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ISSUE 31 November - December 2011

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ithout a doubt this has to be my favourite time of year. The temperature may have dropped and the nights are drawing in, but you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of the season. So, to kick start the festivities, we’ve got a special ‘Party in Style’ feature to ensure you are looking your best this Christmas, with top hair, beauty and outfit tips. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the presents and our ultimate Christmas gift guide, with presents for her, him, children and even the home, will keep the stress out of the Christmas shopping. Great prizes are also up for grabs in our two competitions, with £200 to spend at Chocolate Frog Furniture Company and a £200 personal shopping experience at brand new shop Duet. Indulging in too much food and drink is equally important at this time of year. With this in mind our local food and drink feature has a range of delicious recipes and delights. And our bumper ‘What’s on’ guide has got plenty to keep the whole family entertained, starting with the Round Table’s famous firework display, all the way through to Father Christmas’ visit at the Flora Twort Gallery. So, whether it’s the partying, the presents or the tasty food that gets you into the Christmas spirit, Life in Petersfield has it all to make sure Christmas 2011 is one to remember!

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Christmas Lights, Award for Graham Coates, Petersfield Cricket Club, Ploughing Match


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10 gifts

10 Gifts Christmas Gift Guide

15 Competition

Win £200 worth of shopping vouchers at Duet

16 Promotion

Focus on …Dragon Street

20 Food

Local produce

24 Interiors Seeing red

30 What’s On

A diary of local events for November and December

34 Drink

Let’s get the party started

36 Advertisement feature

Victorian values at Rams Walk

38 Care

Independence for Christmas

40 Issues

Petersfield and the Olympics

32 Christmas in Selborne 42 Arts

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44 Education

Olympian school; New head; Community project

46 Travel

Winter sun

47 Property

Track house sales; Winkworth in Petersfield

48 Profile

Trevor Towner, master craftsman

50 Business

LittleJohn Bathrooms; Love Being British

52 Charity

Ed Parker’s trek; Petersfield turns blue; Watoto Trust; Shoebox appeal; Tree of Hope

55 Competition

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56 Directory

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Award for a visionary For more than 10 years Graham Coates has been an active member of Vision Aid Overseas, a UK-based charity dedicated to transforming access to eye care services in developing countries, especially Africa. Of the world’s population, 670 million people (10%) are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses. Graham, who is a partner at MorganOwen & Coates optometrists in Petersfield with Irena Morgan-Owen, has been on his ninth trip, returning on 12 November.  “I am working with the Zambian Health Authority to help establish a Vision Centre in the north of the country,” he tells Life in Petersfield.  “We will train healthcare workers to carry out simple eye tests and undertake outreach in the local community where there is currently little or no access to eye care. Before Graham left, Marcus Swalwell, Chairman of VAO, presented him with the VAO Trustees Award for Outstanding

Graham Coates (left) and Marcus Swalwell

Contribution to its Work. “I feel honoured to receive such an award,” Graham Coates says, “and feel strongly that it belongs to all those people in Petersfield who have supported me and allowed me the opportunity to change the lives of so many people in Africa, through the provision of sight. “I have been fortunate in working with many amazing people in raising funds for this immensely worthwhile charity, not least Petersfield's own indispensable Katie Pitt. Photography has always been one of my hobbies and I am delighted that Vision Aid Overseas utilises some of my African photographs in their publicity.” Morgan-Owen Coates, 01730 264258

Cracking cricket season Petersfield Cricket Club captain Andy Salmon summarised a highly successful season at the end of season presentation evenings for the colts at Herne Farm Leisure Centre and for the seniors at Petersfield Golf Club. The senior 1st and 2nd XI teams both achieved promotion and the club has its three senior teams evenly spread between divisions with two divisions between each team. Now all the colts can progress through the different levels of senior cricket as they develop. The Indoor team were runners up in their league and also achieved promotion. The U17s reached semi-finals of County Cup putting them in the top four teams in Hampshire. At different Young cricketer of the year, selected by Nik Blakstand, the Chairman, Nicky Caddick.times of the season, the U9s, U11s and the girls’ teams


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Extravaganza This year will see the return of the Petersfield Fireworks and Music Extravaganza. Taking place on Saturday 5 November at 6pm, the event starts in the Square with entertainment and a selection of glowies available to buy for extra fun. Once the local fire and rescue crew arrive in their fire engine, they will lead a procession from the square to the Bell Hill Recreation Ground where there will be 20 minutes of fantastic fireworks. All funds raised by the display will go back to the local community.

Lighting up Petersfield 1st XI (back row, l-r): Fred Patten, Nicky Caddick, Chris Salmon, Billy Maisey, Andy Salmon, Chris Wood, Will Rice, John McGuire, Frank Straw. Front Row: Harry Hannam, Jack Hannam (vice-captain), Ash Spencer (captain), Henry Austin (wk), Chris Russell

played at the Rose Bowl prior to County and Test matches. The girls played a game during the break at the first Test match to be held there. For full details, go to:

Shire ploughing The Great All-England Ploughing Match attracted a big crowd to Slade Farm, Rogate, on a beautiful sunny Sunday in mid-October. This was the 40th anniversary of the annual match, run by Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association (SCHHA) and organizers, and entries came from as far afield as Cornwall and County Durham. Attracting a record number of visitors and 35 teams, the event saw 100 heavy horses

Lavant Street will benefit from £30,000 worth of improvements to signage and footways, and training and advice for retailers. This is partially funded by a grant from SEEDA, which must be spent by 6 February 2012. Petersfield Tomorrow, which operates officially through the Petersfield Partnership, is assured of a £7,500 grant – half what they applied for – and, with other funds, this will rise to some £30,000.

participating. All the major heavy horse breeds were represented, from Shires to Clydesdales to Ardennes. During the event at the Daveys Farm there was also a dog show, a craft marquee, trade stands and children’s amusements.  Ploughing winners: Class 1, Martin Kerswell (Devon); Class 2: Daniel Brown (Surrey); Class 3: Mike Puxty (Somereset); Class 4: Jim Elliot (Durham); Class 5: Jane Wordsworth (Hampshire); Class 6: Peter Hayler (Kent); Class 7: Jeff Amor (Wiltshire)

Petersfield businesses face a challenging Christmas. After a successful event last year the Association of Petersfield Business (APB) is putting its marketing and promotional efforts behind making Petersfield THE destination for Christmas 2011 on 10-11 December. This year the Association has joined forces with Ben Errey, of Petersfield Festivals,  to organize a “Christmas Lights Switch-On” event to coincide with BBC Children in Need on the 18 November-and to extend the Christmas promotion to a month-long series of activities. These will entertain and drive footfall into the town and spend into its businesses. For more information contact ben@ or call 07976 893 813 

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Make up, £25, Indulgence at the Beauty Studio

We’ve got your Christmas party preparation all wrapped up in our ultimate guide to partying in style. By Alana Hebenton Outfit

The first step to getting your Christmas party look has to be the outfit. Petersfield’s newest boutique Duet offers an affordable range of fashionable pieces from an eclectic mix of designers. Their blue lace dress provides a fresh new take on the classic Little Black Dress, while the Knox sequin jacket is perfect for adding instant Christmas sparkle to your look. Accessories are equally important and Rhona Russell’s Villanueva Carey leopard print clutch bag, £98, makes a great statement piece. And if you don’t fancy freezing your feet in the traditional stilettos then why not try Mimosa’s Black suede boots, £119. 6

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To get glam party hair, Review recommends creating volume by applying Wella shape control styling mousse to damp hair using Velcro rollers or to dry hair and use heated rollers. Then simply gently brush through to get that sexy catwalk look. If your hair is shorter change your style by adding a conditioning semi permanent colour that reflects shine and tone and finish with Sebastian micro fibre. However, condition is always key, so treat your hair once a week to Wella’s enrich treatment at home to ensure your hair looks and feels good all year round. Then once your hair is complete remember to get a stylish umbrella to protect your

Knox jacket, £69, Duet

hair from the harsh winter weather, like Rhona Russell’s H.Due.O umbrellas, £29.


The Christmas party is a great excuse to treat yourself with some indulgent beauty treatments and you don’t get more indulgent than at the Indulgence Beauty Studio. Their Minx nails, £30, have become the latest must have fashion accessory, available in a wide range of designs to match your Christmas outfit. For smouldering eyes their eyelash extensions are available from £29 depending on your desired look. And for a complete transformation they offer a make-up service for just £25, with their Issue 31 November / December 2011

party in style H.Due.o umbrella, £29, Rhona Russell

Black suede boots, £119, Mimosa

Blue lace dress, £75, Duet

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artistic director, Angela. Angela was drawn to the make-up industry after working in art and design, with a specialisation in airbrushing and illustration, leading her to train with the world’s leading cosmetic houses, including YSL and Dior. At Innerspirit Holistic Hair & Beauty they offer a special Party Deal, including a File and Paint, Spray Tan, Cluster Lashes and a Blowdry, for £55 normally £98.

You may want to get into the festive spirit by organizing a pamper party with your friends at Freya Natural Therapy. Freya provides customers with their choice of 30-minute taster massages at a special price of £15 per person. She also brings a selection of her products with her – so whilst one person is receiving an indulgent massage, the rest can relax and have fun and look at the products available. All products are available to order at a special discounted price and the organiser of the pamper party will receive a free goodie bag worth £15.

