 833108 Royal Grammar School Guildford (11-18, boys, 900 on roll) Head: Dr JM Cox Guildford, Surrey GU1 3BB 01483 880600 Rydes Hill Preparatory (3-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 150 on roll) Head: Mrs Stephanie Bell Guildford, Surrey GU2 8BP 01483 563160 Seaford College (7-18, co-ed, 620 on roll) Head: TJ Mullins Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0NB 01798 867392 St Catherine’s Preparatory School (4-11, girls, 256 on roll) Head: Mrs K Jefferies Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF 01483 899665 St Catherine’s School (11-18, girls, 631 on roll) Head: Mrs AM Phillips Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF 01483 893363

St Edmund’s School (2-13, co-ed, prep) Head: Adam Walliker Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BH 01428 609875 St Hilary’s School (2 1/2 -7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 254 on roll) Head: Mrs S Bailes Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RZ 01483 416551 St Ives School (Co-ed nursery; 2 1/2 -11, girls, 150 on roll) Head: Sian Cattaneo Three Gates Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2ES 01428 643734 St John’s College (2-18, co-ed, 600 on roll) Head: Mr J. Best Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3QW 02392 815118 St Nicholas’ School (3-16, 409 on roll) Head: Mrs A.V Whatmough Church Crookham, Fleet, GU52 ORF 01252 850121 (1) St Swithun’s School (11-18, girls, 471 on roll) Head: Ms J Gandee Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835700 St Swithun’s Junior School (3-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 181 on roll) Head: Mrs P Grimes Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835700

Stepping Stones School (7-16, co-ed) A small independent school for children experiencing difficulties in mainstream education. Head: Neil Clark Tower Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6SU 01428 609083 The Pilgrims’ School (7-13, boys, 215 on roll) Head: The Rev Dr BA Rees Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LT 01962 854189 The Portsmouth Grammar School (2 1/2 -18, co-ed, 1500 on roll) Head: Mr James Priory Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2LN 02392 360036 The Royal School (0-2, daycare; 2-4, co-ed nursery; 4-18, girls, 300+ on roll) Head: Mrs L Taylor-Gooby Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HQ 01428 603052 Tormead School (4-18, girls, 700+ on roll) Head: Mrs Christina Foord Guildford, Surrey GU1 2JD 01483 575101

Treloar School (9-16s with disabilities, co-ed, 76 on roll) Head: Mr Harry Dicks Upper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4LA 01420 526400 Twyford School (3-13, co-ed, 350 on roll) Head: Dr Steve Bailen Winchester, Hamphire SO21 1NW 01962 712269 Westbourne House (3 1/2 to 13, co-ed, 420 on roll) Head: Mr BG Law Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2BH 01243 782739 West Hill Park (2+ to 13, co-ed) Head: Alistair Ramsay Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4BS 01329 840405 Winchester College (13-18, boys, 675 on roll) Head: Dr Ralph Townsend Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NA 01962 621247 Wykeham House School (2+ to 16, girls, 200+ on roll) Head: Mrs LR Clarke Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0BW 01329 280178

Treloar College (16-25s with disabilities, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs Amanda Quincey London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EN 01420 547400

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First day at school in

Haslemere Catherine Morrow reflects on a parent’s perpsective when taking her daughter to “big girls’ school” y once small baby, whom I cradled in my arms, is now wearing a slightly too big uniform and is on the brink of entering the large school gates. There has been a huge build-up to school and a lot of anticipation after such a lengthy eight-week summer holiday, but the big day has finally arrived. After going through my checklist for the umpteenth time: school uniform, check; tidy hair, check; matching socks, check; school bag, check; one four-year-old girl – Check! Mum in control? NO! I was wavering between feelings of liberation to sadness. As a fulltime mum, I will now have time to do more things for me, but I will miss my little girl. Lucy will no longer be so dependent on me. Rather than me wiping away her tears when


she grazes her knee or laughing at her fantastical stories and quirky sayings, it will be her teacher. Before we left for school, I looked suspiciously at Lucy’s bulging school bag and inside I found a half-eaten apple, owl, rabbit, snake and Bagpuss secretly stowed away. I had to persuade her that her furry entourage were better off staying at home, and after some negotiation, she reluctantly agreed. For a parent, your child’s first day of school is like no other, everything you hear from other parents seems so clichéd. Until, that is, you are the one at the school gate waving goodbye. I repeated my mantra, as I held Lucy’s small hand: ‘I am not going to cry, I am not going to cry’. Ironically, my daughter was re-assuring me rather than the

other way round. “Don’t worry mummy, I’ll be fine.” She was skipping, as she excitedly told passers-by that she was going to “big girls’ school”. People say your child changes when they start school, and they grow up quicker. Paradoxically, you want your child to progress and learn, and yet a small part of you wants to keep them just the way they are. When I saw the line of ever-sosmart children outside the school

gates my heart started pounding. I wasn’t just waving goodbye to my daughter going to school, but sending her on to a new journey. It was a very symbolic goodbye, the end of one era and the start of another. I am convinced the first day of school is harder for the parent than the child. I admit that when she did enter the school gates and I was on the other side I did shed a tear – not of sadness, but of pride. L

