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Your local community lifestyle magazine Covering: Buriton, East Meon, Froxfield, Hawkley, Liphook, Liss, Milland, Rake, Rogate, Steep, Sheet, South Harting

Summer Events

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Running a great Village Shop

Arts Profile

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Issues, Education, Property, Eating Out, Competition, Arts Diary and Directory




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Contents Welcome


News Environmental Awards, Comedy Club, M&S opens,


Django’s jives, Prizes for Alitex, Poetic dog Issues Readers respond to pedestrianisation debate


Business Rogate Stores, Rowland's Funeral Services,


Robert Park Landscape Focus Folly Market: History and outlets


Week in the life Terena Plowright of the Sustainability Centre


Gardening Top tips from Chris Rawlings of Hilliers


Entertainment Chichester Festival Theatre reviews


Wine Review and special offer for Life readers,


from Alan Snudden Pets Katie Millar discovers people's favourites


Education Outdoor Work at Bedales

32 33

Children's Therapy Centre Health & fitness LIDBA bike ride, by Lucy Coates


Property Local market update, by Nick Keith


Arts Local bands, by Lucy Coates

38 40

Stansted Players

42 43

Arts & Crafts: Local Society; Beverley Harris Card-maker's success Petersfield Tomorrow Town Design Statement update


Eating out JSW, by Cat Jarman


Summer events Making a longbow, by Lucy Coates


Competition Win jewellery vouchers


Reader survey Your views and comments about Life


Charities Elizabeth Fitzroy Support

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Rosemary Foundation: Royal visit Arts Diary


Contact Directory and Competition Results Issue 4


Editor: Nick Keith

Sub-editor: Lucy Coates,

Sarah Parson, Cat Jarman Creative director: Andy Burke Art director: Karen Holloway

Advertising manager: Sally Puddick

Marketing executive: Cat Jarman

Marketing & production director: Gareth Gammon

Publisher: Anthony Parson

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Editor’s View



Forward... with the people

Your local community lifestyle magazine Covering: Buriton, East Meon, Froxfield, Hawkley, Liphook, Liss, Milland, Rake, Rogate, Steep, Sheet, South Harting


friend has told me how much he enjoys Life in Petersfield. Then he

Summer Events

asked: ‘Is there much left to say about Petersfield?’ The answer is,

Yes. The more articles we produce, the more people, topics and new areas emerge for us to cover. So far we have only scratched the surface of the positive life that happens in and around Petersfield. We are starting to have polite but vibrant debates, which engage local

Make your own longbow

people to discuss important issues, such as pedestrianisation. You will find a


strong exchange of views in this issue on pages 8 and 9. We are living in an age which is potentially important for Petersfield, a time when you can have your say in the future planning and development of the town. Add your voice to the Town Design Statement, the launch of which is featured on page 44. You can also take a fresh look at the Folly

Running a great

Market, which is the Cover Story and a central Focus in this issue (page 16).

Village Shop

And in this fifth edition of Life in Petersfield you will find the results of a

Arts Profile

Readership Survey (page 51) carried out in issue four. We are grateful to all of those you took the trouble to return their surveys. The magazine would find life hard, if it did not hear the views of its readers. Your trenchant opinions will help us to enhance Life in Petersfield and make it an even better community magazine. We know that there is scope

Young entrepreneur from TPS

for improvement – in proofreading and in the quality of some photographs.

Issues, Education, Property, Eating Out, Competition, Arts Diary and Directory

So, we hope you continue to enjoy the magazine, and let us know what you think and what you want so we can advance with a helping hand from the people who read, and enjoy, the magazine.

Folly Market Focus. See page 16

Cover and Folly Market photos by Tina Bolton. Tina Bolton Photography. Contact: 07976 302937. Web:


Nick Keith, Editor

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Garlands for the Harlands

Business Awards in May. Their

impressed the judges so much

company Permanent Publications

that they also won Sustainable

won both the Best Small

Business of the Year Award. The

Business Award and Sustainable

judges said they found it difficult

Business of the Year Award.

to think of anything else that

The judging panel were

Permanent Publications could be

unanimous in their decision to

doing, and it was this that sealed

present the Best Small Business


Award to Permanent

Special guest TV weatherman

Publications – who are based at

Michael Fish presented the

the Sustainability Centre near

awards, beautiful hand-crafted

East Meon – declaring them to be

trophies made from recycled

‘outstanding in so many areas.’

glass by local artist Sue Tinkler

The Small Business category (up to 50 employees) saw a

of Tinklertastic. Over 150 people attended the

record number of 22 entries. The

ceremony at the Botley Park

judges said: “From their bio-fuel

Hotel near Southampton to

and solar powered office through

celebrate the finest examples of

to their dedication in spreading

sustainable business in

the message of sustainability to

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

wider audiences, Permanent Maddy and Tim Harland with Michael Fish and their awards


im and Maddy Harland, who were featured on the cover

of the last issue of Life in

Petersfield, enjoyed a double success in the fourth Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sustainable

Big Laughs House every third Monday evening. Dan Wright and Steven Marsh have been on the

See, A week in the Life of …

winners of the 2007 Small

Terena Plowright, page 22

Business Award, sponsored by


EADS Astrium.” Permanent Publications

Floors with no flaws!

they told Life in Petersfield’s


Lucy Coates a little bit about

announce that they now


stock a new form of floor tile.

gets: it is top of the range

“We met at Huddersfield

“Caralium is brilliant as it is

without being top of the

University where we were

so practical,” she explained.

budget scale. And I think we

reading Theatre Studies. We

“The tile is made from a

have almost exclusive access

both tried stand up by

mineral base so it can look

to this brand in the UK so we

ourselves first but when we

like real slate, ceramic or

are very pleased.”

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Dan Wright and Steven Marsh outside the Folly Wine and Ale House

Publications are very deserving

isa Neill from All About

and easy to handle, and

Flooring is pleased to

extremely durable. “This is as modern as it

we’ve teamed up and it’s just

n Monday 4 June, ‘Big


worked for some reason! We

well as on Crash Test Dummies

and the evening comes highly

Cook’ and ‘Little Cook’

really enjoy performing comedy

and Big Brother’s Big Mouth.

were performing in Petersfield’s

for adults and children.” Look

recommended by Life in Petersfield.

Comedy Club, Mirth Control

out for this dynamic duo in

Comedy Club are available from

held at the Folly Wine and Ale

Edinburgh Festival this year as

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Tea for two

A sumptuous tea at Django’s

Marks sparks


arks & Spencer opened

pastries, cakes and crusty

its latest Simply Food

bread, freshly baked each

store in Petersfield High

day. There are essential

Street at the end of May,

clothes for men and women,

creating nearly 50 jobs for

home accessories, and stylish

the area.

gift cards and wrapping.


The new 7,124 sq ft store has

Warren Simmons, the Store

o find high quality tea and

Bourbon Espresso (from Brazil).

a contemporary style, and

Manager, said: “We have an

coffee you now need look

Prices range from £1.47 to

stocks over 2,300 quality

excellent team in place and

no further than Django’s in

£1.59 for 100g.

food products including:

hope that our quality

Bakery Lane, Petersfield. At the

Then we had to prepare our

ready meals, fresh produce,

products, combined with

end of May, Briony Ledger and

taste buds for tea, where we

sandwiches, salads, snacks,

extended opening hours, will

Russell Timmins launched their

had four choices from 16

flowers and plants. Shoppers

be a big hit with our many

new range at a special tasting,

varieties. We enjoyed an

can also choose from a

dedicated customers in the

accompanied by delicious food

afternoon mix, Assam (Lucy),

comprehensive selection of


and Russell on his guitar.

Darjeeling, and China Rose

wine and champagne for the

Opening hours:

Congou (Nick). Prices range

perfect accompaniment to

Monday to Saturday, 8am –

from £1.50 to £3.34 for 125g.

any meal.

9pm; Sunday, 11am – 5pm

From the list of 12 coffees we were given four to try: Birelli’s Espresso Blend (Nick’s

“Pass the tea / coffee pot and

favourite), Kenya AA Blue

the cucumber sandwiches.”

Mountain (Lucy’s favourite), Old

Contact: Briony at Django’s,

Brown Java, and Sweet

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An in-store bakery offers


On the prize trail

Paws for thought A

classic re-issue of poems written by Abigail, a

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel aged six charting the variety of her life – including the discomfort of a visit to the vet, her first love for a fickle

Members of the Alitex team receive the Royal Horticultural Society Sundries Trophy at Chelsea Flower Show (left to right): Tom Hall, Sally Roohan, Dougal Philip, Chris Sawyer, and Philippa McCullough

Labrador and her favourite reading matter – are now available to buy.


aving won a major award

mechanical engineering body

at May’s Chelsea Flower

said, “For a small company of

Show, Alitex has now recieved a

less than 100 people, its links

Abigail and her owner,

Highly Commended in the BP

into education at all levels are

Petersfield’s Maureen Melvin

Award for Best Partnership

astonishing, with commitment

in a future issue of Life in

Between Business and

to schools, local universities

Petersfield. RRP Price: £5.99 Binding: Hardback ISBN 978 1 84024 588 2 Life

Education category at the

and to workforce development

Institution of Mechanical

through education.”

Look out for a profile of

Maureen Melvin and Abigail


Engineers Manufacturing Excellence Awards. IMechE, the world’s leading

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Pedestrianisation issues The big debate about pedestrian precincts in Petersfield continues with feedback from readers of Life in Petersfield after the arguments For and Against in the last two issues


continue to do so. As the article

pedestrian, it increased the

and the visitor with a nightmare

What a breath of commonsense

highlights, it was with the coming

dangers, particularly between the

scenario. Pedestrianisation in any

and realism was contained in the

of Rams Walk and the Petersfield

Square and in the area of Lyndum

part of Petersfield town centre

article “Rotten for retailers” by

by-pass in 1992-93 that major

House. It is now easy to be

would be just that for residents

Trevor and Gill Towner in the

changes were first effected; The

brushed aside by passing

and traders alike. There must be

May-June issue of the magazine.

Mint Crossroads (or Forebridge) is

vehicles. Something that never

better ways of improving the

They have traded long enough in

a classic case of incompetence.

happened before.


Petersfield to know. Their

The placing of a dominant road

As a result the residents and

T L Norgate

thoughts and experiences are

surface north-south without any

visitors to the town have suffered

those of many people and every

form of indication that traffic

because of the lack of

fact is totally valid.

from all directions had equal

consultation. Widen the road by

I used to live in Cowplain and

priority has for almost 14 years

18 inches and Petersfield will

often went to Petersfield. It is a

and architects’ dreams have

caused many incidents; luckily no

benefit immediately. Errors in

lovely town and a pleasure to be

influenced Petersfield, often

fatalities. More recent

street layout can be corrected,

in, mainly because it has

detrimentally, so there has been

developments in Frenchmans

buildings rarely can be.

character in its buildings and

no turning back. Some changes

Road, at the junction with Rushes

have been outstanding and are to

Road/ Railway Station car park,

to lack of consultation with

shops. Trevor and Jill Towner’s

be applauded. Naturally beauty is

sow the wisdom of giving way to

people who are in the town

article, which I read when staying

in the eye of the beholder and we

traffic on your right.

almost daily, those who have lived

in Hampshire recently, gives a

For too long, artists’ impressions

Many of these failings are down


because of the variety of unique

here for many years; the people

clear picture of what will happen

views expressed are equally true

judgement came following public

who know how the town works.

if businesses are forced to close.

from the angle of many residents.

consultation in 1997-98, when a

Naturally, not all those who draw

large number of residents took

plans can live in the town itself

which are depressingly similar

how pedestrianisation could be

part in a Petersfield Area

but the ideas have to be

because their high streets have

achieved, without causing a large

Transport Strategy. This was

tempered with realism.

been completely taken over by

number of town centre residents

jointly published by the County

and traders misery.

all view things differently. The

The ‘pro’ lobby have yet to show

The second major error of

I have visited several towns

Dreams and realities are two

chain shops. Even more important

Council, District Council, and

different things. Planners have

is the loss of livelihood to people

Petersfield Town Council in

dreams; often, if implemented

who have built up both their

centre roads where most of our

October 2000. A major effect was

without proper local consultation

businesses and have developed

blunders have occurred; and

the narrowing of the High Street.

with residents, these can then

warm relationships with

result in problems, leaving them

customers, sometimes over

It is in the layout of our town’s

Instead of protecting the





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several generations.

that the roadworks were the sole

residents (50%) “strongly agreed:

some specific proposals and take

Mrs Helen Tinsley,

cause. Other factors – such as

and another 133 (23%) “agreed”

into account the 180 detailed

Aberaeron, West Wales

increased rents, economic

with the suggestion that “We

comments received last year. We

conditions and the trend towards

need to experiment with a

are, after all, only talking about a

For (experimentation)

more local branches of national

pedistrianisation scheme for the

possible experimental scheme.

