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ISSUE 30 October / November 2011

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y life has taken an exciting turn as I’ve joined Life in Haslemere as the new Assistant Editor. I’ve enjoyed tasting the delights of the fifth Haslemere Food Festival, visiting the ever-competitive Sausage Competition Launch at the Aga Shop and the fun filled Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Lions Green. Following the successful opening of the Hindhead tunnel in July, I’ve been down to see the work begin to restore the countryside around the Devil’s Punch Bowl. Entering the autumn, there is a lot more to look forward to, with an assortment of activities for both young and old. Horrific Halloween events will be coming to Haslemere Museum this October, along with the weekend-long beer festival at Grayshott Village Hall. As we go into November, we can start to think about Christmas, with the traditional fair at St Bartholomew’s Church. With Christmas in mind, our thoughtful gift guide will help with avoiding the last minute rush.  Sticking with the organized theme, this issue also includes our special wedding feature, where we count down what you should be doing when in the run up to your wedding, with top advice from the industry experts. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this issue as much as I have had in helping to produce it!


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34 Care

Facilities in the local area

36 Health

Another alternative way

38 Motoring

Economy driving

40 Food and Drink Going local

41 Competition

Win a Christmas Party night for six









Staying chic and cool


Flag for Undershaw; Antiques Road Show; Going Blue; Hindhead crossroads


Kitchen clever

12 Homes

Autumn havens


14 Gifts

42 Social

16 Weddings

44 Business

It’s the thought that counts Counting down to the day

20 Events

Haslemere Food and Beer Festival

21 Education Supplement Local news and directory

30 Focus on Grayshott

32 Grayshott News

Folk Club; Gallery One; Children’s Theatre; Grayshott Concerts

Going potty training Planet Cruise profile; Meet the Business Branksome Place

46 What’s On

October / November

47 Competition

Eight hours of a garden designer’s time

48 Directory


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News in Brief

Flag raising Hindhead Golf Club has held a special flag-raising ceremony and black tie dinner in honour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who founded the club in 1904 and later became its first president. The event took place in September with guest speaker Peter Alliss and special guest Richard Doyle (great, great nephew of Conan Doyle). Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, fell in love with golf when he lived in South Norwood. In 1895 he brought his consumptive wife to their newly-built house Undershaw in Hindhead where she could “breathe the purer air.” He was keen to continue with his new sporting passion and played an important part in the foundation of the golf club. "I am myself an intermittent golfer, getting very violent attacks at regular intervals,” he said in October 1898. The Undershaw Preservation Trust is battling to save the former home of the author of Sherlock Holmes, and is putting

Going blue Flag raisers (l to r): Richard Doyle, Wing Commander Nigel Nugent (Club President), Jack Buchanan, Peter Alliss

together a display of his time in Hindhead/ Undershaw. The Trust was invited to put up a small static display of Conan Doyle's time at Hindhead. Waverley Borough Council planners have accepted a proposal to redevelop Undershaw as nine residential units. The Trust’s application for a Judicial Review on this decision has been approved by a senior judge, and they await confirmation of a date for the hearing. Undershaw Preservation Trust,

Antiques Road Show A fun day was had by all when the BBC Antiques Roadshow visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in September. Thousands of people gathered with their treasures hoping to find out more from the experts about their value. The queues waited patiently in the grey (and slightly damp) weather, holding everything from paintings to life-sized puppets. Weald and Downland staff were on hand to give information and complimentary Tudor-style gingerbread. Series presenter Fiona Bruce was impressed with the museum. “There are a number of things we look for when we are searching for somewhere to film the Roadshow,” she said. “Accessibility, the ability to cater for a lot of people and obviously somewhere of historical interest. Weald and Downland

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is such a beautiful place and even under these grey skies it is truly fascinating with these beautiful buildings.” The fourth series of Antiques Roadshow hit our screens on BBC1 in September and will run until April. The Roadshow appears in a number of other locations across the UK, including Hartland Abbey in Devon, Manchester Town Hall and the England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.

On 14 October, Teenage Cancer Trust will challenge Haslemere residents, schools and workplaces to embrace the colour blue for its first ever ‘Blue Day’. Locals are being urged to organize their own blue-themed fundraising activities – such as wearing head to toe in blue, eating blueberry pancakes for breakfast, making blue cocktails – or order the charity’s own blue-themed items. Teenage Cancer Trust has also made special blue cupcakes which can be ordered and delivered directly to homes or workplaces. All proceeds raised from the Blue Day will go towards the building and equipping of a new Teenage Cancer Trust unit at The Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, Surrey. Teenage Cancer Trust, 020 7612 0370.

New branch

Knight Frank opened new offices in Haslemere in early September. Pictured (l to r): Amy Craig-Ward, Russell Grieve, Sam Turner, and Nigel Mitchell (Head of the Guildford office)

Countryside restored at Hindhead crossroads After the Hindhead tunnel opening, attention has turned to restoring countryside around the Devil’s Punch Bowl. The Highways Agency has started the project by breaking up the remains of the road and covering it over with sandstone excavated from the tunnel. The ground will be seeded with heather and grass from the common. The new mix of plants will grow to match the rest of the Punch Bowl. Highways Agency senior project manager Paul Arnold said, “The work we are doing now will realise the enormous 6

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environmental benefits of the scheme by restoring the original contours of the Devil’s Punch Bowl, reuniting it with Hindhead Common for the first time in 180 years and creating the largest area of lowland heath in southern Britain.” A double mini-roundabout at the crossroads in Hindhead will replace the traffic signals. The team hopes to complete the work early in 2012, and hand over to the National Trust, which will work to extend the views across the Devil’s Punch Bowl. L Issue 30 October / November 2011



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Kitchen clever The world of kitchen design is exciting and complex. A wellplanned layout and a couple of smart gadgets can make all the difference to the functionality of a kitchen and the pleasure you get from it. Life in Haslemere asked some experts for guidance. Geraldine Keith reports 8

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Maximum storage in a walk-in larder – sited on the coldest (north-east) corner of the house. Narrow marble shelves and air vents help maintain a constant cool temperature. (Figura) Issue 30 October / November 2011


A large American-style fridge is a wonderful thing but they can look ugly. This Fisher & Paykal fridge has been cleverly housed in a built-in unit with wine racks and curved cupboards. The wine racks are solid walnut and the cupboard interiors are maple.By Anthony Edward Kitchens.

Laundry drop... from upstairs, down a shute to the utility room below, keeping the dirty washing out of sight. A smart idea from Figura. The C-frame prevents the laundry from spilling out of the cupboard when the door is opened. The units are painted and the C-frame is made from English oak, while the draining board, upstand and window sill are Iroko with the window frame painted to match.

A well designed, larder unit with shallow shelves, so ingredients can’t lurk out of sight, from Anthony Edward Kitchens. Maple drawer boxes with dovetail joints and adjustable shelves with solid brass eyelets and pegs.

This brand new drawer fridge (UIK1550 Premium) from Liebherr with its ergonomic pull-out design and integrated soft close door is ideally situated in a food preparation or island area. The drawer design ensures maximum use of its 119L capacity, and nothing can hide in the back behind the mayonnaise. Just as impressive is its A++ energy rating – it consumes just 92kWh annually. Available from Miscellanea in Churt.

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If you want to avoid the last minute Christmas rush and give a little more time to your gifts this year, take a look at our thoughtful present options

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The British School of Ballooning offer a range of hot air balloon flights, perfect for an alternative Christmas gift. Taking you across Surrey, you can enjoy panoramic views of rolling hills and mature woodland. Prices start from £95 for flights on weekday mornings, £120 for flights on weekday afternoons and £130 for flights at the weekend.

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Amelie’s sterling silver and leather bracelets, £58, can be personalised with four sterling silver letters (Each additional letter £5.50.) The leather bracelet comes in a choice of colours including; tan, chocolate brown or black, with more colours to be added for Christmas.

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to the Ceremony Alana Hebenton offers a timeline for planning a wedding

12 - 16 months before • Set your budget

Decide how much money you’ve got to play with and stick to it. You don’t want to start your married life in debt. Decide on a wedding date and visit a selection of venues early to choose your date.

• Book the venue

Whether you’re getting married in a church or a hotel you want to book the ceremony early. To save time and money you can also hold your ceremony and reception in the same place. Simone Brinkworth, General Manager at De Vere Branksome Place, says, “I would always advise to book as early as you can. That way you will not be disappointed in not getting your requested day and your requested time. If you choose a civil ceremony then you are unable to book more than a year ahead, so a year to the day, get booking the civil ceremony.” The Georgian House Hotel is also licensed to hold both civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships. Plus, it is the only civil wedding ceremony venue in the town of Haslemere with space for up to 100 guests.

• Choose your photographer

Paul Tansley at Stylish Wedding Photography says, “Your photographer should be high on your list of priorities, so try to book as soon as possible once your date’s confirmed. Good photographers are in high demand and get booked fast!” A wedding consultant can be a great help so if you are having a wedding planner this should be booked now.

• Book the caterer • Your wedding dress 16

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"Your dress is the highlight of your wedding and should be chosen early, preferably a year in advance for couture,” advises Katherine Cusack from Katherine Cusack Couture. “Importantly though, only receive the dress shortly beforehand so it is perfect and fresh on the day."