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Get fit for birth By Jane Walton, a personal trainer who lives in Haslemere

possible after labour. According to Jane, exercise and good nutrition can hugely reduce the impact the birth will have on your body. It not only makes for an easier birth but can help to improve body confidence and reduce postnatal depression. When you are pregnant you should try and maintain your fitness by keeping active with gentle exercise: you should focus on posture adaptations; try to moderate weight gain; and strengthen core muscles so that the body is in prime condition for labour and so that it can spring back into shape afterwards. After your pregnancy, the key is to realise that it will take time for your body to recover completely and have a realistic approach to getting your figure back. Sometimes the media can provide an unrealistic idea of what you can look like immediately after birth. This type of quick recovery is not possible without surgery. “As long as you get back into a normal, balanced diet immediately, regular gentle exercise will help your body through the pregnancy process as well as helping you feel better about yourself,” says Jane. “The healthier and fitter you are before your pregnancy, the quicker your body will bounce back into shape. “It is difficult to know what to do to keep your body fit when you are pregnant, especially if it’s your first child. I thought, if I didn’t know the exercises to do when I was pregnant, even as a personal trainer, how is anyone else supposed to know the right exercise for them? That’s when I decided to specialise in teaching others the huge benefits of exercising before, during and after pregnancy.” Jane Walton Health and Fitness, 07817 121508


he became aware of the importance of exercise during pregnancy when she herself fell pregnant with her now two-year-old son, Charlie. She now specialises in helping other women get their

bodies back to normality after their birth. Most women are aware of the major change that their bodies must go through to have a baby, which is why they must treat it with care so that they can recover their shape as soon as


Migraine relief


r Barry Oulton of the Haslemere Dental Centre is championing the treatment of migraines via the use of a small plastic NTI mouthguard. Dr Oulton explains, “The mouthguard is a device which fits firmly over the patient’s front teeth. Each NTI mouthguard is custom fit and the patient simply uses it when he or she sleeps. Many patients who suffer from persistent headaches grind or clench their teeth during their sleep. Most are completely unaware that they grind and that something can now be done to help” NTI stands for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition. The splint


utilises a feedback mechanism in the trigeminal muscle nerve which stops muscles from clenching fully. This means that grind or clench induced migraines can be alleviated. The device also protects teeth from the damage caused by grinding. “Long suffering patients who experience headaches caused by grinding have had profound relief with this clever little device. The NTI is comfortable to wear, easy to use and most importantly of all can offer immediate relief.” Haslemere Dental Centre, 01428 643506 Issue 24 October/November 2010

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A wealth of antiques

Photographs by Poppy French, antiques from Objets d’Art

We are spoiled with a wealth of old objects in this country, according to John Nicholson of John Nicholson’s Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers in Fernhurst e live in a country gorged with antiques, unlike other countries that have been invaded in the past and had their artefacts destroyed. They have been preserved here and are well looked after by the National Trust and other organizations,” says John Nicholson. “They are not sought after as much as they were 25 years ago,” he adds. “The younger generation are not interested. So now is the time to buy to make the most of the bargains.” Angela French, who runs Objets d’Art in Haslemere, trained as a jeweller before becoming involved in antiques and has now 29 years experience in the business. She expects a resurgence in the buying of antiques. Items that are worth something are rare and are not used any longer, advises Angela. Objects that are well-conserved and have survived the test of time will be worth a lot more than ones that are tarnished or broken. “For silver pieces, look for the hallmark and the date letter so that you can gauge what period the item comes from,” says Angela, picking up a ladle from her cabinet dating from the 17thcentury. “Georgian glasses are popular at the moment and so is Clarice Cliff China.” Condition is everything when it comes to jewellery so alterations and repair must be taken into account when buying. The hallmark



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will again inform as to whether it is genuinely antique, though sometimes this can be hard to read if it is really old. “Art Deco jewellery from the 1920s is popular at the moment but it really depends what is in fashion at the time. “The intrinsic value is what is important about jewellery,” says Angela. Furniture is a bit more tricky

to gauge, and easier to fake, but Angela assures that “if you buy a good old piece of furniture, you will never buy anything as well made.” Objets d’Art are specialist dealers in jewellery, new and antique silver items, glass, ceramics, paintings and bronzes. They also offer a comprehensive repair service where Angela can restore or re-design jewellery

from her work bench at home or through their specialist jeweller. Objets d’Art, 01428 643982 John Nicholson Auctioneers, 01428 653727 Top Tip John Nicholson suggests that you buy antiques because you like them, not just as an investment. L



It’s snow secret

Comfortable lodging and a warm welcome in Champoluc

A local businessman reveals Italy’s secret ski resort t may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for white topped mountains, extensive runs and the odd ‘après ski’, which is why Italy’s ski areas are some of the best kept secrets, according to Jonathan Berry. The Monterosa ski area, in the rustic North West Italian region of Val D’Aosta, could be compared to the Trois Vallées in France. It is perfect for all standards of skier and boarder. Champoluc and Gressoney, two of the three valleys in the Monterosa area are well suited to families, while the off-piste 'Mecca' of Alagna has truly demanding opportunities for the more experienced skier and is great for offpiste adventures. Champoluc with its long runs, suited to the recreational and intermediate skier and with few people in your way, enjoys 70km of piste and 29 trails. There are 11 lifts and crosscountry skiing covers approximately 19km. The sheer space and smaller volume of tourists enriches Champoluc as a ski resort. Locals regard the area a treasured secret. “Champoluc charms where others fall short,” says Jonathan, “and you can enjoy good snow, comfortable lodging, plenty of bars and restaurants and a warm welcoming service not


yet jaded by tourism.” In stark contrast to the usual crowded pistes, full of baying Brits and large soulless cafeterias where a chocolat chaud costs 15 Euros, the mountain restaurants around Champoluc are all-Italian and much better value. Having returned over and over again to the

“idyllic” resort, he has been inspired by the area to launch Snow Secrets with friends based in the resort. The established Petersfield-based company source great chalets, hotels and apartments in this pretty Italian gem. Snow Secrets,


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Sew the autumn seeds The legendary Pippa Greenwood shows Life in Haslemere readers how to get their garden ready for the cool autumn weather and a bit of scarifying – use a spring-tined rake to remove the thatch and dead grass. Also, over-seed any thin areas with fresh grass seed and water well. If toadstools are appearing in your lawn try to brush them off regularly; this way you should reduce their ability to spread. When you mow the lawn allow it to take up any fallen leaves. The mower will then chop them up, and, when mixed in with the lawn mowings, both the grass and the leaves will compost better once in the compost bin.