I am sure that Jill and Trevor

chains – would also have had an

High Street”. Because I believe

Tony Shaw

Towner are sincere in their belief

impact. But, as the photograph of

that the views of this 73%

Chairman, Transport Group,

that a scheme which would make

the High Street in your last issue

majority should not be ignored, I

Petersfield Tomorrow

use of the High Street a more

shows clearly, the pavements

have added this issue to the remit

pleasant experience for

were also being dug up and

of the Petersfield Tomorrow’s

Walk, don’t drive

pedestrians would be bad for

access to shops was very difficult

Transport Group so that we can

People do not need to drive a car

retailers. However, I am also

and this must have been a major

consider what experimental

down the High Street when they

aware that over the last 20 or 30

deterrent to trade.

scheme might be practical.

come to Petersfield. It is more

years most schemes to reduce

We all want to see the local

From a summary of the 563

pleasant to walk down the High

traffic movement and parking in

shops remain; and many of us

responses to the question, I have

Street than to drive, and how

shopping streets have met with

support some form of reduced

looked in detail at the views of

much more pleasant it would be

vociferous opposition from some

traffic and parked vehicles in the

the 180 local residents who took

not to have to worry about

local retailers; opposition which

High Street for this reason. If the

the trouble to add specific

vehicles speeding along.

has usually faded away when

experience of larger historial

comments, and these show a

schemes have been introduced

towns is not accepted, why not

wide variety of opinions and

Enhancement Scheme was

and their trade has increased.

look at smaller former market


probably more to do with the

The Towners’ fears seem to be

towns such as Sherborne or

The loss of 17 shops during the

What I hope to do next is to

inaccessibility to the shops rather

based on a suggestion that

Totnes where vehicular access to

meet local Highway and Council

than the closure of the Street to

during the six months when the

the main shopping street is now

Officers and the Police to find out

vehicles. Pedestrianisation would

High Street was closed 12 years


what experimental powers are

improve access to the shops.

available. I would then like to find

Roy Essex

ago at least 17 businesses closed

In the responses to the

because of reduced trade, but I

Petersfield Tomorrow

a few more members for the

think it would be difficult to prove

questionnaire last year, 286 local

Transport Group to consider






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Pupils from Rogate Primary School

Rogate Stores

Hooray for a village shop If England really is a nation of shopkeepers, Ann Arnold embodies that never-say-die spirit. She revealed some of the secrets of running a village shop to Nick Keith


Trudy and Ron Coles from the White Horse Pub, Rogate

aving retired from her job

store selling ironmongery,

week. In addition to all that,

as a head teacher of a

clothes and even petrol.

she is a parish councillor. As if

school in London’s Notting Hill,

The Village Store of today

this span of duties was not

Ann Arnold set out on a

has to diversify rather

enough, she has recently

mission to put something back

differently. She has set about

opened Salon 8, a community

into the community.

restoring the shop and

hairdressing salon five days a

developing it into a community

week. Two fully qualified

the teaching profession,” she

centre, with largely local food

hairdressers are employed.

told me, “I consider that I have

and produce from suppliers

had a reasonably privileged

such as Durleighmarsh Farm,

Ann said with a loud laugh.

life, and my ambition was

Ballards Brewery, Farmhouse

“Free time doesn’t exist as this

always to run a village shop.”

Cookery, Rother Valley

is a 24/7 job. You have to learn

Organics, and Didling Good

what your public wants and

Wight, where the corner shop

Stuff. She has introduced the

where to find your suppliers.

was an important part of local

National Lottery, a dry cleaning

But I get great support and

life. Her partner had lived in

service and a snack area for

feedback from my customers.”

the Rogate area for many

teas and coffees.

“Although I worked hard in

She was born on the Isle of

years, so when Rogate Village

Ann, who is 57, runs the

“It’s hard work but great fun,”

Pamela (left) and Tracey at work in Salon 8

Salon 8

When she started she received help and support from

Tracey Kill and Pamela

Stores came up for sale two

village Post Office, offering full

Chichester District Council,

Napierford provide the

and a half years ago Ann

Post Office services as well as

Action in Rural Sussex and also

cutting edge at Salon 8 in

seized the chance to make a

banking and insurance; she

Harting Stores. She said that

Rogate Stores. They offer a

new start for herself and the

also runs the community Post

Trudy and Ron Coles, at the

fantastic range of colours

shop, which was a general

Office in Nyewood two days a

White Horse pub, Jenny

and products by RUSK,

Chapman, Head Teacher of

which use the latest bio-

Rogate Primary School, and

marine technology with

the vicar, Revd Edward Doyle,

highly concentrated

also relative newcomers to the

moisturizing extracts from

Village, have all been both

sea kelp. This is a pure and

caring and supportive of her

natural source of vitamins,

new venture.

minerals, amino acids and

One way and another the

Ann Arnold (centre) with friends: (l-r) Revd Edward Doyle, Head Teacher Jenny Chapman, and Trudy and Ron Coles


essential trace elements.

1500-strong Rogate population

They undertake hairdressing

is fortunate to have such a

for women, men and

caring community with Ann

children at affordable prices.

Arnold in at the sharp end of

For an appointment or

running the shop.

consultation, please pop in

Contact: Rogate Stores,

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Robert Park Landscapes

Even greener gardens Rob Park aims to provide reliable and fairly priced garden design and construction service which is also eco-friendly. “A well thought through garden design and its careful construction are key to satisfying any clients brief.”


ob grew up in South

Rob, “because it has taught me

materials, such as cement, and

computer modelling), lighting,

Harting and attended

how not to run a business. It’s

by re-using materials already

irrigation, paving, decking, and

Bedales School before going to

all about having a passion for

present in the garden he is

water features. “I offer

Greenwich University for three

what you do, working hard and

working on.

everything you can possibly

years to read Garden Design,

offering a fair, quality service. I

specialising in landscape

like to think my passion for

becoming more and more

very keen to prove myself and

architecture and design.

gardens comes through my

important to people including

build up my local reputation as

work by the high standards of

myself so I try to provide

a trusted landscape designer.

professional experience both as

finish I set myself. Now I am my

solutions for people within my

a designer and landscaper for a

own boss I can be a

garden designs. There are

clients recommend me to

company in Suffolk. Last year

perfectionist again so I am

many ways to achieve a

others and invite me back to

he started out on his own by

much happier.”

greener garden whether it’s

work on new gardens both here

having a rainwater-harvesting

and abroad, which is fantastic!”

Since leaving, Rob gained

doing jobs for family and

Rob is developing a strategy

“Being eco-friendly is

think of for a garden and am

“We are at a stage where

friends and has worked on

to reduce Robert Park

cavity beneath hard

numerous gardens across

Landscapes carbon footprint by

landscaping materials or

Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.

using local materials, using

installing solar cells to run your

Contact: Robert Park,

alternative construction

water feature and save energy.”

01730 776436

“Working for a mis-managed landscape company was a

techniques to reduce the use of

blessing in disguise,” explained

high carbon-producing


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Business “We look after families, who become our friends; and we provide an after-care service, playing a part to help them in the grieving process.” Tony Thorne entered the funeral business 10 years ago, and joined the Petersfield firm in 2005. Previously he served in the Royal Hampshire regiment, and then worked for a UN project team dealing with refugees. “Trust and confidence are also important in our line of work,” he said. Based in St Peters Road, Rowland’s Funeral Services are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD); the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF); and Hampshire Trading Standards. They offer a useful free booklet which covers everything you need to know – from the time of death, to registration and documents, to people you need to contact, choosing the right funeral, and after the funeral. Alternative services are now increasingly popular – including motorcycle funerals, green funerals in a wicker or bamboo casket at the Sustainability Centre, and humanistic services.

Tony Thorne and Marsha Vincent

Rowland’s Funeral Services result, the company became

are available 24-7, with three

Safe haven

known as Rowland & Son.

full-time and eight part-time

Rowland’s Funeral Services

William Rowland’s only

staff. They offer advance

daughter, Beryl, married Percy

planning through a Golden

Vincent, who joined the

Charter service or pre-instruct

A friend who is in her nineties jokingly describes herself as “in the dying zone”. All of us have no choice but to reach that zone at some time. Hopefully, you will have had a full life, found time to plan, and put yourself and your family in good hands.

furniture business and it was

which allows the funeral

re-named Rowland, Son &

arrangements to pass to

Vincent, known mainly as

another firm if the family

Rowland’s. Funeral Services

moves away from Petersfield.

(Petersfield) Ltd, founded in

“We are all qualified and we

1934, was the funeral

try to achieve the highest

department of Rowland’s.

possible standards of care,”

ou will find a happy resting


Her father Michael is MD, and

place through Rowland’s

her uncle David and her aunt

Funeral Services (Petersfield)

Mary are also directors.

Ltd. The family business is run

Here’s a potted family history.

Rowland’s closed in 2004 and

Marsha Vincent said. “We never

Funeral Services have now

compromise in looking after all

decided to add the name to

our customers.”

on a day-to-day basis by

In 1882 Charles Rowland

their existing title. So it will

Marsha Vincent, who is 31, and

(Marsha’s great great

become Rowland’s Funeral

manager Tony Thorne.

Nick Keith

grandfather) started a cabinet-

Services (Petersfield) – keeping

Contact: Rowland’s Funeral

In 2003 Marsha took over

making business. Then great

the name alive.

Services Ltd, 1 St Peters

from her aunt Mary who had

grandfather William Rowland

managed the firm since 1969.

came into the business. As a


“We are not a business first and foremost,” Marsha said.

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What’s the hurry? In recent years it has been possible to make an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), a document enabling you to choose someone to look after your financial affairs if you become mentally incapable of managing them yourself but in accordance with your wishes.


adly not all Attorneys have

and potentially give more peace

acted in the best interests

of mind for the donor.

of the person making the EPA.

An EPA relates only to

There has been much publicity

property and financial affairs.

about ‘dishonest’ Attorneys as

Although a Lasting Power of

well as those who simply got it

Attorney will continue to

wrong. In addition to that, the

include property and financial

current EPA has been lacking,

affairs, it will also be possible to

and a donor has been unable to

include personal welfare and

specify what should happen to

health care issues. All a donor

him or her personally. As a

will need to do is obtain a

result from the 1 October this

certificate from an independent

year, EPAs will be replaced by

person, confirming that the

Lasting Powers of Attorney,

donor is acting voluntarily and

which will tighten up the rules

understands what they are

doing. An attorney can then give effect to wishes such as

or the Court. If you have total confidence in

how a donor wants to be cared

the person you have chosen as

for – giving control back to a

your Attorney, and see no

donor at a time when he or she

necessity for the Attorney’s

may need it the most.

power to be registered with the

Unsurprisingly for a document that confers such a power, the forms for Lasting Powers of

Court, then it would be sensible to consider making an EPA now. There are pros and cons of

Attorney are complex and have

waiting for 1 October. If you

to be registered immediately

would like further information

(currently an EPA only has to

or would like to make an

be registered in the event of

Enduring Power of Attorney

the Donor losing capacity),

now, please contact Daltons

which means that it is likely

Solicitors: Helen Wernham at

that the cost of making a

our Petersfield Office (01730

Lasting Power of Attorney will

262816) or Michael Wilson at

be considerably greater than

our Hayling Island Office (023

the cost of making an EPA.

9246 4844).

Registering an EPA can also mean that costs are incurred

Making an EPA is as

on an ongoing basis.

important as making a Will –

Although it will not be possible to make a new EPA

don’t leave it to fate. Life

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Focus On... the Folly Market choosing rhubarb and custards and bulls-eyes, and younger generations gossip to me while sucking on a giant gobstopper. The really little ones have never seen anything like it and stare, wide-eyed wondering aloud if I am Willy Wonka. I spend a lot of time cleaning the shop front because they press their noses right up against the glass in order to see better.” Liz sells sweets for any occasions including wedding favours, gift boxes and party/cinema bags. “It is lovely to give children value for their money especially when they’re off to the pictures. Parents can The Old Folly Market, photographed in 1924 from a brewery which is no longer in existence

their maths too as they have to

Look out for local shops

add up the contents of their pick and mix bags.” Contact: Bettymays, 01730 710042 Butterfly Lingerie Elizabeth Davies spent much of her life as a nurse, culminating

The Folly Market, Folly Lane and Stable Lane provide a central but sometimes overlooked shopping opportunity in Petersfield. Here’s a quick tour

in running a care home in Fleet. In 1990 she fancied the idea of getting back into retail.

butchers, greengrocers,

Local friends urged her to

kitchen ware and art

open a good underwear shop

and music shops.

so she bought and developed

The market brought a

Butterfly, a lingerie shop just

new dimension to

outside the Folly Market.

shopping in the town as it enabled people to make a complete circuit. The Folly Market got

Butterfly stocks top quality Jerry Hicks, Folly Downstairs

business in her absence but


women’s underwear, and some “larger and unusual sizes”. Elizabeth also offers a lovely

its name from the

soon lost interest and opened

book of 51 original poems

footpath that runs

one of the first garages in the

(Rubies) which she wrote about

alongside the north of it

area. The show rooms and

bereavement after her husband

called Folly Lane, one of

workshops that he built on the

Richard died of cancer in 2002.

the oldest

site are what remain as the

Proceeds go to Macmillan

thoroughfares in the

Folly Market today.

Cancer Relief.

town. Bettymays Sweet Shop

encourage children to practise

The building itself was built at the turn of the century by a Mr. Britnell

Contact: Butterfly, Bettymays Sweet Shop

01730 267014

Liz Edwards spent 25 years of her life as a dog beautician


June 1978 saw the opening of

who had a yearning to run his

despite her severe dog allergy.