• Hair

Eden Hair & Beauty suggest having your Wedding Hair Trial as soon as you have chosen your dress. “Bring your veil or tiara, special clips, hair pieces, flower samples, LOTS of pictures and even your maid of honour along to your trial.” If the bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother in law are being styled as well then you can get them booked in in advance too. Decide whether you want to go to a salon on your big day or if you would rather they came to you.

• Book your wedding car • Find your flowers

Sharon Kerr from Flowers in the Avenue and The Potting Shed says, “Plan your  flowers early: book consultations around a year before your wedding day to give you time to look at quotes and make your choice.”

8 - 10 months before

• Confirm the ceremony details

Decide on arrangements and discuss the service, readings and music. For a church service, talk to the minister and the organist.

• Organize your bridal party

Choose your bridesmaids, best man, pageboys and ushers and make sure everyone knows their responsibilities, then pick your bridesmaids’ dresses.

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• Your wedding gift list

Choose a retail house to have your gift list or, if budgets are tight after all your wedding bills, Haslemere Travel run a Honeymoon Gift Register where guests can contribute towards the cost of your honeymoon.

5-7 Months before

• Choose the groom’s outfit

While shopping for the wedding dress is essential, equally important is the groom’s attire. Tony Cumings, owner of Anthony Hirewear recommends brides and grooms visiting his store six months before the wedding to organize the suits. “Once I have seen the groom with the bride it is much easier to organise the suits of the rest of the bridal party rather than seeing them all together at once.” Tony Cumings has over 30 years experience, enabling him to guide grooms through what clothing suits their colouring, features and stature. What’s more, all clothing at Anthony Hirewear is in stock, so customers can try on the actual suit they will be hiring for a perfect fit. Issue 30 October / November 2011

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• The honeymoon plans

Consult your travel agent and discuss possible destinations and prices. Book early if you’re going at peak season. Gemma Antrobus, Managing Director, Haslemere Travel, reminds brides and grooms that, “Long-haul favourite destinations for honeymoons may need innoculations and malaria tablets well in advance, so speak to your agent about this when you are planning your Big Day.” Check your passport is in date and whether you need visas.

• Order foreign currency • Invitations

Send out invitations and make a list of acceptances and refusals.

• Choose the wedding rings

Keith Clayton from Clayton Fine Jewellery says, “Try on a few to get an idea of what looks good, particularly when wearing with an engagement ring. Four to six weeks allows time for something to be made especially for you, but cross it off your list of things to organise as early as you can. Whilst for ladies gold or platinum rings are popular, there is also the choice of palladium, particularly where cost is important, for example, with a larger gentleman’s ring.” Similarly, Angela French, Jeweller at Objets d'Art, explains, "Often wedding rings get left until the last minute. If you like the idea of a specialist material or engraving you will need at least three months to get exactly what you want."

• Your wedding stationery

A special illustration for your invitations needs to be ordered promptly.

Venues • De Vere Branksome Place 0844 980 2302, • Georgian House Hotel 01428 656644, • Headley Park Hotel, 01420 472810, Wedding Planner • The Pink Pumpkin, 01483 233 490, Jewellery • Clayton Fine Jewellery, 01428 656138, • Objets d'Art, 01428 643982,

• Organise the hen and stag parties 3-4 months before

• The wedding cake

Emma Higginson from Yours Tastefully suggests giving six-eight weeks’ notice for a wedding cake. However, three – four months’ notice for spring/summer wedding cakes is advised, as these are the busiest wedding months. Fruit cakes can also be made to six weeks’ notice but longer is ideal for the flavour to mature.

1 month before

Have a final hair/make-up practice to make sure you are completely happy. Remind your groom to have a trim and to write his speech. Collect bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses. Send table plans to the caterer. Decide on your wedding makeup.

1 week before

• The reception • Decide the receiving line order Brief ushers and bridal party members and make a clear timetable to gather the receiving line. If there is no MC, choose one of the ushers with a good clear voice to make announcements.

• Hair

To avoid root re-growth showing on your wedding get these touched up a week before the big day

One or two days before • Rehearse the ceremony

• Emergencies

If you are changing your name, allow at least six weeks for a new passport. Notify your bank, doctor, dentist, etc. 3 months before.

Make a kit bag with a sewing kit, first aid, and other things you think you might need. For beautiful fingers and toes Eden Hair & Beauty suggest having a manicure and pedicure the day before. For a nice glow also plan to get a subtle St Tropez Tan and all your waxing done to give the tan time to develop and your eye brows a chance to calm down.

2 months before

On the Day

• Change your details

• Outfit

Try on the outfit, including head-dress, shoes, underwear and jewellery to make sure everything is comfortable.

Cars • Country Style Wedding Cars, 01730 816127, Stationery • Paperhello, 07930 137939, Dress • Katherine Cusack, 01798 861 365, Suits • Anthony Hirewear, 01483 414042, Hair • Eden Hair & Beauty, 01428 658548,

Aim for your hair to be finished two hours before the ceremony. This will give you time for your makeup and getting dressed.

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Jingle Bell


Branksome Place invites you to indulge in a feast of festivity this Christmas. This festive season, let us tempt you with our warm ambience, sumptuous food, tasty tipples and enough cheer to last well into 2012.

To book or request a brochure please ring Esme Wescott-White on

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Headley Hotel HeadleyPark Park Hotel Headley Park is a hidden jewel nestled in private grounds with a woodland area and two lakes countryside. There are 18 bright and airy bedrooms, many overlooking their lake, including family bedroomsand a luxury four poster. We can cater for 80 guests for your wedding breakfast, and more than 150 guests for your evening entertainment. Sublime food, discrete service and nice accommodation, all brought together in glorious surroundings. Relax and enjoy the most important day of your life in a unique “at home� atmosphere. Headley Park Hotel, Picketts Hill, Sleaford, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8TE Tel: 01420 472810 | Email:

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Haslemere Food Festival launch The sixth Haslemere Food Festival launched at the Aga Shop on 3 September. It delighted all with delicious treats made by Sarah Whitaker and cider champagne from local Haslemere supplier Gospel Green Cider Makers. With sausage tasting and voting by the public, the packed shop attracted all ages throughout the day. The constant stream of visitors sampled freshly cooked nibbles along with slices of the Haslemere Food Festival cake, kicking off a delicious start to the event. The Aga Shop  01428 652 873

Winning sausage

Lower Roundhurst Farm received the accolade of winning of the Haslemere Food Festival Traditional Sausage competition. The local organic farm produces pedigree beef, lamb and pork. Tom Connell, from Roundhurst, said, “We are delighted with the award. Meat orders are now rushing in!” Kaighin & Daughter, from Grayshott, won the Specialist Sausage prize. Haslemere’s town councillors and residents gathered at the Haslewey centre for the annual Winning Sausage Lunch. Guests enjoyed Lower Roundhurst Farm’s winning pork sausage along with traditional mash.

Among the councillors were the Mayor Jim Edwards, councillors Brian Howard, Michael Dover, Michael and Fay Foster, assistant clerk Lisa O’Sullivan and former councillor James Mackie. Amongst the guests at the lunch was Weyhill resident Edith Gregory who enjoyed the sausage lunch as part of her 90th birthday celebration. “I’ve lived in Weyhill all my life and I always love coming to the Haslewey centre for my lunch,” she said. Today was particularly nice as the pork sausage was delicious!” Lower Roundhurst Farm, 01428 653152. Kaighin & Daughter, 01428 604606

Teddy bears’ picnic Haslemere residents packed up their picnics and brought their teddies along for a fun filled teddy bears’ picinic. As the sun shone down on Lion Green, guests enjoyed an array of fun family activities including Parachuting Teddies, Funfair Rides and a prize-filled raffle. 20

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Beer Festival 2011 Haslemere Beer Festival celebrated its fifth anniversary at Haslemere Hall on 9 and 10 September as part of the 2011 Haslemere Food Festival. Firmly established as a leading festival for real ale enthusiasts and music-lovers, more than 1,000 attended this year’s event. Over 40 great real ales, ciders and perries, a wide range of live music and delicious local food proved a winning formula for the festival. The most popular brewery, voted for by the beer drinkers themselves, was Havant Brewery. Two of their beers, Havant Herd and Havant, along with Hogs Back England’s Glory, received the most votes. Most popular cider was Mr Whitehead’s Rum Cider. Great local bands organized by Mike Upjohn of Buskers Express were enjoyed in the evenings and the Meet the Brewers session on the Saturday lunchtime session was the best attended yet. Simon Labrow, one of the

organizers, said the festival looks to support local brewers, to bring the local community together, to raise money for charity, and to create a great atmosphere. “With more people attending than ever before and both evenings a sell-out we hope everyone agrees!” The not-for-profit festival is run by volunteers with any surplus funds going to charity. This year the charities supported were Disability Challengers, SERV, Round Table Children’s Wish and Haslemere Hall. Clarke Gammon Wellers and many other local businesses sponsored the event. Next year’s festival is on 7 and 8 September 2012. Haslemere Beer Festival,

Haslemere’s little chefs As part of the annual Haslemere Food Festival, children’s cooking workshop specialists Crafty Chefs organized a special allergyfree afternoon tea party at the Highlane community centre. The fun workshop saw children learn some baking techniques, making fairy cakes and gingerbread men. The children then had the chance to enjoy their tasty treats in their very own tea party. Crafty Chefs co-founder Nicola Mundy said: “The workshop is a great opportunity for children to

develop their cooking skills in a safe and fun environment.” Crafty Chefs organize a variety of fun children’s cooking parties, chocolate parties, workshops and afternoon tea parties, helping to encourage children to get in the kitchen.