• Now that light levels are falling, the algae and plant debris that build up on greenhouses need to be cleared so that adequate lighting can reach plants. To do this, thoroughly wet the glass and let the gungey layer time to loosen. Then apply more water and scrub the glazing, taking care not to break it. Finally rinse down with water. • Use a sharp pair of secateurs to prune off any remaining, faded flowers on roses. Then get ahead by planting up longterm pots containing shrubs and perennials with some small spring flowering bulbs. These will stay hidden beneath the compost until next year when they'll bring a welcome splash of colour. • Give your lawn some TLC with some autumn lawn food,

• Try planting under some trees or shrubs in your garden with a drift of bulbs. Scatter the bulbs and plant where they fall for a really 'natural' look. Give plants that self-seed an extra sharp shake, and allow the seed to fall – some such as forgetme-not and calendulas will

then give a fantastic display for you next year, without costing a penny! • Use fleece, or fleece-covered mini-tunnels, to give a bit of extra weather protection

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Grayshott Treasure Phil Bates, Brian Tapp, Richard Peskett ( Village Archive) and Clive Slaughter ( Parish Council). The Foundation Stone and ‘time capsule’ contents.

ollowing the sale of the original Grayshott Clinic situated at the junction of School Road and Beech Hanger Road, Grayshott, for redevelopment, the subsequent demolition has given the opportunity for the time capsule built into the Foundation Stone to be opened and the contents examined. By the vigilance of the Grayshott Village Archive in connection with the Parish Council both the Foundation Stone and Plaque were saved and safely put aside during the demolition. The time capsule was in fact a pocket about 100 x 100 x 430mm cut into the top face of the foundation stone and sealed with a slate panel bedded in red lead putty. After removal of the slate panel the contents were taken out for examination.


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rayshott’s cricket pitch is now a cut above, partly thanks to a grant from East Hampshire District Council towards a new £3,500 mower. The highly successful club – which has more than 200 members and runs 12 teams – needed the mower for the vital pre-match trim of the grass on the wicket. The mower is very specialised and cuts a lot lower than normal mowers, to make the smoothest possible surface for bowling the ball.  Paul Roberts, the Chairman of Grayshott Cricket Club, said: “Having a more professional pitch will definitely help the club continue to improve the standard of cricket here.  “The grant from EHDC was a substantial amount towards the money we needed to help us get the last piece of the puzzle – we had everything else like rollers and scarifiers. We play more than 80 matches during the 5 month cricket season, so we need to keep our pitches in tip top condition because they are in constant use.”


There is a collection of coinage dated 1920 wrapped in leather with a wax seal which had subsequently disintegrated. A canvas roll contains a copy of the ‘Times’ newspaper for Wednesday 27 October 1920 along with a supplement to the ‘Times’ dated Monday 11 October 1920 for the ‘Welcome Home to our Ambassador Prince’. It is the intention that these items will again be put away along with similar from the present day into the stone. The stone and the memorial plaque will be built into a suitable feature on the corner of the site when redevelopment is completed. Grayshott Village Archive,

Paul Roberts (with the mower) and coach and player Ben Ward

The club received a grant of £900 from the district council towards the cost of the new pitch mower.  Other funding was received from Sport England and the rest came from the cricket club. EHDC, See, Sport, page 36

Firkin fun


eal ale and cider will be flowing at this year’s Firkin Fest, running for the second year at Grayshott Village Hall at the end of October. After the success of FirkinFest 2009, the Firkin Committee – Peter Hatch, David Phillips, Tony Legat, Graham Pullen – have organized the beer festival, starting on Friday 29 October, with 24 beers and ciders at £2.80 a pint. Firkin, meaning a nine gallon cask traditionally used to transport ale and cider, is the inspiration behind Grayshott's FirkinFest, sponsored by The Fox and Pelican and other local businesses. Throughout the weekend there will be musical entertainment from Vic Cracknell Band, Binky’s Dixie Demons and, Saturday draws to a close with The Rollin Clones. There will be a barbecue and a choice of wine and soft drinks. FirkinFest,

Nepalese nights at home


he Gurkha Durbar in Grayshott has recently started to deliver their takeaway dishes around the local area. The Nepalese restaurant is often busy with outside catering and a fully booked restaurant but Sudah Rai and her husband, Mani, who have full time jobs, see running their two restaurants as a hobby. “We both enjoy meeting and socialising with people,” says Sudha. “A lot of our customers said that they enjoyed our food and would have it more often if they lived closer. We decided that if they could not come to us, we would go to them.” Sudah says that she has noticed more people eating at home because of the recession. “We decided to make it easier for people to have our curries at home.” On Saturday 11 September customers at the Ghurka Durbar enjoyed a ‘delicious’ pre-concert meal in time to enjoy Beethoven’s The Emperor at St Luke’s Church organized by Grayshott Concerts. A buffet of samosas, Aloo Khaia, Khasiko Masu, Sabij and much more Nepalese cuisine was served at the same high standard as the à la Carte menu. The food at the Gurkha is freshly prepared, free of artificial flavouring and cooked using Nepalese herbs and spices. “It has its own unique taste developed by our Chef,” adds Sudha. The Gurkha Durbar, 01428 607272 L Issue 24 October/November 2010