Party in Style directory Outfit Duet, 01730 268100 Rhona Russell, 01730 260920 Mimosa, 01730 268500 Hair Review, 01730 260346 Beauty Indulgence Beauty Studio, 01730 821197 Innerspirit Holistic Hair & Beauty, 01730 269811 Freya Natural Therapy, 023 9257 1655

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Gift vouchers, Indulgence at the Beauty Studio and Beautiful at the Parlour

Whether you are looking for extra stocking fillers or sumptuous presents, Life in Petersfield has got the answers in our ultimate Christmas gift guide Gifts for women

Whatever your budget, there’s plenty to choose from when buying for women in Petersfield. If you want to play it safe, you can’t go wrong with jewellery. At Constad Jewellers they offer a range of beautiful jewels, including the modern Sphere of Life collection, from £39, where each design represents a sentimental message and comes in unique packaging to give your present that personal touch. Unique jewellery is available at Far Horizons, with their Cœur de Lion Acrylic Cubes Necklace, £92 and Navajo Silver pieces. While Trevor Towner’s Swarovski collection, including earrings, 10

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pendants, necklaces and bracelets, not only look great but also won’t break the bank with prices starting from just £9.95. For fashionistas, Rhona Russell has a selection of stylish accessories with Emu Sheep gloves, £70, the gorgeous Punto Tres bag, £135, and their Torba Velvet bag, £30 – great for fitting in all your essentials! In the Folly there is also Rainbows, where you’ll find a mix of embroidered bags, hats, scarves, gloves and unique trinket boxes. And for women who enjoy a bit of pampering, Indulgence at the Beauty Studio are offering fantastic gift vouchers that can be used on all their treatments and

products up to three months after Christmas. Their glitzy OPI nail polishes, £9.99, are also perfect for a sparkly stocking filler. Freya Natural Therapy have a range of gift boxes, including 100% natural therapeutic products and their Gift Vouchers can be used for both massage and Freya Natural Therapy products. Plus, especially for Christmas, every customer who buys a voucher will receive a free gift bag containing a 50ml set of Uplifting Exotic Citrus mini shower gel/body lotion, worth £6.50. Ultimate luxury is also available at Champneys with their fabulous breaks, with everything from spa stays and weekends to relaxing spa days, from £69. While at Meon Facial, award-winning facial aesthetics practitioner, Dr Ian Hallam MBE, offers true facial rejuvenation for an alternative Christmas gift. Their wide range Issue 31 November / December 2011

christmas gift guide Stitch it doggie kit, £16.99, Academy Art & Crafts

Hip flasks, £23, Inside Out Pirate Ship, £43, Cute

Handmade Pure Essential Oil Scented Candles, £7.99, The Name

Coeur de Lion Acrylic Cubes Necklace, £92, Far Horizons

Navajo Silver pieces, Far Horizons

Modern Sphere of Life Collection, from £39, Constad Jewellers Osca Vitralmax Mastricating Juicer, £249, Nutrivital

Brakes, £12.99, Cycle Life

Lantern Sequia Bark, £42.50, Blacksmith’s Daughter London pop up books, £5.99, One Tree Books

OPI nail polishes, £9.99, Indulgence at the Beauty Studio

of services include facial volumising, with cheek augmentation, lip enhancement, micro-needling and chemical peels, and excessive sweating treatment. And to counteract some of that overindulgence this Christmas and avoid a Christmas cold, try a vitamin boost: Nutrivital’s Oscar Vitalmax masticating juicer allows you to extract a more nutritional content from your fruit and veg.

Gifts for him

For the man in your life, eclectic store, Inside Out, have a variety of alternative gifts, with hip flasks, £27, leather photo frames, from £13.50 and iron doorstops and paperweights, from £10.50. Then for all those books he’ll receive this Christmas, One Tree Books sell handy Book Chairs, £6.99, that are brilliant for keeping your hands free when reading gardening and recipe books. They also have

lots of quirky mugs, £7.99, for enjoying a nice cup of eggnog this Christmas (or whatever your drink preference maybe!) If he has a sweet tooth then take a trip down Bakery Lane to quaint chocolate shop, Cocoa Moon. Here you can make your own bespoke gift box or choose from their Ready-to-Give range with prices starting from just £5.00. And if you can’t make it to their shop then simply order off the website where they offer a next day delivery service.

Gifts for Children

For crafty kids, Petersfield’s Academy Arts and Crafts have a range of gifts to keep them busy this Christmas, with stamp sets, from £5.99, and the fun stitch it doggie kit, £16.99. If they are into cycling, Cycle Life’s funky stems, £19.99, deliver on all levels. Not only do they look great with their ska look tablet print but also the 50mm reach and 14

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West Sussex’s most stylish Christmas Market at the Goodwood Racecourse We all want to surprise & delight our loved ones at Christmas! So join us for the ultimate Christmas Market. Let us surprise & delight you with over 100 innovative, stylish yet affordable brands offering truly fabulous present ideas for Christmas. Imagine...mid-november & your Christmas shopping list is done...WOw!

Wednesday 9th November & Thursday 10th November 9am to 5pm at The Goodwood Racecourse (PO18 0PS) Coffee Bars, Light Bites & Afternoon Tea, PLUS Ample FREE Parking.

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Natural gift box, Freya Natural Therapy

Swarovski Collection from, £9.95 Trevor Towner

Gold finished Topiary Plate, £150, Gabriella Shaw Ceramics

Trinket boxes, £2.95, Rainbows Believe you can Fairies, £6.99, Amoureux des Bijoux

30mm stack height means they feel just right too. And to help them stop in style, U Brakes, £12.99, make the ideal replacement brake unit, clean styling and bright colours mean they are a great upgrade aesthetically or performance-based. One Tree Books are making learning fun, with their Science Museum kit, £9.99 and London Pop Up Books, £5.99. But if you are searching for presents for younger tots, Young World Toys has an entire range of Playmobil, Duplo and Lego Toys, while Cute has everything from pretty doll’s houses to scary pirate ships, like this one pictured, £43. Amoureux des Bijoux’s Believe you Can Fairies, £6.99, also make a thoughtful Christmas treat or decoration, ethically made including a special poem.

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decorations. At The Blacksmith’s Daughter, as well as spectacular garlands and wreaths, you’ll find beautifully simple decorations including the Silver Birch Bambi, £15.75, Tea Light House, £12.95, Lantern Sequoia Bark, £42.50 and these Ornamental Fruits, £12.95. Gabriella Shaw Ceramics have a selection of individual ceramics, like the elegant Topiary plate, £150, measuring 47cm in diameter, finished with real gold. Little ones (and not so little ones) will love the edible decorations available at Cocoa Moon, including their delicious handmade tree decorations filled with Fairtrade Belgian milk chocolate caramels,£9.95, and Wellie Boot baubles filled with jelly beans, £2.95. And to give your home that instantly inviting Christmas scent, visit The Name for their Handmade Pure Essential Oil Scented Candles with Christmas Fragrance, from £7.99. Alana Hebenton L

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Gifts Directory Constad Jewellers, 01730 265906 Far Horizons, 01730 265864 Trevor Towner, 01730 261613 Rhona Russell, 01730 260920 Rainbows, 01730 269 991 Indulgence at the Beauty Studio, 01730 821197 Freya Natural Therapy, 023 9257 1655 Champneys Forest Mere, 01428 726000 Meon Facial, 01730 265555 Inside Out, 01730 710 717 One Tree Books, 01730 261 199 Cocoa Moon, 01730 262 122 Academy Art and Crafts, 01730 261 624 Cycle Life, 01730 266644 Young World Toys, Cute, 01730 300 900 Amoureux des Bijoux, 07739 343701 The Blacksmiths Daughter, 01730 261611 Gabriella Shaw Ceramics, 01730 821 101 The Name, 01730 300 229 Issue 31 November / December 2011



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Chic shopping experience Petersfield duo Rona McTavish and Sarah Peall have just opened the town’s newest fashion boutique, Duet


ituated in Dragon Street, opposite the War Memorial, the new store aims to offer shoppers an attractive alternative to the high street at an affordable price. Sarah, who already owns the shoe shop Mimosa, said: “We’ve tried to cater for all ages and budgets with our wide range of clothing and brands.” Leaving a career in IT, Rona decided to go into business with Sarah after frequent visits to Mimosa as a customer. “We were both confident we could offer customers a different shopping experience in Petersfield.” Duet’s top brands include premium jeans designer Hudson Jeans, Soaked in Luxury, a Danish brand offering everything from casual wear to party outfits. Silk/cotton separates by Rosemunde of Copenhagen, and the unique British eco designer Braintree, where all the clothes are made from hemp and bamboo. As well as a variety of beautiful clothing, the pair are equally passionate

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1. What Petersfield shoe store does Sarah also own? 2. What premium Jeans brand does Duet stock? 3. What are all of eco designer Braintree clothes made from? Send your entries with your name, address, email and phone number to: The Media Barn, Kings Court, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, GU32 3HX or email Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 12 December 2011. One entry per person. The winners will be decided by draw and announced in the Jan/Feb issue of Life in Petersfield. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative is available. By entering this competition you accept that your data can be passed to our sponsors. Employees of Life Magazines and associates of Duet are not allowed to submit entries.

about providing customers with excellent customer service and a comfortable shopping experience. “Whilst you shop, your husband can enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and read the paper – perfect for keeping everyone happy!” Rona explained.

