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to its close, Life in Haslemere treasures the highlights in words and pictures. In the Fashion sector we are in nostalgic mood celebrating the styles of times gone by in ‘A Day to Remember’, and the Fifties and Sixties on view at the Goodwood Revival meeting. Our business profile features a well-established and popular local catering company. Congratulations are in order for two young Haslemere bakers who have reached the regional final of the annual Local Food Heroes competition run by the Good Food TV channel. And a pat on the back also goes to Australian teenage cricketing twins who have demonstrated their Indian heritage to great effect at Haslemere Cricket Club this season. Enjoy our autumn fare.

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Contents News

Bread of heaven; Stirling Moss at 80; AGA shop celebrates; skate/BMX project



Early Christmas gift ideas



Tips for having the best Christmas party


A Day to Remember, by Cat Jarman


Food and Drink

Haslemere Food Festival; Beer Festival; Winners of Competitions; Classy catering; Mr and Mrs RocknRoll New chef at Lythe Hill



Fit for life – readers tips; Haslemere Health Foods reopens



Schools in and around Haslemere: 8-page supplement



Enriching Haslemere: HDFAS



Holy Cross Hospital; Titty-Wittering Challenge




Grayshott News Village Hall plates up; pottery day; new kiln arrives



Care Homes special



Grow your own with Pippa Greenwood



HHH concert programme; Gallery One goes Cornish



New colours and weaves



New developments at Hartswood and Haslemere House



Eden Hair & Beauty



Twins tops for Haslemere Cricket; local hockey club



Bushcraft comes to Cowdray


What’s On

Diary of events in October and November



Angel Hotel sprinkles stardust



Local contacts; List of Distributors; Advertising list


News: 4

Shopping: 6

Education: 17

Health: 16

Arts: 32

Outdoor: 37

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wo young Haslemere bakers, who hail from Wales, have reached the final of a national TV competition, ‘Local Food Heroes’. The competition, which is run each year by the Good Food Channel’s Market Kitchen, has chosen The Granary, in West Street, as one of the three southeast region finalists. Brothers Nathan, aged 22, and Ross Kavanagh, 21, took over running The Granary after the sudden death of their father Duncan at the age of 46 earlier this year. Nathan said that they were nominated for the prize by

Ross and Nathan (hat) with the Bordon and Whitehill WI an admirer – the top 10 nominees were decided by public vote, and then the judges chose their shortlist of three. “Matthew Tebbutt [one of three presenters along with Matthew Fort and Tom ParkerBowles] came to visit us in midSeptember,” Nathan said. “And we will hear next month whether we go forward to the national final.” The 2009 Local Food Hero will

be revealed on 11 December, and receives a trophy and a cheque for £5,000. “Ross and I have been involved in the bakery for six years, when we left school in Wales and came to join our dad,” Nathan said. “We have over 30 wholesale customers (including Grayshott Spa, Durleighmarsh Farm and golf clubs), offering customers more for their money. This has had a positive effect.”

Bake a cake: Jackie Reynolds (left) with Jean Slade who won AGA Haslemere’s anniversary cake-baking competition

Jackie, who is among the stalwart organizers of the Food Festival. “It is always good to give something back to the community.” From mid-September until 10 October AGA has been celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundry at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, with a series of events over four Fridays and Saturdays – demonstrations, cookery sessions, recipe ideas, competitions for young cooks, and the best of regional cuisine.

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aslemere’s AGA Shop is a leader among the company’s network of 47 stores. Manager Jackie Reynolds has been in post since it opened in the High Street five years ago. The shop is also one of the sponsors of the Haslemere Food festival. “I think we have become a big part of Haslemere,” said

Youth skate event a success


ocal skaters and BMXers enjoyed another summer programme at the skatepark near the Herons Leisure Centre, Haslemere. Jon Taylor, a lead Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF) worker, said just under 200 young people signed in over the four events, including some beginners, and the standards were well up on previous years. The main event was competition day on Bank Holiday Monday. “Many young people would be attracted by the music and the crowd and take a look to see what was going on,” Jon Taylor said. “Once they saw it, they disappeared to collect their bikes or boards and joined in the action!

“Haslemere’s mayor Melanie Odell watched the proceedings with great interest and was asked to pose beneath a BMX jumper for a photo – she didn’t bat an eyelid. But we all held our breath as the BMX went flying over her. I’m sure I heard her yell ‘higher’!” The event, organized by Surrey County Council’s Haslemere Outreach Project (HOP), was bigger this year with programmes also running in Godalming, Farnham and Cranleigh, all organized in conjunction with Waverley Borough Council, DC Leisure and funded by a grant from the YOF. For the three workshops at Haslemere, expert tuition was available from


egendary motor racing driver Sir Stirling Moss (above) celebrated his 80th birthday on 17 September, the day before the start of the 2009 Goodwood Revival meeting. Sir Stirling, pictured signing copies of his book at the Revival, started and ended his career at the Goodwood circuit.

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he over 50s will soon have more great incentives to save, says Simon Labrow, a stockbroker and financial adviser with Edward Jones in Haslemere. The limit for taxfree ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) will rise from £7,200 a year to £10,200 for the 2010/11 tax year. “If you are over 50, or turn 50 before 6 April 2010, you can invest up to the new limit from 6 October 2009, even if you have already fully subscribed your £7,200 in this tax year,” says Simon Labrow. 01428 299000.

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Christmas crackers It may be only October but many shoppers and retailers are already turning their thoughts to Christmas. Life in Haslemere sought out some gift ideas to get you started

Marley Flowers in Haslemere High Street provides an oasis of presents for children – not what you might expect from a flower shop. The choice includes soft toys, tasty chocolate (from £1.99), advent calendars and stocking fillers. “We will get completely in the Christmas mood during the first week in November,” said Melissa King. After that, they will stock wreaths, either ready to take away or made to order. “We will also decorate your home,” Melissa added.

With children in mind, you can find an early Christmas present at reduced prices at Enchanted Wood in Petworth Road. “Lego is offering a 20 per cent discount while stocks last,” said Manager Ann Carroll. “And there are offers on Playmobil, where free extras come with certain products.” She added that Playmobil was as popular with girls as with boys.

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In Headley Road Grayshott, Amelie are beginning to stock up for Christmas, and owner Rachael Mulraney says that she has been gift-wrapping presents since June – a big improvement on Christmas 2008. “We specialize mainly in goods from France and we can offer people many kinds of gifts – such as French bath soaps and scents, which come in pretty packaging. Also very popular are jewellery, scented candles, and Branche d’Olive.” Amelie also offer vouchers and (like Enchantment) have a wish-list book where wives can write down their choice of gifts for husbands, children and others. Amelie, 01428 606522

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employees live? • Think about the theme and go for classy and/or a break from the norm • Remember that some guests may need accommodation. Tim Hanbury, Managing Director at Apollo Corporate Events, offers advice on themed parties, partying at home, and admin (getting home and booking a babysitter)”. • Themed parties. Most venues will adapt the themes to accommodate you. For example a Caribbean night could easily be a James Bond evening. • If partying at home, put a marquee in the garden. With so many styles and shapes to chose from and amazing heating systems it really can be an

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ost of us have enjoyed having our portraits taken by a professional photographer at some point in our lives. Many make an annual occasion out of it with our families or loved ones. But how many have been given the chance to experience a particular period in time while doing this? A new venture, A Day to Remember, focuses on giving you a memorable photographic experience which you can have a giggle about, and take with you through life as a fond memory. Award-winning photographer Peter Searight is based at Lynchmere, near Haslemere, and offers you A Day to Remember with a little help from his friends. As well as having your photos taken by Peter on location, you will have the opportunity to step back (or forward) in time to a period of your choice and sample some of the costumes from The Haslemere Wardrobe, a specialist period costume store. And you will be treated to a makeover in the style of your chosen period by Eden Hair and Beauty to finish off the look. “The idea for this venture came from many conversations between the three


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companies, which are all members of the Haslemere Chamber of Commerce,” says Eden Director Angie Townsend. “All our businesses complement each other superbly and enable us to offer something truly unique to customers wanting something with a little more flair and character.” Rachel and I start our day at Eden where the girls are ready and waiting to style our hair for the mid-Victorian period (1865). Everything is researched before your appointment and the stylists make short work of something we would normally have no clue about! Then it’s off to our chosen location, the Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa, to get dressed up in our grandeur. John and Kate Orr have been running The

Haslemere Wardrobe for four years now, and their plethora of period costumes has been used for various television dramas and films. Kate arrives with a number of options for both of us and casts her expert eye on what would work best for our aesthetics and the Victorian period. We are lucky with the weather; the grounds for the shoot are as stunning as ever and lend themselves well to the period. Peter and his wife Louise are very enthusiastic when they see our attire for the day and immediately try a few test shots. We shoot in a number of locations around the grounds, outdoor and indoor, and try a number of different techniques, angles and poses. We get fully in the swing of life in the Victorian era and feel like we have stepped straight on to the set of a film – although it is probably much more relaxed than on a real film set! Louise chats to us easily while she assists Peter. Rachel and I feel comfortable and start conversing about all the other periods we would like to try – 1920s flapper girls was top of the list for both of us! We could see as many of the shots on camera as we liked, and had an input on what we thought worked and didn’t work. Although we had all been on our feet for hours. Peter and Louise were still full of beans, and eager to get as many shots as possible. All in all, it was an enjoyable day! The combination of services on offer is second to Issue 18 October/November 2009


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TV and radio personality Paul Ross opened the 2009 Haslemere Food Festival at the Aga Shop in early September. Paul, the older brother of Jonathan Ross, said that food had always been a treat growing up in the East End of London in a big family (he is the oldest of six brothers). “Food brings communities together,” he added. Pictured (l to r): Melanie Odell, Paul Ross, Jackie Reynolds, Melissa King.