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The plot thickens Nick Keith provides the latest news on the contentious plans for the development of Undershaw, in Hindhead

Hopeful: John Gibson and Lynn Gale from the Undershaw Preservation Trust here have been several twists and turns in the proposed development of Undershaw – some would call it “desecration” – the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Since the last issue of Life in Haslemere, the Undershaw Preservation Trust (UPT) has beavered away to block the development plans. John Gibson, director of UPT, has recently received a legal opinion from a barrister that Waverley Borough Council’s procedure in approving the development of the house into nine units was “unlawful”. This has cleared the way for an application for a Judicial Review, but this matter may not be resolved until as


late as next Spring, although Mr Gibson is very optimistic of a successful outcome. In the meantime, the Borough Council Planning Committee has rubber-stamped the conditional permission granted in the summer for the derelict house to be converted into nine units. “A potential buyer who planned to restore Undershaw into a single family home had the house valued by Knight Frank,” Mr Gibson said. “The valuation at that time was £600,000, and the owner would have to spend at least £1 million on restoring the building. Now that the planning process has been finalized by Waverley, the value of the house has been doubled.”

Sensitive pricing


he word on the streets of Haslemere – or rather in the offices of the local agents – is that “property prices are stable. If you have a good house in a good location and it is sensibly priced’ you should have little trouble selling it,” according to Steve Cook, Partner, Head of Group Sales at Clarke Gammon Wellers. “We have had a good year and we are up to speed. Take for example a Fifties house in Grayswood with four bedrooms and two reception rooms, which we sold for close to the asking price of £575,000. The house was built by the owners and this was its first time on the market. We had an open day with some 15 people viewing it and the house


was sold within a month of going on the market. “It shows there is life in the market, but selling at the moment is all about pricing. Although prices are generally increasing slowly, if owners are ‘ambitious’ about the price of their house, it will tend to stick. There are fewer buyers than in 2009 and they are not going to pay over the odds.” Nicholas Harding, at Keats, who usually takes a considered view of the property market, was in a quietly confident mood when we caught up with him. “The phone has not stopped ringing all morning,” he said with an apologetic smile, “and it is pleasing that our agency is number one in Haslemere for stock, according to Right Move.

It is believed that the probable solution for Fossway, the developers, would be to sell on Undershaw with its planning permission, but they have not commented. Mr Gibson, author of five books on Conan Doyle, said that, even if the Judicial Review stated that the granting of the planning permission was “unlawful”, the case would be referred back to the Borough Council. His best hope is that mounting international pressure helps to influence Waverley to rule to have this property as a single dwelling house. “We have had coverage on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, one of the three biggest newspapers in the United States,” Mr Gibson said. “The story has been picked up by various other American papers, and been publicized in countries as far apart as France and China.” This matter was also discussed on London ITV News on 9 September when Julian Barnes, Gibson and a representative from Waverley were interviewed. UPT is also seeking an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman. “We had to go a three-stage process with Waverley to achieve that, and they have said we can go ahead because our differences with them are ‘irreconcilable’.” Conan Doyle helped to design Undershaw and oversaw its construction in the 1890s. He lived there for 10 years, writing Sherlock Holmes’ novels such as The Hound of the Baskervilles. Later the house became a small hotel, and was bought in 2004 by Fossway. Mr Gibson complains that the developers have allowed the old building to decay. In 2008, Waverley served a repair notice on Fossway, but Gibson blames the council of failing to serve a compulsory purchase order. Now the expense of such an action is bound to be substantial.

“Pricing is vitally important and people are back in the market if they can see good value in their purchase. Mid-value houses have improved in value more than those lower down the market. That means family homes which are in good condition, dating from the Thirties and before. “Haslemere is slightly protected from recessions, but not completely. There are still difficulties for the first-time buyer, because of their problems in getting mortgages and the size of the required deposit. A truly healthy market is fed from the bottom. At the moment the market is OK for Keats. But everyone knows property is all about confidence.” While Henry Adams say they could do with more stock, they have seen signs of a promising autumn. “We had our best August

L for some time,” said Christian Budd, the Branch Manager. “September has got off to a good start, and all our houses in the half-million bracket are under offer or have gone.” The firm operates in the band of houses between £400,000 and £700,000, and most of their local offices are reporting good news in terms of sales. “The right priced houses in Haslemere are always going to sell,” Christian adds. “But the premiums have gone and pricing is sensitive at the moment.” If the seller fixes the price at the right level, Henry Adams expects to achieve within 5 per cent of what is asked. Contact Clarke Gammon Weller, 01428 664800 Keats, 01428 661622 Henry Adams, 01428 644002 Nick Keith Issue 24 October/November 2010