Andy Krauze, proprietor of

the Folly Market. It was thought

own bicycle business. His wife

She was inspired to set up a

Chinwags, worked as a

to be ‘everything the

considered it beneath her

traditional sweet shop and

professionally trained chef for

Petersfield housewife or

dignity to be associated with

started Bettymays a year ago.

over 25 years. He travelled the

shopper needs’ with its

the trade. Accordingly, he sent

complex of 26 individual shops

her away on holiday and

reaction when they visit. Older

before becoming Head Chef at

all under one roof including

promptly opened a cycle

generations come to reminisce,

United Park Rehabilitation Life

world learning new cuisines



“Customers have a genuine




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Shopping t



Den of Antiquity

Dragon Treasures

Den of Antiquity opposite

Elizabeth Hayward has been in

Dragon Treasures. They are not

the Folly since 1994, and at her

rivals but it is no surprise to

current premises for the last 12

learn that Rose worked with

years. She buys and sells

Elizabeth for 12 years.

antiques and collectables. “We have a lot of choice from

Folly Lane and Stable Lane Ladies

Hospital in Godalming. “I decided to set up a sandwich and baguette bar

Folly Models

Rose has been in the Folly Market for 20 years “everybody

an eclectic mix,” she says,

knows me”– and has worked in

“from costumer jewellery for £1

the antiques’ trade for almost

to furniture for £500. If anyone

as long. She decided to start

is looking for an unusual gift

her own venture, on a smaller

then it is worth looking here.”

basis than Dragon Treasures

Elizabeth Hayward likes the

but in a spirit of cooperation.

Edwardian era; and she collects

And Den of Antiquity opened

Monart glass and prints by Sir

less than two months ago.

one of whom is my wife, so I

William Russell. She now

suppose it is a family business.”

operates Dragon Treasures on

including silver from two Alton

her own, with part-time help.

dealers, Richard Eves and Bruce

“Most of my suppliers are

Harding. As a sideline she goes

Everything is made using

She offers local antiques,

here in the Folly Market six

completely fresh produce. “The

years ago because I could see a

bread is kept at room-

local, but occasionally they

off all round Europe in a 1952

real need,” Andy explained. “It

temperature so customers

come from London or

Bristol Cooper GP, owned by

is a change for me to be out

never receive a cold, soggy

Salisbury,” she says.

her husband.

the front serving customers but

slice. Room-temperature fresh

Contact: Dragon Treasures,

Contact: Den of Antiquity,

I enjoy the challenge and find it

bread, served with cold, fresh

07789 902855

01730 266650

really rewarding when they

fillings – you can’t beat that!”

keep coming back. But that is

Contact: Chinwags,

Den of Antiquity

Far Horizons

all thanks to my brilliant team –

01730 710038

You will find Rose O’Connell at

Fiona McMillan bought Far Horizons on Folly Lane six years ago when it was 10 years old. The building had been the old coach house for Petersfield and is roughly 400 years old. Now it is filled to the brim with interesting and beautiful things. They will inspire your imagination even when gift shopping for the most difficult people. They specialise in jewellery from around the world. Fiona says that men should have a look around; and, if they are still stuck, bring in a loved


Far Horizons

one’s latest outfit and she will Life


Dragon Treasures




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FOLLY MODELS Folly Arcade, Petersfield TEL: 01730 267932 Electric and Fuel radio control cars Hornby Railways Plastic Kits Scalextric Games Workshop and much, much more!

Open 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Saturday

Clothes from far-flung places gorgeous gifts beads - bells - bangles Monday bed canopies & to beaded curtains Saturday 9:30-5:00 ...and so much more!

Telephone 01730 269991 The Folly Market, College street, petersfield





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Shopping advise on jewellery to match.

salads, 8 oz burgers, paninis

Contact: Far Horizons,

and variety of sandwiches.

01730 265864

There is also a thriving evening trade when customers gather

Folly Models Geoff Spencer has been in the

after office hours. The Comedy Club meets every

Folly Market for 19 years, longer

three weeks on a Monday, and

than any other retailer. He

there is a Quiz Night when 10%

worked in the motor trade but

of the bar takings go to a local

always had a deep-seated

organisation or charity.

ambition to run a model shop. He achieved his goal 25 years

Wholesale wines and beers are available by the bottle or

ago in Station Road, but this

the case for customers and the

was not a runaway success and

restaurant trade, weddings and

he moved in 1988 to the Folly

all functions (sale or return).

Market to get rid of stock. But

Contact: Folly Wine & Ale

Folly Models “took off”, and

House, 01730 264816

Geoff now manages the shop for John and Nicky Scott. “There is a good crowd in the

Folly Upstairs Originally the Folly Upstairs was

Amanda Clark, Forget Me Nots

Folly Upstairs

Folly Market, which is better

run by Jerry Hicks with Mary

Folly Tea Rooms

evenings and offering two- or

now than ever before,” said

Arshadi as chef. Mary, who

Only eight months after setting

three-course meals.

Geoff. Now the online side of

bought the business from Jerry

up her first business venture, Jo

the business is blossoming.

in 2001, recalls the early days:

Murphy is finding her dedication,

six days a week, with menus

Now the Tea Rooms are open

“I came to the Folly Upstairs 18

good cooking and hard work are

changing seasonally.

has always worked best

years ago. I remember it well

paying dividends. After working

Contact: Folly Tea Rooms,

through word of mouth, and

because I was heavily pregnant

in finance for IBM for 22 years,

01730 267432

Geoff has seen a big change in

with my son who is now 18.”

she took over the Tea Rooms in

The marketing of the shop

manufacture, with 80% of the

A new chef, Matt, has joined

Folly Lane and organised a


models now made in China.

recently from the Pub with No

complete re-furbishment with

Forget-Me-Nots florist, Amanda

Contact: Folly Models,

Name. Mary says she loves life

the help of her husband.

Clark moved from Liss in June

01730 267932

at the Folly Upstairs, and never

“My life has changed totally,”

has trouble going to work. She

she admits, “but I love the day-

in love with the Folly Market’s

Folly Downstairs (the Folly

balances her catering world

to-day interaction with

atmosphere and central

Wine & Ale House)

with her life as a wife and

customers.” Her reputation is


Jerry Hicks took over the Folly

mother of four.

built on healthy eating – locally

Market in 1997 and removed

“I try to be front of house,”

this year because she had fallen

Flowers for all occasions are

sourced, low fat, wholemeal and

available from here – whether

the shops at the front to build

she explained. “We are a very

organic wherever possible – as

it’s weddings, sympathy tributes

the wine bar, which has now

friendly; we use good quality

well as her delicious homemade

or men late home from work,

traded for 10 years.

local food. We are honest about

cakes and scones.

looking to appease their wives.

The Folly Wine & Ale House is

our food and our prices.”

Now Jo is catering for

You are sure to be served with a

known for its lunchtime food,

Contact: Folly Upstairs,

anniversaries, birthdays and

friendly smile as Amanda and

especially its large selection of

01730 264088

group parties by opening in the

her dog are extremely happy to

Elizabeth Davies of Butterflys


Folly Tea Rooms




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pick-up in air-conditioned

ranges of colourful clothes,

coaches and journeys far and

gorgeous gifts and everything

wide in the UK and Europe: from

eclectic, and still at reasonable

the Yorkshire Moors and the


Lake District, to Bruges, Holland,

producers, usually small

Austria, Spain’s Costa Brava, and

companies with Fair Trade or

even Turkey.

ethical policies. The move has

This year, tours to Poland and

Judy Newbury, Rainbows

Rainbows buys directly from

Switzerland, the Italian lakes,

proved a success. “Because we

Slovenia have been added to

are established in the Folly

Greys’ itinerary. They pride

Market, things have gone well for

themselves on experienced and

us and trade has been up 50%

friendly staff, and finding good

each week since Easter.”

quality hotels. James said, “We

Contact: Rainbows,

managers, explained, “We also

try to offer a varied and

01730 269991

have a Children’s Resources

Rosemary Davies, Unity Books

Rosemary Davies, one of the

room which sells a whole host of

interesting assortment of tours

have moved here and look

that will appeal to all tastes.”

Unity Bookshop

toys, drama games, books,

forward to meeting everyone

Contact: Greys Coach Travel,

The Unity Bookshop has been on

colouring pens etc which are


01730 267543

Folly Lane for 16 years but has

perfect to help anyone planning

been open in Petersfield for 20.

an assembly or a Sunday School


It was started by the Petersfield


Contact: Forget-Me-Nots, 01730 268100

At Unity Bookshop a discount is

Judy and Trevor Newbury have

Associated Churches Trust and is

Greys Coach Travel

just celebrated 10 years in the

run almost entirely by

offered to churches and schools.

Proprietor, James Munro offers a

riot of colour that is Rainbows by


Contact: Unity Bookshop,

service from Stable Lane

moving to larger premises within

targeted at people from

the Folly Market.

Petersfield and its evirons. Customers benefit from home

Judy said, “The much larger space has enabled us to increase

They sell a wide variety of

01730 262572 Life

Christian books, cards, gifts, Bibles and CDs and will order

Lucy Coates, Nick Keith, Katie Millar

books they don’t stock.

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Week in the Life check the post and then in the

Pelham and Nigel, our volunteer

evening I drop the Al Gore film in

accounts team, which brings

to an individual that missed the

pleasantly surprising results – it

showing at The Petersfield

is tight but getting better every

School. Home to more emails


and a cup of tea.

Outside I move a few hurdles, then go back in to pick up on

Terena Plowright, a privileged experience of working

Terena Plowright TERENA PLOWRIGHT gives Life in Petersfield a flavour of a typical week in her varied job as manager of the Sustainability Centre, Droxford


paperwork (not my favourite

Up to emails and then a meeting

task). Preparing more paperwork

with the Wood4Heat team lets

for staff interviews and reviews.

me know how many chipping

Dealing with the plethora of

demonstrations we have booked

phone calls can also be

and we discuss options to

interesting, distracting,

encourage biomass boiler

inspirational and informative.

installations. A look at the woodlands with


Sean the Woodland Manager tells

The water tank in my roof leaks

me how close we are to meeting

through the ceiling but the local

our targets for the Woodland

plumber is there by 8am and all

Management Scheme and we

is fixed. Arrive at South Harting

discuss the next felling of conifer

School. They have made some

and planting of native broadleaf.

collages for the launch of their

Next a look at the marketing plan

Greening Campaign and are

with an excellent volunteer called

donating them for a display at

Mary; and I give her a load of

the Centre. They are fantastic!

info and leaflets for an event in Brighton on Sunday.

I have lunch with Linda from the Natural Light Project looking


t the Sustainability Centre

Manager tells me how quickly the

where I work we try to

summer bookings are increasing

arrives to shear the sheep and

for adults in sustainable business

demonstrate and teach ways

and then out to check on the

my dogs are all eager to help.

practice. As I arrive back the

people can reduce their impact

animals before preparing for my

The wool is used as part of the

Friday volunteers are walking

on the earth. Waking up in the

talk. In the evening I arrive to a

education programme for the

back for a tea-break; they’ve

morning on a work day is a

cheerful audience at Cowplain,

children. Grubby, tired and happy

been building a ‘dead hedge’

surprisingly refreshing feeling for

who, after my talk, put me

the dogs and I arrive home at a

along the woodlands. I rush into

me. To work up on the Downs,

through a thorough cross-

reasonable hour. The evening is

the Centre for a meeting with Al

surrounded by countryside with

examination on their views of

spent writing future plans for the

who runs the burial site.

friendly caring people, has to be

wind power and biomass as fuels

Greening Campaign and speaking

viewed as a privilege,

to combat climate change. Home

to local villagers who are

then … a board meeting. The

experienced by few.

late to a final email check and

organising a version for their

board are enthusiastic

then food.


professionals who come from the

As always a check of the emails



staff for free, they are effective

with a cup of Fairtrade coffee at

I check my email before loading

Droxford School arrive for their

at keeping me in line … not

about 7am. Then I gather the

the car to get to Petersfield for

second day here looking at waste

something I often appreciate

dogs and set off to work to check

8.30am. EHDC has lent us a

and recycling. I meet with Sean

until after the event! Manage to

the horses before going in to a

trailer in the Square to mark

to discuss his activity at the

leave by 7pm.

meeting with the staff to debrief

Environment Day. We help people

weekend ‘Camp Craft and

on the success of the Hampshire

make small changes to their lives

Wilderness Skills’ for children. He

The weekend

Green Fair. As I then prepare

that save CO2, water and money.

is then off to work with children

My weekend working - A busy

reports on how we spent some

I then write a press release and

having difficulties with study at

period with a large camping

money, kindly donated for our

just email it in time.


gathering, café, people walking,

Local man Steve Bowman


at options for offering education

I face forms and emails and

local area offering their advice to

Compost Toilet and Straw Bale

More questions in the Square

Shower Block, I see the school

and then pack down the event. I

my links with Petersfield

burial site, children’s activities,

party arrive for their outdoor

am called by a woman asking

Tomorrow brings to light lots of

BBQs and walkers from the

experience with Janet the

how we can work to help reduce

options; and then I have a

South Downs Way. Plus usual

Education Office. Pond dipping,

waste in Hampshire and tackling

meeting with Tim from Queen

emails and phone calls.

mini beasting, and scrap art

the obstacles preventing public

Elizabeth Country Park looking at

seem to be the order of the day.

action. I promise an email with

partnership working. Finally, the

ideas. Back to the Centre to

dreaded budget meeting with

A meeting with the Hostel


A planning meeting looking at

visiting their loved ones at the

Who knows what next week will bring??!





