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Contents

Contents Inside Life in Haslemere this issue ... 4

Welcome News MP promoted; auction success;6 photos of children; fit for life; makeover in a weekend Issues A3 tunnel update

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Community Ian Fowler, master motivator, by Lucy Coates

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Business Land of Nod profile

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Shopping 'Make a day of it' in Haslemere; Food Festival

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New business Little People, Limelight; Isabel Ballardie

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Day in the Life Arya Ingvorsen

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Grayshott Gallery One, Applegarth, Scouts, Cricket, Kudu

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Property Latest on Liphook, by Nick Keith

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Gardening Tips for the summer, by Chris Rawlings

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Children Barn Kids, Stepping Stones, Touching Times

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Eating out Duke of Cumberland pub, by Cat Jarman

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Wine Offer General Wine Company’s special case

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History Haslemere's living fossil, by Jo Morley

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Competition Win ÂŁ150 voucher for local hotel; Winners

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Arts Haslemere Town Band, by Maurice Wright

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Diary of events

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Directory Local contacts

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Welcome

Welcome Swinging in the rain S

ummer spirits in the Haslemere area have not been dampened by the atrociously unseasonal weather. At the end

of June shoppers and retailers in Haslemere, Hindhead and Beacon Hill 'made a day of it'; while Grayshott were lucky with the weather in July when a memorable version of The Barber of Seville was staged in the school grounds. All these local events are featured in one way or another in this latest edition of your award-winning community magazine. We hope you find: •

information in the update on the construction of the Hindhead tunnel (page 10), which opens in 2011;

inspiration in the profile of Ian Fowler (12), who helps parents and children gain confidence and get more out of life through sport;

innovation from the children of Grayshott Primary School (38) who devised and performed their own version of the Barber of Seville. The issue is also sprinkled with news from people, businesses,

events, and sport throughout the area - which seems to have

Two young people benefit from the motivational spirit of Ian Fowler See page 12

stayed 'swinging in the rain'. We can only hope that the meteorological 'tide has turned' - in more senses than one - as everyone gets ready for the second Haselmere Food Festival in September.

Distribution List Nobbs Newsagents, High Street,

Grayshott Spa

Haslemere

Applegarth Farm Shop, Grayshott

Georgian House Hotel, Haslemere

Londis Stores, Headley Down

Hammonds Newsagents,

Martins Newsagents, Headley

Haslemere Station

Passfield Post Office

Nick Keith

Tesco, Weyhill

The Co-op, Liphook

Editor

The Co-op, Weyhill

Gables Newsagents, Liphook

DeVere Branskombe Place

Old Thorns, Liphook

Devil's Punchbowl, Hindhead

Forest Mere, Liphook,

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Royal Parade Stores, Hindhead

General Wine Company, Liphook

Jaycees Foodstore, Beacon Hill

The Post Office, Fernhurst

Tesco Express, Grayshott

Lythe Hill Hotel, Kingsley Green

Village Post Office, Grayshott

Cee Gees Village Store, Camelsdale

Grayshott Pottery

Chiddingfold Post Office

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News

Local MP promoted

New in Liphook C ountrywide, the UK's

and gives customers access to

leading farming,

other Countrywide services;

equestrian and rural supplies

S

outh West Surrey MP

and sport, all the things that

business, opened a new retail

Jeremy Hunt was

help people get off the

store in Liphook at the end of

appointed Shadow Secretary of

treadmill and enjoy quality of

June. This is their 40th country

State for Culture, Media &

life,” he said.

store - and the first venture

Sport in a July reshuffle by

“One of the reasons I am so

from riding hat fitting and

into Hampshire.

David Cameron, the

enthusiastic about this role is

Conservative party leader. He

that I know what a difference

was promoted to the Shadow

this makes locally, with superb

Liphook,” says Garry

Cabinet and his far-ranging

arts organisations like the

Wharmby, Countrywide's

body protector fitting for

brief, includes the Olympics, all

Maltings in Farnham, and

Head of Retail. “We look

horse riders to garden

of the arts, broadcasting,

vibrant events such as the

forward to a successful store

machinery repair service

tourism, licensing, sport, the

Godalming Music Festival and

launch and future in

through to forage analysis, soil

National Lottery and the UK's

the Haslemere Festival. As a

Hampshire, working within

analysis, dairy costings and a

heritage.

former publisher I am also

the local community and

local delivery service.

delighted to have responsibility

alongside other retailers.”

Jeremy is now one of only

“We are very pleased to have opened our new store in

Countrywide has a turnover

three of the 2005 Conservative

for the creative industries,

intake to sit on the Shadow

which are the second biggest

supported by a team of

11,000 farmer shareholders

Cabinet. "This is a wonderful

earner for the UK after

experts, including both an

and 40,000 customers.

brief - culture, the arts, music

financial services.”

The manager is Rita Lawson,

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of over £160 million, with

equestrian and a trade sales specialist. The new store

For further information:

stocks Countrywide's

www.countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Art extravaganza G Free show New head T T extensive range of products

rayswood artist Ann

the celebrity auctioneer at

Clement has exceeded all

Grayswood Village Hall. He

expectations at a charity

made sure that 22 paintings

auction of her paintings. The

went for the best price.

he Wedding Show at De Vere Branksome Place is on

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rustees of Stepping Stones,

auction, in memory of her son

There was an exhibition of

Lewis who died from cancer at

Ann's work in the afternoon

Sunday 7 October, from 11am to

children with hemiplegia, have

the age of 20 in 2002, has raised

followed by the sale at 8pm.

4pm. Admission is free - and you

appointed a new head teacher,

more than £8,000.

The Hall was packed with

will get a complimentary glass of

Neil Clark, who joins from the

supporters and bidders. The

Bucks Fizz.

renowned Treloars School.

Michael Nicholson, television journalist and broadcaster, was

proceeds go to MacMillan

l-r: Michael Barnes, Michael Nicholson, Ann Clement, Peter Clement, Tessa Clement, Sandra Jones (Ann's sister) and Christopher Wigdor.

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Civil ceremonies and

a specialist school for

Neil said: “I have a passion for

Cancer and The

partnerships can take place in

and a deep commitment to

Hamambee Education

the lounge, for up to 100 guests,

specialist education and I hope

Society, helping to

or in the Stirling Suite, for up to

to help the school develop

educate young African

150 guests.

further into a national centre of

girls. Ann said: “It was a

It is also a superb venue for

excellence. We offer advice and

fantastic result, and I

social events from birthdays and

support to parents, as well as a

would like to say a big

Christmas parties to funeral

real alternative to mainstream

thank you to all those

wakes.

education, which has often

who supported us on

Contact: Gemma Partridge on:

been found wanting.”

the day.”

01428 664616,

Contact: Neil Clark,

gpartridge@deverevenues.co.uk

01428 609083

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News

Cheeky children's photos Fit for life C heeky Monkey

own mothers when pregnant)

Photography try to do

they reckoned that very few

Michael explains: “We want

to be simple, affordable and

things differently when

photographers were offering

flexible. By coming to you, we

photographing children. “We

affordable sessions at home

can avoid all the hassle, and

R

think that people should have

of children growing up.

ensure that children are more

Section of the fourth issue of

professional photographs of

Michael was a solicitor, and

relaxed. We find they enjoy it

Life in Haslemere), is now

their child's progress as they

amateur photographer, but

a lot more.”

available to take on more

grow up without it costing

turned professional when he

you the earth,” says Michael

realised that his work

Monkey sessions start from

Speranza, who set up the

prevented him from seeing

£30 (which includes a free

Sport and Coaching at

company with his wife Nicola

his daughter.

8x10 print). They will attend

university, Rob completed a

special events. For

National Diploma in Sports

in August 2005 after the birth

Nicola came from a

ob Elford, of K2 Fitness (as featured in the Fitness

personal training sessions.

The price of Cheeky

Having read Psychology with

background in City finance

commercial photography and

Psychology. He has several

and admin, and now she runs

artistic prints, please see

years of experience as a

photo after photo of the

the business as well as

Michael Speranza

personal trainer and recently

bump during Nicola's

looking after Mia. They don't

Photography (www.michaelsperanza.co.uk).

of their daughter Mia. They could not help taking

pregnancy, and then of Mia

work from a studio, but take

after she was born. With few

natural photo-reportage style

Contact: Michael or Nicola

photographs of their own

shots where parents and their

Speranza, 01428 645993,

early days (none at all of their

child are most comfortable.

ask@cheekymonkey-

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Henry Adams opens hichester-based estate

wide range of property-related

agents and chartered

services including agricultural,

C

Familiar faces remain with Martin Blogg: Adrian

surveyors Henry Adams have

development land, new homes,

Hardwick, who has been

just acquired Martin Blogg's

fine art with their own

heavily involved in the area for

Haslemere practice (formerly

salerooms, lettings,

many years, together with

Burns & Webber) at Georgian

professional and planning

Robert, Sarah, Jo and Saffron.

Court in the High Street,

work, and they also deal in

Henry Adams has expanded

opposite the Georgian House

properties abroad through the

rapidly in recent years and,

Hotel.