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Haslemere enjoys exhilarating cricket season It was more than usually exhilarating for me scoring for Haslemere 1st XI in the 2010 season, writes Jo Morley here were batting records broken, nailbiting finishes and a dash of unpredictable weather thrown in to keep everyone involved in, or following, the Fuller’s Surrey County League 1st XI Division 2 until the very last game. There were hints in the first games that it was not going to be a normal season. For starters, Haslemere beat Guildford City (third in Division 1 in 2009) in the first round of the League Cup competition. Then, in the first


league game of the season, they lost by 1 wicket to Caterham. Haslemere were to lose just one more game, against the eventual division champions Roehampton. Without doubt, the outstanding factors of their success in achieving second place and promotion were the top-order batsmen and the wiliness of captain Graham Boxall. The top five batsmen scored over 2,500 runs between them. Their strength was something that Boxall could rely on. Outstanding were

the openers Simon Eastment and Lee Clement, who scored nearly 1000 runs together, including the record-breaking stand of 253 against Worplesdon and Burpham. Although the bowling was not as penetrative as was hoped, due mainly to Chris Sturt’s bad back, when a strong performance was needed someone always stepped forward. Leigh Thayre (7-10), Ollie Ellis (7-44) and Lee Clement (5-23, 5-55) spring to mind. Skipper Graham Boxall’s captaincy was inspirational in the August games when his decisions as to when to declare, despite wretched luck with the toss, and

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when to change the bowling turned potential draws into vital wins. The team will prove hard to beat in Division 1 next season.

Great 2010 for Grayshott who clinch l’Anson Cup


hat a year for the Shotts, Graham Sampson writes. They won five trophies, probably the best ever in the club’s long history,. The icing on the cake was winning the I’Anson Cup in the final game of the season. The club’s youth section has gone from strength to strength with successful seasons for all the age groups. The under-17 squad remained unbeaten in the Two Counties Youth League, winning the play-off final against Farnham. Most of the boys in both the under-15 and under-17 squads play regular adult cricket in one of the four adult teams the Shotts put out on a Saturday. They all featured strongly in the 3rd XI to reach third place in Division 4, after being promoted the previous year. The 4th XI,

under the leadership of Tim Fry and Paul Roberts, featured 9 or 10 junior players in each game. They grabbed the limelight as unbeaten Division 6 champions, a tremendous achievement. Grayshott’s 2nd XI maintained their status in a competitive Division 2, featuring mainly 1st XI squads, again with three junior players cutting their teeth at this level. None performed better than Sam Moseley, who scored nearly 500 runs in his first season. The 1st XI won the l’Anson Cup for the eighth time. They are one of the few remaining sides to have featured every season in the top flight of the Competition’s long history. The excitement went to the last game of the season when Grayshott clinched the title under captain Simon Whitley, who was

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Grayshott Under 17s, winners of the Two Counties Youth League 2010 also captain when the Shotts last won the I’Anson Cup in 2006. Not surprisingly, the team included nine players who came through the club’s youth section. Despite the disappointment of losing the Stevens Cup final, the Shotts beat Holybourne in an exciting finish to the Medstead

he Goodwood Revival on the weekend of the 17, 18, 19 September boasted a huge collection of automobiles dating from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Even before guests got to the entrance gates there was a line up of beautiful classic cars parked side by side and the sound of jazz bands and motor vehicles were heard from the distance. Overhead, World War II fighter planes flew by, and on the ground period clothing swarmed everywhere but the tracks. Some of the cars on parade during the weekend were the Maserati 250F, ‘one of the most iconic F1 cars of all time’; the 250 LM Ferraris; Norton Manx; and the Aston Martin DBR1– this car won both the Le Mans 24


Cup winning the excellent trophy for a record 12th time. Despite the success of 2010 the club are keen to attract new members, both adults and juniors. For more information should visit the Club’s website at:

hours and the Goodwood TT way back in 1959. Sundays gathering of vintage cars, motorcycles, races and the celebration of racing champions included a memorial air display for the Battle of Britain, a track parade of ‘special deliveries’ and a John Surtees tribute. Stars included Richard Attwood, Stirling Moss, Derek Bell and Wayne Gardener. There were seven races over the course of the day and a prize giving before Goodwood closed to the public. With not a modern vehicle or item of clothing in sight it was almost a shock to come back to reality. Goodwood, L Issue 24 October/November 2010


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If you would like your event listed here, email details to Saturday 2 October The Big Draw – Habitats Habitation Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm Price: Members £2, non-members £3 Web: Sunday 3rd October Farmers’ Market Venue: Haslemere High Street and behind Collingwood Batchellor Time: 10am – 1.30pm Tel: 01483 523 088 Monday 4th October Fernhurst New Mums’ Drop-In Venue: The Fernhurst Centre, Vann Road Time: 2pm – 3pm Price: Free Tel: 01428 641 931 Wednesay 6th October Design Statement Public Meeting Venue: Georgian House Hotel, High Street Time: 7pm for 7.30pm Saturday 9th October Opera South: Lillian Watson’s Desert Island Discs Venue: De Vere Venues, Branksome, Hindhead Time: 6.30pm – 10.45pm Price: £65 including sparkling reception, seated buffet and wine Tel: Sarah Barnes 01428 643 129


Saturday 9th October HHH Concert: Allegri String Quartet Venue: St. Christopher’s Church, Weyhill Time: 7.30pm Thursday 4th November Three Counties Assn of NT members: Coach Outing Venue: Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth and Sir Harold Hillier’s Garden, Romsey Time: All day Price: £19.50 per person Tel: 01428 656 255 Sunday 7th November Farmers’ Market Venue: In the High Street and behind Collingwood Batchellor Time: 10am – 1.30pm (1st Sunday of every month Tel: 01483 523 088 Sunday 7th November Loseley 10 K & 4 K Fun Run in aid of CHASE Hospice Care for Children Venue: Losely Park, Guildford Time: 8am for registration, run starts at 10am Price: 10 K Race: £16.50, 4 K Fun Run: £11.50, Family Ticket: £40 (2 adults and 2 under 16s) Tel: 01483 454 213 Email:

Price: Single Tickets £15, Young people 8-25 in full-time education free Tel: 01428 652 448 Wednesday 13th October Three Counties Assn of NT Members: Coach Outing Venue: Claydon House, Buckinghamshire Time: Daytime Price: £25 to include lunch, guided tour and coach travel Tel: 01428 656 255

Thursday 21st October Planning Meeting Venue: Haslemere Town Hall Time: 7pm Saturday 23rd October HDFAS Evening Event: A Musical Tour with the Purcell Club Singers Venue: Westminster Abbey Time: Evening Price: TBA Tel: 01428 643 129

Friday 15 – Saturday 30 October Are you afraid of beauty? Exhibition of four local artists Venue: Haslemere Museum Time: 10am – 5pm Contact:

Saturday 23rd October Haslemere NCT Nearly New Sale Venue: Liphook Millennium Hall Time: 10am – 12noon Email: To register as a seller please email

Saturday 16th October Family Barn Dance Venue: St Bartholomew’s School Hall, Derby Road Time: 6.30pm – 9.45pm Price: £10 (children £5) incls supper. Contact: 01428 642881

Tuesday 26th October – Saturday 30th October Haslemere Players present: The Music Man Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 7.30pm (Saturday also at 2.30 pm) Tel: Box Office 01428 642 161

Sunday 17th October Haslemere & District Conservation Volunteers: Task Venue: Swan Barn Farm, Collards Lane Time: 10am – 1pm Tel: 01428 654 681

Tuesday 26th October HDFAS Lecture: Meet the Master – Botticelli Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 2pm for 2.15pm Price: Members free, member’s guest £5 Tel: 01428 641 243

Wednesday 20th October Three Counties Association of NT: 14th AGM Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 7.30 pm Tel: 01428 656 255

Wednesday 10th November Three Counties NT Winter Lecture: The Unusual Story of Brighton Station Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street Time: 2.30pm Price: £3 in advance or at the door, or £10 for all five lectures in advance Tel: 01428 656 255 Saturday 13th November 27th Annual Charities Fair Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 9am – 1pm Price: Free entry, donation to charities appreciated Tel: Dianne Bennett 01428 642 320 Saturday 13th November Twinning Event: Quiz and Fish & Chip Supper Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Hall, Weydown Road Time: 7pm Price: £12.50 Tel: Ann Fitchett 01428 653 487 Saturday 13th November

Time: 8pm – 10pm (second on 28th) Price: £5 Email: Friday 29 October - Saturday 30 October Chiddingfold Art & Craft Exhibition. Venue: Chiddingfield Village Hall Time: 10am – 5pm Contact: Rob Terry, 01428 682022 Friday 29th October & Saturday 30th October Chiddingfold Art & Craft Exhibition Venue: Chiddingfold Village Hall Time: 3pm – 10pm (29th), 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (30th) Price: Free entry Tel: Rob Terry 01428 682 022 Saturday 30th October HHH Concert: Featherstone Wind Quintet Venue: St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill Time: 7.30pm Price: Single ticket £15, Young People 8-25 in full-time education free Tel: Alastair Vartan 01428 652 448 Saturday 30th October Paranormal Investigation (Over 18s only) Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum Time: 8pm Price: £30 in advance (includes supper) Web:

Tuesday 26th October Set of Two Haslemere NCT St John’s First Aid Evenings for Babies and Toddlers Venue: The Royal Junior School, Hindhead Haslemere NCT Charity Auction Ball Venue: Old Thorns Manor Hotel and Spa, Griggs Green, Liphook Time: 8pm – Midnight Price: £45 each, please buy in advance Tel: Shelldene 07703 175 236 Email: haslemeregrantsandfunds@yahoo. Thrusday 18th November – Saturday 20th November Grayshott Stagers present: Dark Lucy by Phillip King & Parnell Bradley Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 7.30pm Price: £8 Tel: 01428 604 798 Thursday 18th November Three Counties Assn NT outing: London Away Day Venue: London Time: Day time Price: £12 Tel: 01428 656 255 Saturday 20th November 2010 The Kings World Trust for Children

“Spice for Life” Dinner Venue: Kilmorey, The Royal School, Haslemere Time: 7pm Tickets: £ 40 in advance Contact: Sue Farley 01428 652293 Saturday 27th November HHH Concert: Andrew Zolinsky piano recital Venue: St. Christopher’s Church, Weyhill Time: 7.30pm Price: Single Ticket £15, Young People 8-25 in full tie education free Tel: 01428 652 448 Web: Saturday 27th November Parish Christmas Fair Venue: The Link, St Bartholomew’s School, Derby Road Time: 10.00am – Noon Price: 50p (children free) Saturday 27 November The Upbeat Beatles Venue: Haslemere Hall Time: 7pm-11pm Price: £15, £17 (door), £13 conc

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Issue 24 October/November 2010