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Greening Harting Harting has stepped up to the challenge of global warming by launching Greening Harting. Over 80 people attended the launch of the scheme in South Harting in May.


he more people who

Paul Ist School Harting

become part of the

launched its renewable energy

solution, rather than part of

project for a photovoltaic

the problem, the more chance

system (PV) to supplement its

we have to beat climate

electricity requirement and

change, the meeting agreed.

cut CO2 emissions. It is hoped

We all need to reduce the

the installation will provide a

amount of energy we use, to

working example of renewable

understand the true

energy in action.

environmental cost of energy,

Through monitoring

and to reduce the waste we

performance pupils, teachers

produce. By doing this we can

and visitors will have a chance

significantly reduce our CO2

to learn about saving the

emissions and save money!

environment, renewable

Inspiration came from Dave

technology, and the

Barton, of Impetus Consulting,

economics of renewables. So

who are working with Harting

far they have raised £1,800

and other villages to reduce

towards the total PV array

their environmental impact.

cost of £45,000. It is hoped

People of all ages said the

this will be met through local

future of the environment was

fund-raising together with

important to them. Nicola

government and corporate

Winser, from Chichester


District Council, offered support and information on

Greening contacts

grants for insulation and

If you are interested in

renewable energy

helping, please forward your


donation to the school. For

Terena Plowright, from the

further details, or to raise

Sustainability Centre at East

environmental awareness,

Meon – which has recently

contact William Clare, tel

launched Greening Petersfield

01903 748361 day or 01730

– introduced the Greening

825344 evenings, email:

Harting pledge card. This lists

10 simple actions which

For more information about

everyone can take to start

Greening Harting, or to share

saving energy. The card will be

your ideas, please email Jo

in the windows of homes,

Swanston at:

businesses, the school, and, or

community buildings to show

telephone the chairman,

support and to encourage

Richard Weavis, on 01730

others to take part.

821477. If you want to start a

The pledge card is part of a

Greening movement in your

growing initiative in the

own town or village, please

parish. At the recent Harting

contact Terena Plowright on

Festivities, St Mary and St

01730 823166






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Cool summer tips

Space for chocolate The word chocolate makes me want to raid the larder, so, if you are like me, Cosmos

With March and April being so good to us and May being quite unsettled we have seen plants flowering early and we have seen soft new growth broken by the wind. But the garden looks green and full of life and just waiting to be enjoyed by our friends and family!

Atrosanguineus (or the chocolate cosmos) will have a place in your garden. A native of Mexico, it is a half hardy

spent a week at Chelsea




flower show in May where



the greatest worry was whether

have just

English roses have

the plants we were exhibiting

released a

been making a

would last. I am pleased to


comeback in recent

report that they did and the


years, which was

Hilliers’ team achieved their

called the

evident at Chelsea

62nd Chelsea gold, a proud


flower show this

world record (see below).


year. One of my

enables the

favourites is a

Save water

gardener to

David Austin rose

Trying to save water is

set up a

by the name of

important and there are a few



ways we can all do this.


This lovely yellow

Using bark to cover the soil

system in

rose will brighten

slows evaporation, looks good

about 10

up any border. It

and keeps the weeds down.


has a strong

This allows

fragrance and just

water gel or crystals, hold


to top it off, it is a

water in the compost and stop


repeat flowering so

it quickly evaporating. So you

and saves

you will be able to

don’t need to water so often.

about 90%

enjoy it all summer

of your

long. Plant this

water. It

rose in a nice

Compost additives, called

Water butts are a must and can be linked together.

comes with all you need to set

sunny position where you can

connections as these can leak

it up. A starter kit will do five

appreciate it and I am sure it

and may need replacing.

pots and you can add to the

won’t let you down.

Check all your hose

system when you need to.

perennial in the UK. The flowers, which appear from June to September, are the colour of chocolate and smell like it too. Cosmos is happy in warm sunny gardens and in pots, and will need protection from frost. Great little pie A relative newcomer to the plant world is a great little performer called Heuchera Key Lime Pie. This is a hardy perennial with lime green foliage – happy in part shade as well as full sun. ‘Ah,’ I here you say, ‘yellow foliage in full sun, it will scorch’. Not this one. It is quite happy in the sun. Plant it with purpleleaved plants such as Heuchera plum pudding or Cotinus velvet cloak for great contrast. I hope that the tips have been of some help. Christopher Rawlings Manager, Hillier Garden Centre, Liss

Hillier’s record Hillier Nurseries has won its 62nd consecutive gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show, and kept its place in the Guinness Book of Records.


dominated by the smaller new

Hillier’s Golden Legacy and

thousands of visitors and

our place in the Guinness Book

millions of BBC viewers to look

of World Records,” said

up and appreciate the sheer

Andrew McIndoe, who

beauty of trees and their

designed the Gold-medal

versatility in all sizes and

winning garden, and is also

styles of garden.”

e are truly delighted and relieved to maintain

plants, that it was great to get

Deputy MD of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres. “Our focus on ‘Planting with Trees’ was a real departure for us this year. Chelsea is so


Hillier’s exhibit used 3000 trees and plants, while their stand took a year to prepare and 10 days to build. Life

Ricky Dorlay and Andrew McIndoe with the 62nd Gold medal





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Season with a pinch of drama The Chichester Festival Theatre season is now in full swing. Lucy Coates reviews some of their shows and looks forward to the rest of a dazzling season

The Witches (played by Laura Rees, Polly Frame and Niamh McGrady) in Macbeth (photo: Manuel Harlan)

Beautifully acted by David Suchet (Cardinal Giovanni

humorous edge, which works

Binelli) and Richard O’Callaghan

extremely well. Lines such as,

(Cardinal Luciani, later Pope

my favourite: “Popes are like

John Paul I) – the highlights of

editors, neither are

an extraordinarily strong cast –

indispensable” are given with a

subtle ideas are presented but

punchy brightness and without

not laboured thus allowing an

the dreaded self-awareness so

unexpected amount of humour

often visible amongst actors

and wit to lead the proceedings.

expecting a laugh. A special

The plot is that of a murder

mention should go to Maroussia

mystery made all the more

Frank who plays the rather rye

evocative by its relation to true

Sister Vincenze with such

mystery in many a living

commitment, it is a mark of

memory: that of the suspicious

their skill (and a wonder) that

and unexplained death of Pope

her fellow players are able to

John Paul I just 33 days after

maintain their disapproving

his election.

looks when sharing a stage

In an interview in the programme, Suchet is makes

with her. The set is beautiful, if a little

the point that this is “as far

fussy. The large railings were

away from Monsieur Hercule as

moved to suggest different

anything,” as the drama and all

areas of the Vatican too often

the characters are contained

considering the dressing was

and deeply involved with the

also changed. It meant scene

Vatican whereas Poirot

changes took far too long and

“investigates as an outsider […]

interrupted the flow – my one

invited to come in.”

and only quibble.

Each new scene inspires a

David Suchet (Cardinal Giovanni Binelli) and Michael Jayston (The Confessor) in The Last Confession (photo: John Haynes)

This production maintains a

The Last Confession is an

whole new layer of thought for

outstanding production which

the audience with epithets such

will transfer to the Haymarket,

as “the Church has no place in

London. You may come away

politics” ringing through our

from the theatre without a

ears before the next, “the

clear idea about what has been

The Last Confession

various complex ideas about

business of the church, of

said and clear only on the fact

This play is the first to have

the role of the church, belief,

religion, is men’s souls” sidles

that outstanding performances

been written by Roger Crane, a

power and human nature in his

in to punctuate a need for

and direction (David Jones) of a

New York-based lawyer. Crane

depiction of events at the

thought on these controversial

thought-provoking script have

invites the audience to examine

Vatican in, and around, 1978.


provided a fantastic evening of





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entertainment even if, as Jones admits in the programme, the show has “ask[ed] more questions than it answers.” 9/10 Macbeth Set in a 20th century war zone, this production of Macbeth is a breath of fresh air from many of the stick-in-the-mud Shakespeare directors of the moment. Indeed it is a drama candidate’s dream-come-true as the production portrays the story clearly through skilled acting, a dramatic design and

Lorna Luft as Mrs Phyllis Owen in Babes in Arms (photo: Catherine Ashmore)

skilful stage management. And acting became self-conscious

into life after a long dance

first act despite a corset

and denied these experienced

piece at the opening of Act 2,

restricting her movement.

with precision and passion

and talented actors a chance to

and is bursting with energy,

without losing sight of the

do what they do best.

wonderful dance routines

of the cast raised their game in

(choreographed by Bill

the second act – perhaps

there is blood – lots of blood. Patrick Stewart plays Macbeth

mental journey his character

Similarly, the songs were

Most of the younger members

embarks upon. This he portrays

enjoyable but cut up the action

Deamer), charming

inspired by the outstanding tap

with confidence, unafraid of

in what could have been an

performances by all of the

routine performed by Irving

confronting the audience in this

incredibly high-fuelled piece.

characters supported by a

(Ashley Day), Ted (Darren J

intimate space.

Ironically, this was not true of

strong chorus, set and

Fawthrop) and Peter (Charles

the porter (Christopher Patrick

costumes that dazzled

Ruhrmund) and the continued

as nurses in World War Two

Nolan) who was given little to

(designed by Hugh Durrant) and

presence of Joseph Wicks

outfits, which successfully

do except shine a torch into the

singing that stunned.

playing the detestable author

solves the problem of having

eyes of audience members,

women on stage and gives

relieve himself on stage and the

and passion as we meet the

Sophia Ragavelas shone as

them dark overtones as this

age-old, over-used trick of

romantic leads (Mark McGee

Baby Rose Owen – the

traditional symbol of hope and

coaxing an audience member to

and Donna Steele). And, whilst

childhood Hollywood film star

help is given an evil twist. The

switch places with him. This left

enjoying a handful of

complete with annoying laugh,

witches rapping, arguably the

me cold and secretly wishing

committed performances, most

beaming smile and boundless

most famous lines in the play,

the young man who had got up

notably by the comedy duo

stage energy.

did not work for me.

knew the lines and would finish

(Matthew Hart and Kay

off the scene for him: THAT I

Murphy), it is difficult to be

Director, deserves high praise

would have remembered.

drawn into the piece or its

for his tight and well-balanced

characters’ predicament.

orchestra including one of the

The witches are represented

Indeed evil twists are what director Rupert Goold seems anxious to provide. Small,

This minor equivocate aside, it

The first show lacks definition

The basic premise is that the

Lee Calhoun with great timing.

Mark Warman, Musical

best brass sections I have

seemingly innocent moments

is a fantastic and refreshing

throughout the show amplify

production with some beautiful

old vaudeville style shows are

later events. Fleance is denied

and moving moments. The

going out of fashion and the

some chocolate cake by

relationship between Macbeth

youth of the day are being

beautiful pool of purple light

Macbeth, an action which is

and his Lady (Kate Fleetwood)

ignored despite their plethora

(Mark Jonathan) to match her

later remembered with a

is charmingly portrayed (look

of new ideas to bring people

outfit, singing When She Goes

shudder as the same man

out for “What sorry sight is

back to the theatre.

On the Stage. And the audience

attempts to deny the young boy

this?”) as is Macduff’s reaction

his life.

to his terrible news. Well worth

was put into jeopardy as the

toe-tapping to Johnny One

a watch.

older actors far outstripped

Note, wonderfully sung by

Indeed, if anything was at

Score: 8/10

In the first act, this whole idea

heard for a long while. Lorna Luft stole the show in a

were sent home dancing and

fault, it was the over-direction.

NB: Be warned against the eco-

their young counterparts: Rolf

Sophia Ragavelas.

Some scenes were so full of

friendly train home option as

Saxon (Seymour Fleming) with

Score: 7/10

actions and fiddly procedures

this is a long show and you

his Malapropisms and

A fantastic start to the

(particularly when Macbeth

might well miss the last one.

sycophantic charms, and Lorna

season... watch out for the

Luft (Mrs Phyllis Owen) – who

Waltz of the Toreadors.

ham and mustard sandwich

Babes in Arms

oozed Hollywood and whose

Contact: Chichester Festival

from scratch and then sharing

This production is two shows in

belting rendition of You Took

Theatre, 01243 781312 or

it with his fellows) that the

one. The second show springs

Advantage of Me – rescued the

spent a whole scene making a






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Petersfield Pets

Wendy Laker

Life in Petersfield’s Katie Millar asks about your furry, and not so furry, friends. Name: Audrey

Name: Lizzy Tee

Occupation: Retired

Occupation: Sales Assistant in

Pets: Three boxer dogs called

Age of Elegance

Lutz, Softie, and Buster

Strangest Pet: Giant African

Anecdote: Softie liked to be

Land Snails

dressed up in people’s clothes

Pet: Black cat called Magic

and once ran away in them and

Anecdote: Lizzy and her sister

came back with a leg of lamb

used to dress the cat up in

that he had stolen from a

girlie accessories even though

Name: Wendy Laker

it was a boy.