London Office.”

with the London Office in Pall Mall, now offers a network of

“I'm delighted to be joining Henry Adams,” Martin Blogg

19 offices in the south-east,

said. “They are very forward-

with more planned.

unable to go to the gym. Rob visits people in their own designs flexible fitness routines

reputation for the quality of

Contact: Martin Blogg, Henry

their service.

Adams Haslemere, 01428 l-r: Adrian Hardwick and Martin Blogg celebrate the new Haslemere Henry Adams office with Richard Williscroft and Philip Jordan

for all ages and abilities. He is extremely approachable and friendly, with incredible

644002,

“With six Chartered they are able to offer a very

people who are unwilling or

homes or local areas and

looking and have an excellent

Surveyors in the partnership

set up K2 Fitness to cater for

mblogg@henryadams.co.uk

amounts of energy and drive. Contact: Rob, 07862 245361,

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rob@k2fit.co.uk

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A new image in a weekend regardless of the occasion.

A

fantastic, is on offer at Lythe

and Mandy will show how to

Hill Hotel & Spa. Absolute

use colour, teach guests how

Image consultants Lorraine

to balance, enhance and

some of their own wardrobe

per person, based on two

Iles and Mandy Sansom offer

correct their figures without

along for analysis. The aim is

people sharing a superior

a weekend of workshops,

dieting and give them the

to increase self confidence

private consultations and an

chance to put their new

and knowledge of how to

Contact: Lythe Hill Hotel &

escorted personal shopping

knowledge into practice

create the right look,

Spa, 01428 651251

women look and feel

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when they dress up for a

trip to local boutiques.

weekend to make

Over the two days, Lorraine

champagne dinner on Saturday evening. Guests are invited to bring

The Luxury Image Weekend is on Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October 2007 and costs £499

room. Life


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A3 Tunnel Update

The hills are alive Here's the latest news on the A3 Hindhead project, which started at the beginning of this year and is due to be completed in 2011

S

ince work started in

January, Balfour Beatty,

the contractors, and the Highways Agency have had to cope with gale-force winds, snow and torrential rain.

We have placed 2000

wooden pegs to mark the Artist’s impression of the southern entrance to the tunnel site boundaries in advance of

site clearance, and erected provide quicker, more nearly six milestemporary of protective fencing,

the

dual carriageway at Hammer cutting up to 18m deep

Lane. South of Hammer Lane before crossing part of reliable journeys on a safer

Tyndall’s Wood on an the southbound route will be road, and remove much of The majority embankment up to 10m of this work was in dense the present peak time "rat-moved into the existing central reserve and the oldhigh. hilly woodland, making the running" traffic from

Agency reports.

southbound carriageway

The road will then pass

whole process slow and

unsuitable country roads

difficult.

under the east side of retained as a two-way service around Hindhead. It includes

Along the A3 north of Hindhead crossroads, you

the closure of the existingroad. A3 around the Devil’s Punch

The northbound

Tyndall’s Wood, the A287 and the Devil’s Punch Bowl

its in a 1.9km twin-bored may have seen the clearanceBowl, bringing considerablecarriageway will remain on SSSI tunnel to emerge in present line. North of environmental benefits to an of trees near Boundless Road Boundless Valley. The portals Hammer Lane, the new A3 area which is internationally and the erection of security be the only visible parts will swing across the line will of fencing around the new siteprized. It will free the centre compound. To the south of

of the tunnel. The new A3 of Hindhead from the daily the existing A3 to run on its

Hindhead, in the Hammer

southeast side. Hammer Lanewill head northwards in gridlock that blights the area.

Lane area, trees have been So the project will bring will pass under the new A3 Boundless Valley, mostly on shallow embankment, and connect with the existing benefits to road users, local removed and work has started clearing trees for residents, and the access into Tyndall’s Wood.environment. The improved road will

Contract Manager Paul

single carriageway A3 whichclimbing gradually to join the will be retained for local existing road about 400 access. There will be a newmetres north of the existing

complete the dual

Hoyland told a public

local road on the southeastend of the dual carriageway.

carriageway link between

meeting in Petersfield

side of the new A3

London and Portsmouth and

connecting High Pitfold to taken under the new A3 and recently that he expected the

remove a major source of

A3 road improvements to be Hammer Lane and an

congestion around the

Boundless to Thursley link finished on time and withinunderpass at High Pitfold for

Hindhead lights. The new

the budget of £372 million.walkers, cyclists and

Paul has been involved in road will be 6.5km (4 miles) setting up integrated long and includes 1.8km (1.1 tunnelling teams in miles) of twin-bored tunnels

horseriders. The main grade-separated

Boundless Road will be continue as the new road, which will be a narrow single carriageway. This will run just to the west of the

trunk road northwards to junction at Hazel Grove will

Thursley Junction. cater for all movements, with Switzerland, working with the under the Devil’s Punch Bowl, the new A3 in a cutting. Health & Safety Executive. a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The scheme sets out to

The southern end of the

Beyond Hazel Grove the new The environment

A3 will swing eastwards new road will start about 900 through woodland in a metres south of the existing

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A detailed map of the tunnel’s southern junction

and the Youth Hostel access will be closed and the Punch Bowl landscape reinstated. The section between the Youth Hostel access and the Boundless to Thursley link road will become a bridleway, cycle way and private means of access to the Youth Hostel and nearby cottages. The existing byway (BOAT 500, Old Portsmouth Road) will be changed to a bridleway, with surfaces for both road cycles and horses. The scheme will create a 4.5km continuous route for walkers and people on cycles, horses, away from main road traffic, running from Hindhead Crossroads to Thursley Junction. South of Thursley, a new underpass will cater for users of the Greensand Way and provide local access. The two existing minor road junctions and the associated central reserve gaps will be closed. Exhibitions 1. A Visitor s centre in the site compound will open in Timetable 2007 to 2011 April to July 2007............. Establishment of the main site compound and construction of the Boundless to Thursley link road built, as well as an access to the site of the north entrance of the tunnel. The utility companies have diverted electricity, telephone. gas and water supplies along the construction route. June-Oct 2007................... Construction of the Boundless Road cutting and excavate ground to form the northern entrances to the tunnel. July-Dec 2007.................... Construction of the Greensand Way and Hindhead Hill underpasses. July 2007-Dec 2008........ Construction of the Canadian Memorial at Bramshott. August 2011......................... Completion of

construction

and opening the tunnel to traffic. The phasing of the works is designed to keep any Contact: Ian Whyte, Community Relations Manager, on 01428 601050. email:ian.whyte@bbcel.co.uk Visit the website at: www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/11586.aspx Here's another unofficial website worth watching: www.a3tunnel.co.uk

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Community profile

IAN FOWLER is on a mission to help the young people in his local community get fit and gain in confidence. Lucy Coates learns how sport is “a fantastic way to boost children's self-esteem”

I

an Fowler has infectious energy and great enthusiasm

for the positive effects of sports. He contributes as much as possible to his community through personal training, designing fitness routines, coaching football (with the Chelsea Football Club's

Training hearts and minds

Community Scheme), sports coaching in general for all

home, either alone or together.”

doesn't mean those who are

young people, and helping

Ian's passion for working with

less good cannot get as much

within a sports environment.

children developed when he

out of it, if the correct support

Sometimes an enthusiastic Dad

had a family of his own. He

systems are in place.”

may want to prove his batting

members of the WI! Having grown up in Surrey,

with and inspire their child

Ian has had two parallel

cultivated a skill for connecting

careers. Due to cuts in funding

with young peop p le and an

spend time with children is an

away that his child spends the

for Post Graduate Certificates

ability to inspire them.

important one to Ian especially

session running off to find it.

in Education, he went into the

Ian has a number of tricks up

The idea that adults should

in a community in which many

skills and hits the ball so far

“In that situation, I may only

adults commute to work. As a

need to point out that the child

to know who the latest film

result, he has set up a number

wants to show dad how good

stars are and all the latest toys,

of training schemes to try to

they are at batting too.

job,” Ian said. “I was working in

games and bands,” he

breach the generation gap,

Immediately the focus of the

a record shop at the time. But

explained. “Things go out of

using sport as a shared medium.

all the time I was working in

date very quickly so I have to

music, I was keeping up with

keep researching all the time. It

competitive now, so often

my fitness training and I ended

is no good asking them to

parents want their children to

up doing personal training for

imagine that the ball is their

be one step ahead. But,

particular exercise, and seem to

many of the music stars.”

favourite Teletubby if they

because they commute to

be getting upset or frustrated,

aren't cool any more.