To celebrate the opening of Duet, Sarah and Rona will be offering one reader the chance to win £200 worth of vouchers to spend in store. What’s more, the lucky winner will be treated to a night of fun at Duet. Here, with three of their friends they will be able to spend their prize vouchers and receive expert

fashion advice from the Duet team – there will also be plenty of bubbly flowing to enjoy! Duet, 6 Dragon Street, Petersfield, 01730 268100 Life in Petersfield


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New life has been breathed in to Dragon Street with the recent arrival of five independent shops


radition has it that in the late 18th century a man called John Shackleford returned from the colonies to Petersfield with his pet white elephant. Mr Shackleford lived on Dragon Street and, where now there are many houses, in his day the area behind his house was largely garden and orchard – and that was where he kept the elephant. Whether that story is true or folklore, what is certain is that over the past few months Dragon Street has become an even more attractive place to shop. The public car park behind the Festival Hall is the easiest place to park, and probably the cheapest too at 50p for one hour. Sarah Peall and Rona McTavish are partners in Duet, opposite the War Memorial at number 6, which sells an interesting mix of women’s fashion from top end Hudson jeans to the British eco-brand Braintree - a range of separates, scarves, gloves etc made from hemp and cotton. Soaked is a Danish collection of casual and evening wear, and Rosamunde, also Danish, make snug but flattering tops with great necklines, excellent for laying. The newly decorated shop is spacious and stylish. Sarah’s own shoe shop, Mimosa, over the road is an established favourite selling good quality leather footwear. They have some great new boots in for winter. “In both shops,” says Sarah, “the aim is to offer quality at different price points. We have something for everyone.” DEN (number 2) is another recent newcomer. Distinctive, Eclectic and Nostalgic, the range is certainly that 16

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– with a mix of old and new, one-off pieces and popular brands. Sourced from around the world, there are gifts, accessories and hand-painted furniture. There is a great collection of New to You clothes – mainly aimed at teenagers – and a limited range of individually designed women's clothes due shortly. At 4 is the entrance to Nutri-Vital Health, a well-established natural health clinic which takes the holistic approach to health care but with the most modern technology. They specialize in bio-energetic screening analysis, and SCENAR – a hi-tech massage treatment for pain relief used for sports injuries and post-operatively – and treat health problems from ADHD, autism, and asthma, digestion and menopause, fatigue and pain. Disking has been in Dragon Street (no 70), for 10 years and has earned a great reputation for service and support among their large – Mac and PC – client base. They sell everything from an ink cartridge to installation and hardware for personal and business computer needs. Close to The Avenue (at 14), Malabon Tandoori is a 56-seater Bangladeshi restaurant on two floors which has been open for two years. On average meals cost around £15 per head, but Monday and Tuesday are Banquet nights when dinner, starter, main course and dessert costs just £10.95. Siam Thai Cuisine (16/18) opened two months ago offering gourmet Thai cuisine at lunch and dinner time and to take-away. Recently they started a

Sunday buffet lunch (£10.95); in the evening (£13.95). In mid-November there will be a three-course dinner menu on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for £13.95. There is a children’s menu and children under five eat for free. JSW (20) serves an excellent range of ‘traditional, English food with a modern European influence’ in its spacious and stylish interior. The set lunch menu is from £17.50 (dinner from £27.50) and diners enjoy silvery cutlery and Egyptian cotton napkins. When we visited (mid-week at lunchtime) the restaurant was busy. JSW has kept its Michelin star for 10 years now. Over the road at 13 is Wild Damson, which started at the Packhouse in Farnham in April 2010, and opened in Dragon Street in May. Owner Mandy Taylor came to Petersfield to work in her mother’s High Street flower shop Florita in 1981. “Wild Damson is all about country-style furniture,” she said. “We source antique furniture, mainly in the UK and some in France, and paint it in our workshop on-site. Customers find that very interesting.” They also have vintage accessories for the home and garden, and hand-screen printed cushions by Helen Swanston of Helkat Designs, who was Country Living magazine’s Creative Champion in 2010. Two more new shops have also opened nearby. Jenny Stacy who has been selling her gifts locally and at London fairs for many years. Her great following of customers will be pleased that she has now opened Hand-Made Happiness (9a). Hand-made gifts and cards, and hand spun and dyed wools – made by Jenny and other designers – make this a perfect Issue 31 November / December 2011

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place for original, thoughtful presents. Next door is experienced interior designer Tara Wake of Tara Interiors, formerly at 6 High Street. She has featured on BBC Radio Solent on a number of occasions offering listeners handy interior tips. Tara says: “I am excited at the opportunity to present my top range of fabrics and wallpaper together with an eclectic mix of accessories at my bright new premises, whilst still offering creative advice on interior projects large and small.” Tucked away behind the petrol station at 36a is Archway Vets which celebrated its 20th anniversary in July. It’s a narrow A view of Dragon Street

entrance but there is good parking when you get there. This small animal practice has all the technology of a modern veterinary practice and four vets, one of whom is an animal eye specialist. CycleLife (40) is run by owner Martin Brown, with his mother Julie and brother Dan working there too. They sell many different brands from racing bikes to children’s bikes and specialize in electric bikes which are becoming increasingly popular. Once bought to assist ageing cyclists, nowadays electric cycles are bought by all ages, and many commuters. The Raleigh bike had sales last year of £45,000 at Cyclelife.

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Contacts Archway Veterinary Practice, 01730 262101 CycleLife, 01730 266644 DEN, 01730 268565 Disking, 01730 264000 Duet, 01730 268100 Hand-Made Happiness, 01730 267711 JSW, 01730 262030 Malabon Tandoori, 01730 265493 Mimosa, 01730 268500 Nutri-Vital Health, 01730 233414 Siam Thai Cuisine, 01730 267077 Tara Interiors, 01730 406665 Wild Damson, 01730 267960


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Enhance Your Facial Beauty The art of truly rejuvenating the face is not about just treating lines and wrinkles, as many practitioners do. It is about revolumising and contouring the face. The signs of facial ageing are caused by shrinkage of the dermal tissues and facial fat pads and alteration in the underlying bone. This results in the cheeks sinking downwards and inwards towards the nose, causing darkened hollows below the eyes, folds to the side of the nose, drooping ‘sad’ lines at the side of the mouth and unsightly jowls along the jawline. By restoring this lost volume in the mid-face the problems in the lower face are reduced and true facial rejuvenation is then possible. We offer:

Facial volumising, including cheek augmentation Facial sculpting, including mid-face lifts Lip enhancement Jowl reduction Reduction in lines and folds using dermal fillers Micro-needling and chemical peels Skin revitalisation and skin care for face and hands

Dr Ian Hallam MBE is an award-winning facial aesthetics practitioner at Meon Facial and is a visiting clinical teacher in facial aesthetics for the MSc Aesthetics course at Kings College London



This patient had a combination of Botox and dermal filers to smooth wrinkles and lift the face and create a brighter, fresher look. This included treatment to her forehead, cheek augmentation, lip enhancement, treatment to reduce jowls and skin revitalisation.



This patient thought she looked stressed and tired and disliked the frown lines and sunken look around her mouth. We gave her a mid-face lift, redefined the shape of her lips and used fillers to restore lost volume and smooth lines. She said, 'My appearance has been uplifted and my confidence restored'.

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A beautiful feature to add to your home. Estate agents confirm that they increase the value of your property. Halnaker Stoves have a wide variety of Stoves and Rayburn cookers to choose from on display in their Strettington showroom near Chichester including live working models so you can see for yourself the features and benefits they can offer you. With the move to burning wood it's hardly surprising sales of woodburners and solid fuel Rayburns have risen dramatically over the past 12 months. The impact of our high-tech lives on the environment have seen many of us move toward more traditional ways of living, putting woodburning firmly back on the agenda. With the current economic climate all of us are trying to cut back on our expenses and with us now experiencing extra long and cold winters the fear of the cost of keeping us warm is also keeping us awake at night. A minimum of 80% of the heat from your open fire is going up your chimney along with your central heating, this is wasting your heat and your money. Reduce your heating bills by installing a Woodburning stove, it produces 80% + heat into the room and uses less fuel.Wood is a renewable energy resource, it is 'Carbon Neutral' and differs from other fossil fuels because it is part of the carbon/carbon neutral cycle. Ave 80% Heat into your room Logs last twice as long Minimal central heating escaping Large clear view door/s Enclosed appliance Safe to leave all day/night Controllability An attractive piece of furniture Halnaker Stoves can give you a choice of over 300 different types of quality stoves to choose from. The stoves they sell incorporate the latest clean-burn and active airflow technology to deliver the most efficient use of energy and to protect the environment from harmful fumes whilst keeping the glass clear for you to enjoy the flame picture. You could also have your Woodburning stove or cooker heat your hot water and/or central heating too.A warm and welcoming sight when you get back from work, when you wake in the morning or when you adjourn with guests after dinner. Plus saves you money. They come in many different shapes sizes and styles.Halnaker Stoves are HETAS registered which is crucial to having a Woodburning appliance installed. By law in England and Wales the installation or replacement of a solid fuel, wood and biomass combustion appliance (including a fireplace) is subject to Building Regulations. The owner of the dwelling must either (i) obtain Building Control Approval from the local authority or (ii) have the work carried out by a registrant of an approved Competent Persons Scheme. HETAS is the only scheme specialising in solid fuel, wood and biomass. Therefore Halnaker Stoves gives you the piece of mind knowing that a qualified team are supplying and installing your appliance.So call them now for a home survey and start saving on your heating bills. Life in Petersfield



Seasonal delights

Warming soup

A selection of local recipes and food

Game Pie The Selborne Arms have been using local seasonal produce for 10 years or more and alongside this season’s game, Jerusalem artichokes, apples, parsnips, chestnuts, they have been working in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to bring beef from the Dexter cattle being reared on Noar Hill Nature Reserve right behind the pub. Game Pie Serves 4 1 pheasant - 1cm dice 250g venison – 1cm dice 4 wood pigeon breasts – 1cm dice 100g bacon lardons 12 baby onions, peeled and halved Dark ale or good Porter / chicken stock – to cover Plain flour (enough to coat the meat) Salt and pepper to taste 2 juniper berries – crushed 1 star anise 1 sprig rosemary 1 sprig thyme 1 bay leaf Goose fat / rape seed oil or sunflower oil Just roll Puff Pastry 1 egg Place the flour into a tray and season well. Roll the diced game (pheasant, pigeon, venison) through the seasoned flour to coat lightly. In a hot pan, fry the bacon lardons in a little oil or goose fat until golden brown. Remove from the pan and place in a colander or on a little kitchen roll to remove the excess fat. 20

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In the same pan and with the same oil fry off the onions until lightly coloured then lift out and drain with the bacon. Still in the same pan, fry your game, not too much at a time, until browned. Place the coloured meat into a heavy-based pan with the bacon and onions. Add the juniper, star anise, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf. Pour in ale or porter to just cover the meat and stir. Place the pan over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer gently for about 1 hour or until the meat is just tender. Check the seasoning and add salt or pepper if necessary. Leave to cool then remove the bay leaf and sprigs of thyme and rosemary. (If not using straight away to make the pie then refrigerate or freeze.) Roll out the pastry to 5mm thick (or just cut to size if prerolled). Line a buttered 8 inch pie tin or sponge tin with the pastry then fill with the cold filling. Brush the edge of the pie with beaten egg and lay your lid on. Crimp the edge then use the remaining eggwash to paint the top of your pie. Bake for ¾ of an hour to an hour in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (gas mark 3, approx. 150°C in fan oven), or until the pastry is golden brown and well-risen. Serve with mashed potato, crushed buttered carrots and Savoy cabbage with chestnut and wild mushrooms. The Selborne Arms, 01420 511247