Occupation: Owner of Tack and

neighbour’s kitchen table. Brian Barnes

Felicity Town

Togs Leanne Gray

Name: Felicity Town

Pets: Three dogs called Skye,

Occupation: Accessorize

Rory and Hamish


Anecdote: Her dogs look after

Pets: Cat called Cinders

the shop and take care of the

Anecdote: Her cat once hooked

customers; she calls them her

a fish out of their pond, ate it,

‘Customer Service Department’.

then wandered into the living room and promptly regurgitated it all over the carpet in front of some family friends. Name: Brian Barnes

Becky Norris

Occupation: Semi-Retired Pets: Yellow Labrador Anecdote: He went to book a

Shelly Barrow & Becky Smith

holiday with his wife at Meon Travel and the travel agent had

Name: Shelley Barrow

a puppy that needed looking

Occupation: Manager of

after. His wife fell in love with

PamPurred Pets

the dog and they came away

Name: Leanne Gray

Strangest Pet: Crab called

with a holiday and a new puppy,

Occupation: Barmaid/

Sebastian after the crab in the

not what he was expecting.


Little Mermaid

Name: Becky Norris

Pet: Spaniel called Boo

Pet: Lizard called Lenny

Occupation: Sales Assistant in

Anecdote: Boo has a thing for

Anecdote: She was too scared

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pond life, especially swans. He

to touch her lizard so had to

Pet: Labrador called Bonnie

likes to bark at them and one

get a friend to come over to

Anecdote: Bonnie once gave

day he decided to jump in the

feed him. All he ate were

her a black eye when on a walk.

lake on the heath and barked


She went to pick up a stick for

so much at a particular swan

Bonnie who then decided to get

that it turned around and bit

Name: Becky Smith

it for her, she bent down to pick

him on the nose.

Occupation: Sales Assistant in

Mrs Lawrence

PamPurred Pets

it up and Bonnie Name: Mrs Lawrence

enthusiastically whacked her in

Name: Lisa Kruppa

Strangest Pet: Bearded

Occupation: Retired

the face with it.

Occupation: Farringdon’s Pet

Dragon Lizard called Burt

Pets: Cat called Tigger and a

Shop Manager

Pet: Dog called Martha

dog called Paddy

Pets: Four rabbits called Tramp,

Anecdote: Martha once got her

Anecdote: Her cat Tigger once

Lenny, Frankie and Sid and a

head stuck in the cat flap and

caught a mouse and brought it

cat called Alice

walked around the house with it

into the house, her dog Paddy

Anecdote: Her rabbit Tramp

around her neck for a good few

got jealous so decided to chase

got her name because she was

minutes whilst Becky laughed

the runt of the litter and

at her.

the cat in order to steal the mouse.


Lizzy Tee

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Education Peter Coates with Spartan, the Bedales heavy horse

The great outdoors With the value of exams increasingly questioned and criticised by employers and educational experts, many schools have introduced ‘alternatives’ to GCSE. At the start of the current academic year last September, Bedales took this route.

beautiful new office building for the drama department. Some 200 students contributed to the year-long build process, from the hand-made saddle-stones at the base to the roof. Practical skills form the foundation of the Outdoor Work



sheep, poultry, a heavy horse and

the Weald and Downland Museum

advanced educational thinking”

BAC courses are acceptable to

fruit orchards. Students can

in West Sussex (see article on

since it was founded over 100

universities, and they are

undertake bread-making and

page 48). Students are

years ago by the radical

moderated by external experts.

bee-keeping, as well as

continuously assessed in six

educationalist John Badley. This

They focus on the arts (art,

maintaining crops, trees and

areas: their skills, their initiative,

year the school has offered

drama and music) and the


their enthusiasm, their

students the choice of up to

humanities (English, history, and

three out of 10 Bedales Assessed

PRE – philosophy, religion and

approach means that students

(interpersonal skills), and their

Courses (BAC) in addition to the

ethics). Finally there is Outdoor

get involved in small business

planning. And the best five are

GCSE subjects required for

Work, a Bedales speciality which

ventures, such as making and

taken for their final mark.

university – English, maths, a

fits no category and has been

selling products from home-made

Contact: Bedales School,

modern language, and a double

embedded in the school ethos

jam and Christmas puddings to

Church Road, Steep.

or triple science – and physical

since its foundation.

oak gates.

01730 300100

edales, in Steep, prides itself in being a “testbed of

education and PHSE (personal, social and health education).

Bedales have ensured that the

oriented. The estate has 75

course, which is moderated by

The school’s cottage-industry

Bedales has an estate of 140

Peter Coates is proud of the

acres and, from the early days,

traditional buildings constructed

participation, team work

Nick Keith


Philip Young, Director of

pupils have been involved in

by students – the Sotherington

Studies, describes GCSE as

building and maintaining the

Barn, the centre of Outdoor Work

“prescriptive syllabuses” where

property, and looking after the

with a forge, an old printing

Staying green: Bedales,

students need to “present a

whole environment, including the

press, and a spinning and

which has had a ‘green’

limited kind of information in a

farm animals. Peter Coates, Head

weaving loft; the bakehouse (or

policy for more than a

specified format. GCSE does not

of Outdoor Work, explains: “It is

Bonham’s Barn); the New Barn,

decade, will undertake a

provide enough stimulation for

important that students feel a

begun in November 2002; and

radical reaffirmation of its

imaginative students.” So

part of the place where they live

the workshop, where students

environmental commitment .

Bedales have designed their own

and work. This gives them a

are currently involved in

The issue will be debated at

courses “to stretch and stimulate

sense of community.”

restoring a gypsy caravan among

the school after the summer,

other things.

in a seminar with speakers

individuals and groups according to their interests and their


The skills of Outdoor Work are highly practical and team-

Their latest construction is the

of national standing.




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Learning to cope with modern life Life for today’s children can be both hectic and stressful. Their wide choice of activities and clubs, and the endless round of exams, leave little time for childhood. If living is stressful for most youngsters, life for children with specific learning difficulties is harder still. Reports Arya Ingvorsen

is less disruptive to other students, the teacher tends to relax and can teach in a more effective and appropriate manner. “Most importantly, the child is getting the most out of each classroom session and is generally less stressed. In the short term, children with such common learning difficulties tend to feel better about


elp is on hand at the

parents who are quite frankly

themselves, and greater

Children’s Therapy Centre,

so relieved to finally obtain a

confidence leads to enhanced

Liss, for local children, parents

diagnosis that they can become

self-esteem, improved

and teachers who face learning

quite emotional when they find

behaviour. Finally they are able

difficulties. Founded and run by

out why their child has had

to learn, rather than continually

Sylvia Dubarry, this specialist

difficulties with their work at

fail. In the longer term, a child

centre is approved by both local

school or, in some cases, with

who feels good about his or

education and health

their behaviour at home.”

her-self is so much more likely

“Once we have assessed a

authorities. Sylvia reckoned

to achieve as an adult. “We have had many success

that children in the area with

child, we work with him or her

learning difficulties needed

as well as with parents and

stories,” Sylvia says, “and have

somewhere local to go where

teachers, to provide a

found that many learning and

they would not have to wait for

programme of activities that

development difficulties can be

months for an NHS

enables the children to cope

tackled, given the appropriate


better with life and to reduce

treatment and attention.”

some of their difficulties.”

Occupational therapy can be

Established over five years

of real benefit to youngsters

For more information about

with Attention Deficit

ago, the centre uses a wide

the Children’s Therapy Centre,

Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

number of helpful techniques,

Liss, contact Sylvia Dubarry

particularly sensory integration

on 01730 895775 or look

or Dyspraxia, Sylvia says.

Sylvia Dubarry, Children’s Therapy Centre, Liss

therapy for children who suffer

them up on

to process sensory information,

children living in the area may

from ADHD. “We also have a

often leading others to think

have some sort of motor co-

number of strategies up our

For information on Dyspraxia see

that a child is badly behaved,

ordination difficulty such as

sleeves, which the children love

because they find it difficult to

Dyspraxia and low muscle

to use and experiment with,”

For information on ADHD see

sit still and quietly. Dyspraxia is

tone,” Sylvia explains. “In our

Sylvia adds, “wobble cushions

a condition where a child has

experience, it is not just the

and other unobtrusive devices,

problems planning movements

children who suffer from these

such as warm-up exercises for

and organising themselves and

conditions who are stressed, it

the whole class, which help

their environments.

is often the whole family! It is

children to concentrate more.

not at all unusual for us to find

The end result is that the child

Children with ADHD find it hard

“Approximately 10% of


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Health and Fitness on the tag-along behind him

much the whole area had got

and on his t-shirt were printed

together to support this

the words ‘PEDAL FASTER

wonderful event – it was too

DADDY’ which happily

early for them to serve drinks,

explained the colour of the

but they had opened the doors

poor man.

anyway so that the riders could

Turning off the A3, we cycled to Rogate having stopped for

saw Minnie Mouse ahead and

on the left. Rumours were

cycled to catch up. After taking

beginning to circulate about an

a photo and conducting an

up and coming hill but we

interview with Minnie whilst still

pressed on and found that,

cycling along on our bikes, I

although it was long, it was not

made a mental note to use the

too steep. Even so, we felt that

word intrepid to describe my

brilliant surge of pride when we

journalism skills from then on.

A young lad in front of me

Raising funds & heart rates

When we got going again, I

an orange squash in the lay-by

made it to the top.

Minnie Mouse on the move

use their facilities.

It was not long before the Lynchmere Hill whispers

was busy learning how to use

became exclamations as it

his gears while his dad gave

loomed above us. Gareth was

instructions at his side. “That’s

forced to push his bike and

too much now,” he explained as

Poppy up the hill (he claims it

his son’s legs started whizzing

was due to the weight at the

around tremendously fast and

back pulling his front wheel off

his face got steadily more and

the road… so of course I believe

more pink. “No it’s fine Dad, it’s

him) and I must admit, I was

really easy now!”

tempted to follow suit but as I

At the top, we saw Scooby-

was thinking it, I passed a boy

doo who said he’d wished he

aged about 10 who was pushing

In early June, Life in Petersfield’s Gareth Gammon and Lucy Coates joined in the LIDBA bike ride. Lucy reports

could have stayed at home with

his bike up and he shouted to

the Sunday papers before

me, “Keep going, you can do

dropping his head on the floor

it!” And so I did – for him, and


for me.

t had been a long hard winter

riders on the road and 210

and then cycling over it

and I had had enough of

juniors in the field.

accidentally! Whoops!

Gareth’s friendly jibes about my

We arrived at 9.45am on a

The long downhill stretch was

At the top of the hill, there was another watering hole at

going to the gym so often. It

bright, summer’s morning and

most welcome and enjoyable –

which I heard a lady exclaim,

was time for him to put his

signed in (we had forgotten

not least because it was

“Orange squash has never

money where his mouth was

pins to attach our numbers but

through some beautiful, shady

tasted so good!” And I had to

and in my in-tray, I found some

a kind lady lent us two each). At

woodland and then opened out

agree with her before getting

information about a 25 mile

10am we watched the elite

to reveal the most beautiful

back on my bike for the final

bike ride to raise money for

riders go in all their glory (and

views of the rolling West Sussex

leg which felt like plain sailing

local charities – perfect, I

lycra) and were then


after Lynchmere Hill.

signed us both up!

encouraged to set off

The LIDBA charity bike ride is


We heard the first whispers

We got back at about 11.50am

from other cyclists about the

and were presented with a

an annual event and was first

It was quite a slow start as

dreaded ‘Lynchmere Hill’ and

certificate each. We had made

started in 1991 when the once

there were so many riders all

passed a sign, ‘9 miles to go’

it and not only had we felt like

Liphook and District Young

setting off together but it

and I couldn’t believe it –

celebrities with people clapping

Businessmen’s Association had

wasn’t long before we had all

neither could Gareth though for

and cheering us the whole way

dropped their adjective and

spread out along the old A3. We

different reasons. He had his

around the course, but, for the

become bored with bake sales

all bunched up again when we

daughter Poppy on the back

first time in a long time, we felt

and auctions so decided to

came to a hill and a distinct

and was hoping it was more like

we had truly earned our roast

organise a bike ride to raise

clicking noise – rather like the

four more, but I was having a

beef and Yorkshire pudding!

money for local charities and

sound of crickets in hot

lovely time and thought we had

community instead.

countries – was heard as we all

only covered about five so far.