work, dads especially cannot

dads are encouraged to make

spend time with their children

the child feel important by

music industry. “Those were

his sleeve. “It is very important

the days when you could ring up without a CV and ask for a

He moved to Cumbria to become a full-time personal

“Sport is a fantastic way to

“The world is more

exercise is switched to the child, making them feel special and more confident.” If a child is less good at a

trainer but came to Haslemere

boost children's self-esteem

and give them that head start

asking them to time others

soon after. “I wanted to come

because there are so many

they hoped for. It is

using a stopwatch or by asking

back down South because I

minor victories within each

heartbreaking when a parent is

them to help carry equipment. Since setting up this

cycle everywhere and down

exercise,” Ian added. “Some

outraged because a teacher has

here everything is so much

children are naturally better at

said that their child is not very

community initiative, Ian has

closer together. I would easily

sport than others, but that

good at catching; the cause of

continued to run his swimming

this is usually that, quite

lessons, football coaching and

not including my training

simply, they have never been

pre-school gymnastics as well

sessions. That's a long way.

shown how.”

as his personal training

cycle 50 miles a day up there,

Ian aims to counteract this

“I was asked to make a fitness

sessions for adults. “I am really

routine for some members of

through community sports

passionate about my job,” he

the Women's Institute as they

initiatives, either by coaching

said. “It is so rewarding to see

did not want to go to the gym

children instead of the parents,

people benefit from sport

or buy expensive equipment. I

or by encouraging parents to

whatever age they are, and I

encouraged them to use

practise sports with their

hope I can continue to do it for

whatever they had as weights -

children, even parents who

many years to come.”

baked bean tins, pots - and

don't feel capable of coaching

showed them some stretches and exercises they could do at

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IanFowlerplayingcatchwithhis

their own children. “ I try to help dads interact

Contact: Ian Fowler, 01428 651445, 07776 194686,

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Business

The Land of Nod

No nodding off

Stuart Jay (left) and Jasper Gammon enjoying a lie-down with their favourite community magazine...

prices.

requirements. We are happy to

tuart Jay has worked in the

S

than doubled, and they gained

bedding and furniture

storage in the basement and

business since the age of 13,

also office space above their

unique in offering this quality

when he took a holiday job in

surprisingly extensive shop.

service at affordable prices,”

So, how does Stuart feel after

Farnborough. And it is 14 years

They now employ six people.

Stuart said. “We have found a

spending more than half his life

niche. We work with our

in beds and furniture?

since he opened The Land of

The Land of Nod offer a wide

“We think we are almost

offer them a more specialised and creative bespoke service.”

“Land of Nod is doing well -

Nod in Haslemere at the tender

range of beds, pine, oak and

customers to give them what

age of 21.

cane, a good range of linens

they want in furniture and

we are up on target and up on

and bedding (pillows,

bedding.”

last year. I love the business

He went full-time when he

Although still catering for

left college as a teenager. Then

headboards and bed

a friend of his was looking at

accessories), and they stock a

the premises in Lower Street

good selection of known

average age of Land of Nod

and was proposing to employ

brands. “Oak is becoming

customers has fallen, and

Stuart as the manager.

increasingly fashionable,

Stuart reckons that is

although pine is still very

connected to the changing

“He changed his mind, and

their traditional customers, the

decided to open a shop

popular, especially now that

demographics of Haslemere

elsewhere,” Stuart recalls. “I

many ranges are available in

since his shop opened. He has

looked at the situation, decided

the Farrow & Ball colour

also noticed an increasing

to take a chance and opened

collection.”

number of regular customers.

They are keen to state that

“People are likely to change

they sell furniture as well as

their beds every 10 years, but

had nothing to lose; I was living

beds - “There is a widespread

they are always adding to their

at home and there was not so

perception that we are just a

furniture, especially if they

much pressure. When I opened,

shop for beds, but we sell so

want to give the house a

I had a good grounding in the

much more.” They are

makeover. We have a wide

market and a sense of what

particularly proud of Land of

range of beds and furniture, for

people wanted.”

Nod's bespoke range of

quick delivery. It's always

English-made furniture.

enjoyable to help people plan

Customers can have their bed

out their rooms, and they are

and over the following seven

frames and furniture made to

often surprised that the range

years, there were big changes.

their chosen design and size -

is so flexible, and that they can

The size of the premises more

all at extremely reasonable

be so specific in their

The Land of Nod in 1993. “That may sound brave, but I

In 1994 Stuart was joined by his colleague Jasper Gammon,

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and I could not imagine doing anything else.” Contact: Land of Nod, 2-4 Lower Street, Haslemere, 01428 Life 658007


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Business

Shoppers “Made A Day Of It” A

n avenue of orange balloons welcomed people to Haslemere, Wey Hill & Beacon Hill on the last Saturday in June to “Make A

Day Of It”. Simon Labrow, President of the Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade, said: “Our members generally reported a busy day, taking into consideration the terrible weather conditions which didn't seem to dampen spirits. “The event had to be scaled down due to the conditions but all the indoor events still went ahead and a couple of the buskers braved the elements. We hope to offer regular entertainment and activities for visitors in the future so that shopping trips will be

Melanie Odell, Chairman of Haslemere Initiative as Snow White

transformed into events for the whole family.” The next major event in Haslemere will be the Food Festival, from 7 to 23 September. Organised by Haslemere Initiative, Waverley Borough Council and Haslemere Chamber of Trade, this year's events will include sausage tasting, a gala dinner, Junior Masterchef, and a beer festival. If you would like to take part or would like more information, contact: chamber@haslemere.com Simon Labrow, President of Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade as a pirate.

or visit www.haslemere.com/foodfestival

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Food & Drink Festival 2007 T

The Beer Festival will feature

entertainment. The Supreme

One of the closing events is

live music at each of the three

Sausage competition returns,

the popular Junior Master Chef

September, organised by

sessions; Friday 7 September

won last year by Alan Thwaites

competition for those aged 9 to

Haslemere Initiative, Waverley

from 7pm to 11pm, and

of A Thwaites Butchers in

17 who attend school in the

Borough Council, and

Saturday 8 September from

Beacon Hill, is also back.

Haslemere area. Entries costing

Haslemere Chamber of Trade,

midday to 4pm and 7pm to

Applications by 31 August, and

£3 are required by 14

and sponsored by the Aga Shop

11pm. Hot food will also be

for more information contact

September, and the nine

among others.

available at each of the

Jackie Reynolds at the Aga Shop

successful contestants will be

sessions.

(01428 652873)

notified the next day, with the

he second Haslemere Food Festival is set for 7-23

As a preliminary to the Festival, Haslemere's first

The venue is Haslemere Hall

Tickets at £50 a head are

final at Wispers School on

Farmer's Market will take place

and tickets are now on sale

already selling fast for the Gala

Sunday 23 September, judged

on Sunday 2 September in the

from the box office at £5,

Dinner at Lythe Hill Hotel &

by local chefs and with the

town centre from 10am. Then,

including a limited edition

Spa (01428 651251), with

chance to win a Magimix Mixer,

on the first Friday, there is a

festival glass. Remember that

proceeds going to the Mayor's

sponsored by BBS Ltd of

Beer Festival, which offers a

tickets often sell out fast at

choice of charities, Nepal

Farnham.

wide variety of great beer and

local beer festivals. Box office

trekking and the Haslemere

of beverages to try.

hours: 9am and 1pm Monday

Hospital League of Friends.

“We are looking to cater for all

to Friday, 10am to 12 midday

In addition, retailers will have

If you would like to take part in the Festival, contact

tastes so visitors not keen on

Saturday; or book by phone on

a window-dressing

Melanie Odell, Haslemere

real ale may prefer the cider,

01428 642161.

competition; Jacks Wine bar is

Initiative, 01428 644858,

offering champagne evenings;

email:

perry, wine or world beers,”

On 8 September, get along to

said Simon Labrow one of the

'Your Food Your Health' - run

and the Georgian Hotel (01428

initiative@haslemere.com; or

organizers (01428 651010).

by Dominic Upton from the

656644) offers traditional

visit

Email:

Haslemere Health in Wey Hill,

Sunday lunches - £11.50 for 2

www.haslemere.com/foodfestiva

chamber@haslemere.com

with stalls, talks and

courses and £14.50 for 3.

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luxury bedding and accessories. “My aim is to provide quality

she told Life in Haslemere: “As a

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uccess in helping small

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to inspire them to have sweet

to date products designed to

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dreams and big adventures.

suit every taste and budget.”

Liphook accountancy firm

Liphook.

Limelight to expand. Later this

When they decided on the

summer they open a new

latest expansion they wanted to

branch in the former Lloyds

find a shop front. “Unlike some

Bank building in Wey Hill.

firms we like to encourage

“We have as much work as our current staff can manage,”

“We wanted a 'shop front'.

Limelight with his accountant wife Catherine. He believes that

and we believe it makes us

friendliness and

more approachable than many

approachability have provided

accountants.”

“We have always specialised

choosing the best products.

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Life

and see us,” Phil explained. That is our point of difference,

success.

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people to come in off the street

said Phil Steadman, who runs

the cornerstones of their

“I have taken great care

When the new offices have their official opening in Wey

Isabel Ballardie Ltd.