Organic inspiration Over 40 people packed into Barista in Charter Walk, Haslemere, for a ‘Chop and Chat’ evening, hosted by Riverford founder Guy Watson (Chef for the evening) and Annie Jermain of Riverford Organic Vegetables


hey were treated to a mouth-watering feast of tasters prepared on-site by Guy, including braised artichoke, sweetcorn fritters with a red onion and tomato salsa, and garlic and fennel risotto with a fresh tossed mixed leaf salad. Town Mayor Councillor Melanie Odell joined the gourmands midway through the evening, donned a Riverford apron and set about stirring a pan of steaming risotto. An impassioned Guy Watson recounted how he had begun the organic business some 20 years ago with ‘an idea and a wheelbarrow’, and how Riverford has kept to its core values, although these were testing times and the venture was a different entity in terms of size. He explained the benefits of eating and preparing vegetables and of ‘companion planting’

Annie Jermain and Guy Watson to encourage insects such as lacewings and hover-flies for the organic wellbeing of crops. “The audience was brilliant,” said Annie Jermain, organizer of the local Riverford home delivery box scheme (from £8.35). “They were prepared to join in and have some fun and I have to thank them for taking part. We will definitely do this again soon.” Riverford Organic Vegetables, 01428 751741

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inners of three competitions were unveiled at the Aga Shop in Haslemere on the last Saturday of the Food Festival. Grayshott butchers Kaighin & Daughter did the double in the sausage competition, taking first prize for both speciality sausage and traditional sausage. The window-dressing competition was won by Jewel in the Crown, the West Street jewellers, with the Haslemere Education Museum second and Marley Flowers third.


Real ale and music fans returned in their droves to Haslemere Hall in mid-September for the town’s third Beer Festival ore than 800 people Mike Upjohn of Buskers from the local Express organized 10 great community and beyond bands with a wide range of enjoyed a great range of real musical styles that helped ale, cider and perry, along create a fantastic atmosphere with local food and superb on the Friday and Saturday music at the 2009 Haslemere nights. Sounds So Familiar Beer Festival. More than £600 returned on Saturday lunch has so far been raised for the time with their relaxing jazz charities supported by the to help people while away the event, with more to come. afternoon. Captain B, from Irving & Co Simon Labrow, one of the Brewers of Portsmouth, was organizers, said: "I would like voted “Beer of The Festival” to thank the many volunteers by attendees. A festival special who helped to make the event spiced rum ale that started such a success along with the as a joke – “I will NEVER many sponsors. Special thanks do a beer called Captain must go to Richard Oldham B!” said Malcolm Irving – and his team at Haslemere this strong, sweet and spicy Hall, Kim Windebank the taste of the Caribbean has volunteer supervisor, and of proved otherwise. Flavours course the brilliant cellar man of cinnamon and vanilla Jason Seldon." dominate with dark sugar The beer festival will return notes. in 2010 on Friday 10 and The Granary Bakery – South Saturday 11 East regional finalists for Good September. Food Channel Food Hero 2009 To get (see News) – donated some involved of their excellent bread for or sponsor the burgers and hot dogs, and the event, Bells Butchers supplied their contact popular sausages and burgers. Simon Haslemere Health Foods, now Labrow at: based at their refurbished shop in Weyhill, provided vegetarian 07780 670301. sausages. Simon Labrow


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acaranda caters for a wide range of clients in the south from their base in the heart of Cowdray Park at Midhurst. Bee Williams has been in the catering business since 1980 and in 1998 formed Jacaranda Catering with her sons Jonathan and Ian. The inspiration for the name came from the beautiful Jacaranda trees found in the southern hemisphere where both brothers had travelled and worked, so the name seemed to fit. “Ian and I have extensive and varied experience in the hospitality business both in the UK and overseas,” says Jonathan. Since 1998, Jacaranda has flourished, and achieved its initial goals of “creating a catering company with a reputation for exceptional food, service, enthusiasm, attention to detail and value for money”. While the brigades of six chefs remains and operates from the newly refurbished kitchens at Wyndham Park in Midhurst, Jacaranda

has recently moved its HQ to the charming and historic Riverground Stables, Cowdray Park. They now have a new head chef, James Daines, who spent five years at the highly respected London event caterer and party maestros the Admirable Crichton. They employ four full time event managers as well as being able to draw on 200 local part time waiting staff. Business has remained consistent during 2009 in spite of the recession and the outlook for 2010 looks positive. Weddings account for 85 per cent of the business and they recently provided the catering for the wedding reception for the Cowdray and Branson families in mid September at Cowdray House (see below). There were 70 guests for the family lunch and then another 180 guests invited to the pagan wedding ceremony and afternoon reception. They also cater for smaller social occasions, dinner parties, barbecues, and during the summer take an active part in providing corporate hospitality for the Gold Cup Polo at Cowdray Park. As well as catering in marquees at private homes, they are contracted as in-house

acaranda were involved in the unusual September 2009 wedding of Eliza Pearson, the eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Cowdray, to Ned RocknRoll at an open-air pagan ceremony in the grounds of Cowdray Park. Ned is the 31-year-old nephew of Sir Richard Branson (who attended the ceremony) and works on his uncle's space venture, Virgin Galactic. He recently changed his name by deed poll from Ned Abel Smith. The sun shone on the couple for their unusual wedding, led by the druid JJ Middleway, under the avenue of Wellingtonia trees near Lord and Lady Cowdray's meditation pyramid in their garden. The ceremony, attended by around 70 family members, involved nature and the four elements, earth, wind, fire and water, combined with the points of the compass, north, south, east and west. Eliza, who becomes the Hon Eliza RocknRoll, helped to design her wedding dress. All the men wore tails with flamboyant trousers. caterer at two of the most prestigious venues in the area, Bury Court near Farnham, and Ramster, at Chiddingfold. They also operate at a number of other special wedding venues including the Walled Garden at Cowdray, Farbridge near West Dean, Chichester, and the Tithe Barn, at Ditcham, near Petersfield. “We are a private and personal family business and we place great emphasis on recruiting staff that reflect our values,” Jonathan explained. “We always aim to exceed expectations, to tempt, to surprise and to satisfy!” Jacaranda, Creative Co-ordinated Catering, 01730 810900. Nick Keith L

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Name: Michael Ware From: Haslemere Tip: March round the golf course twice a week!

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Name: Luke Brown From: Haslemere Tip: Likes to take long walks with his children on crisp, cold and bright mornings. Also, go skiing!

Name: Gareth Hughes From: Haslemere Tip: Plenty of exercise and fruit and vegetables.

Name: Tacye MacGregor From: Haslemere Tip: Lots of wholesome, homemade foods such as casserole. Drink red wine and get plenty of fresh air. .

Name: Jenny Neads and Annick Hollins From: Grayshott Tip: Biking; keeping active for the Great South Run. Refuse to grow old!

Name: Joe Ball From: St John’s Tip: Regular exercise – plays lots of golf. Believes stongly in moderation in

Name: Elliot Mead From: Hindhead Tip: Take cod liver oil tablets. Name: Annabel Flint From: Godalming Tip: Wear a scarf and go to the gym.