Since the beginning, they

changed down a few gears in a

I pushed on ahead and nipped

If you would like to find out more about the LIDBA

have raised over £500,000 but

desperate attempt to get up

into a local pub in Milland

charity bike ride, please visit

the bike ride has become ever


having had another orange

their website,

squash on the green opposite.

more popular each year and in 2006 raised £51,547 with 1131


A hot, already pink man overtook us – his son was riding

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Property West Meon with four bedrooms and a “flexible space” for a family which sold for £950,000. As well as traditional marketing methods Gavin James has adopted two other selling strategies. The first is what he describes as an “Open House” approach, which is an English twist of models used in Australia and the US. The property is marketed across Gascoigne-Pees’ agencies in London, Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire. Interested purchasers are invited to an Open Day on a set date. While they can just “turn up” to view if they want, they may have to wait to be shown round

A modern house, built 10 years ago in West Meon, which sold for £950,000

Premium prices for scarce stock

because those who have booked an appointment will get priority. This “Open House” method has worked well, and in April a fourbedroom terraced house in the Crundles, Petersfield, attracted a good response and sold for around the asking price of

The scarcity of housing stock and the high number of cash buyers means that the local property market still favours the vendors. Nick Keith talks to two local agents

£335,000. Gavin James said that 90% of the houses sold through “Open House” are sold before the

personal touch and a traditional service so that our customers feel properly looked after.” In May a three-bedroom semi

Barn conversion in Alresford, which fetched £550,000

end of the day. The second strategy entails a ‘softly-softly’ approach, where owners may be downsizing from a

built between the wars in Bell Hill

larger property – and some 20%

attracted 60 viewings and sold for

of vendors using Gascoigne-Pees

around £370,000. And, although

fall into this category. In these

Jonathan Underwood’s Petersfield

cases the firm adopts a more

patch is within 10 miles of the

hands-off approach and carefully

town, he is sometimes asked by

selects prospective buyers to view

Pearsons’ colleagues to go farther

the property.

afield. Recently the Winchester

At present the local property


dealing with town and country property. While there are 20 or

help with a £550,000 converted

there is little sign in the

market in Petersfield is not

more Pearsons’ branches in the

barn near Alresford, and he sold it

Petersfield area that it will take its

governed by outside influences, so

southern region, which are

for the asking price.

traditional summer break.

it works in its own way and does

controlled centrally, Jonathan

not necessarily follow national

Underwood owns the Petersfield

agreed that the “market has been

Contact: Gascoigne Pees, 36

trends; supply and demand will

franchise and is his own boss.

onathan Underwood, of

branch of Pearsons asked for his

market is a vendors’ Valhalla, and

Pearsons, said: “The property

At Gascoigne-Pees, Gavin James very strong”. They tend to have

High Street, Petersfield.

“We moved to College Street

six buyers chasing each property,

01730 266141. Email:

from Lavant Street 18 months

and more than two thirds of them

ago,” he said, “and since then our

are cash buyers. He said that

in this area. At present there is

trade has doubled. We have

prices in the area had doubled in

Pearsons, 4 College Street,

scarcity in the local market and

continued to be busy this year,

the last six or seven years and

Petersfield. 01730 710555.

there is not enough property

especially in the last three or four

showed little sign of slowing.


available. We are also flooded with


not be the only factors in determining prices. “I can’t see prices dropping off

cash buyers.” He said that Pearsons have established a reputation for


“I believe that we can offer an

Their market ranges from a studio flat for under £100,000 to

independent service because I’m

houses around £1m – such as a

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Hanging Tree Band FRANCIS and DAFFYDD are the Hanging Tree Band, a band on a mission to keep live music alive, Life in Petersfield’s Lucy Coates reports rancis and Daffydd filled


hold the bow in the classical

tambourine in the band. “We

the upstairs of Django’s

grip when I am playing folk,

try to have as many sounds as

cafe with so much personality

jazz or gypsy because I prefer it

possible included,” he

and ramblings that other

and I don’t think it matters.

explained, “so that often means

customers stayed downstairs.

“We play a mixture of music:

me playing the tambourine with

Such was the passion and verve

we compose our own pieces,

my foot whilst singing and

of this rather odd duo. They

arrange traditional ditties and


came across as dedicated and

then do the odd cover by

talented musicians despite their

people such as Bobby Dylan,

lyrics come from: “There is

rather strange interview

Jimmy Hendrix, Steve Earle and

definitely unrequited love in

manner which included

others,” Francis explained. “We

there: they are quite bitter but

spouting many an epithet: “You

put a hell of a lot of work into it

not in a dark way.”

can’t play music with people

so that it sounds exactly how

you can’t play music with,” and

we want it to. The visual

band when Francis saw Daffydd

“We always make a positive

dynamic is really important too

performing in a different band

impression, except when we

and hopefully the ‘live’

and asked him to do a gig with

don’t.” I liked them.

combination works well for us.

him and “it all grew from

Neither have trained as

I asked him about where his

The two of them formed the

there,” concluded Francis.

“We were very pleased

professional musicians, indeed

recently as one member of the

Their mission is simple: “to

Francis, who plays the viola,

audience thought we had been

keep live music alive,” and they

violin and most strings in

jamming for the whole gig. This

are happy to perform anywhere

general, is self taught but has

was great because we must

as a result. “It can be deeply

been vastly influenced by

have looked and sounded really

un-enjoyable at times,”

classical traditions as well as

organic which is a reflection of

explained Francis, “especially

folk music and what he calls

the great dynamic we share

when we get a really

‘gypsy fiddling’.


unappreciative audience. I

“The viola is my true love and

it would be packed out and people would sit and listen respectfully. It was amazing gigging back then and I hope it will be like that again one day soon.” “Now we have to earn that respect which is quite a rewarding process especially when we’re gigging in somewhere like Portsmouth,” said Daffydd. “The pre-show tension is very high as they watch us set up and they scowl when we start playing but after a bit we turn them round and by the end, they are up dancing, singing and requesting songs which is great.” Contact: Hanging Tree Band, 01730 300974, 07918610925, Gig diary see gingtreeband If you would like your band featured here, please e-mail

remember the 1970s when live

Daffydd is the main

would be the instrument I’d

songwriter and vocalist and

music was at its peak and if a

rescue from a burning house. I

also plays the guitar and

band was playing in a local pub,


Petersfield Youth Theatre This summer, PYT has attracted skilled professionals from international film, theatre and television who, between them, have worked for every major UK theatre and opera company including The National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. oice and dialect coach Neil


to create confident, creative

Swain (who has completed

children - a cornerstone of the

work on the film version of

PYT ethos.

Sweeney Todd, directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and a former PYT member, Jamie Bower) worked on projection and clarity of speech with PYT members. First Steps (PYT’s group foryoung children) is about having fun while working on theatre-based activities, helping


Update on The Big Plan: PYT is organising a public meeting at the Petersfield Festival Hall on Wednesday 4 July at 7.30pm for local clubs, societies and individuals to give their views, ask questions and offer support. If you would like to attend that would be great. Life

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Arts performing with old friends. The current members have nothing but gushing praise for their experiences. Henry Box, who is training to be a barrister, has been a member for six years and said: “It is Arcadia, it is heaven on earth. I cannot imagine my summer without it.” Bart Warshaw is a professional jazz musician who has been a player for seven

Another world premier

years described it as “the only

The STANSTED PLAYERS can stir up emotions, inspire laughter, and deliver unforgettable theatrical experiences. Lucy Coates reports

as well as the ridiculous.

time in the year that I am confident I will enjoy. It is far better than a holiday.” Bella Mates describes the performances as suitable for anyone with a sense of humour Many of the players have gone on to become professional

The prologue:

performed and it was not until

This produces a real sense of

actors and/or musicians over

Alastair Langlands, the

1956 that the first good plays

bonding and community

the years including: Caroline

director/producer of the

began to be written once more

amongst the cast, which is

Rye, Beth Murray, Simon

Stansted Players, has been

so we have a wealth of material

clearly, and delightfully,

Gallear, Anna Dennis, William

described as “a mixture

to choose from.

reflected on the stage.

Wollen, Natasha Ruiz-Barrero,

between Oscar Wilde and

The audience often propose

Joe Flynn, Esther Biddle,

Kermit the Frog,” (Gyles

plays. One suggested that we

The team:

Elizabeth Bichard, Daniel

Brandreth - former MP) as “the

might put on a play based on

Alastair has worked with the

Wheeler, Bart Warshaw and

only man to be trusted with an

chapter one of Karl Marx’s Das

same loyal and talented team

Alice Ballantine-Dykes.

adaptation,” (Trollope Society)

Kapital – a definite possibility for a future production.”

since 1991. Nick Gleed performs

and as “the only teacher who ever inspired me” (Lily Allen -

in every show providing musical

The conclusion:

accompaniment. “Nick is one of

The latest production by the

pop star). The Stansted Players

The formula:

the best musicians in the

Stansted Players is a world

are a local drama group who

“All the performances have a

country,” one cast member

premiere of a dramatisation of

perform little-known works.

loose formula to which we

explained. “He punctuates the

Trollope’s Barchester

cling,” explained Alastair. “Each

performances with theme tunes

Chronicles. Commissioned for

The briefest of histories:

one lasts 90 minutes, with no

for lead characters and by

the large sum of £2000, the

The Stansted Players were

interval, and songs are sung,

providing all the sound effects

end result was put in a drawer.

founded in 1929 by the Ninth

and sometimes composed, by

on a pianoforte. In the shows

Indeed, until this summer, only

Earl of Bessborough, Sir Vere

members of the cast

I’ve been in, he has broadened

one copy of it existed!

Brabason Ponsonby (1880-

intermittently throughout.

his already wide repertoire to

1956). It was temporarily

“I often do a short

It will be performed at the

include various rather specific

Bedales Olivier Theatre on

abandoned in 1939 due the

introductory speech providing

bird calls, a bugle, and a crying

Wednesday 29 August until

Second World War but was re-

some background knowledge


Saturday 1 September at

founded in 1991 by the Tenth

about the play and its author. It

Earl of Bessborough, Frederick

always seems prudent to

the beautiful lighting since

money raised goes to Cecily’s

Edward Neuflize Ponsonby,

suggest that the audience may

Alastair began directing the

Fund which pays for the

known as ‘Eric’ (1913-1993). The

wish to leave their mobile

Stansted Players.

education of AIDS orphans in

original idea behind the revived

phones turned on so as to

group was to perform plays

provide a little light relief

The cast:

memory of Old Bedalian and

that were popular in their time

should someone ring.”

Members of the cast were all

contemporary of some of the

once pupils at Bedales School

players, Cecily Eastwood after

two weeks leading up to the

who took an interest in music

she was tragically killed on

performances. The cast, who

and performing. Since leaving,

her gap year in Africa.

from a handful of exceptions,

travel from all over the country

they have gone into all walks of

To book, please call

between the years 1642-1900,

to take part, stay together at

life but continue to enjoy their

01420 511371

no decent play was ever

Alastair’s house in Selborne.

two weeks every summer

but now, due to times changing, have fallen into desuetude. Alastair explained, “Apart


The play is rehearsed in the

Janet Auty has designed all

7.30pm. Tickets cost £5. Any

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Arts Profile Thursday 8 March 1934. The original members included names that are still prominent in Petersfield today, such as Miss Flora Twort and Mr Edward Barnsley. At the original meeting, the following resolution was passed that still holds true: ‘That an Arts and Crafts Society for Petersfield be formed, having as its chief object the holding of an annual exhibition for all kinds of

The Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society displaying some of their work on Rams Walk

professional and amateur work.’

Arts & Crafts Society The Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society is a thriving local group with over 280 members of all ages and abilities


Now, the society’s exhibition is held in the Petersfield Festival Hall over the August bank holiday week. With no selection process, all members are encouraged to exhibit (20% commission to cover costs). “The main exhibition is by no means all we get up to,” said Geraldine. “Every last Thursday

he Petersfield Arts and

as a result the society is a

of the month, we do

Crafts Society boasts a

really valuable part of society.”

demonstrations at which

broad range of members.

This is especially true this

members learn new skills and

Contributors appear from all

year, because the society is

meet each other for a catch up.

walks of local life while the

allowing young people from

We also have two open air

standard extends from

four local schools to show their

exhibitions, one in May and the

beginner to established

artwork in the main exhibition.

other in July, and workshops


Geraldine explained “It gives

throughout the year.”

“This is because it is such a multifaceted society with

young people an opportunity to

Lucy Coates

shine in their own right.”

something for everyone,”

The Petersfield Arts and

explained the Chairman,

Crafts Society was launched

Geraldine Maynard-Hoare. “And

from Winton House on

Contact: Geraldine MaynardHoare, 01730 231880

There are a number of awards to be won: Hester Wagstaffe Memorial Hester Wagstaffe served for some years on the committee before she died in 1953. Prize: abstract wooden sculpture (made by Mr Michael Ewing) for the most outstanding oil painting. Flora Twort Award A cup engraved with the winner’s name is awarded to the best watercolour. Betty Haggard Memorial Betty was President of the Society when she died in 1982. A copper bowl (made by Alison Fowler) is presented to the best painting or craft item. The Majella Taylor Award An engraved glass goblet (by Josephine Majella) for the best painting in pastel, line drawings, collages, prints and mixed media work. The Heather Child Award For craft The Frank Westwood Award Best depiction of external world The David Headon Award David Yellop Academy Award Visitors Choice MacDonald Oates Award £100 cheque for the best young person’s exhibit The Society would like to welcome everyone to this year’s exhibition.

Young entrepreneur KATHERINE McCONNEL is only 15 but has already set up her own business making greetings cards.


approached Judy at

and began sticking these onto

Market and she kindly

cards for relatives.

said she would stock

atherine started pressing flowers at the age of eight

Rainbows in the Folly

When she was 12 on a

true,” she said. She is going into her GCSE year in September at The Petersfield School and is studying art, music, resistant materials and geography as

some and they were a

camping holiday with her

real success so she

family, she was taken to a craft

asked me for more!”

shop filled with wire, beads,

London would be a dream come

She makes and sells

well as the set GCSE exams. Lucy Coates Katherine McConnel

paper, and other materials.

around 24 cards per

These inspired her to start

month, sourcing most of her

being more creative with her

materials on the internet and

card designs and eventually

locally at The Craft Box and

offer them to local shops as

Academy Arts and Crafts. “I am

possible stock.

very lucky,” she explained, “to

Katherine explained, “I


be able to make money from a

If you would like to buy one of hobby that I enjoy.” Katherine has started making

Katherine’s cards, they are available at Rainbows in the

her own jewellery range. “This

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and Tiger Rose on the High

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Felt artist Local artist, BEVERLEY HARRIS has had exhibitions at Havant Arts Centre, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park and the Ox Market, Jessica Moon reports

job’. Years later, when her children were small, Beverley

has been a constant inspiration. The most important thing

decided to go back to college to

about my artwork though, is the

pursue her dream.

fact that it is constantly

She attended Southdowns

evolving as I develop new skills

College and did an access

or find new inspiration. Because

course there before attending

I never tire of making it, my art

Chichester University with most

never looks tired or generic and

of her peers from college to

it is this aspect of it that I am

read ‘Fine Art With Related

most proud.”