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Schools around Directory of local schools

Forest School

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joint initiative by Haslemere Prep School and St Ives School is helping children to learn through outdoor activities. The two schools have worked together on Forest School education for a number of years in an initiative pioneered by Head Teachers Patrick Wenham (Haslemere Prep) and Mrs Shaikh (St Ives). Their Foundation Forest School officially opens on 4 October. Children aged from 4 to 8 from both schools in their respective year groups take part in weekly outdoor learning activities in woodland at St Ives. “It is all about children exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical involvement,” Mrs Shaikh said. “By using the varied natural resources in our woodland

and combining this with the children’s own interest we will be able to stimulate imagination, creativity and investigative skills. It is a great way of developing social and communication skills, along with thinking skills, confidence and self-esteem as the children work together in small groups or pairs. Every curriculum subject can be covered and enhanced.” Patrick Wenham added: “The

boys from Haslemere Prep and girls from St Ives have loved Foundation Forest School. The two schools remain committed to the benefits of single sex education, but see Forest School as a fantastic opportunity for pupils to mix and enjoy an educational initiative that is proven to bring significant benefits to children.” St Ives, 01428 643734 Haslemere Prep, 01428 642350

Barrow Hills School in Witley has launched a significant development initiative which will see dramatic expansion and a series of building projects, including a new science lab and swimming pool building. As part of this expansion, Barrow Hills is offering morning and evening minibus services for its pupils within the local area. To visit the school at the next Open Day on Tuesday 11 October or enquire about the minibus service, please contact the school office: Barrow Hills School, 01428 683639.

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Sensory garden

Pupils at Churcher’s College Junior School returned from their summer holidays to find a little bit of magic had taken shape in their grounds. Instead of a bare piece of grass there was a reading area protected by standing stones, a decked music area, a wildlife garden, a hill and a maze. Planting is now taking place and soon the whole area will be a mass of trees, shrubs, herbs and plants. There might even be a few surprises lurking in hidden corners. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the parents, this new area will be ready by half term. As an outdoor classroom it will

provide a stimulating and unique setting in which to explore and develop all areas of the curriculum. Pupils’ ideas have helped to create the garden and they are now working on a time capsule which will be buried for future pupils to find.


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This September The Royal School has become the first in Surrey to follow the ‘diamond teaching model’. Lynne TaylorGooby, Headmistress of the school, explains: “This means co-education at the youngest ages, single sex in the Prep department to GCSEs, and a co-educational sixth form. “This model provides all of the social and family benefits of co-education. Outside the classroom there are many other benefits, such as the school production and a four part choir. The older girls no longer engage in protracted correspondence with boys’ schools to ensure some male guests at dances and all benefit from the demystifying of the opposite sex. “The outstanding successes of single-sex schools in

public examinations will be maintained. In a diamond school, both girls and boys will benefit from a curriculum and a style of teaching and pastoral care designed especially to meet their needs.”  Lynne Taylor-Gooby has four children of her own (two girls, two boys). The Royal School, 01428 605805,

St Swithun’s record

Sporting Success Also, congratulations are in order for the Churcher’s College Junior School under 11 football team for winning the Independent Schools 5-a-side competition, held at St Johns College, Southsea. Churchers College, 01730 263033

Balanced approach Boarding is an essential part of Prior’s Field School in Godalming, with nearly a third of its 406 girls boarding on a full or weekly basis. Youngest girls – aged 11 to 13 – can also flexi-board for up to two nights each week. In the words of one parent, the boarding environment at Prior’s Field is “warm, caring and relaxed…but with clear boundaries and rules. Boarders really have the best of both home and school life”. The school received the top grade, excellent, in all nine areas of inspection, including Boarding, in the ISI’s Report of

Diamond model

March 2011. The outstanding quality of teaching, relationships and the extra-curricular programme received particular praise. Central to the school’s ethos is the encouragement of all talents and a personalised, balanced approach to learning: Prior’s Field is in the top 1% of all schools nationally for valueadded achievement at both GCSE and A-level. Visit Prior’s Field on the next Open Day, Saturday 1 October, from 10am to 1pm, or contact the Admissions Manager: 01483 810 551.

Pupils at St Swithun's School have achieved the school's best A-level and GCSE results on record. At A level, 36.8% (compared with a national average of 18.2% in independent schools in 2010) of exams taken by girls at St Swithun's were awarded an A* grade, with 79.1% achieving either an A* or an A grade. Overall, 259 A-level exams were taken by 63 St Swithun's pupils with 96% of A-levels being awarded A*-B grades. On an individual basis, 11 girls were awarded 3 A*s or better. At GCSE, 66% of exams taken by girls at St Swithun's were awarded an A* grade – the national average in 2010 was 29.5% in independent schools

and 7.5% across all schools in the UK; 89.6% of exams taken by girls this year were graded A* or A. Headmistress Jane Gandee says: “These results, and the girls' successes outside the classroom – such as in sport, music and the creative arts – suggest that we have got the balance right.” St Swithun's, near Winchester, is a leading independent school for girls aged 11-18 offering day, full and weekly boarding. Forthcoming Open Days: 7 October & 29 November, starting at 1.45pm. Contact the school to book your place:, Issue 30 October / November 2011

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College adventure


t was a summer of high adventure for sixth formers from Godalming College who packed their rucksacks to take part in a four-week expedition to Tanzania. The 13 students combined a safari in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and time spent with the local Maasai tribe, with a community project in Moshi, the centre of the country’s coffee-producing region. Another project in the northern seaport of Tanga involved marine conservation work. Having completed their A-levels this was a trip of a lifetime for the students, with

the chance to develop life skills before embarking on university courses, or employment. Speaking about the expedition, tutor Amy Tidd says, “Tanzania was a real eye-opener for our students, it’s a privilege to work within other communities and to realise that you can make a difference to their lives.” In previous years Godalming College students have taken part in voluntary work across the globe, from Mongolia to South America, and plans are already under way for 2012 with an expedition to Kenya. Goldalming College, 01483 425526,

New features

Pupils at St Hilary’s School, Godalming, are welcoming new features for the autumn term. For those children moving into Key Stage 1, the new outdoor ‘Adventure Trim Trail’ has been completed, offering fun wooden play equipment, perfect for running off energy. The recently erected woodland yurt is nearby for quieter times. The older children have also been involved in developing their own wooden adventure site. They are preparing to open the new “Young Explorers’ Area”, complete with rope tunnel, monkey bars and step

logs, tightrope crossing, rickety bridge and step logs, and pickup sticks. St Hilary’s is an independent day preparatory school which aims to be non-selective and provides a stimulating, safe environment in which boys up to 7+ and girls up to 11+ can develop, be happy and flourish. “Our self-contained nursery was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted 2009/10,” they say. “Year 6 pupils obtained an impressive 16 scholarships to their first choice schools for September 2011 and the school achieved an outstanding school inspection report.” This can be viewed at: Open mornings: Monday 17 October and Monday 21 November, from 10.30am12pm. Contact the Registrar:, 01483 416551.

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The No.1 choice. Let your daughter shine.

Call us for an application form. 01428 643734 In federation with Haslemere Preparatory School for Boys.


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Highfield’s awards


record-breaking group of Year 8 pupils at Highfield School have something to celebrate as the scholarship season draws to a close. Fourteen Year 8 pupils have secured 17 major scholarships and awards to their senior schools, for academic, artistic and sporting excellence, breaking the school’s previous record of 16 awards last year. The scholarships were awarded to the top academic institutions in the country – Marlborough College, Bryanston School, and Charterhouse. All Highfield Year 8 pupils have secured places at their first choice senior schools on the strength of their Common Entrance Exam results. They celebrated the end of months of hard work with an exciting trip to the Cleddau Estuary in Wales. The pupils enjoyed a thrilling, action-

packed week of water sports; ‘coasteering’, kayaking, raft building, sailing, rock climbing and abseiling off dams. Highfield Headmaster Phillip Evitt was “naturally delighted”

with another set of fantastic results. “We are very fortunate to enjoy exceptional relationships between children and staff both at Highfield and at our PrePrep School, Brookham,” he

added. “Above all, the children have fun, both in and out of the classroom, while achieving outstanding academic results.” Highfield School, 01428 728000

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Directory of Schools State Primary Schools Boys and Girls Beacon Hill Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 191 on roll) Head: Sue Walker Beacon Hill Road, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6NR 01428 605597 Camelsdale Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 208 on roll) Head: Mrs Sarah Palmer School Road, Camelsdale, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3RN 01428 642177 Fernhurst Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 129 on roll) Oscars at Fernhurst – after school 01428 652579 Head: Mr Garry Parkes Haslemere Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3EA 01428 653144 Grayshott Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Mr Paul Davis (From January 2011) School Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LR 01428 605596 adminoffice@grayshott.