Healthy trade

Haslemere Health Foods have opened a large-scale refurbishment of their shop on Wey Hill Name: Celia Gregory From: Haslemere Tip: Swimming and dancing; get involved

Name: James Lumley From: Haslemere Tip: Doesn’t do too


or 16 years Haslemere's only health food shop has traded from two small neighbouring shops, which were divided by an old passageway. Planning permission was finally granted last Christmas to knock down the partition walls and combine the units into one. HaslemereTown Mayor Melanie Odell performed the ceremonial opening during the September Food Festival. The shop celebrated its relaunch with healthy tastings, giveaways and a raffle. Dominic Upton, a lifelong Hindhead resident who has steadily developed the business over the years, is delighted with the new look, and said the response of hundreds of loyal customers has been almost overwhelming. “The work was


Name: Henry Agnew From: Brook Tip : Do lots of running and when ill drink herbal tea.

carried out by a Petersfield firm run by Phil Hack, whose team designed and carried out the whole project to a very high standard,” Dominic says. “This is the shop I have always wanted and from the fantastic feedback from everyone in the area I reckon it’s a real shot in the arm for Haslemere. The reaction has been amazing, and my research tells me that we now have one of the best health food shops in the South of England!” Wey Hill has struggled to shake off its slightly run-down image and new schemes have aimed to breathe new life into the area. “I can only hope that the relaunch of my shop will stimulate interest in some of the empty shops on the Hill, as we have an excellent trading area here,” adds Dominic. L Issue 18 October/November 2009

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St. Co-Ed’s, one year on

The boys and girls holding the St. Co-Ed’s banner

When St. Edmund’s went co-educational in 2008, a proud new tradition was born


hese days St. Edmund’s does not dwell much on its proud 135-year history as a boys’ prep school. Rather, they are more excited by a success of just one year’s standing – the smooth debut as a co-educational school. As one of the fifth form boys put it: “It’s like girls were always here but we just didn’t notice before.” Headmaster Adam Walliker has worked with Head of Girls Jane Olle and the staff to create an environment that supports boys

and girls equally. Support has also come from the boys. Many have taken up newly created activities such as dance, netball and rounders. The fourth form boys even lobbied for girls, as there were no girls of their age. Girls’ school matches are well established, in netball, hockey, swimming and cricket. And in drama, they no longer need reluctant, be-wigged boys to tackle the female roles. Now an intriguing question

Scholarships at St Ives St Ives School offers scholarships for those entering Year 3 in September 2010. The value of awards is between 10% and 30%, but may be up to 50% for an outstanding candidate. St Ives says it is “a truly independent preparatory school and prides itself on the range of senior schools it feeds locally and beyond. Children are prepared for a variety of schools and we are very proud of our strong academic achievements”. Scholarships offered by senior schools in 2009 to St Ives’ most recent leavers have included

one academic award as well as scholarships in sports, music, art and drama. “We want our children to enjoy their learning and to succeed wherever their talents lead them,” says St Ives. “Staffing ratios allow the girls to benefit from an enormous amount of individual attention and support. Specialist teachers are introduced gradually as the

hangs in the air. Who will be the next head boy, or indeed girl? After all, for the first time ever, the best man for the job could in fact be a woman

For more information contact Karen Subba Row at registrar@ or call 01428609875.

children progress through the school in areas such as Science, Personal and Social Education, Religious Education, Music, French, Art and Information Technology. By Years 5 and 6 all subjects are specialist taught. Competitive sport is played in good spirit with an emphasis on enjoyment, involvement and working together whilst attaining high standards.” To find out more about St Ives School and the 7+ scholarship, please call 01428 643734 or email

Art teacher Mrs Emma Crossman lends a hand

Going for ‘the Heights’

New chapter for Midhurst



aslemere Preparatory School, known locally as ‘The Heights’ because of its fabulous views across to the South Downs, is a highly regarded non-selective day boys’ school for 4-13 year olds, with a delightful mixed nursery. The school prides itself on the warmth extended to all members of the school community. Each boy is known and valued and encouraged to fulfil his full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum delivered by specialist, enthusiastic teachers.

Excellent sports coaching enables all boys to develop good levels of skill. Our U11 cricket team appeared in the national finals in 2009. A brand new performing arts studio enables the boys to experience many dramatic and musical opportunities. Boys have a strong tradition of gaining places at their first choice school, including top academic schools: a scholarship was won to The Royal Grammar School last year. Above all, boys leave the school happy and well-rounded.

idhurst Rother College is an academy (an independently managed specialist state school), which serves students aged from 11 to 18. The academy specialises in science and maths with the major themes of business and enterprise and ICT. The Principal, Dr Vitagliano, believes strongly that stability and a rounded lifestyle is key to the success of each student. He says: “Alongside our all-important teaching and learning priorities, we are also committed to opening

the eyes of our students to their everyday responsibilities with their role in the world, and also with our immediate community.” Midhurst Rother College has over £30 million pledged from government for a new building. By 2012 the aim is that all students and staff will be located in one building on one site. Supported by sponsors and partners, Midhurst Rother College is entering an exciting new chapter. 17


New day house at Charterhouse


harterhouse’s dynamic sixth form curriculum has been designed to offer the best available pre-university courses and to avoid the most damaging features of the A level system. Cambridge Pre-U courses are currently being taught and, from 2011, Charterhouse will offer the IB Diploma Programme as the alternative for pupils wanting to continue with a more broad-based curriculum. In September 2010, Charterhouse opened a day house for sixth form boys and girls to accommodate demand for places. Situated centrally, next to seven of the boarding houses, central dining rooms and the Queen’s Sports Centre, the newly refurbished day house will offer 50 day pupils excellent facilities, including studies, changing rooms and butteries. It will also have its own dining room in the central dining block. Day boys and girls will have their own Housemaster, Matron and House Tutors to ensure excellent academic and pastoral support. Award winner Charterhouse Art Director Peter Monkman, won the prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2009 with a picture in a series of paintings of his 12-year-old daughter, Anna, entitled Changeling 2.Peter Monkman won the award from nearly 2,000 entrants. Changeling 2 has been on show at the National Portrait Gallery alongside another 56 works chosen from 1,901 submissions from around the world. Charterhouse, 01483 291501.

Learning from local business


upils from Dunhurst, Bedales’ prep school, have spent a day workshadowing in local businesses The work-shadowing scheme is run by Dunhurst School for pupils aged 12 and 13. Schoolchildren normally start work experience when they are 15 or 16 – with a specific career focus. However, the work-shadowing day at Dunhurst, now in its seventh year, aims to provide a different experience. The scheme builds on interpersonal skills and confidence in unfamiliar situations, and gives pupils a greater understanding of the world outside school. The businesses ranged from a shop (Owens Cycles), a farm (Butser Ancient Farm), a garage (Petersfield Tyre and Exhaust Services), and a construction company (Casmin Construction). Each pupil is assigned an employee and, four weeks before the day, they are told where they are going. Responsibility is then handed over to the pupils: they must contact the organization, introduce themselves to the person they will be work-shadowing, find out the hours of work and if they need to wear certain clothes. If they wish, they can also arrange to visit the organization. Preparations include discussions about

Freddie at Tesco

body language, conversational skills and manners. Older children from Bedales who have experienced the workshadowing scheme come to Dunhurst to offer the younger children their advice – as do parents. Thirteen-year-old Freddie said after spending the day at Tesco in Petersfield: “I found it very interesting: it helped me understand the meaning of work and what tasks people undertake when they take up work." Afterwards pupils shared their learning and the whole school watched a video of the day, filmed and edited by two Year 8 girls; pupils also wrote ‘thank you’ letters to the organizations involved.

Churcher’s College Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 8th October 2009 7.00pm If you require any further information please telephone 01730 263033 or email:


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State Primary Schools Boys and Girls Beacon Hill Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 185 on roll) Head: Sue Walker Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6NR 01428 605597 Camelsdale Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 220 on roll) Head: Mrs Sarah Palmer School Road, Camelsdale, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3RN 01428 642177 Fernhurst Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 100 on roll) Oscars at Fernhurst – after school and holiday care 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 John Hills School Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LR 01428 605596 Grayswood C of E Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 83 on roll) Head: Ms Anne Bristowe Lower Road, Grayswood, Surrey GU27 2DR 01428 642086 Hollycombe Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 89 on roll) Headteacher: Mrs Stephanie Fiske Wardley Green, Milland, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LY 01428 741332 Holme CE Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 121 on roll) Head: Mrs Allison Smith Openfields, Headley, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8PQ 01428 714409 Liphook C of E Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 364 on roll) Head: Mrs Clare Williams Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722490 Liphook Infant School (4-7 co-ed, 247 on roll) Head: Mrs Liz Cole Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722036 sarah.harding@liphook-inf.hants.