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Hill on Saturday 15 September

in looking after small

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businesses, and our friendly

4pm), visitors can expect to

service, means we have a high

find a modern, open-plan, air-

I

established the business five

Haslemere, have rapidly

company is increasingly busy with their interiors service,

sabel Ballardie Ltd,

originally located in

years ago. She finds the

rate of client retention,” Phil

conditioned building with

expanded and moved their

said proudly. “We have been

meeting rooms enclosed by

interior design and

offering a complete

growing steadily year by year

glass.

consultancy business to

makeover - be it to a house,

without doing much

The firm is celebrating the

pastures new. Most of their

hotel or yacht.

new branch with a fresh logo -

clients still come from

They represent fabric houses

as Limelight Accountancy, in

Haslemere although they are

such as Colefax & Fowler,

defence industry and, more

place of Limelight Business

now based near Farnham.

O & L, Nina Campbell and

recently, in supporting small

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Founder Isabel Ballardie and

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business in IT and project

double its staff in the course of

her colleagues - Jane

wallpaper, furniture and

management. When he and his

time with the Wey Hill

Cuerden (principal designer)

fabulous lighting from Porta

wife joined forces 12 years ago

expansion. The firm will

and Jane Munk (financial

Romana.

they had wanted to call the

undoubtedly keep their name

control and marketing) - all

Isabel Ballardie Ltd,

business a bright name such as

in bright lights for small

commute from the

Runfold House Studio,

'Aurora'. But that title was

business.

Haslemere area.

Runfold St George,

marketing.” Phil's background lies in the

taken and the nearest

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A Day in the Life of...

Forging ahead travelling can take its toll.

undertaking. I spent half an

ARYA INGVORSEN, who has

especially the qualitative work

strong links with the

that I do which gives me an

Haslemere business

opportunity to meet and catch

day. It started with dashing off

progress to date, followed by a

community, recounts a typical

a glimpse into the lives of

a press release (to Life in

further 20 minutes on the

working day in marketing

people professionally or

Petersfield as a matter of fact)

phone sorting out the next

personally (depending upon

for the Liss-based Children's

batch of qualitative research

Today has been a bit of a mad

U

hour debriefing her on the

ntil I stepped down

interviews with consultants

recently, I was President

that I need to make. Nagging at the back of my

of Haslemere Chamber of Trade, introducing initiatives

mind (aside from the VAT)

such as Haslemere Rewards

is the need to jot down

(the town's award winning

some ideas for a seminar on

loyalty card), last July 4th's

marketing strategy that I am

Haslemere Independents'

to run on behalf of the

Day (to celebrate the town's

University College for the

many independent

Creative Arts in Farnham

businesses) and the recent

next month. The University

Chamber Business Awards. It

has a whole programme of

was great working with local

funded events for

businesses and my Chamber

established creative

colleagues, but it is also good

businesses. My brief is to

to now focus solely on The

offer an introductory

Marketing Forge.

seminar into marketing strategy in a (hopefully)

What I love best about my

stimulating way!

job is the variety and the

I also need to chat to two

people. I run The Marketing Forge, a Haslemere based

associates today, one about

company which specialises in

an ongoing project and

strategic marketing, branding

another about a prospective branding project. I have to

and market research.

be aware as a small

The company has two arms to its services. The first is the

consultancy, and always

marketing and branding side

think about bringing in the

which helps clients improve

next generation of business.

their corporate profile and

It's very easy to get so

increase their appeal to their

totally caught up in what's

respective target audiences

going on at the moment,

and the second, which is

that you forget to think

market research.

about the future! So, you see, marketing

A typical day can vary from liaising with clients on the

consultancy really gives a

phone or in person at

great opportunity to work with clients, both small and

meetings, or at the other extreme to being totally

whether the project is business

Therapy Centre, a specialist

large, from different business

engrossed in a project. At the

to business or consumer

occupational therapy unit for

areas, but all with the same

moment, I have a number of

related). At the moment, I am

children. I've been working on

intention of growing and

projects on the go including the

fully engrossed in interviewing

the strategic marketing and

developing their respective

marketing of Hindhead

hospital consultants up and

branding of this small company

businesses. It's a great job and

specialist school 'Stepping

down the country, asking them

for the past year.

I love it!

Stones', a brand development

about the way in which they

Next on the agenda this

project and a major market

make clinical decisions for a

morning has been liaising with

Contact: Arya Ingvorsen,

research project.

drug company. It's completely

a client about the medical

The Marketing Forge,

fascinating, although the

market research I have been

01428 658455

Market research is great,

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Grayshott News

Day of success

Free art consultancy M

arian Orchard-Webb, of Gallery One, now

G

rayshott's annual

offers a free consultancy

Jamboree Day was hugely

service for those wishing for

successful. There was a display

advice on their current or

by the Grayshott Fire Service

desired pieces of art.

celebrating their centenary plus

Marian oversees numerous

a great carnival with side shows

art projects, from large-scale

and then an evening of music

corporate interiors to

from local bands.

individual homes. Her

Event organiser Peter Hatch

extensive contacts within the

said, “We'd like to thank the

industry, and her 32 years of experience, enable her to source a wide range of contemporary artwork. “Customers often have great

hundreds of villagers who came

Art lovers (l-r): Chrs Greenaway, Phil Bates, Marian Orchard-Webb, Ed Snell, Alison Hart and Siobhan Orchard-Webb

together to help put on yet

Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Sir

it will bring you pleasure.” Annika Purkhardt, a client

Peter Blake and others.

ideas about the look they

said: “I had so many pictures

Marian was delighted:

want but are unsure as to

already, some of them

“Everyone seems delighted

how to achieve it. I take time

sentimental; Marian showed

that we are bringing art of

to understand their lifestyle

me where to position them to

this standard to Grayshott.”

so I can make suggestions

create the best effect. I was

that are unique but

amazed how some of my

Grayshott Pottery, Grayshott

appropriate.”

paintings were transformed

Spa and West Sussex Antique

Marian also offers practical

It was sponsored by

Timber and supported by

advice on framing and

otherwise they would have

Keats Grayshott and Village

hanging. “Hanging it is the

stayed in the attic.”

Kitchen Caterers.

Gallery One recently hosted

Grayshott. Everything went according to plan - even the

just by re-framing them -

real art,” she explained,

another fantastic day for

weather - and thousands of local people came along to enjoy the 'Grayshott on Fire' themed carnival procession and a fabulous programme of

Contact: Marian Orchard-

“because buying the painting

'Pop Art', featuring works

Webb, Gallery One,

is simple - if it speaks to you,

from David Hockney, Andy

01428 609001

Life

English country gardens

musical entertainment.” The Jamboree is one of three main village events organised

he 'Hidden Gardens of

the public, nine of them for the

who took part, whether it was

by the Party in Grayshott (PiG)

Grayshott' event was a

first time.

volunteering your garden or

team. More information and

attending the event. We could

photos of this and other village

T

huge success in June, raising

Organiser Vanessa Thompson

over £5,000 to spend on local

said, “We are thrilled with the

not have done it without you.

events can be found on the

amenities. Twenty five private

results and would like to say a

Please do support the event

village website:

gardens opened their gates to

huge thank you to all those

again in the summer of 2009.”

www.grayshott.com

Life

Enchanting move Tasty eating S

heila Kirby was welcoming

office and a store-room.

asty Plaice, Grayshott's

Contact: Enchantment, 6 The

T

this prestigious honour and

her many friends and

fish and chip shop on

invited Life in Haslemere

customers at the champagne

Square, 01428 606039

Headley Road, now offers

round for lunch.

Life

Editor Nick Keith dropped

opening in July of

an award-winning service.

Enchantment's new premises

They recently received the

round on the night of a

in The Square. This is just

Good Eating Guide

highly enjoyable trip to

round the corner from the

Supreme Award for

Opera Box's production of

previous Enchantment shop in

Excellence from John

the Barber of Seville. He

Headley Road.

Morrison of the Good

pronounced his fish and

Eating Guide.

chip supper to be “top

A smiling Sheila Kirby said she was delighted by the size of the new shop, and the additional facilities, such as an

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Manager Gino Diablo was thrilled to have received

quality and very delicious”. Contact: Gino Diablo,

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Grayshott News

board with mouth-watering dishes such as pea and broad bean risotto topped with crispy pancetta, the broad beans picked daily from their own organic fields. Elvis and Priscilla, the two bantum chickens, have been joined by three Pigmy Goats, four Indian Runner Ducks and two new lop-eared rabbits to

U-9s win

for children to play in. This and

G

the children's tree camp give

Haslemere Cricket Club in mid-

parents a great opportunity to

July. Six local sides contested

English breakfast' includes free

have a high quality meal

the Brian Beard Memorial

on their new café/bistro, with

range bacon and sausages from

knowing that their children are

Trophy sponsored by Keats

a fantastic breakfast menu and

Grange Farm in Empshott, eggs

in a safe environment.