Grayswood C of E Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 90 on roll) Head: Ms Anne Bristowe Lower Road, Grayswood, Surrey GU27 2DR 01428 642086 Hollycombe Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 101 on roll) Headteacher: Mrs Stephanie Fiske Wardley Green, Milland, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LY 01428 741332 Holme CE Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 145 on roll) Head: Mrs Allison Smith Openfields, Headley, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8PQ 01428 714409 Liphook C of E Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 350 on roll) Head: Ms Michelle Frost Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722490 Liphook Infant School (4-7 co-ed, 240 on roll) Head: Acting Head Avenue Close, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7QE 01428 722036

Northchapel Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 77 on roll) Head: Mrs Sarah Palmer Pipers Lane, Northchapel, West Sussex GU28 9JA 01428 707352 Shottermill County Junior School (7-11, co-ed, 226 on roll) Head: Mrs Linda O’Boyle Lion Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JF 01428 642096 office@shottermill-jun. Shottermill Infant School (4-7, co-ed, 200 on roll) Head: Mrs Jilly Storey Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JZ 01428 642902 www.shottermill-infant. St Bartholemew’s C of E Primary School (4-11, co-ed, 363 on roll) Head: To be appointed 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, 900 on roll) Principal: Dr Joe Vitagliano Midhurst Site, North Street, Midhurst West Sussex, GU29 9DT 01730 812451 Easebourne Site, Wheelbarrow Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AG 01730 812371 Mill Chase Community Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 640 on roll) Head: Mrs Jacqueline Adams Mill Chase Road Bordon Hampshire GU35 0ER 01420 472132 Woolmer Hill Technology College (11-16, co-ed, 657 on roll) Head: Mrs Sue Bullen Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1QB 01428 654055

Colleges Godalming Sixth Form College (16-19, co-ed, 1700 on roll) Head: David Adelman Tuesley Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RS 01483 423526 Independent Schools Aldro (7-13, boys, 220 on roll) Head: David Aston Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS 01483 409020 Alton Convent School (6 months. to 11, co-ed; 11-18, girls; 507 on roll) Head: Mrs SE Kirkham Anstey Lane, Alton, Hampshire GU34 2NG 01420 82070 Amesbury (2+ to 13+, co-ed, 325 on roll) Pre-nursery, Nursery, Pre-prep and Preparatory School Head: Nigel Taylor MA Hazel Grove, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BL 01428 604322

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Directory of Schools (Cont) Barfield School (2+ to 13, co-ed, 200+ on roll) Head: Mr Robin Davies Guildford Road, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1PB 01252 782271 Barrow Hills School (3-13, co-ed, 256 on roll) Catholic independent day school. All denominations welcome. Head: Matthew Unsworth Roke Lane, Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5NY 01428 683639 Bedales School (13-18, co-ed, 470 on roll) Head: Keith Budge Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DG 01730 300100 Boundary Oak School (3-13, co-ed, 145 on roll) Head: Mr Stephen Symonds Fareham, Hampshire PO17 5BL 01329 280955 Brookham School (3-8, co-ed, 205 on roll) Head: Diane Gardiner Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ 01428 722005 Charterhouse (13-18, boys; 16-18, girls, 800+ on roll) Head: The Rev John Witheridge Godalming, Surrey GU7 2DX 01483 291500 Churcher’s College (4-18, co-ed; 226 in junior, 770 in senior on roll) Head: Mr SHL Williams Ramshill, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4AS 01730 263033 Conifers School (2-11, co-ed, 100+ on roll) Head: Mrs J Peel Preparatory school for girls and boys in Easebourne near Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9BG 01730 813243 Ditcham Park School (4-16, co-ed, day, 366 on roll) Head: Mr A P N Rowley Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RN 01730 825659 Dunannie (3-8, co-ed, 90 on roll) Head: Joe Webbern Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DP 01730 300400 Dunhurst (8-13, co-ed, 204 on roll) Head: Mrs Jane Grubb Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DP 01730 300200


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Edgeborough (2-13, co-ed, 350 on roll) Head: Mr C Davies Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AH 01252 792495 Farnborough Hill School (11-18, girls, 560 on roll) Head: Mrs Buckle Farnborough Hill, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8AT 01252 545197 Frensham Heights (3-18, co-ed, day/ boarding, 500+ on roll) Head: Mr A Fisher Farnham, Surrey GU10 4EA 01252 792561 Great Ballard School (2+-13, co-ed, day/weekly boarding, 180 approx on roll) Head: Mr David Williams Eartham, nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0LR 01243 814236

Head: Kate Bartholomew Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AB 01243 527211 Longacre School (2½-11, co-ed, 210 on roll) Head: Mrs Bracewell Guildford, Surrey GU5 0NQ 01483 893225 Mayville High School (2¾ -16yrs, co-ed, taught separately, 455 on roll) Head: Martain Castle Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2PE 02392 734847 Meoncross School (2¾-16, co-ed, approx 350 on roll) Head: Mrs S James Fareham, Hampshire PO14 2EF 01329 662182 More House School (8-18, boys, 400 on roll) Head: B G Huggett Farnham, Surrey GU10 3AP 01252 792303 schooloffice@

Guildford High School for Girls (4-18, 930 on roll) Head: Mrs Fiona Boulton Guildford, Surrey GU1 1SJ 01483 543853 Guildford-admissons@

Oakwood School (2½-11, co-ed, 260 on roll) Head Mrs Gill Proctor Chichester, West Sussex PO18 9AN 01243 575209

Haslemere Preparatory School (Nusery 2-4 co-ed, 4-13, boys, day) Head: Patrick Wenham The Heights, Hill Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JP 01428 642350

Portsmouth High School (3-18, girls, 575 on roll) Head: Jane Prescott Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ 02392 826714

Highfield School (8-13, co-ed prep, day/ boarding, 246 on roll) Head: PGS Evitt Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ 01428 728000 King Edward’s School (11-18, co-ed, day/boarding) Offers the International Baccalaureate Head: John F Attwater Witley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG 01428 686735 Kingscourt School (2 3/4 + to 11, co-ed, 180 on roll) Head: Mrs J Easton Catherington, Hampshire PO8 9NJ 02392 593251 Kumon Maths and English learning programmes for children of any age and ability Instructor: Carole Coulson-Gilmer 01428 642863 Lanesborough School (3-13, boys, 359 on roll) Head: Mrs Clare Turnbull Guildford, Surrey GU1 2EL 01483 880650 Lavant House (3-18, girls, 160 on roll)

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 secretary.prebendal@ Prince’s Mead School (3+-11, co-ed, 253 on roll) Head: Miss P Kirk Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1AN 01962 888000 Prior’s Field School (11-18, girls, 403 approx on roll) Head: Mrs J A Roseblade Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH 01483 810551 Rookesbury Park School (2½-13, co-ed, day/boarding, under 100 on roll) Head: Mr E Olie Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6HT 01329 833108 Royal Grammar School Guildford (11-18, boys, 900 on roll) Head: Dr J M Cox Guildford, Surrey GU1 3BB 01483 880600 Rydes Hill Preparatory (3-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 165 on roll) Head: Mrs Stephanie Bell Guildford, Surrey GU2 8BP

01483 563160 The Pilgrims’ School (4-7 pre-prep, 7-13, boys, 215 on roll) Head: Mr Paddy Watson Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LT 01962 854189

Seaford College (7-18, co-ed, 620 on roll) Head: TJ Mullins Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0NB 01798 867392

The Portsmouth Grammar School (2½ -18, co-ed, 1500 on roll) Head: Mr James Priory Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2LN 02392 360036

St Catherine’s Preparatory School (4-11, girls, 256 on roll) Head: Mrs K Jefferies Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF 01483 899665 St Catherine’s School (11-18, girls, 631 on roll) Head: Mrs AM Phillips Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF 01483 893363

The Royal School (0-2½ daycare; 3-4 nursery co-ed; 4-18, girls, 365 on roll) Head: Mrs L Taylor-Gooby Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HQ 01428 603052

St Edmund’s School (2-13, co-ed, nursery, pre-prep, prep) Head: Adam Walliker Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BH 01428 609875

Tormead School (4-18, girls, 700+ on roll) Head: Mrs Christina Foord Guildford, Surrey GU1 2JD 01483 575101

St Hilary’s School (2½-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 280 on roll) Head: Mrs S Bailes Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RZ 01483 416551 St Ives School (Co-ed nursery; 2-4 girls pre-prep and prep school 4-11yrs, 150 on roll) Head: Lesley Shaikh Three Gates Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2ES   01428 643734 St John’s College (2-18, co-ed, 600 on roll) Head: Mr G Best Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3QW 02392 815118

Treloar College (16-25 with disabilities, co-ed, 170 on roll) Head: Mrs Amanda Quincey London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EN 01420 547400 Treloar School (11-16 with disabilities, co-ed, 68 on roll) Head: Mrs Amanda Quincey Upper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4LA 01420 526400 Twyford School (3-13, co-ed, 355 on roll) Head: Dr Steve Bailey Winchester, Hamphire SO21 1NW 01962 712269

St Nicholas’ School (3-16, 409 on roll) Head: Mrs A.V Whatmough Church Crookham, Fleet, GU52 ORF 01252 850121 (1)

Westbourne House (3-13, co-ed, 455 on roll) Head: Mr Martin Barker Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2BH 01243 782739

St Swithun’s School (11-18, girls, 439 on roll) Head: Ms J Gandee Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835700

West Hill Park (2½-13, co-ed, 280-290 on roll) Head: Alistair Ramsay Titchfield, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4BS 01329 840405

St Swithun’s Junior School (3-7, co-ed; 7-11, girls, 181 on roll) Head: Mrs P Grimes Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HA 01962 835750 office.juniorschool@

Winchester College (13-18, boys, 675 on roll) Head: Dr Ralph Townsend Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9NA 01962 621247

Stepping Stones School (7-16, co-ed, 22 on roll) A small independent school for children experiencing difficulties in mainstream education. Head: Neil Clark Tower Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6SU 01428 609083

Wykeham House School (3+-16, girls, 200+ on roll) Head: Mrs LR Clarke Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0BW 01329 280178

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for Grayshott

With a strong community and super shops, the village has the right ingredients to banish autumn blues


uy in Grayshott (BIG) Chairman Dick Smith explains the success of the village as a two-way partnership: “Through BIG, over 50 Grayshott businesses contribute their energies, time and resources to a huge range of social activities and community groups. In return, the support of local people to Buy in Grayshott results in a flourishing commercial and retail centre.” Grayshott runner-up in the recent village of the year competition, is well-equipped with banks, hairdressers, doctors, dentists, solicitors, estate agents and opticians. When it comes to grocery shopping, few villages can boast a quality butcher (Kaighin’s), as well as a bakery, greengrocer, farmshop, and wine and beer shop (Grayshott Wines). For those extras there is a Coop supermarket and, from November, a Sainsbury’s Local. There is free parking.