Northchapel Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 70 on roll) Head: Miss Claire Murphy Pipers Lane, Northchapel, West Sussex GU28 9JA 01428 707352 Shottermill County Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 260 on roll) Head: Mrs Linda O’Boyle Lion Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JF 01428 642096 Shottermill Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs Cathy Cooke Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JF 01428 642902 shottermillinfant/ St Bartholemew’s C of E Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 324 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, 925 on roll) Principal: Dr Joe Vitagliano Midhurst Site, North Street, Midhurst West Sussex, GU29 9DT 01730 812451 Eastbourne Site, Wheelbarrow Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AG 01730 812371 Mill Chase Community Technology College (11 - 16, co-ed, 720 on roll) Head:Mrs Jacqueline Adams Mill Chase Road Bordon Hampshire GU35 0ER 01420 472132 Woolmer Hill Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 620 on roll) Head: Mrs Sue Bullen Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1QB 01428 654055

Colleges Godalming Sixth Form College (16-19, co-ed, 1650 on roll) Head: David Adelman Tuesley Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RS 01483 423526 Independent Schools Aldro (7-13, boys, 223 on roll) Head: David Aston Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS 01483 409020 Alton Convent School (2+ to 11, co-ed; 11-18, girls; 492 on roll) Head: Mrs SE Kirkham Anstey Lane, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NG 01420 541711 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 Barfield School (2+ to 13, co-ed, 250+ on roll) Head: Mr BJ Hoar Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1PB 01252 782271 Barrow Hills School (3-13, co-ed, 274 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 Bidbury for English Individual and small group, professional and general English courses, summer school and boarding school preparation. Head: John and Shireen Weston Greywalls House, Hillbrow, Petersfield, Hampshire GU33 7QR 01730 894246 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, 175 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 291501 Churcher’s College (4-18, co-ed; 226 in junior, 730 in senior on roll) Head: Mr SHL Williams Ramshill, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4AS 01730 263033 Conifers School (2-11, co-ed, 70+ 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, 349 on roll) Head: Mrs KS Morton Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RN 01730 825659 Dunannie (3-8, co-ed, 85 on roll) Head: Katie Potter Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DP 01730 300400 Dunhurst (8-13, co-ed, 195 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 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, 200 approx on roll) Head: Mr Richard Jennings Eartham, nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0LR 01243 814236

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Guildford High School for Girls (4-18, 930 on roll) Head: Mrs Fiona Boulton Guildford, Surrey GU1 1SJ 01483 543853 Haslemere Preparatory School (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: PK Fulton-Peebles Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG 01428 686735 Kingscourt School (2+ 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

More House School (9-18, boys, 300 on roll) Head: BJ Huggett Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AP 01252 792303

Lanesborough School (3-13, boys, 335 on roll) Head: Mrs Clare Turnbull Guildford, Surrey GU1 2EL 01483 880650

Oakwood School (2½-11, co-ed, 280 on roll) Head: Johnnie Kittermaster Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AN 01243 575209

Lavant House (3-18, girls, 165 on roll) Head: Mrs Marian Scott Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AB 01243 527211 Longacre School (2½-11, co-ed, 235 on roll) Head: Mark Beach Guildford, Surrey GU5 0NQ 01483 893225 Mayville High School (6mths-16yrs, co-ed, taught separately, 455 on roll) Head: Mrs L Owens Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2PE 02392 734847 Meoncross School (2¾-16, co-ed, approx 400 on roll) Head: Mr CJ Ford Fareham, Hampshire PO14 2EF 01329 662182

Providing a beautiful, happy and

SUCCESSFUL learning environment

Portsmouth High School (3-18, girls, 600 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) Head: Miss P Kirk Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1AN 01962 888000

Prior’s Field School (11-18, girls, 395 approx on roll) Head: Mrs JA Roseblade Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH 01483 810551 Rookesbury Park School (2¾ to 13, co-ed, day/boarding, under 100 on roll) Head: Mrs P Harris-Burland Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6HT 01329 833108 secretary@rookesburyparkschool. Royal Grammar School Guildford (11-18, boys, 903 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 (10-18, co-ed, 540 on roll) Head: TJ Mullins Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0NB 01798 867392

Dunhurst 8-13 years

Open Morning Saturday 10 October


To book a place contact Janie Jarman, Registrar T: 01730 711733 E:


Registered Charity No. 312038

T: 01483 810551 E:

Bedales Schools, Petersfield Hampshire GU32 2DG Charity Number: 307332

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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, 580 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 (2½-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 289 on roll) Head: Mrs S Bailes Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RZ 01483 416551 St Ives School (Co-ed nursery; 3-11, 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 N Thorne Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3QW 02392 815118 St Swithun’s School (11-18, girls, 480 on roll) Head: Dr HL Harvey Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835700 St Swithun’s Junior School (3-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs P Grimes Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835700 Stepping Stones School (8-16, 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) Head: Mrs L Taylor-Gooby Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HQ 01428 603052 Tormead School (4-18, girls, 700+ on roll) Head: Mrs Susan Marks Guildford, Surrey GU1 2JD 01483 575101 Treloar College (16-25s with disabilities, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs Pat Teague London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EN 01420 547400 Treloar School (7-16s with disabilities, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Mr Harry Dicks Upper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4LA

01420 526400 Twyford School (3-13, co-ed, 300 on roll) Head: Dr D Livingstone Winchester, Hamphire SO21 1NW 01962 712269 Westbourne House (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: Mr EPK Hudson 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, 250 on roll) Head: Mrs LR Clarke Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0BW 01329 280178

MILL CHASE Community Technology College The staff and students at Mill Chase Community Technology College have much to be proud of at the moment with 75% of students gaining 5 or more A* - C grades at GCSE. The College mantra of ‘Putting Learning First’ and being at the heart of its local Community is central to everything that they do. The College is a rapidly improving school which has just received re-designation with the ‘Investors in People’ Award in recognition of the amazing staff who work there and a fabulous OFSTED report which states ‘in this caring and supportive school, students feel safe and achieve well’ (OFSTED 2009). Mrs Adams stated that ‘this is a fabulous school where we are ambitious for every child’.

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Backed by academic and sporting success, Bohunt School is enjoying a new ERA. Enjoy, Respect, Achieve are the school’s core values


eil Strowger (right), Head Teacher since the start of the summer term, says: “Bohunt is an outstanding school – the young people are without parallel. Academically, all of our learners pursuing alternative pathways have passed their courses, many at distinction grades. Our gifted and talented learners achieved particularly well in AS levels taken one year early, particularly in sciences. We are one of a diminishing number of state schools to offer GCSEs in the Triple Sciences.” The refurbishment of a teaching block has been completed as part of the drive to provide 21st century facilities for our learners – part of a rolling programme to refurbish all areas within 24 months. In January the new languages block opened. Neil Strowger adds: “We have also been invited by the DCSF to be part of a project on guided learning which is likely to be a national strategy in 2011. The project aims to equip students with the necessary skills to become

independent and successful learners. Leadership skills for students are another priority and we will be unveiling a number of exciting new initiatives.” Bohunt received an excellent Ofsted report in March 2008. “Exam results are well above both county and national averages,” said Neil Strauger. “Our specialist status as a Language College means we are well-placed to prepare students for their future as global citizens – reinforced by our recent International Schools Award.” In sport, Bohunt was successful, winning the Hampshire Cup in football and netball, and doing well in athletics.


upils, parents and staff at St Swithun’s School, Winchester, have raised money for charity by recycling over 50 bags of their unwanted clothes and shoes for Clothes Aid in the summer. Clothes Aid turns the clothing into vital funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants magical wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. There are 20,000 children and young people fighting lifethreatening illnesses in the UK. Collecting used clothes, Clothes Aid has raised over £2 million for charity, and this also benefits the environment as several tonnes of textiles are diverted from landfill. According to DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), some 1.2 million tonnes of clothing are thrown away each year by the fashion-hungry British public. The partnership between Clothes Aid and Make-A-Wish has raised enough funds to grant over 40 magical wishes.

Katrina Dykes, Chaplain at St Swithun’s, said: “The students and staff have been delighted to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Clothes Aid collection is just one of a number of initiatives. Supporting charities in the UK and abroad, as well as being involved in local community projects in Winchester, is an important part of life at St Swithun’s and we hope that our activities will help to make a difference.” Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of Cheryl D’Cruz, Make-A-Wish Regional Manager, the school collection is sure to be equally successful. Clothes Aid also distributes charity collection bags to homes all over the South East. Clothes Aid then turns the garments into much needed funds for Make-A-Wish. So look out for Make-A-Wish bags in your area. St Swithun’s School, Alresford Road Winchester, SO21 1HA Contact: School Chaplain Katrina Dyke.