Pride and preference

The Pride of the Valley has recently employed the talented Luke Gale as its Head Chef. He is responsible for the superb food in the restaurant that elegantly manages to combine both the classical and contemporary in both its design and food style


he hotel also boasts a large, cosy bar area that serves great “gastropub” style food in wood panelled surrounds, and furniture that bestows an atmospheric dining experience at lunch or for a casual dinner. For real ale fans there is always a pint of the local brew, Hogs Back Tea, available, in addition to six pouring wines for the increasing number of wine lovers that frequent the Pride. With this great environment at his disposal Luke is aiming to achieve a two AA rosette rating in the coming months. Whether you arrive in time for lunch or dinner, there is always a warm, personal welcome and delicious, carefully prepared dishes to whet your appetite. The14 bedrooms upstairs are all individually designed, clean and comfortable and make an ideal resting place after an indulgent meal or a long journey. Luke, who has 19 years experience, takes great pleasure in creating an original and carefully thought out menu. He prepares traditional dishes and old favourites with his own individual creative twist. There

is always great attention paid to sourcing ingredients from the vast number of local suppliers and growers, such as Rother Valley Organics, when putting together the weekly changing menus. One of the highlights during any chef ’s culinary year is the game season, and Luke’s suppliers ensure he has a superb selection of fresh and well-hung game. You can keep updated as to what is good at the Pride by following Luke’s diary on the hotel website, or joining the VIP Dining Club that has been recently launched. There are always vegetarian options: beer battered hallumi with sweet potato chips, might get the taste buds excited, although Luke’s real passion lies in his desserts. If the green grape & vanilla creme brulee or the orange & date sticky

pudding make it hard to decide, there is the Taster Slate to share so you can try all of the delicious sweets available on the day of your visit. The Pride of the Valley was built in 1867 and was named after the local beauty spot. It was built to take advantage of passing trade and to serve the community and houses that were built along Tilford Road. David Lloyd George, former Prime Minister, was a regular visitor to the hotel and restaurant during the years he spent living in Churt during the early part of the 20th century. During the 1950s Britain’s first Formula One World Champion, Mike Hawthorn was a regular visitor to the Hotel during the time he spent living in the village. The hotel keeps the motoring theme alive today with many prestigious car clubs using the hotel and its car park, as a destination on “drive out” days. Sunday lunchtime often features a selection of Aston Martins and vintage Bentleys amongst other classics in the car park. The Wine Wall, holds an interesting variety of great value wines. The Pride holds regular wine tasting evenings, a delight for all wine lovers, and the VIP Dining Club rewards regular customers with frequent offers and treats. Directly opposite is the The Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park which can provide a fascinating end to a relaxing stay or satisfying meal. That only leaves the short 10-minute drive from the centre of Haslemere as the last incentive to visit this delightful hotel, bar and restaurant that is the Pride of the Valley. The Pride of the Valley Hotel, 01428 605799 The Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park, 01428 605453

COMPETITION WINNER Congratulations to Mrs KR Sewell from Milford who won a delicious hamper full of Riverford Organic products. ‘Wonderful’ she says. Also to Penny from Chandlers Ford who won an indulgent spa day for two at the Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa. After a summer of working with children, this is greatly deserved.



For your chance to WIN dinner, bed & breakfast for 2 at the Pride of the Valley Hotel and day passes to The Sculpture Park All you have to do is answer the following questions: • What is the name of the Chef at The Pride of the Valley? • When was The Pride of the Valley built? • Which former prime minister visited the Pride of the Valley in the early 1900s? Send your entries with your name, address and phone number to: The Media Barn Kings Court, St Peters Road Petersfield, GU32 3HX or email: Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 8 November 2010. One entry per person. The winners will be decided by draw and announced in the December/January issue of Life in Haslemere. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative is available. By entering this competition you accept that your data can be passed to our sponsors. Employees of Life Magazines and associates of Pride of

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Local Contacts Emergency Services

Fire Surrey Fire and Rescue Service St David’s, 70 Wray Park Road, Reigate RH2 0EJ 01737 242444 Haslemere Police Station, 46 West Street, GU27 2AB 0845 125 2222 Surrey Police, 6 Carshalton Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4RF 0845 125 2222 Gas, Water and Electricity Electricity Emergency 0845 770 8090 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Southern Water 0845 278 0845


Dr C Taylor & Partners, Haslemere Health Centre, Church Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2BQ 01483 783000 Dr C.P. Taylor & Partners, Fernhurst Surgery, Crossfields, Fernhurst, Haslemere GU27 3JL 01428 651040 Haslemere Health Centre 01483 783000 Haslemere Hospital 01483 782000 Holy Cross Hospital, Hindhead Road, Haslemere GU27 1NQ 01428 643311 Homecall Doctor, Warrenden, Weydown Road, GU27 1DS 01428 654786 Royal Surrey County Hospital 01483 571122


Haslemere Art Society 01428 642291 Haslemere and District Recorded Music Society 01428 605002 Haslemere Camera Club Clinton 01428 727403

Haslemere Performing Arts 01428 652360 e-mail Haslemere Players 01428 643334 Haslemere Symphony Orchestra and Chorus 01428 605612 Haslemere Thespians 01428 643585 Haslemere Town Band 01252 331828 HHH Concerts 01798 831242 Opera South inc. Opera Omnibus 01428 684291 The Grayshott Stagers 01428 751898 Grayshott Concerts 01428 606666

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Alzheimer’s Society 01428 642055 Arthritis Care Grayshott 01428 643625 Arthritis Research Campaign 01428 724741 BLISS 01428 642320 Books On Wheels 01428 604558 British Heart Foundation 01483 419774 Canine Partners for Independence 08456 580480 Care In Haslemere 01428 652505 Cats Protection 01428 604297 Celebrate Marriage 01428 652368 Cruse Bereavement Care 01483 565660 Childline 0800 1111