Some reasons to buy in Grayshott

Dick Smith (right) with Adrian Banwell, the next Chairman of BIG

• Wine Tasters Wanted! Help Huntington House Nursing Home choose their ‘house’ wine and support a good cause. Enjoy a winetasting and fundraising talk by Charlie Hoare about his experiences in Borneo for Raleigh International. Saturday 1 October. Tickets £10 in advance.

Pink Elephant A Pink Elephant is on the loose in Grayshott from September to December and it is your job to find it! The Pink Elephant (pictured) is now comfortably nestled in one of the village shops, where it hides for a fortnight.

• A Taste of The Exotic Sample a traditional Dashain Festival Menu at the Ghurka Durbar Nepalese restaurant, available from 1-15 October. • Win a Christmas Turkey Each month a lucky customer of Kaighin & Daughter Butcher’s can win a £10 meat voucher. Simply photograph a Kaighin ‘Bag For Life’ in an unusual location and email it to or hand your photo into the shop. The best photo of the year receives a free Christmas turkey. Competition closes 30 November.. • Limited Edition Collectable Cars Now at Grayshott Pottery but soon to be snapped up – a new range of Sun Star collectable scale models of well loved buses and cars, from minis to red and green London buses from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. • Quality Folk Music Join in the fun at the ‘More Folk/ Rock Legends than you could shake a stick at’ on Saturday 8 October, at the Grayshott Village Hall.

Why not go and experience Grayshott for yourself!


Anyone spotting it will have his or her name entered into a draw. Names will be drawn at random, with the winner receiving a prize or gift voucher from the business that looked after it. The Pink Elephant will then seek shelter in another shop for a fortnight and the draw will be repeated, with a prize being won every fortnight.

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Moorlands Lodge is a new concept in care homes. We provide person centred care to suit your lifestyle in a friendly and luxurious environment. Our skilled and friendly team of professionals are on hand 24 hours a day to provide whatever care you need; however the emphasis remains on wellbeing, independence and enjoyment. Please call Gerry Barker for more information about the surprisingly affordable lifestyle here at Moorlands Lodge.

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grayshott news Doug Morter, Jerry Donahue and Ray Jackson

Folk music revival The Grayshott Folk Club creates a special space where audiences can enjoy music at affordable prices – on their doorstep. Club founder Des O'Bryne says: “I started up Grayshott Folk Club to encourage young, local musicians by giving them an opportunity to showcase their talents to a wider audience. The club is already gaining an excellent reputation amongst musicians, who come from all over the UK to play in Grayshott, and audience members have travelled from as far afield as Kent, Wales and Brighton to attend gigs.” Over the past six months the club has put on a variety of gigs, showcasing a broad range of music including;


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folk/rock, English folk/Americana, Celtic folk, young new folk, folk rock legends and Scottish folk. There is no membership or joining fee for the club and audiences are free to pick and choose the gigs they come to. This autumn Des hopes to offer even more quality folk music with top gigs including the 'More Folk/Rock Legends Than You Could Shake A Stick At' on Saturday 8 October at the Grayshott Village Hall. Acts will include: Ray  Jackson-(ex-Lindisfarne), harmonica/mandolin/vocals; Jerry Donahue-(ex-Fairport Convention/ Fotheringay and Haslemere's very own Alex Clarke and Ellie Nobes. Grayshott Folk Club,

10 years’ success This September saw GalleryOne celebrate its 10th anniversary. Opening in Barnes, London, three days before the 9/11 attacks in New York, GalleryOne entered a world which was staring straight into the face of adversity. It was apparent that the gallery would have to shout at some volume to receive attention. So, with early exhibitions including the likes of Picasso, Piper and Bacon, GalleryOne made itself heard. After nearly five successful formative years in Barnes, the decision was taken to relocate to Grayshott. This proved to be a shrewd move, as the rapidly maturing gallery met a new market with a real hunger for contemporary art. Unfortunately, while the GalleryOne team were occupied with enhancing the gallery’s already strong reputation with the new locale, they also had to contend with the recession. This led to GalleryOne adapting to the changes in the market. Thankfully, with the experience of their director, they could do so without compromising the vision and character already established. Now with the benefit of 10 years experience, GalleryOne can look back on what may have proven turbulent years, with pride and towards a bright future with a strong sense of direction.

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Children’s Theatre Trumpeting success

8 October 2011 is the first anniversary of Grayshott Children’s Theatre and to celebrate they will be opening their doors to ‘the magnificent, and very polite”, Shoe Baby by Long Nose Puppets. This enchanting story by mother and daughter team Joyce and Polly Dunbar is told through puppetry, shadow and music – the latter composed by Tom Gray of Gomez – and is a perfect autumn treat for children aged 2-7 and their families. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Grayshott Books in Grayshott Village Square and The Haslemere Sweet Shop at 70b Haslemere High Street.

Grayshott Concerts are busier than Photos: Matt Alison Balsom ever this autumn staging two high Hennek/ profile concerts in a month. The first, EMI Classics with a top London choir, is at 7.30pm on Saturday 8 October at St Luke’s Church in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Called ‘Hear My Prayer’, the concert will feature London’s famous Pegasus Choir on World Hospice Day. Since their TV success on BBC’s ‘Choir of the Year’ Competition, the group have become renowned for their dubbed ‘Britain’s most exciting unaccompanied singing. young soloist’. Their programme will span Her programme called ‘The almost 400 years of works including Trumpet Shall Sound’, starts at Allegri’s haunting ‘Miserere’, and 7.30pm and will include Haydn’s Mendelssohn’s popular ‘Hear My Trumpet Concerto with the Prayer’. famous London Mozart Players “The choir have waived their usual conducted by Hilary Davan-Wetton. fee,” says organizer Peter Harrison, Unsurprisingly, the event was sold “so the tickets, at only £10 each, out in July. Returns may be available. are especially good value for a Tickets from Grayshott Concerts, performance of this quality.” 01428 606666 (credit/debit cards The second event,on Friday 4 accepted); or in person from the November, stars trumpeter Alison Phyllis Tuckwell Charity Shop, Balsom, the winner of Classic Brits Headley Road, Grayshott ‘Female Artist of 2011’ Award,

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Who cares? In this first of an occasional series of articles on care for the elderly, Life in Haslemere outlines the facilities available in our area


here comes a time in all our lives when we, or someone close to us, need a bit of help. For many elderly people the thought of needing help can cause more anxiety than the infirmity they have to face, and there is a nagging fear that if they ask for help they will inevitably lose their independence. But there is plenty of care available to help an individual remain at home and leading a full life – it’s just a question of knowing where to go and who to ask.

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• physically impaired • showing concerns over memory loss The first person to approach is the Community Nurse (formerly the District Nurse) who is contactable via your GP. Haslemere’s Community Nursing Team is based at the Health Centre and they will be able to advise what an individual is entitled to through the NHS Foundation Trust. Attendance Allowance is a tax-free social security benefit for those who need some supervision with their personal care in order to keep safe at home. It is not means-tested, and comes in two categories – for those who need help during the day, and a higher sum for those who also need care at night. (For those under 65 years of age the Attendance Allowance is

called the Disability Living Allowance). The Attendance Allowance form is long and complicated. Age UK and the CAB will help you fill it in. Age UK will visit your home to do this – their help will prove well worthwhile. When an elderly person is cared for to some degree by their local authority – whether it be in a care home or just visiting a day centre, look at the website of the Care Quality Commission who regulate all care whether it be NHS, local authority, private or voluntary. Anyone who has assets of more than £23,250 (including the value of their property) has to pay for their care. Before spending savings, it is worth seeking the advise of an Independent Financial Adviser. Gordon Tate specializes in inheritance tax, long-term planning and funding elderly care. He will come to your house and advice on the best possible financial planning for your situation. “My job,” says Gordon, “is to remove the stresses caused by not knowing what the available options are, and providing peace of mind.” The Alzheimers’ Society offers great support and advice for those suffering from dementia, and the people who care for them. Mary Jordan from the Haslemere branch will home visit and assess the patient and talk through the options available. The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is a brilliant organization which helps people of any age with legal and complicated matters, and they are experienced at helping the elderly particularly with pensions, family matters, etc. CAB will help fill in forms for housing benefit, tax credit, Attendance Allowance, etc. Another excellent charity is Cross Roads Care, “the people who carers turn to”. They offer great support to carers of the frail or disabled who, as they themselves get older or their situation becomes more critical, need to know where to go for help. AgeUK, Community Nurse, Haslemere Health Centre, 01483 782374, Crossroads Care, www. Citizens Advice Bureau, 0844 8487969 Gordon Tate Associates, 0845 0138659 Care Quality Commission, Alzheimers Society, Mary Jordan 01428 642055