Letting.

the completion of their

from Beech Farm in Thatcham,

Farm favourites Applegarth Farm shop have just put the finishing touches

Their sensational 'Applegarth

create a fantastic environment

Throughout the whole of

rayshott under-9s won a 6-a-side 'kwik' cricket at

The standard was high, and

black pudding from Wales,

August Applegarth will be

the games were played out in

sautéed mushrooms from

offering a half-price organic

front of an enthusiastic crowd.

s with the rest of their

A

Waverley mushrooms, bread

children's meal with any main

The two outstanding sides,

lunchtime and afternoon

from the granary in Haslemere,

meal purchased from the

Grayshott and Valley End, each

tea menu, Applegarth has gone

and tomatoes from our own

menu. Just another reason to

won the first four of their five

to great efforts to source all of

fields when possible.

visit Applegarth this summer!

games and met in the last game

Contact: Applegarth Farm,

(effectively the final).

Children's Pets corner.

the ingredients from as close to the farm as possible.

Along with this, the lunchtime menu now includes a specials

01428 712777

A fiercely-contested match was won narrowly by Grayshott, who were handed

SCOUT CELEBRATIONS

the trophy by Haslemere Club Secretary Jo Morley. Their eight-man squad and the

eavers, Cubs and Scouts

B

weekend. An exhibition of

Devil's Punch Bowl. The

runners-up received souvenir

all joined together for

memorabilia and

'Scouting Sunrise' will be

cricket balls.

their AGM and a tea party in

photographs prompted many

taking place all over the

the Scout Hut on Saturday 14

anecdotes and shared

world, with an anticipated 28

round-robin competition.

July. This was part of

scouting memories among

million Scouts of all ages

There were six overs each side

Grayshott's celebration of the

the 'senior' scouts attending

celebrating the dawn of a new

Scout Movement centenary.

the party.

century of Scouting. On 23 September the Scouts

Former scouts and other

The Group are planning to

supporters shared the fun,

rise early on the morning of 1

are organising an eight-mile

which included games and

August to watch the dawn

walk along the boundaries of

setting up camp for the

from Gibbet's Hill in the

Grayshott - mainly to raise the profile of Scouting, but it is

Big sale K

udu continue to provide their customers with a

wide range of stunning clothes

hoped that walkers will raise

and accessories, sourced from

sponsorship for the charity of

all corners of the UK and

their choice.

Europe. Italian and Spanish

The walk, which will be

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Teams had competed in a

shoes are stocked alongside an

marshalled by Scouts, will be

affordable range of everyday

through wooded pathways

shoes with prices from £19.99.

and heathland along clearly

Kudu offer their customers

marked routes that avoid road

the right clothes for the ever-

walking. All those completing

changing climate and seasons.

the walk will be awarded a

The summer sale started on

unique certificate illustrated

Thursday 26 July, so pop in and

by a local artist.

pick up a bargain from one of

Contact: Gordon Sanderson,

Grayshott's favourite shops.

01428 605819,

Contact: 01428 605354

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Property

Life in Liphook T

wo benefits of living in, or

moving to Liphook are its

location and its schools. The location advantages are a mainline railway station and proximity to the A3 (especially when the Hindhead tunnel is finished in 2011). As for education, there is a

An older detached house in Liphook marketed by Keats

wide choice of private schools

variety of properties, many of

conservatoires in Milland for a

for £450,000, and three-bed

in the area; and good state

them built between the wars.”

guide price of £850,000; a four-

semis for £305,000 and

schools, such as Bohunt, a large

bedroom home in Liphook on

£259,000, have also featured at

purpose-built comprehensive

two-bedroom bungalow in

one floor, with four acres of

Clarke Gammon Wellers.

school which opened in 1978

Milland, completed in May for

paddock, and outbuildings for

and has a great reputation for

around £400,000. Another

around £795,000; an enlarged

outstanding results.

typical house on the market has

modern home with three

of sales. “Two months ago sales

been a detached house with

reception rooms and four

were bing arranged in 2 to 3

Liphook was originally an

One recent sale for Keats was a

At Kelway Law Ken Cook reports a slowdown in the pace

outpost of the hamlet of

three bedrooms, much

bedrooms, close to Liphook

days, but now they can take 2 to

Bramshott which had been

improved in recent years (but

centre, for some £305,000; and a

3 weeks, and we have 5 people

established by Norman times.

with scope for further

brand new semi detached

looking hard at a house instead

The two villages still share a

extension) and within five

'cottage-style' house for

of 10.”

parish council.

minutes of the centre of

£260,000.

Liphook grew as a coach stop on the London to Portsmouth

Liphook, on offer for nearly

Kate Clapham knows the area

He cites a modern twobedroom house in Ottawa Drive

well, having grown up locally,

which sold in two days in March

At Hamptons International

and she joined Clarke Gammon

for over £235,000; and a three-

number of local roads have

Guy Emanuel, who has worked

Wellers in April 2006. “The place

bedroom detached house in

connections with Canada,

in Liphook for 25 years, agrees

has changed over time, certainly

Adams Mews which sold at

because many Canadian troops

that the local property market

since I was growing up. There is

close to the asking price of

were based in the village during

has experienced considerable

an excellent family environment

£245,000. Now the cheapest

the two World Wars.

growth in the last five years.

in Liphook and people tend to

property on their books is at

route (later the old A3). A

The current population is

£410,000.

Liphook recent expansion

move here and settle down for

£275,000, and a characterful

around 7000 people who are

followed the development of the

that reason,” she said.

house in Haslemere Road has

aged over 15, living in some

old OSU site (where Sainsburys

3500 homes.

now is).

What about the state of the

“Our core market is four

Their recent portfolio has

been reduced to about £420,000

included a large country house

from its original asking price of

to the north of Liphook, in

£425,000.

local property market? John

bedroom family houses and

Hewshott Lane, with five

Hilder, one of the first Keats'

period country homes,” added

bedrooms, 7.5 acres of garden

now for buyers and sellers, and

franchisees, has worked in the

Guy Emanuel. “We attract

and paddock and a swimming

price is the key,” Ken Cook

area for nearly 30 years. “Of

buyers from the local market

pool, priced at £1.2 million.

confirms.

course Liphook has grown; it's

and from London in equal

They also have an unusual

still a village but some people

proportions. There is still a

contemporary house originally

call it a town. Several factors

shortage of properties for sale,

built in the Sixties in a private

have made Liphook attractive,

and steady demand.

road only 10 minutes from the

such as road improvements to

“I believe that the strong local

centre, with five double

“The market is more neutral

Nick Keith

Clarke Gammon Wellers, 2

the A3, good schools, and

market will continue. While

bedrooms - but the opportunity

Midhurst Road, 01428 728900

planting - Liphook in Bloom.”

there is a fair chance that

for further extension - with a

Hamptons International, 10

interest rates will increase again,

guide price of £950,000 (under

The Square, 01428 722031 Keats, 1a The Square,

He believes that the sellers' market is drawing to a close.

which is likely to stabilise the

offer as Life in Haslemere was

“We are not overwhelmed with

market, I don't think it will have

going to press).

buyers and it won't take much

a major effect on prices.”

to tip the balance away from the sellers' market. We have a

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Hamptons recent sales include a six-bedroom house with two

A large four-bedroom family house with a guide price of £685,000, a three-bed bungalow

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Gardening

Top summer tips

Summer time is here (or is it?). Now the

urban area, planting a tree can act as a

garden comes into its own and becomes

roost for birds that would not normally

the most loved room of our homes. Here

venture in to your garden. Attracting

“Grand Bleu” originates from France so is at home in our climate and is frost

are a few tips for you to make it even more

birds into the garden helps to control

hardy. The aromatic grey foliage

enjoyable.

some nasty pests that seem to run rife in

contrasts with the deep blue flowers.

1) Clear a path

the summer - and they are brilliant to

“Grand Bleu” is at home on chalky soils

have around for you to enjoy.

as well as all other well-drained soils and in full sun.

With all the rain we have had, the weeds in the driveway have grown at an alarming rate. So, if you are thinking

3) Grand planting Often gardens lack colour in late

about using a weed killer, there are a few

summer. You can overcome this by

things to consider before you do.

planting Caryopteris x clandonensis

Is it windy? Is there rain forecast? Do pets use the area? The wind will carry the spray onto

4) Beautiful lady Another great shrub is Physocarpus, “Lady in Red” - what a stunner it is. The

“Grand Bleu”; this great shrub provides

young shoots are bright red as the plant

you with a dazzling show in late

grows, deepening to purple as they

summer.

mature. Pink flowers grace the dark

your flowerbeds and damage your

foliage in summer, contrasting

plants. The rain will wash spray off

beautifully. “Lady in Red” is happy in

weeds, and pets may well get it on their

any good, well drained soil in sun or

fur and then lick it off. So the

partial shade.

conditions have to be right. All sprays will have precautions on the label to make it easy for you to choose.