Autumn and early winter are a great time for delicious local vegetables such as pumpkin and squash, leeks, cabbage and curly kale. It is time to try roasting pumpkin and other winter vegetables, making lovely warming soups. Try some new recipes from Petersfield’s Durleighmarsh Farm Shop. Pumpkin Soup This looks wonderful served in the pumpkin shell at the table 2 oz butter 4 ½ cups peeled chopped pumpkin ½ cup chopped onion 2 cups water Seasoning 1 oz butter 3 tblsp plain flour 1 cup milk 1 egg yolk Melt 2 oz butter and add chopped pumpkin and onion and cook for 10 minutes. Add water and simmer until tender. Purée using some of the milk. Make a roux with I oz butter and flour and gradually add pumpkin puree and milk. Season to taste. Just before serving, mix egg yolk with a little of the mixture and stir into soup. Serve with cream and chopped fresh parsley. Durleighmarsh Farm Shop, 01730 821626

Shooting season Steeped in history and full of character, The White Horse at Priors Dean dates back to the 17th century and is known as ‘the Pub with No Name’. All the food is homemade using local produce and during the shooting season it is well worth a visit to try the selection of game dishes. This season their most popular dish has been Fricassee of rabbit with lentils & wild mushrooms. White Horse, Priors Dean, Petersfield, Tel: 01420 588387 Issue 31 November / December 2011


Perfect pumpkins

Traditional Christmas

After Halloween, if you don’t like pumpkin pie, this recipe is a good way to get rid of the flesh from your lantern, and it tastes good too! And if you don’t have a pumpkin then Rother Valley Organics have 40,000 organic pumpkins in their local field. Beef and Pumpkin casserole. 500g large dice stewing steak 1kg pumpkins Bottle of dark beer 500g carrots 500g sliced onion 2 bay leaves salt and pepper to taste Brown the beef in casserole dish then set aside. Sweat the onions then set aside with beef. Heat casserole dish to high,

pour in beer, then simmer for a minute. return beef,onions,carrot,bay leaves and the pumpkin to the dish. Put on lid and place in oven at 160 degress for two hours. Serve with bread,rice or potato. 01730 821062,

The land of plenty Winter offers up one of the most exciting periods in the local food calendar. Hampshire blooms with a huge array of flavours, colours and variety throughout November and December, perfect for cosy meals indoors, tasty warm snacks and Christmas celebrations. Visitors to Hampshire Farmers Markets, like in Petersfield on the first Sunday of every month, will be able to now discover brussels sprouts, cabbage, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, squash, swede, turnips and red cabbage amongst the usual mix of food that can be taken away or eaten at the market. The cold months also bring out some of the best meat in the county from our producers, including beef, lamb, partridge and pheasant as well as traditional offerings such as pigeon, rabbit, venison and mussels. Alex Handford, Business Manager, Hampshire Farmers Markets, comments: “We’re privileged to live in a county where local goods are so widely available, courtesy of the passionate commitment to the high standards of our producers week in week out.” You can find out more about the wealth of opportunity available from your local Hampshire Farmers Markets, as well as see the latest market dates and locations, at

At Hyden Farm organics they believe in simple local produce, with their traditional breeds, traditional farming, and traditional food. As we approach Christmas their Norfolk Black and Bronze Turkeys are grazing the paddocks! All are free range and the farm aim to produce the best festive meats you can find. Angela Jones of Hyden Farm Organic Meat and Poultry says, “We have been doing it for over 25 years so we are pretty experienced! You can also order gammons, sausage meat, streaky bacon and chipolatas too.” On 12 November the farm are inviting people for their festive farm walk, where guests can sample their food! Tickets are £12.50 each or £3 for children. Hyden Farm Organic Meat and Poultry, 02392 632 683

Taste of the seaside

Every Wednesday and Saturday, Durleighmarsh gets a taste of the seaside as Portsmouth fish market, Johnsons Enterprises set up their mobile fish stall. “Moving into the winter season we have a good supply of locally caught bass, huss, cod, gurnard and squid. Also landed to our Portsmouth shop, is plaice, Dover sole and skate,” Kate of Johnsons Enterprises explains. Johnsons Enterprises also offer a wide variety of other fish of which they have daily deliveries from other UK markets. “Scottish salmon is very popular along with our own fresh fish pie mix which in the winter months is a great tummy warmer!”, 02392 817547


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This ultra contemporary kitchen from Daulby & Tickle has one red wall which is warm and softening to the sleek lines of the room. More than one wall in red would be too much and detract from the design of the kitchen

Seeing Red

With nights drawing in and Christmas fast approaching, why not add a splash of warm red to hot up your home? By Geraldine Keith


ntroducing shades of red into your home can add warmth and elegance. The secret is not to go over the top. The shade of red you choose, and the degree to which you use it, will make the difference between adding personality and style, and ending up with a room that is overpowering - and over-red. Decorating trends recently have tended to be in neutral tones and these can work well with reds and strong warm shades. Reds next to other strong shades – white or black – can look too strong and distracting. If you fall in love with a fabric or wallpaper that has red as a key colour choose paint or other soft furnishings to complement it from a ‘secondary’ colour in the design such as a shadow or the underside of a leaf. Sue Johnson of Sue Johnson Interiors recently


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decorated a house in Petersfield for a client who had chosen some red poppy tiles for her kitchen. Sue found a Romo fabric for the blinds with a strong red background but rather than matching the wall paint with the white flowers she chose the deeper ‘stone’ colour of the flower stems so there was less contrast with the red. One way is to use red to accent and accessorise, with cushions, throws and ornaments. If you are in doubt, look to nature: the rusty reds and purples of autumn leaves, and red berries. Tara Wake of Tara Interiors advises using berried bushes such as holly, picked now and hung in the back of a garage and brought out for Christmas, will last the festive season. I am going to try it, but pick them quickly before the birds eat all the berries.

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Hessian Cushions from Wild Damson

At this time of year it is simple to add red to your home to fill it with warmth and festive cheer (and not be stuck with it forever) with extra red cushions, tree decorations and red curtain tie-backs. Anne Sykes at Inside Out in Bakery Lane

has wonderful warm, red table-cloths and napkins, and rugs and throws in varying shades. You don’t have to wait for Christmas to burn red candles.

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Natural tones – a plum red throw by Bronte at Inside Out

This button-back chair from Tara Interiors could take cushions in any colour – lime green, monochrome or electric blue? – but at Christmas time these soft red cushions look perfect


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A kitchen/breakfast room with Romo’s Floresca fabric in papaya; walls painted in clay – the colour of the flower stems – by Little Green, Sue Johnson Interiors Issue 31 November / December 2011

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Christmas What’s on November Wednesday 2 November Petersfield Photographic Society – Nov Competition Venue: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane Price: Annual subscription is £24.00 per season, Members under 18 years – £5.00, Visitors – £1 Time: 7.30pm Contact: www. petersfieldphotographicsociety.

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Saturday 5 November Petersfield Music and Fireworks extravaganza Venue: Bell Hill Recreation Ground Price: Child/OAP Ticket,in advance £2 - on the gate £3 Adult Ticket, in advance £5 - on the gate £6, Family Ticket, (2 adults/2 children under 16)in advance £12 - on the gate £14 Time: 6pm Contact: Jane Austen: Material Girl Venue: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton Price: £10.00 Concessions £7.50 Time: 2.30pm Contact: Saturday 5 November - Saturday 3 December Veronique Maria Venue: Bedales Gallery Price: Free admission Time: Mon-Fri 2-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm Contact:, Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 November Osama the Hero by Dennis Kelly Venue: Bedales Olivier Theatre Price: Free admission Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 711 511 Wednesday 9 November Lecture Lunch: Henry VIII and His Six Wives. Venue: Uppark House and Garden

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to Museu Bustling stalls with a huge range of m an all exhibi d ts! Christmas gifts and treats set in and around the historic buildings on the Museum’s site in the South Downs National Park. Arts, crafts, food, and more unusual items - find that perfect present and beat the parking charges in town!

Thursday 3 November Save the Children Gift Fair Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Price: £3 includes coffee Time: 10am - 7.30pm Contact: scgoodasnew@gmail. com




• Craft & trade stands • Seasonal tasty treats • Music • Hot chestnuts • Donkeys and Shire horses • Face painting

Sat 12 & Sun 13 November 10.30am - 4pm

Price: £22.50 per person including two course lunch and coffee Time: 10.30am-12.30pm Contact: 01730 825 415, uppark@ Thursday 10 November Harting Village Hall Christmas Sale Venue: Harting Village Hall Price: Free admission Time: 6pm -10pm  Contact: 01730 821764 Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 November An Italian Straw Hat Venue: The Festival Hall Price: £10 (£9 concessions, all matinée tickets £8) Time: 7.30pm with a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm Contact: 01730 263254, lion., www.

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Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November Talk on The Georgian Levee Venue: Flora Twort Gallery Price: £5 Time: 7pm Contact: www.

Thursday 17 November The Carrivick Sisters Venue: The Folly Wine Bar, upstairs Price: £20.00 including 2 course dinner Time: 7.30pm Contact:

Christmas Market Venue: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Time: 10.30am-4pm Price: £2.50 Contact: www.wealddown.