Advertisers in this issue Advertiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page Acupuncture Health Care . . . . . . . 27 Applegarth Farm Shop . . . . . . . . . 33 Arnolds Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Atcost Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Barrow Hills School . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bedales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Blaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Blush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Bramdean Stoves . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Carrol Boyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chalet Hill Dental Centre . . . . . . . 37 Church Micros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Churchers College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Clayton Fine Jewellery . . . . . . . . . 11 Collingwood Batchelor . . . . . . . . . . 3 De Vere Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Enchantnment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Gayle Vickers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Grayshott Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Greathurst Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Green Tech Environmental . . . . . . 13 Greenbanks Homecare . . . . . . . . . 33 Haslemere Dental Centre . . . . . . . 31 Haslemere Preparatory School . . . 23 Haslemere Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hebdon Conservatories . . . . . . . . 35 Hindhead Music Centre . . . . . . . . 24


Advertiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page Kelway Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBC King Edward School . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Kumon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Lasham Gliding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Lighter Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Lythe Hill Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 MTS Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Objets D’Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Premier Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Pride of the Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Priors field school . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Radian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Radian-Parity Projects . . . . . . . . . 13 Richard C Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Right Choice Care Ltd . . . . . . . . . .33 Rother Valley Organics . . . . . . . . . . 5 RT Mechanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Snow Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Space Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 St Edmunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 St Hilarys School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 St Ives School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Stephen Antony Design . . . . . . . . . 27 Stricklands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Taylor & Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC The Haslemere Framing Company 1 Toad Hall Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Waterlooville Carpets . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Citizen’s Advice Bureau 0844 8487969 Crossways Counselling Service 01428 644333 Friends of Holy Cross Hospital 01428 683144 Guide Dogs for the Blind 01428 727617 Haslemere Blind Club 01428 643971 Haslemere and District Volunteer Bureau 01428 661166 Haslemere and District Macmillan Cancer Support 01428 751524 Haslemere and District Round Table Society 07717836809 Haslemere Educational Museum 01428 642112 Haslemere Gateway Club 01428 654496 Haslemere Hard of Hearing Support Group 01428 658190 Haslemere Library 01428 642907 Haslemere Rotary Club 01428 643416 Haslemere Society 01428 661379 Haslemere Stroke Club 01428 643966 Haslewey Community Centre and Age Concern Day Centre 01428 648716 Hindhead Community Group 01428 607816 Home-Start Farnham 01252 737453 Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755 Hoppa Community Transport 01428 681701 King’s World Trust for Children 01428 653504 Royal British Legion 01428 642675 Samaritans 08457 909090 Visitor Information Centre 01428 645425

Women’s Royal Voluntary Service 01428 605498

Sports and Leisure

Haslemere Bowls Club 01428 656431 Haslemere Cricket Club 01428 654459 Haslemere Hockey Club Membership Secretary Peter Hall 07850 981304 Haslemere Karate Club Hasleway Community Centre 07876 577675 Haslemere Lawn Tennis Club 01428 661486 Haslemere Recreation Association 01428 661486 Haslemere Rugby Club 07771530510 Haslemere Sub Aqua Club Haslemere Swimming Club The Herons Leisure Centre, Kings Road, Haslemere, 01428 645006 admin@haslemereswimmingclub. org Haslemere Youth Football 01428 656215 Nordic Walking and Outdoors Fitness 07950031538 Shottermill and Haslemere FC John 07770568793 Tri-Golf Practice Centre 01428 713131


Public Transport Information 08706 082608 Train tracker 0871 200 49 50


Distribution Points Life in Haslemere is delivered directly to homes across the region. It is also available from the following: Beacon Hill Jaycees Foodstore Brook Haslemere Garden Centre Camelsdale Arnold’s Garage Cee Gees Village Store Chiddingfold Chiddingfold Post Office The Crown Inn Churt Avalon Garden Centre Pride of the Valley Hotel Headley Down Headley Fine Foods Martins Newsagents One Stop Fernhurst The Post Office The Newsagent Grayshott Applegarth Farm Shop

Fox and Pelican Grayshott Pottery Grayshott Spa Grayshott Village Post Office Tesco Express Grayswood Wheatsheaf Hotel Haslemere Georgian House Hotel Hammonds Newsagents (Haslemere Station) Haslemere Museum Inn on the Hill Land of Nod Marley Flowers Royal Oak Pub Waitrose White Horse

Hindhead De Vere Branksome Place Devil’s Punchbowl Hotel Royal Parade Stores Kingsley Green Lythe Hill Hotel Liphook Champneys Forest Mere Gables Newsagents Old Thorns Manor Hotel Golf & Country Estate Milford Secretts Milland Rising Sun Passfield Passfield Post Office Weyhill Aerial Systems/ Bluestone FX Co-op Tesco

If you would like your name to be added to this list please contact us at Life Magazines: Tel: 0845 051 7751 Issue 24 October/November 2010


Independent Estate Agents Letting Agents & Land Agents

How much is your garden worth? If you have always wondered whether you would be able to fit another house in your garden or whether planning for an extension would enhance its value, you can now take advantage of our expertise in Land and Development Opportunities. Understanding the planning process and how the value of any potential site can be unlocked is a speciality of Adrian Law at Kelway Law. Over the years he has acted for many clients where they had no idea of the potential and guided them through the planning process or introduced them to a developer who then took on all of the costs of the process, including the solicitors’ fees. As a result, the clients achieved a figure significantly higher than they expected.

If you would like to find out if your property has any planning potential and its value please call 01428 604488 to discuss it further or to arrange a meeting.

A Selection of Properties Sold and Sale Agreed in September 2010 LE ED A S RE AG














Call 01428 661525 for a free valuation Beacon Hill Office Tel: 01428 604488

Haslemere Office Tel: 01428 661525

Liphook Office Tel: 01428 722447

Farnham Office Tel: 01252 737777

Life in Haslemere Issue 24  
Life in Haslemere Issue 24