St Hilary’s stands out


t Hilary’s School, Godalming, is celebrating the recent Ofsted Inspection report for Early Years Provision in Nursery and Reception classes. All areas were judged ‘outstanding’ and there were no recommendations. The report stated: “The provision is outstanding. The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. All children are well motivated by 24

staff who provide a dynamic and vibrant environment where children relish their time within the school environment.” Headmistress Mrs Susan Bailes said: “The inspection has validated the high quality in place for our youngest pupils as well as our initiatives to make progression from the Nursery to Reception a seamless process.” L Issue 18 October/November 2009


Enriching Haslemere

Riding back to health

Here’s a society which “contributes to the enrichment of the local community”

Holy Cross Hospital now has an Aquarider exercise bicycle for its new Physiotherapy Centre, and opens its Senses Garden


he Aquarider is made of quality stainless steel for use in hydrotherapy pools, such as the one at Holy Cross, Haslemere. Karen Ford, senior physiotherapist, says: “It enables a whole body workout, ideal for rehabilitation after sports injury or surgery, promoting increased movement and strength, without stress on the joints.” Matt Dellar and his coorganizers Daniel Smith, Matt Bristow and Daniel Harman raised £1,750 on Boxing Day. The run is planned again for

2009. To find out more, visit: Haslemere Flower Club has donated £400 to Holy Cross – which will be used for a group of trees in the patients’ new Senses Garden, funded by the Friends and donors. Founded in 1917, Holy Cross is owned by the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross. The hospital works with people with severe disability, helping them achieve the best possible quality of life. Holy Cross, 01428 647647.

Titty Wittering challenge

T Some of the committee (l to r): Chris Lunnon, Jane StopfordRussell (Chairman), Ann Mountford (Membership), Alison Marston (Hospitality), Jane Larkin (Publicity), Rosemary Brodie (Secretary), Shelia Carr (Study Days).

Titty Hill (Liphook) and West Wittering in aid of charity. This year’s cancer charities are Buffer, the Juniper Trust and the Lavender Trust. Julie said : “To date we have raised just over £25,000 and there is still some more to come.” L

Meetings take place at Haslemere Hall on the third or fourth Tuesday of each month


aslemere Decorative and Fine Arts Society (HDFAS), a member society of NADFAS, was founded in 1971, and has nearly 300 members. The society set out to enrich the local community in various ways, such as donating funds for a Junior prize in the Haslemere Festival 'Images of Haslemere' Art Competition. The society’s Young Arts department organizes these events. Heritage Volunteers help to maintain the permanent collections at Haslemere Museum and a group of Church Recorders has been set up recently to record the contents of St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere. The results of their research will be compiled into a record for posterity. HDFAS has an ongoing relationship with the Art Department at King Edward's School, Witley. For this year’s Vivartis Autumn Arts Festival at the school, HDFAS has donated prizemoney for two categories of the Junior and Prep Schools Art Competition. HDFAS also organized an evening event in October for members, with a talk

he TittyWittering Challenge presentation evening takes place by invitation on Saturday 17 October at the Prince of Wales pub in Hammer. The inspiration for the challenge is Julie Cox, from Liphook, who developed breast cancer in 2007. The annual challenge is to walk (or run) the 38 miles between

on 'The concept of the Vivartis Arts Festival' by Evelyn Phillips, Festival Director. Meetings take place at Haslemere Hall on the third or fourth Tuesday of each month, from September to June, at 2 for 2.15pm. The AGM is on 17 November at 2pm followed by a lecture by Patricia Wright on ‘Iona, Lindisfarne and the glory of the North’. There is a Christmas lunch (ticket only) on 8 December, before a talk by Geru Parlby on ‘Who were the wise men of Christian art?’ A study day at Haslemere Museum in November, on “Constantinople to Istanbul”, has been arranged in anticipation of next year’s HDFAS trip to Turkey’s capital during its year as European City of Culture.

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New china for Village Hall


rayshott Village Hall has taken delivery of over 700 pieces of modern ceramics worth more than £6,000, thanks to Grayshott Pottery and its Community Fund. The fund was set up over two years ago when the Pottery became an Employee Trust, to sponsor ‘local causes’. The Village Hall received complete sets of diningware, bowls and serving platters and dishes as well as coffee and tea services from Chris Greenaway and Phil Bates, Grayshott Pottery’s Sales and Marketing Director and Trustee respectively. Stephen Penny, Chairman of the Grayshott Village Hall Management Committee, said that they realized that the 'mix and match' crockery was not up to standard after the refit of the Village Hall kitchen last year. And Grayshott Pottery’s generous donation had “put the icing on the cake”. He added: “I am sure that we are now unique, in that no other village hall will be able to boast that its catering ware was made to order and donated by a local business!” Phil Bates said: “The Hall is so important to village

Pictured (l to r): Chris Greenaway, Phil Bates, Peter Budd, Graham Pullen,Steve Georgii, Barbie McSean and Stephen Penny. Photograph by Janet McWilliams life and is a major focal point. In part though, this donation recognizes a truly dedicated management team who run the Hall and that in itself deserves all the support it can get from local businesses such as the Pottery.” Grayshott Pottery, 01428 604404

Have a Go Pottery day goes well


rayshott Pottery opened its doors to a stream of would-be pottery throwers in August, when the company held their first ‘Have a Go’ event. Some 40 people took to the wheel to create their own pots and sculptures and many were so delighted with the outcome that these works will be now be glazed and fired. Beth Arnold from Headley said, “I have really enjoyed myself. It has always been something that I have wanted to try!” Phil Wareham, who ran the event with Dave White said, ‘“It was a real pleasure to work with our customers in this way and we had an excellent response from those who took part. We would love to offer more people the chance to have a go on the wheel and will be discussing how this can regularly work in the future at the Pottery. We have seen some real raw talent too, and some of these people could, with a bit of practice, be after my job if I’m not careful!” Grayshott Pottery, School Road, Grayshott, 01428 604404.

Beth Arnold from Headley with potter, Phil Wareham. Photograph by Janet McWilliam



A Christmas Carol


rayshott Concerts, the goahead music promoters, are planning a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at St Luke’s Church on 25 November at 7pm. Performed by the renowned StrangeFace Theatre Company, the show combines masks, puppets, and a magical set to create a moving and comic concoction. With live music and song, this is suitable for all but the very young. Tickets from £5-£15 available from 01428 606666. Cards accepted.

Beer festival


he Grayshott FirkinFest beer festival is set for Friday 24 and Saturday 31 October in the Village Hall, with 30 real ales, plus cider and wine. The festival includes music at various sessions from the Claire Phoenix band, jazz from Binky’s Dixie Demons, and the Upbeat Beatles. Tickets are £5 on the first two sessions and £12.50 on the final evening. They are on sale at Grayshott Books in The Square; max 250 people per session. David Phillips, 01428 605344

BIG charity golf day


he BIG Charity Golf Day, sponsored by GascoignePees, at Hurtmore Golf Club in September rasied £1200. Played in the memory of Tony Stocks, who competed for the last time in 2008, £800 was donated to his favourite charity, Fairbridge, which aims to build the confidence, motivation and skills of youngsters aged 13 to 25.

Village of the Year eadley has been chosen as Hampshire Village of the Year 2009, in a competition sponsored by Calor, for being most vibrant, enterprising and sustainable. Last year Headley was runner up in Hampshire and best village in East Hampshire. EHDC councillor Anthony Williams said the village’s size makes an award of this kind more difficult to achieve. “Village competitions always used to be a best-kept-village competition but this isn’t about that,” he added. “This is about which village is really good at working together and has a sense of community spirit and achievement. “If a village has problems theu don’t count against it – it is how residents deal with them that counts. It’s teamwork and how the community pulls together that the judges are looking for.” “Because Headley has more than one centre it is not as easy as in a compact village to create an


Business meetings esprit de corps, but the fact that we have achieved this award is very pleasing. This is a collective award which reflects the hard work done by the many local groups, individuals and organizations.” The award has been given to the entire parish of Headley, which includes Headley Down and Standford. Normally, the county winner goes on to represent Hampshire in the national Calor Village of the Year (England). However, as Headley's population exceeds the maximum (5,000), runner up Vernham Dean is Hampshire's representative. The judges met many of the village’s most active residents, and heard about the work of the Headley Society, who organized the entry, the parish council, St Francis Church and the visit of MP Iain Duncan Smith to Woodlands Hall in Heatherlands in 2008. Jo Smith, of the Headley Society, 01428 712892.


ompanies who need ameeting space or a virtual office for 8-10 people can hire a room at St Luke’s Church. It has wi-fi and will soon have other digital and audio conferencing. Rev Moray Thomas, 01428 604540.

Pub refurb


he Fox and Pelican is receiving £250,000 from landlords Fullers for a complete refurbishment and reorganization of the pub’s interior, which will be completed in November. L Issue 18 October/November 2009



Photography courtesy of Milkwood Care Ltd.

Caring choices With an aging population, more and more people in the UK face the challenges of caring for an elderly relative or relatives


eciding what is best for an elderly relative can be hard. People face choices between looking after an elderly relative at home, in sheltered accommodation, in an annexe or ‘granny flat’, or in a residential or nursing home. Some 6 million people in the UK have to act as carers and over 1 million of those are above retirement age. Caring can be extremely stressful, and more than half the carers have reported suffering from stress because of their commitment. If elderly relatives are in the care of a home with experienced professionals they can make new friends with other residents, and you can spend more quality time with your loved ones. This promotion highlights the services of some of the care homes in the Haslemere area.