Saturday 12 - Sunday 20 November Lantern Making Workshops Venue: Ground floor unit, Brooks Shopping Centre, Winchester Price: £5 per lantern Time: 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm 3.30pm Contact: 01962 857 275, marketing@winchester-cathedral. Sunday 13 November Twilight Tour of the House Venue: Uppark Price: Adult £30.00 Time: 6.30pm – 10pm Contact: Tuesday 15 November The Speech Painter Venue: The Square Brewery, Market Square

Talk on The Empress Eugenie Venue: Flora Twort Gallery Price: £5 Time: 7pm Contact: www.petersfieldmuseum. Friday 18 November Petersfield Christmas Lights Venue: The Town Square , Petersfield Contact: Time: 6pm Saturday 19 November Angela Zanders and Friends Venue: St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Price: Free Time: 1pm Contact: www.stpeterspetersfield. Wessex Guild of Craftsmen Craft Exhibition and Sale Venue: St. Peters Hall, Petersfield Price: Free entry Time: 10am – 4pm Contact: www. Sunday 20 November Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society In House Workshop Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre,

Saturday 12 November Petersfield Makers’ Market Venue: St Peter’s Hall Time: 9.30am -1.30pm Contact: 0770 930 6070 Winter Monthly Table Top Market. Venue: Petersfield Community Centre Price: Free Time: 9.30am – 1pm Contact: petersfieldcc@btconnect.

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Moggs Mead Contact: 01730 264324 Wednesday 23 November The Cecilia Concert Venue: Bedales Quad Price: Free admission Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 711 511 Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 November Round the World Venue: Festival Hall Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 268829. Saturday 26-27 November Traditional Christmas Fayre Venue: Grange Leisure Cente, Bepton Road Price: Free entry Time: 8.30am– 1pm Contact: 01730 816841, info@ Saturday 26 November Marianne’s Songs Venue: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton Price: £12.00 Concessions £10.00 Time: 7pm Contact: Christmas Gift Fair for Cancer Research Venue: The Petersfield School Price: £1 Time: 10am– 1pm Contact: 07981400268 Sunday 27 November Lighting Of The Tree & Dedication Venue: Langrish House, Langrish, Petersfield Time: 5pm Contact: 01730 266329 , www.

December Thursday 1 December Petersfield Orchestra - concert Venue: Festival Hall Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 268829. Christmas Market - Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out. Saturday 3 December Christmas in the Park Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Price: £10 per child Time: 9am Contact: 02392 595040 Make a Christmas Card Venue: Flora Twort Gallery Price: Free Time: 10am-4pm Contact: www.petersfieldmuseum. Saturday 3 - Saturday 24 December December Santa Specials Venue: Watercress Line, Alresford Price: Adult £15, Child (1-16 yrs), Baby (under 1 yr) £8 Time: First train departs at 10.40am Contact: Sunday 4 December Mulled Wine Day Venue: Gilbert White’s House Price: Reduced Price Admission Time: 10.30am – 5pm Contact: www.gilbertwhiteshouse. Tree Dressing Celebration Venue: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Time: 12.30pm Contact: Monday 5 December Beautiful at the Parlour Venue: Durleighmarsh Farm Price: Free Time: 10am-4pm

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Tuesday 6 - Thursday 8 December The Cecilia Concert Venue: Olivier Theatre Price: Free admission Contact: 01730 711 511

Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15 December Babes in the Wood Christmas Special Venue: Alice Holt Forest Centre Price: £10 Time: 10.30am - 12pm, 2pm - 3.30pm Contact:

Saturday 10 December Make a Christmas Tree Decoration Venue: Flora Twort Gallery Price: Free Time: 10am-4pm Contact: www.petersfieldmuseum.

Thursday 15 December Carols at Uppark Venue: Uppark House and Garden Price: £12.50 Time: 5pm Contact: 01730 825 415, uppark@

The Petersfield Chamber Choir Venue: St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Price: Free Time: 7.30pm Contact: www.stpeterspetersfield.

Thursday 15 December – Sunday 18 December Beauty and The Beast Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Time: 11am, 2pm, 3pm, 6pm, 7.30pm Contact:

Saturday 10 – Thursday 29 December The National Open Art Exhibition 2011 Venue: The Brasserie in the Park Upstairs, Chichester Festival Theatre Price: Free Time: 10am - 5pm Contact:

Saturday 17 December Visit Father Christmas Venue: Flora Twort Gallery Price: £3 per child Time: 10am-4pm Contact: www.petersfieldmuseum.

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 December Petersfield Christmas Festival Venue: The Town Square Time: 9am Contact:

Monday 19 December Saturnalia Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: Adults £7, Child £3 Time: 10am - 5pm Contact: www.butserancientfarm.

Sunday 11 December Ann - Maree Dicker “Let’s Do Christmas” Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead Contact: 01730 264324 Monday 12 - Tuesday 13 December Little Explorers Christmas Special Venue: Alice Holt Forest Centre Price: £10

Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 December Tales of Winter Magic Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: Adults £7, Child £3 Time: 10am - 5pm Contact:

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Christmas in Selborne Saturday 3rd December, 5pm – 9pm


his December will see the return of ‘Christmas in Selborne,’ the perfect start to your Christmas festivities. Last year the fun event saw the High Street transform into a Christmas wonderland, with roasted chestnuts on the fire, mulled wine, fabulous gifts, farmyard animals in a stable, and, of course, Father Christmas. This year it will all be happening again with the addition of more stalls, the Salvation Army singing Christmas carols and a performance by the Zig Zag Band in the Arms at 9pm. Outside the Selborne Arms you’ll find food from the WI, a tombola, mulled wine, mulled cider, a food court serving locally made sausages and burgers, hot soup and pork rolls, as well as a prize filled raffle. Juggling Jake will also be making an appearance in the village hall, doing balloon animals, teaching circus tricks to the kids and possibly doing a small show.   All the shops will be open late, including Poppy Charlotte and Dandelion Wood,

Selborne Pottery, Gilbert White's House, Hampshire Artists Gallery, Selborne Post Office and Stores. And as a festive finishing touch, The High Street will once again be lined with coloured lights.

Any questions, or if you would like to get involved or run a stall of your own please contact Trish Oliver, 01420 511338, Hayley Carter, 01420 511247 or Lara Roberts, 01420 511365


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Wonderful things to give and to keep Gifts with a vintage retro feel Shabby chic furniture and home items, clothing and fashion accessories Stockists for: Saskia Lini Designs Palace London Kind Hearts Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm Sundays High Street, Selborne, GU34 3JP

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Let’s get the party started!

As we enter the season to be merry here are some delicious Christmas cocktail recipes from the General Wine Company in Petersfield The General Wine Company Christmas Cocktail Botter Prosecco Green Label Briotet Gingerbread Liqueur Shard of crystalised ginger

Pour 3 mls of Gingerbread Liqueur into a Champagne flute (or wine glass!), top up the glass with the cold Prosecco and serve with a shard of crystalised ginger, to float on top. Welcome to the party!

The Romance (a winter warmer) 2 shots of vodka 1 shot of Kalhua 1 shot of Crème de Cacao Ice Single cream and milk (50/50) Place a handful of ice into a 3-piece shaker, add the vodka, kalhua and crème de cacao. Then pour a small amount of the cream and milk mixture to coat the ice only. Put the shaker together and vigorously shake to smash up the ice into shards and create fluffy air bubbles (this lightens the cocktail). Keeping the strainer in place, pour in to a martini glass. You will see the air bubbles and shards of ice glimmering beautifully on top.

Nutty beer The Ratch Attack (a long party drink)

3 shots of vodka 1 shot of Archers Peach Schnapps Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice (50/50) Ice Place seven cubes of ice into a three-piece shaker. Add the vodka and Schnapps and enough of the combined juice to fill up to the top of the ice, and shake well. You know when you have mixed the cocktail to the optimum level when you get condensation on the outside of the shaker. Not too strong, not too watered down. Perfect! Pour the cocktail, including the ice, into a tall glass (highball), garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry, and enjoy! General Wine Company, 01730 235923



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Based near Droxford in Hampshire, micro brewery, Bowman Ales produce a range of award winning real ales. Amongst their collection is the warming “Nutz” beer. “The idea for “Nutz” originated from reading an article in a Waitrose magazine that described a Corsican lager style beer brewed with sweet chestnuts,” Martin of Bowmans Ales explains. “We thought that we could put a very English slant on this by producing a sumptuous, rich and dark bitter beer. It seems that we don’t harvest chestnuts in this country, we just have fat squirrels.” The unique beer uses chestnuts, sourced from the farm of Patrice Duplan in the Ardeche region of France. It is available year round in bottles, and in draught form during the winter. Bowman Ales, Issue 31 November / December 2011

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Victorian Values at Rams Walk


his year the people of Petersfield are being invited to step back in time as Rams Walk celebrate a traditional Victorian Christmas. On Friday 18 November from 4pm, there will be free entertainment, late night shopping until 8pm and

festive food sampling from Armorica, Costa and Waitrose. Victorian delights will include free hot roast chestnuts, from a Victorian chestnut seller, music from the barrel organ with an animatronics monkey and a tap-dancing shoe-shine boy for festive shoppers to enjoy. For

younger visitors to Rams Walk, Mrs Christmas will be making some seasonal balloon models. November will also see the return of the ever-popular Giving Tree, located in the foyer of Waitrose. Here shoppers will be invited to remove the special gift tags from the tree, each attributed to a different charity, and buy a gift for the person represented by the gift tag. This will continue through the run-up to Christmas with all gifts being delivered to the charities by the team at Rams Walk in time for Christmas Eve. On Saturday 3 December, the Christmas story comes to life as Hampshire based Kidsrome bring their ‘live nativity’ display to Petersfield. Positioned outside Picketts and Pursers, the stable

scene features Mary and Joseph with goats and a donkey. Finally Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from Santa so look out for the posters to find out exactly which Saturday in December Father Christmas will be coming to Rams Walk. L

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As well as stocking the essentials for everyday cooking you can kit out your kitchen for more adventurous cooking. We stock quality cookware ranges such as Kitchenaid, Pillivuyt, Global knives and many more. With prices ranging from under £10 to £2000. Call in and let us demonstrate our Nespresso and Jura coffee machines to see how easy it is to have great coffee in your home. Armorica 19 Rams Walk, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 3JA T: 08456 017 262 E:

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he greatest fear for most elderly people is the idea of losing their independence. A personal alarm is one way of extending the time a person can live alone with the reassurance – for them and their loved ones – that, should the worst happen, help will soon be on its way. See what happened to Pearl Baigent in the case study below.