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Anotherway… A closer look at some alternative ways of becoming a happier, healthier self this autumn. By Alana Hebenton


Never having had acupuncture before, I was a bit wary about the prospect of having needles stuck into me. Thankfully, within moments of entering The Acupuncture Health Clinic in Haslemere, acupuncture specialist Simon Casciano had put me at ease. As soon as Simon had reassured me the therapy wouldn’t hurt, he explained how acupuncture works using a system of medicine that restores and maintains health by inserting fine needles into specific points on the surface of the body. The action of needling these points stimulates the body to rebalance itself, activating our own self-healing powers. After explaining more about the 2000year history of acupuncture, Simon began my treatment. The process started with a consultation, where Simon asked me a series of questions to discover more about my individual energy movement. This was particularly important as throughout the therapy Simon explained how acupuncture worked by “treating the individual, not the disease” and how no two people were the same. Based on a ‘Stems and Branches’ tradition, Simon then created a birth chart and highlighted any possible strengths and weakness in my overall constitution. Once Simon had created my chart, he took a series of pulses to identify my different element movements, before picking the best points to insert the needles into me. I was surprised (and pleased) when Simon told me that he would only be inserting two 36

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needles. The first just above my ankle and the second in my foot, as these were the two best points to stimulate my ‘energy flow.’ As Simon entered the needles I felt a minor scratch but within seconds I had forgotten they were there and simply felt relaxed. After inserting the needles, Simon continued to take my pulse and talked me through the changes he could feel to my energy flow. Twenty minutes later, Simon removed the needles and explained how he could already feel changes to the flow in my energy network. I left feeling calm and rejuvenated. Acupuncture Health Centre, 01428 643015 See full article, along with answers to your acupuncture questions at

Other therapies to consider

Energy Healing

If you are struggling to find answers about why things aren’t great in your life, another alternative therapy that can help is Energy Healing. At Place of Serenity Yvette Jones offers special Energy Healing sessions where she accesses the peace and wisdom

that you have within you. A session involves a mix of talking and energy work, and some treatment on the treatment table, depending on the client's individual needs. 01730 261940,


Helping with both with your mental and physical health, Reiki healing brings a flow of energy which enables you to achieve balance and to heal. Reiki-Energy offers a choice of Reiki, massage and aromatherapy treatments and Reiki Energy owner, Sarah, is a tutor for London Therapists, delivering their accredited training courses locally. Reiki Energy, 01428 654598,

Therapies for People and Pets

Grayshott Therapies offer a unique combination of Reiki, Crystals and Flower Essences for yourself and your pets. Carol Wass of Grayshott Therapies explains, “Animals suffer with the same physical, mental and emotional problems as humans, so they can be treated in exactly the same way.” Carol offers a detailed Chakra Assessment that shows what your body is trying to tell you and, if followed by a treatment, you receive £10 off. 01428 607201


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motoring David Madgwick, left, with navigator Ashleigh White

Fuel economy Is there anything we can do to reduce our costs? Driving less helps, but we have to work, shop, take the kids to school, and visit the grandparents or grandchildren. David Madgwick offers some tips


xcellent economy is possible in ordinary modern cars. You should be able to match the ‘official’ mpg figure for your car by sensible driving. • Avoid short journeys, the engine never warms up fully and uses much more fuel per mile. Use a bit of forethought to combine several short trips into one, more economical, long trip. • Driving style makes a big difference too. Use low revs whilst parking. Most cars manoeuvre perfectly happily at little more than tick-over. On the road, lack of anticipation wastes fuel. There is no point rushing up behind other cars already waiting at a red light. Go gently and they might move off before


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you get there. Braking, especially to a standstill, throws away energy that has to be replaced by burning more fuel. Poor observation and a heavy right foot will lead to disappointing mpg. Driving economically doesn’t mean slowly. Many cars have a high ratio top gear for effortless cruising. Use main roads, and stay in top gear. Minor roads need far more gear changing, braking and accelerating. Don’t carry around a boot full of junk, tools or building materials. Don’t skimp on maintenance and keep the tyre pressures correct. Be wary of ‘cruise control’ which maintains speed even uphill which is particularly wasteful. Air-

conditioning uses energy, so most of the year it’s an unnecessary luxury. Competing in last year’s Fleet World MPG Marathon my navigator Ashleigh White from Liphook and I drove a VW Golf GTI. The GTI, a 155 mph petrol car achieved 55 mpg, or 45% better than the ‘official’ 38.2 mpg. A similar diesel ‘BlueMotion technology’ VW Golf can exceed 72 mpg with aplomb. For 2011 Marathon information

Eco checklist:• • • • • • • •

Maintain your car correctly Anticipate the actions of other drivers Change up to a higher gear if possible When buying tyres specify ‘low rolling resistance’ Stay under 70 mph on the motorway Avoid the rush-hour if possible Turn off the engine at red lights and hold ups Finally: Enjoy your driving, the best drivers do.

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food and drink

Romanesco, relative of the cauliflower

Going local Whether it’s for the environment, your local businesses or even your own health, there are many reasons to buy local, so we’ve been taking a look at what the Haslemere area has to offer.


hen it comes to eggs, you can’t get much more local than your own back garden. At Golden Valley Poultry, Grayshott, they offer helpful beginners’ courses to teach you all the about the ’dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of raising your own chickens at home. Graham Page from Golden Valley Poultry, explains, “Keeping four chickens can save you £270 per year! Also free ranging chickens lay eggs that are proven to be healthier for you with less cholerestrol content.” Riverford Organic create veg boxes that are delivered for free, coming complete with inspiring recipes. Andy Dwyer of Riverford Organic says, “We grow seasonal fruit and veg for flavour, not cosmetic perfection. From


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our magnificent romanesco (a tasty relative of cauliflower) to our buttery squashes, our organic veg boxes bring way more than your 5-a-day!” At Secretts Farm in Milford, autumn produce is also in abundance. Primo and Savoy cabbage, Calonoero (Tuscan Black Cabbage), carrots in a rainbow of colours, leeks, several varieties of beetroot, parsnips, cauliflowers, celeriac and chard are harvested fresh from their fields. Gourmet salad leaves are grown in their glasshouse all year round. Moving on to cattle, Lower Roundhurst Farm on Tennyson’s Lane produces a range of quality local pedigree beef, as well as lamb and pork. This year’s Haslemere Food Festival also

saw the farm named the winner of the sausage competition. Another winner at the Food Festival, this time for the speciality sausage award, was Grayshott butcher, fishmongers and delicatessen, Kaighin & Daughter. Given the award for their hot Spanish chicken sausage, Kaighin & Daughter have some 30 different varieties of sausages in their recipe book, which they rotate by popularity and the seasons. At Rother Valley Organics all the meat is fully traceable and the Spracklings have even built their own on-site butchery where they employ master butchers to ensure the meat is cut and presented to the highest standards. There are also a number of pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy Haslemere’s local ingredients. The Lemon Thyme restaurant at Pride of the Valley is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtime using local produce. The Angel Hotel and Bentley’s Restaurant, Midhurst, has also introduced a fresh new menu, sourcing seasonal ingredients from local suppliers, imaginatively cooked and simply presented. And at the The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold, Head Chef Spencer Ralf is busy creating lunch and a la carte menus with

produce made from top quality, locally sourced ingredients each packed with flavour and cooked to perfection. All are guaranteed to deliver inner warmth and satisfaction as the chillier weather sets in.


Golden Valley Poultry 01428 606231, www.goldenvalleypoultry. Riverford Organic 01428 751741, Secretts 01483 520500, Lower Roundhurst Farm 01428 656 455, Kaighin & Daughter Ltd 01428 604606, www.kaighinanddaughter. Rother Valley Organics 01730 821062, www.onlineshop. The Angel Hotel & Bentleys Grill 01730 812421 The Lemon Thyme restaurant at Pride of the Valley 01428 605799 , www.prideofthevalleyhotel. The Swan Inn, Chiddingfold 01428 708178, www.