5) Barking mad When (if ) the temperature is high, be

One that comes highly recommended is

sure to cover up and drink plenty of

Path Clear Ultra, a systemic product

water. This is also true for plants which

which will kill the roots as well and keep

need plenty of water, but try not to get

weeds at bay for up to three months.

the foliage wet in direct sun as this can scorch it. The best advice is to water in

2) Feed the birds Some people stop feeding wild birds in the summer, but continued feeding

the evening when it is cool. Also use bark chip around the base of the plants to help stop evaporation during the day.

benefits them greatly. Feeding can supplement an adult bird's diet to aid feeding of fledglings. It can increase the

Most of all enjoy your garden!

survival rate for young birds after they

Christopher Rawlings

have left the nest. If you live in a more

Manager, Hillier Garden Centre, Liss

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Children

Barn Kids Based on a farm near

woodland provide an excellent

Chiddingfold, Barn Kids offers

environment for such activities

children a unique rural

as scavenger hunts,

environment whether they

orienteering, den building and

attend at nursery level, for day

general outdoor fun.

care, after-school or the holiday club.

Barn Kids caters for children between 18 months and 10 years. Little Acorns, the nursery

t was started in 1996 by

I

school, takes children from 18

Jeannette Walker, who is a

months to 5 years old and,

qualified school teacher from

during term time, operates

Haslemere and a farmer's wife.

from 9am to 3pm. The

“We converted one of the barns

curriculum goes up to the

to house the school and we

Foundation Stage and includes

offer a special environmental

computer use, cooking,

setting as we use the

practical life skills music and

surrounding woodlands as well

movement and creative

as the barn,” she said.

activities.

The farm and surrounding

The flexible day care package offers a service for the whole day, from 8.15am to 6pm, or part of the day to suit the family's needs. Hot meals using organic ingredients are provided for children staying all day.

The after school club (in The Barn from 3-6pm) runs a

welcomed, space permitting. The staff of 14 look after some

collection service from these

50 children and are all either

local schools: St Mary's

qualified in early years or

Chiddingfold, Grayswood

undertake nursery training on

Infants, Witley Infants, and

joining the team. The Barn is

Chandler Junior (Witley) The Holiday Club, for children

OFSTED registered and have close links with the Surrey Early

aged from 5 to 10, organises

Years Development Team.

activity weeks from the end of

Contact Jeannette Walker,

July and this summer will be

Penang Farm, Combe Lane,

theming Eco Week, Under the

Chiddingfold, GU8 4XL. 01428

Sea, Out of this World and On

685633. Email

Safari. Opening times are 8.30-

enquiries@barnKids.co.uk.

5.30 and late bookings are

Web: www.barnkids.co.uk

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Baby massage A

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bonding, improved sleep,

had a baby, Oliver (now six

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Eating out

Duke's tradition. “Too many pubs have lost their heritage,” says Bill, “The last thing we want is for The Duke to become part of another plastic chain. Where's the appeal in that?” None whatsoever. But what is appealing is the fact that you can enjoy a traditional Sunday roast (“the way it should be”) every day of the week. A whole joint of meat (choose from rib of beef, leg of lamb, pork, venison, duck, pheasant,

Cumberland sauce

partridge or chicken) is brought to your table for you to carve, served with all the traditional trimmings and cooked to your taste (24 hours notice required).

The Duke of Cumberland pub

Chichester and London, The

If you haven't been before, I

in Henley Village, near

Duke sits in three and a half

really would urge you make a

Midhurst, is perched at the top

acres of rolling Sussex

visit and check out one of our

of a steep hill up a lane that

countryside over-looking

local hidden treasures.

could be mistaken for a dead

Haslemere and Blackdown Hill.

end. Not very lively, you may

The locals are all eager to

Contact: The Duke of

think, but you would be

make friends and tell us their

Cumberland, Henley Village,

wrong.

stories. I am even serenaded

near Fernhurst,

to the tune of Berkeley Square

01428 652280 Life

e arrive, slightly late;

W

who Dan's spaniel, “Barklee”, (a

slightly anxious at what

friendly, ‘part of the furniture'

awaits us behind the door of

pub dog) was named after. We

this seemingly sleepy pub. “You

order the recommended rib eye

must be Cat!” cries a voice.

steak and good old-fashioned

The voice belongs to Dan

Bill Duvall behind the well stocked bar

ham, egg and chips. The melt-

Lazenby, a local for years, and a

in-the-mouth steak is

flavours, plus a chocolate

shareholder at ‘The Duke’, as

accompanied by a shallot and

mocha tart, served warm with

it's affectionately known. Dan

garlic sauce; and the ham is

redcurrant and strawberry

and six others (Bill and

straight off the bone, chunky

coulis. Both are scrumptious.

Christina Duvall, Phil Rhodes

and full of flavour. Our chips

and his son Tiger, Charlie Mills

come cooked in their skins and

originally from Newport in

and David Whitney) bought the

we have side salad, vegetables

South Wales and worked as a

pub when it was under threat

and a whole loaf of home-made

hotel chef before running The

of closure “because we couldn't

granary bread to boot.

bear to see it go. There is

As we tuck in, we are

Front man Bill Duvall is

Duke with his wife. “There are no airs and graces here. You get

passion behind this pub. This is

surrounded by a hub-bub of

multi-millionaires mixing with

one pub where visitors return

pub banter, and experience a

local gardeners, and no-one

to their car, get their camera

warm sense of contentment at

would ever tell the difference.

and take photographs.”

discovering such a wonderful

It's all part of the Duke's

place to eat and drink, steeped

charm.”

Bill and Christina are responsible for running The

in English heritage. Here you

Duke. Before becoming

can enjoy a pint of locally

smoking ban, there is already a

shareholders the couple ran the

brewed (and very potent) cider,

designated covered smoking

600-year-old establishment for

or choose your own trout from

area at the back of the pub.

nearly six years, and continue

one of the freshwater ponds.

This is soon to become a large

to be the driving force now it has changed hands. Originally a coach house on the main route between

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Cat Jarman

For dessert, we opt for a

In accordance with the recent

gazebo made from reclaimed

selection of home made ice

oak. A separate function room

creams in coffee, maple and

is undergoing refurbishment.

pecan and crème caramel

But Bill wants to maintain the

Madhuban celebrates On 24 June, the Madhuban restaurant in Liss hosted its annual birthday buffet. Despite the rain, over 250 people attended this event, which was started in 1987 by brothers Lodue and Bedar Miah as a way of thanking their regular and new customers and staff for their ongoing support. Lodue and Bedar were thrilled so many people could make it: “We hope all our patrons enjoyed themselves and had a fantastic time. We look forward to seeing them all Life


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History

Living fossil flourishes in Haslemere to be extinct since the end of

like it did become extinct in

Europe from Japan by

the Cretaceous Period (65

Asia, Europe and North

Kaempfer in the early 1700s

million years ago); but an

America. It was gone from

and in America later that

individual was found alive off

Europe by about 2.5 million

century. Most of the earlier

South Africa in 1938.

years ago. Scientists thought

trees raised in Europe appear

that it had become extinct, but

to have been males, just like

male Ginkgo Tree and is well-

in 1691 the German Engelbert

the one in Haslemere Museum.

and-truly alive at the ripe old

Kaempfer discovered the

age of 200 years or so,

Ginkgo in Japan.

Haslemere's living fossil is a

if you say it loud enough, just like Supercalifragilisticexpialey-

according to Arthur Jewell of

David Bellamy standing in front of the tree in May 2007

Ginkgos are dioecious (which,

the Museum. They can live to

docious, will make you sound

be over 3,000 years old. It is a

precocious), meaning that they

living relative of a group of

exist in both male and female

trees that were definitely

form. That's not unusual in the

around 270 million years ago -

plant world. Conifers, nettles

and probably earlier but no

and red campions, to name but

fossils survive.

a few, are like that too. The first recorded female

In the Museum is a fossil of a Ginkgo tree, from the era of the

Ginkgo was found near Geneva

dinosaurs (Jurassic, a mere 213

in 1814 and parts were grafted

There is a living fossil alive and well in the grounds of Haslemere Museum. Jo Morley investigates

million years ago). There were

on a male tree in Montpellier’s

loads about at that time, and

botanic garden, where the first

no self-respecting painting, or

perfect seed was grown.

T

or two.

still living on the planet but

living seed plant and are

which is also found, virtually

therefore seen by some as one

unchanged, in fossils going

of the wonders of the world.

China and there they were

up with “Ginkyo” and then it is

We are not sure where the

re-construction of dinosaurs'

name “Ginkgo“ comes from.

habitat does not show a Ginkgo he term "living fossil" describes a plant or animal

Ginkgos may be the oldest

The Ginkgo Tree in Haslemere Museum Gardens

For a start, Kaempfer had to write down a Western equivalent of what the Chinese

The Ginkgos had survived in

and Japanese called it. He came

back millions of years. It was

The sole living member of a

mainly found in monasteries in

thought that someone mis-

used by the famous naturalist

once great and dominant race

the mountains and in palace

spelled it in translation.

Charles Darwin in his book On

of the vegetation of the world,

and temple gardens, where

the Origin of Species in 1859.

the Ginkgo is, among all the

Buddhist monks cultivated it

There are quite a few living

The exact species of Ginkgo in the Museum is the Ginkgo

tens of thousands of plant

from about 1100AD for its good

Biloba (referring to the two

fossils around, mostly in the

species existing today, a most

qualities. From there it spread

lobes of its leaf ), and that is the only living species of Ginkgo

sea where they have been able

precious and tenuous link

by seed to Japan (around

to evade discovery. One of the

between the present and the

1192AD with some relation to

around today. The nuts (seeds)

most famous is the Coelacanth,

remote past.