The Lifeline pendant from Guinness Care & Support cost around £15 per month including maintenance and monitoring – a great idea for a Christmas present for an elderly relative. Crest Care in the Swan Street car park in Petersfield have a pre-Christmas promotion on the Chelsea Rise & Recliner chair from the Sherborne range. Normally

retailing at around £900, until Christmas the chair is £750 and comes with a 5-year guarantee. If your budget doesn’t run to a chair, there are machine-washable Cosyfeet slippers, £20, and many aids for the elderly which make perfect gifts. Crest Care, 01730 710050 Guinness Care & Support, 0300 1230705


Case study


rs Baigent had been spending an ordinary afternoon with her friend and neighbour; a cup of tea and a chat as usual. She decided, because of the coldness of the day, to hurry home and put the heating on. What happened next was as far from ordinary as she could have expected…As Pearl stooped to light her gas fire she over-balanced, crashed down onto the stone fire surround – bashing her head against the wall. After a short time of 38

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disorientation Pearl managed, bravely, to drag herself to the chair; only then realising the copious amount of blood that was gushing from her own knee. Realising that she was in trouble she pressed her Lifeline pendant button to summon help. The Control Centre operator quickly realised that she needed an ambulance and reassured her that it was on its way – the operator also alerted her neighbour from the details on her contacts list. This meant that Pearl had the reassurance

Pearl Baigent wearing her Lifeline pendant

of a friend by her side whilst they waited for the Emergency Services. Her neighbour

managed to pack a bag and see to the house security in this time which saved Pearl from worrying about these details during her hospital visit. The Control Centre contacted Pearl’s family to alert them that she had been taken to hospital so that everyone knew what was going on. Mrs Baigent is absolutely convinced that having her Lifeline saved her life and that without this sort of equipment others may not be so lucky. Her family are of course in agreement with her! Issue 31 November / December 2011

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and the Olympics

There’s disappointment in the town over a decision by the district council to refuse a plan to celebrate the Olympics in the Square


s we look forward to the Olympics next summer, the East Hampshire District Council have turned down the chance of backing from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic

Karen O’Brien, Petersfield “I come to the market quite often. I didn’t know about the council’s decision but I would have liked to have seen the screen, it would have brought a lot more people to the Square.”

Julie Crane, Market Trader From my point of view, the traders are getting a raw deal. I personally would have been for the screen but they kept moving the barrier. It started off they wanted it one way, then it was going to be there for three weeks, it just kept changing. The alternatives they gave us weren’t applicable. They could put the screen in an alternative place rather than move us. I think there is a way they could have gone about it where everyone was happy. “


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Games for the event. The EHDC refused to give permission for the event to go ahead after deciding they would not ask market traders to move from their usual pitches during the two-week event. The project would have

seen Petersfield become one of only 25 official sites in the country where people could gather to watch the games on big screens. Life In Petersfield went out and about in the Square to find out what people think about it all.

Anne James, Petersfield “I think it is a horrific decision about the Olympics. It’s such a sad state of affairs when it could have brought in so much business to the town. It would have built up community spirit and they decided to turn it down.”

Chris Hitchens, CJ Meats “I think the whole thing was mishandled from the start. If they had been a lot clearer they would have got a lot more cooperation from us. I don’t personally think it is a bad idea but how it was dealt with wasn’t right.”

Yvonne Peters and Jane Shirley, Petersfield “I think the square could do a lot more for the community and for the children. It is appalling about the Olympics. The opportunity was there for us to show what the town could do and it was ripped from us.”

Mary Owen, Ramshill “I think it’s abysmal about the Olympics. It would bring more people into Petersfield and would have been great for people who couldn’t afford the tickets or weren’t able to get them.”

Tony Brown, Market Trader “I think it was started badly from the beginning. It was rushed through and there should have been more communication from the start rather than trying to railroad it through. We tried to

accommodate them, but what they forget is that this is my living. How would they react if someone came up to them and said you’re not going to work or get paid for three weeks?”

Mr and Mrs Finley, Bordon “We always have a look around the market. I think the screen would have helped youngsters get involved in the sport and anything that gets youngsters off the street is good in my books.”

Darren, Market Trader “I understand why people are upset about the Olympics but I wouldn’t have been willing to move because I would have lost business. Not just for that week but it’s the knock-on effect.”

Sarah Anne Harris, Petersfield “I think it is really sad about the Olympics; it would have been a great opportunity to get the community together.“ Sharon Antoninin, Droxfield “ I was concerned when I heard about the Olympics. Considering it only happens every four years I think the market traders should move off for a couple of days. It would have brought lots of tourists.”


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PYT’s autumn production of Les Misérables, photo by Michel Focard

Christmas on stage

after another. There is humour, romance, drama, melody and lively lyrics. This is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit to keep us all going. PTG expects strong demand, especially as their ticket prices are the same as in 2008. Tickets cost from £11 for adults, with £7 concessions for people under 18, and there is a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 26 November, with evening performances at 7.30pm. The Box Office opens on 24 October at the Tourist Information Centre. PTG,

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Local festive theatre productions Petersfield Youth Theatre

After the very successful production of Les Misérables in September, Petersfield Youth Theatre’s Christmas show is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This won Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Original Score, and was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Award. The Disney film was adapted for the stage by Linda Woolverton and Alan Menken, both of whom had worked on the film, with additional lyrics by Tim Rice. They expanded the tale for the stage, elaborating on existing themes as well as introducing brand new songs and moments. The stage musical has been a smash hit worldwide with its original 1994 Broadway production running for a record-breaking 14 years. PYT performances of Beauty and the Beast are at the Petersfield Festival Hall on 15 December and 16 December at 7.30pm, 17 December at 2pm and 6pm, and 18 December at 11am and 3pm. Tickets are on sale at One Tree Books from Friday 25 November. PYT,

Lion and Unicorn Players

They present An Italian Straw Hat, the famous comedy by Eugène Labiche and

Marc-Michel, from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 November at the Festival Hall. The year is 1900. Fadinard is on the way to his wedding when his horse picks up and eats a straw hat. The owner of the hat is a married woman who, at the time, is in the embrace of a French officer, Tavernier. The officer follows Fadinard to his new home and demands that he finds a substitute hat so that his mistress can return home to her husband without arousing suspicion. When Fadinard finally finds the elusive hat, things becomes even more complicated. Tickets from One Tree Books, Lavant Street, for £10 (£9 concessions, all matinée tickets £8). Time: 7.30 pm with a Saturday matinée at 2.30 pm Lion and Unicorn Players, 01730 263254,

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The next production is The World Goes Round, a musical review showcasing the music and lyrics of John Kander and Fred Webb, at the Festival Hall from 23 to 26 November. Songs featured include ‘New York, New York’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Funny Lady’, and ‘Kiss of the Spiderwoman’. The vast range of the human experience is explored in one unforgettable song

Write Angle Poetry & Music’s special guest on 15 November, sees the return of the brilliant Speech Painter. He's loved by the audience and his work is fast and furiously funny! For 20 December, Rachel Pantechnicon (Russell Thompson) is back with her low-key wit, originality and imagination which are guaranteed to entertain. To start the New Year on 17 January MC and Performance Poet Jack Dean stars. Born in Tottenham and raised in the south-west UK, he’s a wanderer who tells stories of love, loneliness, and nostalgia. Open Mic is ever-popular and there for anyone who wants to get up and read or perform poetry, sing, dance, play music, act out a scene from a play (original only). Another regular at Write Angle (on the third Tuesday each month) is a raffle for two free meals at a local restaurant. Write Angle,

Winton Players

Written by new playwright Ben Crocker, this Winton Players’ New Year production of Cinderella tells the classic tale of Cinders’ journey from ‘rags to riches’. It will have all the usual panto mix of humour, slapstick and pathos, and a sprinkling of magic that brings it to life, at Petersfield Festival Hall from 13 to 21 January. Winton Players, For full details of local arts events, see


More amazing Grace The times they are a’changing for Grace Banks since she featured in Life In Petersfield last year. “I quit my day job in January,” she says, “and have performed with internationally acclaimed bands, Razorlight and Emmy the Great, as well as teaching songwriting.” Grace has a residency – a free, acoustic music event – every last Sunday afternoon of the month at the 42

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Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch, London. “We get some amazing, beautiful performers at that,” she says. She has also set up a record label, and her own album, ‘Prologue’, has arrived. Copies can be ordered from Amazon and individual tracks can be purchased through iTunes. Sign up to her mailing list to get free tracks from her forthcoming EP. Issue 31 November / December 2011

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Olympian heights Torch bearers (l to r): Russell Fisher (Director of Studies),William Kriehn, Chris Scott, Sophie Rodriguez, and Mayor of Haslemere Jim Edwards

School reaches out to local community In a unique community project, Bedales students experienced a packed weekend of ambitious activities and volunteering including gardening, cleaning and painting for a local school and a charity project to celebrate the founding of their school. The programme exemplified the school’s motto ‘Work of Each for Weal of All’, introduced by the founder John Badley. During the weekend students from mixed year groups helped Bidbury Park Junior School in Bedhampton with a landscaping project to encourage outdoor learning. They have also been helping with the homeless charity Stonepillow’s young people’s project by transforming the hostel’s garden, and cleaning and paintrooms to provide 44

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a better environment for the young residents. At Bedales over the same weekend, students, staff and parents took part in Badley’s other tradition of the ‘Whole School Effort’ by planting 20,000 bulbs in the school’s orchard.

upils and teachers at Barrow Hills School, Witley, have been officially welcomed to London 2012’s Get Set network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values. It is the first local school to receive this accreditation. Chris Scott, Great Britain discus thrower, presented the school with a plaque and certificate on behalf of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). He said: “Pupils at Barrow Hills are excellent examples of how London 2012 is helping to spark young people’s imagination and inspiring them to get involved and make a difference. They have clearly demonstrated that London 2012’s education programme extends far beyond PE and sport and I hope they will motivate other young people to join their journey.” Lord Coe, chairman of LOCOG, said: “I am proud to welcome Barrow Hills in to the Get Set network for their exciting work around the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect and the Paralympic

New head

A new era began at Ditcham Park School this term when Andrew Rowley took up his appointment as Head Teacher. Andrew is only the third Head in the school’s 35-year history and has taken over from Kathryn Morton, who has retired after leading and developing the school for 12 years. Andrew joins Ditcham from The Portsmouth Grammar Junior School, where he has been Deputy Head for the past eight years. He was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and completed his teaching

Values of inspiration, courage, determination and equality.” Barrow Hills are now a part of an active community of schools and colleges across the UK– the Get Set network - and will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Gamesrelated opportunities. The school has raised funds for Linden Lodge School for the Blind for several years. It is also raising funds for a resource centre for the blind at St Benedict’s School in Burkina Faso, Africa. Pupils will stage their own Paralympics, alongside Linden Lodge, in February next year, six months before the London Paralympics. This will be part of the school’s Lent fundraising appeal and they hope to raise £5,000, having achieved £3,000 in 2011. Already they are practising and taking part in events such as Goalball, Boccia and Blind Football during skills for life lessons. The aim is to raise awareness of the special talents these gifted athletes have, and the struggles they must face to compete at such a high level within their disciplines.