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A table for six people for a fabulous party night in December All you have to do is answer the following questions:

mouth-watering imagination

As the Angel Hotel and Bentley’s Restaurant, Midhurst, welcome their aptly named new head chef Richard Cook, they also introduce a fresh new menu. Sourcing seasonal ingredients from local suppliers, the menu offers a range of imaginatively cooked and simply presented dishes at an affordable price.


n addition to delicious locally sourced dishes, the menu still features their fantastic selection of mouthwatering Argentinean steaks. Each day guests can also enjoy a fixed price lunch or evening menu from £10.50. As Christmas approaches Bentley’s Restaurant will be offering a range of Party Nights where you can "Bring your party to their party!"   Here there will be a number of party night dates that guests and their colleagues can book to enjoy a package that includes a three course meal, hats and crackers, plus dancing to their house disco, all for just £27.50 per person, or for larger parties of 30 or more they can offer guests a private dining room. The hotel is also offering Christmas lunches throughout December for small and larger groups from just £17.50 per person. The Angel Hotel, 01730 812421 L


A table for six people at one of our party nights

1. What is the name of the Angel hotel and Bentley’s restaurant new head chef? 2. How much would a twocourse lunch cost on the fixed price lunch menu in Bentley’s restaurant? 3. What is the telephone number for the Angel Hotel and Bentley’s restaurant ? CLOSING

DATE Send your entries with 14 November your name, address, email 2011 and phone number to: The Media Barn, Kings Court, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, GU32 3HX or email Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 14 November 2011. One entry per person. The winners will be decided by draw and announced in the Dec/Jan issue of Life in Haslemere. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative is available. By entering this competition you accept that your data can be passed to our sponsors. Employees of Life Magazines and associates of The Angel Hotel are not allowed to submit entries.


Congratulations to Shirley Matthews who won a night for two at the Inn on the Hill in Haslemere. On winning Shirley said, “Oh how wonderful! I don’t win competitions but when I saw this fabulous prize I thought, why not.” Life in Haslemere



Going potty Kate Morrow finds that potty training her son is driving her crazy


aving succeeded potty training my daughter I thought it would be a walk in the park second time round with my three-year-old son. I mean, how hard can it be? I admit I’ve left it quite late, partly due to pure laziness plus a lack of time. However, I was a little embarrassed when a very confident two-year-old pointed out that my son was still wearing a nappy. It was at this juncture I took it upon myself to embark upon operation potty-training. The long summer holidays had arrived and so I had plenty of time and no excuses. The well-known phrase about leading a horse to water really struck a chord with me because for love nor money I could not lead my stubborn son to any loo or potty. He refused, point blank so I had failed at the first hurdle. But, I knew


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I had to get back up and try again. Although my son is very able he’s not very willing. I would win an Oscar for praising every child we know wearing “big boy pants”. I’ve tried reading potty training books, bribery and bought every pair of fun character pants under the sun – from comedy ambulances to six-eyed aliens, but no matter, he’s just not interested. In my vulnerable state I must be an advertiser’s dream. I was frantically searching the internet for novelty potties, bright ones, glow in the dark, dancing, singing and flashing ones. You name it, I was looking at them. Money no object. If it meant my son was nappy-free then so be it. You can imagine my delight when the expensive neon, novelty, frog potty arrived in the post, the answer to my prayers. Potty unpackaged the green frog was ready to

go; all it needed was one enthusiastic boy. He shrieked with delight when he saw the huge frog eyes looking at him, so far so good: “Is this really for me. I love it.” Ah success, but then he promptly turned on his little heels and left the room leaving me alone with the frog. This task was really hard, I was on the brink of searching Yell for a Potty Training School where for one week you drop your child off and they came back potty trained, but, alas, no such thing exists. I decided to go cold turkey and, with novelty pants on, my son and I turned our backs on nappies. I would be lying if I said we had cracked it, but slowly but surely we are making progress. There have been some funny moments amongst the frustration. Once, my son proudly pulled down his trousers on a park round-about, showing off his new crocodile pants to a surprised seven-year-old. Then he accidentally weed on a bouncy castle which resulted in children screaming and mass evacuation, much to my embarrassment. Believe me, I’ll be delighted to see the back of the green frog who glares at me every time I walk in the bathroom. L

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Sitkovetsky piano Trio

New concert season


HH Concerts’ new season begins on Saturday 8 October at St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill, Haslemere, with a performance by the Atrium String Quartet from St Petersburg. Winner of many prestigious prizes, the Atrium’s programme will include string quartets by Haydn, Shostakovich and Smetana. There are five concerts in all, and the two other concerts in the Autumn will feature Trio Anima, with music for flute, viola and harp by Bax, Debussy, Ravel and Britten; and the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio (Alexander Sitkovetsky violin, Wu Qian piano, Leonard Elschenbroich cello) with music by Haydn, Smetana and Brahms. HHH Concerts brings some of the finest musicians from around the world to perform in Haslemere. In the last two seasons the Danish String

Quartet, Benedetti Piano Trio, pianist Martin Helmchen and violinist Charlie Siem have delighted the Haslemere audience with stunning performances. A season ticket for all five concerts costs £48, a double season ticket for £85. Tickets for single concerts are £15. Free tickets are available for young people in full-time education aged 8 – 25, sponsored by the Cavatina Trust. (Proof of attendance at school or college essential) Tickets are available from HHH Concerts, Rosewood, Park Road, Haslemere, GU27 2NJ, email:, tel: 01428 652448, online from haslemere. com/hhh or from Chamberlain Music, Weyhill, Haslemere four weeks before each concert, and at the door. HHH Concerts, L

Theatre groups A new satellite youth theatre for young people in the Midhurst area has launched from September by Chichester Festival Theatre. The groups are open to anyone aged 1019 who enjoy creating and performing and would like to have fun in a stimulating environment while learning about the workings of a professional theatre. The sessions will be led by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Senior Youth Theatre Leader Megan Purdie. There will be weekly workshops for two age groups, one aimed at school years 6-9, and the other for years 10-13. The classes will be held at The Midhurst Rother Valley College, Drama Hall, Easebourne site on Monday evenings from September 19 from 6pm-7.30pm for the younger group, and 7.30pm-9pm for the older group. Youth Theatre Director, Dale Rooks, said: “Based on the success of our other satellite youth theatres in Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Leigh Park we are really excited at being able to extend the opportunity to the north of the county. We are also delighted to be forging links with The Midhurst Rother Valley College, Midhurst Schools and the local community in general.” To apply to join, visit, email: or call 01243 784437

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Jenny and Gary West

In May 2006 Planet Cruise moved to its present location in Petersfield, with a handful of staff in one room of 500 sq ft. Initially the business was niche market reselling – taking packages from the cruise operators and selling them on to customers. In June that year they organized their first reader offer, from Southampton to the Med; they brought in some additional part-timers to help with phone selling, and achieved some £45,000 worth of sales. Since 2007 reader offers in newspapers have become a key product for the business. Now the national press – such as The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Express and the Daily Mail – feature regular advertisements and cruise supplements in association with Planet Cruise. In 2008, the year that Lehman brothers went bankrupt, the Wests appointed a commercial director, Simon Morris, who had worked for Thomas Cook. “That was a difficult three months after Lehmans,” says Gary. “But we have always managed to keep ahead of the ever-changing market by analyzing it and looking out for opportunities.”

Annual Growth: 182%


to success

How a husband and wife team have made their business, Planet Cruise, one of the UK’s most successful companies. Nick Keith reports


hen Gary and Jenny West set up a business selling cruises at their home, they little knew that within five years it would become one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the country. It all started after Jenny West had been made redundant by P & O Ferries and then she became pregnant with their son Samuel. As she and Gary both worked within the travel industry, the idea was born for Planet Cruise, a niche market company to sell cruise holidays. Jenny did the initial testing and the business earned £120,000 in revenue in the


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first year of trading. Planet Cruise started in earnest in 2006 when Gary came on board. Gary’s parents Gordon & Rosemary ran the hairdressers Justin in Weyhill for almost 30 years until they retired two years ago. His Dad was born in Grayshott, and Mum in Haslemere. He grew up and went to school locally and said his parents probably gave him the “entrepreneurial gene”. He was a director at Royal Caribbean, and completed an MBA at Ashridge College between 2003 and 2005. “The cruise market was very robust,” Gary recalls, “and 95% of people who take a cruise holiday go cruising again.”

In 2009 Planet Cruise’s sales rose to £13.5m (with a staff of 26), and up from £603,000 in 2006. They will achieve an expected £30 million plus this year – representing annual growth of 182%. Today Planet Cruise has a staff of more than 50, with great emphasis on customer service. “I want each customer to be treated as if they were my parents,” says Jenny. They have gone into home shopping TV and Jenny goes to Peterborough to front the only cruise programme, on Freeview on Tuesday evenings. The next showings are on 4 and 18 October; 1 and 15 November; and 6 December. The Wests once believed that the company would go entirely online and, although their website gets more than 50,000 hits a day, most of Planet Cruise’s business is done on the telephone. Their Petersfield call centre is closed for only four days a year. Planet Cruise has been winning awards since the start. In 2010 they were fifth in the Sunday Times list of the Fast Track 100 companies, sponsored by Virgin; they were Cruise Agent of the Year as well as having the Most Improved Revenue and the Biggest Year on Year sales growth by a call centre. This year the Association of Cruise Experts (ACE) made Planet Cruise Agency of the Year. In the summer Gary and Jenny were among 150 guests invited to 10 Downing Street in recognition of their achievements. Now the company is a member of ABTA, Issue 30 October / November 2011

selling tour holidays, as well as cruises, offering a wide range of trips to exotic locations, from the Far East to South America, Australasia, and Alaska. Their holidays can be packages or personally made for customers. Gary and Jenny have bought a new home recently and plan to move in next year with their son Samuel, who is now 8, and daughter Lily, aged 5. They are also expanding their office space, taking a neighbouring floor. They attribute their success to keeping a close eye on a market which they know well, and moving swiftly to package holidays immediately new destinations become available. They say Planet Cruise has “only scratched the surface” with a market share of between 1 and 1.5%. Planet Cruise, 0800 840 1075.