Arts’. “I had started using

Beverley’s art is available from

textiles at the very end of my

various arts and crafts shows,

time at college,” Beverley

The Arthouse, Westborne,

explained, “but when I got to

Eastern Arts Gallery, Alresford,

university I couldn’t stop. I

Havant Arts Centre, Queen

became obsessed with textiles

Elizabeth Country Park and

and as a result it became my

Saffron in Chichester.

specialist subject area and I have been making textiles ever

Contact: Beverley Harris Art


and Design and Textiles,

Beverley gets her inspiration


from all over the world by

Beverley Harris with one of her beautiful bags


everley Harris is a local

“You name it, I’ll do it,” is her

artist of remarkable skill


and ability. She specialises in

As a result, she is happy to

felt and would happily attempt

make bespoke art to fit a

to make anything at all out of

certain space or personality.

this material. Indeed, hanging

Beverley noted, “From unusual

on the wall of her workshop is a

pink bumblebees to blue sea

felt bra and scattered around

horses, I am always overjoyed

are various other unlikely felt

to makes specific bags for


people as they can be made in

Beverley makes cards, bags, brooches, framed textiles and

looking at art from different

If you are a local artist and

cultures. “I have looked at

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Aboriginal art which is

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Petersfield Town Design Statement

Your views have value The information-gathering phase of the Town Design Statement (TDS) was successfully launched in the Square on 16 June by the new Town Mayor, Paul Molloy. A steady stream of local shoppers stopped to give their views about the Town to volunteers from Petersfield Tomorrow, the independent community group which is coordinating the project.

Mayor Paul Molloy (right) with Vincent Edberg at the launch of the Town Design Statement project


incent Edberg, Chairman of Petersfield Tomorrow’s

TDS Group, said: “There was lots of interest, volunteers handed out hundreds of response cards, and this proved a successful first step finding out how local people wish Petersfield to develop” Comments and requests covered a wide range of topics. These included: stricter planning; the need for a cleaner town; more youth activities and children’s areas; a reduction in the number of cafes; a plea for more buses; and a name change back to “St Peters in the Field.” To see a full list of responses (not all of them about planning), visit the collaborative website (or ‘wiki’) at: The government is encouraging people to say how

Area 9 - Bell Hill, Bell Hill Ridge, White House Gardens, Coxes Meadows, Woodbury Avenue, Buckmore Avenue, Oaklands Road, Stanton Road, Lynton Road

The project builds on last

September 2007, and the next

in action will also be on display.

they want their towns and

year’s Market Town Health

TDS event is in the Town

villages to look. The Town

Check survey, which highlighted

Square on 14 July when the

people can identify their area

Design Statement will become

the need for a Town Design

purpose of the document will

of Town on the web site, and

part of the guidelines for all

Statement. This initial stage of

be explained more clearly.

sign up to give their views.

future planning.

a longer process lasts until

Feedback from the first month


In the meantime, interested

When completed, and




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adopted, in 2008 the Town

To effect the collection of

Design Statement will reflect

views the town has been

the views of those who live,

divided into 25 local areas and

work and visit Petersfield,

views on your local area are

about future development and

now sought.

amenities in the town. Although

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

Area 9, the streets around


many village design statements

Bell Hill, has already been

have been completed Town

completed (see map opposite).

Design Statements are only just

But if you live in that area and

underestimated as without one

coming to fruition.

have not contributed you can

the deceased is said to have

still do so by visiting that part

died ‘intestate’. If that should

consultation phase runs from

of the web site at

happen the law sets out who

now until mid-September. There

The first, and widest,

are opportunities throughout

he importance of having a

Philip Haines

will cannot be

may deal with the deceased’s affairs but also, crucially, who

that time to participate. To find

For more information,

should inherit their estate (i.e.

out how, visit the Town Design

contact: Nick Keith,

their property, possessions and

Statement website (address

Petersfield Tomorrow’s Press

money). This creates a

below) and watch out for news

Officer, at 01730 235669

situation where the estate may

of events in the town in the


next 3 months.


New comers

be distributed in a way other than how the deceased wished. This is however only part of the story. Even where a will has been drawn up, it is important

were promised a share of a

to ensure that it is properly

house by the deceased, that

drafted and executed, as, there

you relied on that promise but

are ways by which a will may

where that promise was

be challenged. This has been

subsequently reneged upon or

seen recently following the

is contradicted by the contents

deaths of celebrities such

of the will.

James Brown and Anna Nicole

Élancé Hair and Beauty is an exciting new venture for the Petersfield area, providing hair, traditional and high tech beauty treatments. Part of the team are pictured above in their beautiful waiting room, opposite Churcher’s College on Ramshill.

expensive and there is a

disputes have arisen after their

common misconception that

deaths over their respective

the costs will be paid for out of


the estate, which is not always

Commonly, wills are disputed

valid, up to date will in place is

they have been correctly

therefore well worth paying if it

executed (such as properly

reduces the likelihood of it

witnessed). A will may also be

being challenged at a later

challenged if there is reason to

date. Whilst there are a number of

the will did not have the mental

practical steps that can be

capacity to make or understand

taken to avoid leaving an estate

the will, or if they made the will

that may otherwise be the

under the influence of a third

subject of a dispute it is not

party. It may also possible to

always possible to avoid one

make a claim if a person (a

arising. The clear message is

close relative or dependent)

that both in terms of preparing

feels that the will does not

or updating a will or when

provide them with reasonable

looking to bring a claim against

financial provision under the

a deceased’s estate, specialist

Inheritance (Provision for

legal advice should be sought.

Family and Dependants) Act

Patrick Jenkins (pictured above) is a solicitor in the

1975. Alternatively it may even be

Tracey Boxall has moved her men’s barber shop around the corner and into Bakery Lane

the case. The cost of having a

where there is doubt whether

believe that the person making

Nomads Fabrics have now moved to Lavant Street and have changed their name to The Fabric House

Challenges to a will can be

Smith, where high profile

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possible to bring a claim if you

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can show that, for example, you

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Eating Out

Classic cuisine From a City and Guilds course at Southampton College to owning the only Michelin Star restaurant in Petersfield, Jake Watkins has proved just what determination and hard work can achieve. Cat Jarman spends an evening at JSW


t is another busy Saturday

There are more than 650

recently angered that he had to

night at JSW in Dragon

bottles of wine to choose from,

be off his table by 2pm in

Street. The restaurant moved

all selected by Jake, and a

Gordon Ramsey’s Chelsea

here last November after six

delicate seasonal menu.


years on smaller premises in

While we wait for our wine we nibble on wafer-thin seasoned

Solent) is served with samphire,

comfortably seats 40 diners.

parsnip chips and watch the

a baby asparagus vegetable

dining room fill up. There is a

which grows in tidal ranges and

years old. After completing a

balanced division of tables for

has a subtle salty undertone.

catering course at Southampton

two and larger parties, and a

The freshness of the pea purée

College he worked in the

mixture of ages. There is one

makes this dish tangy, light and

kitchen of acclaimed celebrity

thing everyone in this room

delicious. In contrast, the breast

chef Jean Christophe Nouvelli

shares, however, and that is a

of duck is rich and earthy,

in his Southampton restaurant.

love for fine dining – there are

accompanied by Jerusalem

From there he darted around

only three other Michelin Star

artichokes for a nutty flavour

the top London eateries for

restaurants in Hampshire.

and balanced by the lentils.

Proprietor Jake Watkins is 36

several years, before moving to

Jake is pleased with his Petersfield location. “We are

caramel mousse, a bittersweet


very well positioned here, the

combination with crispy

“By my late twenties I had

town is definitely on the up,” he

hazelnut tuille biscuits, and the

decided I wanted to own my

says. “Petersfield is the eighth

cheese selection. All the

own restaurant,” says Jake, who

most expensive place in

cheeses served at JSW are

lives in Petersfield. “There is

England to live!”

English, and include the Exmoor

There are two menus

Jersey Blue (very strong), a

through working for someone

available. A tasting menu,

creamy brie-like Sharpham

else. I wanted to be my own

served across four courses, and

Elmhurst, and the traditionally


a set menu. From this we order

rinded goat’s cheese Golden

scallops with cauliflower cheese

Cross Log.

Everything about JSW

Dessert portions are generous,

connotes class and calm. Full-

and slow cooked suckling pig

length white table-cloths and

belly with pickled pear to start,

but we find room because the

napkins complement soft cream

followed by honey roast duck

other courses are light – and

décor and wicker furniture.

breast with fresh truffle and

feel comfortably full rather then

lentils, and fillet of sea bass.


The scallops arrive, seared

Jake is delighted at JSW’s

perfectly with a rich and

success. “Things have been

delicate cauliflower cheese

tough over the last few

sauce. The oven-crisp paper-

months,” he says, “but we’re

thin Parmesan shavings add

busier than I ever thought we

texture and finish the dish. The

could be. And the thanks we get

suckling pig has been cooked

are good regular customers

over 24 hours and the red

that have become our friends.”

cabbage/pickled pear

For the summer months, you

combination gives a delicious

can eat in the new dining

sweet and sour taste.

courtyard at the back of the

Jake’s customers are never


For dessert, we opt for salty

a country house hotel in

only so much you can achieve

(top) Jake Watkins, proprietor (bottom) The dining room at JSW

The sea bass (from The

Heath Road, and now

premises. There is also a

rushed. “We don’t do two

private function room available

sittings, even though we could

for hire and three bedrooms

fill it twice over on weekends.

that will be ready to let at the

It’s an antidote to the London

end of the summer.

restaurants that annoy so many

Contact: JSW, 01730 262030

people,” says Jake, who was





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Summer Events easier task as it only involved taking the walnut off. John started me off by using his axe to lop off much larger chunks than I could have done with my draw-knife. By the lunch break I had caught up with Ben the PhD student and Edward the Cambridge undergraduate so we went to have a wander round the beautiful museum grounds to celebrate. These are idyllic enough to hold a wedding and we saw a bride happily running around with her bridesmaids and guests. It John Rhyder, the instructor and (inset) Lucy Coates with her new, handmade bow

was the weekend of the Heavy

Eat your heart out, Maid Marian

Horse Show and in the distance

Lucy Coates reveals how she has fulfilled a lifelong ambition to make and fire her own traditional longbow.

hard edges with the use of a


s I have always been a

Cambridge arts undergraduate,

hammered together, we began

tomboy, trying to make

and a carpenter.

cutting away the excess wood. I

bows and arrows out of sticks

It was a relief to meet John

spent the rest of the day doing

and string, I was extremely

Rhyder, our instructor. Would

this and still hadn’t quite

excited to take my place on a

he be the sort to make you do

finished when we downed tools,

three-day longbow-making

40 press-ups if you did not


course at the Weald and

follow his instructions carefully

Downland Museum in early

enough? In fact John is very

labour of this kind, were

June. Here’s the story of three

calm and natural who teaches

covered in blisters, splinters

wonderful days in West Sussex.

the method in manageable

and bruises and nearly all of us

stages. There was no long and

complained of aches and pains

Day 1

patronising health and safety

but we were also ecstatic: our

It took half the time I had

talk at the beginning – just a

bows were beginning to take

allowed to get to Singleton

mention of common mistakes

shape – some people’s more

from Petersfield so I arrived

when using sharp tools.

than others – but it was a start.

early, a little bleary eyed, to a

My hands, unused to physical

After a quick chat about the

cheery greeting from Museum

different sorts of bows and a

Day 2

staff members. I was shown up

brief history of them, we got

Although I was already the best

to the workshop, a huge

started. Each of us chose a

part of a day behind Neil the

structure flooded with natural

thick piece of walnut, just over

millwright, John said that this

light; and at one end sat the

six foot in length, which had

didn’t matter in the least and

rest of the group, seven men.

been glued onto a piece of ash.

was positive that I would soon

I had half-expected to be the

We found the centre line using

catch up. Determined to get

only girl but was delighted that

a piece of string and marked it

mine past the first stage, I

half the group were under the

with a pencil along with the

worked harder and faster. This

age of 25. There was a man

handle, which is offset on a

was easier as I was now used to

who had created special effects

longbow, and the first taper.