Care Home

ForestCare Brow Home F


orest Brow is a beautiful spacious and grand old house, built more than 100 years ago for the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire. This

charming establishment also boasts 1.5 acres of stunning and readily accessible gardens suitable for wheelchair users. With extension work completed in 2008,

including new bedroom areas and kitchens, Forest Brow offers two dining rooms, conservatory, large TV lounge, and a quiet lounge. Many of our residents are people with dementia and we work hard to achieve our aim of becoming a centre of excellence in this field. Forest Brow provides a safe environment that allows for freedom of movement and independence where required, all while in a calm and secure environment. Our staff are a well-trained, well-established and close knit team who provide excellent standards of care in a friendly manner. Our emphasis being on fun and friendship for residents, we have an extensive ongoing programme of activities and outings throughout the whole year, from seasonal treats such as Carol concerts from the local church choir, to group outings to local eateries and attractions. We place great importance on families and children are frequently to be seen and heard here, as are pets, who make welcome visitors. All our food is freshly cooked each day, with special areas and food programmes being available to those who may struggle to eat regularly or in company. We cater in an imaginative and varied way for all of our residents, whatever their dietary and nutritional requirements. Forest Brow Care Home, 63 Forest Road, Liss Forest, GU33, 7BL, 01730 893342 e. Issue 18 October/November 2009



Chestnut View

his is not just a home to be cared for in- it is a home that promotes living and enjoying the community spirit that a home situated in the centre of Haslemere can offer- keeping friends of people you have made before they came to live here, and making new ones too. We are proud of the community links that we maintain and encourage, working with Day Centres, Specialist Groups and Youth to ensure that our residents get the most out of life, and our staff enjoy achieving that aim. An active program of activities is always an offer, and just watching life take place in the home is an activity in itself. We are proud to be able to offer care, that reflects our residents needs and wishes, and this includes help and support with personal care, nursing services and a specialist reminiscence suite for people who may be living with dementia type illness. We cater for short and long stays, and even ‘taster’ weekends for anyone who may not be sure that ‘moving into care’ is what they want. We say you don’t move into care- you move into the community- living within the community of Haslemere- and that’s Chestnut View Care Home!

Care Home

Chestnut View is part of the prestigious St Cloud Care Group and offers a warm welcome to all who enter.

If you would like any further information- or would like to see what’s on offer, please don’t hesitate to call in or give us a call on: 01428 652662





East Hill House is an attractive period residence which provides quality residential care to elderly people.

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The home exudes period charm, with a beautiful grand mahogany staircase, two elegant day rooms and well appointed single rooms with en-suite facilities.

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Autumn Respite Care Single En-suite Rooms Hairdressing & Chiropody Full & Varied Activities Programme Home Cooked Food Personalised Care Plans Central Village Location Staff Trained to the Highest Standards on 24hr Duty Beautiful Grounds

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Grow your own Television and radio gardener Pippa Greenwood has launched a ‘Grow Your Own Vegetable Package’, a flexible way of choosing which vegetables to grow

Pippa’s top tips • Make sure that you have completely cleared all shading paint from the glazing on conservatories, greenhouses and cold frames. As light levels decrease it is essential that all the plants receive as much natural daylight as possible. • Treat yourself to a few spring-flowering bulbs and use them to brighten up any corner of your garden. Planted over the next few weeks they will be a real delight early next year and for years to come. If you’re planting tulips in open ground, this is best left until the end of October, but get the others in any time from now. • Carry out your final pruning of rambler roses. Remove them from their supports with care and then cut the stems which flowered this year back to ground level. All the new stems produced this year can then be tied into the support • In damp areas of the garden, paving may have become slippery as algae have already started to build up. If possible, try to do anything you can to prevent more water landing on these algae prone surfaces and, if necessary, clear up any deposits that have already formed using a stiff yard broom.


ou can enjoy growing tasty vegetables, whatever your level of expertise or size of garden. Pippa explains: “The package allows you to select exactly which combination of vegetables, salad leaves or herbs you want to grow, unlike most grow-your-own packages. “I will provide photographs, demonstrating what to do, from selecting plants to how and when to harvest your crop. You can get free, personalised advice via the ‘Ask Pippa’ on-line advice service. Even for experienced vegetable growers, the low cost and high quality of the plants supplied will make this a cost-effective option. “While growing your own vegetables is not hard,” Pippa adds, “the snippets of advice about how and where to plant vegetables that you get on the back of a seed packet, or on plant 30

• Go on an evening slug and snail patrol and collect as many as you can. If possible do this after it has rained, and you’ll find you get many more.

labels are not sufficient to ensure you have a reliably successful crop of vegetables. Similarly, scouring through books for all the information you need (which may not be appropriate to the area you live in or the variety you are growing) is just not realistic for most people’s ‘time-starved’ lifestyles. “Growing your own can provide you with vegetables at a fraction of supermarket prices,

freshly picked, which means a higher vitamin content. As well as reducing ‘food miles’ down to ‘food steps’, it will provide everyone involved with lots of fun and a real sense of achievement.” Having worked with her children, and successfully introduced ‘grow-your-own’ in their school, Pippa has found that children are more receptive to trying new vegetables which they have grown and picked.

The combination of high quality plants and good advice aims to encourage teachers to introduce children to growing and eating their own vegetables in 2010. “Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood” can be ordered online. And gift vouchers are the perfect way of introducing your friends or family to the delights of ‘Grow Your Own’! L Issue 18 October/November 2009



New concert

Sitkovetsky Trio

HHH Concerts (Haslemere, Hindhead and Headley) brings some of the finest musicians from around the world to perform in Haslemere


HH Concerts has a policy of encouraging exceptional young artists and can look back with pride on early performances, long before they achieved star status; stars such as Jacqueline du Pré, Steven Isserlis, Douglas Boyd, the Belcea Quartet, Igor Tchetuev and many more. HHH Concerts’ new season began on 3 October at St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill, Haslemere, with the Solstice Quartet, an exciting young string ensemble fresh from winning the Royal Over-Seas League Competition this year. The two other concerts in the Autumn feature: the Sitkovetsky Trio (violin, cello and piano) on 31 October with a programme of trios by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn; and, on 28 November, the Fibonacci

Sequence (an ensemble of violin, viola, cello, flute and harp) with a varied programme which includes music by Mozart, Ibert, Françaix and Saint-Saëns. Dates for your 2010 diary are: Saturday 13 February (Pei-San Ng (cello) and Miyako Mcido (piano), and Saturday 20 March (Talich Quartet). All concerts start at 7.30 and a season ticket for all five costs £48, or £75 for a double season ticket. Tickets for single concerts are £15, students £5, and children under 12 are free. Available from HHH (see below) or from Chamberlain Music, Weyhill, Haslemere, four weeks before each concert.

Solstice Quartet

Contact: HHH Concerts, Rosewood, Park Road, Haslemere, GU27 2NJ. 01428 652448,.

Cornwall comes to Grayshott An exhibition of original coastal paintings by Alison Orchard at Gallery One from 13 October to 7 November 2009. The ‘Arvor’ is her first solo exhibition in Surrey.


aving Lighting up the Bay spent much of her childhood visiting the Cornish countryside, Alison continues to sketch and paint in Cornwall, extending her ideas onto canvas, from her studio in Beacon Hill, Surrey. Gallery One are known for supporting and nurturing local talent and are pleased to be involved with this debut solo exhibition. This new collection of dramatic Cornish paintings explores the atmospheric relationship between land and sea, light and air. The vibrancy of this vital changing landscape provides rich material for Alison’s exploration of colour and paint. Gallery One, 5/6 Victoria Terrace, Crossways Road, Grayshott. 01428 609001. L


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A DREAM LOCATION Beyond beautiful countryside and acres of woodland lies a very special collection of homes. Contemporary family living, picturesque village life, and ideal for commuters too – come and discover the exceptional Hartswood. Final 2 bedroom home at £277,995 4 bedroom detached family homes from £659,995 Ex-showhome – The Cedar, 5 bedroom home £729,995 Showhome and sales office open daily 10am - 5pm







New colours and weaves Fabrics and wallpapers are getting softer and comfier in feel for the second half of 2009 with natural textures


o says Carolyn Underwood at Greathurst Interiors in Haslemere. “Villa Nova have really hit the mood of the moment,” she says. “People don’t now want the bold, strident colours and angular

Bamboo shapes that were prominent last year. They want contemporary soft, modern shades and weaves with an understated colour palette for a natural, comfortable and stylish feel in the home environment.” New Villa Nova collections released in July, and now on show at Greathurst Interiors, include Madison, a fabulous collection of herringbone weaves and shimmering textures. And Bamboo has unique new velvets woven with natural bamboo yarns as beautiful and fully sustainable natural fabrics. Foxley features modern prints combined with co-ordinating weaves for botanically