Gary West factfile • Born: Haslemere,1966 • Home: Liphook for the first 7 years of his life then moved to Haslemere 1973 -1984. • Educated: Shottermill Middle School (1973-78); Woolmer Hill School (1978-82); Godalming College (1982-84) • Sport: Football for Haslemere Town & Camelsdale from 11-16, and Shottermill 1st team; Cricket for Haslemere Colts. • Music: Sang in St. Stephens church choir 1974-1984 • Work: part time jobs in holidays at the supermarket on West Street, and a Sunday paper round at the Junction Place newsagents.    

Meet the Business at Branksome Place


e Vere Branksome Place, Hindhead, asked businesses in the area to come and see what they are all about in August as part of the Meet the Business scheme set up by the Haslemere Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Hosted by Haslemere Chamber president Julianne Evans and Branksome Place manager Simone Brinkworth, members enjoyed an entertaining talk by Haslemere’s Town Crier, Christian Ashdown, followed by a barbecue. During the talk Christian gave a full history of the origins of Town Criers, including interesting facts about how they vary from town to town, their original function, and their role today in the community. As part of the Haslemere Food festival, on 15 September there was a harvest supper at Branksome

Chamber hosts (l to r): Simone Brinkworth, Christian Ashdown, and Julianne Evans

Place, with a three-course meal. The venue also staged a Summer Fun Day in August in aid of the Variety Club. The fun included a BBQ, bouncy castles, games, races, stalls, crafts and a dog show. As well as a wonderful blend of Edwardian charm and acres of beautiful wooded Surrey countryside, Branksome Place offers 33 meeting rooms and 12 syndicate rooms with a capacity of 150, providing a great location for business and networking functions. Branksome Place, 01428 664600, www. branksome-place.html Life in Haslemere


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What’s On – October / November l Thursday 13 October Planning Meeting Venue: Haslemere Town Hall Time: 7pm

l Saturday 1 October Wine Tasters wanted Venue: Huntington House Nursing Home Time: 10.30am-5pm (last entry for the Price: £10 in advance Contact: 01428 604600

l Saturday 15 October Haslemere Musical Society Concert Venue: St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill Time: 7.30pm Price: £12.50 from Haslemere Hall Contact: 01428 605612 or www. tickets: 01428 642161 boxoffice@

l Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 October Apple Affair Venue: West Dean Gardens Time: 10.30am-5pm (last entry for the house,4.30pm). Price: £8.00 for adults £4.00 for children Contact: l Sunday 2 October Farmers’ Market Venue: Haslemere High Street Time: 10.00am-1.30pm Price: free entry Contact: farmersmarket

l Sunday 16 October Haslemere & District Conservation Volunteers Task: Shrub cutting and muddy pondwork Venue: Haste Hill Pond Contact Robert Serman, 01428 654 681,

l Monday 3 October Entertainment on Mondays with Age Concern at Haslewey Venue: Haslewey Community Centre. Lion Green, Weyhill Time: 1.30-2.30 pm Cost: £1.50 to include tea and biscuits Contact: Penny, Sue or John, 01428-658 190,,

l Wednesday 19 October Feelgood Films at Haslewey: The Salt of Life (2011) Venue: Haslewey, Lion Green, Weyhill Time: 1pm, third Wednesday of each month Price: £2.50 (inc. tea and biscuits) Contact: 01428 658190

l Friday 7 October Fawlty Towers Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 7:30pm Contact: 01428 642 161, www.

l Thursday 20 October Business Breakfast at Haslemere Venue: Georgian House Hotel, High Street, Haslemere Time: 8am to 10am Cost: £10.00 per person Contact:

l Saturday 8 October HHH Concert: Atrium String Quartet Venue: St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill, Haslemere Time: 7.30 pm Cost: Single ticket £15, Students free, season tickets £48 single, £85 double Contact: Alastair Vartan, Rosewood, Park Road, Haslemere, GU27 2NJ, Tel: 01428652 448, or Chamberlain Music, Weyhill, Haslemere.

l Friday 21 October Irish Night in aid of Age Concern at Haslewey with Live Music and Irish Dancers Venue: Haslewey Community Centre, Lion Green Time: 7pm-11.30pm Price: £15.00 to include supper Contact: 01428 658190

A special evening with Academy Award Winner, Rachel Portman Venue: Lurgashall Village Hall Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Cost: £25.00, £15.00 for students and under 18s Contact: Jeremy Lewis, jwslewis@

l Wednesday 26 October Macmillan Midhurst Fundraising with Haslemere Players Beauty and the Beast Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 7.30 pm Contact 01428-652 238, www.

l Sunday 9 October Blackmoor Apple Tasting Venue: Blackmoor Estate Time: 10 am - 4.30 pm Contact:

l Saturday 29 October Room on a Broom Venue: Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere Time: 1.30-4.30pm Cost: Museum Members £3 Nonmembers £5 Contact: 01428 645425, www.haslemere. com/vic

Esmeralda – Bolshoi Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 4pm Contact: 01428 642 161, www.

l Friday 28 October Horrific Halloween Venue: Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere Time: 1.30-4.30pm Cost: Adults £1 Children £2 Contact: 01428 645425, www.haslemere. com/vic Beer Festival Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 6pm-11.30pm Cost: £7.50 adv, £10 on the door Contact: l Friday 28 October & Saturday 29 October Chiddingfold Art & Craft Exhibition Venue: Chiddingfold Village Hall Time: 4pm-10pm (Friday) 10am-5pm (Saturday) Cost: Free Contact: Rob Terry 01428 682022 l Saturday 29 October Liphook Carnival Venue: Liphook Time: from 12pm, procession 7pm Cost: Free Contact: Beer Festival – Binky’s Dixie Deamons Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 12-6pm Cost: £5 adv, £5 on the door Contact: Beer Festival – Rhapsody Venue: Grayshott Village Hall Time: 7-11.30pm Cost: £17.50 adv, £20 on the door Contact: l Monday 31 October Wine & Dine – Monthly Lunch Venue: Harlequin Café, Haslewey Centre, Lion Green Time: 12.00 noon for 12.15pm Price: £6.50/£9.00 (depending on entertainment and Diamond Card subscription) Contact: 01428 658190 l Thursday 3 November HDFAS Study Day: The Romance of Carpets, with Roderick Taylor Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street Time: Daytime Cost: TBA Contact 01428 652 000 l Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 November Murder Mystery Weekend Venue: Georgian House Hotel, Haslemere Time: 4-10.30am Cost: £135 Weekend – 1 night Stay, £175 Weekend – 2-night stay. l Friday 11 November The Haslemere Cellar: Wine tasting Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street Time: Evening

Contact: 01428-645 081, richard@ l Saturday 12 November 28th Annual Charities Fair Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 9am-1pm Cost: Free entry. Donation to charities appreciated Contact: Dianne Bennett, 01428 642 320. Tasmanian Treasures – David Lang describes his visits to Northern Tasmania. Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street Time: 2.15pm Price: Non-members £2 Contact: 01428 645425 l Wednesday 16 November Feelgood Films at Haslewey: The Duchess (2008) Venue: Haslewey, Lion Green, Wey Hill, Haslemere Time: 1pm Cost: £2.50 to include tea and biscuits Contact: Contact Penny, Sue or John, 01428-658 190, info@, www. l Saturday 19 November Haslemere & District Twinning Event: Quiz and Fish & Chip supper Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Weydown Road Time: for 7.15 pm Cost: TBA Contact: Ann Fitchett, 01428 653 487. l Sunday 20 November Haslemere & District Conservation Volunteers Task: Gorse and tree felling and a fire Venue: Hambledon Common Time: 10am-1pm Contact: l Saturday 26 November Christmas Fair Venue: The Link, Derby Road, next to St Bartholomew’s Church Time: 10am-12pm Cost: 50p (children free) Contact: 01428 644 578. The Upbeat Beatles Venue: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road Time: 8pm Cost: £15-£17 Contact: l Monday 28 November Wine & Dine - Monthly Lunch Venue: Harlequin Cafe, Haslewey Centre, Lion Green Time: 12pm for 12.15 pm Cost: £6.50/£9.00 (depending on entertainment and Diamond Card subscription) Contact: Penny, John or Sue, 01428 658 190


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here did the summer go? Looking out of the kitchen window, the tinges of autumn are turning the leaves as we write. For a lot of busy people, the summer has passed and the children have gone back to school. But one thing on the ‘to do’ list still remains – improving the garden, I hear the sigh – another year has passed and the garden will just have to wait until next Easter. Don’t despair, this is actually the perfect time of year to tackle a fading border which is missing that certain something. And if you don’t know where to start, that’s where Transform Landscapes, based in Haslemere, can help. Transform can provide the design expertise to help you create the garden you’ve always dreamed of or improve an existing one. They have been designing and creating gardens since 1988. Designers Lucy Chandler and Nick Hart believe that now is the best time of the year to get the ideas flowing and draw up a garden. The garden can be built and planted through the winter. This means that, by the time the warmer weather arrives, which could be as early as spring if this year is anything to go by, the garden will be built and ready to use. It also

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has many cost benefits. For example, trees and hedging become available as bare rootstock, which means you get more for your money and they are much more likely to take. It’s also good for most herbaceous plants as they are in the ground ready for the first moment spring arrives. This will maximise the amount of growth in the first year meaning they look good from spring. And don’t forget the amazing array of bulbs that can go in now for

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