Kathryn Morton hands over to Andrew Rowley

training at Loughborough University. His teaching career also encompasses significant teaching and management positions at King’s College School, Wimbledon, and The Glasgow Academy. A dedicated family man, Andrew lives in Rowlands Castle with his wife and four children who have all joined him at Ditcham Park. He enjoys all sports and outdoor pursuits and cycles to work every day – up the steep climb to the top of the Downs where the school occupies a glorious position in the National Park.


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Winter Sun Top tips for readers to contemplate. By Laura Cummins


he best solution we’ve found is to break the worsening UK weather with a winter sun holiday. These destinations will give you everything you need – sunshine, culture and value for money with ideas to suit every budget.


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• South Africa My number one destination if you have a bit more time to venture further afield. You can fly directly to Cape Town daily in 11 hours or Johannesburg in 10 hours. There is no language barrier, they drive on the same side of the road,

the food and service are second to none and the heat is non-stop – up to 30o. The only country in the world where you can get the Big 5, beaches and world class shopping in one place. • Barbados Always fashionable with the celebrity jet set, this is a fabulous Caribbean island, only seven hours away non-stop with BA or Virgin. Wonderful clean beaches and clear blue seas will greet you on your arrival. There are accommodations here to suit every budget from 3-star all inclusive to 5-star boutique properties. The weather barely moves 1 degree all year round and so you are guaranteed that all-important tan! • Morocco Only four hours from the UK but a world away in terms of culture. There are exciting sights and sounds to be found on every street corner. This is a land of amazing contrasts, sun-baked dunes and lush oases, bustling bazaars and sleepy villages, inviting beaches and mountain treks. Take in the madness of Marrakesh, followed by the coast at Essaouira while improving your French! The author is Leisure Manager for Meon Valley Travel, 01730 711010


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Track house sale online


ustomers of haart in Petersfield can now track online the progress of the sale of their house. They can get exclusive free access to seeing the activity on their property at all hours. Accessible with the use of a pin code, customers can see the number of times their property has been viewed on the haart website over the past 7, 14 and 28 days, as well as the number of further information requests received by their local haart branch. Customers who register for the free service can check the times of future viewings. And they can review all the offers made on their home, together with the progress of their sale. The feature is part of the myhaart section of the new-look haart website, which went live in early September. “The launch of the ‘my property stats’ section of the haart website is another example of the focus we have on adding value for our customers,” says Andrew Woodcraft, Branch Manager for haart, Petersfield. haart,

Winkworth in Petersfield Petersfield and Farnham estate agents Tarrant & Robertson have joined the Winkworth franchise network. Stephen Tarrant, senior director of Tarrant & Robertson, says: “By joining the ever-growing Winkworth ‘family’ of offices, we can compete equally with the larger firms on marketing, PR and advertising nationally – and tap into the London and international marketplaces through our new partners across the Winkworth chain. As a new franchisee, Winkworth will enable us to successfully serve clients in the family house market of the property markets around Farnham and Petersfield more comprehensively.” Some 40% of Tarrant & Robertson’s clients for family homes in the £500,000 and upwards markets come from London. Of Winkworth’s 92 offices, 57 are in London, and as well as Farnham and Petersfield the firm has franchises in Winchester, Basingstoke, Newbury and Romsey. Dominic Agace, CEO of Winkworth,

adds: “Tarrant & Robertson has successfully grown its presence in the family house residential markets of both Surrey and Hampshire through an experienced senior team of sales and lettings professionals. This addition to the group is indicative of Winkworth’s focus in growing the brand into new areas through relationships with skilled individuals or independent estate agents looking to grow.” Winkworth,


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Master craftsman

Gold stars (l to r): Charlotte Hill, Rachel Smith, Susan Williams, Jill and Trevor Towner, Steven Edwards, Susan Warren, Emma Blumlein. Photo by Chris Warren

Hallmarking history Trevor Towner invests his unique brand of creativity into all his special hand-made jewellery. By Nick Keith


aster Goldsmith Trevor Towner is a passionate craftsman through and through. With more than 50 years experience as a gold and silver smith, he has created hundreds and hundreds of unique and beautiful hand-made pieces of jewellery. Trevor was apprenticed as an ecclesiastical silversmith for five years from the age of 15. He then worked in London for Stuart Devlin, a world-famous gold and silversmith, for 11 years and became a manager of a team of 60 people. Stuart Devlin, who celebrated his 80th birthday in October, was born in Australia, moved to London in 1965, and now lives and works in West Sussex. In 1982, Trevor set up his own business because he wanted to return to making things rather than managing people. Having started working from home he moved the business to Petersfield in 1983, first in Heath Road and, since 1996, in the High Street. He is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and a Freeman of the City of London. He and his wife Jill have become familiar figures and enthusiastic supporters of the town. They have trained apprentices and employ an enthusiastic and loyal staff. Among the Towners’ many contributions to the community has been the restoration of the town mace. People send Trevor materials from all over the country – and from all over 48

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the world, from Australia, Canada and the Cayman Islands. Another of his specialities is making thimbles. To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne in 2012 Trevor has designed a special Diamond Jubilee hallmarked collection. Whenever a commemorative Hallmark is struck, goldsmiths make special pieces to celebrate the occasion. The chosen Diamond Jubilee mark depicts a young Queen Elizabeth wearing an oversized crown in a diamond shape surround. The mark can be struck in gold, silver, platinum or palladium. Trevor and his wife Jill went to the launch of the Diamond Jubilee Hallmark at Goldsmiths’ Hall in July 2011 in the presence of Princess Michael of Kent; the new mark runs until October 2012. He also created superb Hallmark pieces in 1977, 2000, and 2002. With the quality and creativity of his work, it is fitting that Trevor Towner is involved in his fourth royal Hallmarking event. “As a small boy, I enjoyed making models,” Trevor says. “I have been privileged to find a craft where working with my hands, making beautiful things has given me a lifetime of pleasure.” Trevor Towner, High Street, Petersfield, 01730 261613


1300 A statute of Edward 1 instituted the assaying (testing) and marking of precious metals. The aim was to protect against fraud and is one of the oldest forms of consumer protection. The statute allowed Wardens of the Goldsmiths’ Company in London to visit workshops to mark the made items. At that time only silver was assayed with the symbol of the Leopard’s head which to this day is still the mark of the London Assay Office. Gradually gold came to be assayed in the same way. 1363 The goldsmiths (the term covers working in gold and silver) were required to have a unique mark to identify them on all their wares and this “maker’s mark” was added to the Hallmark. 1478 Wardens of the Goldsmiths’ Company established themselves in a building in Foster Lane, London, Goldsmiths’ Hall. A salaried Assayer was employed to test and mark the metal. A date letter was introduced as an additional mark to ensure that each Assayer was accountable for his work. Precious metal items were taken to Goldsmiths’ Hall for the metals to be tested and the marks to be struck. The colloquial name for The Goldsmiths’ Hall became “The Hall”, hence the word hallmark. 1554 The Lion passant mark was introduced on gold and silver.

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Flushed with success


ittleJohn, the leading bathroom retailer, is celebrating its 20th anniversary partly by donating a £3,500 toilet block to a remote village in Africa. Founder Bill Gosney says LittleJohn wants to give something back “after 20 successful years of selling bathrooms and toilets”. He adds: “In the UK, we take clean running water and good sanitation for granted, but elsewhere in the world they are not so fortunate.” The inspiration for the donation of the toilets to a village school in Dominase, West Africa, has come from the Buriton Village-to-Village Group and its ‘Buy-a-Bog’ charity campaign. Dominase is a six-hour drive from the coast, with no electricity or running water, and locals have to walk half a

mile to the nearest well. Subsistence farming is the main way of life. Malaria is rife and there is a high risk of disease with only two public squat ‘pits’; most people use the bushes or the grass near to paths and houses. Equipped with four toilet cubicles and a hand-washing tap from rainwater harvested into a large polytank, the new block will provide somewhere clean and safe for the girls and boys to go to the toilet, when it is finished in summer 2012. Children will learn to wash their hands after using the toilet, which will contribute significantly to reducing disease. Young girls will also be encouraged to stay in school for longer – currently girls go home when they reach puberty, as the school does not provide the basic sanitary

Classic quotes for your wall


iphook-based design company Love Being British has launched a new range of designer wall hangings celebrating Britishness. The Love Being British range includes great phrases that capture this country’s wit, wisdom and eccentricity. Founder Becks Fairhurst says: “With our famous reserve and understatement, Brits often feel awkward celebrating ‘Britishness’. “But we have so much to in our country to crow about, a hugely rich culture that is the envy of the world. I had an idea for a quieter, rather ‘British’ way of bragging, which is through these wonderful quotes that pepper our history and language.” Having chosen one or more classic quotes from the Love Being British website, customers can select from multiple Union Flag-themed designs and 50