New property

Madison inspired crisp and crinkle-effect wide-width viscose linens and brushed cotton plain effects. Colours are often soft muted greens, browns and mustards, many with natural floral effects. Arlington from Villa Nova brings a more luxurious feel with silks and embroideries and grand-scale prints. Colours are muted but sophisticated, says Carolyn, and the effect is “nothing short of fabulous!” Greathurst Interiors Ltd, 601428 651122

Julie Raynor

Two recent developments in Haslemere are on the market


ccording to recent research by the National Housing Federation (NHF), house prices are set to rise by 20% over the next five years, good news for those looking to make a long-term investment. The NHF predicts that prices will rise by 1.1% in 2011, followed by rises of 7.5% in 2012, 8.4% in 2013 and 6.8% in 2014. House price rises are likely in the near future, according to the NHF, due to a shortfall of new homes being built. NHF chief executive David Orr says: “Our research shows that, while house prices are falling in the short term, they will inevitably increase in the long term because of a fundamental undersupply of housing." New homes at Hartswood Developers Gleeson reckon that they have “an outstanding collection of new homes” to offer

at Hartswood, off the Midhurst Road in Haslemere – open every day from 10am to 5pm. There is a choice of two-, three-, fourand five-bedroom homes “ideal for those on every stage of the ladder”. Julie Rayner, sales director for Gleeson Homes, says: “We are continuing to build high-quality properties and our larger homes at Hartswood are affordable and spacious; perfect for families looking to trade up to a bigger home, especially while the price gap between their current property and what they want to buy has been reduced by short term falls. “The added bonus for buyers looking to settle down and make Haslemere their home for the foreseeable future is the peace of mind that comes from industry experts predicting steady long-term rises in house prices. In addition,

popular areas like this traditionally benefit most from any market improvements.” Homes at Hartswood are priced from £277,995 for a two-bedroom design to £729,995 for the ‘Cedar’ ex-show home, a five-bedroom detached home including carpets, curtains and landscaped gardens.

Contact 01428 651606 www. Haslemere House A new development of flats close to Haslemere railway station has recently gone on the market Haslemere House is a three-storey conversion of former business premises, with five units available now and nine more to follow in the second phase. All are one-bedroom (from £154,950) or studio flats (£134,950) with the exception of the top floor penthouse with balcony. The joint agents are Keats and Clarke Gammon Wellers. Clarke Gammon Weller, 01428 664800. Keats, 01428 661622.

Retirement development in Hindhead


eadley Road, in Hindhead, is one of three new sites where Churchill Retirement Living is to start construction. The company is also hoping to restart building later this year on other sites (in the West Midlands) which were mothballed last year. These developments amount to 180 units and represent a total investment of £20 million pounds. Churchill is also starting to replenish its land bank with selected purchases during the next three years. “It will be very much a case of ‘steady as she goes’,” said Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director. “Far from being out of the storm this could well just be the respite as we pass through the eye. We have a long way to go yet.” Churchill Retirement Living is the UK’s fastest growing developer of privately owned sheltered housing for older people. It plans to increase construction and land acquisition gradually in the next year, providing job opportunities and potential contracts for subcontractors and suppliers. 34


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WIN a fabulous Pamper Package from Eden Hair & Beauty Your award winning local Salon, is offering one lucky reader the chance to WIN a fabulous Pamper Package consisting of a Cut & Blow Dry, Manicure, Pedicure and a Facial!


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Indian summer

Clubbable club

Two teenagers, identical twins from Australia, have made a big impact on Haslemere Cricket Club this season.

The thriving and dynamic club Haslemere Hockey Club (HHC) is based at Woolmer Hill Sports ground


arlton and Eric Anand, who turned 17 in August, are Indians, who were born and brought up in Australia. Jo Morley writes. They moved to Haslemere with their parents, Prim and Audrey, last year when their mother was posted to the UK. Eric, a wicketkeeper-batsman, topped the 2nd XI averages with 336 runs in 10 innings (highest 71 not out) at an average of 48.00. He came second in the Scorer's Cup and scored most boundaries in the season, 58. He also took nine catches and made one stumping. Carlton is an all-rounder, who came fifth in the batting averages, with 234 runs at an average of 23.40. He is a developing medium fast bowler who took 10 wickets in the season at only 20 apiece. In a 1st XI Cup game v Godalming he had figures of 6-0-28-2. The twins go to school at St Peters in Guildford. They have played for the 1st XI, but were selected mainly for the 2nd XI, during a season when they were still only 16. The 2nds had a good season, finishing fourth in their division having won five of their last six games. The 2009 season ended in disappointment for the Haslemere 1st XI. Having won eight games out of nine at the end of July to contend for promotion, they only won one

T Eric and Carlton on the veranda of their family home out of their last six games to finish fifth in the league, 17 points (a win = 20 points) behind champions Lingfield whom they had defeated just seven weeks earlier. Their batting line up is formidable with Simon Eastment, Lee Clement, Kevin Gray, Sam Williams and Graham Boxall all scoring over 300 runs in the season but the bowling lacks penetration and when skipper Jon Larbey lost the toss and Haslemere were put into bat they got plenty of runs but struggled to get the opposition out. The 2nd XI ended the season 4th in their division but skipper Steve Vowels has plenty of reasons to smile, his team winning 5 out of their last 6 games and finishing on a high by depriving Effingham of the mere 4 points that they needed to be champions by effectively thumping them on their own ground. Ollie Ellis had a wonderful season with the ball, taking 42 wickets at just over 11 apiece.

he club offers hockey to all ages and abilities. It consists of five men’s teams (including vets), three ladies teams and a fastgrowing junior and colts section, boys and girls from U6 up to U18. With qualified coaching for all members, the club aspires to be the best on the pitch, and believes that hockey should be fun. The clubhouse provides a great scene for aftermatch socials, and HHC hosts many events to bring the team members together. This year has seen the launch of some mixed hockey, which has proved to be extremely popular. HHC’s successes in recent years include: • Winners Hampshire Men’s 1st X1 Trophy 2008/09 • Ladies 2nd and 3rd X1 promoted 2008/09 • Appointed a Surrey Hockey Association Junior Development Centre 2009 • Hampshire Umpires Award for Sociability 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 The club’s fantastic facilities include: • Two floodlit Astroturf pitches • National Indoor Hockey facility Heide Evans, 07731107240 L


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Bushfire Fairytales New to Cowdray is a range of bushcraft, outdoor living and survival courses from Red Deer Ltd. Cat Jarman took a trip to the estate for a taste of life in the wild


self-confessed scaredy-cat of all things wild – from spiders to snakes – I was slightly nervous at the thought of spending a few hours at one with nature. But the Red Deer courses now available at Cowdray are full of useful information, fun activities and lots of team building. The courses are designed to show individuals, groups or families how to enjoy the great outdoors by teaching natural bushcraft, wild-foods foraging, wildlife observation, cooking and recreation-camping skills. And pleasingly one of the underlying messages that Ian Spicer, Director of Red Deer, hammers home is how to preserve your natural surroundings – using low environmental impact techniques. On our taster course Ian showed us the impact a small ground sheet could have on the natural landscape – the results of which were quite astounding. In light of this we were shown how to make

a low impact shelter. Red Deer consists of a team of specialist outdoorsmen whose combined knowledge and experience covers an unprecedented range of outdoor subjects. In the short time we spent with Red Deer, we were shown how to build shelter, forage for safe foods on the forest floor, make fire, keep hydrated and warm, and cook from a traditional fire and stove, using only basic ingredients to make a tasty meal. All of this was presented to us in a fun and friendly manner, and Ian interacted with us at ease, making this not only an opportunity to learn new skills and about the local environment, but also a great social activity for any type of group of people. And let’s not forget the simply stunning surroundings that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep. A true sanctuary for mind, body and soul. Red Deer courses available at Cowdray include the one-day

Taster course; Basic Bushcraft (two days); Pathfinder (3 day walking course); and Go Primitive (two day family orientated course)

Red Deer Ltd, Ian Spicer on 01494 481886. L




If you would like your event listed here, email details to Saturday 3rd October Solstice Quartet Venue: St. Christopher’s Church, Haslemere Time: 7.30pm Price: Single tickets £15, Students £5 Contact: Saturday 3rd, Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th October Fairground at Night Venue: Hollycombe, Liphook Price: Adults £9, Children £7 Contact: 01428 724900 Sunday 4th October Haslemere Farmer’s Market Venue: High Street, Haslemere Time: 10am-1.30pm Contact: 01483 523088