Buddhism) and Korea.

of Ginkgos are eaten as a snack.

an ancient type of fish thought

From fossil records, it seems

Ginkgo seeds were brought to

You may have heard of Ginkgo Biloba as a herbal medicine, for it is thought to have the ability to increase circulation, enhance memory, and delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. If you want to find out more about Ginkgo trees, please visit the website of Cor Kwant, from whom I took a part of the above, with thanks, and where you will see a picture of 'our' tree, at: www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/histo

The Jurassic fossil of Ginkgo leaves in the Geology Department

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Arts Profile Haslemere Town Band Maurice Wright. The Masters Cup (most improved young player): Phoebe Dyer, for her great progress as a percussionist Rex Smithers Rose Bowl (most improved senior player): Peter Foster. Graham Wade Salver (for the most consistently good senior player): Bryony Dyer, principal tenor horn player.

Band of brothers The Haslemere Town Band was

the band continued under the

Engagements: Each year many engagements and several competitions are its own band room one day.

undertaken. Recently the band

Meet the new conductor:

played for a joint birthday party

established in the 19th

baton of Jack Lamb and, by

century and this year

1951, had grown to full strength

celebrates the 'official'

with Jack Thomas as Band

conductor since August last

and her husband. They also

founding of the Band, 170

Master. Jack was with the band

year and the players have had

played hymns in the park.

years ago. Maurice Wright

for over 20 years and was keen

an opportunity to sample his

Peter Yarde has been acting as

for Sandra (a baritone player)

The next engagement is the

on contesting, leading the band

style and leadership. His recent

Sounding Brass Concert on

to numerous successes. The

election to MD was

Saturday 17 November in St.

n 1834, William and Charles

I

band went into decline when

unanimous.

Christopher's Church.

Bridger formed a small brass

Jack left in 1964, until Cyril

and woodwind band with some

Payne took over as musical

Somerset, and at the age of 10

friends. Soon afterwards, a

director in 1969 and inspired

learned to play the trombone

Reformed Church Hall in

second band was formed in

new members to join and

with the local silver band. At 16

Beacon Hill on Mondays (not

Haslemere by brothers, Edward

compete. He also began the

he decided to make music his

bank holidays) and Thursdays,

and William Berry. The two

Sounding Brass Concerts in the

career and joined the

7.45-9.45pm.

bands amalgamated under the

Haslemere Hall.

Parachute Regiment as a

reports

leadership of William Bridger and played in public for the

A junior section was formed in 1971 and Mrs D Masters,

Peter was born in Wellington,

clarinetist. After two years of

7.30pm. New players are always welcome but some knowledge of music is helpful.

first time on Queen Victoria's

grand-daughter of Charles

of the Royal Corps of Transport

Bridger, was President for 22

and served there for 11 years.

years. There were more

Beginners: Mondays, 6.45-

study he joined the Staff Band

Coronation Day in 1837. Haslemere Town Band played

Band practices: Rehearsals in the United

Retraining at Merton College,

There is a small fee to join and you receive a quarterly

competitively for the first time

competition successes and

he gained an Advanced City

newsletter. Any help with fund

in 1907. In that year, Sir Harry

between 1974 and 1978, Jack

and Guilds Certificate in

raising or sponsorship would

Waechter, High Sheriff of

Slade continued the run of

instrument repair. He joined

be gratefully accepted.

Surrey, instigated the Ramsnest

success. Musical Directors

the Sandhurst Silver Band, and

Membership Secretary:

Band Competition Silver Cup,

Maurice Wright, Graham Wade

later transfered to Haslemere

Jean Turner, 01252 793940

for non-professional bands,

and now Peter Yarde have

Town Band, in which he plays

Contact:

whose headquarters were

carried on the tradition of

the B flat Bass.

within eight miles of his home.

outstanding musicianship.

If a band won three years in

At present, there are some 24

Peter now works as an animal collection officer for the

succession, or four years in

senior and 7 junior playing

RSPCA, sharing two Staffies

total, they would keep the cup.

members. The future of the

with his wife Lynne.

The Haslemere Band achieved

Band would, therefore, appear

Meet our youngest players:

this by winning four times.

to be assured, and it continues

After the Second World War

to pursue its dream of having

Peter Foster (soprano cornet) and his brother Eric (bass trombone), aged 13 and 12 respectively, are two of the main band's newest members. They have also joined the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain, conducted by Dr Nicholas Childs.

Maurice Wright and Phoebe Dyer

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Peter Foster and Peter Yarde

Annual awards 2007: The Eric Venton Shield:

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Events Diary

What’s on Waverley's Walks For Health Every Tuesday at 2.30pm and Saturday 11am, from the Hasleway Community Centre. They last approximately 40 minutes to one hour and are AUGUST Throughout August Saturday 1 September Exhibition of Evolved Landscapes by John Hitchens: compositions of rhythms and order from landscape. Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum Time: 10am-5pm Information 01428 642112 Haslemere Educational Museum Walk Venue: Meet outside Museum, High Street Time: 2.30pm Information: 01428 642112 Monday 6 August (also 3 September) Haslemere Thespians pub night All welcome whatever your level of interest. Venue: White Horse, Haslemere High Street Time: from 8pm www.haslemerethespians.com Wednesday 8 AugustThursday 9 August National Trust Art Workshop Venue: Petworth House Time: 10am-4pm Book Tickets: 01798 342207 Saturday 11 August Battle Proms - the Ultimate Picnic Proms Venue: Loseley Park, Guildford Times: 4.30pm gates open, 6.45pm Napoleonic Cavalry and Infantry Displays, 7.25pm The Evening Gun Salute, 7.30pm-10pm The Musical

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Programme performed by The New English Concert Orchestra Conductor: Douglass Coombes Book Tickets: 01432 355416 Sunday 12 August Much Ado About Nothing Chapterhouse Theatre Co. Venue: Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa Time: 2.30pm grounds open for picnics, 5pm curtain up Book Tickets: 01428 651251 Wednesday 15 August Surrey Goes Wild - crafts, pond dipping, face painting with Surrey Wildlife Trust Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum Times: 11am-3pm Information: 01428 642112 Monday 27 - Friday 31 August High School Musical

Two 'Barbers' s part of the

A

their own take on the opera.

community-wide opera

Working with three

initiative in Grayshott, The

musicians, they created their

Barber of Seville by Rossini

own version of The Barber of

was performed open-air in

Seville from scratch. In one

the grounds of the primary

they day re-worked the plot,

school on 7 July to an

composed the music and

audience of nearly 600. The

performed to parents and

evening was a triumph, and

friends in the community.

the weather, sunny and dry.

“The children have gained

The performances of Opera

so much from the

Box were full of fun, quality

experience,” said Jon Hills,

and truly engaging.

the Head Teacher. “The end

In June, the pupils of

result was magnificent.”

Grayshott Primary School had

Life

Theatre Monkeys Performing Arts Workshop

Sunday 16 September

Ages: 8-16

Haslemere Educational

Venue: Haslemere Hall

Museum Walk

Times: 10am-4pm

Venue: Meet outside Museum,

Sunday 23 September Sunday 14 October VivArtis 2007, Surrey's acclaimed Arts Festival,

Performance: 4pm, Friday 31

High Street

Info/book: 07960518468

Time: 2.30pm

opens its doors again at

Information: 01428 642112

King Edward's School, Witley.

SEPTEMBER

The Festival offers three

Friday 7 September

Roundhurst Farm Open Day

Jazz with dinner

Guided walks all day on this

weeks of activities, with an

Venue: Georgian House Hotel

270-acre organic pasture and

explosive '007' theme.

Time: 8pm

woodland on Blackdown.

Shows include art, comedy,

Book Tickets: 01428 656644

Meet the animals, cookery,

drama, fashion and film,

craft demonstrations,

and special musical events.

Wednesday 12 September

competitions and more.

The VivArtis Art and

Twilight Tour of Petworth

Organic produce for sale in

Sculpture Exhibition will

House

Farm Shop.

also be on: London dealers

Talk on Turner and Van Dyke

Venue: Lower Roundhurst

and Surrey art enthusiasts

paintings

Farm

display a variety of quality

Time: 6.30pm-10.30pm

Time: 10am-5pm

artwork in the large

Book Tickets: 01798 342207

No Entry Fee.

exhibition hall.

Information: 01428 656455 Friday 15 September Pink Floyd’s Pefect Alibi Concert Venue: Farnham Maltings

If you would like your event listed here, email details to

artists, will open the exhibition. Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5, free admission.

Time: 8.30pm (6.30 door) Book Tickets: 01252 726234

Nick Bashall, one of Britain's foremost portrait

Lucy@lifemags.co.uk

Contact: 01428 686727


ISSUE 5 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2007

A battle of wills It is estimated that approximately 70% of people in this country still do not have a will.