the tools and had gained

for the BBC, a gardener, an

Having made makeshift draw-

accountant, a millwright, a

knives out of a knife and a

physics PhD student, a

knotty piece of hazel


confidence. Stage two involved cutting out the back of the bow – a much

we could see various carriages being drawn by huge, beautiful beasts to the delight of the crowds. But it was time for us to get back to work! I spent the rest of the afternoon smoothing down the cabinet scraper and by the end of the day was pleased to see that I had something that really did resemble a bow! Day 3 My first job in the morning was to make the string – a fiddly business called splicing. It was frustrating at times but, once I had finished, all this was forgotten, as my bow was lying in front of me. It was placed on a jig so that I could assess the arc more easily. The aim was to get it curving at the perfect angle and this was achieved by shaving off small amounts of wood where the curve was too stiff. Luckily my bow had quite a good natural curve so the process, which had taken many of the others a day to complete, was fairly quick for me. I was allowed to brace my bow. This is another slow process, as the wood must be taught to bend correctly otherwise it is liable to snap. Each time the string is made shorter, the bow is bent, manipulated and




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cotton winding, this was made

proudly at the fruits of my

much easier by using a feather

labours. At the end of a

jig. The feathers came from the

thoroughly enjoyable and

left wing of a turkey and were

exhausting weekend we had all

dyed bright colours. One

made and fired our bows, and

feather had to be a different

we had that satisfying feeling

colour to mark it as the cock.

that comes from painstakingly

Making the guide in the

crafting something beautiful

feathered end of our poplar

and practical with your hands.

was complicated involving much gentle persuasion and

The Weald & Downland Open

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Air Museum is at Singleton,

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It was firing time. A target

Neil the millwright checking the curve of his bow on the jig

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cooking, driving heavy horses,

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arrow clips on – another tricky

claimed it was due to my

Woodcraft School,

chocolate brown. Then I

procedure which requires

outstanding workmanship!,

rubbed it all over with a smooth

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In the last issue, Life Magazines asked you to complete a survey on various aspects of the magazine. The Editor reviews the results


irst a big thank you to everyone who responded

and filled in the form. You have provided us with invaluable information which will help us improve Life in Petersfield with all your comments in mind. Some of you were kind enough to score Life Magazines 10 out of 10 for their look and feel. That is generous; but nothing is perfect. The average score of 8 out of 10 gives us a clearer measure of what we have achieved in developing these community magazines. It is only too clear that we have to make a huge effort to improve certain areas, and we appreciate the constructive criticism just as much as the plaudits. We realise there are still too many small errors (known as ‘literals’), and we have to improve our proofreading process. There is also room for better photographs in some sections. While we are mindful of quality, we would remind you

Favourite Adverts

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Comments and

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major lifestyle titles.

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and gardens in the area.

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each magazine.

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and factual inaccuracies…’

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majority of people in the survey

of Life Magazines

outstanding production’

keeping their copy for a month

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On Track members welcome Sally Taylor M.B.E., of South Today, to their Open Day

Mark with the produce of the Horticulture Project at Liss

Elizabeth Fitzroy Support Elizabeth FitzRoy Support’s name and logo have been blazoned across the side of our building at FitzRoy House, overlooking Tesco’s car park, since we moved our head office there two years ago. But many people may not know who we are or what we do. his national charity was


problems. There is a network

at a centre for Riding for the

qualified seamstress, they will

founded 45 years ago by

of almost 50 Elizabeth FitzRoy

Disabled and a another man

take up trousers, mend zips or

Elizabeth FitzRoy, who adopted

supported living and day care

works alongside the

make curtains.

Michael, a baby boy with

services, registered care and

groundstaff at his local football

Down’s syndrome. Elizabeth

nursing homes across the

club! Many also have an active

reasonable rate and the

passionately believed that

country, from Norfolk to

role at our very successful

proceeds enable them to buy

people with learning disabilities

Malvern, Manchester to

horticulture project at Liss.

more materials and equipment

(mental handicap, as it was


Being accepted and valued as

All work is charged at a very

to further their craft work. The

part of the community is

facility also includes a fantastic

respected, included in society

residential or day care setting,

hugely important, helping to

sensory room, coffee shop and

and given every opportunity to

we get to know the people we

boost confidence and self-

a very well equipped drama and

make their mark on the world.

support very well indeed, taking

esteem. They welcome all

music suite, complete with its

However, she soon discovered

time to understand their unique

opportunities to enable the

own recording studio!

that there was little support for

needs, likes and dislikes. Often

people we support to ‘get

Michael and others like him.

working with families, carers or


Abhorring any kind of

advocates, a personally tailored

‘institutional’ living, she set

plan is devised for each

the organisation are only just

community for all their support

about establishing small ‘family

individual, to ensure that they

covered by the fees paid by

– past, present and future! If

homes’, where children could

are able to make their own

funding authorities, but they

you want to hear more about

grow up surrounded by love, be

choices about how they want to

strongly believe that the people

their work or are interested in

treated as individuals and given

live their lives. We support and

they support deserve so much

learning about the many local

every opportunity to develop to

help them to learn new skills to

more than ‘the basics’. So,

volunteering or fundraising

the best of their own ability.

enable them to live with

they rely on donated income to

opportunities, please call them,

The first Elizabeth FitzRoy

maximum independence,

enable us to buy specialist

write, check the website or go

‘home’, Donec, opened in 1962

encouraging them to develop

equipment and fund a wide

and see them.

in Grayshott and, as its

and follow their own interests,

range of projects that

reputation grew, so too did the

both at home and in the

genuinely enrich their everyday

Contact details: FitzRoy

demand for places, leading to


lives and really do ‘make a

House, 8 Hylton Road,


Petersfield GU32 3JY

then called) should be

more homes opening all around

Whether in a supported living,

Many of the people we

Day to day running costs of

The members at On Track, a

Elizabeth FitzRoy Support is pleased to be in Petersfield and would like to thank the local

the country. As the ‘original’

support attend college courses

children grew up, the need to

in such diverse subjects as

busy and vibrant Day Service in


continue that provision of

independent living skills and

Petersfield, will gladly show you


quality care became very

digital photography. Through

around the facilities – which


apparent and thus the charity

our Supported Volunteering

include a computer suite, art – their

developed over the years to

Programme, others have the

room and training kitchen.

exciting, free interactive

meet those needs.

chance to experience the world

There is also a dedicated

website, designed especially

of work – at cafés, shops,

needlework room, from where

for people with learning

offices and garden projects.

they offer an ‘alterations’


Today we support about 480 adults with learning disabilities, many of whom also have profound and complex physical


One woman has become an invaluable member of the team

service. Under instruction from their session leader, who is a

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Local Events

Events Diary JULY Saturday 21 - Sunday 29 July PAinT week Petersfield Artists in Town is happening in July for the sixth year. It will include more than 30 artists exhibiting their work - including ceramics, paintings, sculpture, photography in various venues around the town. Art workshops and events will be available for children as well as adults and for the first time this year, there will be singing workshops as well as street music and

Tuesday 3 July Lunchtime Organ Recital Mark Dancer Venue: St Peter's Church Time: 1pm Free Admission/retiring collection Monday 9 July Singer/Songwriter Showcase Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7pm Book Tickets: 01730 234641 Thursday 12 July TPS Highlights Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7pm Book Tickets: 01730 234641

drama and more formal concerts. Also new this year are the guest artists 'Continuum' who will be exhibiting in the Flora Twort Gallery. There will be a display of children's artwork in the Library on the theme of 'water'. Any child who wishes to have their work displayed should go to the Library to pick up the information as to how to enter. For more information, contact: Tourist Information Centre, 01730 268829 54

Friday 13 July Theatre Trash: Face The Mask Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7pm Book Tickets: 01730 234641 Tuesday 17 July Lunchtime Organ Recital Mark Dancer Venue: St Peter's Church Time: 1pm Free Admission/retiring collection Saturday 21 July Children's Art Trail Venue: Rams Walk Time: 10am-12pm

Admission Free Paint an Egg Competition Venue: Rams Walk Time: 10am-12pm Admission Free Temporary Tattoos Venue: Rainbows, Folly Market Time: 2-4pm 50p donation to charity The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breathtakingâ&#x20AC;? Petersfield Dance Band and a free 'swing' dance lesson Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7pm (dance lesson) & 7.45pm Tickets on door Sunday 22 July Paint Rock Event Buffalo 67 Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 8.30pm Tickets on door Friday 27 July Proteus Theatre Company Year 5 Gifted and Talented Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7pm Book Tickets: 01730 234641 Jacobs and Hunt Fine Art Auction Specialist Sale: Silver and Jewellery Venue: Jacobs and Hunt, 26 Lavant Street Time: 10am More information: 01730 233933

AUGUST Saturday 25 August Monday 27 August Petersfield's Town Design Statement Weekend Venue: Petersfield Market Square Time: different events throughout the weekend Admission Free Saturday 25 August Saturday 1 September Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society Exhibition Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall See profile on Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society on p. 42 Saturday 25 August Festival of Play Venue: Penns Place Playing Fields, Petersfield Time: 10am-4pm Admission Free Wednesday 29 August - Saturday 1 September A World Premiere of new play by Simon Raven, based on the Barchester Chronicles Stansted Players Venue: Bedales Olivier Theatre Time: 7.30pm Book Tickets: 01420 511371 See profile on Stansted Players, p. 40 If you would like your event featured in this Petersfield Diary, please contact Life




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If you are making a trip up to the Edinburgh Festival in August, please support Life in

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FUNDRAISING Stories and songs


aturday 7 July, 7:30pm at Froxfield Village Hall, Petersfield An evening of stories and songs to raise money for a Zambian School. Broadcaster Martin Muncaster, the first presenter of South Today on BBC Radio 4, is teaming up with William Godfree, Head of Music at Highfield School near Liphook, for another unforgettable evening of stories and song. Martin has delighted audiences with his stories throughout the South in the old Sussex dialect taught to him by his father. All the proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the completion of a kitchen at Life Twabuka School in Zambia.

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Contacts in Petersfield & District

80, Rushes Road £25-£30:

01730 264518

Langrish School:

01730 261638

Petersfield Library:

01730 263883

The Holt, 60 Heath Road £25-

01730 263451

Petersfield Infant School:

£30: 01730 262836

Petersfield Museum:

01730 263048

1 The Spain, Sheep Street £28-

01730 262601

Sheet County Primary School:

£40: 01730 263261

Petersfield Rugby Football

01730 263310

Club: 01730

Steep Primary School:

Council Numbers:


01730 263988

East Hampshire District

Petersfield Swimming Pool:

West Meon C.E. Primary

Council: 01730 266551

01730 265143

School: 01730 829213

Petersfield Town Council:

Petersfield Town Football Club:

01730 264182

01730 233416


Petersfield Town Juniors

Bedales School: 01730 300100

Emergency Services:

Helplines, Support Groups &

Football Club: 07703002676

Churcher’s College:



Steep Lawn Tennis Club:

01730 263033

Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Childline: 0800 1111

01730 264999

The Petersfield School:


Citizens’ Advice Bureau:

Taro Leisure Centre:

01730 263119

023 8062 4000

01730 264887

01730 263996

Community First East

Walk to Health: 01730 262792

Travel Numbers:


Hampshire: 01730 710017

Petersfield Hospital:

Electricity Emergency:

Places of Worship:

line: 08706082608

01730 263221

0845 770 8090

Petersfield Methodist Church,

The Grange Surgery:

Environment Agency:

Station Road (Methodist): 01730

South West Trains:

01730 267722

08708 506506


0845 600 0650

The Swan Surgery:

Gas Emergency: 0800 111 999

Petersfield Christian

01730 264546

Natural England (was

Fellowship (all denominations

If you would like your contact

Public transport information

Countryside Agency):

welcome): 01730 231400

details listed here, please e-



St Laurence’s R.C Church,


Hampshire Police general

Relate: 02392 827026

Station Road (Roman Catholic):

enquiry number:

Samaritans: 08457 909090

01730 262290

0845 045 4545

South Downs Association of

St Peter’s Church, The Square

Disabled People & Shop-

(Church of England):

Accredited B & Bs and Hotels

mobility Services: 01730

01730 260213

in Petersfield:


Border Cottage, 4 Heath Road

Southern Water:


£35-£60: 01730 263179

0845 278 0845


Downsview, 58 Heath Road

The Salvation Army (local

Buriton County Primary

£26-£32: 01730 264171

branch): 01730 262820

School: 01730 263526

Heath Farmhouse, Sussex Road

Tourist Information Office:

Ditcham Park School:

£25-£30: 01730 264709

01730 268829

01730 825659

Langrish House Hotel,

Winton House Centre (centre

Dunannie (Bedales Pre-Prep

Langrish, GU32 1RN:

for Hospital Cars & Age

School): 01730 300400

01730 263374

Concern): 01730 266046

Dunhurst (Bedales Junior

Pipers Bungalow, 1 Oaklands

School): 01730 300200

Road £28-£35: 01730 262131


East Meon C of E Controlled

Premier Travel Inn,

Local walks info:

Primary School: 01730 823218

Winchester Road,;

Froxfield C of E Infant School:

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01730 827251

01730 230480

Petersfield & District

Herne Junior School:

Southdowns Country Hotel,

Philatelic Society:

01730 263746

Trotton GU31 5JN: 01730 821521




And the winner is... The last competition was generously spnsored by 2U Tyres on Station Road. We are pleased to announce that Vernon Saunders from Greatham has won the £150 voucher to spend on tyres, batteries, exhaust or servicing. Many thanks to all those who entered - please try again in this issue’s competition sponsored by Picketts and Pursers on page 50. Contact: 2UTyres, 01730 233399 Life




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Life in Petersfield community magazine, August 2007 edition