Saturday 10th October Local RNLI Fundraising Event Venue: Haslemere Educational Sunday 1st November Haslemere Farmer’s Market Venue: Behind Collingwood Batchellor and in the High Street Time: 10am-1.30pm Contact: farmersmarket Thursday 5th November Haslemere Town Council Meeting Venue: Haslemere Town Hall Time: 7pm Grants meeting (members of public not admitted) Thursday 5th November Haslemere in Stitches ‘Open Weave’ Day Venue: The Oriental Rug Free Gallery Time: 10am-6pm Contact: 01428 656657

Museum Time: 7pm for 7.30pm Price: £20 to include a buffet supper Contact: 01428 641243 Saturday 10 th – Sunday 11th October Autumn Countryside Show Venue: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Contact: Sunday 11th October Celebrate in Style at Goodwood Venue: Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester Price: £140 per person, £40 for children Contact: 01243 755027 Blackmoor Apple Tasting Venue: Blackmoor Farm Shop, Blackmoor Contact: Saturday 7th November Beacon Hill Bonfire Night Venue: Beacon Hill Cricket Field Time: 4.30pm Contact: 01428 606761 Wednesday 11th November Three Counties Association of National Trust Members: Lecture Venue: Haslemere Time: Afternoon Thursday 12th November Haslemere Town Council Meeting Venue: Town Hall, High Street Time: 7pm Members of the public welcome Saturday 14th November The 26th Annual Charities Fair Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 9am-1pm

Monday 12th October Three Counties Association of National Trust Members Outing Venue: Portsmouth Time: Daytime Friday 16th October Haslemere Society Special 125th Anniversary Event: Celebration Dinner Venue: Georgian House Hotel, Haslemere Time: 7pm for 7.30pm Price: £38 to include dinner, wine and entertainment Contact: haslemeresociety Saturday 17th October A F.R.O.G. event, especially for the King’s World Trust Venue: St. Bartholomew’s School Hall, Haslemere Price: Free entry, optional charity donation Contact: Sunday 15th November Antique Bottle and Collectors Fayre Venue: Alton Community Centre Contact: Sunday 15th November Haslemere and District Conservation Volunteers Venue: Hambledon Common Time: 10am-1pm Contact: 01428 654681 Tuesday 17th November Alzheimer’s Society – Information Table Venue: Hasleway, Lion Green Time: 10am-1pm Contact: 01428 642055

Time: 7.30pm Price: £15 for adults, £5 under 16’s, includes supper Contact: 01428 644578 Seventies Night Fever! Venue: Grayswood Village Hall Time: 7.30pm Price: £30 Contact; Saturday 24th October Trafalgar Night – Opera South Venue: Branksome Place, Hindhead Time: 6pm reception, 7pm concert, 8pm dinner Price: £60 Contact: 01428 643129 Saturday 24th October- Sunday 1st November Wizard Week Venue: Mid Hants Railway, Watercress Line Contact:

Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October Halloween Activities Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Pak, Horndean Contact: countryside/qecp Friday 30th October Fright Night Venue: Birdworld, Near Farnham Contact: Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October FirkinFest Beer Festival Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: Various Price: from £5 Contact: 01428 605344

Thursday 19th November Haslemere Town Council Meeting Venue: Town Hall, High Street Time: 7pm Planning meeting. Members of the public welcome.

Wednesday 25th November Haslemere Flower Club: Susan Phillips with ‘This Festive Season’ Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 2pm Contact: 01428 654810

Saturday 21st November Bridge and Supper Fund Raising Event in Aid of Holy Cross Hospital Venue: Grayswood Village Hall Time: 6.45pm Price: TBA Contact: 01428 682388 Froxfield Choir Concert Venue: St Mary’s Church, Bramshott Time: 7.30pm Price: £10 (£5 students) Tickets: One Tree Books, Petersfield, or at the Church door

Friday 27th November Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Venue: Alton Town Centre Contact:

Evolution Audio Visual Limited

Wednesday 25th November Grayshott Concerts A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens, performed by The Strangeface Theatre Company Venue: St Lukes Church Time: 7pm Price: £5, £10 and £15 Contact: 01428 606666


Evolution supply and install all manner of home entertainment systems and equipment for domestic and commercial use. We will design a solution to suit your needs and budget, whether it is to simply hang your existing plasma screen on the wall or to project manage a complete integrated system into a new build, renovation project or extension. If you would like a no obligation quote or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements, please contact Steve Abrey on Petersfield 01730 263073 or 07941 997915 or e-mail


Issue 18 October/November 2009



For your chance to WIN

WIN a two-course dinner for 4 at BENTLEY’S GRILL

@ The all new and very exciting Bentley’s Grill has just launched at The Angel Hotel in Midhurst. Bentley’s is proud to offer the finest Argentinian steaks in the world alongside a superb range of alternative dishes.


rgentina is rightly proud of its beef and they are respected as the finest, most succulent and mouth-watering steaks in the world. Left freeto-roam, the cows feed almost exclusively on pampas grass which is fed from the clear Chilean mountain streams and are treated like revered pets, therefore making them some of the healthiest and happiest cows in the world. Hence, they are known as the Bentley of Beef. A fine selection of rump, sirloin, rib eye and fillet are available and our saucier has created an incredible array of homemade sauces to suit every dish. Each steak is offered in a selection of sizes to suit even the smallest appetite. Not in the mood for a steak? No problem, as with spatchcock chicken, loin of pork, beer

battered fish & chips, vegetarian dishes and homemade sausages made to our secret recipe, no one will be disappointed at Bentley’s Grill.With the obvious exception of our steaks, all our produce is locally sourced. In addition, Bentley’s offer a perfectly formed wine list, a great cocktail list, beer and real ale on tap, premium brand spirits and the best Barista coffee in town – oh, and the puddings are to die for. We also offer the Bentley’s Café Menu all afternoon with a selection of light snacks, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and

scrummy crepes. Why not treat yourself after your meal and stay a night at The Angel? Built around 1652, The Angel has just completed a total refurbishment and now offers 15 beautiful en-suite boutique bedrooms with every modern convenience. For the best dining experience in Sussex, visit Bentley’s Grill. Hours: Midday – 10pm. Closed Sunday evening. Reservations: 01730 812421 Bentley’s Grill @ The Angel Hotel, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DN L

A two-course dinner for 4 people (excluding wine, weekends and subject to availability). Just answer this simple question: Q. Which country do the steaks from Bentley’s Grill come from?

Send your entries with your name, address and phone number to: Bentley’s @ Angel Hotel Competition Life Magazines Ltd, 22 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL or email: Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 13 November 2009. One entry per person. The winner 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 the sponsors, Bentley’s Grill. Employees of Life Magazines and associates of Bentley’s Grill are not allowed to submit entries.

WINNER Congratulations to Mrs Ashby from Churt who won our Fox and Pelican competition; the prize was a twocourse dinner for 4 people. Enjoy!



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

Advertisers in this issue Acupuncture Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 A Day to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Alan Greenwood & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Alpha Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Amelie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ampella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Apollo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Arnold’s Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Barnkids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Barrow Hills School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bedales School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bishops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Blaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Butlerz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Caring Daycare Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Chestnut View Care Home . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Churcher’s College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Collingwood Batchellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cura Domi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 De Vere Branksome Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 East Hill House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Eden Hair & Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Enchantment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Evolution AV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Forest Brow Care Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Goodwood Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Grayshott Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Grayshott Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Grayswood Computer Services . . . . . . . . 38

Greathurst Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Hartswood Gleeson Homes . . . . . . . . . . 33 Haslemere Dental Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Haslemere Preparatory School . . . . . . . . 19 Hebdons Conservatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 John Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Leightons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Martin Coakley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Meon Dental Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mill Chase Community Technology College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Prior’s Field School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Richard C Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Searchmate Guildford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Steep Oil Tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 St. Edmund’s School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 St. Hilary’s School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 St. Ives School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 St. Matthews Primary School . . . . . . . . . 25 St. Swithun’s School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Angel Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 The Haslemere Framing Company . . . . . 1 Toadhall Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Transform Landscape Design & Construction Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Waitrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBC Waterlooville Carpets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 White Mountain Promotions . . . . . . . . . 32

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Cruse Bereavement Care 01483 565660 Childline 0800 1111 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 01252 794434 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 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 King’s World Trust for Children 01428 653504 Royal British Legion 01428 642675

Samaritans 08457 909090 SPACES Young Parents Group 01428 723910 Visitor Information Centre 01428 645425 Women’s Royal Voluntary Service 01428 605498

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 Haslemere Youth Football 01428 656215 Nordic Walking and Outdoors Fitness 07950031538 Shottermill and Haslemere FC John 07770568793

Travel 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 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 Milford Secretts Passfield Passfield Post Office Weyhill Aerial Systems/ Bluestone FX Tesco

If you would like your name to be added to this list please contact us at Life Magazines: Tel: 0845 051 7751 Issue 17 August/September 2009


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