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frame sizes to create their ideal handmade wall hanging. All framed quotations are produced to order, using materials sourced in Britain. Prices start at £11.95 plus postage and packing. In 2003 Becks moved to Hampshire from London and took a job coaching games and running a boarding house at Highfield School, where she met her husband, Will. He is an old boy of Highfield and runs The Indigo Concept, a web design and IT company based in Passfield. After their first child was born in 2008, she started designing and making doorstops, draught excluders and memo boards, which sell at Christmas fairs and fetes. Becks, who is 31, says the inspiration for Love Being British came soon after the arrival of her second child in late 2010,

Doug Jones, Member of the Buriton Village-toVillage Group; Moses Akuffo, Chief Engineer who will oversee the toilet block project; and Bill Gosney, Founder of Littlejohn Bathrooms

facilities. “We were inspired by the fact that the humble toilet, even in its most primitive form, can change lives,” says Bill Gosney. Founded by Bill and his wife Pearl in September 1991, LitteJohn is a family-run business which is based in Petersfield and has installed around 2,500 quality bathrooms across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. They have handed over to their son Simon, who has become Managing Director after 15 years with the company, and daughter Sarah Fascione, who joined LittleJohn three years ago and is now Financial Director. LittleJohn Bathrooms, Buriton Village by Village,

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while sitting in Petersfield registry office. She saw “some wonderful wording that was beautifully typeset and framed, which dramatically increased its impact”. At a craft fair near Chichester, the range sold out within a few hours. “Now, I am ramping up production and am on a mission to spread the Great British Love, one quote at a time!” Becks says. Love Being British,


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Macdonald Oates accredited to Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme MacDonald Oates LLP, which has offices in Hampshire and West Sussex, is one of the first law firms nationwide to have been Andrea Dunn accredited to the Law Society’s MacDonald Oates LLP Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme is a scheme designed to give clients a recognisable kitemark for conveyancing work and the accreditation will allow them to identify quality conveyancing practices in a crowded and sometimes confusing market. It aims to achieve consistent standards amongst practitioners in order to speed up the conveyancing process, as well as to provide more certainty for both buyers and sellers. To achieve Membership of the Scheme MacDonald Oates LLP had to establish the integrity of its conveyancing staff as well as its adherence to good practice management standards and prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures. According to Andrea Dunn, Head of Conveyancing at MacDonald Oates LLP this latest achievement is part of the overall service that the firm offers to its clients. “We are delighted to have become accredited to the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which will provide a benchmark against which our clients will be better able to measure our conveyancing work. As a firm we have always sought to ensure that our clients receive the very best advice and the highest level of service at all times, and for us the accreditation is recognition that we are achieving that. Anyone who instructs MacDonald Oates on a conveyancing or other property transaction can expect to receive not only a professional service with a clear explanation of what to expect from the start of the transaction, but clear information on costs and regular updates. We also provide decisive advice when dealing with any problems that might arise.” If you require further information or wish to speak to MacDonald Oates’ conveyancing department please contact either Andrea Dunn in our Midhurst office (DD: 01730 819189 email: andreadunn@macdonaldoates. or Clare Dove in our Petersfield office (DD: 01730 232202 email: claredove@

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Ed Parker

Man on a mission

How Ed Parker’s charitable trek to the North Pole involved Prince Harry and raised £500,000. Alana Hebenton reports


orn and raised in Petersfeld, Edward Parker has always been passionate about the army. He served in the Royal Green Jackets in the 1980s and 1990s, seeing active service in Northern Ireland. His passion for the army reached new heights earlier this year when he set off on a 250-mile trek to the North Pole on behalf of the charity, Walking With The Wounded. “I was in the process of putting together an expedition to the North Pole when my nephew was wounded while serving in Afghanistan,” says Ed, a former pupil of Dunannie. “It rather focuses your mind when you see one of your own badly injured. It led to us deciding to try and raise awareness of the wounded by taking them with us, to illustrate their determination and courage to face the future despite their life-changing injuries.” Joining Ed on the trek were fellow team leader Simon Daglish, polar guide Inge Solheim and four wounded servicemen

– including two amputees – Captain Guy Disney, Sergeant Steve Young, Private Jaco Van Gass, Captain Martin Hewitt. Prince Harry, the Expedition Patron, joined them for four days. “Getting Prince Harry involved in the trek was very simple,” says Ed. “We called and asked, and he said yes!” Then they took a year to prepare for the physical challenges of the trek, with the safety of all of the team members a primary concern. “We spent a lot of time ensuring the wounded were medically well prepared and we understood how their injuries would react under stress.” However, nothing could get the team ready for the “very debilitating” low temperatures of the North Pole. “It was impossible to get away from it,” Ed recalls. “That said, after a week or so we all found we had acclimatized to the extreme temperature (down to -4500) and it did become easier.” On completing the trek Ed experienced a range of emotions. “There was a high of having achieved our goal, and the low of

knowing the team would be dispersing. We had become incredibly close as a unit, enjoyed each other’s company, and trusted one another’s capabilities. “The North Pole is also the most beautiful place I have ever been to. The polar ice cap is a harsh but staggering place to be and I relished the solitude. That said, it was a huge relief to get home and see my wife and children.” The trip raised around £500,000, and the money will help re-educate and re-train the wounded to assist in their transition into the civilian world. “Since returning our profile has increased and we have seen a surge in funds being raised on our behalf, which we are very flattered by.” Walking with the Wounded has already begun preparations for their next expedition. “A team of nine wounded soldiers are currently training in the Himalayas, climbing the 8,000 metre peak Manaslu,” says Ed. “From this group we will pick a team of four to attempt Everest in April and May next year. We hope to have the team on the top towards the end of May to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.” Walking with the Wounded,

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ife in Petersfield magazine has embraced the colour blue for charity. Taking part in the Teenage Cancer Trust’s first ever ‘Blue Day’, everybody donated money to wear the colour blue and made special blue cupcakes to sell. The team also gathered for a photo in our blue gear, along with two stylish blue motors, 52

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Christmas Fair aids orphans The Watoto Trust will hold a Christmas Fair again this year at The Tithe Barn, Ditcham, near Petersfield, on 22-23 November.


ffering a hand-picked range of stylish yet affordable brands not found on the high street, visitors can do their Christmas shopping under one roof. Stalls include gorgeous jewellery, accessories, toys, books, sporting and home gifts, Christmas food and decorations. Proceeds from the Fair will raise funds for The Watoto Trust – a small hands-

on charity set up in 2005 to support orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. Run by volunteers and, thanks to a local team of helpers headed by Sarah Green and Jo Shapiro, the Trust supports orphans in Njoro and funds a range of local projects – including schools, water systems and generators as well as farming. The Fair also makes donations to two local charities – The Saint

Catherine of Siena Building Fund and the Rosemary Foundation, a hospice at home service in Petersfield. Open from 9am until 4 pm, visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments and a light lunch. The entrance fee of £3 includes coffee and shortbread.

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Special shoeboxes Solicitors Mackarness & Lunt will be acting as a drop-off point for the charity Operation Christmas Child. The unique charity collects boxes filled with presents such as toys, toiletries, scarves, colouring books, materials and more. These boxes are then sent to underprivileged children across Africa, Eastern Europe and central Asia at Christmas. Last year the charity sent out over 1.2 million boxes of which Mackarness & Lunt filled 128 with a staff of 18. The drop-off points around the country are open from 1 to 18 November for members of the public to bring in their 54

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boxes. You can find your nearest dropoff point by going onto the website.  This year, Mrs Delia Cann, Mackarness & Lunt Accounts Manager, will travel with the charity to Belarus to help distribute some of the shoeboxes. “I’m really excited about seeing the end result. After having a lot of involvement in putting the boxes together on this end, I feel this will be the final piece in the jigsaw puzzle.”  For details on filling a box you can contact Delia Cann on 01730 265111

Macmillan Cancer Support in Midhurst will be holding its 10th annual Tree of Hope Service at St Mary’s Church Easebourne on Thursday 1 December at 6.30pm. The charity are inviting people to remember a loved one who will not be with them this Christmas by dedicating a light on the Macmillan Tree of Hope and having their name entered into their 2011 Book of Love. All donations received will help fund the Macmillan Palliative Care Service, based at Midhurst Community Hospital, supporting their patients and their families living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses in Midhurst and the surrounding areas. Dedications are now being taken and forms are available from the Macmillan Charity Shops in Midhurst and Grayshott, or email Karen Lang at


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Advertisers in this issue Advertiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Alpha Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ampella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Archway Vets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Armorica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Arthur Bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bluebird Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Britannia Reeves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Chamberlain Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Chichester Festival Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Chocolate Frog Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Chrysalis Design and Build . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Churchers College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Cox Manning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Cute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Dandelion Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Daulby & Tickle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Duet Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Durleighmarsh Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Elance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Elstead Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Focus Stoves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fusionbar-One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Graylingwell Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Grayshott Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Guinness Care & Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Haart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBC Halnaker Stoves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Hartley Wood Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Healey and James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Indulgence at The Beauty Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 John Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lillyfields Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Liphook Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MacDonald Oates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Mackarness & Lunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 McCarthy & Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC

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Issue 31 November / December 2011

Stella Swinburne, McCarthy & Stone retirement apartment owner.

My story?

“Time and money. Two things I wish I had more of before I moved and now I have both I lived in a three bedroom bungalow before I bought my apartment but it’s amazing how the little jobs that need doing add up. I was forever forking out for someone to fix this or that. Now I don’t have to worry about a thing. I reckon I’m at least £50 a month better off since moving. No gas bills as everything is electric. Just one service charge means no separate water rates, no individual window cleaner or gardener to pay for. And as for external maintenance that’s all included. Even my personal alarm I used to carry with me is redundant thanks to the 24-hour emergency call system. Saving money has also given me more time to enjoy myself and that’s worth more to me than anything else.“ If you’d like to see more stories like Stella’s, visit our website


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