T

he importance of having a

will cannot be

underestimated as without one the deceased is said to have died ‘intestate’. If that should happen the law sets out who may deal with the deceased’s affairs but also, crucially, who should inherit their estate (i.e. their property, possessions and money). This creates a situation where the estate may be distributed in a way other than how the deceased wished. This is however only part of the story. Even where a will has been drawn up, it is important

can show that, for example,

to ensure that it is properly

you were promised a share of a

drafted and executed, as, there

house by the deceased, that

are ways by which a will may

you relied on that promise but

be challenged. This has been

where that promise was

seen recently following the

subsequently reneged upon or

deaths of celebrities such

is contradicted by the contents

James Brown and Anna Nicole

of the will.

Smith, where high profile

Challenges to a will can be

disputes have arisen after their

expensive and there is a

deaths over their respective

common misconception that the costs will be paid for out of

estates. Commonly, wills are disputed

the estate, which is not always

where there is doubt whether

the case. The cost of having a

they have been correctly

valid, up to date will in place is

executed (such as properly

therefore well worth paying if it

witnessed). A will may also be

reduces the likelihood of it

challenged if there is reason to

being challenged at a later

believe that the person making

date.

the will did not have the

Whilst there are a number of

mental capacity to make or

practical steps that can be

understand the will, or if they

taken to avoid leaving an estate

made the will under the

that may otherwise be the

influence of a third party. It

subject of a dispute it is not

may also possible to make a

always possible to avoid one

claim if a person (a close

arising. The clear message is

relative or dependent) feels

that both in terms of preparing

that the will does not provide

or updating a will or when

them with reasonable financial

looking to bring a claim against

provision under the

a deceased’s estate, specialist

Inheritance (Provision for

legal advice should be sought.

Family and Dependants) Act

Patrick Jenkins (pictured above) is a solicitor in the

1975. Alternatively it may even be possible to bring a claim if you

Litigation Department at MacDonald Oates based at the

Legal Life column sponsored by MacDonald Oates Solicitors

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Contacts

Useful Contacts in Haslemere & District

Arts Groups:

Guide Dogs for the Blind:

Champney's Forest Mere Health

DanceArt (3-18 years)

01428 727617

Resort: 01428 726013

Telephone: Kahli 07830325426

Haslemere and District Volunteer

Cowdray Park Polo Club

Website: www.danceart.org.uk

Bureau: 01428 661166

Telephone: 01730 813257

Haslemere Art Society

Haslemere and District Macmillan

Cranleigh Golf and Leisure Club,

Telephone: 01428 642291

Cancer Care:

Telephone: 01483 268855

Website:

01428 605185

Dean Farm Golf Course, Bordon

www.haslemereartsociety.org

Haslemere and District Round

Telephone: 01420 489478

Haslemere and District Recorded

Table Society: 07717836809

Haslemere Bowls Club

Music Society

Haslemere Blind Club:

Telephone: 01428 656431

Telephone: 01428 605002

01428 643971

Haslemere Hockey Club

Website:

Haslemere Gateway Club:

Director of Hockey: Heidi Wells

www.thefrmsco.uk/hasle.htm

01428 654496

Telephone: 07973 345547

Haslemere Camera Club:

Haslemere Hard of Hearing

Director of Junior Hockey: Mandy

Telephone: Clinton 01428 727403

Support Group: 01428 658190

Telephone: 01428 604643

Website:

Haslemere Library: 01428 642907

Haslemere Recreation Association

www.haslemerecameraclub.co.uk

Haslemere/Midhurst Committee

Telephone: 01428 661486

Haslemere Performing Arts

for Macmillan Cancer Support:

Haslemere Cricket Club

Telephone: 01428 652360

01428 652238

Telephone: 01428 654459

E-mail: Haparts@aol.com

HAV4D: 07930905016

Website: www.haslemerecc.co.uk

Haslemere Players

Haslemere Society: 01428 661379

Haslemere Educational Museum

Telephone: 01428 643334

Haslemere Stroke Club:

Telephone: 01428 642112

Website:

01428 645855

Haslemere Lawn Tennis Club

www.haslemereplayers.com

Haslewey Community Centre and

Telephone: 01428 661486

Haslemere Symphony Orchestra

Age Concern Day Centre: 01428

Haslemere Rugby Club:

and Chorus

648716

07771530510

Emergency Services:

Telephone: 01428 605612

Hazlehurst Trust through Surrey

Haslemere Youth Football

Fire:

Website: www.hmsconcerts.info

Community Foundation:

Telephone: 01428 656215

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, St

Haslemere Thespians

01372 861609

Hindhead Golf Club: 01428 604614

Davids, 70 Wray Park Road, Reigate

Telephone: 01428 643585

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre:

Hurtmore Golf Club: 01483 424440

RH2 0EJ

Haslemere Town Band

01252 792400

Kinetika Gym, The Herons Leisure

Telephone: 01737 242444

Telephone: 01252 331828

Hindhead Community Group:

Centre, Kings Road, Haslemere

HHH Concerts

01428 607816

Telephone: 01428 658484

Gas, Water and Electricity:

Telephone: 01798 831242

Home-Start: 01252 737453

AND The Edge Leisure Centre,

Electricity Emergency:

Website:

Home-Start Butser: 01730 233 755

Woolmer Road, Haslemere

0845 770 8090

www.haslemere.com/music

King's World Trust for Children:

Telephone: 01428 644577

Gas Emergency: 0800 111 999

Opera South inc. Opera Omnibus

01428 653504

Milford Golf Club

Southern Water: 0845 278 0845

Telephone: 01428 684291

Natural England (was Countryside

Telephone: 01483 419200

The Grayshott Stagers

Agency): 020 7932 5800

Nordic Walking and Outdoors

Health:

Telephone: 01428 751898

Relate: 02392 827026

Fitness

Dr C Taylor & Partners, Haslemere

Website:

Royal British Legion:

Telephone: 07950031538

Health Centre, Church Lane,

www.grayshottstagers.co.uk

01428 642675

Website: www.fitterbyfar.co.uk

Samaritans: 08457 909090

Shottermill and Haslemere FC

Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2BQ Telephone: 01483 783000

Helplines, Support Groups &

SPACES Young Parents Group:

Telephone: John 07770568793

Dr C.P. Taylor & Partners, Fernhurst

Charities:

01428 723910

The Herons Swimming Centre

Surgery, Crossfields, Fernhurst,

Alzheimer's Society: 01428 642055

Visitor Information Centre:

Telephone: 01428 658484

Haslemere GU273JL

Arthritis Care Grayshott, Telephone

01428 645425

West Surrey Golf Club Telephone: 01483 42127

Telephone: 01428 651040

01428 643625

Women's Royal Voluntary Service:

Haslemere Health Centre

Arthritis Research Campaign:

01428 605498

Telephone: 01483 783000

01428 724741

Haslemere Hospital

BLISS: 01428 642320

Places to Stay:

Public transport information:

Telephone: 01483 782000

Books On Wheels:

Georgian House Hotel

Telephone: 08706 082608

Holy Cross Hospital, Hindhead

01428 604558

High Street, Haslemere, Surrey

Website: www.traveline.org.uk

Road, Haslemere GU27 1NQ

British Heart Foundation:

Telephone: 01428 656644

Train tracker: 0871 200 49 50

Telephone: 01428 643311

01483 419774

Inn on the Hill, Lower Street,

Homecall Doctor, Warrenden,

Canine Partners for Independence:

Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2PD

Funeral Directors:

Weydown Road GU27 1DS

08456 580480

Telephone: 01428 642006

Cooperative Funeral Care

Travel Numbers:

Telephone: 01428 654786

Care In Haslemere:

Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa

80 Wey Hill, 01428 651153

Royal Surrey County Hospital

01428 652505

Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey

G M Luff & Partners

Telephone: 01483 571122

Cats Protection: 01428 604297

Telephone: 01428 651251

84 Lion Lane, 01428 643524

Celebrate Marriage: 01428 652368

Wheatsheaf Inn, Grayswood,

Police:

Childline: 0800 1111

Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2DE

Haslemere Police Station,

Citizen's Advice Bureau:

Telephone: 01428 644440

46 West Street GU27 2AB

0844 8487969

Telephone: 0845 125 2222

Crossways Counselling Service:

Sports and Leisure:

Surrey Police, 6 Carshalton Road,

01428 644333

Broadwater Park Golf Club

If you would like your contact

Sutton Surrey SM1 4RF

Environment Agency: 08708 506506

Telephone: 01483 429955

details listed here, please e-mail

Telephone: 0845 125 2222

Friends of Holy Cross Hospital:

Camberley Health Golf Club

Lucy@lifemags.co.uk

01428 683144

Telephone: 01276 232258

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ISSUE 5 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2007 FREE (value ÂŁ3.00)

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

Local Business

Stuart Jay from the Land of Nod

Arts profile

Haslemere Town Band are blowing hot

Sport

Tournament win for Grayshott under-9s

Community Profile, Eating Out, Gardening, Competition, Property, History, and the Arts


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